issues Bush-McCain challenge

05/28/08 Seán Kinane
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The liberal online activist group has released a new television ad and quiz drawing comparisons between the policies of President George W. Bush and presumptive Republican nominee John McCain. Today, in over 300 locations across the country, MoveOn volunteers invited voters to take the quiz, called the “Bush-McCain Challenge.”

JoEllen Schilke hosts the program "Art In Your Ear" on Friday afternoons on WMNF. She organized the Bush-McCain Challenge on the corner of Fifth and Central in downtown St. Pete to see whether people can distinguish between the policies of these two Republicans. She likes to call it the “McBush Quiz.”

A man who gave his name only as Jim was pushing a baby in a stroller and said he plans on voting for Barack Obama in November.

Chris Lanitis is a member of and has not decided who he will vote for in November. Lanitis gave the survey to several people who had similar reactions after they had taken it.

Robby Williams said he is going to vote for Obama in November and said that taking the quiz made him feel “uh, angry. … But I’m going to vote anyway.”

One question on the Bush-McCain Challenge is “Who went on a nationwide speaking tour trying to convince Americans to privatize our Social Security.” The answer is “Both Bush and McCain. The idea proved unpopular with, well, basically everyone in America.”

Leonard Schmiege took the quiz and said he would not vote for a Republican in November unless it’s Ron Paul. He said he might vote for Barack Obama, but would not vote for Hillary Clinton because of her support for the invasion of Iraq.

Bob Devin-Jones works at the Studio@620 and said he would vote for Obama if he is the Democratic nominee and for Clinton if she wins the nomination. Devin-Jones scored one out of five on the Bush-McCain challenge.

Schilke said she was originally a supporter of Bill Richardson for president. She now supports Obama but will vote for whoever is nomined. Schilke is concerned that McCain will continue the Bush policies of endless wars.

The Bush-McCain Challenge

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who did the best?

Sean, Thanks so much for doing this story. The person who scored 100%? A homeless man, who isn't registered to vote, because he has no address... (yes we are helping him) hmmmmmmmm. JoEllen

Think About it

DON'T BE DUPED AGAIN AMERICA !!! IT'S ABOUT ELECTABILITY !!! Large numbers of BUSH_McCain Republicans have been voting for Barack Obama in the DEMOCRATIC primaries, and caucuses from early on with the backing and help of the medical and insurance industry. Under the direction of the George Bush, and Karl Rove vote fraud, and vote manipulation machine. Because they feel Barack Obama would be a weaker opponent against John McCain. And they want to stop Hillary Clinton from fixing the HUGE! American, and Global mess they have created. shocking!!! isn't it. Just gotta love those good old draft dodging, silver spoon Texas boys. Not! :-( You see, the medical and insurance industry mostly support the republicans with the money they ripped off from you. And they don't want you to have quality, affordable universal health care. They want to be able to continue to rip you off, and kill you and your children by continuing to deny you life saving medical care that you have already paid for. So they can continue to make more immoral profits for them-selves off of you, and your children's suffering. With Hillary Clinton you are almost 100% certain to get quality affordable universal health care for everyone very soon. And you are also certain to see major improvements in the economy for everyone. The American people face even worse catastrophes ahead than the ones you are living through now. It will take all of the skills, and experience of Hillary Clinton to pull the American people out of this mess we are in. Fortunately fixing up, and cleaning up others incompetence, immoral degeneracy, and mess is what the Clinton's do very well. Hillary Clinton has actually won by much larger margins than the vote totals showed. And lost by much smaller vote margins than the vote totals showed. Her delegate count is actually much higher than it shows. And higher than Obama's. She also leads in the electoral college numbers that you must win to become President in the November national election. HILLARY CLINTON IS ALREADY THE TRUE DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE! Just look at Oregon for example. Obama won Oregon by about 70,000 votes. But approximately 79,000 Bush republicans switched party's back in January to vote for Obama in the democratic primary. They are not going to vote for, or support any Democrat in November. Are you DEMOCRATS going to put up with that. Are you that stupid, and weak. The Bush republicans think you are that stupid, and weak. As much as 30% of Obama's primary, and caucus votes are Republicans trying to choose the weakest democratic candidate for McCain to run against. These Republicans have been gaming the caucuses, and open primaries where it is easier to vote cheat. This is why Obama has not been able to win the BIG! states primaries. Even with Republican vote cheating help. Except North Carolina where 35% of the population is African American, and approximately 90% of them block voted for him. African Americans are only approximately 17% of the general population. Hillary Clinton has been OUT MANNED! and OUT SPENT! 4 and 5 to 1. Yet Obama has only been able to manage a very tenuous, and questionable tie with Hillary Clinton. This is even more phenomenal when you consider she has been also fighting against the George Bush, Karl Rove vote fraud machine in the DEMOCRATIC primaries, and caucuses. Hillary Clinton is STUNNING!. If Obama is the democratic nominee for the national election in November he will be slaughtered. That is crystal clear now. Because all of the Republican vote cheating help will suddenly evaporate. And the demographics, and experience are completely against him. All of this vote fraud and Bush republican manipulation has made Obama falsely look like a much stronger candidate than he really is. You will have another McGovern catastrophe where George McGovern lost 49 of 50 states. And was the reason the super-delegates were created to keep that from happening again. Don't let that happen to the party and America again super-delegates. You have the power to prevent it. The only important question now is who can best win in November. And the answer is HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON. That fact is also now crystal clear. And YOUNG PEOPLE. DON'T BE DUPED! Think about it. You have the most to lose. As do African Americans. Support Hillary Clinton. She will do her best for all of you. And she will know how to best get it done on day one. The democratic party needs to fix this outrage. Everyone needs to throw all your support to Hillary Clinton NOW! So you can end this outrage against YOU the voter, and against democracy. The democratic party, and the super-delegates have a decision to make. Are the democrats, and the democratic party going to choose the DEMOCRATIC party nominee to fight for the American people. Or are the republicans going to choose the DEMOCRATIC party nominee through vote fraud, and gaming the DEMOCRATIC party primaries, and caucuses. Fortunately the Clinton's have been able to hold on against this fraudulent outrage with those repeated dramatic, and heroic comebacks of Hillary Clinton’s. Only the Clinton’s are that resourceful, and strong. Hillary Clinton is your NOMINEE. They are the best I have ever seen. Probably the best there has ever been. :-) “This is not a game” (Hillary Clinton) Sincerely jacksmith... Working Class :-) p.s. Cynthia Ruccia - I'm with ya baby. All the way. "Clinton Supporters Count Too."

MoveOn needs a new idea

MoveOn... why have you ignored the ONLY candidate who voted against the war, against the funding of the war, and wants our troops home NOW? No, it isn't Obama, it isn't Clinton, it isn't McCain... think hard now... yes, RON PAUL! Is he on your same list as he is with the MSM?