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Election Day Tomorrow

Finally, I get to vote tomorrow on the primaries. As a Virginian (I hate saying that -_-;;), I get to choose which party to vote for. I can’t vote for both thought. So, I guess to clear my thoughts, below is my run down on the candidates:

Democratic Party

  • Hillary Clinton: She’s the front runner in the primaries but not by much. I don’t like how she won’t admit that she made a wrong decision about Iraq. I don’t like how she changes her mind every other minutes. I probably won’t vote for her.
  • Barack Obama: Very close second in the primaries. Man, this guy can give a speech. He has this talent to grab your attention and make you listen. I guess that’s a good thing. But he seems too young and too idealistic.
  • Mike Gravel: Why is he still running? I guess the real question is, how is he still alive?

Republican Party

  • John McCain: If Giuliani was a 9/11 candidate, this guy is a POW candidate. His stance on many of the issues are practically same as Bush’s. Which is not really an appealing thing. By the way, he’s the strong 1st in the primaries.
  • Mike Huckabee: A southern baptist pastor running for president. He seems to be advocating very southern Christian ideology. I’m not sure that’s a good thing for a president. But his stance on any of the issues at hand are just boring political statements.
  • Ron Paul: Distance 3rd right now, but with Mitt Romney dropping out, there might be a faint light at the end of his very long and dark tunnel (filled with gold). His ideas about the role of a government are very refreshing to hear. Bit on the idealistic side but at times like this any change sounds good.

If I were to vote on the Democratic side, I’d probably vote for Barack, and because Ron’s character, I would probably vote for Paul for Republican party. Now the big question is who I should vote for? Barack or Paul?

By just looking at the issues, they both have promising plans. To tell you the truth, I’d be very secure seeing Barack as president, if he really can do what he promises to do. But I’d love to see if Paul’s ideological methods would actually work in real situations.

Also Barack seems to be doing well, but still needs some push to beat Hillary. Paul has a very long uphill battle (he practically have to win almost all the rest of the primary elections), so he really needs some support.

It’s so hard…

I don’t know… -_-

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HA Factor - Freedom

Ron Paul지금 인터넷에서 가장 뜨거운 감자인 미국 대선 후보는 공화당의 Ron Paul이다. 비록 티비/신문 미디어는 큰 이름들인 힐러리, 오바마, 줄리아니등을 커버하느라고 앞서 이야기한 후보는 소외당하고 있지만 인터넷이란 미디어를 통해 굉장한 인기를 끌고있다. 특히 Ron Paul은 인터넷을 통해 엄청난 캠페인 자금을 모아들임으로 큰 화제가 됐었다. 어떠한 정치적 목적이있는 기업들의 돈이 아닌 일반 시민들의 푼돈이 모아져 역사상 가장 많은 인터넷 fund raiser가 될 수 있었던 이유를 그가 전하고있는 메시지때문이라고 Ron Paul은 이야기한다.

베트남 전쟁에 의병으로 참전하였고 4000명의 아이를 출산시킨 의사이며 작고 세금없는 정부와 50년동안 한 여자와 같이한 남편이며 이라크 전쟁과 지금 문제가 많이 되고있는 PATRIOT Act에 투표하지 않았던 택사스 하원의원인 Ron Paul의 메시지는 간단하다. 바로 Freedom이다. 지금 현 정부아래 미국 시민들은 자유를 박탈 당했다는 것을 망각한체 살아왔고 자신의 메시지는 그 박탈당한 자유를 회복시킬 수 있다고 외치고 있다.

Ron Paul message video보기

자유하지 못한것보다 더 위험한 것은 자유했다고 착각하는것.

서론이 너무 길었다…

어쨌든 난 자유했다고 믿었었다. 하지만 점점 아직까지 노예로 살고 있는 내 자신을 발견했다. 같은 수렁에 계속해서 빠지면서 내 자신에게 거짓말을 해왔었다. 거짓말이 너무 심해져 죄가 아닐까 싶을정도가 됐다.

언젠간 다시 시작할 수 있겠지…?


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  5. HA Factor 5
  6. HA Factor - Freedom
  7. HA Factor - Rewind
  8. HA Factor - Start over

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