Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Picking the President: Introduction, Abortion

If you're like me, you always have a harmonica in your pocket.

Wait, scratch that. Started off well, then got a little silly. Let's begin again.

If you're like me, you will be turning 18 soon, and exercising your new right to vote. But if you're a lot like me, you haven't yet decided which candidate you'll be voting for. And if you're REALLY like me, you think the way Glen's trying to do that is all wrong. And you carry a harmonica in your pocket.
What IS the most important issue? Depends on who you ask. In order to make a truly educated choice, one must look at the candidates' positions on every issue.
Welcome to Picking the President. This new series of posts will put a spotlight on every candidate and every issue. Hopefully, the system I've devised will help not just me, but all the future voters reading the blog, pick their candidate.
Enough chit chat, let's get to business. Though not necessarily the most important issue, the candidates' stances on abortion should certainly be taken into consideration. Let's take a look at this chart from Vote Gopher.

Keep abortion legal nationwide Giuliani, Biden, Clinton, Dodd, Edwards, Gravel, Kucinich, Obama, Richardson
Let individual states decide McCain, Paul, Romney, Thompson,
Ban abortion nationwide Huckabee, Hunter
My personal thoughts: keep abortion legal nationwide. I couldn't disagree more with what Glen's posted on the matter. In certain situations, women should be able to get abortions. All women in the nation should have to right to decide on the best solution to the problem.
All candidates in favor of keeping abortion legal nationwide get a point. Below is my scoreboard thus far, however, feel free to disagree and give candidates points as you wish.


  1. I ban you, one Ben Tan, from voting in the 2008 election.

  2. Nice post Ben. Hopefully its more well-rounded than Glen's

  3. "Ben Tan should be deported."
    Too bad I was born in the U.S.

  4. Too bad that you are a chinese (or whatever the hell you are) spy. That will play nice with the government Ben...


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