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Clueless in America

  • Sep. 28th, 2008 at 8:54 AM
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Hey everyone, I'm Melissa, an American living in India and working at Mint. I just arrived back in California to visit my parents (after 31 hours of transit). I'll be here for a month blogging from the netherworld of the prodigal daughter trying to make sense of her own country.

I missed the presidential debate (I was in the air!), and I didn't think I'd have a chance to hear how things went until arriving at my final destination. But on my 6am connection flight from Newark, even before the newspapers had hit the stands, the debate was all everyone on the flight talked about. It was exciting to watch total strangers politely disagree about more than just the armrest.

From what I've gathered, the economy and Iraq took up most of the debate's time, as to be expected. Obviously, those are pretty much the hot top two topics. Did they miss any key points or issues? If there are any undecided voters out there, did the debate sway you in any one direction? If not, what are you waiting to hear from the candidates

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mle292 wrote:
Sep. 28th, 2008 03:50 pm (UTC)
Re: Key points
I think that the major issue, as far as the candidates are concerned, is how they would handle environmental problems on a national level.

Tax incentives for alternative energy use?
Penalties for irresponsible practices?
Increased funding for public transportation?
Stricter regulations on imports that are environmentally destructive?


tyskkvinna wrote:
Sep. 28th, 2008 04:02 pm (UTC)
Re: Key points
The point I was attempting to make (and didn't do so well at) was that it's the same thing, on a larger scale. And that the overall theme is often "It's good for us, but it's too expensive."
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