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Which candidate would a Nobel Laureate vote for?

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http://www.cafemom.com/journals/read/1263346/Obama_endorsed_by_Nobel_Prize_winners

These are some pretty smart people!

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yarnjunkie

Asked by yarnjunkie at 8:02 PM on Oct. 21, 2008 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I guarantee you that you will have "anon snipers" in here shortly, chomping at the bit to have first shot at you! DUCK!!!!!!!!
    hibicent

    Answer by hibicent at 8:06 PM on Oct. 21, 2008

  • Who cares. Don't really care how smart they are. Bet if you wanted to look you could find equally smart people voting for McCain. I really hope the dems keep up with this elitism, REALLY turn folks off...i.e. Murtha.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:08 PM on Oct. 21, 2008

  • Okay, Anon: find them and show me.
    yarnjunkie

    Answer by yarnjunkie at 8:09 PM on Oct. 21, 2008

  • Today, McCain-Palin 2008 released the following statement signed by 100 distinguished and experienced economists at major American universities and research organizations, including five Nobel Prize winners Gary Becker, James Buchanan, Robert Mundell, Edward Prescott, and Vernon Smith. The economists explain why Barack Obama's proposals, including "misguided tax hikes," would "decrease the number of jobs in America." The prospects of such tax rate increases under Barack Obama are already harming the economy. The economists conclude that "Barack Obama's economic proposals are wrong for the American economy." The proposals "defy both economic reason and economic experience."

    and here is the link for the WHOLE story
    http://www.johnmccain.com/informing/News/PressReleases/96557315-1694-4d8f-9b0a-c29f0f0872e6.htm
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:14 PM on Oct. 21, 2008

  • oh and the date of that was October 8th!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:15 PM on Oct. 21, 2008

  • ... and since when is being smart "elitism?" Would you rather have a smart person for you child's teacher? For the mayor of your town? Running your local power plant? What the h*** is so bad about being smart?
    yarnjunkie

    Answer by yarnjunkie at 8:16 PM on Oct. 21, 2008

  • i'm not one for endorsements. i mean i think they're neat and all but i'm not sure if they really sway voters.
    i could be totally wrong, though!
    heatherama

    Answer by heatherama at 8:18 PM on Oct. 21, 2008

  • aaw yarn I prove my point and you go there. What no points for being right?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:19 PM on Oct. 21, 2008

  • Elitism is not about being smart...

    e·lit·ism or é·lit·ism (ĭ-lē'tĭz'əm, ā-lē'-) Pronunciation Key
    n.
    The belief that certain persons or members of certain classes or groups deserve favored treatment by virtue of their perceived superiority, as in intellect, social status, or financial resources.

    The sense of entitlement enjoyed by such a group or class.
    Control, rule, or domination by such a group or class.

    dictionary.com
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:21 PM on Oct. 21, 2008

  • Wow, five whole Nobel Prize winners, Anon (6:14)? Gee, that is almost within 60 of how many signed the letter I referenced!
    yarnjunkie

    Answer by yarnjunkie at 8:30 PM on Oct. 21, 2008

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