Saturday, January 05, 2008

ONE Vote '08

This is a great and easy-to-use resource to learn what the presidential candidates plan to do to help the world's poor. You can compare them, watch video responses, etc. Check it out--these are issues that matter and for which I believe God will someday hold us accountable.

On the Record

7 comments:

Lara said...

Thanks for bringing this up. I had recieved the e-mail too, but I forgot about it before I had a chance to look into it much. I looked at this site more in depth today and there are a few candidates that I had never heard of that I am intrigued by. I want to look a little deeper into some of the less funded guys.

Joy said...

what cool site. i'm gonna have to check it out more thoroughly. thanks for sharing.

pennymalley said...

I'm not sure what it is you're scared of when you say Mike Huckabee's view on HIV/AIDS scares you (Jacquelyn's blog). I know of his comments in 1992 and how he would not answer the same way today... and this video response of his on your blog seems very positive. I'm doing my best to research the candidates as well (you know, with all the free time we have chasing 4 kids around!) It's encouraging to see so many blogging friends taking the time to do this, though.

Kristen Borland said...

i think it's great that all these mommies are getting into politics. i'm learning a lot from you guys.

brianna, this really is an easy way to compare them on this issue. i completely agree with you that God will hold us accountable for taking care of the poor (gee, didn't He tell us to do it?). time and again i'm ashamed about how often i don't think about this issue.

Brianna Heldt said...

penny, as horrible as his words in 1992 were, i'm more turned off by his current statement on his website regarding the 1992 comments:

http://www.mikehuckabee.com/?FuseAction=Newsroom.PressRelease&ID=413

nowhere does he apologize, or acknowledge that some might be offended (or scared for that matter, considering his ideas in 1992 about "isolatinging the carriers of this plague") by what he said. this quote in particular bothered me: "My concern was safety first, political correctness last."

he's touted as the Christian/moral candidate and obviously this won't be a deal breaker for most republican voters, but for me it is. AIDS is a major problem in the world, even if we don't see the effects every day, and is leaving a generation of orphans in its wake. considering all he's said on the topic, his promise to continue PEPFAR seemed hollow and weak to me.

hopefully that explains a little bit why i'm afraid to vote for huckabee. :)

Anonymous said...

I agree that some of these issues are certainly dire and vastly important for Christians to consider, but I hate the liberal spin and slant ONE puts on it...including their policy on universal health care. Also, are we voting for the president of AMERICA or of the world? Each and every country that has the means should, in some way, contribute to the world's crises; after all, we are all human, but where does it stop? I would rather the candidate I vote for tackle problems concerning Americans first and the world second, not the other way around.

-Caity (anonymous only because I do not have a blog)

Brianna Heldt said...

Caity, thanks for your comment. I mostly liked the site for the ability to compare candidates and get info (in a clear and organized way) on a bunch of people at once.

 

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