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October 27th, 2008
05:21 PM ET

What could change your pick for President?

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/10/27/art.split.omc.gi.jpg caption="CNN Poll of Polls says 51% are voting for for Obama and 43% say they're voting for McCain."]

FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:

With just a little more than a week to go, most Americans have made up their mind who they're going to vote for on November 4th. According to the latest CNN Poll of Polls, 51 percent say they're voting for Obama. And 43 percent say they're voting for McCain. Six percent of voters say they're still not sure.

In battleground states like Florida, Colorado, Missouri and Pennsylvania, anywhere from 92 to 94 percent of the voters say they've already made up their minds for either Obama or McCain.

But a lot can happen in a week's time. Especially in this campaign that has been dragged out longer than any other in history and cost much, much more.

And it's gotten to be a pretty ugly campaign too, especially on the part of the McCain ticket. ACORN, William Ayers, Jeremiah Wright…The negative attacks didn't win McCain a lot of friends. Most people said they didn't like the nasty stuff. But maybe you never say never.

Here’s my question to you: What would change your mind about your vote for President?

Interested to know which ones made it on air?

Rob writes:
Nothing will change my mind at this point. Obama has had my vote since the beginning. I voted Republican up through Bush's first term. Ever since Bush-Cheney started screwing up this country I've been voting anything but Republican.

Kay from West Virginia writes:
Obama has 30 minutes Wednesday to convince me he has the integrity, grit, and intelligence to be our next President. He could change my mind by being absolutely truthful in his remarks, answering the simple question, "Why you?" and explaining his reasoning for reinstating the marriage penalty in his tax plan.

Alexis writes:
As an independent, there are things I like about both candidates. I will vote for Obama as I fully feel he is the best choice. McCain made the decision easier for me when he chose his running mate.

Pat from Atlanta, Georgia writes:
Nothing. I am voting for the person that I believe has the right temperament to lead our country. Someone smart enough to surround himself with intelligent people, because we have big problems that are going to take new, innovative ideas to solve. I want someone who can be liked and respected on the world stage. At this point, McCain is too set in his ways and stubborn to change.

Jason from Colorado writes:
Taxes. If Obama adopted a sensible tax plan I would vote for him (I am a Democrat who is planning to vote for McCain). I don't get why he would raise taxes at all. I think we learned the hard way in the past what happens when you raise taxes in a recession. That President's name was Hoover, and all it did was make the Great Depression worse.

Robin writes:
If it came out that Obama did something highly immoral or very unethical then I would change my vote to a 3rd candidate such as Bob Barr, but I will never, ever vote for McCain.

Leza writes:
Let me see… ummmm...
NOTHING!!! I could not ever bring myself to vote for "an old dude playing checkers with Death" and "a bubble-headed mystery to herself and the world".


Filed under: 2008 Election
soundoff (421 Responses)
  1. RJ - Ohio

    NOTHING!

    Obama / Biden '08 & '12

    October 27, 2008 at 1:15 pm |
  2. Michael "C" Lorton, Virginia

    Jack: Nothing. In response to your question, "Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely."

    October 27, 2008 at 1:15 pm |
  3. Bernie of Lowell, MA

    Four years ago, I did not want 'four more years'; The same, if not worse, situation with our economy, our federal deficit, the usurpation of our freedoms and the wars only strengthens my conviction that we need change.

    October 27, 2008 at 1:15 pm |
  4. Amber - Austin, TX

    Change is good.
    There is not one single thing that could change my vote!

    Obama/Biden '08/'12

    October 27, 2008 at 1:18 pm |
  5. Ann from S.C.

    McCain would drop Sarah Palin as his running mate while articulating a clear and specific message showing that he has better ideas for leading this country than Barack Obama. At the same time, I would need absolute proof positive that Obama wasn't who he says he is.

    October 27, 2008 at 1:21 pm |
  6. Doug from Bloomington IN

    Nothing, absolutely nothing, can change my vote.
    I voted for Obama last Thursday.

    October 27, 2008 at 1:22 pm |
  7. Pam, NC

    Impossible to change... I already voted for the best man. If I had another vote, I'd do it again. OBAMA... ALL THE WAY!!!!!

    October 27, 2008 at 1:25 pm |
  8. Jon

    Nothing.

    Obama/Biden '08 & '12

    October 27, 2008 at 1:25 pm |
  9. John, Winston Salem, NC

    If one of these guys didn't vote for the bailout, he would have had my vote.

    October 27, 2008 at 1:25 pm |
  10. Susan Geear Medford Or

    After almost 2 years of campaigning, how could I learn something new about either man? There are clear differences between the two candidates. What I don't understand is how someone could have their head stuck so far in the sand that they are undecided!

    October 27, 2008 at 1:26 pm |
  11. Diane - PA

    Absolutely Nothing.

    Obama/Biden 08 & 12

    October 27, 2008 at 1:28 pm |
  12. Mickie in Philadelphia, PA

    Nothing, McCain has already shown more than enough poor judgment with his pick of Sarah Baraclueless and his vicious attack campaign with no substance of plans, that I will be voting for Sen. Obama. I am sure McCain is slipping mentally and while I respected him years ago and still honor his service in Viet Nam, I honestly believe he needs psychological help. He is determined to win a war since we did not win Viet Nam and he doesn't care how many troops we lose.

    October 27, 2008 at 1:29 pm |
  13. Marty

    My vote would change if McCain suddenly decided we need a more affordable health care system, that women's rights matter, that giving the middle class a tax break isn't poisonous but good for america, that war is not the solution to every problem, that that Sarah Palin isn't qualified to be VP, that freedom of religion is still important to our value system even if one is a muslim, and prove that he is capable of handling a crisis without going spastic like he did during the bail-out.

    Short of that, Obama has my vote.

    October 27, 2008 at 1:29 pm |
  14. Michael in Boulder

    Step 1 – McCain drops Palin and names someone qualified and pro-choice, like Ridge or Christine Todd Whtiman.
    Step 2 – McCain fires his entire senior staff.
    Step 3 – McCain gives a speech where he apologizes to a fellow US Senator he has accused of being a terrorist and anti-American.
    Step 4 – McCain tells us that the spinning and changing positions are gone with the advisers, and that he has re-embraced every single thing he stood for in 2000.

    Of course, I already voted, so it won't help win my vote.

    October 27, 2008 at 1:30 pm |
  15. Doreen, Cornelia Georgia

    Jack,
    There is one thing – but the chances are so, so, so, so, very, very, very, slim!! IF McCain were to say (and put it in writing) on Monday November 3rd that he is going to stop the bailout and take that money and spread it evenly to the American people I would start to listen. THEN if he said (and put in writing) that after that was done, he and Palin were running away together never to be heard from again, I would think hard on November 4th. FINALLY, as long as Pelosi IS NOT the Speaker of the House to gain control of the White House, I just may vote McCain's way. Hey – everybody's got to have a dream, right?
    Doreen
    Cornelia, Georgia

    October 27, 2008 at 1:31 pm |
  16. KarenB, Polk County Florida

    Nothing.
    Even if I hadn't already voted early. McCain.

    among other things,
    I'd still like to know where all that money is coming from (what countries/factions) for the Democratic campaign. We already
    know "foreign investors" own a good piece of us.
    ......"and we never even saw it coming.."

    October 27, 2008 at 1:32 pm |
  17. byhen from Metairie, LA

    If the heavens opened up and GOD himself endorsed McCain I still would not change my vote.

    October 27, 2008 at 1:33 pm |
  18. Laurie

    I can't imagine anything at this point that could change my mind . After the bad taste greedy capitalism has left in my mouth , I take a little of what McCain calls "socialism" , any day!

    October 27, 2008 at 1:33 pm |
  19. Ralph, Corpus Christi

    Nothing...except maybe flying pigs.

    October 27, 2008 at 1:33 pm |
  20. Frank H. from NYC

    If all of a sudden Obama became old and white with a dressed up air head as a running mate.

    October 27, 2008 at 1:34 pm |
  21. Alice from Alameda, CA

    Nothing, Jack. No one is perfect. And there isn't a person on earth with whom I agree with on everything. But Obama has my vote because not only is he smart, but wise enough to know that he can't do it alone. He didn't just surround himself with other smart people, but asked for our help. Got us involved. Showed us what a government of the people, by the people and for the people can feel like.
    McCain has demonstrated just the opposite.
    "My friends, I can fix the economy. I know how to win wars." I'm haunted by those McCain words, especially since he hasn't explained how he's going to do either. And as engaging and tough as Sarah Palin is, she is intellectually challenged, in my opinion. America needs intellectually strong leaders in these times.
    So, Jack, there is nothing McCain can do or say to change my mind. He has already demonstrated that what he has to offer is not what I believe my country needs.

    October 27, 2008 at 1:35 pm |
  22. Jonathan

    There is only one way I would vote Republican and that is if they dropped McCain and Palin and replaced them with Obama and Biden!

    October 27, 2008 at 1:37 pm |
  23. JD in NH

    Absolutely nothing. I wouldn't change my Obama vote for a million bucks and I'm a poor person.

    October 27, 2008 at 1:38 pm |
  24. Janet American Abroad

    I already voted and my mind was made up when I watched and hear the inclusive campaign by Senator Obama, in as much as Uniting for the Middle Class, no matter what race, gender or belief!

    October 27, 2008 at 1:39 pm |
  25. Mike, Cleveland, Ohio

    I've already voted so realistically that won't happen. And even if I could change it at the last minute, the Republicans and Democrats would have to totally reverse their entire platforms in order for me to support the other candidate.

    October 27, 2008 at 1:40 pm |
  26. Malka D. Oceanside CA

    its always a womans right to change her mind but in this case no not one thing would have stopped me from voting for Obama

    October 27, 2008 at 1:41 pm |
  27. C. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    A moment of insanity is the only thing that could change my mind, besides I've already voted for Obama. The insanity will come if Obama doesn't win.

    October 27, 2008 at 1:41 pm |
  28. Will K from San Jose

    Already voted. If you haven't made up your mind yet between two candidates that fall on completely difference sides of many key issues then maybe you shouldn't vote.

    October 27, 2008 at 1:44 pm |
  29. Richard, Enoch, Utah

    Nothing! Obama is for me!

    October 27, 2008 at 1:45 pm |
  30. BillD

    Not a thing. McCain had a chance with me back in 2000 but no longer. His choice of Sarah Palin was nothing short of stupid. If that is an example of his brand of decision-making, I will continue my support of Obama. Barack Obama has been remarkably consistent and thoughtful in the operation of his campaign. I'm hoping that leadership style translates to the oval office.

    Bill D
    Champaign, IL

    October 27, 2008 at 1:47 pm |
  31. Jane (Minnesota)

    Nothing would change my mind now. i'm ipressed at that way Obama has maintained control in the wake of having some of the most despicable attackes launched at him these past weeks. I think that's the type of person we need at the helm during these times!

    October 27, 2008 at 1:48 pm |
  32. Charles, Lansing, MI

    Nothing

    October 27, 2008 at 1:49 pm |
  33. Terry in Hanover County

    I'm voting against the incumbents - all of them. Plus, there's a side benefit of actually voting for a candidate I like - Obama.

    October 27, 2008 at 1:50 pm |
  34. Tom in Desoto Texas

    I voted for Obama in the primary and 2 hours ago I voted for Obama again. Seems there's nothing that can change my mind.

    October 27, 2008 at 1:52 pm |
  35. Robert from Texas

    Only if I went crazy.

    October 27, 2008 at 1:53 pm |
  36. Mike in Oakland

    McCain would have to build a time machine, go back to 2000, and convince his younger self to become an independent after losing to Karl Rove's underhanded smear tactics instead of co-opting those same vile tactics for himself.

    Either that, or God would have to come down and put a gun to my head.

    October 27, 2008 at 1:53 pm |
  37. Marieth, Chicago

    I am voting for Senator Barack Obama. Nothing can make me change my mind. NOTHING AT ALL.

    October 27, 2008 at 1:54 pm |
  38. douglas in minnesota

    What would change my vote? If I had to move out of the United States; was no longer qualified to vote in American elections, and had to vote for the leadership of another country.

    October 27, 2008 at 1:54 pm |
  39. Jason S., Greensboro, NC

    The only thing that could change my vote is if it was revealed that Obama was, in fact, George Bush wearing a Halloween mask. However, I know that I need not worry because Bush is going as McCain this year.

    October 27, 2008 at 1:56 pm |
  40. Randy New York

    Absolutely nothing!

    Something I’ve read from 2 newspaper endorsements of Senator Obama that articulate how I feel;

    Chicago Tribune:
    “We have tremendous confidence in his intellectual rigor, his moral compass and his ability to make sound, thoughtful, careful decisions,” “He is ready.”

    Washington Post:
    “Mr. Obama is a man of supple intelligence, with a nuanced grasp of complex issues and evident skill at conciliation and consensus-building. At home, we believe, he would respond to the economic crisis with a healthy respect for markets tempered by justified dismay over rising inequality and an understanding of the need for focused regulation. Abroad, the best evidence suggests that he would seek to maintain U.S. leadership and engagement, continue the fight against terrorists, and wage vigorous diplomacy on behalf of U.S. values and interests. Mr. Obama has the potential to become a great president.”

    Obama/Biden 2008

    October 27, 2008 at 1:56 pm |
  41. Mwita (Los Angeles, CA)

    Only if Space Aliens attacking the earth. Actually that would probably still be a vote for Obama, he would just say it is time for Intergalatic Change.

    October 27, 2008 at 1:56 pm |
  42. Mac from Berkeley, California

    I am currently thinking of voting Republican, but only on one condition: if McCain tries to connect Obama to some other radical organization/person with no real evidence, as an attempt to scare voters away from him, I will just not vote for him. I am tired of McCain avoiding the issues and simply relying on personal attacks.

    October 27, 2008 at 1:57 pm |
  43. Karen - Nashville

    Present me with two entirely new line-ups and I'll think about it.

    October 27, 2008 at 1:57 pm |
  44. Mark - Asheville, NC

    The Dems would have to replace Obama with Hillary, Biden or Al Gore. That would be a change I could believe in. Otherwise there is nothing Obama can say or do that would get me to vote for him.

    October 27, 2008 at 1:58 pm |
  45. Doug

    I voted already, so I guess it would take some sort of election scandal or computer error to change it...

    October 27, 2008 at 1:58 pm |
  46. Judy

    I'm from Scarsdale, NY. And the only thing that could change my pick for president would be finding out that Mickey Mouse is not on the ballot...I honestly plan to throw away my vote because BOTH candidates stink and the country is doomed!

    October 27, 2008 at 1:58 pm |
  47. Ed from Durango, Colorado

    Nothing can change my mind.... I have already voted:
    Obama/Biden in '08.

    October 27, 2008 at 1:58 pm |
  48. Scott - Wichita, Kansas

    If either one of them actually presented a detailed plan with a bipartisan approach to helping the economy, without criticizing their opponent's ideas, than perhaps I might consider voting for either of them. I'm not "undecided." I have decided that both candidates will just make everything worse

    October 27, 2008 at 2:00 pm |
  49. Eileen, Santiago, Chile

    I voted last week for Obama/Biden and, as so many others have said, nothing could change my vote. Each of the candidates showed who and what they are in these past months, and I would be very doubtful of a "last minute revelation about either of them. So, all is in the hands of the voters now!

    October 27, 2008 at 2:01 pm |
  50. Gene in Missouri

    Jack, Nothing could change this family's mind.... We are Barack Obama all the way....

    October 27, 2008 at 2:02 pm |
  51. JR in Norfolk VA

    How about if an audiotape emerged in which the candidate revealed his true political philosophy – like John McCain singing about bombing Iran or Barack Obama calling the failure of the courts to push for economic redistribution as part of the Civil Rights Movement a "tragedy"? No, wait... uh...

    As side note, I think there might be a glitch in your software. I had to repost this comment, since the original was mysteriously deleted. I'm sure it was not "editing" because everyone knows how unbiased Mr. Cafferty and CNN when it comes to McCain vs. Obama!

    October 27, 2008 at 2:03 pm |
  52. marti thompson

    I'm listing all the people who voted for Obama to make sure they don't apply for welfare next year..

    October 27, 2008 at 2:05 pm |
  53. Arlene,

    Give me back the $ 180,000 that I've lost in my IRA retirement
    and maybe I'll think about it.

    October 27, 2008 at 2:06 pm |
  54. BG, Seattle WA

    Nothing! McCain hasn't created a real plan demonstating real leadership during the past two years, so pulling a rabbit out of the hat now does not change anything.

    October 27, 2008 at 2:08 pm |
  55. Raphael in New York

    Nothing, Jack. These last few weeks have only proved to me that when I vote next week I will be making the right choice. If those who are now misguided choose to vote with their brains on November 4, we will have the outcome the nation needs.

    October 27, 2008 at 2:08 pm |
  56. meg ulmes

    Jack–
    There is nothing that could change my mind about voting for Obama/Biden.

    Troy, Ohio

    October 27, 2008 at 2:09 pm |
  57. Jay-Mississippi

    Absolutely, Nothing

    October 27, 2008 at 2:10 pm |
  58. Joe from Taunton Mass

    Nothing can change my mind. I will vote for Obama, I would never vote for McCain, especially with Palin as VP.

    October 27, 2008 at 2:12 pm |
  59. Gia in Los Angeles, CA

    Nothing. "That one" is the one who can turn this country around in the direction of a bright, hopeful, innovative, and prosperous future.

    October 27, 2008 at 2:12 pm |
  60. Mark from Spring Hill Tennessee

    Zero...Zip...Nada...Nothing!

    October 27, 2008 at 2:13 pm |
  61. Willow, Iowa

    I voted on the first day of mail in votes in Iowa. I marked my vote, put it in the security envelope, in the big envelope and drove to my county seat and handed it in personally. Absolutely nothing can change my vote. I firmly believe that a transformational President comes along once in each generation. FDR, JFK and BHO. One did a wonderful job ending a depression and fixing our country at the beginning of a war. One could have done wonderful things, but was stopped when young. And BHO. I don't think he's a celebrity, or a god, but I think that in the future, he will definitely be in the history books, and not because he's AA. Because of his judgment, intelligence and abilities. And I am a 56 year old White woman in the sticks of Iowa. Obama/Biden 08/12

    October 27, 2008 at 2:13 pm |
  62. Larry from Georgetown, Texas

    Nothing since we voted early for all dems in the great state of Texas and we're proud of our vote and our country. For those of us that served in the military during Viet Nam and lost so many of our friends it was an easy vote, not counting the tax issue for us that are retired and then add the possibility of Palin sitting in the Oval office.

    October 27, 2008 at 2:13 pm |
  63. JR in Norfolk VA

    How about if an audiotape emerged in which the candidate revealed his true political philosophy – like John McCain singing about bombing Iran or Barack Obama calling the failure of the courts to push for economic redistribution as part of the Civil Rights Movement a "tragedy"? No, wait... uh...

    As side note, I think there might be a glitch in your software. I had to repost this comment, since the original was mysteriously deleted. I'm sure it was not "editing" because everyone knows how unbiased Mr. Cafferty and CNN are when it comes to McCain vs. Obama!

    Third time – I'll keep posting!

    October 27, 2008 at 2:15 pm |
  64. perry jones

    obama would have to resin from the ticket and biden would have to resin from governing al to gether and the democrats would have to put some one on the ticket with this nation in its hart firest and sosal venios last

    perry jones
    council bluffs iowa

    October 27, 2008 at 2:15 pm |
  65. Dan - Michigan

    Nothing – My wife and I voted last week – The three days prior to the Election Day and Election Day I am hitting the streets canvassing (GOTV) for Barark. I've worked for Obama for over two months and wish I would have gotten on-board earlier.

    I'm 63 and this is the first time since JFK that I LOVE a candidate.

    October 27, 2008 at 2:16 pm |
  66. Sandra fromTexas

    Absolutely nothing. I have voted already. Straight Democratic ticket.

    October 27, 2008 at 2:16 pm |
  67. tom madison, wi

    Jack, I might consider it but your name is not on the ballot. I know I looked for it when I voted!

    October 27, 2008 at 2:17 pm |
  68. F. Taylor

    To switch support from Obama to McCain John would have to prove he has found the fountain of youth, got rid of Sara Palin and preferred criminal charges against Bush and Cheney.

    October 27, 2008 at 2:17 pm |
  69. Kate A.

    Nothing will change my mind. I have already voted for Obama–a person who has run a well managed campaign in comparison to a campaign that skips all over the place. I sincerely hope that an Obama run government is run with the same ability as his campaign and hopefully we will never have to hear "My Friends" again!

    October 27, 2008 at 2:17 pm |
  70. Bruce St Paul MN

    The Republicans came to power in order to turn our government into their own private piggy bank. They sucked all the money out of the middle class, the U.S. Treasury, and now Wall Street. Nothing could change my mind, but Diebold might change my vote.

    October 27, 2008 at 2:17 pm |
  71. Terry from North Carolina

    Jack
    If one of these canidates gave my check book a large infusion of cash so I can pay my bills, I would change my mind. I am easy.

    October 27, 2008 at 2:18 pm |
  72. Craig. Mission Viejo, CA

    Perhaps having a forced lobotomy might do the trick. Short of that, I'm sticking with Obama and the Democrats.

    October 27, 2008 at 2:18 pm |
  73. gail Centre, Al.

    Nothing could change my mind because I have already voted, Who wants the same old washington for 4 more years. Pelosi, and Reed are a disgrace. MCcain can give us the real change we need. Vote Obama, Change in your pocket is all you will have left.

    October 27, 2008 at 2:19 pm |
  74. Don in NC

    Nothing Obama/biden

    October 27, 2008 at 2:20 pm |
  75. lynnej

    Given the choices that are available, why would I? One guy is so
    rich that he doesn't know how many homes and/or cars he has and another guy has traveled and actually knows what it is like to rob Peter to pay Paul each month, something I do constantly to survive.
    It is a no-brainer.

    October 27, 2008 at 2:20 pm |
  76. Pat,Clearwater Florida

    Voter intimadation and corruption. I live in Florida. Valid Voters are
    being purged by administrative mistakes and mystery computer
    glitches!!!!!!!!!

    October 27, 2008 at 2:21 pm |
  77. jyll from TEXAS

    When pigs with lipstick fly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 27, 2008 at 2:21 pm |
  78. Myrock, Snellville, GA

    What could change my pick for President is if John McCain turns into Bullworth and begin telling the truth for a change. If McCain would step out of politics just for a moment and begin telling us the truth and nothing but the truth then and only then will I think about changing my vote selection.... Not to mention he would also have to leave Cindy and Bring Halley Berry along with him when he campaigns.

    October 27, 2008 at 2:22 pm |
  79. Lhaj From VA.

    Jack,
    I can change my vote if Mccain drop Palin, other than that, Obama will have at least 4 votes in my household.
    GOD BLESS AMERICA!

    October 27, 2008 at 2:22 pm |
  80. Doc of Marion Ohio

    After fighting the issues, long sleepless nights, weight loss, my 401K cut to a 201K, even having "the Repo-Man" visit last night.
    I'm voting Obama, the only thing I have left is "my dignity".
    Doc of Ohio

    October 27, 2008 at 2:22 pm |
  81. Jan Davis, Knoxville, TN

    I did the smart thing and voted early but even if I hadn't there is nothing I can think of that would change my mind about the excellent choice we have in Obama/Biden. I have never seen a more disorganized and right wing campaign as that of McCain/Palin. Their attempts to paint certain parts of the country as un-American and the angry atmosphere of their rallies are dangerous. It's time we voted for an intelligent and thoughtful leader such as Obama.

    October 27, 2008 at 2:23 pm |
  82. Richard

    a JFK- Clinton ticket, and we know thats not going to happen, so my vote will stay OBAMA 2008

    October 27, 2008 at 2:23 pm |
  83. Ryan, Galesburg, IL

    Even if George W. Bush endorsed Barack Obama, I would still vote for him. It would be the greatest "October Surprise" in history.

    October 27, 2008 at 2:24 pm |
  84. Precious Coker

    Too late for McCain!!!!

    October 27, 2008 at 2:24 pm |
  85. Emma, San Jose, CA

    I voted for Obama and I will not regret it unless he would suddenly change to an indecent, erratic, right-wing politician.

    October 27, 2008 at 2:24 pm |
  86. JImmy in California

    If Obama was to take Palin as his running mate, I would vote for my ex-mother in law.

    October 27, 2008 at 2:24 pm |
  87. David Wise, Plant City Florida

    Nothing, McCain killed any and all hope of me voting for him when he picked Palin as his VP, Obama could come out a gay, atheist, terrorist and i would still vote for him over McCain.

    October 27, 2008 at 2:25 pm |
  88. Independent

    For the first time in my adult life, I am POSITIVE that Senator Barack Obama is the right choice for President of the USA. I have absolutely no doubts entering the voting booth. I am very excited about the future of our country. It will take years to mend our country, but I look forward to participating in the healing.

    October 27, 2008 at 2:25 pm |
  89. Donna Wisconsin

    Since the basics of the RNC are the same today as they have been for at least 20 years and the DNC has the basics for their party, then nothing. John McCain is a Republican and those beliefs will stay the same: trickle-down economics and the rich get richer philosophy. I'm tired of paying more than my fair share.

    October 27, 2008 at 2:25 pm |
  90. Joe, San Diego CA

    Jack, if McCain suspend his campaign and endorses Obama I may actually not go to vote. Other than that, I will definitely vote for Obama.

    October 27, 2008 at 2:27 pm |
  91. Judy, Exeter, Calif,

    God forbid, but the only thing that could change my vote would be the untimely death of my chosen candidate. Since I have already cast my vote I don't know what would be done, but I am very comfortable with his VP running mate as well.

    October 27, 2008 at 2:28 pm |
  92. Carole

    A huge asteroid hitting the earth

    October 27, 2008 at 2:29 pm |
  93. Gigi in Alabama

    Is this a trick question? . . . I can't possibly see anything that could make me change my vote, unless the Republicans could change their nominee to Hillary Clinton. Fat chance that will happen!!!

    October 27, 2008 at 2:33 pm |
  94. JoLynn in Illinois

    Nothing! "My friends", I am for Obama!

    October 27, 2008 at 2:39 pm |
  95. Christine from Chicago

    Already voted for Obama. In my mind it was based not on the candidate's actions on the campaign trail, but in their political character. Mavericks and Inspirational figures are just stereotypes. We need to eliminate the rotation of candidates from the Washington Elite Club and try some new political approaches for a while.

    October 27, 2008 at 2:42 pm |
  96. Margret

    . . . If Sara Palin decides to run as a Democrat.

    October 27, 2008 at 2:42 pm |
  97. Bill The Machinist, Quarryville, Pa

    Jack there is not a thing that could change my mind at this stage of the game for me to vote for McCain and Palin. I even had an amendment added to my living will stating that the only the only machine that is supposed to be near me in the hospital is a voting machine so I can cast my vote for the Obama ticket. Me and my family has suffered too much under the republicans in order for me to vote for one.

    October 27, 2008 at 2:43 pm |
  98. Michelle-MI

    Absolutely nothing. I am a proud Obama supporter. There is not a thing that the McCain/Palin people could do or say to change the hope that Sen. Obama brings for myself, my children and grandchildren.

    October 27, 2008 at 2:44 pm |
  99. John in Santa Barbara, CA

    Hillary, with a third party.

    October 27, 2008 at 2:48 pm |
  100. Brian Becker

    Nothing. McCain is too unpredictable for me to consider voting for him and Sarah Palin is an insult to the American voter's intelligence. Funny that McCain says Obama is dangerously inexperienced, when he has been dangerously eratic in a crisis.

    October 27, 2008 at 2:49 pm |
  101. Paul S. Columbia, SC

    Neither of these guys is my pick. Check back with me in four years; if we are still here.

    October 27, 2008 at 2:49 pm |
  102. Ann from Atlanta, TX

    Nothing! I voted for Obama/Biden last week.

    October 27, 2008 at 2:50 pm |
  103. Ted Gregg

    One party control in the federal government would be the worst national disaster we could ever have.

    October 27, 2008 at 2:53 pm |
  104. barbara in Tacoma

    Nothing would change my vote, not even if Cindy Mccain gave up her seven houses, 13 cars and all that expensive jewelry and designer clothes she bwears everyday.

    October 27, 2008 at 2:57 pm |
  105. Pat - Butte, Montana

    The only thing that would change my vote would be if somehow Bill Clinton could run again. He would get elected by a landslide.

    October 27, 2008 at 3:09 pm |
  106. rez, MN

    Unless Mccain dumps Palin and puts Jack Cafferty on the ticket....my vote is not changing anytime soon!

    October 27, 2008 at 3:09 pm |
  107. Jim McCormack

    If Robert F. Kennedy came back from the dead over the next few days he would draw my vote away from Obama. Other than that I'm locked in.

    Best regards,

    Jim
    Willowick OH

    October 27, 2008 at 3:19 pm |
  108. Jackie in Dallas

    Nothing. I voted proudly for Senator Obama and Sen. Biden. We need real leadership now, not a man showing definite signs of senility or his phony “aw shucks” sidekick. Please tell me her 15 minutes are UP!

    October 27, 2008 at 3:21 pm |
  109. Doris

    Absolutely, positively Nothing!

    October 27, 2008 at 3:22 pm |
  110. Mike, Albuquerque, NM

    Too late Jack, I voted early!...for Obama.

    October 27, 2008 at 3:23 pm |
  111. Nuria in Miami

    I already voted, and nothing could make me change my mind anyway.

    Obama/Biden '08

    October 27, 2008 at 3:24 pm |
  112. mitchell ,arkansaw

    ted gregg: ur right. 2000 -2006 republicans wrecked our country. it will take at least 8 years of democratic rule to fix it ,again.

    October 27, 2008 at 3:24 pm |
  113. Geri Britt

    Nothing!

    Geri – Mead, OK

    October 27, 2008 at 3:29 pm |
  114. Robert in Atlanta Georgia

    Nothing not all the perfumes of India can make that smell better.
    COOKED MOOSE!!!!!!!!!!

    October 27, 2008 at 3:30 pm |
  115. Martin, Bolivia

    Nothing... until 2012, and even then Palin would have to be off the ticket.

    October 27, 2008 at 3:31 pm |
  116. Chryssa

    Jack, I don't know enough about the candidates to answer that. Oh wait, do you mean for this year? I already voted for Obama. Sorry, I thought we were on to 2012.

    Boise, ID

    October 27, 2008 at 3:32 pm |
  117. teri from Mi.

    Nothing could or would change my vote. I'm a registered Independent, I have watched all the debates, primary and presidential. I have fact checked every promise, claim and attack. If I am not ready to make a
    informed decision now then I never will be. I am voting for Obama/Biden.

    October 27, 2008 at 3:32 pm |
  118. Sandi, Chicago

    Absolutely nothing could change my mind! I truly believe that Obama does identify with those of us that have been forgotten by the rich Republicans... those who are poor, without jobs and no health insurance. I feel like Obama knows me – as I am sure millions of other Americans feel the same way.

    October 27, 2008 at 3:33 pm |
  119. susan from Idaho

    Nothing, I have been four square behind Obama every since I knew he was going to run. He is knowledgeable, flexible and a real leader. Those qualities are so in these troubling times.

    October 27, 2008 at 3:33 pm |
  120. Kathy from Orlando

    Nothing would change my mind. Any republican would be unacceptable after the last 8 years. Obama/Biden is the only choice for me!

    October 27, 2008 at 3:34 pm |
  121. Jeff in Glen Carbon IL

    Absolutely nothing could change my vote at this point. I was fairly convinced in June, and each week has made it clearer and clearer that I may never vote Republican again in this lifetime. The Party was taken over by a religious minority and no longer represents individual freedom. And contrary to being a "maverick", McCain has proven he would sell his soul to be President, which is to say he no longer has any values. We cannot let a man fight a false war because he can't get Vietnam out of his system. It wasn't about victory versus defeat then and it has nothing to do with that now. It is time to recognize we were lied to, the Iraq portion of the war had no legitmate basis, and it is time to go home. We also need reform, from someone who is wise enough to guide real reform. McCain's negative campaign alone is proof that he lacks the judgement and the coherent truth to be a President.

    October 27, 2008 at 3:36 pm |
  122. carol in Oregon

    If we could have 50% "non of the above" votes and re-vote on December 6 with Hillary as President and Bill as VP. "It is the "silly season" for sure.

    October 27, 2008 at 3:36 pm |
  123. Richard Sternagel

    Nothing could change my pick: Obama/Biden 2008 for a Better America!

    October 27, 2008 at 3:37 pm |
  124. Charla in Texas

    Nothing but an unscrupulous vote counter, Jack........I did the smart thing and early voted last Tuesday!

    October 27, 2008 at 3:39 pm |
  125. Sandra -- Oklahoma

    Jack, there is nothing that I can think of that would change my choice. I have been Obama all the way. Ever since the first time I heard him speak.....I didn't even see him. I was washing dishes and my husband was watching the news and I heard him and asked my husband who he was and told him " that is our next president"

    October 27, 2008 at 3:42 pm |
  126. Nicolino Sciscente

    Jack........even if Obama dropped dead I wouldn't vote for such a pathetic ticket such as McCain/Palin!!!!!!!!!

    October 27, 2008 at 3:45 pm |
  127. Dan, Maryland

    Actually I voted over the weekend Jack, no turning back now.

    October 27, 2008 at 3:45 pm |
  128. Terry in Iowa

    Nothing. For the first time in 27 years of voting, I will be voting for some one and not vote for the lesser of evils.

    This one is for That One!!!

    October 27, 2008 at 3:47 pm |
  129. Praetorian, Fort Myers

    Winning the lottery.

    October 27, 2008 at 3:50 pm |
  130. Barb New Port Richey Fl

    I guess not much would change my vote. It's not that I would have voted for him in the first place, but McCain lost any hope when he put Palin on the ticket.

    October 27, 2008 at 3:51 pm |
  131. Russell from Portland, OR

    I would have voted for the 2000 John McCain who lost to George Bush but never for the 2008 McCain.

    October 27, 2008 at 3:51 pm |
  132. lisa tx

    Jack nothing would chane my vote enough is enough. obama/biden 08

    October 27, 2008 at 3:51 pm |
  133. Yertie

    Jack,
    If I could wave my magic wand we would have Lou Dobbs or someone equal to his intelligence, diligence, and insight running for the presidency. As it is, as usual, we are stuck with the 'lesser of two evils'. I for one am tired of having Evil leading our nation. What ever happened to integrity, diplomacy, courage, patriotism, empathy for the common citizen? (Ooops, that hasn't been there since the Revolutionary war)
    Yertie in MN

    October 27, 2008 at 3:51 pm |
  134. Michael - Las Vegas

    Nothing – I've already cast an early and extremely proud vote for Obama. I'm a white small business owner who's made more than $250K per year in 9 out of the last 10 years.

    October 27, 2008 at 3:52 pm |
  135. Kathy/ GA

    If I found out that Barack was going to chose Palin as his running mate before McCain snapped her up.

    October 27, 2008 at 3:52 pm |
  136. Karl in CA

    I have been for Obama from the start, so when it comes to my vote, you can keep the change.

    October 27, 2008 at 3:52 pm |
  137. Martin Duperval from Ohio

    John McSane could surprise us by dropping Sarah Palin this coming weekend...in that case I would withdraw my vote for OBAMA 🙂

    October 27, 2008 at 3:53 pm |
  138. Dionne, Seattle, WA

    Not one thing Jack! I voted for "THAT ONE" and my vote is not gonna ever change.

    October 27, 2008 at 3:54 pm |
  139. Teasha, Florida

    If Palin was sent back to Alaska, never to be seen or heard from again, the entire US Congress voted out and McCain removed from the ticket, then maybe I would consider changing my Obama vote.

    October 27, 2008 at 3:54 pm |
  140. Randy Johnson

    I'm Republican and backed John McCain in 2000. That McCain is long gone, caving in to the far right with the Palin pick. Maverick John is a joke that's no longer funny.
    It's too late for him to do anything anyway. I've already voted Obama/Biden.

    October 27, 2008 at 3:55 pm |
  141. Enida from Boston

    Nothing would change my mind, it is made up. The negative attacks, help re-inforce my decision. This election reminds me of middle school, when you lost the ball to your rival, if you couldn't retreive it through skill, you tried getting it by kicking at his shins. McCain keeps kicking at the shins, Obama is still keeping possesion of that ball, waiting for the clock to run out.

    October 27, 2008 at 3:55 pm |
  142. Mary Johnson

    Not much !! I already voted !! Go Obama/Biden '08 hahahaha lol
    People !! Go VOTE !! Today NOW. Don't wait til 11/04 Please DO IT.
    Mary from Sarasota. fl

    October 27, 2008 at 3:56 pm |
  143. Nuwan

    I already voted for Obama. So my vote is cast in stone. It is not going to change. Now it is time for those undecided to line up with Obama for a change. This is a historic election and those undecided can be a part of that history by being Americans who voted to save American rather than being part of ignorent loosers who destroyed this country.

    – Nuwan from Houston, TX

    October 27, 2008 at 3:57 pm |
  144. Gary in High Point

    Nope I voted already, and if I hadn't I'd still be voting for Obama/Biden.

    Obama/Biden 08 / Obama/Shultz 012

    October 27, 2008 at 3:58 pm |
  145. carson

    some people might vote early , but some didn't ..but the fact that voting for obama is to avoid from the terrible bush's 8 years administration along with mcsame.. vote for obama.........................

    October 27, 2008 at 3:59 pm |
  146. Brian

    Jack,

    Early absentee-in-person voting already put the final nail in the casket for McCain. Too bad, so sad.

    Brian
    Moscow, Idaho

    October 27, 2008 at 4:00 pm |
  147. Richard Green

    Jack,
    Absolutely nothing could change my vote for Obama......not even the Bush administration's recent attack on Syria to try to spark some national security concerns in the electorate. The sooner we get a new Obama administration in office the better.

    Rich Green
    San Clemente, Cal.

    October 27, 2008 at 4:00 pm |
  148. Bonita

    Nothing.....I knew a year ago who I wanted for my President...Barack Obama

    October 27, 2008 at 4:00 pm |
  149. Len of Colfax

    Personally, I can’t think of anything at this point that would cause me to change my mind.

    Sen. Obama has been a shining light on the national scene.

    On the other side, I would have extreme difficulty ever voting for Sen. McCain. This reluctance to vote for him has been magnified tremendously since he chose a candidate who I believe should never be in her current situation. Even if he had chosen a reasonable candidate for VP (and there are probably several males, females, whites, blacks and other ethnic backgrounds that would have been good), I would have had major difficulties in voting for Sen. McCain.

    October 27, 2008 at 4:00 pm |
  150. Don (Ottawa)

    Nothing Jack, McCain can say that Obama will give away all our taxes to the homeless and I still would vote for him.

    October 27, 2008 at 4:05 pm |
  151. Lil from TN

    I guess the only way is if the RNC starts handing out large vegetable-like pods that become an identical image of you except for voting Republican. Otherwise, my vote is OBAMA-BIDEN!

    October 27, 2008 at 4:05 pm |
  152. Anthony Smith

    Two different candidates! Then I might vote!

    Wildwood Crest, NJ

    October 27, 2008 at 4:06 pm |
  153. Allen L. Wenger

    I doubt that I would be strong under torture. So if the Republicans water boarded me, I probably could be forced to vote for Senator McCain.

    Allen
    Mountain Home, ID

    October 27, 2008 at 4:08 pm |
  154. Ron from SF

    Absolutely nothing! You could walk into the polling both with a gun to my head and I still wouldn’t vote for John McSame! I’d rather not be here, than for the country to endure a 3rd Bush term and there’s not a dime’s worth of difference between McCain and Bush.

    October 27, 2008 at 4:08 pm |
  155. me46

    I've already voted and I feel I know these candidates very well. I might have voted differently if I knew the world was going to end on Wednesday after the election.
    thomas
    lv

    October 27, 2008 at 4:08 pm |
  156. Joe

    If Obama drops out I'll vote for Hillary.

    Joe Ohio

    October 27, 2008 at 4:09 pm |
  157. Marlene C. Wilmington,De

    Jack, Absolutely nothing! I heard Obama speaking earlier in Canton,Ohio. The more I hear him speak...the more I know that he is the right man for President of the USA. He's a leader! He's intelligent,organized,sincere. YES HE CAN! YES HE WILL! I believe that he will be the best president that we have ever had! I am white,60, and a woman. I am proud to vote for Obama/Biden '08.

    October 27, 2008 at 4:10 pm |
  158. Ed McDuffie

    Nothing. I have already cast my vote for Obama

    October 27, 2008 at 4:10 pm |
  159. Ann from Atlanta, TX

    Earlier I wrote in that NOTHING could change my vote for Obama.

    There is one thing that perhaps could have changed my mind. If
    Obama has chose Sean Hannity as his running mate.

    October 27, 2008 at 4:10 pm |
  160. Real K / Omaha, NE

    I'm one who wants change to happen. Take Palin off the ticket, Tell the truth please, Stop talking to me like I'm a child. Well, I guess it's not going to happen. I'll stay where I'm at.

    October 27, 2008 at 4:11 pm |
  161. Lee in CA

    If Obama got rid of Biden and picked Hillary, then maybe.

    October 27, 2008 at 4:12 pm |
  162. sandy in ohio

    Nothing because I voted Obama a week ago. I have been for Obama for about twelve months but I voted early because of two dispicable robo calls from the McCain campaign and some nasty fliers from them. I have seen nothing like that from Obama and it makes me proud to have cast my vote for him.

    October 27, 2008 at 4:12 pm |
  163. Gretchen from Bucks County PA

    Nothing

    October 27, 2008 at 4:14 pm |
  164. Ryan

    Nothing..... The Reblican's might try to stage a terror attack or create another Bin Laden tape to try to strike the fear in people, but it will it won't change anything... too many people understand that Obama is the truth!

    October 27, 2008 at 4:15 pm |
  165. Steve

    if Sen Obama killed someone,
    I'd have to give him a second thought

    October 27, 2008 at 4:17 pm |
  166. Dennis, Cleveland ,Ohio

    NADA/ZIPPO/NOTHING!

    IF Obama even makes a small dent (change wise) in the way our Government runs, I will be ECSTATIC!

    October 27, 2008 at 4:17 pm |
  167. Darren

    That's an easy one Jack, a brain transplant.

    October 27, 2008 at 4:17 pm |
  168. Shannon Wa st

    Nothing Jack. I am sticking with Obama. Nothing I mean nothing will change my vote because Jack I already voted .....

    October 27, 2008 at 4:17 pm |
  169. mel from Ohio

    NOTHING!!! I am for Obama all the way.

    October 27, 2008 at 4:17 pm |
  170. Paula NY

    Nothing. My mother use to say...."a CHANGE is as good as a rest". I believe we will breathe easier with Obama at the helm.

    October 27, 2008 at 4:18 pm |
  171. Shannon Wa st

    Nothing Jack. I am sticking with Obama. Nothing I mean nothing will change my vote because Jack I already voted .....

    October 27, 2008 at 4:18 pm |
  172. frannie, mansfield ohio

    Nothing. Thank-you for what you are doing, Barack Obama, you are already making this a better US of A.

    October 27, 2008 at 4:18 pm |
  173. Keith

    A Hawaiian Island.

    October 27, 2008 at 4:19 pm |
  174. greg of Lancaster, Tx

    There is no force in the universe powerful enough to make me vote for Chucky and governor wingnut. You see I voted a week ago.

    October 27, 2008 at 4:19 pm |
  175. Linda in Arizona

    Hah, absolutely nothing, Jack. I've already voted for Obama. I wouldn't have voted for mccain if someone had held a gun to my head. He's a republican, remember? I don't vote for that scum EVER.

    October 27, 2008 at 4:19 pm |
  176. Sean in California

    Diebold voting machines could change my pick, but I'm voting absentee, so that won't happen.

    October 27, 2008 at 4:20 pm |
  177. tfb

    NOTHING AT ALL!!!

    October 27, 2008 at 4:22 pm |
  178. Scott

    Why would anyone want to change thier vote at this time. There is nothing but mud-slinging going on at this point. If you are going to decide based on what you hear now...you shouldn't vote at all as you will be voting on false claims and accusations.

    October 27, 2008 at 4:22 pm |
  179. Daniel , IL

    Jack the only thing that would change my pick is if you full-heartedly endorsed Sarah Palin.

    Daniel
    Rock Falls, IL

    October 27, 2008 at 4:23 pm |
  180. Jose Hoboken, NJ

    If I knew that the voting machine was flipping the votes!

    October 27, 2008 at 4:23 pm |
  181. Tahreem

    There are 8 days until the election. Pretty much nothing could change my mind. There would have to be some really powerful earth shattering news for me to change my mind. Obama/Biden '08'!

    October 27, 2008 at 4:23 pm |
  182. Carl Hardwick

    What ever happened to the days when you actually had to be experienced and qualifed to do a job? Palin may be a big
    fish in a small pond, but that doesn't mean she is ready to
    swim with the dolphins. Anyone can talk, and think, in
    generalities, as she has so clearly demostrated time after
    time. Americans are tired of this kind of ridiculous commentary.

    October 27, 2008 at 4:24 pm |
  183. Jeff - Oregon

    Swapping out Biden for Dick Cheney would do it!

    October 27, 2008 at 4:24 pm |
  184. Joe in Clinton, Ma.

    Nothing. My vote goes to Obama. Mccain lost my vote when he started his negative campaign and had no clear message for the American people.

    October 27, 2008 at 4:25 pm |
  185. J.C. Valparaiso

    Nothing! I voted early!

    October 27, 2008 at 4:25 pm |
  186. nelson

    Jack, HMMMM, Nothin

    October 27, 2008 at 4:27 pm |
  187. just me

    My mind is made up–I am voting for the community organizer who seems to be in touch with the plight of the ordinary citizen. McSame is completely out of touch with our plight, sides with the occupant of the White House 90+% of the time and further irritates by addressing us as "my friend" McSame is NOT my friend.

    October 27, 2008 at 4:28 pm |
  188. Sly, Alpena, Mi

    If their was a "Third Person" running for President, i might have reconsidered. John McCain is way too old, Barack Obama, i dont feel him. He talks more like a Lawyer, even though he is a lawyer and i don't like lawyers. When he talks, he's talking like he's in a court room as a Defense Attorney. I don't have any other choice but to vote for him.

    October 27, 2008 at 4:29 pm |
  189. A ROSE FROM IOWA

    I am really proud to vote early for President Obama. I trust him and his ideas include ME!!!

    October 27, 2008 at 4:29 pm |
  190. Lorenzo in Atlanta

    If McCain showed wounds on his hands and feet; walked on water, and fed thousands with a loaf of bread, then I would consider changing my mind.

    October 27, 2008 at 4:29 pm |
  191. Susan from Georgia

    Nothing. I voted for Barack Obama today, and am so proud of myself for picking the best man for the job!

    October 27, 2008 at 4:30 pm |
  192. L.M.,Arizona

    My wife and I already voted for Obama if something happen to him I think Biden can do the job. Biden he speaks his mind but no one has ever questioned his qualification.

    October 27, 2008 at 4:30 pm |
  193. Kirk (Apple Valley, MN)

    If the Republican's replace McCain/Palin with God/Jesus, I might think about changing my vote. But only think about it.

    October 27, 2008 at 4:31 pm |
  194. Tino

    If Dennis Kucinich got back into the race, I'd vote for him. (I might write in his name anyway.)

    October 27, 2008 at 4:31 pm |
  195. angel

    Nothing. I don't like either of them. My vote will not be for one be a vote against the other.

    October 27, 2008 at 4:31 pm |
  196. Damita Townsend

    I'd change my vot if Mccain gave me one of his houses. Since I know that's not going to happen then I suppose nothing.

    October 27, 2008 at 4:31 pm |
  197. Diane Miller

    The only thing that would change my mind would be if Al Gore was running at the top of the ticket and Obama was his VP choice!

    October 27, 2008 at 4:31 pm |
  198. hurriCAIN PALIN

    none. obama is inexperienced, taking advantage of the weaknesses of the united states to get people to go to his side.

    October 27, 2008 at 4:32 pm |
  199. Jaramie- wichita ks

    It makes me sick to think these are our only two main stream choices... This is America and this is the best we can come up with... No wonder our health care system sucks and our economy is in the toliet and why we are in a endless war.... My vote is for real change, my vote will be for third party....

    October 27, 2008 at 4:32 pm |
  200. Matt Lorain,Ohio

    Jack,
    I am voting for Obama and nothing any crooked Republican can say or do will change my mind! Republicans will say we all drink Obama
    kool-aid. well just tell them it tastes alot better than Old man McCain's prune juice!

    October 27, 2008 at 4:33 pm |
  201. James Steele

    I think Sarah Palin was a mistake,Of all the republicans they picked her.But they have not gone into her thing she did in Alaska.Like oil and gas with no bid contracts,and picking someone who was alobbist for the company she picked ,also the free house she got from the same company Ted Stevens used for all his gifts.

    October 27, 2008 at 4:33 pm |
  202. J P

    I would change only if Lou Dobbs was running.

    October 27, 2008 at 4:33 pm |
  203. Liliane Louis

    Nothing would change my vote. I voted for Obama on October 20th., 2008. Idecided long ago that Obama was our next president. I am excited as an American to have hope that we will be respected aboard with an Obama Biden presidency.

    October 27, 2008 at 4:33 pm |
  204. J,kansas,12

    If Palin did the" Palin rap" on stage then dropped out then voted for Obama.

    October 27, 2008 at 4:34 pm |
  205. Donna

    Palin was a prefect pick for McCain. He is tied so tight to Bush that he just can't break it! Palin is a perfect fit for this misfit Repulician campaign.

    If McCain and Palin win this election we are all in trouble. She is looking for the "W Chair". I think she is an idiot!!! She doesn't even know what the VP does. Dah!!!

    I can't wait until November 5th when Obama is our new president!! Lets send McCain and Palin packing!!!

    October 27, 2008 at 4:35 pm |
  206. Wendy from Portland, OR

    Nothing at this point. McCain has made so many poor choices, I do not see how anyone would cast their vote for someone who offers little change. Obama is focused at the issues at hand and he has my vote, and after the "Obama talk" with my Parent and Grand Parents, the talk worked and we are all voting for Obama.

    October 27, 2008 at 4:35 pm |
  207. AspenFreePress

    That time has passed. I would have voted for either candidate who stood up to Bush on the bailout, but neither McCain, "the Maverick," nor Obama, the highly-vocal exponent of "Change," had the backbone.
    Sterling Greenwood/Aspen

    October 27, 2008 at 4:36 pm |
  208. Kyle- DuPont, WA

    Jack: I still haven't decided. At this point, everything can change my vote. McCain seems genuine but not presidential. Obama seems presidential but not genuine. I like what McCain says but I don't know if I trust him. I don't like what Obama says but I trust that he will do what he says. Heck, I may write in Hillary and Joe the Plumber.

    October 27, 2008 at 4:38 pm |
  209. Dave Condon

    Jack,
    Like the three Navy aircraft he crashed (not counting the shootdown) Mc Cain is now crashing the Republican bid for the White House. He shot himself in the foot when he picked Sarah Palin. His ttemper and lack of being a team player is now coming back to haunt him. Just in time for Halloween!

    October 27, 2008 at 4:38 pm |
  210. Doug, AZ

    Absolutely NOTHING jack, I have already cast my vote and I PROUNDLY voted for Barack Obama as president of the United Sates of America.

    YES WE CAN!!!!!!

    October 27, 2008 at 4:39 pm |
  211. Davis in NC

    If Mccain gave me 72billion dollars.... but no, he'll give it to the BIG OIL companies. The same ones who get dollar signs in their eyes every time a "drill baby drill" chant breaks out. Mccain who?

    October 27, 2008 at 4:39 pm |
  212. Liliane Louis from Sebastian, Florida

    I am so excited about the Obama/ Biden presidency. Nothing can change my vote. My hope as an American is that we will again be respected aboard. I could not wait to cast my vote. I voted on October 20th. L.L Sebastian, Florida

    October 27, 2008 at 4:39 pm |
  213. sully, forest park ga

    well he would a miracle such as the sky open and GOD tell me to vote for mccain and yet i would define GOD and vote for OBAMA.. Ohhhh I did vote for OBAMA 2 weeks ago.

    October 27, 2008 at 4:39 pm |
  214. Ricky from Roseville, MI

    To be quite frank, Jack, the only way I would change my mind about voting for Senator Obama is if the sky was raining elephants. Let's face it, McCain can whine all he wants about Ayers, ACORN, and taxes, but compare that to a global financial crisis, the Keating Five, an illegal war where McCain can't even define "victory", and the fact that even he himself said he voted with Bush 90% of the time. All McCain can do now is prepare that lovely concession speech this week for Election Night.

    October 27, 2008 at 4:40 pm |
  215. Dennis North Carolina

    Nothing could happen to change minds.

    October 27, 2008 at 4:40 pm |
  216. Dave Condon

    Only if the Republican Ticket were reversed.
    SARAH FOR PRESIDENT!!!!!!!!

    October 27, 2008 at 4:40 pm |
  217. Dan

    If Cheney and Rove somehow became the Democratic ticket, I would change my mind. Obviously, I had to get pretty creative on this one and would have to be incredibly desparate to vote for McCain/Palin.

    Arlington, soon to finally be blue, VA

    October 27, 2008 at 4:41 pm |
  218. Frances

    Jack: Yes, McCain made another mistake in his choice as a running mate. Just another decision that was "made to what he thought was his advantage." It is just another decision made by the Republican
    Party that the Nation has had to live with for the past eight years.
    I hope the American people can see what is going on as I have and I might add, I have NOT been influenced by the Media. I was a Clinton supporter but have always been a democrat. I don't think I have been wrong.

    I hope he has to swallow this choice on his own on election day at the polls,

    October 27, 2008 at 4:41 pm |
  219. Paulette,Dallas,PA

    NOTHING would change my mind on my vote. Get out the broom and start to clean house!

    October 27, 2008 at 4:41 pm |
  220. Nick Obrenovich

    Jack:

    It would take a complete lapse of reason for me to change my vote from
    Sen. Obama to Sen. McCain; and then it would be accidental at best.
    All my senses of reason tell me that McCain will scarcely deviate from
    the Bush policies and we simply cannot afford that outcome.

    October 27, 2008 at 4:43 pm |
  221. paul in atlanta

    I would switch my vote to McCain if:

    1. McCain catches Bin Laden in the cave of Pakistan
    2. McCain wins the lottery and go around the US paying off foreclosures
    3. McCain changes all his votes for VA Veterans
    4. McCain dumps Gov Palin and chooses Gov Jindel
    5. McCain stop saying "My Friends"
    6. McCain agrees to get out of Iraq in 18 months
    7. McCain graduated from Columbia University with Master's in Economy

    October 27, 2008 at 4:43 pm |
  222. BOB BRENTWOOD, TN,.

    As an 84 year old double veteran I am shocked John McCain missed the landing strip on ths one!

    October 27, 2008 at 4:43 pm |
  223. Ronald Holst

    Jack at this point Not anything at all I already Voted go OBAMA

    October 27, 2008 at 4:44 pm |
  224. Karen From Illinois

    NOTHING! I am voting Democratic. Eight years of the Republicans is enough for me. I actually had more than enough after 3 years. I CRIED on November 5, 2004.

    October 27, 2008 at 4:44 pm |
  225. william fitzwater

    Possibly hypnosis a large amount of sublimanla advertisments or a major amount of tranqulizer or some outlangdish explainations that go beyond all explaination that might make me change my mind about voting for McCain. I will vote for Obama.

    October 27, 2008 at 4:45 pm |
  226. jarhead

    if the troops got on a ship and came back home

    October 27, 2008 at 4:45 pm |
  227. Beth, Boston,MA

    Absolutely nothing. I supported Hillary and when she did not win the nomination I moved my allegiance to Obama. It is the policies not the personalities that determine my choice.

    This is not too suggest that Obama's personality doesn't bury McCain's.

    October 27, 2008 at 4:46 pm |
  228. Deb (New York)

    Jack I have been following Senator Obama since his keynote address in 2004. I have read his books, listened to his speeches and I feel he is my JFK. So no there is no way I would change my vote especially since I feel John McCain did not put Country First when he made his selection of Sara Palin as his running mate.

    October 27, 2008 at 4:46 pm |
  229. Bob D, Morrisown, NJ

    If incontrovertible proof was published that Obama had actually and personally committed terrorist acts against this country, and sought to bring it, its constitution, and its citizens to utter destruction so we may be subjugated by some great, purely evil, probably extraterrestrial power, I would have to reconsider my vote.

    Under those circumstances I might be forced to not vote and relocate to Planet Zircon in the Gemin-Omega Nebula prior to election day.

    October 27, 2008 at 4:46 pm |
  230. Christie, South Carolina

    Nothing could make me change my mind.

    Obama-Biden 08

    October 27, 2008 at 4:46 pm |
  231. ESH

    If John McCain and Sarah Palin were to publicly repudiate themselves for their own irresponsible, cavalier and dangerous language and then to campaign with sportsmanship. But that is an impossibility, so NEVER.

    October 27, 2008 at 4:47 pm |
  232. Sherry Little

    Nothing.

    Obama/Biden ‘08 & ‘12

    October 27, 2008 at 4:47 pm |
  233. sully, forest park ga

    well he would take a miracle such as the sky open and GOD tell me to vote for mccain and yet i would define GOD and vote for OBAMA.. Ohhhh I did vote for OBAMA 2 weeks ago.

    October 27, 2008 at 4:47 pm |
  234. Glen in Laurel, Maryland

    If Obama showed up to a rally wearing an overcoat made of kitten pelts, I might reconsider. But I'd hear him out first.

    October 27, 2008 at 4:47 pm |
  235. ken

    It is a shame that due to the media coverage being so slanted and sleazy the statements made by Joe Biden will now become true no matter which candidate wins. His chilling comments are perceived to be one of a threat from outside the borders of the United States but I think what Joe Biden was referring to is a Revolution from within. If McCain wins the violence will be immediate for Obama supporters will believe the election was stolen from him and the media will be banging the same drum and incite riots. You the media have only yourselves to blame for this. If Obama wins the resentment for how the media brainwashed the masses and attacked with such ferocity the integrity and character of one side while walking with blinders on when looking at the other will not be forgotten. The Socialist position taken by Obama will gradually evolve into class warfare. Just remember the irresponsible positions you have taken during this election and the country divide you have caused…..

    October 27, 2008 at 4:47 pm |
  236. Dan Nelson Lafayette,IN

    If one of the candidates would use the rest of the committed $700,0000,000,000 to prop up the poor instead of big banks and big business on wall street I would then be inclined to vote for him! It is about time all Americans get to enjoy life instead of struggling to put food on the table or a roof over their heads and pay their monthly bills!

    October 27, 2008 at 4:47 pm |
  237. Katrina

    1). GET RID OF PALIN

    2). FIND AWAY TO UNITE THIS COUNTRY IN A STATE OF TURMOIL.

    October 27, 2008 at 4:48 pm |
  238. Richard - Knoxville TN

    What would change my mind about my vote for President?

    Well - If McCain dumped Palin, even at this late date (Like TODAY), that would go a long way's toward changing who I voted for for president - I do not want anyone remotely like her anywhere near the White House and in a position of authority - Her track record shows exactly how she acts/reacts when she's given a little!!!!!!!

    October 27, 2008 at 4:48 pm |
  239. ken - florida

    Nothing, I voted the first day the polls were open. I voted Obama.

    October 27, 2008 at 4:49 pm |
  240. Nikole

    There is nothing that could change my mind. John McCain is the corrupt of the corrupt in Washington and is out to win at any cost. Sarah Palin is completely inexperienced. If those two win, I've said that I'll change my major to politics because if SHE can do it...anyone can.

    October 27, 2008 at 4:49 pm |
  241. Robert Schmidt

    I would vote for Nader if i thought he had a chance to win, but I'm voting Obama because McCain thinks we can stay in Iraq and likes to give tax breaks to big oil and then say Obama wants to spread the wealth around. Seems to me hes spreading it to the poor where it needs to be. McCain makes no sense. I know Americans are stupid but did he really think we were that stupid.. No, but he is for thinking so...I also think he needs to be examined for Alzheimers. He keeps saying "my friends" , but has none.lol

    Robert in Texas

    October 27, 2008 at 4:49 pm |
  242. Al Ferg

    Nothing! Nada! Nihil! Voted already for Obama/Biden in Florida.

    October 27, 2008 at 4:49 pm |
  243. RIGHTon in MN

    If I suddenly woke up from a 10 year dream and never heard of Obama or McCain, otherwisw it's Barack all the way!

    October 27, 2008 at 4:50 pm |
  244. Sonja Craythorne

    If Sarah Palin would resign from the race.

    Sonja Craythorne
    Miami, FL

    October 27, 2008 at 4:51 pm |
  245. Mertis

    Nothing Jack. I'll be voting for "That One".

    October 27, 2008 at 4:51 pm |
  246. crystal morris

    Nothing, Obama/Biden all the way. The other team are crazy.

    October 27, 2008 at 4:52 pm |
  247. Ian from Houston

    If McCain (or any one else) can prove more than 50% he said is true.

    October 27, 2008 at 4:52 pm |
  248. kristi-wa

    Nothing, McCain chose Palin. He showed all of us who he is with that pick. A pig with lipstick!

    October 27, 2008 at 4:52 pm |
  249. Dakota Don from Akra

    Jack,

    In the words of the redoubtable Steven Colbert .... 'Reality has a well known liberal bias'.

    So do I.

    Nothing on God's green earth could change my vote.

    October 27, 2008 at 4:52 pm |
  250. Rudy

    Ditto, Obama/Biden 2008. (I voted on Saturday after 5 hours in line)

    October 27, 2008 at 4:53 pm |
  251. Liz

    Nothing, I already had enough of Conservatives.

    October 27, 2008 at 4:54 pm |
  252. Ryan

    Absolutely nothing. McCain already nailed his coffin air-shut with all of his ramblings, lies, smears, and shameful campaigning. If he cared one iota about the middle class more than his revered party, he may have had a chance. But the middle class is angry, and they know exactly who will bring the change they need.
    Obama/Biden '08

    October 27, 2008 at 4:54 pm |
  253. Davis in NC

    If you ran for president Jack, I may just vote for you, if you put Obama on the ticket of course.

    October 27, 2008 at 4:54 pm |
  254. Corey Farmer

    I don't think you could get me to vote for mccain in any way... but to get me to not vote Obama, he'd have to resign to let Biden take his place.

    October 27, 2008 at 4:54 pm |
  255. Kevan

    Quite honestly, nothing. In my entire adult life I have never been more
    proud to have voted already for Barack Obama.

    October 27, 2008 at 4:54 pm |
  256. David, Silver Spring, MD

    What would get me to vote for McCain? Maybe a very large sack of money or a very strong blow to the head.

    October 27, 2008 at 4:55 pm |
  257. rfbaldesari@gmail.com

    It is too late for me to change my mind. Senator McCain ruined his chances by selecting Sarah Palin as his running mate. Admittedly I was originally for Senator Clinton. I will support and vote for Senator Obama the same as I would have for Hillary Clinton. Gov. Palin is the REASON McCain is so far behind. In my opinion, she is a ditz! McCain had so many other better choices. He is his own worst enemy in this election.

    October 27, 2008 at 4:55 pm |
  258. nancy

    positively nothing.
    obama/biden 08

    October 27, 2008 at 4:55 pm |
  259. chama

    If McCain campaign takes me to a $150K shopping spree and promise me I get to keep the clothes.

    October 27, 2008 at 4:55 pm |
  260. roger dowdle lockhart, tx

    I wouldn't change my vote! For the first time in a decade we have a candidate who is intelligent! McCain has shown over and over that he has poor judgement. Three planes he crashed before going to vietnam were due to poor judgement! The reason he waas shot down was poor judgement by flying too low. Other pilots have said that holding to the rules re elevation made it easy to evade SAM's. His decision to remain a prisoner instead of accepting early release meant that he succumbed to the nort viets and made anti U.S. propaganda. His inability to keep to one message, the selection of Palin, running a dirty campaign, Involvement with the Keating five, etc.

    October 27, 2008 at 4:55 pm |
  261. Hope

    NOTHING. McCain's fear mongering, personal attacks and choice of Palin as his runningmate secured my vote for Obama/Biden. Where is the straight talk, honorable McCain ? He seems to have sold his soul to become President.

    October 27, 2008 at 4:55 pm |
  262. Thomas, Yo.town, OH

    One of these two come right out and say they made a mistake in voting for the bail out package that contained 20% pork. They will make known the names of individuals that pushed for the pork in that bill and will denounce that person's support for them if that person endorses him or has endorsed him as President. From now on, they will vow to say what they mean, and mean what they say.

    October 27, 2008 at 4:55 pm |
  263. DA15

    I have been waiting 8 years to get Bushy out of office, I would rather chew my arm off than vote for any Rethuglican. 8 more days, get off the fence undecided voters, time to stand up and do the right thing.
    VOTE: O B A M A / B I D E N 0 8'

    October 27, 2008 at 4:55 pm |
  264. zach

    NOTHING!

    Obama 08

    October 27, 2008 at 4:55 pm |
  265. Matt - QC, AZ

    Nothing could make me vote for John McCain.

    October 27, 2008 at 4:56 pm |
  266. Mark San Angelo, Texas

    Nothing.............I voted Saturday!!!

    October 27, 2008 at 4:56 pm |
  267. Tom from Oregon

    Nothing, I have already voted

    October 27, 2008 at 4:56 pm |
  268. Joe Ohio

    McCain would get my vote if become a socialist, and showed an extreme distaste for the United States Constitution. Communists for Obama! It's as close as we're going to get guys.

    October 27, 2008 at 4:56 pm |
  269. Michelle, Central PA

    It's been almost 2 years of bombardment by the assorted campaigns. Anyone who hasn't heard enough to be pretty much set by now, you have a problem making decisions!

    October 27, 2008 at 4:56 pm |
  270. Otis

    A third party candidate that the news media would cover, for a change.

    October 27, 2008 at 4:56 pm |
  271. Raymond Gellner

    Jack,
    Obama'a handling of the negative attacks from MCain and Palin have solidified his Presidential stature. Add to that his calm and well-reasoned demeaner and he's exactly what we need at this moment in history.
    At the time of the conventions I was 70% to 80% confident that Obama had the capability to be a good president, now I am 99.9% sure that he has the potential to be one of our greatest presidents.
    Of course he could underachieve, but for the sake our our nation's future, regardless of party affiliation (or lack thereof in my case), let's all hope and work together for success.

    Raymond
    Charlotte, NC

    October 27, 2008 at 4:57 pm |
  272. chama

    If McCain's campaign takes me to a $150K shopping spree and promise me I get to keep the clothes.

    Portsmouth,NH

    October 27, 2008 at 4:57 pm |
  273. Joe

    In all Honesty, McCain had my vote and lost it because i say him as shifting from his maverick platform. Obama had my vote from McCain, but lost it as i observed his character, and his policies closer. McCain Finally won back my vote this week when I believe he sounded much like his old self again. So my vote has changed a few times over the election.

    October 27, 2008 at 4:57 pm |
  274. Josh

    Nothing feasible. It is impossible at this point for the McCain campaign to redeem themselves. The best they can do is stop their negativity and gracefully bow out. Barack Obama has my vote.

    October 27, 2008 at 4:57 pm |
  275. Kel, Florida

    I have already made up my mind to vote for Obama. The only way I can vote for McCain is:
    1. If he sends that inexperienced good-for- nothing Palin back to Alaska.
    2. Appologises to the nation for all his negativity during the course of this campaign.
    3. Join Obama's campaign as their waterboy.

    Then, he can get my vote. I hope he doesn't feel like these are "terrorist" demands... Go OBAMA/BIDEN 2008

    October 27, 2008 at 4:57 pm |
  276. marrig San Francisco, CA

    Nothing could make me vote for McCain Palin.

    Obama 08

    October 27, 2008 at 4:58 pm |
  277. Steve

    I've already voted absentee for Obama. However, if McCain were to dump Sarah Palin for Mitt Romney, I think that's something that would lead a lot of people to support him (and make me regret my vote!)

    October 27, 2008 at 4:58 pm |
  278. bluephilly

    Nothing. We don't need Palin to bring her bag of dirty tricks to the White House. McCain should watch his back because she and her pushy husband want to be Mr. and Mrs. President in the worse way. McCain is already sick so I could see them finding a way to help him along.

    October 27, 2008 at 4:58 pm |
  279. Rhea, Ann Abor, Michigan

    Jack,

    If John McCain was to drink some magic potion that would make him 30 years younger, African American and named Barack Obama, then maybe I would change my vote for President.

    October 27, 2008 at 4:58 pm |
  280. melissa

    Nothing!!! Voted Saturday for OBAMA/BIDEN!!!!!! Yay!

    October 27, 2008 at 4:58 pm |
  281. Matt in Las Vegas, NV

    Only thing that would keep me from voting for Barack Obama would be the litteral END of the world. And then my vote wouldn't change, it just wouldn't happen.

    October 27, 2008 at 4:59 pm |
  282. Jonathan

    I really hope it's a blowout. Obama is the most intelligent man for the job. Period. Nothing could change my mind.

    October 27, 2008 at 4:59 pm |
  283. Peter of Oregon

    Absolutely nothing.

    Obama/Biden '08/12

    October 27, 2008 at 4:59 pm |
  284. Nancy

    Brain washing...some ethical and moral part of my brain would have to be removed or washed away!

    And to think I probably would have voted for the McCain of 8 years ago!

    Nancy
    Tucson, AZ

    October 27, 2008 at 5:00 pm |
  285. Marjo, Oakland, Ca

    Maybe if little green men came down and kidnapped Obama and Biden...nah, even then I couldn't vote for McCain...Hilary as a write-in candidate!

    October 27, 2008 at 5:00 pm |
  286. Greg

    Nothing.

    October 27, 2008 at 5:00 pm |
  287. Brina

    Nothing....I voted for Obama on the 16th.....even if I had to wait until the 4th, I would still vote for Obama regardless of what the other ticket says......

    October 27, 2008 at 5:00 pm |
  288. Irene, Arizona

    The only thing that would make me change my vote is if they replaced Obama with a truly qualified person, then I'd vote democrat.

    McCain/Palin '08, already voted.

    October 27, 2008 at 5:00 pm |
  289. Cindy Crawford, Ohio

    Is it just me or are the plurality of folks commenting on this blog Obama-supporters?

    October 27, 2008 at 5:00 pm |
  290. Brian

    Nothing could change my pick for president since I have already voted for Barack Obama and Joe Biden. They will bring change to this country while their buddy John McCain won't!!!

    October 27, 2008 at 5:00 pm |
  291. Peter of Oregon

    Too late! Already cast my vote early.

    Obama/Biden '08/12

    October 27, 2008 at 5:01 pm |
  292. Keith (New York)

    If Obama ripped off his mask and turned out to be Bush and McCain ripped off his mask and turned out to be Obama, then I suppose I would vote for McCain. Or would I then still be voting for Obama?...

    October 27, 2008 at 5:01 pm |
  293. Kathy

    Jack,
    The only way my mind could be changed is if space aliens, or Satan himself took control of my mind, body, and soul. Even then, it wouldn't matter, I already voted for our future President Barack Obama!
    Kathy in FL

    October 27, 2008 at 5:01 pm |
  294. Sue, Morris Plains, NJ

    My mind has been made up and nothing will change my choice. I wish the election were tomorrow so we wouldn't be subject to the negativity and ugliness of this campaign. My biggest fear though is that this election will be challenged and we will have to endure the whining of the candidate who lost.

    October 27, 2008 at 5:02 pm |
  295. Oliver

    Just wish McCain didn't pick Palin, also his health concerns me. Obama on the other hand has the right judgment and temperament to be the President. So I will vote for Obama/Biden 08 and probably 2012, because I am pretty sure he will govern much better than W.

    October 27, 2008 at 5:02 pm |
  296. Ken MI

    The 2001 Obama interview where he repeatedly stated "I want to spread the wealth." The response by his campaign to cut off a reporter for asking about his Marxist leanings. The respone by his spokesman who stated "we will punish any reporter who questions Obama."
    GW moved us from Democracy to Socialism with the help of the Democratic congress. Obama is moving us to Marxism. He'll be a one term president. His spokespersons are moving us to Nazism.

    October 27, 2008 at 5:02 pm |
  297. Lorna Ferguson, Warminster, PA

    Nothing this side of heaven...I am anxiously anticipating casting my vote for Barack Obama/ Joe Biden as is the rest of my family from Maine to California!

    October 27, 2008 at 5:02 pm |
  298. Cory - Madison, WI

    While there are plenty of differences between the candidates I see no value in either the Democratic or Republican parties and will not support either candidate. Where is Mickey Mouse when you need him?

    October 27, 2008 at 5:02 pm |
  299. TS - San Francisco, CA

    Nothing! I have supported Barack Obama since the beginning and have not changed my mind.

    October 27, 2008 at 5:02 pm |
  300. Don

    Nothing would change my vote right now, but I have a suggestion for McCain: If he wants independent voters, he should drop Palin in favor of Sen. Olympia Snowe!

    October 27, 2008 at 5:02 pm |
  301. Joan: Burlington, VT

    Having ahe threesome of Pelosi, Reid, and Obama already has changed my vote.

    October 27, 2008 at 5:02 pm |
  302. Drew

    If the McCain and Palin finally give up, then there would be no reason to vote, but then again my mind would not have changed so I guess the answer is.

    Nothing.

    October 27, 2008 at 5:03 pm |
  303. Lisa

    Short of the heavens opening, my hearing a loud resounding voice saying, Let there be Palin, absolutely nothing!
    Obama/Biden '08 & '12

    October 27, 2008 at 5:03 pm |
  304. DC (NYC)

    McCain and Palin would have to drop out of politics entirely in order for me to reconsider the republican ticket.

    October 27, 2008 at 5:03 pm |
  305. Tom

    Nothing – – McCain came into our state, CA, 2 years ago and worked with the Governor on a number of propositions . I let him know then that he lost my vote and lots of Californians votes because we are sick and tired if propositions. He's bull headed, like Bush. We need a fresh start and that's why I;m voting for Obama.

    October 27, 2008 at 5:03 pm |
  306. Joanne, Kenosha WI

    Nothing !!! McCain/Palin would be the worst thing this country could
    endure right now with they have not been focusing ont he issues of the economy or the war or the bailout crisis. I am so sick of hearing McCain saying" I can do it " he has not done anyting for the last 8 years with Bush why would he change now, with lies to get our vote, my vote is going to Obama. Obama/Biden 08

    October 27, 2008 at 5:03 pm |
  307. Sharon

    No Jack, there isn't. My mind was made up early on. I see something in Obama that is rare and as I've been watching him he has only confirmed that. I believe he is the kind of person we need right now. I tossed McCain out a long time ago. He has been running for the wrong reason – it's personal. If I never hear "maverick, my friends, I have the scars to prove it, I know how to do that, or I was tied up for 5 years" it will be too soon for me. He has nothing to offer and there is nothing he can do at this point to change my mind.

    October 27, 2008 at 5:03 pm |
  308. Kevin B. King

    I am a loyal Barack Obama supporter and I can't think of anything that would change my position. The Republican Party has done such a terrible job of managing this country that we need to have a change in leadership ASAP/

    Kevin King
    Front Royal, Virginia

    October 27, 2008 at 5:03 pm |
  309. Jean

    Nothing – I've already voted for Obama in NC.

    October 27, 2008 at 5:03 pm |
  310. Marsha

    It wont change my mind at all, I care too much for this country and Barack seems to fit right into the shoe

    October 27, 2008 at 5:03 pm |
  311. Kathy from Georgia

    Nothing. I waited in line for 4 hours today to vote early for Obama. He is the man! He is going to be a smart, wonderful president for our country. He will be a breath of fresh air for America!

    October 27, 2008 at 5:03 pm |
  312. Wendy

    There is nothing that would make me change my mind at this time. I feel hope with Senator Obama, I feel he truly wants the best for all Americans and will do everything possible to make good decisions for every American and America needs him at this time.

    October 27, 2008 at 5:03 pm |
  313. Geoffrey

    I can't vote : I'm one of those foreigners abroad...
    But still : the whole world is catching it's breath and hoping.
    Can the US again regain moral substance in the concert of nations ?
    If the world could vote... And next to nothing could get it to change its mind. Obama clearly is the universal choice. You have a unique opportunity.
    Our deepest wish : welcome back to Earth on November 4th !

    October 27, 2008 at 5:04 pm |
  314. Paul V

    It would take an act of GOD to change my mind. I have given McCain as much rope to hang himself with and he did that a long time ago.

    I was going Democrat more then likely from the start, but I still was willing to hear everyone out on the issues before making up my mind. However, at this point there are too many issues facing this country to not pick Obama. Health Care, War in Iraq, the Economy, our future Green Economy, our standings with the rest of the world. Basically a total reversal of the last 8 years is an absolute must for our future. Even if Obama is at best an average US President. It will still change the way the rest of the world views this country. PIcking McCain will change absolutely nothing. We need to get out of the past and show these republicans that they can NOT be rewarded for the last 8 years of there efforts.

    October 27, 2008 at 5:04 pm |
  315. Kwame

    God coming down to earth to tell me the last few weeks of watching the candidates was a dream and that it was Obama that made the mistakes that John has made and that it is McCain who stood tall like a president.

    GObama 08

    October 27, 2008 at 5:04 pm |
  316. winsome1235

    Nothing at all. I have seen and heard enough and my choice is Obama. I am disappointed in the McCain campaign and its fits and starts, along with the ease in which it stretches the truth beyond recognition. More than change, I need to see a steady hand at the till and from what I have seen, Obama has the more steady hand and reasoned approach to situations.

    October 27, 2008 at 5:04 pm |
  317. Louis Carrio

    Nothing can change my mind. I have already voted for Obama-Biden after 45 consecutive years voting Republican. We need change and you can't get change electing the same party with the same failed policies. It is time for people-oriented politics rooted in fairness for all.

    October 27, 2008 at 5:05 pm |
  318. Dbrown, California

    Two words, Jack. DUMP PALIN.

    October 27, 2008 at 5:05 pm |
  319. Christine, Edmeston NY

    I'm decided on Obama. But three things would change my mind:
    1. Obama and McCain swap running mates. 2. Obama and McCain swap political philosophies. 3. Hell freezes over.

    October 27, 2008 at 5:05 pm |
  320. Susie in oklahoma

    Absolutely nothing could change my mind. I've made a strong choice in Obama/Biden for President and Vice President. It's a choice that I don't make lightly but am estatic for him to win. Obama and Hillary Clinton have made me pay attention to this election and this will be the first time I will vote. I've also made a decision to go into Political Science when I start college in the spring. They've given me hope and I'm proud of my decision.

    October 27, 2008 at 5:05 pm |
  321. Mary Frances Charlton

    Nothing, considering I've already voted.
    OBAMA/BIDEN '08!

    October 27, 2008 at 5:05 pm |
  322. G-Man

    1) Drop Palin
    2) Replace with Colin Powell

    Then *maybe* I'd reconsider.

    October 27, 2008 at 5:05 pm |
  323. Brandie, Atlanta GA

    I'm a Georgia Early Voter and have no regrets about my vote for OBAMA/BIDEN 08

    October 27, 2008 at 5:05 pm |
  324. Gip, FL

    I'd vote for the first guy to pull his Ad's off TV.

    October 27, 2008 at 5:05 pm |
  325. TheatreCrazyRedhea

    Nothing. I received my ballot 3 weeks ago and it was back in the mail within 15 minutes. I can't wait for this all to be over!

    October 27, 2008 at 5:06 pm |
  326. Jonathan N.

    McCain would have to show real independent thought from his handlers, and frankly become more consistent with his message. None of which I think can be demonstrated in 7 days.
    Back in Feb-March I was heavily leaning McCain even though I identify more as a Dem. In the last 8 months I've been watching McCain bow to the party's whims, in an attempt to bring the conservative base onboard. This culminated, I believe, in the choice of Sarah Palin.
    Also in the last 4 months his message did more "flip flopping" then I've ever seen a politician do in such a short time period. I simply can not tell what is true anymore and what is a line to get my vote. For me it comes down to trust. I trust Obama more then I do McCain.
    And finally there is Mrs. Palin. Simply put I will not vote for any ticket that has that person on it. She is a radical that puts Bush to shame and frankly she scares the crap out of me.

    October 27, 2008 at 5:06 pm |
  327. Jamara - Liberal in Los Angeles, CA

    Nothing!!!!!! Obama/Biden – 08

    October 27, 2008 at 5:06 pm |
  328. Mary Haskell, Bloomington IL

    My decision was made "eons" ago; I have voted and I have voted for Senator Barack Obama and nothing McCain says will make me regret that. mhh

    October 27, 2008 at 5:06 pm |
  329. Kipp from Pennsylvania

    There are any number of things that could cause me to change my vote. If Senator McCain were to die between now and election day, if Senator Obama suddenly respected life over politics, if the rest of the world stopped using terrorism as a means to an end, if nuclear bombs no longer worked; if any of these, then I would change my vote.
    However, for now I know that I live in a country that is veering closer to socialism daily, that our country is using our military to prevent wars that would see nuclear weapons used but costing us the lives of good young men, and that most people here believe that they have the right to do whatever they want regardless of the consequences to our society.
    It isn't the republicans or the democrats that have caused our issues, it is the selfishness and greed of our leaders at the national, state and local levels that is compromising our way of life.
    I know that I do not have all the answers, and I also know that neither do the media or the politicians.

    October 27, 2008 at 5:06 pm |
  330. James

    Nothing I am not going to change my mind at this point.

    Also people keep in mind Obama is getting support by 12% of Republicans so keep talking smack and that number will dwindle.

    Does Obama need the Republican vote to win?

    October 27, 2008 at 5:06 pm |
  331. brad

    If it comes out that Obama is really an alien from another planet, I guess I would have to consider voting for Bob Barr.

    October 27, 2008 at 5:06 pm |
  332. Fisher

    Nothing Jack,
    There is nothing much keeping anyone from desiding. The choises are crystal clear. My mind was set up last year, and I'm strong Obama supporter ever since. I'm excited to vote for the first time in my life.
    Fisher, from Richfield, MN

    October 27, 2008 at 5:06 pm |
  333. Randy fin Harrisonburg, VA

    Most of us - Democractic and Republican - who have been paying attention, watching the debates, reading the newspaper, and actively engaging in discernment have decided who we're going to vote for and are unlikely to change our minds at this point. I'm concerned, however, about the undecided voters who can't make up their mind between two of the most un-alike candidates we've ever seen. I'd hate to see this election decided by those incapable of making an informed decision - and we've had plenty of information.

    October 27, 2008 at 5:06 pm |
  334. Paul

    After 2 years of being bombarded with political grenades, I think the only thing that could change my mind would be two different candidates.

    October 27, 2008 at 5:07 pm |
  335. Suzmardav

    Nothing... There are no smoke and mirror shows the GOP can come up with.
    Watching how the GOP handled things this campaign + the last 8 years= My Obama/Biden vote

    October 27, 2008 at 5:07 pm |
  336. JK in Seattle

    Hi Jack

    Tell me if McCain can do the following and I will change my vote:

    1. Honesty
    2. Integrity
    3. Modesty
    4. Respect
    5. Composure
    6. Intelligence
    7. Presence of Mind
    8. Persuasive
    9. Solidarity
    10. Unity

    These are most essential for a President. And McCain gets less than ZERO of these Jack! And after that he betrayed the nation by picking garbage as a running mate. Does he really love our great nation? Someone please tell me? Jack?

    October 27, 2008 at 5:07 pm |
  337. Mickie in California

    What could change? Another lie, another misrepresentation, another character assault? Nope, I think I've heard them all and I'll vote for Obama!

    October 27, 2008 at 5:07 pm |
  338. Amos in Terre Haute, Indiana

    Seeing as I already voted, nothing. Ignoring that, McCain could make me feel a lot better about him if he'd drop Palin. We've had eight years too many of Joe Six-Pack in the Whitehouse, and I don't trust McCain's health to hold out in such a stressful job.

    October 27, 2008 at 5:07 pm |
  339. ERIC AND MILI

    The way is going. We have no choise but to have a muslim president , that would be the big change. So God help us in America and Israel...

    October 27, 2008 at 5:16 pm |
  340. John

    Obama would push back Christians values that this great nation was biuld on, and the sad thing is nobody cares.

    October 27, 2008 at 5:16 pm |
  341. Betty in Texas

    Nothing.

    October 27, 2008 at 5:16 pm |
  342. d powell

    I am a Canadian....TG!!!!!! Can't vote in your election, but the interest we Canadian spectators have in the whole 'circus' going on there is mind blowing. We just finished our Canadian Federal election, have to admit it was rather boring. Most of our friends think Obama/Biden is the ONLY choice in your Country, the other option is a person way past retirement age & a bit dottering with a running mate who doesn't have a clue. But hey, she looks good. To be serious, who would I rather have representing my Country?? Someone who is smart, speaks well and is cool, calm & collected and has the answers re Taxes, Health Care, (our Universal health care is great) and someone who can bring the change your Country so badly needs. The only 'mind-changer' could be if Barack threw a Hissy fit in public & punched Joe then swore unprintable words, sorta like JM. Not gonna happen.
    BTW Jack, so happy you are back...can't begin to tell you how much you were missed, you are the high point of my afternoon.
    Donna

    October 27, 2008 at 5:16 pm |
  343. Valerie in Chicago

    I'm voting for Obama, and there is not one thing that could change my mind to vote for a republican. I seem be having a very hard time understanding their their mindset – their views and thoughts on many issues are beyond my level of understanding – all I hear coming out of republican mouths is a lot of ignorance.

    October 27, 2008 at 5:16 pm |
  344. Mick Hamden CT

    Only a lobotomy. Go Obama!

    October 27, 2008 at 5:16 pm |
  345. Jason

    When Barack Obama starts acting like a real Democrat and not a pseudo-Republican I'll reconsider my vote, but for now, my vote is for Ralph Nader.

    October 27, 2008 at 5:17 pm |
  346. Paul H from Los Angeles, CA

    Nothing. Mccain's policies are too stupid for my taste.

    October 27, 2008 at 5:18 pm |
  347. E.C. Mitchell

    Jack,
    You are off the change at times because you speak your mind and I like it. Every day that I watch you are on television, it appears that you make any argument seems logical and respected. Please keep up the extraordinary work. We missed you last week.

    October 27, 2008 at 5:18 pm |
  348. Lucinda Johnston, Tampa Florida

    I can't change my vote because I already voted! However, he could make be regret it by dumping Sarah Palin and admitting he made a mistake. Convincing Warren Buffet to take her place would be a big plus too!!

    October 27, 2008 at 5:18 pm |
  349. Anthony from Philly

    Well as you can se from the responses, your only audience is the Obamabots, and they have already been programed to riot if Obama does not win. Tearing the country asunder with their hate. So why as why?

    October 27, 2008 at 5:18 pm |
  350. Jason

    Five bucks. My vote's meaningless since I live in a dark blue state. We should get off the electoral system so that my vote can offset Joe the Plumber's.

    October 27, 2008 at 5:19 pm |
  351. Brian from Fort Mill, SC

    If John McCain proves that he's not like George Bush by shooting him in the face, then I might vote for him!

    October 27, 2008 at 5:19 pm |
  352. Ben in California

    Nothing. However, in regards to the bail out plan. Why has nobody discussed slashes in credit card rates down to a 6% level. This would allow more principal to be paid and free up credit that has already been established to stimulate more spending. I know all the experts say to pay off all debt, but for almost everyone I know that is not reality. If rates were not so hi credit could work to help consumers bail them selves out.

    October 27, 2008 at 5:19 pm |
  353. Stephaney from Lighthouse Point, Florida

    He means they share a common Republican view: to keep taxes low for ALL Americans, to keep us safe, and to create opportunity- NOT GOVERNMENT SPREADING THE WEALTH AROUND!

    October 27, 2008 at 5:19 pm |
  354. mike kotula

    One of those touch screen voting machines that register McCain when you vote for Obama. Only a millionaire or an idiot would vote for McCain on purpose. Like Warren Buffet says "this country is in an all out class war and my class one". The Conservative Right fall for all of the Karl Rove B.S. and don't understand that by voting for McCain they are simply voting themselves into future poverty.

    Mike Kotula
    Caledonia, Michigan

    October 27, 2008 at 5:19 pm |
  355. Roger from Topeka Kansas

    If Obama were to withdraw, I would change my vote from Obama to "NO"!

    October 27, 2008 at 5:19 pm |
  356. Ray

    Negative ads by McCain put me on the fence from voting for him. His selection of Palin pushed me over to go against McCain and pro Obama.

    October 27, 2008 at 5:19 pm |
  357. Hylan Givot, Chicago, IL

    Nothing we need a breath of fresh in this country to blow away all those cobwebs and give a nice clean start.

    October 27, 2008 at 5:19 pm |
  358. Lee in MN

    NOTHING
    We need a change from the past eight years. We cannot afford an extension of the Bush policy and no matter what McCain says, he is stuck with the GOP policy and platform.

    October 27, 2008 at 5:20 pm |
  359. Brenton Clark

    Since I'm working at my election precinct I had to vote by mail, so at this point even if I were to change my mind it's too late.

    October 27, 2008 at 5:20 pm |
  360. Denniejj

    Nothing......I voted last Wednesday.

    October 27, 2008 at 5:20 pm |
  361. Aaron Whitehead

    Nothing. Actually maybe Obama simply because he successfully brought 100,000 idiots together at one time in Denver over the weekend. I guess he could be an influential leader. I think people could say Hitler was a very effective leader; he got thousands of people to buy into his obscure and evil beliefs. Obama will be the down fall of this great country, his policies and associations will turn America into the next member of the EU. What happened to the spine and intelligence of Americans, some of the hardest working individuals in the world.

    October 27, 2008 at 5:20 pm |
  362. Neal Witkin (Marion, Connecticut)

    Jack,

    After a year and a half of campaign primaries, caucuses, polls, debates, and stump speeches, I have decided to vote for the candidate of my choice on my birthday and elect a new President who promises to change the way things are done, fight for the middle class and make government more responsible and respected the world over.
    Simply, we have had enough of the Republicans in power in the executive branch, it's time to vote for the people's party and the democratic way of life. My vote stays with Obama and Biden for a better USA !

    October 27, 2008 at 5:20 pm |
  363. FR

    Maybe the 6% of people who do not vote for Obama or McCain are not really undecided. They vote for someone else, but the way the question pollsters ask does not include their choice.

    October 27, 2008 at 5:20 pm |
  364. Michelle ONeal

    Nothing at this point, not even his economics team he had on stage with him this morning in Cleveland. Too Little Too Late McSame!

    October 27, 2008 at 5:20 pm |
  365. Angela Tacoma Washington

    What would make me change my mind on my vote for president? The fact that I lost it,(My Mind) had no idea who I am, where I was, what I was doing, and then voted John McCain...

    October 27, 2008 at 5:20 pm |
  366. Caleb

    I would like to see McCain go for a day without mentioning Joe the Plumber, maybe I will consider voting for him then. Honestly I am tired of hearing about Joe the plumber. The dude does not even pay his taxes.

    October 27, 2008 at 5:21 pm |
  367. lorraine

    nothing I've already seen lay offs because of Obama possiably getting in i can live with the results because I'm on ssi. &ssd. but can the real WORKING CLASS because OBAMA goes up so does unemployment we all know that the rich is who employ most Americans and they won't lose money to employ more people, just make the employees work harder the dem have played dirty this election Hilary couldn't stand up to the insults so I've lost respect for her the Obama camp especially Jermaine, Richardson and the American people arte BRAIN WASHED!

    October 27, 2008 at 5:21 pm |
  368. Ryan from Texas

    I'm afraid it's too late for me to change my pick. I voted for Barack Obama on Tuesday, October 21, 2008. However, there really isn't anything John McCain could have said or done to sway my vote anyway. I listened to him. I researched both candidates thoroughly, and my choice is a solid one. Barack Obama simply matches my views better than John McCain. I really hope John McCain doesn't get his wish of the polls being inaccurate. I hope I wake up in the morning on November 5 to a TV telling me that our president elect is Barack Obama.

    October 27, 2008 at 5:22 pm |
  369. Just One Canadian

    Not a chance,
    Even if I could vote in the US my mind was made up a long time ago and I know I have a lot of friends of mine that we are all crossing our fingers for Obama.
    All the spin and negative ads are annoying and unwelcome. 8 years ago I was a McCain supporter and I want to know what happened to that man cause that is not just a person I could vote for but also had my respect.

    October 27, 2008 at 5:22 pm |
  370. mac

    If I felt that a third party candidate really had a chance of winning, that is how I 'would' vote. On November 5th I will begin to formulate a campaign for the third party candidate of my choice. I will work for the next 4 years to ensure they get on the ballot, in the debates and I am sure they will be able to help the citizens of this great country what the government really stands for. "We the people..."

    October 27, 2008 at 5:22 pm |
  371. Richard - Manassas, Virginia

    Jack,

    A time machine and a savvier blow to the head! I already voted for Obama, and it was an easy choice.

    October 27, 2008 at 5:22 pm |
  372. Rodell Calfornia

    Jack... at this point, nothing would change my mind. Obama is needed and will lead us in a more positive and productive way. We need CHANGE and new ledership. I am casting my vote for Obama!

    October 27, 2008 at 5:24 pm |
  373. Anon

    Only if for the rest of my life I would have several world famous chefs to cook for me for the rest of my life. And if McCain dressed up like a ninja, took out the secret service in hand to hand combat and crapped on Bush's chest.

    October 27, 2008 at 5:24 pm |
  374. Brant from Little Rock, AR

    What would change my mind to vote for McCain? When pigs wearing lipstick learn to fly.

    October 27, 2008 at 5:24 pm |
  375. Thom Richer

    Much too late to change my mind. If you don't know who you are voting for and why you are voting for him by now you know little about why either one would be your choice and will vote just for the sake of voting. If two years of campaigning hasn't made up your mind by now you haven't been paying attention. However, the main reason for my mind not being changed is I have already cast my vote and it would have been the same November 4th. come hell or high water. Maybe, just maybe, if the Republican party picked other candidates than the ones on the ballot, I might have considered changing my mind.

    Thom
    Negaunee, MI

    October 27, 2008 at 5:24 pm |
  376. ML in Kansas

    Nothing..voted by absentee ballot for Obama a week ago.

    October 27, 2008 at 5:24 pm |
  377. Frederick Wasti

    Absolutely nothing.

    If I get run over by a car, I'll crawl to the polls to vote for Obama. If I get run over by a truck, I'll rise from the dead to cast my vote for Obama.

    Absolutely nothing.

    October 27, 2008 at 5:24 pm |
  378. Rolando

    A promise to prosecute Bush and Cheney for war crimes

    October 27, 2008 at 5:24 pm |
  379. Lynn from Arizona

    Absolutely nothing. Already mailed in my early ballot for Obama Biden!

    October 27, 2008 at 5:24 pm |
  380. David Barklow

    George Bush, Dick Cheney, Condi Rice, Don Rumsfeld and the whole Congressional leadership, along with Alberto Gonzales and most of the rest of the cabinet voluntarily submit themselves in Brussels at the World Court and turn themselves in for War Crimes, after turning down pardons for themselves here.

    Then...maybe.....

    October 27, 2008 at 5:25 pm |
  381. Andy in Houston

    Nothing. I have already voted for McCain. I am afraid of what is going to happen to my taxes if Obama is elected. I am afraid that the Pro Choice people will lead us to a place that will be terrible for the unborn. We will get what we deserve if we put the Liberal Elite in charge. Don't tell us America that we didn't warn you. And you know what to all you people our there who hate Palin. She is a popular Govenor and a good person. Lay off!!!!

    October 27, 2008 at 5:25 pm |
  382. Jordan in Winchester, Massachusetts

    Granted, I'm seventeen and cannot vote, but if I had a vote, it would undoubtedly be for Obama. McCain has lost all of my respect quite frankly and I have no doubt that a President Obama will bolster our country's morale. If Obama runs the White House how he has run his campaign, we Americans can relax a bit in the face of our various crises. There isn't anything that could change my (would be) vote even if I could vote.

    October 27, 2008 at 5:25 pm |
  383. Peahen

    Obama to McCain? Nothing. Not anything at all could change my pick.

    October 27, 2008 at 5:25 pm |
  384. Lisa C. from Chicago, IL

    There's nothing that could happen that I couldn't rationalize.

    October 27, 2008 at 5:25 pm |
  385. D O'Neal

    OBAMA/BIDEN 2008 & 2012.... GO DEMOCRATS....

    October 27, 2008 at 5:25 pm |
  386. Rachel in Jackson, Mississippi

    The only thing that would change my mind about who I vote for on November 4th would be if John McCain switched parties. As a young female with my goals in full view, there is no way I would jeopardize my future by electing another Republican to the White House. Enough is enough.

    October 27, 2008 at 5:25 pm |
  387. Charles, American expat in Germany

    Nothing at all. Voted absentee for Obama / Biden.

    October 27, 2008 at 5:25 pm |
  388. calvin

    as of now not a thing. the pick i have made is from my hearing there promises which will not be keep by both. i am a frim beliver in work for your pay help some of the time not give to people or person who do not try to help themself.

    October 27, 2008 at 5:26 pm |
  389. Connie

    Nothing can change my mind. Even if Mccain apologises to the U.S people for his negative campaign. Nothing!!! The change we need is finally coming...

    Obama 08

    October 27, 2008 at 5:26 pm |
  390. Steve of Placerville

    Nothing can change my mind. I can't vote for an abortion loving socialist.

    October 27, 2008 at 5:32 pm |
  391. Alex.G , Toronto

    Pailins dumb as a doorknob mccain isnt the sharpest tool in the shed but bringing a female into the race was actually a good idea... Too bad it probably wasn't his idea must likely a contribution from one of his many advisers and analysts.

    October 27, 2008 at 5:32 pm |
  392. Chris in Connecticut

    Rachael from Jackson Miss. is exactly what is wrong with America, people dont think for themselves anymore, they just listen to what they hear and then generalize. You people wouldn't vote for Jesus if he ran on the Republican ticket in 2008

    October 27, 2008 at 5:32 pm |
  393. Dan

    Well Jack,

    This won't change my vote, but I would recommend that John McCain DROP the anchor on his ticket and nominate McCain from 2000. Then I think he would beat Obama.

    October 27, 2008 at 5:32 pm |
  394. Orlando

    Nothing, I voted early for Obama/Biden

    October 27, 2008 at 5:32 pm |
  395. E.C. Mitchell

    I would probably change my vote if you ran for the highest office in the land, with Lou being your VP. Then, he could work on securing the borders.

    October 27, 2008 at 5:33 pm |
  396. Tom

    The sheer bias in the print and television coverage of this election campaign is not just bewildering, but appalling. And over the last few months I've found myself slowly moving from shaking my head at the obvious one-sided reporting, to actually shouting at the screen of my television and my laptop computer.

    October 27, 2008 at 5:33 pm |
  397. Craig in Kansas

    Oddly enough, I am one of the people who is still undecided. But my indecision is not between McCain and Obama, but between Nader and Obama. Most people mention that I would be throwing away my vote if I decide on Nader. But, I live in Kansas which is solid Republican territory.
    I feel like I don't have a vote due to the Electoral College. But, if I am to "throw away" my vote, I want it to be between the better of the 2 candidates and not the lesser of 2 evils.

    October 27, 2008 at 5:33 pm |
  398. Mark

    Not a thing could change my vote, as I have already voted early for Obama and Biden. Unless, of course, the Republicans find some way to modify my electronic vote, or have me declared ineligible...

    October 27, 2008 at 5:34 pm |
  399. Obiba , Niagara, New York

    Obaaaaaaama all the way. Love McCain for his sacrifice for the Country but we all know he Just Cannot Do The Job

    October 27, 2008 at 5:34 pm |
  400. Jack Hunsucker

    I guess that Hell could freeze over and give some credence to the Republican's long denial concerening global warming.

    October 27, 2008 at 5:34 pm |
  401. Chris

    Unless McCain saved the planet from invading Aliens and Obama cooked small children I really can't see me changing my vote

    October 27, 2008 at 5:34 pm |
  402. Kadavy, Nebraska

    Nothing.

    I'm a registered Democrat, but vote for the individual and not the party. Last election we were saddled with a trigger happy cowboy and a man who flipped and flopped on everything he said... we didn't have a real choice... I voted Bush... he seemed like the lesser of two evils.

    This time the choice is clear. We do need change and people in place that can make it happen. I hope that Obama, Biden and their staff will start us on a path in which America can truly be great once again.

    October 27, 2008 at 5:34 pm |
  403. Dennis Eshelman

    Jack, something very spectacular would have to happen between now and tomorrow morning, when I go to vote under Indiana's early voting law. McCain would have to drop Caribou Barbie from the ticket and apologize to the American people for this travesty. He would have to pick up somebody that had a chance to win. In my opinion Palin has destroyed the Republican ticket and the GOP as a whole... and not because of her gender. She has done more harm to the GOP than George W. Bush.

    Dennis from Peru, Indiana

    October 27, 2008 at 5:34 pm |
  404. Jerry

    Whatever happen to common sense...Thank God I have some!
    Already voted too!
    Bye bye to bush/ mccain.
    U won't be missed

    October 27, 2008 at 5:34 pm |
  405. Mike Hollywood Calif.

    If John McCain was suddenly the John McCain of 2000.

    October 27, 2008 at 5:34 pm |
  406. Pam

    The only thing that would switch my vote from McCain to Obama would be if all of the new reporting on Obama suddenly came out with this statement..."Ooops, our bad. All of the FACTS we have reported on Obama are lies". Change is indeed a good thing, however, don't ask for a tissue when your realize that the "change" is not what you expected.

    October 27, 2008 at 5:34 pm |
  407. Ian Colte

    Nothing could change my mind. What I want to know is how any honest "Country First" McCain supporter could answer anything other than "a downturn in McCain's health" since that would result in a high likelihood of President Caribou Barbie in charge of our nation when it is poised on the edge of the abyss.

    October 27, 2008 at 5:35 pm |
  408. Joshua (Knoxville, TN)

    Only a fraudulent poll worker could change my vote. My WV absentee ballot is in the mail for Obama.

    October 27, 2008 at 5:35 pm |
  409. Atlanta

    I'm voting for Obama cause he's gonna pay for my house and pay for my car – oh boy I can't wait to quit my job and enjoy socialism!!!

    October 27, 2008 at 5:35 pm |
  410. Frank

    My vote may have been for McCain if he would have picked a Vice Presidential candidate based on intellegence and qualifications. The McCain campaign may have finally figured out that the election is scheduled for November, and simply energizing the base at the RNC with a Diva could not possible last until then.

    October 27, 2008 at 5:35 pm |
  411. Susan Jacobs

    We need a President who is a traumatized war veteran and is married to a recovering drug addict. We also need a Vice-President who kills for fun and would do anything for power. We need them like we need 4 more years of the same BS we've been handed for the past 8 years.

    October 27, 2008 at 5:35 pm |
  412. mike

    nothing, if you want change there is only one option. you have to vote for the party who has not been in power for the last 8 years. If you are statisfied with the last 8 years, than you vote for 4 more years of the same.

    October 27, 2008 at 5:36 pm |
  413. Brittney

    I have allready voted..OBAMA08.. I wouldn't change it for the world...

    October 27, 2008 at 5:36 pm |
  414. helen

    I am a republican for Obama, and if they replaced McCain with an anti-war candidate, and get rid of that Sara Palin (they don't even need to replace her...none is better than her), I'll def vote for a republican. BUT that's a LONG shot, isn't it?

    October 27, 2008 at 5:36 pm |
  415. Malveaux

    Not a single thing, Jack! As long as McCain STAY looking out for the filthy rich top 5% of this country, I will NEVER change my vote. I'm middle class and if the GOP want to claim Obama is "distributing the wealth" then I say "be my guest"! I wouldn't mind having the rich folk share their piece of the "Wealth Pie"!

    October 27, 2008 at 5:36 pm |
  416. Judy Miami Fl

    nothing
    I voted last Monday for Obama/Biden.

    October 27, 2008 at 5:36 pm |
  417. debbie

    Jack,
    This is Debbie again from Pittsburgh, Penna. Just lean a little to the right Jack and open your eyes and see clearly how the McCain/Palin ticket will see us through this difficult time in the history of our country. We need a strong military figure {McCain} and a steadfast budget minded woman {Palin} to get the job done. And don't forget the 3 R's to be there to help when McCain gets elected President of the United States {Romney, Ridge & Rudy!! That's 5 Mavericks. All have prior EXPERIENCE!!!! No on the job training rrequired!! Ready to serve and defend the people of the United States of America. Thank-you very much.

    October 27, 2008 at 5:36 pm |
  418. Lance

    Nothing. As and Independent voter I often find myself horrified by the shenanigans of both parties. In this election it's an easy choice. The conversation begins and ends with the possibility of Sarah Palin being President. As a US citizen I am embarrassed that this is even a possibility.

    October 27, 2008 at 5:54 pm |
  419. Henry Seto from Skillman, NJ

    If McCain admitted that he made a mistake in picking Palin and chose a qualified VP candidate, it would go a long way in reassuring me he's putting his country first and not some gimmick to win votes. Sure, I would vote for him.

    October 27, 2008 at 5:54 pm |
  420. Pam Middleton

    Nothing! Nada! Rien!
    We are all Americans (red states and blue states)!
    Obama/Biden '08 all the way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 27, 2008 at 5:59 pm |
  421. Marie Anderson

    If McCain had picked Leiberman from the start, I'd vote for him. I'm a moderate and I see nothing moderate about McCain. This Palin pick was an exercise in extremely bad judgement.

    October 27, 2008 at 5:59 pm |