Originally Posted by AJ Peacock
Let me know and we'll find someone to hold the money for a while.
ps: You asked why Colin Powell endorsed Obama, well maybe race has something to do with it? Maybe it's pure politics? I sure hope Obama doesn't appoint Powell to something important, he is 71yrs old and likely to drop dead at any minute ;)
I do expect to see something in the way of an anti-gun bill in the next four years also. So I wouldn't take you up on any anti-gun law in 4 yrs. I would bet you 5:1 (you 5, me 1) than none of the firearms, rifles, shotguns, semi-auto pistols, or revolvers I own will be taken from me in the next 4 years due to anti-gun legislation. 10 shot clips will probably be back in play and background checks at gun shows type of stuff. But I don't believe I'm going to lose any of my guns. In Alaska we can carry concealed weapons without any permit, provided 21 yrs of age & no criminal record. Concealed carry has become fairly common in many states now and crime has come down as a consequence. I'm aware some Democrats would like to outlaw firearms, but I believe enough of them know they'll be voted out, just like many Republicans will be voted out this time around, if they get too out of hand.
As to McCain dying, I get a creepy feeling voting on anyones life, be it McCain, Powell, whoever. I understand what you're saying about the risk he took in selecting Palin. I agree he took a gamble. But we're talking about the woman possibly ending up in the office of the Presidency? This is serious stuff and he treats it like we're playing a game? How could the guy believe she could be presented as a typical small-town country mom on the one hand, yet still be qualified to step in as commander-in-chief on the other. He ought to be able to project better than that. If the election is close, selecting Palin very well may have cost him the election. Virtually every poll now shows that people have come around to the understanding that you can't have it both ways. They show Palin costing McCain plenty of votes.
Get out and vote and make sure all your buddies go also. I really don't object to McCain but Palin? She's a show stopper for me.