Seriously. Not a reason to vote against Obama, but a reason to like McCain on his own merits for something he has done or wants to do. Seems to me that the McCain campaign has been thoroughly sleazy, deceptive and woefully mismanaged. One can't help but wonder whether a McCain presidency would be any different, and if so - why? On top of that, he's a pretty horrible guy. Yeah, he seemed pretty cool in 2000, but on closer inspection he's kinda despicable in lots of ways. Here, someone made a list of things he's said and done. It's not comprehensive and some of it is a bit trivial, but, well. I've bolded some of the worst bits... which turns out to be quite a lot. So we've got corruption, hypocrisy, outright lies, violence, a seeming lack of ethics or morality, wilful ignorance of foreign and economic affairs... As I said, kinda doesn't seem like someone you'd trust to run a country. There's also the franky terrifying prospect of President Palin if he dies in the next four years - which as a 72-year old man in mediocre health with a history of cancer and a family history of dying from sudden, massive heart attacks is sadly not that unlikely. Of course, a lot of people are going to vote (for either candidate) based on party loyalty, or cultural/ideological identity ("I am a ..."). This is understandable, albeit not particularly laudable, but it is not technically a reason. So, is there a reason?