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Obama & Me

On November 4th I am voting for Barack Obama.

I ran into him in Union Square park last weekend and I let him know how cool I think his Obama-Biden tax calculator is.

No, that is not just a cut out of Obama. Stop hating.

If you’re still not sure who you want to vote for, check out If you’re still confused, MTV has some really informative breakdowns available to watch on demand.

A while back MTV partnered with MySpace to present live (on air and online) town hall style discussions with the candidates. Both Obama and McCain had to candidly answer audience questions on a multitude of issues.

 MTV/MySpace Presidential Dialogues

(segments are broken down by topic and can be viewed individually, at your own pace)

John McCain

Barack Obama

MTV then covered both the RNC and DNC to present breakdowns of their speeches.

If you are having trouble watching the videos on you can also view them on MySpace. (More links and resources after the jump!)

Choose Or Lose Presents: Obama Decoded

-  Choose or Lose Presents: McCain Decoded

I’ve really tried to avoid all the political commentary from newspapers, blogs and the radio. I wanted to cut down on all the noise and focus on the issues.

MTV’s election coverage, visits to the candidates websites and reading their takes on the issues, discussions with friends and family and watching the presidential debates on YouTube (where I could pause video and scroll back to topics – thank you CSPAN!) is what helped me to decide who to vote for.

If I wasn’t sure before, Sarah Palin has made it really easy for me to decide who I DON’T want running this country. Her statements have become increasingly offensive and her supporters are just… damn.

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