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I have seen TV ads for this movie and I am anxious to see it. What a tragedy that such a big and wonderful country as ours with enormous talent in all areas can seem to produce only spoiled, out-of-touch leaders. Why are so many in this country in love with "likable" leaders like Reagan, W. or even Sarah Palin?? What a novelty it will be if we elect someone who is actually qualified for the job! I agree that McCain seems to mirror W. in many ways. If this was ten years ago, John McCain might well have been a credible candidate, but I think his heart just isn't in it this time around. I really do wonder why people such as John McCain or George W. Bush even bother with running for president? They already have money and good lives--far better than nearly any us "common folk." Why ruin such a nice existence with the nagging duties of being the president? The McCains already have a jet--admittedly, it's not as grand as Air Force One, but hey, it's a jet! Maybe I am crazy but I think John McCain is ready for this whole thing to be over so that he can relax and enjoy life again--as a senator and husband of a rich wife. In the meantime, Sarah Palin has tasted life in the limelight, and I bet she is quite intoxicated by it all. When Ted Stevens is finished, perhaps she could step into his position, gain credibility as a senator and make her own bid for the top spot in 2012. In the meantime, I hope Barack Obama is elected as our president and brings back some status to that now very tarnished position.

Taylor Clark

Dallas, TX

Oct 9 2008 - 3:28pm

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I know what you mean, but here is some comforting advice from an occasional agnostic. A buddy of mine told me that he "would rather be wrong because believed than be wrong because he did not believe."

JAMES PINETTE

Caribou, ME

Oct 9 2008 - 1:04pm

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Oliver Stone is a brilliant director and a true, patriotic American. Unfortunately, he will once again be preaching to the choir--the left will see W and get it, while conservatives will declare it their patriotic duty not to see it--however, that won't stop them from trashing it. One point of disagreement: I wouldn't characterize W's ancestors as "responsible." H.W.'s lust for oil led to 9/11; while Prescott was Hitler's banker--and also rumored to have been part of a plot to take out FDR.

John Giarratana

Jersey City, NJ

Oct 8 2008 - 9:00pm

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