October 30th, 2008
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Battleground 2008: Retirees take a new look

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Government intervention to fix the economy is 'absolutely necessary,' Cameron Graham says.
Government intervention to fix the economy is 'absolutely necessary,' Cameron Graham says.

(CNN) - Even before the current economic crisis, voters listed the economy as the top issue in the presidential election.

In a CNN.com special report, Battleground Voters, we talked to voters in five battleground states - Colorado, Florida, Missouri, North Carolina and Ohio - to find out how the economy would influence their choice for president.

In the third of four parts, we talked to retirees, who say they're not only worried about their own finances, and whether they may need to work again, but about others, and the kind of world that their children and grandchildren will live in.

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CNN's special report on battleground voters continues Friday with a look at unemployed voters.


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  1. Rick

    Here's what I don't get...Many of you describe yourselves as good christians but then you say and think stuff that is most certainly not from a christians heart...I'd rather have a Muslim as President than another one of your ignorant flag waving chickenhawk christians who talks tough but wasn't tough enough to fight when called...cowards

    October 30, 2008 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  2. Colin in Canada

    Funny about all the negativity and fuss coming fromthe McCain camp, so I just HAD to go look for myself.
    Sen. McCain is a former naval officer (Annapolis 1958), and as such took an oath of honor that should, for all intents and purposes, be just as applicable now as it was then. I quote this:

    1. A cadet will not lie, cheat or steal, nor will he/she mislead or deceive anyone as to known facts. A cadet will be truthful, trustworthy, honest and forthright at all times.

    2. Every cadet is presumed to be honorable at all times and to possess moral integrity in the fullest sense and will be treated accordingly, unless a cadet proves otherwise by his/her words or actions.

    3. A cadet should neither permit nor accept anything which is not just, right or true. He/she must do the right thing because it is right, not because of fear or punishment or peer pressure.

    Now, although it refers to "cadet", the same oath is SUPPOSED to carry through the remainder of one's career/life..........if one is "honorable"....................

    Need I say more?

    Just an observation...................

    October 30, 2008 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
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