Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45
I'll do some research this afternoon on the cell stuff Hope and find some sites for you
I would like to see this research as well. Embryonic stem cells are the most primitive cells and able to generate all tissue types. Adult stem cells are already pre-programmed for certain tissue types and do not have the progenator capabilities of embryonic cells.
If there is proof that more research has been completed with Adult cells vs Embryonic cells , is most like due to the death or mutation of the original embryonic lines without the development of new ones. Cell lines cannot be kept alive indefinitely in the laboratory.
Also, embryonic stem cells can be harvested from the umbilical cord of live healthy newborns, so this is not an abortion issue. http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn7864
As Laureen has pointed out, President Bush has refused to fund any Stem Cell research, no matter what the line origination.
Originally Posted by ckblv
I wouldn't worry to much. Many said the same thing about McCain but now that he has clinched the nomination many are getting behind him.
McCain IS the best candidate. He is moderate, Bi-Partisan AND has (as you said) a lifetime of experience. I don't understand how people could vote for Obama with, absolutely, no experience.
Originally Posted by jcat
I can see that our opinions are diametrically opposed, as I won't vote for a candidate who doesn't meet the above "qualifications". McCain seems to be waffling a bit there, so he might just disqualify himself as far as my vote is concerned.
I agree with questioning McCain as the best candidate. Right now he is looking no different to me than John Kerry. McCain has changed his position so many times in the past 6 years I don't know what he stands for. I can't vote for someone who I have no idea if they will be Jekyl or Hyde once in the Presidency.
He will soon get the MoveOn.org's version of Swiftboating that Kerry got. We all must remember the Kerry is also a decorated war veteran. Which btw, I don't think is necessary qualification to be president of this country. Just because he was a prisoner of war doesn't mean he would be a good President.
Neither man knows what it is to be the middle class. People are complaining about Obama's money, McCain and his wife have a 40 million dollar trust fund. They are the furthest away monetarily from the average American. As a result he is completely out of touch with the economic disaster that is just beginning to hit our country.
McCain has a nasty temper. Anyone else see him berating that reporter yesterday for calling him on a lie? I have little faith in his ability to effectively communicate/negotiate with other foreign leaders.
Having military bases in Iraq is one thing, being in a 100 year war that is bankrupting this country is another. Four years ago he was all over Bush's case about the war, then a month later he was Bush's best buddy during the campaign, trying to get that more liberal, independent vote. I said then, watch he will run for president in 2008. All of it is a long planned out game to the politicos.
Bottom line, at this point I don't trust McCain. I don't think he has any more experience in getting things accomplished than the other two.