A more defensible title would be "Hillary Supporters Stacking the Deck..."
On the content of the diary, tho, it is disturbing that 2 known supporters of one of the candidates have that much control. For Hillary supporters, try to judge this issue based on how you would react if it were Edwards' supporters doing this.
Great diary and great forum. Obama answered questions from the audience in such a comfortable way. I never got the impression that his brain was searching its database for the 'correct' answer; he just knew what he believed and said it.
I am very hopeful for our country if he is our next president.
"My attitude is if the science and the doctors suggest that the best palliative care and the way to relieve pain and suffering is medical marijuana then that's something I'm open to because there's no difference between that and morphine when it comes to just giving people relief from pain."
I did not interpret this to mean he thinks the two are the same, but rather: since morphine can be used to alleviate pain, mj should be too. You stopped reading after he said there was no difference and ignored the follwing phrase: when it comes to giving people relief from pain.
Not sure why you think he is among those "...unqualified (to) make statement like that when they don't know what they are talking about." Do you know what you are talking about? What makes you qualified to do so? Have you used marijuana for the effects of cancer treatment? (I have - as hopefully did Obama's mother - and trust me, mj worked a whole lot better than morphine would have. Immediately post surgery, however, morphine was the drug of choice.)
You seem to find fault with everything about Obama (which is certainly your right to do - and even as a supporter I find fault with some things about him), but this one really seems like a stretch.
I always enjoy reading 'knocking on doors' diaries no matter which candidate they are supporting. (But glad to hear you're 'working' for Obama.)
Having lived in Chicago and Kansas City and knocked on more than a few doors in the winter, I know what it must be like for you. Brrrrrrr!
What's your guess about the high number of undecideds? Just historical independence? Too many good candidates? Not enough good candidates? They don't want to tell their choice in order to keep the suspense alive? I'm in Texas now and we hardly know what undecided or independent means........
You are proud that your candidate played Edwards like a violin? It may be "good politics" but it suggests to me a lack of ethics that I've seen enough of in Bush, Cheney, et al. I thought the American people wanted something different this time....like integrity, telling the truth, answering questions.