As a teenager I never understood why people would avoid religious and political discussions. I understand now. It just pisses people off. As a result, I mostly avoid such discussions because while I care, I don’t care enough to argue.
I’m amazed at the people who still, today, are unsure of who they’re voting for. I can’t place all the blame on the individual, because while you know where you stand, it’s not always easy to understand the candidate's position on every issue.
To help find your way, you can play the Candidate Match Game, test your Electoral Compass and Vote Smart (Thanks, Jaelithe).
You can visit Wikipedia to learn about the 2008 US Presidential Election and the Democratic and Republican presidential primaries and Wikipedia also links to each candidate’s web page.
As can be expected, NPR is choked full of info, too.
So, I’m not trying to argue, just know that if you’re still unsure of who’re voting for (go Obama!) there are a few tools to help you figure it out.
Listening to: Man Man – Engrish Bwudd
Update: I voted for Obama despite the chain mail I received multiple times, which states he's a "radical Muslim" and he "will NOT recite the Pledge of Allegiance nor will he show any reverence for our flag. While others place their hands over their hearts, Obama turns his back to the flag and slouches."
Seriously, people! Get. A. Grip.
If that were true, he wouldn't have come as far as he has.