You kinda just proved my point, most people(the ones I know, if anyone has different people they know fill me in on this) vote on the PERSON, not the politics
So apparently, the only people you know are a very small minority who vote on "the person". Unfortunately, the majority of Americans vote straight ticket, with the remainder making informed, independent decisions based on the issues this country is being faced with ("the politics" as you put it). This fact
is confirmed year after year by opinion polls, and by how people actually vote. I don't know, or know of anyone who votes on "the person".
which is exactly why your argument is void
So my argument is void because you've had very limited social experiences?
do you really think people will look at him and say "Well he wanted to stay in Iraq so I'm not going to vote for him"
The majority of people won't think like that. As I've said a couple times now, most people will vote along party lines, but because there is about an even amount of straight ticket voters for each party, it's the people who actually take time to think about what they are doing who will decide the election.
...not a chance, they'll say "Well he wants to stay in Iraq, but I like him, so I'll vote for him"
lol, maybe that's what you'll do, or these people who you claim to know, but everyone else will be voting based either on where he stands on the issues and what type of president he will be, or on which party they are registered under.
...like YOU said, some people vote along party lines, and most(again, the ones I know) vote on how much they actually like the person,
How do you just assume that most people in the country will vote exactly like most people you know? There's obviously a big difference between most
people you know and most
people in this country. I urge you to read a news paper, listen to the radio, visit a news website, or watch a news station every once and a while (not Fox News though) so you can see that in fact "most" people vote along party lines, while a small, formidable amount people vote on a candidate because they like him. It's not the other way around as you are saying.
hence why him wanting to stay in Iraq will only affect how the Democrats attack him, nothing more.
Believe it or not (obviously you don't), Democrats aren't the only ones not wanting to stay in Iraq. An overwhelming majority of people in this country, as well as good number of Republican politicians even, realize a need to work toward getting out of Iraq. John McCain isn't one of them. All opinions and political views aside, simple logic will tell you that people aren't going to vote for someone who wants to do the complete opposite of what they want.