• Welcome Purple People

    To me Purple People are those of us who are neither Republican Red nor Democrat Blue; we find ourselves in between. The internet often represents those on the far left or the far right; this site is for those of us in the middle.

    Since there are a variety of non-conformists that consider themselves Independents, here's a clarification. The point of view of this blog is basically Realist/Libertarian light...

    -Pro Small Government, bureaucracies tend to be wasteful and inefficient.

    -Government should not be the morality police.

    -Less waste, lower taxes. Taxes are okay if spent wisely. Roads and schools need funding. Be smart with my money and I won't complain.

    -Government shouldn't babysit adults. Help kids and assist people who have serious problems, but stop trying to protect everyone from themselves.

    -Foreign policy should be conducted by people with brains and experience. Think, don't be reckless and don't be politically motivated. Remember that the U.S. is not the only country in the world.

    -Tone down the rhetoric and remember your manners. Play nicely and don't belittle people who disagree with you.

    Moderates Also Welcomed
  • Archives

Ironic McCain Defends Clinton but Obama Doesn’t Bother

Seems ironic that Senator McCain comes to Senator Clinton’s defense and Senator Obama doesn’t. The statements out of the Obama camp adds doubt to Senator Obama’s claim that he’s a uniter. Senator Obama’s statement expressed disappointment at the divisive remarks, but what about rebutting the content of the statement? The Clinton’s have [...]

Pack Away the Pundits

The one thing that this presidential race has shown is that the pundits are about as useful a magic eight ball in predicting the outcome of this race. Whether it was last years numerous predictions about exactly when Senator McCain would drop out of the race, and who he would support when he did; or [...]

Good Luck Senator Kennedy

Best wishes to Senator Kennedy and his family at this difficult time. Friends and supporters should take heart that Senator Kennedy is a tough fighter, and will undoubtedly fight his illness with the same determination that has made him such an effective Senator.
Senator McCain shows his respect for Senator Kennedy and explains why he view’s [...]

Top Ten Ways to Tell the Press is in Love with Senator Obama

10. Newscaster crosses himself before speaking Senator Obama’s name
9. 5:2:1 Ratio of Obama:Clinton:McCain campaign representatives featured on nightly broadcasts.
8. News analysis concludes that only uneducated narrow-minded people don’t vote for Senator Obama
7. Station does expose on SNL bias after they joke about Senator Obama being coddled by the press.
6. Delegate [...]

WaPo Hit Piece Refutiated

The Washington Post printed an article that definitively misrepresented Senator McCain’s stance on Hamas stating that he had previously supported negotiating with Hamas without conditions. This is false, and there are numerous sources showing that a quote taken out of context was used to misrepresent his position.
Hot Air explains how it happened…
The [...]

McCain on Bush, Obama, Iran and 2013

In yesterday’s blogger call Senator McCain was questioned about his speech outlining his goals for 2013, President Bush’s remarks about appeasement, and Senator Obama’s position on negotiating with Iran. Senator McCain discussed how he would embrace bipartisanship as he has done throughout his career. He talked of working on issues that both sides [...]

Launching McCain Independents

The Purple People Vote is launching a sister blog McCain Independents. This blog will focus specifically on the presidential race and Independent’s support of John McCain. The Purple People Vote will continue entries about politics from an Independent’s perspective and may share some articles with McCain Independents. However, McCain Independents focus will be different as [...]

Democrat Demographics

An interesting aside to last nights primaries is how the vote is breaking down. Senator Obama wins the black vote, the youth vote, and weathy elite vote. Senator Clinton wins women and the middle working class and older voters. This provides a guide to who Senator McCain can target in the general election. Assuming Senator [...]

Link McCain Sites

A Blogger Tip from McCain Blogger Resources
The importance of linking is not only the traffic generated through that link, but links are a key element of how search engines determine the importance and ranking of a site. With a group of like the McCain/MV08 bloggers, it is simply beneficial to all involved to give another [...]