Monday, October 30, 2006
The Cafferty File: Whose voting machines?
On "The Situation Room" today, we asked viewers the following questions, and here are some of our favorite responses that we didn't get to read on air:

How concerned are you that some of our electronic voting machines are owned by a foreign company?

Very concerned, but not surprised. Our ports, banks, politicians and maybe our very lives belong to entities outside of our borders. Our country is in big trouble!
Charles, Saint Ann, Missouri

Though I'm not surprised, it still hurts my head just to think about it. I plan to go and get an absentee ballot and vote by paper ballot... you know, the old fashioned way. At least my vote will count.
Bonnie, New York

I was frightened enough with Diebold voting machines and their ties to the Republican Party... Now we have to worry about Venezuela and Chavez. Bring back the hanging chad!
Jim

How can you be surprised a foreign company controls our voting machines? Foreigners make everything we buy these days. China lends us back our money so we can run a national debt. We have gone to hell in an imported hand basket!
Robert, Rapid City, South Dakota

How will the escalating death toll of American troops affect the elections?

It will energize the democratic voters, and bring a few independents to vote Dem. But overall from what I see, Republicans still will vote conservative because they don't like abortion and gay marriage.
Joe, Minnesota

Sadly, these deaths never had to happen, nor those of the thousands of Iraqis as well. This disaster began on lies and went downhill from there. We have destroyed a nation, weakened our own, lost respect from the rest of the world and are not safer.
Mike, Omaha, Nebraska

One can only hope the body count will add up to a GOP defeat. It's time this administration answered for something.
Leroy, Nashville, Tennessee

Who do you suppose has the thousands of missing U.S. weapons in Iraq?

Maybe the guns are still in storage and never used since "mission is accomplished" and the "insurgency is nearing its end."
Jeff, Skillman, New Jersey

I can't decide if the weapons have made their way into Iran or if they're resting in the hands of Osama bin Laden. Either way, our own weapons will probably be used against us, and that disgusts me.
Jack, Farmington, Connecticut

My theory is that the missing weapons are lying next to the big pile of wasted money that must be somewhere in Iraq, or maybe the weapons are hiding with the WMDs. Who knows?
Josh, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Is Donald Rumsfeld "the best thing that's happened to the Pentagon in 25 years"?

If Donald Rumsfeld is the best thing to happen to the Pentagon in 25 years, he must have done some serious interior decorating. From out here in the real world, everything that Rummy has done has been a disaster
Danny, Oakland, California

If you define best as consistent incompetence and complete failure, sure. The Speaker of the House seems to be suffering from the same affliction that caused George Bush to utter the words "You're doing a heckuva job, Brownie" when New Orleans was descending into chaos.
Gregg, Delray Beach, Florida

Donald Rumsfeld is the best thing to happen to Pentagon in 25 years, and Milli Vanilli belongs in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Jeff, Reston, Virginia
Posted By Jack Cafferty, CNN Commentator: 10/30/2006 05:41:00 PM ET | Permalink
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