While I don't think blogs or sites on the Internet should be censored, I DO think that they should be forced to provide some sort of fair warning to individuals before entering. For instance, movies and TV shows are rated (movies get G, PG, PG-13, R, and Adult while TV shows get TV-MA, and a bunch of other ones I'm not familiar with). With each level, you know what you're getting yourself into (even then sometimes you don't exactly know what you're getting yourself into ie: Jason Segel's wang in Forgetting Sarah Marshall... but you're at least prepared for some sort of acceptable nudity when you watch an R rated movie). That being said, I think web sites should have to follow the same doctrine. The content is still available, but at least you know what to expect.
Some sites, like porn sites, alcohol or cigarette sites, or R-rated movie sites should have some sort of age verification software that comes up to simply verify that you're of age... even if it's as simple to cheat as lying about your birthday via pull down boxes, I still think they should be there.
Having these measured enacted and enforced (which could be difficult... but so is monitoring correct income tax disclosure) wouldn't hinder freedom of speech or expression in any way. It would simply fine US sites that don't comply.
But I agree, taking down the content altogether is inappropriate and I doubt this was McCain's stance.
I'm all for child protection laws on the Internet. Perverts should be kept away at all costs and I don't mind giving up a slight and minor civil liberty to protect young children from monsters.
Regarding tax and the economy, with the exception of the last eight years, I truly believe the Republican stance is far superior to the Democratic stance. At the moment it doesn't seem as such but that's because Bush's recklessness created this mess. Everything I've learned about economics in undergrad and graduate school (Business Administration and Industrial Relations, respectively) tell me the Republican fundamentals are the way to go on this issue.
On other issues such as the environment, education, some social issues, and consumer advocacy (to an extent) the Dems are superior. However, I believe McCain to be more centrist than more Republicans when it comes to these issues. Sure, Barack's sound good, but I believe McCain's are more realistic.
Rome wasn't built in a day. We need measured progress and we need to walk before we can run. I love Obama's enthusiasm but I'd rather see him as President in 4-8 years when his proposals are more realistic.
I like Obama, I do. But, putting aside emotion and making a decision based on educated logic and facts, I truly believe McCain is the best choice at the moment.
I hope everyone here makes their decisions based on logic and investigation, not based on emotion (ie: "fucking Republicans!") and one liners. Not all Republicans are the same, nor are all Democrats.