i saw a thread like this on another forum, asking the people what issues do they think were the big issues for them in the upcoming election. because honestly, they felt that many of the issues we want to hear about aren't being talked about by the media or otherwise. i'm going to propose the same question to those here at macrumors, what issues do you think are the most important to you in the upcoming election. i personally think there are two biggies that are going way under the radar. first is who has more influence in america now: big multi-nationals or individuals? i ask that since it seems like sometimes, things are done to only benefit the corporations with no benefit to us, and i feel this is just getting worse. second one is related to environmental policy, with emphasis how to deal with the impending oil shortage. more than likely, we'll have 5 buck gas during the next administration, and we'll have to figure out a way to either get more oil (which could have dramatic environmental impact) or use oil more efficiently (by either using alt. fuel or using oil less and finding other ways to get around). i know some people that would like to drill off the florida coast line, but is a few extra years of oil worth potentially ruining the local beaches and ecosystem forever? i don't. and also, i know many people think protecting the environment is hippie and we should do whatever we want to the land, which causes a bunch of problems i don't want to get into right now. another one i think won't be in play too much for now but will probably get started up in the next five years is gene discrimination (i.e. will someone with a cancer gene be treated as less of a person than someone that doesn't). will we be headed down the road of genetic perfection or of diversity and acceptance? the health policy is going to be huge i think for me. that's it for me, at least right now. what are yours?