Many years ago, Al Gore invented the Internet.  And with it, he invented the physical keyboard.  Keyboards stand for prosperity, freedom, and the days of American flags in everyone's backyard and where your local fast food fried chicken place knew you by name.  But in recent years and motivated by the Internet evildoers, keyboards have come under attack by members of the left and right.  Liberal internet agitators will stop at nothing to make sure that universal on-screen keyboards are the only input method, and conservative web cronies are concerned that more keyboards will equal less jobs for hard-working virtual QWERTY software engineers. The fact is these people are lying to America.

Tired of all the real political ads on TV?  Join our campaign!  In the latest installment of the PhoneDog Election 2012 parody series, Aaron's going after the Internet evildoers that want physical QWERTY keyboards to go away. 

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"PhoneDog for America - and the world! Do you like physical QWERTY keyboards?"

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Sid Dabholkar
Sid Dabholkar YES! YES! YES! YES! We need more physical keyboards on smartphones. For Liberty and Justice for ALL!
Malik Harris
Malik Harris No virtual is great once you get used to it. Qwerty keyboard phones seem to fall apart too soon, not to mention that the keyboards look ugly compared to virtual.
Stanley Valon
Stanley Valon Yeah, but I only think RIM could get keyboards right. Android & Windows Phone never have it as integrated to the OS as RIM. Eg. Shortcuts.
Steven Pereira
Steven Pereira I LOVE SwiftKey 3... Thought I would miss my old physical keyboard but the predictive text ROCKS.
Joshua Andrus
Joshua Andrus I like them, but have lived without since the g1
Li Ray
Li Ray well ,in china we hardly use the physical qwerty
Duncan Wynn Jr.
Duncan Wynn Jr. Yes , if u do as much text input as I do there's just no adequate substitute . MY favourite though r the touch and type phones such as the Nokia E6 , E7 , or the Nokia Asha 303 , best of both worldd !! :))
Eddie Phang
Eddie Phang To be frank, i would love to see smart optional keypad accessories when needed.
John Anthony
John Anthony totally qwerty
Fred Haynes
Fred Haynes Nope don't need them makes the phone to bulky
Bill Stewart
Bill Stewart Typing on either takes to long. I prefer using voice to text.
Troy McKenna
Troy McKenna I used to think that I couldn't live without one. Now I am used to a virtual keyboard and wouldn't want to go back. I don't need the added thickness & weight on my phone. B-)
Kenneth Hamlin
Kenneth Hamlin YES!!! I really miss my qwerty. This touch screen has been killing me since I got it 2 years ago and I still hate it.
Bernie Fen
Bernie Fen HAILLL NAWW....
Roy Groh
Roy Groh @John Mercado.. I don't have any problem with my HTC G2... not break or anything like that... touchscreen software can cause lag problem... Android has bad fragmentation and if you have too many apps opened it's going to lag since it's trying to process all at once.
Eric Hook
Eric Hook No
Travis Newhero
Travis Newhero I have used Stock, Swype, and Ice Cream Sandwhich virtual keyboards (and many more) but none provide the joy of a Qwerty. Virtual if your in a hurry, but physical is the way to go! Say Yes to QWERTY!
Zach Cline
Zach Cline They opted out for a reason . The demand for them is very low lol.
Mike Cooper
Mike Cooper They should have them. Apple ruined the ecosystem when they opted out.
Rahul Gandhi
Rahul Gandhi nope!!!
Rachel Hammer
Rachel Hammer Yes
John Mercado
John Mercado Soft keyboards = software and software = easily repairable/ resetable
John Mercado
John Mercado Qwerty keyboards = hardware and hardware = breakable and expensive to repair...
Dan Bittner
Dan Bittner No there terrible
Roy Embry
Roy Embry Yes at the very least I like the option because sometimes virtual keyboards just don't cut it.
Reese Woodson
Reese Woodson Physical keyboards are a thing of the past as far as smart phones.........
Guillermo De León
Guillermo De León No, but people should have the option of a physical keyboard.
Joernie Berrios
Joernie Berrios The I-Phone should have physical Qwerty keyboards...cause they are for girls and old people
Joernie Berrios
Joernie Berrios No....AOKP ftw!!
Joernie Berrios
Joernie Berrios No
Zach Cline
Zach Cline No they suck
Vicente Reyes
Vicente Reyes Yes, but I'm good with on-screen for know
Janet Revell Smith
Janet Revell Smith I love it i use in on my octain daily. but then i dont have a smart phone yet..
Vicki Figueroa
Vicki Figueroa & they bulk up the phone
Dave Haller
Dave Haller I'm used to Swype, so it's just a virtual keyboard for me
Roy Groh
Roy Groh Be warning.. don't buy Pantech Star Q by Verizon... same as Photon Q and Blaze Q but Pantech Star Q have very poor camera resultion 3.0 megapixel!! Photon Q is from Sprint... Blaze Q is from T mobile...
Brian M McCoy
Brian M McCoy I prefer hardware verses software qwerty keyboard.
Vicki Figueroa
Vicki Figueroa No. Physical keyboards are for teenagers
Maegan Babcock
Maegan Babcock I never thought I would like a virtual keyboard, but then I got my iPhone 4S. I don't think I'd go back to a physical keyboard after this.
Mahael Abdul-Qawi
Mahael Abdul-Qawi It was good a few years ago but now its pointless. Android phones that have a qwerty and touchscreen people use the touchscreen keyboard mostly and I know from watching people on a daily basis.
Roy Groh
Roy Groh Hey everybody!! There new Samsung Galaxy Blaze Q... almost same strength as Samsung Galaxy S3.. it's coming on Aug 15th... there rumor all over internet!! Check it out Google!! Possible this Blaze Q is the High End Qwerty Physical keyboard on market! As for Photon Q is the same as Blaze Q but Blaze Q probably support 42HSPA+!!!
Alisha Ballew
Alisha Ballew No they are annoying
Scott Ritchey
Scott Ritchey No
Nathan Cooley
Nathan Cooley I like the option
Fabian Toti
Fabian Toti i used to ... not any more
Arturo Cifuentes
Arturo Cifuentes No
Roy Groh
Roy Groh Touchscreen is good but auto correct is pain in the ass.... Physical qwerty is amazing!
Aaron Kelty
Aaron Kelty Yes
Roy Groh
Roy Groh Yes! I have physical qwerty for over 10 years... sidekick, sidekick 2, sidekick 3,sidekick LX and HTC G2... now I want buy damn Samsung Galaxy Blaze Q!!!!! I can't wait!!
Linda Aron
Linda Aron Give me a 4" QWERTY smartphone with RAISED keys (much like the Blackberry), ample internal storage and good battery life, and I'll be very happy.
Zach Cline
Zach Cline No
Kennii PrIv LeGu Kalonji
Kennii PrIv LeGu Kalonji no
Michelle DeRosa
Michelle DeRosa yes i like pushing buttons;)
Daniel Quintero
Daniel Quintero Yes
Herwin Torres
Herwin Torres No!
Linda Aron
Linda Aron As long as the phone is not a brick sans the case, I definitely need a keyboard, being a tactile person; and it is sort of an emotional comfort that I control what I'm typing, especially in the age of auto-correct.
Ezzuan Lee
Ezzuan Lee Yup!
Archduke Gonzalo Uriona
Archduke Gonzalo Uriona hell yes. typing on the screen smudges it and lots of mistypes.
Solomon Dy
Solomon Dy Yes
Vic Mackey
Vic Mackey www.hahgay.com
Cesario Brito Jr.
Cesario Brito Jr. Qwertys are going the same way as the dinosaurs. But I guess certain people still need them.
Linda Aron
Linda Aron Yes, yes, and... YES! Did I say yes?
Antonio T-Dough Wooding
Antonio T-Dough Wooding I have one and I dont even use it, kinda forgot it was there lol!
Kilgore Trout
Kilgore Trout yes
Enis Fazliu
Enis Fazliu Nope.
Jacob Robert
Jacob Robert No.
John Chavez
John Chavez YES
Daves Jeudy
Daves Jeudy just use swype
Said Issa
Said Issa No.
Irving Giovanni Vargas
Irving Giovanni Vargas no
Mark Belkowski
Mark Belkowski nope no need for them.

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