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    Re: Majority expects Obama to lose re-election

    Quote Originally Posted by coolwalker View Post
    I'd vote for a drunk crossing guard before voting for Obama...and Obama's Wall Street monies have all but dried-up.
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    Re: Majority expects Obama to lose re-election

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Let's hope the people are right once again.


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    Re: Majority expects Obama to lose re-election

    I think there are two things to keep in mind:

    1. The economy is awful, and chances are it isn't going to get any better in the next year. In fact, if the eurozone undergoes a full-fledged meltdown it will undoubtedly send the US back into recession. This will surely harm Obama's chances of being reelected.

    2. Despite the dismal state of the economy, Obama is actually holding up surprisingly well. Although approval ratings in the low-40s are not good, Obama seems to at least be holding his own in most head-to-head polls against the likely Republican nominees. I point this out not because I think the polls themselves are especially relevant at this stage in the election cycle, but merely because voters don't seem to be blaming Obama for the state of the economy...at least not as much as they could be.

    As to whether or not he'll get reelected, I really have no idea. I would say the odds are slightly, although not overwhelmingly, in the Republican candidate's favor. A lot can happen in a year. Keep in mind that Obama's approval rating was only about 5 points higher than it is now, when people were talking last winter about how he was practically assured reelection.
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    Re: Majority expects Obama to lose re-election

    Quote Originally Posted by Live Free View Post
    The 1980 election resulted in a magnificent change in American politics. The 1992 election likewise changed the American political landscape. And the 2000 election resulted in America going firmly in one direction, where if it ended differently it would be going in a much different direction.

    The 1984 election resulted in a second term (obviously no political change) as did the 1988 election (effectively keeping the policies similar as Bush went from VP to POTUS and the 1996 election also resulted in a second term.

    Whenever an incumbent is defeated or a new President wins an equal contest there is a change in the United States.
    No there isn't. The major gears keep on turn, just as they always have. We went from Bush to Obama, and yet, we are STILL fighting numerous engagements in the middle east, still have a government hiding behind the walls of secrecy and censorship, the dripping fangs of the Patriot act are still exposed, etc etc. We went from Clinton to Bush, and yet we still had the same basic amount of tax money taken out of the majority of our paychecks, unless, of course, you made more than 125,000 for those years, still out of control spending, and still kept growing and growing and growing the size of the federal government, exponentially increasing it's cost. We went from Bush to Clinton, and the only real change there was we had a brief moment of economic windfall, which we are paying for now. We went from Reagan to Bush, and frankly, this goes a little before my time, but according to the history books, things stayed more or less the same.

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    Re: Majority expects Obama to lose re-election

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    No there isn't. The major gears keep on turn, just as they always have. We went from Bush to Obama, and yet, we are STILL fighting numerous engagements in the middle east, still have a government hiding behind the walls of secrecy and censorship, the dripping fangs of the Patriot act are still exposed, etc etc. We went from Clinton to Bush, and yet we still had the same basic amount of tax money taken out of the majority of our paychecks, unless, of course, you made more than 125,000 for those years, still out of control spending, and still kept growing and growing and growing the size of the federal government, exponentially increasing it's cost. We went from Bush to Clinton, and the only real change there was we had a brief moment of economic windfall, which we are paying for now. We went from Reagan to Bush, and frankly, this goes a little before my time, but according to the history books, things stayed more or less the same.
    I will agree there is not a major difference between the parties. I wish the difference was as stark as many like to pretend it is. Sadly, it isn't.

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    Re: Majority expects Obama to lose re-election

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I see Obama getting a 2nd term.
    In what Muslim country?....Hell! - In just 3 years he sent enough of our dollars to almost all of them. He could live like a Shiek he always wanted to be in Yaman, Iraq, Jordan, Sudan, Egypt, Syria, Libya, Samalia.

    They got roads named after him in most of them places.
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    Re: Majority expects Obama to lose re-election

    It doesn't matter who wins the election, the candidate will just continue the gong show in the White House. I don't know why people even bother fighting over which candidate is better anymore. They're all elites that have been appointed by the aristocrats and plutocrats for us to choose from. No one makes it to the Presidential race without their approval first.

    Our country needs action of the People. The office of the President is ineffective.

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    Re: Majority expects Obama to lose re-election

    Obama, Rommey... America like in relationships tend to fall in love with different versions of the same person over and over again. XD



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    Re: Majority expects Obama to lose re-election

    Quote Originally Posted by dixiesolutions View Post
    In what Muslim country?....Hell! - In just 3 years he sent enough of our dollars to almost all of them. He could live like a Shiek he always wanted to be in Yaman, Iraq, Jordan, Sudan, Egypt, Syria, Libya, Samalia.

    They got roads named after him in most of them places.

    Quote Originally Posted by Live Free View Post
    Why do you think this?
    Its a repeat of 08. The republicans are trying to prop up the biggest RINOs just like 08.Since the RINOs have the money they can effectively campaign. Since the media wants one of the RINOs to win the primary instead of one of the other candidates they will give these RINOs the name recognition they need to win votes from the republicans that are politically illiterate. As a result of these two things a RINO will win the primary and just like 08 a RINO will lose against Obama because a lot of voters can't stand voting for the lesser of two evils.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Temporal View Post
    It doesn't matter who wins the election, the candidate will just continue the gong show in the White House. I don't know why people even bother fighting over which candidate is better anymore. They're all elites that have been appointed by the aristocrats and plutocrats for us to choose from. No one makes it to the Presidential race without their approval first.
    So completely true. If voting could really change anything important, it would be illegal.
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