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    Re: Republicans Presidential Campaigns

    Quote Originally Posted by rcart76 View Post
    So Obama gets all the blame for things not getting done in Washington right now? This congress is doing a great job and are willing to work with Obama, but he refuses to give them anything?

    Is this what I am hearing?
    You're hearing what you want to here - I'm saying what I posted.
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    Re: Republicans Presidential Campaigns

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Romney was a perfectly credible and competent candidate and would have made a fine President. Unfortunately, too many people voted for your "WOW factor" candidate, even after four years of incompetence, and forgot to ask questions like - wow, do I really want to vote for this dolt again? - wow, can he really be as bad in a second term as he was in the first? - wow, does a President really have to have more than just a nice smile? - wow, just wow.
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    Re: Republicans Presidential Campaigns

    Quote Originally Posted by CalGun View Post
    Fact is Repiblicans don't have a rock star, and democrats have the media / Hollywood making rock stars out of incompetent liars. And if ofailure can't score a few million immigrant voters he'll take the past felons with the help of conservative libertarians.
    Why does this remind me of the guy I played golf with last week that blamed his poor score on his equipment?

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    Re: Republicans Presidential Campaigns

    Quote Originally Posted by Μολὼν λαβέ View Post
    Kind of like being against gay marriage and then for it. Oh, that's right, Obama was just "evolving."
    Yep, pretty much like that. Thank you for adding to my argument that Romney = Obama with an (R) after his name.

    Given that Obamney were the same person, why is it a big disaster that your Obamney lost to the the other Obamney?


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    Re: Republicans Presidential Campaigns

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Do you seriously deny that black people overwhelmingly voted for Obama based on race? Do you seriously deny that more black people went to the polls to vote for Obama in 2008 than in any other election for a Democrat Presidential candidate?

    Don't confuse the conversation about Obama's incompetence and the problems he's created - not solved - with the colour of his skin. We know how he got into office - now the discussion is what he's done since he got there.
    Black people vote overwhelmingly democrat. Voter turnout was up among black people....and white people. And Hispanics. And young people. But hey, keep telling black people they are racists. I'm sure that will make them vote republican.
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    Re: Republicans Presidential Campaigns

    President Obama won reelection in 2012 despite weak economic conditions. The economic collapse of 2008 resulted in soaring unemployment rates that have been as high as 10%, and remained at more than 8% through most of 2012; this is the highest unemployment rate since the 1982 recession. The state of the U.S. economy was the dominant issues, with Barack Obama’s campaign arguing that the president has taken action to rescue the economy and turn it in the right direction, and Mitt Romney’s campaign arguing that the recovery isn't happening quickly enough. In an election year marked by a troubled economy and low public approval of the government, it was not surprising that the tenor of the ad campaign was extremely negative. With total spending by the official campaigns and outside “Super PAC” groups expected to reach more than one billion dollars, there has been a deluge of negative ads. Well more than 75% of all presidential campaign ads in 2012 were negative.


    The Obama campaign spent most of its advertising money trying to define Republican challenger Mitt Romney as a callous multi-millionaire whose policies favor the wealthy over the middle class. While the campaign has produced positive ads touting the president’s successes, this was clearly not a “Morning in America” re-election campaign; the focus was primarily on attacking the challenger.


    The Romney campaign tried to define the Obama presidency as a failure, citing high unemployment, rising deficits, and higher gas prices. It tried to capitalize on the comment “you didn’t build that” by President Obama, made during a speech, attempting to portray the president as favoring big government over private enterprise. This line of attack didn't make much of a dent in Obama's popularity, its impact weakened by the wide circulation of a video recording of Romney saying that he didn't care about 47% of the population, who were destined to vote for Obama.

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    Re: Republicans Presidential Campaigns

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Black people vote overwhelmingly democrat. Voter turnout was up among black people....and white people. And Hispanics. And young people. But hey, keep telling black people they are racists. I'm sure that will make them vote republican.
    Says more about you than me that you refuse to acknowledge that all people take pride in someone of their own race running for high office and/or accomplishing something special - it's no different from nationalistic tendencies. But that's okay - a liberal throwing around "racism" indiscriminately is something I've gotten quite used to since joining DP.
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    Re: Republicans Presidential Campaigns

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    You know, Presidents have this thing called the "bully pulpit" and they have the moral suasion that the office of President holds. And strong leaders are able to rise above themselves and bring divergent groups together in order to accomplish things. President Obama is incredibly inept at any kind of negotiation - he is perpetually in campaign mode, critizing and demonizing those who oppose his agenda and therefore incapable of negotiating a truce when one is needed. Presidents Reagan, Bush 1, Clinton, and Bush 2 all were superior talents at working with the two parties in congress, often when congress was controlled in part or whole by the other side - President Obama has failed miserably.

    Presidents are not called RINOs or DINOs by their party when they make government work and negotiate with both sides - marginal elements may, but that's why they're marginal - the majority both in office and in the public at large see it as being Presidential.
    That was a time in American politcal history when the Rebublicans didn't face name calling and retribution by thier own party. Most of the Republican House reps and Senators of that era would be [and are] considered as RINO. We wont even go into the TP effect.

    The reality of American politics is not like it was in the good ol days.
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    Re: Republicans Presidential Campaigns

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Says more about you than me that you refuse to acknowledge that all people take pride in someone of their own race running for high office and/or accomplishing something special - it's no different from nationalistic tendencies. But that's okay - a liberal throwing around "racism" indiscriminately is something I've gotten quite used to since joining DP.
    If Romney were Black and Barack Obama were white do you think Romney would have obtained 90% of the Black vote?
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    Re: Republicans Presidential Campaigns

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    If Romney were Black and Barack Obama were white do you think Romney would have obtained 90% of the Black vote?
    Perhaps closer to 60/40.
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