Yes, in a landslide
No, he's going to lose in a landslide.
If Bachwoman or Palin are the headliners of the race then 100% chance Obama will be back. Palin lost the 2008 election for the GOP. Bachman just doesnt have anything going for her except the religious GOP'ers. Romney MIGHT be able to compete.
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This is the worst kind of discrimination. The kind against ME! ~ Bender
McCain and his horrible campaign strategy hurt the GOP in 2008, not Palin.
"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.
Looking at the alternatives on offer, the only question is the size of his winning margin.
I love the smell of face-palm in the morning!
"You ain't no Muslim bruv!"
I voted for McCain in 2008. Whether I vote for Obama, the GOP candidate, or a third party/not at all depends on who the GOP nominates.
It seems to me that the GOP favorites, atm, are mostly far right social conservatives who would try to enact laws that I would view as a violation of freedom, no matter what they want to do with the economy. There is no guarantee that whatever their plans for the economy are, that they will work. And some of them have plans that sound very likely to screw over a lot of people, especially poor and lower-middle class people, such as eliminating minimum wage. Which, btw, is likely to cause a much higher job demand, although it would probably lower unemployment. So it would look good on paper but not likely improve the situation of most people.
I can't stand Obama. I think he is a bad president (based on my views on immigration, health care, government spending (specifically where the money is spent and where to make reductions) and his actions in these areas). However, I don't think there are a lot of GOP candidates that would actually do what I want done either or improve the situation quickly. But there are a lot of GOP candidates who have openly announced their intentions to make things worse (at least concerning certain social issues) than Obama has done on these other issues.
I would vote for Obama if it meant keeping Michelle Bachman out of office. That woman scares the crap out of me. Most of the other potential candidates would probably just cause me to either vote for a third party or not vote at all. I'm not sure there is a GOP candidate right now that I would actually vote for. It would probably depend on what I see from them in the next year+ and what happens in that time.
"A woman is like a teabag, you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." - Eleanor Roosevelt
Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.
I had to vote "Yes", but I don't think it will be a landslide by any means. I think it will be much closer than it was in 2008 - that is, if the Republicans offer up someone reasonable.
Ad Roguenuke said above: if it's Bachmann, I can see some Republicans holding their noses and voting for Obama - as much as the thought might make them shudder.
The true question is what happens with the debt ceiling. If Republicans prevent this from getting passed and economy tanks as a result, they will have a hard time keeping their majorities. If something gets passed, then we'll probably still have split government, with a smaller Republican majority in the House and a close-to-split Senate.
I withhold the right to change all predictions based on what happens with the debt ceiling debate, though. This is starting to scare the crap out of me.