View Poll Results: If the election was held tomorrow for POTUS ... your ballot?

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    Re: If the election were tomorrow for POTUS

    I will vote for Romney. That being said, I don't feel he is the the right candidate for the GOP. I would much prefer Paul Ryan (R)-WI. This should turn out to be an interesting election cycle though.

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    Re: If the election were tomorrow for POTUS

    Romney-he is good on the issues that matter to me-and not as bad as Obama on the issues that don't matter as much to me. He actually had a successful career in something other than politics or sucking on the public tit

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    Re: If the election were tomorrow for POTUS

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    I agree it'd be nice. I disagree it's likely to happen. Again, I'll point to the history I brought up in previous posts. Replace "Debate" with "Colbert and Stewart":



    Maybe it'll happen....but on this, with libertarians, it's going to need to be a "show me before I even come close to believing it".

    I'd love to see a third party significantly viable as well...but I'm just not hopeful based on recent history.
    I agree its pretty unlikely. But, Gary Johnson does seem to me, although only anecdotal, to be gaining more recognition than Bob Barr or Michael Badnarik did. I wouldn't say that crossing the 1% threshold would be impossible for him.
    There should be Instant Runoff Voting

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    I have voted Independent in the past, (Anderson, Nader) but with the rightward decent into self absorbed greed & lack of consern for others, I have been forced to vote for the Democrats, who it boils down to, have a chance of defeating the monster.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    I've always voted third party for POTUS because in my state my vote never has a chance of counting anyway. The only way I can possibly not waste my vote is by voting third party.

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    Yeah, He is practiced at taking from both the business he's pupporting to "save" & his investers, while leaving the commoners to depend on the government teat, when they go to collect their pensions.
    Win or Lose Bain always won.

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Romney-he is good on the issues that matter to me-and not as bad as Obama on the issues that don't matter as much to me. He actually had a successful career in something other than politics or sucking on the public tit

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    Re: If the election were tomorrow for POTUS

    I'm not really sure why the recent SC decision regarding Obamacare* would influence a person's vote one way or another. I mean, unless you were truly undecided... which I think is possible, albeit unlikely... you probably had your mind made up already anyway. He and his people argued for their side of an issue. Is that shocking to anybody?

    *- This is how I interpret the purpose and timing of this particular thread.
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    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: If the election were tomorrow for POTUS

    Quote Originally Posted by jpevans View Post

    I have voted Independent in the past, (Anderson, Nader) but with the rightward decent into self absorbed greed & lack of consern for others, I have been forced to vote for the Democrats, who it boils down to, have a chance of defeating the monster.
    I'm voting third party in protest to Obama and Romney. Am I "throwing away" my vote? Maybe, but I can't in good conscience vote DNC, or GOP for the Presidency. Both of them, in my opinion, are the monster.
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    Re: If the election were tomorrow for POTUS

    Obama will win, he can relax, says expert US forecaster

    "Lichtman has been correctly predicting the outcome of US presidential elections since 1984 with the help of a model — that he developed with (then) Soviet geophysicist Vladimir Kellis Brook — based upon the theory of pragmatic voting. According to this theory, America’s electorate chooses a President, not according to events of the campaign, but according to how well the party in control of the White House has governed the country.

    Lichtman — author of The Keys to the White House — spoke to Devadeep Purohit of The Telegraph to explain the details of his model and its applicability beyond the US.

    Prediction for 2012 US elections

    My first prediction for 2012 elections was published in the Journal of Information Systems in January 2010, almost three years before the elections. Based on my model, I have been consistently predicting that Barack Obama is going to be re-elected President of the United States. He can relax, his re-election is assured. But I know he won’t relax because no politician believes what an academic has to say.

    The basis of the forecast

    The idea is that elections are basically votes — up or down — on how well the party holding the White House has governed. If the party has governed badly, they lose. If things are going reasonably well, they win. And the keys to prediction are 13 true/false questions, which primarily relate to strength and performance of the party holding the White House.

    (Sample some of the key questions: The economy is not in recession during the election campaign, real per capita economic growth during the term equals or exceeds mean growth during the previous two terms, there is no sustained social unrest during the term, the incumbent administration suffers no major failure in foreign or military affairs etc)

    An answer of true favours the re-election of the party in power and an answer of false favours the challengers. If six or more keys are false, then the party in power loses. If fewer than six are false, the party holding the White House wins. This time it is Obama and the Democrats… They only have three false keys, which is well short of predicting their defeat."

    Obama will win, he can relax, says expert US forecaster
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    Re: If the election were tomorrow for POTUS

    If the elections were tomorrow:

    Obama vs. Romney Electoral Map
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    and then exacting from the contributors--to whom a little means so much--a double share to guard the treasure!
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    Re: If the election were tomorrow for POTUS

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
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    Well, the keys were wrong in 2000, but they got around it by saying Al Gore won the popular vote.

    You can not rely solely on one method.

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