View Poll Results: If President Obama were running for re-election today, could he win?

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  • Maybe, but it'd have to be a pretty crappy opponent.

    17 38.64%
  • Phfft! No way. He's too damaged now.

    11 25.00%
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    3 6.82%
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    Re: If President Obama were running for re-election today, could he win?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    I don't get why people still fall for that. Actions speak louder than words, and the Republicans haven't done anything "small government", "freedomy", or even fiscally conservative, in at least over two decades.
    I think a lot of fiscal conservatives who believe in fiscal responsibilities which I am one know the democratic party is the party of big government, tax and spend. They do not even try to hid it and hence more honest. Now the Republicans rhetoric is great when it comes to small government and the debt. But as you stated their actions do not back that up. Perhaps the most fiscal responsible president since Carter was Clinton. Eisenhower had two years in which he had a surplus and the national debt went down. No president since has accomplished that.

    But I wonder if those voting republican are voting for fiscal responsibility or just voting for low taxes. There is a huge difference there and hence my first sentence.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: If President Obama were running for re-election today, could he win?

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    I think a lot of fiscal conservatives who believe in fiscal responsibilities which I am one know the democratic party is the party of big government, tax and spend. They do not even try to hid it and hence more honest. Now the Republicans rhetoric is great when it comes to small government and the debt. But as you stated their actions do not back that up. Perhaps the most fiscal responsible president since Carter was Clinton. Eisenhower had two years in which he had a surplus and the national debt went down. No president since has accomplished that.

    But I wonder if those voting republican are voting for fiscal responsibility or just voting for low taxes. There is a huge difference there and hence my first sentence.
    This is an excellent post.

    And yes, the Dems are known as "tax and spend", but in recent years I have taken to calling the Reps "charge and spend".
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: If President Obama were running for re-election today, could he win?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    This is an excellent post.

    And yes, the Dems are known as "tax and spend", but in recent years I have taken to calling the Reps "charge and spend".
    I got a chuckle out of that. But what I mean about being fiscal responsible having incoming revenues and outgoing expenditure pretty much in balance. If they get out of whack like thay have been since 2001, a fiscal responsible individual will cut spending if that is needed or he will raise taxes if that needed or will do both.

    Just keeping taxes low or cutting taxes alone has little to do with fiscal responsibility. My opinion anyway.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: If President Obama were running for re-election today, could he win?

    He's such a great mouthpiece and a formidable master of deception. Gotta give credit where credit is due. I voted yes, absolutely. Of course his website won't tell you about all of his secret dealings, only that he's fighting to keep the internet transparent. Great distraction to throw out there since we all love the internet. Damn, he's good.
    There are none so blind as those who choose not to see....

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    Re: If President Obama were running for re-election today, could he win?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    If President Obama were running for re-election today, could he win?

    In a literal sense, "...it depends on the opponent" is the correct answer, as all things are relative. But, this question is intended to explore the man's stature in the political world in general, and how it has fallen and/or survived.
    I have seen him win two unlikely elections. I think he'd do it again if the election was held next year. He sucks at being president but he has done an A+ job at campaigning in the past. I don't think he has lost those skills.

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