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Old 09-25-2012, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Riverside
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MORE bad news for Mitt: US consumer confidence is climbing fast, and is now at the highest level in eight months:

US consumer confidence jumps to highest level since February on brighter job outlook - The Washington Post

This index goes hand-hand with numerous other reports that the American people are feeling more and more confidence that we are starting to extract ourselves from the pit the GOP dug for us.

GREAT NEWS for the country

BAD NEWS for candidate Romney

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Old 09-25-2012, 09:45 AM
 
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I think Romney represents that uncertainty the Republicans keep talking about.

The more Romney talks, the more people realize he won't get elected.
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:46 AM
 
Location: CHicago, United States
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It seems that as each day passes we witness Romney say or do things which cause us to wonder if he has what it takes to be President, Commander in Chief ... if he has the character and integrity to head the nation. I think the verdict is in, even before the election. The electorate, a majority of it, lacks confidence in his abilities. I think he'd be the wrong choice, that our nation would be weaker and life would more stressful if he were elected President. I understand the failings and weaknesses of President Obama ... but his strengths far outweigh any weakness and he seems to have a better understanding of the job responsibilities ... not just here at 'home,' but when fulfilling the expectations the rest of our World has for us as a nation.
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:50 AM
 
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Yeah, whatever you say...
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:54 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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It's not time to get overly confident because that keeps people away from the polls on election day. Take nothing for granted. That being said, Romney is toast. He shot himself in the foot one too many times.
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Old 09-25-2012, 10:04 AM
 
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Your entire premise is faulty. In order for "consumer confidence" to affect the election, it would have to appeal directly to the very tiny sliver of voters who are truly undecided. Both sides are ideologically entrenched and are not budging on who they will vote for. That leaves relatively few people to convince otherwise. Consumer confidence is not a harbinger for decision-making for most people. And it literally means nothing if you don't have a job.
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Old 09-25-2012, 10:06 AM
 
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My post posted before I finished it!

Anyway, I think that people feel better about the economy knowing that Obama will be President for another four years. Things are bad but they aren't that bad.
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Old 09-25-2012, 10:08 AM
 
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My post posted before I finished it!

Anyway, I think that people feel better about the economy knowing that Obama will be President for another four years. Things are bad but they aren't that bad.
Not a chance. No one.....let me repeat.....NO ONE.....goes on a shopping spree because of the electoral prospects of a politician. Do you understand?
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Old 09-25-2012, 10:10 AM
 
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Does this look like an economy thatís moving forward?
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Old 09-25-2012, 10:17 AM
 
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Thirty-five percent (35%) of Likely U.S. Voters now say the country is heading in the right direction, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey taken the week ending Sunday, September 16.
That’s down two points from 37% the week before

46% Say Their Personal Finances Are Getting Worse These Days


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Consumer confidence fell 13 points over the past three days.
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