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Old 11-07-2012, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Somewhere out there.
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Congratulations to Obama.
America you made the right choice.

 
Old 11-07-2012, 04:16 PM
 
Location: The Silver State (from the UK)
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Congratulations to Obama.
America you made the right choice.
Absolutely. I lost faith for a while but the electorate came through
 
Old 11-08-2012, 04:18 AM
 
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Whoop! Whoop! (as our former colonial friends might say).
 
Old 11-08-2012, 04:40 AM
 
Location: Gorgeous Scotland
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I'm a dual US/UK and I always vote in prez elections! Voted Obama!
 
Old 11-08-2012, 04:44 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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Common Sense Prevailed ! "Whoop, Whoop" as Baldrick said !!!
 
Old 11-08-2012, 04:46 AM
 
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Common Sense Prevailed ! "Whoop, Whoop" as Baldrick said !!!
The margin was small though which is very, very scary!
 
Old 11-08-2012, 04:58 AM
 
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What on earth is going on with Florida though?

Slightly dubious record with regards to elections and 'close' counts in that neck of the woods... or so it seems to me anyway.
 
Old 11-08-2012, 02:02 PM
 
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The margin was small though which is very, very scary!
I agree. Romney put up a good fight and it was worryingly close for a time. What an achievement though for Obama.

I like this summary from the Herald Tribune:

Obama

"The race to the US presidency was a close one and nobody really expected a sweep for President Barack Obama in a situation where the country still has to be pulled back from the worst recession it has faced since the Great Depression, along with high unemployment. Under such circumstances, President Obama’s victory, making him only the second Democrat since World War II to gain a place in office twice, marks a remarkable achievement. His policies at home, with greater benefits for the poor and middle class, clearly struck a chord with the American people, with 39 per cent of them saying that the economy had improved under him."

I heard yesterday that Obama has invited Romney to get together to discuss ideas to help move the economy forward. I hope Romney takes him up on it. While I could never agree on Romneys views on tax or healthcare, there's no denying his financial track record. These two could be a force to be reckoned with if they put their heads together.
 
Old 11-08-2012, 02:04 PM
 
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What on earth is going on with Florida though?

Slightly dubious record with regards to elections and 'close' counts in that neck of the woods... or so it seems to me anyway.
I know. Have they even finished counting in Florida yet? Seemed to go on forever.
 
Old 11-08-2012, 02:11 PM
 
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I know. Have they even finished counting in Florida yet? Seemed to go on forever.
This is a pretty good article i've found and only an hour old. It seems no result from Florida in the immediate future anyway.

VPR News: Once Again, Florida's Voting Doesn't Add Up

With regards to the voting issues this is quite interesting too:

After Loss, Florida Rep. West Wants Ballots, Voting Machines Impounded | TIME.com
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