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Old 12-30-2008, 02:44 PM
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Originally Posted by JamesAbilene View Post
I think it is significant. It indicates how desperate the American people are for a new and different kind of government. My greatest fear is that our expectations are so high that no one can fill them. Obama has the toughest job of any president in my memory. I have never seen the nation as divided as it has been the last several years. Almost everyone wants the nation to be united. That will be hard enough. Add to that the wars, the terrorist threats, the sour economy, and our expectations of Obama are probably too high. He is trying hard with his transition team, his inaugral team, and his cabinet to be inclusive and work with all segments of the political and social spectrum. He is already getting criticized for that. The liberals think he is not liberal enough. The conservatives think he is too liberal. I think he is doing exactly what he needs to do--be a centrist with tolerance for both liberal and conservative viewpoints. We all need to support him instead of grousing. It is our only hope.
Very well put James.

I hope he'll continue with those weekly addresses - especially to explain decisions - and keep detailed information posted on the WH site and wherever else. We can't trust if we dont know what's going on or why. I look forward to seeing how forthcoming that Press secretary is in times of stress.
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Old 12-30-2008, 04:35 PM
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Oh wow, so if Obama wipes his *** will that land him a 75% approval rating? How about popular opinion on how he walks his dog? 80% of American voters approve?

These are stupid polls and their only intention is to create media buzz. The only poll that will count will be his approval rating in 2010. See ya there!
Are you one of the same people who called the pre election polls meaningless and said the only one that counts is the one done on November 4. Well it was very meaningful and I am sure you found the one on November 4 to be valid and most significant. Thus again a pro Obama poll is discounted.
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