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Old 07-30-2009, 06:32 PM
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Think Pres. Obama is doing good? fair? poor? If yes, will he get re-elected or be a one term president? Who are the GOP frontrunners?
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Old 07-30-2009, 07:11 PM
 
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He will get re-elected easily unless the Republicans come up with a decent candidate. But shouldn't this be on the politics forum?
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Old 07-31-2009, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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Yeah, it should be, but this forum is about elections isn't it.

I expect the recovery program will have started to take effect by late 2011 and into 2012. The result should be a re-election campaign. Then the recovery will result in good times in 2016 with another Democrat being elected.
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Old 07-31-2009, 12:32 PM
 
Location: North of Hell, South of Heaven.
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...Or it won't work and we'll hopefully at least take back the House and Senate and give him the hard time Bush had to deal with for the later part of his Presidency.
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Old 07-31-2009, 07:57 PM
 
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Think Pres. Obama is doing good? fair? poor? If yes, will he get re-elected or be a one term president? Who are the GOP frontrunners?
He is doing a excellent job.

He is going to sweep the next elections to victory.
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Old 07-31-2009, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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Fair, but Biden may retire and Obama's successor be his running mate

Foley Craig 2012 for the GOP at the rate they are going they'll be lucky to come in 2nd

I''d support almost any other party who fields a candidate who can read or write
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Old 08-01-2009, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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It depends on timing:

1. inflation

2. unemployment levels and whether "the rich" have to lay people off because of Democrats strangling small businesses. It might behoove small business owners to tell employees specifically why they had to let them go.

3. whether cap and trade is passed, people spend more money on food, clothes, electricity, etc., as part of the pass down costs by businesses impact and whether Republicans can effectively warn people that the price of everything is going up because of Democrat cap and trade.

4. whether Obamacare kicks in before the election and tries to modify personal behavior and creates a bossy, intrusive and bureaucratic nightmare for sick, hurt and/or elderly individuals and their families...and whether Republicans go along with it.

5. whether "smart grid" kicks in and creates a loss of individual control in people's homes.

6. whether some other crisis, real or manufactured, inserts itself into people's daily lives thus turning their attention from all of the other things in this post.

7. whether there is any real or perceived notion of unfairness as applied to ALL of "the Obama change." This would include, but not be limited to, benefits for illegal aliens at the cost or detriment to Americans.

8. whether the Republicans can get their act together and not offer up some Democrat-lite candidate.
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Old 08-01-2009, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Nevada
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One of the best posts i seen in a long time! I agree! Would love to see obama voted out due to his destruction of America and the fact that in 26 weeks he spent more money then G Bush did in 8 years! But overall great post!!




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It depends on timing:

1. inflation

2. unemployment levels and whether "the rich" have to lay people off because of Democrats strangling small businesses. It might behoove small business owners to tell employees specifically why they had to let them go.

3. whether cap and trade is passed, people spend more money on food, clothes, electricity, etc., as part of the pass down costs by businesses impact and whether Republicans can effectively warn people that the price of everything is going up because of Democrat cap and trade.

4. whether Obamacare kicks in before the election and tries to modify personal behavior and creates a bossy, intrusive and bureaucratic nightmare for sick, hurt and/or elderly individuals and their families...and whether Republicans go along with it.

5. whether "smart grid" kicks in and creates a loss of individual control in people's homes.

6. whether some other crisis, real or manufactured, inserts itself into people's daily lives thus turning their attention from all of the other things in this post.

7. whether there is any real or perceived notion of unfairness as applied to ALL of "the Obama change." This would include, but not be limited to, benefits for illegal aliens at the cost or detriment to Americans.

8. whether the Republicans can get their act together and not offer up some Democrat-lite candidate.
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Old 08-03-2009, 06:25 PM
 
Location: SE Arizona - FINALLY! :D
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He's doing a terrific job and the country is well on the way to recovery - and by 2012 things will be looking MUCH better. The result is Obama will win in a landslide (I'll go out on a limb here and predict the biggest ever (a risky prediction I know, but I think that will be the case)).



Ken
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Old 08-03-2009, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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I think Obama is doing a good job. I did not agree with the financial bailout (Bush's clock) or the stimulus package, but as a lesser of two evils, I'd rather our tax money go to those things as opposed to going to the business of killing people.

I think the economy's woes occurring during the beginning of his presidency is nothing less than an advantage. If the economy is turned around by 2012 (it probably will be), voters won't have much of a reason to vote him out.

I think the only current, reasonable, possible Republican candidate is Mitt Romney. The thought of Sarah Palin having any sort of chance is simply nauseating -- I really hope our nation's voters have more sense than that, but a small part of me tells me I might be wrong.
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