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View Poll Results: How do you see the US presidential election?
Fairest in the world 2 3.64%
As fair as an election can be 9 16.36%
Fairly fair, but flawed 16 29.09%
Seriously flawed and unfair 18 32.73%
At the Third World levell of corruption 10 18.18%
Voters: 55. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-07-2012, 06:44 AM
 
Location: Milan, Italy
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I'm amazed - after all of the things that Mitt Romney said, Americans still gave him 48%?

Wow. It's entirely too party based and close minded. There is no excuse for Romney having even 40% support. He was awful and a step backward in time for any politician.
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:34 AM
 
Location: The Netherlands
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How long before Republicans will be calling the elections rigged? Which would be very ironic since they were the ones who were trying so hard to suppress likely Democratic voters.

Well done to the American public (well, 52% of them)!
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:29 AM
 
Location: State of Transition
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Obama had a stable and cautious international policy, and that is what counts for me as an European.
Obama has succeeded in getting Iran to the negotiation table regarding their nuclear development. Iran said they wanted to wait until the elections were over to see who they would be dealing with. But now that effort can proceed. This is an achievement. I don't expect the Republicans would have taken the diplomatic route to resolve the Iran question.
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:58 AM
 
Location: The Netherlands
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Obama has succeeded in getting Iran to the negotiation table regarding their nuclear development. Iran said they wanted to wait until the elections were over to see who they would be dealing with. But now that effort can proceed. This is an achievement. I don't expect the Republicans would have taken the diplomatic route to resolve the Iran question.
Not only that but Obama is incredibly popular abroad. According to an article I read on MSN yesterday, they did a poll in 36 countries around the world (~ 600,000 people) and 81% of the respondents preferred Obama over Romney. Only China had a narrow majority voting for Romney. Obama has definitely helped to improve the international reputation of the US which was a shambles after 8 years of Bush.

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Old 11-07-2012, 12:45 PM
 
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Not only that but Obama is incredibly popular abroad. According to an article I read on MSN yesterday, they did a poll in 36 countries around the world (~ 600,000 people) and 81% of the respondents preferred Obama over Romney. Only China had a narrow majority voting for Romney. Obama has definitely helped to improve the international reputation of the US which was a shambles after 8 years of Bush.

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its easy to be popular abroad when your policys have a whole lot less effect , obama is charismatic and sophisticated , of course people like him on a personal level
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Sweden
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Stupid idea to legalize marijuana.
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:23 PM
 
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Ok, between the bad and the worst, I prefer the bad, so I have to say that I'm happy and relieved because of Obama's victory.

But when the Nobel Peace Price is going to decide to close Guantanamo? And when is going stop threatening Iran?

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Old 11-07-2012, 02:19 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Stupid idea to legalize marijuana.
That's one of the things considered "liberal" in America. Isn't that the case in European countries too?
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:45 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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I voted Gary Johnson and i dont think he even got 1 percent of the votes aren't i special!
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:46 PM
 
Location: The Netherlands
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Stupid idea to legalize marijuana.
I've never heard a single reasonable argument to oppose legalizing marijuana. It's a lot less harmful than alcohol or tobacco and it actually serves a medical purpose for some people. I don't smoke, drink or use marijuana but I really don't understand why people are so irrational about this. I assume you would never support criminalizing cigarettes or beer even though any doctor will tell you they're more dangerous than pot (alcohol and tobacco are classified as 'hard drugs', marijuana is classified as 'soft drugs').

If it were up to me, no drugs would be illegal. It's better to control and regulate the distribution of drugs than to leave it to drug dealers on the street. That will probably never happen though.

Anyway, this isn't the proper thread to discuss these issues
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