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Old 11-09-2008, 06:55 PM
 
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I will suggest "better than average". He doesn't stand a chance of being "great". He's walked into a huge mess and there is no way that he can clean it all up in four short years.

However, I believe he is capable of seriously turning the tide, IF the people give him the opportunity to do so. In spite of McCain's concession speech, a lot of people seem to seriously WANT to be divided. They refuse to support our new leader elect.

Where will that get any of us?

If we can all work together (United we stand) towards a better life and quit bickering and fighting about everything but instead, try to reach a happy medium, he will succeed.

If on the other hand, all we want to do is turn our backs and ridicule and berate his every move, he will fail (divided we fall), but so will we as a nation.

Please remember that I am NOT a republican when I say this.

Bringing people together is going to be very difficult after the past 8 years. With all due respect to the dems, they blocked virtually every Bush judicial appointee and even when Bush brokered a deal to allow up & down votes, that was very slow in developing. Also, the hatfulness of the House leaders (especially Pelosi) have created some real hurt feelings. It's one thing to be partisan, but another to be hatful and to lie with the intent of hurting people. I realize Republicans are faster to forget those things, but Obama has some work to do to smooth things over.
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Old 11-09-2008, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Idaho
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Please remember that I am NOT a republican when I say this.

Bringing people together is going to be very difficult after the past 8 years. With all due respect to the dems, they blocked virtually every Bush judicial appointee and even when Bush brokered a deal to allow up & down votes, that was very slow in developing. Also, the hatfulness of the House leaders (especially Pelosi) have created some real hurt feelings. It's one thing to be partisan, but another to be hatful and to lie with the intent of hurting people. I realize Republicans are faster to forget those things, but Obama has some work to do to smooth things over.
I agree totally with your assessment of Pelosi. She is hateful. As I told one of my right-winged (ultra right) friends, if she had been running, I wouldn't have voted.

Obama has a lot of work to do. But I don't think people can fold their arms, snub their nose and refuse to work with him. It's wrong and it won't get us anywhere.
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Old 11-11-2008, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Ottawa, Canada
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i think if obama stays away form issues that are truly "politicized" he'll be fine. both groups agreed on healthcare, although a different way of doing it. so thats fine.

but things like global warming are so clearly more about political aims then atually solving a problem that obama will end up being hated. if he makes good notciible changes in the economy, healthcare, educationa dn stuff liek that i think he will be loved.
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