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View Poll Results: Obama vs. Republican
Obama 38 47.50%
Republican 42 52.50%
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Old 07-14-2011, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Given the current political landscape and current selection of candidates, which would you rather vote for? Rather than listing out every Republican candidate, I'm going to keep it simple. Republican versus Obama.

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Old 07-14-2011, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Tampa Florida
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Given the current political landscape and current selection of candidates, which would you rather vote for? Rather than listing out every Republican candidate, I'm going to keep it simple. Republican versus Obama.

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I think when the time comes, you all should write in "Generic" as your choice.
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Old 07-14-2011, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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latest gallop poll out today shows most Americans are saying they would vote for any Republican over Obama. Of course polls can change at anytime.

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Old 07-14-2011, 07:24 PM
 
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You could run Gumby against Obama and I'd be voting for Gumby. It's hard to argue with Obama's record of failure.
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Old 07-14-2011, 08:34 PM
 
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Republican. Definitely.
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Old 07-14-2011, 09:08 PM
 
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Ham sandwich.
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Old 07-15-2011, 12:31 AM
 
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*scratches head* Why vote for the party, when you should be voting for the individual?
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Old 07-15-2011, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Well of course it's still WAY too early to tell. I'm hoping Ron Paul will get a boost, but the media doesn't cover him enough, and of course there are people who are age biased.

If any one of these Republicans win, however, I just hope that they do NOT pass a federal amendment to ban gay marriage. This would be unconstitutional and just plain backwards. It would cause riots and the battle will go on.
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Old 07-15-2011, 08:03 AM
 
Location: London, UK
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Well of course it's still WAY too early to tell. I'm hoping Ron Paul will get a boost, but the media doesn't cover him enough, and of course there are people who are age biased.

If any one of these Republicans win, however, I just hope that they do NOT pass a federal amendment to ban gay marriage. This would be unconstitutional and just plain backwards. It would cause riots and the battle will go on.
Too bad because history shows that Republicans tackle social issues first when they get elected.
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Old 07-15-2011, 08:03 AM
 
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Well of course it's still WAY too early to tell. I'm hoping Ron Paul will get a boost, but the media doesn't cover him enough, and of course there are people who are age biased.

If any one of these Republicans win, however, I just hope that they do NOT pass a federal amendment to ban gay marriage. This would be unconstitutional and just plain backwards. It would cause riots and the battle will go on.
It's generally (with only a couple of exceptions) not unconstitutional to amend the Constitution.

That said, there are nowhere near the votes to even send such a ban to the states. The last time it was tried was 2006, when the Senate could only muster 49 votes against cloture on the resolution. Note that at the time, the GOP had 55 Senators, 8 more than they do now; 67 votes are required for a proposed amendment to clear the Senate. And time is slowly eroding what support there ever was for such an amendment. Even a GOP Senate landslide in 2012 in which they gained 15 seats (for example) wouldn't be nearly enough.
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