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Old 06-13-2012, 01:22 PM
 
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Is Barack Obama really a liberal?

Most people who consider themselves liberal will say no, he's a middle-of-the-roader or even Bush Lite. Yet, a great number of people who call themselves liberals are intending to vote for him anyhow.

Why? Are you a liberal committed to liberal principles, or are you not?
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Old 06-13-2012, 01:25 PM
 
Location: La lune et les Ă©toiles
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Default Why vote for President Obama?

Because Mitt Romney has not said anything that will convince me that he would do a better job.

Oh, and I am a moderate Democrat with some views that would be considered conservative and others liberal.
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Old 06-13-2012, 01:29 PM
 
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Is Barack Obama really a liberal?

Most people who consider themselves liberal will say no, he's a middle-of-the-roader or even Bush Lite. Yet, a great number of people who call themselves liberals are intending to vote for him anyhow.

Why? Are you a liberal committed to liberal principles, or are you not?

Im not a liberal but common sense tells me that they see him as closer to their beleifs then his opponant, and they would be correct.
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Old 06-13-2012, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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Because Mitt Romney has not said anything that will convince me that he would do a better job.

Oh, and I am a moderate Democrat with some views that would be considered conservative and others liberal.
Because Mitt Romney is white so I will vote for Obama even though he's done a horrible job.

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Old 06-13-2012, 01:42 PM
 
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Because Mitt Romney is white so I will vote for Obama even though he's done a horrible job.

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And he's a Democrat.
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Old 06-13-2012, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Because Mitt Romney has not said anything that will convince me that he would do a better job.

Oh, and I am a moderate Democrat with some views that would be considered conservative and others liberal.
Some liberals might pull for Rmoney with hopes he will install universal health care like he did in Mass.
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Old 06-13-2012, 01:46 PM
 
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Is Barack Obama really a liberal?

Most people who consider themselves liberal will say no, he's a middle-of-the-roader or even Bush Lite. Yet, a great number of people who call themselves liberals are intending to vote for him anyhow.

Why? Are you a liberal committed to liberal principles, or are you not?
Median voter theorem - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 06-13-2012, 01:47 PM
 
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Some liberals might pull for Rmoney with hopes he will install universal health care like he did in Mass.

I doubt that. The mass legislature passed that disgusting HC bill . He just signed away on what the leg sold the taxpayers to the ins co,s for. Just like gay marriage.
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Old 06-13-2012, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Is Barack Obama really a liberal?
It depends on how one defines a liberal. But on a political landscape, he is a left-leaning centrist, and I applaud him for being that. It is just that our right wing has moved so far to the right that anything not up to their whim is "liberal".

Now, if you have specific questions about issues you wonder where I might or might not agree with him on... bring them on.
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Old 06-13-2012, 01:52 PM
 
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Because I don't like this;



Nor do i want this guy as VP:



And because this guy is actually one of the supreme leaders:

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