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Old 10-04-2012, 07:07 AM
 
Location: Saudi Arabia
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I wavered on this only becasue Romney is really not a conservative. I mean, he was elected Governor in Massachusetts for pete's sake. Obama truly is a liberal and has opened the federal checkbook up to pay off his friends & supporters.

Still, I think Cons take a bigger fall if Romney loses becasue of how much damage Obama is likely to do...in their minds if not in fact.

Dems will be stunned I think but they are assured of a Republican that is really just a middle road guy...so less depressed.

What do you think?
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:26 AM
 
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The GOP will make gains in Congress which means that Obama gets nothing much passed and anything he might do on his own is easily reversed.

If Romney wins the Dems are at least initially going to have to go along with what he wants done. Now being that much of what Romney does is much the same as what Obama would do, we all likely lose.
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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Who knows what Mitt really believes or what he will actually promote he has changed on almost everything he has expressed an opinion of. pre election he was more a democrat now he is promoting some of the repug chants

To think Roms isn't indebted to the billionaires is not at all accurate. he has a million donors vs Obama's 10 million. Obama isn't too indebted to all the $3 donations, but I'm not think 10 million comes with no strings attached. That is scary... look at how Bushes friends profited from blank checks.

If Rom wins the people would lose ... bye bye to home mortgage deduction, bye bye to AHCA, bye bye to medicare and probably SS...after all the Koch brothers want it gone and they are his biggest donors.
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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No matter who wins, the American people will lose. We've come to a point that electing the lesser of two evils is the norm, rather than the exception. The politicians in Washington aren't there to see to our needs, they are there to see to the needs of their supporters. However, they've managed to convince us, the voters, that they stand for us.

Basically, we'd all be better off voting for every independent or third party candidate that is running, since that at least would break the chain of cronyism that is controlling our government.
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:40 AM
 
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i like romney's record as governor a heck of a lot better than i like obama's record as president.

i don't know what romney will actually do as president but i certainly like the fact that he won't be the "you didn't build that" president.


U Didn't Build That by MC 'Bama - YouTube

as obama says in the video, we smell what barack is cooking.
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:46 AM
 
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I wavered on this only becasue Romney is really not a conservative. I mean, he was elected Governor in Massachusetts for pete's sake. Obama truly is a liberal and has opened the federal checkbook up to pay off his friends & supporters.

Still, I think Cons take a bigger fall if Romney loses becasue of how much damage Obama is likely to do...in their minds if not in fact.

Dems will be stunned I think but they are assured of a Republican that is really just a middle road guy...so less depressed.

What do you think?
I would disagree. I would call Obama a centrist and Romney center-right. It's only the followers of Romney who say Obama is a socialist (generally people who wouldn't know socialism if it smacked them in the head); and it's only followers of Obama who think that Romney is a far-right conservative (your point about Massachusetts noted here).

From reading the hysterical, whacked-out comments--mostly by the far right--on here, I would say it would "hit" the right wing more if Obama wins (at least those right-wingers who post on CD).

As someone else has stated, however: We all lose with either choice.
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