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View Poll Results: Will Obama be a 1 Term or 2 Term President?
1 Term 74 71.84%
2 Term 29 28.16%
Voters: 103. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-25-2010, 08:50 PM
 
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Will Obama be a 1 Term or 2 Term President?
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Old 01-25-2010, 09:01 PM
 
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I will not vote as its too early to tell yet on whats going to happen in 2012, however in the comming elections this year I believe the democrats will loose their majority in the house.
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Old 01-25-2010, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Depends if Sarah runs. 1 term if she doesn't. 2 terms if she does.
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Old 01-25-2010, 09:04 PM
 
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Like it or not, Obama will be a 2-termer. He was quite lucky to run during an economic meltdown attributed (somewhat unfairly) to the incumbent party. His luck will hold out because 3 years is the general consensus among economists (the same ones who calmly and clearly predicted the recession) as to when the economy will be partying like it's 1999 again. Even though his actions probably had little to nothing to do with the economic cycles, he'll be able to point out how bad things were in 2008/9 and how much better they are in 2012. "Don't fix something that ain't broke." He'll say, and all the sheeple will listen to him and ignore the screaming of the lunatic fringe of the GOP and the intelligent but hopeless pontificating of 3rd parties.

The GOP can field a centrist Obama clone in skirt, white, or alternate color and run a good loser's race and fade into obscurity, or they can offer up a sacrificial wingnut for the incumbent to slaughter and keep their reasonable candidates safely stabled until 2016.
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Old 01-25-2010, 09:05 PM
 
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Way too early to know right now. Reagan's approval rating was in the high 30s in 1983, and then he roared back to reelection in a landslide victory the following year.

Whatever happens, just looking at historical odds, it's more likely than not that Obama will win a second term.
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Old 01-25-2010, 09:09 PM
 
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The upswing begins now. Just watch. Public opinion will start turning back toward him. Scott Brown was a great blessing for him.

Economy recovers in the next year or so; he gets the fiscal house in order now that we're done deficit spending like every nation did during this crisis; he ends Iraq and ramps down the Afghanistan surge ... 6 - 9 months to campaign, and he's back in.
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Old 01-25-2010, 09:10 PM
 
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Like it or not, Obama will be a 2-termer. He was quite lucky to run during an economic meltdown attributed (somewhat unfairly) to the incumbent party. His luck will hold out because 3 years is the general consensus among economists (the same ones who calmly and clearly predicted the recession) as to when the economy will be partying like it's 1999 again. Even though his actions probably had little to nothing to do with the economic cycles, he'll be able to point out how bad things were in 2008/9 and how much better they are in 2012. "Don't fix something that ain't broke." He'll say, and all the sheeple will listen to him and ignore the screaming of the lunatic fringe of the GOP and the intelligent but hopeless pontificating of 3rd parties.

The GOP can field a centrist Obama clone in skirt, white, or alternate color and run a good loser's race and fade into obscurity, or they can offer up a sacrificial wingnut for the incumbent to slaughter and keep their reasonable candidates safely stabled until 2016.
That's a pretty darn reasonable and insightful response. Well done.
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Old 01-25-2010, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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There will be no partying like 1999 again. Sorry.
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Old 01-25-2010, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Pa
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Depends if Sarah runs. 1 term if she doesn't. 2 terms if she does.
Pretty much or if the republicans pick another flat tire.
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Old 01-25-2010, 09:18 PM
 
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If Obama can do a better job of fixing the country, I'd say two terms. It also depends on who his contenders are in 2012, so we'll see what happens.
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