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bleh....probably not. Maybe I just need a nap and some coffee to see your brilliance today.:lol2::lol2:

Worth a try.:D

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Is it any surprise he's thrown his hat into the ring? I'd much rather he focus on doing his job than re-election too. I doubt he will get my vote again. Even though I think he's done less damage than McCain/Palin would have, he's still done enough to make me think twice this time around. I learned my lesson after voting for Bush twice. :no:

If Ron Paul wins the Republican nomination, which is pretty unlikely, he will probably get my vote. But he calls the Republican party on their nonsense too much to get a heck of a lot of support from them. I dearly wish he'd run on the Independent or Libertarian ticket. I'm not 100% in agreement with him on everything, but at least his views are consistent.

Republicans pay lip service to smaller government, but only smaller government in their own lives, not everyone else's, and the Democrats promise everyone the moon and stars and rarely if ever deliver. Needless to say - both sides are on my **** list.

I understand completely. I'm not very excited by this upcoming election either and both sides are on my list as well. Still at the end of the day idealogically the Democratic Party fits me better and for better or worse, I'll vote that party because I know the Republican is so wrong on so many issues dear to me. If there were a socially progressive candidate willing to end the war, be fiscally conservative and take the bipartisan recommendations for budget cutting but not do it on the back of the poor and revise the tax structure and return the tax breaks to Clinton levels, stop abortion, give gay marriage a chance, reform immigration policy, get rid of guns, universal health care for everyone, etc......sigh......not in my lifetime.

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Lou Dobbs poses this question: If Obama is doing such a bang-up job as President, why should it cost more to get him re-elected this time around? Hmmmm.

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It is no surprise he's thrown his hat into the ring.

I'm just not ready for another Presidential election.

Although . . . .I am ready for Obama to be gone.

So. . . . . between and rock and a hard place.

steph:coollook:

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Ok - this is not directed at Obama as I'm sure ALL the candidates will have to raise a lot of money.

But . . . on the way home from work I was listening to NPR discuss his announcement and the reporter said that this was good for Obama to announce so early and before anyone else announced because that would give him a good chance to raise money and his campaign is looking for . . .

A BILLION DOLLARS. :eek:

Oh my goodness . . ... that's just crazy.:down:

steph

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Ok - this is not directed at Obama as I'm sure ALL the candidates will have to raise a lot of money.

But . . . on the way home from work I was listening to NPR discuss his announcement and the reporter said that this was good for Obama to announce so early and before anyone else announced because that would give him a good chance to raise money and his campaign is looking for . . .

A BILLION DOLLARS. :eek:

Oh my goodness . . ... that's just crazy.:down:

steph

And just think the kind of good that could be done with that BILLION dollars! I'm already tired of the campaign and we don't even know who the other guy is yet.

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Lou Dobbs poses this question: If Obama is doing such a bang-up job as President, why should it cost more to get him re-elected this time around? Hmmmm.

I'll tell you why in two words: Fox News....which campaigns (and employs several of the future candidates) for the Republicans daily for free.

I didn't realize there were many people saying he's doing such a bang up job...missed that news flash.

The 2008 presidential and congressional campaigns cost over $5 billion, so I agree that money could be put to better use. I think 2012 will be break that record.

Steph, didn't you notice I put a billion in my op.....I wasn't kidding.

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I'll tell you why in two words: Fox News....which campaigns (and employs several of the future candidates) for the Republicans daily for free.

I didn't realize there were many people saying he's doing such a bang up job...missed that news flash.

The 2008 presidential and congressional campaigns cost over $5 billion, so I agree that money could be put to better use. I think 2012 will be break that record.

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I really disagree with you about Fox News. The left has George Soros and it's not like he doesn't spend megabucks trying to get what (and who) he wants too.

I believe Lou's point was that IF Obama was doing a bang up job, he wouldn't need a billion dollars to buy this election.

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Jimmy Kimmel said Obama is going to run on the promise that he will clean up the horrible mess created by the current administration.

Now that was brilliant!

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Jimmy Kimmel said Obama is going to run on the promise that he will clean up the horrible mess created by the current administration.

Now that was brilliant!

Yep.:yeah::lol2:

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I really disagree with you about Fox News. The left has George Soros and it's not like he doesn't spend megabucks trying to get what (and who) he wants too.

I believe Lou's point was that IF Obama was doing a bang up job, he wouldn't need a billion dollars to buy this election.

I'm not talking financiers, I'm talking about a political organization that calls itself a news organization....different issue than Mr. Soros, Koch and Murdoch and their megabucks. Fox was very influential in the 2010 elections...politician after politican thanked Fox "News". Still my opinion this orgniazation is legendary on this forum, so I'll let it go at that.

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President Obama will win in 2012.

People are starting to see Republicans at what they are - just talk. In many states, Republicans are starting to scare people away.

They won in 2010 on a Jobs platform and what have they done so far? zilch, nada, nothing ... if anything they are adding to the unemployed

President Obama has everything going for him right now...

The economy is improving. The unemployment rate is going down.

History on his side...

I believe only 1 Democrat President ever lost his re-election - Jimmy Carter.

I'll be voting for Obama.

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