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View Poll Results: Why would you vote to reelect Obama?
Although I don't post here often I made it clear that I'll vote for anyone other than Obama. Now before anyone calls me a racist, his race has nothing to do with it. He is the most far left and idilogical driven President I have seen in my lifetime.
I was hoping that he would move to the center as most Presidents, right or left, do after getting elected. Instead he moved further left than when he was when running for office. He's the worse President in my lifetime and the country cannot afford to have him for 4 more years.
So I'm just wondering why anyone would vote to reelect him. If you like him personnaly, I can understand that. If I played golf or watched a football game with him I'm sure it would be fun. But I don't want him as the POTUS after January 2014.
But what has he done as President and what do you think he will do as President that makes you want to vote for him in November.
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Romney= a wast of a good suit. Who really knows where he stands. He'll say anything to get elected. If there was ever a flip flopper its Romney. Becoming POTUS seems more like a game to him, its a conquest.
Sanitarium is crazy, Sanitarium is just to far out there as far as mixing religion and politics.
After further thought i have to say that under the circumstances obama did a pretty good job. He inherited two wars, the worst financial crises since the great depression, the bush tax cuts, and a republican congress that has opposed him every step of the way. I have never witnessed or heard of such behavior in the history of the country. Over the last three year the right has done everything it could to destroy his presidency, even to the point of destroying the country. Its obvious that the right has become the party of the corporate America and the rich
I think Obama has had a tough time because of a solidly united Republican Party and Blue Dog Democrats. Despite that, he has done some good things. The stimulus bill is the best piece of liberal legislation in years, creating all sorts of jobs and speeding up our move to alternative energies by years. In addition, he deserves some credit for getting us out of Iraq, ending DADT, passing Wall Street Reform, passing Health Care Reform, and handling most of foreign policy in a civilized, balanced way. If he had a better Congress, he would have been better, but overall he's done a very good job. That said, it's my belief that the Republicans aim was to restrict his economic recovery plan so that he would not win re-election. The end result is that it will be a close call. The economy appears to be picking up steam, but not yet enough to ensure his re-election.
You left out an obvious choice - he's not Romney or Santorum.
Believe it or not, there are people in The United States, voting people, who are terrified of someone like Romney or Santorum (especially Santorum) becoming president.
A lot of them are women. A lot of them are minorites. A lot of them are former immigrants who've become citizens but remember what it was like in their old counties. A lot of them are on social security and medicare. A lot of them really believe in the separation of church and state. A lot of them are young. There are alot of people who want the wealthy to pay more taxes, not less.
Even if I didn't like Obama, (which I do) I'd never vote for Romney or Santorum just because of their positions on women's issues and health care.
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I like Obama of all of the candidates currently campaigning, and believe that he can do the best job.. and despite the efforts of many he has done a pretty good job..
But there are those who will continue to try to bring him down, no matter what he does.. the scrutiny of this office has reached a new level as has the commentary.
When he was elected Rush and his minions openly stated that they hoped Obama would fail, and this has carried over to the actions of congress who react for no other reason except Obama suggested something..
I voted for him last time but I have felt completely underwhelmed by his performance - mostly what I consider his lack of leadership qualities. The buck stops with the POTUS, but I feel like he hasn't "owned" his presidency. Given the situation was coming into office under, I certainly didn't expect miracles (I wouldn't really under most circumstances), but I did expect more than "I" got from him.
He unfortunately had to work with a do-nothing Congress, which he really had no say in for the last two years ("he" had full control the first two), I don't completely blame him for that.
That being said I wouldn't vote for Ricky if he were the last person on Earth and Romney leaves a lot to be desired.
My decision, when it comes time, will be between writing in Mickey Mouse or myself.
I should probably get used to doing it this way as as long as we have a two party system, I won't ever have a candidate that "represents me".
Beyond that I live in MA, so my vote only counts if I vote for the D....
To put it as succinctly and respectfully as I can:
I reject essentially every single proposition stated in the OP. In fact, I think we must be watching different presidents, because virtually nothing you've written bears any resemblance to reality.
That being said, Obama has made mistakes. He hasn't been perfect. But I also give him credit for a solid foreign policy, the auto bailout, keeping the economy afloat, ending DADT, and Obamacare (caveats abound with this one, but I give him credit for at least trying to do something to solve the problem).
But at the end of the day, a presidential election is a binary choice. And suffice it to say I'd vote for many of the homeless people I cross paths with every day in DC before I'd vote for Mitt Romney. I'd say the reasoning for this is half informed by my distaste for Mitt, and half for my aversion to letting the GOP have control of the executive office. Our politics in general are a mess, but the ideas (or lack thereof) being floating by the GOP are particularly noxious and destructive.
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I'm not sure he is the furthest left, but that depends on the timeframe, I guess.
Also disagree that he is the most ideology driven. Bush, Reagan, maybe Carter, Nixon, etc.?
I'm not sure how you'd support the claim that he has moved further left.
I don't think he has done a good job, though. My disappointment with him isn't even so much on policy as on his apparent judgment on various issues. I knew going in that there would be things I disagreed with him in policy-wise.
My vote depends on the Republican nominee.
I'd vote for him over Santorum and Gingrich, albeit not enthusiastically. I think Santorum would be a disaster, and personally I find his views on millions of Americans repugnant. Gingrich is too volatile and could be dangerous as well.
Ron Paul? Mitt Romney? Obviously, very different candidates / options, but I could see voting for either. I really don't know what to make of Paul's policy positions as President, even though I like the libertarian approach as a starting point. I'd also want answers about the racism allegations. With either, it would depend on how the campaign goes, and choice of VP candidates could matter. (I liked McCain at the begninng of his campaign, for ex, but as time went on I thought it became clear that he had little to say, and his choice of Palin as VP was the nail in the coffin for me.)
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