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Fri May 18, 2012, 06:42 AM

Most Americans Think Obama Will Win

Not a done deal by any stretch, but a good sign, I think. Maybe people are recognizing the crazy among us.

http://politicalwire.com/archives/2012/05/17/most_americans_think_obama_will_win.html


Most Americans Think Obama Will Win

Gallup: "Fifty-six percent of Americans think Barack Obama will win the 2012 presidential election, compared with 36% who think Mitt Romney will win. Democrats are more likely to believe that Obama will win than Republicans are to believe Romney will. Independents are nearly twice as likely to think that Obama, rather than Romney, will prevail."

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babylonsister May 2012 OP
liberal N proud May 2012 #1
TahitiNut May 2012 #5
dflprincess May 2012 #15
liberalnationalist May 2012 #20
dflprincess May 2012 #24
AverageJoe90 May 2012 #23
newfie11 May 2012 #2
bupkus May 2012 #3
harmonicon May 2012 #10
Proud Liberal Dem May 2012 #16
harmonicon May 2012 #17
Proud Liberal Dem May 2012 #18
barbtries May 2012 #4
DonCoquixote May 2012 #6
ProfessionalLeftist May 2012 #7
GOTV May 2012 #8
struggle4progress May 2012 #9
Tarheel_Dem May 2012 #11
WI_DEM May 2012 #12
Iwillnevergiveup May 2012 #13
GWEchols4MR May 2012 #14
The Magistrate May 2012 #19
liberalnationalist May 2012 #21
The Magistrate May 2012 #22

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri May 18, 2012, 06:55 AM

1. I have this sinking feeling that the money behind Romney will try to steal the election

There have been too many things that stand out like the recent magic poll numbers that show the race a dead heat. It just makes me feel uneasy and un-trusting of the system and worried about what they will do to get control of the White House.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #1)

Fri May 18, 2012, 08:17 AM

5. Voter suppression, unauditable ballots, faux polls, ...

... and the courts. It's a recipe for 2000 redux on steroids. There's one thing I can count on from the reich-wing -- anything that "worked" before will be done again. These people are still fighting the Cold War. They're still cheering the embargo of Cuba. (And mourning the defeat of Batista.)

Nothing can be put past them. Nothing.

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Response to TahitiNut (Reply #5)

Sun May 20, 2012, 11:55 PM

15. And they feel free to try what worked before again

because the Democrats rolled over and let them get away with it.

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Response to dflprincess (Reply #15)

Mon May 21, 2012, 11:26 AM

20. obama wont roll over

 

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Response to liberalnationalist (Reply #20)

Mon May 21, 2012, 11:57 PM

24. He already has

If the Democrats were concerned with election activity they would have done something by now - not wait for the next one to get stolen.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #1)

Mon May 21, 2012, 09:43 PM

23. The only reason the Repubs were able to steal the election in '00.....

was because there was a really tough race between Bush and Gore. Had Gore been able to pull off a few percent more voters, the GOP factions who participated in the theft wouldn't have been able to try without their cover being blown.

If Obama even gets a slightly noticeable lead over Romney, say, 52 to 48, then it's going to be much harder for the crooks to steal the election....and perhaps the worst thing that could happen for the GOP is if Gary Johnson or Ron Paul decides to run for the White House on a third-party ticket(especially Johnson).

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri May 18, 2012, 07:15 AM

2. I am scared he won't win

God help this country if this election goes repug.

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Response to bupkus (Reply #3)

Fri May 18, 2012, 09:40 AM

10. That was my thought/worry as well.

I don't know if there were polls about it, but I sure expected Gore to win in 2000. It didn't stop me from voting, but I bet a lot of people didn't vote, simply because they thought it was a done deal.

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Response to harmonicon (Reply #10)

Mon May 21, 2012, 12:47 AM

16. I thought that Gore would win too

I voted but I didn't really expect that most people would want Bush redux. Of course, technically, Gore WOULD HAVE won if a full recount had been completed instead of being IMHO inappropriately short-circuited by SCOTUS.

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Reply #16)

Mon May 21, 2012, 12:52 AM

17. Well, yeah, of course he DID WIN...

but if people hadn't been complacent it would have been a complete route that not even having a brother in charge of a large state could fix.

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Response to harmonicon (Reply #17)

Mon May 21, 2012, 01:01 AM

18. I don't know if people were by and large complacent about Gore

I just thought that most people weren't that enthused about Gore, he was tainted by the Lewinsky scandal and didn't take full advantage of Clinton's support as a result (it didn't help that he had a Clinton "scold" like Lieberman on the ticket) and, of course, the media made sure to make Gore look unappealing by making him out to be a pathological liar that he wasn't and making Bush look like somebody fun and appealing. Plus, I think that having 8 years of relative peace and prosperity, as well as good management of the economy might just have been too much for some people to handle- for some reason- and figured Bush could somehow keep it going (or make it even better )

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri May 18, 2012, 08:07 AM

4. clearly the best choice.

we just need to get out the vote. that must happen.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri May 18, 2012, 08:29 AM

6. This is where the GOP media

Tries to sing the voters to sleep...

"lull-la-by, do not vote,
just stay home in no-vem-ber,
you don't like that Black Guy
so why not just stay home..

Even if, Mitt wins..
he is a mod-er-ate
and in Twen-ty sixteen
you can vote Hill-ar-y!"

Dont fall for it gang.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri May 18, 2012, 08:48 AM

7. I hope they don't decide not to bother voting based on that assumption. n/t

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Reply #7)

Fri May 18, 2012, 08:56 AM

8. That's why this is actually a bad sign

Why bother to go out of your way to the polling booth if it's a lock?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri May 18, 2012, 09:17 AM

9. But half of them don't vote

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri May 18, 2012, 02:52 PM

11. K&R

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri May 18, 2012, 02:58 PM

12. this is dangerous. These pulls are trying to lull people into a false sense of security

and they'll think, 'Obama's going to win so I don't need to vote'

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat May 19, 2012, 12:31 AM

13. I don't think Obama will win.

I think he will win in a landslide.

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Response to Iwillnevergiveup (Reply #13)

Sun May 20, 2012, 11:36 PM

14. Here's what I think...

 

I'm LDS and I believe that we deserve a President that is a religious. What we get with MR is a man who can confer with a living prophet. Yes the President of the LDS church is a true prophet who can speak to God. Don't you think we need that in today's world? Blessings!

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Response to GWEchols4MR (Reply #14)

Mon May 21, 2012, 02:08 AM

19. If You Think Mormonism Is 'Off Limits', Read the Post Above, Ladies And Gentlemen

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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #19)

Mon May 21, 2012, 11:28 AM

21. Mormanism is off limits

 

but Raw Money's brand of Mormanism is not

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Response to liberalnationalist (Reply #21)

Mon May 21, 2012, 03:24 PM

22. Oh, The Official Campaign, Sir, Should Make Pious 'But That Would Be Wrong' Noises, Certainly

But irregulars should certainly press the matter; it is too rich on too many levels not to....

"We must always respect the other fellow's religion, but only in the sense and to the degree we respect his belief his wife is beautiful and his children smart."

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