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Response to MrScorpio (Reply #12)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 06:07 PM

16. I never had any doubt that a reasonable person would vote for Obama

over Romney. I felt that Obama should have carried every state but Utah. I knew that would not happen but I felt it should, and I thought it would, if American voters listened to and watched Romney during the campaign.
He insulted everyone, some by direct identification and all by his mendacity. I asked myself many times how he could be so successful a businessman and be such a lying bastard at the same time. His race baiting, his attitude toward women, his lack of respect for gays, his disdain for the working and the poor, his plans for health care and Social Security, but most of all, his incessant lying all mark him as a charlatan, unfit for public office. I hate liars.
I could not see any conscious voter thinking a man with Romney's character flaws was an appropriate choice to lead our nation.
So I was confident that Obama would carry the day.

Yet, the false polls, the media hype, the gazillions of dollars, voter suppression, flipping votes on election day, racism, Fox News, ill-informed voters, and my own paranoid personality all had me on a roller-coaster of doubt and confidence.
Even after most networks had called the election for Obama, when I switched the channel to Fox to see how they were dealing with the news, and I caught Rove melting down, I was worried. I felt that awful pit in my stomach that comes from republicans-are-cheating bile. Thank goodness it lasted only a few minutes.
I'm not sure how we dodged that bullet. Republicans obviously knew too that Obama was the better candidate.

ps: I was surprised to see how many Americans are more racially bigoted than they are religiously bigoted. I had thought it would be the other way around.

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