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Thu Nov 1, 2012, 03:23 PM

The Economist backs Obama, 'the devil we know'

Source: AFP

LONDON The Economist, the respected weekly current affairs magazine, on Thursday said it was backing US President Barack Obama for re-election, although with less enthusiasm than four years ago.

The London-based publication said in its leader that while the United States faced a tougher decision and a more negative campaign than in 2008, Obama's Republican rival Mitt Romney "does not fit the bill".

"This choice turns on two questions: how good a president has Mr Obama been, especially on the main issues of the economy and foreign policy? And can America really trust the ever-changing Mitt Romney to do a better job?" it said.

"On that basis, the Democrat narrowly deserves to be re-elected."

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sabra Nov 2012 OP
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Response to sabra (Original post)

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 04:42 PM

1. They can keep that crappy endorsement.

"The Devil It Knows"? Screw them.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 04:47 PM

2. You can't trust someone who refuses to release his tax returns

 

even though 1) he said he would; and 2) his father did 12x better than the candidate did.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 08:33 PM

3. Kick (nt)

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 08:36 PM

4. The Economist and Bloomberg dump the "businessman".

LOL!

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 08:44 PM

5. If Obama's campaign has been negative

it's because Romney's been lying his arse off and nobody else is going to point it out.

You can't not be negative when your opponent is that shit.

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