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The 2012 Presidential Election

The 2012 Presidential Election
November 6, 2012

Democrat Incumbents: President Barack Hussein Obama and Vice President Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr.



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Republican Challenger: Former Governor (MA) Willard Mitt Romney and ??



Polls, news, attack ads, and anything pertaining to the General Election goes here.

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Re: The 2012 Presidential Election

And BOOM! Obama fires the Osama bin Laden spot across the bow!

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Re: The 2012 Presidential Election

Could you pick a less flatering pic of Romney?

In fairness I now need to post this:

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No predictions? I predict the President will be re-elected.

(Or "reŽlected" for you <i>New Yorker</i> readers).
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C'mon now, I could've posted these:



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"Can I use my middle name too? It's a big fucking deal."
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Biden again?
I thought Obama was running with Clooney.
Cloobama would truly be unbeatable!
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Originally Posted by wishbone View Post

"Can I use my middle name too? It's a big fucking deal."
Updated OP for consistency...
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My prediction is that Obama will lose... maybe by more than a little. We may see another 1980.
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Wow. I could see Obama losing but 1980?
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I can see Obama losing too, but I don't think it will happen. Pending another major terrorist attack, a huge dip in the economy, or the worst reelection campaign ever, I think Obama has this in the bag. The right has been making a big stink since he took office - trying to ramp up public dissatisfaction to Bush-era levels right off the bat - but it hasn't really stuck. Obama has been on a bumpy road, but I think he is still well liked. And once the campaign season heats up, I don't think Obama will have any trouble selling his record and painting Romney as just another problem. Seeing Obama and Romney on stage together will really highlight the gulf that divides these two. Romney has lots of time to work on his image, but I don't think he has the chops to face off against Obama.
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Well, then I guess I'm the first to officially call it here. Coolness.
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You seem to be missing Ron Paul in that first post.

Way to buy what the media sells you.
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I can see Obama losing too, but I don't think it will happen. Pending another major terrorist attack, a huge dip in the economy, or the worst reelection campaign ever, I think Obama has this in the bag. The right has been making a big stink since he took office - trying to ramp up public dissatisfaction to Bush-era levels right off the bat - but it hasn't really stuck. Obama has been on a bumpy road, but I think he is still well liked. And once the campaign season heats up, I don't think Obama will have any trouble selling his record and painting Romney as just another problem. Seeing Obama and Romney on stage together will really highlight the gulf that divides these two. Romney has lots of time to work on his image, but I don't think he has the chops to face off against Obama.
I don't believe Obama has it in the bag.

IMO, you're wrong about "another major terrorist attack" being a negative for Obama. I think it might very well be a positive. It certainly was for George W. Bush. It would depend on how he handles it.

Obama is well liked among the solid Democratic base. That's not unusual for a sitting Democratic President. It's more important how well he is liked among the so-called independents - especially women.

It is critical for Obama to get out the solid Democratic voter(s) - blacks, continue to receive a substantial percentage of the Hispanic voters, organized labor, etc.

I don't believe debates will have any real impact on the voter groups that count. They generally are far more concerned about the really important issues that are favoring the country.
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You seem to be missing Ron Paul in that first post.

Way to buy what the media sells you.
He also ignored Ralph Wiggum, the Nazi Party candidate, and the The-Rent-is-too-Damn-High guy.

I predict a long, painful campaign, followed by another close election that one side will never accept the results of.
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Seems pretty obvious that Obama will be reelected. The Republicans put their absolute worst candidates up this year, probably to get them out of the way before 2016 rolls around. Mitt Romney, everyone's "surely not him...ok, at least he's a little saner than these other clowns" option in the primaries, is like an even more boring John Kerry, if that's possible, and comes across as a wealthy, out-of-touch elitist in a time when voters won't respond to that in a positive way. And the dog story will hurt him.
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I think that Obama will probably win but it's going to be a close race so it could really go either way.
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Anything could change, but the scales are definitely against Obama at this point. The simplest reasoning I've heard is that Romney needs needs six-swing states that went for Obama last time (most by a very small percentage). Three of which, the Dems have signaled they're not going to compete in, the others are Florida and Ohio, which will likely go for Romney, leaving just one out of about a half dozen possibilities. Redistricting also hurt the Dems.
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It's like 2004 all over again. The Repubs seem confident like the Democrats were in 2004. Little did we know...
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I have often posted that if the Republicans don't win it will be a major upset. A defeat means they should probably blow up the party and start over.

The economy will be the biggest factor and while it has improved since Obama took office it is still not good enough in the minds of most voters.
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I have often posted that if the Republicans don't win it will be a major upset. A defeat means they should probably blow up the party and start over.

The economy will be the biggest factor and while it has improved since Obama took office it is still not good enough in the minds of most voters.
We agree on that. It's getting too late to change the perception of the economy and it's not headed better. The "I killed Osama" stuff is just noise. Ask G.H.W. Bush how that works out.
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I'm confident only in Obama. I mean, I probably won't go out and vote for Romney (he was my least favorite of all the candidates, save Bachmann). If I won't vote for him, I can only imagine what that means for a lot of other voters out there. I may vote for Obama at this point.
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I think it's going to be close. I've sorta lucked out with every Presidential candidate I've voted for has won. Bush x2 and then Obama. So rest assured, who ever I vote for this year will win the presidency.
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The Repubs seem confident like the Democrats were in 2004.
I'm actually not Republican, if you were referencing me at all. I prefer to sit back and look at reality, not from some sideline rooting for a team.
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We agree on that. It's getting too late to change the perception of the economy and it's not headed better. The "I killed Osama" stuff is just noise. Ask G.H.W. Bush how that works out.
Ask the average person how they felt about the economy in May of 2008.
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