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Which presidential candidate will you vote for?

Barack Obama 356 55.97%
 
Mitt Romney 137 21.54%
 
Gary Johnson 38 5.97%
 
Jill Stein 15 2.36%
 
Somebody else 87 13.68%
 
Total:633
gergroy said:
sales2099 said:
Over here in Canada, people seem to still like Obama and see Mitt as a guy who doesnt understand the common man.

Its because romney probably doesnt understand the common man.  Much like most guys from his generation.  Romney seems much more like a grandpa to me.  I certainly dont expect my grandpa to relate to me, but that doesnt mean he isnt a good grandpa.

The office of president is a job, the ability of the president to understand me isnt all that important to me.  His policies are...

To understand the people you govern greatly impacts the polocies you enact. But to each their own.



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I'm not American so I can't vote, but if I was I'd be pissed about my choices.



I was walking down along the street and I heard this voice saying, "Good evening, Mr. Dowd." Well, I turned around and here was this big six-foot rabbit leaning up against a lamp-post. Well, I thought nothing of that because when you've lived in a town as long as I've lived in this one, you get used to the fact that everybody knows your name.

Can someone who voted Romney in the poll seriously explain why they did so?



Soleron said:
Can someone who voted Romney in the poll seriously explain why they did so?


I did



Soleron said:
Can someone who voted Romney in the poll seriously explain why they did so?

Because he is the better option and mirrors my ideas more closely than Obama.



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Soleron said:
Can someone who voted Romney in the poll seriously explain why they did so?


Or how about, the president should be the person most qualified for the job. Obama was never qualified and won due to charisma and ambiguity. Now people realize this fact and think "maybe we should put someone who is more qualified for this position since Obama clearly never was"



gergroy said:
Augen said:
klystron said:

Thank you for reminding people of something Obama would like us all to forget... his two years with a supermajority and getting only health care done. He can't blame the Republicans for an "obstructionist" congress when they had no power. In fact, there has not been a budget passed in Obama's presidency. This is a first. So yeah, you can blame the GOP for the last two years... but in the first two years they did nothing, either.

Just to clarify.  Minority still has fillibuster as mechanism to stop legislation, you need 60 seats in the senate all on the same page to force through bills.  Minority has not been powerless.

They had that until ted kennedy died... That is why it is called a super majority...

The Democrats actually never had a supermajority, unless we're thinking of different elections. The split was 57-41 if you include the independents who caucused with the Dems as Dems.

http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS/national.php?year=2008&f=0&off=3

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Senate_elections,_2008



Soleron said:
Can someone who voted Romney in the poll seriously explain why they did so?

Yes, in very simple terms: nobody would re-hire someone for a contract job that didn't actually manage to fulfill the terms of his contract.*

And no, I don't care about the excuses just like i wouldn't care about them from someone I paid to do my roof--you either get the job done, or you don't. If you don't, don't expect me to hire you for more work.

The end.

P.S. If I have to explain it any better than that, you're not listening or, more likely, don't want to listen.

*Except those blinded by ideology.



ECM said:
Soleron said:
Can someone who voted Romney in the poll seriously explain why they did so?

Yes, in very simple terms: nobody would re-hire someone for a contract job that didn't actually manage to fulfill the terms of his contract.*

And no, I don't care about the excuses just like i wouldn't care about them from someone I paid to do my roof--you either get the job done, or you don't. If you don't, don't expect me to hire you for more work.

The end.

P.S. If I have to explain it any better than that, you're not listening or, more likely, don't want to listen.

*Except those blinded by ideology.

I understand perfectly why someone wouldn't want Obama back.

However why are you voting FOR Romney?



ECM said:
Soleron said:
Can someone who voted Romney in the poll seriously explain why they did so?

Yes, in very simple terms: nobody would re-hire someone for a contract job that didn't actually manage to fulfill the terms of his contract.*

And no, I don't care about the excuses just like i wouldn't care about them from someone I paid to do my roof--you either get the job done, or you don't. If you don't, don't expect me to hire you for more work.

The end.

P.S. If I have to explain it any better than that, you're not listening or, more likely, don't want to listen.

*Except those blinded by ideology.


Obama was never qualified for the job. I don't even understand what gave him the idea he could actually win before he made the decision to do so... but he did through abiguity and charisma which should have never been enough. In your terms voting for Obama was like hiring an nieghboorhood handyman to redo your roof.