Barack Obama, our next President

There are 20 comments on the Nov 5, 2008, Hampton Roads Daily Press story titled Barack Obama, our next President. In it, Hampton Roads Daily Press reports that:

"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep," Obama cautioned. Young and charismatic but with little experience on the national level, Obama smashed through racial barriers and easily defeated ...

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“GONE FISHING”

Since: Oct 11

Location hidden

#777360 Oct 19, 2012
The PopeSUCKS wrote:
Hey I'M a negro I'll pack mybags . I wonder where this loser purchased his cocaine ? Maybe Bush knows ? Romney is known as the black George Bush !
how is spending your nights wearing a sheet over your head dancing around with other bigots and having sex with barn animals???
we kill you bigots down here,stop by anytime loser...
Nobama

Allentown, PA

#777361 Oct 19, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Homer very worried about their plan. As we have seen the last 4 years rightwingers do not negotiate.
Hussein Obama is the one who refuses to negotiate.....

there was widespread support for medical insurance reform that would have addressed issues like portability, pre-existing conditions, tort reform, etc.....

but Hussein Obama and the Democrats in Congress rammed throughj a big-government takeover of medicine with allowing any dissenting input or negotiation....

that set the stage for the current impasse...
X Obama Supporter

Coffeyville, KS

#777362 Oct 19, 2012
kuda wrote:
Countdown to the third Presidential candidate debate...
Only three more days!
What will Romney say would be his foreign policy?
Will Obama continue to confront Romney’s pandering strategies?
All Romney has to say is "you know that Libya stuff and how Obama and his administration have handled it, yeah, we're going to be doing everything opposite of that!!!" SCORE!!!
THE DEBIL

Netherlands

#777363 Oct 19, 2012
DEBIL THINK HE ONTO SUMTHIN' HERE.... HOW MUCH YOU FIGURE WE COULD GET FO THE DECLARATION? THE CONSTITUTION BOUND TO BE WORTH EVEN MO'! OH, MAN! THIS IS THE ANSWER! E-BAY! THE STATUE OF LIBERTY! ELLIS ISLAND (MAKE A NICE RETREAT CENTER,) WE PROB'LY PAY OFF THE DEBT AN' PAY FO' A FEW MO' WARS AN' STILL HAVE SOME SHIT LEFT OVER! GENIUS!
Nobama

Allentown, PA

#777364 Oct 19, 2012
kuda wrote:
Countdown to the third Presidential candidate debate...
Only three more days!
What will Romney say would be his foreign policy?
Will Obama continue to confront Romney’s pandering strategies?
President Romney will nail Hussein Obama to the wall on Benghazi...the only question will be whether Bob Schieffer acts like the fat lady and bails out Hussein....
Jane Says

New York, NY

#777366 Oct 19, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
<quoted text>
And yet they believe him! Or, they just don't care.
By Associated Press, Updated: Thursday, October 18, 1:05 PM
WASHINGTON — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s wife says her husband will not run again if this race doesn’t turn out the way they hope.
Hallelujer!
Who'd want to end up President of New Greece after Obama finishes killing the economy -- obama has hurt the economy more than al qaeda ever hoped to.
Nobama

Allentown, PA

#777367 Oct 19, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>The problem is those places will be the only remaining jobs. We should be pouring money into green jobs, new technology, we need to be the leaders otherwise get ready to bow down to our Chinese overlords, instead will add another couple trillion to the defense budget.
there are no "green jobs" without massive taxpayer subsidies....

the desire to move in that direction has outpaced the technology....the ultimate insanity is a bankrupt company like GM wasting billions on an unwanted and overpriced electric car instead of investing a more modest amount in R&D to develop a decent product....
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#777369 Oct 19, 2012
A November Loss Could Be Just What the GOP Needs

The Republican Party wants very much to win November’s election because Republicans, like anyone, enjoy winning. But it’s entirely possible (likely, even, depending on which polls you’re reading) that they won’t take the presidency. That could be just the thing the Republican Party needs, panelists suggested at a New York magazine discussion on Thursday. Mitt Romney has a solid chance at a win himself, but Daniel Larison, senior editor of The American Conservative, put his finger on why even getting that wish fulfilled won’t be the best thing for the Republicans.

A Romney loss would surely please 298 members of an estimated 300-strong crowd that packed an auditorium at the Morgan Library on Thursday. Only two raised their hands when New York's John Heilemann asked who planned to vote for Mitt Romney.“A remarkably diverse group” for Manhattan’s media elite, Heilemann quipped.

But a loss might also be just the thing needed for the party of Lincoln and Michele Bachmann, panelists told New York’s Frank Rich. Rich moderated the panel discussion with Larison, NYU historian Kim Phillips-Fein, and New York’s Jonathan Chait, in which the four reasoned their way through the possible impact on the party of an Obama win or a Romney win. From the conversation, it sounded like a Romney win would bring with it almost as much trouble as an Obama win. Rich asked the two basic questions that seem most crucial right now for anyone trying to figure out the future of the Republican Party.

So what if Romney wins?

“He has no leeway. He has no reservoir of affection to fall back on. And the problem is the standards within the party are so intense that they’re unreachable,” Chait said. He pointed out that the party’s hard core had never quite forgiven Bush for passing the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit.“He needed to do that, right? He ran on that in 2000 ... And they all thought he should have just abandoned this promise … And even Bush, who had a lot of political capital with the Republican movement, they just turned on him.” We certainly have been seeing less of W. these last four years.

But Larison suggested Romney would get his share of leeway at first, with his fellow Republican lawmakers showing him deference simply due to the fact that he would be a first-term Republican president.“It’s not because there’s any trust in Romney himself but because it would advance the political prospects of the party as a whole.” And then came the line that brought down the house:“Because everyone recognizes Romney is a phony, you can never be sure who he’s betraying at any particular moment.”

http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2012/10/november...
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#777371 Oct 19, 2012
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
You realize that if Romney wins & the Democrats act like the Republicans did under Obama that Rombewy can't do sh*t.
Right???
Of course not. Because to you the idea that YOUR party decided to vote against every Obama initiative instead help this country is not divisive at all.
You can unite two sides if one side refuses. YOUR party refused. YOUR party said winning the White House was more important than helping this country.
So cut the crap,. Carol.
The difference being that the Democrats like to do the peoples work, compromise and get things done.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#777372 Oct 19, 2012
Fox's Kelly: "Declaring Something An Act Of Terror Does Not Necessarily Mean You Are Declaring It A Terror Attack"

http://mediamatters.org/video/2012/10/18/foxs...

Too late.
Jane Says

New York, NY

#777373 Oct 19, 2012
LOL wrote:
So, where are? Really? Huh?
Mitt Romney is ahead in Pennsylvania for the first time in the presidential campaign, according to a Republican pollster.
Susquehanna Polling and Research, which has consistently showed better news for Republicans than other statewide polls, has Romney leading Barack Obama 49 percent to 45 percent in a survey released Thursday of 1,376 likely Pennsylvania voters.
In the race for a U.S. Senate seat in Pennsylvania, the poll has Republican Tom Smith besting Democrat Bob Casey, the incumbent, 48 percent to 46 percent.
mmm ... mmm ... mmm
LOL
the election wll be determined by this:

'...if Romney's message keeps on resonating from now until Election Day, we can expect the combination of national theme and momentum to continue.

If so, he’ll end up winning most or all of the states where the race is tight now, and win not only by a comfortable popular-vote margin but by more than 300 electoral votes (he needs 270).

Obama’s failure to generate national momentum may not matter to him and his team, because his stragegy isn’t national. He is pursuing a state-by-state strategy, aiming to win those 270 votes in the Electoral College.

And you only become president by winning the Electoral College, which is apportioned by state.

Obama’s strategy now is simple: Win Ohio. Period. No Republican has ever been elected without it. If you count electoral votes and swing states, Romney’s so-called “path to 270” becomes immensely more difficult without Ohio.

As a result,Obama abhors a national theme. Thus, when he talks about the virtues of the auto bailout, he’s actually running on something that is unpopular nationally — but he’s betting that it resonates in Ohio, which has a lot of secondary auto business.

His overall campaign goal is to sow doubts about Romney’s fitness. It’s a little bit of this, a little bit of that, throw anything and everything against the wall to see what sticks.

This method of negative campaigning classically seeks to depress a rival’s potential turnout — not by winning new voters of your own, but by convincing those who might have gone with the other guy to stay home.

Thus the Obama campaign’s unprecedented torrent of negative ads in Ohio and other swing states, to the tune of something like $500 million.

Romney and the SuperPACs backing him have spent as much, if not more, in a version of trench warfare that has netted ad makers and TV stations a billion dollars or more — an almost unimaginable effort simply to neutralize the other guy.

All that money may have been injurious to the Romney campaign in a sense: For a long while, it led Romney to believe he, too, should pursue a state-by-state Electoral College strategy.

Indeed, when Romney’s campaign appeared to be floundering, it may have been because he too sought to pivot his entire candidacy around Ohio. His sober, calm convention was explicitly designed not to turn off that state’s swing voters, especially its women voters.

But as it became apparent Romney couldn’t out-Ohio the president, he found his voice as a national candidate. He stopped firing wildly in every direction at the president and found a point of focus: He’s the man with the plan; the president tried and failed.

It’s simple and coherent:

THE PRESIDENT HAS NO MESSAGE. None. For him, the election comes down to mechanics — indeed, down to this: Grinding out a victory by denying Romney a win in Ohio is his only hope.'
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#777374 Oct 19, 2012
Foreign policy issues occupied a small portion of tonight’s debate, but they had an enormous impact on the outcome. The main sustained exchange between the two candidates on these issues was a clear defeat for Romney. This isn’t just my judgment, but was the widely shared view of observers from across the spectrum. Incredibly, Romney was so wedded to the idea that the administration didn’t acknowledge a terrorist attack on the consulate that he managed to get some basic facts wrong on Obama’s initial statement on September 12. One would think that his campaign would have made the effort to double-check the support for one of his biggest attacks of the night.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/lariso...

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#777375 Oct 19, 2012
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
Ahhh here she is.
Run your tongue around the tip of my co ck.
pretend I'm your father.
Do it, Jane you ignorant slut.
Debil's your huckleberry.
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#777376 Oct 19, 2012
kuda wrote:
Countdown to the third Presidential candidate debate...
Only three more days!
What will Romney say would be his foreign policy?
Will Obama continue to confront Romney’s pandering strategies?
Line of the day; from Sonics post:

"Because everyone recognizes Romney is a phony, you can never be sure who he’s betraying at any particular moment.”
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#777378 Oct 19, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
Fox's Kelly: "Declaring Something An Act Of Terror Does Not Necessarily Mean You Are Declaring It A Terror Attack"
http://mediamatters.org/video/2012/10/18/foxs...
Too late.
They're chewing on that bone till it splinters and chokes them; it is totally pathetic.
fred

Milford, CT

#777379 Oct 19, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
<quoted text>
The difference being that the Democrats like to do the peoples work, compromise and get things done.
Vote with your lady smarts not with your lady parts.

Michelle Malkin

YA THINK? Economic distress, not abortion, is what drives pro-Romney women.

Many women supporting presidential candidate Mitt Romney are not driven by contraception politics but by struggling household economies, despite Democratic expectations that they will build the gender gap by assailing the Republican as a pro-lifer driven to end abortion.

In interviews with female Romney supporters, most don’t think he will delve into abortion issues other than to limit federal funding if given a chance as president. Some pro-choice women even told Secrets that they are confident he won’t challenge that status quo because he hasn’t made it a centerpiece of his campaign.
LOL

Sparta, NJ

#777380 Oct 19, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
<quoted text>
The difference being that the Democrats like to do the peoples work, compromise and get things done.
Good one, milker! LOL
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#777381 Oct 19, 2012
Jane Says wrote:
<quoted text>the election wll be determined by this:
'...if Romney's message keeps on resonating from now until Election Day, we can expect the combination of national theme and momentum to continue.
If so, he’ll end up winning most or all of the states where the race is tight now, and win not only by a comfortable popular-vote margin but by more than 300 electoral votes (he needs 270).
Obama’s failure to generate national momentum may not matter to him and his team, because his stragegy isn’t national. He is pursuing a state-by-state strategy, aiming to win those 270 votes in the Electoral College.
And you only become president by winning the Electoral College, which is apportioned by state.
Obama’s strategy now is simple: Win Ohio. Period. No Republican has ever been elected without it. If you count electoral votes and swing states, Romney’s so-called “path to 270” becomes immensely more difficult without Ohio.
As a result,Obama abhors a national theme. Thus, when he talks about the virtues of the auto bailout, he’s actually running on something that is unpopular nationally — but he’s betting that it resonates in Ohio, which has a lot of secondary auto business.
His overall campaign goal is to sow doubts about Romney’s fitness. It’s a little bit of this, a little bit of that, throw anything and everything against the wall to see what sticks.
This method of negative campaigning classically seeks to depress a rival’s potential turnout — not by winning new voters of your own, but by convincing those who might have gone with the other guy to stay home.
Thus the Obama campaign’s unprecedented torrent of negative ads in Ohio and other swing states, to the tune of something like $500 million.
Romney and the SuperPACs backing him have spent as much, if not more, in a version of trench warfare that has netted ad makers and TV stations a billion dollars or more — an almost unimaginable effort simply to neutralize the other guy.
All that money may have been injurious to the Romney campaign in a sense: For a long while, it led Romney to believe he, too, should pursue a state-by-state Electoral College strategy.
Indeed, when Romney’s campaign appeared to be floundering, it may have been because he too sought to pivot his entire candidacy around Ohio. His sober, calm convention was explicitly designed not to turn off that state’s swing voters, especially its women voters.
But as it became apparent Romney couldn’t out-Ohio the president, he found his voice as a national candidate. He stopped firing wildly in every direction at the president and found a point of focus: He’s the man with the plan; the president tried and failed.
It’s simple and coherent:
THE PRESIDENT HAS NO MESSAGE. None. For him, the election comes down to mechanics — indeed, down to this: Grinding out a victory by denying Romney a win in Ohio is his only hope.'
You did not write this.
THE DEBIL

Netherlands

#777382 Oct 19, 2012
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THE DEBIL

Netherlands

#777383 Oct 19, 2012
mdbuilder wrote:
<quoted text>
Debil's your huckleberry.
NO, HONEY, HE YOURS APPARENTLY.

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