Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1232946 comments on the Hampton Roads Daily Press story from Nov 5, 2008, 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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Cromwell, CT

#783496 Oct 25, 2012
dem wrote:
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Not that you're obsessed with topix or anything.
As much as you are.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#783497 Oct 25, 2012
yepperz wrote:
Romney's Momentum Seems to Have Stopped
Nate Silver: "Mr. Romney clearly gained ground in the polls in the week or two after the Denver debate, putting himself in a much stronger overall position in the race. However, it seems that he is no longer doing so..."
"Since the Denver debate, Mr. Obama has held the lead in 16 Ohio polls against 6 for Mr. Romney. In Nevada, Mr. Obama has had the lead in 11 polls, to Mr. Romney's 1. Mr. Obama has led in all polls of Wisconsin since the Denver debate, and he has had five poll leads in Iowa to one for Mr. Romney."
"Part of the confusion (and part of the reason behind the perception that Mr. Romney is still gaining ground in the race) may be because of the headlines that accompany polls."
Mark Blumenthal: ""While the debate certainly boosted Romney's standing in the polls, trends over the past two weeks have been negligible, with the leader seesawing nationally within a range of roughly one percentage point. Over the same period, the standings within the key battleground states have also remained constant. Other poll tracking models have shown the same patterns."
Rasmussen Has Narrow Republican Bias
The Votemaster: "Enough presidential polling data is now available to analyze Rasmussen's data... Averaging all 82 polls, Rasmussen's mean bias is -1.91 points, that is, Rasmussen appears to be making Obama look almost 2 points worse than the other pollsters."
10:00 AM....
<phone> ring-ring
resident - "Hello"
pollster - "Waht are you doing right now?"
resident - "I'm sitting on the couch eating junk food and watching Oprah reruns."
pollster - "Who are you going to vote for?"
resident - "Obama"
pollster - "Thank you."
Headlines: "New Poll shows Obama and Romney in a Tie"
Jane Says

New York, NY

#783498 Oct 25, 2012
DBWriter wrote:
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Why don't you do something Obama has never done:
Watch the video of the attack. Then, attend a security briefing, especially the one the morning after the attack.
If you and Obama do this, you won't appear so goddam ignorant to the entire world.
most insulting of all of Obama's behavior during and right after the attack, was that he appeared on a comedy talk show and discussed it. that alone shows how truly awful Obama is and what poor judgement he has.

can you imagine the media uproar if right after 9/11/01 GWB had gone to Vegas or been hanging out with celebrities and called the murders of Americans "a bump in the road" or "not optimal."

Bush was criticized for finishing reading to the kids. Obama was not criticized for laughing with celebrities for days afterwards.

Bronx, NY

#783499 Oct 25, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Not just me boobie, the hope of America. Seriously can you even imagine how bad Romney will be for this country?
NO because we can see how bad obama is as president,HE LIES, HE BS ABOUT EVERYTHING, STILL not transparent,

Bethlehem, PA

#783500 Oct 25, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
But if all pregnancies - even those caused by rape - are indeed a "gift from God", from there it's no great logical stretch to conclude that, in some way, God is "pro-rape". Republicans in the Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock mold seem fatally attracted to this, like moths to a flame. They know they can't go there, not even close: ah, but they must. In reality, Akin and Mourdock are stating, albeit clumsily, accepted Republican Party positions.
Let's not forget this nut -

"He also told me one thing,'If you do (have premarital sex), just remember, consensual sex can turn into rape in an awful hurry,' " Rivard said. "Because all of a sudden a young lady gets pregnant and the parents are madder than a wet hen and she's not going to say,'Oh, yeah, I was part of the program.' All that she has to say or the parents have to say is it was rape because she's underage. And he just said,'Remember, Roger, if you go down that road, some girls,' he said,'they rape so easy.'
Facts You Need To Know

Sallisaw, OK

#783501 Oct 25, 2012
What led to Romney's hatred for the 47%? Where does it come from? I think it comes from a very specific coupling of shame about his family story, a crippled and stunted personality, lifelong immaturity, a dark mean streak you mark down to chance and brain chemistry, and a sense of unbridled entitlement only the most wealthy Americans can acquire.

It makes for an extremely toxic mix of self-loathing and vicious hatred for the country he would lead. But wherever it comes from, there's one place it must never go, and that's the White House.

Bronx, NY

#783502 Oct 25, 2012

United States

#783503 Oct 25, 2012
Alloramadai wrote:
<quoted text>Follow it religiously. Why a compilation of polls is so strongly frowned upon by Republican members of this board? I found the process used by fivethirtyeight intriguing and well thought through.
And Nate doesn't even laugh at Rasmussen.

Did you see bill oreilly fawning over Mr Rasmussen on his show the other night?

He said repeatedly that they are the only polls he trusts. Cause they provide fox with skewed numbers to keep their sheep happy and fat.
Even though they have been proven to be one of the most unreliable polls by everyone except Fox News

Cromwell, CT

#783504 Oct 25, 2012
ChromiuMan wrote:
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If you get what you ask for, will you be able to admit it in 3 years, or will you play ostrich like you did in 2004?
Former Obama Supporters Back Romney This Time


In 2008, Matthew Brewer said he voted for hope, change and Barack Obama for president.

But this fall, he said, even though he said he doesn't agree with every policy proposed by Mitt Romney, he'll be voting for the Republican for president.

"I think he has the right skill set," Brewer said Thursday, as Romney's Wisconsin campaign rolled out what it called an advisory board of Wisconsin Democrats for Romney.

The group is comprised of 39 people from 29 cities. In a news release, the campaign said Wisconsin Democrats for Romney will bring together "a multitude of disenchanted Obama supporters who are not better off than they were four years ago."

Brewer, 49, an unemployed acoustic engineer from Spring Green, counts himself as one of those disenchanted with Obama, despite supporting him four years ago.

"He has been ineffective," Brewer said. He added that he doesn't have much hope for the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare.

United States

#783505 Oct 25, 2012
As I got older, Jane, I began to long for a man, and not just my Mom's juicy thighs. A man who was not intimidated by very strong women and who liked to bathe with them too. I actually thought it was going to be tough to find one that would agree to it, but it turned out it was simple so usually we'd get a dozen or more calls for one of our "hoseparties"

Bethlehem, PA

#783507 Oct 25, 2012
Gunner wrote:
At times in 2008 Obama's adoring crowds reached near 50,000. These days 5,000 is a good number.
More people are back to work, you forget how bad it was at the end of Bush's presidency.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#783508 Oct 25, 2012
Homer wrote:
Very smart man that Colin Powell -
"You know, I voted for him in 2008 and I plan to stick with him in 2012, and I'll be voting for he and Vice President Joe Biden next month," he said on CBS' "This Morning."
Asked whether it was an endorsement, he said, "Yes."
Powell praised the president's handling of the economy and ending of the Iraq War.
"I think we ought to keep on the track we are on," he said.
Powell said he had the "utmost respect" for Mitt Romney, but criticized his tax plan.
Hard to argue with him on all acounts.
I still haven't come to a conclusion as to when Colin Powel chose to be a Marxist communist.

Allentown, PA

#783509 Oct 25, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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35,000 women are raped and get pregnant from it each year. Go help them.
500,000 kids are in fostercare; go help them.
rape is a subject for local police, not the federal government....

it's the economy, stupid....

United States

#783510 Oct 25, 2012
oops! "Houseparties."

United States

#783511 Oct 25, 2012
Gunner wrote:
At times in 2008 Obama's adoring crowds reached near 50,000. These days 5,000 is a good number.
There's a 29.1% chance I won't remind you of your epic pre election meltdown of lies and propaganda.

Cromwell, CT

#783512 Oct 25, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Not just me boobie, the hope of America. Seriously can you even imagine how bad Romney will be for this country?
I have no idea what you're talking about, boobie.

United States

#783513 Oct 25, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
<quoted text>35,000 women are raped and get pregnant from it each year. Go help them.
500,000 kids are in fostercare; go help them.
She's too busy licking her wounds with Jane.

Bethlehem, PA

#783514 Oct 25, 2012
carol wrote:
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Love is the only cure for those who are without it.
This poster is clearly suffering. Words of love were the only thing I could give him.
It's my nature to help people who are suffering.
So you and Romney are diametrically opposed to one another.

“What goes around, comes around”

Since: Sep 08

Ocala, FL

#783516 Oct 25, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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There are too many reasons to post. The number one is that he will appoint two more justices to the Supreme Court to ensure that womens rights remain intact. We don't want men to impose their religious fanaticism upon our lives and bodies.
We can thank the likes of those beasts Akin and Murdock for their rape comments; this has lighted a renewed fire among women; we are not going to be on trial for being rape victims; having to prove we've been raped. It's none of your effing business what we do and when we do it. Period. Women are in charge of their own lives.
It is 2012 and we are not going to go back to the 1950's.
THAT'S Number ONE!?!??! S Q U I R R E L!

Akin and Murdock are not running for pres. Your personal right to kill your li'l baby before it is born is NOT the number one issue facing the US right now.

Talk about tunnel vision and shortsightedness. I think you are just trying to distract from the real problems facing this citizenry right now. A few women will fall for it....MOST can think about more than one thing at a time and can prioritize.

Cincinnati, OH

#783517 Oct 25, 2012
Countdown to election day...
Only 12 days.

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