Barack Obama, our next President

There are 20 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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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#787486 Oct 29, 2012
Mitt Romney’s final attempt to swing Ohio polls in his direction is a bit too much for a number of political reporters, and is now facing an aggressive response from the Obama campaign.

In news articles, tweets, and other media, members of the national press, usually reluctant to criticize campaigns directly, have taken Romney to task for running a misleading TV ad creating the false impression that Jeep will ship jobs to China because of President Obama’s auto rescue.

“Mitt Romney’s campaign has released an ad in Ohio that says he — and not President Barack Obama — will do more to help the auto industry, even though Obama’s administration is widely credited with helping to turn around General Motors and Chrysler when they faced collapse,” writes the Detroit Free Press in an article titled ‘Romney takes heat for new ad on jobs, auto rescue’.“In the ad, the Romney campaign also says that Jeep, now owned by Italian automaker Fiat after going through a structured bankruptcy in 2009, is going to make cars in China. While true, that production would represent an expansion or return of jobs to China for Chrysler, not a transfer of North American jobs. It also is a move that analysts say could improve the brand’s global standing.”

“Romney Ad Wrongly Implies Chrysler Is Sending U.S. Jobs To China,” reads a National Journal headline.

The sense that the Romney ad breached already lax standards for honesty in campaign ads was particularly evident on Twitter Sunday afternoon and evening, when many reporters first took note of it, after it began airing in Ohio without public notice.

National Journal’s Ron Fournier said there was no sound defense for the Romney ad.

Politico’s Ben White tweeted “Wait, not only did Romney camp not back off the erroneous Jeep to China canard, they made an ad out of it? My god”

Chrysler, the company that manufactures Jeep, felt the need to respond publicly that, no, Jeep has no intention of shifting production of its models out of North America to China.

“There are times when the reading of a newswire report generates storms originated by a biased or predisposed approach,” Jeep wrote on its official blog.

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Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#787487 Oct 29, 2012
Peppy wrote:
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Kind of like flushing a toilet eh Homer?
Homer wouldn't say that.
carol

Orlando, FL

#787488 Oct 29, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah, I always wait to see who my paper endorses so I know who to vote for.
Didn't mean to upset you, Homer. Someone touted a newspaper endorsement for Obama. Apparently, Romney has a few himself.

Just trying to play fair.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#787489 Oct 29, 2012
fred wrote:
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Unlike your mandingo man who is sick of you, frisky fred still has a twinkle in his eye.
That's no twinkle, that's Viagra®
dem

United States

#787491 Oct 29, 2012
fred wrote:
<quoted text>Ann Coulter is on fred's shit list because she said she's vote for the Kenyan rather than Newt. She lost a lot of fans. Her new book isn't doing well when fred would buy two before.
Wasn't she your priest before snipping off her penis?
carol

Orlando, FL

#787492 Oct 29, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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Imagine all the dead rats!~
We're not talking about Chicago politicians.

(Just kidding!)
dem

United States

#787493 Oct 29, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah, I always wait to see who my paper endorses so I know who to vote for.
Carols gonna be one sad dummy come nov 7th.
Might even shake her to her fox core and make her realize she is being lied to by them everyday.
LOL

Sparta, NJ

#787494 Oct 29, 2012
flack wrote:
<quoted text> 11 feet of water pouring down the stairways into the tubes? I doubt there is enough pumps to stop that. Not to mention all the basements.
... might favor Romney in the election. Those city folks have an aversion to water.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#787495 Oct 29, 2012
Peppy wrote:
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Homer, just why oh why are you wearing a burka today???
Preparing for a Romney presidency. Here, try these chains on. Do you still have that tape on how to speak Chinese?
carol

Orlando, FL

#787496 Oct 29, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>I lived in Florida for 5 years, Homer is well versed in the ways of the Floridian.
Well, let me be the judge of that.

How many pairs of flip-flops and/or sandals did you own?
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#787497 Oct 29, 2012
carol wrote:
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Didn't mean to upset you, Homer. Someone touted a newspaper endorsement for Obama. Apparently, Romney has a few himself.
Just trying to play fair.
How could that possibly upset me?
dem

United States

#787498 Oct 29, 2012
time out wrote:
<quoted text>your one dumb broad,Your so stupid it takes you 2 hours to watch 60 minutes.
Nostrilfuckface for sure.
LOL

Sparta, NJ

#787499 Oct 29, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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Imagine all the dead rats!~
Democ - rats.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#787500 Oct 29, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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Imagine all the dead rats!~
No sign of Jane Says today, she must be out escorting the homeless into their 'new' subway digs.
Nobama

Allentown, PA

#787501 Oct 29, 2012
yepperz wrote:
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They expect to have the subways restored to service by Wednesday. It's a case of wait and see. Most here just roll with it.
and don't show up for work....
dem

United States

#787502 Oct 29, 2012
Princeton statistician Sam Wang gives Obama 303 electoral votes and a 91% chance of winning election.

Carol?
You okay?

Run to Fox News for a rebuttal.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#787503 Oct 29, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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Imagine all the dead rats!~
Didn't think of that. I'm sure the helicopters have been flown out of the area.
fred

Milford, CT

#787504 Oct 29, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>That's no twinkle, that's Viagra®
Call a doctor after 4 hours?

pfft ...fred was continuously frisky from 11 to 25 and finally got some rest after getting married

Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#787505 Oct 29, 2012
Paul Krugman makes it clear—a vote for Romney is a vote against Medicaid.
There’s a lot we don’t know about what Mitt Romney would do if he won. He refuses to say which tax loopholes he would close to make up for $5 trillion in tax cuts; his economic “plan” is an empty shell.
But one thing is clear: If he wins, Medicaid — which now covers more than 50 million Americans, and which President Obama would expand further as part of his health reform — will face savage cuts. Estimates suggest that a Romney victory would deny health insurance to about 45 million people who would have coverage if he lost, with two-thirds of that difference due to the assault on Medicaid.
Anyone who has convinced themselves that Romney is no threat to Medicaid, hasn't been listening to Romney.
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#787506 Oct 29, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>No sign of Jane Says today, she must be out escorting the homeless into their 'new' subway digs.
Tying weights to their feet...

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