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#75604 Nov 6, 2012
PEllen wrote:
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I think Romney did a good job as governor in Massachusetts. If he had run on that record I would have supported him.
He needed to cater to the conservative base and has now said things which disavow what he did in Mass. So as far as I can see he is a man with business experience but no track record ingovernment. I think the two are very differnt and just because you are good in one does not mean you are competeent in the other.
If Romney wins, all I can hope for is that he will do teh same things he did as governor. The right will call him Judas and teh country will survive.
My crystal ball has greasy thumbprints on it. We will see.
I have to disagree. Rmoney was a one term governor because they caught on to him pretty quick. Instead of raising taxes, he raised fees on EVERYTHING. A rose by any other name... They were happy with Healthcare but were 47th in job growth. He didn't seek a second term because he knew he was toast.

He's no more a businessman than a mob boss is. He knows how to make money using other peoples money. If there were a Rmoney Industries, I could respect that. His father was before my time but he ran a brick and mortar business, that made things- cars- and employed people. Mitt doesn't work that way.

Nice that he moved towards the center but, that's what you do to get elected. Had he done that in the primaries, we'd have seen Anybody But Rmoney running right now. He's in deep to serious plutocrats and they are who he would answer too...if he were to be elected.
Lord Fetch

Calumet City, IL

#75605 Nov 6, 2012
what's up my main ferrerman?!

Since: Jun 09

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#75606 Nov 6, 2012
Lord Fetch wrote:
what's up my main ferrerman?!
FETCH!!!

We're looking good, eh?

Since: Jan 10

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#75607 Nov 6, 2012
WOO HOO!!! I'm buying celebratory doughnuts for six of us. And commisseration doughnuts for the other 60 people.

Since: Jan 10

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#75608 Nov 6, 2012
Mister Tonka wrote:
So I had to pick my younger son up at dy car today. There is a oor from the back yard into the building. I was walking ahed of him and got to the door but he was not with me. Stopped to get a drinkat the fountain. As I waited, a mom was headed toward the door with her kid. I opened the door for her and smiled. She barely looked at me and did not even sa thank you.
Bitch was wearing a Romney shirt. Take that however you want.
:)
Heh.

But still... I hate when liberals drive stupid on the road (liberal = based on their bumper stickers). I feel ilke, "Hey, you need to represent!"

Since: Jan 10

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#75609 Nov 6, 2012
Sorry, Jess, Jamwow, Sub, others. I know how it feels to lose.(Grrrr Al Gore!) You get to mope for a day or two. I would.

I'm taking doughnuts to work tomorrow for everyone, if that helps.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#75610 Nov 6, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
WOO HOO!!! I'm buying celebratory doughnuts for six of us. And commisseration doughnuts for the other 60 people.
Foxnews.com was the first website to declare Obama the winner. That was about 10:15 CST. I am not counting chickens just yet (It is 11 CST)

I am very glad that the Repub senatorial candidates in Mo and In lost. The roaring idiot Joe Walsh R for the NW suburbs of Chicago lost and apparently conceded graciously which I did not expect of him.

Eliz Warren seems to have won in Mass taking back Teddy Kennedy's seat.

The websites are reporting that the races where teh superpacs poured in money seemed to be going to the opposite candidate. I will hold judgement on that

Since: Jan 10

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#75611 Nov 6, 2012
Colorado legalized pot?

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#75612 Nov 6, 2012
Thanks to Jess and all the other poll workers/volunteers who make all of this possible!

I think Jess gets to take the next three days off for a three-day spa trip.
Anonymous

Plant City, FL

#75613 Nov 6, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Sorry, Jess, Jamwow, Sub, others. I know how it feels to lose.(Grrrr Al Gore!) You get to mope for a day or two. I would.
I'm taking doughnuts to work tomorrow for everyone, if that helps.
Cheluzal...lol...
I hate being in such an important state. I waited over an hour because too many idiots can't read directions and/or bubble a freaking oval! Machines was spitting them out all the time, backing everything up.
You should have to take an IQ test to vote.
Anonymous

Plant City, FL

#75614 Nov 6, 2012
In better news, I fly out to Portland tomorrow for a conference!

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#75615 Nov 6, 2012

Since: Jan 10

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#75616 Nov 6, 2012
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text> Foxnews.com was the first website to declare Obama the winner. That was about 10:15 CST. I am not counting chickens just yet (It is 11 CST)
I am very glad that the Repub senatorial candidates in Mo and In lost. The roaring idiot Joe Walsh R for the NW suburbs of Chicago lost and apparently conceded graciously which I did not expect of him.
Eliz Warren seems to have won in Mass taking back Teddy Kennedy's seat.
The websites are reporting that the races where teh superpacs poured in money seemed to be going to the opposite candidate. I will hold judgement on that
I'm glad Akin (Missouri), the guy who said true rape doesn't result in pregnancy, lost.

Since: Jan 10

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#75617 Nov 6, 2012
I think it's weird that not every presidential candidate team was on every state's ballot. Some states had only three parties for people to choose from (D, R, L), but I had seven, and so did other states.

Since: Jan 10

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#75618 Nov 6, 2012
cheluzal wrote:
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Cheluzal...lol...
I hate being in such an important state. I waited over an hour because too many idiots can't read directions and/or bubble a freaking oval! Machines was spitting them out all the time, backing everything up.
You should have to take an IQ test to vote.
HA! Was it a lot of elderly people or a mix of ages? I was in and out so fast, I was almost disappointed -- I brought a book to read!

Miami-Dade County has stopped counting the votes and will start again tomorrow morning.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#75619 Nov 7, 2012
Should have been a landslide for Romney, but with 50% of people on the government dole, it's not really a surprise Obama eeked out a win. Tell people they'll get free healthcare, free education, free housing, free whatever they want, and idiots will actually believe it. Maybe now the other 50% of the country will be on welfare in the next four years. Now I really do hope the world will end next month.

You want America to become a socialist country? Ask Hitler, Stalin, Marx, Cuba, China, et al, how well that worked out for them.

Oh, and now Obama could get impeached over Benghazi and we'll have Biden as our president. Way to go, peeps.

“I Am Mine”

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#75620 Nov 7, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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HA! Was it a lot of elderly people or a mix of ages? I was in and out so fast, I was almost disappointed -- I brought a book to read!
Miami-Dade County has stopped counting the votes and will start again tomorrow morning.
old. young. in between. i was there 10 min after poll opened. took 2 hr 25 min. friend got there 12:30(same place). she was there 4 1/2 hours.

“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

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#75621 Nov 7, 2012
Good morning all! I am so glad it is Wednesday! I had poll clerks calling me because they were mad that no one brought coffee and doughnuts to their polling site. Two residents from my town who were working in a neighboring town (different sites, though) left halfway through the day because the Dem poll workers were harassing them and intimidating them (bumping into their chairs, pulling polling books out of their hands, etc.). One guy showed up at the wrong place, but the guy who was supposed to be there was late. When he finally showed up, neither wanted to go to the place that was short a clerk (neither of them are going to be called to work again next year).

On the bright side, we had a great turnout at the polls yesterday and it went quickly (we have electronic voting booths, which helps).

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#75622 Nov 7, 2012
So as I mentioned the other day, they are discussing the election in my kid's kindergarten class. Not sure what criteria a 6 year old uses to determine who he wants to win a presidential election, but my kid wanted Romney. He had just taken a shower this morning and was standing there with his towel when I told him who won. Next thing you know, he was in his room naked curled up on the floor in the fetal position under his comforter crying. Any other Romney supporters out there react this way?

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#75623 Nov 7, 2012
Jess in NJ wrote:
Good morning all! I am so glad it is Wednesday! I had poll clerks calling me because they were mad that no one brought coffee and doughnuts to their polling site. Two residents from my town who were working in a neighboring town (different sites, though) left halfway through the day because the Dem poll workers were harassing them and intimidating them (bumping into their chairs, pulling polling books out of their hands, etc.). One guy showed up at the wrong place, but the guy who was supposed to be there was late. When he finally showed up, neither wanted to go to the place that was short a clerk (neither of them are going to be called to work again next year).
On the bright side, we had a great turnout at the polls yesterday and it went quickly (we have electronic voting booths, which helps).
Kudos to you for putting in the time and effort. You personally are the grease which allows the wheels of democracy to turn.

You are the grass root.

Was it a pretty straight election out there? I haven't seen any fraud accusation articles but it is early yet and the Monday morning quarterbacks aren't up yet. I am very glad that this wasn't close enough for another Bush Gore lawsuit

Bloomberg news has an interesting breakdown on the Romney campaign

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