Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1535664 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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LCN Llin

United States

#962399 Aug 10, 2013
Washington Post correspondent Dan Balz, whose new book Collision 2012 provides in-depth reporting and analysis of the last presidential election, says the Romney campaign’s failure to humanize Mitt Romney was an important factor in sealing the candidate’s loss.

Balz tells “The Fine Print” that the more he reported on the campaign, the more “baffled” he became by the Romney team’s “inability to humanize Mitt Romney throughout the entire campaign.”

Balz recalls that it wasn’t until the last night of the Republican National Convention that the campaign revealed the more human side of Romney, when members of his church told a story about Romney helping their son, who had died of cancer.

“Mitt Romney became his friend, helped him write a will,” Balz recalls.“This was as poignant and human a testimony as we ever saw.”

But even after that testimonial, Balz says,“the campaign never did anything with it. They never put it in an ad. They didn't take opportunities.”

Additionally, Balz says the Obama campaign ran a “technically superior” organization and that he was surprised by “the degree to which the Obama operation superseded what they knew that had done in 2008.”

Another “stunning” discovery, Balz says, was “the degree of ambivalence of Mitt Romney” about running for president—an attitude he says Romney had even after forming an exploratory committee.

“I was told in the last summer that there'd been a family vote in late 2010,” Balz says.“There were twelve votes, 10 votes saying he shouldn't run, 2 saying he should. He was one of the 10 who said no.”

Following Romney’s ultimate loss, the former candidate agreed to an interview with Balz. He says it was clear during the interview that Romney was still grappling with the loss and trying “to understand why it had not worked better than it had.”

“There were elements of the campaign that he was still having trouble with,” Balz says.“I think there is also a feeling among a lot of Republicans that he could or should have run a better campaign … and he has to digest that as well.”

For more of the interview with Balz, including what he says the 2012 election shows about campaigns going forward, check out this episode of “The Fine Print.”
shrimp_on_treadm ills

Blanchard, OK

#962401 Aug 10, 2013
girl

United States

#962404 Aug 10, 2013
OBAMA!!!!!!!!!

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#962406 Aug 10, 2013
TSM wrote:
<quoted text>
He served 144 days as US Senator before campaigning for President and voted Present 133 TIMES as a US Senator from Illinois!!!!
What's always been odd to me is Obama said in 2004 he was not experienced enough to run for president and would rather wait until he knew what he was doing. He also said he'd have to throw his hat in the ring in 2006 to run in 2008 and would only have served two years in the Senate.

Is it possible to gain the kind of experience needed to be president which he said he wasn't qualified for two years earlier?
shrimp_on_treadm ills

Blanchard, OK

#962407 Aug 10, 2013
Calling Rev Al!!!!

African boy strangles a white girl for her bike!

http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/3721891...

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#962408 Aug 10, 2013
LCN Llin wrote:
<quoted text>
Three years in this prison was a very long time.
Yes, it was. The POWs looked like survivors of the Holocaust when they were liberated.

Since: Oct 09

over here <-------->

#962409 Aug 10, 2013
Anyone who still supports this hapless amateur is an emotionally driven naïve child.
shrimp_on_treadm ills

Blanchard, OK

#962410 Aug 10, 2013
The parade of victims...

Mariah Carey...
Spit on by a white person???

http://m.nydailynews.com/1.1421301
shrimp_on_treadm ills

Blanchard, OK

#962411 Aug 10, 2013
10 year old accused of raping a four year old...

Black panthers call it >horse play<

http://topconservativenews.com/2013/08/new-bl...
shrimp_on_treadm ills

Blanchard, OK

#962412 Aug 10, 2013
Open the borders Liberals say!

Illegal alien in Iowa accused of rape!

http://www.kcrg.com/news/crime/Two-People-Arr...

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#962414 Aug 10, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Was hoping for another reason. But since there doesn't seem to be one, we're really in a heap of trouble.
Unless things have to get so bad, more people start getting it.
It's not that I despise Obama the man if he weren't in a position of power. He would have been a great entertainer, what with his charm and charisma and all. He just missed his calling. Leadership isn't it.
He'd make a good vacuum cleaner salesman.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#962415 Aug 10, 2013
More black break-ins: http://tinyurl.com/ksguphw
Forum

Carlsbad, NM

#962416 Aug 10, 2013
O praise the Lord, all ye nations;
praise Him all ye people.

For his mercy is confirmed upon
us: and the truth of the Lord
re main eth f o r ever.
Your White Daughter

Meridian, MS

#962417 Aug 10, 2013
Iggy Azalea - Work (Explicit)
Watch:


Why do "white people" have copy everything black people do?

Since: Aug 13

Overland Park, KS

#962418 Aug 10, 2013
steve richards wrote:
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go shine some shoes, Buckwheat.
This is what Lush has taught you. Thanks for making my point.
Your White Daughter

Meridian, MS

#962419 Aug 11, 2013
WTF is wrong with Miley Cyrus? Apparently, "côké whôré" is her new look.
Miley Cyrus - We Can't Stop
Watch:

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#962421 Aug 11, 2013
NotaLibuhrulTic wrote:
<quoted text>
That beats being ozombie dhmfk lemming type bot any day!
But it doesn't keep Hilary out of the White House then does it?

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#962422 Aug 11, 2013
Galt,

Do you think that if the GOP drops the abortion issue that it will then attract enough independents to offset the loss/disinterest of the Christian Right?

Since: May 11

Aspers, PA

#962423 Aug 11, 2013
killtaker wrote:
Obama's EPA helps out a refiner...
"Of the nation's 143 refineries, one was exempted from the EPA's ethanol mandate. Why?"
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142412788...
So, you never read the article? Where does it say Obama handed out this exemption?

There were exemptions in the past based on the rules involved in the renewable process.

But hey, being of the typical Tea Party mentality, run screaming "OMFG OMG OMG exemption! Exemption! OMG OMG"

You don't know who or why but don;t let it stop you from trying to create another fake story.

Since: May 11

Aspers, PA

#962424 Aug 11, 2013
Waxman wrote:
<quoted text>
Gee, Dumb Dave (Waxywaturd, 2008Bill, sockpuppet, Mentally ill person), the other poster just pointed out Muslim Garb worn by a black person. He/she didn't slam the color (like you do).
Four letter words mean you have gone ballistic.
Why are you such an ignorant loser, 2008Bill?
A fascists like you feels the need to resort to four letter words when someone points out what you people have in common with the people that kill Americans?
You are sick.
Keep defending those that post slurs.

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