per A1994 11:07 p.m. April 16, 2012"They are also deeply flawed
like the gods of Greek mythology (see Bill Clinton, the Kennedy's,
etc.)" Better to be deeply flawed than to think you are on a
mission from God."Time for the mythological Obama recovery to
end and time to get a real leader who has real experience."Being
a management consultant, your whole *working* career screams practicality.
"National" polls are not credible. We don't elect presidents based
on "national" elections, but through the electoral college and 50
separate state elections.These have zero meanings.
There is little room here for factual debate. But do we really care about the
facts? Are "facts" the truths about the candidates, or the opinions of
TV journalists and station owners?I am terribly saddened by
political journalism today, which is about all we have now to learn about
candidates. Journalists used to challenge ALL candidates, revealing those who
were dangerous or not competent. Now, most news stations have an axe to grind,
so they show only what makes their choices look good or opponent's look
bad. This isn't just my opinion; tally the "bias" of messages on
the news channels (progressive AND conservative), and you will see. If you are
objective, putting aside your opinions, you will discover how serious the
situation is, if you believe WE should choose the President, not news
channel's biases.People judge candidates by TV news reports.
That's it. "Man on the street" interviews reveal that few Americans
know enough about our country to vote wisely. Fewer still would defend it with
their lives, as our forefathers, from President down to dirt-poor farmers, did.
2012 will reveal if Americans are worth the sacrifices their forefathers made
Mitt is the next President of the USA.
It's way to early in the process to put much stock in polls at this point.
williary,Do you honestly think Obama helped much? If so, you'd
be in disagreement with the economists. All Obama did was add trillions of
dollars of debt at an alarmingly fast rate. Don't say "we've
created jobs for so-and-so-number of months!". Bull crap. Unemployment
staying above 8% (which Obama promised wouldn't happen if his stimulus
passed, remember?) and only decreasing ever so slightly because people have
given up finding these millions of "jobs" that have been
"created" is NOT job creation!LValfre,If having
a president who is in touch with general Americans is your highest priority,
then you deserve whatever wreckage this "in-touch" incumbent inflicts on
the nation. Results and skills are much more important. If getting surgery,
I'd rather have a skilled surgeon even if he was "out of touch"
with his patients than one who is in touch but questionably potent (as Obama has
proven to be).
Mitt Romney is not going to beat Obama. But Ron Paul can.
Just remember that 80 percent of the undecided vote went against the incumbent
president in the last 60 years So that really gives Mitt a 12 point lead Ouch
@Mountanman“@ Marxist. If the Republicans don’t sweep the
elections, you will definitely need your food storage!”And yet the
last time Republicans were in complete control, they did nothing to avoid a near
Depression. Where Millions lost their jobs, homes, retirements, and really had
to consider that food storage as a last means of survival.How ironic.
That poll was so much an outlier that it has been disputed. You can check it
out and see how they weighted it. It really is kind of funny. I am so
praying for the end of this administration. The cap the trade, the fast and
furious, the solyndra debacle, the secret service, the GSA. If you have someone
at the head who has no control over the government, you have someone who has no
control over anything. If you want a socialist country - go live in England,
Spain, Italy, heci why not go the whole way and jump into N Korea. Have you
read how many Americans are giving up their citizenship? Not only because of
taxes, but the whole regulation thing is killing them. And yes, it has become
uncearable for them.
Re: LValfre CHICAGO, IL"Also, he's never answered the priesthood
ban question."The best people to explain the "priesthood
ban" would be current African Americans who chose to join the LDS Church and
hold the priesthood that you reference. What do you suppose lead to their
Well, now that the polls tell us what's going on we can go back to life as
usual. After all, once those numbers hit the fan, it's all over. Just ask
President Dukakis or President Dole.
Even if you're a Romney supporter, I don't understand why you'd
be happy with Schulzke cherrypicking sources like these for an article. It
doesn't give you a true picture of what needs to be done and it's not
"fair and balanced". When I read news, I want to get "the lay of
the land". If I support a certain candidate I want to know the good *and*
the bad. If you only listen to the "yesmen" then you're much much
more likely to lose. I'm disappointed in this article.
A1994, "In fact, the analogy is pretty accurate in many ways. Liberals see
themselves as 'the gods' of Washington bestowing their gifts of wisdom
and knowledge on the commoners. " What has that to do with Sisyphus?
Sisyphus was being punished by the Gods..and the point of the story was Sisyphus
would never find happiness until he faced the reality that he was going to push
that boulder up the hill for eternity. The boulder the President is
pushing up the hill is the mess the republicans have made of the country for the
last 30 years of inequality, financial manipulation, and international
warmongering, and yes every time a republican is elected President the boulder
rolls back down the hill and crushes the villagers, until a Democrat is elected
President and begins the task of pushing the boulder back up the hill, off the
backs of the commoners.
I sure hope Romney does not get in. He's out of touch with the general
population. They don't want him pushing his religious agenda on them like
he did pre-signing against gay marriage. Also, he's never answered the
priesthood ban question. He was 31 when it was banned ... a grown man. He
never gave a real answer on that question when interviewed some years back.
I agree that the real numbers to watch are electoral college votes. Living in
one swing state, I can tell you we'd be shocked if Romney won in Ohio. He
was the only Republican nominee to come out in open support of the union-busting
bills in Ohio and Wisconsin. This has seriously hurt him in the Rust Belt. The
repeal of SB5 here in Ohio was record breaking for how easily it was defeated.
In fact, it prompted Fox News to put a (D) next to our governors name for
several weeks, even though he's (R). While it seems unlikely that this
will inspire many rural Ohioans will go out to vote for Obama, it will likely
demotivate them from voting at all, thus leaving a heavier influence in
Democratic-heavy urban environments.
@ Marxist. If the Republicans don’t sweep the elections, you will
definitely need your food storage!
As shocking as it may seem to the press, Mitt can win.
It is truly amazing that after demonstrating time and again he is not up to the
job, Obama is this close.
Great, great news. If Republicans sweep this fall, oldsters like myself can
look forward to a life without social security or health care. Mortuaries will
be picking up bodies at places of employment. I tell ya, I can't wait.
Having a Mormon in the White House will more than make up for all of this!
Bill Cosby, today, compared Barack Obama to Sisyphus, the King in Greek
Mythology who was forced to keep rolling the stone up the hill only to watch it
roll back down again. I think Bill Cosby hit the nail right on the head (only,
not for the same reasons that I believe.) Democratic economic
policy parallels perfectly with Greek Mythology. It looks grand and mysterious.
It isn't practical and never really happened. In fact, the analogy is
pretty accurate in many ways. Liberals see themselves as 'the gods'
of Washington bestowing their gifts of wisdom and knowledge on the commoners.
They are also deeply flawed like the gods of Greek mythology (see Bill Clinton,
the Kennedy's, etc.) Time for the mythological Obama recovery
to end and time to get a real leader who has real experience.
I think it's funny to see the Obama loyalists stick doggedly to their
talking points. There are a few facts that cannot be overlooked. First, Romney
is a rich, supposedly out of touch, Mormon from Massachusetts running against an
incumbent President who happens to also be our first African-American President.
He's a guy who had a meteoric rise to the top and, at one point, had an
approval rating around 70 percent.On paper, Obama is supposed to win
re-election in a landslide. Just a couple of problems though. Unemployment is
stuck at over 8% now for the longest period of time since WW II. Gas prices are
hurting 'the working class' both driving and in increase food costs.
And to top it off, the only thing the President is focused on right now is
getting the 'Buffet Rule' passed so he can say taxes are now
'fair.' Everyone knows he has no plan. The fact that he is losing or
tied in many polls points to a landslide LOSS for Barack Obama in November.
Romeny will be the next president of the United States.
@Patriot"Mr. Teleprompter" could be Obama; could be Romney;
could be any of the General Authorities or many other speakers who use
teleprompters. Come on, come up with a better description that makes sense.
Teleprompter as a put down is just silly.
The real game hasn't even started yet. It is a little early to be putting
money down on either of them. A lot can happen in 6 months.... a lot.
Obama supporters should do their homework and read a few books about the man
they praise so highly. I recommend two books: The Roots of Obama's Rage,
and the Anti-American President Barack Hussein Obama. Both books actually quote
a lot of Obama's own words, remind us of his anti-American mishaps (for
example, not showing respect to the flag of our country, and bowing to the
leaders of our enemies). Also consider the futures of your children,
grandchildren, etc. who will be paying for years to get our country back on
track financially, not to mention returning our country to a land of freedom,
less government control, respect from other countries, and back to a democracy,
not a dictatorship.
I found it interesting how a CNN news anchor went on and on about how CNN was
not liberal. It is interesting to see their poll on Romney vs. Obama - see CNN
Wait until next week’s polls when more people learn about the GSA scandal,
the Fast and furious scandal, the Secret Service prostitution scandal and add
that to the Solynda scandal especially when so many investigations are being
stonewalled by Obama’s administrators claiming the 5th amendment when
At least Obama gets to golf every month. Didn't Bush get chastized for
golfing like 5 times in a year, where Obama has been vacationing just about
every month. Selective memories for a lot of people I guess.
@ClarkHippo"I have a brother who lives in North Carolina and
personally knows more than a couple people who have already said they plan to
stay home on Election Day. They hate Obama, but they'll eat pig swill
before they'll vote for a Mormon". If that is indeed the
case then they deserve the pig swill that they will in fact eat.
Funny how the headline over at CNN.com reads that Obama has a 9 point advantage
over Romney, believe who you want to believe. This much is for sure, Romney will
win Utah. But Obama will win big!
"Romney will lose big, probably 15 points, he's just got too much
baggage and the incumbent is too strong."I didn't know that
being successful in business and economics was considered "too much
baggage" and that if one consistently plans for $1+ trillion deficits, has
no budget, and adds about $6 trillion to the national debt in 3 years, then he
is considered "too strong".If this nation chooses Obama over
Romney, that is a sure sign of the decline of this great nation. I love America
too much to vote for Obama.
Meanwhile a CNN poll released today that shows the President ahead by 9 points
isn't mentioned in the article...
I'm a big Mitt supporter. However, I have to laugh and the survey
data/info. included by the DN. After I reading this article and the associated
survey's indentified, I came across a CNN/Gallop pull that shows Obama 9
points ahead. I guess it's all in the eyes of the beholder.
I personally, do not know anyone in Carlsbad who wants Mr. Obama back in office.
Of course, we are just a bunch of over the hill, beyond the baby boomers and the
career students; old hippies and some farmer types who still have a vote! My 90
year old Wyoming cowboy neighbor wouldn't vote for Mr. O if he were offered
new legs and a pass to a few of the big parties the Obama reign has offered up
on our collective dime. You should hear the old folks opine in our retirement
paradise. As of today, nobody has polled us. Maybe they should. After all. We
ain't dead yet!
Obama will triumph in the end.
For the past three years, President Obama has been promising a better economy.
But rather than hold the GOP accountable (like he said he would), Obama is
deflecting the blame from himself and GOP failed policies. On the eve of Tax
Day, I'm sure everyone can agree that the state of the economy is forefront
on the minds of voters. Well Mr. GOP, excuses don't pay the mortgage, lower
skyrocketing gas prices, or cover the cost of those tax estimates. Americans are
worse off than they were 8 years ago, so if Republican's won't hold
themself accountable come November, we certainly will. We love the Buffett Rule
for the same reason Mitt Romney opposes it. It levels the playing field in
America by closing tax loopholes and ensuring that millionaires aren't
paying a tax rate that's lower than what many middle-class families are
paying. Mitt Romney leads President Obama in 3 new polls ?. Says who, DNews?.
Or real poor and middleclass humans that vote also.
Gallup, Rasmussen, and Fox...really?? Another poll today showed Obama winning
over 230 electoral votes with Romney at 170 something. Obama wins Florida and
@PalintramRomney won't lose by 15. At this time I think he
loses by 2 +/- 5 (obviously he wins in the -0.01 to -3 cases). Right
now RCP has Obama strong/leaning in 227 electoral votes, Romney in 170. That
leaves the following as tossups: Arizona, Colorado, Florida Iowa Missouri Nevada
New Hampshire North Carolina Ohio Pennsylvania Virginia.
re:PalintramRemember the 2010 mid term elections? Yes that was the
GOP landslide resulting from peoples discontent with Obama. That discontent has
festered some over the past 2 years for most folks.. especially independent
voters. Obama is deploying the politics of distraction and deception for 2012 -
how long do think that is going to hold up?? The man's record is a disaster
and with gas prices set to hit $5 a gallon by fall I would say Mr Teleprompter
is in BIG trouble with everyone with the obvious exception of his loyal clueless
This will be another "total" landslide! When the big business sides of
Mitt is "really" exposed he will go down like the titanic. The only
thing he hasn't changed on in his whole life is his religion, and that will
not get him elected for sure. Another republican jokester thats all.Doesn't
one of the 10 commandments say something about not lying? Go figure!
Romney will lose big, probably 15 points, he's just got too much baggage
and the incumbent is too strong.
Which Mitt Romney? He changes his positions so often it's hard to tell who
he is this week.
@caprice"It's difficult to imagine that people can't see
what a disaster Obama has created for America."We were losing
700k jobs a month when Bush packed his bags and yet you consider gaining private
sector jobs 24+ consecutive months to be a disaster? You must work for Bain or
some other corporation that feeds off of devouring failed companies."His lack of loyalty to true American values and pride are
disconcerting"And this is where I stopped taking you seriously.
The best possible result for this election would be for Mitt to win the popular
vote and the President to win the electoral college. Then the best guy would be
President AND we would get rid of this stupid system of voting since both
parties would have been bitten by in within a 12 year span.
I hope the Obama Campaign keeps up the mis-steps they have been making the last
several weeks.After taking such a beating during the Republican
primaries, Romney should be way down.....but he's NOT. Great news for the
Romney Campaign and I hope they can keep it up.Go Mitt!!!!!!
"Respondents were slightly more likely to trust Obama and much more likely
to think Obama was smarter and more optimistic."HA!!!! This is
too funny. Trust Obama?? Who trusts Obama? This man has proven to be about as
un-trusting as any president since Nixon. Holy cow I am guessing any poll based
solely on how much do your trust Obama would be in the tank - bottom of the
tank!! Smarter and optimistic?? Again - what a joke!! Smarter in what - the NCAA
basketball brackets?? As far as optimistic - does that go along with his class
warfare banter and name ONE thing that Obama has shown optimism other than
arrogantly bashing the Supreme Court for even considering overturning his health
care law. I think Obama was given high marks in 2008 for smarts based solely on
his smooth teleprompter speeches but the one thing the past 4 years have
revealed about Obama is how "uninformed" and "over his head"
this guy really is when you drill down to specifics. Smart?? Sorry but I
don't think anyone paying attention to the man is going to buy that. A
better description would be inexperienced and very deceptive.
If Obama managed to win reelection, it is more telling about the stupidity of
Americans than anything else. This country is doomed. Bush's problems
will need fixing. However, Obama opted to ADD to the problems rather than fix
the problems (record high deficits, national debt increasing at an alarming
rate).People can't come up with a good reason why Obama is
better than Bush; they'll mention job creation (yeah right; ask the
soldiers how that's working for them, and look at unemployment rates), or
the wars (which cost much less than Obama, and Obama has followed Bush's
war timetable anyway), or "women's rights" (while ignoring
babies' rights). But no real reason that shows that Bush was bad and Obama
was good. The most telling facts show Bush was bad but Obama is way worse.
@williaryEven though I'm a registered Republican, I agree with
you. When one sees what states Romney did and did not win in the
Republican primaries, he will definitely have his work cut out for him in the
south. I have a brother who lives in North Carolina and personally
knows more than a couple people who have already said they plan to stay home on
Election Day. They hate Obama, but they'll eat pig swill before
they'll vote for a Mormon. @Roland KayserAnother
Trivia Note: The longest period in our nation's history in which a
President did not die in office was from George Washington's inauguration
to W.H. Harrison's death which was 51 years and 1 month. Currently it has
been about 49 1/2 years since JFK's death, so that's another record
which will likely be broken too.Of course, if you include
Nixon's resignation, that drops it down to almost 28 years since a
President left office early. And "NO" I do NOT want to see
Obama leave office early by ANY means. Vote Obama out? "Yes" Anything
It's difficult to imagine that people can't see what a disaster Obama
has created for America. His lack of loyalty to true American values and pride
are disconcerting at best. I find Romney to be by far the superior candidate in
every way. Romney has the business experience and the love of America that
Obama doesn't have and can't buy. I'm standing behind Romney
I forgot that only Republicans create jobs, so it is a good thing Romney is
leading in the polls.The stimulus should have been bigger and have
not included 300 billion dollar worth of tax cuts and 100% of it should went to
Intrade has the best track record at predicting presidential elections because
people actually put down money on their positions. Intrade currently gives
President Obama a 61% chance of being reelected. Trivia note: If
Obama is reelected it will be only the second time in our history that we have
had three consecutive two-term presidents. The last three were Jefferson,
Madison, and Monroe.
Good thing they left out the CNN poll released today. Obama leads by 9, 5 with
Ind. Voters.And these polls mean little. Mitt has a huge amount of
ground to makeup in the Electoral College map. He’d better focus on
Florida because if Obama wins that, the race is over before polls even close
across the country. Then he can start worrying about Ohio, New Hampshire,
Virginia, North Carolina, Nevada, New Mexico. Tall task ahead for Mitt.
Why do we continue to hear that "Gore won the popular vote" when there
were a million ballots that were not counted in California? No one knows for
sure who won the popular vote but they do remember that Gore didn't want to
count absentee ballots from our militray servicemen. (And he didn't carry
his home State of Tennessee, either, if you were wondering.)
The only poll that counts in on election day in November, cast by actual voters
in the booth. That would be the best time for Romney to lead Obama.
too soon to get excited, but we have room for optimism.
"We need to act quickly in passing these stimulus funds(first "stimulus
plan" of 787 billion) to prevent unemployment from reaching 8%Unemployment soared to over 11%Unemployment is STILL over 8%ThreeYearsLater.