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Published: Tuesday, May 1 2012 3:10 p.m. MDT

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Riverton Cougar
Riverton, UT

Since Obama has said that he'd deserve to be a one-term president if the economy wasn't fixed, he has realized soon after taking office that he'd be a one-term president. He is now doing everything in his power to get reelected despite that. He runs off everything, even a military feat that he shouldn't get credit for (no other president would, either; see Bush and Saddam), except for his record as president and the economy.

I think his biggest fear is that the general public will know about the promise he made (as if he plans to keep it anyway) and realize the state of the economy.

It's funny that some people think the economy is fixed. They must be easy to please. Just give them a graham cracker and they'll be satisfied for the next little while.

williary
Kearns, UT

"It's funny that some people think the economy is fixed. They must be easy to please."

Speaking of easy to please, Republicans to this day still refuse to acknowledge the near-Depression their previous party leader watch over, while still defending the man who ran the country into the ground.

I don't know a single person who believes the economy is fixed. But all evidence clearly suggests it's gotten better, it's coming back from the brink Bush left it in. Your argument is that Obama hasn't fixed the mess Bush left him quick enough. That says quite a bit about your reality, and the state of the Republican party. Especially considering their presumptive nominee has zero new ideas, other than to do exactly what Bush did.

And did you really say Bush didn't politize a military feat? Huge banner, press conference, battleship, any of that ring a bell! The ONLY thing Bush ran on his second term was his wars.

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

Voting Obama.

worf
Mcallen, TX

williary,

Please release some facts. Besides increasing a debt equal to eighteen thousand dollars for every American man, woman, and child, what has he done? What did he dooo?

Hutterite,

Your post comes as no surprise.

sjgf
South Jordan, UT

Williary:

"Republicans to this day still refuse to acknowledge the near-Depression their previous party leader watch over, while still defending the man who ran the country into the ground."

As I understand it, the cause of the depression was two-fold:

1) The housing bubble burst, causing millions of home-owners to be foreclosed on.

2) Gas prices sky rocketed after Katrina - which in turn exacerbated the tight cash flow of millions, causing them to lose their homes in item 1.

The housing bubble problem was initiated in the Clinton years, as Democrats required banks to loosen lending standards so that poorer people could qualify for homes. About 10 years later, toward the end of the Bush term, the problem created by Democrats finally came home to roost.

Katrina was caused, according to too many Bush bashers, by Bush, right? Or do Bush bashers like Obama acknowledge that Katrina was not man-made?

I believe that the current economic troubles were caused by a combination of natural disaster and the greedy oil-companies who used this as an excuse to make record profits, and the Democrats who pushed banks into issuing millions of risky home loans.

Tolstoy
salt lake, UT

Sounds like a lot of sour grapes to me but hey keep it up I am sure it is winning you votes.

Tolstoy
salt lake, UT

@riverton cougar
Not sure what economy you are looking at but we have added jobs for more then 24 straight months, in contrast to bleeding jobs under bush. Wall street is, in contrast to its free fall under Bush, construction is up again in contrast to before he took office. exports are up on and on. sounds like a recovering economy to me.

Kouger
Lehi, UT

Let's elect someone who knows what he's doing - Romney! Not someone who had no idea what he was elected to do - Obama. NOBAMA in NOVEMBER!

JWB
Kaysville, UT

In December 2007, Governor Romney mentioned to John McCain in a debate that the economy was going to be the major issue for 2008. Governor Romney didn't have his crystal ball out to know that. He had financial investments, going and coming. He knew what was happening as the various aspects of the economy indicated a downward trend. Senator McCain looked at Mitt Romney and gave him the brush-off as he looked down on Mitt. The unfortunate thing is that John McCain was riding the political strings and Governor Romney sort of gave up at that time in the process. Fortunately, Governor Romney didn't give up one inch during the many months and debates that went on forever. He is better prepared now with that process to debate the President. Gingrich may think he can debate based on his knowledge but debating is more than knowledge, it is skill and honesty with integrity all the way. Miss Romney's background will add strength and experience and expertise to a position as the top Executive in the United States that we haven't had for awhile. We need good politicians with private and government executive experience, not Obama

Riverton Cougar
Riverton, UT

"I don't know a single person who believes the economy is fixed."

Thanks for agreeing that Obama deserves to be a one-term president.

"But all evidence clearly suggests it's gotten better, it's coming back from the brink Bush left it in. Your argument is that Obama hasn't fixed the mess Bush left him quick enough. That says quite a bit about your reality, and the state of the Republican party."

We knew some improvement would be seen. However, looking at things in the big picture, it's apparent just how slow the recovery has been. If you think fixing this mess means running the debt up to $20 trillion, then I guess you can say Obama is fixing it pretty well.

"And did you really say Bush didn't politize a military feat? Huge banner, press conference, battleship, any of that ring a bell! The ONLY thing Bush ran on his second term was his wars."

Yeah, I'm sure Bush ran on his capture of Saddam Hussein in 2006 to help him get re-elected in 2004. I'm talking about things the military did. Bush didn't pretend to capture Saddam.

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