The Senate failed to pass a bill that over 90% of Americans support. Welcome to ‘Murica.
A president who supports marriage equality and a record number of women in the senate (including the first openly lesbian senator). Not perfect, but not bad USA.
Calling It: After the election, Obama will still be president, Democrats will still control the Senate, and Republicans will still control the House of Representatives.
So basically… nothing will be different. Not sure how to feel about that.
"I’m not voting because…"
"…Obama isn’t liberal enough for me." SEE: Jill Stein (Green Party)
"…Romney is too socially conservative for me." SEE: Gary Johnson (Libertarian Party)
You do have other options besides Obama and Romney. All four candidates above will be on the voting ballots in enough U.S. states to theoretically win the election. Even if you don’t think a candidate will win, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t vote for him/her.
I don’t understand this country. Obama has one less-than stellar debate and he’s suddenly down 5% in polls.
It’s one thing to not support him based on principle- that I understand. It’s another to suddenly stop supporting him because he had an ‘off’ night. Honestly I thought he performed pretty adequately for a guy whose main job is running the country 24/7.
If you’re not sure whether to vote or not: In the past couple days, Obama’s chance of winning has gone from 80% to about 60%.
Doesn’t matter who you vote for- chances are your vote DOES matter. So please vote if you can.
To people who complain about political posts.
A. It’s an election year- just accept it. It’ll be over in 2 months, and then you can go back to not being ‘burdened’ with info about the people who are running our country and making decisions that probably directly effect you.
B. I understand political propaganda is annoying and almost always misleading, but it’s even MORE disturbing to me when people don’t care AT ALL about current events/ the government. That’s what politicians are banking on. Ignorant people are SO much easier to control that informed people. Just something to think about.
The 2012 Presidential Election is basically just 2004 all over again.
- After four years in office, George W. Bush had national approval ratings around 50%.
- Democrats chose John Kerry to oppose Bush. Kerry was frequently accused of flip flopping his views on major issues, and he failed to excite most people.
- Bush won the election as most experts predicted.
- After four years in office, Barack Obama has national approval ratings around 50%.
- Republicans chose Mitt Romney to oppose Obama. Romney has frequently been accused of flip flopping his views on major issues, and he fails to excite most people.
- By most expert accounts, Obama will win the election.