Obama Will Win the 2012 Presidential Election

Change and a new direction may be what is needed, but not with Mitt Romney. Don't get me wrong, I like some of this platforms, but at the end of the day, overall, I think President Obama will win by a narrow margin-maybe 5%. It will be a nailbiter election for some of the night.

Romney simply continues to show the American public just how out of touch he his with reality at times. For instance, his latest snafu, when asked how he defined what middle class income means to him, he stated it is those who make $200-250,000 a year!! Obama indicated it was families earning up to that amount, which is a big difference. When asked if families earning $100,000 a year are middle income, Romney said no !?

Doesn't Romney know that the median of all American incomes is just more than $50,000 a year? He must think that earning this amount is for the poor. Has he been so rich for so long, that he cannot recall what it is like earning even $100,000, which many professionals make. So, these people are poor, according Romney? He really has no clue about what most Americans (at least 50%) earn with such richboy statements.

It is one thing to be rich, but one should not forget that they are in minority of wage earners. It is this kind of arrogance that whether intended or not, insults voters earning far less. Romney has said other out of touch comments on women's health and so on.

Obama gets it. He really lived it, that is, being poor and struggling as a student, driving a beat up old car, working at low pay gigs. Sure, he's is rich now, but he's never forgotten what it was like to earn little and make ends meet. He lived a typical middle class life for a good 25 years, so did his wife.

That is different between being a rich kid from a rich family and one that is not.

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Johnkadu123 4 years ago from Toronto, Canada

You would not believe it if you read the Conservative forums. They seem to exhibit a mixture of fury, trepidation and uncertainty. However if Obama wins, they have nobody but themselves to blame. You cannot hope to win elections when you attack virtually every demographic of the population as part of your platform. In fact I would go as far as saying that it will become increasingly difficult for the GOP to win any national election if they continue in this vein. Great hub.


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perrya 4 years ago Author

I agree, totally.


Eli Moore 4 years ago

Just by checking Gallup, the Huffington Post's stats, and the overwhelming amount of thumbs-down votes for Mitt's speech on YouTube, I'm thinking the same thing: Obama is gonna win.


Paul 4 years ago

I wouldn't be so sure. I think the current Muslim uprisings and a possible Israeli attack on Iran will be big players in this election.


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American View 4 years ago from Plano, Texas

Perry,

I agree with you that this election is going to be a nailbiter, and I would not be surprised if this does not turn into an election that is so close that we may not know on election night who the actual winner is. I also agree that were in need of a change, a major change, let's face it matter who gets in there is not going to be any major change.

First for the obvious reasons, policies and plans that need to be implemented to turn this country around and create jobs will take time before you see the results. Policies implemented today may take as long as a year to to truly take hold, however the lows the indicators on the way those changes are working. Under Obama there have been no such indicators we had seen results.

Obama reminds me of a degenerate gambler, he let it ride bidding on the same thing over and over and over again with the hopes that one day it'll pay off, but that day never comes. Once reelected he has nothing to lose, remember those comments to the Russian president"after reelection to be a lot more flexible". If I flexible he means destroying the Defense Department by gutting the funding and then order the Defense Department device 1500 Chevy volts. Do you think that was the best way to spend defense money?

I cannot make any prediction on who will win, I'm not a fan of either one. So as I hold my nose they fill out my early voting form, on the vote for the person is get skins on the wall and been successful. That would be from it Romney, man that was difficult to say.

As for believing Obama grew up poor, that is not true. I can not answer what it is like to live in Kenya, but when Obama's parents divorced he was extremely young and was sent to his grandparents in Hawaii. He was sent to prestigious private school that is ranked the fifth most expensive private school in America. Of course we know the college as he went to and those are very expensive. When he met Michelle she was already an attorney point down six figures a year, Obama interned in the firm she worked until he got his law degree. When they got married they purchased and upper $200,000 condo to move into. Most people I know in America don't have a mortgage in the first get married they rent, at least here in middle America. About two years later they sold the condo moved into a $1 million plus home. After that he ran for the Senate. I don't know, but it doesn't sound too much to me that Obama came from middle-class. I know that's talking points, but the more you read the more you find out


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perrya 4 years ago Author

@american view, I agree with what u say, to some extent. It will be a close election and that whoever wins, still has a major load to deal with. But, Obama lived in middle class as a kid and teen, even if in hawaii. His grandparents were not remotely rich but middle class. I am sure he knows what it is really like, Romney simply never had much of a care as a teen, he went to private schools and then Stanford, not some obscure college.

if the iranian nuclear and recent uprisings make Obama look like a fool, then Romney might cash in. Obama should make a clear redline to Iran, yet has not. If I were israel, I would not wait on Obama.


Paul 4 years ago

Perrya, if I were Israel, I would attack Iran now and try to make Obama look incompetent.


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perrya 4 years ago Author

It might happen.....


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Ken Burgess 4 years ago from Florida

Perrya "Sure, he's is rich now, but he's never forgotten what it was like to earn little and make ends meet. He lived a typical middle class life for a good 25 years, so did his wife."

There is nothing typical about Obama's past. Not his time growing up in Indonesia, not his years in Ivory Schools learning about law and politics, never having a 'blue collar' job, working for non-profits and being in politics is not exactly 9-to-5 Middle Class work.

I would say Obama is even more estranged from 'Middle Class' America than Romney is. His dad made money in American Automotives, and he was a Governor, but neither he nor his father had things handed to them, they earned it... being successful should not be a crime, it should be what we all strive for.

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