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Obama Big Betting Favorite for 2012

  1. pisean282311 profile image53
    pisean282311posted 6 years ago

    Don't write off Barack Obama just yet. He may be politically wounded, but he's far from politically dead.

    In fact, despite his skidding approval numbers, the furor over his inability to resolve the jobs mess and the whipping he took in the mid-term elections, leading a number of political pundits to predict he'll be a one-term president, lo and behold, Obama has emerged as the odds-on favorite to recapture the White House in 2012.

    That's the assessment of the United Kingdom's William Hill, one of the world's largest and most influential bookmakers. After a week of brisk betting on the U.S.'s 2012 presidential outcome following the recent elections, the bookmaker has established Obama as the man to beat and rates him as even money to reign again for another four years.

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      Silverfox9999posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      If I have to bet a million dollars on Obama, I would do it without hesitation!
      The USA has no leader that is more intelligent,compassionate,witty,and
      resilient as Obama. Like all presidents of the past, he has made mistakes but nothing as serious as the right-wing fringe elements would have you believe. The right is bent on destroying him. They have scraped at the bottom of the seqwer barrel to find anything that could be used to
      have him impeached, but to no avail. However, the rabble-rousing
      Tea Bags Party by their concoction and fabrication have to some extent
      succeeded in turning voters away from the Democrat Party (and Obama).

      The crucial vote would come from educated young whites who would not be enticed by the blathering nuts among conservatives and their ilk! One of the reasons why the Republicans gained so many seats in the House was because of the reluctance of  educated young whites to vote. But, the
      Republican victories would serve as motivation to this sector to arouse from their slumber and drive out the fringe elements whose philosophy
      benefits only the rich elistist who are fanatically conservative.

      Obama has had many unfortunate events in his life,and  he has risen
      like the phoenix  from the ashes to play an important role in American politics. People in the U.K. and in all parts of Europe are hoping that Obama returns to  his second term. Is it not ironic that foreigners would
      treat this great man with much respect while a significant  number of Americans would treat him as a pariah!  Much of the misinformation against Obama comes from conservative talk-show hosts whose intelligence is slightly above that of sewer rats!

      Long live Obama!

    2. profile image53
      Sword of Fireposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      OK. So November, he gets re-elected. 12/21/12 comes. End of story.

    3. lady_love158 profile image59
      lady_love158posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      America can't possibly be THAT stupid! I refuse to believe we would elect the worst president since Carter back to another term!

      1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
        Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Not to worry.  W is not running.

    4. Nick Malizia profile image60
      Nick Maliziaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      He might have a chance, but he would certainly have his work cut out for him. He has lost many in his cult of personality, so it's time to prove his critics wrong with actions now.

      One suggestion: Stay out of the entertainment media while you're in office. It's absurd.

    5. J Sunhawk profile image75
      J Sunhawkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I wouldn't put much credence in what the Brit Hill says. Lord Cornwallis called us "rabble." He was sure he would whip the Colonial Army before Christmas. We ended up driving him into the sea.

      The elitist Brits wear blinders when analyzing Americans. Might be all the foggy and damp weather that seeps in and makes their brains a bit soggy. Plus the centuries-long royal inbreeding has produced the moron Prince Charles who talks to trees and goblins. That lunacy has got to rub off onto the general population.

      Tocqueville is about the only Brit who pegged Americans right, even though he came from France. Churchill also understood Americans pretty well. Hill? I think not.

      It's better to study American pollsters to see what the trends are politically.

    6. larryprice5372 profile image72
      larryprice5372posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yep, he is the man to beat.  I think Condoleezza Rice can beat him hands down.

      That is, if she will run.

      She is every bit his match, but her intellectual and conservative respect for Capitalist Democracy and Constitutional Law is the difference.

      Most of us want jobs, Capitalism provides that.  Socialism will fail miserable.

      Check this out:  http://hubpages.com/hub/Condoleezza-Rice-For-President

    7. lady_love158 profile image59
      lady_love158posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      The worst is yet to come from this loser, this destroyer of America, this apologizer in chief... he'll never be re-elected!

  2. kirstenblog profile image76
    kirstenblogposted 6 years ago

    William Hill betting eh? Might be worth putting a fiver on then smile

    I think that re-electing him might work as a good ploy to get the tea baggers to leave the country, just the same as electing Palin would rid the country of liberal tree hugging socialists! It is so hard when people don't just agree with everything they hear someone say. I mean really, then you gotta have a little mental strength and intelligence and thats so hard! Please wont someone do all my thinking for me? And while they are at it the dishes need doing too! Oh and the laundry, a heck, be my mind and my maid for me ok? lol

    1. pisean282311 profile image53
      pisean282311posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      palin would be more entertaining..i still miss bush's one liners...this guy is too serious stuff...bush was gr8....palin would be greater fun...

      1. Paul Wingert profile image78
        Paul Wingertposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        That's all Bush was good for was giving the comics plenty of material. Cheney was the best person that Bush ever worked for and together, the duoing idiots created a dismal mess that our grandchildren will be still cleaning up. Palin is a waste of time and a serious joke.

        1. pisean282311 profile image53
          pisean282311posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          what do you thinking are chances of obama in 2012?

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            Silverfox9999posted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Yes, I agree Palin would be entertaining. I often try to fathom how she would respond to events of national importance.The following are some of my thoughts:

            1. Russians invade Georgia. An emergency meeting is convened with
            her cabinet. Mr Woolanaberger asks Ms Palin, "Russia has invaded
            Georgia what to do? Ms Palin retorts," We got to stop them before they
            proceed to Tennesse!"

            2. A reporter asks Ms Palin, "There are son many Americans living below the poverty line,what are you planning to do so that there would not be so many living in poverty? Ms Palin's response:" I am going to lower the poverty line so that many would live above it"

            3. "Ms Palin ,what experience do you have in foreign affairs?" 
            Ms Palin's response: "We have Russia as our neighbour."

            4  Ms Palin the president is at a meeting discussing how to deal with Iran which is an imminent to the U.S.  Ms Palin sees a moose  in the meadow,
            she runs out  of the building shouting, " Paris, take care of the country while I am running after the moose."

            Did she not resign as governor in order to pursue other interests?

            5. While visiting Queen Elizabeth in England, President Palin  is asked
            why are Americans so poor  at English.

            Her response:"Ja .ja..mmmm let me see.Eh.eh...they ain't no good at no English at no time ..and ..Obama ..he...he too hopey...he not done nothing
            for school kids ever, right. Oh my God....whatever."

            1. Paul Wingert profile image78
              Paul Wingertposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              LOL and she had the guts to say during an interview that she could be Obama in 2012! To sum up what you said, Pailin couln't run a hotdog stand let alone the country.

            2. JOE BARNETT profile image61
              JOE BARNETTposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              ha ha funny! i like that "lower the poverty line then they'll be above it" ha ha ha . she quit because she was being sued blind for poor decisions.

              she's popular because she was launched on a national seen by mccain. whenever you make it that far it makes you poopular not intelligent. joe the plumber could be her vice president they were both launched at the same time ha ha ha

            3. Barbara Kay profile image86
              Barbara Kayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              LOL This just too funny!!!!

            4. pisean282311 profile image53
              pisean282311posted 6 years ago in reply to this

              lol nice one man...

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    foreignpressposted 6 years ago

    Obama is not worthy of the title President. The reasons have been discussed ad nauseum. Most recently is this lame duck session where Obama, and mentors Pelosi/Reid, will pass legislation without opposition. The real problem is the liberal mindset which is akin to mental illness. This crazed, out-of-control frenzy has been likened to the mass hysteria of the Spanish Inquisition and the various witch hunts where caution and reason disappeared. Obama is a very scary man with an almost supernatural purpose that goes beyond being President. He sees the United States as his personal playtoy and Americans as disposable wipes. He is also very afraid. In 2012, let reason prevail.

    1. pisean282311 profile image53
      pisean282311posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      liberal mindset which is akin to mental illness????????

      1. Doug Hughes profile image60
        Doug Hughesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        He heard it from Rush Limbaugh. Cool line, huh?

        1. Paul Wingert profile image78
          Paul Wingertposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Wasn't that fat a**hole suppose to move to Costa Rica if the Health Bill passed? What's he waiting for? Does he need help packing? I will help him pack and even drive him to the airport if he needs help.

          1. Paul Wingert profile image78
            Paul Wingertposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            By the way, apparently he doesn't realize that Costa Rica has universal health care and scores a just above the United Staes in global health care quality.

          2. habee profile image91
            habeeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            But will you give him a pat-down?? lol

            1. Paul Wingert profile image78
              Paul Wingertposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              lol Rubbing and fondling fat guys (or any guys) is not my job. I just offered to help back and a lift to the airport.

    2. Paul Wingert profile image78
      Paul Wingertposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Apparently some people forget that Bush spent twice as much as Obama to get us in a war with Iraq, Afganistan, while the ecomony dropped and unemployment skyrocketed, not to mention lifting a few oil drilling safety regulations egged on by his boss, Dick Cheney which led to the oil well explosion in the Gulf. Obama gets to clean this pile of crap up that took 8 years to create and even though the ecomony is improving and jobs are picking up and GM is starting to get on thier feet again, the right wing noise makers are bitching because it's not happening fast enough even though Obama said numerous times that this mess will take time to get cleaned up. Brining in a Republican, those same morons who started this mess to begin with isn't going to improve nothing. We had a conservative president, house and senate. Look what happened. As far as the Tea Baggers go, they can go f**k themselves.

      1. Doug Hughes profile image60
        Doug Hughesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Well, when you have your own network spreading a reality that's detached from all objective facts - anything can happen.

      2. habee profile image91
        habeeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Aw, c'mom', Paul - tell us how you REALLY feel!

    3. Barbara Kay profile image86
      Barbara Kayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Give us some instances to prove your remarks.

      1. Barbara Kay profile image86
        Barbara Kayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        The remarks against Obama is what I am talking about.

  4. habee profile image91
    habeeposted 6 years ago

    I think it's hard to figure since we don't who the Republican candidate is. In yesterday's poll, Romney beats Obama, and Obama beats Huckabee by 2 points. In the same poll, Obama beats the crap out of Palin. I think much hinges on the economy.

    Here's the link to the poll:
    http://www.quinnipiac.edu/x1295.xml?ReleaseID=1538

    1. pisean282311 profile image53
      pisean282311posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      yup...economy is the key issue...

    2. Ralph Deeds profile image72
      Ralph Deedsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks, Habee. Interesting.

  5. CYBERSUPE profile image60
    CYBERSUPEposted 6 years ago

    Your comment's Silverfox are well taken. I agree.

  6. BillyDRitchie profile image59
    BillyDRitchieposted 6 years ago

    While I don't believe our Republic could survive eight years of Obama, I'm hoping his slide in the polls continues, and that he is a one-termer, I'm reminded of how many wrote off Bill Clinton following the drubbing at the polls in 1994.  Remember how that turned out?

    Of course if the GOP runs Sarah Palin for President, then we are guaranteed an Obama victory....

    1. Paul Wingert profile image78
      Paul Wingertposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah right, dream on.

  7. Reality Bytes profile image91
    Reality Bytesposted 6 years ago

    http://living.oneindia.in/insync/2010/d … 41110.html

    The American Business Magistrate, Donald Trump, has stated that he wants to run as president for the United States Of America.

    The business tycoon has said that he wants to run the White House soon. According to sources, Donald Trump stated that, “America is being laughed at by the rest of the world — and things must change before it’s too late!” He continued saying that, “It’s not something I want to do. In fact, I wish that I saw someone else on the horizon, but there’s no one else!”

    Donald Trump, who is the chairman and CEO of the Trump Organization, has said that he would like to spend his own money if given a chance to run United States. He said, “I question whether Sarah Palin is electable, and whether she has a big enough following to get 50 percent of the vote. When Ronald Reagan was president, the United States was respected — but not anymore.”

    The 64-year-old Donald Trump, feels that American's today feel that as if we’re the whipping post for other countries. We will not be a great country in the not too distant future if we don’t change our ways!

    1. Paul Wingert profile image78
      Paul Wingertposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I'm sure Trump would have good intentions, but as far as getting the nomination is a different story.

  8. Mighty Mom profile image89
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    Well, if Romney becomes POTUS perhaps he'll bring to the United States the same healthcare mandate he brought to MA!
    Hooray!

 
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