Is Obama's jigsaw puzzle strategy enough to win him reelection?

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  1. mio cid profile image59
    mio cidposted 11 years ago

    President Obama's jigsaw puzzle strategy is winning him support of women,youth,immigrants and hispanics,black voters,union workers etc. Romney's strategy is based on how bad a president Obama has been and pandering to the republican base which is controlled by the tea party and the extreme right wing of the party as well as betting the slow recovery and recent bad numbers on the economy will continue through election day,giving him an advantage with independent voters.Whose strategy do you think will win out in the end?

    1. Reality Bytes profile image77
      Reality Bytesposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      If this were true, there would be no possibility Romney would be the candidate.

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        PrettyPantherposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        LOL!  Really?  Romney spent his entire candidacy for the nomination pandering to the right-wing base.  He won because he had the most money, though.

      2. mio cid profile image59
        mio cidposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        of course there is, it is easily explained because of the field of candidates he faced, the fact that he's been running for six years. the money advantage he had and how far to the right he has been moving to become viable even in this etreme right wing faze of the republican party, so much so  that now he has no chance of pivoting to the center as candidates usually do after the primaries are over.

        1. Reality Bytes profile image77
          Reality Bytesposted 11 years agoin reply to this

          How can you tell, Romney has contradicted his position on issues so much I do not know how anyone would know where he stands.

          1. mio cid profile image59
            mio cidposted 11 years agoin reply to this

            That's true right this second he is to the right of  mussolini, because it is where he needs to be to be acceptable to the base of the party like i said controlled by the tea party and the right wing nut talking heads after the election he will be whatever the flavor of the month is whether he wins or loses he has no principles or ideological reference like for example rick santorum or gingrich or paul whom i don't agree with but you do know where they stand.

            1. Reality Bytes profile image77
              Reality Bytesposted 11 years agoin reply to this

              The governance of a Romney administration would not differ very much from another Obama administration.  You may see them as vastly different, I view them both as marionettes of their global masters.  Unable to act on their own without guidance from their controllers, and both are controlled by the same entities.

              1. mio cid profile image59
                mio cidposted 11 years agoin reply to this

                I frankly disagree with that way of thinking ,i think that encourages inaction and enriches real crooks like Larouche to whom the million or so Larouchies send about fifty dollars a month each

                1. Reality Bytes profile image77
                  Reality Bytesposted 11 years agoin reply to this

                  You might disagree, that does not make it false.  Politics in the U.S. needs to rise above a left/right paradigm.  Enabling the possibility of third party candidates to have a viable opportunity to get elected would benefit us all.  The more voices in the discussion, the more the average voter can educate themselves.

                  The Republicans refused to give Gary Johnson a chance to be heard, I hope that some will at least listen to what the man has to say before November. He may not be electable but just perhaps he can bring the discussion to ideas that neither the left or the right would debate without his voice.

                  1. mio cid profile image59
                    mio cidposted 11 years agoin reply to this

                    I think a third party candidate would be a positive thing, the problem is that there is no third party, also a third party could prosper , grow and even in time win an election , unfortunately what we have had in the past is individuals who launch a candidacy that has no chance of winning, it doesn't survive after the election and it gives nothing for the supporters to build on, and it just ends up favoring either one of the two major party candidates.

    2. prettydarkhorse profile image57
      prettydarkhorseposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      It depends when you check on the Census whether how many people belong to different age group (young adult - 18- 30, 31 to 45 - middle aged, near elderly 46-60 and elderly 60 plus and above). You can get data by sex, by ethnicity and then we can also check on past election behavior.

      The largest number of population belong to the young adult and middle ages. You can check that out and compare with population by state by whether it is a red, blue or a swing state and project it, using the past behavior electoral behavior. Then we can project. This is just assumption.

      We can check how many go out and vote in the past and get the average, even percentages will do! Then we can compare. I Hope I have time next week then I can have time to compute, but it is boring.

      A table showing population by age, by sex, by ethnicity and voting pattern in the diff. states in the past is useful!

      In the end Obama will win! smile smile smile

      1. mio cid profile image59
        mio cidposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        And this is a challenge for the Obama campaign because the young voters don't vote as much as other groups , he has the overwhelming majority of this vote , now he has to make sure they go out and vote, same thing for the hispanic voters.

        1. prettydarkhorse profile image57
          prettydarkhorseposted 11 years agoin reply to this

          Right! smile smile

          1. mio cid profile image59
            mio cidposted 11 years agoin reply to this

            one thing we must thank the right wing loons for is that with their xenophobic and anti imigrant loud talk they are scaring the bejjezerz out of the immigrant population and everyone who is able to is becoming a citizen and voting

    3. mio cid profile image59
      mio cidposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      It looks like it was enough to win him reelection and at bigger numbers than the previous election

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    JaxsonRaineposted 11 years ago

    I really don't know who is going to win. Each time I flip a coin I get a different response!

    You know though, I hear things are nice in Sweden...

  3. chuckd7138 profile image72
    chuckd7138posted 11 years ago

    Right now, it's too close to call. One of Rasmussen's daily polls had Romney over Obama by three points (47-44) with a four-point margin of error. To me, that says "too close to call".
    Obama's talking points has been that raising taxes is the solution to our national debt, but throughout our history, that strategy has failed time and again. Kennedy, Reagan and Bush all had success with lowering taxes. Then again, Vietnam, Democrat Congress and War on Terrorism wiped away any chance of seeing a surplus. Additionally, Obama frequently blames the last administration and Congress for his failure to follow through on his promises. I think 42 months is plenty of time to affect change. So, blaming Bush is just asinine to me. And as far as I have seen the House has passed bills left and right. It is the Senate that is doing nothing to get the House's bills to the President's desk. So, it is really a "do nothing" Senate, not Congress, but Obama spreads the blame to Republican-held House, when it solely falls on Democrat-held Senate.
    As for Romney, I believe he can bring real change and get America back on the road to prosperity. I don't think he can get us all the way, even he has two terms, but I do feel he can reverse this course towards a socialist America, which scares me to no end. I just don't see how there is liberty when everyone is a ward of a nanny-state.
    In the end, I will not vote for what will benefit ME the most. I plan to vote for who I feel will benefit ALL Americans the most, which really anyone but Obama. Then again, I am preparing myself for the disappointment if he is re-elected.

    1. mio cid profile image59
      mio cidposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      And in the same way I prepare to be disappointed if Romney wins the difference is I believe we are blessed to live in one of the best countries in the history of the world and presidents pass some worse some better but this great country always moves on . What is really puzzling to me is how  the republican right wing nut talking head establishment has been able to brainwash so many people into a state of fear about our future and how we are becoming a socialist/communist country, that is such baseless nonsense as is people running to gun shops because they're coming for our guns, those are myths, urban legends with no substantiation whatsoever.The safety net has been in place since the great depression and has been one of the pillars in making america great in every aspect.

      1. chuckd7138 profile image72
        chuckd7138posted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Our current POTUS has admitted, in so many words in his rhetoric, speeches and other comments, that he is a socialist. "Redistribution of wealth" is a very socialist philosophy.
        Also, with our debt to China, what is to stop them from saying, "Pay up, in full, now or we declare war." It is very possible, and if we are in a socialist-minded environment, it could happen with very little resistance. We then are no longer Americans, but American-Chinese. No thank you. I plan to fight that until my last breath.
        9/11 happened because we didn't think it could. To think that a Chinese invasion couldn't happen is being naive. I want to be prepared and ready with a plan of action.
        In the end, Obama has done nothing to fix this economy. Whatever attempts he made didn't work or made things worse, in my opinion. He even promised to NOT run again if the unemployment rate was still above 8%. It is, and he's still running. Two broken promises to add to all the others.
        Honestly, I don't like either one of them, Obama or Romney. I didn't vote for them, but come November, I will vote for the strongest candidate against Obama, but he is not the strongest candidate for American values.

        1. mio cid profile image59
          mio cidposted 11 years agoin reply to this

          President Obama is not a socialist and he has never proclaimed to be, he is a liberal and a moderate at that, redistribution of wealth is not a socialist idea as a matter of fact it is what defeated socialism as a viable political option in this country and around the world , when socialism was spreading like wildfire around the world in the beginning of the twentieth century  the liberal political actors realized they would be overtaken if they didn't implement some kind of economical fairness in the distribution of wealth. And I'm referring to the dogmatic socialist ideology which also had to evolve in order to not disappear and become obsolete.

        2. Cagsil profile image71
          Cagsilposted 11 years agoin reply to this

          And it's irrelevant. The so-called ideology of "redistribution of wealth" is nothing more than a fraud on the public.

          It's a statement issued by pathetic politicians to win or gain sympathy from citizens because citizens will gullible to believe government has their best interests in sight.

          The "redistribution of wealth" is a scam because it uses a supposed "trickle down effect" to those of lower status. And it doesn't happen, but citizens don't realize it.

          The increase in poverty and homeless should be telling people it doesn't work. But, with distortion and misinformation coming from more than just Government, such as media outlets, then it poses a problem for people to truly recognize the problems of the country.

          1. mio cid profile image59
            mio cidposted 11 years agoin reply to this

            the main component of redistribution of wealth is the progressive tax system which is not new it's been around for a while now.

            1. Cagsil profile image71
              Cagsilposted 11 years agoin reply to this

              And did I say it was something new? Nope. Nowhere did I say that. Please don't put words into my mouth or insinuate I said something when in fact I didn't.

              I did say it's a scam/fraud on people and doesn't work. Plain and simple.

              1. mio cid profile image59
                mio cidposted 11 years agoin reply to this

                So in your opinion it's better to have a regressive tax system like a flat tax or an added value tax .

                1. Cagsil profile image71
                  Cagsilposted 11 years agoin reply to this

                  I don't see a need or a logical reason for government to tax the people who are citizens.

                  I have no problem with government using a progressive tax system, but it should only apply to the Corporations living/breathing/operating on U.S. soil. And those outside who want to have access to America's Economy.

                  The State can implement it's own taxes on business within it's own borders. The Federal Government can tax business for whatever reasons, such as importing and exporting.

                  The government politicians shouldn't be paid for their services. They are public servants. They are already self made millionaires who really don't need the money and all the money which all campaigns receive should go into a general fund for government operations.

                  The Economy is the second most important aspect of America. The CITIZENS are the most important part of America. Business should learn it's place. People should learn their place. Peace would be nice outcome should both know their place.

                  1. mio cid profile image59
                    mio cidposted 11 years agoin reply to this

                    I frankly don't see how a government could function without having any income or enough income to operate,how is the safety net going to be funded? by charity?And the politicians not getting paid would ensure two things first that only the wealthy could afford to be in government and second that corruption would be how they earn their money.

  4. wetbaknproud profile image63
    wetbaknproudposted 9 years ago

    If we add Obama's jigsaw puzzle strategy to the Clintons' political shrewdness It's going to be almost impossible  for a republican to take the White House.


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