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If the election was held tomorrow would you vote for Obama, or anyone else, and

  1. rachellrobinson profile image79
    rachellrobinsonposted 7 years ago

    If the election was held tomorrow would you vote for Obama, or anyone else, and why?

    Television news outlets always like to ask the question if the election was held tomorrow, would voters reelect the current President or someone else. I am curious to see how the people of HubPages would vote, whom they would vote for and why.

  2. FitnezzJim profile image83
    FitnezzJimposted 7 years ago

    I didn't vote for him last time, nor will I vote for him next time.

  3. Wayne Brown profile image83
    Wayne Brownposted 7 years ago

    I definitely would not vote for Obama...never have, never would. I don't vote for socialist.  Based on the present crop of hopefuls, I see former Governor Mik Huckabee as the best choice for many reasons.  He is intelligent, he holds the welfare of America above all other considerations, he is mentally strong and up to the task of foreign relations, he is very likeable and able to hold his own in any conversation.  And lastly, he has what our current president lacks...common sense and a love of democracy. WB

  4. homegrowncomedy profile image60
    homegrowncomedyposted 7 years ago

    I was excited about Obama's presidency when it first started because of all this "change" we had to look forward to. The truth is, it's business as usual for politics and we can look forward to more business as usual until the political process is modified. There is too much private money from organizations flowing through the Capital causing our representatives to vote in their own best interest. Obama was not nor is he currently not exempt from this process either.  For example, Charlie Rangel is still able to keep his office after all his transgressions. Instead of this being an eye opener, it was pushed under the rug. We need young, non-politico blood in the White House. Someone who is not currently in the game, to change the game.

  5. smelloftruth profile image59
    smelloftruthposted 7 years ago

    If I were an American, I will vote for him if the opponent would be a McCain of some sort.

  6. TomC35 profile image56
    TomC35posted 7 years ago

    I am not sure I would vote for Obama, but that does not mean I would vote for Huckabee or any other Republican clowns.

    Those who think voting for either major party candidates are fooling themselves.

    We go back and forth every few years with no great results, but never get away from the major corrupt parties, where the payoffs can easily trickle down the line.  Makes you wonder how smart we are as voters doesn't it?

  7. medicfrogs profile image76
    medicfrogsposted 7 years ago

    Mitt Romney for president! I agree with Wayne, I am not for a socialist government. Anyone who says Obama's views are not reflective of socialism is clearly a very, very, very, very arrogant person. I'm not saying that he is a bad guy, he is actually a very good guy, but my manager is also a very good guy, and I am sure as hell not gonna elect him to lead this country, unless it was just a choice between him and Obama of course.

  8. DerekWrite profile image61
    DerekWriteposted 7 years ago

    Think it really depends on the other person.

  9. cjlashley profile image57
    cjlashleyposted 7 years ago

    ANYONE BUT OBAMA. Coming from a Military Wife's point of view, what he's doing to the military and his plans are unethical and just plain stupid!

  10. BillyDRitchie profile image60
    BillyDRitchieposted 7 years ago

    Um, no I would not vote for Obama, and not just "no" but "hell, no":  The man has proven beyond all doubt that he is out of his depth....he should have remained in Chicago where his thug politics practices would actually be appreciated.

    Unfortunately, the GOP isn't offering up much in the way of an alternative.  I like Huckabee, and I'm sure he'd rip Obama to shreds in a debate, but I don't think he has the "oomph" (for lack of a better term) to defeat Obama in a Presidential run.

    Then again, I didn't see how an inexperienced Community Organizer could end up in the White House either, so what do I know?

  11. ElderYoungMan profile image77
    ElderYoungManposted 7 years ago

    Yes, I would vote for Obama.  You are familiar with my view of inefficacy of his administration, but my memory is not so short as others.  The Republicans destroyed most of what's wrong right now.  I don't think the President has been aggressive enough in turning back the damage (all of that flowery working with the Republicans crap) and that is his downfall.

  12. profile image0
    Longhunterposted 7 years ago

    Not only no, but HELL NO!!! I haven't seen a candidate I'm really excited about on the Republican side but I would vote for Carter before I would NObama and I can't stand Carter.

  13. shynsly profile image57
    shynslyposted 7 years ago

    Agree'd with Wayne and Billy... not just "no" but "HELL no!" Like I've said before, there's two good things I can say for Obama.

    1) Skipping right over all the politically correct B.S., I am glad we finally elected a Black president. Now maybe we can get past all the nonsense and try to elect the people that are RIGHT for the job, regardless of color, sex, religion, etc.

    2) With that said, Obama's politics are so extreme that it has jarred a LOT of Americans into realizing we've been asleep at the wheel for far too long. So, while I don't agree with anything he's done, I guess waking people up could be considered a "good" thing?

    Now, as far as who I WOULD vote for... I honestly have no idea. Like Wayne said, Huckabee seems like a good guy that really does have America's best interests at heart, but like Billy said... I think his biggest flaw is he may be a little TOO nice. He just doesn't come across as "Presidential".

    Palin has a lot of good ideas, but I think ultimately, she's so "controversial" that if she were elected, it would just further continue to polarize and divide our nation as the Obama administration has done.

    I'd like to think there is some miracle independant candidate yet to be discovered, someone who is NOT a career politician, has not been corrupted by the "toe the line" policies of either party, has the right ideas and a source of income large enough to get his/her message out.

    But, I guess that falls into that whole "perfect world" realm... so I guess ultimately, we'll just have to wait for the attack ads to start running and see who the least of all evils turns out to be. Too bad we don't have another George Washington or Thomas Jefferson out there... hell, even a Ronnie Reagan would do!

    Maybe we should put a little more R&D into human cloning, see if perhaps there's enough viable DNA material left out in Mount Vernon to... ehh... "make" one, lol.

  14. mona.darwesh14 profile image49
    mona.darwesh14posted 7 years ago

    Well i m not give my vote  to Obama ..... & hope his opponent must be deserving.

  15. bigeddie06385 profile image57
    bigeddie06385posted 7 years ago

    Herman Cain would be my choice. He's a very smart business man and that's what this country needs.

  16. amymarie_5 profile image85
    amymarie_5posted 7 years ago

    I'm a liberal but I didn't vote for Obama.  I grew to like him but now he seems to be doing whatever the conservatives want and I've stopped defending him.   I'll put it this way:  I resent Bush for putting us in these wars and never  taking down Bin Laden.  Desipite what the government tells us, I do not believe he is dead and this is far from over.  I expected Obama to end these wars, abolish outsourcing and bring our jobs back.  He's done some good things, but not things I feel are the most important.  Now we are getting involved in Libya, because the Republicans criticized him.  I don't get why he's bowing down to them, they never bowed down to the liberals.  It just irritates me.
    Sorry, I know I'm venting.  I'm passionate about politics.  smile

  17. justamber profile image60
    justamberposted 6 years ago

    no way. nope. uh uh. nada. negative. absolutely not.

  18. Askme profile image78
    Askmeposted 6 years ago

    I am with the group that says not just "no obama but HELL NO"!  I do not get the attraction with this guy.   My opinion is he would make a better college professor than president.  He has/had no experience running anything let alone the country. His knowledge of the middle east was less than Sarah Palin's and look at the grief she got. His apologizing to all the terrorists makes us look weak and they have no respect for him either.

    Those people who are die hard Obama supporters ( my sister being one of them) seem to give Obama more slack than they would anyone else probably due to some white guilt feelings they have. Why is it these people cannot see that giving someone more credit than they are due is just as discriminating and racist then assuming a person has limitations because of their race?

    The other day Obama was here in Los Angeles attending $35,000 a plate fund raisers for his campaign.  I asked my sister "gee if he is truly in support of the 99% as he claims, how come he didn't visit someone who is being foreclosed on?"  Her response?  "Oh he does things like that off the grid. He's too good of a person to use another's unfortunate circumstances to benefit himself" REALLY?
    Or is it because he doesn't want to be questioned about why bail outs to banks who still give their upper management million dollar bonuses while they kick homeowners to the street?

    The fact is Obama is an elitist, snob who has done nothing for the Country. My prediction: he will bypass Carter as the WORST president ever!

    Unfortunately, the GOP has not produced any candidate I feel worthy of my vote either.  So what now???

 
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