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Is Obama's 2nd term as US President almost certain?

  1. Anishpat profile image79
    Anishpatposted 6 years ago

    Is Obama's 2nd term as US President almost certain?

    Does any republican candidate even stand a chance?


  2. 910chris profile image79
    910chrisposted 6 years ago

    I really believe that it depends solely on who he faces from the GOP in November.

  3. girlgonestrong profile image60
    girlgonestrongposted 6 years ago

    Considering the fact that the state of the nation has not improved since he has taken office....nothing is certain.

    The Republicans are free to hang themselves.

  4. TheManWithNoPants profile image71
    TheManWithNoPantsposted 6 years ago

    It is simply too early to make any kind of prediction.  If I were forced tp bet on it right now, I'd bet he loses the position.

  5. tom hellert profile image60
    tom hellertposted 6 years ago

    Only if the American electorate continues to ignore the piss por job he has done, his total lack of the respect for the Us constitution, his lack of support for our alliies,  and his continued lack of solutions. He just blames everyone else like a 4-yr old for his poor decisions, hes a race baiter, and a typical Chicago thug-life politician.

  6. NayNay2124 profile image73
    NayNay2124posted 6 years ago

    It depends on who the GOP nominee will be. I think if it is Newt Gingrich, Obama might win. If it is Mitt Romney, Obama could lose. This election will be interesting to watch.

  7. dashingscorpio profile image88
    dashingscorpioposted 6 years ago

    There is nothing "certain" in politics. People are frustrated with the lack of progess the country has made economically. The same thing was true during 2007/2008 which is why Obama was elected in the first place.
    Had things been going great he never would have won. However for a Republican to win they have do more than simply say they are "anti- Obama".
    Someone has to stand up and show they have real solutions to the challenges the nation faces. In fact they must be able to show they can lead the free world. We are in fact in a "global recession". It's not as though Europe and the rest of the world is flourishing.
    In all honesty the president is little more than a figure head. He does not write legislation nor does he pass legislation. Congress and the Senate have the real power to effect change. No longer do the parties roll up their sleeves and come together in a crisis to put the nation back on track. "Party loyalty is more important than national interest." I wrote this in "Political Gridlock: It's the American Way!
    http://dashingscorpio.hubpages.com/hub/ … whatwewant

    President Obama has a war chest full of money to run for re-election. None of the Republican candidates thus far comes across as being able to outshine him in a one on one debate forum. In fact his oratory skills and quick on his feet thinking sets him apart from most politicians.

    Another obstacle is the opposition party will have to spend much more time on issues and policy as oppose to the normal "personal attacks" often used to turn the tide in elections. Race is still the big elephant in the room. No one wants to be seen as a racist.
    In some ways this could be a good thing for the nation to have an election decided upon issues and a candidate's agenda rather than personal attacks. (National health care - Yes/No, Higher taxes on the wealthy Yes/No, Cut spending on government entitlement programs such as welfare, unemployment, social security, medicare/medicaid Yes/No, Decrease taxes and regulations for business Yes/No...etc) One thing is for certain there are enough differences in the parties this time around where there is not much "gray" when it comes to making a selection. In the end however it is congress who will ultimately determine if the economy improves.

  8. duffsmom profile image59
    duffsmomposted 6 years ago

    At this point, I don't see a republican candidate that can win the election.  Newt is making a good showing right now, but overall I wonder if he is electable given his temperament and personal history.

    People initially like someone like Newt who is bold, outspoken and even arrogant about their abilities but when they go into the voting booth they seem to want someone more even and stable.

    They know what they have with Obama and while many may not like it, it is what is familiar and a known quantity - rather than unknown like Newt G.

  9. turnleftthenright profile image59
    turnleftthenrightposted 6 years ago

    Yes...unless the GOP can produce a viable candidate--which they do not have.  Examine those who are not running and they are all flawed.

  10. lburmaster profile image82
    lburmasterposted 6 years ago

    I hope he doesn't get a 2nd chance. We need to be rid of him. He hasn't done much but cause more issues. "I'll provide more jobs." Well, that cost millions and only lasted for six months possibly. He allowed abortion free rein, yet most states allow abortions when the baby can feel everything they do (that is at a certain age of the fetus). "I'll get the troops out." Now they are finally home a year and a half AFTER he said they would be. What happened when we needed him in the office, he was on the course playing a game of golf.
    Also his wife keeps trying to get on the kids channel on TV to talk to the youth of the country. I try watching something nice and have to see their face. Not what I want to do with my down time.
    He is not horrible, but he could be much better. His logic is off and not focused on what we, as a common group, need for the common good.

  11. Bella Nina profile image73
    Bella Ninaposted 6 years ago

    Not until the last vote is counted.  Providing they don't screw that up.

  12. mesacleanpools profile image59
    mesacleanpoolsposted 6 years ago

    It's not certain. He is doing a pretty bad job and people are looking for just about anyone to to better.

    If it's Newt vs. Obama, I highly doubt obama will lose. Romney has a chance