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Does anyone really want to see Obama reelected?

  1. Joelipoo profile image83
    Joelipooposted 6 years ago

    Does anyone really want to see Obama reelected?

  2. Josak profile image61
    Josakposted 6 years ago

    Define "really" I am not massively enthused with his term, as I see it he hasn't done many things he promised to do BUT he did manage to do what so many failed to do and pass universal healthcare, he did manage to end the war in Iraq, he did manage to get Osama Bin-Laden and he did oppose and thus effectively kill SOPA so he has earned my vote, hopefully he will get to work in his second term, hard as it may be with congress as it is.

  3. annart profile image87
    annartposted 6 years ago

    I'm not well qualified to answer this question as I'm not American (I'm English) but nevertheless we are of course affected by what happens 'across the pond'.  Obama is not regarded unfavourably here, I don't think, and he comes across to me as more honest and sincere than the average politician.  The problem is always whether or not there is a good alternative and I can't see one from the way it's been reported here (whether accurately or not is always difficult to tell).  We have enough problems trying to believe any of our own politicians let alone those in other countries!  He does come across as genuine and I wouldn't be surprised if he were re-elected.  It must be such a tough job because you can't please all the people all of the time, in fact it's probably difficult to please even 50% of the people 50% of the time!  I just hope there isn't another like George W!

  4. duffsmom profile image61
    duffsmomposted 6 years ago

    Of course. I see many people here that support him and feel he has done a good job.

  5. DzyMsLizzy profile image95
    DzyMsLizzyposted 6 years ago

    Not the ideal, but beats the alternatives.

  6. harshad2011 profile image58
    harshad2011posted 6 years ago

    I don't qualify to answer it as I am not American. To me the rest of the world, is not worried about whether Obama will be back? For them the question should be rephrased to whether Democrats or Republican?

  7. Menjia_Rose profile image60
    Menjia_Roseposted 6 years ago

    Yes, I would love to see Obama re-elected. I think President Obama served his first four years the best he could under such extreme conditions. People have to understand that there was a great depression in the making when they voted George W. Bush into office for an eight year term. If there's any blame for our abrupt economy welfare it's because of George W. Bush. Just think it took George W. Bush 8 1/2 years to get our economy in it's condition we are facing today, it's going to take time to recondition it as well.

  8. Attikos profile image79
    Attikosposted 6 years ago

    There are a lot of people sucking up a lot of other people's money because of the Obama political machine. It depends on that to buy the votes to get him reelected, and it has a point. Many of them will vote to keep the loot coming.

  9. Ameritopia profile image79
    Ameritopiaposted 6 years ago

    Hard to say...but right now, the alternatives are not that great.

  10. greatparenting profile image60
    greatparentingposted 6 years ago

    Yes, while your question is worded in such a way that it seems you don't think so, I believe lots of Americans want to see President Obama given the time to finish the work he has begun and to help the U.S. move forward. He hasn't been able to deliver everything he promised but given what he was handed coming in I don't know how he could've done much better. (Although I wished for more, I can understand the difficulty in achieving everything.) We've had some very hard times since 2000, we may just be starting our recovery and to backtrack now might not be our best choice. Plus no one has offered any viable alternatives to respecting the choice we made as a nation in 2008. We have work to do here, each of us plays a part in our future. Keep moving forward and maybe we can achieve something great for our children.

  11. sarahmkirkpatrick profile image59
    sarahmkirkpatrickposted 6 years ago

    I believe that Obama did a great job considering the shit-show he was handed when he got elected. So for everyone that is not pleased with him needs to think about what he was given to work with.

    I think when given the chance to work out of the trenches he will do great things.

  12. midaso profile image59
    midasoposted 6 years ago

    As an outsider (New Zealander) I can say that Obama is quite well liked here and it would be a surprise to most of us if he was not re-elected

  13. DFiduccia profile image77
    DFiducciaposted 6 years ago

    I’m a person that cannot relate to either of the two major political powers, yet I plan to vote for Obama. He’s had a tough run this term with constant stonewalling from the republicans. In my opinion, he is one of the hardest working and honest presidents we’ve had in a long time. He's also a good role model as a family man.

    Obama inherited a wasteland of economic disaster that will take years to replant and nurture back to a productive state. In order to move forward in a positive manner, we need to focus on change and not on political ideals.

    I particularly like his stance on the issue of wealthy people paying thirty percent income tax.

  14. move2move profile image60
    move2moveposted 6 years ago

    Personally? I don't!
    The only candidate that is worth something is Ron Paul and all the others are just political Pawns that keep up a destructive Status Quo into "Business As Usual".
    Obama isn't an exception in that matter.
    Even though that Ron Paul has real chances to be elected, the system makes it really impossible for him to be heard like the others as everything's manipulated from A to Z in the Mass Media.
    I mean ... even already dead people have bee used on votes as a mean to an End
    ...Who does that and what does that tell us about the reality of stating that the United States is a free country? With Ron Paul, at least people would have a chance to get back to that..

    I'm not from the US, but up from the Hill, you can see what's happening down from it

  15. Ealair profile image60
    Ealairposted 6 years ago

    Personally, I don't want Obama re-elected.

    It has nothing to do with Parties, I believe that there shouldn't be any parties. A man should have to run on his own platform, not a platform create by a group.

    Obama didn't accomplish many of the things he promised (but honestly, who did?) and I respect that he passed things like National Health Care, though I disagree with it as a whole.

    Presidents are supposed to be representative of the people who elected him and he was indeed elected and it appears he is doing what the people who put him in office required. So, my vote will go to someone else, but it's not personal. He's doing what he's supposed to, representing the people who voted him in the manner that they desire him to, I merely disagree with his opinions (which he, as well as his supporters, are entitled to and welcome to express).

  16. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image98
    TIMETRAVELER2posted 6 years ago

    I do.  I think he got a bad deal in this Presidency and deserves a chance to finish what he started.  Things are already starting to turn around, albeit slowly, maybe he can take them the rest of the way.

  17. xethonxq profile image64
    xethonxqposted 6 years ago

    I absolutely do. I don't care for any of the alternatives. I also would like to see an overhaul in congress.

  18. profile image51
    cgeissposted 6 years ago

    Personally, I do not want to see Obama serve another 4 years. He has had opportunity to get things accomplished and did not. One of the biggest things he could have done to help this economy was the keystone pipe line and he declined.  I agree that there is a lot that needs to change in this country, but I don't like the "change" that Obama brought on.  I am sure that there are people who would like to see Obama for 4 more years, I'm sure the Occupy Wallstreet group is among them.