In Present Circumstances you think obama has chance for 2nd term?

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  1. pisean282311 profile image65
    pisean282311posted 12 years ago

    what are your views?...would he get second term in way he is going?

    1. aguasilver profile image69
      aguasilverposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Let's hope not.

      1. pisean282311 profile image65
        pisean282311posted 12 years agoin reply to this

        so you want republicans to come?

        1. aguasilver profile image69
          aguasilverposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          No, actually I would want an honest political party to come, and the USA does not have one.

          Politics is corruption, end off, and whatever colour they wear on  the badge, in the end they shaft the people they are supposed to serve.

          I hope President Obama does not get elected for a second term because I see him as a bad leader with bad ideas, that does not make me a Republican, indeed, as a Brit living in SE Asia, I have no political affiliations, or vote in your country, which is a shame, as what America does affects the world.

          1. Aficionada profile image84
            Aficionadaposted 12 years agoin reply to this

            Well said! 

            "Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely."  I would like to think that there are politicians who start out with high ideals, morals and ethics.  But I do believe that the longer one stays in politics the more likely they are to become corrupt.  I also believe that politics tends to attract people who are corrupt - or who tend towards corruption - to begin with.

            Good point - but this morning I saw that Obama is still very popular in Europe!!  So I wouldn't want the Europeans to vote, even if they could. [A Brit living in SE Asia, though.... maybe that would be okay.] 

            I don't think Obama has much of a chance in 2012 as things stand right now.  But there is time for him to turn things around somewhat.  I just hope American voters stay on the alert and pay careful attention to him and the long-term effects of everything he says and does.

          2. OpinionDuck profile image59
            OpinionDuckposted 12 years agoin reply to this

            I agree and hope that Obama won't have another term.

    2. Freeway Flyer profile image85
      Freeway Flyerposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      It basically comes down to the economy, something Obama - like any President - has limited control over. If economic fortunes have significantly improved, and the Republicans pick a lousy candidate - Sarah Palin, for instance - then he has a decent shot. If we are still in slow growth mode, then unemployment will stay high, the deficit will remain huge, and he will probably be toast. Republicans will then proceed to do no better (just like last time).

      1. Friendlyword profile image61
        Friendlywordposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Regardless of the economy; Obama is guaranteed another term. Thank you Teabaggers!

        1. Sylvie Strong profile image60
          Sylvie Strongposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          I think it is silly to guess at this point.  No one knows...and anyone that thinks they have a good idea is deluding themselves.  Many modern presidents have suffered popularity problems at this point in their presidency.  Some posters are correct that the direction of the economy will be a significant contributing factor.

    3. IntimatEvolution profile image71
      IntimatEvolutionposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah- currently there is no one to run against him that stands half a chance.  So yeah, I think he does.  This is my personal opinion anyways.

  2. BDazzler profile image79
    BDazzlerposted 12 years ago

    Honestly, in terms of the fickle American public, two years is a long way away.

    The best chance he has for a second term is a republican controlled congress.  Whatever bad issues  face us in two years, he can blame them for.  Whatever good issues face us in two years, he can take credit for.  When you only have 1 party in control, the blame game that is part and parcel of the US political scene is much harder to play.

  3. Dorothee-Gy profile image66
    Dorothee-Gyposted 12 years ago

    Let's just hope that he doesn't have the same I idea as his predecessor, starting a war because that's the safest bet to stay in office! I absolutely don't like that idea...

    1. earnestshub profile image84
      earnestshubposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Smart girl! smile

  4. kirstenblog profile image81
    kirstenblogposted 12 years ago

    This brings up a problem that I see with the political system. The idea that this guy (or anyone else for that matter) may want to spend his first term trying to establish a good chance for a second term instead of using the first term to do some good. 1 good term seems better then 2 lousy terms yet most seem to want 2 lousy terms.

    1. pisean282311 profile image65
      pisean282311posted 12 years agoin reply to this


  5. barryrutherford profile image80
    barryrutherfordposted 12 years ago

    Who would you choose Palin or Obama ?  Me thinks Obama

    1. earnestshub profile image84
      earnestshubposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Definitely Obama.
      What Obama can achieve is limited by congress but the man is very smart, a great leader, respected in most parts of the world, (except America itself, but that is no surprise to the rest of us.)

      You have the dirtiest bunch of lunatics in the opposition party ever seen or assembled on the planet!

      The tea party will sink them.

      1. pisean282311 profile image65
        pisean282311posted 12 years agoin reply to this


  6. Doug Hughes profile image61
    Doug Hughesposted 12 years ago

    There's an element missing from the OP.

    What candidate could beat Obama in an election?

    Despite the dirge beat out daily on FOX, Obama's approval is right in there with other modern presidents at this phase.

    1. pisean282311 profile image65
      pisean282311posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      you have a point..

  7. rebekahELLE profile image84
    rebekahELLEposted 12 years ago

      very true.

    any president is limited by congress. it doesn't help with the party of no trying to make sure they win elections rather than doing the work they were elected to do. that has been their plan since Obama was elected.

    the tea party will end up doing more harm than good to the republican party, making way for a second term. I think some forget what they really want to do and how it will make those who are hurting now hurt even more. they don't like helping the middle/lower class.

  8. melpor profile image92
    melporposted 12 years ago

    Yes, if Sarah Palin become the presidential nominee for the Republican Party.

  9. ponx profile image69
    ponxposted 12 years ago

    I hope not.I don't think he has managed to make any difference to anything anyway.


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