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Obama can win without key battleground states

  1. Mighty Mom profile image83
    Mighty Momposted 5 years ago

    It's gotta be like passing a kidney stone for Chuck Todd to have to admit this.

    1. American View profile image60
      American Viewposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Problem with what they were saying is they used the Marist polls which are always left leaning by a few percent. Other polls have different results. Obama has to win several of the swing states to get reelected

      1. Mighty Mom profile image83
        Mighty Momposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Yeah, I know. For every poll that shows Obama leading 48-44% there's another showing the opposite.
        The campaign season is still in its infancy.
        And if Romney chooses Rubio, we can likely count Florida out of this mix for sure.

        I posted is because I just love the sight of Chuck Todd, the rightest whitest news commentator of them all, having to make these statements in favor of Obama.
        It's a crackup.

  2. rebekahELLE profile image87
    rebekahELLEposted 5 years ago

    Obama has to work very hard to win Florida, which I don't think is going to happen. I think it will be very close, and maybe he will surprise us.. but
    there are too many factors going against him here, including independents favoring Romney at this point in the campaign.
    As of Wednesday, Romney has a 47-41 lead. Even with Rubio on his ticket, it would only give a 2 point boost and would not affect Obama's standing.

    Also the Republican convention will be held in Tampa, which will generate votes for the GOP as well as Obama. wink NOthing like a bunch of hyped up right wingers to motivate the undecided to vote blue! … 14250.html  This was Wednesday's Quinnipiac poll

    The NBC Marist poll the next day has Obama in the lead 48-44 in Florida.

    The overall election? I think Matt Taibbi probably hit it on the nail - … r-20120507

  3. Alternative Prime profile image76
    Alternative Primeposted 5 years ago

    The state of Florida is comprised of a significant Senior Citizen, Cuban, and Minority population, a demographic which obviously favors President Obama tremendously for several reasons including his commitment to preserve Social Security & Medicare Benefits, as opposed to any greed driven Republican Candidate who emerges from the convention including Jeb Bush who have vowed to terminate these vital programs -

    Even if Romney can manage to lawyer himself through an inevitable tax evasion investigation, lie and bluff his way through the GOP Convention, and then, miraculously become the nominee, he still needs to successfully convince all current and future retired folks living comfortably in states like Florida to willfully give up social security checks & medicare, innvaluable benefits of which they rely upon to maintain a decent, dignified, and respectable lifestyle, in favor of his repulsive, regressive voucher scam -

    Moreover, even if Romney recruits someone like Marco Rubio as VP running mate, he will find himself spending the remainder of his campaign days desperately trying to convince minority voters his pick was genuine and not a "Token Selection" for political purposes -

    Good luck to the Romney's as they try to perpetrate both schemes on Floridians and the American public -

    1. American View profile image60
      American Viewposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yea, Obama is just so good for seniors. Just wait till they find out about all the cuts to medicare that will take place 1-2013 due to Obamacare.
      Not to mention that wonderful 2% SS payroll tax deduction that moved up the date SS will go broke by 4 years earlier

      1. Alternative Prime profile image76
        Alternative Primeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Another big Republican Lie -

        In reality, there will be ZERO cuts to monthly Social Security Checks, and ZERO cuts to actual Health care Benefits currently enjoyed by all senior citizens - "The Patient Protection Act" aka "ObamaCare" which I believe you are referring to, significantly enhances the system for all Americans -

        Those cuts you're referring to will be predominately administrative in nature to reduce redundant costs, and help to clean up potentially wasteful spending, something we all thought the greed driven regressive minded GOP would applaud -

        SS is solvent for decades even if zero tweaks are made - It's almost inconceivable the GOP electorate would even consider a shady, unethical, immoral, shallow minded individuals such as the Romneys to represent their ailing party -

        Mitt's simplistic plan for Social Security & Medicare? Termination Period - Start from scratch and re-direct all funds toward his Wall Street Cohorts -

        1. American View profile image60
          American Viewposted 5 years agoin reply to this


          Before we continue about what is in the Obamacare plan and the cuts happening this January, have you ever read the bill? I have, twice. The cuts are way more than just administrative.

          While there will be ZERO cuts in current SS benefits, you are not correct about cuts to actual health care benefits, not to mention the large premium increases heading this way in January.

          As for Social Security being solvent, the recent audit clearly showed that due to the 2% Social Security payroll tax cut, Social Security will now go broke three years earlier, and Social Security disability will now go broke in 2016, 2016 is not decades away.

          You can continue and say GOP lies, and of course I am not GOP but you don't care about that, or you could dump those Democratic talking points and do some real investigation on your own. I do believe it will open your eyes. Both sides of the aisle are suffering from a major case of full of shitness. You cannot believe either side.

          1. Cagsil profile image60
            Cagsilposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            This I will agree with.

  4. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 5 years ago

    I personally think it won't matter. Romney will shoot himself in the foot worse off than he already has.

    He is clearly not the person who should be President of this Country. He doesn't stand for equality nor does he stand for equal rights.

    He is just an idiot with no rational plan for fixing America.

    1. Jean Bakula profile image96
      Jean Bakulaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Have you been watching news on Communist MSNBC? Kidding, I love them, and the way they make fun of the R's. I have Astrology charts for Romney and Obama, I'm saving them for after the summer. One hint though, Romney has lots of planets in Pisces, so he's a dreamer. God knows what he's dreaming about though. Normally that means a person who thinks they can make a difference.

  5. habee profile image95
    habeeposted 5 years ago

    Chuck Todd is a righty? Who knew? Let's see, he worked for Dem politicians, his wife is a Dem operative, and Chuck is the Chief White House Correspondent for NBC and a professor at Johns Hopkins. He also received fourth place among "the most left-biased American journalists."

    My Dem pal has assured me that Romney doesn't have a snowball's chance in hell of winning and will be beaten by Obama like a rented mule - at least by 20 points. So why don't we just call off the election? Think of all the money that could be saved!