Poll: So, who is going to be the new President of the US?

+ Post New Thread
Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 16 to 30 of 57
General Chat Thread, US Election 2012 - Who's it going to be? in General; I'm in the "re-elect the devil we know" camp on this one. They both worry me, but Romney worries me ...
  1. #16

    elsiegee40's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Kent
    Posts
    11,089
    Thank Post
    1,795
    Thanked 2,197 Times in 1,624 Posts
    Rep Power
    775
    I'm in the "re-elect the devil we know" camp on this one. They both worry me, but Romney worries me more.

  2. #17

    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    631
    Thank Post
    52
    Thanked 106 Times in 76 Posts
    Rep Power
    63
    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    Does it really matter, its the same evil just wearing different faces.
    You want to see evil? Look across the Pacific. There, over a billion people are having their new leaders appointed with no reference to the needs or liberties of those people. Look at the EU. Across the entire European subcontinent, people are losing their jobs, their pensions, their houses, to prop up a system of governance that has no regard for the people it governs.

    Evil isn't crappy politicians fighting for your vote. Evil is politicians not having to care about your vote.

  3. #18

    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    631
    Thank Post
    52
    Thanked 106 Times in 76 Posts
    Rep Power
    63
    Quote Originally Posted by rich_tech View Post
    I think whoever wins, doesn't really matter, America is in big trouble economically, their debt isn't really serviceable and America seems too divided over it all to come up with any sort of creditable solution, because their senate / representative houses basically counteract one another at the moment.
    This is definitely true. I think it was Churchill that said that America will always do the right thing once it has exhausted all other options.

    It seemed all along that they conspired to make it hard for Obama from the moment he was voted into office, It would be interesting if he got a bit more of a majority this time around when those houses get voted for, to see if he can actually make more effective change.
    Isn't this the first Republican-controlled congress in 60 years? It's pretty weak, IMO, to blame the Republican congress for Obama's failings. How did republican presidents manage for the last 6 decades?

  4. #19

    DaveP's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Can't talk now: The mother-ship is calling!
    Posts
    8,911
    Thank Post
    351
    Thanked 1,291 Times in 882 Posts
    Blog Entries
    4
    Rep Power
    1129
    Obama would get my vote if I were voting over there.

  5. #20


    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    5,431
    Thank Post
    1,440
    Thanked 885 Times in 567 Posts
    Rep Power
    646
    The marginal polls yesterday showed Obama 50% Romney 48%. I'm with the other 2%.

  6. #21

    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Staffordshire
    Posts
    111
    Thank Post
    31
    Thanked 15 Times in 9 Posts
    Rep Power
    16
    As long a Romney and his magic underwear doesn't get in power, I'm happy!

  7. #22

    tmcd35's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Norfolk
    Posts
    5,665
    Thank Post
    850
    Thanked 893 Times in 738 Posts
    Blog Entries
    9
    Rep Power
    328
    I wouldn't be surprised if Obama wins in the same way as Al Gore won in 2000.

    Quote Originally Posted by Flatpackhamster View Post
    I don't know who would be more offended by that, the Tea Party or the Lib Dems. And the Democrats are, politically, much closer to the Tories. There's no Republican equivalent in the UK, nor is there a US equivalent to Labour or the Lib Dems.
    It's interesting just how conservative the yanks are. The choice is Tory (Obama), Ultra-Conservative (Romney), We're so conservative even the Armish wonder if we've gone too far to the right (Tea Party).

    Here we get the choice of Tory (Tory), Tory-light (Labour), We don't want to be Tory but everyone else is (Lib Dem).

  8. 2 Thanks to tmcd35:

    LeMarchand (6th November 2012), LosOjos (6th November 2012)

  9. #23
    hardtailstar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    1,799
    Thank Post
    547
    Thanked 238 Times in 209 Posts
    Rep Power
    58
    after seeing many video's of Romney and Obama, also supporters of both men, I can say Id rather Obama gets voted in again.

    Romney and his supporters seemed to be really out there with things they believe that Obama is! I watch one video with Romney supporters saying this

    Supporter: Obama's father is a muslim, his father is a christian and his father is an athiest

    Reporter: so which one is Obama?

    Supporter: all three because God told me that when I spoke to him.

    I know the above isnt much to do with the election with it being more of a remark about Obama's family and it was a fundamentalist christian (my guess from video) saying this.

    It does make me laugh that the american thought this and how caught up in everything else he said which didnt have much believable sense.

    *disclaimer: I dont have a problem with any relgious person or relgion*

  10. #24

    Little-Miss's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    London
    Posts
    5,547
    Thank Post
    2,377
    Thanked 750 Times in 459 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    544
    I swear, if i wake up and that Romney is in charge, me and America are going to have words..

    I don't imagine Obama is squeeky clean, but he certainly doesn't come out with the utter rubbish that the other one does!

  11. #25

    PICNIC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Zooniverse
    Posts
    292
    Thank Post
    187
    Thanked 84 Times in 45 Posts
    Rep Power
    109
    looking at this Poll so far, I wish Edugeekers had the vote

  12. #26

    Andrew_C's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Winchester
    Posts
    2,964
    Thank Post
    64
    Thanked 375 Times in 285 Posts
    Rep Power
    159
    I see Obama would win the Edugeek presidency by a long way. Perhaps wishful thinking...

  13. #27


    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Leeds
    Posts
    6,592
    Thank Post
    228
    Thanked 856 Times in 735 Posts
    Rep Power
    296
    Quote Originally Posted by Flatpackhamster View Post
    This is definitely true. I think it was Churchill that said that America will always do the right thing once it has exhausted all other options.



    Isn't this the first Republican-controlled congress in 60 years? It's pretty weak, IMO, to blame the Republican congress for Obama's failings. How did republican presidents manage for the last 6 decades?
    because the democrate will work with people in power the republicans stated that their aim was to get Obama out and not let him pass anything. Notice their aim wasnt to improve america or moderate what they percieve as obamas willder policies but just to vote anything down (this includesfor example paying towards medical expenses for the 1st responders at the world trade centre for example somwthing that SHOULD get the support of every person regardless of political leanings)

  14. #28

    LosOjos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    West Midlands
    Posts
    5,452
    Thank Post
    1,439
    Thanked 1,170 Times in 798 Posts
    Rep Power
    707
    I'd go Obama, but I have a horrible sinking feeling Romney is going to clinch/somehow steal it. Can I remind everybody that we're talking about a country that put George W Bush in power twice?! Although admittedly, against John Kerry, he may actually have been (I can't believe I'm saying this) the better choice...

  15. #29
    flyinghaggis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    1,008
    Thank Post
    102
    Thanked 74 Times in 58 Posts
    Rep Power
    115
    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew_C View Post
    I see Obama would win the Edugeek presidency by a long way. Perhaps wishful thinking...

    The vote was phrased "who is going to be.." rather than "who do you want to be..." so I wouldn't read too much into it ....
    Last edited by flyinghaggis; 6th November 2012 at 03:33 PM.

  16. #30

    localzuk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Minehead
    Posts
    17,689
    Thank Post
    516
    Thanked 2,455 Times in 1,899 Posts
    Blog Entries
    24
    Rep Power
    833
    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    I'd go Obama, but I have a horrible sinking feeling Romney is going to clinch/somehow steal it. Can I remind everybody that we're talking about a country that put George W Bush in power twice?! Although admittedly, against John Kerry, he may actually have been (I can't believe I'm saying this) the better choice...
    Romney is a investor/owner of one of the companies that make the voting machines used in lots of the states... Gather what you will from this!

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. ....and we thought it was going to be a quiet week!
    By RobFrain in forum General Chat
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 16th February 2011, 01:02 PM
  2. So it's going to be wet then!
    By Dos_Box in forum General Chat
    Replies: 33
    Last Post: 20th November 2009, 08:34 AM
  3. You know its going to be a bad day when....
    By Jake in forum General Chat
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 1st April 2007, 01:51 PM
  4. Workload. What it used to be and what we do now.
    By Dos_Box in forum General Chat
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 24th November 2005, 09:41 AM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •