Well, it's here at last. After over a full year of campaigning, the election is finally here. Did anyone vote? I wanted to, but I don't turn 18 for another month. :( Any local races that interest you? Care to predict the winner (or celebrate when he's actually anounced?) (Or, if it descends into electoral insanity, guess when they'll anounce it?) Any comments, post them here!
Oh I LOVE election day!!!! I have been following this race SOO closely for over a year, and now it's finally here! Ugh. I'm so nervous. But excited. This is gonna sound weird, but this is totally like Christmas morning when I was like 4. I really can't describe how much I love Election Day.
Haha, the election is driving me crazy. I'm sitting here, glued to the incoming results... For goodness sakes, Romney and Obama are the same to me, (I don't like either) but I just want to know who we're stuck with for the next four years!!
I'll probably celebrate by... reading the Hunger Games. Ya know, preparing for where our country's headed. =P *sigh* I'm trying to get my sense of patriotism back.
Well, Obama won. Not what I was hoping for, but what I was expecting. You're right, it's a lot like Christmas- but with the possibility you actually will get coal. :) Please excuse me while I go ram my head against the wall.
Okay, next question: Why do you think Romney lost? And, now that Obama is no longer accountable to voters but has a clear indication that at least half of them don't like him, will he become more extreme in his agenda, more moderate, or stay the same?
All of Georgia except my half-g@y English professor who wears purple cowboy boots to class is in mourning.
I have no comment.
. . . . . . Huckaby 2016.
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Anyways, everyone in Georgia but my long-haired male English professor who wears purple cowboy boots to class is in mourning.
I have no comment.
. . . . . Huckaby 2016
Eh I don't see too much more Obama could do. His two campaigning pillars in 08 he already did "accomplished"- stimulus and health care. Both's (in my opinion"s) failures should've been exploited by Romney thoroughly. Both weren't. So now Obama really needs to fix the fiscal cliff with a (in my opinion) broken economic ideology and a divided Congress. Good luck with that. Division and stagnation is my prediction for the next 4 years. Romney was very inept at campaigning. I think he would've made a good-to-great president, but he just wasn't a good enough candidate to exploit Obama's record. He showed signs, like the first debate, but I think in 2016 the GOP will correctly elect a more hard-hitting candidate such as a Marco Rubio or Chris Christie.
Oops. "Already did accomplish." Grammar mistakes bother me.
(Runs screaming from the room and begins packing for a move to Canada)
Believe me, Collin, good old Mormon Utah is even more disappointed. I'm surprised the state as a whole didn't collectively jump off a cliff.
Where would one get purple cowboy boots? And more pertinently, why would one wear them even after you did find them?
And since I feel an obligation to keep this thread on topic, I'm going to reply to the mysterious poster whose name has failed to show up. :)
I agree, Romney's campign needed serious help. They messed up their reaction to the 47% video, they missed a terrific opportunity while simultaniously making themselves look bad with poor timing on the Benghazi incident, they failed to court any demographic except white males (who are a minority in this country). I think Romney would have been a great president too- or at the very least, better than Obama.
Yup, Tennessee has been in mourning lately as well. My piano teacher (who is the sort of person who---no disrespect towards anyone who does---fervently watches Fox News and believes every word of it) told me she cried when she found who won, and they weren't happy tears. My mom voted for Obama, but after the fact she wasn't so sure she should have. My dad (who is more conservative and has always voted Republican) was too disgusted with both candidates to vote for either.
It'll be interesting to see how the next four years will go by (that is, assuming the world won't end in a month or so ;) )
I am the mysterious poster with no name. My username will not work, no matter how hard I try. It is very frustrating. Just call me Mr. Anonymous :).
The problem is that the Republican party is stuck in an ideological rut that no longer represents what the general attitude of America is. By forcing their candidates into things such as no taxes ever, they severly limit their options of appeal. They have managed to create a false dichotemy with far too many things, taxes being an example. As a result, many voters were left voting for Obama not because Obama is a great president, but because Romney could not distance himself from the Repuplican's ideological idiocracy
Definitely. The GOP needs to do some serious soul-searching in the next few years if it wants to remain relevant. There's a great market for conservatism- most Americans identify as either conservative or moderate, and even some Democrats are concerned by how liberal the party's getting- but the Republicans keep blowing it. People may not like the political left, but they like the current political right even less.
Guys we must embrace the fact that this may be the last Democratic President we will have in a long time. So after President Obama, there will be no abortions, no medicare, and also no PBS.
Mitt Romney lost because of these three things: 1. He said he was going to get rid of PBS ( that in my opinion was stupid ). 2. He was going to make abortions illegal ( 80% of people who vote are women between the ages of 19- 40). 3. He was incessantly rude and disrespectful in the debates. Plain and simple. Oh and also because his policies did not appeal to Ohio, which is a major state filled with middle class people.
I agree with Mr. Anonymous. Mitt Romney made bad decisions campaign wise, by directly threatening to limit the rights of over half of his audience.