Obama may be a realist...

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  1. Ericsson1228d

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    Obama realizes (and seems to accept) that he may be a one-term president. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWRAxGpMTOA&feature=player_embedded#

    In a related item, the country may be tending toward making that a reality:
    Rasmussen records -14 Presidential Approval rating, the big O's lowest to date.

    Also in the news, Afghanistan decision "coming soon!"
     
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    Every president known to man understands that a 2 term presidency is not a guarantee.
    So really, is this news or are you just engaging in your own shallow prayer?
     
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    still not a year into first term..............little soon for doom and gloom.
     
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    Yeah, but not many of them address it less than a year into the first term.

    It seems that his own assessment of his performance may be in line with recent polls.
     
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    The only reason that is happening is because people like you WANT it to happen. What you want, and what actually happens, are two entirely different things.

    Again with the polls, right?
    The same beacons of accuracy that predicted a landslide victory for Bloomberg in the recent election? Get real. :rolleyes:
     
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    He will get re-elected without breaking a sweat
     
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    Rasmussen has been the most accurate pollsters in the last two elections

    http://www.fordham.edu/images/academics/graduate_schools/gsas/elections_and_campaign_/poll%20accuracy%20in%20the%202008%20presidential%20election.pdf

    Grading the Pollsters - WSJ.com

    Heck even Slate admits it. :tongue:

    Who nailed the election results? - By David Kenner and William Saletan - Slate Magazine

    Sorry they don't back up your agenda. :rolleyes:
     
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    We have no way of predicting right now. Barring any unforeseen scandal the number one indicator as to Obama getting reelected is the economy. If we are still in the tank then his chances are limited, however if the economy bounces back and we are in viable and noticeable recovery chances are pretty good for a second term.
     
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    what based on his incredible performance? tripple debt in record time. doesn't have the balls to make a decision on (in his own words) the real war. and fabricates jobs created by his stimulus package. fucking brilliant. he's a realist alright. he realizes he's in way..... over his head. he'll either resign or be impeached before his term is up.
     
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    Yep, you have to do something to break a sweat, so you are very right.
     
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    But no! If he resigns then he will take Palin's "big quitter" title!
     
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    "Tripple" debt in no time? Haven't we always been in debt? Who really cares about that when the market has gone up 60% since the March lows? I haven't been around here in a while, but I'm sure someone will be able to attribute that to bush (lol). Isn't that the whole point of being in debt? Debt you can worry about later, right now I'm worried about getting my bank account phat. And you guys are ignoring his rock star appeal and the youth movement for Obama.
     
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    I just live for your posts and their perspective. :rolleyes:
     
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    Are to referring to Skippy or Big_E?
     
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    It is too early to tell. Since he is banking on having the first major change in domestic policy since LBJ with a massive overhaul of health care, I suspect he will not be a mediocre president. He will fail and fail big time or he will be another FDR.

    About Afghanistan, I'm not concerned that he is playing poker and really studying his options. A wrong move there could also seal his fate as president.

    Obama's biggest problem in being a successful president is that wonderful Congress controlled by his own party who are faced with two different toilets to use and looks like they are just going to keep standing there and piss themselves rather than choosing which door to go through to get to a toilet. That is how they lost the Congress in 1992 and apparently they didn't learn much that year.

    The far left Democrats have to realize they can live with what the moderate Democrats want much better than what even the moderate Republicans want. It isn't the same for the moderate Democrats. Some of them can't get reelected unless the health bill is modified just a little. The Democrats in Congress will either learn to compromise with each other or they will bring themselves down and bring Obama down with them.

    So in a nutshell, Obama still have the possibility to be one of the great presidents if his own party will get off their duff and decide just how to run this country.
     
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    Freddy, you are so correct. I am proud that Obama is not afraid to go after the huge issues all at once. They are interconnected and they are all important. Obama is the one to lead congress toward facing up to its responsibilities. That will either make him a one termer or one of the greatest presidents in US history.
     
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