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View Poll Results: What do you think will happen?
Romney, electoral and popular win, by a comfortable margin 15 13.27%
Romney, electoral and popular win, by a razor-thin margin 11 9.73%
Romney, electoral loss but popular win 12 10.62%
Obama, electoral loss but popular win 1 0.88%
Obama, electoral and popular win, by a razor-thin margin 36 31.86%
Obama, electoral and popular win, by a comfortable margin 38 33.63%
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 09:46 PM   #76
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Nice pictures Rick Ross.

The American people need to listen to Katy Perry! She makes good decisions. Like supporting Obama and Marrying Russell Brand. Also don’t forget about Jay Z. A man that truly respects women.

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Romney, electoral and popular win, by a razor-thin margin
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 09:51 PM   #77
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Nice pictures Rick Ross.

The American people need to listen to Katy Perry! She makes good decisions. Like supporting Obama and Marrying Russell Brand. Also donít forget about Jay Z. A man that truly respects women.

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Romney, electoral and popular win, by a razor-thin margin
This from someone with the username 'Vanilla Ice'?
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 10:10 PM   #78
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This from someone with the username 'Vanilla Ice'?
You got my username right. Congrats.
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 10:48 PM   #79
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You got my username right. Congrats.
And you knew where my sig came from. Congrats.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 05:58 AM   #80
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Is that Katy perry? She looks kind of like a young Selma Hayek. Anyway, whoever she is, she has a greater voice than any of us as she can talk to thousands. Although I don't know if wearing a dress really means discussing the issues but generally, getting young people to the polls seems to be a struggle. So I support musicians and others that have influence on young voters to encourage people to vote, no matter who they vote for.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 08:30 AM   #81
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What is your definition of "comfortable margin"?
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 08:52 AM   #82
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- Spending has doubled, from $51 billion in 1991 to over $144 in 2009.
- Most progressive income tax system in the nation: 7 income tax brackets.
- Second-highest top marginal rate.
- California has both the highest state deficit in the country and the highest personal income tax.

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Don't worry though. Uncle O can help find a way to help blame Republicans for the mess this state is in I'm sure.
I'd be laughing if this were any other state but I live there.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 10:16 AM   #83
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I'd be laughing if this were any other state but I live there.
I left a while ago but California did vote Schwarezenagger not once, but twice.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 10:25 AM   #84
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6 Billion spent on this election. Too bad they did not put it towards the debt instead...

Btw, I'm on vacation mostly off line... Hopefully I'll have a reason to smile when I get up tomorrow (GMT +2).
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 10:41 AM   #85
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6 Billion spent on this election. Too bad they did not put it towards the debt instead....
But they did! It's trickle down economics in action, expect to see a slight economic down turn after the election... Political rhetoric is now America's #1 industry.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 11:01 AM   #86
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I just hope it's decisive enough to not have a repeat of 2000. I can't deal with another week/weeks/months of political nonsense over hanging, bloated, and beaten chads.

I think Obama will take it but at this point, I just want it over.
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I just hope it's decisive enough to not have a repeat of 2000. I can't deal with another week/weeks/months of political nonsense over hanging, bloated, and beaten chads.

I think Obama will take it but at this point, I just want it over.
Heh, here's a screenshot of a program I was writing 12 years ago while we waited to see who won. I wanted to memorialize the moment.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 12:20 PM   #88
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If we are tied 49 percent each, Monday morning, according to CNN, I take Obama by razor thin margin on popular vote, but by a comfortable margin in the electoral vote. He has just the right distribution in swing states.
I was wrong on the razor thin margin on popular vote according to latest polls.

It now looks like it's a comfortable margin on the popular vote, too.

Right now on election day 1:20 PM EST, even Gallup which has slightly favored Romney over other polls gives Obama a 49-46 lead.

While I think Romney will obviously lose but get closer than McCain did, the dems will have to see where they lost ground from four years ago from a 365-173 win. The dems probably won't get Indiana, a state they carried last time, and also similarly won't get North Carolina. There's no indication Obama will even come anywhere close to 365. It looks like he will just crack 300.

While Palin was a slight hindrance for McCain's campaign, America's worry over the sinking economy under George W. Bush accounts for a lot of Obama's win in '08. Where Obama loses ground this time, let's say around 300 vs. 365 last time, is likely to seen as all on the president. Yes, we came into recovery, but late, and then by any measure, barely.

While a simple comment on the last four years could be it's because the president did a poor job, few will look deeper to see the partisanship and blocking of potentially successful legislation of Obama by the republicans in Congress. For now I see an uprising in 2014 where the GOP will take the Senate and block Obama even more possibly destroying his legacy.

What was most disturbing was the Sunday 60 Minutes piece on partisanship in the Senate. Sick.

https://twitter.com/60Minutes/status/265559225969823744

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But they did! It's trickle down economics in action, expect to see a slight economic down turn after the election... Political rhetoric is now America's #1 industry.
Six months then the cycle starts again?
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Romney wins big. Republican turnout this year will ensure it. Can't wait.
Awesome prediction!
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 08:14 AM   #91
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Six months then the cycle starts again?
I think you are being 2 nice. I say more like oh 2-3 months at most.
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I wasn't so sure about a comfortable popular vote lead as some here predicted, but the president did better than I could have imagined. Other than Indiana, a state he carried last time, the results were predictable.

With control of the House of Representatives, I know the GOP has their ability to negotiate. The president will have to reach across the aisle and molly coddle the GOP in order to get things done to look good. This will push passed legislation to the right of center until the end of the president's term. The democrats will have to wait for another time to further a progressive agenda.
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I wasn't so sure about a comfortable popular vote lead as some here predicted, but the president did better than I could have imagined. Other than Indiana, a state he carried last time, the results were predictable.

With control of the House of Representatives, I know the GOP has their ability to negotiate. The president will have to reach across the aisle and molly coddle the GOP in order to get things done to look good. This will push passed legislation to the right of center until the end of the president's term. The democrats will have to wait for another time to further a progressive agenda.
Not really. Look how much was done the last 4 years. Obama also has the senate. Obama can make things much harder for the GOP rather than the other way around. No more Mr Nice guy.
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Not really. Look how much was done the last 4 years. Obama also has the senate. Obama can make things much harder for the GOP rather than the other way around. No more Mr Nice guy.
I hope you are right.
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 09:31 AM   #95
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Well, sugarplums, it's been fun to be here for election season, but it's time for me to retire from PRSI for a while. Happy to have shared a positive outcome with you all.
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