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Old 07.11.2012, 05:36
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Wow. If things keep going this way it's almost over for Mitt.
He's got it as he got NH and WI (what douche can't even carry his own state? Yes, you Ryan). What I can't figure is WTF in MS is voting for Romney? That state is about as black and as poor and in need of good education as any state in the lower 48 and, yet, Romney? Interesting to see the turnout numbers and demo for that. All the flyover states, the ones who take far more government payouts than they give voting for a dude who at least in principle will cut deeper into those programs, too, just don't make sense to me either. Maybe I'm missing something (other than the religion thing or the 'we'll show those liberal coastal dwellers' thing).

The Dems are also picking up a few more Senate seats, too, including Warren. The pathetic scene at Brown's headquarters where his daughter was singing to the crowd to a few uninterested press and campaigners contrasted with Warren's jam packed, totally stoked SRO crowd was a bit telling where that vote was going. He'll be driving his pickup truck (as a midwesterner, I found that particular bit of homey BS particularly comic as, well, he ain't no farmer) I blame his tofu treats on Halloween as the Warren party probably has WAY better food and drinks and, thus, a much bigger party no matter the outcome I hope Warren wins and she's everything she appears to be though I know better by now to hope a politician in this day and age is real and sincere. I liked Ted Kennedy as, though I didn't always like his politics or policies, he at least tried to do what he was appointed to do most of the time...a rare thing these days.

I wasn't and remain pretty unenthused by either of the presidential candidates but the devil I know doesn't believe the second coming will be ruling from Missouri, a state I escaped decades ago and only return to visit family, which is, I think, a real plus since nobody in their right mind would think that an omnipotent being would choose MO for the center of the universe (after Jerusalem of course).

And, Tammie, I called all three of my sisters in St. Louis to make sure that, even though at least one of them is way too churchy for my liking, they didn't vote for that douchebag Akin. I don't care if he carries old ladies on his back to church every bloody sunday, nobody that dumb needs to get a vote from anyone, much less a woman. They said no and he's sure to lose at this point with only 18% of the vote.

My only consolation for election night is that it will soon be over, no more bullshit ads on TV and things will just carry on tomorrow pretty much as they have before...though I may need a few glasses of wine just to get to sleep. That or maybe I could try to re-read the Hobbit...
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Old 07.11.2012, 05:43
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While I hope for an Obama victory, my dream-team would be
President Obama and Vice President Romney

Romney of course could join the Obama team as Foreign Minister or Minister of the Economy (Dept of Commerce) ..... this would be a first in USA history !
Oh dear god, maybe I should switch to whisky! I'd sooner vote for Perot! (really) Actually I did in '92 but don't tell my family.

Keep an eye on Missouri as, though it is the center of the mormon second coming, it also has only ever voted differently than the outcome of the overall election twice in the history of presidential elections. If Obama takes MO, it's all over, if he doesn't...well, it could be worrisome.
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While I hope for an Obama victory, my dream-team would be
President Obama and Vice President Romney

Romney of course could join the Obama team as Foreign Minister or Minister of the Economy (Dept of Commerce) ..... this would be a first in USA history !
Actually, in the early history of the country, the losing candidate became the vice president.
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Old 07.11.2012, 05:51
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Actually, in the early history of the country, the losing candidate became the vice president.
Well, why bother voting if the guy you didn't want to become president stands a chance to be president if the president meets his maker in an untimely fashion? I didn't vote for McCain last election, though I thought he was the better candidate, mostly because I couldn't bear the thought of his VP becoming president if his ticker gave out. I had nightmares about that one...right up there with Ann Coulter becoming president.
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Old 07.11.2012, 06:02
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Re: US presidential election 2012

Warren won and here I am totally gobsmacked that she is the 'first female senator for the state of MA'. One of the most liberal states in the union and she's the first female senator? Wow...I hadn't even thought about that. I'll drink to that.
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I'm pleased to announce:

OBAMA WON!

You're welcome world.
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Old 07.11.2012, 07:10
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Re: US presidential election 2012

Was there any doubt at all...??

Thank God all mighty.Amen.


Defeated Republican challenger Mitt Romney has congratulated President Obama on his re-election.

"This is a time of great challenges for America and I pray that the president will be successful in guiding our nation",the former Massachusetts governor told cheering supporters in Boston.



.....the best is yet to come"
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Old 07.11.2012, 07:26
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I'm pleased to announce:

OBAMA WON!

You're welcome world.
It ain't over yet....Ohio and Florida are still in the mix and Romney took MO. Pollsters seem confident but, still, I'm annoyed that, yet again, we wait on the states filled with farmers and pensioners to decide our fate....both of whom tend to vote for the very people who are the least likely to support what they depend on most. It mystifies me as you'd think the well educated cities filled with 'rich' folks would be more likely to vote for republicans promising to reduce taxes and cut medicare, etc. Some day, perhaps I'll understand.
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Old 07.11.2012, 07:27
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Congratulations to President Obama!

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Old 07.11.2012, 07:33
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Re: US presidential election 2012

Obama is in!! Akin lost in MO!!! But prop 37 in CA failed

Mostly a good night though.
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Old 07.11.2012, 07:34
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(well, 37 hasn't totally failed, last I looked... but it's not looking good. It would force labeling of GMOs in California... I was hoping it would pass and spread across the US)
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Old 07.11.2012, 07:35
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Well I guess there's hope for America yet. But he's loosing the popular vote ???
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Re: US presidential election 2012

US presidency not "Mit" Romney but "ohne" Romney
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Well, why bother voting if the guy you didn't want to become president stands a chance to be president if the president meets his maker in an untimely fashion? I didn't vote for McCain last election, though I thought he was the better candidate, mostly because I couldn't bear the thought of his VP becoming president if his ticker gave out. I had nightmares about that one...right up there with Ann Coulter becoming president.

But McCain and Romney got more than 45% of the votes, which is more than the parliamentary share of most British Prime Ministers. My bet however would rather be that the losing candidate became the new Foreign Minister
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(sigh of relief)
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Congrats to Obama on reelection. Not that Congress is going to be any less logjammed for the next 2-4 years.
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Well I guess there's hope for America yet. But he's loosing the popular vote ???
Votes are still being counted to get the exact numbers. The win is based on predictions for what counties are left to count and the current numbers.
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Re: US presidential election 2012

So tired, but I'm staying up to watch his victory speech. I wonder if he'll use the same song (Signed, sealed, delivered, I'm your's!). I can't think of that song without tearing up from the 2008 victory. This year, I haven't teared up at all yet. So happy and relieved though.

Romney gave a really nice concession speech encouraging everyone to work across the aisles. The Senate has a Dem majority, but the House is still Rep... we'll see how much they can get through.
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I hope Obama can be a little more bold and fearless in his second term, after all he has nothing to lose now.
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Yeah !!!!!
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