Obama to make case for voters to stick with him


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Submitted: Sat, 09/01/2012 - 9:55pm
Updated: Sun, 09/02/2012 - 7:52pm By:

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Don’t expect President Barack Obama to try to reinvent himself next week at the Democratic Party’s national convention.

Instead, he and a slew of his defenders will seek to convince voters to stick with the president they know rather than gamble on someone new, a challenging task given that most Americans say the country is heading in the wrong direction.

Obama’s target audience is the small sliver of undecided voters in battleground states likely to make the difference in a contest that remains deadlocked just over two months from Election Day.

His campaign will also try to revive some of its insurgent, grassroots appeal from 2008, turning to technology to let people across the country participate in the convention – and help Obama’s team collect more data on voters.

72 Comments

  • John says:

    Well here’s a little reality for you if twiddle dee and twiddle dumb get elected and your medicare goes voucher don’t come crying to me when you can’t pay for your medical bills… You’ll be begging for Obamacare then…

  • Guest254kjhgtre says:

    I won’t do it again. Romney/Ryan have my vote. Romney has executive experience in government and the private sector and has been generous with his time – including forfeiting his salary as Governor of Massachusetts. Ryan has extensive legislative experience I’d argue is the most well informed person on Capitol Hill. Watching him discuss economic issues is like listening to an economics professor. This is the best qualified ticket that I’ve ever seen. It’s a shame these two didn’t run and win in 2008 instead of the media mirage we elected.

  • John says:

    I agree the President doesn’t directly create jobs, but they do create policy which allows for job creation… Mitt Romney has been very vocal about his ability to create jobs… I just wished he could have put those abilities into practice when he was Gov of Mass. Since he was 47th in job creation… I would say he knows just as much about Job creation as Snoop Dogg knows about Tea Parties…

  • Grand Ole Party says:

    Why should he keep his comments to himself? Are you the self appointed moderator? Don’t you have some grazing to do? Just face facts buttercup, it is all over. Americans are not willing to except failure any longer. The clown will be back in Chicago real soon.

  • Wilmington Observer says:

    Why does everyone think “creating jobs” is the job of the President?? The President does not hire people, businesses do and the businesses, here in America, are sitting on TRILLIONS of dollars but afraid to spend any of it due to this President’s positions regarding businesses. Since this President does not believe that I built my own business and believes that I should share my wealth with others I am scared to do anything with my savings other than to save it for a rainy day (or in this case a rainy four more years of this President’s anti business policy). When Governor Romney is elected President, you will see businesses start to spend money, creating new jobs because there will be a President who understand how businesses are run and will do away with policies which stiffle business (job) growth.

    I bet you, also, think that the President wakes up every morning and sets that day’s gasoline prices.

    Wilmington Observer

  • guesty says:

    Government run health care? No thank you. Please name one government run program that is efficient, either in time (speed of process) or cost? None. I’ll stick with my private insurance and you can keep the change.

  • Grand Ole Party says:

    John, why is it okay for you to say that G.W Bush can’t put together two sentences or that it is okay to call Romney Tweedledum but you delicate senses are offended if I call Obammy a clown???? Can you just do the right thing and admit you’re a hypocrite? Come on now you can do it buttercup. The first step is admitting you have the problem in the first place.

  • Grand Ole Party says:

    I don’t beg for a damn thing, I work for what I have, always have and always will. You dems just keep holding your hand out for freebies, those days are about over. So it is okay to call a former Governor and current presidential candidate twiddle dumb, but in your hypocrite mind we can’t call Obammy a clown? hahaha yeah right. It is time for the silent majority to become very vocal and put you sheep back in the fields. The grass needs grazing, why are you just sitting around?

  • Vog46 says:

    I lived in Mass while he was governor there.
    Loved his medical coverage which is still very well liked.
    He raised fees multiple times and did cut taxes – neither of which created jobs. Its the theory that’s wrong not the man. Budgets were balanced using magic and still are by both parties. debt did increase.
    A pack of smokes saw increases of over $2 per pack to help pay for the healthcare law. And although that hurt smokers in the long run the number of lung cancer cases have stabilized in Mass.

    He should be proud of his accomplishments as governor. I would rate him as one of the better ones.

    Vog

  • bob says:

    i voted for this guy in 2008 but won`t do it again…mccain/palin scared the hell out of me they seemed way to radical. but now we have a republican/business man that i think will do a pretty good job with the economy and not start any new wars . odumbo is clueless and relies on his “advisors” waaaaay too much . i think he has a
    snowballs` chance in a thermo-nuclear blast of getting re-elected .

  • Commonsensenotcommontoday says:

    After proving that he couldn’t handle the mess in 2009, WHAT makes you think he can handle it in 2013, now that it’s twice as bad?

  • guesty says:

    Just because you get more welfare, food stamps, cell phones and all the other tax payer funded giveaways, doesn’t mean you are better off. It just means more of my money is being used to support you.

  • GuestSpeaker says:

    Just for the record, I am MUCH better off than I was four years ago. Obama/Biden 2012!

  • Erlkoenig says:

    Guesty nails it.

  • John says:

    Bob,

    I implore you to do some research about what Governor Romney did while he was Governor of Mass. you may soon realize that this “Businessman” isn’t what he is cracked up to be in the legislative “Business”. He left Mass. in a debt, and was 47th in job creation… truth is Mitt Romney has not a clue on how to create jobs but he would have you believe he does… until elected… He has laid out ZERO plans that would accomplish job creation. Please do some fact checking of your own… Also look up President Obama, and see what he has actually done for the country… not just what the news outlets are telling you.

  • John says:

    Well gusty, that was an asinine thing to say. You don’t know this person our their financial state. You just assume because someone isn’t suffering that are living on the government tip… wrong again! Keep your prejudice comments to yourself.

  • Beach Bum says:

    My last quarter taxes were paid on time, enjoy the entitlements…

  • guesty says:

    But welcome to reality. Stick around a little.

  • Wilmington Observer says:

    Hoping for Change in 2012

    Wilmington Observer

  • John says:

    All that you have awaken is your own arrogance, and ignorance… I voted for Bush in his first term… HUGE mistake… I wanted him to succeed, but he didn’t have “The Stuff” to be President. That’s why you didn’t see him at the RNC Convention they don’t want him anywhere near Mitt Romney as he has embarrassed the party. Oh so President Obama has’t done anything the last two years…. That’s odd I remember he saved the American Auto Industry, the Financial Industry, Made Healthcare affordable, & got us the hell out of Iraq. Oh, and that little fact that he spear headed the attack and death of Osama Bin Laden. Also a report came out today that the housing market saw a 3.8% value increase in the last month largest in 6 1/2 years… Oh but President Obama hasn’t done anything… Next up for the next four years is Immigration Reform, equal rights to marry for same sex couples, and education reform… Hold on tight Grand Ole Party… All sorts of good things lay ahead!!

  • SurfCityTom says:

    and check the numbers. The Senate has been controlled by the Democrats throughout his administration. The House has only been Republicn led for 2 years.

    But of course, when all else fails, throw out the race card.

  • John says:

    I bet you can’t name one logical thing President Obama has set out to do, and hasn’t… I’m waiting…

  • Guest1022 says:

    If I wasted my time explaining it to you, you still would not believe it, but I’ll bet the 23,000,000 people out of work would.

  • GuestMan. says:

    The death of the liberal wing of the Democratic party has been reported prematurely. There are plenty of us in the US that feel he has been too moderate. Many people thought the republican idea of single payer health care was good and republicans did too until Democrats wanted it and then they didn’t like it. How many years did the republicans try to blame President Clinton for 9-11 when Bush’s own people told him it was getting ready to happen? People always blame the previous administration for the ills of their first term. When Obama gets his second term THEN you can blame him for all the nation’s ills.
    BTW, did you see housing sales had the biggest gain in 6 1/2 years?

  • Grand Ole Party says:

    I bet you disliked Bush, and thus you are a racist right? Or just another ignorant hypocrite. No one is buying that racist crap from you libs anymore. Sell it else where. Yes I called the current leader of the USA a clown, he is what he is. How can you say he has balls? All he has done for the last four years is blame Bush for his epic failure as a leader. What happened to “The Buck Stops Here”? Romney is our only hope at this point. You and the rest of the flock can continue to follow this pork hater, I have better sense. As for my breed dying out…Well maybe you should look at the current trend, I am afraid you and the liberal lot you came from is a thing of yesterday. The loud and obnoxious minority has awoken the silent majority, it’s time to shut you whining fools down for a bit.

  • Grand Ole Party says:

    He set out to lead, and I can assure you he has failed. No worries though, once we boot him out of the White House he can do birthday parties, all he lacks is a little make-up and a red nose.

  • Guest2020 says:

    You are absolutely correct that Grand Ole Party should not have called Obama a damn clown. It is an insult to all clowns everywhere.

  • Grand Ole Party says:

    I did not notice that housing sales had the biggest gain in 6 1/2 years, I was preoccupied with my every day living expenses such as fuel, food, etc. etc. Oops I forgot, none of that is Obammy’s fault either.

  • Grand Ole Party says:

    Bush had eight months to deal with Al-Qaeda, Clinton had eight YEARS. You do remember the attacks by Al-Qaeda while Clinton was in office right? Or did you some how conveniently forget the actual facts? I don’t have to wait for Obammy to serve a second term to blame him, do you remember him saying if he couldn’t fix the problems he would be a one term president? Or did you forget that too? Do you recall him saying he would cut the deficit in half in his first term? Of course not. He is a failure of epic proportions. He will be a one and done president.

  • John says:

    Thank you for making my point Grand ole Idiot… I’m so glad that your breed are dying out… You just referred to the President of the United Staes of America as a “Damn Clown” you sir are repulsive… your grandpappy must have owned slaves and you can’t stand that your President is an African American… your kind make me sick… you have absolutely ZERO evidence of anything you accuse President Obama for, yet you throw him under the bus because you feel he is inferior to you, and a White man should be calling the shots… Admit it… Truth is Mitt Romney has been dodging the facts from day one, and will do the same if elected…He has given not one idea for job creation in this campaign… At least President Obama has the balls to say this is my plan I want to try this we have evidence this could work… but no the Republican Senate and House shut him down at every chance they get… not because they think his ideas are bad… they do it because they believe they are so close to getting Romney in that he can put forth these same ideas and they can get credit for it… we are no longer fighting for what’s right for America we are fighting for who gets credit for the best ideas… It’s really sad.

  • guesty says:

    We a have race card player!!

  • Guest1022 says:

    The facts are this man has not done what he said he would do and in fact he makes Jimmy Carter look like a wonderful and great President.

  • John says:

    His polices have not failed… His policies would have to be enacted and put into practice before they could be deemed failures… you can thank your GOP led Senate, and House for their inability to act on President Obama’s leadership for the slow recession…

  • Robo says:

    Obama had his chance to pull the nation out of recession and to unite the country. His policies have failed. Time for a change.

  • Erlkoenig says:

    Fact – America taxpayers got hosed on Checy stock. Cash for Clunkers put a huge hurting on the used car market. Save finical market??? Are you this oblivious to the news??? Lehnman Brothers, MF Global. As far as Bin-laden goes he caved into Hillary on that one. Affordable health care. Yes for government workers and other associated freeloaders but for those with real jobs like me, my health insurance has gone up. So that I can pay for the irresponsible behavior of others.

    You really need to start working on your blame Romney slogans, a.k.a. lies.

  • Beach Bum says:

    So, you are basing your decision to vote for Obama, because private companies mismanged their money and the FEDs had to bail them out?

    Free Market. Where is my bailout? I am a taxpaying citizen and I deserve a bailout.

    Instead, I get forced into paying a penalty(tax) because I don’t have health care and, as a taxpayer, I do not agree with being forced to choose because of the affordable health care act says so.

    This isn’t 1939 Germany and the last time I checked, the Socialist party, also known as the Nazi’s, are not in power.

    But of course, democrats would have you believe that it is George W’s fault.

  • B m says:

    John, let’s take 1 thing at a time, the auto bailout, how many employee’s does GM have, then think how many are here in the US? got you thinkin? He basically bailed out the foreign companies about 5 to 1 on american jobs and still lacked 1 fundamental change, he never addressed the problem which got them where they are today, a lousy product, shoddy workmanswhip, and a failed leadership, they are not gonna survive when the tax dollars run out without a business plan change.

    You also say he spearheaded an attack on Bin Laden, the only thing this guy ever attacked was our free way of life, our military and intelligence spearheaded this attack!!! and by the way, had Bill Clinton done his job there would have not been a Bin Laden to pursued, possibly preventing 9/11!

    He has made healthcare affordable??? really??? He has mandated healthcare for everyone( excuse me, he has excluded a bunch of special interest corporations) and put in place tax penalty’s for anyone not purchasing health ins. and armed people to collect these penalty’s, he’s also made it where a lot of small business’s that struggle to provide health insurance have decided it is just cheaper to pay the penalty’s and drop their coverage, whatever “KOOL-AID” you’re on, give it a break and get it right in Nov! there’s only 1 choice, vote, and vote Romney!

  • John says:

    How exactly has President Obama disrespected America? He only saved the Auto Industry (Which was one of America’s first claims to fame). He saved the Financial Industry (That was really Un American)… He spear headed the attack on Osama Bin Laden (America’s Enemy #1)… He has made healthcare affordable for US Citizens who couldn’t afford it before (He is a horrible American)… He hasn’t done anything but meet obstacle after obstacle since he was swore in, and he has met them head on. I applaud his tenacity. I’m a independent voter I have no party affiliation. I vote based on facts, and this President should be commended for his leadership instead of being disrespected by the likes of you… He is your President and you should respect the office at all times.

  • Erlkoenig says:

    The man flew fighter jets. They don’t let idiot (read democrats) fly fighter jets. He got higher grades at harvard than Kerry. And the mission was accomplished, the deposition of Hussein. Now we just need to dispose of one more Hussein.

    But don’t let facts cloud your cluelessness.

  • Guest2020 says:

    Guest 7969 never called you either a democrat or a republican. He/she referred to you as a “true left wing liberal nut job”. No party affiliation is needed for that label.

  • John says:

    Guest 7969,

    Haven’t we met on here before… I believe once again you have jumped the gun… I am an unaffiliated voter. I endorse neither the Republican Party or the Democratic Party. I’m Independent, and vote based on fact, and principle. The correction to your defense to President Bush is he wasn’t the most disrespected he was the most embarrassing!! So embarrassing that his own party doesn’t invite him to their conventions anymore… Their is a difference. And YES the economy is where it is today because we had an inept President in office for 8 years.

    President Obama is a dictator… you sir are amazingly delusional. Hitler was a Dictator… Stalin was a Dictator… “He speaks about this and that, and does TOTALLY the opposite” What are your sources for this statement? What has he been a hypocrite about?

    You sir are whats wrong with America. You can’t pull your head out of your own backside long enough to realize that we all have to work together if we are ever going to get anything productive done. President Obama has been met with opposition on every single piece of legislation he has proposed… How can he be held accountable for anything when all of his efforts are stalled due to a political party that has so divisively picked a fight against him. It’s not President Obama’s fault that narrow-minded people can’t work for the better good for America even when there party representative isn’t residing in the WH. If you can’t agree with these simple factual truths you sir are lost to the brainwashing dumbing down of America by the Right Wing Bible Thumping Conservatives and there paid for media outlets…

  • Erlkoenig says:

    What was so embarrassing about GW? Letting people keep more of the money they earned? Fighting islamofascism? I know its hip to be a Bush-hater and all the rage in Hollywood. Can’t you aspire to be more substantive?

    And for your education, the Nazis came to power through election: Hitler though appointment. Both under Germany ‘s political process. They spoke about the need for entitlement programs and how the rich fat cats had destroyed the economy, (sound familiar?). Once in power they started to mass control though government control and shear size of the government. So, no Hitler was not a dictator when he came to power, he just set himself up as one. Just like Obama is doing.

    And count me as one opposing this dictator wanna-be.

  • John says:

    President Bush was an embarrassment because as the leader of the free world he could not put two sentences together the rest of the world laughed at us because our leader had the oral diction of a 4th grader. He also allowed himself to be duped into two wars when one is always enough. Then he had the gull to announce that the mission was “Accomplished” and after that speech on that aircraft carrier we are still fighting an unaccomplished war… He made these embarrassment. He also drove our debt to new heights never before seen which led to our global credit rating to take a hit for the first time, and our national economy to suffer the first great depression since the 20’s…

    However you and the likes of you like to place blame for these faults on President Obama. Again there is absolutely zero evidence for your Obama dictatorship agenda. He has done nothing but try and better this country through regulating those who can’t regulate themselves… Deregulation is what caused the financial system to fail anyway because there was no one there to tell them when they stepped out of bounds. Your so radically intrenched in the propaganda you can’t see the forrest for the trees.

  • Guest 10101 says:

    To QUOTE (as in fact) from the Standard & Poor’s decision to lower the U.S. credit rating from AAA to AA+ :

    “•Since then, we have changed our view of the difficulties in bridging the gulf between the political parties over fiscal policy, which makes us pessimistic about the capacity of Congress and the Administration to be able to leverage their agreement this week into a broader fiscal consolidation plan that stabilizes the government’s debt dynamics any time soon.”

    Those are the facts, Jack.

    As to the typical, hypocrite liberal label: Like a lot of rhetorical idiots on both sides of the political spectrum, you’re big on bombast and short on brains. In actuality, I would be defined as a moderate Republican, just to the right of an independent. I’ve worked since I was 15, own my own small business and have for years, don’t smoke, and have never put a dollar in my bank account that I didn’t earn myself.

    What DOES make me mad are fools like yourself and the fool you’re defending. If you think you can win someone over by just spewing rhetoric and nasty child-like pseudo-phrases instead of actual facts you’re kidding yourself. I see fanatics like you on both sides of the political spectrum and have exactly zero respect for any of you. Not only do your type inject an unnecessary ugliness into everything political, you actually hurt your own position with your over-the-top nastiness. In other words, you’re all just a giant waste of time.

  • Erlkoenig says:

    Then I hope as a small biz owner you don’t use certain imported woods or you’ll be raided and have your assets seized like Gibson Guitar, ot that you do higher all the transpervents that apply so you don’t get investigated by the DOJ. Those are what happens good people comprise on principal and cut deals with socialist. AND don’t talk smack about the government or congress will investigate you just like S&P. More facts for you.

  • Erlkoenig says:

    Your post is completely devoid of facts. Just opinion presented as facts. Basically what you accuse the original poster of. Thats makes you a typical, run of the mill, hypocrite liberal. The dollar is worth less because one arm of the Feds bought up the debt of another arm of the feds. Not being on the gold standard means the dollar is worth what people think it’s worth. And with Obummers banana republic financing strategies, it has lost value. In other words your food stamps buy less beer and cigarettes. Doesn’t this make you mad???

  • GuestMan. says:

    with some more examples. “Mission Accomplished”, using plastic to protect yourself from anthrax, Iraq War, Job loss, Tax breaks for the rich, “You’re doing a great job, Brownie”, the New Orleans flyover, continuing to read with schoolkids for 17 minutes after the World Trade Center bombings and then flying around the U.S. all day looking like an idiot, lying about weapons of mass destruction, Halliburton’s war profiteering, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, deficit spending to finance two wars, etc. I could go on and on.

  • GuestMan. says:

    all you have now is it, cupcake?

  • Grand Ole Party says:

    First off moron it was five minutes of reading to the children after he was informed, what should he have done different? Maybe he should have jumped in his F-16 that awaited for him in the parking lot and went and shot down all the bad guys right? Dumb-ass! As if Obammy has done anything better, this guy is a complete clown. Time to run the circus out of town.

  • GuestMan. says:

    The last time I checked communist government was not very liberal. Remember 2 wars, Financial collapse, loss of 3.8 million jobs, auto bailout, TARP, etc.? These were all republican screw ups, so don’t blame it on anyone but your good buddy, The One Who Can’t Be Named(GWB).

  • Erlkeong says:

    If you’d bother to educate your self you’d hear how much Obummer and Marx sound alike. Communism, liberalism, socialism – they are all just slight variations on the overbearing central government theme. And those 2 wars helped keep you and your fellow Occuweenies safe. It’s spelled out in the Constitution, that you hate, the Fed’s job is to fight wars to protect it’s citizens. And the finacial collapse is directly traceable to the easy credit in the housing market as dictated by Democrats. Tarp and Auto bailouts were definitely bad ideas, but is was Obummer who kicked it into high gear with the stimulus package, that stimulated his well connected fundraiser buddies.

  • Wilmington Observer says:

    Using your logic, after President Romney’s first four years we will be able to blaim any failures on the current President??

    Wilmington Observer

  • John says:

    I just hope the voting majority opens there eyes and see the truth for what it really is, and not the spin that the opponent has brought forward or the media… Truth is you can take just about any situation and blame it or spin it on leadership… Hence the recent attacks on President Obama. Has he been an awful President? Absolutely not. Would the GOP, or Fox News want you to think he has… of course they do… They don’t win elections by agreeing… and lets face it for the last thirty years every four years we have a pissing contest between the elephant and the donkey… It sickens me when I see people willing to spread so much propaganda without any factual information to back it up… Allow me to lay out so simple truths…

    President Obama is the most disrespected President of my lifetime. Since his first day in the WH the GOP has had a plan to make life difficult for him to lead… little people know 20 Rep. leadership including Paul Ryan had a dinner the night President Obama was sworn in and hatched a plan to create divisive and counter-productive measures to make sure anything President Obama did to move the country along was shot down. And that’s a fact… Truth is …. people blame President Obama for the economy’s slow recovery… well what about the Republicans in the house and senate that have “shot down” the President’s plan’s… how can he be blamed when all of his ideas never make it past them… They should be the ones with the burden of guilt because they failed to act in the best interest of America… they decided to make us suffer so they could prove their point and show party loyalty so they can get Mitt Romney in office…

    Another Truth… The economy’s falter happened under 8 years of President Bush’s leadership… who could have fully recovered the economy in four years for what took President Bush 8 years to create?? The answer NO ONE! Open your eyes, and see that only you can decide the truth. Don’t let others decide it for you.

  • Guest7969 says:

    Spoken like a true left wing liberal nut job! I would say President Bush was ONE of the most disrespected Presidents of all time…guess you don’t remember that…BUT ITS ALL HIS FAULT!

    Obama is a DICTATOR..PERIOD! He speaks about this and that and does TOTALLY the opposite! The America he wants IS NOT what our founding fathers built! HE HAS TO GO!

  • Erlkoenig says:

    I disrespect Obummer because he disrespects America. I hope he fails at destroying America.

  • Grand Ole Party says:

    I agree, the nerve of some people, how dare they blame things on the guy leading. Really? Are you that much of a follower? If you are unable to lead, then get the hell out of the way and let someone else give it a whirl. Obama is disrespected because he is nothing more than a damn clown. What does that make you for following him?

  • GDog says:

    Thanks Robert Green,couldn’t have said it better myself.

  • Robert Green says:

    Obama’s Presidency is an absolute failure. He is reminiscent of the ineffective and weak kneed President Jimmy Carter. Obama’s primary focus during his first term was ramming Obamacare down our throats and implementing failed fiscal policies that have deeply mired the nation in debt. Obama’s vision for American was influenced by Communist mentors during his early years and his socialist tendencies are being implemented throughout our government. Go see the documentary ” 2016 ” to confirm Obama’s influences , which by the way do not align with our American values and traditions. There are many unknowns about Obama likewise they raise serious questions about his motivations and where he looks to take our nation. His actions thus far mirror those of European nations , who have established welfare states. Obama’s admonishment that the private sector DID NOT BUILD IT confirms his belief that the private sector does not create wealth but the government , show his dysfunctional mentality. A mentality that will NEVER allow the economy to heal under his so-called leadership. Obama is a breed of politician that America has never seen before. By a new breed I am not being racist. Obama is sincere man who truly believes in his ideology but his governance is not going to ever allow our capitalist system to fluorish. He has a strong dislike for our institutions and despises the Constitution. He sees the Constitution as a serious impediment to implementing HIS vision. He speaks with forked tongue. His rhetoric does not ever result in positive outcomes. If you vote for Obama in 2012 , you have no one to blame but yourself for what will be a continuation of mediocrity and a stagnant economy. He is the CHIEF OF RACIAL AND CLASS DIVISION , which is intentional to create anomosity among the populace. He has a record of failure therefore his campaign will have to go heavily negative. You will have a far-left, lame duck President , who will go for broke trying to implement HIS vision of fundamental changes that HE feels are necessary to satisfy HIM ( THE NARCISSIST ).

  • Guest9743 says:

    Obamacare as it is called would be a non-topic had it not been for Chief Justice John Roberts, a republican appointee. He disappointed most republicans but they never bring up the fact that his single vote made Obamacare as it is called, possible, everyone knows that because it is a fact so give credit where credit is due!!

  • Guest2020 says:

    I am by no means a Romney supporter, and please don’t take that to mean that I support Obama, but you have to take the whole picture into account when you talk about Romney’s job creation. When he took over as governor the unemployment rate was 5.6%. At the end of his governorship the unemployment rate was 4.6% There was not much of a need to create jobs.

  • John says:

    Obamacare IS a non-topic!!! how can’t it be… Mitt Romney can’t be seen in agreement with President Obama on any grounds and lets be honest Obamacare is the same healthcare plan Mitt Romney enacted in Mass when he was governor… It was his crowning achievement… the only good he did for that state… You can ask anyone who has lived in Mass for the last 15 yrs. Romney was a horrible Gov. He was 47th in job creation, he left the state a mountain of debt… his only sunny day as Gov was his Romneycare… CASE CLOSED

  • Guest 10101 says:

    The country lost it’s triple a rating because members of both parties in Congress were too intransigent to compromise on anything and in effect did nothing instead. Everyone knows that.

    Guy’s like you spewing out incorrect rhetorical nonsense instead of some common sense really don’t help yourselves very much. You’re your own worst enemy and aren’t worth a tinker’s dam to those you’re purportedly attempting to help. You’d be twice as helpful if you said nothing.

  • Robert Green says:

    Obama’s failed fiscal policies and Ben Bernanke’s quanatative easing spells doom for the value of our dollar , therefore do not expect a course correction with our sick economy. The dollars in your wallet will have less buying power as each day passes under this regime. Obama has absolutely no executive or management experience prior to becoming President and it certainly shows. He could not manage a Dairy Queen much less be given the reigns to the most powerful nation in the world. Now whether we still have this status is debatable. The Obamanator was on the job when we lost our triple A credit rating and rating agencies knew this tax and spend liberal would not instill confidence in the market.

    Obama is not one of us , regardless of party affiliation. The Kool-Aid drinkers think otherwise , but he will betray them also. Let’s help Obama in his pursuit of being a PGA qualifer.

  • John says:

    But lets be fair President Bush didn’t do very much but play golf in his last two years… it was as if he took those two years off anyway… he was driving America asleep at the wheel

  • Philip says:

    Obama did not fool me the first time. 2008 I didn’t vote for him and will be at the polls this year to vote him out

  • Commonsensenotcommontoday says:

    …what makes you think that he can handle it in 2013, when it’s much worse?

  • Guest1250 says:

    I voted for the hope and change in 2008. But was I fooled. I was fooled by the prince of fools. Instead of hope or change we got a bunch of lies, division, blame, and many broken promises. Most of all Obama exhibited the unmistakable characters of a dictator. He is tha master of telling us one think while reality is the complete opposite. Broken promises, employment over 8%. Gitmo is still open, national debt increased 5 trillion, poverty increased, welfare slavery increased, health care premiums went up, we are not better off than 4 years ago, and it is all about the economy, stupid. I am tired of Obama and his crowd blaming everybody else and not take responsibility. So this time I am not voting for him. Fool me once it is your fault, fool me twice it is mine.

  • Erlkoenig says:

    “fair in our criticism” are you kidding me? You’re entire premise is based on a lie. It took forty years of democrat finagling to destroy the housing market with easy credit. It took 7 years for al-quida’s war (mostly under Clinton) to strike at America. The average recession last 18 months, but painfully longer when democrat’s centralized, communist-style government is calling the shots. If you want indefinite liberal polices controlling your life move to Cuba.

  • Guest7969 says:

    lets not forget that the Democrats were in control for the last TWO years of Bush’s term. PLUS had COMPLETE control of Congress AND the Presidency for enough time to do what they wanted.

    Also, a DO NOTHING CONGRESS IS A GOOD THING! IT means ONLY the best legislation that BOTH sides completely agree on will get thru Congress. Otherwise you have something like Obamacare get crammed down your throat! Its NEVER GOOD when one side can run the table in both the Senate and House. Its best to have sides and odds and NOTHING get passed unless it fits the smell test!

  • Guest 101 says:

    It took Bush and the Republicrats 8 years to destroy the economy yet some people seem to think President Obama should be able to correct the mess in 4 years with a “do nothing Congress”??? Let’s at least be fair in our critzism. I might could see voting for Romney if he was going to take a different direction than the last bunch of Republican idiots but based on what he’s said thus far it sounds like he wants to just return to the same failed policies of the past.

  • Grand Ole Party says:

    The “Blame it on Bush” policy is not working anymore. Americans are sick of hearing the BS. We want results not finger pointing. Obama said he could fix it in THREE years, he has made it even worse. A sheep like you wouldn’t vote for Romney no matter what was currently going on in the USA, so please don’t try to sell us that line either. Here is the bottom line…We are in deep trouble, Obama has been unable to get us back on track, it is time to find someone who can. We need a president that takes responsibility for his leadership or lack thereof. Remember the old saying “The Buck Stops Here”? That is the kind of leader we need. Maybe then we wouldn’t have to hear you sheep whimpering all the time. We are sick of you trying to convince us that it is anyone’s fault but the man at the helm. In case you have missed the polls, it ain’t flying anymore.

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