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Vegas Oddsmaker: Why Obama Will Lose in a Landslide
Townhall.com ^ | May 30, 2012 | Wayne Allyn Root

Posted on 07/08/2012 6:06:48 AM PDT by pistolpackinpapa

Most political predictions are made by biased pollsters, pundits, or prognosticators who are either rooting for Republicans or Democrats. I am neither. I am a former Libertarian Vice Presidential nominee, and a well-known Vegas oddsmaker with one of the most accurate records of predicting political races.

Neither Obama nor Romney are my horses in the race. I believe both Republicans and Democrats have destroyed the U.S. economy and brought us to the edge of economic disaster. My vote will go to Libertarian Presidential candidate Gary Johnson in November, whom I believe has the most fiscally conservative track record of any Governor in modern U.S. political history. Without the bold spending cuts of a Gary Johnson or Ron Paul, I don’t believe it’s possible to turnaround America.

But as an oddsmaker with a pretty remarkable track record of picking political races, I play no favorites. I simply use common sense to call them as I see them. Back in late December I released my New Years Predictions. I predicted back then- before a single GOP primary had been held, with Romney trailing for months to almost every GOP competitor from Rick Perry to Herman Cain to Newt- that Romney would easily rout his competition to win the GOP nomination by a landslide. I also predicted that the Presidential race between Obama and Romney would be very close until election day. But that on election day Romney would win by a landslide similar to Reagan-Carter in 1980.

Understanding history, today I am even more convinced of a resounding Romney victory. 32 years ago at this moment in time, Reagan was losing by 9 points to Carter. Romney is right now running even in polls. So why do most pollsters give Obama the edge?

First, most pollsters are missing one ingredient- common sense. Here is my gut instinct. Not one American who voted for McCain 4 years ago will switch to Obama. Not one in all the land. But many millions of people who voted for an unknown Obama 4 years ago are angry, disillusioned, turned off, or scared about the future. Voters know Obama now- and that is a bad harbinger.

Now to an analysis of the voting blocks that matter in U.S. politics:

*Black voters. Obama has nowhere to go but down among this group. His endorsement of gay marriage has alienated many black church-going Christians. He may get 88% of their vote instead of the 96% he got in 2008. This is not good news for Obama.

*Hispanic voters. Obama has nowhere to go but down among this group. If Romney picks Rubio as his VP running-mate the GOP may pick up an extra 10% to 15% of Hispanic voters (plus lock down Florida). This is not good news for Obama.

*Jewish voters. Obama has been weak in his support of Israel. Many Jewish voters and big donors are angry and disappointed. I predict Obama's Jewish support drops from 78% in 2008 to the low 60’s. This is not good news for Obama.

*Youth voters. Obama’s biggest and most enthusiastic believers from 4 years ago have graduated into a job market from hell. Young people are disillusioned, frightened, and broke- a bad combination. The enthusiasm is long gone. Turnout will be much lower among young voters, as will actual voting percentages. This not good news for Obama.

*Catholic voters. Obama won a majority of Catholics in 2008. That won’t happen again. Out of desperation to please women, Obama went to war with the Catholic Church over contraception. Now he is being sued by the Catholic Church. Majority lost. This is not good news for Obama.

*Small Business owners. Because I ran for Vice President last time around, and I'm a small businessman myself, I know literally thousands of small business owners. At least 40% of them in my circle of friends, fans and supporters voted for Obama 4 years ago to “give someone different a chance.” I warned them that he would pursue a war on capitalism and demonize anyone who owned a business...that he’d support unions over the private sector in a big way...that he'd overwhelm the economy with spending and debt. My friends didn’t listen. Four years later, I can't find one person in my circle of small business owner friends voting for Obama. Not one. This is not good news for Obama.

*Blue collar working class whites. Do I need to say a thing? White working class voters are about as happy with Obama as Boston Red Sox fans feel about the New York Yankees. This is not good news for Obama.

*Suburban moms. The issue isn’t contraception…it’s having a job to pay for contraception. Obama’s economy frightens these moms. They are worried about putting food on the table. They fear for their children’s future. This is not good news for Obama.

*Military Veterans. McCain won this group by 10 points. Romney is winning by 24 points. The more our military vets got to see of Obama, the more they disliked him. This is not good news for Obama.

Add it up. Is there one major group where Obama has gained since 2008? Will anyone in America wake up on election day saying “I didn’t vote for Obama 4 years ago. But he’s done such a fantastic job, I can’t wait to vote for him today.” Does anyone feel that a vote for Obama makes their job more secure?

Forget the polls. My gut instincts as a Vegas oddsmaker and common sense small businessman tell me this will be a historic landslide and a world-class repudiation of Obama’s radical and risky socialist agenda. It's Reagan-Carter all over again.

But I’ll give Obama credit for one thing- he is living proof that familiarity breeds contempt.


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This guy is saying exactly what I've been saying for a couple of months now. And, I might add, I pray that Romney pics Rubio for his VP.... We need Florida and we need every Hispanic vote we can get. If we lose Florida and Ohio, we lose the White House. We've got to have one of them
1 posted on 07/08/2012 6:06:52 AM PDT by pistolpackinpapa
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To: pistolpackinpapa; Admin Moderator
You posted that this is from July 6, but it's from May 30. FYI.

Perhaps the mods can change it.

2 posted on 07/08/2012 6:15:08 AM PDT by PreciousLiberty (Pray for America!!!)
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To: PreciousLiberty

My bad.


3 posted on 07/08/2012 6:15:45 AM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

I believe the true observation here is that 2012’s race is nothing compared to the 2008 race. You can probably toss out three of every ten votes that President Obama got in 2008. So the only key left in this race is a state by state electoral situation, where the President might be able to get just enough electoral vote to win. Otherwise, it’s pretty much a repeat of the Jimmy Carter loss.

Somewhere in the midst of the spring of 2013....at least a hundred books will appear to explain how President Obama lost the race. I suspect forty or fifty people are already writing their books right now.


4 posted on 07/08/2012 6:18:58 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: pistolpackinpapa

Excellent analysis.


5 posted on 07/08/2012 6:20:46 AM PDT by islander-11 (Save Nantucket - Vote Republican!!!)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

This is a feel good article.... I love reading good news on a Sunday morning....

Thanks


6 posted on 07/08/2012 6:21:03 AM PDT by mike_9958
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To: pistolpackinpapa

I would rather Romney pick someone who is eligible to run....Rubio is not. We act like Rubio is the only Hispanic in the United States. He will pick Portman. He has pretty much said so indirectly.


7 posted on 07/08/2012 6:21:20 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: pistolpackinpapa

Posted long ago.....

And the Vegas oddsmakers called the SC decision strongly that Obamacare would be overturned....

How did that work out for us?

At this point, only God knows. And as usual - He ain’t tellin’.


8 posted on 07/08/2012 6:24:54 AM PDT by Arlis (.)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

Caution, never under estimate a rat backed into a corner. There will be an October surprise, that may hurt.


9 posted on 07/08/2012 6:24:57 AM PDT by LOC1 (Let's pick the best, not settle for a compromise.)
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To: pistolpackinpapa
November will be upon us in short order. It's all as true as it was on 30 May. My cat, Charlie, could beat Obama in a landslide. Seriously, what's to think about? - why would anyone vote FOR Obama?

The really sad part is that the GOP-e was able to install a quisling as the presumptive nominee. A Romney presidency looks to me like 4 years of reaching across the aisle a la McCain, Dole etc.

I say liberalism/progressivism needs to be recognized as unconstitutional and outlawed. I also believe that the Klan Party (democrats) have used the Obama regime to make it impossible for America to even consider a mixed race candidate again for 100 years - sad, really because we have so many great black conservatives IMO

10 posted on 07/08/2012 6:27:07 AM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

I agree with you. I regularly read comments following articles in many newspapers and websites. My observation is that, in 2009, after Obama was inaugurated, comments being posted were running 95-99% pro-Obama. GOP voters or conservatives were on the run. Now, in 2012, the proportion has flipped, depending on the venue. Even in the NYT and WaPO, I see anti-Obama comments, in the latter maybe 80%, in th Times, maybe 25-50%, depending on the topic. It’s been a sea change, and it gives me confidence that Americans have seen Obama and the criminal democrat party - and the criminally complicit MSM - for what they are and have done to our country. We will take it back, we wil prevail.

However, I vehemently oppose Marco Rubio as VP for two reasons, unrelated to his politics because I am behind him all the way as a Senator. First -he is much too young, and will be devastated by the MSM attacks on him from that angle. Second - he is not a natural born citizen of the US, just like Barack Obama. But, he is a conservative, so that issue will be key with the media. They will crucify him and the GOP - mark my words. He is ineligible to become POTUS.


11 posted on 07/08/2012 6:27:20 AM PDT by astounded (Barack Obama is a clear and present danger to the USA)
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To: napscoordinator
Marco Rubio

born May 28, 1971 in Miami, FL

Parents were
Mario Rubio born in Cuba, naturalized Nov. 5, 1975.
Oria Garcia born in Cuba, naturalized Nov. 5, 1975.

Parents were NOT US Citizens at the time of his birth

Marco Rubio is NOT a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN.

Marco's status is the same as that of Barry Soetoro, aka Barack Hussein Obama, who is NOT a Natural Born Citizen.

12 posted on 07/08/2012 6:27:59 AM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: pistolpackinpapa
While he listed tons of *groups that will vote Romeny or ABO, there are many *groups that will vote 'rat:

*EBT - The EBT voters need 0bama to win and will come out in droves to vote. This group has GROWN substantially in the last 3 1/2 years, to 45 millions.

*GovtWorkers - Will vote big for the 'rat.

*Dead - There are probably millions of new dead voters that will vote 'Rat. Zer0's gift-to-his-campaign program, now to include funerals that donate voters will vote 'rat.

I probably left a bunch of others out...

13 posted on 07/08/2012 6:28:17 AM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: LOC1

[ Caution, never under estimate a rat backed into a corner. There will be an October surprise, that may hurt. ]

I can’t think of a single October surprise scenario that would help Obama.


14 posted on 07/08/2012 6:30:05 AM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: pistolpackinpapa
Thanks for posting.

Morning in America? Maybe not, but it feels kind of like that day of the year when the clock is turned back by an hour and you realize that there is another hour of sunlight. Heh.

15 posted on 07/08/2012 6:30:45 AM PDT by txnuke (Drip Drip Drip goes the eligibility questions. Vet the candidates.)
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To: napscoordinator

Most Americans have no idea who the h@ll Rob Portman is. He may be a great conservative, but he’s a political John Doe to the overwelming majority of Americans. In otherwords, he does nothing for Romney......probably not even in Ohio.


16 posted on 07/08/2012 6:31:18 AM PDT by MachIV
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To: ASA Vet

BTW, for our education, can you tell us what US law tells us that both your parents must be citizens at the time of your birth for you to be considered natural born?


17 posted on 07/08/2012 6:32:37 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: pistolpackinpapa
First, most pollsters are missing one ingredient- common sense. Here is my gut instinct. Not one American who voted for McCain 4 years ago will switch to Obama. Not one in all the land. But many millions of people who voted for an unknown Obama 4 years ago are angry, disillusioned, turned off, or scared about the future. Voters know Obama now- and that is a bad harbinger.

I had posted the list of the top 10 things I've heard people say which indicate they will NOT vote for Obama (without directly saying they won't) somewhere in the last month or so on this forum. One of the things I said at that time that you won't hear this election is this: "I didn't vote for Obama in 2008, but I plan to in 2012."

You won't hear a single person saying that. In fact, you hear the exact opposite, along with these other "key indicators" which perhaps you'll recognize:

•It's none of anyone's business who I'm voting for this time.
•I haven't made up my mind yet.
•I think Obama's a likeable guy.
•I'm concerned about the economy.
•My kid who graduated college last year still can’t find a job.
•I'm concerned about my family's well being.
•I'm doing ok, but my friends are really hurting economically.
•My home value has dropped so much these last few years, and there's no end in sight.
•I'm afraid I'll never be able to retire.

All the above are a sure sign that the person stating them will NOT be voting for Obama, and I've been hearing alot of people say the above for many months now.

An unemployment rate above 8% 41 straight months is a sure fire way to lose an election. To understand just how bad 41 straight months of 8%+ unemployment really is, in the last 60 years, there's only been 39 months TOTAL of unemployment over 8%. Worst Economy Ever.

18 posted on 07/08/2012 6:33:45 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: pistolpackinpapa
but Obama's going to 'wag the dog' with something in September or October and you know that Holder is never going to touch the ACORN crowd

Marxists don't relinquish power in a well behaved manner and as always the will of the people be damned

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19 posted on 07/08/2012 6:34:31 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: pistolpackinpapa

We have had enough of these amatures. One can only hope that in the years to come we sik the dogs on these anti Americans and prosecute them for crimes against the American people.


20 posted on 07/08/2012 6:34:37 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (B B)
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To: ASA Vet

I say let Romney select Rubio, nobody is paying attention anyway to the eligibility laws anyhow. /sarc

But seriously it may be worth the effort as it may draw out enough inspection and illumination upon Rubio that something else may come to light upon Obamas own eligibility status.


21 posted on 07/08/2012 6:34:45 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (Going mobile, posts will be brief. No spellcheck for the grammar nazis.)
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To: LOC1
"There will be an October surprise..."

Plus unprecedented vote fraud. Beware!

22 posted on 07/08/2012 6:36:02 AM PDT by Thom Pain (U.S. Constitution is a CONTRACT!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Yes, that is the standard Hussein Head argument for sucking up to Hussein.


23 posted on 07/08/2012 6:37:41 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

“My vote will go to Libertarian Presidential candidate Gary Johnson in November, whom I believe has the most fiscally conservative track record of any Governor in modern U.S. political history. Without the bold spending cuts of a Gary Johnson or Ron Paul, I don’t believe it’s possible to turn around America.”

A bunch of hogwash. First, he doesn’t have the name recognition, the money, or the political machine to be successful. He would be another Ross Perot...siphoning votes from from one or both candidates and insuring a possible re-election of Obama for another four years. Something that will be a total disaster for the US. Romney might be just as bad, but he would have to prove that to me first.

I agree totally with your assessment that both liberal Republicans and Democrats have destroyed the U.S. economy and brought us to the brink of economic disaster.

What we really need right now is a conservative house and senate too counter this liberal onslaught.


24 posted on 07/08/2012 6:38:01 AM PDT by chainsaw ("Two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt.")
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To: napscoordinator; All

We act like Rubio is the only Hispanic in the United States. He will pick Portman.
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“We act like Rubio is the only Hispanic in the U.S.; he will pic Portman.” Wow! Portman doesn’t sound like a Hispanic name to me. (Tongue in cheek.)

Portman would be good for the fact that “maybe” he would help Romney carry the much needed State of Ohio. Problem is, you’d have two guys on the Ticket who have the Charisma of a foot stool.


25 posted on 07/08/2012 6:38:29 AM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: pistolpackinpapa
Decent piece, except for this stupid line:

My vote will go to Libertarian Presidential candidate Gary Johnson in November

A wasted vote. And Johnson is an idiot. He wants totally open borders and amnesty for illegals, but he also wants D.C. to impose same-sex marriage on the states. How ANYONE could pull the lever for this tool is beyond me.

26 posted on 07/08/2012 6:42:55 AM PDT by montag813
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To: pistolpackinpapa
The writer is ignoring one important issue: the MASSIVE VOTER FRAUD that is bound to happen in November. He doesn't need ACORN this year. They have already laid the groundwork with all the fraudulent registrations from years past. Holder is suing Florida for trying to bounce all the dead, illegals and non-citizens from their voter roles. This Admin will do ANYTHING they need to do to win.
27 posted on 07/08/2012 6:45:00 AM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: napscoordinator
I would rather Romney pick someone who is eligible to run....Rubio is not.

Yes he is. Nobody's buying that birther crap.

28 posted on 07/08/2012 6:45:23 AM PDT by Drew68 (I WILL vote to defeat Barack Hussein Obama!)
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To: napscoordinator
I would rather Romney pick someone who is eligible to run.

You mean he was NOT born in the USA? News to me.

29 posted on 07/08/2012 6:49:54 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (Laz Would Hit It)
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To: pistolpackinpapa
*Hispanic voters. Obama has nowhere to go but down among this group. If Romney picks Rubio as his VP running-mate the GOP may pick up an extra 10% to 15% of Hispanic voters (plus lock down Florida). This is not good news for Obama.

This does not at all factor in the 11-pt jump among Hispanics after his recent amnesty decree. If that increases as he continues his ceasing of deportations, it will help him. It is a big unknown right now. But the importance of the "Hispanic vote" (if there is such a thing) is overrated, as they are only 8% of voters vs. 20% of the population (because so many are illegal).

30 posted on 07/08/2012 6:49:54 AM PDT by montag813
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To: pistolpackinpapa

Rubio rejects TEA Party

Rubio pushing amnesty

Rubio IS A BIG GOVT RINO


31 posted on 07/08/2012 6:50:41 AM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

WA Root is correct...however Romney picking Rubio will do nothing. It will not help in Florida...and may cost him votes in other states

This myth that “GOP wins Hispanic votes by pushing Illegal Alien Amnesty” is total BS. John McCain, who authored the Illegal Alien Amnesty bill in 2007, got 31% of the Hispanic vote. McCain drove away more pro-American/anti-Illegal voters than gained Hispanic voters.

Marco Rubio is Hispano-Racist, and the only thing he has done in the Senate is push Illegal Alien Amnesty (DREAM Act). In fact, his votes side with the Democrats about as much as the liberal NE GOP Senators. A vote for Rubio is a vote for a Liberal.

And, I have not even got to Rubio being a sock puppet for the Bush family. After Roberts going liberal on ObamaCare...we need to stay far away from anything Bush

And, replacing the Black Racism of the Obama Admin with the Hispano-Racism of a Romney Admin with Rubio is no substitute

We need to end this “Rubio for VP” nonsense. It is Conservative suicide


32 posted on 07/08/2012 6:52:01 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Romney has foreign assets.....Obama has foreign birth certifcates)
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To: Eye of Unk
Think of what Rubio could accomplish if he publicly stated,

"I'd like to put these VP nomination rumors to rest once and for all. While serving as VP would be a great honor, I'd not be able to accept the office as I am not a Natural Born Citizen.

My parents became US Citizens after my birth so by the eligibility requirements specified in Article. II. Section. 1. I'm not eligible.

The fact that the CommiecRAT Party lied about their usurper Obama's status doesn't change the Constitutional Natural Born Citizen requirement."

33 posted on 07/08/2012 6:52:20 AM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

I don’t believe Rubio is needed to win Florida and I believe him when he says he doesn’t want it.


34 posted on 07/08/2012 6:53:03 AM PDT by libbylu
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To: SeekAndFind
NBC is the current equivalent of a boogieman under your bed.
35 posted on 07/08/2012 6:56:01 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: napscoordinator

Romney will be smart to pick Portman. He will not win Florida with Rubio....but he will win Ohio with Portman.

A Florida politician would be baggage for Romney. Gov Scott is unpopular w both Dems and GOP...and Rubio is Cuban-American...which is a turnoff in the mostly Puerto Rican areas of Central Florida. In fact, Florida’s I-4 Corridor is the one region in the state that is the one region to win...win it and win the state. A Cubano does not sit well with a Borincua majority I-4 corridor


36 posted on 07/08/2012 6:57:34 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Romney has foreign assets.....Obama has foreign birth certifcates)
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To: SeminoleCounty

So at what point in the “chain” could Rubio’s descendnets be eligible to run for president? His children born in the US? His grandchildren?
Wasn’t Rubio born in the US even though his parents were naturalized? If not, perhaps that is where I am not understanding your post.


37 posted on 07/08/2012 7:02:55 AM PDT by mdmathis6 (Not left wing! Not right wing! But....CHRIST WING!)
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To: SeminoleCounty

So at what point in the “chain” could Rubio’s descendnets be eligible to run for president? His children born in the US? His grandchildren?
Wasn’t Rubio born in the US even though his parents were naturalized? If not, perhaps that is where I am not understanding your post.


38 posted on 07/08/2012 7:03:10 AM PDT by mdmathis6 (Not left wing! Not right wing! But....CHRIST WING!)
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To: pistolpackinpapa
BEAUTIFUL TITLE! ! ! ! ! !
I honestly believe it is TRUE. . . . . . .
39 posted on 07/08/2012 7:06:14 AM PDT by DeaconRed (My vote in Nov will be dictated by my extreme hatred for ZERO and what he is doing to our country.)
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To: astounded

Then he can be passed over as president and still serve as vp. Is that correct?


40 posted on 07/08/2012 7:09:19 AM PDT by Walkingfeather
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To: KansasGirl
I can’t think of a single October surprise scenario that would help Obama

Yes, agree. I hear all the time that a War with Iran, which would be the mother of all October surprises, would guarantee an Obama re-election - - really? The first thing that happens under that scenario is 8 dollar gas. Yeah, that's a winner for Obama. /s

41 posted on 07/08/2012 7:11:10 AM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: ASA Vet

If I was in Louisiana I would send him a friendly courteous respectable e-mail suggesting that very same idea.

A very good suggestion indeed.


42 posted on 07/08/2012 7:12:05 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (Going mobile, posts will be brief. No spellcheck for the grammar nazis.)
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To: SeekAndFind
BTW, for our education, can you tell us what US law tells us that both your parents must be citizens at the time of your birth for you to be considered natural born?

US Law? You mean like something the Supreme Court said? I don't know . . who cares? The Law, AFAIK is written in Article 2 Sect 1 of USC. That isn't good enough? Well . . try this - any state governor, expressing the Will of The People (the individual) simply refuses to authorize a particular candidate from entering onto the state ballot. How does that work for you?

43 posted on 07/08/2012 7:17:07 AM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: SeminoleCounty; mickie
"Romney will be smart to pick Portman."

Portman WHO????

I'm a politically-educated freeper. If someone was ready to hand me a million dollars in cash on the spot if I could describe what Portman-Who looks like, I'd be unable to do so. I'm dead serious.

Leni

44 posted on 07/08/2012 7:18:48 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: atc23

I don’t agree. I can see blanket amnesty and a total forgiveness of all student loans just about doing it.


45 posted on 07/08/2012 7:23:19 AM PDT by battletank
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To: pistolpackinpapa

My sister was one of those “Bush is an idiot” people when she pulled the lever for Obama in 2008. When I recently asked her who she was going to vote for in November, she said Romney. When I asked her why. She said “Obama is an idiot”. That says it all.


46 posted on 07/08/2012 7:24:35 AM PDT by chuckee
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To: pistolpackinpapa
The real shame here is that Republicans are going to be presiding over a very miserable (if not worse!) economy, and get all the blame.

It would almost be better for the Democrats to keep the sorry nest that they've built for themselves.

47 posted on 07/08/2012 7:26:10 AM PDT by The Duke
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To: pistolpackinpapa
…it’s having a job to pay for contraception...

The only card BO has is the threat of the "mean old GOP": "Vote for me or they will reverse all MY hard work. They will take away your contraception and make you pay your mortgage, etc...."

Unfortunately, this will resonate with many "suburban moms" - as well as many of the other above-listed "classes".

48 posted on 07/08/2012 7:29:23 AM PDT by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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To: ASA Vet
I always took “a natural born citizen” to simply mean someone born in the USA, and so automatically a citizen.

Whereas “a naturalized citizen” meant someone born in another country who had to go through a legal process to gain citizenship.

Rubio is not "naturalized". So why isn't he "natural born"? I did a quick search about this. I couldn't find anything in the Constitution, or any Supreme Court ruling, that would imply that he isn't "natural born".

Don't get me wrong. I sure wish the Founders had said this: A natural born citizen is one who is a citizen of the USA as of this signing, or one who was born ALONG WITH HIS PARENTS in the USA.

That would be a great safeguard against foreign influence, which is exactly what is what the Founders intended.

But unfortunately, the Founders did not mention parents at all. So I'm curious about your thoughts on this. Why do you mention Rubio’s parents?

49 posted on 07/08/2012 7:38:37 AM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I carrying this lantern? you ask. I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

This article has been posted about once a month for a while now ... goes back at least a couple months.

It was dead on when it was first posted, and it remains dead on. Undecided’s will break decisively for Romney and a significant of weak Obama supporters will not vote or switch.

The election is over. It’s been over for 2 months. That’s why Obama is trying to cram 4 years (the second half of his expected stay) of Marxism all into the final four months of his first and only term. “Hurry the Revolution” is his call to arms, now the mere whine of a petulant narcissistic teenage girl. Apologies to girls. He needed 4 more years for the plan to work, for sufficient crisis. He had no other plan.

It’s over. It’s not going to be close enough for them to pull out Fraud&Chad’s Election Recipe’s book. Start thinking about what you want to do once Romney is in, whether you like him or not.

It’s time to do what’s possible to make sure we take the Senate, giving Romney a rather large gun. Since he’s not the best at confrontation or moving the country via oratory, he’ll be really effective to the extent that he has a double barreled rifle pointed outward with no barrels pointed inward. (SCOTUS being a loose cannon, to beat an anology to death)

IT’S OVER IT’S OVER IT’S OVER IT’S OVER IT’S OVER. DID I SAY IT’S OVER. IT’S OVER. OVER. IT. IS. OVER.


50 posted on 07/08/2012 7:43:33 AM PDT by skeama (On what day did God create Barack Obama, and couldn't He have rested on that day.)
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