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Can President Obama end 150-year streak?
March 14th, 2012
12:48 PM ET

Can President Obama end 150-year streak?

By Christopher Moloney, OutFront producer

Tuesday Rick Santorum won the primaries in Mississippi and Alabama which means there is still no clear frontrunner in the GOP race.

But it might not matter.

Because the date of the election may have already guaranteed a Republican candidate will win.

An intriguing pattern has emerged over the last 150 years: When the U.S. Presidential election is held on November 6th the Republican candidate always wins.

In 1860, the first year the presidential election fell on November 6th, Abraham Lincoln, a Republican, was elected to office.

The next time the election was held on the 6th of November, Benjamin Harrison, also Republican, won.

On November 6th, 1900, Republican William McKinley defeated William Jennings Bryan.

In 1928, Herbert Hoover, a Republican, won on the 6th.

In 1956, on November 6th, Dwight D. Eisenhower defeated Democrat Adlai Stevenson to be re-elected.

And Republican incumbent Ronald Reagan defeated Democrat Walter Mondale on November 6, 1984.

The trend doesn't look good for Democrat Barack Obama heading into this year's election.

But all might not be lost for this country's Democrats.

Just last week OutFront posted a blog about how this year's Oscar results guaranteed an Obama win.

Or maybe, despite all of these strange coincidences, it might come down to the voters.

What do you think of these theories? Who are you voting for in this year's election? No, really, do OutFront staffers really have this much free time?


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  6. Devils advocate

    Yes, Obama will most definitely win in 2012. I made this call right after he was elected the first time. Why, well it's only because of one thing and one thing only. People will come out of the wood works to vote for him as they did the first time. Regardless of how crappy a job he has done or not done. "People" will never turn they're backs on him, NEVER! It's a crying shame someone gets elected because of their skin color and not because of their legitimate agenda. Here we are, look at our society and everyone thats on welfare, having babies, not working and just want more and more. The problem is, is "some" people think they're owed. Well, you have to work to be owed something. Question? Did Obama really work that hard to become president or was he just a well spoken candidate who was at the right place at the right time. He will get re-elected, but not by what he's done so much as to the color of his skin.This and thats what we now call black America. Were here and there's nothing any of us can do about it.

    March 27, 2012 at 9:55 am | Reply
    • T

      That is about the sorriest reasoning for someone getting elected, or re-elected, that I have ever heard in my life. Name one president who had a past as clean as his. As a minority, we have to do EVERYTHING BETTER simply just to compete on a somewhat level playing field. You think if he as an alcoholic like Bush, he would have be elected? Or a racist like Reagan? Please, give me a break! It is easy for you to say if people work hard they will reep the rewards of success, but OPEN YOUR EYES! Many people work hard, only to get taken advantage of, cheated, out smarted, oppressed, refused reward, unrecognized accomplishments, passed over, ignored, ridiculed, left out, profiled, sterotyped (like what you are doing right now!), abused, etc and the list goes on. You really to OPEN YOUR EYES and take a look around. Most people aren't struggling because they choose to. ARE YOU SERIOUS? SURELY, YOU'RE NOT SERIOUS, RIGHT?

      March 29, 2012 at 9:58 am | Reply
    • Deborah3

      Why is Erin Burnett saying that the Democrates and Republicans are equal in the "War on Women"? I live in Arizona and we have at least 4 bills against women's health trying to be passed now in the AZ Legislature. I wrote an e-mail to Jack Harper (AZ-R) giving him my opinion on a bill they are trying to pass to let doctors not tell pregnant women if they are having a handicap baby so the women won't have an abortion. How dare they not let the woman make the choice? Who is going to take care of the baby? This is what he wrote back the me (You can check with NBC and ABC news tpo verify this):
      "Deborah,
      The only "laughing stock" in Arizona is the Democratic Party that has lost seats in the state legislature for five consecutive election cycles. Maybe you should change your baby-killer message. Why don't you move back to China where your "party" controls the message by force.

      Jack
      State Representative Jack Harper
      602-926-4178
      jharper@azleg.gov
      Erin Burnett I guess you care more about your job than stopping the Republican Party from turning the clock back on women 100 years? Shame on you.

      April 9, 2012 at 5:58 am | Reply
  7. Perk

    What the heck is going on with AirCrap.org and what is a Chemtrail ? We'll pass and take God's clouds please. Get your chemicals out of our food and may the organic farmer in the US kick ass. 'Thunderstruck.....'

    March 21, 2012 at 2:12 pm | Reply
  8. robert

    Obama is being beat up over a pipeline from Canada to the southern states. Why does't he just suggest the Government hire thousands to build a refinery next to the Canadian border ? Why move the oil to the south ?

    March 20, 2012 at 10:56 am | Reply
  9. sjporter

    It is so weird to hear american people always stating that Obama is doing a "bad" job – they Republicans can do it better- lets not forgot you people that the republican had 8 years to get us in a mess and you are blaming Obama less then 4 years for get you out. And if you keep on letting the Republicans so call running the the country trust they will be getting richer and those americans will still be blaming someone.

    March 18, 2012 at 3:05 am | Reply
  10. NoGr8rH8r

    I'm looking forward to NOT voting for the GOP in 2012.

    March 17, 2012 at 3:56 pm | Reply
  11. Eric GA

    President Obama will be re-elected as President of the United States. He has done nothing but good for our country and economy. He has done far more to help this country than former President G.W. Bush. Not one of the Republican Candidates could do half the things he has done, Mr.Romney, Mr. Sanatorum, and Gingrich are all jokes and we cause all the work of the Obama Administration to go down the drain. Themselves and their followers all show that they are ignorant to the fact that President Obama has ended the War in Iraq, killed Osama bin Ladin, improved foreign relations, saved our auto industry, prevented our country from falling into an economic state worst than that of The Great Depression, He has created systems that has brought back out economy, created jobs, and provided equal opportunity for all Americans. He has brought Change to America and I don't wont to live in a world without him as president from 2009-2017. Any person who is not voting for President Obama and does not acknowledge the good he has done for this country is a RACIST and IGNORANT FOOL who wonts America to FAIL!!!!

    March 15, 2012 at 8:03 pm | Reply
    • norbis

      It is a racist statement to say that voting for someone else besides President Obama is a racially motivated action. You in fact are judging skin color and making assumptions based on race. Some people probably wont vote for President Obama based on on his race but some people probably will vote for him strictly because of his race and others will make their decisions based off of policy and record (how profound!). So think about what you are saying when you yell that people are racist who don't vote for President Obama; you are making racial generalizations.

      March 17, 2012 at 10:46 am | Reply
    • Tex Gritter

      I am NOT an "ignorant, racist fool who 'wonts' (?) America to fail. That is why I will vote AGAINST the racist and race-baiting, Jeremiah Wright Church-attending, cartel/gun-smuggling, freedom-hating, South-hating Liberals every time I get the chance. Since Mr. Obama has thrown his hat in the ring as a bona fide liberal of the baser sort, I have little choice but to vote for FREEDOM!

      March 17, 2012 at 11:58 am | Reply
      • Justin

        So Tex, basically what you're saying is you watch/listen to conservative media and don't really know what Obama's stances are beyond what someone else told you they are.

        April 5, 2012 at 7:19 am | Reply
    • workzoneman

      ERIC: I agree with you!!! I do believe that the legislature is racist. The proof is in the pudding!!! The Republican House of Representatives refuses to work with Obama by simply refusing to consider any proposals Mr. Obama has designed. Mr. Obama is for the working man, NOT the Republicans!!! The Republicans will NOT admit that "OBAMACARE" actually works and they are jealous!!! In fact, they won't even admit that between Mr. Obama and his wife Michelle, the economy and the country is doing better than it did during the last presidential eras. Anyway, my vote is for the Obamas to win "hands down"!!!

      March 20, 2012 at 7:36 pm | Reply
      • Your Name Here

        Funny you say that dude. Most of his financial backers are from Wall Street and big money corporations. They know they can buy favors. You are an idiot!

        March 28, 2012 at 8:20 pm | Reply
  12. william

    I am an American whose mother was a Canadian. As such I have always had a soft spot for Canada and have visited my Canadian relatives often.
    To all those who would knock Canada I would like to ask. In the last 100 years what other nation in the world has been as good a friend and partner to the US than Canada has?
    If the world must have a new super power I could think of a lot worse choices than Canada.

    March 15, 2012 at 7:36 pm | Reply
    • Voig Nederlander

      It's possible you commented on the wrong story. It's okay, it was probably your Canadian side.

      March 17, 2012 at 1:35 pm | Reply
    • Your Name Here

      I think you are on the wrong message board, but I agree with you, Canada is a great neighbor of the United States. I've only been to Canada once, but the Canadian people were great.

      March 28, 2012 at 8:23 pm | Reply
    • D

      I think you commented on the right story, and i think you're spot on. Three cheers for Canadian oil.

      April 8, 2012 at 1:17 pm | Reply
  13. Dee

    If President Obama is not re-elected he could write a book and spend more time with his family. Many times his own Party did not support him. As far as the Republicans, Jeb Bush would be good because of his record in Florida. Just because his last name is Bush does not mean anything. He is his own man and he is smart. No dis-respect to the others.

    March 15, 2012 at 6:48 pm | Reply
    • tj

      Jeb Bush has already interfered in a personal health situation. He is about more government in the form of subverting medical relationship between a doctor and family. I do not need him to tell my doctor what to do to me!

      March 19, 2012 at 10:33 pm | Reply
  14. Andy Daniel

    There's an old saying "Statistics don't lie, statisticians do."

    Even though this so-called "streak" may be factually accurate, it's not so much a 150-year streak as a streak of 6 events. The writers of one story picked the (seemingly) unrelated event of which date the election falls on to say that Obma will lose. The writers of another story picked another unrelated event (the academy award thing) to show Obama will win. You can look at thousands of parameters (who won the All Star Game? Was an odd number of points scored in the Super Bowl? What was the temperature on January 1st of election year?) and find "indicators" for any event you choose.

    A few indicators *might* have a small bearing. For instance, an early election day is closer to the most recent payday for those employees who are paid twice a month rather than every two weeks. So some people who live paycheck-to-paycheck will have a little more money in the bank than if the election were on November 12th and might feel a little better about the economy and so vote differently – but this effect would probably be very slight.

    March 15, 2012 at 6:25 pm | Reply
  15. aceblazin

    Now why would I want to vote for the GOP. Nice try though.

    March 15, 2012 at 6:13 pm | Reply
  16. Chris

    The author needs to learn about something called statistical independence. Just because I flip a coin that comes up heads five times in a row does not change the probability that it will be a head on the sixth toss.

    March 15, 2012 at 6:04 pm | Reply
  17. Brandylu54

    The question that everyone needs to ask themselves "are you better off today than you were 4 years ago?" I'm not, My home is worth $65,000 less. My taxes went up, my health ins went up and anything of value went down. Obama has damaged this country so let someone else have their chance. I don't like any of the republicans but they'll be better than what we have now. As for Obama healthcare, congress never read it before voting on it. And it will force ppl to buy ins.And they will be penalized if they don't by it. Here's an idea....drug test the ppl getting govt support before giving them the money I spend 40 hours a week earning.

    March 15, 2012 at 6:03 pm | Reply
    • mb2010a

      Actually, I am much better of than I was 3-4 years ago. The stock market has doubled, I live in Texas and my house hasn't lost any of it's value and I have a better job than I did. It all depends on your perspective...Obama 2012.

      March 15, 2012 at 6:22 pm | Reply
    • really?

      There is just so much in this statement that doesn't make sense. uauhguhgh. I don't even know where to begin.

      March 15, 2012 at 6:23 pm | Reply
    • GJL

      You must be doing pretty well to have been in the bracket to have your investment taxes raised 3.8%, which is the only instance of Obama raising taxes. Well, that and cigarette sales. Either way, I think you'll survive. And the country will survive that too.

      March 15, 2012 at 6:33 pm | Reply
    • You mad bro?

      You say your house is worth less. Do you actually intend on selling it? If yes then wouldn't the new house you buy also be worthless that it would have been before the market crash. So is the net difference really any different? If you didn't intend to sell the house then why does it matter what its worth?
      You say your taxes went up? Did your income stay the same? Rise? Drop? If it rose then whats the problem if you are still making more money?
      You are complaining about health insurance. You are 4 years older than you were before. The older you get the more likely you will need healthcare. Don't you think then its reasonable for the cost to go up? Are the services somehow different? You would think 4 years of advancements in medical science would count for something.

      So finally my question to you is ..... You mad bro? Trollololol Obama 2012

      March 15, 2012 at 6:52 pm | Reply
    • John Asguard

      Well, I'm with you. This country needs a president who knows the economy, and how to make it grow. To me, that person is Romney. He's done it in Massachusetts, and I believe he can do it for our country. But anyone but Obama is good (except for Gringich)

      March 15, 2012 at 7:13 pm | Reply
      • tj

        I lived in Massachusetts during Romney term as Governor. The economy in Massachusetts did not grow under Romney. Unemployment was terrible during his term. He did enact a healthcare law that has resulted in 98% of Massachusetts residents having health insurance coverage. Also that health coverage for the state costs far less that most other states. Go figure.

        March 19, 2012 at 10:40 pm | Reply
    • FLIndependent

      I really can't see how most people can say they aren't better off than 4 years ago when everything was crashing around us. The DOW tanked which bottomed out 401k's, the housing bubble burst, 750,000 jobs/month were being lost, the war in Iraq was still raging with no end in sight, etc. So, if you ARE not better off today than it may be because you have one of those newly elected Tea Party governors (as here in FL) that have done absolutely nothing to make things better in your state!

      March 16, 2012 at 8:56 am | Reply
      • BEar

        Because a lot of us stagnated at the wages of 4 years ago. Yes, the overall economy has improved and yes, my retirement account has rebounded from 4 years ago (not that it matters much yet as I'm 20 years away from touching it), but my day to day situation is the same to worse in many respects. My company halved matching 401k contributions. We've only gotten pittance 1-2% raises every other year (while seeing our health care contributions go up 5-11% per year). I'd look for another job, but there aren't that many around where I am and my savings have slowly dwindled to cover the increased cost of living on everything from health care to gas to food, so up and moving to another location is decreasingly likely due to what that would cost. I know a lot of people in that boat. They aren't worried about the utter ruin so many people were 4-years ago, but they are on a long, slow, steady decline in quality of living that is chipping away a little more and a little more each week.

        April 9, 2012 at 10:29 am | Reply
    • Nat Q

      I'm not better off, but I'm also not so one-dimensional and foolish as to think the reason is the sitting president's policies. I'm suffering from a combination of working in an industry being radically altered for the first time in a century by the application of digital technology (and Obama certainly didn't invent digital technology nor convince consumers they wanted digital versions of things instead of physical ones) and the economic losses set up with the housing and other financial crises (the roots of which stretch back 20 years and through legislation passed and signed by office-holders from BOTH parties).

      April 9, 2012 at 10:22 am | Reply
  18. chechi

    I beleive President Obama will serve a second term. Besides GOP needs at least 4 more tears to agree on whom send to the White House. The three guys running want revenge, the country needs a conciliatory and smart leadership. Therefore the answer is BARACK OBAMA !

    March 15, 2012 at 5:54 pm | Reply
  19. MasivMarbles

    Greedy Offensive People have ruined this country!

    March 15, 2012 at 5:47 pm | Reply
  20. Greedy Obnoxious People

    ...have ruined this country!

    March 15, 2012 at 5:45 pm | Reply
  21. ptsdLoading

    Greedy Obnoxious People (GOP)

    March 15, 2012 at 5:43 pm | Reply
  22. Keyser

    Finally. Breaking new from CNN

    March 15, 2012 at 5:43 pm | Reply
  23. hammer385

    You stupid repukes can really pick em . The bushys now this bunch or nut jobs. If any of those half wits gets elected then we are doomed....darn it Im starting to sound like 1 of them. The sky is falling I might have to pay my share.It sure is funny how these greedmongers get so mad about paying more taxes but they have more to protect

    March 15, 2012 at 5:40 pm | Reply
  24. amir sepasi

    I used to like Erin but the more I see from her the more I incline toward her being dumb. I see a lot of non-sense coming from her shows more and more

    March 15, 2012 at 5:30 pm | Reply
  25. Ben

    Hm. What is this? A soap opera?

    March 15, 2012 at 5:22 pm | Reply
  26. b

    Obama's approval rating is at it's lowest point since taking office. But you won't see that story on CNN.

    March 15, 2012 at 5:05 pm | Reply
    • MikeyB

      His ratings were much lower in August/September after the debt ceiling issue.....they are actually much higher today. But those are pesky facts that you do not wish to acknowledge because it might bring you back to reality.

      March 15, 2012 at 5:28 pm | Reply
      • Shawn from San Diego

        hahaha! reality? what's that??

        March 15, 2012 at 5:44 pm | Reply
      • Mark

        you wont find those facts on Faux News!

        March 15, 2012 at 5:57 pm | Reply
      • GJL

        The bubble is strong with this one!

        March 15, 2012 at 6:34 pm | Reply
    • FL Voter

      Really? Because we killed OBL and called out Pakistan for their duplicitous ways, or because the job numbers keep climbing? Or maybe because the Dow is above 13000? Or maybe because any of the GOPers make a remotely convincing case? Or because the GOP has waded into the culture wars of the early '80's? Or because all of our troops are home from the second longest war in US history? I just want to understand these falling poll numbers of which you speak.

      March 15, 2012 at 5:36 pm | Reply
    • OD

      Right On B!! The Democratic 'Swamp'will be drained in Nov.

      March 15, 2012 at 6:30 pm | Reply
    • Kevin

      A simple Google search shows that Obama's approval rating is the highest it's been since June 2011.

      March 15, 2012 at 6:52 pm | Reply
    • Operaman

      It's = it is. But you won't see that on CNN because that's 4th grade english.

      March 15, 2012 at 7:07 pm | Reply
      • Eman de Riuqer

        "it's" also can be "it has". I guess that's fifth grade English. Never forget Webster's Rule: Whenever you presume to correct another person's grammar, there is always another person waiting out there who will correct YOURS. Only a fool worries more about a message being grammatically correct, than whether or not the content of the message is valid. You're only showing that you can't argue with the point being made when you resort to attacking the manner in which it is presented.

        Also, you look really stupid when you correct someone, and you yourself are WRONG. The word "it's" has often been used in this way. Go back to your "4th grade english" (sic) class, okay? By the way, before I forget, English is supposed to be capitalized.

        April 11, 2012 at 6:50 pm | Reply
        • Eman de Riuqer

          Oops... I forgot, you also should never begin a sentence with a conjunction, like "But".

          April 11, 2012 at 6:51 pm | Reply
    • FLIndependent

      Yesterday's Pew Poll – approval 50% – highest ever! Guess it all depends on which poll you want to choose, hey??

      March 16, 2012 at 9:03 am | Reply
  27. brianjohnson2011

    This is only news b/c Erin Burnett is hot. Otherwise this is pure garbage.

    March 15, 2012 at 5:05 pm | Reply
  28. BOBBI

    JUST GET THIS LUNATIC OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE.. HE HAS NO CLUE WHAT HE IS DOING.. WHOEVER VOTED FOR HIM NEEDS TO REALLY "SCRATCH N' SNIFF" WHY THE HELL THEY VOTED FOR SOMEONE WITH NO DAMN EXPERIENCE IN THE FIRST PLACE.. HE'S A MESS!! ANYONE!!!!! AND I MEAN.. ANYONE OTHER THAN THIS IDIOT WILL BE FINE WITH ME TO REPRESENT OUR COUNTRY!! THE BIG "O" HAS DONE ENOUGH HARM!! CUT HIM LOOSE AND LET HIM GO SING TO HIS WIFE LOL HE'S AN EMBARRASSMENT!!

    March 15, 2012 at 4:56 pm | Reply
    • tardsarestupid

      Are you always this stupid or is it just a bad day for you?

      March 15, 2012 at 5:04 pm | Reply
    • mb2010a

      Obama 2012. Clinton 2016 & 2020...

      March 15, 2012 at 5:05 pm | Reply
    • Margie

      I know one thing, republicans can sure shoot the BS. President Obama every day in every way makes George W. Bush and his PAPA look like crumb bums.

      March 15, 2012 at 5:09 pm | Reply
    • MikeyB

      He's a hero. He killed bin Laden, and Bush did not kill bin Laden because he gave up as indicative by the fact that he disbanded the CIA task force to capture or kill bin Laden in 2005. Think it was a coincidence that bin Laden then came out of his cave and lived in a house in the suburbs? Bush said in 2004 he doesn't think about bin Laden much..really? The guy who masterminded the killing of 3,000 Americans?

      March 15, 2012 at 5:18 pm | Reply
      • ptsdLoading

        awwww...what's the matter Bobbi? Cap lock stuck?

        Well, President Obama will b3at the 150 year streak because you Gr33dy Obnoxiou$ People (GOP) need to stay out of the whitehouse! Look at how the Gr33y Obnoxiou$ People have taken the rights of the people and given them to Big Business? Look at how history has repeated itself, Taxation without Representation – You Gr33dy Obnoxiou$ People would rather partner with Big Business and build up the economies of other countries to line your own pockets, and put the average American citizen in a lower class than yourselves while your bank accounts grow! This has made America weaker and put its people against each other. How is your system better?

        The Gr33dy Obnoxiou$ People MUST be stopped! You broke the last straw when your big business buddies called the 'right' judge who would overlook our right to assemble and tear gas us in the streets just because we sought equality and fairness! Its your type of politics that has ruined the value of the American Dollar and We're Not Going To Take It – Anymore!

        March 15, 2012 at 5:42 pm | Reply
      • Chris

        He killed Bin Laden? Really? I had no idea Token was a member of the SEALs.

        March 28, 2012 at 7:07 pm | Reply
    • jpo51

      Agreed! I don't see how any intelligent person could have voted for this clown.

      March 15, 2012 at 5:30 pm | Reply
      • FLIndependent

        But you'll vote for one of the 3 Repub clowns, right? Face it – President Obama runs circles around them and will be reelected has he is the steady man steering the ship.

        March 16, 2012 at 9:10 am | Reply
        • FLIndependent

          "as" he is the steady man

          March 16, 2012 at 9:11 am | Reply
    • Ed

      Then how come everything is better then it was under the food stamp/vacation President Bush?

      March 15, 2012 at 5:31 pm | Reply
    • Ed

      What harm has he caused? Maybe to OBL and Qaddafi,

      Bush ruined the country – remember?

      March 15, 2012 at 5:33 pm | Reply
    • ptsdLoading

      awwww...what's the matter Bobbi? Cap lock stuck?

      Well, President Obama will beat the 150 year streak because you Greedy Obnoxious People (GOP) need to stay out of the whitehouse! Look at how the Greedy Obnoxious People have taken the rights of the people and given them to Big Business? Look at how history has repeated itself, Taxation without Representation – You Greedy Obnoxious People would rather partner with Big Business and build up the economies of other countries to line your own pockets, and put the average American citizen in a lower class than yourselves while your bank accounts grow! This has made America weaker and put its people against each other. How is your system better?

      The Greedy Obnoxious People MUST be stopped! You broke the last straw when your big business buddies called the 'right' judge who would overlook our right to assemble and tear gas us in the streets just because we sought equality and fairness! Its your type of politics that has ruined the value of the American Dollar and We're Not Going To Take It – Anymore!

      March 15, 2012 at 5:39 pm | Reply
    • old john45

      That tops the grade for ignorance. Whether you like Obama or not the economy is on par with pre G.W.B. The gas crisis is caused by speculators in guess which party. The republican party can not field a viable candidate because they want to continue the bloated government therefore they back Romney. In reallity we are being left with no choice but to keep what we have.

      March 15, 2012 at 5:46 pm | Reply
    • TyGam

      PA-LEASE! Under his administration jobs went from the negative to positive and are still climbing, he was gutsy enough to take send the order to get Bin Laden, and has been pretty consistent on a number of other issues. Now on the other hand, you have that bag of mixed nuts running for the GOP nomination. Romney can't run on his accomplishments in MA or Bain–Gingrich blew that up, Gingrich is a mess all around (political & personal)–I hope Calista doesn't get sick on the campaign trial, she could be replaced on the spot and Lord help Santorum...where do you start...he apparently has a problem with women outside of the home...no military service, no contreception. Just keep kicking out the babies.

      March 15, 2012 at 5:50 pm | Reply
    • Jenny

      No need to shout, we can hear you just fine. I will be voting for President Obama in November. He is the best choice, by far. GOP has no viable candidates in my opinion. And their track record doesn't exactly inspire confidence. We are in this mess because of actions taken by Dumbya, including starting an illegal war in Iraq. He thought he was going to "finish his daddy's bidness", when all he did was show how smart his father was to get in and get out of Kuwait and not go after Saddam Hussein.

      March 15, 2012 at 5:53 pm | Reply
    • Shawn from San Diego

      bobbi, did you take your meds this morning? I'm not talking about the herpes med you got from your sister, i mean the ones for your mental stability.

      March 15, 2012 at 5:53 pm | Reply
    • CAL USA

      Back in 2000 smart people like you picked a couple of high experience candidates. One was a 2-term governor of one of our largest states. His partner was a one time leader in Congress, a White House Chief of Staff, a wartime Secretary of Defense and then CEO of one of our largest energy corporations. Under that experienced leadership, we entered into 2 long term and unwinnable wars, more than doubled our national debt, ran the economy of the cliff and alienated every major ally. Tell me again why experience is such a great way to judge a candidate for president. Better yet, tell me why any of the GOP wannabees would be better qualifed than someone who has been in the office for almost 4 years now, and who has (despite scorched earth opposition from the other side) pulled us out of the disaster zone. Oh, yeah, they're white...

      March 15, 2012 at 5:59 pm | Reply
    • FLIndependent

      Wow – what has the President done to you that deserves your apparent outrage? I love it when you Repubs rant and rave but never give any real reason for your rage – your blind hatred is very apparent!

      March 16, 2012 at 9:06 am | Reply
      • Freespirit

        I think you misunderstood what the guy said. It was confusing.

        March 16, 2012 at 12:05 pm | Reply
  29. SUSANNE

    Slow news day CNN?

    March 15, 2012 at 4:54 pm | Reply
  30. kel

    Looking at the GOP candidates I'd say he has a pretty good shot at ending the streak.

    March 15, 2012 at 4:46 pm | Reply
    • Polaris64

      If you think that, then you do not know anything about the Republican candidates other then what people want you to think. i suggest you learn more about them and their views directly from them.

      March 15, 2012 at 5:11 pm | Reply
    • Mike

      Unfortunately, I have to agree with you. The republicans are showing a flock of losers. The only one I like and who seems to heave a good head on his shoulders (Ron Paul), is not even a contender.

      March 15, 2012 at 5:17 pm | Reply
  31. cbr

    If people really believe what they have written then we are not a country of people willing to help and support one another. We will continue to blame everyone else for the problems and forget we are part of the problem and hold the keys to the solution.

    My health insurance went up continually for many years – long before President Obama urged the Congress to pass health care changes. Congress had ample opportunity to make changes but could not work together to do so. There may be parts of Obama's health care plan that you do not like. However, helping the uninsured should not be on the list. Perhaps you are unaware that doctors and hospitals do take those who have insurance and those who do not. Just where do you think hospitals got the money to treat the uninsured. We are footing the bill. Hospital costs have risen, doctors costs have risen, therefore insurance costs have risen.

    It is your right to support a candidate for President. In doing so it is not necessary to slam another candidate or use names. There is a culture in this country that is still fighting to keep people of color from achieving their dreams.

    March 15, 2012 at 4:39 pm | Reply
    • Pam

      Well said.

      March 15, 2012 at 7:09 pm | Reply
  32. sid

    we better pray O doesn't get re elected. He has plans to tax dividends as regular income and so on and this is just 1 example. We'll be working right up until the day we die if he gets in again. DECIDE AMERICA !!! Would you rather go at home in your own bed or on the job with people you hardly know and I would doubt really give a darn.

    March 15, 2012 at 4:37 pm | Reply
    • FLIndependent

      People like you really need to get off the "tax" thing. There are two things certain in life – death & taxes – get over it!
      Here's what you should be worried about – NO Medicare, NO Social Security, NO safety nets. Then we certainly will all be working until the day we die. OBAMA 2012!

      March 16, 2012 at 9:21 am | Reply
  33. Cat

    The Republicans are going to lose BIG time!! They have done nothing to help turn this country around, they have said NO to everything, even when it was their idea, if the President agreed. Their only concern is getting back in office. They had eught years to run us in the ground. That was quite enough!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Kiss your butts good bye Republicans!!!!

    March 15, 2012 at 4:34 pm | Reply
  34. Josh

    A 150 year streak, oh wow!

    Wait...

    It's only happened 6 times over those 150 years?... Oh...... wow.............. (chirp) .... (chirp)

    March 15, 2012 at 4:30 pm | Reply
  35. roy

    Super duper wealthy republican donors will buy the presidential throne for their guy.

    March 15, 2012 at 4:28 pm | Reply
  36. Andy

    The republicans running for president do not reflect the needs of this country in any way, in fact they show what is most wrong with this country.

    – Andy

    March 15, 2012 at 4:27 pm | Reply
    • FLIndependent

      They represent nothing but doom & gloom. Our President is always giving a hopeful message of the future and if he doesn't get reelected we will slide back into the 19th Century. We need Obama's "big picture" thinking!!

      March 16, 2012 at 9:24 am | Reply
  37. Punisher2000

    I have been working very hard on some complex mathematical formulas. They clearly indicate I will be named President for life in November 0f 2012. Or was that 2312? Going to take a nap now, tired, boss, so very tired of all these maths..

    March 15, 2012 at 4:20 pm | Reply
    • brianjohnson2011

      Erin Burnett- It's only news b/c you're hot. Anyone else post this crap and they're fired!

      March 15, 2012 at 5:04 pm | Reply
  38. dk

    Too much time on your hands, but I'll be voting Obama.

    March 15, 2012 at 4:19 pm | Reply
  39. Steve

    OBAMA OBAMA OBAMA OBAMA 2012 2012 2012 2012!!!!!!!! YEAH!!!!

    March 15, 2012 at 4:18 pm | Reply
    • Punisher2000

      I will venture a guess. You do like Obama, don`t you?

      March 15, 2012 at 4:22 pm | Reply
      • Steve

        Yeap!! Do you have a better choice?? When you see one, let me know.

        March 15, 2012 at 4:26 pm | Reply
        • rkt210

          My dog, an orange traffic cone, etc.

          March 15, 2012 at 4:43 pm | Reply
          • glenn1945

            What are these the new names for the GOP jokes

            March 15, 2012 at 5:28 pm | Reply
        • pure

          well anything is better than obama. so u pick...a dead dog would be be a better leader than obama. Its going to take years to repair all the damage that he has done.

          March 15, 2012 at 5:08 pm | Reply
          • tinisha

            Can you please tell me what damage he has done. The world was going to end if i got elected and guess what it hasnt. Now the world is going to explode if he is re-elcted. Really dont think so. You people need new material.

            March 15, 2012 at 6:21 pm | Reply
    • kenkatth

      OBAMA! OBAMA! $5 GAS! OBAMA! OBAMA! $7 GAS! OBAMA! OBAMA! $10 GAS!!

      March 15, 2012 at 4:35 pm | Reply
      • karen in texas

        You should really consider doing some research on what drives gas prices before you make dumb posts.

        March 15, 2012 at 7:27 pm | Reply
    • uisignorant

      You let off the N in NObama.

      March 15, 2012 at 4:45 pm | Reply
    • sid

      Oh Man. You really are MISLEAD.I kinda feel sorry for you.

      March 15, 2012 at 4:47 pm | Reply
    • mb2010a

      Obama 2012...Clinton 2016 & 2020...

      March 15, 2012 at 5:07 pm | Reply
  40. Little Tin God

    Unless Santorum's 'god' comes down and does an immaculate transformation of any of the current GOP crop of candidates, Obama will win by a landslide.

    March 15, 2012 at 4:16 pm | Reply
  41. Levi

    what a stupid article

    March 15, 2012 at 4:13 pm | Reply
  42. John

    I wonder if this conservative author is related to Sarah? Another pretty face with no substance, given free reign in the media.

    March 15, 2012 at 3:44 pm | Reply
    • Punisher2000

      Not only that! I want to know if he can see Russia from his perch.

      March 15, 2012 at 4:17 pm | Reply
  43. Joe

    You go obama! You already beat 220 years of 43 president's combined deficits in less than 4 years. U Da man.

    March 15, 2012 at 3:36 pm | Reply
    • Punisher2000

      Did you factor inflation in your calculation?

      March 15, 2012 at 4:23 pm | Reply
      • Margie

        Nope they never do and they didn't factor in the fact that Bush did not include the cost of his two wars in his deficits he didn't count them any where. They weren't thrown into the mix til President Obama took office. And as for the gas prices some nut said gas was 1.76 all the time of Bush's reign. Well there is a chart 0n the net that shows that Bush gas price was 3.50 and over when you factored into inflation as to what it is today. And he also had gas prices up to close to 4.00 at the end of his term. But of course republican never post true stuff like that.

        March 15, 2012 at 5:12 pm | Reply
        • FLIndependent

          Repubs have very selective memories (actually it's Faux News brainwashing), but nonetheless how any of them can say such a thing is absurd when anyone not living in a bubble knows gas prices shot up to $4 under Bush. Bush himself even indicated his "shock" when he was told gas was that high (just proving how out of touch he was). Also, does anyone think it a coincidence that prices remained low during Obama's first two years when Dems had control, but shot up right after the Repubs took the House?

          March 16, 2012 at 9:32 am | Reply
    • irunner

      Joe the plumber! Is that you?

      I believe that would be capital O-bama to you Joe!

      March 15, 2012 at 4:25 pm | Reply
    • george

      You just have to love those GOP "facts".

      March 15, 2012 at 5:06 pm | Reply
      • Margie

        And you and I know where they pulled them from. The same place they get all their facts.

        March 15, 2012 at 5:13 pm | Reply
    • mb2010a

      You probably need to go back and check your "facts"...they seem to be wrong. Obama 2012. Clinton 2016 & 2020...

      March 15, 2012 at 5:09 pm | Reply
  44. tonyl

    The fact that all those GOP wins for 150 year record is for the white boys running against the white boys. This the first time a black sitting president will run against a white nutcase representing GOP. We have to see the result on Nov 6th whether the country is tired of a black man in the white house after the first 4 years.

    March 15, 2012 at 3:28 pm | Reply
    • Punisher2000

      Or if they simply want a nut case to sit in the White House.

      March 15, 2012 at 4:18 pm | Reply
    • Steve

      Tired of a black man in the White House??? That is one of the problems of our country...RACISM. You have white and black men and woman in the military dying together in war. You are one big dummy tony. Its time you notice that white and black live in this country together. And its not going away. Stop looking at color. Look at the person inside.

      March 15, 2012 at 4:24 pm | Reply
      • ricaninlv

        I agree Steve with you on this point. But I think that it is very difficult for this country to just "hug and sing Kum-by-ya" when there is such a grave difference in the unemployment rate among the races. There is a grave difference in the prisons, and there is a grave difference among graduates in this country. When the judicial, ecomonic and social systems become fair, then maybe a fireside song will be more palatable.

        March 15, 2012 at 4:40 pm | Reply
      • Darin

        if that was the case, why did it take so long for a non-white man to be elected President?

        March 15, 2012 at 4:45 pm | Reply
    • CAL USA

      He already broke a longer streak. Every one of our previous presidential elections was won by a white guy. That's 220 years. This one should be a walk in the park, especially when you consdider the quality of the alternatives.

      March 15, 2012 at 6:06 pm | Reply
  45. Saboth

    Oh yeah, that record is going to fall big time. The reasoning? Never in the history of our country have we had a bigger bunch of nincompoops as the current Republican party. I honestly wouldn't let these guys wash my car much less run this country.

    March 15, 2012 at 3:18 pm | Reply
  46. yahmez

    Is this article the last hope for the GOP? Voodoo mathematics will not win this for you, your party does not connect with the voters. Do you think the current war on women's rights and forced religious ideology holds any appeal to anyone but the farthest right wingnuts out there? Get a clue.

    March 15, 2012 at 2:52 pm | Reply
    • Mike Speakman

      Not a Republican, but an anti-Democrat independent. Any of the current Republican candidates are much better the current piece of trash that we have.

      March 15, 2012 at 4:55 pm | Reply
      • Margie

        Good golly Miss Mollie we have just heard from the garbage man.

        March 15, 2012 at 5:16 pm | Reply
      • FL Voter

        Ah yes, name-calling without facts or examples. Typical GOPer. Get some facts and present your case, otherwise you're trolling.

        March 15, 2012 at 5:44 pm | Reply
  47. jj

    What does that octopus predict?

    March 15, 2012 at 2:52 pm | Reply
    • Todd in DC

      He died of old age (Octupi don't live more than a few years.)

      March 15, 2012 at 3:06 pm | Reply
  48. PIJoe

    Come Nov our great American socialist experiment will be but a bad memory. We'll send President Hussein out on the university speech circuit in style.

    March 15, 2012 at 2:39 pm | Reply
    • Todd in DC

      Don't worry. Gingrich won't win. That is what you mean right? Because only in a socialist government can the President set the gas prices to be $2.50. Or are you a Fox news watcher who has no idea of the definition of socailism?

      March 15, 2012 at 3:08 pm | Reply
      • Mike Speakman

        Another liberal puke pipes in.

        March 15, 2012 at 4:57 pm | Reply
    • mb2010a

      Obama 2012. Clinton 2016 & 2020...gonna be some very unhappy Republicans / tea baggers on Nov. 7th.

      March 15, 2012 at 5:11 pm | Reply
  49. WorldCitizen

    Maybe this time around, the law of averages will help O win the election.

    March 15, 2012 at 2:33 pm | Reply
  50. Jon S.

    Huh, Just when I think CNN has posted the most pointless article ever, they top it with the most pointless article ever.

    March 15, 2012 at 2:32 pm | Reply
    • yahmez

      I agree, this is some flaky journalism. They have to publish something to give the GOP (false) hope or all the wingnuts will return to Fox.

      March 15, 2012 at 2:56 pm | Reply
    • Eric S

      Agreed

      March 15, 2012 at 3:28 pm | Reply
  51. Burbank

    Why don't we just ask the Ground Hog?

    March 15, 2012 at 2:29 pm | Reply
  52. Hannah

    And the world is coming to an end on December 12. What does that have to do with anything? What a bunch of bull.

    March 15, 2012 at 2:25 pm | Reply
    • jj

      December 21 🙂

      March 15, 2012 at 2:51 pm | Reply
      • Josh

        The Mayan Calendar cycle end did no account for the creation of the Leap Year. If we were still following the Mayan Calendar, it would currently be the middle of June in 2013.

        March 15, 2012 at 4:31 pm | Reply
        • adam

          you are an idiot who believes facebook memes. the Mayan calendar is based on the solstices, lunar cycles, etc, and has nothing to do with whether or not someone added days into the year. And if it was like our calendar, when converting the Mayan system over.. they most certainly would have taken into account leap years.

          March 15, 2012 at 7:37 pm | Reply
  53. Hugganoak

    Six elections over 150 years, and in one of those the "winning" candidate didn't even get the most votes. Not much of a pattern.

    March 15, 2012 at 2:25 pm | Reply
    • GE in MD

      I don't care what the omens say, I'm going to avoid the non-leader in the WH and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. I'll write in ME!

      March 15, 2012 at 4:19 pm | Reply
  54. Eric

    Oh God, CNN let a numerologist write an article...

    Astrologists unite!

    March 15, 2012 at 2:16 pm | Reply
  55. stateschool

    I can't believe this just got reported as news. I also can't believe that I actually read this article. There is another article here that says that the Oscar results guaranteed an Obama victory. Really, cnn? I wish I could still afford newspapers.

    March 15, 2012 at 2:16 pm | Reply
  56. Brian

    Wow. This article is such a waste of space. Erin, why not go find someone to "flick" with and practice your skills on the magic board. I'm pretty sure that would have been a better use of time.

    March 15, 2012 at 2:14 pm | Reply
  57. Shadowblade

    This is legitimately news? Wow, this just in: CNN is officially out of crap.

    March 15, 2012 at 2:03 pm | Reply
  58. Joe

    A vote for Obama is a vote for four more years of failure. I will vote for anyone including the local crack head before I vote for Obama the Great Failure.

    March 15, 2012 at 2:01 pm | Reply
    • Todd in DC

      Obama failed and:

      saved the auto industry
      stopped the Great Recession from becoming the second depression
      stabilized unemployment
      killed bin Laden
      ended the Iraq war
      pledged to end the Afghan war
      lowered taxes

      You watch Fox news alot, don't you?

      March 15, 2012 at 3:12 pm | Reply
      • Steve

        Yeah!! Todd you preach the truth.

        March 15, 2012 at 4:40 pm | Reply
      • Mike Speakman

        Todd you are full of it. Obama saved nothing, but did ensure that are grand kids and their children will be paying for his excesses for decades to come.

        March 15, 2012 at 5:00 pm | Reply
        • jbm

          It's OUR not ARE in the context of your comment. No wonder you support the Republicans...no smarts at all!!!

          March 15, 2012 at 5:26 pm | Reply
      • Kyle

        Get it right, Obama did not kill Bin Ladin. Navy seals did that. He did not win the Iraq war, the US Military did that. Do NOT give him credit for our Military's hard work.

        Also we need to stop bailing out failing industries. If an individual or company makes poor choices or investments you do not put the burden on the people. It's not like if a company does really well, they will donate their profits back to society.

        March 15, 2012 at 5:13 pm | Reply
        • BCON

          If you are a republican, you can give the President no credit no matter what he did. You made your mind up from day one. If the cost of gasoline were $1.50 right now you would say that was because of something Bush did, but if it is high, then it is the President's fault! You cannot be objective at all if you are a republican. And I just have to say if you are not wealthy......why would you ever vote for these republican idiots. They are not for the middle class. Let me hear you say what a good job President Obama did saving the auto industry. That's just one great thing he did in three short years! The repubs do not stand a chance against him! Can't wait for the election to be over and I hope the dems take back the house so we can get something done!!!!

          March 15, 2012 at 6:08 pm | Reply
        • FLIndependent

          Kyle, do you know anything about the Commander in Chief's duties? President Obama had to give the final order for the Seals to kill OBL. If that was Bush I'm very sure you would have gave him credit for it, but since he dropped the ball and didn't give much thought to OBL that would not have happened on his watch. I just don't get you people that just won't give this president credit for anything positive of which he has a lot that he can point to.

          March 16, 2012 at 9:48 am | Reply
    • Saboth

      I think you've got Obama confused with GW. You know, the guy that got us mired in 2 wars that cost trillions of dollars but did nothing for the USA...the guy that let terrorists blow up 5,000 Americans. The guy that grew the power of our government with TSA and Homeland Security while also increasing government spending? The guy that lead his party (that had control of House AND Senate) to the most crushing financial crisis since the Great Depression. Yeah...that's the guy you are thinking about.

      March 15, 2012 at 3:21 pm | Reply
  59. RapidOne

    For anyone who knows history, Abe Lincoln's party and his principles are the ones that are shared by Democrats today. Democrats and Republicans switched ideologies and names around the mid 1900's. So much ignorance and so many people don't know this: today the likes of Abe Lincoln would be Democratic accordingly to history. Thus, if you want to say that Abe would win, you are speaking about the Democrats.

    Or, perhaps this story is just a bunch of hooey lol.

    March 15, 2012 at 1:59 pm | Reply
  60. Dirk the Daring

    In other news, it was reported that people who step on spaces in the sidewalk will induce a fracture in their mother's back. THIS JUST IN: individuals should be careful of breaking mirrors as it causes seven years of bad luck. Also be wary of crossing the path of black cats as this can have a similar effect.

    March 15, 2012 at 1:51 pm | Reply
  61. infraredted

    There hadn't been a black man elected in far longer than 150 years either before 2008 so that theorem can get thrown right out the window. I wonder how many of the Obama haters here receive social security, medicare, medicaid, unemployment benefits, disability or some other benefit that they love to foam about as long as someone else is getting it. The loon/far right evangelical fringe of the GOP is what's going to insure its losing in November. Obama is a far stronger candidate and a far better human being than all of them combined.

    March 15, 2012 at 1:50 pm | Reply
  62. john

    50% of all statistics can be wrong

    March 15, 2012 at 1:47 pm | Reply
  63. s

    That will change now look at bunch of CLOWNS that are running!!!! The circus should be happy they have a full line up for the clown car!!!

    March 15, 2012 at 1:44 pm | Reply
  64. james

    We can only hope that Nov. 6th is a great day !!!!!!!!–LOL

    March 15, 2012 at 1:42 pm | Reply
    • Bryan

      ... For Republicans! LOL

      March 15, 2012 at 2:16 pm | Reply
  65. Terry

    Good grief, the Tarot Cards, Voodoo Dolls, and ancient history are the last resort for the Republican Clown Show. We have a Mormon who wants everyone who has died to be baptized in the Mormon Faith. We have a Catholic that wants all women, especially the 95% of Catholic Women who now, or in the past, used birth control pills, to get straight with God, or lose their healthcare coverage. And then we have an adulterer, who is also a historian, and once a leader of the Republican Party, who wants everyone else to get out of the primary race. I predict the GOP Leadership will request an exorcism of all this weirdness just before the GOP Convention, and we all will be saved, from this ongoing embarrassment.

    March 15, 2012 at 1:42 pm | Reply
    • Bobington

      95% where did you get your number from?

      March 15, 2012 at 1:47 pm | Reply
    • Anthony

      /applaud Terry

      March 15, 2012 at 2:02 pm | Reply
    • kris

      good grief, we have a president who is a sham and has done nothing for this country except put us down a well of despair.. inflation is skyrocketing, unemployment is at an all time high and he shoved obamacare down our throats -America has never looked weaker and we've basically lost our status as a dominant power not to mention it looks like if he stays in the oval office were on the path to being a socialistic country..so give me the mormon, give me the catholic give me the adulturer..and put an end to this clown!

      March 15, 2012 at 2:20 pm | Reply
      • Evskie

        LMAO ok Alice

        March 15, 2012 at 2:46 pm | Reply
      • pazke

        Good grief, Kris, stop believing everything you hear on Faux News.

        March 15, 2012 at 2:48 pm | Reply
      • John

        Didn't anyone ever tell you that taking hallucinogenic drugs has a long term, debilitating effect on your brain?

        March 15, 2012 at 3:28 pm | Reply
  66. art

    Anyone see Modern Family last night I think the Republican candidates were on, they claimed into a car after the funeral

    March 15, 2012 at 1:41 pm | Reply
    • Freespirit

      Good one!

      March 15, 2012 at 2:06 pm | Reply
  67. pseudo

    Rush Limbaugh already handed President Obama's second term. After his blowout and how no one among this candidate has rebuke him. I guarantee you no self respecting woman no matter what party affiliation she is will ever vote for any party that endorses anyone who will degrade woman and their right to to voice their concerns

    March 15, 2012 at 1:39 pm | Reply
  68. Hadenuffyet

    With the likes of Rush sticking his foot in his mouth , I venture to guess 4 more....

    March 15, 2012 at 1:38 pm | Reply
  69. evidencepls

    Correlation rarely equals causation. Only those that aim to deceive will always draw causation from correlation (i.e., Glenn Beck/Limbaugh types).

    March 15, 2012 at 1:34 pm | Reply
  70. Jason Reimuller

    The same idea as the 'Redskins Rule', which predicted all presidential elections since 1936 – up to 2004. Maybe this is proof that George W rigged the election???
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redskins_Rule

    March 15, 2012 at 1:33 pm | Reply
  71. R M

    This is ridiculous. I don't have time to waste reading dumb articles about coincidences. I'm too busy getting my affairs in order for the coming end of the world on December 21.

    March 15, 2012 at 1:32 pm | Reply
  72. Steven Colo

    Next we'll be going by reading sheep entrails and using human sacrifices. As if Santorum won the election.

    March 15, 2012 at 1:24 pm | Reply
  73. Cynic

    That's very nice, Christopher, but pretty meaningless, all in all.

    March 15, 2012 at 1:20 pm | Reply
  74. Aois

    Loser obama is a fraud and should be removed .Anybody that would help this corrupt loser get reinstalled again along with his super corrupt administration, shows how stupid those loser obama followers really are.

    March 15, 2012 at 1:13 pm | Reply
    • sadtosay

      Your diction speaks volumes about you.

      March 15, 2012 at 1:14 pm | Reply
    • technaut

      How is the president corrupt? What corruption are you talking with regard to his administration? Instead of just making accusations just to show your dislike of this president, how about some detail that would enlighten us so-called losers? Unless you don't have any then that would make you the loser.

      March 15, 2012 at 1:20 pm | Reply
    • Eli

      If you are going to say something toxic provide some evidence. Which one of the three gop stooges would you prefer over Obama.

      March 15, 2012 at 1:21 pm | Reply
    • Vigla

      Aois... Your rant is so reminicent of 2004 from the other side. In the end, Obama will be re-elected, just like Bush was in 04. Barring hsome catastrophe, this is already a done deal. And call a sitting POTUS a criminal without proof makes you look like nut case.

      March 15, 2012 at 1:22 pm | Reply
    • jb1963

      Then I guess I am stupid. That is of course better than being the smart one who votes for the terrorist party known as the republican party.

      March 15, 2012 at 1:25 pm | Reply
    • Nov20th

      Only 311 more days until we have a new President! I hope! Santorum 2012!

      March 15, 2012 at 1:31 pm | Reply
    • pseudo

      Aois do you have any proof that the President is corrupt because if your relying on Faux news with that theory YOU FAIL but I guess your just someone whose singing for their supper ha?

      March 15, 2012 at 1:41 pm | Reply
    • Bob

      You're a loser.

      March 15, 2012 at 1:45 pm | Reply
    • jp

      Unsubstantiated accusations lead to police states and totalitarian regimes. Like Rick James said, watch yourself.

      March 15, 2012 at 1:52 pm | Reply
    • Kal

      Well you still haven’t learnt from the lessons and lies from 2000-2008. Speaks volumes of your intelligence. Why dont you do a favor to all and crawl back into your hole.

      March 15, 2012 at 1:56 pm | Reply
    • RapidOne

      Or... we could all be like you–a loser who thinks they are smarter than others, but can't even write 1 coherent sentence.

      Who told you you were smart? Fox news? Limbaugh? You do know that they manipulate and enslave you to fill their pockets don't you?

      March 15, 2012 at 2:01 pm | Reply
      • Aois

        RapidOne, you just give yourself away as one of those stupid ,loser obama followers .

        March 15, 2012 at 2:30 pm | Reply
    • stateschool

      Do your parents know you're using their computer again?

      March 15, 2012 at 2:09 pm | Reply
    • Sayd-Ist

      THANK YOU, SIR! MAY I HAVE ANOTHER!!?

      March 15, 2012 at 2:16 pm | Reply
    • Tim

      If you are going to insult someone's intelligence, get your punctuation right. You look like a blithering idiot because you can't construct a simple sentence in the language I assume you demand everyone speak.

      Long story short; that was a total faillure as a insults go.

      March 15, 2012 at 2:18 pm | Reply
    • scmaize

      You don't know anything except hate. Not one word you wrote about Obama is true. Have you ever done anything useful or constructive in your entire, obviously miserable, life?

      March 15, 2012 at 2:20 pm | Reply
    • ted

      The only hate I see on hear is you!!

      March 15, 2012 at 2:23 pm | Reply
    • george

      No substance to your post. Just a bunch of immature name calling. Typical of a republican. And that part of the reason republicans will lose in November.

      March 15, 2012 at 2:24 pm | Reply
    • M

      How many sources do you use to verify your facts? And don't you dare say you don't know what "facts" are... ignorance is no excuse to vote against a guy cause you don't like him even though you've never met him. Dislike his policies or something, but to judge the way you do is uneducated at best.

      March 15, 2012 at 2:27 pm | Reply
    • JohnJohn

      The GOP loves low information voters. Most of the votes they will get this election are from people that believe what the commentators on Fox or Rush say. Ever notice that the stations themselves never say bad stuff about Obama? They would get sued for lying, so the commentators do it instead so it is "opinion".

      March 15, 2012 at 2:33 pm | Reply
    • yahmez

      The biggest threat to the GOP this election is their particularly sorry field of candidates. It is the GOP who will win this one for Obama. Conservatards are doing everything in their power to lose this, with their war against women, and shoving religion down our throats.

      March 15, 2012 at 2:47 pm | Reply
  75. Dirk the Daring

    In other news, it was reported that people who step on cracks will break their mother's back. THIS JUST IN: individuals should be careful of breaking mirrors as it causes seven years of bad luck. Also be wary of crossing the path of black cats.

    March 15, 2012 at 1:09 pm | Reply
  76. Robert

    Wow, shocking proof that people who say that there is no such thing as coincidence are flat wrong.

    March 15, 2012 at 1:09 pm | Reply
  77. Rey

    Obama is black and that pretty much makes him Mr.Streak Demolisher

    March 15, 2012 at 1:00 pm | Reply
  78. tammy lambert chandler az

    HAHAHAHA Obama already broke the so called intriguing pattern. The pattern of pasty face white presidents who have never had the courage to stand up and make significant changes. To the shock of Republicans an amazing young black man
    is actually leading the country for the people.

    March 15, 2012 at 12:52 pm | Reply
  79. Michael

    This is the kind of "facts" Santorum can use in his campaign..

    March 15, 2012 at 12:44 pm | Reply
  80. El Diablo

    150 year streak is misleading when talking about only six elections.

    March 15, 2012 at 12:44 pm | Reply
    • Anonymous

      Wow. This article is such a waste of space. Erin, why not go find someone to "flick" with and practice your skills on the magic board. I'm pretty sure that would have been a better use of time.

      March 15, 2012 at 1:06 pm | Reply
    • Howard

      While Americans are suffering at the pumps, looking for work, and watching their home values sink, Obama responds with another self promotional propaganda movie, called "The Road Weve Traveled", which once again, pitches Obama as our savior, and the greatest thing since sliced bread. It's time for Americans to save our country, and kick this lying charlatan out of the White House !!!

      March 15, 2012 at 1:12 pm | Reply
      • Cynic

        How horrible sad it must make you feel to see the stock market rise on Obama's watch.

        March 15, 2012 at 1:19 pm | Reply
      • jb1963

        I'd rather him then any of the other choices.

        March 15, 2012 at 1:26 pm | Reply
      • Vigla

        So Howard, all the jobs wre lost under his watch, right? The home values dropped because of Obama right? It's raining because it's Obama's fault, right? Fact is, he's in office 3 yrs. We went from losing 700K jobs a month to job growth, the banking system is still functioning and we still have an auto industry in this country. You find fault in everything he has done yet I say we are MUCH better off than we were in Jan 2009.
        Reality Check...

        March 15, 2012 at 1:26 pm | Reply
      • MIchael

        But why should we replace him with the vastly bigger lying frauds from the GOP?

        March 15, 2012 at 1:46 pm | Reply
      • 5612jean

        Move to Canada you great white dope.

        March 15, 2012 at 1:49 pm | Reply
        • Drummergrl

          No thanks, don't need him in Canada.

          March 15, 2012 at 2:19 pm | Reply
      • Kal

        And Howard.. Yeah... how dare we.
        Isnt Bush-Cheny the greatest thing to happen since sliced bread.

        March 15, 2012 at 1:53 pm | Reply
      • RapidOne

        None of it is lies. You just think so because you are owned due to your stupidity, by your demagogues. Give examples of what you mean, or else we know you are just talking out of your butt like many like you.

        March 15, 2012 at 2:02 pm | Reply
      • stateschool

        Has Fox Entertainment News been telling you that the President of the United States influences gas prices again? It's weird how they didn't say that when gas hit four bucks a gallon under Dubya.

        March 15, 2012 at 2:12 pm | Reply
      • John

        He can move to the moon with Newt... Obama in case anyone has not taken notice, is one of our most presendential presidents this country has had in a very very long time.

        March 15, 2012 at 2:29 pm | Reply
      • M

        Hi Hater,

        If you were really interested in looking at the hard financial data & actually knew how to add, you could see the numbers don't lie & Obama has done things many president's tried & failed to do. You should really do some basic research so that you don't punish the rest of us by voting against your own interests just because you are blinded by hate(or pure racism). Since when are haters to be listened to anyways.

        March 15, 2012 at 2:31 pm | Reply
      • JohnJohn

        The GOP caused all of the problems we have now and you think kicking Obama out is the solution? The GOP loves you "low information voters"!

        March 15, 2012 at 2:36 pm | Reply
  81. MTATL67

    Interesting but it will defiantly be up to the us the voters.

    March 15, 2012 at 12:38 pm | Reply
  82. dH

    didn't you guys see the "news" that some stupid florist of 60+ is looking for wife? height of underestimating intellectual capacity of the readers!!

    March 15, 2012 at 12:35 pm | Reply
  83. dave

    a new study finds, the Obama administration enacted 32 new “major” regulations – rules that carry an estimated price tag of $100 million or more. These measures stand to cost the U.S. economy $10 billion a year, along with an additional $6.6 billion in first-time implementation costs.

    March 15, 2012 at 12:31 pm | Reply
    • tammy lambert chandler az

      1/3 of the debt Republicans left us with.

      March 15, 2012 at 1:03 pm | Reply
    • sadtosay

      The Bush taxcuts have a price tag of a couple trillion so where is your outrage there? The price for the wars Bush started in Iraq and Afghanistan also in the trillions, and more importantly thousands American lives.

      March 15, 2012 at 1:13 pm | Reply
    • technaut

      What study? Do you have a link? Or are you just making stuff up?

      March 15, 2012 at 1:22 pm | Reply
    • Vigla

      Source? Heritage Foundation? LOL...

      March 15, 2012 at 1:27 pm | Reply
    • Erik

      (2004) A new study finds that Bush committed trillions of dollars to pointless wars.

      March 15, 2012 at 1:30 pm | Reply
      • Casey

        Is Bush going up fro re-election? Ah right didn't think so......stop blaming the past administration that worked for the 2008 election its now 2012....

        March 15, 2012 at 1:46 pm | Reply
      • StOoPiD

        and 911 was? Bottom line, everything is FUBAR and neither side can get it right. Good and bad on both sides.

        March 15, 2012 at 2:26 pm | Reply
      • chuck

        yes, wars that Obama promised to get us out of as soon as possible. We are still in Afghanistan. WHY?

        March 15, 2012 at 2:35 pm | Reply
    • Hadenuffyet

      Not to mention Dept. of Homeland Security and the T.S.A. at a combined cost of over $60 billion a year.....Republicans represent a will toward smaller goverment...riiiiight....

      March 15, 2012 at 1:41 pm | Reply
    • John

      I can throw useless numbers around too. Those regulations were put in place in an effort to stop the loss of another $100 Trillion dollars to the economy that was cause by the lack of regulation courtesy of the republican party.

      March 15, 2012 at 3:38 pm | Reply
    • ANH

      Some always say that Obama is increasing the deficit and he is spending so much money. If the Bush administration did not spend so much money during its tenure AND give tax credits to the rich, Obama would not have to spend money to get us out of the hole we are in. Republicans talk that they have to reduce spending. Yes some things should be cut. But the things they want to cut make it possible for some people to try to function. Think about this scenario. A man has a house. Instead of budgeting some of his funds to upkeep his house, he spends it on other things. When he passes it on to his son, the house is damaged and falling apart. The son now has to spend money to build the house up. It is the same thing with this country. The past administration dug a hole so deep that Obama has to spend the money to build the country up again. For your information, I vote for both democrats and republicans. I am calling it as I see it. To all republicans, before you criticize, offer a solution to the problem. This is something that has not yet happened. You have to realize something. You need to spend money to make money.

      March 16, 2012 at 7:20 am | Reply
  84. David

    Would all of you take a pill!!!! I can't tell which side is loonier.

    March 15, 2012 at 12:31 pm | Reply
  85. chaz

    I'm in...bumper stickers coming...trying to win dinner with da Prez

    March 15, 2012 at 12:30 pm | Reply
  86. John 3:16

    This is the biggest piece of Murphy's Law I have ever seen. Almost guaranteed,Obama is re-elected!!!

    March 15, 2012 at 12:25 pm | Reply
  87. Vince

    What a waste of article space.

    March 15, 2012 at 12:23 pm | Reply
  88. Christine

    ....and due to the fact that my dog's poo was pointed slightly upwards this morning, I predict the Minnesota Vikings will win the Superbowl this year! It must be true because everyday his poo is flat or spirals downward and the Vikings never win..... Makes as much sense as this article!

    March 15, 2012 at 12:19 pm | Reply
    • Nick

      Well the vikings are due now im just saying.........

      March 15, 2012 at 2:22 pm | Reply
    • StOoPiD

      Yes...I can see that very clear now. Awesome!

      March 15, 2012 at 2:27 pm | Reply
    • John

      Not ever going to happen. More likely that the Vikings will step in your dog's poo. Go pack Go! 🙂

      March 15, 2012 at 3:41 pm | Reply
  89. Matt

    Must be a slow news day! This article isn't worth the website space it is published on.

    March 15, 2012 at 12:13 pm | Reply
  90. bird

    So this is what passes as journalism at CNN now? I guess since you can never muster the balls to write an article critical of Obama or his administration, you resort to a fluff piece like this.

    March 15, 2012 at 12:11 pm | Reply
    • RapidOne

      Or we could be like you and never have the brains or objectiveness to actually research what we talk about and write a worthless post like yours.

      March 15, 2012 at 2:03 pm | Reply
    • Drummergrl

      Why are you are? Go to Fox news for the truth..or the truth according to the Republicans!

      March 15, 2012 at 2:22 pm | Reply
  91. JakeAZ

    stupidest article i've ever seen on here.

    maybe we can read a bird's entrails to predict the final four?

    March 15, 2012 at 12:07 pm | Reply
  92. Gah

    It might be one of those strange elections where the voters actually get to decide the outcome... yes i know, i am being sarcastic now.

    March 15, 2012 at 12:06 pm | Reply
  93. ColoradoDad

    did anyone here complaining about this BLOG actually realize that it is a blog, not intended as a news source. silly elephants.

    March 15, 2012 at 12:05 pm | Reply
    • Bob the Janitor

      Dad, I agree...it's really good news for Republicans. "Happy days are here again!!!" Hahahahahaha

      March 15, 2012 at 12:42 pm | Reply
  94. Cthulhucalling

    Fortunetelling is now top-page worthy. I can get similar results by putting pictures of all the candidates in my cat's litterbox and letting him poop on his choice.

    March 15, 2012 at 12:03 pm | Reply
  95. Rob

    Trite...

    March 15, 2012 at 11:58 am | Reply
  96. judith

    Since the parties have changed so much, and the GOP of a hundred years ago is nowhere to be seen, this little factoid is meaningless. I'm voting for the Prez, because the GOP candidates are too horrible to preside over Pondunkville, let alone the United States of America.

    March 15, 2012 at 11:57 am | Reply
    • fred

      Sounds like you are an idealogue.

      I voted for Obama last time and will not make that mistake again.

      He has hurt the economy big time. True he inherited a mess, but he has made it worse, and that is not the repubs fault.

      The Dems had total control of Congress from the time he took office until Jan 2011.
      Things have only now started to get better now that the blance of power is divided, albeit not equally.

      You should wise up, Judith.

      March 15, 2012 at 12:58 pm | Reply
      • tinisha

        One of the biggest lies that have been told about the first 1 1/2 of Presidents Obama's administration is that he had complete control of Congress when he was eleteced. For the first time in the history of Congress the Republicans filibustered almost every bill that came to the floor. One of the reason's that the Affordable Care Act ended up with and individual mandate was because the Rebuplicans would not pass it without it. Yes they had a majority but because of the filibuster rule they need more than a majority to get anything passes. Its sad that you buy into the fallacies that have been reported instead of researching things for yourself and getting the facts. But for some doing a little extra work is too hard and they would rather have someone else tell them what to think.

        March 15, 2012 at 5:07 pm | Reply
  97. francis

    CNN , WHY DONT WE SEE A LOT OF REPORTING ABOUT THE HEALTH CARE LAW . THE FACT THAT THE CBO SAID IT WILL COST MORE TO IMPLEMENT . WERE IS THE NEWS ON THAT ...YOU HAVE PHOTOS OF OBAMA AT A BASKETBALL GAME BUT NO MENTION OF OBAMACARE ANYWHERE. LETS SEE SOME REAL REPORTING.

    March 15, 2012 at 11:57 am | Reply
    • judith

      You're wrong. I believe the CBO said it would cost less to implement than originally implemented. You must be listening to Faux News.

      March 15, 2012 at 11:58 am | Reply
      • fred

        what?
        I am employed by a small company. My healthcare cost just went up 15%. The insurance rep stated that new Obamacare regulations concerning insuring the uninsured prompted the larger increase.

        Before Obamacare, my insurance premiums went up 4% in 4 years.

        So you madam, are wrong.
        Stop being ideological.and calling news network names
        It makes you look dumb, and you do not appear to be that way.

        March 15, 2012 at 1:07 pm | Reply
        • tinisha

          Actually your wrong. Insurance premiums go up every year and becasue of the recession more and more people were using medical services and they did not have medical insurance becasue they lost their jobs. That meant that we had to pay the difference. The major parts of the Affordable Care Act have not even been enacted yet so your insurance premiums are not going up because of ACA. Its your particular insurance company that is raising your rates. It is so funny that eveyone wants to blame everything on Obama and fail to realize that there were many things that were going on when Obama came into office like the housing crisis, economic hardships all over the world, fighting two wars, extreme unemployment and many other things also affected the economic makeup in the US. It does take a while to policies to be enacted and be effective after they are signed into law. The results are not immediate. Thats why we continued to lose jobs after Obama signed the stimulous into law. It was not until the end of 2009 that his policies actually started making a difference. Please do some research and discover the truth for yourself dont just listen to the pundits, whether it be on Fox News or MSNBC. Learn the facts yourself then make an informed and educated decision because your comments just shows your ignorance of the facts.

          March 15, 2012 at 5:16 pm | Reply
    • James

      The health care reform needed to happen and it is a start. Unless you are in top 1% it is good for the rest 99 %.

      If you can't get that you should not really vote. As for the costs of health care and if that is your concern the solution is not easy to get at for any party for all these years because of the powerful lobby.

      Just as we are falling back in math/science scores we are amongst highest paying nation for healthcare compared to other comparable nations. That money is going to BIG pockets who do not want it to change. Surprise, surprise !

      When it comes to comparison we do not like it. We think we know the best than how come the outcome is not the best.
      If schools, healthcare, law-enforcement everything is let to degrade than there is not much left in this country. Same 1% will find it was a big mistake but by then it would be too late.

      Do not shoot the messenger look at the problem and see why it was not tackled in last 4 decades or more ! Well it is hard thing to do because you have to keep the BIG pockets happy to win elections !

      March 15, 2012 at 12:11 pm | Reply
      • fred

        what?
        I am employed by a small company. My healthcare cost just went up 15%. The insurance rep stated that new Obamacare regulations concerning insuring the uninsured prompted the larger increase.

        Before Obamacare, my insurance premiums went up 4% in 4 years.

        So you madam, are wrong.
        Stop being ideological.and calling news network names
        It makes you look dumb, and you do not appear to be that way.

        March 15, 2012 at 1:04 pm | Reply
        • FLIndependent

          I think your insurance company is taking you for a ride. Why don't you rail against them instead of the President's healthcare bill? Seems they are just using the healthcare bill as an excuse knowing that it doesn't even fully kick in until 2014.

          March 15, 2012 at 5:25 pm | Reply
    • Matt

      or how about the advancement of Medicaid... anyone who makes $15,000 or less will now be about to get medical insurance from Medicaid in 2014 because of Obama's bill

      matthew-thornton.blogspot.com

      March 15, 2012 at 12:20 pm | Reply
    • DCN

      Right On!

      March 15, 2012 at 12:23 pm | Reply
    • Vince

      Here is some reporting on Obama care....when my mom's cancer came back for the 3rd time this year her insurance company couldn't drop her like the did last time...thanks to Obama Care. I'm sure you'll be happy to know she's going to make it and won't die Francis...thanks to Obama care.

      March 15, 2012 at 12:26 pm | Reply
    • JW

      Both my sons are covered under the new healthcare law and it is excellent insurance. My oldest has had 2 heart surgeries and is now physically able to go back to work and become a functional and contributing member of society again instead of being disabled. If anyone bothered to actually go to the website and read the actual law they would see that there are great things in it that benefit the vast majority of the middle class and that it is NOT a government takeover. It should have been called Insurance Regulation reform because that is what really is. The republicans real objection is that they succeeded in getting a capital gains tax on the wealthy into the law. All of their false information is just scare tactics because the richest is this country got a small increase in taxes on unearned income

      March 15, 2012 at 12:41 pm | Reply
    • Dave

      I'm with you Francis. Could it be that CNN is "in the tank" for Obama just like ABC, NBC, CBS, and MSNBC?

      March 15, 2012 at 12:47 pm | Reply
  98. clarke

    Wow CNN, nothing to do.

    March 15, 2012 at 11:53 am | Reply
  99. davey

    Maybe Soetoro could use the likes of Cindy Sheehan and her gang of dancin' little protestors. Haven't seen much of them lately.

    March 15, 2012 at 11:50 am | Reply
  100. svann

    If you believe in this stuff then it really doesnt matter who wins since the world ends dec 21.

    March 15, 2012 at 11:42 am | Reply
  101. Ray E. (Georgia)

    Actually the Astrologial Signs are a bit more favorable for the Republician to win. But, the 15.5 Trillion Dollar National debt, Hight Gas Prices, 47 Million on Food Stamps, real unemployment around 16 Percent Millions of Morgages under water. Nanny State ??? Your choice.

    March 15, 2012 at 11:40 am | Reply
  102. Wastrel

    Brilliant. Just BRILLIANT. What we need from CNN is not news, but numerology.

    March 15, 2012 at 11:37 am | Reply
  103. c

    oh dear, this is journalism? Well hells bells the democrats might as well stay home then. But if he doesnt win a second term I am pretty sure the date has nothing to do with it. He is just too much even for a democrat. It is good for a president to have confidence, we need that, but he is way too arrogant and mean spirited. He forgot that after campaigning he became the peoples president, instead he treated his opposers like garbage and even level headed democrats see that. Gas is way too high and we are not stupid we know where he is going with this. But you can drill and produce greener alternatives simultaneously.

    March 15, 2012 at 11:36 am | Reply
    • mmaxum2002

      Funny, I thought world markets controlled the price of gasoline, not the president......

      March 15, 2012 at 11:54 am | Reply
    • woman

      How about some facts? Just how is Obama mean spirited, and when did he treat the Republicans like garbage? Seems to me he's held out a bipartisan hand time and time again only to have it slapped away by them. And now the price of gas is his fault? Fact: in 2008 it was the same price it is now, and Fox News kept saying that the price of gas is not the fault of then President Bush, and there was nothing he could do about it. Of course, now that Obama is President, gas prices and everything else in the world, is his fault. The hypocrisy is astounding.

      March 15, 2012 at 12:13 pm | Reply
      • Dan

        Actually the price of gas in January 2009 was $1.87. Also the Democrats in 2006 blamed President Bush for high gas prices and the press was the word of doom and gloom. Now I do not hear the Democrats or the press saying a despariging(sp) word.

        March 15, 2012 at 12:47 pm | Reply
    • RapidOne

      Another ignorant, probably bigoted, worthless to America, brainwashed and enslaved loser who doesn't know the difference between facts and what he is TOLD TO BELIEVE. Pathetic.

      March 15, 2012 at 2:05 pm | Reply
    • FLIndependent

      Where do you people get that President Obama is arrogant? Really? Anyone who has tried to compromise as much as he has is far from arrogant. How would you handle all of the hate and obstruction against him if you were in his shoes?

      March 15, 2012 at 5:29 pm | Reply
  104. Mr. Awesome

    Interesting fun fact, but why is this relevant to a news site?

    March 15, 2012 at 11:31 am | Reply
  105. dave

    It looks like history will repeat itself! No president has won relection with unemployment above 7.4%, since FDR, and no president in recent history has won relection with the GDP under 3.5% in the election year. History isn't looking good for 0bama. But think could be worse. If we lost 0bama, Biden becomes president. That is a VERY scary thought.

    March 15, 2012 at 11:31 am | Reply
  106. Anthony Ames

    Why is this article wasting space by even existing?

    March 15, 2012 at 11:30 am | Reply
  107. Vicar

    Don't you people have anything better to do than read tea leaves? Trends were made to be broken at some point. Who cares? I'm more concerned about these dingbats doing this kind of "research" on my tax dollar. Get a real job dudes

    March 15, 2012 at 11:26 am | Reply
  108. duane

    Some of these comments are so funny. Every black democratic presidential candidate has won. Ronald Reagan should have died in office, as every twenty years the president died or was assassinated. Seriously use your heads for more than a hat rack, think and act with thought and intelligence.......

    March 15, 2012 at 11:26 am | Reply
  109. Tom

    I find it interesting how CNN talks about the date of the election as what is going to determine the next president yet there is no mention anywhere on their website this morning about Obama's healthcare plan going to cost double what he said it would when he pushed it through. How about concentrating on Obama's actions as a president CNN instead of what the day of the elections is going to be.

    March 15, 2012 at 11:26 am | Reply
  110. Mojo Jack

    Oh no not another Erin Burnett speculation. If November 6 has any real significance then it must be a covert signal to all Republicans to pull some scam that helps them win like election fraud. I would take credit for noticing that 11/6 is an upside down 9/11 but we didn't have phones back in the Civil War that I know of.

    March 15, 2012 at 11:21 am | Reply
    • Paul

      Election fraud like someone standing in front of a voting place with a weapon? Oh wait, that was a black man that did that, my mistake.

      March 15, 2012 at 11:37 am | Reply
  111. Mojo Jack

    Oh no not another Erin Burnett speculation. If November 6 has any real significance then it must be a covert signal to all Republicans to pull some scam that helps them win like election fraud. I would take credit for noticing that 11/6 is an upside down 9/11 but we didn't have phones back in the Civil War.

    March 15, 2012 at 11:20 am | Reply
  112. Hasher Iva

    That's about as useless a statistical data point as I've ever heard. While it may be true, it's empirical data. There are far too many contributing factors for it to have any prognastic value. I'll put that right up there with Punxsutawney Phil, intertesting, but useless.

    March 15, 2012 at 11:18 am | Reply
  113. MITT ROMNEY

    Seems as though the GOP front runners are on a streak because they keep shooting themselves in the foot every time they open their mouths!

    March 15, 2012 at 11:16 am | Reply
    • Rich54

      Sorry every time Joe Biden opens his mouth, peole laugh at him.

      March 15, 2012 at 12:31 pm | Reply
  114. rtbrno65

    I knew this article would be ridiculous, but NEVER in my wildest dreams was I able to guess just how much so 'twould be! Thanks CNN!

    March 15, 2012 at 11:11 am | Reply
    • Reader48

      We'll never get that 45 seconds back. Erin is the worst poster at CNN with the dumbest contributions. Please make an effort to earn your pay!

      March 15, 2012 at 11:25 am | Reply
  115. dave

    Why isn't this being discussed or articles here on CNN?

    The Congressional Budget Office has extended its cost estimates for President Obama's health care law out to 2022, taking in more years of full implementation, and showing that the bill is substantially more expensive - twice as much as the original $900 billion price tag.

    In a largely overlooked segment of the CBO's update to the budget outlook released Tuesday, the independent arm of Congress found that the bill will cost $1.76 trillion between now and 2022, and that doesn't include the implementation costs and other charges.

    "The bill spends more than the president promised, it covers fewer people - probably 2 million fewer people - and it taxes more than was expected,"

    March 15, 2012 at 11:04 am | Reply
  116. Abelardo Lopez

    After reading this article,
    I am thoroughly impressed at the quality of work CNN allows itself to endorse.

    March 15, 2012 at 10:55 am | Reply
  117. Tom

    In a two party system no matter who wins the influential people become more rich and the middle class gets..well screwed.

    March 15, 2012 at 10:52 am | Reply
  118. SNAPPA

    The writer forgets one thing, ALL of those administrations were nothing short of disasterous for the nation. Besides I have never bought into such nonsense.

    March 15, 2012 at 10:42 am | Reply
  119. Most Curious

    And except for Abe and Ike, every one of the aforementioned Reepubs was a complete disaster, especially Ronnie Reagan. So this is the year intelligent, logical people will end that silly streak and re-elect a great and good man, President Obama.

    March 15, 2012 at 10:40 am | Reply
  120. Joi Gibson

    What kind of foolishness is this? I believe the profession of journalism has gone the way of the typewriter. All so-called journalists now are either pundits or historians of ridiculous facts so they can then pundicate (how's that for a Palinism) on what these so-historical facts mean. This is ridiculous and then some.

    OBAMA/BIDEN/FIRST LADY MICHELLE 2012!!!!

    March 15, 2012 at 10:38 am | Reply
  121. Richard Puente

    Talk about reaching out in desperation. This reminds me of people who are so self rightious that they often do things that they know are totally wrong and continue to do them because that is the way it has always been done instead of thinking for thenselves and correcting the wrong.... This statistic is going to be made irrevelevent so don't hold your breath.

    March 15, 2012 at 10:35 am | Reply
  122. Aois

    Deadbeat obama is a huge failure and the recent past has porven that .This will most likely be the only time in U S history that we have been without a real president. Loser obama cannot get reinstalled without rigging the elections,again.

    March 15, 2012 at 10:33 am | Reply
    • HTJ2

      Pay attention folks. This is a perfect example of the totally uninformed moron and they can't even spell.

      March 15, 2012 at 2:02 pm | Reply
    • FLIndependent

      Which president wasn't elected by the people, but selected by the conservative Supreme Count? Oh that's right, BUSH! Obama was overwhelmingly voted in by the people and you righties can't stomach that!!

      March 16, 2012 at 10:10 am | Reply
  123. art

    It will be broken

    March 15, 2012 at 10:18 am | Reply
    • Guest

      AMEN!!!!

      March 15, 2012 at 1:41 pm | Reply
  124. Ntrain2k

    Seriously, this is a story?

    March 15, 2012 at 10:06 am | Reply
    • harley

      Yes to CNN it is, due to the owners
      of the company.

      March 15, 2012 at 10:22 am | Reply
    • Victor G

      II seriously question Erin Burnett's credentials for becoming a journalist. Is this really the type of report (garbage?) that we need from a political columnist? Unqualified reporter like Erin give the entire profession bad name....

      March 15, 2012 at 10:33 am | Reply
    • Scott

      Apparently, CNN feels the need to pander to the pseudoscientific Numerology crowd...

      March 15, 2012 at 10:56 am | Reply
      • c

        scott, that is funny 🙂

        March 15, 2012 at 11:38 am | Reply
    • Cheryl

      Curiously absent from CNN news are: 1) The defiled American flag (replacing stars with Obama pic), 2) New CBO projections on the UNAffordable Health Care Act double the cost. I know CNN and most of the readers are hopelessy liberal beyond reasoning with but in my opinion, these 2 items are newsworthy, even from a liberal group.

      March 15, 2012 at 11:04 am | Reply
      • FLIndependent

        I don't agree with putting President Obama's face on our flag, but I'm sure that didn't come from him. However, I remember here in FL Bush's face plastered on billboards at reelection time. Was anything said about that? The government can't control everything that is done by special interest groups or whoever made these flags so it is really a non-issue.

        March 16, 2012 at 10:14 am | Reply
  125. katchaser

    None of the other 43 were black so that destroys all precedents before this one.

    March 15, 2012 at 10:06 am | Reply
  126. dave

    Why isn't this being disc discussed or articles here on CNN?

    The Congressional Budget Office has extended its cost estimates for President Obama's health care law out to 2022, taking in more years of full implementation, and showing that the bill is substantially more expensive - twice as much as the original $900 billion price tag.

    In a largely overlooked segment of the CBO's update to the budget outlook released Tuesday, the independent arm of Congress found that the bill will cost $1.76 trillion between now and 2022.

    March 15, 2012 at 10:06 am | Reply
  127. steve

    Re-elect Obama and watch your taxes go up. Everyone, not just the rich.

    March 15, 2012 at 10:05 am | Reply
    • Steve

      Interesting how you ignore the fact that taxes went down after Obama was elected. At least for those making less than 125,000 a year. Evidently you make more than that.

      March 15, 2012 at 10:14 am | Reply
      • ThisSerious

        Agreed. In fact, no citizen of these United States has seen their taxes go up under this administration. Extension of the bush tax cuts, payroll tax cuts, small business tax cuts, research and innovation tax cuts, manufacturing equipment tax cuts, making work pay tax cuts, earned income tax cuts, first time home buyer tax cuts all prove this fact.

        March 15, 2012 at 10:37 am | Reply
        • JustAman

          Our dollar is worth a lot less now under the current president. The price of every thing has gone up. I would rather of had my taxes go up, than to lose the value of my money.

          March 15, 2012 at 10:50 am | Reply
        • dave

          0bama’s tax actions:
          1. A 156 percent increase in the federal excise tax on tobacco
          2. Obamacare Individual Mandate Excise Tax (takes effect in Jan 2014)
          3. Obamacare Employer Mandate Tax (takes effect Jan. 2014)
          4. Obamacare Surtax on Investment Income (Tax hike of $123 billion/takes effect Jan. 2013)
          5. Obamacare Excise Tax on Comprehensive Health Insurance Plans (Tax hike of $32 bil/takes effect Jan. 2018)
          6. Obamacare Hike in Medicare Payroll Tax (Tax hike of $86.8 bil/takes effect Jan. 2013)
          7. Obamacare Medicine Cabinet Tax (Tax hike of $5 bil/took effect Jan. 2011)
          8. Obamacare HSA Withdrawal Tax Hike (Tax hike of $1.4 bil/took effect Jan. 2011)
          9. Obamacare Flexible Spending Account Cap – aka “Special Needs Kids Tax” (Tax hike of $13 bil/takes effect Jan. 2013)
          10. Obamacare Tax on Medical Device Manufacturers (Tax hike of $20 bil/takes effect Jan. 2013)
          11. Obamacare "Haircut" for Medical Itemized Deduction from 7.5% to 10% of AGI (Tax hike of $15.2 bil/takes effect Jan. 2013)
          12. Obamacare Tax on Indoor Tanning Services (Tax hike of $2.7 billion/took effect July 2010)
          13. Obamacare elimination of tax deduction for employer-provided retirement Rx drug coverage in coordination with Medicare Part D (Tax hike of $4.5 bil/takes effect Jan. 2013)
          14. Obamacare Blue Cross/Blue Shield Tax Hike (Tax hike of $0.4 bil/took effect Jan. 1 2010)
          15. Obamacare Excise Tax on Charitable Hospitals (Min$/took effect immediately)
          16. Obamacare Tax on Innovator Drug Companies (Tax hike of $22.2 bil/took effect Jan. 2010)
          17. Obamacare Tax on Health Insurers (Tax hike of $60.1 bil/takes effect Jan. 2014)
          18. Obamacare $500,000 Annual Executive Compensation Limit for Health Insurance Executives (Tax hike of $0.6 bil/takes effect Jan 2013)
          19. Obamacare Employer Reporting of Insurance on W-2 ($min/takes effect Jan. 2012)
          20. Obamacare “Black liquor” tax hike (Tax hike of $23.6 billion/took effect immediately)
          21. Obamacare Codification of the “economic substance doctrine” (Tax hike of $4.5 billion/took effect immediately)

          Notice how many of those tax increases are not set to go into effect until after the presidential election in 2012? Just because they have not yet been implemented does NOT mean they were not passed.

          March 15, 2012 at 10:54 am | Reply
          • stan

            Now Dave, play nice and don't be bringing all those fact 'thingies' to barry's hopium deluded followers. It's not really fair using facts against the hopium deluded ignorants that by some mental incapacity still support barry. It's like a pro-boxer fighting a child in kindergarten. If you want to get through to barry supporters you'd be better off using crayons for pictures and talking in a soft voice.

            March 15, 2012 at 11:58 am | Reply
          • pm

            Dave, while I admint I won't take the time to look up all or yor claims, of which I seriously doubt is even reality, your GOP, "No New Taxes" Congress must have passed all of these tax hike Bills and sent them to the President to sign. The GOP has a majority in the House, so Grover Nordquist must be looking to replace all of them, according to your statistics, since they broke their pledge to the lobbyist from SC.

            March 15, 2012 at 11:59 am | Reply
          • infraredted

            what right wing mouthpiece did you source these stats from?

            March 15, 2012 at 1:58 pm | Reply
          • FLIndependent

            Well Dave if you're right the Congress had to pass these increases, not the President. If they are such a problem then why doesn't the House try to repeal them?

            March 16, 2012 at 10:16 am | Reply
        • Matt in georgia

          My taxes definatly went up this year thanks to healthcare.

          March 15, 2012 at 11:01 am | Reply
          • Phil in KC

            You don't say how much your taxes went up or how you are directly relating them to the healthcare law. But, it sounds like you're more interested in saving a few bucks on your taxes than you are in the health of your neighbors. Also, might I point out that the few extra dollars that the healthcare law might cost you are out-weighed by the savings realized by not having to cover people who would otherwise go uninsured.

            March 15, 2012 at 1:28 pm | Reply
        • Tom

          Exactly. I think the people whom are saying this are just those living off the system. Having no paystub to use for verification of their incorrect information is the only logical explanation of their ignorance.

          March 15, 2012 at 11:05 am | Reply
        • Rich54

          What about the tanning salon tax?

          March 15, 2012 at 12:33 pm | Reply
      • shut_up

        gasoline tripled, we now have AA credit, first prez to have his mother-in-law live at the whitehouse and also have illegal kin living off the taxpayers. LOL LOL LOL

        March 15, 2012 at 11:14 am | Reply
        • Darw1n

          The Tea Party house holds the bag on the credit downgrade, and gas prices tripled? You are an idi0t

          March 15, 2012 at 11:27 am | Reply
        • monica

          Gas has not tripled. In the summer of 2007 gas was $3.98 in Jersey and over $4.00 in other parts of the country. It started its decline due to the recession and people not buying it. There was a drastic reduction in oil consumption and the commodity traders attempted to lower a barrel of oil to $50. Once we were coming out of the recession prices did start to go up. They are still lower than the summer of '07. With Iran's and the middle east instability prices probably will continue to rise. Get your facts and try to understand economics and how the world works before you blame the President. That's ridiculous!

          March 15, 2012 at 11:38 am | Reply
          • Bob the Janitor

            Monica – get your facts straight...on the day that Obama was elected, gas was an average of $1.79 in the U.S. It is now nearly (or more depending on where you live) twice as much as it was then.

            March 15, 2012 at 12:33 pm | Reply
            • sadtosay

              The day he was elected wasn't the day he took office. Not to mention oil is a traded commodity so if you want to point the finger about gas prices doing so towards Obama is nonsense. You could maybe get away with pointing it at Bush who started the wars that drpve prices through the roof in the first place on worries about supply.

              March 15, 2012 at 1:18 pm | Reply
            • Wake up people!

              Oh come on Bob. That is a flat out lie. Gas was not less than $2 when the Prez was elected. Gas was almost $4. If you're going to knock him at least be truthful.

              March 15, 2012 at 1:21 pm | Reply
            • John

              Bob the Janitor: The two have nothing to do with each other. If it was $1.79/gallon as you say it was, it's because the market's bottom had just dropped out. The Great Recession Obama inherited on Jan. 20, 2009 caused far less gas consumption globally, which means there's more supply than demand. Simple economics: lower prices. Now, things are on the upswing, demand is higher, and you have those god awful speculators complicating things. All of this to say, it's hardly as simple as you make it sound. "Facts" or not, you've been mislead.

              March 15, 2012 at 2:42 pm | Reply
            • FLIndependent

              Your're right Bob – since the Repubs gained the House gas prices have shot up and have been going up ever since – coincidence? Gas prices were not a problem under the Dems leadership for the first two years.

              March 16, 2012 at 10:20 am | Reply
          • MikeyB

            Monica....you are stating sound reasons and facts. The Obama haters do not want anything to do with such nonsense because it goes against their bite-sized narratives that are void of facts and reason.

            March 15, 2012 at 5:22 pm | Reply
    • R Wolf

      Really, Steve
      Under President Obama my taxes have actually gone down, I can get health care, I have confidence in America and I have seen what it's like to have an educated, comapssionate, intelligent, and respected man leading this Nation. I can't wait for him to serve another four years in office.

      March 15, 2012 at 10:41 am | Reply
      • David A

        Im voting Obama too, Wolf.. The repub candidates make me embarrassed to live in The U S. they show NO leadership qualities.

        March 15, 2012 at 11:56 am | Reply
        • Dave

          That's some real sound reasoning for casting an Obama vote. Let's have more deficit spending and government mandates since it's worked so well the past 3 years.

          March 15, 2012 at 12:52 pm | Reply
          • MikeyB

            Dave...the simplistic talking points regarding the deficit under Obama ignores the fact that the country experienced the worst economic downturn...economic calamity since the Great Depression. When the economy of any country collapses, governments run huge deficits.....not surpluses. Another thing, the fiscal year for governments begin every October and the 2009 fiscal year began under Bush in October 2008 and it was a $1 trillion deficit. You forget that Bush inherited a surplus budget in 2001 from Clinton and then quickly turned it into a deficit. Now that was irresponsible and negligent of Bush.

            March 15, 2012 at 5:26 pm | Reply
      • ColoradoDad

        Agreed! Its nice to have a president who's IQ is greater that that of a clump of dirt. Looking forward to 4 more years of intelligent leadership. Whats scary is the anti-college stance a certain GOP front runner is taking.

        March 15, 2012 at 12:01 pm | Reply
      • Christine

        Well-said, Wolf. I agree 100%!

        March 15, 2012 at 12:26 pm | Reply
      • Bob the Janitor

        Wolf, he's a clown...you're a clown...your other replies were made by clowns. He is the poster child of everything that is wrong with our economy, our foreign policy, and our nation as a whole. Oh yeah, and his wife dresses like a clown!

        March 15, 2012 at 12:35 pm | Reply
        • FLIndependent

          I think Bob was living in a cave with Bin Laden during the Bush/Cheney years. Of course Bin Laden moved out into the open when Bush declared he was no longer a priority.

          March 16, 2012 at 10:24 am | Reply
    • mrs. romney

      Another fox news lie

      March 15, 2012 at 10:41 am | Reply
    • Graham

      I will do anything you say. Obama it is!

      March 15, 2012 at 10:44 am | Reply
    • TDHawkes

      Our taxes support our whole society. It is the patriotic thing to do. It fascinates me so few people have any interest in the well-being of everyone. It seems many people are only interested in their narrow self-interest. Yet, it takes all of us working together to have a healthy society. Perhaps taxes aren't the problem. Perhaps selfishness is.

      March 15, 2012 at 10:50 am | Reply
      • rose

        No no, roads and bridges grow all by themselves. And tax dodgers only get around by walking through the woods.

        No parasites here, nothing to see, move along.

        March 15, 2012 at 11:59 am | Reply
      • Bob the Janitor

        TD, I agree with you that selfishness is the problem, but the selfish ones are the 47% of Americans who don't work. I am part of the 53% who work, pay taxes, and do not want to support everybody else. I have enough problems supporting myself and my own family without being responsible for supporting all the lazy bums who won't work.

        March 15, 2012 at 12:39 pm | Reply
    • 5612jean

      Um! Sounds like the same lie Republicans told the first go round. Why do you lie Steve? In this age of technology and fact checking, it's easy enough disprove your lie.

      March 15, 2012 at 10:57 am | Reply
    • dt

      History has you in denial. There is one thing that is inescapable, and that is the mathematics of the current financial problem. NO future Congress / President can continue with the current revenue (lowest it has ever been as a percentage of GDP). Do the math – without increased revenue we will not be able to defend ourselves and have an infrastructure. This ignores social programs. Never in our history before Bush II have we engaged in extensive armed conflict without increasing revenue – and Bush DECREASED revenue. Reagan discovered the difference between financial rhetoric and financial reality – and even he ramped up our debt. I vote for reality.

      March 15, 2012 at 11:12 am | Reply
      • FLIndependent

        Reagan also raised taxes many times – a fact that is ALWAYS ignored by the Repubs.

        March 16, 2012 at 10:26 am | Reply
    • Ruck

      hahaha, yeah like how they've gone up in the last 4 years? hahahahahahahahaha

      March 15, 2012 at 11:14 am | Reply
  128. Mike

    I'm voting for Obama...both Santorum and that other guy are too "above" the American public and have not(and don't plan to) worked in the trenches. They think they are the Golden Boys but that doesn't work for me...

    March 15, 2012 at 9:56 am | Reply
  129. Bill in Florida

    With a sample size of SIX, how can this possibly be wrong or misleading?

    March 15, 2012 at 9:53 am | Reply
    • Sid

      Shhh, it's CNN, don't expect them to have a seasoned statistician for writing a non-news article 🙂

      March 15, 2012 at 10:05 am | Reply
    • T. A. Martin

      Six samples from a pool of 56 events (total # of US presidential elections)? At almost 11%, that's a good sampling...

      March 15, 2012 at 11:13 am | Reply
      • shut_up

        it really is turdhead!

        March 15, 2012 at 11:15 am | Reply
    • T. A. Martin

      ... However, this is a definite case of worthless data. Selecting a arbitrary limit does nothing for proving something through statistics.

      March 15, 2012 at 11:17 am | Reply
    • txgrl

      But the unthinking populous will buy it, hook, line, and sinker!

      March 15, 2012 at 11:18 am | Reply
  130. 305

    lol... its funny where she get that from , thats not going to happen i m a Conservative i will not vote for a republican for long time. they dont stand for nothing but their rich friends . Obama will reelect again until those republican understand this country build in middle class none of them elect as president...

    March 15, 2012 at 9:50 am | Reply
  131. AWMessenger

    Is there a reason why ALL MY COMMENTS ARE BEING MODERATED?
    I'm not stating anything inappropriate.
    CNN comments are bogus.

    March 15, 2012 at 9:45 am | Reply
  132. AWMessenger

    I see packing and lots of moving boxes in his future.

    March 15, 2012 at 9:44 am | Reply
  133. Steve

    President Obama will be re-elected!!! I don't care what this article says. So you Obama haters need to take a step back!! OBAMA 2012!!!!

    March 15, 2012 at 9:16 am | Reply
    • Rich54

      Hahahahha, big eared, blue lipped, Obama is toast, like his skin color

      March 15, 2012 at 12:37 pm | Reply
  134. george washington

    Nick, I agree with you on the part that we have never had a black president before but he does not deserve to be elected again

    March 15, 2012 at 8:58 am | Reply
  135. SteveW

    I"m sorry, but this is irresponsible. The day of the election is not a trend that has any true bearing on the outcome. It is a piece of data that has no real connection to, really, anything. To write a headline and lead based around that is folly.

    March 15, 2012 at 8:58 am | Reply
  136. American

    This moron needs to be impeached and then deported as an illegal alien that he is

    March 15, 2012 at 8:48 am | Reply
  137. GOP Hate America

    Make no mistake I will be voting for Obama and if this country really makes its turnout to the polls they will only confirm what a sad minority religious inbreed conservatives really are.

    March 15, 2012 at 8:41 am | Reply
  138. Neil

    Why is it when I put our pres name in a post I get the "Your comment is awaiting moderation" response?

    March 15, 2012 at 7:27 am | Reply
  139. Neil

    Here's a Statistic for you.
    When we elect Governors, the US does very well....Regan, Clinton
    When we elect Senators, we do very bad....Carter, Bush, Obama.....

    Maybe we should be electing Governors instead.

    March 15, 2012 at 7:26 am | Reply
    • Obama 2012

      Carter and Bush were Governors..............Genius!!!!!!!!!!!

      March 15, 2012 at 12:09 pm | Reply
    • pm

      Your statistics are flawed...it doesn't take into account what the Preisdent's have inherited from the preceeding Administration. Did all of the conservatives take a pill that made them forget what caused this mess in the 1st place? Lowering taxes (including the very rich) while starting two unfunded wars we were lied to about getting into and looking the other way when Corporate america was fleecing America and causing the housing crisis which started the recession all was the responsibility of Bush and his neo-cons. I knew this would happen. America's attention span is so short that people actuall believe the Obama casued all of this...wow.

      March 15, 2012 at 12:11 pm | Reply
  140. hkdakota

    Yes he should fear election day because of the independents like myself that voted for him in 2008 that are now totally turned off by his presidency.

    March 15, 2012 at 7:21 am | Reply
    • pm

      If you are a woman and vote for any of the GOP candidates, especially ayatolla Santorum or mega-rich Romney, you should have youe head examined. These people want women to go back to the kitchen and stay uneducated and barefoot and pregnant. They reflect this every day, pandring to the extreme right, which is non-sense, because these people will vote R every time anyway. How are thay going to get moderates, independents, women or Hispanics to vote for them in November, when they have been threatened for months by these people?

      March 15, 2012 at 12:07 pm | Reply
  141. h. pritchard

    Afghanistan: No invading army has ever been victorious and no occupying force has ever endured. Thanks Cheny?bush!!!
    The Prez. is doing a good job, in light of what he inherited from those clowns!!

    March 15, 2012 at 6:17 am | Reply
  142. Bart

    Obama should not worry because he has cnn on his side. cnn has followed the North Korean News Agency in creating a personality cult for Obama. cnn has Obama topping the exploits of Kim Il-sung (Great Leader) and Kim Jong-il (Supreme Leader). Stay tuned for Obama walking on water and multipling bread, or smarter than Einstein on cnn.

    March 15, 2012 at 5:54 am | Reply
  143. Jerry

    If this clueless/lying/hypocritical/spend-drift president is ever reelected, GOD HELP AMERICA!!!

    March 15, 2012 at 5:21 am | Reply
    • intelligent response

      For ignorant republicans who keep thinking that barack is a high spender, he hasn't come anywhere close to the money that has been spent by the former president Bush, and even the policies that Romney has mentioned would be far more expensive than them. It is still clear that the best choice for continuing to turn this recession around is Obama.

      Before Obama there were 700,000 jobs lost every month, now jobs are increasing by over 200,000 each month, and the stock market has more than doubled. Things are still not good, but they are on there way to recovery provided he gets re-election, and we don't see deeper tax cuts for the wealthy .

      March 15, 2012 at 7:32 am | Reply
    • Joe

      And God help America if a Republican wins . . . .we will be at war with Iran in no time at all then spend trillions again.

      Guess we haven't learned our lesson yet!

      March 15, 2012 at 8:10 am | Reply
    • GOP Hate America

      riiiiight because its pro rape rick santorum who this country really needs.

      March 15, 2012 at 8:42 am | Reply
    • Steve

      Well do you have a better choice?? Who is the better choice on the GOP side?? They tell lies also. Especially Romney. He is sooooo fake. Obama is really the best we have right now. Put your hate for him aside for a moment. Who is the best choice to run this country?? Remember it was the Republicans that put us in this mess in the first place. Do your homework!!

      March 15, 2012 at 9:27 am | Reply
    • AWMessenger

      He shouldn't fear election day, he should just starting packing up.

      March 15, 2012 at 9:43 am | Reply
    • 5612jean

      God help America if any to these racist, fake Christians became president. After 8 years of one dumb bell who brought this country to brink of disaster, the selection of any of these three will certainly take us there. These people are clearly very dangerous for this country and for women in general. Women need to come out in record numbers and put these losers in their place by the casting of their ballot. These stupid men would like nothing more than to have women stay home and irresponsibly have baby after baby that it takes to working parents to provide for. This group of Republicans have come up with more racist and anti-women tactics than I have ever seen in my life. I suppose you don't have a problem with the efforts to block the minor vote, under the false pretense of voter fraud when there has been no fraud. For these reasons, I don't think President Obama has to worry to much.

      March 15, 2012 at 9:51 am | Reply
    • Bill in Florida

      Jerry, I fully expect that this honorable/intelligent/witty/handsome/caring/competent/fair/loving President will be reelected. God help us all if Romney/Santorum are elected!

      March 15, 2012 at 9:55 am | Reply
      • dave

        LOL

        March 15, 2012 at 10:07 am | Reply
      • see

        Bill, Jerry's "clueless/lying/hypocritical/spend-drift" is code talk. How about Jerry give us some facts for each of these adjectives. Let me start with facts on your adjectives: honorable – NO more honor than taking down 9/11mastermind, intelligent – no explanation required, witty/handsome – these are personal preferences, caring – Health Care Bill, competent – could be more competent if he held the opposing party more responsible, fair – some people in this country believe fair is having the biggest military, loving – again, personal preference.

        March 15, 2012 at 10:20 am | Reply
      • Lewis

        Well said bill! And to add to your comment, if any Repub wins, God help us.

        March 15, 2012 at 10:31 am | Reply
      • Earl Clay

        Obama 2012 !!!!

        March 15, 2012 at 10:40 am | Reply
      • Bunny Peck

        You are the smartest one on here, Bill! The GOP group are like watching stand-up comedians! Will be rooting for Obama loud and clear–he needs another term to finish cleaning up the mess the last administration made.

        March 15, 2012 at 10:45 am | Reply
      • D in Florida

        Jerry got it right!, Bill has been driking too much BHO kool-aid or is getting gov handouts!

        March 15, 2012 at 11:12 am | Reply
      • shut_up

        buTT ugly big eared thief wont be re elected. thank GOD

        March 15, 2012 at 11:16 am | Reply
        • txgrl

          Well, at least you base your opinion on facts and his record, not on something as inconsequential as the size of his ears or the color of his skin....oh, wait...

          March 15, 2012 at 11:26 am | Reply
    • BHPT

      Like He helped us when Bush was elected – TWICE – right? LOL

      March 15, 2012 at 10:25 am | Reply
    • znHcats

      "We get to cut the budgets from schools, fire dept., police, and other social programs, I'm very good in this...we'll get 100 of millions from them.."Romney on how to get the federal funds on Olympia game. Go to youtube you will see his tape on cutting other social program to fund the Olympia games. It's black & white and directly from his mouth, more truthful than any news you read/watch.
      He claimed he made profit from the Olympia Games, again at the cost of ordinary people and federal funds like his business.

      March 15, 2012 at 10:44 am | Reply
    • Graham

      I see you used the word "if", when you must have intended to use the word "when". No need to thank me!

      March 15, 2012 at 10:46 am | Reply
  144. Ryan Yamada

    Reply to Robert:

    There appears to be a word-count limit. I'm trying to work within it. (tl;dr)

    I really, really hope that this is not a rhetorical question. Although I suspect it is, I will reply as best as I can.

    First, some points of clarification:
    1. Debt measures are not always useful using absolute figures. Even ignoring inflation, an absolute amount isn't useful for assessing the ability of a country to pay off its debt. After all, this is what's used when a bank determines the creditworthiness of a prospective borrower. A standard, commonly used measure is debt-to-GDP. Admittedly, given this measure, one takes a historically huge deficit and makes it only merely pretty damn big.

    March 15, 2012 at 4:21 am | Reply
  145. Ryan Yamada

    I'm testing out the comment system. I tried replying with a two-page post to a question on the debt issue, but it didn't go through. Wondering if there's a word count limit. Will CNN tell me whether long replies are prohibited? Was it off-topic? I don't think it was particularly partisan, inflammatory, or offensive. Wonky, maybe.

    March 15, 2012 at 4:15 am | Reply
  146. Poor haole

    Oh and Erin Burnett is awesome – love watching her brain sizzle on crack politics in Washington, world stage. Aloha!

    March 15, 2012 at 3:58 am | Reply
  147. Poor haole

    Tell Jack Cafferty that I'll bet my $2.00 a month below poverty limit spending allowance that Obama will win. There's more po than rich these daze.

    March 15, 2012 at 3:57 am | Reply
  148. Tony from Oakland

    This chessy stuff sounds like Astrology....."It's in the stars" for wishful Republican thinking. Yea....right. Obama is going to beat whatever Clown Republicans put against him based on differences in ideologies between the parties. The ideological belief a Coporate structure should pay very little or NO taxes, as it's political Thugs implement a Serf system of solely Land Owners, and Peasants is not going to happen in this lifetime. The Republican ideology of Baby Boomers spending their childrens money until it's gone is obsolete. By the way, why does the GOP insist ALL married couples use the rhythm method, and insist denying their right to family planning with birth control coverage???? The GOP are selfish Pigs.......

    March 15, 2012 at 2:01 am | Reply
  149. HeartObama

    I am not only voting for Barack Obama, I will make calls, hang signs, and go door-to-door, to make sure I have done everything humanly possible to give this man another well-deserved term in office. Thank you Mr. Obama!

    March 15, 2012 at 1:57 am | Reply
  150. Itallright

    stupid article...

    March 15, 2012 at 1:51 am | Reply
  151. Indyswimmer66

    Why should he ("Fear Election Day")? Does anyone REALLY think he won't serve another 4 years? Romney... Santorum... or best of all... Gingrich?

    March 15, 2012 at 12:45 am | Reply
  152. vinyl45s4ever

    Did I accidentally link to the National Enquirer? Shouldn't CNN be on a higher plane, far above the Nessy/Bigfoot mentality?

    If all their money, their desperate attempts to stack the cards via voter intimidation, etc, still can't get them a win, the party formerly known as GOP pulls out another voodoo card. Face reality, folks! 2012 is not your year, and if you keep betting, you may have already lost 2016. Take your chips and call it a night, because you just aren't that lucky anymore!

    March 14, 2012 at 11:46 pm | Reply
  153. simon

    Well...given how O B views the world, and democrats as well, we should all (everbody or all US citizens) voluntarily send our paychecks to the government (a pool) and then they can distribute a check to all citizens for the same amount. After all we are all equal and the same and we have to look out for all of our neighbor, as well as those, we don't know. Fair is fair and equal. Please start the process by forwarding your paycheck to the IRS for you fair share and disbursement.

    March 14, 2012 at 11:20 pm | Reply
    • FLIndependent

      Didn't Bush send out those checks not once, but twice? How did that work out for the country?

      March 16, 2012 at 10:46 am | Reply
  154. simon

    Well...given how Obama views the world, and democrats as well, we should all (everbody or all US citizens) voluntarily send our paychecks to the government (a pool) and then they can distribute a check to all citizens for the same amount. After all we are all equal and the same and we have to look out for all of our neighbor, as well as those, we don't know. Fair is fair and equal. Please start the process by forwarding your paycheck to the IRS for you fair share and disbursement.

    March 14, 2012 at 11:19 pm | Reply
  155. dotheflippinmath

    I have to laugh at the Republican responses. Communist? Not a democracy? Do you know the difference between a socioeconomic structure versus a type of government? Obviously not. Let me confuse you further with some facts: the USSR was a Socialist Democracy (the only real "communist" societies are (some) cults and most communes. That doesn't mean the elections weren't rigged, and that you wouldn't be sent to Siberia for voting for the "wrong" leader. The USSR was a socialist republic that disallowed religion, told people where to live and what jobs they had to do, and were led by a corrupt, inhuman group of leaders. Diissent was punishable by death. You were taught to worship the leader and past leaders as though they were gods. Venezuela is a very different situation, in that they have kept religion, and people pretty much have freedoms to choose what they do. Chavez, who may have started with good intentions, clearly has become yet another de facto dictator. Since there was no religious conflict within his majority Catholic country (his own religion), he has allowed the people to keep their religion (in the USSR, conflicts between Christians, Muslims, Hindus and Jews would have ripped apart society – THAT, and taking away the group dissent that a church/mosque etc. can provoke, is why they outlawed religious places of worship). Chavez, who is soon to leave this world, thanks to cancer (he laughingly accuses the US of giving him – if only!) tolerates little dissent. As his power solidified, he one by one, outlawed the radio and newspapers that opposed him. He took control of key industries that he felt were key to the country's wealth, and the economic stability of its people. When the bread companies wouldn't stop raising their prices, he took them over, and set the prices. It's a slippery slope. That said, Obama has not taken over any industries, hasn't outlawed religion or forced his on you. He wants everyone to have affordable healthcare. That's evil? No $$/no treatment is good? You rich?

    March 14, 2012 at 11:15 pm | Reply
  156. Judman2able

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    March 14, 2012 at 11:12 pm | Reply
  157. Erick

    Obama has the latino vote!!!!!

    March 14, 2012 at 11:04 pm | Reply
    • dew

      no obama bought the latino vote.

      March 15, 2012 at 1:22 pm | Reply
  158. emily

    THE REPUBLICAN PARYT IS A JOKE! OBAMA 4 MORE YEARS...EASY!!!!!!

    March 14, 2012 at 11:02 pm | Reply
  159. BWE

    First of all articles like this artical is a joke. Aside from that, I wish I could vote for a presidential canidate that I an support. I am 29 years old and have never voted for a presidential canidate that I believe in, and this election is shaping up no different. I do not care if the president is a democrat, republican, or independent. I just want a leader who can make wise decisions and make this a great country once again. I am tired of going to the voting polls every four years and voting for the lesser of evils, but unless someone else emerges I will be doing the same again this year.

    March 14, 2012 at 10:50 pm | Reply
    • FLIndependent

      I'm afraid you're going to be faced with that at all elections unless you get over your fantasy that the President has to be all things to all people and cure every problem/ailment that our country suffers – will NEVER happen!

      March 16, 2012 at 10:50 am | Reply
  160. dantheman

    Yeeaahhh wharfrat76 is da man!!!

    March 14, 2012 at 10:45 pm | Reply
  161. dantheman

    @robert your argument isnt well supported. in case you forgot after the great depression the pres had to deficit spend big time to help the american people get back to work on civil projects like. hoover dam. goldengate bridge.... dont be an idiot

    March 14, 2012 at 10:37 pm | Reply
  162. Charlie from the North

    What will determine the election? Voter turnout, voter turnout and ,oh yeah, voter turnout. The Republicans are a ridiculous shadow of a once proud and intelligent party. They do not deserve to win and they won't, if thinking people get out and vote we can win. Why do you think GOP governors and legislatures across the country are trying to suppress voter turnout? Because they know that if we have 65% turnout they are toast; an Obama landslide and a majority in the House and Senate at 50% we have a slight chance and if they can get it down to 40% they win. Their crazy crazy mean agenda will get the support of roughly 25% of the voters at the very most. The rest is simple math 50% vote and it will be evenly divided if 40% turnout their crazy mean 25% carries they day. at 65%+ turnout and all is good.

    March 14, 2012 at 10:35 pm | Reply
  163. John

    Slow news day, eh? It's not going to be the unemployment rate, nor the approval rating. Not the extremist policies of whichever party, likability of the candidate, or even the issues. No, it will be the actual date of the election. Cheers CNN.

    March 14, 2012 at 10:33 pm | Reply
  164. Seriously?

    How is this considered news? Yet another CNN front page article that is complete crap and has no journalistic merit or relevance.

    March 14, 2012 at 10:29 pm | Reply
  165. Buzzskyline

    Christopher Moloney is an idiot.

    March 14, 2012 at 10:27 pm | Reply
  166. mrs. romney

    When the moon is in the seventh house and jupiter aligns with mars.we will elect a pregnant african-american republican woman with twelve kids impregnated by the koch bros. and carl rove

    March 14, 2012 at 10:27 pm | Reply
  167. Joe

    Study history and find the periods Republicans hold office or predominant power in congress are always followed by a recession!!!! But the bad part is each time it seems to get bigger

    March 14, 2012 at 10:27 pm | Reply
  168. Joe

    Why is it every time a Democrat runs for office all the Republicans can say is they will destroy America????? The only President in recent memory to almost do such a thing was George Bush, I mean it's generally common knowledge the country went into two wars that were questionable moves at best, and the country dipped into the worst recession in the history of the world!!!!!!

    While we shouldn't blame Bush entirely, how do you stretch that to Obama will destroy America???? I didn't even vote for him but I find it ridiculous. IN ADDITION I'M MORE DISGUSTED WITH THE REPUBLICANS THAN I AM THE DEMOCRATS, SO IS THIS SOME TYPE OF POLITICAL DIVERSION TO GET ELECTED AGAIN BY THE REPUBLICANS????? OR WHAT

    March 14, 2012 at 10:24 pm | Reply
  169. expert

    Erin Brunett, a living example of a time tested theory, hot girls are dumb

    March 14, 2012 at 10:24 pm | Reply
    • Moe

      She didn't write it and you spelled "Burnett" or "Brunette" wrong. Idiot troll.

      March 14, 2012 at 10:31 pm | Reply
      • PulTab

        Good reply!

        March 15, 2012 at 9:42 am | Reply
    • Beverly

      Erica is pandering to her small audience. Only the truth last.

      March 15, 2012 at 1:30 am | Reply
  170. DRinNC

    In the "cause & effect" world we all live in, ther seems to be very little validity to the question posed by this meaningless article. The outcome of elections is caused by the voters choices.

    March 14, 2012 at 10:18 pm | Reply
  171. optimistica

    So now CNN is getting into voodoo political predictions – REALLY?!!! You should think hard about how desperate you are becoming to write anything different after all these idiots have almost put us into a mind-numbing brain dead status.
    I'm voting for the only intelligent choice – OBAMA! Think it's time to break the curse.

    March 14, 2012 at 10:14 pm | Reply
  172. John John

    Numerology? Nope, even that can't save the GOP from its fate. Back in the late 20's when the Republicans last did a major destruction of the economy, the Congress was swept clean of the GOP and I am betting this will be the same. There are just not enough crazy people to get the GOP the votes it needs.

    March 14, 2012 at 10:11 pm | Reply
  173. RealTalk10

    we are all racist to some degree. truth hurts. run and tell that.

    March 14, 2012 at 10:08 pm | Reply
  174. Statistics

    Stupid article.

    March 14, 2012 at 10:08 pm | Reply
  175. Facepalm28

    Another one of these moronic articles? Seriously? First it was "will the Oscar results determine the election", and now the exact date? Seriously, you could write about the lint in your socks and it would be more meaningful than this.

    March 14, 2012 at 10:05 pm | Reply
    • Moe

      How many "real" stories about Afghanistan, Syria and tax reform did you skip past to comment on this. I'm so sick of trolls.

      March 14, 2012 at 10:28 pm | Reply
      • hkdakota

        Hey Moe, how do you know what stories people skip, you don't, you just assume like most elitist do, perhaps you should consult with Larry and Currly before you make assumptions.

        March 15, 2012 at 7:25 am | Reply
    • Steve

      And yet you read it. What does that say about you?

      March 15, 2012 at 10:16 am | Reply
  176. mjw

    Romney is far too impulsie and shallow to be an effective President. Get out the vote for Obama!!

    March 14, 2012 at 10:04 pm | Reply
  177. Nick

    Looks like the author is a Canadian "Christopher Moloney is a Canadian writer/producer. He was raised in Brampton, Ontario and graduated from Ryerson University in Toronto.".

    March 14, 2012 at 10:04 pm | Reply
    • son_of_satan

      He wrote mostly Hollywood fiction and comedy.

      March 14, 2012 at 10:23 pm | Reply
  178. The Cat

    I hate these foolish statistical predictions that are always true until they're not. The taller candidate is ALWAYS supposed to win, but George W. Bush is a lot shorter than Al Gore and John Kerry, so what happened there?
    Save this kind of stupidity for the soothsayers.

    March 14, 2012 at 10:03 pm | Reply
  179. Andrew

    Your choices are: The black guy who fought for the economy, jobs and healthcare, the buffoons, the religious nutbag or the diffident billionare.

    March 14, 2012 at 10:03 pm | Reply
  180. Elizabeth

    So, we are advocating more calendar mumbo-jumbo? If you believe the Nov. 6th nonsense, you won't be voting anyway because you will be decorating your bunker for Dec. 21st. In the long run, it matters most what people do after the election. If we destroy America's charity and stop SSI and Medicare, America's right to due process, America's educational standards, etc., it won't much matter, because America won't have any more Nov. 6ths as one nation. Consider carefully that what the lawmakers do is real, and really affects you.

    March 14, 2012 at 10:03 pm | Reply
  181. Nick

    Totally idiotic and looks like someone is clinging to some false hope. How about if you looks at 200+ years of US history, we never elected a black president? I don"t know how CNN a totally meaningless article?

    March 14, 2012 at 10:03 pm | Reply
    • HeartObama

      You're right, CNN turned pro-Republican since Larry King retired. They never have anything positive about Pres. Obama, they rarely show his speeches. I am done with CNN.

      March 15, 2012 at 12:20 am | Reply
    • Beverly

      An Enquire article. Poor entertainment not news.

      March 15, 2012 at 1:33 am | Reply
    • Keny

      Totally agree. I think the majority of voters will use good judgement when it comes down to it and Obama will take us into 2016. I'll take a minor fender bender over a train wreck any day.

      March 15, 2012 at 8:30 am | Reply
    • Steve

      Amen.

      March 15, 2012 at 9:19 am | Reply
  182. son_of_satan

    Google "Christopher Moloney, OutFront producer" and you'll see what makes him so unqualified to write such a stretch.

    March 14, 2012 at 10:00 pm | Reply
  183. Mete

    Correlation is not causation. The article that fails to consider basic statistical analysis but it serves the intended purpose to provide content to the blogosphere that is a void of worthwhile information.

    March 14, 2012 at 9:58 pm | Reply
  184. Gary, Hunt Valley, Md.

    Wow, what an intriguing story....NOT! But this so-called story isn't as silly as the constant stream of over-the-top hyperbole spewed by fear mongering Fox News-inspired voices that scream out "Obama is out to destroy America! Obama is ruining this country! Blah Blah Blah." Get ahold of yourselves idiots. The building known as the U.S. was engulfed in flames the day Obama took over. Americans and their on-demand, instant-gratification thinking DEMAND that the wizard fix everything in a year. The repair is going to take decades, if it ever happens on a truly fundamental level. But over the next 5 years, it sure won't happen under one of these Republican clowns.

    March 14, 2012 at 9:58 pm | Reply
  185. Michael Hobart

    Who cares about meaningless statistics.

    March 14, 2012 at 9:57 pm | Reply
  186. Brian

    Great job CNN, this is DEFINITELY news.

    March 14, 2012 at 9:55 pm | Reply
  187. DIANA

    I am the only one who seems to care about this upcoming election In my opinion I think Obama has done a good job and i will be voting for him, even though I live in Goodyear Az. where the stupid sheriff joe runs his mouth about anything he can get some of the heat off of him. You see the feds have been investigating him for 3 years now on all kinds of issues and criminal charges he may end up in his TENT CITY, and i will be laughing on that day,

    March 14, 2012 at 9:53 pm | Reply
  188. Rags

    GObama!

    March 14, 2012 at 9:53 pm | Reply
    • jgnewman

      NOBAMA2012

      March 14, 2012 at 10:47 pm | Reply
    • betty

      I like NOBAMA

      March 14, 2012 at 11:16 pm | Reply
    • PulTab

      Ditto

      March 15, 2012 at 9:43 am | Reply
    • Lewis

      I second that!!!

      March 15, 2012 at 10:35 am | Reply
  189. Jeetu

    And we never nominated or elected a black man as US President before. What does that say about history over the past 150 years? I think the assumptions are just that and we make new history each time we make something new happen.

    Given the recent trends and all the records being broken, I feel certain that we will break this history of 150 years as well.

    March 14, 2012 at 9:52 pm | Reply
  190. duh

    I will be voting republican. Only cause I support terrorism.

    March 14, 2012 at 9:49 pm | Reply
  191. James

    Obama should just keep on doing what he's doing. I'd honestly be shocked if he lost this round, I am in disbelief at the low quality of the Republican candidates, there is not a single rational one, except for maybe Ron Paul, but rational as he may be, he's too extreme too and hasn't got a chance.

    March 14, 2012 at 9:46 pm | Reply
    • JoJo

      Well said.

      March 14, 2012 at 9:53 pm | Reply
  192. ruth

    ohMY GOD ,DO NOT LET HIM HAVE 4 MORE YEARS.....HE WILL DESTROY THE AMERICA WE ALL LOVE,WHO IS THIS MAN?NO ONE KNOWS ANTHING ABOUT HIM,REALLY,NOTHING......WHO WAS HIS BEST MAN AT HIS WEDDING?MICHELLE'S MAID OF HONOR? NO PICTURES EXIST,WHY.....MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE........EVERY PRESIDENT HAS A PAST BUT OBAMA.....NO PICTURES OF HIS CHILDREN WHEN THEY WERE BABIES,EVERYBODY LOVES TO SEE PICTURES ......NOT A ONE...THINK ABOUT HIM ,WE KNOW NOTHING OF THIS PERSON....

    March 14, 2012 at 9:40 pm | Reply
    • Brian

      Wow, that's some serious paranoia! Wrong drugs!

      March 14, 2012 at 9:44 pm | Reply
    • JoJo

      He's not one of those Replutocrat candidate loonies; that's good enough for me.

      March 14, 2012 at 9:46 pm | Reply
    • James

      Is there something wrong with your caps lock key or did you forget to take your meds?

      March 14, 2012 at 9:47 pm | Reply
      • Dee G

        I think there's something wrong with his brain lock key.

        March 14, 2012 at 10:03 pm | Reply
    • Fred Chase

      Ruth, I think I know enough. Obama has saved the auto industry, ended the Iraq war, successfully navigated the waters of the Great Recession caused by the policies of G.W. Bush and set America on a path to fairness and equality. Don't trivialize the presidency by small minded comments about his personal life. He will be remembered as a great leader.

      March 14, 2012 at 9:50 pm | Reply
    • winky

      Please shut up!

      March 14, 2012 at 9:50 pm | Reply
    • Stentor

      James, probably both.

      March 14, 2012 at 9:51 pm | Reply
    • Linda

      Ruth, I think you are certifiable you know what....

      March 14, 2012 at 9:54 pm | Reply
    • BADGUY

      The Bush America YOU loved IS NOT the America I loved. Obama has done a good job..probably better than ANY of our past Presidents could have done given the economic collapse he walked into. His ONLY failures were OUR failures by putting the Republican's into control of the House and giving them more members of the Senate.

      March 14, 2012 at 9:54 pm | Reply
    • Joe

      Why the caps, thanks for the massive headache I have now for trying to read your loony babble.

      March 14, 2012 at 9:54 pm | Reply
    • Bob

      You are the reason that Mr. Obama will be elected.

      March 14, 2012 at 10:00 pm | Reply
    • The Cat

      Clearly you are insane and simply aping the same old tired rhetoric that you heard on Faux News. Grow a brain you simpleton!

      March 14, 2012 at 10:06 pm | Reply
    • John John

      Wow the GOP freak-show is online tonight. Not only does Ruth not know ANYTHING about Obama, or the economy, or the Caps-lock on her keyboard, she likes to rant in a drug-induced fervor that even her cat could not make more incoherent.

      March 14, 2012 at 10:08 pm | Reply
    • Joseph

      You like the GOP candidates are talking about BS nobody cares about. There are plenty pictures of Obama in college etc. But you will just say that the family album is photoshoped etc.

      March 14, 2012 at 10:12 pm | Reply
    • rafael

      Ruth, I can only picture you sitting in your living room and saying this delusional drivel continuously for the last four years. Thanks for the scary image.

      March 14, 2012 at 10:22 pm | Reply
    • son_of_satan

      call 911

      March 14, 2012 at 10:24 pm | Reply
    • Vanessa

      Are you serious? Will seeing baby pictures give you more confidence in your president? This comment is even more ridiculous than the article.

      March 14, 2012 at 10:25 pm | Reply
    • John

      That's about as stupid an anlyis as the article itself. ruth must be a birther. yawn.

      March 14, 2012 at 10:26 pm | Reply
    • Olaf Big

      You nailed it man! He is an alien from planet Wamoozoo, and they are going to invade and suck dry our precious bodily fluids.

      March 14, 2012 at 11:20 pm | Reply
    • HeartObama

      Ruth – are you for real? You must be drinking the Kool-aid at Fake News. Wake up and smeill the coffee. Pres. Obama is the best president and does nothing but work hard and try his best for the people of this country. If you don't know who he is, why don't you try listenng to his speeches or paying attention to his policies. You sound like a total idiot!

      March 15, 2012 at 12:27 am | Reply
    • Beverly

      somebody needs a GED.

      March 15, 2012 at 1:34 am | Reply
    • lil' griz

      Where do you get this stuff?

      March 15, 2012 at 5:49 am | Reply
    • vince

      Ruth, I'm very sorry to say this, but you are an idiot.

      March 15, 2012 at 10:28 am | Reply
    • mrs. romney

      To much fox news channel watching

      March 15, 2012 at 10:45 am | Reply
    • Melvin

      Ruth, learn how to spell "Anything", its easy.

      March 15, 2012 at 10:49 am | Reply
    • Graham

      Wikipedia has a concise and cited section of their Barack Obama page called "Early life". I think it may answer some of your questions.

      March 15, 2012 at 10:50 am | Reply
    • trvsmart1

      He certainly can't destroy it more than the Bush's did. Created wars that we had no business being in, increased our deficit higher than any numbers in history. Good Lord, are you serious? you wanna go back to the Bush days? Look at the numbers, they dont' lie. He has a better record than both Bush's combind. And who do you want Ms. Ruth, Romney who will take away a womens right to choose? Are you serious? He will repeal DADT, He will as he put it SHUT DOWN PLANNED PARENTHOOD, Really? If I were you and as a women, I'd rethink that statement. Think long and hard about it really, sounds like you'll be cutting off your nose to spite your face. Do you really wanna do that?

      March 15, 2012 at 11:20 am | Reply
    • wally

      Yikes. I agree with the others: someone needs their meds.

      March 15, 2012 at 11:20 am | Reply
    • txgrl

      But you can name the last 3 US Presidents' best man and have archived pics of their kids as babies? You do know he was a senator before this, right?

      March 15, 2012 at 11:30 am | Reply
    • FLIndependent

      Ruth dear, you really need to either learn how to do Google searches or get out of your cave once in a while. There are absolutely pictures out there of the Obama's wedding day and their children as babies. Who cares who the best man and maid of honor were? There is a book that came out right after Obama's election that has many pictures of his past life – maybe you should get a life!

      March 16, 2012 at 10:59 am | Reply
  193. Russ

    What a stupid story. The Republicans are going down big, whatever loser they nominate. They've alienated, women, blacks, gays, hispanics, the poor, and anyone who cannot get medical care through no fault of their own.

    March 14, 2012 at 9:35 pm | Reply
  194. Robert

    Would some liberal Democrat please explain to me why we would want to re-elect a president who has racked up more national debt ($1.8 trillion) in his first four years in office than all 43 presidents before him combined ($1.3 trillion)? Why would we want to enslave our future generations to staggering debt they'll never be able to pay off? We haven't even paid for the debt racked up by President Kennedy 50 years ago! Why would we want to do this to our children??? Some liberal Democrat please give me a reasoned response.

    March 14, 2012 at 8:58 pm | Reply
    • Chris

      Have you seen the Republican candidates?

      March 14, 2012 at 9:04 pm | Reply
      • bfpiercelk

        You know you don't have to vote for a democrat or a republican right?

        Oh right..only "crazy" people do that

        March 14, 2012 at 9:08 pm | Reply
    • Jim

      Fact is Obama's budget would add less to the national deficit than any of the republican candidates budgets that are running, but to anyone that tosses out the word liberal so freely abviously facts be damned and you could care less.

      March 14, 2012 at 9:26 pm | Reply
      • TMar

        well said!!!

        March 14, 2012 at 9:53 pm | Reply
    • Lisa

      if you need an explanation, then there truly is no help for you.

      March 14, 2012 at 9:45 pm | Reply
    • JacksGuitar

      I would not vote for Mr Obama again if you paid me too. I hope most Americans have wised up to his rhetoric just as I have. This presidency is going to hurt this country like no other in history. Giving him access to the treasury was a BIG mistake.

      March 14, 2012 at 9:47 pm | Reply
    • MikeInFC

      Are you suggesting that Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush racked up less deficit spending? The Bush budgets were the biggest financial disasters this country ever saw. All Obama is trying to do is reverse the borrow and spend policies of his Republican predecessors, but that takes time. Clinton had to do the same with George H. W. Bush. It took him 4 years to reverse the course.

      March 14, 2012 at 9:53 pm | Reply
    • Stentor

      Uh, because he was handed a crap economy by Bush the Dumber, who approved the bailouts, and the tax cuts? Because it's always the Democrat who seems to have to pull the economy out of a ditch after a Bush or Ronnie Raygun wrecks it? If you have no memory of what happened before January 20th, 2009, then you're a moron.

      March 14, 2012 at 9:54 pm | Reply
      • JacksGuitar

        Actually I have a general IQ of 130 so I'm not a moron and I have to say, I'm also not a bigot.

        March 14, 2012 at 10:34 pm | Reply
      • FallORome

        If this is your thinking, then there is no help for you. Has there ever been a Republican in US history that you would support? What Reagan did was appropriate for the times... It let to unequalled prosperity that no country has ever seen. Unfortunately, none of his followers had the guts to do what was necessary – that is pull back from the deregulations put forth in the 80s. It would have meant an economic slowdown & there is not a politician alive that has the courage to make those decisions.

        March 15, 2012 at 7:28 am | Reply
    • Tom

      No, really, do OutFront staffers really have this much free time?

      Obviously so.

      March 14, 2012 at 9:59 pm | Reply
    • edgar

      Robert, respectfully, you should first understand the difference between the national debt and national deficit. Second, you should take a look where both were in 2000 before Bush took over and the republicans controlled both house and Senate until 2006. Third, look at the cost of attacking the wrong country for 9 yrs, $2.3 Trillion in unpaid tax cuts, $800B in unpaid Medicaid prescription plans, $200B additional stimulus in 2007, 8M jobs lost, and a decimated housing market which provides insufficient tax revenues to the government...all under Bush. No one, democrat or republican could fix that mess in 4yrs. Bush's last budget for 2009 was apx $3.5Trillion with estimated revenues of $2.6Trillion. Try and imagine what cuts would be needed to eliminate the deficit of $1.3 Trillion?... Which is where you are confused. And then you might understand the debt which is completely separate. Any liberal or conservative can simply use Google to search this info if this explanation is not sufficient...or just listen to the current crop of republican candidates for an even simpler explanation.

      March 14, 2012 at 10:05 pm | Reply
    • josh

      why would any well inform voter vote republican they have no direction on how to move america forward to the future and their idea of improving the economy the same talking point that's been tried by the previous bush admt that only created 3 mil jobs in 8yrs, cut taxes and regulations and the investors will bring jobs. we have tried these before we need a president with vision for the future were every body will benefit not just the 1%.and that's president OBAMA.

      March 14, 2012 at 10:08 pm | Reply
    • The Cat

      WRONG, Bush ran up a deficit of 4.3 trillion. Wake up and smell the BS.

      March 14, 2012 at 10:08 pm | Reply
    • Chris

      Because a loaf of bread doesn't cost $0.10 anymore? Inflation will naturally make bills higher.
      2nd. When Bush took office, the debt was 5.7 Trillion dollars (and the budget was balanced and the debt was being slowly paid off.
      When Bush left office, the debt was 10.6 trillion (Nearly DOUBLED!) and the budget was NOT balanced. Spending was out of control!
      Today, it's 15.5 Trillion. $4 Trillion of that was just the wars created by George Bush!!

      March 14, 2012 at 10:12 pm | Reply
    • rafael

      Sure. About 2/3 of the debt racked up during Obama's term is connected to policies and projects initiated by GWB. A major portion of the debt Obama is responsible for went into a stimulus that saved the country from another great depression and is now (slowly, because the size of the stimulus was smaller than what economists deemed necessary) bringing the economy back. He is putting an end to the two major, unfunded wars that were largely responsible for those deficits. He is willing to raise taxes, which history has shown is the only way, along with cutting spending, to not only eliminate the deficit but start paying down the debt. Clinton raised taxes and had a booming economy, and the surpluses he handed to GWB would have paid off the national debt in 10-15 years. His actions saved the American auto industry, which is now stronger than ever. His policies toward Wall Street, although distasteful, saved the country from financial meltdown, which would have been infinitely worse than the bad taste it leaves in all of our mouths. For all of the smaller things where he has made progress and kept his promises, check the Obameter. Thanks for asking.

      March 14, 2012 at 10:35 pm | Reply
    • John

      By your math, we are 3.1 trillion in debt. I'll take it.

      March 14, 2012 at 10:39 pm | Reply
    • Roy

      The big mistake was electing the decider Bush. Starting two wars, have put this county into debt. Clinton actually had a surplus. That was all thrown away. Why do we need to protect the superrich? If they do start some kind of business or if they are already in business, they want to ship jobs overseas to have larger non tax profits. Screw the American people, they want cheap labor and profits and no taxes. But yet we have to bring God into it. Maybe the rich people will donate more to our church and we can have a fancy new church. Forget Health care. I have health care but the church goers could care less about people that do not have health care. It all comes down to greed. The church goers are crying about the baby thing, but do they practice what they are crying about. No, most of church goers are not having 8 to 10 children each. That cost to much so they are practicing birth control but the rest of the population should not be just the people in the churches have the right to practice birth control.
      Obama has got alot done even with the blockades that the congress has put in front of him. He is alot smarter than all the guys trying to make it now. I will vote Democrat because Obama cares about the people. You can not say that about the Republicans or most of the church going people. Bottom line is Greed with the Republicans and the Church goes too.

      March 14, 2012 at 10:53 pm | Reply
    • Chris

      I'm fairly liberal and support Obama, over the alternatives, but can see where you're coming from. Here's the thing for me, the impression I have is that a majority of economists actually believe the way out of this mess is/was to sink even more into the stimulus than we did. Christina Romer is said to have actually wanted 1.8 trillion, rather than the 800 billion (I believe) we got. I understand how that's TOTALLY counterintuitive to simple home economics, i.e., when in debt... STOP SPENDING! However, not being a professional economist myself, and being a fan of science in the truest sense, I believe in the idea that sometimes science shows us that we should not trust in what we think is common sense. Sometime our "common sense" is just plain wrong. If I have a majority of economists telling me something that goes against my common sense and I'm not an economist myself, I'm going to pay heed to what they say. A few examples of what I mean: 1.) Earth not flat. 2.) Earth is moving 3.) Earth not center of universe 4.)Volcanoes,thunder,rain not caused by gods (at least not directly) 5.)Time passes at different rates depending on speed (read about GPS satellites). Non of these facts are intuitive to human's sense of common sense. Conclusion – don't trust in your own common sense so much.

      March 14, 2012 at 11:14 pm | Reply
    • HeartObama

      GWB racked up more debt than Pres. Obama for a war that should have never happened, on top of which, he left us with an economy that fell off a cliff, so the current Pres. had no choice but to stimulate the economy by spending – I guess you haven't been paying attention.

      March 15, 2012 at 12:33 am | Reply
    • Beverly

      How much was the cost to buy the hype? Many people are not affected by the debt increase. Besides, debt come and goes. It not locked. Debt talk is a hyperbole that enrage low level thinkers. This type of rhetoric has been around for decades, yet we continue to survive.

      March 15, 2012 at 1:37 am | Reply
    • Ryan Yamada

      I tried to post my reply, but evidently it's considered too long by CNN. So I posted it on my blog: http://sunburntsky.blogspot.com/2012/03/my-rough-macroeconomic-thoughts-yeah-i.html. They probably won't allow URLs either.

      It's probably too long, but it hopefully captures the reasons why I think the US debt problem is important, but not urgent.

      March 15, 2012 at 4:24 am | Reply
    • GOP Hate America

      very simple because the GOP are a bunch of religious fascist trying to push their fruity little clubs agenda down everyone elses throat. we dont want that.

      March 15, 2012 at 8:35 am | Reply
    • Moses

      It still amazes me how people still want to blame Obama for the present deficit we face. How large was the deficit when 'W' took office? How many wars did Obama start? How much of the current deficit can be attributed to the wars we are in or just got out of? How many ideas/programs did the Republicans flat out say no to, even if they made sense, just to make Obama look bad? To be able to say he hasn't done anything for the country? Hasn't lived up to his promises? President Obama isn't God, but you all need to understand he can't do anything without the support of Congress, and this Republican controlled Congress has made it a point (BLATANTLY) not to support anything he proposes!

      March 15, 2012 at 8:46 am | Reply
    • canuk100

      Its statements like this that tells me the US public really has no clue about finance despite believing they are the the best capitalists in the world... The easiest way to understand your debt problem is this way... ALL the debt racked up and lost in the subprime mess has been transferred to the those who earned it, the US citizen, through their government... compound that with the fact that the US has NOT been paying their interest payments in full on the existing debt and merely rolling over a large portion of the interest into NEW debt and you end up with what you have...

      This President did not do that YOU did (the US people) so look in the mirror to find the culprit....

      March 15, 2012 at 10:05 am | Reply
    • vince

      O.K. Robert, here you go. Although the debt increase occurred during his administration, Obama did not rack it up. The vast majority of it is due to continuing obligations from past administrations. Among these are the wars in the middle east, the Bush tax cuts, and, as mentioned by another poster, the failure of the US to fully pay their interest payments which then gets compounded onto the amount we owe. To blame Obama, you would need to point to specific policies of his that have added to the debt. There are a few, but they are quite minuscule. I'm sure you'd like to bring up health care, but the fact is that the majority of that spending won't happen for a number of years yet. Perhaps the stimulus? A drop in the bucket. We "liberal demoncrats" understand this and are not acting on misguided emotion. We also know the the CBO predicts Obama's policies will begin to reduce the deficit in coming years. We also are aware that the CBO predicts the policies of all of the Republican candidates will significantly INCREASE the deficit (and therefore the debt) over the next 10 years (besides Ron Paul, who policies WOULD significantly reduce the deficit and debt). Just because the Republicans SAY they are concerned about the debt, keep in mind that they are trying desperately to regain the White House (tax breaks will make the debt worse, not better, and, if anything, Republicans will likely spend MORE on the military, not less) and they are counting on you to get so emotional about issues like the debt that you will fail to understand the truth about it.

      So there you have it. Vote Obama.

      March 15, 2012 at 10:39 am | Reply
    • mrs. romney

      Looks like too much fox news channel watching

      March 15, 2012 at 10:47 am | Reply
    • txgrl

      It's inflation...move on.

      March 15, 2012 at 11:31 am | Reply
  195. Cindy

    They say South Carolina "always" picks the Republican candidate. Who did they pick this year. Gingrich!
    So much for all those sayings.

    March 14, 2012 at 8:56 pm | Reply
    • Larry Libater

      From 1840 until 1960, every President who won in a year ending in "0" died in office.

      Ronald Reagan won in 1980 and survived his term of office. George Walker Bush won in 2000 and survived his term in office.

      March 14, 2012 at 9:45 pm | Reply
    • Beverly

      There is an oppressive connotation associated with Southern states. Be careful not to put to much stock in a minority ideology.

      March 15, 2012 at 1:39 am | Reply
    • Cherry Bomb

      This comment doesn't make any sense. Elections held right now are voting on the Republican primary. The generalization you assert deals with the November election.

      March 15, 2012 at 10:21 am | Reply
  196. Wharfrat76

    Dear all "Right Wing Conservatives",

    Please keep it up! The rhetoric, the name calling, all of it! Your hard work in ensuring the re-election of a president that is actually improving things based on policy decisions that you folks don't understand is greatly appreciated by all of us who do!

    March 14, 2012 at 7:41 pm | Reply
    • TJ

      Let us all be a little serious here. It looks bad for Republicans, but this is a little hypocritical since Democrats did the same thing 3 1/2 years ago and created a victory off of the absolute hatred for Bush. That hatred isn't going to be the driving force for this election and his policies are going to be scrutinized. My question is whether the President is bold enough to admit that he ever made mistakes rather than blame everything on Republicans. He has shown so far that he can't. A little honesty can go a long way, but currently the whole "some of my Republican rivals" is a bit dry don't you think? A little sappy also. I mean come on, no President is going to be perfect. Let the rest of us mortals know when you screw up from time to time and take responsibility when some problems are your administrations fault.

      March 14, 2012 at 8:22 pm | Reply
      • sayer

        Quran burning...and he caught hell for apologizing for it. So much for your theory, bud.

        March 14, 2012 at 9:34 pm | Reply
        • Tina

          He didn't apologize to the Americans for that!

          March 15, 2012 at 11:09 am | Reply
      • Jasn

        I am sure he would admit to an error or two if Congress would actually pass bills that he sent forth. Instead we get showmanship and idiots stuffing transportation bills with oil drilling perks which is solely intended to kill the bill. I have no doubt he would say, "something I proposed" isn't working, but unfortunately, right now there are only a few things he has actually been able to push through, and all those are working out well.

        March 14, 2012 at 9:44 pm | Reply
      • GOP Hate America

        yes but democrats a least offer solutions good or bad. the GOP are more fit for reality type shows where all they do is just name call everyone.

        March 15, 2012 at 8:36 am | Reply
        • rose

          !!
          You've hit the nail on the head, and this explains all their idiocy!

          GOPers don't actually want to govern, they want to be voted Most Popular Prezinator, take their cash prize, and escape to Figi!

          March 15, 2012 at 12:13 pm | Reply
      • wally

        Unfortunately, as the other posted pointed out, when the president does admit mistakes – and that one was not the first – he gets pounced all over for being a wimp. He can't win.

        March 15, 2012 at 11:25 am | Reply
    • runpac

      Condescension will only garner you resentment and distaste. If you had a real point to make, you would have made it without the patronizing rhetoric.

      March 14, 2012 at 8:36 pm | Reply
      • Dee G

        On the other hand – Humor goes a long way. I thought he made his point crystal clear.

        March 14, 2012 at 10:06 pm | Reply
    • kathonea67

      I agree with Wharfrat76 . . . Obama is doing an amazing job and really just needs to sit back and let the others true colors shine through. Hell, he should not even campaign! Glad I donated money to his fund! 🙂

      March 15, 2012 at 7:37 am | Reply
  197. joe clark

    President Obama doesn't have to worry about being elected for a second four year term in office. Its not that the American people want to see him re elected as much as it is that the man who is running against him is a Republican and Republicans have shown the American people over the course of the last four years how inept and partisan congressional representatives can actually be! Obama has already won the election. All he has to do is keep his mouth shut!

    March 14, 2012 at 7:39 pm | Reply
  198. Wharfrat76

    No. Why should he fear Mittens or Rick Sanitarium?

    March 14, 2012 at 6:54 pm | Reply
    • danny kerka

      why not?

      March 14, 2012 at 7:26 pm | Reply
    • Mike

      😀

      March 15, 2012 at 9:59 am | Reply
  199. NotHumanBeing_HumanBecoming

    Obama will win,because he's more of a republican then the clowns they have currently running.

    March 14, 2012 at 6:45 pm | Reply
    • danny kerka

      me to

      March 14, 2012 at 7:26 pm | Reply
  200. shahnaz01

    Obama will not be elected because he didn't summon fear, threaten with slogans or call out evil. He talked and he gloated. We can't take 4 more years of this or 4 years of a Republican. We need to get all of congress and the President out of our misery.

    March 14, 2012 at 6:41 pm | Reply
    • Wharfrat76

      Let's hear it for talking about realistic solutions! Yay realistic solutions!

      March 14, 2012 at 6:58 pm | Reply
  201. mike

    How come when someone points out a fault with Obama, there's always that person that's quick to say "Bush Bush Bush". Bush is gone, It's Obamas' failure now. Sorry off to get an education:) Again

    March 14, 2012 at 6:41 pm | Reply
    • tony

      Hitler caused WW II, Bush caused Iraq and Medicare "D", without paying for either, and then transferred the entire US taxpayer wealth and the post-cold war Trillion Dollar "Peace Dividend" to his few billionaire friends. Now Santorum, Romney and Gingrinch, want to take Americans last few pennies away as well.

      March 14, 2012 at 8:36 pm | Reply
    • sayer

      Sorry, the starting pitcher owns the loss. The relief pitcher never does.

      March 14, 2012 at 9:37 pm | Reply
      • Fred Chase

        Nicely put – kudos. Baseball has justice – – the starter still has to sit in the dugout with his head hung low. A former President gets to cavort about his Crawford TX ranch as if he his misdeeds had no ill effect. Bush should be held to the public ridicule he so richly deserves.

        March 14, 2012 at 10:08 pm | Reply
      • Dee G

        Awesome analogy!

        March 14, 2012 at 10:08 pm | Reply
      • txgrl

        Great analogy!

        March 15, 2012 at 11:34 am | Reply
    • James

      Obama is not without faults for sure, but seriously, how can any rational person honestly want any of the guys running against him in charge of the most powerful nation on earth? Not a one of them has presented any ideas for fixing anything, only rants about how Obama is screwing it all up. I don't want to hear rants, I want to hear solutions, and for all his faults, Obama appears to be making a genuine effort to do what's right.

      March 14, 2012 at 9:50 pm | Reply
      • Stella

        I am with you James. I want to hear solutions not critical reviews of Obamas tenure to date. Not one candidate, except maybe Ron Paul, has offered any ideas of how to get us out of the mess we are in today.

        March 14, 2012 at 10:14 pm | Reply
      • ensense

        The very fact that you are saying this means that you have not read each of the candidates manifesto. If you don't care i understand, but just don't lie that none have a plan, for the record each one of them has a better plan than Obama, Ron Paul has the best. do a Google search, or else you are just showing your ignorance. or you are still drunk on the Obama cool aid.

        March 15, 2012 at 11:56 am | Reply
      • Dan

        Thank you James.The most intelligent reply here...by far.

        March 15, 2012 at 12:13 pm | Reply
    • MikeInFC

      It took 25 years to rebuild Europe after WWII. Do you think people of Europe were blaming the new government of Germany 3 years after the war ended, or were they still focused on the maniac who started it all?

      March 14, 2012 at 9:56 pm | Reply
      • ensense

        Wow. I guess after the end of bush's term. 50 million people had died, all the factories and building had been destroyed, crops did not grow, people had no food to eat, banks did not exist. Now don't tell me we need to give Obama another 50 yrs. and by they when he ran in 2008 he claimed he had a fix for all the ill's.

        March 15, 2012 at 12:00 pm | Reply
        • FLIndependent

          Well, if Obama hadn't passed the stimulus and just let the "market" run its course we may have seen all those things. He stopped us from going into another Great Depression. Also, I believe it was Faux News that was making candidate Obama out to be a God, not Obama himself. He had solutions but never said he would cure everything. If that is your criteria on judging his 3+ years then you must be young and not aware that NO president has fulfilled all of what he campaigns on.

          March 16, 2012 at 11:21 am | Reply
    • GOP Hate America

      Because when they were saying it about Bush you were saying Clinton, Clinton, Clinton.

      March 15, 2012 at 8:38 am | Reply
  202. a disgrace

    four years of parties and vacations while 20 million americans were unemployed and a incredible 46 million! on food stamps.this fall its america's turn to tell him what they think of the job he never did!he will be lucky if he is voted out instead of thrown out!

    March 14, 2012 at 6:31 pm | Reply
    • TonyK

      Parties and vacations? What are you talking about here? This is just the sort of mindless anti-Obama drivel that continues to alienate the right-wing from the rest of the country (keep it up!). If you're going to engage in mindless attack, let's at least come up with something original

      March 14, 2012 at 6:51 pm | Reply
    • Wharfrat76

      Your political analysis is pretty far off...you don't pay much attention to the news do you?

      March 14, 2012 at 6:54 pm | Reply
      • TJ

        Perhaps you pay too much attention to the news....Just saying

        March 14, 2012 at 7:27 pm | Reply
        • Dee G

          Okay, that made absolutely no sense whatsoever.

          March 14, 2012 at 10:10 pm | Reply
      • HeartObama

        Too much attention to the Republican propaganda machines Fake News and the new CNN, which is Republican leaning this time around.

        March 15, 2012 at 12:59 am | Reply
    • Really?

      In 8 years Bush spent trillions,started an unnecessary war and caused millions of jobs to be lost.
      Obama gets 3 years to fix this BIG 8 year mess that Bush administration caused? Even Superman
      himself would have a challenge doing that! Get outta here!

      March 14, 2012 at 10:14 pm | Reply
      • ensense

        but Obama said he would fix it in 4 yrs when he was running. I just see that we are deeper in the hole after 3 yrs.

        March 15, 2012 at 12:03 pm | Reply
        • MikeyB

          Obama and all of the other economists in early 2009 underestimated how bad of an economy that Bush created and left the american people holding the bag and this president to clean up his mess.

          March 15, 2012 at 4:46 pm | Reply
    • GOP Hate America

      Yep and yet Osama Bin Laden is dead under his lazy watch. Bush had more vacations dim wit. 9/11 was on his watch and let Bin Laden get away. more than once.

      March 15, 2012 at 8:40 am | Reply
  203. Van

    I was raised Republican but grew up learned to listen to reason and truth. The GOP gives all these lame reasons to dislike President Obama yet offer no substance at all to back them up. Americans, for the most part, are intelligent and Obama will win come November.

    March 14, 2012 at 5:43 pm | Reply
    • TJ

      Obama has a lot to fear. He struggles under pressure and has made some poor decisions (typical of politicians). There is a possibility that he could get replaced. It's not a done deal and anyone who is "logical" can see that elections are about momentum and opportunity. The things going on now will not be the same things we're debating come November. The Republicans will finally have their choice and it won't be "hahahahah the Republicans are stupid because they can't choose a candidate." Not to mention the sheer hypocrisy by democrats to forget only a short 3 1/2 years ago they looked pretty foolish with a similar situation. When all is settled before November, we will see if there is really as much support for Obama as is being portrayed by TV, Pop culture and other bias magazines, and the bloggers. Will your logic that "I know Republicans and they're stupid" stand, or are you just another voice lashing out without reason? Potentially it could be both. Politics are a necessary bummer, we just need to find a better President in my mind.

      March 14, 2012 at 8:01 pm | Reply
      • ken

        The only poor decision that President Obama has made was in thinking that he Republicans would work with him to clean up the mess they left him. And don't even try to compare this GOP field of idiots to Hillary and Obama. Both of them were very capable.

        March 14, 2012 at 9:47 pm | Reply
      • HeartObama

        It's not the current president we need to change, it's the current Congress that needs the boot.

        March 15, 2012 at 1:02 am | Reply
      • FLIndependent

        Well TJ if uou're looking for a better president you certainly aren't going to find it out of the Repub candidates. What is it you think any of them can do better?

        March 16, 2012 at 11:28 am | Reply
  204. Nick

    What an idiotic article. The date of the election has nothing to do with who is winning? Do you check your horoscope before going to work?

    March 14, 2012 at 5:42 pm | Reply
    • Bob

      Thank you !!

      March 14, 2012 at 10:07 pm | Reply
  205. shelly

    If some of you idiots can see past color you might see the big picture. Romney is so rich he has no ideal about middle class or poor people and nor does he care. In my opinion half of you people dont make 250,000 plus so why would you be voting republican?

    March 14, 2012 at 5:40 pm | Reply
    • TJ

      One major flaw of the Democrats is that they think Republicans are all about the wealthy..what is different between Democrats and Republicans? Obama has a billionaire do his talking points for the economy...why? "My good friend Warren Buffett is bullish on the economy!" How often have you heard that? Why does Obama and the Democrats hate the rich, but use the richest ones to push their points? Answer: THEY ARE THE SAME in terms of political corruption!!!!! You can't tell me that they know all of our mortal problems. They are the 1%ers!! The fact is, people build up their candidate too much. They begin to feel like this person knows them and understands them when in reality...come on...they want to get elected. Pure and simple. The old talking points about the rich and Republicans is just one of those sayings that Democrats have engrained deep in their souls. Republicans have lots of weaknesses, but this is a really poor argument. Both sides love the rich...who funds politicians, who pushes policies, who is behind every stinkin' politician? Come on the rich.

      March 14, 2012 at 8:13 pm | Reply
      • Brian

        Democrats don't hate the rich. They do, however, see the utter contempt of the Republican party for the poor and the middle class. Democrats just want the rich to pay their fair share - currently they're paying historically low tax rates.

        March 14, 2012 at 9:43 pm | Reply
      • ARMYCSM

        Dude, get off the soap box for romney. OBAMA 2012...and ther's nothing you pubs can do or say period
        I await the moment after romney concession speech, to see your angry, hateful, disillusional, old, bitter, young dumb- what now, lost, lose, losers faces on the screen. I'll be sure to wach it from my 62in. It's coming....

        March 14, 2012 at 9:54 pm | Reply
      • winky

        OK we get it you are a dogmatic Republican... Now please add something of substance... and not some inane talking points that have no basis in fact.

        March 14, 2012 at 9:56 pm | Reply
      • Really?

        Stupid!

        March 14, 2012 at 10:19 pm | Reply
  206. Ellen- Virginia

    I do not understand how the media is getting very personal in the last 4 years. Since the media could not believe an African American is the President of the USA. Therefore, just get use to it in 2012... The GOP is unbalance and who want any of them as President; they all have no common sense

    March 14, 2012 at 5:26 pm | Reply
  207. Dark Lord

    United we rise, divided we fall. The only people who benefit by dividing the vox populi are the "politicians". All of them. Republicans, Democrats, Independents anyone who has served for more than 8 years or so in any political capacity has lost touch with the mainstream American. They only serve themselves by continuing on. Any politician no matter how good their intention, eventually starts pandering to their own interests. Stop commenting on CNN and go join the politics that you want to change, and when you are done go back to what you used to do. That is how democracy should work!

    March 14, 2012 at 5:25 pm | Reply
  208. BOB

    OBAMA SHOULD SPEND THE NEXT 8 MONTHS PACKING HIS BAGS AND GET READY TO GO BACK TO IL., THIS MORON IS ONE TERM.

    March 14, 2012 at 5:21 pm | Reply
    • Wharfrat76

      More mindless GOP rhetoric...Please do keep it up...it is helping Obama tremendously.

      March 14, 2012 at 6:59 pm | Reply
      • TJ

        Who knows...? Perhaps there are more people getting involved? Perhaps your right and it will be a land slide, but things are changing. Obama isn't a shew in by any means.

        March 14, 2012 at 8:24 pm | Reply
        • rafael

          As Ed Sullivan would say, I think he's a really big shew in.

          March 14, 2012 at 10:39 pm | Reply
    • HeartObama

      Moron?? That's genius; I guess he's over your head and you don't understand him, so why not just be a hater. That's sounds like the rhetoric from those that re-elected GWB.

      March 15, 2012 at 1:07 am | Reply
    • Jim W

      Oops, Bob! Check your "Caps Lock" key.

      March 15, 2012 at 6:30 pm | Reply
    • DL

      We don't want him in Illinois. Send the idiot to the 57th state.

      March 17, 2012 at 8:32 pm | Reply
  209. SCannonC

    Weill – CNN is doing everything it can to make sure Obama doesn't fear election day. • Obama must be laughing in the WH. His economic policies are a failure, the UE rate is still above 8%, he added more to the debt in 4 years than Bush did in 8, the debt is now above GDP. But so far this election year, he and his media allies like CNN have distrcated the discussion away from the economy to (1) an extension of a TEMPORARY holiday in the mandated contribution to our own SS retirement funds that put $20-40 dollars in people's pockets, (2) the war against the "1%" that culminated into the Warren Buffet Rule, which raises 30 billion a year when Obama's deficits are above a TRILLION every year, (3) the first of the carefully timed Obamacare discussions where of course the Church objected to the federal government forcing them to pay for birth control and twisted by the media to mean that the GOP was taking women back to the 12th century when the GOP was just defending freedom of religion and the pill can be bought at WalMart for $9

    March 14, 2012 at 5:18 pm | Reply
    • MikeyB

      While the economy is not as robust as anyone would like, there is a stark difference between today's economy under Obama and the economic calamity under Bush. Under Bush our country experienced the worst economic downturn in over 80 years since the Great Depression. Troves of jobs were being lost during Bush's final year in office and people were scared of losing their jobs and stopped spending discretionary money...economy was at a standstill, the banks were about to fail and the automotive industry was about to fold.................Thanks Mr. President for returning calm to the financial markets as all US stock markets have more than doubled thanks to record corporate profits. President Obama preserved capitalism and we are better off because of his great leadership.

      March 14, 2012 at 6:15 pm | Reply
      • Obamabus

        I didn't realize Bush was running again or is it that you have no other defense for the current administration and must rely on the shortcomings of the previous one? Is the rallying cry really, "It could be worse"? Anyone can cherry-pick this or that stat to create a faux argument for or against a candidate. The current office holder could spit in your coffee and you would say, "Well the last administration would have #$%& in it" because of your blind partisanship. There's no objectivity anymore. I'm not advocating for whatever alternative arises, but it's people like you that are the problem with today's politics.

        March 14, 2012 at 8:45 pm | Reply
        • rafael

          You're right, Bush is not running again–this time it's Bush ultraconservative-religionist-stupid edition x 5.

          March 14, 2012 at 10:41 pm | Reply
        • MikeyB

          They are facts...deal with it! It is obvious that you only want facts presented that are consistent with your ideology. I was effectively making the case that Obama has been a great president because the country was in crisis before him and now the country has stabilized. Jobs are coming back and the stock market is more than doubled, which is an important metric of wealth creation. Just because you don't like facts that are supportive of Obama does not mean you should advocate that I do not point out the obvious. Sorry your disdain and hate for the current president means that you will get upset at people stating facts supportive of President Obama.

          March 15, 2012 at 4:41 pm | Reply
        • FLIndependent

          All the Repubs do is cherry-pick because it's all they have. Obama has done a great job and they all know it. They are just running for President because they like the attention and perceived "power".

          March 16, 2012 at 11:34 am | Reply
      • Ultraconservative

        I'm glad you said Bush's final year. Remember, the Democrats took control of Congress in the sixth year of Bush's term..

        March 14, 2012 at 10:39 pm | Reply
    • OnStreetWise

      Republicans=Recession... Always has, always now and always will be. Now there's something that you can take thisHistory listen to the bank.

      March 14, 2012 at 6:21 pm | Reply
    • TonyK

      Added more debt? Really? Did you count Bush's war debt? Oh, yeah, you forgot about that . . .

      March 14, 2012 at 6:52 pm | Reply
      • NC, Pete

        Its funny Republicans like to say that his policies are horrible "I want my country back" What has changed from when Bush was in office except that you can now putt money back into the market and not see it disappear. The only Crime I see that Obama is guilty of is not doing more. but he has an excuse, The house. He needs to abolish no child left behind. The Tax kick back for Baby making needs to be abolished. think about it have you paid one more sent in taxes? NO? have they come and taken you guns? has grand ma gone to the death panel yet. NO? interesting. Under his watch jobless rates went from 20 to 8 percent. Ben Lauden got a bullet in the brain, pulled our troops out of Iraq. So you might not have a job, yeah blam the black guy for that too, just like that one time when we got hit by that astroid. Oh! right that never happened !just like your taxes going up.The GOP's hole tactic is smoke and mirrors. Remember Ragan their saviour yeah do you realize under Ragan there was a national debt clock on Wall street it climbed every day it was in the Trilions they thought they were going to have to make it bigger, the clock it didnt have enough digits. It wasn't taken down till Clinton got in Office they thought they would never have to worry about debt again clinton found the blue print for growth then Bush came whipped out all that progress. How soon we forget!

        March 15, 2012 at 1:08 pm | Reply
    • josh

      when you complain about the deficit in the OBAMA admt you forget that the BUSH admt completely destroyed the economy with two wars without paying for it and economy was in the doldrums he had try to fix the mess he needed money to stabilize the economy that's why we have the high deficit beside BUSH toke office with huge surplus that was left by the Glinton admt.

      March 14, 2012 at 10:42 pm | Reply
    • HeartObama

      I don't think you've been watching CNN – they are clearly in Mitt Romney's pocket this go 'round, and I'm done with them. Piers Morgan, Wolfe Blitzer, John King. I thougt Don Lemmon was the only Dem left, until I heard him criticize a Dem Strategist for defending Obama. What a bunch of losers trying to compete with Fake News, it will never happen.

      March 15, 2012 at 1:11 am | Reply
  210. SCannonC

    Hey CNN censors – sent screen shots to Malkin, drudge and hotair. Let's see how farytou will go to silence opposition to Obama – articles that are clearly controversial you stop comments on as soon as you gety some anti-GOP comments logged, and you DEFINITELY SCRENN AND CENSOR SOUND-OFF

    March 14, 2012 at 5:17 pm | Reply
  211. Tony

    Yep he is a real disgrace to everyone .

    March 14, 2012 at 5:13 pm | Reply
    • Obama2012

      Speak for yourself, I do not need other people speaking for me. Just because you think he is a disgrace does not mean everyone else thinks so.

      March 14, 2012 at 6:55 pm | Reply
      • HeartObama

        Tony – maybe you're disgraced, but you have no reason to be. Why don't you ask the presidents of other nations, who have nothing but respect for this president all over the world! Pres. Obama has turned the face of this country around from when GWB was president they couldn't stand us. Now, there is nothing but compliments to the US, thanks to Pres. Obama.

        March 15, 2012 at 1:15 am | Reply
    • Really?

      If Obama is a disgrace, that makes Bush a BIG disgrace!

      March 14, 2012 at 10:22 pm | Reply
  212. SCannonC

    Posted my post. As always, my comment is awiaiting moderation, even though it doesn't contain curse words or links or amy othe rissues. CNN cenros GOP comments, they lie hen they say they don't

    March 14, 2012 at 5:10 pm | Reply
    • Moe

      Your post is right below this one, idiot.

      March 14, 2012 at 5:23 pm | Reply
      • Melo-D

        Too funny. This guy is too worried about liberal conspiracies to even srr his post. The GOP have some real gems don't they?

        March 14, 2012 at 6:46 pm | Reply
        • HeartObama

          Besides, doesn't he know that Candy Crowley and the rest of the CNN gang love Mittens and Santorium?? Please, get real. They don't even show the President's speeches, they are too busy with GOP debates and counting their cause wins.

          March 15, 2012 at 1:17 am | Reply
      • Mike Bronx

        Actually, it's above yours and mine, but his IQ could be way below ours.

        March 14, 2012 at 7:24 pm | Reply
      • TJ

        Spoken like a true kind, sweet, caring, charitable person. Please insert party -–> (here)

        March 14, 2012 at 8:26 pm | Reply
  213. Loathstheright

    The GOP does cheat on elections, so that coupled with the voter suppression going on America is more than likely going to suffer from GOP election fraud again like in 2000 and 2004.

    March 14, 2012 at 5:10 pm | Reply
    • SCannonC

      Interesting that most of these comments are in support of Obama. On the comments pages that are not "sound off" CNN censorship is less obvious and there is a mix. I am screen capturing this to see what the CNN censors do

      March 14, 2012 at 5:13 pm | Reply
      • Gary Wing

        You just sound kind of weird and paranoid to me.. Did you run out of your meds? Hope you're OK.

        March 14, 2012 at 6:25 pm | Reply
      • Melo-D

        Brother you need the heavy duty tin foil hat. Make sure you get a screenshot of this..LOL

        March 14, 2012 at 6:53 pm | Reply
      • Dee G

        Paranoid much?

        March 14, 2012 at 10:15 pm | Reply
  214. SCannonC

    Weill – CNN is doing everything it can to make sure Obama doesn't fear election day. • Obama must be laughing in the WH. His economic policies are a failure, the UE rate is still above 8%, he added more to the debt in 4 years than Bush did in 8, the debt is now above GDP. But so far this election year, he and his media allies like CNN have distrcated the discussion away from the economy to (1) an extension of a TEMPORARY holiday in the mandated contribution to our own SS retirement funds that put $20-40 dollars in people's pockets, (2) the war against the "1%" that culminated into the Warren Buffet Rule, which raises 30 billion a year when Obama's deficits are above a TRILLION every year, (3) the first of the carefully timed Obamacare discussions where of course the Church objected to the federal government forcing them to pay for birth control and twisted by the media to mean that the GOP was taking women back to the 12th century when the GOP was just defending freedom of religion and the pill can be bought at WalMart for $9.

    March 14, 2012 at 5:08 pm | Reply
    • PJ

      Don't forget the Sandra Flukes distraction. By the way, she needs to thank Rush for putting her into the lime light where she seems to be enjoying all the hyped up attention. Is there no end to these left wing distractions.

      March 15, 2012 at 10:28 am | Reply
    • Pharmacist_Now

      This is all hilarious! Obama will not lose. Guaranteed. Polls are always skewed to the right (in favor of the replublicans), so if they are close now, then I'm sensing a landslide. BTW for all the idoiots that think you can buy burth control for $9 are clueless. The average cash price for birth control at the pharmacy is well above $76. I heard Hannity say $9 too, that is absolutely false! P.S. PlanB is $50.

      March 15, 2012 at 10:42 am | Reply
  215. rob

    Obama already ended the streak by being the first BLACK PRESIDENT in American HISTORY!

    March 14, 2012 at 5:03 pm | Reply
    • ARMYCSM

      HOOAH, HOOAH!!!!

      March 14, 2012 at 9:58 pm | Reply
  216. Patty1

    Anyone who has oil stocks does not care that the oil price is up, If they pay 200 dollars a month more for gas and they make 7000 dollars that same month on your oil stocks return. You pray for the price to keep going up

    March 14, 2012 at 5:01 pm | Reply
    • wally

      I guess you don't actually own oil stocks. I do, and I can tell you, the small dividends that I sometimes get do not make up the difference. And, believe it or not, I am a democrat and I voted for Obama. And I work in the oil industry. And I believe the oil industry has unfair tax breaks. I also think "Obama Care" was a great idea. I think George Bush is a nice guy who really cared about the US (misguided by that evil Chaney nut job).

      So, how are those stereotypes going?

      March 15, 2012 at 11:40 am | Reply
  217. Dino S.

    Remember the twenty year theory about every President since 1840 being elected every twenty years dying in office? Well Ronald Reagan, elected in 1980 as did George W. Bush, elected in 2000.

    March 14, 2012 at 4:55 pm | Reply
  218. Peter

    Absurd and insulting that CNN would put a serious-sounding headline on a stupid story like this. I do not like being baited this way. This is not the hallmark of a serious news organization.

    March 14, 2012 at 4:30 pm | Reply
    • Moe

      "Can President Obama end 150-year streak?"

      How is this misleading?

      Stick to FOX, troll.

      March 14, 2012 at 4:37 pm | Reply
      • Trevor

        I think they're referring to the link to the article: Should Obama Fear Election Day? It is pretty ridiculous

        March 14, 2012 at 4:53 pm | Reply
  219. griff griff

    Obama in a landslide... funny though.. No on is mentioning Romney's religion.. I guess it's ok because he's white..

    March 14, 2012 at 4:28 pm | Reply
    • opguy001

      What have the Dems ever done for blacks other than make sure they continue getting their welfare?

      Blacks are still slaves and they dont even realize it..Slaves to the Democratic Party.

      March 14, 2012 at 4:37 pm | Reply
      • Trevor

        Are you serious? Look up how many Mormon articles on CNN have been done in the past year. You'll find Romney often discussed.

        March 14, 2012 at 4:51 pm | Reply
        • HeartObama

          So not true, CNN loves the republicans, especially Willard M. Romney – he must be them alot, or they own one of his super pacs.

          March 15, 2012 at 1:22 am | Reply
      • Melvin

        At least it's the only party that gives an opportunity to a black man to become the president of US.

        March 14, 2012 at 5:05 pm | Reply
        • sayer

          That's something everyome can agree on!

          March 14, 2012 at 9:51 pm | Reply
      • Nice Catch

        opguy0011,
        1. Overwhelming majority of people on welfare in US are white.
        2. Poverty has and does disproportionately affect black people.

        Conservatives believe this is strictly bc black people are lazy and want handouts which helps them cut programs which help the poor without feeling guilty. Real Christ like, I know. Republican politicians ignore poverty in America, when was the last time you ever hear a republican talk about helping the the poor? Exactly, they don't. They would rather villify them and act as if we cut programs which help the poor it will magically make poverty dissappear. It irrational. Democrats make the middle class and the poor a priority but get attacked and call socialist for doing so by irrational conservatives who could care less about the poor.

        March 14, 2012 at 5:41 pm | Reply
    • JerseyJoe

      Or Romney's birth certificate

      March 14, 2012 at 4:40 pm | Reply
      • Dee G

        Yeah, was Mittens actually born or created in a lab somewhere?

        March 14, 2012 at 10:18 pm | Reply
    • Melvin

      You know, this is one of the best comments I've ever heard on CNN; and I will post it on myh facebook status.

      March 14, 2012 at 5:07 pm | Reply
  220. Randal

    The simple fact is that your vote matters about as much as a drop of water in the ocean. The US government cares about you as a citizen as much as it does about killing them in some far off place without a trial or even being stripped of citizenship first. They can take your stuff, throw you in jail and now take your life at their whim all in the name of "national security". What makes you think they care about your vote? It is the same crud with a different face on it and it matters little what they say they will or won't do. Their lips are moving and therefore they are lying. Washington is broken and there is no way out short of a revolution. I do not advocate this, but unless there is someone elected from neither party who wants to get back to governing less, taking less and letting be the people who make this nation great, I see no other clear avenue out.

    March 14, 2012 at 4:23 pm | Reply
  221. kquinn

    Obama will probably lose but not because of the date. The economy is poor. Under and unemplotment is alot worse than the 8.3 percent posted (a dismal number anyway) Gas prices are up and rising. Iran will most likely get the bomb on his watch, even if Israel attacks. Its too much for Obama to overcome. He will go the way of jimmy carter – poor economy, gas lines (remember) and iran – a bad combo then and now

    March 14, 2012 at 4:22 pm | Reply
    • Peter

      Obama will win because Americans are finally figuring out that the economy was tanked by absurd and ridiculous Republican policies and that, were it not for Obama, we'd be in a much worse situation than we're in now.

      March 14, 2012 at 4:32 pm | Reply
      • opguy001

        HAHAHAHAHA! thanks for the comic relief!

        March 14, 2012 at 4:37 pm | Reply
      • KCRick

        And the democrats, who took over congress in 2006, had nothing to do with it???? And controlled congress until 2010 with a fillabuster proof two years.

        March 14, 2012 at 4:50 pm | Reply
        • FLIndependent

          Wrong on both counts – whatever Dems passed under Bush he vetoed – record # of vetoes for a President. The Dems only had a filibuster proof majority for a few months until Kennedy died and Scott Brown took his place – after that the Dems DID NOT have a filibuster proof majority and the Repubs have used a record number of ilibusters.

          March 16, 2012 at 11:44 am | Reply
      • Hark

        Peter, Are you really that myopic and shortsighted to blame this mess on the Republicans?!? No wonder our country is spinning out of control. Some of the problem...yes. Full blame? Wow!!! You must have your handout for something!!!

        March 14, 2012 at 4:55 pm | Reply
        • Gary Wing

          No he's right.. It really was the Republicans who caused this mess, really! Just think back to when Bush took office... remember the budget surpluses, balanced budgets, the economy growing like crazy, low unemployment, no wasted resources on a needless wars, etc... Is it coming back to you? Now fast forward to December, 2008, just before W left office. Now we're involved in 2 wars we financed with borrowed money, the economy has evaporated pretty much everywhere in the world, jobs disappearing by the millions, do you remember (this was the the results of 8 years of Republican leadership)?? Now fast forward to today unemployment is coming down, the stock market is way back up (BTW, (the stock market is what's called a leading indicator, in other words it moves with expectations of future events , i.e., most investors think things are going to get better), manufacturing is increasing, the wars are coming to a close, and we're starting to see real signs of growth (this was the result of 3 years of Obama, even despite all the Republican shenanigans). So do you see yet, it REALLY WAS THE REPUBLICANS. WAKE UP!!!!

          March 14, 2012 at 6:41 pm | Reply
          • HeartObama

            Thank you Gary Wing – very well said. I am sick and tired of these republican talking points – like no one should be blamed for this off-the-cliff state of the economy which happened on W's watch in 2008. They don't want to remember that!

            March 15, 2012 at 1:27 am | Reply
            • FLIndependent

              If Bush wasn't the one at fault for our mess then why don't you ever hear the Repub candidates revert back to his presidency. Poor things have to go all the way back to Reagan for a fluff story in hopes that most people won't remember that far back.

              March 16, 2012 at 11:47 am | Reply
    • OnStreetWise

      Republicans=Recession... Always has, always now and always will be. You can take that History listen to the bank.

      March 14, 2012 at 6:15 pm | Reply
      • jerry rustler

        IT WOULD BE A SAD DAY, A WORSE FOUR YEARS AHEAD, IF OBAMA LOST THE ELECTION. THIS MAN HAS SHOWN LEVEL HEADEDNESS IN ALL SITUATIONS, HE HAS AMENDED THE RESPECT THAT WAS LOST UNDER BUSH IN THE EUROPEAN CAPITALS, OUR ALLIES ARE BACK, HE HAS DEMANDED EQUALITY FOR THE MIDDLE CLASS CITIZENS, GIVING THEM HEALTH INSURANCE, EQUAL PAY FOR WOMEN, AND GIVING WOMEN THEIR CHOICE WHEN IT COMES TO THE ABORTION ISSUE. HE IS A MAN FOR ALL THE PEOPLE. NOT JUST THE RIDH.

        March 14, 2012 at 6:30 pm | Reply
        • Dee G

          I do agree with you, but you really need to take the caps lock off – it just makes you sound crazy.

          March 14, 2012 at 10:20 pm | Reply
  222. opguy001

    To all you Obama sheep out there, the CBO annouced that Obamacare over the next 10 yrs will cost $1.76 trillion, not the $900 billion that Obama and his minions lied and told us it would cost..surprise surprise!!

    March 14, 2012 at 4:17 pm | Reply
    • carly

      more lies???? "CBO sees lower 10-year cost for health insurance provisions" from an article on Reuters yesterday.

      March 14, 2012 at 4:30 pm | Reply
      • opguy001

        its not lies, google it if you know how..there's tons of articles about it

        March 14, 2012 at 4:38 pm | Reply
      • Hark

        Really? You, Alice and the rabbit need to go back to tea and get off the kool-aid. Wake up!!!

        March 14, 2012 at 4:49 pm | Reply
      • Trevor

        It's funny how you are both right and I think this is how politics and ideologies get in the way of reality. According to the article, it's true that the "CBO sees lower 10-year cost for health insurance provisions" but only takes it down to 1.171 trillion, still above what Obama estimated.

        This drop also means that "fewer people would be covered under private insurance plans" and "the analysis also projected that some 4 million fewer people will obtain insurance through employers or through the insurance exchanges promoted by the healthcare law by 2016 than estimated a year ago...Many of those people will need to be covered by government-run Medicaid program for the poor, causing higher Medicaid costs to eat into savings elsewhere."

        There's plenty more worth reading in there.

        March 14, 2012 at 5:44 pm | Reply
        • she

          well, if the average Obamanite could read that far into something.....geez.

          March 14, 2012 at 7:16 pm | Reply
          • HeartObama

            I guess the anti-Obama crowd has enough money to pay for their own health-care, they must be the 1 percenters. That's great for the President, since the rest of us, at least the ones I talk to, will be voting to re-elect Obama.

            March 15, 2012 at 1:32 am | Reply
    • Gail

      Opguy001
      I respect your thoughts. This country has been in decline for many years. Congress the Senate the Presidents before now have only thought of themselves and greed. We haven't done anything to substain this country for many years. I'm not for either party, I'm for fairness and the issues. It's out of control. It's a big difference when your attacking the polictics verse a man character. Would you want your children to hear the things that are been said about there father because of the color of his skin. Put yourself in the human shoes, Be careful how stone are thrown. Words are powerful, We weep what we sow.

      March 14, 2012 at 5:00 pm | Reply
      • SMOKEY

        YOU GO GIRL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        March 14, 2012 at 7:23 pm | Reply
    • david

      I do not understand why every republican voter that ignores facts, marches to FOX news, ignores that big business is why the economy tanked and prices are still on the rise and then turns around an accuses every Obama supporter of being a sheep. I think it's comfortable for them to assume we see him as a messiah simply because it is the opposite of the anti-christ view you maintain.

      March 14, 2012 at 5:01 pm | Reply
      • Trevor

        I see both sides doing the same thing to each other while claiming to be the better more intelligent and correct person.

        March 14, 2012 at 5:47 pm | Reply
    • Gary Wing

      You must be one of those Bush sheep who forgot about the weapons of mass destruction story. I guess he just made a little mistake, or maybe he was lying too. Huh. It only cost a trillion dollars and 4000 soldiers lives, not to mention a few hundred thousand Iraqi lives. I guess I wish he'd lied about the cost of health care, after all it's just an estimate, didn't cost anyone their life or any money at all. Huh again...

      March 14, 2012 at 6:50 pm | Reply
      • HeartObama

        YOU GO GARY WING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        March 15, 2012 at 1:34 am | Reply
  223. opguy001

    High unemployment, high gas prices, the gutting of our military, the federal gov't trying to poke its nose into everything nad the lie that is Obamacare....Thanks a lot Obama, you P.O.S.!!

    March 14, 2012 at 4:15 pm | Reply
    • carly

      more lies, lies and lies. get educated.

      March 14, 2012 at 4:28 pm | Reply
      • Larry

        That post is actually very accurate. How about you get educated? On second thought save the taxpayers some money and just go find the highest bridge you can, then jump.

        March 14, 2012 at 4:39 pm | Reply
      • opguy001

        youre just another Obama sheep!

        March 14, 2012 at 4:39 pm | Reply
        • moises

          upguy00 obama is going to win u want or not hater and i,m not a sheep
          hi is the best president yhat we have in decades and hi is traing hard to fix what your cawboy didi to us..

          March 14, 2012 at 4:52 pm | Reply
          • she

            another one who missed the "no child left behind" train....um...,me thinks you vote based on many things, but not from an educated perspective. Educated, erudite, intellectual, enlightened....the last kind of people Obama wants to deal with.

            March 14, 2012 at 7:20 pm | Reply
    • Dexter in STL

      I can
      t wait to see you all humiliated

      March 14, 2012 at 6:19 pm | Reply
  224. Rob

    Too bad Herman Cain is out.. Oh well, we the people are the losers here. Can you imagine the spending spree Obama and his clowns will go on if re-elected? Nothing to lose for the 2nd term. This gross mismanagement is already embarrasing.. It will get worse. What do you expect from a community organizer for ACORN?

    March 14, 2012 at 4:12 pm | Reply
    • opguy001

      They ran Herman Cain off because the couldnt bare to see a black man be anything other than a democrat!

      God forbid a black man thinks for himself!

      March 14, 2012 at 4:28 pm | Reply
    • FLIndependent

      All of the Repub candidates have made it clear they would attack Iran which, of course, would start a war worse than Iraq and you say Obama will spend more money! Please wake up!!

      March 16, 2012 at 11:52 am | Reply
  225. Gail

    I really hope and pray we can put this racism aside. I've never seen so much hater for a man skin color. It's really said. We're going back to the 1800's. Other country's must be laughing at us. The Commander and Chief that holds a postion under the leadership of Jesus Christ. It's such a shame the way he's being treated. It has gone beyond politics,it's personal. If a man has to be attack in such a manor,we better take a hard look at who's dishing doing the attacking. To call themselves Christians. I choose not to follow that type of Christian We're living in 2012 with interracial marriages and children,and this is the way we display are hearts. It's really sad.

    March 14, 2012 at 4:07 pm | Reply
    • Vicky

      I wonder how a person like u is living in 2012!

      March 14, 2012 at 4:27 pm | Reply
      • SMOKEY

        THE POOR THING LIVES IN A CAVE.

        March 14, 2012 at 7:26 pm | Reply
  226. Katz

    i would put Bozo in the WH before I ever vote for this communist again!

    March 14, 2012 at 4:05 pm | Reply
    • Ruck

      haha.... communist? that's funny

      March 14, 2012 at 4:16 pm | Reply
    • carly

      I guess you must be a Fox BS follower. Considering the right wing nuts in Congress obstructed everything he tried to do and McConnell's mission was to make him fail Obama accomplished more than most presidents esp considering what he had to deal with.

      March 14, 2012 at 4:17 pm | Reply
      • Larry

        Can you name one good thing he accomplished domestically? Didn't think so.

        March 14, 2012 at 4:41 pm | Reply
      • Ultraconservative

        Yes, blame past problems on Bush and current problems on the Republicans in Congress.... Actually, the Democrats had control of Congress during Bush's last two years, and the Democrats had a filibuster proof Congress the first two years of Obama. So why continue to blame everybody but the ones in control?

        March 14, 2012 at 10:55 pm | Reply
      • stan

        "obstruct" him?!? You really mean they refuse to follow his lead. Pretty plain and simple. Go cry in a corner about it. Intelligent men that really understand the reality of the world are wise to not follow the lead of such a pathetic excuse for a man. Nothing about barry is real. Hides his grades. Hides his funding. Hides his connections. Hypocritical stances on everything from extrajudicial assassinations to indefinite detention. The man is a cowardly, flip-flopping moron.

        March 15, 2012 at 12:23 pm | Reply
    • griff griff

      Bozo WAS in the White House.. His real name was George W. Bush!!! Did you forget he was YOUR president for 8 years.. Remember the 2 wars we were unnecessarily involved in.. The current president didn't start those. Remember the stock market was almost at 900 when Mr. Bozo left and today it toppled 1300? Remember all of the jobs that left the country during the 8 years of Bushism?? No.. You Republicans have very selective amnesia. Look at wall st. now.. Look at GM now!! Look at the economy grow NOW!! Bush ruined us economically and you think Pres. Obama is going to clean that mess up in 4 years?? That is why he's going to do it in 8...

      March 14, 2012 at 4:20 pm | Reply
      • HeartObama

        Griff – THANK YOU FOR THIS COMMENT, I WAS THINKING THE SAME THING – BUSH WAS THE ONLY BOZO – I AM NOT NORMALLY A NAME CALLER – BUT I AM SO SICK AND TIRED OF THESE MORONS THAT KEEP CRITICIZING THE PRESIDENT FOR DOING NOTHING BUT SWEEPING UP W'S MESS. WHAT'S WRONG WITH THESE NO-BRAIN LOSERS!?

        March 15, 2012 at 1:39 am | Reply
  227. alex

    Im voting for Obama. The ONLY republican i will vote fori is Ron Paul. But since he is too rational to be a the republican nominee, im voting Obama and this is why..

    Bush was losing 750,000 Jobs a month as he left, Obama has turned it around 23 consecutive months of private sector job growth, 243,000 this month.
    Responsible for the lowest tax rates in 50 years.
    Stock market rose from 7000 to over 12000.
    Hostages rescued, Somali pirates dead.
    Troops out of Iraq.
    Auto sales are up 13.9%.
    More illegal aliens deported than any other president, EVER! (yes ever!)
    Ghaddify gone, killed 22/23 top Al Qada terrorists including Bin laden.

    Good enough reasons for me.

    March 14, 2012 at 4:05 pm | Reply
    • opguy001

      high unemployment, high gas prices, federal govt poking its nose in everybody's business, and the list goes on and on..yeah, all good reasons to re-elect Obama!

      March 14, 2012 at 4:23 pm | Reply
    • opguy001

      p.s. your so called 'facts' that you got from media matters and moveon.org are not facts at all! lol!!

      March 14, 2012 at 4:25 pm | Reply
      • carly

        actually those are facts unlike the bull provided by your sources FOX/Limbaugh/Hannity and Beck.

        March 14, 2012 at 4:32 pm | Reply
        • opguy001

          give me the link to your facts

          March 14, 2012 at 4:40 pm | Reply
        • opguy001

          still waiting for you to tell me where you got your so called facts from??

          March 14, 2012 at 4:45 pm | Reply
          • HeartObama

            Where are the facts when it comes to FOX FAKE NEWS????? They are nothing but Rupert 'the hacker' Murdoch's propaganda machine, that couldn't buy CNN because Ted Turner wouldn't sell it to him. Now, the 'new CNN' decides to compete with them and is in the Repubs pocket. This article confims it, and I'm buycotting CNN. I'd rather watch Ed Shultz, Lawrence O'Donnell and Chris Matthews on MSNBC anyday.

            March 15, 2012 at 1:43 am | Reply
      • The Real Tom Paine

        Where are your's from? Care to share, or don't you know?

        March 14, 2012 at 4:37 pm | Reply
    • iscopem

      Holy cow, logical reasons for voting for a candidate.... unheard of! Preposterous! UnAmerican? Don't let Rush hear about this.

      March 14, 2012 at 4:36 pm | Reply
  228. Allison

    I know you're joking about wanting Obama re-elected. He had his chance and failed miserably. Time to move on.

    March 14, 2012 at 3:51 pm | Reply
    • Ruck

      by whose standards? compared to Bush, he looks pretty damn good. Maybe if we could get Bill Clinton back, it might be better

      March 14, 2012 at 4:13 pm | Reply
    • carly

      failed miserably? only by Fox BS standards. Get educated instead of blindly following the Fox/Limbaugh/Hannity/Beck lies.

      March 14, 2012 at 4:15 pm | Reply
      • Larry

        I find it funny that you are always telling others to get educated when, in fact, us educated people are the ones that are paying taxes thus, in the form of welfare, paying your way in life.

        March 14, 2012 at 4:43 pm | Reply
      • KCRick

        Carly, yes he failed. WoodrowWilson said, "the business of America is business." And, by any historical statistical evidence, Obama has failed. This is the worst economic recovery after a recession since the Great Depression. Liberals argue, you don't understand – this was really bad. Well, statistics show, the worse the recession the more robust the rebound. After the 1980/81 ression, by Reagan's 3rd year in office, real GDP was growing at a 6-8% rate. We have been lucky to get 2%. His stimulus, similar to the Roosevelt playbook, failed back then and it failed now. instead of betting on jobs, he bet on healthcare. It will be his undoing.

        March 14, 2012 at 4:47 pm | Reply
        • MikeyB

          Obama has great economic accomplishments...the stock market has more than doubled under this President, record corporate profits and people's 401k's are strong once again. During the months leading up to him being sworn into office the country was suffering from massive job losses to the tune of 600,00 to 750,000 a month...now...24 consecutive months of job growth including 5 months in a row of +200,000. Before Obama, if you did not lose your job, you feared you would lose it as you watched someone in your family, neighbor, friend or coworker lose their jobs.

          Face it, Obama inherited a crisis moment and the country is on stable ground once again....he is a proven leader that can be counted on in a crisis.....ask bin Laden.

          March 14, 2012 at 6:10 pm | Reply
          • Hark

            Typical Democratic Party Smokescreen! How mucin debt did this administration load us up with to buy all these jobs??? The math does not add up and its a sham what our government has done to put lipstick on this pig and call it fiscal responsibility. Of course you dems love it!!! Stupidity and blindness to the facts!

            March 14, 2012 at 7:20 pm | Reply
          • BWE

            This county is currently on anything but stable ground economically.

            March 14, 2012 at 10:33 pm | Reply
  229. alfonse

    We took a shot on Obama–It did not work. Time to take another shot at someone like Romney or Snatorum.

    March 14, 2012 at 3:45 pm | Reply
    • mark trought

      Take a shot from romney or santorum and u will be dead on arrival. Obama 2012!! I want to stay alive.

      March 14, 2012 at 3:57 pm | Reply
    • Me

      Saved the American auto industry. Brought the troops home from Iraq. Repealed DADT. ETC ETC ETC.

      Do you know how messed up the country was under Bush?

      It worked and it's working.

      March 14, 2012 at 4:06 pm | Reply
      • Natalie

        To the die-hard Obama haters. We all know he could cure cancer and you'd still hate him, so that discounts all your rants and empty comments. You deny facts by discounting all he has done in spite of what he had to work with. Alex listed several of those key accomplishments, but you'd still pooh them off, so what's the point. We know you hate him irrationally and we don't give a rats patoot. Americans who think on their own and aren't glued to Fox Noise will do the right thing in Nov. and we'll have 4 more years of progress. Never will we give the wheel back to the drunk drivers (GOP) with their same failed policies that created the wreckage he's pulled us from. The clowns you have to pick from are pathetic at best.

        March 14, 2012 at 4:23 pm | Reply
      • opguy001

        those are your talking points: DADT, bringing home the Iraq troops (which was already determined before Obama took office) and bailing out the auto industry with taxpayer dollars?!

        yeah, he's accomplished a lot!!

        What about the continued high unemployment (and lets not forget the 'new math' the adminstration uses to calculate the unemployment rate), gas prices through the roof, Obama's moratorium on drilling, the Keystone pipeline being shot down, his adminstration poking its nose in everyone's business, and the lie Obama told us about how much Obama care was gonna cost?

        Shall I go on?

        March 14, 2012 at 4:35 pm | Reply
        • The Real Tom Paine

          Obamacare was modeled on Romney: are you happy with him? Can you point to anyone who has actually been put out of business by this? I doubt you can.

          March 14, 2012 at 4:39 pm | Reply
    • carly

      Obama has failed only by Fox BS standards. Get educated instead of blindly following the Fox/Limbaugh/Hannity/Beck lies.

      March 14, 2012 at 4:16 pm | Reply
      • opguy001

        unlike you, i get my info from several news outlets, i dont stick to certain news sites unlike you do..I bet you get all your info from moveon.org and media matter..

        March 14, 2012 at 4:42 pm | Reply
        • Melo-D

          It doesn't matter where you get your news if you fail to put things into context. We were on the edge of the next great depression when Obama took over, now we are back on our feet again and getting the economy back to where it was. Did FDR get everything back on track his first term?? Of course not. You're nothing more than a right wing hack who spews your "facts" totally out of context. It doesn't really matter though, Willard has no chance in hades of getting elected.

          March 14, 2012 at 7:01 pm | Reply
        • RapidOne

          hahaha opguy001 - don't be such a liar.

          March 15, 2012 at 2:16 pm | Reply
    • Starstuff

      It did not work? I suggest that you re-evaluate your 'what works and what doesn't' criteria. I agree that Obama is a wimp for not going 'all the way' like in the health care issue. I would have loved to see a universal health care system but it was a first step.

      From what I hear from the GOP pre candidates is just 'Bushiness' as usual, what these clowns are proposing is just madness, there is NO WAY their policies will do any good for the country.

      I'm not a liberal or a conservative or a Christian or a Muslim or a Jew. I will vote for the best candidate and I don't see anything good in the GOP pool of candidates... well I like Ron Paul but... that is another story

      March 14, 2012 at 4:18 pm | Reply
    • MikeyB

      Voting for Romney or Santorum is a vote to go back to the failed Bush policies.

      March 14, 2012 at 6:11 pm | Reply
      • HeartObama

        Obama will wipe the floor with Romney and Santorum. They don't have the intelligence Obama has in his little finger. If either of them get elected we're all going down – or at least back to the Bush era.

        March 15, 2012 at 1:48 am | Reply
  230. saveusall

    I don't see this happening this time around... The Reps in the race are not viable candidates. So if voters do their job he should win.

    March 14, 2012 at 3:41 pm | Reply
    • Ganan

      Who in their right mind, would vote for Obama again..........

      March 14, 2012 at 4:04 pm | Reply
      • rousch15

        I suppose you actually w a n t e d the American car industry to disappear, our soldiers to stay in Iraq and Afghanistan forever and Bin Laden still at large.

        March 14, 2012 at 4:17 pm | Reply
      • carly

        every intelligent American will want Obama in office for another 4 years over any of the right wing clowns running for office.

        March 14, 2012 at 4:21 pm | Reply
        • Hark

          You are speaking for a lot of people that you don't represent.

          March 14, 2012 at 4:44 pm | Reply
        • Troy

          every intelligent american wants obama out of the white house as soon as possible!

          March 15, 2012 at 11:24 am | Reply
      • Natalie

        Those who have a thinking mind, no one whot is stuck on right-wing social agendas that were solved 50 yrs. ago or who take all their walking orders from the likes of Limbaugh and Fox Noise.

        March 14, 2012 at 4:26 pm | Reply
  231. alfonse

    I like this pattern, however, because of the economy's condition, the president is bound to lose.I like Obama but enough is enough.

    March 14, 2012 at 3:41 pm | Reply
  232. carly

    Time to break the pattern. None of the right wing clowns will be elected this year.

    March 14, 2012 at 3:38 pm | Reply
  233. derrickrobinson

    lets hope this is true. i am ashamed ton call obama the comander in chief. he is a discrace to america and is conslantly taking our freedom away. it is no longer we the people!!!!!!!!!!!

    March 14, 2012 at 3:35 pm | Reply
    • jejuane98

      Dude you’re just a closet racist, or your dumb as hell or maybe both. How can you truthfully say that Obama is a "disgrace to America". Really dude what you are smoking. What would you say Bush was, a saint? You’re the type of trash that would be dumb enough to vote against your own self interest due to your racist sickness. You are the disgrace.

      March 14, 2012 at 3:58 pm | Reply
      • Hark

        Dude??? Like Dude?????

        March 14, 2012 at 4:40 pm | Reply
      • Larry

        You're actually the disgrace here. If you could form a grammatically correct sentence that was punctuated correctly some people might take you seriously. How about obtaining, at the very least, a middle school education before you vote. Thanks!

        March 14, 2012 at 4:46 pm | Reply
      • BWE

        I am not agreeing with what derrickrobinson said, but I don't disagree with completely either. But I am so sick and tired of Obama supporters calling anyone who disagrees with or criticizes Obama a racist. This is just so pathetic. I just want anyone who cannot come up with anything else to say about people who don't care for Obama to shut up and educate yourselves a little. You are making the educated Obama supporters look bad. Let them do the talking and shut up/

        March 14, 2012 at 10:27 pm | Reply
      • Troy

        typical black person, voting for obama because of his skin color rather than because of belief in his policies.

        March 15, 2012 at 11:23 am | Reply
    • carly

      Disgrace to America by whose standards? FOX? Limbaugh? Beck? get an education.

      March 14, 2012 at 4:20 pm | Reply
    • The Real Tom Paine

      What freedoms have you lost?

      March 14, 2012 at 4:40 pm | Reply
      • HeartObama

        derrickrobinson needs to pay attention to the clowns on the other side, before making a statement like that. You will really loose your freedoms if a republican is back in the WH. Didn't he get enough of 8 years of Bush?

        March 15, 2012 at 1:52 am | Reply
    • Harry

      You clearly dont pay much attention. Where is Obama removing your rights? He has actually been very active in helping people get more rights. Let us not forget the Repubs have control of the house NOT Obama or the Dems.

      March 15, 2012 at 1:46 pm | Reply
  234. Eric

    I am voting for President Obama! Mr. Romney continues to make up stuff about Mr. Obama, Newt, is a joke, and I do not like Mr. Santorum. In the President's 4 years in office he has taken such heat and endured such racism, from the Republican Party, that continues to be out of touch with America. Would Rep. Wilson, have yelled out Liar Liar, if a white President had been giving the State of the Union Speech? Would Gov. Brewer, have put her finger in front of a White President? Who is responsible for the killing of Bin-Laden, the President made a super gutsy call, that paid off! He sent in those Navy Seals! I still look at that picture of the President and others sitting in the Situation Room, as they watched everything go down in real-time, the concern on the Presidents face, as things unfolded, the fear on Mrs. Clinton’s face, it is a picture that is seared into my mind! Who got Gaddafi? Who got the troops out of Iraq? Who made another gutsy call, and rescued those hostages? It certainly was not George W. Bush, a puppet to Halliburton, he and Mr. Cheney, should have been hauled away in handcuffs. Although gas prices are high now, they will come down, so says the Fed Chairman. The Economy is turning around, we are seeing job growth, and the market is back over 13,000 for the first time in quite a while. The republican party are a bunch of racists, they just cannot deal with the fact that Mr. Obama is Smarter than they are. Mr. Obama, offers a sense of calm, when he speaks, and he deserves another 4 years! I say all you Democrats go out and Re-Elect President OBAMA to 4 MORE YEARS!! Tell Mr. Romney to stop making up things about Obama. A poll, out recently says 72% of folks now feel that they are better off or at least the same as they were 4 years ago. THINGS are TURNING AROUND, WHY CHANGE?

    March 14, 2012 at 3:34 pm | Reply
    • S

      Well said....he has been a target since he became President
      Those that got him there need to stick with him and show these people that WE the people are tired of the same old way of thinking. I want to see change in Washington and make this about the people instead of the same old racist who have never wanted anything to change because that would affect their way of life! Keep the ones down is all they want! i am voting proudly for Obama!

      March 14, 2012 at 3:54 pm | Reply
    • VOICEOFREASON

      Eric what a shallow mind you have.

      March 14, 2012 at 4:00 pm | Reply
      • james pfeiffer

        "voiceofreason" Your response to Eric's articulate statement shows why this country is in trouble. If something is black you are going to say it's white...if somethings white your going to say it's black...!

        March 14, 2012 at 4:10 pm | Reply
      • Melo-D

        As opposed to you, who has no mind at all.

        March 14, 2012 at 7:02 pm | Reply
      • John John

        Voice, that is a typical GOP response; Just call someone a name and don't defend your own disconnect from reason.

        March 15, 2012 at 10:27 am | Reply
    • Ganan

      Why do you hate America so much? That would be the only reason to vote for this idiot......
      You, Eric, are ignorant.

      March 14, 2012 at 4:05 pm | Reply
      • John John

        Please make a point or don't comment! Name calling is not working for the GOP this time.

        March 15, 2012 at 10:28 am | Reply
    • Jeff Kline

      This is interesting to see what typifies the stereotypical "liberal democrat". I would have thought that folks would have grown up and understand more about how government works but sadly, the vast majority do not. They were raised in a democrat household and this is all they know because their parents told them. They didn't teach them what it means to be a democrat, just that you are one and to never change. Amazing still as to how many still absolutely insist that this country is a "Democracy". How far from the truth can you teach?!!....

      March 14, 2012 at 4:09 pm | Reply
      • rousch15

        Tell us how can most voters be raised in Democratic households when the Republicans have been in power for the better part of 42 years.

        March 14, 2012 at 4:20 pm | Reply
        • rousch15

          BTW, we are a democratic republic.

          March 14, 2012 at 4:21 pm | Reply
        • Hark

          Not in my state of Washington!!

          March 14, 2012 at 6:52 pm | Reply
      • Natalie

        Your ignorance is showing. I was raised by a father who was a Republican and mother who was a Dem. I made my own choice as do most people who aren't blindly indoctrinated by narrow thinking. Seems to me, that weakness lies more with the right-wingers who can't think for themselves.

        March 14, 2012 at 4:28 pm | Reply
      • Peter

        Speaking of truth, where is Clinton's surplus, how were the 2 Bush wars funded, and how were Bush's tax cuts funded? Do tell.

        March 15, 2012 at 5:21 pm | Reply
      • Jim W

        Jeff, I'm certain you must realize that the United States is a Republic. Republics are the representative form of democracy, as opposed to direct democracy which has not existed since the Athenians. The key component in any democracy is popular sovereignty, the right of the people to exercise their power through voting. The United States is most certainly a democracy; you may simply be confused as to the form.

        March 15, 2012 at 6:26 pm | Reply
    • Natalie

      Couldn't agree more, Eric. Even some of my Repub colleagues are voting for Obama. They are actually embarrassed by their only choices and find it irresponsible to stick with party lines this time around. I was pleasantly surprised!

      March 14, 2012 at 4:35 pm | Reply
      • HeartObama

        Even Mrs. Bush said she never saw anything like these republicans running. I was pleased that she had admitted that.

        March 15, 2012 at 1:55 am | Reply
    • Erick

      Obama is going to end the 150 year old streak ...Democrats united get obama relected, republicans are a joke

      March 14, 2012 at 10:48 pm | Reply
  235. MikeyB

    Of course Obama should be reelected. The country was in shambles after the economic calamity that took place before he took office. He managed the country out of crisis, killed bin Laden, saved the automobile industry and instead of experiencing job losses of 600,000 – 750,000 in the months preceding him becoming President, we now enjoy 24 consecutive months of job gains, including over 200,000 the past 5 months. The guy is money!!

    March 14, 2012 at 3:20 pm | Reply
    • Heywood

      Ha! Yeah he's money alright, but it someone else's money....

      March 14, 2012 at 4:01 pm | Reply
      • John John

        Heywood: $5.07 trillion of spending under Bush, $1.44 trillion under Obama. By the way, those figures for Obama are projections from 2009 to 2017. In other words, both presidents are being judged in eight-year time frames. And Bush "wins" the spending contest in a runaway. AND... Bush inherited a SHRINKING deficit and turned it into a growing one AND Obama inherited a crashing economy, so any spending he did was mostly trying to fix the Bush mess!
        You can't count on Fox or Rush for actual numbers, you need to check on this stuff yourself.

        March 15, 2012 at 10:19 am | Reply
        • Landsnekt

          John John, where did you get those numbers? CNN has estimated that the Obama debt if left unchecked will run close to 14 Trillion over 8 years (which will put us close to 24T in debt and bank rupt). Yea Bush (and I'm not a fan) did increase the debt, get us into 2 wars....but he also laid the ground work to get us out (yea it was hit time table that Obama followed) of Iraq and Bush put in place the intelligence that led us to OBL. No lets focus on Osama: He vowed to change Washington...nothing changed. Chris Dodd was largely responsible for the failed stock market due to several bills he authored along with Barney Frank.

          The bottom line, is we need to get our government spending under control. Who do you think can do that? our current president has failed to grasp the basic economic policies to get control and has placed in his cabinet mostly academics that have no real clue how things actually work or how to actually get things done. We need some one that can ask (and change) why the government policies are in place and why are we doing things the way we do them (aka. lemmings).

          March 17, 2012 at 2:29 pm | Reply
    • vbscript2

      "The country was in shambles after the economic calamity that took place before he took office."

      The recovery was already beginning before he took office. It was the news that the U.S. banks had returned to profitability that turned things around. The low point in the market was in early March '09, long before any of Obama's policies were even passed, much less affecting the economy. The only things Obama has managed to do is slow the recovery by creating uncertainty about the regulatory and economic policy future of the U.S. and massively increase the debt.

      "The guy is money!!"

      No, he spends money (specifically, borrowed money.) There's a difference.

      March 15, 2012 at 10:30 am | Reply
    • susan

      Nice to hear from you again, Mrs. Obama.

      March 15, 2012 at 1:26 pm | Reply
    • Bobington

      The country remained in shambles after he took office. The manged the country into its largest debt crisis EVER, he had nothing to do with the killing of Bin Laden other than saying "ok, do it", the american automobile industry was saved by bankrupcy protection. Where are your statistic on job gains coming from? The economy has always and will always recover from a recession, its natural and Obama had nothing to do with that at all. He has accomplished nothing positive since being elected. A complete waste of time and space.

      March 15, 2012 at 1:36 pm | Reply
    • Saboth

      Yup. About the only thing you can fault him with is the deficit. But GW and Republicans were already blowing that thing up. If they were still in charge it would probably be even higher.

      http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/adding-to-the-deficit-bush-vs-obama/2012/01/31/gIQAQ0kFgQ_graphic.html

      Shows that GW is the real cause of our deficit, not Obama.

      March 15, 2012 at 3:25 pm | Reply
  236. steven

    Unfortunately government is controlled by the corporations, people simply have the illusion of democracy.

    March 14, 2012 at 3:20 pm | Reply
    • pimp juice

      the government and corporations are all beholden to the money changers. Since the federal reserve was founded this country has been on a downward spiral what is amazing is that it has taken this long to finally sputter out. One thing is for sure the government is not beholden to the people and the media was bought and sold a long time ago by the powers that be.

      March 15, 2012 at 8:08 pm | Reply
  237. SaintM

    How clever that someone took the time to tie election dates to wins. Is the same true for democratic wins on other dates? Personally, I like the "kitty litter" poll on election day, and I hope it happens again this year.

    Obama 2.0, 2012

    March 14, 2012 at 3:04 pm | Reply
  238. Aileen

    More ridiculousness! Voting for Obama. The freak show on the other side does not remotely interest me.

    March 14, 2012 at 2:54 pm | Reply
    • Crow

      Excellent observation. Nice summation of how a lot of folks around here think. I think I mentioned earlier that the O in GOP stands for Old (as in Grand Old Party). Moldy would a better description.

      March 14, 2012 at 9:51 pm | Reply
      • chaz

        GOP stands for Gross Old Perverts

        March 15, 2012 at 12:31 pm | Reply

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