I-A-B Poll o` the Day: The Next US President

Submitted by: fancylad 8 years ago

We called Idol"s winner last night so let"s take it up a notch. Whether you can vote or not, who"s the next President?
There are 84 comments:
Female 667
It`s funny looking at this post after Obama`s been president for a year and a half. Especially the comments.
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Female 5
I think it`s Obama. Realistically, he`s more likely to get voted in than Clinton, and right now Republican doesn`t have much chance.
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Male 522
http://www.barackobama.com/issues/

There you go PrKitty. Everything you could want to know about Obama`s plan.

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Female 370
Are you people stupid? Obama? I mean seriously, can one person tell me what he stands for without googling? He talks a lot about nothing. He has no real values or thoughts. You people are the death off us all.
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Male 522
The difference being of course is that my diagram is based on facts and yours is just a red dot you placed on a political chart.
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Male 101
I can find diagrams that support my argument too.

Barack Obama is a Hard-Core Liberal.

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Male 136
BroadwayLove, I agree with you that many of the current problems we face were remnants from Bill Clinton`s failed policies. Just as many of them came before Clinton`s time. We have been screwing up in lots of ways for a long time, but at the end of a presidential term there is only one pertinent question to sum up a leader`s worth.

Is the country better off now than it was before he/she took office? At the end of Bush`s first term, the answer was a resounding NO. Nearing the end of his second, things are looking like they have gone even further downhill. Even with all the problems facing the country before he was elected, 8 years is enough time to make SOME progress.

So even if Bush is NOT worse than any other president we have had, he has still failed as a leader by not doing any better.

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Male 101
xp, Obama is a State capitalist. What he calls a well regulated free market, I call a government controlled economy. As far as taxes go, Obama wants to raise them on the people and companies that provide many of the jobs in the US. Business owners are going to cut jobs to make sure they keep their profits up and their stock holders happy.
Europeans do not get "free" health care. They still have to pay for it through taxes. Obama`s health care plan is going to cost an extra 50-65 billion dollars in new revenue. Which probably means another tax increase.
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Male 522

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Male 522
So if you want to hate on Obama go ahead, I can`t stop you. But don`t pretend it`s for some rational reason. Obama is a moderate when compared to the political spectrum you can find in any highschool textbook. Read his website, look at a diagram of political beliefs and figure it out for yourself.
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Male 522
In many European countries everybody gets free health care whether they have insurance or not. They also get 4-6 weeks of paid vacation a year. Wealthy people are free to get extra healthcare if they wish beyond the state provided. Many of the largest corporations in the world are based in Europe and have no trouble making a tidy profit even with the higher minimum wage and taxes. In fact, Europe`s economy is quickly out performing the US`s by leaps and bounds.
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Male 522
Obama is not a Muslim quick_sand. He is a Christian. Which is in the same category of mental illness but at least it`s socially acceptable in this country. I don`t really care either way but lets at least be honest about it.

I don`t know what you are referring to Spacemn but yes we are closer to fascism than we have been since the McCarthy era. It`s a matter of perspective. Your strawman of saying we shoudn`t let Europe decide our next president is just silly. This is simply yardstick to measure political systems and candidates from another perspective. Nobody ever suggested we let Europe decide our next president.

I`m pretty sure Obama is a capitalist and believes in a well regulated free market economy. Do you have evidence to the contrary? Most people in this country also believe that the more money you make the more taxes you should pay and that their are some things the government should do, like build roads and keep the peace. The question is; where is the line?

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Male 101
Yeah, xp, let`s decide our next president because of what Europe thinks. The U.S. is not even close to being a fascist government. If anything the liberals our moving closer to a form of Marxism. We are being told by the DFLers in congress that because someone is making a large profit in their business they are taking advantage of the consumers. The only group that is taken advantage of people is the government. We buy gas and foods we like, but don`t need to survive, all by choice. The government takes our money w/o asking. I know taxes need to be paid to keep the country running. But when the government takes more then they need to spend it on things we don`t need. Then tells it`s citizens that they are being taken advantage of by people who supply us w/ things we want. That in my opinion is wrong and that is what the DFLer`s in the House and Senate our telling us.
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Female 466
Obama will not win!!! Democrats will vote for McCain instead of Obama, Racist Rev`s little buddy. If it was Colin Powell on the Democratic ticket, that would be a hell of a race, but Obama is tainted. Too many skeletons in his Muslim closet, and his wife has shown her true colors on more then one occasion. He`ll never be president.
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Male 522
Obama no question. McCain is too old and too crazy and too Bushie. Hillary is too slimy and bitchy and too Bushie.

Obama is the only reasonable one of the bunch. He may seem a pretty left leaning by comparison but he is actually a moderate- it`s just that the US has swung way towards the fascist side of the spectrum in the last couple of decades.

In Europe Obama would be considered a moderate.

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Female 187
ok...here`s the thing. How is Bush so much worse than any other president we`ve had...I mean, seriously,

I know I`m going to get ten million posts of "oh she`s brainwashed" but I look foreward to ten years from now when we can look back on these eight years with perspective.

I truly believe that a lot of the problems that we currently face, problems that are blamed solely on George Bush, are leftovers from Bill Clinton.

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Male 142
lol @ fancylad beating hillary
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Male 96
nice spelling of Barack. Jesus, people, get it right
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Male 74
Wow, obama has 54% and Fancylad got only 11%
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Female 2,289
I voted 4 fancylad
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Female 2,228
Mccain won`t win b/c he will be dead by November!
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Male 272
dude, mccain is like 72. supposedly he`s older than the chocolate chip cookie. LOL.
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Male 1,497
Oh, I bet that Obama is going to win, but I don`t support him the slightnest.

Clickable Goodnesss: You`re Damn Straight It`s An Issue!

How STUPID are you?!

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Male 1,497
I dont wnat any of them to be president, they al have their flaws. Fancylad would be too much on crack to be president anyway ;D
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Male 7,933
""There is no way McCain will win.
Obama will take it... by a long shot."
Agreed."

Okay... so the democrats eating themselves up is good for Obama? All McCain has to do now is not screw up and he wins in a landslide.

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Male 234
gemini0587 ron pauls been out of the race for a while. obamas gonna win but i want hillary
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Male 11
Hahahahahaha
you are all so naive
i can`t believe how much obama has!!
and the fact that hilary has any is a testament to that - she clearly has no chance whatsoever, and why would anyone vote for fancylad is just a waste of a vote
Obama is young, and enough people either don`t like him or think he has no experience and the on going democrats race isn`t helping. McCain has bot h the experience and the distance from bush to keep him strong. He will take all the republican states and many democratic as the indecision from the democrats has been giving McCain smooth sailing. Furthermore McCain has the elder vote which is HUGE!!!! McCain has the cat in the bag and the fact that Hilary has bashed Obama doesn`t help as it can be used by the republicans to show that Hiliary doesn`t even support the nomination. Therefore McCain wins, hands down. Sorry I-A-B but you are WRONG!!
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Female 17
Fiizok, the GOP is FAR from in panic mode, they know they will win. Despite what some think, America (at this point is history) is still swayed slightly to the right moral wise. Obama is FAR too left wing to be electable. His only chance would be if he ran with a conservative Democrat as his VP. McCain is not as conservative as most members of the GOP would like, however he is their candidate, so he gets their votes. Also, due to his more moderate views, he will take swing votes as well. I`m not even going to bring up some of the Democrats who voted for Hillary (or Obama, you never know). McCain, no doubt in my mind.
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Male 591
McCain doesn`t have a chance. There`s too much anger and resentment across the country over Bush, and that has completely poisoned public attitudes about the GOP. The last three special elections saw Republican incumbents lose by huge margins. (The most recent of these took place in highly Republican Mississippi, where Democratic candidate Travis Childers won by eight points!) After three back-to-back losses, the Republican party is in near panic mode. And this doesn`t even begin to take into account the hugh problems McCain presents as a candidate.

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Male 4,012
Excellent experimentation Fancylad.

Though I smell rigging.

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Male 1,254
You`re right pope. I remember in Kentucky about 25% of voters said race was an issue on who they voted for. While only 9% depended on gender.

In both cases its wrong, but just stunning in the case of race.

I don`t like Obama or Hillary because of their failure to be up front with what they want to do if president. Both will try to sneak in as much pseudo-socialist bullcrap as they can.

McCain, from what I`ve heard, is at least more blunt with what he wants to do. And I think after Bush, that`s the type of president we need.

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Female 15,763
I will cry if McCain is the president...

I seriously will.

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Male 695
sorry don`t want to sound racist but there is no way the u.s. will elect a black man. especially one who is as far to the left as obama. at least it looks like the scumbag clintons are out of it.
colin powell c`mon down!
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Male 504
Obama will get the Democratic nomination. McCain will win the general. Look at the key states Clinton has won. No one wants to talk about it, but race has aleady been a factor in the election. I hope I`m proven wrong.
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Female 35
Obama, I hope.
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Female 562
Lol Fancylad has more votes than Hilary hahahahahaa


...ha

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Male 458
Obama fo shiz.
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Male 101
Obama has no idea how to deal w/ international issues, which I feel is the federal government`s main job. I also think McCain will pick a much better cabinet to help run the country.
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Male 612
John McCain will most likely win because (I`ll be blunt):

Most Democrat voters are acting like little babies. Most of them said that If their candidate didn`t win the democratic party leadership, they`d vote republican. With the race close to 50/50 in the democratic campaign, that would be a pretty big blow.

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Male 43
I`m pretty sure that everyone agrees that it will be a race between McCain and Obama. I do not think that it will be a landslide either way though. It will be very close. Not a race that can be called either way really early.
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Male 724
Notice how the "Western and Eastern" U.S people support Obama, Notice how those states are always blue, Notice how unless you live in 3-4 specific states your vote doesnt count for poo...

I live in California, I`m voting for Nader!

- BTW McCain is going to win, whether we like it or not..

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Male 4,867
holy moley!
i got over 600! yay me
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Male 5,970
i wanted to vote fancy but i voted- meh, i dont want to say
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Male 4,867
mccain
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Male 48
I don`t get the point of this anyway. The American people don`t even pick who wins. :|
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Male 5,094
My vote (had I been an american) would have gone to Dennis Kucinic (had he still been in the race). How awesome wouldn`t it be with a progressive president that believes in UFOs?
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Female 164
Oh, yeah, Cambria. That goes without saying. A vast majority of the people I talked about candidates with had no clue who Gravel even was until I told them. It`s sort of sad that really fantastic candidates get pushed aside by the people with huge stacks of money.
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Male 1,254
It`s not surprising Obama is ahead on an internet forum. Everyone feels that he is going to run away with the general election just because of a hyped up democratic base.

There`s been little evidence in-so-far that any candidate has a sway over the swing voters. Obama is as greasy as a politician as they come and once the general election campaigning starts that`s going to become more and more apparent, along with his blatant greenness.

It won`t be a landslide either way. But one of the worst things that could happen to this country is having Obama as president.

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Female 338
Way to misspell Barack Obama.

I voted for him, btw. Hillary Clinton and McCain will be like George Bush part II. Too bad Gravel doesn`t have a chance.

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Female 164
Mike Gravel!

Nobody can throw rocks into the river like that man.

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Male 396
obama wont win
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Female 99
Wow, more people have voted for Fancylad than Hillary Clinton. That`s sorta sad.
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Male 21
honestly, i dont care as long as its not hillary. i dont follow politics very closely and even i know that shes a total prick
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Male 773
John McCain makes damn good oven chips.
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Female 2,228
This is truly no contest. Mccain is the strongest in a litter of weaklings, Obama is a star ascendant...Obama will be the next president no question, old people or no. The long nightmare that is the Bush presidency will have a happy ending after all.
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Male 103
Dammit, it said I was at 900 something. Anyway finishing that thought:

Now, I`m as cynical as the next guy, but remember, even though McCain will win the Southeast by a landslide, the electoral college says that`s just a waste of votes.

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Male 103
States Kerry won that McCain could take:

Pennsylvania - 21
Maryland - 10
Michigan (unlikely due to proximity to Illinois, however state is fed up with Democratic leadership)

Total electoral votes - 31

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States Bush won that Obama could take:

Indiana (almost a lock with proximity to Illinois) - 11
Iowa (see above) - 7
New Mexico (a lock if Obama picks Bill Richardson as a running mate) - 5
Missouri (corrupt Republican governor just declined to run for a second term, state elected a Democrat to the senate two years ago) - 11
Ohio - 20
Montana - 3
North Dakota - 3
South Dakota - 5
Idaho - 4
Colorado - 9
West Virginia - 5
North Carolina/South Carolina (possible depending on how hard Edwards campaigns and more likely if he becomes Obama`s running mate) - 15/8

Total electoral votes - 106

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Now, I`m as cynical as the next guy, but remember, even though McCain will win the Southeast by a landslide, the electoral col

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Male 4,393
obama.... and Fancylad :P
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Male 136
McCain would be a continuation of the same policies, only handled with more intelligence (much more dangerous). Clinton would be a disaster. Obama would be better, but still not acceptable.

Truly we need not only a Washington outsider, but a partisan outsider as well. I have lost hope that the Democrats/Republicans will ever be qualified to run this country, and so I look to the 3rd parties. Not this year, of course, but perhaps in the future we will be able to move beyond this two party system and elect someone with integrity.

Who do I think WILL win though? the most obvious choice would be Obama. However, I would not be surprised if McCain took it. Clinton cannot beat McCain, and I think the Democrats know this.

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Male 219
You can`t spell Barack Obama.
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Male 3,301
FANCYLAD FOR PRESIDENT 2008.

Someone needs to photoshop a poster of Fancylad`s presidential campaign.

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Female 67
Homer Simpson
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Male 19,854
Ohnjaynb

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
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Thursday, May 22, 2008 12:57:16 PM

i like how you all guessed obama. Old people rule the U.S. and they`ll wind up voting McCain. The democratic infighting might have blown the election. All they had to do was get their candidate out there earlier, and they could`ve just kept saying, a vote for a republican is just going to give you another bush, and they would`ve had it. But yeah, if you really seriously think obama has it, then you`re naive.

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Like it or not, I think this is probably accurate.

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Male 1,114
Fancylad has nearly twice as many votes as Clinton... Lol...
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Male 103
Obama`s got the Democratic nod, Hillary needs to back out and stop tearing the party in two.

Assuming the Democrats don`t shoot themselves in the knee at some point during the next five months (and don`t count that out, they`ve done it before) Obama will beat McCain pretty easily. He`ll take all the states Kerry took in `04 and a couple more in the Mid-West if for no other reason than they`ll vote for him to prove to themselves that they`re not racist.

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Male 592
i like how you all guessed obama. Old people rule the U.S. and they`ll wind up voting McCain. The democratic infighting might have blown the election. All they had to do was get their candidate out there earlier, and they could`ve just kept saying, a vote for a republican is just going to give you another bush, and they would`ve had it. But yeah, if you really seriously think obama has it, then you`re naive.
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Female 173
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Female 488
NADER
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Male 2,551
I`m guessing Obama.
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Male 69
i say McCain, i predicted the winner, not necessarily the one who i support
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Male 511
so that*
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Male 511
i voted fancylad, other countrys will be busy going REPOST, or laughing that they cant blow us up
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Male 954
lol fancylad FTW.. ;p
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Male 209
isa, if your talking about Sephiroth from FF7, then please, get a life.

Anyways, Obama FTW!

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Female 5,139
lol fancylad FTW.. :P
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Male 1,455
To make myself clear:

I don`t give a sh*t, they`re all the same anyway.

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Female 31
I do believe that Barack Obama will win, I really do not think that a another republican will take office when a lot of people want change.
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Male 90
Obama is a terrorist
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Female 3
Obama.
Yes we can.
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Male 111
im mad sephoroph isnt a choice and he would bring the whole world together. one world under sephoroph
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Male 108
There is no way McCain will win.
Obama will take it... by a long shot.
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Male 151
i want obama, but sadly i think mccain is gonna take the cake
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Male 1,053
hmmm hillary looks better than obama tbh :/
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Male 19,854
Link: I-A-B Poll o` the Day: The Next US President [Rate Link] - We called Idol`s winner last night so let`s take it up a notch. Whether you can vote or not, who`s the next President?
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