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LittleRedKid posted this thread...
Sept. 16, 2012 at 8:29 pm

Is it just me or does Romney keep changing his story? I have been watching the news quite frequently, and one moment he says he is going to get rid of Obamacare, now he likes some of it? It just doesn't make sense to me. He also has secret reforms he won't tell the public about. To top it all off, he was bashing women. I'm starting to change my mind about Romney, but Obama isn't much better. So who should you choose?

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HayNicole replied...
Sept. 16, 2012 at 11:28 pm

I would definitely not choose romney. I feel that if Romney became president he would be sending this country back to the 50s. It's not just him I don't like either, I also don't agree with the people that stand by him. ( I mean come on, legit rape shuts the body down? Okay. NO.)

I don't know everything about canidates but I know that I'm A minority, female, and not rich. (oh, and I support gay rights) Romney is definitely not in my interests.

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Sept. 17, 2012 at 8:36 am

As my government teacher explained to my class lately,
"By the end of all this, people will be voting against someone more than voting for someone."
If i was old enough to vote, i'd be voting for Obama... Well, voting against Romney...

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An-eloquent-leafThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Sept. 17, 2012 at 9:16 am

My dad, who tends to vote republicanly and is usually annoyed with voter apathy, says this election as of now he isn't planning on voting. My mom, who is bothered even more by voter apathy normally, says she isn't sure whether she's going to vote or not, but if she will, it'll more to vote against Romney. My older sister, who will be eighteen in time to vote, is for Obama.

As for me? Well, three words...: "Romney" and "international relations." They simply just do not work.

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An-eloquent-leafThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Sept. 17, 2012 at 9:16 am

My dad, who tends to vote republicanly and is usually annoyed with voter apathy, says this election as of now he isn't planning on voting. My mom, who is bothered even more by voter apathy normally, says she isn't sure whether she's going to vote or not, but if she will, it'll more to vote against Romney. My older sister, who will be eighteen in time to vote, is for Obama.

As for me? Well, three words...: "Romney" and "international relations." They simply just do not work.

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LittleRedKid replied...
Sept. 17, 2012 at 9:42 am

Voting against someone sounds exactly like it is. I am not a Democrat, nor a Republican. I think whoever has the best skills should be put in office. If If I was of age, I'd vote for Obama, but he hasn't been the best either.

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Sept. 17, 2012 at 9:52 am

It is a well-known fact that those people who must want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it... anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
-Douglas Adams
 
I believe Mr. Adams had it right.

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Sept. 17, 2012 at 11:43 am

I wouldn't vote for Romney, he contradicts himself too much, mainly because he's trying to be a crowd-pleaser. I also wouldn't vote for Obama. No way. Don't get me started on Obama!
Actually, if I could vote, I'd vote for the Constitutional party candidate: Virgil Goode.  Show him to your dad, Leafy!

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Sept. 17, 2012 at 11:44 am

I wouldn't vote for Romney, he contradicts himself too much, mainly because he's trying to be a crowd-pleaser. I also wouldn't vote for Obama. No way. Don't get me started on Obama!
Actually, if I could vote, I'd vote for the Constitutional party candidate: Virgil Goode.  Show him to your dad, Leafy!

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Imaginedangerous replied...
Sept. 17, 2012 at 4:59 pm

Honestly, I don't think that Obama's foreign policy has been much better. Yes, he's killed Bin Laden. And he... um...uh...
Didn't do much else. Getting Bin Laden was quite an achievement, but that's all he has to show for four years of work? (Especially considering he inteherited quite a bit of progress towards that goal from 'the previous administration'.) He didn't do anything about Libya until Europe dragged us into it, he's doing his best to forget about the bloodbath in Syria, he promised we'd pull out of Afghanistan and close Guatanomo and hasn't- no, Romney doesn't have much experience, but I'd rather have someone who is untested than someone who has proven he can't do the job.
 
I also don't like that Romney's such a crowd pleaser, but that's not a dealbreaker for me. Maybe he is a little wishy-washy, but this country is a republic. Our leaders are supposed to represent us. I'd rather he change his mind to what the people want than stick to his guns with a disasterous policy.
 
Also, I am extremely concerned about Obama's record as far as personal freedom goes. The abuse of the tax code to get people to comply with his intiatives and his blatant disregard for Catholic religious freedom worries me.

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LittleRedKid replied...
Sept. 17, 2012 at 6:20 pm

That's me! I'm going to vote for the guy no one ever talks about, but he's on the ballot. I guarantee he'd be a much better candidate than Romney or Obama. I just wish someone of any intelligence would step up and save our country before it goes to Hell.

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Whiplash24This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Sept. 17, 2012 at 8:36 pm

What Im confused about is the fact that in one of his speeches he said, and many took it this way, that he thought the middle class made between 200,000 and 250,000 dollars a year. Excuse me? an Architect on average makes 191,000 depending on where he is. Lawyers about the same pay range. Same with pilots. 

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Caesar123This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Sept. 22, 2012 at 11:10 am

Romney flip-flopping doesn’t have me worried. And he’s done absolutely nothing to bash women or to implement “secret” reforms.
 
This country is in a place very similar to where things were in 1980. Granted things aren’t exactly the same, but they’re pretty close. The economy sucked then, and it sucks now. Our embassies and overseas civil servants were in danger then, and are in danger now. And perhaps most importantly, we had an incompetent president then, and we have an incompetent president now.
 
Now I’m not saying that Mitt Romney is the next Ronald Reagan (though he very well could be) but certainly isn’t any worse than Barrack Hussein Obama II. I mean the man has saddled us with debt that will take forever to pay off, nearly destroyed our relationship with Israel, let the Muslim Brotherhood take over in Egypt, let gas prices rise over two dollars per gallon, let the unemployment rate rise a good couple of percentage points, sent us hurtling into a recession, provided amnesty for illegal immigrants, among just a few things that he’s done.
 
Barrack Obama is destroying this country, and if you can’t see that enough to go and vote Mitt Romney, then your competence within each of these situations must be called into question.

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Imaginedangerous replied...
Sept. 22, 2012 at 6:53 pm

Caesar: I agree with most of your post, but not the last paragraph. There's no need to preemptively insult the intelligence of people because they disagree with you.

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LittleRedKid replied...
Sept. 22, 2012 at 7:28 pm

Obama is derstroying the country, yes. The point I'm trying to make is Romney is not a much better candidate. In the beginning, I was all for Romney, but past conflicts show me he isn't who I thought he was. By the end of this whole thing, Ron Paul will probably have my vote. Actually, no voting at all would be grand. This year's election isn't showing any promise. My intelligence is fine, thank you. 

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StaceyRenee replied...
Oct. 5, 2012 at 2:24 pm

I would always go for Romney. He may not be perfect, but he's a lot better than being turned into a Communist country by Obama.

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Zithia replied...
Oct. 7, 2012 at 8:59 pm

Look up "RoboRomney".  It's this website that basically proves that Romney has been recorded agreeing with pretty much every stance on a bunch of political issues.

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Zithia replied...
Oct. 7, 2012 at 9:00 pm

Tell me what a communist is and then give evidence as to how Obama's policies fit under that heading.  Thanks!

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Zithia replied...
Oct. 7, 2012 at 9:01 pm

Tell me what a communist is and then give evidence as to how Obama's policies fit under that heading.  Thanks!

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ZephyrVonThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Oct. 17, 2012 at 8:51 am

Communism is a revolutionary socialist movement to create a classless, moneyless, and stateless social order structured upon common ownership of the means of production, as well as a social, political and economic ideology that aims at the establishment of this social order. This movement, in its Marxist–Leninist interpretations, significantly influenced the history of the 20th century, which saw intense rivalry between the "socialist world" (socialist states ruled by communist parties) and the "western world" (countries with capitalist economies).

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