Obama Wins

Obama Wins

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Nov 05, 2008 10:07 am

Surprised no one started this already, in any event I'm quite suprised he won by so little. Considering the baggage McCain was carrying a 5% margin is not all that great.
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Re: Obama Wins

PostBy: kootch88 On: Wed Nov 05, 2008 10:19 am

I thought the race was going to be closer considering Obama is black. I was also surprised Obama won states like Montana and other traditional Republican states.
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Re: Obama Wins

PostBy: xackley On: Wed Nov 05, 2008 10:57 am

5% of the popular vote is historically HUGE.

Myself, I watched the debates, and decided on who I would want to represent the US on the world stage, with hopes we can repair the damage of the last 8 years.

I also watched a lot of Fox News, fox news will tell you over and over and over they are the only non-biased news organization in the world. There broadcast were very helpful in researching the real facts. When they warp reality, it makes it much easier to identify what the candidates actually represent with some proper research in to what was actually said and what was actually done. FoxNews helped Obama win.
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Re: Obama Wins

PostBy: Devil505 On: Wed Nov 05, 2008 11:10 am

xackley wrote:5% of the popular vote is historically HUGE.


I agree that it was a pretty decent margin, taking into account the racial overtones that this campaign inevitably made us face as a nation. I also feel that, while the McCain camp was bucking the very heavy headwinds of the unpopular 8 year Bush Presidency & general anti-Republican sentiment in this country, his campaign's relentless negative attacks on Obama & choice of a totally unqualified running mate for VP angered the voting public & drove them away from his party even further.
Add to that my opinion that Sen. Obama ran a practically flawless & tactically sound campaign while McCain's tactics were wrong at almost every turn (& there were plenty of turns :lol: ) led to last night's result.
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Re: Obama Wins

PostBy: Dallas On: Wed Nov 05, 2008 11:24 am

My outlook "today". ????

The country isn't going to get staightened out in 4 years, it could even get worse. Might as well be able to put the blame on B.O. and the Dems. Should B.O. not be able to fulfill his term, then just blame the Dems and Biden. There was no good reason to have thrown another GOP under the bus.

If B.O. does a great job? ... O.K.
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Re: Obama Wins

PostBy: BugsyR On: Wed Nov 05, 2008 11:42 am

Honestly I am not surprised by the results much at all. These last few weeks, I actually believed that Obama would have won by a larger margin. Personally I want to thank everyone here on this site during this God awful long campaign. The research everyone did and posted was not only entertaining but very educational too. So much to read so little time to read it all but thank you all!
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Re: Obama Wins

PostBy: spc On: Wed Nov 05, 2008 12:01 pm

On a positive note, thank God we won't have to read "four more years of Bush" & see that weird Bush-McCain photo. :D
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Congratulations To Barack Obama

PostBy: mikeandgerry On: Wed Nov 05, 2008 1:42 pm

Congratulations to Barack Obama for running a far superior campaign to John McCain. Also, I congratulate the vast majority of Americans of all races for putting skin color aside in this campaign. The best thing that will come of Baracks' victory is the stature the US will gain around the world for electing a minority president. Finally, the barrier has been broken for African Americans who have struggled for centuries in this nation for equality. While I cannot stand liberal democrat policies, I have secretly prayed for Obama's victory. A nation united thrives, while a nation divided is not a nation at all. To that end I will continue to pray for his success as a brilliant and balanced leader for our nation.
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Re: Congratulations To Barack Obama

PostBy: Devil505 On: Wed Nov 05, 2008 1:53 pm

mikeandgerry wrote:I have secretly prayed for Obama's victory.


I congratulate YOU on your ability to keep a secret so convincingly! :up: :devil:
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Re: Obama Wins

PostBy: Devil505 On: Wed Nov 05, 2008 2:03 pm

spc wrote:On a positive note, thank God we won't have to read "four more years of Bush" & see that weird Bush-McCain photo. :D


You mean these Stephen? :lol: :lol: :lol: :P :P

(I thought it was a pretty effective tactic to focus everyone's attention.) ;) :devil:
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Re: Obama Wins

PostBy: spc On: Wed Nov 05, 2008 2:20 pm

Devil505 wrote:
spc wrote:On a positive note, thank God we won't have to read "four more years of Bush" & see that weird Bush-McCain photo. :D


You mean these Stephen? :lol: :lol: :lol: :P :P

(I thought it was a pretty effective tactic to focus everyone's attention.) ;) :devil:


That last photo was the one I was referring to. :eek2:
Maybe you can make a dart board out of it. :funny:
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Re: Obama Wins

PostBy: kootch88 On: Wed Nov 05, 2008 2:23 pm

He lost, but he is still a good man. Did you hear his concession speech? Very classy.
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Re: Obama Wins

PostBy: BIG BEAM On: Wed Nov 05, 2008 3:37 pm

Dallas wrote:My outlook "today". ????

The country isn't going to get staightened out in 4 years, it could even get worse. Might as well be able to put the blame on B.O. and the Dems. Should B.O. not be able to fulfill his term, then just blame the Dems and Biden. There was no good reason to have thrown another GOP under the bus.

If B.O. does a great job? ... O.K.


I was wondering if this was the thinking of the GOP all along.It did seem to be a half hearted attempt on their part.
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Re: Obama Wins

PostBy: Devil505 On: Wed Nov 05, 2008 3:40 pm

kootch88 wrote:He lost, but he is still a good man. Did you hear his concession speech? Very classy.


Agreed but why did he let himself run such a nasty, stupid race?
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Re: Obama Wins

PostBy: kootch88 On: Wed Nov 05, 2008 3:51 pm

Agreed but why did he let himself run such a nasty, stupid race?


He was in a terrible spot I think and found himself so far behind that he had to play up to the Staunch Ultraconservative members of the GOP (many are on this site!) in order to get their enthusiastic support. I still have a lot of respect for the man and think he gave one of the most thoughtful and poignant speeches I have ever heard from a losing candidate.
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