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Barack Obama or Mitt Romney Whom and Why?

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jasonxlima | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 14, 2012 at 8:58 PM via web

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Barack Obama or Mitt Romney

Whom and Why?

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted October 14, 2012 at 10:58 PM (Answer #2)

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I'm having a hard time caring.  Both candidates are deeply flawed.  But even worse, it doesn't really matter who wins.  We have a Congress that is so divided and two parties that hate each other so much that nothing is going to get accomplished no matter who wins.  I want something that's really going to shake up the system, not just more of the same.

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loraaa | Student | Valedictorian

Posted October 14, 2012 at 11:09 PM (Answer #3)

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Hmmm,,, "!!!" For me,,, I love Barack Obama  ^_*
I do not know why o_O!!! but I think he's a good man!

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litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted October 14, 2012 at 11:45 PM (Answer #4)

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I do agree with number 2 in some respects.  I am so sick of politics and elections.   It seems like this election started 4 years ago.  I wish that we could actually talk about real issues, work together to solve problems, compromise and actually get things done.

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portd | (Level 3) Associate Educator

Posted October 15, 2012 at 1:15 AM (Answer #5)

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I tend to lean towards Mitt Romney because of his strong business background, which I think is what the country needs to get employment back on a strong track. I do respect President Obama's efforts in trying to do something about health care in the country as well. Both men are intelligent, capable individuals, albeit with different views on which direction they feel the country should go. I agree with the previous posts concerning nothing getting done in Washington because of partisan bickering. A spirit of cooperation is what is needed as the country is in a mess financially and the way out of massive debt has to be both parties working together for the common good - easier said than done, judging by the tone of campaign advertisements.

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bullgatortail | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted October 15, 2012 at 4:02 PM (Answer #6)

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I think it's sad that the American voter is forced to nearly always choose between the lesser of two evils. Obama has done a terrible job trying to rescue the economy that was wrecked by George Bush. I don't trust Romney, who either "flip-flops" or seems to lie constantly about his projected policies. Since I am a Democrat, I will probably vote for Obama this election, though I did not back him (nor McCain) in 2008.

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rrteacher | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted October 15, 2012 at 6:00 PM (Answer #7)

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While I am also repulsed by the sorry state of politics today, I support President Obama, whose views on social issues and foreign policy are closer to my own than Romney's (to the extent that we can tell what his views actually are). I am also persuaded that such proposals as exist among the Republicans, especially the so-called Ryan plan, would be absolutely catastrophic. I have gone out of my way to avoid political discussions this time around, and actually prefer to read transcripts of the debates than to watch them on TV. 

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jamy0616 | Student , Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 28, 2012 at 8:02 PM (Answer #8)

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I would go for Obama. Romney likes to change his story to much he never answers the quetions right.

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