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I am traveling, and as usual I try to find a poker room. I am sitting playing poker with strangers and they start asking people who they are going to vote for President. I was asked. I gave my answer. I am voting for Johnson, and I will never vote for Mitt Romney. It was like I landed in a bee hive. They simply could not understand why I was not voting for Obama.

I can say with certainty now that I have never seen so many people who are almost rabid in their support of the President. They simply could not understand that the president has made mistakes. I did not see this in 2008. If I told someone I was voting for McCain, the Obama supporters were not so unified or so direct. People hate Mitt Romney. I thought it was just me and other Republicans who are friends, but I have never seen anything like this. I thought this was going to be a very close election. Obama will have over 300 electoral votes and this is starting to look like a blow out, and I have never seen in my life the fervor for a President.....I just do not get it, on one hand, but my dislike of Romney is more widespread than I thought....and especially reading posts on this and the old PNJ forum........Mitt is really disliked in america.

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Where the hell are you? In Charlotte, at the convention? They have poker rooms at the DNC convention!?

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They have moved Obama's speech from the big stadium to the smaller inside arena. They are officially saying it's because of weather concerns, but some Democrats have expressed concern all along about filling the large stadium.

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There are a lot of progressives who were disappointed in Obama's first term. They were unified by Romney's nomination and galvanized by his pick of Ryan as VP candidate. The Obama campaign has chosen an apt slogan. It's not so much about Obama personally, rather it's about moving the country forward, and refusing to revert back to the economic polices that very nearly destroyed us.

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I am not in NC, but it is a Democratic state, and I am telling you I have traveled to other democratic states, and I have never seen anything like this. They thought I fell on my head and was brain damaged to waste my vote on Johnson. I tried to explain that the President has made mistakes, and that Mitt Romney is the worse candidate in my lifetime, but it was like literally a beehive....now we are all strangers, and we were having friendly chit chat which is part of poker, but holy cow........people really like this president, and hate Romney. Now I have been golfing with folks who have been telling Obama jokes for the last four years, and some absolutely hate Obama.......and in most cases the jokes are racial, and well there is a general disrespect of the president which knowing my friends is almost patronizing.......but some of those most hateful friends.......cannot stand Mitt. I spend a great deal of time on these forums and I have this general feeling that everybody has been angry at the President......well this country is deeply split, and I have never seen the fervor.......it took me by surprise. Mitt Romney is not well liked, and simply do not know how you can be a president with all his negatives......and people in LA LA land about the president.

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Oh well, Seaoat. You must be in San Francisco or someplace. LOL.
We'll know if you're right in a couple of months, though.

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Lets just say that when I play poker over at Greyhound, I would see this conversation. Most of the Poker players are old white guys like myself who are retired military and not very diverse. When I travel, I am seeing such a diverse type of people playing poker. Young....old, but it is like the fricking United Nations........Chinese, Koreans, Russians, Germans, Africans, Latin Americans, Phillipinos, and English. In some poker rooms it is like a British invasion as I hear people speaking with a strong British accent only to find out they are from Australia or England.

Now do not get me wrong, Pensacola is a lot more diverse than Santa Rosa County, but in some of these Urban areas there is a real melting pot going on........there are a lot of different people in this country, and my growing up in Mayberry is somewhere I called home......but I do not think I am ever going home.....America is becoming quite diverse, and when I am playing poker at Greyhound.......first.....people are not so forward to talk politics, second, Pensacola is not even close to being a diverse poker room that I see all over this country. A poker room is where total strangers come together to play a game.......and it is teaching me much about America and where America is going.

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2seaoat wrote: in some of these Urban areas there is a real melting pot going on........there are a lot of different people in this country, and my growing up in Mayberry is somewhere I called home......but I do not think I am ever going home.....America is becoming quite diverse

Kinda like looking at the crowd at the DNC, eh?

That's America.

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You know you are right. I think that SRC does not travel this country that much. I really think he thinks Pace represents America. It is not that his views are off the wall.....no that is what a non diverse population begins to think. A culture develops which is isolated from the reality of America. West LA is the same thing, and you get a skewed view of America if all you see everyday is black faces, or white faces.

I go to Chicago Thursday for my monthly injections, and when I am waiting on the infusion floor, I am amazed at how diverse Chicago is.......I guess illness does not discriminate. It is a city which is simply vibrant as new Americans are trying to hustle and get a piece of the American dream. In Static populations what seems the norm is clear.....but America has become this big dynamic melting pot, and the Republican Party is doomed if it does not appeal to these new Americans and sells the central tenet that free enterprise is not a dirty word, and opportunity without unnecessary government constraints is essential for all to experience the American dream.....but stupid has become the norm......and the party has become exclusionary and xenophobic. When I seen these diverse areas and the changing population of America, I think there is going to be a landslide this fall.......I mean these people do not like Romney, and until inclusion is a real tangible party platform.....the current exclusionary policies are a formula for disaster.

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2seaoat wrote:.....but America has become this big dynamic melting pot, and the Republican Party is doomed if it does not appeal to these new Americans and sells the central tenet that free enterprise is not a dirty word, and opportunity without unnecessary government constraints is essential for all to experience the American dream.....but stupid has become the norm......and the party has become exclusionary and xenophobic. When I seen these diverse areas and the changing population of America, I think there is going to be a landslide this fall.......I mean these people do not like Romney, and until inclusion is a real tangible party platform.....the current exclusionary policies are a formula for disaster.

When Texas (yes, Texas) is projected to go blue sometime between 2016 and 2020, you can pretty much conclude that the GOP is doomed. There are too many factors at play during this election cycle for me to predict a landslide this time, but the Republican party has nearly finished digging its own grave.

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This is a big country........Americans simply do not like Mitt......Pensacola does not like the President........and SR county is the exception in America today. Heck, when I go to Lowes I am seeing more Hispanics in Gulf Breeze than I have ever seen, and I heard in Florida just this year, that Hispanics who are non Cuban are now the majority. However, all that being said.....I have never heard people trashing presidential candidates like this election, and I was really caught off guard by how unanimous the hatred of Mitt is outside the Panhandle.

I thought this was going to be a close election.....I did not measure the pent up resentment of people. I think this may even be a backlash to the years of racial profiling of the president.....I think people get what has been going on in Congress, and understand that America needs to change some of the failed policies where the Oligarchy has controlled this country for 30 years. People understand what they have lost.....and it was not stolen in four years, 12 years, but it took 30 years of policy. It will be a landslide, and I do not care what the polls say........Seaoats poker table review will be right......landslide, and in two weeks the polls will slowly start showing what is going to happen in those swing states. I was wrong on the brokered convention, but I am never thought Ron Paul would sell out....and I still do not get how they got to him, but unless this election is stolen.....it will be a landslide for the president.

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my guess would be Chicago.

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Dems are fired up alright, they must be passing around the magic kool aid again. I see the usual sheep at the watering hole.

It is difficult to imagine a landslide as seaoat has predicted as the endless campaign of scoffing at 'anything Obama' has had an affect on views. If people hear something long enough and loud enough they assume it must be true. This works both ways but this campaign of disrespect has been waged since day one and I get at least 8-10 emails daily from GOP leaning friends circulated casting Obama as a non citizen, Sambo, a chimp, a socialist, . . . . this activity has taken a toll and will pay dividends for the GOP. Living in Esc. there are not many who openly support President Obama and I just do not hear the case against Romney . . . they seem like they are in the dark with what he proposes or what he stands for but they oppose Obama but our County may not be the norm . . .

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2seaoat wrote:This is a big country........Americans simply do not like Mitt......Pensacola does not like the President........and SR county is the exception in America today. Heck, when I go to Lowes I am seeing more Hispanics in Gulf Breeze than I have ever seen, and I heard in Florida just this year, that Hispanics who are non Cuban are now the majority. However, all that being said.....I have never heard people trashing presidential candidates like this election, and I was really caught off guard by how unanimous the hatred of Mitt is outside the Panhandle.

I thought this was going to be a close election.....I did not measure the pent up resentment of people. I think this may even be a backlash to the years of racial profiling of the president.....I think people get what has been going on in Congress, and understand that America needs to change some of the failed policies where the Oligarchy has controlled this country for 30 years. People understand what they have lost.....and it was not stolen in four years, 12 years, but it took 30 years of policy. It will be a landslide, and I do not care what the polls say........Seaoats poker table review will be right......landslide, and in two weeks the polls will slowly start showing what is going to happen in those swing states. I was wrong on the brokered convention, but I am never thought Ron Paul would sell out....and I still do not get how they got to him, but unless this election is stolen.....it will be a landslide for the president.


Ask yourself this question...if Larry was the "best" economic advisor, why did he leave the White House? The NYTs tells you why.....OBABA THINKS HE IS SMARTER THAN ANYONE... do you understand the problem?

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2seaoat wrote:I am traveling, and as usual I try to find a poker room. I am sitting playing poker with strangers and they start asking people who they are going to vote for President. I was asked. I gave my answer. I am voting for Johnson, and I will never vote for Mitt Romney. It was like I landed in a bee hive. They simply could not understand why I was not voting for Obama.

I can say with certainty now that I have never seen so many people who are almost rabid in their support of the President. They simply could not understand that the president has made mistakes. I did not see this in 2008. If I told someone I was voting for McCain, the Obama supporters were not so unified or so direct. People hate Mitt Romney. I thought it was just me and other Republicans who are friends, but I have never seen anything like this. I thought this was going to be a very close election. Obama will have over 300 electoral votes and this is starting to look like a blow out, and I have never seen in my life the fervor for a President.....I just do not get it, on one hand, but my dislike of Romney is more widespread than I thought....and especially reading posts on this and the old PNJ forum........Mitt is really disliked in america.

Close election only if it is fixed. In SEC football vernacular, Romney is going to stomp a mudhole in Obama Nov 6th. I promise you more people HATE Obama than they do Romney. You must be slumming with the crowds at OWS or something.

Fired up? Come on. Obama has been begging for money to promote more hope and change. Which, by the way, was and always has been a load of shit. Libs are in prime desperation mode.

I was in the check out line today when a man told me that if I didn't vote for Obama I was wasting my vote. I told him you can WASTE your vote on that empty suit, but I'm all about voting him out. He turned as red as a beet and couldn't even communicate his rage. I just said hmph and turned away....I got some angry looks, but a lot more smiles. Rattled his cage! LOL

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No sitting president in history has ever won re-election with the unemployment numbers as they are

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Gunz wrote:No sitting president in history has ever won re-election with the unemployment numbers as they are

Obamas record is just bad, reminds me of a saying. You can polish a turd but is still a turd. That is Obamas record

Times have been so hard for so long, so many businesses going under, jobs lost, retirement money down the drain, etc. that people are starting to wake up and look around.

I think what they're noticing is that the bankers and the whole financial sector has taken the country to the cleaners. The OWS demonstrations highlighted the huge gulf between the top 1% and the rest of us. Wall Street got bailed out and we got the bill.

Face it. Romney's extreme wealth and all of his tricks with his off shore accounts and 100 million in his 401K is the poster child for the bankers that got bailed out while the rest of the country went down the drain. He just absolutely looks like the guy that fired you. He looks and talks like the guy who sent your brother-in-law's job overseas. That's just the way it is and there is nothing he can do or say to change it.

He's going to be on Meet the Press this Sunday, set you recorders. It should be very interesting.

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i'll watch

That Fluke (I want free birth control) woman....is not very likable. At least she isn't likable to me.

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This guy, Nate Silver is a number crunching nurd of the highest order. If you want a quick peek at how the numbers are running in the electoral college you can check out the cool graphs.

If you want to get into the weeds with all the details and see how he looks at all the factors that go into taking polls and asking questions you can read his comments.

He did a very good job predicting the outcomes in past elections. I think it is worth taking a look since the possibility of a landslide was brought up here.


http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com

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Don't stop thinking about tomorrow. Don't stop, it will soon be here. Yesterday's gone, yesterday's gone.

I hope Bill Clinton's grand entrance song is right!

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Nekochan wrote:Don't stop thinking about tomorrow. Don't stop, it will soon be here. Yesterday's gone, yesterday's gone.

I hope Bill Clinton's grand entrance song is right!

At this point the man (Clinton) is only a caricature. Obama is a bust. Just watch the desperation make it's way further in. MSNBC is a good barometer. But, at the same time, typical, expected and pathetic.

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