Just when you thought it was safe

@laglen (19782)
United States
October 30, 2010 10:49am CST
to turn on the news. Never fear! The presidential election is here! Do you think it will start on Wednesday November 3rd or do you think they will tastefully wait until next week? Democrats are already seeking info on who they think will be in the running http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/exclusive-democrats-pentagon-information-potential-obama-challengers/story?id=11985974 I couldnt find anything on Republicans seeking info but I am sure they are! Do you have some favorites? Do you think the Democrats will put Hillary into the running or run Obama again?
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• United States
30 Oct 10
I am crossing my fingers and hoping that they wait til after new year to start the 2012 primary cycle. But I won't hold my breath. As for who will run...who knows. But it will interesting to see who throws their hat in the ring. Normally it is up to the sitting president if he is eligible to run again wether or not he wants to run again. So the party will wait to see what Obama says. Probly they already know what is going to happen and have not announced it yet. If Obama wants to run...then the Democrat party is saved from doing a primary. If he decides not to...then we will have to wait and see who throws their hat in the ring and go through the primary process. I think he will run again...most sitting presidents that are eligible do run for a second term. Personally I just hope we get some good candidates to chose from in 2012.
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
30 Oct 10
I hope they wait too, but it should be interesting to see what happens, I am just not ready for a 2 year campaign.
• United States
30 Oct 10
you and me both. I felt the last presidentail race started too soon. It was way too long.I am a political junky and even I was ready for it to be over.
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
30 Oct 10
I understand that it is a very important election but holy moly who needs campaigns 24/7
@dark_joev (3043)
• United States
31 Oct 10
I personally want to see Ron Paul go all the way and get a person who stands by the principals of this nation was founded on. Small Government, More Freedom. As for Hillary going against Obama I don't think it is going to happen as the DNC will stick with Obama unless he decides that one term in office is good enough for him and leaves which he might do or at least I have heard rumors of rumors that he may only be going for a single term as he is slightly overwhelmed with how much it takes to be the leader of the worlds largest Superpower. I think Obama has and is doing the best he can and he is standing by his beliefs of what he thinks is best for this country. I don't think he is trying to destroy the country or any of that conspiriacy mombo jumbo stuff. But he just is so new to the whole thing even more so than Truman not knowing about the Atomic Program that was going on during WWII that he didn't know about. But if he doesn't run Hillary will put her hat into the race as well it is a Clinton and as long as they are around they will go for the white house or some position in government. Its Clinton and Kennedy on the Democrats side not sure about any of the Republicans power families. The reason Republicans aren't seeking info is they are looking at politicans on the other side position and see if they are trying to gain enough say in congress or where ever they are to make a good run at it. Also they can't really do to much research into other people unless Obama makes a statement that he is not going to run for reelection. In which case the Republicans will look at Democrats that might throw their hats in also they just have to find someone who could beat Obama with out making their party seem even more out there and detached from reality which I think Ron Paul would be their best bet as he could get Libertarians easy the Center Democrats with his social stance and Center Republicans with the fiscal conservative part of the republican party. And well as for the Christan right the Republicans need to create space between them because the more the Christan right and the Republicans get closer together the less people want to vote for people who seem to have gotten the Bible and the United States Constitution confused.
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
31 Oct 10
I agree with alot of what you said and most especially Ron Paul
@epicure35 (2822)
• United States
31 Oct 10
It's never safe around the DNC and what has now become the democrtic socialist party who have stooped to nothing less than treason in order to aid George Soros et.al. in playing the race-card to install an illegal alien in the WH and "win" an election at the cost of the very freedoms of our citizenry and the very life of our nation. It will never be safe, as they will never stop plotting in order to carry out their nefarious agenda. I pray we can recapture and restore our country.
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
31 Oct 10
the we Americans need to do our job to make sure Washington is doing theirs.
@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
30 Oct 10
The 2012 election pretty much started in 2009. Obama has been campaigning ever since entering office. It's what he's good at. He's not good at leading, working across the aisle, or following the constitution, but he is one heck of a campaigner so that's what he's done as president while generally letting Pelosi and Reid run the show. Republicans have been waiting for a real leader to surface since the 2008 election and nobody is willing to endorse anyone until people really start to rise up. Jindal has made it clear numerous times that he wants to focus on his state so I seriously doubt he'll run. Mike Pence may run, but nobody knows who he is so he'll be one of those guys that drops out early on. Huckabee and Romney are the frontrunners right now, but somehow Romney still doesn't seem to be able to get much airtime. I hope Ron Paul runs, but the tea party movement will need more steam to have a chance at getting him through the primaries into the general election since the RNC will be completely against him. On the DNC side, I'd be very surprised if Obama didn't run for reelection and even more surprised if a democrat with any clout opposed him in the primaries. I don't think anyone other than lesser known folks like Gravel or Kucinich would stand against him in a reelection bid and both of them have too much integrity to be supported by the DNC as presidential candidates.
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
31 Oct 10
wow great analysis thank you, I really hope Ron Paul runs again and we of course need Alan Keyes to spice things up!
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
30 Oct 10
There can be so much bitterness around election time. There is so much disagreement on the issues at hand. it gets to be quite a circus sometimes. I am always happy when election time passes by.
@laglen (19782)
• United States
30 Oct 10
I know what you mean, but like Christmas, it seems to come sooner every year
@hofferp (4739)
• United States
30 Oct 10
Unfortunately, I don't think we're going to get a break. I think it starts the day the media's run out of "analysis" of the 2010 results. That could be a week...probably less??? I'm betting Hillary runs against Obama...and I think she'd win. As for the Republicans, I don't think Palin, Romney, Huck, and other "oldies" will be in the mix. I'm looking for "new" blood...probably a Republican govenor... And if Hillary runs, the Rs better have a female (not Palin, she's too polarizing for some), because I think a woman's going to be our next president or shortly thereafter. Now how's that for analysis? OK, wilda** prediction.
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
30 Oct 10
I thought it was great! well thought out.I cant argue with any of it!
• United States
31 Oct 10
Obama will run again and win. We can then welcome Hillary, 2016.