Well Obama might have just....

@dark_joev (3043)
United States
May 2, 2011 2:32am CST
Won Re-election in 2012. He has a major thing that will support him which is the killing of Osama to his credit as Commander and Chief of the United States Armed Forces he has just cut the loudest spokesperson for Al Quaida. This might jump his numbers up in the Polls. As well we like death especially to the master mind behind one of the biggest terrorist attacks to happen on American Soil. But the question will be will it remain enough to push him through to another 4 year term. That is yet to be seen as he has some major issues and no it isn't wether or not he is a Natural Born Citizen or not that has already been answered on here and else where a Million and one times. The issues like Obamacare, the Economy, The 3 "wars", The Collapsing Dollar and many other issues that are happening across the country like the Storms in the South for example.
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@Rollo1 (16685)
• Boston, Massachusetts
2 May 11
I am sure it will cause a temporary surge in Obama's approval ratings but voters have short memories and if the pressing problems that face them daily - the economy, gas prices, etc - are not better come next year, this will not be enough to ensure him re-election.
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@bigal3 (1231)
• Thailand
3 May 11
Need I remind you that he is just one man and though he can make proposals to congress and present ideas he "DOES NOT" have the final say on what happens with the economy or anything else. That is up to congress. If the president likes what comes accross his desk and it is in his opinion best for the country he will sign it into law. On the other hand if he does not like what is sent to him he will not sign it and he can use the only real power he has and that is the"VETO" and he sends it back to congress. It is easy to blame the president for all the short comings of government but it doesn't matter who is president or what party is in power the founding fathers made sure that no "ONE" person or party has absolute power in America.
@debrakcarey (19924)
• United States
3 May 11
While I agree with you in part, I have to point out that Obama has gotten real good a circumventing Congress. He's signed so many presidential 'decrees' that I've stopped keeping track. He's gotten us into a third war by going around Congress. And then there's that nasty fact that Congress has been controled by the Democrats. So, even when he's NOT gone around Congress he was assured of their cooperation. You are right about it not mattering who is in power. But I believe that for different reasons than you state. It doesn't matter because both parties are corrupt.
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@bigal3 (1231)
• Thailand
5 May 11
Hi "debrakcarey", What you and the American public do not understand is that the president makes decisions based on information that comes from the various intellengience and law enforcement agencies. If the information they give him is flawed his decisions will reflect that flaw. The hard part for ANY president is to make that crucial decision to take human lives of both his countrymen via war and the lives of others in other countries. President Obama did not make the decision to go after Bin Laden on his own! What I do not understand is why all of you President Obama haters out there blame him for all of the problems the country has when he DID NOT create any of them? The problems in the middle east existed LONG before he was sworn into office yet you still blame him! I admire him and anyone else who would willingly put themselves in that extremly difficult position. He could have gone into any field he wanted. Instead he chose to sacrifice quiet family life and a civilian career to try to lead America out of the cellar and this is the thanks he gets. To me it's SHAMEFUL! The one thing I agree with you on completely is that the government (both houses) are very much corrupt. History has proven time and time again.
@debrakcarey (19924)
• United States
2 May 11
I am against using this for any sort of political gain whatsoever. I am hopeful that Pres. Obama will handle this with some honor. He's called former Pres. Bush to discuss and acknowledge this which was an honorable act. I am hoping he continues to be honorable about it and doesn't turn this into a political coup. Our military should be the ones congratulated and honored for all the risks and loss of life that went into this. If Obama is smart he won't use this to boost his ratings with the American people, it wouldn't sit right at all and may backfire on him.
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@lacieice (2065)
• United States
2 May 11
He doesn't have to do a thing...it is already done. Just the act itself is enough.
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@debrakcarey (19924)
• United States
3 May 11
And he knows that his supporters will do it for him. What act? He ordered our military to do a job. Let's not forget he was ok with NOT PAYING them awhile back if there was no budget. He was the final say, and he made a decision based on other people's intel.
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@bigal3 (1231)
• Thailand
3 May 11
"debrakarey", It seems to me you do not know how the U.S. political system really works. "lacieice" you got it right. The president does not personally set the political atmosphere in situations the congress does and the president's advisors do just that, "advise" him on the situations he is faced with. Having said that, Now enters the public. This president will go down in history as the president who brought down the perpetrator of the worse terrorist attack in U.S. history. That will be his legacy. This will not be because he promotes it. The public will hail him for that inspite of anything else he does as president. If he can manage to sort out the economy he will then will be rated up there with president Clinton for returning prosperity to the country. That part remains to be seen. Only time will tell. "lacieice" you hit on the head. America will decide his future as president for another term and in light of his success in this matter he may be vindicated for the economy and become one of America's best presidents.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
2 May 11
The events that have passed with the passing of bin laden could only be helping obama's bid for re-election. it has been a tubulent turn of events that indee has changed the world and their views.
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@debrakcarey (19924)
• United States
3 May 11
As sincere as I feel you are. You underestimate people. They're fickle.
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@bigal3 (1231)
• Thailand
3 May 11
Hi "sender...", I agree with you. This event will absolutley give his re-election bid a big boost. "debrakcarey", It is true people are fickle however they will not forget something like this. If the president and his team can sort out the economy I feel he is a cinch for re-electon. The public will not forget this accomplishment that two presidents before him could not make happen.
@bigal3 (1231)
• Thailand
3 May 11
Yep, it looks that way although the economy is still a big thing right now. Now if the country can solve the more difficult problem of sorting out the government's financial situation, job shortages and affordble health care for every American, one could say the U.S. "IS" really on the road to recovery. For the moment the president can enjoy this bit of success in the war on terror and yes, it will probably send his approval rating over the top for awhile but the "ECONOMY" is the major issue to concentrate on without letting the country's guard down as it pertains to terrorism. what do you think?