Does Bin Ladens Death Secure Obama's Re-election?

United States
May 3, 2011 2:59am CST
do you think that President Obama will be re-elected since on his watch is when Bin Laden was caught? weirder things have happened during a presidency that got them re-elected when there was no hope before.. i just wonder if this will be a deciding factor in some peoples minds.. to me i wont associate one with the other come voting time but i wonder if others will.. do you think Bin Ladens death will affect the presidential election?
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@K46620 (1996)
• United States
6 May 11
No, it's 18 or so long months till the election, people will be thinking about the economy and jobs.
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• United States
21 Sep 11
5 months later and your right we dont care about osama but economy and jobs.. sure didnt last long!
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@K46620 (1996)
• United States
21 Sep 11
Yep... thanks
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@pergammano (7755)
• Canada
3 May 11
I am NOT from the U.S., but being Canadian, we are directly affected by your politics. So, we do keep watch! Something that I was NOT aware of...but listened to yesterday (Bob Woodward of "Watergate" fame with Diane Sawyer) that during the terms of Clinton and Bush, both isolated the CIA, FBI and Secret Service from each other...and Obama had them all get together, commiserate, share...and that is how this all came about! That elevates Obama in my esteem. But, of course, I can't vote! I also feel Obama is being blamed for NOT rectifying with a "quick fix" the economics of the U.S. To me, it is a long-term thing..and had lot's of background BEFORE his term! Just an outsider's thoughts!
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• United States
21 Sep 11
i always wondered if Canadians kept up with our politics and etc.. sad to say i watch news all the time and never hear about Canada =( yall are a mystery up there to us
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• Canada
22 Sep 11
We are deeply entrenched in U.S. politics, most of us, that is, as it has quite a bearing on our political/economic environment. Everything the U.S. does has an indirect effect on us, and whom your President is is important! You are Big Brother. Every morning from 3:30 a.m. I watch/listen to ABC, NBC, CBS whilst I am myLotting..so am fairly appraised. I see the groundwork, right now, for ONE ugly election campaign, as so many of the candidates seem like real "snipers"..LOL! These guys really shoot from the hip...our election campaigns are much more constrained! Sticking my neck out here, but I do think I would give him a second term, as he was left with such a dirty house to clean up, and we all know that doesn't happen in a short period of time. I am not unique, as most Canadians like to keep themselves appraised of World politics, as we are such a melting pot of cultures! Sorry we are a mystery...but believe it or not...we are not alien..LOL
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
9 May 11
This was certainly a positive for Obama but the economy is still the number one concern here IMO. Obama is credited mostly just because he was President at the time..any President would receive the credit if it happened on their 'watch' I am thankful Obama gave the order to go in.
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• United States
18 Apr 12
true i guess it was just luck on the timing of when we got him
@KrauseHome (36074)
• United States
6 May 11
Personally this is now the speculation on everything, and personally this is an important thing for sure. Honestly I think it is going to be interesting over the course of the next 16-18 months to see what can transpire in other things as well as to who stands the chance to be the next President. I think personally it will be an interesting time for sure.
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• United States
18 Apr 12
and it keeps getting more and more interesting as the time nears
@megamatt (14331)
• United States
3 May 11
Well it certainly cannot hurt all that much. After all, if nothing else, people who vote are blinded a lot by results and this was a result of some sort. I think that, "the man who brought down Osama Bin Laden", is a rather powerful message to Joe Voter on the street, who is bedazzled by flashy things and promises that are unlikely to be kept. Therefore, it is something that really could be a point towards Obama being elected. However, who really knows. In the next year or two, a lot could happen. The funny thing about politics as that as fast as support can be gathered, it could be easily destroyed in a matter of moments as well. Obama could make some colossal blunder that would really cause him to lose a lot of favor with the voting public. Of course, it really does depend about who goes up against him as well. All kinds of variables to consider, as he is up for reelection.
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• United States
21 Sep 11
i cant even guess at whos going to win with all these people running and the presidents rating still being low.. i think itll be a mystery till the end
@sedel1027 (17854)
• United States
6 May 11
I really hope not after so many people started looking into and supporting alternate ideas. Ron Paul would make such a better President! People forget though. Look at politics on a small scale, Mayor Ray Nagin or New Orleans totally failed people during and right after Hurricane Katrina and he was re-elected.
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@deebomb (15322)
• United States
4 May 11
Hello moonlit. We have more than a year until the elections. I don't think he can ride that horse very long with gas prices going so high and so many still needing jobs. I saw a poll this morning and 90% of the people held the military responsible compared to Obama at 35%. I think the only way he will get reelected is if he will balance the budget open oil well fields and more jobs are created with out raising taxes.
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• United States
21 Sep 11
yep 5 months later and no one cares he killed osama lol
@cerebellum (3870)
• United States
4 May 11
I think if the elections were held now, he would win again. Who knows what will happen in the next year or so. I think a lot of it depends on how the state of the economy is when it is time to vote. A lot of people don't think he has kept his promises, but he had a mess to clean up and a lot of it takes a lot of time. I think Bin Laden will help him, but it depends on who he is up against.
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• United States
21 Sep 11
if everyone can stop fighting and pick some one really good to run against him that is
• United States
4 May 11
Will it Guarantee his Re-Election? Honestly, Most Likely. Regardless people will remember this day, and the fact Bin Laden was killed During the Obama Administration. Either way, This is a GOOD THING... WE ALL CAN AGREE ON THAT RIGHT? Unfortunately I feel the fact that we killed him, We ALL should be on an elevated look out and if you see something out of the ordinary report it. When I saw All the Americans Rejoicing that night, The First thing I remembered was on 9/11 in Pakistan, Afghanistan and the Middle Eastern Countries those "people" Burning the US Flags and being super happy. It took a decade but we finally got him, Now hes Fish Food and the crabs are crawling out of his eyes... Good Riddance
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• United States
21 Sep 11
yeah after he was killed i was so paranoid something was going to happen in retaliation
@06MLam (622)
4 May 11
I think that will help a bit but it will not be the most important factor to help him secure his place. I think people in the US would demand to have a better economy as their economy is not very good after the global business crisis and this should be what Obama focus most on in order to help him secure his place.
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• United States
21 Sep 11
i agree
• United States
4 May 11
Let's put it this way, there are many Birthers and Tea Party Members who are bummed that this Black , educated , American Born man with the weird name was president when this happened!
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• United States
21 Sep 11
very true
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@bunnybon7 (39346)
• Holiday, Florida
3 May 11
my son says likely so and hes pretty smart and keeps up with all this stuff. i wouldnt know. all i care about is that our country needs a face lift with the world. i love it and son says its still the best place on the planet to live, like i said hes pretty smart.
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• United States
21 Sep 11
my biggies are the economy and healthcare.. osama didnt really make us safer but just made us look like we actually could do something right for once lol
@skysuccess (8881)
• Singapore
3 May 11
moonlitmagikchild, IMO, I do not think so, especially when the elections is still some time away. I am convinced that unless the present government could turn the economy around for the people with gaining a foothold in reducing the current unemployment rate and confidence on his reforms.
• United States
21 Sep 11
heck i think a lot of people have forgotten already and its just been 5+ months lol
@rose1717 (190)
• United States
3 May 11
I really don't know. Right now I'm nore concern with the price of gas going back up. My husband lost his job in 2008 when gas was so high, as did a lot of people. I have a fear that the same thing will happen again to us with gas climbing high again. I still am out of work so we are one income, we are just able to pay the bills and have food and a roof over our heads. We have one small car.
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• United States
21 Sep 11
being 5 months later i hope you guys were able to get new jobs and stay afloat
@shaggin (43240)
• United States
3 May 11
Well I'm sure some people will be affected by it and think that it was all his doing that caught osama bin laden. I dont know how much of a role he had in it at all. I dont keep up with the news very much. I havent heard many good things about obama. The gas prices are ridiculously high and it doesnt seem he is doing anything about that. Maybe he cant I dont really know.
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• United States
21 Sep 11
there isnt anything good being said about him it seems.. i didnt vote the election because i didnt like either person so im not an obama hater but it seems like everything he promised he isnt doing or the republicans are stopping him from doing
• Canada
21 Aug 11
I am nit 100% are, but when he was captured, I asked my husband the wmexact same question.
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