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The question is, will the American people fire Obama, or incredibly, give him 4 more years?

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Well, I'll never vote a true patriot and that's exactly what Obama is. I don't want some guy making 20 million dollars a year who's obviously isn't concerned about the poor as my Commander and Chief. The Republicans hope that Americans have forgotten how they stalled and caused friction instead of progress at every turn.

I've already decided here. Obama has my vote again. I dare not vote for anyone who doesn't care about his fellow man.

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NetNinja,

I think you are a bit confused.

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The question is, will the American people fire Obama, or incredibly, give him 4 more years?

If there was someone else worth voting for - he might get fired. A decent alternative please!

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NetNinja is not the one who is confused. All the haters out there need to do their own research. America is much better off than it was when he took office. I don't know how anyone could argue otherwise. From total economic disaster back to growing the economy and producing jobs... no more war in Iraq... trimming the bloated defense budget... saving the auto industry (and about a million jobs with it)... restoring America's political clout in global politics... changing the direction of our foreign policy from the Middle East to Asia where it should be...

If you think Romney or Gingrich would be better for America than Obama, you're the one who is sadly confused. Stop listening to all that conservative babble, and look at the facts. Obama is a centrist president (not some reckless liberal or "communist") who has done a good job given the conditions in Washington and the economy. It hasn't been perfect, but better than I expected in four years. I'll do what I can with my vote to prevent a Republican Congress and executive branch combination again. Worst period in modern American history...

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Proposition: A Romney/Trump ticket would get the support of most the "90-95% of Americans who are struggling." (As two of the wealthiest Americans, they don't actually have any reason to know what it is like in that 90-95% group. Remember, "they're doing just fine".)

Start the debate.

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The endorsement of the extremely wealthy Trump could draw greater attention to Romney’s fortune, a day after Romney said in a CNN interview Wednesday: “I’m not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there. If it needs repair, I’ll fix it. I’m not concerned about the very rich. They’re doing just fine. I’m concerned about the very heart of America, the 90-95% of Americans who are struggling.”

The Media has a narrative and it is the Media that wants to draw greater attention to Romney's fortune and they will use anything they can to do it including using Trump as just another excuse to continuely to point it out.

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All the more reason to support the ONE honest man in the running, RON PAUL!

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Trump, just like a cock: crow an instant before sunrise, then claim credit as its cause. That a supposed "tea partier" could back the shape-shifter Romney is entirely due to his narcissistic drive to never appear wrong.

Mah, birds of a feather....

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I agree with Kansaichris.

Obama has had his faults... mostly for trying the My way or the Highway approach. But he has had successes as well. Chrysler has reported record profits and has passed up Toyota for top auto maker. Bush left them insolvent.

As DentShop indicated, if there was a better person, I would vote for that person. I voted for Obama because he seemed better than McCain/Palin. In this election, I will vote for whoever appears to be the best choice. Right now, neither Mitt nor Newt appears to be worth my vote.

Mitt and Trump are solidifying the view that the GOP favors only the really rich. Mitt has already fronted his own Obamacare/Romneycare and still says its the best. so if he gets the nomination, we'll know that obamacare will continue regardless of objections.

Newt is a lost cause all around. He has his scandals, his failed attempts at past presidencies, his record of flip-flops on capital hill... and his speeches are almost laughable. He promises everything to everybody. He promised (to spend trillions America doesn't have) to build a moon-base. That's out of touch with reality from what I can see.

I would vote for Ron Paul, but he has little chance of catching up to either of the others. In the end, it looks like I have the choice of wasting my vote on Paul, a man of substance but no chance of winning, or voting for Obama-clone-Romney. I won't vote for Newt! I'd rather vote for Obama than see Newt self-destruct in the oval office.

Either way, I don't see much chance of anything changing over the next 4 years.

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Trump will be Romney’s attack dog. He can say outlandish things about Obama and people will listen to what he has to say. Hell, he got Obama to go on record and release his birth certificate. Trump is a great weapon for Romney to have.

RR

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"Trump... dismissed Romney as a “small business guy."

"...Romney’s huge fortune, estimated to be as much as $250 million,..."

The Donald likes to call himself a biilionare, but some people doubt it and Romney might actually have more money than him. So if Romney's a "small business guy", what does that make Trump?

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As a non american I am always confused by the terms "fund raising " "the war chest", Romney seems to be financially secure ,why doesn't he use his own money??? If he is so confident??. It seems these amounts discussed only seem to benefit financially the the media i.e.:TV and press, for reasons we all know, that the general public tend to believe the media (ha,ha,ha, sarcasm but true) Lets throw in a little fun, Romney and Trump "Hair Gel" as a fund raiser,would be interesting.

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Its like Dracula giving his endorsement to the Blood Transfusion Service

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I think Mr.Trump will Hurt Romney's chances- Trump is Not the most beloved person He thinks He is,and the man has an Ego Bigger than All Outdoors!- I'm truly saddened that America will once again vote for "Charisma & Celebrity" rather than on truly important issues.Mr. Romney only adds to the argument that he's out of touch with the everyman & reinforces the Democrats position. I'm Voting for Ron Paul & urge anyone voting to take a look at his stands on the issues of Real Importance to the "Everyman".

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Obama has had his faults... mostly for trying the My way or the Highway approach. But he has had successes as well. Chrysler has reported record profits and has passed up Toyota for top auto maker.

Not really a success for him or for a 100 percent American made Auto industry.

2009

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Chrysler LLC will not repay U.S. taxpayers more than $7 billion in bailout money it received earlier this year and as part of its bankruptcy filing.

This revelation was buried within Chrysler's bankruptcy filings last week and confirmed by the Obama administration Tuesday.

And after the Bankruptcy Chrysler then ended up being bought out by FIAT at a dirt cheap fire sale price, who then got busy and turned thenew FIAT Chrysler company around.......American made bail-out that ended up with Italian management benefits.

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Huge diversion. I can't see people talking about anything else until November.

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Trump the Hump is a true leach.

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The Media has a narrative and it is the Media that wants to draw greater attention to Romney's fortune and they will use anything they can to do it including using Trump as just another excuse to continuely to point it out.

In sailwind's Bizarro Media World, one of the wealthiest men ever to run (or attempt to buy) the office of president can say things like "I like firing people," and "I am not concerned about the poor," and journalists are supposed to pay it no mind. Likewise, when a Donald Trump -- a buffoon who fairly recently was calling Romney a "small businessman," who "never built anything," and who "bought companies and gutted them, killing jobs" -- comes out with an endorsement and Romney just can't wait to hop on a plane to be with the pathetic nutcase. So much for not caring about the rich!

But in sailwind's Bizarro Media World, journalists are supposed to behave like this is not happening.

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Trump must have heard the gaffe from yesteday.( Romney hates poor people.) He thought he had to act fast so he endorsed his friend Romney, knowing that it would just be the hugest diversion imaginable. Oh am I tired of repub dirty tricks.

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In sailwind's Bizarro Media World, one of the wealthiest men ever to run (or attempt to buy) the office of president can say things like "I like firing people," and "I am not concerned about the poor," and journalists are supposed to pay it no mind.

In my Bizarro Media World, some journalists still actually value being professionals as in the BBC and its take on his "I like firing people" by their North American Editor.

The idea of a politician saying he likes firing people, when so many live in fear of losing their jobs, is toxic. It puts him on the wrong side of the "them and us" divide.

But it is quite clear Romney's remarks were ripped out of context. He was talking about changing health insurance companies when they are not doing a good job.

He is using the phrase "firing people" as a folksy way of saying that it is good to be able to choose between companies, and dispense with the services of one if it is not doing a good job.

But it is crass for Romney in particular to use the F word.

The image his enemies - inside and outside his own party - want to create is of an out-of-touch patrician who made his money asset-stripping companies, earning millions by sacking thousands.

If we are going to use cliches, perhaps this was a "blunder" rather than a "gaffe".

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-16497647

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Interesting endorsement considering what Trump had to say about Romney back in April last year: "He's going to lose. He doesn't resonate, you know?"

One could call that a Romney-esque comment, one that leads people to think ''Where - exactly - does he stand?'

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SushiSake3FEB. 03, 2012 - 12:53PM JST: One could call that a Romney-esque comment, one that leads people to think ''Where - exactly - does he stand?'

One can say the same thing about Obama. Obama signed off on the NDAA taking citizens rights away than at the same time say the opposite. Obama spent the last 3 years blaming Bush and the GOP for everything and now during election year he is saying he has made some mistakes. During Obama first presidential campaign, he promised a transparent government, yet Obamacare was passed behind closed doors. Obama backed off on SOPA and PIPA only after the people have spoken out. The irony of Obama wanting to tax the 1 percent yet the big corporations don't get taxed.

kansaichrisFEB. 03, 2012 - 08:57AM JST: NetNinja is not the one who is confused. All the haters out there need to do their own research. America is much better off than it was when he took office. I don't know how anyone could argue otherwise. From total economic disaster back to growing the economy and producing jobs... no more war in Iraq... trimming the bloated defense budget... saving the auto industry (and about a million jobs with it)... restoring America's political clout in global politics... changing the direction of our foreign policy from the Middle East to Asia where it should be...

America is not better off when poverty is an all time high and jobs are still scarce. Americans and her allies and the Iraqi people are still killed in Iraq. There are still American military posts all over the world. Obama bailed out GM and the banks. GM caused Saab to go bankrupt. Obama have passed regulations on the banks that caused the banks to look for ways to charge consumers so it is still bad for the consumers. Before Obama's bank regulations took effect, there were free checking accounts and free credit cards among other things. If people bounced checks and overdrawn their accounts then they were charged for insufficient funds by the banks. If a person didn't want to be charged the $30-35 then don't bounced a check or overdrawn the account.

Obama wants to expand government control to overseas land, air, and sea cargoes along with control on internet services. Obama have given billions of dollars to the Middle East and Africa and there are ramifications from the uprising in the Middle East and Africa. China is the next super power country with its economic growth, military growth, and foreign policy along with being the creditor's of America debt.

NetNinjaFEB. 03, 2012 - 08:03AM JST:Well, I'll never vote a true patriot and that's exactly what Obama is. I don't want some guy making 20 million dollars a year who's obviously isn't concerned about the poor as my Commander and Chief. The Republicans hope that Americans have forgotten how they stalled and caused friction instead of progress at every turn.

In an ideal world, one would like to think that all politicians are for the little guy. In reality, it's the opposite.

The Democrats have control of the House and the Senate during Obama first two years.

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THE Donald endorsed Mitt ONLY because he found out how really rich Mitt is .

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One old white gazillionaire endorses another in the GOP paralympics. The circus continues.....

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One old white gazillionaire endorses another in the GOP paralympics.

Warren Buffet decided to endorse Romney instead of Obama this year?

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A circus, maybe, but after the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave is sent packing on Jan 20, 2013 the DNC's antics and infighting will make an Egyptian soccer riot look like a love-in...

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"A circus, maybe"

A stain on intelligent Americans not caught up by the tidal wave of radical partisanship, denial and bitter personal attacks. Personally I think you've got the removal date wrong by four years, but we'll have to wait and see. Mr Romney will suffer from the live debates with Obama, because whatever the wingnuts shriek and vomit up, the geezer's as sharp as a cut-throat razor.

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NetNinja is not the one who is confused.

Your right. Maybe I am confused, so explain NetNinja's post to me, please:

Well, I'll never vote a true patriot and that's exactly what Obama is.

ie, He won't vote for Obama because he is a true patriot. Okay, if that is what NetNinja thinks.

Then, he continues:

I don't want some guy making 20 million dollars a year who's obviously isn't concerned about the poor as my Commander and Chief.

Here, I assume NetNinja is saying he does not want to vote for Romney either. Okay, again.

Then he wrote:

I've already decided here. Obama has my vote again.

Sounds a bit confused to me.

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your = you're

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after the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave is sent packing on Jan 20, 2013

Why? The Dems nominating someone else for their candidacy? Not that I knew of either.

The only other way it could happen would be if..... wait, no - you arent suggesting that maybe....no... hahahaha!

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Americans dudes. Your country is bankrupt. Stop dreaming. Every time the government announces some initiative everyone gets excited. Lets face it theres too much spending. That`s a fact.

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He may support Romney, but his hair, feeling solidarity, is supporting that fake, Newt Gingrich.

The only part of his body with any integrity, the nail of his left pinky toe, is supporting Ron Paul.

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Thanks to the media for making this front page news. Imagine if they had just ignored it...

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Romney picked up the birther endorsement. Is that something he's REALLY going to want to claim as his?

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I thought they were known as after-birthers now? Trump really made himself look a horses ass on that one.

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-16873788

Job front is looking better too. 243,000 US jobs apprently appeared in January.

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This is about as good as Herman Cain endorsing Newt. Which is to say not good for Romney. But I expect most people will have forgotten Trump before too long.

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Trump endorses Romney in order to help his true friend Gingrich, ha!

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