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February 7th, 2012
01:32 PM ET

Can the GOP nominee beat Obama?

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  1. Gerald Tinnon

    I hope not. I feel like living in the new century, not going back to the old one.

    February 7, 2012 at 4:45 pm |
    • Ajay Jain

      Yes Gerald Tinnon I am with you 100% and I assure you with people like you and Evelyn President Barrack Obama will NEVER loose because People power will match OR beat the SuperPac Power in 2012 just like Gingrich beat Mitt Romney in the third contest through the power of his debating ability even though he did it by bashing the MEDIA in both the FOX debate and the CNN debate. It has been the only contest where the Republican voter was galvanized and eager to participate because Mitt Romney was taken offgaurd and could not negate the Gingrich avalanche of eager Republican voters. So will Obama through his three debates with the eventual Republican Nominee!

      Gerald Tinnon, (Evelyn) Barack Obama will NOT bash the Media OR his opponent but buttress the GOP talking points by presenting to the American People the BAD shape the nation was presented to him and after using ALL his goodwill in delivering the Health Care Act (a FIRST in US HISTORY!) he has set his eyes to delivering a HEALTHY or soon to be healthy economy.

      Just like President Bill Clinton did succeed by barely passing a Budget securing nominal TAX Increase by the deciding vote of his VP Al Gore in the Senate. And look what we got a prosperity with no bounds for his entire Administration.

      President Bill Clinton was lucky that the crucial tax raising Budget was passed by a simple tie breaker by the VP Gore's vote in the Senate and you know what followed which now the erstwhile Speaker Gingrich is taking all the credit for despite the TOTAL Republican opposition to the proposed President Bill Clinton Budget.

      Barrack Obama has also been dealt a fragile Senate vote shy of 60 votes and despite the GREAT work done in the and by the House of Representatives did under the auspicious leadership of Nancy Palocy all was neglected by the FILIBUSTER happy Republicans in the Senate which kept ALL the painstakingly Bills passed by the Nancy Brigade stranded in the Senate by the Republican MINORITY!

      And what has the current Congress since 2010 done? Just passed Bills naming buildings and anti-abortion advocates have had a field day (sessions)! Speaker Nancy's accomplishments in the House will forever put the newly minted 2010 House to shame?

      So, listen up, the likes of Gerald Tinnon and Evelyn let us all UNITE and give President Obama a FILIBUSTER PROOF Senate in 2012 so that he may have an HISTORIC second term. What have we got to loose but the Republican FILIBUSTERS!!

      February 9, 2012 at 8:57 pm |
  2. Rose

    Who cares about the nominees private life??? That's just something to keep them out of office it's bs..I don't care about any one's private life I want a president that is gonna do the job for our country....I think this is just something to keep him out of office and for publicity ..Well i'm not falling for it Im voting for gingrich..he's a better candidate..Obama needs to go if he becomes president again bend over and kiss your butt good-bye he was sent to destroy us and that is what he has done.If he can say he put America back to work why didn't he do it before now??? Cause he didn't and he is taking credit for it to make his self look good..HES ANTI-CHRIST GET RID OF HIM..Thanks CNN Love you guys Great job Keep up the great work.

    February 7, 2012 at 7:05 pm |
    • Evelyn

      Really, Gingrich??? a fine, upstanding paragon of virtue...and also talking about Obama being anti-Christ. Really? Why are we talking about Religion? ALL of them, including Obama, have strong religious beliefs. Neither party owns religion, so why act like you do? Just leave that alone...it's a non-issue to most Americans and we are all religious. We would like to hear from the candidates what they would do to make life better for all; what they're going to do about re-employing all the workers who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own; how they plan on fixing the housing market fiasco; how they will keep the Millionaires and Billionaires from continuing to buy the Government through their enormous donations of money. The favorable votes of our representatives for these same entities easily identifies the representatiives who profited the most by those donations. That is the over-riding problem facing our Democracy. Money needs to come out of politics. Check the donations received and I can tell you who voted to give that donor their vote...you got it big donations=political favors. The profits they make (Exxon, Apple, banks, Wall Street, etc) are obscene. Until there is some balance in this country and the true problems are addressed, there will be no hope of returning to the prosperity we had before Bush tanked the economy. It takes time to dig out of the mess he left and we are finally seeing some daylight. Please just address the problems facing us as a country, not just individual/partisan ideology.

      February 8, 2012 at 8:00 pm |