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View Poll Results: Do you agree that Obama is the President of the US?
Yes! Obama Is the guy! 18 66.67%
No! I'd rather see McCain as President. 3 11.11%
What? Who? I don't care.. 6 22.22%
Voters: 27. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-11-2008, 10:56 AM   #11
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I agree with dosraider. But you know, I'm not a big fan of the Republicans.
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Old 05-11-2008, 11:05 AM   #12
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Great thing that USA have a black president, and he seems like a good guy who could change things(especially in foreign politics) around. :thumbs:

Too bad that he'll probablly get a bullet in first year of his mandate.
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Old 05-11-2008, 11:13 AM   #13
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Too bad that he'll probablly get a bullet in first year of his mandate.
Yes, I have fear of this...really.

I think today is a special day, not only for the USA...especially for democracy.
As dosraider said we will see, but at least this seems a good start
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Old 05-11-2008, 11:31 AM   #14
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Well anything that's not republican is a good start (at least in most non-America countries). But time will indeed tell if any miracles shall be achieved. It will be a tough job.
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Old 05-11-2008, 01:05 PM   #15
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Old 05-11-2008, 01:54 PM   #16
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I wish him congratulations on his win. I do think he's the better of the 2. That he's of "minority" is a very big step for America. That he's "minority" means that he actually has bigger shoes to fill than just a presidency. His administration will pave, or make rocky, the way for future "minority" incumbents.

If he can bring to fruition half of promises he's made, he will be great, given what the last administration has done to us.
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Old 05-11-2008, 02:15 PM   #17
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Old 05-11-2008, 04:08 PM   #18
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Obama might make a popular leader of the EU (given how europeans answered polls). As the US president, he leaves much to be desired.

He cannot even keep half of his promises. He was swept into power as a secular messianic figure, but as president, he will be revealed as merely human.

Except for refusing to burden abortionists with caring for infants that survive abortion, he has made no principled stand as a legislator, and has often merely voted 'present', during roll call votes. Before being elected president, his two greatest accomplishments were two autobiographies-- as a legislator, he has done barely anything.

For his social programs, he would need to borrow vast billions of dollars, as the president of a country that owes over 9 trillion dollars, in federal debt, or increase taxes to crushing levels (and we all know how well that worked for the postwar United Kingdom).

Once Obama grasps the full horror of the credit crisis, he will probably wish that he lost. Every president since Carter has been trying to postpone the economic meltdown of the US due to the gross imbalance of trade, and the exploding federal debt past the next election. With the burst bubble of the US real estate market and the credit crunch making it difficult for anyone to borrow money, the US federal government has to sell (not counting Wallstreet bailout packages) a trillion dollars of debt instruments that only have a yield of 1.5%. As voters are, as a group, hampered by short memories, if the financial disaster finally comes to a head while the democrats control the presidency and both houses of congress, the democrats will bear the full blame (they will have no cause for complaint, as those same voters allowed the democrats to blame Bush for the housing bubble, caused by Clinton and democratic politicians).

Obama has promised to tax the rich to help the poor. He will either do nothing, or people who thought that they were poor will discover that they are not only not poor enough to receive help, but rich enough to pay more taxes.

I ticked the box for McCain, as there was no box for 'Not Obama'
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Old 05-11-2008, 06:03 PM   #19
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He is a symbol of peoples rights. The downtrodden,the weak. We needed some color in the white house for some time. Enough of these dumb, inbred hillbillies in the office for 200 yrs. If I have insulted someone I apologize but will not retract my statement. I am white and I DO NOT support HATE! I hope that he stays for a long time. God bless him and GOD BLESS AMERICA.
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Old 05-11-2008, 08:53 PM   #20
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President don't mean shit (take Civics class you idiots) and Obama ain't got shit on Nelson Mandela.
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