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View Poll Results: Who do you think will win the presidential election?
Obama 101 61.59%
Ron Paul 36 21.95%
Rick Perry 7 4.27%
Mitt Romney 2 1.22%
Rick Santorum 0 0%
Jon Huntsman 1 0.61%
Michele Bachmann 1 0.61%
Herman Cain 0 0%
Newt Gingrich 1 0.61%
Sarah Palin / Trump ...? 15 9.15%
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Old 09-16-2011, 11:26 PM   #51
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Too many things to list but wikipedia Perry and Mitt because those two are the only ones you should care about right now.
Perry use to be a Democrat then switched over, but hes from texas, might have a hard time since people still remember what the last texas governor did.

Romney's mormon, might also be an issue for americans, but overall he has the best chance imo against Obama. He helped his states deficit with lots of spending cuts and the state of MA has universal health care.

Some of the important issues not being addressed are social issues, which I think republicans totally ignore because they dont like being labeled as a socialist.

Education and literacy levels for Americans are decreasing while many other countries are increasing. Youth Unemployment is extremely high, and this may wreck havoc in future years. Many poor people never get to leave their neighbourhoods and experience the potential that life can bring. Policies are needed to educate and motivate workers so that they can contribute to society.

Most of the poor and uneducated people don't have the skills, habits and knowledge that the average person takes for granted. Many do not have good parents that taught them how to save, or to get an education, but instead reinforce bad habits. Instead of Medicare and crazy pensions, money should be spent on education or similar programs that promote people to develop skilled-labour.

We should look at scandanavian countries and Germany where Corporate tax rates are low to encourage investment, but Personal income tax rates are much higher with relatively less loopholes so the Rich are paying their fair share of Taxes. Trickle down theory doesn't work.

Another issue right now is globalization, many of the higher jobs are being shipped overseas, and we are now competiting against the likes of China. What remains is lower paid, minimum wage type jobs that don't really add value to the economy. Henry Ford paid his worker a higher salary, even though the going rate was much less, this allowed his employees to one day afford his cars. Just my two cents.
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Old 09-16-2011, 11:42 PM   #52
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Old 09-16-2011, 11:44 PM   #53
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Another issue here is that many people are concerned with who will get elected as the "President", instead of the system. Most of the power lies in Congress (the Senate and the House), as described in the Constitution. So whoever gets elected, we can't solely blame all the problems on this one individual.
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TRENDING: Cain upsets Perry as winner of Florida straw poll – CNN Political Ticker - CNN.com Blogs

Weird turn of events.. didn't think Cain had a chance, than again .. this is America
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Old 09-24-2011, 11:17 PM   #55
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Damn canada is just teetering above the states.

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Perry bombed in florida straw poll. Guess people take social security seriously after all.
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Old 09-25-2011, 02:34 PM   #57
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bump! funny to see how everythings kinda changed from expected
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