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The race is on for Nov. 6

Obama vs. Romney: Who's got the hope and change this time?

Whatever the Republican Presidential elimination TV marathon was, it has probably produced the next President of the United States.

Romney was the best going in, and as a world of viewers watched throughout the process, the rest of the (some of them very able) candidates dropped out, leaving the best candidate on top.

Over the next six months, the Obama campaign will do everything it can to distract voters from his record while the Romney campaign will do everything it can to focus voters on the Obama record.

All sides will make promises, but Obama has a record in office that will be disected and examined, not by most of the media who want him re-elected, but by a few journalists and others and in the end the public will decide.

Is Obama, based his record in office, the best we can do, or will voters choose Romney, because of for no other reason, he has to be able to to a better job.

I read this the other day somewhere: Obama will win if Americans decide to care more about what Romney does and has done with his own money than what Obama does and has done with our money.

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Mr C May 07, 2012 at 01:42 PM
Obama was elected for one reason, and one reason only...his skin color. The novelty has worn off and maybe now we can get back to fixing this country. Had the media done it's job in the first place, we would not be where we are today. Our President STILL hasn't been properly vetted. As we have mentioned before, the press no longer reports the facts, but the "facts" that present it the way they want and bury the things that are important.
David Rempel May 07, 2012 at 02:03 PM
Ron Paul is STILL running and is the ONLY candidate for REAL CHANGE. He would STOP the endless wars of adventure and being used by the UN (both Iraq and Libya) he would CUT ONE TRILLION in ONE YEAR from spending, he would make current govt madates optional (trust the govt or manage your own Social Security fund). He would audit and begin freeing us from the Federal Reserve, which si a PRIVATE BANK to which we pay interest for money created out of our OWN DEBT. Wake up from the false choice between Establishment Candidates, GO RON PAUL!
Mr C May 07, 2012 at 02:08 PM
David...sorry to break this to you but RP is a little nuts. He has a few, mind you a FEW, good ideas but is otherwise considered a kook by all concerned and COMPLETELY unelectable. No to mention the fact that he has had virtually NOTHING passed while in Congress...not even his colleagues agree with him...how is he supposed to get all this pie in the sky stuff done with NO support from either side of the isle?
nobodyuno May 07, 2012 at 03:41 PM
This article sounds like something you'd get from Fox News.. Romney will not get my vote and I don't know anyone personally that has expressed support for Romney or any Republican for that matter. How much money Romney has doesn't concern me but how he got it and why he keeps it in foreign banks does!, it does
Mr C May 07, 2012 at 04:23 PM
It's an opinion story Steve, not news. And the fact you don't know any conservatives is not shocking, no more shocking than I don't know anybody that could vote for Obama...and some did the first time around...they just have seen the light.
Mariana Zuelsdorf May 07, 2012 at 05:37 PM
I'm still on the fence about both of them, but am leaning to Romney at this point. I don't like a lot of what Obama is doing, including his pro-illegal trespasser programs, but I'm not sure that Romney is up to the job. Trickle down economics doesn't work or we wouldn't be where we are now. We had 8 years of Bush and he was part of the current problem. No President can force a company hire workers or make people spend money. We are caught in a trap and I'm not sure any President would have gotten us out of it. I think it will be baby steps for a long time. How will Romney put people back to work and improve the economy? Both parties are unrealistic and if voters think that electing a new President will suddenly 'fix' everything, I think we will still be talking about the economy and job losses in 2016.
nobodyuno May 07, 2012 at 05:45 PM
Macnkat.. I'm not surprised you'd assume to know the "facts" about my values and my acquaintances. The Rethuglican Party does not represent the majority of Americans no matter how you spin it. Unless you belong to the 1% you are part of the problem, gullible sheep following the flock. Arrogance and Ignorance are a deadly combination this voting season. Please stay away from the polls!
Mr C May 07, 2012 at 05:49 PM
Obama has created a hostile environment for businesses and that has made for stagnant growth. Over 750 new regulations for businesses on everything from new EPA policies to how and what to pay people. It's staggering the amount of regulations they have piled on...I can assure you that when Romney is elected just the knowledge that we are out of regulation purgatory things will start to improve immediately. The best thing government can do is get out of the way. Government does not create jobs...business does.
nobodyuno May 07, 2012 at 05:52 PM
Macnkat... For you to say Obama was elected because of his skin color alone speaks volumes to your character. Bigotry is alive and thriving in your circle, aren't they? Opinions are like butts, everyone has one and most stink!
Steve Mehlman May 07, 2012 at 05:56 PM
Gee, macnkat, you must not get out much. President Obama is leading or tied in most polls, which means that millions of Americans are not fooled by the "Massachusetts moderate" suddenly becoming a true conservative. (Of course, that will change after the convention, when he tries to convince moderates and independents--who are the ones who will decide this election--that he really is a moderate after all.) And this statement: "Our President STILL hasn't been properly vetted." is an absolute CROCK. Fruitcakes like "Odd" Orly Taitz and rabid rightists like Limbaugh, Drudge and Coulter have not been able to come up with any hard evidence against the President in more than three years. But of course that doesn't mean that the charges are untrue, it means that the "media" is hiding the truth.
Steve Mehlman May 07, 2012 at 06:02 PM
"I read this the other day somewhere: Obama will win if Americans decide to care more about what Romney does and has done with his own money than what Obama does and has done with our money." Sorry, Charlie, President Obama will be elected if Americans understand that Romney wants us to go back to the same economic policies which pushed us into the Great Recession in the first place. The banks, mortgage companies, and Wall Street were primarily responsible for this mess, because no one was there in the Bush Administration to regulate their bad behavior. Now Romney wants to take us back to that. Ain't happening.
Mr C May 07, 2012 at 06:49 PM
Viva Le France!!
Mariana Zuelsdorf May 08, 2012 at 12:44 AM
The EPA is one agency that I do support. We live in a pass area with a lot of wind. If it blows from the west, we get the LA smog. If it blows from the east, we get sand, and dust from the quarry. That's bad enough but I don't want to go back to the days of contaminated soil, water containing sewage, fouled rivers, lakes and streams, high rates of cancer in a small area, etc. If a company or manufacturer can get away with dumping hazardous material, into the ground or air, without punishment, there is a good chance they will try. It's cheaper than properly disposing. We have had these things happen in our own backyards...asbestos in the wash to the south; hazardous material at a closed shop on east Ramsey; questionable problems with Beaumont's water quality; and that's just a few. Are you willing, macnkat, to go back to the 'let's not worry about it' days? Why shouldn't businesses be held accountable for their actions?
a litttle justice May 08, 2012 at 03:15 PM
Here's some change for you... Barbara Hanna, an enthusiastic member of the Banning City Council, decided not run for another term. She always has been a good person to call when I am seeking information about Banning. It was touching to see how she cared for Bud Mathewson during his last days after his department store and apartment were condemned. She always seems to lookout for everyone in Banning. She held her mayor’s address in city hall instead of a at a banquet so those who could not afford the cost of the meal could attend. Here is what she posted this morning on Facebook: “Decided not to run for re-election this November for Banning City Council. I’ll have served just shy of 10 years this round. I love Banning and serving the people of Banning. Plan to continue doing that in other ways! My term continues until December.” Written by: bobpratte on May 8, 2012.

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