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The Reason People Like Obama. Why He Won.

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posted on Jul, 11 2009 @ 12:33 AM
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I could care less about your political ideas. But to satisfy the masses, I didn't vote for him. Don't think I could vote for a candidate of either major party, unless there some real changes that happen.

Anyway, I am posting this because for the most part, people generally like the guy. Like from a personality perspective. He seems likeable. Now, I have no idea whether he is a nice guy. Don't really care to be honest, but from what I have gathered, most people would sit down and have a beer with him. He just gives off that easy going impression.

He also seems like a mans man. Shoots hoops, picks football picks; I remember seeing him on ESPN picking brackets during NCAA playoffs. Thought that was interesting. You don't normally hear about politicians doing stuff like that. While I agree the media played its usual hor bias for the man, and unfortunately we did not get to see that side of McCain, but still Obama seems like he is a tad more down to earth. Everyone has seen that picture of him where he looks drunk with a cig in his mouth (I am pretty sure that was for other purposes, but it made him look human in my eyes).

Then I saw a picture...It is a member here on ATS. He has it as his avatar. Personally, I think it is hilarious. The picture apparently shows him loking down at a womans "posterior" as she walked by...
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I cant tell if he actually is looking there, but it sure looks like it. My point here is liking him doesnt mean you should vote for him, but I think that is the case with this last election.

So, what say you?




posted on Jul, 11 2009 @ 12:48 AM
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My point here is liking him doesnt mean you should vote for him


Couldn't agree more. The candidate you choose is going to be leader of the free world, not your new bar-hopping buddy. Vote on the issues, not on how 'cool' someone seems to be.

Glad you like the avatar, apparently some didn't find it so humorous. Their loss.


TA


[edit on 11-7-2009 by TheAssociate]



posted on Jul, 11 2009 @ 12:53 AM
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Well, I didn't vote for him as I don't live in America

But he sure is cute
(not saying that you should vote for someone coz they are cute! LOL)

I heard an extra 22 million people turned out to vote this time- as voting isn't compulsory over there that's quite a number

People here who don't like him complained that the only reason African American people voted for him was for the colour of his skin- personally I didn't have a problem with that but didn't think that was actually the case anyway-

I would like to think people voted for him for his policies- if I had to choose between him and McCain I would vote for Obama every time- he didn't stoop to McCains tactics- he was gracious towards McCain and had more confidence in himself than McCain did- the campaign for McCain was all about rubbishing Obama any chance he got

I know it was party against party but putting McCain up, and Palin as his running mate was always going to fail.

jmo



posted on Jul, 11 2009 @ 12:54 AM
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I love your avatar. Only one request. Can you please recrop it so we get more butt and less Obama



posted on Jul, 11 2009 @ 12:57 AM
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lol @ your avatar Associate- bet Michelle wasn't too happy about that- even though we all know guys look, happily married or not



posted on Jul, 11 2009 @ 01:01 AM
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ya!..thats the one...haha ...Its gotta be one of the funniest Ive seen...

awesome..thanks for posting!...


i still crack up when i see it...



posted on Jul, 11 2009 @ 01:06 AM
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its all about timing..you know? perfect timing....
..im still laughing...


oh ya,,issues...yes.. all about the issues. unfortunately, i think it has become less and less abou tthe issues wit hboth parties. corruption seems to have taken hold. and it doesnt look like it is letting go anytime soon.



posted on Jul, 11 2009 @ 01:19 AM
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www.abovetopsecret.com...

I did a thread about why I think won the majority over the quickest.

A strong study in NLP will help you understand it better, or at all. Hence the low replies, except from one studier.

I do love TheAssociate's new avatar, I like it better then the simpsons one, make's him up there with FerrisBuellerII for me!

Love em both especially for their crazy avatars.



posted on Jul, 11 2009 @ 01:21 AM
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Originally posted by TheAssociate
reply to post by open_eyeballs
 




My point here is liking him doesnt mean you should vote for him


Couldn't agree more. The candidate you choose is going to be leader of the free world, not your new bar-hopping buddy. Vote on the issues, not on how 'cool' someone seems to be.

Glad you like the avatar, apparently some didn't find it so humorous. Their loss.


TA




[edit on 11-7-2009 by TheAssociate]


What! Who didn't like it, U2U me, I want to know who!

That avatar is greatness, I would easily change mine for that, it trumps my Broccoli Obama one!



posted on Jul, 11 2009 @ 02:04 AM
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As for him checking out a girls behind I saw the video and he was actually turning around to escort a young lady down a pair of steps.....Either way he was doing something thats cool with me.



posted on Jul, 11 2009 @ 02:04 AM
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i think i'll go with this.
please don't critisize until you read the entire thing. then research it.
this will somewhat provide an answer to the blind following he has for no reason,even in the face of him blamtly destroying our country


barry's big secret.

thanks again redhatty. he gets the credit for this article.


[edit on 11-7-2009 by Spectre0o0]



posted on Jul, 11 2009 @ 02:09 AM
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Whats up republican?

I checked your thread out and watched the video. The McCain ad was interesting. I never really watched Obamas speeches besides what was on the news, so I can't really speak of his oratory skills. From what I saw, going back to the election, it didnt seem he was any better than McCain. In fact I thought McCain actually won a few of the debates, and I really really disagreed with McCains foreign policy. As I have already stated, I wouldn't vote for either candidate party, but I can see where you are coming from. Especially seeing where all the obamatrons came swooping in praising him like he was the next Jesus Christ.

But I still believe he won the election because of the picture they painted of him. most guys who don't follow politics or the issues looked at him and said hey, theres a sports fan, seems like an honest dude..Ill vote for him, hey at least I would have a beer with him.
Not like old grandpa McCain whos gunna bitch at me for listening to my music too loud...
and wants to bomb, bomb bomb, Iran....haha.

I think it came down to perception, but I could be wrong....Oh and Obama played on the discontent for the war..that one is obvious...but as usual turned out to be a liar...big surprise there...



posted on Jul, 11 2009 @ 02:11 AM
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Obama is President for one main reason.

To quell world anger over our war on terrorism.

His color and father's muslim faith give him more leeway to continue warring in 3 other countries (so far).

He's bought and paid for....Goldman Sachs....people need to look it up....and they also need to look at who benefits from his policies.

It's tough to see with the massive amount of BS out there....and if you are politically biased at the start it will be difficult to accept.....

But it's there.

Obama is corporate and bank owned....he can't do anything without them...no President can.

He might throw people a bone once in awhile....but it's just the bone...someone else gets the meat....



posted on Jul, 11 2009 @ 02:11 AM
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your link has an error



posted on Jul, 11 2009 @ 02:13 AM
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that rings true with me...has some logic to it...but i think it would be that way no matter who was "elected" president...



posted on Jul, 11 2009 @ 02:30 AM
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that rings true with me...has some logic to it...but i think it would be that way no matter who was "elected" president...


I agree with that statement except for my mentioning of his color and religion...you've seen the effect that it's had on other parts of the world. It changes the face of USA to the rest of the world..one that has never been seen. He may be the same old same old....but some of the world doesn't see it that way.....and especially here.

No President is going to get elected without the power of the banks and major corporations....that's how far this country has fallen.

The working man's best interests is no longer taken into account...and it hasn't for a long time. There's always just enough to nibble on to keep people content.



posted on Jul, 11 2009 @ 03:50 AM
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posted on Jul, 11 2009 @ 07:15 AM
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Originally posted by open_eyeballs.
I cant tell if he actually is looking there, but it sure looks like it. My point here is liking him doesnt mean you should vote for him, but I think that is the case with this last election.


Thats a very wide generalization. Has it occured to you that most folks actually voted for him because A) McCain and his 95% Bush compatitability didnt appeal much to folks anymore, B) ending the Iraq war and C) there are liberals who agree with his policies and much preferred him over McCain.

Sure there were voters who probably voted for him on the basis of race, on the basis of personality and on the basis of party, but that doesnt mean we lump everybody into the same bag, that doesnt justify why he won the election and as voters have done for presidents in the past your argument here could be applied there forth, not just for the 2008 elections.

I look at some of the critics of Obama and they always seems to be full of hate, always constantly paranoid of something and theres always this stereotyping attitude. If the critics want to honestly have folks from all sides listen to their arguments maybe they should cut the generalizations and insults.



posted on Jul, 11 2009 @ 08:22 AM
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The black population in the US is only 15% of the total population. so even if every black person including newborns voted for him, it still wouldn't have an effect.



posted on Jul, 11 2009 @ 08:26 AM
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It was debunked. When you watch the video, what he is doing is turning to help the woman behind him down the steps.
They managed to catch the right frame.

but Mr. Sarkozy on the other hand, practically broke his neck watching the girl.



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