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posted on Oct, 29 2004 @ 12:30 PM
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If Bush is doing such a wonderful job on War on Terror, the economy and employment in this country why is the race to the White House so close? If he was doing such a terrific job wouldn't you think the polls would be more in his favor than they are? I mean he's not even leading by 10% of the votes. Any Bush supporters have an answer to this?




posted on Oct, 29 2004 @ 12:34 PM
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couple of reasons come to mind...first the US is evenly divided between republicans and dems that will vote the party line no matter who is running

but at the same time - with all the gloom and doom in the mainstream media about Iraq, the economy, jobs, etc...its actually strange Bush is not getting his a** kicked in the polls

and finally - I wouldn't put much faith in any of the polls



posted on Oct, 29 2004 @ 12:40 PM
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I too have noticed among democrats that there is a general confusion as to why anyone supports Bush. It makes no sense that with his many failures so many folks still like him.

Half the country must be stoned or something.



posted on Oct, 29 2004 @ 12:44 PM
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I wouldn't put too much faith in just the polls, but the country itself is pretty evenly divided.

1. He is doing a excellent job in the war on terror as there has not been an atteack on US soil in 3 years and we are at war.

2. UNemployment is not the fault of the president directly. Send a letter to the Airline companies who laid everyone off if anger by the unemployemnt rate. THe outsourcing overseas issue has always been around. That is a factor in the unemployment rate, but anohter was 9/11 itself. MAny companies used it as an excuse to clean house. Many of those companies however are turning it around now and hiring is on the rise again.

3. The economy in the Clinton era rode the internet boom which was excellent and it was a time of great prosperity. However, Bush was handed the bubble that burst and 9/11 did not help.

Voted Bush today at 10 o'clock. Good luck to everyone voting next week...




posted on Oct, 29 2004 @ 12:47 PM
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The bias in the mainstream media has probably subtracted about 5-10 points from Bush's lead.

It is truly unreal how they "report", or rather "distort".



posted on Oct, 29 2004 @ 01:51 PM
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what confuses me even more is why there is such a large margin of bush supporters by the troops. any thoughts on why more than 70% of troops will probably vote for bush? roughly 3 out of 4. (based on survey done recently of more than 4000 troops) is it because after seeing thousands die and thousands more maimed they want bush to continue his crusade so that all the destruction will actually mean something? do they think they are making progress? do they think they are right on bin laden's tail? don't tell me it's because of how they view kerry's war record. any thoughts?



posted on Oct, 29 2004 @ 02:01 PM
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I can't remember a time when one party hated the other so much that it's supporters vandalized the others signs etc. Maybe it's because the radical demos have pushed the other demos to the Bush side.


Originally posted by texasoil
any thoughts on why more than 70% of troops will probably vote for bush? don't tell me it's because of how they view kerry's war record. any thoughts?


Ah, so you already know. Okay, I won't tell you again.



[edit on 29-10-2004 by outsider]



posted on Oct, 29 2004 @ 02:06 PM
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Voted Bush today at 10 o'clock. Good luck to everyone voting next week...


More accurately, good luck to us if he's re-elected...we'll need it!



posted on Oct, 29 2004 @ 02:07 PM
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I think it's because most people feel that Kerry wouldn't be able to handle the situation well.

Yep, Bushed screwed up, now we're in Iraq.
If we pack up and leave, it's 1991 again and every country over there is going to hate us more than ever.

So we have to follow through. We have to set up some sort of government over there and get out.

Most people I talk to hate both Bush and Kerry, but feel that Bush will handle our current situation better.

-DT



posted on Oct, 29 2004 @ 02:49 PM
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Originally posted by WuvLove
If Bush is doing such a wonderful job on War on Terror, the economy and employment in this country why is the race to the White House so close?


If he's doing such a terrible job, why doesn't Kerry have a bigger lead? The door swings both ways here. In reality we are too close to the events to see what the outcome will be. Is he doing a good job? Time will tell.



posted on Oct, 29 2004 @ 02:50 PM
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My brother is currently serving in Iraq. He is not a Bush supporter and says most of the men in his unit aren't either. He did however say that it's not "cool" to talk negative about your boss when he holds your life and future in his hands. He said that when they are in quarters they don't really discuss but it's come up a few times and many in his unit aren't fond of Bush.





Originally posted by texasoil
what confuses me even more is why there is such a large margin of bush supporters by the troops. any thoughts on why more than 70% of troops will probably vote for bush? roughly 3 out of 4. (based on survey done recently of more than 4000 troops) is it because after seeing thousands die and thousands more maimed they want bush to continue his crusade so that all the destruction will actually mean something? do they think they are making progress? do they think they are right on bin laden's tail? don't tell me it's because of how they view kerry's war record. any thoughts?



posted on Oct, 29 2004 @ 02:52 PM
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Originally posted by WuvLove
If Bush is doing such a wonderful job on War on Terror, the economy and employment in this country why is the race to the White House so close? If he was doing such a terrific job wouldn't you think the polls would be more in his favor than they are? I mean he's not even leading by 10% of the votes. Any Bush supporters have an answer to this?


No, they don't!!!!!!! War on terror is crap, pools are crap and everything is organized for people like you to beleive everything they say on CNN and FOX!!!
When r u goin to understand that politcs are for elite and richs....nothing is good at the white house for a simple american...nothing at al!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Beleive yourself but medias, pool and leaders are just lying everyday, that is their job!

Ameliaxxxxxxxxxxx
I'm mad today o.k!!! must be the PMS



posted on Oct, 29 2004 @ 03:59 PM
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Wow Amelia thanks for the personal attacks. I do appreciate it. Here is my theory. If I was to play a tennis match with V. Williams and it was a tie....wouldn't you think I would really win b/c I don't play and she's a professional? That's all I'm saying. Bush has been in charge for 4 yrs now and nothing has gotten better, however, Kerry who hasn't been in the White House is now only trailing by like 2%. Thats all I'm saying.

BTW... Take some midol..might help with the PMS and you won't attack anyone else with an opinion.



posted on Oct, 29 2004 @ 04:27 PM
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What makes anyone think that if Gore was elected in 2000 that 9/11 would not have happened? Do you think ANY president could have handled this term any easier? I think he has done the best job a man could do. We as a nation are suffering through unemployment, but it is not the president who only pays you 8.00 an hour instead of 12.00, it is your boss. Want them to ship your job overseas were it is 12 cents a day? As a manufacturer I would. I want to make money. Bush doesn't promote it, overseas outsourcing has just become more prevelant in the last 5 to 10 years, not just the last 3 1/2.

Fact is all Polls are showing about a 50/50 split. If Bushs performance really sucked that bad, it would be 65/35 or higher and he would be worried about bieng swept. Doesn;' seem the case, andd it will be a great election to watch. Hope everyone is safe...



posted on Oct, 29 2004 @ 05:43 PM
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We know for a fact that Bush and his administration ignored warnings by Richard Clarke about Al Qaeda before sep. 11th. On many occassions he had requested the opportunity to brief the Principals (Bush and his cabinet) and was told to brief the Deputies (officials working for the cabinet). So he made the request to brief them and did not even get an audience till Sep. 4th, 2001, 9 months after warning about Al Qaeda.

So as far as anyone with a reasonable and sound mind should determine, Bush did the worst possible thing he could have done in the situation, NOTHING! Clarke also said that after determining the perpetrators of the attacks, he was told to find a link to Iraq to rally public support for an invasion! That is insane, the administration waited a month before sending troops to Afghanistan and when they were finally close to getting Bin Laden in Tora Bora (sic?), they pulled out and left the jobs to Afghani war lords.

Not a great election to watch, by the way. All we see is a bunch of bi-partisan spinning of the "facts" to support their reasons to be president. Neither one of them are showing any courage right now, they're both just trying to sway as many voters as possible, not saying what should be done about this domestic and global mess which W. has gotten us in.

And yes the war on terror is a bunch of crap. The one guy who harmed us is still free, Bush allowed the attack to happen in the first place and we have a huge deficit, not to mention the blood of American civilians, troops and about 100,000 innocent Iraqi lives on our hands.

I don't know how people have the slightest inclination that Bush has done anything good for our country, much less be the president best suited to protect America. He let the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil take place on his watch, has not brought the perpetrator to justice and has thrown us into a middle eastern vietnam which will be effecting our domestic economy for decades.

Am I taking crazy pills? Please someone address these issues and still tell me why they like Bush!



posted on Oct, 29 2004 @ 05:54 PM
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Read my posts, I thought i made it pretty evident, sorry.


His cabinet was aware, as was he, and it should have been taken care of by those members of his cabinet, with him bieng briefed and advised. He is not the night manager of a 7-11, he is the presidnet, that is what advisors are for. When you are the CEO of a company or 12,000 people , and someone says that Bob the janitor in Memphis is talking to himself and has been threatening employees with handguns, you tell a manager to take care of it. If it is not taken care of, then the boss has to take responsibilty. Bush did that by not admitting fault, but by not blaming everyone else in his cabinet. It is easy to look back at could've's.

AS far as Kerry, if Clinton was running again I might vote for him. HE was a decent president, but i do not like Kerry. He is a politicians politician, meaning his vote can be bought. Not so for Mr. Bush. He gives the finger to whoever is in his way. OSrry, I want that as a leader of my country. 4 more years of Bush and there can be progress made. If we were to change now, everything will be dismantled and we will be worse off in 4 years.



posted on Oct, 29 2004 @ 06:06 PM
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Why is it that Bush supporters have this opinon of him being a solid leader, someone who does what needs to be done for the American people?

I agree with you, I don't like Kerry now. I like the Vietnam-era activist Kerry, but I think he has traded his spine for votes. But as far as the ability to be bought, Bush has beyond a doubt been crowned king of Corporate American Presidents. If you want me to provide evidence, I will, but I think we are all aware of his and his administratoins corporate ties and dealings. I'm not saying Kerry definitely doesn't have alternate motives, but Bush has proven that he has.

Again, if you support Bush, please address my concerns previously posted. It was definitely his job to step in somewhere to protect America against Al-Qaeda, that's why he's the president, not his advisors. I know why they are there, but he's still supposed to have the cajones, competency and "steadfast resolve" to do what needs to be done.



posted on Oct, 29 2004 @ 06:14 PM
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No, they don't!!!!!!! War on terror is crap, pools are crap and everything is organized for people like you to beleive everything they say on CNN and FOX!!!


lol! u crack me up amelia

did you know that the top 10% of the population of america controls 80% of the wealth? its absurd that there is such an overwhelming majority of special interest insentives coming about, those who have the money usually have the biggest reason to fight, they are the loud mouth politician/lobbyist/nazis!



posted on Oct, 29 2004 @ 06:20 PM
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He has the cajones to get it done, and it will be done. I do not know anyone who personally was in Tora Bora, but I know guys who are in Afghanistan right now trying to hunt his ass down. A brother of a co-worker has been there for 2 years, and she corresponds with him. We are still actively looking and have a presence.

I know and have researched about the Bushes politcal ties with Big business, oil, Saudis, Nazis, rum-running, etc, but you can't get to his position anymore without that, meaning corporate sponsorship or old money.

I beleive that the fact there has not been another attack in 3 years shows that something positive is bieng done to keep them (AQ) out of America, shows strength as a leader. If you vote him out of office you losre the 'headfast resolve' that BUsh has right now because cabinet posts and new agendas will follow in a new president, and we do not need that. ONce a bleeding heart, always a bleeding heart I say about Keerys speaking out against Vietnam, and now wanting "Kill Osama". It doesn't hit home. It is like a taped speech. ASk bush about hem, and when he is fumbling, I do not think he is looking for the right words, he is just tyring to not call them a bunch of camel jockey motha fu%^$

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posted on Oct, 29 2004 @ 06:29 PM
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I do not think it is natural for Kerry to talk about killing people. He does because that's why his opponent's supporters like him with all of that "smoke 'em out of their caves and kill 'em" talk. That's why people think he's strong, not becuase of his actions. You cannot applaud him because America hasn't been attacked in 3 years, if you do, then you have to admit that every president preceding him was better at protecting the country because we were actually attacked while he was manning his post.

That same logic should reward someone for not killing someone again or for not doing something bad as opposed to actually doing something in the first place. It's a twisted and dangerous logic to elevate Bush's image because terrorists have not attacked us again.

For some real logic, look at the amount of hatred that has developed for Bush and America around the world. His actions have bred more passionate and willing terrorists than existed before Sep. 11th.




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