Why did you vote or not vote for barry?

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    What do you think now.....?
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    I think I am quite PROUD in the fact of knowing I had no part in this Jackass getting elected. Warned of exactly what he would do while in office along with numerous others in here, and have been correct every step along the way.

    What do I think now?--that he has proven to be as pathetic as I expected, and even surpassed the level of incompetence I envisioned. All in all, I think he sucks worse than any of us ever imagined.
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    I voted Republican in '08 and '12. In '08 I called my friends who voted for Obama to congratulate them, let them know how I felt about him (no experience, "absent" voting record, etc.) and said that I hoped I was wrong about Obama. I was not.
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    Was on the Romney campaign here in Florida in 2008. Really liked the guy until he got the nomination, still would have been a significant upgrade.

    I think Obama is not a bad person, honestly. I didn't vote for him in 2008 despite his campaigning on a few issues I found appealing (closing of Guantanamo included). Luckily none of those promises I found appealing were actually acted upon so it worked out.

    I also fundamentally believe if you vote for a big-party nominee you're going to end up with essentially the same thing in terms of policy. There's too much money behind them at this point for their to be a tangible difference.
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    in 08 I voted 3rd party
    in 12 I voted for Romney
    obama is doing just about everything I said and feared in 2008 and again in 2012 he would do
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    I didn't vote for the socialist.
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    i voted for him both times because I liked him better than his opponent. still do.
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    I voted for Obama in 08'
    I voted for Romney in 12'
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    Didn't vote in '08 because I really didn't care for McCain(voted for Ron Paul in the primaries, but hey, I was 22, only my second election), and i didn't vote for Obama for a couple of reasons, what exactly he was running on seemed more based on emotions than anything tangible and anytime you see people and our media fawning over someone like they did him you have to know something weird is going on.

    Voted Romney '12.
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    Libertarian both times. Don't care who wins because relying on the govt to assist you or empower you is a fool's errand.
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    I believe I was third party both times since I saw the overhyped other choices as Coke vs. Pepsi.
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    I didn't vote for Barry either time, because there was simply nothing there to vote FOR.

    His experience in both cases was disgracefully lacking against both opponents.

    I don't care much for McCain's politics; for all the 'maverick' bullsh*t, he's pretty much a milk toast compromiser; but certainly his CV/resume' was significantly more accomplished than Barry's paper thin nothingness, with a generous side of emptiness...especially in the foreign affairs arena, which still seemed rather compelling in '08, notwithstanding the crash (though even economically, still McLame > Barry);

    In '12, Romney's experience, particularly in the economic arena, was night and day.

    Mitty > Barry, by a country mile.

    We screwed the pooch twice; especially in '12.

    US= Fool me once, shame on you...fool me twice, shame on me.
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    I voted for McCain and Romney, but wasn't excited about either of them, but rather voted to defeat Obama. I listened to Obama and to me he was clearly a demagogue-he talked and talked yet said nothing. Combined with his scant record and lack of earning a living experience in the real world, I saw him as an empty suit windbag, who did not love this country and wanted to transform it into something of his own Socialist vision. As an acolyte of Saul Alinsky, I thought Obama was dangerous. He impressed me as being very smooth, yet not overly intelligent. In 2008, I got the blacks and white-guilted whites voting for him, but IMHO, anyone who saw the disaster of his first term, racking up unbelievable debt and still voted for him was an idiot.

    Now, I consider Obama to have surpassed Jimmy Carter as the worst President in history.
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    Bush Jr. is the worst president in history, not Carter.

    Voted for Obama twice, but wanted HRC in 08. Would never vote for angry gramps McCain or outsourcer Romney.
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    I don't get the obssession with these types of threads.
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    They're like jet-pack uniform off season threads
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    No way man, those threads are delightful. ;)

    The subtext of these threads is always "who has now joined me in by bitterness?"
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    I voted for Hubert Humphrey in 1968. I was a registered Democrat then because Florida was still effectively a one party state.In the democratic Presidential primaries, I voted for Humprhrey(1972) Carter , the Mass. senator who died of cancer,Gore and then changed to R in1995.Haven't voted for the Democrat presidential nominee in the general election since 1968.
    That being said,I found the 2008 Democratic race exciting , enjoyed seeing this charismatic fellow embarrass Willy and Hilly as I was, and still am, sick of both(although Willy's antics draw a smile.)
    However, when Obama began his citizen of the world campaign, wanted to speak at the Brandenburg Gate, made his "stopped the oceans rise" speech, I had an Epiphany : Way over -egotistical , lack of perspective or humility,no experience, I'd had enough.

    After his election, he showed lack of any wisdom in accepting the Nobel Peace Prize which became completely devalued by his selection. Voted Romney enthusiastically in 2012.To an Obama worshipping in-law who said "You lost,"
    I responded "No. The country lost!" No truer words.
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    Vote by action and not words. The first time Obama ran, it was nothing but words as nobody knew who he was. The second term we had a record to run on and despite his record, he was still elected.
    He had such strong support from the black and latino communty,youth and women that enabled him to win. However the biggest reason he won was the terrible turnout by conservatives as millions fewer voted .
    I did not vote for Obama. In the debates with Romney, Romney has been right on every issue they debated and Obama has been wrong. Romney was very qualified, but his religion played a big part in his losing.
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