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Interesting billboard at the intersection of M-40 near Saugatuck, MI.

Excellent choice between an idiot, incompetent, radical, inexperienced socialist and pro-capitalist.


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You shouldn't buy into the Romney myth. He was not a particularly good businessman. He borrowed money from his dad to start it, and then had to get a government bail-out when it failed. Interesting that he was so vehement about opposing the automaker's bailout, but was quite eager for one of his own.

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-federal-bailou...

Yeah, the choice is very clear. Incompetent, rich, out-of-touch guy who will screw everyone in favor of his rich compatriots, or the guy who kept us out of a depression, got us out of a war, and really did work his way up from humble beginnings. Both are seriously flawed people, IMO, but given a choice between the two it's no contest...rich guy needs to go away.
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From the Rolling Stone article: In fact, government documents on the bailout obtained by Rolling Stone show that the legend crafted by Romney is basically a lie. The federal records, obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, reveal that Romney's initial rescue attempt at Bain & Company was actually a disaster – leaving the firm so financially strapped that it had "no value as a going concern."

I would like to see the actual documents acquired under FIA and, unless I see them, I don't believe what Rolluing Stone wrote about them.
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Yeah, the choice is very clear. Incompetent, rich, out-of-touch guy who will screw everyone in favor of his rich compatriots,

Come on, don't be shy - tell us what you REALLY think of Obama.
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Come on, don't be shy - tell us what you REALLY think of Obama.

OK.

I think he's highly intelligent. He doesn't think (or speak) in sound bites, but in nuance.
He's highly motivated (had to work his butt off to get to Harvard).
I think he's generally a very good speaker.
I think (but obviously don't know him on a personal level, so could be wrong) that he is a good father and husband (as good as any of us, anyway).
I think he is a bit naive when dealing with others in negotiations because he appears to assume that everyone wants the same thing (i.e. what's best for the country) even though the Republican leader 4 years ago said explicitly that the only thing that mattered was making him (Obama) a 1-term president.
The only reason I can see that he hasn't pursued tougher regulation on finance is that he is somehow beholden to them, so he is at least somewhat corrupt (not unusual for any politician, but still...).
I don't think he's a horrible leader, but he is not a very strong one either. Probably related to the previously mentioned naivete. This definitely showed during his first two years in particular, IMO.
He is able to change his mind (which I consider a positive). As evidenced by his stance on gay marriage, even though it will cost him some votes (particularly among blacks, according to what I've read). He would have been safer to remain against it.
Which leads me to say that he is at least somewhat principled. Not enough to take on Big Finance (Wall Street, banks, etc). Unfortunately. But more than many politicians.

Really, just looking at that list, it's a little weak, IMO. So imagine what my list for Romney would look like for me to be voting against him (Romney). Which is what I will do. I'm much less voting for Obama than I am voting against Romney. The GOP could have had me this year if they hadn't been determined to run idiots, psychos and criminals (well...one criminal...Newt was punished for ethics violations).
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I think he's highly intelligent. He doesn't think (or speak) in sound bites, but in nuance.
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If anyone got past the first line without busting out laughing let me know what follows, it has to be friggin hilarious
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I think he's highly intelligent. He doesn't think (or speak) in sound bites, but in nuance.
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If anyone got past the first line without busting out laughing let me know what follows, it has to be friggin hilarious
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Hilarious, i stopped reading after the first line after my eyes stopped rolling. I guarantee he isn't wearing pants right now.
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Come on, don't be shy - tell us what you REALLY think of Obama.

OK.

I think he's highly intelligent. He doesn't think (or speak) in sound bites, but in nuance.
He's highly motivated (had to work his butt off to get to Harvard).
I think he's generally a very good speaker.
I think (but obviously don't know him on a personal level, so could be wrong) that he is a good father and husband (as good as any of us, anyway).
I think he is a bit naive when dealing with others in negotiations because he appears to assume that everyone wants the same thing (i.e. what's best for the country) even though the Republican leader 4 years ago said explicitly that the only thing that mattered was making him (Obama) a 1-term president.


Well, I'm glad to see such strong evidence that the Republican leader 4 years ago wanted what's best for the country.

There's nothing else you say in this list that I agree with. Including the thought that he is "a bit" naive.
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... got us out of a war...

Which one? Iraq? Afgahnistan? Yemen? Libya? We're still in all those places. Or are you refering to the War on Women? Or the War on the 1%?

JLC
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I think he's highly intelligent. He doesn't think (or speak) in sound bites, but in nuance.
He's highly motivated (had to work his butt off to get to Harvard).


Based on what? His undisclosed school records?

I've run across plenty of "ivy leaguers" in my career. Overall unimpressed. They tend to live in academia/ivory tower and have little to no relation to the real world. They speak in theories but can't put them to work.

As far as speaking in nuance, probably all politicians do it to some degree. Its the equivilant to a verbal rorschach test, every one interprets what they want it to be. So you can be all things to all people.

JLC
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I've run across plenty of "ivy leaguers" in my career. Overall unimpressed.

I've worked with 2 PhDs from MIT.

One was absolutely as impressive as you would expect.

The other was a moron with delusions of grandeur based upon his academic credentials. He expected everyone to immediately go along with everything he said simply because he said it - regardless of the quality of the remark or the quality of any other comments.

I don't know how the second guy got through MIT's graduate school because he would not have made it in my own state school's graduate studies. Perhaps he developed his megalomania & narcissism AFTER completing his studies.
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