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(MyWay News)   New poll is clear. Barack Obama will not be re-elected next year. It also appears that None of the Above may finally get elected after years of trying to break into politics   ( apnews.myway.com) divider line
    More: Obvious, Obama, GfK, The Republicans, midterm elections  
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2013-10-11 12:46:17 PM  
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Ambitwistor: Of course he won't be re-elected.  He has abolished elections and declared himself dictator.  Or so I am reliably informed.

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What's in his hand?  Is he offering a mint?

Bareefer Obonghit: All of this hype about reelections based simply on these polls is garbage. The same people will be voted in across the board with the exception of maybe 3-5. The only thing that will change any of this is not opinion polling, it is if lobbies and PACs change who they back. It seems like there is a chance of that happening, but I wouldn't hold my breath.

Yup.  There's a long time until the election and people's memories are short.  Incumbents typically have name recognition and money advantages, and people don't vote for congress, they vote for their own senators and representatives.  True happy hour conversation last night with a couple of Republican coworkers:

RCW1:  This shutdown is just such a farce.  I'm disgusted.  Throw all of them out.  Every one of them.

RCW2: Right?  This is appalling, and I just don't think that monkeying with the debt ceiling is a smart way to do business. It's just going to be really bad for the markets if we default.  I think we need to just turn over everyone in Washington.  I hope this takes Udall down next year.

ME: So if you are disgusted with everyone, then I assume that you both will be voting against [Republican from CO-6] Mike Coffman, then?

RCW2: Oh, no way.  [Opponent] Andrew Romanoff scares the hell out of me, no way I'd vote for him.

RCW1: I've met the guy and I have no confidence in him whatsoever.  Nope.

ME:  So you see why nothing will change then, ri-----

RCW1:  So Broncos-Jags, eh?

Some version of that exact conversation will repeat thousands of times in every state in the union and in the end, roughly 80-90% of the incumbents will return.  And some of the new blood will be people who think Ted Cruz doesn't go far enough and will run on  a platform of exorcizing the demon that inhabits the body of the man called Obama.
2013-10-11 12:43:45 PM  
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Ambitwistor: Of course he won't be re-elected.  He has abolished elections and declared himself dictator.  Or so I am reliably informed. infromed.

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2013-10-11 11:26:55 AM  
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