US of A Presidential Elections 2012

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Heck, guys, this ain't no joke. Romney is doing well. It's too close to call, but it is not looking good for the planet.
 

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Re: US of A Presidential Elections 2012

Heck, guys, this ain't no joke. Romney is doing well. It's too close to call, but it is not looking good for the planet.
People here tend to put a lot of weight behind debate performance. And by a lot i mean "i'll now vote for X because he/she was more professional/relatible/promised X Y and Z during the debate."

I'm honestly not surprised by the leap in numbers preferring him since Mittens sounded like the better prepared, fresh faced canadate, while Obama sounded embattled, confused, and almost as if he had little to no "fight" left sometimes in the most important debate: the "domestic affairs/economy" one. How could they NOT have been ready for it knowing that, to many people, it's THE election topic of choice this year.

He and his speech/debate team have to step it up in the next debate.
 
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http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2012/10/10/google_image_search_for_completely_wrong_returns_mitt_romney_photos.html?google_editors_picks=true


fter getting pummeled in the polls for videotaped remarks in which he said that 47 percent of Americans view themselves as "victims" and want government handouts, Mitt Romney decided last week to distance himself from that sentiment, calling his previous statements "completely wrong."

He seems to have succeeded in getting the word out?perhaps even more than he intended. To the amusement of his critics, a Google image search for the term "completely wrong" now returns a page full of Romney images.

On a scale of one to Santorum, this is hardly the worst Google bomb a politician has faced. At first blush, it's a little reminiscent of the one in which a search for "miserable failure" returned George W. Bush's official White House biography as the top result.

The difference is that this doesn't seem to be the work of a prankster or political foe. As far as I can tell, Romney's association with "completely wrong" is a natural product of Google's search algorithms in action. So many news outlets picked up his retraction of the "47 percent" comments that those articles simply dominate the top results. In other words, this is entirely self-inflicted. And it's not likely to go away anytime soon: A quirk of these types of Google problems is that they tend to be self-reinforcing as more people search the phrase to see the results for themselves.

Don't feel too bad for Romney, though. Poll results suggest his flip-flop (he originally stood by the "47 percent" remarks, and some of his supporters tried to spin them to his advantage) is working.

Update, 3:11 p.m.: A Google spokesman confirms that this is not an intentional "Google bomb." The search results for "completely wrong" are the natural result of a flurry of recent news articles associating Romney with the phrase. How long this will persist, then, simply depends on how long the quote stays in the news?and, to a lesser extent, how many bloggers write posts like this one, which have the effect of perpetuating the association. Sorry Mitt.
 

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I love what I'm hearing about the Starbucks presidential poll.

Republican? Here's your coffee in a red cup. Democrat? Here's your coffee in a blue cup. Great! Obama's winning in that one. Haven't seen statewide numbers, though, they should calculate the numbers in Ohio.
 

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No, there isn't. They just don't like the Dewey Decimal system.

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Debate:

Wow. Biden just bodyslammed Ryan.

"Well, that's a bunch of malarcky", I'm paraphrazing.
 

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Oh for Christ's sake. I'm pretty sure the Iranians think that Obama will nuke them back to the stone age if they attack Israel. It's not really a question of the Iranians believing they can attack Israel without concequences...

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Oh for Christ's sake. I'm pretty sure the Iranians think that Obama will nuke them back to the stone age if they attack Israel. It's not really a question of the Iranians believing they can attack Israel without concequences...
 

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A few facebook friends see Biden as "cocky". Then I remember where I live and it all makes sense...
 

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I think Biden did very well. He came across as cocky in a good way, he seemed emotional in a good way. Did snigger and grin a little much at times, but all in all, I think he did well.

Ryan sounded well, but I expect politifact will have something to say about his facts in the morning. Or even now, in fact. Been following them on Twitter.

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Did Ryan propose a personhood ammendment? When he's saying he doesn't want unelected judges to make these decisions, how else am I supposed to interpret it?
 
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