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  •  No reason to get our hopes up. (0+ / 0-)

    Obama won with a larger mandate last time and he didn't act like it.  Why would this time be different?

    That's the trouble, Obama is a great candidate but actually a pretty lousy politician.  He can't govern or negotiate worth a damn.

    He's great to have as your standard bearer during the election, and then it sucks afterwards.

    I really worry about our prospects for 2014 and 2016 if the first term Obama shows up.  Despite what his starstruck supporters believe, Obama's actions badly shot the Democratic party in the foot in 2010.  Let's just hope he hasn't reloaded.

    •  Heck of a point (1+ / 0-)
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      huge mandate built around a change argument....and he took that to mean bipartisanship...we got Lieberman Rahm and Rick Warren in return.

      I hope we are not about to experience déjà vu.

      "Small Businesses Don't Build Levees" - Melissa Harris Perry

      by justmy2 on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 07:31:20 AM PST

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