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The Obama Hare and Romney the Tortoise

ivy16 Wrote: Sep 06, 2012 9:53 PM
Someone is definitely afraid of the truth by calling names instead of counter with an argument. Civility please! As for that Tortoise thing, see link which will cause some more name callings, and may be a few heart attacks. Carter, the incumbent, 63 : Reagan, the unelectable, 32 Sometime in Nov., Carter was buried under a 10-pt landslide. Unemployment at that time was 7.5. Of course, the Dems were preparing for the demise of the US post war dominance, like they are doing now for the "new normal" in which half of the college grads will stay in their parents' basements, the growth of "disability" claims exceeds the growth of jobs, the work force shrinks, unemployment rate hovers at 8%+.
WodenofAzgard Wrote: Sep 06, 2012 10:33 PM
Carter made some mistakes and the media, which never liked him, turned against him even more. His worst mistake was publicly obsessing over the hostages. Reagan learned from that and during his presidency didn't repeat it. When Iran-contra hit the news and Reagan's arms-for-hostages deals became public, a lot of Americans said - "What hostages?"

Of course if Reagan hadn't cheated during his debate with Carter, he probably wouldn't have been able to sleaze his way into the White House.
bobbit Wrote: Sep 07, 2012 12:11 AM
Obviously you weren't around then or at least not old enough to know better. Carter was the worst president ever - until Obama. Carter invented the misery ndex you troll and destroyed the Econ y and our standing in the world. He was an embarrassment - just like Obama.

It's over dude. Obama is going to be fired in a blow out! He's a freakin' idiot.
WodenofAzgard Wrote: Sep 07, 2012 1:05 AM
Actually, Reagan was much worse than Carter. Took America from being the #1 creditor nation in the world and turned us into the #1 debtor nation. And then there was his abysmal foreign policy, which was even worse. Are you old enough to remember the Marines getting blown up in Lebanon? As Colin Powell said, "They were told - 'gentlemen, be a buffer." Ever see photos of the battleship New Jersey lobbing artillery into Lebanon before Reagan sent the Marines in to be blown up? Didja know the rules of engagement for the Marines had their sentries standing guard with unloaded guns?
Jeff2422 Wrote: Sep 07, 2012 2:45 AM
Carter was his own worse enemy. He had Dems in Congress, but had no relationship with them. He used to bring them in and lecture them on their moral duty to help people. It got so bad that he had to send Mondale over because nobody would talk with him or even do a photo shoot. Did you see Carter at the Dem Convention, not happening. Carter was and is poison as anyone who lived through double digit interest rates/inflation and effectively 15-20% unemployment can tell you. Obama has the unemployment numbers of Carter, ego of Nixon, and Keynsian FDR-like Fed Chairman who is throwing money all over the place to prop-up the market. If the Fed's duplicitous big banks and businesses would loosen-up, then he would have the same interest/inflation.
The 2012 race has turned into one of Aesop's classic fables. After each new media blitz against the no-frills Mitt Romney, a far cooler President Obama races ahead three or four points in the polls -- only to fall back to about even as the attention fades.

Meanwhile, the Romney tortoise, head down on the campaign trail, keeps lumbering along toward the November finish. There is nothing fancy day in and day out -- only the steady plod of a good enough convention, workmanlike speeches that pass muster, a Midwestern vice president nominee who is informed and reliable, and...