2012 Presidential Election

Can Barack Obama win a 2nd term in 2012? Can the republicans find a candidate who can seriously challenge Obama for the white house? Will a democrat emerge who desires to challenge Obama in 2012? Below is a list of the potential candidates who may challenge President Obama in 2012. Click on the images of the candidates to learn more about them.


2012 Presidential Candidates

President Barack Obama   Sarah Palin   Rudy Giuliani    Bobby Jindal   Charlie Crist   Hillary Clinton

Fred Thompson   Michael Steele   Rush Limbaugh   Ron Paul   Condoleezza RIce   Bill O'Reilly

Jeb Bush   Sean Hannity   Mike Huckabee   Mitt Romney   Newt Gingrich  Glenn Beck

Michelle Bachman   Lou Dobbs   Rick Santorum   Tim Pawlenty   John Thune  Joe Lieberman

                                        

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Rick September 3, 2012 at 11:17 am

Time for Obama to go!

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Pat Rexroad August 18, 2012 at 8:56 pm

Just remember our past history. I have a Birth Cert and he has two so he Lied to all of us. Vote and be sure to take out the TRASH.

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Mr.Rogers July 13, 2012 at 3:58 pm

Truth is freedom is not real in any part of the world and things will never get better

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Thomas Goldsmith Oppenheimer July 13, 2012 at 9:45 pm

That’s the spirit. Give up. Just stop trying and hoping. In fact, I’ll help you out. Just send me everything you own and care about, and build yourself a hut in the woods where you can waste away. Sounds like a plan to me.

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U. Tom July 8, 2012 at 4:55 am

Keep the white house white

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Anonymous July 8, 2012 at 9:22 pm

Can we drop dumb comments like this? Such boneheaded statements create distractions from the things that matter and falsely reinforce the complaint that race is a primary concern. For 98% of the population, pigmentation is inconsequential.

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Rick September 3, 2012 at 11:17 am

Agree

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Anony... September 13, 2012 at 9:48 am

Oh this comment isnt racist… Ur probably a miserable old white man who thinks they have alot of money but in reality are broke. Romney gives me the creeps. He looks like a perv which is probably what you are. YUCK!!!

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Dodo September 18, 2012 at 9:20 am

In todays time…..people like you get a chance to have an opinion and even be able to voice it out……Yet this is what you come up with!!! You really arent intelligent…..next time goi into your toilet express your opinion…the shit in the toilet may have more interest in you than the rest of us!!!!

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Dodo September 18, 2012 at 9:23 am

That goes to U tom! You really have been hurt!!! Poor thing!!

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Dodo September 18, 2012 at 9:33 am

TOM!!!
Please, listen to Jake……You may learn something…..

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Diana June 8, 2012 at 10:19 am

The true reality of it all is that Obama alone did not create the highest national debt crises America has ever seen. The sad part of it is that when Obama became president, this country was on the brink of the greatest depression to ever hit the United States. Our banks were failing, the auto industry almost to extinction, the housing market cratering beneath our feet. I work in the area that covers both the financial market and housing market and my company was on the brink of shutting its doors in 2008 after opening more than 50 years ago. Just think if there wasn’t a bailout to help these companies get out of the mess they created on their very own. These massive corporations who pay their executives salaries that aren’t even imaginable in the real world, hid behind the Republicans’ skirt. As long as they threw money at them and received huge tax breaks, they would turn a blind eye to the corruption and greed. Unfortunately, it’s the millions of employees in the trenches of those corporations that were going to suffer upon their demise. There may be some things that Obama could have done better, but those of you out there who are so quick to rush to the guillotine for Obama’s head, better thank your lucky stars you aren’t homeless and starving to death. I cannot believe people cannot see what really happened. If those banks and the automobile corporations had failed at the massive level they were failing, this country would have been nothing but a crap hole and who knows who would be running it. It’s taken 3 years for the banks to finally start lending again, housing market starting to recover, new construction has been resuscitated, though still on life support, small businesses are still operating and more importantly, though not everyone in every region of the United States, but the majority of the US, still have jobs. You guys really need to take a step back and wonder, what would it be like today if Obama hadn’t bitten the bullet and provided the bailout and be honest and realistic with yourself. Obviously, something went terribly wrong before Obama’s election, it just happened to rear it’s ugly head on the day he took office. So while your paying homage to the Bush years, remember those huge corporations who backed the Republicans and out of greed and corruption, almost spin this country into the poverty level of Haiti. Think about it. You think we are broke now? Just imagine standing in a soup line for 3 city blocks waiting to have your only meal of the day. Wake up America!!!!! We need to start buying and making our own products. To hell with China and Japan, we are in this mess because of our own laziness of not doing things for ourselves. Governments might need to protect their treaty but we the average citizen can still take control of what we choose to buy and where it was made.

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Thomas Goldsmith Oppenheimer June 8, 2012 at 1:12 pm

Diana,
You have obviously been drinking the liberal Kool-Aid. Any President would have reacted to the economic crisis by devising a way to keep as many banks and industires afloat. Bush provided bailouts too. Do you really think the greed and corruption in big business is/was/will be facilitated by Republican leaders as a matter of course. Think, for crying out loud. Clinton’s Presidency coincided with the policies and programs that led to the banking and housing crises – and no, I am not simply blaming a Democrat.
All leaders since 1965 have been complicit, to some degree, with encouraging or allowing the excesses that led to the great recession of 2008. I do blame individual presidents for some of their gaffes. What I find though is that Republicans tend to point fingers at Republicans when they stray from conservatism, while Democrats NEVER see the folly of some of the liberal philosophies and policies that their leaders follow.
Quite simply, do you really believe that Clinton finished his second term, and all corporations were toeing the financial line, and then for the next eight years, with a wink from Bush, they all began gouging, and profiteering, and taking liberties? Your viewpoint makes no sense, if you live in the real world and see how people behave.

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Jake August 25, 2012 at 11:57 pm

Tom,

I know this post comes a few months after yours but please bear with me. You clearly sound conservative, and judging by your posts an intelligent one. I write this post only to acquire insight as to how a conservative would view my ideals. Despite the fact that yes, some of Clinton’s policies definitely had an impact upon the current financial dilemma I believe there is more to it than that. While in general I am very liberal I do believe it is important to compromise within our government and to have both sides, liberals AND conservatives, democrats AND republicans both agree on things. With that said I do not believe CURRENT GOP economic policies are the best for the nations growth. In the late 90′s more and more republicans kept pushing for the deregulation of the economic sector. This deregulation, in my opinion is a huge reason for the current state of the economy. I mean they gave the corporations more and more power and at the end of the day they messed up big time. This probably makes it seem like I’ve been “drinking the liberal Kool-aid” as you’ve said. The issue I have is at the end of the day corporations exist to make money. Period. I don’t have a problem with that in theory. Isn’t that what capitalism is all about? I mean if a company outsources 10k jobs to make more money, who am I to blame them? Its their sole purpose to make money. But when the banks started all the crappy practices they had up till 08, well I wasn’t too pleased. In addition the current incarnation of the GOP seems hell bent on convincing everyone that trickle down theory is the way to go. I would agree that in theory, trickle down sounds good. My big issue is that the top 1%, those who would supposedly re funnel all the money that they save from tax breaks, aren’t the ones investing. The top1% is now more characterized by bankers and lawyers, people who don’t consistently own a business and therefore the money that they save WON’T be put back into the economy. Another issue I have is that every republican in office seems to think their the spitting image of Ronald Reagan. They all look up to him as the fairy godmother of low taxes but the thing that bugs me is Reagan realized it wasn’t sustainable and had to raise taxes 11 times in his 8 year tenure. Now with the bush tax cuts, our taxes are at an alltime low and conservatives still seem to think that we need to keep lowering them, but in reality if they really looked up to Reagan, they’d do the right thing, they’d raise them to the pre bush era. I mean seriously the second a republican would dare to say lower taxes, Grover Norquist and his anti tax group would see that person out of office by the next election comes around. I also find it quite damning that Bush lowered taxes AND tried to fight 2 wars. I mean I’m not here to bash him or his administration but cmon, that is in no way a good idea. I don’t really know why I wrote this, partial boredom and partial curiosity to see what someone would think about it

Talk soon

Jake

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Anonymous September 18, 2012 at 1:29 pm

Jake,
Republicans are just as disingenous as Democrats. Bush I said read my lips, then raised taxes. Romney and the GOP should be clarifying their policies at this point, and I hope they will. The tax cuts for the top earning individuals are not going into saving; they are going into investments. That is, the money doesn’t sit in a bank vault or hide under a pillow. These rich gus want to make money, and they will do so as best they can. Presently, they have their money in the least risky places, and they won’t change that strategy unless they have a reasonable change to maximize their earnings by putting it elsewhere. Why are corporations stockpiling capital? Obama thinks their profits belong to the government, and that the government should do social engineering using other people’s money.
The government does not earn any money. They take money. One side wants to take a lot more than the other. The money should be mine. I will side with the group that wants to take less of my money.

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Jake September 18, 2012 at 9:08 pm

Fair enough but how can you defend lowering of taxes when they are already at an alltime low for the top bracket? My whole point of my previous post is that people who WOULD benefit from tax reductions are not in the group of people that many would view as investors. I understand you want your money, you don’t want the government to have your money. That’s a very reasonable viewpoint. However what I find unreasonable is that a bus driver making 40 to 60k a year is taxed a higher percentage of his income then someone at the top bracket (for arguments sake lets call the top bracket a salary of over 250k). Granted the person with the 250k job a year pays more overall in taxes but that money won’t mean as much to them. Does 10 grand mean more to a bus driver making an average salary or does 50k to someone making 250k. Seeing as how the person with 250k a year is still able to live VERY well, I would conclude the 10 grand means more to the bus driver. With that said, how could I possibly support a reduction in the rich guys taxes? The answer: I can’t

-Jake

Josh May 25, 2012 at 10:44 am

Our country is sooo far down the wrong road with our freedoms and children’s futures at stake, its going to take an extreme approach. RON PAUL!! He’s the ONLY candidate that is offering a real chance for Americas restoration , all the others will keep us on the same path to ultimate destruction of we the people and a true republic. Or else Socialism here we come.

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Pat Rexroad April 6, 2012 at 3:01 pm

Lets hope that a New Pres can overturn the Terrible Confinement of employment Employment set in Motion by Mr ? Where is from Uganda or Hawaii or Canada or MARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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dumbass August 12, 2012 at 7:42 pm

are you really that stupid/ignorant? the Canadian economy is stronger than America`s, and life there, for the average person, is far better. fix your political/economic/whatever other problems you have before making incorrect statements about other nations, especially ones where life is better lol (I should know I`ve lived in the US for five years)

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ITS_MEE March 18, 2012 at 12:48 am

RON PAUL RON PAUL RON PAUL RON PAUL RON PAUL …..AND ONLY RON PAUL

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