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  •  I hope and (0+ / 0-)

    pray that he can. But the entire accumulated record of evidence tells us he'll have an uphill battle, regardless of the matchup.  So for now, I'm hoping the economy turns around.

    Families is where a nation finds hope, where wings take dream.

    by cardinal on Fri Jul 08, 2011 at 08:05:11 AM PDT

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    •  At this time in 1979… (1+ / 0-)
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      …the entire accumulated record of evidence told us Carter would win re-election.

      At this time in 1983 the entire accumulated record of evidence told us Reagan would lose re-election.

      At this time in 1991 the entire accumulated record of evidence told us Bush Sr. would win re-election.

      At this time in 1995 the entire accumulated record of evidence told us Clinton would lose re-election.

      Teh stoopidTM, it hurts. Buy smart, union-printed, USA-made, signs, stickers, swag for everyone: DemSign.com.

      by DemSign on Fri Jul 08, 2011 at 08:52:56 AM PDT

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      •  But I'm not talking about (0+ / 0-)

        "at this time. . ."  If the economy doesn't improve by mid next year, then he'll have a tough time.  There's no precedent for that being wrong.

        Families is where a nation finds hope, where wings take dream.

        by cardinal on Fri Jul 08, 2011 at 09:18:07 AM PDT

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        •  Except for the entire… (1+ / 0-)
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          …FDR administration.

          Teh stoopidTM, it hurts. Buy smart, union-printed, USA-made, signs, stickers, swag for everyone: DemSign.com.

          by DemSign on Fri Jul 08, 2011 at 09:52:50 AM PDT

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          •  Not true. GDP growth was (0+ / 0-)

            very strong during most of his years in office.  Yes, it was recovering from such a horrible depth that the economy was still "bad" during much of that period -- but, as I noted above, GDP growth is by far the best correlate with presidential election results.

            Families is where a nation finds hope, where wings take dream.

            by cardinal on Fri Jul 08, 2011 at 10:28:13 AM PDT

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            •  Wrong (0+ / 0-)

              The GDP is not the best indicator. The best indicator is the strength of the middle class. The more people with good paying jobs are the dynamic that correlates with pres. election results and this year the dems will win by a large margin. Why? Because the repukes are batshit crazy.

              Just as prostitution is the world's oldest profession, religion is the world's oldest scam.

              by Agent420 on Fri Jul 08, 2011 at 04:39:27 PM PDT

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