Barack Obama vs Mitt Romney

This is an unbiased comparison of the policies and positions of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, candidates from the Democratic and Republican parties respectively in the 2012 election for President of the United States. In most cases, their political positions are aligned with the typical liberal and conservative ideologies in the U.S.

RESULT: Barack Obama won the election.

For election results by state, jump to the 2012 Presidential Election Results section.

Current tally for popular and electoral votes:

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Political Party Democratic Republican
Alma Mater Occidental College, Columbia University (BA), Harvard Law School (JD) Stanford University, Brigham Young University (BA), Harvard University (MBA, JD)
Position on the Economy Repeal Bush tax cuts for households earning more than $250,000. Lower taxes on manufacturing industry. Stimulus spending and tax cuts to grow the economy (short term). Cut spending and raise taxes on wealthy to reduce deficit (long term). Make Bush tax cuts permanent. Lower corporate tax rate across the board to 25%. Cut taxes and regulations to encourage business. Cut "non-security discretionary [government] spending" by 5% to reduce deficit.
Position on Healthcare Signed the 2010 healthcare overhaul bill. Calls for patient protections like allowing coverage for pre-existing conditions, not letting insurers cancel policies when patients get sick, and requiring individuals to buy health insurance or pay a fine. Created similar legislation in Mass. but believes it's not appropriate for all of USA and wants to repeal. Proposes encouraging individuals to purchase their own health insurance rather than via employers, and allowing insurance across state lines.
Position on Immigration Supports path to legalization for illegal immigrants that includes learning English & paying fines; toughen penalties for hiring illegal immigrants; voted for fence along Mexican border. Issued exec order to not deport certain undocumented immigrants Would make English the official language of the US and "turn off the magnets like tuition breaks or other breaks that draw people into this country illegally". In favor of promoting legal immigration.
Position on Iraq Opposed invasion from the beginning; opposed troop increase; ended military operations in Iraq(on previously negotiated Bush timeline). Made no effort to keep promise to exit in 2009. Troops moved to Afghanistan and Iranian border. Romney says that keeping the U.S. in Iraq is the best option for minimizing casualties and maintaining a democratic government in Iraq.
Position on Iran Engage in direct diplomacy; tighten economic sanctions with international cooperation; military option not off the table. Failed to deliver on 2008 campaign promise to meet with the Iranian president without preconditions. Tighten economic sanctions; Military option not off the table.
Position on Global Warming and Environment Supports a mandatory cap-and-trade system to reduce carbon emissions. Delayed decision on northern leg of Keystone XL pipeline due to environmental concerns. Opposes cap and trade legislation. Supports Keystone XL pipeline. Exporting carbon emissions to China hurts US and planet. (Aug 2007), Humans contribute to world getting warmer. (Nov 2011), $20 billion package for energy research & new car technology
Position on Indefinite detention Publicly opposed but debate on Congressional floor revealed that his Administration asked for language excluding American citizens. Would have signed NDAA as is.
Position on Military Intervention Publicly opposed wars and intervention but has recently admitted to expanding Afghan conflict into Pakistan. Says Congressional approval not required if UN gives approval. Consult with lawyers on legality but believes President has the right to do what he believes makes the country safer.
Position on Gay rights Supports same-sex marriage; pushed Congress to repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell, allowing gays to serve openly in the military Opposes same-sex marriage; supports legal unions; supports Don't Ask, Don't Tell but favors gays serving openly in the military(Govwatch 1994), supported ENDA to ban anti-gay employer discrimination
Position on Abortion Supports Roe v. Wade; criticized Supreme Court decision that upheld ban on partial-birth abortions. Opposes Roe v. Wade; believes states should be allowed to ban abortions., 1994: Supported abortion rights but personally opposed, No punishment for women who have partial birth abortions, change of heart in 2005 when preparing to run for President
Full name Barack Hussein Obama Willard Mitt Romney
Profession Lawyer, politician, author Businessman, politician, author
Place of Birth Honolulu, Hawaii Detroit, Michigan
Children Malia Ann (b July 4, 1998) and Natasha (known as Sasha) (b June 10, 2001) Tagg (b. 1970), Matt (b. 1971), Josh (b. 1975), Ben (b. 1978), Craig (b. 1981)
Spouse(s) Michelle Obama Ann Romney (m. 1969–present)
Website http://www.barackobama.com http://www.mittromney.com
Religion Christian (United Church of Christ) Christian (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints a.k.a. Mormon)
Residence Washington, D.C. Belmont, Massachusetts
Running mate Joseph "Joe" Biden Paul Ryan
Date of Birth August 4,1961 March 12, 1947
Books Authored Dreams from My Father: A story of Race and Inheritance; and The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts of Reclaiming the American Dream. No Apology: The Case for American Greatness; and Turnaround: Crisis, Leadership, and the Olympic Games

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Differences in Economic Policy

Tax Policy

Highlights of Mitt Romney's tax plan include:

In order to pay for these tax cuts, Romney has proposed eliminating certain tax deductions, such as mortgage interest deduction for second homes, state income tax deduction and state property tax deduction. Romney has also said he would look to the Department of Education and the Department of Housing and Urban Development for budget cuts.[1]

Highlights of Barack Obama's tax policy include:

Stimulus Spending and Bailouts

As President, Barack Obama supported the bailouts for banks and other financial services firms like AIG, as well as the auto bailouts for GM and Chrysler. Romney opposed the auto bailouts and had proposed that the companies should have been allowed to file for bankruptcy.

Obama also passed a stimulus bill that included tax cuts as well as government spending, including programs like the "cash for clunkers" program. Romney opposes stimulus spending by the government because it adds to the deficit. Instead, he favors cutting taxes on individuals and businesses to stimulate growth.

Regulation

Obama believes the 2008 financial crisis was a result of excessive deregulation of the banking industry and that government regulation is needed for when markets fail[2]. But he has called for a review of regulations to eliminate ones that "don't make sense". Romney favors deregulation to foster a more business-friendly environment.[3]

Trade

Mortgage Modification and Housing Policy

Social Security

Healthcare Policy

Healthcare is a contentious issue in the 2012 election because of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare). President Obama signed the bill into law and is a strong supporter of universal healthcare coverage. Several provisions of the plan, including the controversial mandate requiring individuals to buy health insurance, were modeled after the bill passed by Romney in Massachusetts when he was governor. However, Romney has said the bill is wrong at the federal level. Romney has promised to repeal the bill via an executive order if he gets elected president. Trying to differentiate between the Massachusetts law he signed and the federal law, Romney said:[4]

I would repeal Obamacare, if I were ever in a position to do so. My experience has taught me that states are where healthcare programs for the uninsured should be crafted, just as the Constitution provides. Obamacare is bad law, bad policy, and it is bad for America's families.

On Medicare

Obama favors a government-run Medicare program while Romney believes that the federal government does a poor job of running Medicare and has embraced Paul Ryan's plan of overhauling Medicare. Highlights of Ryan's plan include:

Supporters of the Republican plan say that the private sector is likely to administer health insurance better than the government does with Medicare. They also predict that seniors will benefit from increased competition in the marketplace, which will drive down costs and improve quality. Critics have argued that Ryan's plan would weaken Medicare because private insurers will cherry-pick customers and only provide insurance to the relatively healthy, leaving sicker, higher-cost patients in the Medicare pool. They also say that seniors may be too old or too ill to make informed choices and deal with problems (such as billing errors, pre-authorization requirements) that may arise with private insurance. Finally, critics believe that if the value of the voucher does not keep pace with the rising healthcare costs, then seniors will be unable to afford health insurance.

On Medicaid

Romney supports greater state control of the Medicaid program. The New York Times has argued that while Obama wants to greatly expand the number of people covered by Medicaid, Romney wants to greatly reduce the reach of the program.

The president envisions adding as many as 17 million people to the rolls by allowing everyone with incomes up to 133 percent of the poverty level to enroll, including many childless adults.
Mr. Romney and Mr. Ryan would take Medicaid in the opposite direction. They would push for the repeal of the health care law and replace the current Medicaid program with block grants, giving each state a lump sum and letting them decide eligibility and benefits. (Currently, the federal government sets minimum requirements, like covering all children under the poverty level, which some states surpass. It also provides unlimited matching funds.) The grants would grow at the rate of inflation, with adjustments for population growth.
As chairman of the House Budget Committee, Mr. Ryan has proposed cutting federal spending on Medicaid by $810 billion over 10 years, largely from repealing the health care law. Mr. Obama’s expansion plan, by contrast, would cost an additional $642 billion over the same period, according to the most recent estimate from the Congressional Budget Office.

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Social Issues

On Gay Rights

Marriage equality (aka Gay Marriage)

In the 2008 election, Obama's stand was that he supported civil unions and according gay couples all the legal rights that married couples had. However, he did not support same-sex marriage. In May 2012, he revised his stand and said that he supports the right of gay couples to get married.

Mitt Romney holds a more conservative position on the issue. He wants to enact federal legislation outlawing gay marriage.

Don't Ask, Don't Tell

President Obama repealed the military's Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy that prevented gays from serving openly in the military. Romney was not in favor of the repeal.

On Abortion

Obama supports Roe v. Wade while Romney has called for the landmark Supreme Court decision to be overturned. When contesting in Massachusetts elections (both for Governor in 2002 and for the U.S. Senate seat in 1994), Romney's position was different. He had said that while he was personally opposed to abortion on moral grounds, he agreed with the Supreme Court decision. He has said he had a change of heart in 2005.

When Obama was Illinois state senator, he opposed the Induced Infant Liability Act and repeatedly voted against requirements and restrictions intended to stop what opponents label "born alive" abortions. Obama said his opposition was because Illinois law already required medical care in such situations where the child is alive and because of technical language he felt might have "interfered with a woman's right to choose".

Obama voted against the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act, saying "On an issue like partial birth abortion, I strongly believe that the state can properly restrict late-term abortions. I have said so repeatedly. All I've said is we should have a provision to protect the health of the mother, and many of the bills that came before me didn't have that." Obama voted against a bill that would have made it a federal crime for anyone other than a parent to accompany a minor across state lines to obtain an abortion. Obama has, however, expressed support of bans on some late-term abortions, provided they include exemptions for the mental and physical health of the mother.

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On Immigration

Under President Obama's term, the Department of Homeland Security has carried out more deportations than the Bush administration. However, in June 2012, President Obama announced a shift in immigration policy via an executive order. The new policy would stop deportations of undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children (under 16), have finished high school, have no criminal record and are under 30 years of age.[5]

The policy is similar to the DREAM Act but does not offer amnesty or a path to citizenship. It merely gives young immigrants a two-year work visa.

While voters approved of Obama's decision 2-to-1[6], Romney criticized it saying it was not a long-term solution because it was not a legislation but a Presidential executive order that could be overturned.[7]

Romney's stated policy during the Republican primaries was to allow undocumented immigrants to "self-deport" by making it impossible for them to find work. Romney has said he is in favor of legal immigration, including giving green cards to international students who graduate from U.S. colleges and have the skills that the U.S. needs.

Women's Rights

Education Policy

From the Washington Post reporting on the issues:

Obama has approved waivers to states for some of the most onerous requirements of the No Child Left Behind law. The Obama administration's Race to the Top competition has rewarded winning states with billions of dollars for pursuing education policies Obama supports. Won approval from Congress for a $10,000 college tax credit over four years and increases in Pell grants and other financial aid.
Mitt Romney supported the federal accountability standards of the No Child Left Behind law. He has said the student testing, charter-school incentives and teacher evaluation standards of Obama’s “Race to the Top” competition “make sense” although the federal government should have less control of education. Says increases in federal student aid encourage tuition to go up, too. Wants to see private lenders return to the federal student loan program.

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Gun Control

Civil Liberties and Homeland Security

Differences in Foreign Policy

In an interview with NPR's All Things Considered, Susan Glasser, editor-in-chief of Foreign Policy magazine said that policy specifics from the two candidates were not dramatically different. She added that:

There is, at heart, an assertion across all of Mitt Romney's critiques of Barack Obama in the course of this campaign on foreign policy that comes down to America can be a shaper of events and not merely a passive reactor. He equates shaping events with proving or disproving American decline.

In an article for the Washington Post, Jackson Diehl outlined several foreign policy differences between the two candidates.

Russia

Obama wants to strike a new deal with Vladi­mir Putin to significantly cut the U.S. and Russian nuclear stockpiles. In what he thought was a private aside, Obama told then-President Dmitry Medvedev that “after my election, I have more flexibility” on that, referring to compromises with Russia on U.S. and NATO plans for missile defense. In contrast, Romney strongly opposed Obama’s New Start treaty with Russia, which made a small reduction in nuclear warheads, and has promised to boost spending on missile defense.

Afghanistan

Both candidates support NATO’s plan to withdraw combat forces from Afghanistan by the end of 2014. While some analysts say this means Obama and Romney's views are similar, Diehl has conjectured that Obama is more likely to reduce combat troops there in 2013 while Romney is more likely to follow the advice of U.S. generals who will advocate that combat troops not be cut.

A notable highlight of Obama's strategy against Taliban and Al-Qaeda in Pakistan and Afghanistan is the use of drones. Although his administration claims the attacks are carefully targeted at major terrorists, they frequently kill civilians.[8]

Syria

President Obama is opposed to arming the rebel forces in Syria and has repeatedly rejected proposals that the United States help establish safe zones for civilians. On the other hand Romney has voiced support for arming the Syrian opposition.

Iran

Romney and Obama have both said that Iran must not get a nuclear weapon. Diehl has suggested that Obama

probably would use force only if Iran actually tried to build a bomb, while a Romney attack could be triggered if Iran were merely close to acquiring all the means for a weapon — which it is.

Israel-Palestine Conflict

Obama supports a two-state solution with statehood for Palestine. Romney has not indicated that Palestinian statehood is among his top priorities. He has also expressed pessimism about there ever being peace in the region, calling the possibility "unthinkable". [9]

Position on Iraq

Global Popularity

When Barack Obama was sworn in as President in 2009, he was immensely popular abroad. American popularity had waned during the Bush presidency but with Obama's election attitudes had begun to change. Expecting a major shift in foreign policy, the Nobel Peace Prize committee even chose Obama as the winner of the prize in 2009. However, his popularity abroad has decreased significantly since then.[10]

Mitt Romney made some blunders on his foreign tour just ahead of the London Olympics when he made remarks about the under-preparedness of the city for the Olympics. This did not go over very well in the U.K. His fared better during his visit to Israel, whose Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has had a tenuous relationship with Obama.

Energy Policy

The Obama administration has supported clean energy projects, some of which have failed like Solandra. He has postponed the final decision on the Keystone XL extension, the northern leg of the Keystone pipeline, until an environmental review is completed.[11] In the aftermath of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, the Obama administration forced BP to create a $20 billion spill response fund, announced a moratorium on permits for new offshore oil wells and ended the policy of granting environmental waivers to oil companies. However, these announcements did not prevent new permits from being issued.[12][13] Read more about Obama's energy policy.

Mitt Romney announced his energy policy in August 2012 and proposed giving states the power to determine whether drilling and mining should occur on federal lands within their borders. Romney’s policy also calls for opening more offshore drilling options, including off the coast of Virginia and the Carolinas.[14] He is in favor of the Keystone XL pipeline. Read more about Mitt Romney's energy policy.

Impact

A recent Congressional Budget Office report suggested that opening nearly all federal lands to drilling would yield just $7 billion in government revenue over the next decade—a vast difference from "trillions of dollars" estimated by the Romney campaign. Asked about the disparity, Oren Cass, Romney's domestic policy director, said the campaign was including revenues from both onshore and offshore drilling on federal lands and suggested the CBO had produced lower numbers by not including lease payments, royalties and taxes certain to be earned in coming "years and decades."[15]

Oil companies

Romney has been criticized for favoring large oil and gas companies in his policies after they donated to his campaign.

Environmental Policy

Debates

All Presidential debates begin at 9:00pm Eastern time (6pm Pacific).

First Debate

The first presidential debate was held on October 3, 2012 at the University of Denver and was moderated by Jim Lehrer. Most analysts and viewers were of the opinion that Romney won the debate.[16][17][18]

An analysis of the claims made during the debate is available on factcheck.org.

Here's the full debate video:

Ahead of the debate, the Wall Street Journal published on Facebook this analysis contrasting the positions of the two candidates:

Contrasting the positions of Obama and Romney (via WSKJ)

Second Debate

The second debate was held on October 16, 2012 at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. It was a town-hall style debate where ordinary people will ask questions to the two candidates. It was a tense debate and the exchange became testy on several occasions, with both candidates being aggressive and attacking each other's record and policies. The full video is presented below and analysis of the debate can be found here, here and here.

Fact Checking for the Second Debate

Several organizations published analyses after the debate fact-checking the claims made by the two candidates, including:

Third Debate

The third and final presidential debate was held on October 22 at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida. Although billed as a foreign policy debate, the discussion often veered into domestic issues such as the economy and education. The debate was moderated by Bob Schieffer. Here's the full video of the final debate:

Recent News

Chances of winning

The key battleground states are Florida, Virginia, Colorado, Nevada, Ohio, Wisconsin, Iowa and New Hampshire. Three weeks before the election, John Cassidy analyzed the opinion polls and dissected them state-wise to determine the probability of Obama winning another term:

For the sake of argument, let’s assume Romney carries Florida and Virginia. According to my map, that would leave him with 248 votes, still twenty-two short of victory. If he also wins Colorado and New Hampshire, both of which I have listed as toss-ups, he would get to 261 votes, leaving him needing nine more to reach 270. That means he would have to win Ohio or Wisconsin, or Iowa and Nevada. The good news for Democrats is that Obama appears to be holding onto his leads in all four of these states. That’s his firewall.

Opinion Polls

Opinion polls show Obama and Romney in a statistical dead heat the week before the election, with Obama holding a minor lead in swing states according to most polls, but well within the margin of error. BBC News has a great poll tracker that visually plots the various opinion poll results over time.

Prediction markets

These charts show the chances for Obama and Romney in the 2012 presidential election, as predicted by the market on Intrade.com.[19][20] While opinion polls showed a dead heat, the prediction markets almost always gave Obama a more than even chance of winning. By election day, his chance of winning as predicted by Intrade prices, was close to 2 in 3.

Charts showing the chances for Obama and Romney in the 2012 presidential election, as predicted by the market on Intrade.com

Nomination Acceptance Speeches

Other notable speeches included Clint Eastwood at the Republican National Convention and Bill Clinton at the Democratic National Convention.

Books Authored

Obama vs Romney Presidential Election Results

CNN has called the election for Barack Obama. The results will be updated in this section as they are announced. The map can also be seen here on the New York Times or here on BBC News.

Summary of 2012 Presidential Election Results

StateElectoral VotesWinner
Alabama9Mitt Romney
Alaska3Mitt Romney
Arizona11Mitt Romney
Arkansas6 Mitt Romney
California55Barack Obama
Colorado9Barack Obama
Connecticut7Barack Obama
Delaware3Barack Obama
Washington, D.C.3Barack Obama
Florida29Barack Obama
Georgia16Mitt Romney
Hawaii4Barack Obama
Idaho4Mitt Romney
Illinois20Barack Obama
Indiana11Mitt Romney
Iowa6Barack Obama
Kansas6Mitt Romney
Kentucky8Mitt Romney
Louisiana8Mitt Romney
Maine4Barack Obama
Maryland10Barack Obama
Massachusetts11Barack Obama
Michigan16Barack Obama
Minnesota10Barack Obama
Mississippi6Mitt Romney
Missouri10Mitt Romney
Montana3Mitt Romney
Nebraska5Mitt Romney
Nevada6Barack Obama
New Hampshire4Barack Obama
New Jersey14Barack Obama
New Mexico5Barack Obama
New York29Barack Obama
North Carolina15Mitt Romney
North Dakota3Mitt Romney
Ohio18Barack Obama
Oklahoma7Mitt Romney
Oregon7Barack Obama
Pennsylvania20Barack Obama
Rhode Island4Barack Obama
South Carolina9Mitt Romney
South Dakota3Mitt Romney
Tennessee11Mitt Romney
Texas38Mitt Romney
Utah6Mitt Romney
Vermont3Barack Obama
Virginia13Barack Obama
Washington12Barack Obama
West Virginia5Mitt Romney
Wisconsin10Barack Obama
Wyoming3Mitt Romney

Election Results in swing states

StateElectoral VotesWinnerVotes
Arizona11Mitt RomneyTBA
Colorado9Barack ObamaTBA
Florida29Barack ObamaTBA
Iowa6Barack ObamaTBA
Michigan16Barack ObamaTBA
Missouri10Mitt RomneyTBA
Nevada6Barack ObamaTBA
New Hampshire4Barack ObamaTBA
New Mexico5Barack ObamaTBA
North Carolina15Mitt RomneyTBA
Ohio18Barack ObamaTBA
Pennsylvania19Barack ObamaTBA
Virginia13Barack ObamaTBA
Wisconsin10Barack ObamaTBA

References

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December 21, 2013, 3:59am

There is a fault in the religion listed for Mitt Romney, Mormonism is not Christianity its a whole different religion. Mormonism is as much Christianity as Christianity is Judaism, its not. I doubt the author is gonna read this but if anyone knows how to fix it please do. It might seem trivial to most but if you can't even get that fact straight it makes me doubt the legitimacy of this whole article.

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November 13, 2013, 4:53pm

we have more important stuff,like what Miley will twerking about next and who taylor swift's next hit will be about

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November 13, 2013, 4:51pm

We dont need to fight,lets all just watch Doctor Who and be happy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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November 17, 2012, 4:34pm

romney doesn't lie. obama is the one that lies.

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November 12, 2012, 4:44pm

Donna Schaffer Tsiros That is not so. I am a scientist whose name was placed on the list of those opposing man made global warming. I am a geologist and I have studied paleo-climate throughout the paleozoic, some 600 million years of earth's history to the present. The climate warms and cools whether, sorry no pun intended, man is here or not. One volcanic event will vastly overshadow 200 years of industrialized CO2. We often think more of our effects than necessary. CO2 is no problem if the oceans are kept healthy. CO2 will cause a greening of the planet. Actually water vapor is the most important greenhouse gas in our atmosphere. Still we should not pollute with chemicals or nuclear waste. We should manage population expanse unless we terra-form other planets. We should be careful with food. Simple stuff.

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November 12, 2012, 4:23pm

American's, I am included in that subset, are trusting, kind, generous and because of the listed characteristics usually gullible. I am very gullible and want to see the good in people. I always try to look at things from others perspective to understand “where they are coming from.” These are personality flaws, but good ones. The problem is we as a society can easily be manipulated and taken advantage of especially when we are appealed to on a personal level. Clinton knows this well and so doesn’t newly re-elected President Obama. We have all been warned to be vigilant by our founding fathers. This warning was not given lightly I am sure. Every one of the people in this country have roots that have been somewhere along the lines have led to a people that have been in bondage, oppressed, enslaved, or made subject to tyranny. That is why most of us are here. Even the native peoples have been victimized, badly victimized. Many blacks were forced to this land too. Put in bondage and sold by fellow blacks to Muslims and European slave traders, then sold to some Americans. Many Englishmen were sold in bondage in order to pay passage to this world. The point is we are here now, and it is the now that matters most. It is, and I hope, the fact that we are Americans that counts. The country is a melting pot. We are integrated. Even our president is of mixed origin and background. To make the argument of us versus them is destructive on many levels. It is debilitating our society. The truth be known, race is no longer a barrier, it is poverty. Poverty can be overcome in many ways: hard work, education, personal industry, and luck. Many poor people have overcome poverty. It was done before and it is being done as I write to you. What cannot easily be gained back are our fundamental rights, representation, and ownership of self. I fear, and I do not use the word fear gently, that these rights and the way we look at ourselves are in great peril. We have always thought of ourselves as a nation of people that controls the edicts of government. That view of ourselves is changing. We are becoming a nation of subjects, owned and controlled by the state. Isn’t it the state that provides for almost the majority? Isn’t it the state that is ransoming our Constitutional Rights on the global stage? When you sell yourself, as any prostitute will tell you; you lose more than your dignity; you lose your personage (view of yourself or self-ownership); you lose your identity. Is it no wonder that we are divided? Are we losing our way? Who are the grabbers of power in our government and if you know them then you will know the enemy of freedom.

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November 12, 2012, 4:03pm

romney should of won

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November 8, 2012, 10:16am

Most people will not remember Mr. Romney in a few months and it is comforting to know that both he and Ann can spend quality time with their family now. Thank you both for being such nice people and for the hope you brought to us. May God bless you both and protect you.

We'll our nation made it's choice and I am quite relived that the nice guy is not going to have to take the blame for our incoming fall from grace, things are getting ready to get really ugly in our country. These are going to be VERY difficult times ahead but we deserve it, payment for our mistakes is long overdue and the tax man commeth. I cannot stress enough the importance of staying close to your families during these trying times and if you are a person of faith, perhaps it might be a good time to sit down and have a good talk with God. Safe travels.

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November 7, 2012, 3:06am

I personally am a republican. But I do believe in contraception, only because what if you were raped.. Do you really want to be carrying around a child you didn't want? Every time you would see that child you would think of that experience anyone would do many things to forget and erase from the past. Besides that point, I'm completely for Mitt Romney. I believe he has had more experience with money and is more reliable, considering what I know. Some say that Obama has more respect for women.. But how? I don't see how in any way Obama is better than Romney. Additionally, I think that on the topic of Iraq, it IS best to keep the country in Iraq to keep casualties down to a minimum. Taxes are another important topic, again I'm not torn. Romney is our best bet to save the country. The unemployment rate is extremely low and I think that Obama doesn't focus enough on that. To conclude my opinions, many say 4 years isn't enough to fix the mess Bush started. But wouldn't you think that it's enough time to at least BEGIN to repair? TEAM ROMNEY. Republican, 15 years old, CT

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November 6, 2012, 9:20pm

hey the choice is easy, want to pay more taxes and have the rich take it all with big tax breaks, or watch the middle class grow? Want to save medicare, medicaid, Social Security, and other programs that make life easier.......and enjoy freedom of choice for women and equal pay for women.....
BETTER VOTE OBAMA Obama 2012 Obama 2012 Obama 2012
(the other guy lies constantly)

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November 6, 2012, 8:01pm

I believe Obama can do this.

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November 6, 2012, 7:41pm

Trying to choose between Obama and Romney is like trying to decide whether to cut off your left hand or right hand. I agree with Obama on most issues (mainly social ones), but I agree with Romney on a couple of really big issues as well. I'm stumped. The fact that news media and social media is so liberally biased doesn't help at all. This is a lose-lose situation really. We need a leader who is more open to compromise. I'm tired of all the fighting between Republicans and Democrats, it just makes them seem like petulant children. Stop blaming the state of America on each other. Both of you are at fault & neither of you are completely right.

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November 5, 2012, 10:13pm

I vote Mitt Romney because I was thinking when he raise tax for rich people, He will get money for the country and Obama had already been a President so.. and Anyway I voted Obama 4 years ago

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November 5, 2012, 2:01pm

I feel like we have a two sucky choices for our president. Neither one seem to have any thing good to offer really. I think Romney is a liar and obama doesn't keep his word does what he says he's gonna do. One of the things that I see that doesn't seem rightis that when it comes to Immigrants none of them seem to support it.im not a immigrant but when people try to send off people who work their asses off just to get paid a little it's pretty pathetic that they are trying to send them away. I believe that Mexicans work harder the anyone. I think if a Mexican has a job then they should be okay to stay here If they don't then yeah. They should send them off. But that was just something I felt like was wrong about Romney but that's the only reason why I would vote Obama bc he is being understanding.

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November 2, 2012, 4:00pm

haaa obama rules

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November 2, 2012, 3:16pm

vote obama. romney sucks. just because hes the poster child for the NRA doesn't mean he is god. calm down republicans and open your eyes.

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November 2, 2012, 3:13pm

God should be important in our lives, but we have a choice...
OBAMA 2012 ................go vote

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November 2, 2012, 6:00am

Though many look to the 2012 presidential election as the means whereby America's problems will be solved or made worse, and multitudes will rejoice or despair depending on how their chosen presidential candidate does in the election, America's ultimate problem is with the God of the Universe who has been for the most part rejected by the American people, and whose ways have been departed from to a continuously increasing degree. It has been said that if God spares America from judgment He would owe Sodom and Gomorra an apology. Since God can't be unjust then it is a sure thing He won't spare America from judgment if it continues to resemble Sodom and Gomorra. Sodom and Gomorra are cities which God destroyed and whose inhabitants He killed in the book of Genesis Chapter 19 for their sexual immorality. The deeper causes of the immorality God destroyed them for was their pride, gluttony, laziness, and their disregard for the poor and the needy (Ezekiel 16:49-50 in the Bible shows this). It was this giving themselves over to serving the immediate gratification of the senses and disregarding anything that interfered with that gratification which led to the evil environment Sodom was eventually overthrown for. The description above obviously applies to modern America very well also. America has also given itself over to the mentality that led to Sodom's destruction. And as in Sodom and Gomorra, sexual sin and many sins closely related to it are abundant as well. Moreover the corruption of America pours over into the rest of the world because of its great influence, which is a serious matter! What does it take to get the message that the God of heaven whose authority we are obligated to honor, and whose commandments and ways we are therefore obligated to keep, has a controversy with this nation and its inhabitants who harden their hearts against Him? A controversy which no person or group of people will ultimately prevail against Him in. Those who refuse to bow before their Creator to walk in His ways and depart from what is evil in His eyes will not be able to find mercy on the day of judgment. When the world is shaken it's right to take it as a wake-up call to get our hearts right and flee from the evil ways and deeds of the world which now have so increased in this nation that it is ripe to be made an example to the rest of the world as well as a mild preview of the terror of the great judgment to come, especially of the terrorthe wicked will face when sentenced to the fire of hell without remedy. We can now find mercy and be pardoned before God as individuals because Jesus Christ the Son of God and King of the Universe has died for sinners, taking the sins of the world upon himself on the cross. Through his death and resurrection all who repent and submit to his righteous authority can be pardoned and made clean before God by him. Yet Christ's death and resurrection cannot help anyone who won't in the present bow to his authority as the true God and forsake the sin which put him on the cross. Turning to Christ may not save you from having to suffer like others when America is judged as a nation nor will it keep anyone from trials in this world, yet it will mean having the Lord on your side in the midst of God's judgment on this nation and other hardships in life- and most importantly will make those who are on Christ's side ready to stand before God in His glory on the ultimate day of judgment. “Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.” (Proverbs 14:34) “Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance? But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God; Who will render to every man according to his deeds” (Romans 2:4-6) “And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly” (2 Peter 2:6)

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November 1, 2012, 11:59pm

To 74.✗.✗.89: This information is current.

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November 1, 2012, 9:54pm

Hi there. Does anybody know how up-to-date this article is? I havent read the whole thing yet, but I'm writing about the issues in our country and how they will be fixed for school. Thanks!

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October 31, 2012, 9:57pm

I like Obamas tax code for people making less than 250,000 dollars an the buffett rule and I like the tax code that Romney is laying forward with 25% business taxes, but when it comes down to the issue of the economy and the deficite I have to go for someone that has a business experiece versus being a lawyer. Romney has a positive record with business (be it bad business era or not). I have to vote for the person that supports a strong America through business and not on promises because like my mother always used to tell me: words are cheap. I believe the best way for someone to know what is going to happen is to look at the past to know the future. So I got to vote for Romney. He may come off cold, but being president should not be a popularity vote it should be who is the best for our nation not who is best for you as an individual.

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October 31, 2012, 9:12pm

I have a serious question. If Obama is 50% Black and 50% White, then why is he referred to as Black? How should he be referred to? Multiracial or mixed-race? Mullato? Would it not be just as proper to refer to him as white as well?

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October 31, 2012, 7:48pm

looking at some othese comments, I cannot believe how rude, offensive, and uneducated some people are. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but you shouldn't diss other people for theirs. Just because someone is voting for a cartain presidential candidate does not mean that they are stupid or uneducated. I find it hard to tolerate people who post comments containing profanity and/or hateful words, as well as comments that display arguments for one candidate or another that are based off of opinion and are irrational. Please, get educated before you start taking sides.

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October 30, 2012, 7:51pm

My first assumption is Merits in the interest of the country should prevail:

I think Romney is far better choice over Obama, and here are the reasons (to be honest, had I been at Obama's place, I would not have contested the elections as Romney, a better candidate than Obama, in the interest of the country contests the elections.. Because the better should go for serving the country, but I regret of not being qualified to do so):

(1) Those who say that Romney has claimed about reducing debt in next 8 years, but blaming Obama for not doing effectively in four years is not a good thing.. I agree as the time is not sufficient, but there has to be the efforts in that direction, that Obama fails and that's what Romney criticizes.. People miss that.

(2) For those who think Romney only cares about the rich: He donates 30% of his income to charity!!! He certainly does not donate that to the rich, nor does he have a condition that they need to pay taxes or not be on medicare. Wake up and realize that there are actually rich people that do care about the poor. Don't lie to yourselves and think that Romney has no concern for the general public.

(3) BTW, Obama didn't "put himself" through school. He got grants and "scholarships." He didn't work at the dorm cafeteria (like I did) or at the dorm front desk (like my husband did). He didn't graduate with thousands of dollars of student loans (like both of us did). Obama has had everything handed to him on a silver platter; he knows nothing of how hard many of us have worked. He just wants to take from the hard-working and give to his cronies (Solyndra) and supporters.

(4) When Obama in every debate got a chance to explain his policy and the same done by Romney, Romney has a clear perception... Obama knows that he cannot stand ahead of that so in turn, he used to find faults in Romeny's speech... WTF.. Is this kind of job the president is supposed to do? Okay, I buy that Obama is right in finding his faults (even though I knew he wasn't) but then assume that Romney is culprit and don't pay attention to what Romney says.. But what about Mr. Obama, when he is supposed to lead the country... When Romney shall not exist, Obama shall not have anything to do because he has no clear objective or perception but just to find the faults in Romney,,, and this is what it hurts me..

(5) I strongly believe that Obama doesn't contest the elections to serve a country, but he does so for his luxury, so he can stay in the White house for next term... If Obama were asked to serve the country living in a hut, he would not contest the elections.. do his NARCO or lie detector test and the truth will come out...

(6) Obama is a smart liar... He plays with the emotions of the people... When he argued in the last elections that "he loved the people of the country more than we can imagine" and he was elected.. Because, people felt that he would do something for the country... But I could not feel so in the last 4 years..

I am not saying that Romney is god, he is having some problems within himself.. But he stand thousand times a better choice than Obama, I personally believe so..

Thanks.

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October 30, 2012, 7:35pm

Obama came into presidency after George Bush (enough said), Obama had a lot of issues on his plate to figure out. Obama is dealing with the WHOLE United States, I am surprised people can be so selfish to expect this man to change the world in 4 years. I personally do not believe Obama was given a chance to show what he really can do for our country since he was still trying to mend all of Bush's mistakes. I support this man, and think he deserves a second chance. I think Obama is doing the very best he can, he is only human.

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October 30, 2012, 4:33pm

Nah Neither of them...
Vote for pedro!!! \^.^/

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October 29, 2012, 12:49pm

"I have a wonder as to where some of you learned your math. Specifically those of you who continue to say that Obama "doubled" our debt. The total outstanding debt on January 20, 2009 (the day of Obama's inauguration) was $10.6 trillion. Today, it's around $16.2 trillion. That's a difference of $5.6 trillion, which is a little more than half of what it was, not double. Everyone is entitled to an opinion, however if you want your opinion to be taken seriously, then you may want to get your facts straight."

To the person that has wrote this comment you are not getting the point, we are still $5.6 trillion more in debt.

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October 29, 2012, 5:26am

I am ashamed to see all the Obama supporters on this site. What did +5trillion in government debt get us? were I live there are no jobs all my freinds I graduated with in 09 are either still living with there parents, living on the street, or in jail for trying to steal money. Were I live there is no hope things continue to get worse. I agree no one can fix what we got into over night but after 4 years there should be signs that things are getting better, here there are none. I dont give a damn about politics, it can go to hell for all I care. If you remember obama pushed the economy aside for 2 years getting Obamacare passed. I seriously could care less if I ever get health coverage because if I dont get a job I wont live long enough to ever need it. I hope you all enjoy your celebrations when Obama is reelected, I will NOT be joining you, your ignorance disgusts me.

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October 28, 2012, 11:32pm

I have a wonder as to where some of you learned your math. Specifically those of you who continue to say that Obama "doubled" our debt. The total outstanding debt on January 20, 2009 (the day of Obama's inauguration) was $10.6 trillion. Today, it's around $16.2 trillion. That's a difference of $5.6 trillion, which is a little more than half of what it was, not double. Everyone is entitled to an opinion, however if you want your opinion to be taken seriously, then you may want to get your facts straight.

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October 28, 2012, 6:12pm

This is how Obama's mind works...“If you don't have any fresh ideas, then you use stale tactics to scare voters. If you don't have a record to run on, then you paint your opponent as someone people should run from. You make a big election about small things.” -- Barack Obama, 2008

Obama has a very dismal four year resume as President. He and his administration denied help to four men who lost their lives. He referred to them as "bumps in the road" and "optimal". Then he flew to Vegas to party. He is NOT a good representative of America.

I'm curious as to why he had all his records sealed. Would the release of his transcripts show he was a foreign student? Would they reveal why his law license was revoked?

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October 27, 2012, 5:06pm

Vote Ron Paul, the other two are worthless...

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October 27, 2012, 6:46am

If you watch the presidential debates, Romney obviously is much less respectable than Obama. Romney always interrupts EVERYONE! I want someone who will actually listen to me. I feel Obama will listen to me. Of course, I realize my issues are not going to be taken care of overnight. Many people I see commenting don't understand the idea of making a decision for the LONG-TERM. Haven't you heard of the saying: "Things will get worse before they get better"? This is exactly so. How do you think Romney would've handled war and recession? And furthermore, I find it funny how Romney always talks about how well his state is doing. I understand policies he has put into place work, but that is for a smaller number of people. Many people will be more alike in a state rather than in a country. I don't care about what he has done, I want to know what he WILL do. Romney has a hard time explaining that in detail, making things he says sketchy. Overall, Obama is the one who will continue to lead America in the right direction. Obama 2012!

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October 26, 2012, 8:37pm

Sununu is an idiot leading a liar's campaign.
Trump is ridiculous, the sec. of state of Hawaii released Barack Obama's birth cert. a long time ago, there are no dirty secrets!
Republicans just lie and lie and lie and lie some more, the unknowing and the willing are easily led. So those that choose to believe are being dumb downed......

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October 26, 2012, 3:30pm

they both suck.

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October 26, 2012, 3:39am

Romney is a liar, he can't do any of that.
Obama 2012.
Also, go Giants!

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October 25, 2012, 10:09pm

I agree with the person below who wrote: I chuckle at the attempt to criticize one's wealth and to utilize that as a reason for not electing a candidate. The fact that Romney became so wealthy is a plus. He ran many successful businesses and he will try to balance our budget. Obama, instead of minimizing our debt, doubled it. You cannot blame that on his predecessor. VOTE ROMNEY!

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October 25, 2012, 9:50pm

romney

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October 25, 2012, 7:37pm

Obama has already screwed up this country enough and this is only his first term. He promises 'hope' for americans but i havnt seen it yet. I say get Obama out of office before he can even more harm.

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October 25, 2012, 6:27pm

Obama talks a big game, but once he gets into office he doesn't do anything. It's time to get someone in office who will actually do something besides just take vacations. GET OBAMA OUT!

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October 24, 2012, 4:07pm

# OBAMA. 2 Terms!!!!!

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October 24, 2012, 3:15pm

letssss go romney hes better hes more calm and he will do alot better things for this country oh well obama killed osama he didnt do it the troops did

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October 23, 2012, 6:30pm

Vote Obama!

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October 23, 2012, 4:27am

Romney just clearly stated his plan will balance the budget in 8 to 10 years. And he criticizes Obama for not doing it in 4.

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October 22, 2012, 10:56pm

First of all, you informed women who want to give up your personal rights....are you just stupid? And Romney supports abortion for rapes, well it is pretty hard to figure out his position on ANYTHING, especially regarding women. If you are a woman then you better not vote for someone taking you back to the DARK ages.
Obama is smarter and has the cool which will take him a long way. Romney if a raving lunatic and so is Ryan and they will lead us into more conflict, they already wont say when we will get out of Afganistan....they want war....enough young lives have been lost and terribly altered for Bush, Republican and far right ideals that are so NUTS.....Rush Limbaugh is their spokesperson....get real....
OBAMA... 2012

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October 22, 2012, 10:51pm

Iv have had alot of people tell me to look at the big picture, and that alot of things like "abortion" are trivial, but as in a economical standpoint or just being here in america it seems brutally obvious, small things are alot bigger than we give due credit. Friend and I were discussing our opposing positions yesterday, and we came to a point in our discussion that I wanted to share. He said abortion should not be worried about, were in debt and that money could be going elsewhere......well I told him to google how many abortions occur per year, it was roughly 1.2 million..now alot of people have problems with government assistance, for whatever reason, now think about this. Id be willing to net that quite a few of those abortions were mothers that werent in a position to take care of a baby, or were of a lower income level. So the likelyhood of needing assistance is very high. Now as a low avereage number lets say we bundle monitary govt assistance per year, wik, food stamps, medicare, help with utilities, to 10,000 per year, then in just a four year span those 1.2 abortions, cost jist about 85 billion dollars. That does not include, the hud housing, when their older the education, school bus rides, money to pay either more teachers to accomodate more students, or larger classrooms. 8 years would take that to 170 billion dollars, and the affects will spread across the board....what happens when its time for 9,600,000 ADDITIONAL students to hit schools over a 8 year span, or 9,600,000 ADDITIONAL job seekers hit the market over 8 years looking for a job? Another thing I look at is the actual govt assistance itself. Scenario: We just decide to get rid of govt assistance all together, yes we would save ALOT of money...at first, then we worry about all of the desperate people who just had their living taken away and literally had nothing to loose, sudenly we would be spending alot of money on law enforcement and security because those people are gonna find a way to make things work.....legally or not...just some food for thought..

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October 22, 2012, 6:32pm

i love obama !! forget Romney , he aint trying to help nobody out, as far as education he's trying to stop the n o child left behind policy . if he hasnt noticed if you fail once youre in high school you cant complete school if youre 21 ! hes stopping food stamps and medicaid , normal people like me cant afford to pay all of that stuff. especially with kids. obama has made a major change and its been great !!! romney , go back where you came from ! nobody who's not rich should vote for romney cause they know they cant live . they'll be stressin !! OBAMA ! OBAMA ! OBAMA !!!!!!

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October 21, 2012, 9:25pm

Blind idiots who think obama got us in this mess. I do believe that romney would make usa safe from other countries since he won't be so lenient. I still can't vote for him with his and ryans constant lies and fakery. romneys policies would make single mothers suffer who work hard to provide food and shelter for their children. So screw you to those with their dumb comments about people laying around for extra food stamps and such. I literally fear for our future if romney makes it.

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October 20, 2012, 8:25pm

The constitution is a social contract we defend for all citizens under federation law. The document is 200 years old and "conserves" the federation ideals that maintain peace amongst all citizens. With this in mind, I offer these excerpts: "All citizens born in the [federation] are citizens." The government enforces "common defense," but also "promote[s] general welfare." Most important for female citizens overall, "Involuntary servitude shall not exist." Most important for undocumented foreigners, their children maintain a right to be called citizens no matter what we think of the methods of arrival.

If we accept the constitution, then please, defend its application.

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October 19, 2012, 10:53pm

I completely agree with whomever wrote the statement below. I am a well-educated, liberal woman too...and I am voting for Romney. I think he is definitely the best man to manage our country...and also for the reason's listed below. His track record. I really feel as though everyone is focusing on the little issues (not that they aren't big to some people)--but look at the status of our country. It won't matter who you are allowed to marry or whether you can have an abortion if we have no ground to stand on (literally). I think we need to focus on the issues at hand that are to the utmost importance to our society at the moment...and that is where our country is financially and globally... The way Obama has been managing our country truly reflects his anti-colonialist views...in breaking America down to be on an even playing field with the rest of the world financially, powerfully, and nuclear-weapon wise. We need to seriously be thinking less of the lifestyle related issues and question whether or not you will have a pot to piss in. It's a pretty serious situation.


"I am a strong, independent, professional woman who is pro-choice, pro-immigration, and generally liberal-minded. I STRONGLY support Romney in spite of his personal positions on two important social issues to me. I support him because I am able to think objectively and know that Romney is undoubtedly the better choice for our country at this juncture. He doesn't need to be my friend, he doesn't need to be charming and smile all the time, he needs to reclaim our country. His past record has shown sucess in every venture he led, including multiple businesses, the Olympics, and the State of Massachusetts. Obama had four years and still has no plan to make appreciable change. I am proud of the fact that I am open enough to cross party lines to select the better candidate for my country!"

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October 19, 2012, 7:38pm

I chuckle at the attempt to criticize one's wealth and to utilize that as a reason for not electing a candidate. The fact that Romney became so wealthy is a plus. He ran many successful businesses and he will try to balance our budget. Obama, instead of minimizing our debt, doubled it. You cannot blame that on his predecessor. VOTE ROMNEY!

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October 19, 2012, 7:31pm

Obama is a socio-path. If you study his fake smiles and empty gestures, it is quite obvious. He knows how to charm, to deflect, to derail, and to dispute, but he knows not how to come up with effective and innovative ideas to effectuate the change he promised during his last campaign. It really doesn't matter what he says or how he is coached for the debates. His record should stand for itself. He failed. Let's give someone else a try.

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October 19, 2012, 7:26pm

The most uninformed comments are made by Obama supporters. Curious, no? For example, the person who commented about abortion for rape victims is sorely mistaken. Romney has been translucently clear that he supports abortion for rape victims. Do your research before making empty comments!

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October 19, 2012, 7:23pm

I am so tired of hearing about the race issue. Blacks make up only 10% of America so it must have taken whites to vote for him initially. Okay, we had a black president. Everyone should be happy. Now, let's vote for the better candidate!

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October 19, 2012, 7:22pm

Are you really happy with the way things have been going for the last four years? I am not happy at all. Obama made so many promises one of which is that the unemployment rate would be lower than 6.9% percent by now, and it isnt. All Obama does is promise and it would be sad if people faile for it again.

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October 19, 2012, 7:18pm

I am a strong, independent, professional woman who is pro-choice, pro-immigration, and generally liberal-minded. I STRONGLY support Romney in spite of his personal positions on two important social issues to me. I support him because I am able to think objectively and know that Romney is undoubtedly the better choice for our country at this juncture. He doesn't need to be my friend, he doesn't need to be charming and smile all the time, he needs to reclaim our country. His past record has shown sucess in every venture he led, including multiple businesses, the Olympics, and the State of Massachusetts. Obama had four years and still has no plan to make appreciable change. I am proud of the fact that I am open enough to cross party lines to select the better candidate for my country!

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October 19, 2012, 3:41pm

I think that Obama is better. Romney says he'll get rid of abortion, what if a woman gets raped. She has to have the baby. Case closed.

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October 18, 2012, 10:39pm

Lady (commenter just below me), born persons have the right to the pursuit of happiness. Until that moment abortion is the right of the woman and her own body. Repeat: >>>her own body<<< as in ''get out of my face with your religious fanaticism which I do not share. ''
You probably say you hate big government, and this is the typical 'reasoning' that usually goes along with such teenage opinions. With NO abortion again, Big Government will once again be monitoring the intimate privacy of women.
Besides, Romney and Ryan lie and scream and screech. So desperate for power. Did you see the unholy distortions on Romney's face in the second debate---he looked possessed at time as he shouted at somebody. They are not decent people, really.
Honestly, I got down on my knees and prayed, looked into my heart and knew I could not vote for a cold, mean-spirited man like Romney---it would be like voting against the spirit of life itself to give that hard cold man our honor.

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October 18, 2012, 5:20am

I think that abortion is a political issue because it says clearly in the declaration of independence that everyone has the right to live

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October 18, 2012, 5:18am

So those of you who support abortion, do you also believe that its okay for a woman to kill her own children? I am a woman and I agree that a woman should not be forced to be a mother, but I dont see the necessity in killing the unborn child. It is healthier for the mother to have the baby and give it up for adoption so it could have a chance, but dont kill it. When slavery was still around, the only people who supported it were not slaves. Now, the only people who support abortion are those who were born...

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October 17, 2012, 9:21am

WOW...I do not see how so many Americans can be so blind. Where were ya'll when 9/11 happened in 2001? No, I don't agree with everything Obama has done and yes he hasn't been able to keep all of his promises but look at the HUGE MESS that was dropped in his lap when he was elected...some of ya'll should really check out that website attackwatch.com as suggested...not that it would make a difference to some because you think Obama is at fault for everything that was going on when he took office but it might, and I use that term loosely, give ya'll a better understanding about what he has done and is proposing to do if re-elected...After reading and watching what I have, I know I will be voting from an overall standpoint and not a personal one...he deserves another 4 years to see if he can make good on his word, he really hasn't done that badly...and when you look at the scope of things, how many presidents have actually done every single thing they said they would accomplish? Think about it people...and please, humor me and just check out this other article...please and thanks!
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/09/05/1128129/-Republicans-pretend-George-Bush-was-never-president-while-using-Jimmy-Carter-to-attack-Barack-Obama

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October 17, 2012, 1:59am

Romney you're a cucaracha..hijo de Puta eres un rasista maldito que hablastes del 47% eres un KKK maldito.

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October 16, 2012, 2:21pm

Romney is an idiot, dont believe that crap. He only cares about 53% of us

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October 16, 2012, 2:12pm

Personally I don't care who wins. I just want this election to be done, and get on with the rest of my life..

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October 15, 2012, 5:29pm

Obama took America 25 years back!

His support for gay rights is a violation of the constitutional definition of marriage institution.

Except Mitt Romney "SS policy" to issue vouchers is not a wise policy.

I would support Romney policy to maintain USA strong and do not allow others to "walk on" America.

I am endorsing no abortion (it should be classified as a murder), no more any rights for gays, total ban on any rights of homosexual

I am endorsing Romney policy on hard stand against criminals from Kremlin, and no more mercy for Putin. With Putin we must maintain very rigid and non compromising position through strength.

Obama biggest problem that he is communist, and want to destroy any free enterprise through excessive taxation!

Obama vision of job creation is a bigger and more bureaucratic government.
We must reduce the size of US government at least 45%!

One creates the jobs by friendly climate for entrepreneurship, and not by governmental hiring.

Obama beyond doubt weakened the strength of USA.

We must cut taxes, eliminate social welfare, and get rid of patriot act.

We must assure safety of all Americans abroad, and not allow for attacks on US Embassy like in Libya.
The death of US Ambassador is only because of OBAMA-CLINTON's stupidity.

USA must always act from position of strength.
We shall draw gays to military, as well as get the convicts from prisons and as a rehabilitation process require them to fight for the US on the front line.

USA should finally cut foreign aid, and force Israel to buy American!

Obama administration would bankrupt Americans with higher taxes to pay for Obama major mistakes, like poorly administered ObamaScare, with no cost control imposed as a condition of compensation paid to doctors.

Obama program is a communication of USA through excessive social programs!

Whitehouse should be a White House and not Obama's barack !

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October 15, 2012, 2:51pm

personally i like romney i believe he can help todays economy and help the middleclass and raise taxes on the rich

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October 13, 2012, 5:46am

If a National/Obamacare system is so bad- think of the Canadian healthcare system in place and how many Americans cross the border to take advantage of the price of medicine all the time. People goes to the US for expensive specialists, people go to Canada for cheaper medications. As far as I can tell there are less medical problems in Canada because of all the preventative methods that are paid by the government.

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October 11, 2012, 4:03pm

"I'm not only the candidate. I'm the President." - Barack Obama 2012

Best line, ever.

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October 11, 2012, 3:56pm

This chart was very informative, and was the first time I've actually compared both of these candidates. I did a chart of my own "checking" agree or disagree with both of their views on this chart and to my surprise, they are BOTH a TIE. I am looking for who is about to have my vote this year, and with the extra information on this page....it looks like OBAMA for the win, although I do not support gay marriage.

GO-BAMA 2012!!

I can respect Romney for doing what he's doing, but every time I hear him speak I just get a feeling that he's got some diabolical scheme to take over the world with his henchmen.

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October 11, 2012, 3:40am

OBAMA 2012---2013---2014----2015---2016

Integrity and honesty...the other guy doesnt have that!

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October 10, 2012, 9:17pm

where are you gettting your facts? romneys campaign ads, and whered you hear that? Obama's campaign ads, and where did you HEAR that? Mitt's campaign.....PROPOGANDA A LIE.

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October 10, 2012, 8:59pm

Go Obama!! you can do this!! I hope Obama wins he knows what's the best for our counrty and actually cares about people.!

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October 9, 2012, 4:18pm

hello vote for obama because romney is in this for the money

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October 8, 2012, 10:23pm

Nobody voted for Obama to prove they werent racist only racists wouldnt vote for him. They voted for him because of the person he is and his education and intelligence and only an idiot would vote for Romney because of the person he is...a big fat liar.
He has more lies stacked up then a double decker times two.
Want to pay more taxes? unless ur are earning in the top 3% in which case u probably wouldnt be on this website....YOU are gonna pay more ....you are the idiot Mr. or whoever.....get serious...the economy is finally turning around and we are gonna take a crap shoot with a Bush impersonater and move backward???
GET SERIOUS.............................Obama 2012

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October 6, 2012, 12:26pm

I believe Mitt's mba and business experience are out of date, any business practice he learned and used predates the economic recession and could very well be based on bad economics. So the business practices he intend to use may be out of date as well and the same practices that got us into our current situation.

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October 5, 2012, 7:20pm

don't have enough change to pay for 4 more years....

"if you voted for obama to prove you aren't racist, then vote for somebody else to prove your not an idiot!!!!"

ROMNEY RYAN '12 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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October 5, 2012, 1:30pm

go obama u guys need to give him a chance

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October 4, 2012, 4:28am

Romney LIED AND LIED AND LIED in the debate and smurked while doing it...President Obama is for the working guy, the soldier and the Middle Class.
Not the rich biches............Obama 2012 ...cast your vote for the people not the 1% and remember the 47%

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October 4, 2012, 2:50am

ROMNEY SUCKS!

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October 4, 2012, 2:48am

I thiink that Obama should win because he seems more humble and more understanding for everynody. Obama will support every social class. Rommeny only wants to support the rich people, and leave the poor to get full of taxes and debts. Obama should also win because he does not mock Rommeny. It was really rude, childish and immature when Rommeny mocked Obama.

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October 3, 2012, 9:28pm

Thank you to the system admin that correct the offensive comments in Obama's stance on Gay Rights, Spouse, and Birth Place. Good to see you guys are checking up on this site.

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October 3, 2012, 5:55pm

I am definitely using this website for my term paper on Obama vs. Romney.

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October 3, 2012, 5:17pm

All you morons really need to differentiate between lier and liar.
lier - one who lies down
liar - one who lies
educate yourself with some common knowledge before you partake in more complicated matters like presidential election.

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October 3, 2012, 5:36am

I am an Industrial Engineer and can't find work since being laid off back in 2009!! What has Obama done for me and my family!! I say give Romney a chance since Obama has failed!!! Me and my family can't afford 4 more years of poverty.

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October 2, 2012, 7:52pm

Your are an a-- ......Obama is the best choice....nothing is perfect in the world but Obama will at least fight for the middle class and he is by far the smartest candidate in a very long time............

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October 2, 2012, 3:26pm

OBAMA DOESN'T SUCK! YOU GUYS SUCK IF YOU THINK HE DOES.! LOL

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October 2, 2012, 3:25pm

Obama is the best he runs the unitied states right?????????:)

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October 1, 2012, 5:19am

Unbiased... Ya right, this justifies all of obamas plans and then puts an evil twist on Romneys.

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September 30, 2012, 6:32pm

I'll be voting for Romney, because Obama has failed, and because I don't wamt unborn babies murdered.

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September 30, 2012, 5:45pm

Just so no one gets off-message here... Notice that the 8-year long Republican administration of the U.S. economy, foreign policy and national security in particular has been carefully, meticulously erased from the political conversation and indeed from history. Remember, "that" administration isn't responsible for anything at all. In fact, they no longer exist. We're suffering from the Obama deficit, the Obama wars and the Obama police-state attacks on domestic freedom. Obama and the Democrats are responsible for anything and everything negative that's happened over the last 11-12 years. Shhhhhh... Whatever you do--just DON'T mention Bush-Cheney. Our goal is to bring back the same policies under a new name--Romney-Ryan--and convince everyone it's the new plan!

P.S. Don't forget to repeat that the new Romney-Ryan plan will be good for the middle class and for seniors. One last thing that's very important. Make sure you never listen to anything except approved conservative radio and TV. Do not allow any other information in from those liberals who are trying to control your mind and ideas. Thank you. ;)

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September 28, 2012, 4:26pm

Romney is the biggest lier ever in any campaign, he has misquoted his own self and has said one thing and turned around and said the exact opposite to please the crowd, dont believe a word of it, he might be the devil for all we know!!!!!!!

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September 28, 2012, 3:31pm

where is the part about there pot laws i want to smoke my weed whenever i want i am a free american citizen and i deserve to use whatever i want because i am free you cant take my freedom away from me this is america

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September 28, 2012, 1:54am

Even though romney might convince you do you really think he is going to keep those promises

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September 26, 2012, 11:24pm

Obama 2012..........he is the best shot we have people

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September 25, 2012, 11:17pm

OBAMA SUCKS!

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September 25, 2012, 7:32pm

people gave bush to mess up the economy, at least give obama 8 years to fix. If you think living under romney is better since he hasnt been in office even though he more then likely worse, your wrong. it like comparing your body getting torched vs your finger. having obama is like burning your finger while getting romney is torching your body..i would mind burning a finger to constitute a better president then romney

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September 25, 2012, 6:16pm

Obama is a piece of shit!! Get the fuck out!

— 70.✗.✗.114
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September 25, 2012, 5:06pm

When I google "Romney vs. Obama on the issues, objective/unbiased," I expected something better than this. You are misinforming voters. Do your homework.

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September 25, 2012, 4:53pm

Abortion is wrong in any case

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September 25, 2012, 5:32am

Thank you for a compare/contrast on some basic issues and questions in the US presidential race. I am trying to do "my homework," but every source seems to contradict other purportedly valid sources of information. I also dislike the "discussions" that deteriorate rapidly into name calling and finger pointing. I became disillusioned with politics in my early teens and have ever since been bouncing from conservative to moderate to liberal to moderate to conservative to...? Apparently Voltaire didn't exactly say this, but everyone's previous comments brought to mind this quote, "I may not agree with what you say, but I will fight to the death for your right to say it." I may not know you, but you are my neighbor. If my neighbors need help-food, water, safety, shelter, child care, a ride, a listening ear or a shoulder to cry on--I try to help them, regardless of immigration status, skin color, religion, educational attainment or sexual orientation. But first I need to be mindful and aware, then believe I have the resources to help, and then act. I want to vote for who will best represent the needs of my neighbors, i.e. those I come in contact with, have responsibility for, or have the power to influence. Obama appears to be mindful of others in his words, and Romney appears to be mindful of others in his personal actions. And both should have the money/power to help. Can I trust any of the autobiographical accounts, anecdotes, Youtube clips about them.? I don't know. And yes, I'm sure you could supply a hundred examples of how my conclusions are false (re: O & R helping others) but show me anyone who has never been hypocritical. Or go ahead and explain why a person's beliefs and actions really don't make a difference as the leader of a nation. I have a choice in November, and I want to responsibly use this privilege. I'm tired of seeing philosophical duels, mudslinging and discrediting of sources. But I guess I'm a die-hard idealist. Thank you for the freedom of speech that none of you need worry that your comments could get you or your relatives imprisoned or killed:)

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September 23, 2012, 7:56am

Not everyone voting for Obama wants hand outs, I see a lot of comments using that as a put down for Obama supporters. There is something about Romney that I don't trust/like. Especially because he seems unrelateable to anyone outside of his "circle". Now I won't lie and act like Obama is flawless because he's not. But I will say is he took over the country in one of worst economic times in years, and kept us a float. Without some of the programs he implemented the country would have went into a depression and be MUCH worse than it is today. Bush took office during a very high economic time and when he left the country was in shambles. Bush was a part of the "Good Ol Boys Club" and you see what happened under his administration. He was more worried about doing favors for his connections than he was in perserving the country, and Romney seems to march to the same tune. So my question is can we afford another canidate like Bush in office.....NO. And outside of his fiscal policies Romney's social agenda puts this country back almost a century. As much as Republicans complain about the "big" government theory, they sure do want to have control over your daily lives. Abortion and gay marriage are NOT political issues, they are social CHOICES. Church and state are supposed to be seperate yet these issues are always brought up with references to the bible. I respect Obama for not pusing his personal beliefs on me. Romney has already shown he wants all of us to live life according to his religous beliefs, which is backwards thinking. These are just a couple of reasons why Obama will get my vote over Romney. Let's move forward with someone who has the ENTIRE country in mind not just a handful of citizens.

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September 23, 2012, 3:24am

This website's comparison is awfully one-sided. Let me sum it up: Obama believes government should be a critical factor in one's life from birth to death. Romney believes capitalism should be a critical part of one's life from birth to death. End of story. vote for the one you believe in... connie in texas

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September 22, 2012, 4:40pm

OBAMA IS LIER! That's all he knows! Lies, lies! He is the worst thing for this country! Romney only cares about money? Obama gonna crash the dollar and our money is going to be useless paper!!

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September 22, 2012, 1:40pm

What a ridiculous thing to say, Obama cares and Romney only cares about MONEY dont you get it.

Besides he is most definitely going in downward spiral and everytime him or his running mate open theirs mouths, they stick their foot deeper into their throats.
I guess maybe lies really do choke you....them...goodbye

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September 21, 2012, 5:16pm

obama"s dick is romney

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September 21, 2012, 1:43am

It should be noted that Romney is NOT a Christian, he is a Mormon. The Church of Latter Day Saints (Mormonism) is not a Christian Church. Simply put, they have and follow in addition (and in contradiction) to the Bible, "The Book of Mormon" -- I know this isn't a "big thing" to non-religious voters, but to the conservative republican "religious right", this SHOULD amount to hypocrisy if they vote for a MORMON rather than a CHRISTIAN. Me, I'll vote for the good guy.

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September 20, 2012, 9:03pm

Obama sucks!! If u vote Obama you are stupid!! Selling out America! Obama's check is going to bounce! Because his promising something that he could never give you! American need to some research on Their president. He's a fraud. Obama sucks!!!

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September 20, 2012, 1:54pm

Romney's foreign policy scares me senseless. I live in fear of the damage that will be done if he is elected. Arm syrian rebels...increase missle defenses...are you kidding me? On top of the rediciulous corporate tax policy, why not cut education funding?

I don't care if you support ONE side of a major issue, please become educated on the big picture...Wouldn't hurt for everyone to read up on the upcoming senate and house elections as well, because if you didn't realize, it's actually more important than the presidential election everyone puts on a pedastool.

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September 20, 2012, 5:24am

Obama doesn't care about white people

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September 19, 2012, 9:51pm

I agree with whoever said that this is all about the parties. We are so divided that if Adolf hitler ran for democrats or republicans, they'd vote for him. I'm sick of the dirty campaigns and the mudslinging. Now, I don't care for any politcal party. I agree with George Washington that parties will destroy America (and they have) but I tend to side with conservatives more than liberals. I agree that this is not all Obama's fault, but I don't think this country can survive if he gets relected. I don't like Romney, but I'll vote for him because it's time to face facts. Obama failed. His plan failed. His hope and change failed, and blaming it all on your predecessor three - and - half years after you've been in office is cowardice, irrisponsible and shameful. I don't think Romeny will be some great mesiah who will save America, but he is a better man than Obama. Ask yourself,"how has Obama helped America?" and don't give that crap about what he's done (WE ALL KNOW WHAT HES DONE) tell how he helped America. We've had him for four years, and I'm facing problems I didn't even know existed. He has destroyed America socially, economically and politically. In fact, the only thing he hasn't completelly ruined is the military, and he's working on that. Now some of you may be right. Romney may be the worst president in history (even worse than Obama), but we haven't had to put up with him for four years. I think we should at least give him a chance

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September 19, 2012, 7:40pm

This section is for the racists that hide behind the screen, I am white, female, in the top 1/3 of earnings and all i see here are racial slurs from people who are misinformed about our president by propoganda and lies.
VOTE OBAMA in 2012
He is for the people.

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September 19, 2012, 7:34pm

OBAMA is better, hope your not in the 47% he doesnt care about---teeeheeee
That 47% are just WORKING people who cant pay taxes because they dont earn enough because people like Romney are monopolies on the money and want their taxes reduced....so who wants the free ride....all the rich want Romney in and if u arent rich and u vote for him or you are a women (because the will tell you what u have to do with your body) and you vote for him---You are screwed---teehee go ahead screw yourself---------------------------------------teeheee

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September 19, 2012, 4:48pm

Obama Sucks!!!

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September 19, 2012, 2:44am

Obama wants a mediocre America & Romney want a nation of Greatness!

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September 18, 2012, 4:51pm

Really people your still pulling the race card! Obama is the one ruining this great country! Medicare, there isn't going to be any.... Obama spent it. I don't have a raciest bone in my body. But it sure seems like the black people do!

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September 18, 2012, 6:35am

Did anyone notice the references...Wikipedia, as well as both candidates respective websites? In other words, this is put together like a college student's last-minute term paper. I would look elsewhere for more than just a rhetorical overview of pre-election B.S. There is more to being informed than just confirmation bias. You come seeking answers, and the moment you get them, you no longer posses the most fundamental aspect of seeking knowledge. Question everything, believe nothing, show the rest of the country what it really means to be a "Citizen" and not just a "Sheep".

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September 17, 2012, 11:34pm

Romney is an idiot and a racist and so are a lot of people in this country and they dont want to admit it....he will screw up Social Security and medicare....so a vote for him is real trouble...and his running mate is a toddler with no brain....

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September 17, 2012, 3:22pm

i think they both will ruine this country

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September 17, 2012, 12:10pm

Obama is a crook it as nothing to white people and taxes. There is going to no more money to get grants, loans , or a job. U Obama supporters r about the free shit, get your ass your own shit. If u don't like this country go try somewhere else. U cry babies. Obama is a looking to deminsh this great country. Get off your ass america and vote him out. Do u really think he cares about us?? He as his own agenda and it's not make it better, this place only gonna get worse just they way obama plans it to be!! Stop pulling the race card!!!

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September 17, 2012, 11:12am

I really hate that all of your are so stupid that you think Obama was supposed to magically fix this country in four years. We were close to a second great depression that is not something you can recover from in four yeas. At least Obama does not plan to cut taxes for big business who ship jobs overseas and also does not plan to lower taxes for the rich but increase it. Romney only cares about rich white males. His tax plans with the right wording may seem like they will help us but in reality it will things harder for the lower class and also a lot harder for college students. Under Romney pell grants will be harder to qualify for and student loan rates will double. As a current college student who is only able to attention due to these two things it terrifies me. It should also terrify parents and other college students like me. Its almost impossible to find a good job without a college degree and Romney wants to make those harder to get. Not only that he wants to raise taxes for the middle class but cut the upper class taxes. Everything about his budget plan is bad for anyone that isnt rich. And Obama isn't perfect and neither are his views but he is more for the whole benefit of American citizens and north just the riches ones.

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September 17, 2012, 8:24am

I guess is another year of our crappy country down the road again,. Obama couldn't fix it. And a new guy didn't have the chance to try it out and see if he could fix it.. More suffer is better for us anyways//:))))))

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September 17, 2012, 1:47am

Vote Repulican 2012, win back our country!!

— 70.✗.✗.114
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September 17, 2012, 1:43am

U obama supporters are so stupid u should be ashamed of yourselves. He is killing this country! U need to wake up America! Selling your souls to for foodstamps and free healthcare, get it yourself!! We live in the greatest country in the world and your gonna hold it over to Obama, really people! It's not about voting for party it's about taking our country back! It giving change alright! Change that gonna kill this country

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September 16, 2012, 12:29pm

In my opinion I don't know how any woman could vote for Romney. I don't want the government telling me what I am not aloud to do with my own female health and reproductive organs. Especially coming from a man. I don't care what religion you are. We have that freedom in America. I also don't understand how Romney can bash Obama's health care reform when he did a similiar thing in the state that he governed. Seems hyprocritical. I agree with letting children of illegal immigrants have the chance of becoming citizens. It's not their fault they are in America. My gut feeling on Romney, I don't trust him. I don't believe he can relate to the middle class. He has never been a part of the middle class so how could he relate? I don't feel he is in touch with our issues. I know Obama has not got to finish what he has promised but I believe he can get it done with 4 more years. We let Bush have 8 years. Let Obama have 8 to clean it up.

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September 14, 2012, 5:51pm

um to the person persecuting those who are opposed to illegal immigrants, I would say that you seriously need to drop all of the fallacy. Of course I want people to feel safe in the Country they are in etc etc. But there is a correct method to do so. What I don't appreciate is the loss of taxes, not to mention the unheard of amount of money earned here by illegals as sent to a foreign market via family. I would seriously encourage anyone who is so against infringing on the rights of people who do not actually posess those rights to educate yourself.

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September 14, 2012, 2:37pm

from the back of the bus to the white house

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September 14, 2012, 8:07am

Any dumbass who votes for Obama should have to py back the $5 trillion he spent get your checkbooks out people you can only blame yourselves

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September 12, 2012, 2:56pm

What about the ATF gunwalking scandal Fast and Furious operation under the Obama admin?

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September 10, 2012, 7:23pm

Cutting funding for the Department of Education or combining the Department of Education with another department is a very bad idea and as soon as I read that this was an idea Romney had I decided he is a horrible candidate. I have long said that politicians who push education cuts are doing so in the hopes of keeping the next generation poorly educated so that they are easy to lead and will not have the ability to think critically about government actions. But hey, if you want to vote for someone who wants to ensure that your children and grandchildren are deprived of a good education go ahead; just remember, one day those under-educated kids will be the adults that are in charge of assisting you through your retirement years. Do you really want a CNA who cannot do basic math and has poor reading comprehension skills to be doling out the meds at your nursing home?

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September 10, 2012, 4:40pm

I noticed a mistake in the table above. Obama did not repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell, he pushed Congress to do it. It's an important distinction because he could have done it himself via executive order.

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September 9, 2012, 3:03am

First of all. Who ever thinks immigrants are a problem, you are the problem because everyone in the world deserves to have health care and rights to be in a country they feel safe in. I wish you could tell me what makes you more superior. Unfortunately some of you are so ignorant to believe the things that Mitt Romney is trying to do is positive for our country. Do you honestly believe people should feel safe in other countries when our evil government is sending people (sending people, that should sound crazy enough) to go start wars and kill other innocent people? No. So people should start appreciating the fact that Obama actually values the lives of other people more than just himself and his family, and he is apologetic about even having the war continue. Thank you, for not wanting to kill people over foolish problems that we should be mature enough to handle in another way. Weather you are religious or not, do you really believe our purpose on this earth is to fight with eat other and feel so much hate ? Do we really find it appropriate to debate who is good enough tomrecieve health care or who can live in this land that we were given, we forget it doesn't belong to one person. just because someone comes from another country, doesnt make them any less rightful to live hear than any other citizen. And holding back bith control methods to make a point? What is the point anyways, to end up with more pregnant teenagers than we already have, and have more people suffering because Romney just wants to take away food stamps, well tell me one thing: if a woman in the US cannot get her birth control, or somone can not get healthcare and families have to have their food money taken away from them, were are our taxes going to go, into the republican's pockets? It's up to us to decide who can make our country a more happy and safe environment to live in.. So please, don't choose war and suffering for us,remember that you, your mother, father, sisters and brothers are all people, just like the ones we are choosing to harm by making the foolish vote for a man like Ritt Romney as our president.

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September 7, 2012, 1:54pm

this was a great link

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September 5, 2012, 3:24pm

Obama and Romney are two sides of the same coin, and while I am exaggerating this connection, I will still make it. The Dems are "left WING", Reps are "right WING" Corporations are the body that is the American Eagle.

Vote for Libertarian candidate and former two-term Governor of New Mexico, Gary Johnson. Gary Johnson is fiscally conservative and socially liberal. He is the only candidate that wants to end the wars we are in, and end the failed Drug War. With no prior political experience, Gary Johnson became Governor despite being a Republican in a 2-1 Democratic state. While in office, he vetoed over 740 spending bills and over 1,000 line item vetos, never once raised taxes while lowering then 14 times, and left New Mexico (after winning.
a second term) with a one billion dollar surplus. Gary Johnson also began his own company and grew it to 1,000 people.
It is now one of the biggest construction.
companies in New Mexico.

THIS is the type of President we need right now. Not Obama. Not Romney.

Many will say that a vote for a third party is a vote wasted, or a vote for Obama, or that a third party could never win, but the truth is, you are wrong. The polls Johnson has been on has shown that he takes equally from both Obama and Romney, not to mention those who have become fed up with the Left and Right. Those who say that a third party could never win need to realize that it is because of folks like themselves that it hasn't already happened yet. Instead of treating elections like a race to be won, people need to stop voting based just on party and start voting their conscience. Isidewith.com is a survey site which asks you a series of political questions and the topics importance to you. Results have shown that, if folks based solely on the issues, Gary Johnson would win hands down. Another thing that I hear is that, since a third party will never win, we should vote lesser of two evils, if that isn't a waste of a vote, I don't know what it, again, we must vote our conscience.

So this election, instead of voting for the "lesser of two evils" vote your conscience and take part in bringing about real change.

Vote Gary Johnson 2012! LIVE FREE!

http://www.garyjohnson2012.com/

http://www.isidewith.com/

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September 5, 2012, 1:03pm

hey — 74.174.178.3, Obama is not trying to bring our troops home!! There are still troops in Iraq people! There are also more in Afghanistan than ever before. Now he talks about Iran and Syria... He has however been spreading our troops over other areas and reducing their manning and cutting their budget.

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September 1, 2012, 10:21pm

Hi, thanks for this article. I'm not American (From Australia) and it really made things clearer about what was happening in your great country.

Freedom forever!
Aussie

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August 30, 2012, 8:07pm

What makes President Obama so appealing?

Entitlement programs, such as welfare and food stamps, are meant to be a safety net for those who can't find work, not a source of income. Why is our president so obsessed with helping to pay for our nation's youth to go to college by taxing the living daylights out of business, then paying for that same youth to sit at home on federal funded welfare, healthcare, and food stamps when business can't afford to hire them.

Obamacare has already robbed MediCare, a program slated to be backupt by 2019 as is, to provide healthcare at a lower standard than people with health insurance currently receive. Essentially, if you have insurance now, the amount you pay goes up and the quality you receive goes down. If you don't have healthcare, someone else pays your way and you get mediocre service.

Where is the sustainability? Where's the pride? I would never walk up to someone well-off on the street and say "I am struggling, and you are not. I want you to help pay for my lifestyle." Where's the American dream of working hard to achieve more, not working hard to pay for those less fortunate. These things are what a vote for Obama says.

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August 29, 2012, 10:09pm

It's sad how divided our country is. These days, it's not about the improvement of "we the people", it's about parties. Democrats versus the Republicans. Anything that a democrat does republicans reject it and vice versa. When can we as a country put aside our biases and vote on just the person and their ideas. NOT for their party.

— 131.✗.✗.48
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August 28, 2012, 8:03pm

167.x.x.225: Thanks! Yes that's the idea. The word "vote" is a little misleading. It's a rating. You can rate both candidates but you can rate each person only once from the same IP address.

— Ashwin
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August 28, 2012, 5:35pm

Admin: fyi, I was able to vote for both ...

— 167.✗.✗.225
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August 23, 2012, 11:40pm

Re: 126.x.x.192

The comparison does say that Obama opposed gay marriage in 2008. See http://www.diffen.com/difference/Barack_Obama_vs_Mitt_Romney#Gay_Rights

— Ashwin
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August 23, 2012, 9:42pm

If you are going to claim that this is "unbiased" you might want to ensure that it actually is. Many times you point out Romney's own contradictions (which is not what I am arguing with), but fail to point out Obama's; such as, in his 2008 campaign he supported the "traditional" view of Marraige. Just saying, this makes everything on here (which mostly is) incredulous.

— 126.✗.✗.192
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August 23, 2012, 12:51pm

You are all so sad and so misguided. The America you all want is a dream unachievable and unrealistic. Humanity is doomed when mormons have a say in matters that affect the while world. Almost any religion really. Mindless drones brainwashed from birth. Your lives are pointless.

— 76.✗.✗.169
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August 14, 2012, 9:55pm

Barbara Johnson,
If you can guarantee that the new health plan medicare under Romney will be affordable for middle and lower with quality care and offer coverage at the same cost for pre existing then it all sounds like a great deal, but again no guarantee, except death & taxes. I would rather have the government monitor health plans instead of dying or a loved one dying because I couldn't afford it. Are you able to afford any private plan?

— 72.✗.✗.204
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August 12, 2012, 12:32pm

Ron Paul has my vote

— 71.✗.✗.67
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August 12, 2012, 1:34am

You can look at the specific bills and legislation and everything that obama has done these past three years but it won't really do you any good. it's always nice to be knowledgeable but really try to think of how obamas presidency has improved or degraded your quality of life? in my own experience i have seen no improvement... so i'm giving the other guy a chance to see if he can change anything

— 72.✗.✗.203
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August 11, 2012, 9:13pm

Obama is christian
I had to change it from Muslim to Christian last week

— 74.✗.✗.131
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August 9, 2012, 9:00pm

I don't really like either of them. I think Obama has failed to achieve a lot of what he promised in the last election, and while he has this whole Julia thing to make his policies look good, they're so far removed from what's actually happening in schools it's laughable. But Romney has some racist ideas about what should be done with the Mexican border, and wants to cut taxes for wealthy people. I wish there were a viable third candidate, since I don't feel comfortable having either of these buffoons running our country.

— 99.✗.✗.125
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August 1, 2012, 4:58pm

Doesn't matter. Your vote is worthless anyway.

— 38.✗.✗.2
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July 29, 2012, 10:13pm

Barbara Johnson Do you really not think that the major players in Pharmacy play together? As with any venture, every major player already knows their take and will not undercut another unless some kind of deal is made as a group. Just think about it like drug dealers. I know where and how much i should be bringing in. If I undercut another big supplier, I risk being slowly taken out (or over). In this case, the other heads would simply throw legal monkey wrenches (or regulation issues) into the works. Ultimately, the cost of this inner circle war will be passed to the consumer by calling it "a short supply" increasing the cost for every supplier, in this case - healthcare company. Bottom line you would pay more. It's like this.... you have cookies in a jar with a room full of children. Instead of you policing their activity, you leave... trusting that they will listen to you when you say "don't eat the cookies, because I only have enough to give you one each." Some will do just what you said.... but.... some won't. Usually it is the biggest and baddest ones in the class - who dares anyone to snitch. Because those few didn't listen to you, not everyone gets a cookie. Now everyone has to pay the cost for those eaten cookies. This is deregulation. Is that what you want? To pay for someone else's greed? When all you had to do was stay in the class room to watch them in the first place. Watching them is not controlling them. Only monitoring their actions so that everyone gets a fair chance.

— 69.✗.✗.14
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July 19, 2012, 3:02pm

Beyond the policies that Romney supports that I disagree with, voting for him will only mean an ongoing battle with civil rights. You'd think that this would be an issue long gone, but it's not. Voting for him will take away a womans right to her own body. God forbid any regulations be made on healthcare but if it involves a vagina then that's a different story. Also we will continue to oppress homosexuals as they only deserve legal unions. He is disgusting. Of course if you are a wealthy straight white male you will vote for him though, because you will be the only ones to benefit.

— 173.✗.✗.60
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June 20, 2012, 6:22am

Why should I pay for other people and their stuff? why can't they get a job to pay for themselfs? is it my fault they didn't save money to retire on? WTF?

— 67.✗.✗.111
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May 20, 2012, 12:54am

Hi 108.x.x.170 - as founder of this site, please let me assure you there is no conspiracy here. You can vote on all things (or people) being compared but one IP address can only vote once. So if that's not the issue, and if there is indeed a bug, I'd very much like to troubleshoot and would appreciate it if you could send me some info like the date/time when you tried to rate, your IP address and what error message you received. You can email us at feedback@diffen.com. I hope this helps.
PS - I removed your comment from the Democrat vs Republican page because it was a duplicate and it's more relevant here.

— Nikhilesh
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May 20, 2012, 12:44am

To: 108.73.96.170,

Look, this is an unbiased website. It's a wiki so from time to time you will find that someone makes edits that are partial to the candidate they favor. But all in all, it compares the policies and political positions of Obama and Romney in a non-partisan, impartial and fair way. Feel free to improve the article (using neutral language) if you can.

And to your point about voting: only one vote is allowed per IP address. If you try from a different IP address, it should work. But if you have already voted once, please don't rig the ratings system by voting again. Obama has more votes because he has been on the site longer. In the 2008 election, people were comparing him to McCain. You can read that article here: http://www.diffen.com/difference/Barack_Obama_vs_John_McCain

— 67.✗.✗.142
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May 19, 2012, 8:01pm

I love how this page for compare Romney VS Obama will NOT let you vote for Romney. On several different occasions, our household tried to vote on their own phones, ipods and Ipads and this page would not let us vote on Romney, but it would let us vote on Obama. therefore, this page is fraudulent and cannot be relied on for dependable data. Watch them delete this to!!!

— 108.✗.✗.170
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May 16, 2012, 4:16pm

Obama got us in this mess!? YOU need to do YOUR homework. Smh. Stop following your parents and form your own opinion!! VOTE FOR OBAMA!!!

— 74.✗.✗.65
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May 8, 2012, 6:25pm

Vote Romney! He is the only person who can get us out of this mess that obama got us in!!! As for your link on the truth you need to do your homework.... obama is ruining this country... stop being a lemming, stop watching liberal media!!! Do some homework you might be surpirsed at what you find out....

— 68.✗.✗.170
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April 26, 2012, 2:41pm

Agreed! Vote Obama! Go to attack watch. com to learn the TRUTH about all of the fantastic things Obama has been doing with the actual stats to back it up. The Treasury Department doesn't lie, people! Our economy IS getting better! Look at the statistics from the Department of Labor for yourself!

— 207.✗.✗.31
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November 3, 2008, 11:20am

(Democrats 08) I vote for Barack Obama because in his speeches he talk about helping children and inproving the education in school!!! Barack Obama is trying to bring our troops home!!!!!
BARACK OBAMA 08

— 74.✗.✗.3
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