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Romney’s plan to <edited to ruin-LE> an Obama second term revealed

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Paul3144, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. Paul3144

    Paul3144 Active Member

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    I found this article very interesting, but I want to throw in a caveat first. I'd take this with a big grain of salt, as it relies heavily on unnamed sources and is fairly speculative. I'd like to think that Willard Mitt Romney wouldn't pull something like this, but with today's Republican Party he just might.

    Here's what Obama should do if he wins the electoral vote, loses the popular vote and Romney refuses to concede. He should explain that he won fair and square playing by the same rules as everyone else and paint Romney as a petulant child who can't accept the rule of law. He should then call on the Congress to pass a constitutional amendment abolishing the electoral college. I wouldn't want such an amendment to pass, and it won't, but it would allow Obama to tell the whiny Republicans that if they think it's so unfair they can change the process.
     
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  2. targus

    targus New Member

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    Paul, I thought that you said that you are studying to become a lawyer?

    Shouldn't you know better than to buy into this?

    You shouldn't believe everything that you hear/read.
     
  3. Andy T.

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    Ridiculous - won't happen. If Romney loses the Electoral College, he will concede. However, if he does win the popular vote, then rest assured that Obama's political clout will be lessened working with a GOP House and a smaller Dem majority in the Senate. And then 2014 will come along, and he will be working with an even larger GOP majority in the House and likely a GOP Senate.
     
  4. Paul3144

    Paul3144 Active Member

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    From my original post:

     
  5. Andy T.

    Andy T. New Member

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    Obama's political clout is already waning - he will definitely get less support than the 2008 election - and he will likely be under 50%. If he is reelected, he will be a 4-year lame duck.
     
  6. targus

    targus New Member

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    Yes, and then you go on to talk about whiny Republicans....

    Sorry, you tipped your hand like that.
     
  7. OldRegular

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    It is the democrats who whine about the electoral college, not Republicans. We have respect for the Constitution, which is more than can be said of Obama.
     
  8. Bro. Curtis

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    Won't Mitt have to wait in line behind Jessie Jackson ?
     
  9. Paul3144

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    I suppose so! :laugh:
     
  10. saturneptune

    saturneptune New Member

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    One is either for the electoral college, or one is not. The electoral college is not something you can turn on and off depending on how the votes fall on your side. If Romney wins the electoral vote, he is President, end of story. If he falls short of 270, he is not President, and his political career is over.
     
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