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Forget the Polls: Obama Is the Odds-On Favorite to Win in November


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Carrie
- 776 days ago - truth-out.org
Among those who put their money where their mouths are, Obama is the odds-on favorite to win. British betting web site Ladbrokes is giving 2-to-5 odds on an Obama victory.



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BarbCat SunshineLady (1662)
Thursday September 6, 2012, 10:41 pm
HE SURE IS!!!!!!!! Thank you, Carrie!! BTW, Love the campain button, CUTE!!
 

Pat A. (116)
Friday September 7, 2012, 4:27 am
Excellent news - thanks Carrie!
 

Carol H. (229)
Friday September 7, 2012, 6:06 am
noted and agreed!! thanks Carrie
 

Cynthia Davis (340)
Friday September 7, 2012, 6:16 am
We can't take this for granite though and not show up at the polls and we must remember that Republican have done everything they can to suppress the vote for minorities.
 

Suzanne L. (155)
Friday September 7, 2012, 6:30 am
Agree with Cynthia D. Get out and vote to make sure.
 

John Gregoire (257)
Friday September 7, 2012, 6:37 am
I see a lot of Canadian and British support -guess they vote with their wallets.
 

paul m. (93)
Friday September 7, 2012, 8:23 am


I would think so,,,,
 

Jane K. (10)
Friday September 7, 2012, 8:58 am
Please, please ,please get out and vote and encourage everyone you know to do so. The worst thing we can do is get complacent . Believe me, the tea partiers + other repubs will vote so we can't take anything for granted..
 

Brian M. (198)
Friday September 7, 2012, 9:07 am
Mittens can't and won't win. Obama is going to win. Contrary to the media propaganda, the stakes are not that high; the race not that close. Obama is going to win. That being said, after 32 years of actively voting Democrat and watching the Democrats drift further and further right...I haven't left the party. The party left me. The progressive left doesn't really have any representation in the Democratic Party, even though that's what Dems tell us to get our votes. So, we all keep getting sucked into the corporate owned and operated two-parties-only system in which big business is always a winner and the people always lose. I'm tired of free market capitalism and the the politics of appeasement. I'm voting for Jill Stein because her platform comes closest to my views of what is best for this nation. It doesn't matter to me that she isn't going to win. I just know that I am done voting for corporate candidates.

Besides, any time that Obama wants my vote, he can simply do just ONE of the following things between now and election day:

1. End the federal persecution of medical marijuana patients and providers in medical marijuana states.
2. Reverse his position on fast-tracking the southern portion of the Keystone XL pipeline.
3. Bring all the troops home from Afghanistan and Iraq.
4. A jobs program rebuilding our nation's infrastructure.
5. Cut defense in half. We will still have the biggest military budget on this planet, and that extra revenue could go to educating children, taking care of all the vets returning home, and green energy projects.
6. Renounce the use of predator drones for targeting our enemies and the hundreds of people that are usually standing around at funerals, markets, and other places that tend to get hurt when these terror weapons are used.
7. Remove predator drones presently flying in American skies. At least, remove their missiles before they go on their spy missions.
8. Change his mind on green-lighting Shell's plan to drill in the Arctic.
9. De-militarize our nation's borders. The troops presently on the border are in violation of the Posse Comitatus Act.
10. Sign an executive order requiring the labeling of GMO foods.

If the stakes are so high, and my vote is so important to his re-election, then all he has to do is just one of these things, and I will believe again, much as I did in 2008. To repeat, I have voted Democrat every single election for the last 32 years, even as the party has veered further and further right. I haven't left the party; the party has left me.

Jill Stein 2012: where the progressive left finds a hero.
 

Brian M. (198)
Friday September 7, 2012, 9:10 am
Note: by "politics of appeasement," I am referring to the tendency of Dems over the last thirty years to seek compromise with an increasingly rabid Republican party. It is unacceptable to throw principles out the window just to seek consensus.
 

TomCat S. (234)
Friday September 7, 2012, 9:28 am
I think that the effects of corporate spending down-ticket is the greatest potential for Republicans.
 

Dave C. (216)
Friday September 7, 2012, 9:39 am
the world can only hope.....I hope because if not I don't see the discussion about climate change happening, I don't see peace in our lifetime happening, and I see growing inequality and exclusiveness.....

the greatest thing would be a win for Mr. Obama and pick-ups in Congress...maybe then the $$$holders (Alec, Kochs, Adelsons, etc) of the world would see that policy is better than money and we could see the vote of people start undoing the horrors of Citizens United....then we can have the legislation to truly enforce it!
 

DORIS L. (61)
Friday September 7, 2012, 9:56 am
I don;t consider President Obama not being re-elected an option.
 

Carrie B. (309)
Friday September 7, 2012, 10:33 am
Brian, many Democrats feel like you do. I am one of them, but if we all vote as you intend Obama will most certainly lose. I don't want to see that happen, so I will vote for Obama. He is a good man, a good president, and done more than most could have under the circumstances he has faced.
 

Brian M. (198)
Friday September 7, 2012, 10:55 am
First of all, I have no doubt that there are sufficient numbers of democrats to carry Obama to victory. I am also certain that many of the progressive left will still vote for Obama. Sure, you are right, if everyone voted my way...then Jill Stein would be president, not Obama, not Romney. But few people are going to vote Green. I, however, am voting Green. It's about time that the two-parties-only system of control accept that, in a free society, not everyone has to vote for a capitalist. Obama is a good man, and he is okay as a President...I mean, besides green-lighting Shell's plan to drill in the Arctic, fast-tracking construction of the southern portion of Keystone XL pipeline, persecuting medical marijuana patients, continuing America's wars of aggression, and racking up a large number of dead civilians by the wanton use of predator drone weapons to target "enemies" for assassination. He has done a fine job at reaching consensus even when compromises with the Republicans have been largely unilateral on his part.

Obama is going to win. Dems need not fear so long as they get out their own numbers, but those numbers clearly do not have to include the progressive left. The point, however, is moot. Obama is going to win, and he's going to do it without my vote.

Jill Stein, a hero for the Progressive Left in 2012: I'm voting Jill.
 

Gene Jacobson (255)
Friday September 7, 2012, 11:06 am
He absolutely is going to win in November. I don't care what polls say but one. The one that says THIS Congress has a 10% approval rating. The teapublicans swept into power in Congress and in state legislatures across the country in 2010 promising to fix the economy, that was their platform. But it soon became clear across the country what their real agenda was as they began introducing identical bills on banning gay marriage, rolling back women's reproductive rights and restrictive voter id laws. Yes, for once it is IS a vast national conspiracy. And that rating tells me the people have caught on to them. And polls consistently show most Americans support the HCA and do NOT support the ravages of the Romney/Ryan budget. I think it will be a landslide and hopefully bury the teapublicans forever. Let some other age look at their fossil record and figure out just how out of touch and WRONG they were in their brief time in the spotlight.
 

Devon Leonard (54)
Friday September 7, 2012, 1:26 pm
We need to make sure there will not be voter suppression or intimidation, ballot fraud, or other sneaky tricks carried out behind the scenes by those who have so much money invested in Romney. They play to win.
That's why in my minds eye I visualize Obama winning by a landslide !!!! Thoughts are powerful. I'm committed to sending out as many good ones as I can.......
Thanx Carrie !
 

Allan Yorkowita (445)
Friday September 7, 2012, 3:03 pm
Let's talk about how presidential elections operate. Articles like these allow people to think they elect a president- they never have. The electorate decides on a president, and articles like this know this. Why take up space talking about voting, when it comes down to the electorate.
I'll never forget, when Reagan won his second term, and carried most of the country, having well over the required electorate votes, most people in Alaska and California didn't bother to vote.
 

Sandi C. (234)
Friday September 7, 2012, 3:39 pm
he has my vote!
 

pam w. (191)
Friday September 7, 2012, 7:33 pm
Anyone who believes in equality, economic opportunity and FAIRNESS will vote for Obama.

Anyone who supports the UNITED CORPORATIONS OF AMERICA....with 1% of the population running the country while everyone else supports them will be voting for Romney.
 

Barbara Erdman (63)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 2:56 am
Noted and Thanx for the Heads - Up :-0 Thanx Carrie
 

Myraida Diaz (127)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 7:18 pm
Don't let any other decide for you: VOTE!
 

Susanne R. (249)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 8:20 pm
A Romney win is a win for the wealthiest 1% of our population. Why in the world would we sacrifice our futures for people who wouldn't give us the time of day?
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 9, 2012, 3:49 am
Funny, most Americans don't understand the electoral college and the British do? Look up the Ladbrokes site and you will find the odds at: Obama wins 270-289 at 6/1 and if Romney wins 270-289 at 6/1. Of course, most people don't understand that you should average averages....
 
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