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Obama wins 2012 Elections

November 7, 2012 Leave a comment

At 1:45 East Time Obama declared victory.  Four hours later the republican candidate conceded a defeat.

Here is how the map of the states look like: http://elections.nytimes.com/2012/results/president

Clearly, all toss-up states were won by the incumbent. He won with less than last time when he campaigned with the message of hope. Also, less people voted, with the difference between the two candidates around 800 000 votes.

I just listened to the speech of the “new” president – it was a very strong one: here is what he said in front of his supporters to all Americans.

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We are the wealthiest nation in the world but this is not what makes us rich
We have had the strongest military in the world historically but this is not what makes us strong

Our universities are the envy of the world, but this is not what makes people come to our shores

It is what binds us together as the most diverse nation that makes us the greatest nation in the world. It is the understanding and commitment that if everybody takes their obligation to the other that makes thing work.

What makes us the greatest nation is that we are more than the sum of our individual ambitions. We will continue to be not only red and blue states but the United States!

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The Republicans – who wants to be a President (Part 2)

January 3, 2012 1 comment

The Republican Party after George W. Bush has failed to produce convincing small-state, free-initiative conservatives with a far-reaching appeal among independents. While Mr. Romney may be the least conservative to qualify for the Republican nomination, it is a wide-spread view that he lags behind some of his rivals in the ability to mobilize a strong republican vote (at least stronger than the low 20s). Ron Paul’s appeal on the other hand reaches deep into the republican heart with his principles of small government, hands-off on personal matters and tax policies. He is also pro-life but at the same time does not oppose gay marriages, saying that this should be a matter not to be decided at Federal level. And it is exactly because of these that he has a strong appeal beyond the traditional GOP voter. Instead of threatening to strike Iran or proposing to double the Guantanamo (as some of the other candidates) Paul is making a strong campaign on rule of law and civil liberties. He is fighting to repeal the Patriot Act and has opposed the war in Iraq from the beginning.

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The Republicans – who wants to be a President (Part 1)

January 3, 2012 1 comment

The new season kicks off with more than intriguing political competition in the USA. Tomorrow, January 3rd, the Republican Party holds the first caucus. It opens the quest for obtaining the nomination of the GOP in this year’s presidential elections. Obama is not unbeatable, but have the republicans finished their soul-searching after the Bush era? I do not think so, and this is exactly why the republican caucuses will be so interesting. With Ron Paul running as a strong mainstream candidate and Mitt Romney holding his ground (with far from reassuring 20%) it is all very promising.

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