If George HW Bush didnt get re-elected - why should Obama?

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    Bush had huge favorable performance ratings after the Gulf War(historic highs) - a decent economy, yet wasn't rewarded with a 2nd term.

    Still can't figure.....................

    Obama has historic low ratings and the worst economy since the Great Depression.

    Trying to prop up his image with fake foreign policy "successes."

    Hope the voters dont reward him with a 2nd term.
     
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    George HW Bush - the best president to lose re-election.

    Resume dwarfs Obamas.

    WW2 hero. Head of CIA. Conressman. VP etc...................
     
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    Bush I didn't have a decent economy.he had a recession. and he was disengaged.

    but the reality is, there was a better candidate running against him.

    so far the GOP seems dead set against picking a candidate that could get anyone other than "the base" to vote for him.
     
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    More people voted for the other guy.

    Go figure.

    That said..he wasn't a bad President. In comparision to his son he was an absolutely great President.

    In comparison to Clinton he was a fair president.
     
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    To be fair..he had to fix what Reagan and his Voodoo economics left him.

    It wasn't pretty.
     
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    Where was he on November 22, 1963?
     
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    Somebody once said - "never underestimate the stupidity of the American public".

    1992 a case in point.

    War hero/ sucessfull president with huge resumee loses to a draft dodger gov from a small state.
     
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    ...who turned out to be an excellent president.

    clinton wasn't a draft dodger... he had student deferments.

    how 'bout cheney with his 5 deferments? you consider him a draft dodger?
     
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    Well, it wasn't a decent ecomomy. It was an awful economy.

    He also lost the support of much of his base by pandering to the center, as manifested in the Buchanan/Perot insurgency.

    But the real reason why Obama has such a good chance is because the Republicans aren't offering good alternatives.

    Clinton, say what you want about him, was a dynamic candidate. Women wanted him and men wanted to be him.

    I don't think anyone wants to be Mitt Romney.
     
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    And the country was better off for it.

    Go fig.
     

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