Obama Using GOP's Confrontational Playbook To Take On Romney

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    Barack Obama 2012 Takes Multiple Pages From GOP Playbook
     
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    so social issues are...In!!! great..well except when the gop uses them, got it.


    i didn't know Howard smoked crack...to bad.
     
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    I thought it was hilarious when Karl Rove described Obama as the wealthy guy at the country club drinking a martini and leaning against the wall while making snide remarks about everyone else in the room. This sounds exactly like Bush or Romney. But Obama?
     
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    Interesting stuff.

    My hope is - as always - that the campaign is about policies, not personalities, race or religion.

    I'd like to see Romney pushed to declare a clear stance on climate change, but I doubt Obama wants to get into that.
     
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    That may be the single biggest advantage Obama has - although I am not convinced foreign policy is as big an issue for US posters as it is in other, smaller countries.
     
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    and what upper hand is this?
     
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    Well, the fact that CONSERVATIVE PM David Cameron in the UK has spoken so admiringly of Obama, for one. He also has had a good relationship with conservative leaders in France, Germany, etc.

    The fact that Obama is widely admired around the world for his co-operative approach after years of gaffes and go-it-alone tactics.

    The success of the missions in Libya and in nabbing Osama bin Laden are in fairly stark contrast to the hugely costly and largely pointless wars in Iraq and Afghanistan....I would have thought from any objective standpoint this was a bit of a no brainer.

    You don't have to agree with a politician to be able to acknowledge his strengths and successes.
     
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    so cameron likes him...and that means exactly what?

    buish had a good relationship with merkel and sarkozy is out BUT the new guy and obama? Oh for sure they are soul mates.

    Libya? for god sakes....bin laden? Oh I see.


    so what about the rest?

    Iran, NOr korea, syria, yemen, palastine, israel?
     
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    Trajan -

    I'm sorry, I can't make much sense of your post.

    Do you not regard the killing of Osma bin Laden and the fall of Qaddafi as being successes?

    The US also seems to have chosen good options in Burma and Uganda/CAR/LRA recently.

    I am not sure what you mean with the references to Iran, North Korea etc....quite what is it you would expect US policy to be on those countries?
     
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    you chose to pick what you liked and then ignored everywhere else....and you didn't say successes, it was upper hand, bin laden was fine, but since as he stated we have AQ on the run, what practical purpose does it serve? Its a great propaganda victory and?

    Libya was an Opéra bouffe affair, he chose the wrong place to spend that political capital. Syria? helllo? are you seriously asking me this?
     

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