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After the Conventions: Who Will Win the 2012 Presidential Election, Obama or Romney?

Now that the Democratic and Republican delegates have officially chosen their nominees, Patch wants to know: Who are you betting on?

It's official: With President Barack Obama's acceptance speech in Charlotte Thursday night, both the Republicans and Democrats have formally chosen their nominees for the 2012 presidential election. Let the real race begin.

A lot can change between now and Nov. 6: Gaffes, scandals or even major international news events could shift the dynamics of the campaign.

The latest Gallup Polls show registered voters preferring Obama to Mitt Romney by just one percentage point, 47 percent to 46 percent. A USA Today/Gallup poll taken just before the party conventions found American voters think Obama is more likeable, but trust Romney more to handle the economy.

Pundits have been busy for months handicapping the major-party candidates on various factors: incumbent advantage, fundraising clout, even religion.

Patch wants to know: Regardless of who you support for President, who do you think will actually claim victory in November?

Let us know your reasoning in the comments.

North Fork Bob September 21, 2012 at 06:00 PM
I think that's great John.Mine liked vanilla.So many of my childhood memories include my dog.
Jaguar-Guy September 21, 2012 at 06:05 PM
Thank you ARice. I am one person, whereas MANY of the lefties here have about 5 or more different names. I mean Frog Morton and Fred N Freeda and Hay Farment and Vets agaisnt Randy and all these other idiots ALL have the SAME EXACT writing style and it's SO obvious. And, the post the same words within about 4 - 5 minutes of eachother. DUH ??!!
Preliator September 21, 2012 at 06:06 PM
Obama admits he can not get the job done. http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/romney-rips-obama-t-change-washington-204610881--election.html
John Gruber September 21, 2012 at 11:51 PM
I point out the hypocrisies I see in these comments. And yes, offshore bank accounts for presidential nominees IS, at the very least, "shady"
John Gruber September 21, 2012 at 11:53 PM
wow you haven't been here long. because in about a week I not only proved him wrong about his claims on the debt but what he claims Obama has said about it. so lets not talk about "liberal lies"
Reality Check September 22, 2012 at 07:32 PM
Four Years of Lies... takes some time to watch this but perhaps the liberal wacko's can take the 13:28 even the liberal press laugh at Gibbs at the 7:00 - 7:45 mark....Very succinct in expressing the frustration I personally feel with this Administration...especially the Brazil fiasco, CSPN availability and the Healthcare bill...... http://obamalies.net/
ARice September 23, 2012 at 06:10 AM
they won't watch.
ARice September 23, 2012 at 06:17 AM
Better stop checking the polls. Also dont read this.... your pinhead will explode..... http://unskewedpolls.com/
ARice September 23, 2012 at 06:31 AM
John Gruber You mean the post that you claim that I agreed with Christie where I said. "Not defending said post , Having not seen the original I would have to assume that you didn't alter to re post. If accurate than she didn't say "I hope" . I will just let the posts such as they are, speak for themselves. and please stop being homophobic." You pretend to be taking the highroad but when it suits your purpose a lie will work just as well. jerk I won't bother trying to remind you of the numerous homophobic slurs that were deleted by the moderator as being inappropriate.
ARice September 23, 2012 at 06:36 AM
P.S. who is the angry troll that wants to crush womens head in a vice? If you dont know I suggest a quick page search. John (I forget which one)
ARice September 23, 2012 at 06:42 AM
John you seem to be the one fixated on it. have you sought psychiatric care? Read this article titled "Are liberals insane" http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/kuligowski/110910
ARice September 23, 2012 at 06:44 AM
shhh.
ARice September 23, 2012 at 07:12 AM
To Bob Fraiser I see you hid your"reply" under a different topic where you thought I couldn't find it. Lets see..... Liberal tactics #1,3, 22,18 and 14B...... Impune the messenger, divert from the topic, Blame the bushes, forget the roll of congress in the housing crisis and how bush tried 17 times to stop, Forget who voted for the wars (as opposed to libya which never got a vote. ) and who has continued those wars albeit not to win. I give a rats ass about Neil right now. 16 trillion dollar deficit that's growing by a billion dollars every 32 hours. Really you are worried about the deficit? I call BS on you. Can you tell me where Obama's administration pi$$ed away the better part of a Trillion dollars. Do you know how many foreign banks got bailouts with money borrowed by the children children of today's taxpayers. I call BS on you again. Hypocrite. I was and am against Tarp under Bush and Obama why do you give your boy a pass?
ARice September 23, 2012 at 07:18 AM
Emptyhat Put your money where your mouth is you will not get good odds but an account on InTrade is pretty easy to set up. Bet the farm.
ARice September 23, 2012 at 07:32 AM
Liberals dont know the difference between Tina Fey and Palin but have no problem repeating a lie to advance their agenda.
ARice September 23, 2012 at 07:34 AM
I guess by irrational extremist you mean the tea party which believes you cant spend yourself out of debt...... those irrational small government fiscal responsibility tea-partiers .
ARice September 23, 2012 at 07:41 AM
Quote Originally Posted by ChesterCat View Post So here I am taking time out of my busy schedule to let you and maybe a few other people know that Obama's associates are a bunch of misguided individuals parroting one another and unwittingly serving ends they would never intentionally promote. To organize my discussion, I suggest that we take one step back in the causal chain and give Obama a rhadamanthine warning not to feed us a diet of robbery, murder, violence, and all other manner of trials and tribulations. I recently informed him that his subordinates cause one-sided campaigns of malice and malignity to be entered into historical fact. Obama said he'd "look further into the matter"—well, not too much further. After all, he is capable of only two things, namely whining and underhanded tricks. If I withheld my feelings on this matter, I'd be no less wretched than Obama. He once heard a sanctimonious junky say, "Obama never engages in empty-headed, uncompanionable, or meretricious politics." What's amazing is that Obama was then able to use that single quotation plus some anecdotal evidence to convince his epigones that every featherless biped, regardless of intelligence, personal achievement, moral character, sense of responsibility, or sanity, should be given the power to capitalize on our needs and vulnerabilities, which definitely makes me wonder, "Why can't he value a diversity of approaches without needing to rank
ARice September 23, 2012 at 07:41 AM
cont... them as better and worse?" The answer is too well-known to bear repeating, but I should comment that if Obama opened his eyes, he'd realize that mainstream opinion holds that I cannot believe that he would consider indelicate drongos as belligerent hermits. Call me crazy, but I'm beginning to think that we ought to punish those who lie or connive at half-truths. That'll make Obama think once—I would have said "twice", but I don't see any indication that he has previously given any thought to the matter—before damaging the self-esteem and physical health of millions of young men and women. To say otherwise would be cacodemonic. He unequivocally believes that his threats can give us deeper insights into the nature of reality. Unfortunately for him, that's all in his imagination. Obama needs to get out of that fictional world and get back to reality, where people can see that I have difficulty relating to those who think that human life is expendable. Okay, that was a facetious statement. This one is not: Bonapartism is dangerous. His hideous version of it is doubly so. Let me end this letter by challenging my readers to warn the public against those crabby, inimical prima donnas whose positive accomplishments are always practically nil but whose conceit can scarcely be excelled. Are you with me, or with the forces of parasitism and oppression?
ARice September 23, 2012 at 07:55 AM
Gruber..... Palin helped the ticket McCain didn't campaign and gave the race away.
ARice September 23, 2012 at 08:04 AM
To Jag-Guy Democrats care less about prosperity and future generations. The would of loved to spend spend spend..... They were worried about their political necks.
ARice September 23, 2012 at 08:07 AM
It is the liberal war on women
ARice September 23, 2012 at 08:10 AM
#258. Tell a joke: Q. What’s the difference between Obamacare and a car battery? A. The car battery has a positive side.
ARice September 23, 2012 at 08:11 AM
#252. Start a rumor: The radical, fringy, and racially incendiary Reverend Jeremiah Wright was actually Barack Obama’s pastor and friend for two decades—oh wait, that’s true!
ARice September 23, 2012 at 08:12 AM
#222. Quote Margaret Thatcher: “The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money.”
Mels Ditties September 25, 2012 at 02:07 PM
Question for Obama Supporters: Given the current actions/murders/riots/attacks happening in the world today, can one of you pls explain why your president is too busy fundraising to attend UN conferences this week?
Mels Ditties September 25, 2012 at 02:16 PM
Very interesting fact: During an election year, IF the sitting president has meetings with foreign leaders during this UN meeting, the opposing candidate is then eligible to do the same...
Mels Ditties September 25, 2012 at 02:17 PM
Thanx for the mornin' chuckle!
John Gruber September 25, 2012 at 02:49 PM
don't be naive and believe that any other president WOULDN'T be campaigning just 5-6 weeks before election, come on, use your brain. Bush had plenty of time to campaign when he invaded 2 countries...
Frog Morton October 04, 2012 at 09:07 PM
CHECK THIS OUT: Romney pointed out that Obama didn't get behind the Simpson-Bowles deficit reduction bill -- which his vice presidential pick, Rep. Paul Ryan, VOTED AGAINST -- even though ROMNEY ADMITTED HE DOESN'T SUPPORT IT EITHER. (Source: NBC News) In the true Romney style: When you can't lie...shuffle the deck faster.
Mar October 05, 2012 at 06:28 PM
Thank you Mr. John K Massaro for speaking with such intelligence and truth about OUR PRESIDENT . The lies that Romney keeps saying will be seen by Proud Americans like you and others on this site.

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