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Why millions of voters are divorcing Obama
Fox News ^ | October 10, 2012 | Dr. Keith Ablow

Posted on 10/10/2012 11:52:31 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

According to the latest Gallup poll, Mitt Romney has leapt from a significant deficit to a 2-point lead in the wake of his widely lauded Presidential debate performance. He is simultaneously closing in on Obama’s lead in several swing states.

This dramatic change may turn out to be even more meaningful when viewed through a lens that properly values the psychological power of incumbency.

A shift by the electorate away from an incumbent president has more in common with divorce than it does with opting against a second date.

When Americans bond with a president for more than three years, the decision to back a different candidate often comes only after much soul-searching and an extreme level of discomfort. When real disappointment sets in, and voters finally voice their intention to support the challenger, their decision can be permanent. They may be saying that the relationship is, finally, beyond repair—that there is no going back.

In my practice, marriages rarely end over a single event or disappointment. But, one event can, indeed, represent a breaking point when dissatisfaction has been simmering for months or years. The first presidential debate was such an event.

For the sake of metaphor, think of any friend who has called you and, after a tumultuous, but passionate, relationship, finally, finally, come to the realization that her husband isn’t the man she thought he was—at all...

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; bho2012; bho44; miserablefailure; obama; polls; romney; unfit
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To: LibsRJerks; All

” Yet, we the American taxpayer are going to get stuck with the “kids” from this marriage: out of control debt and an larger entitlement state!”

Yeah. I posted the other day that even if this bowl of vomit loses, it could take us 10 years to repair the damage. And THAT is even assuming our party has the guts to undo all of his EO’s, and fires 40 “communist czars”


21 posted on 10/10/2012 12:39:03 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Here's my take. Lot's of folks who voted for 0bama in 08 have been looking for a reason not to support him this time around with not having to admit they make a mistake and to assuage the liberal white guilt of voting against a black guy. The poor debate performance is the excuse they needed to bail.

A lot of moderates and independents voted for Obama in part because of the historical importance of the 1st black president only to be disappointed.

It's as if instead of being a Hall of Fame caliber player, Jackie Robinson had turned out to be a .215 hitter who couldn't field.

22 posted on 10/10/2012 12:39:24 PM PDT by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: p. henry

23 posted on 10/10/2012 12:42:14 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

“40 pages of Obamatrocities, don’t it ?”

I become so disgusted by this puke of a president that I created my own web site, the Obama Clarifier. http://obamaclarifier.blogspot.com/


24 posted on 10/10/2012 12:50:00 PM PDT by garjog (We do not want another four more years of the last four years.)
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To: garjog

I went there. Good job!


25 posted on 10/10/2012 1:00:28 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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I believe all of the former Admin employees submit their resignations as a matter of protocol after an election for president.


26 posted on 10/10/2012 1:03:25 PM PDT by Lacey2
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” believe all of the former Admin employees submit their resignations as a matter of protocol after an election for president.”

These Marxist/Maoists may be the historical exception. They may leave only at gunpoint, or military escort : )


27 posted on 10/10/2012 1:15:54 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Very good article. Pretty darned astute analysis of the road from here on in the campaign, I believe.


28 posted on 10/10/2012 2:15:59 PM PDT by AFPhys ((Praying for our troops, our citizens, that the Bible and Freedom become basis of the US law again))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He broke his oath to this nation. This entire nation knows it. But 47% could give a rats azz.


29 posted on 10/10/2012 2:26:02 PM PDT by DeadFurrow (Your rights end where mine begins.)
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The divorce analogy is reasonable but I prefer the Wizard of Oz. The debate revealed the "Great and Terrible Oz" to be merely "the little man behind the curtain."

Difference is, obama can't believe he's been busted, but the disillusionment among the peons of the emerald city is massive.

30 posted on 10/10/2012 7:50:28 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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