Second Obama term would confront fiscal crisis before inauguration
November 3rd, 2012
12:44 PM ET
6 years ago

Second Obama term would confront fiscal crisis before inauguration

Mentor, Ohio (CNN) - At a Friday morning rally in Hilliard, Ohio, Democratic former Gov. Ted Strickland exhorted the audience to vote for President Barack Obama because GOP hopeful Mitt Romney and vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan have "to fake compassion."

If you think that sounds unusually cutting, go a few hundred miles across the country to a Romney rally where Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, told his home state crowd he wonders of the president, "How much do you really love the country you are in charge of?"


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  1. B.

    Good luck with that idea, the Republicans have made it their number One goal to defeat this President with Congressional Obstruction to historic records.

    The Republicans will lose this election because Americans now understand the strategy of the GOP and the extent to which they will go to get their own way in their attempt to BUY this election and repress the vote.

    All the money in the Universe will not Buy America Mr Romney!

    November 3, 2012 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  2. GI Joe

    If the republicans pull another two years like the last two, even more of them will get voted out in 2014.


    It's easier to change the House of Representatives than it is to change presidents and wipe out all progress for US.

    November 3, 2012 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  3. Howard

    Oh please ... Obama will say or do ANYTHING to get reelected !!!

    November 3, 2012 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  4. Thomas

    As long as the Do Noting Congress gets a clear message from voters , they will stay in obstruction mode.

    November 3, 2012 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  5. Howie

    Very concerned about a nation of people who would vote this man back into office after a miserable failure first term. Our once great country is doomed with a nation of uneducated voters.

    November 3, 2012 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  6. They ought to change from the elephant to the hippo...

    Ron Johnson is a do nothing Senator for WI.

    November 3, 2012 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  7. jmmjr49er

    Republican objectionists?

    Oh, wait in 2009 and 2010 that was Democrat lay down for The One. 2011 and 2012, Senate fails to work for 2 years because its just too hard to pass legislation.

    The One got all he wanted in his 4 years and he failed.

    November 3, 2012 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  8. Gurgyl

    Yes, on OBAMA12.

    November 3, 2012 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  9. Phil Thomas

    The argument that you reward obstructionist is pathetic, you vote them out. I think when the country gets rid of them it will be enough of a case for the GOP to get off of the two year vacation they have been on and go back to work.

    November 3, 2012 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  10. Anonymous

    i gonna see if the ameicans people will let the gop and romney to buy this election with all those liar

    November 3, 2012 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  11. J

    i gonna see if the ameicans people will let the gop and romney buy this election with all those liar

    November 3, 2012 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  12. rs

    Don't worry folks- The GOP stands ready on the sidelines to ensure that nothing good will happen! Maybe its time to send them to Gitmo for gumming up the works.... after all- it was the GOP that wouldn't allow the place to close.

    November 3, 2012 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  13. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    These Republicans in Congress won't have a choice but to work with Obama in a 2nd term because a majority of them will be up for re-election during the 2nd term. This Congress rating is so low not one of them is going to risk losing their job by not working with Obama and that's what will bring about change you can believe in, they will have no choice.

    November 3, 2012 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  14. smoke

    Dont matter who get elected,,the still gone be messed up,lol

    November 3, 2012 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  15. Squigman

    If the house and senate are democrat, the problem will be solved and solved quickly. Obama/Biden 2012, and all other seats democrat as well.

    November 3, 2012 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  16. sunnymurchison

    The American people ultimately have the political power.

    November 3, 2012 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  17. West Coast Mom

    Oh Please, Howard, have you Romnesia as well? Where have been for the past 12 years???? Do this: go to Google. Type in "stock market crash" and look at the date: September 2008. Who was in office at that time? Oh yes – a Republican. Bush. President Obama came in after 8 years of STUPID and you expect him to fix it in 4??? You have no foundation to make a stupid statement such as "Obama will say or do ANYTHING to get reelected". And in the meanwhile, the GOP have done NOTHING but put up obstacles in front of the President to try and get something accomplished that would be beneficial for ALL Americans. If you are one of those instant-gratification people you will never be happy with anything that happens in your life.

    November 3, 2012 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |