Ante up: Placing big money bets on who will be president
November 2nd, 2012
04:42 PM ET
10 years ago

Ante up: Placing big money bets on who will be president

(CNN) - In the winter of 2011, Chris, a 23-year old professional poker player, was confident that his candidate, President Barack Obama, would keep control of the White House in November of 2012.

But instead of ordering a few lawn signs or volunteering to go door-to-door for the campaign, he put his money where is mouth was.


Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama
soundoff (33 Responses)
  1. g

    if it was not for the bank and wall street bailouts there would have been no election,s ,it would be more like civil war

    November 2, 2012 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
  2. Sam Osborne

    I don’t know about Ohio, but if the election were to be depend upon Iowa it is over and Obama has won on the basis of the early vote alone. Obama supporters have been getting people to early vote and young people in the college towns have been reported to have now voted at a level above that turned on and out in 2008.

    On top of this a voter suppression effort by the Rep. Secretary of State was blocked by the court and it did nothing but anger and turn out the states old and large population of Hispanics that year ago came to the stare as railroad and agricultural workers.

    To top this off, the religious right has embarrassed Iowans by trying to get a Supreme Court Justice voted off the bench because of the court’s same-gender-marriage decision. Sensitive to what the neighbors think, Iowans are always worrying about who other view them and letters to the editor indicate Iowans don’t want to be thought of as bigots.

    In short, the Republicans shot themselves in the foot they have put I their mouth and have not had many boots on the ground to drum up and turn out votes.

    November 2, 2012 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
  3. wagontrain

    Those of us with common sense wants a real man for President, not a pretender or a phony or a Community Organizer. The job of President is just too much for him. He isn't President of ALL of the people, just a select few. He is President of the Unions and the very very right.
    The pathetic thing is most of those who 'support' Obama are the gullible and the misinformed.

    November 2, 2012 10:30 pm at 10:30 pm |
  4. O spt

    -Looking like Rockefeller Obama will get back in?
    And so what will Rothchild COKE do?

    -WHY --work the other end of the capstone age--enda.

    RED China handover and FINAL EUGENICS are on the move.

    November 3, 2012 12:14 am at 12:14 am |
  5. Sheriff JOE

    Mitt's got this!

    November 3, 2012 03:12 am at 3:12 am |
  6. John Q.Public

    Please Americans, especially if you are in a key state, get out and vote against these lying low-down sleazy bought-and-paid-for Republican candidates. We don't want to wake up on Nov 7th to find those two liars in office. That would mean a nightmare for our dear country.

    November 3, 2012 05:26 am at 5:26 am |
  7. Montrelle

    Obama needs a chance to prove these doubters wrong. Hell he stands for peace in this damn country! Use your weak minds. Who is Romney to this country!? A stranger! Yeah, easy decision. Vote Obama 2012!

    November 3, 2012 05:41 am at 5:41 am |
  8. Bob

    This is good...Obama wins Ohio, but loses Florida. Then Mitt only needs Virgnina, Or Pennsylvania, or Wisconsin, or Minnesota, or Michigan...and its OVER for Obama. The odds are in Romney's favor...not Obama's.,

    November 3, 2012 09:15 am at 9:15 am |
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