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    Posted July 13, 2012 by
    Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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    Election 2012: Your stories

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    Moderately Leading Toward Obama


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Mahariffic says although she leans more towards conservative politics, she is starting to warm up to the idea of potentially voting for President Obama in the upcoming election. She says that although many Republican figures claim the re-election of President Obama would be a bad for the country, she has yet to see the GOP offer a resolution to pressing issues impacting the nation. 'I started thinking about President Obama, what he’s done, the way he comes across and the Congress he’s stuck with, I realized that I wouldn’t be horrified if he were re-elected,' she says.

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    After all the scare-mail I've gotten daily from the GOP spreading fear and loathing over a re-elected President Obama, I've begun looking at what the president has done. I didn't vote for him last time, but I did support Hillary Clinton whom I believe would have done a better job. Still, Obama did inherit a mess and under the circumstances, I think he has done some good things. I disagree with his energy policy action closing down offshore energy development for another 30 years, and Congress is so stubborn and cowardly, it wouldn't do anything to make life better for anyone outside of the Capital Beltway. Meanwhile, Gov. Romney's ideas focus on what he'd undo, and little on what he would do to improve conditions for most Americans. I would have preferred the GOP selecting one of the other candidates to challenge Obama. Unfortunately, neither man inspire any real hope or specificity that would cause solid, positive dramatic improvement for this country. I also blame Americans and big business for the self-centered, greedy, discompassionate and hate-mongering that has shut down compromise and sharing. We all have lost our way. And we starve for a leader who will inspire and influence Congress to do what clearly is right and necessary for most of us.
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