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    Default The day that changed America (and probably the world too)

    Obama.

    Your thoughts?
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    It's a beginning, but who is on his bus? (jim collins - good to great)

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    I think he'll do a great job, but ultimately the effectiveness of a US president is based on the people around him that make up his government. Who he picks is going to be just as important in taking up those important posts.

    I think Obama will be scrutinized by the American public and media more than any other US president in history when he becomes president. It's a lot of pressure.
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    The odds are certainly stacked against the man, that's for sure.

    I wasn't too pleased with either primary choice for president. I was actually about an inch away from voting for Nater... LOL
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    'cause nobody saw that one coming three months in advance.
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    I'm more of a wait and see kinda guy myself. I don't think he is the devil or the savior like many people seem to think. I belive that actions speak louder than words, so I'll wait and see what changes he brings about before making any judgement. I know he was elected based on a platform, but that does not mean that he will follow through or will be able to.

    I have to agree with Nyne Lyves comment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nyne Lyvez
    I wasn't too pleased with either primary choice for president.
    Hey- Amen. I am INDEED an independant.

    I was drawn in to Obama with his unseen propaganda that wasn't really true, after I thought about it.

    I only liked McCain because he was older and because he wouldn't have much power considering there are more democrats in Congress than republicans (which doesn't really mean he has LESS power). This is also why I didn't want Obama to be president. He might have too much power. He has more democrats in Congress and yet gets to appoint the next 3 people in the Supreme Court. I don't know how check 'n' balances 'll work now.

    I think that Obama will do okay, but I can't tell the future...

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    Well, just about anything will be an improvement, and we can hope for a lot more than that.
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    I just heard something striking: Obama will face the same resistance as the open source community; you have to work harder to prove you're right.

    Btw, never trust a politician.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_support View Post
    Obama.

    Your thoughts?
    I'm definatley excited at all the possibilities, however I'm a little scared becasue it closely resembles the kennedy election, and look what happened to him =(

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