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ChristopherBall
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1Historygenius
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Winning
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Pathways to 270

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1Historygenius
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 6/9/2012 Category: Politics
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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ChristopherBall

Pro

President Obama has an easy path to re-election. Romney will have a more difficult time in the General Election.
1Historygenius

Con

I thank my opponent for starting this debate.

Pro's argument is that "President Obama has an easy path to re-election. Romney will have a more difficult time in the General Election."

So my argument is that Obama will have a harder time winning the election.
Here are my points:

Stagnant Economy

Currently, the economy in the United States is stagnant. This means that it is not good or bad. While Obama can spin that he helped fix the economy, he really did not. The fact is that this economy is one of the worst for many people. They maybe reluctant to give Obama a second term and instead vote for Romney who has business experience.

Ineffective President

Much of Obama's liberal agenda (cap and trade, tax increases on the rich,etc.) was proposed, but failed to pass. This disappointed voters on the left while alienating voters on the right.

Obamacare

Obamacare, Obama's most famous legislative accomplishment is currently very unpopular. Many voters may not support him. It will be worse if the Supreme Court rules it as unconstitutional.

He is Older

The eloquence and novelty that gave Obama his win in 2008 has been largely sapped by time.

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Debate Round No. 1
ChristopherBall

Pro

ChristopherBall forfeited this round.
1Historygenius

Con

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Debate Round No. 2
ChristopherBall

Pro

ChristopherBall forfeited this round.
1Historygenius

Con

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Debate Round No. 3
ChristopherBall

Pro

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1Historygenius

Con

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Debate Round No. 4
ChristopherBall

Pro

ChristopherBall forfeited this round.
1Historygenius

Con

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Debate Round No. 5
8 comments have been posted on this debate. Showing 1 through 8 records.
Posted by 1Historygenius 4 years ago
1Historygenius
Not done, by 12:30 (mainly because I got bored waiting and started reading movie reviews), but I still win!
Posted by 1Historygenius 4 years ago
1Historygenius
This debate will be over by 12:30!
Posted by 1Historygenius 4 years ago
1Historygenius
I am so glad I know what Elephant Watcher is.
Posted by 16kadams 4 years ago
16kadams
Holy sh*t
Posted by 1Historygenius 4 years ago
1Historygenius
I will take the challenge!
Posted by dcdriver 4 years ago
dcdriver
I don't get it. Would the con be that he has a difficult path to 270?
Posted by TheOrator 4 years ago
TheOrator
I think the main argument in this will be over the fact that Obama won't have an easy campaign, as almost all US elections are hard after teh invention of the television :P
Posted by socialpinko 4 years ago
socialpinko
wut
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Vote Placed by TUF 4 years ago
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