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2012 PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE…SNL STYLE

SNL Makes Fun of Obama & Big Bird

After last weeks debate, the writers of SNL had plenty of material to go on for this funny and uplifting debate with SNL actors  Jason Sudeikis’ (Mitt Romney) & Jay Pharoah (President Obama). The two actors really brought to life the criticisms that the two candidates recieved after the debate was over. President Obama (Jay Pharoah) was said to be distracted and unprepared, while Romney (Jason Sudeikis), who recieved rave reviews for being well prepared, albeit long winded. Interestingly enough, the first debate proved to be a great step for Mitt Romney who now leads in the polls by a few points. According to Pew Research Center, “Likely voters favored Romney in the presidential race by 49 percent to Obama’s 45 percent, while Romney came up even at 46 percent with Obama among registered voters, Pew said. Romney had trailed Obama by nine points among likely voters in September.”  The latest numbers from the Gallup tracking poll also shows a close race, but President Obama with the advantage. Based on interviews conducted Oct. 1 to 7, President Obama is the choice of 50 percent of the registered voters surveyed and Mr. Romney is backed by 45 percent. Now as the world awaits for the next election, Americas foreign policies are on the debate table, an issue that has already gained momentum. Check out a more hilarious take on the debate as America continues to choose who will run our country for the next four years.—>

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Debate Reactions

The incumbent democratic President Barack Obama was the first to step to the podium to discuss the economy and job creation, but before he got down to the nation’s business he wished his lovely wife Mrs. Michelle Obama a happy 20th anniversary. The President then reminded America that  since he has been in office America has seen  “5 million jobs, in the private sector created.” He credited the resilience and determination of the American people for the rise in jobs, housing, and the restoration of the automotive industry. Obama focused the first segment of his speech on where America is going and focusing our economy on education, training, developing new sources of energy, & changing our tax code to build small bsuinesses. President Obama went on to explain how he would, take the money we are saving in the aftermath of war to rebuild America & reduce our deficit in a balanced way that will allow for critical investments. Ultimately, the president left it up to the voters, in a semi-sarcastic tone, asking voters to choose between the top down appraoch and the  bottom up approach to reshape America, and embrace a new economic partriotism, a request that fueled former govenor of Massachusets and republican candidate,  Mitt Romney, to pull no punches.

Romney immediately began to paint a picture with his words; A picture that showed Obama’s current employment triumph’s, as  merely a small insignificant line toward a better economy. Telling heart felt stories of struggling Americans, Romney called for a different path that he split in five parts. First, energy independence, which will create about four million jobs. Then he wants to open more trade particularly in North America, and invest in education,  get us to a balanced budget, and help Americans start small businesses.

In just the first segment of the debate, the two candidates expressed what they wanted, but they didn’t explain how they would go about achieving each goal. Furthermore, each candidate essentially wants the same thing, so how can we choose who is the better candidate if they are not giving us a choice on the issues, rather they are giving us a choice behind the face who will wield the pen to drive change in our country.

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CELEBRITIES AND WHO THEY SUPPORT

President Barack Obama

George Clooney- Actor

Clooney held a gala fundraiser at his Los Angeles home in May that raised nearly $15 million for Mr. Obama. He has offered to headline a European fundraiser in August for Americans living abroad.

Jane Lynch -Actor

Ms. Lynch was among a group of actors, athletes and business leaders who urged President Barack Obama to support marriage rights for same-sex couples.

Steven Spielberg -Director

Mr. Spieilberg has donated money to Priorities USA Action, a pro-Obama “super” political action committee

Tyler Perry -Filmmaker

Mr. Obama visited Atlanta in March for a fundraiser with Mr. Perry.

Lady Gaga- Singer

Lady Gaga attended a fundraiser for Obama’s re-election campaign in California in 2011.

Michael Jordan Basketball legend

Mr. Jordan, who played for the Chicago Bulls, Obama’s favorite NBA team, and NBA Commissioner David Stern are co-hosting a $20,000-per person fundraising dinner with the president in August that will follow a fundraising “shoot-around” with players at New York’s Chelsea Piers sports complex, including Carmelo Anthony, Rajon Rondo, John Wall, Paul Pierce, Kyrie Irving, Joe Johnson and former NBA centers Patrick Ewing and Alonzo Mourning. WNBA stars Sheryl Swoopes and Dawn Staley are also participating in the event.

Oprah Winfrey Media impressario

Ms. Winfrey in 2007 broke her long-standing rule against supporting politicians and came out for Mr. Obama. She became one his strongest advocates and helped him win over female voters.

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