Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
I was saying to my lovely wife (who may be as liberal as Galen) that while Obama would see a short term bump, the long term will be a net negative. For one, it will soften the evangelical black vote. Two, it would hand-deliver to Romney something he's been seeking since last year -- conservatives to come to his side.

Looks like that happened. He's up 50-43 with likely voters.


The President above all else is calculating and politically savvy. He did NOT want to make that so-called declaration.
I think I remember you mentioning your wife is also somewhat religious, while you are not. Do you just not talk politics or religion, or do you ever find common ground?

My wife (yes I call her that even though we're not "married") don't really talk about religion but on ideology she is conservative just doesn't pay attention to politics.