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Plouffe Calls Pennsylvania Push ‘Desperate Ploy’; Gillespie: The Undecideds are Ours
PJ Tatler ^ | November 4, 2012 | BRIDGET JOHNSON

Posted on 11/04/2012 2:09:22 PM PST by Kaslin

A senior adviser to President Obama today called Mitt Romney’s late push for Pennsylvania “a desperate ploy at the end of a campaign.”

David Plouffe said on ABC’s This Week that Obama has “an important lead” in battleground states. “Early vote’s gone very well for us. We think we’re closing with strong momentum. The president is having terrific events out there. So I am confident two days from now, the president will be re-elected,” he said.

Plouffe was referencing an AP report yesterday rounding up party affiliation of those who have voted early. So far, Democratic voters outnumber Republicans in Florida, Iowa, Nevada, North Carolina and Ohio.

“I mean, to win Pennsylvania, Governor Romney would have to win two- thirds of the independents. He’s not going to do that anywhere, much less Pennsylvania. So the truth is, they’re throwing some ads up and Governor Romney is, you know, traveling in the state he’s not going to win,” Plouffe said.

“In Florida, Virginia, North Carolina, we’re playing offense on states that they thought they had the inside track on, and they don’t,” he continued. “So, you know, I think a lot of this is a smokescreen, to try and mask the fact that in the places that will decide this election from an Electoral College standpoint — Ohio, Iowa, Wisconsin — they are — it’s going to be close, but they are definitely in a weak position heading into Election Day.”

Ed Gillespie of the Romney campaign countered that “it’s a remarkable juxtaposition here that Mitt Romney will be in the suburbs of Philadelphia today, and, you know, four years ago, Barack Obama was in Indiana.”

“When you look at where this map has gone, it reflects the — the change and the direction and the momentum toward Governor Romney,” Gillespie said. “And the fact is that a state like Pennsylvania being in play, a poll out today showing Michigan a dead heat, you know, this — the map has expanded.”

“Wisconsin, Minnesota has expanded our way. We feel very confident in terms of where we are in the — in the target states. We’ve been able to expand into Pennsylvania while fully funding and staying current with everything we need to be doing in Florida and Virginia and Ohio and all of the other target states,” he added.

Gillespie pooh-poohed Plouffe’s assertion that they have a better ground game and that will bring the election home.

“Their assumption seems to be that these undecided voters, the — you know, the president and Governor Romney are both about 47 percent, 48 percent, as you know, in these polls, and their assumption seems to be that these undecided voters aren’t going to turn out and that they, therefore, prevail because of their superior ground game versus ours,” he said.

“Number one, their ground game is not superior. And, number two, I think those undecided voters are going to turn out, and they’re going to break pretty strongly against the president.”

A new poll today in the Allentown Morning Call found Obama with a three-point lead over Romney, 49-46 in a state where he’s previously led by safe margins.

“For the first time, likely voters’ view of Romney is more positive than negative with 47 percent favorable to 45 percent unfavorable,” reported the paper. “Obama’s ratings have been slightly more positive since early September and he now is viewed favorably 48 percent to unfavorably 47 percent.”


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1 posted on 11/04/2012 2:09:22 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
Here's what democrat behavior looks like in my neighborhood. I think they call it revenge.


2 posted on 11/04/2012 2:19:17 PM PST by Baynative
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To: Kaslin

I take all of this posturing as indicative of a positive outcome for Romney.

Democrats lie. It’s who they are, it’s what they do, and they know the LSM will never call them on anything they say, so they lie outrageously, and with impunity, about everything.

Republicans, on the other hand, know that the LSM will rub their noses in any mistake or miscue they make from now until the sun burns out.

That the Romney campaign and certain RINO pundits (Will) are predicting victory augers well.


3 posted on 11/04/2012 2:21:02 PM PST by Arm_Bears (Be cheerful, be confident, and VOTE!!)
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To: Kaslin

Love the Dem “we’re winning the early voting” idea.

Uh, you always do. More GOPers like to go on election day..though I personally did vote Friday.

Heck, you won early voting in 2010, and that didn’t save the Dems....


4 posted on 11/04/2012 2:22:00 PM PST by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: Kaslin

I take all of this posturing as indicative of a positive outcome for Romney.

Democrats lie. It’s who they are, it’s what they do, and they know the LSM will never call them on anything they say, so they lie outrageously, and with impunity, about everything.

Republicans, on the other hand, know that the LSM will rub their noses in any mistake or miscue they make from now until the sun burns out.

That the Romney campaign and certain RINO pundits (Will) are predicting victory augers well.


5 posted on 11/04/2012 2:22:34 PM PST by Arm_Bears (Be cheerful, be confident, and VOTE!!)
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To: Kaslin

If it’s such a “ploy” then don’t counter it by sending anyone there.


6 posted on 11/04/2012 2:30:48 PM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: fatima; Fresh Wind; st.eqed; xsmommy; House Atreides; Nowhere Man; South Hawthorne; PaulZe; ...

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7 posted on 11/04/2012 2:34:55 PM PST by randita
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To: Kaslin

I would love if one of these “ pundits” asked the Obama boot lickers why they think early dem voters are not voting for Romney ?

I personally meet two dem women waiting in line to vote on Saturday that are voting for Romney....


8 posted on 11/04/2012 2:46:30 PM PST by Popman (November 7th...will be a good day for America..)
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To: Baynative

Plouffe is yet another of the stuck pigs squealing because Mitt in Pennsylvania is killing them.


9 posted on 11/04/2012 2:51:00 PM PST by WashingtonSource
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To: Baynative

Stuff like that is sure to switch Romney voters over to Obomba in droves.

Not.


10 posted on 11/04/2012 2:57:13 PM PST by Fresh Wind (If Obama is an empty chair, then Biden is the whoopee cushion.)
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To: rwfromkansas

I have always voted early since TN went to early voting. It was convenient for me. This time though I will vote on Tuesday, because one of the election workers for my precinct is a friend of ours


11 posted on 11/04/2012 3:24:45 PM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: rwfromkansas

I have always voted early since TN went to early voting. It was convenient for me. This time though I will vote on Tuesday, because one of the election workers for my precinct is a friend of ours


12 posted on 11/04/2012 3:24:50 PM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin
This doesn't look like a desperate ploy; Amazing photos: ‘Unreal’ crowd packs Romney rally in Bucks County, Pa.
13 posted on 11/04/2012 3:52:36 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (christian.bahits.com)
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To: Kaslin

I guess that’s why Clinton is making 4... Count ‘em 4... previously unplanned campaign stops in PA tomorrow. You know because Romney isn’t even close there & it’s just a ploy so why not drag the former prez around the state on the last campaign day. Sure Plouffe. Got it. PA is just a ploy.


14 posted on 11/04/2012 4:54:48 PM PST by The Hound Passer
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