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July Panic for Obama For Good Reason
washingtonpost.com ^ | 07/15/2012 | Jennifer Rubin

Posted on 07/15/2012 3:24:55 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion

Why has the Obama team been publicly wailing about losing out to Mitt Romney in the money race? Why would the president accuse his opponent of not merely being wrong or unqualified but criminal? After all, the polls are tied, so why so much worry in Obamaland?

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The Associated Press reports: “President Barack Obama’s campaign has spent nearly $100 million on television commercials in selected battleground states so far, unleashing a sustained early barrage designed to create lasting, negative impressions of Republican Mitt Romney before he and his allies ramp up for the fall.” Think of it like the Confederacy’s artillery barrage on the third day of Gettysburg before Pickett’s charge — you have to in essence disable the other side before the charge begins or its curtains.

Virtually all of the ads were viciously negative, and judging from the number of Pinocchios they’ve racked up, continually and materially false.

But it didn’t work. Romney and Obama are still deadlocked.

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It’s not too early to say that Obama’s vital signs look dicey. Over the past 33 months, his job approval has been lower than George W. Bush’s at a comparable time in his presidency for all but one week. Bush averaged above 50 percent in the quarter before his successful reelection campaign, while Obama has been stuck in the 46-48 percent range for months. And the famous “wrong track” measure now stands at 63 percent, versus 55 percent in the days preceding the vote in 2004. If these two numbers don’t improve for Obama, his presidency will be in jeopardy. And they probably won’t — unless the economy perks up noticeably.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012election; bho2012; election2012; kenyanbornmuzzie; mittromney; obama
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1 posted on 07/15/2012 3:25:04 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: BarnacleCenturion

please Lord make it so


2 posted on 07/15/2012 3:26:46 PM PDT by beebuster2000
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4 posted on 07/15/2012 3:35:40 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: TheCause

A real turd would fall apart if held out of water like that.

The history of incumbents being challenged suggests that if Obama wanted a comfortable win over Romney, he would need to be well ahead at this point. His ignorant mudballs are hilariously failing to garner him such a lead. If I were to be utterly Machiavellian, I would tell Obama to attack Romney as being too liberal.


5 posted on 07/15/2012 3:39:20 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew)
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To: musicman
He needs to go after Obama like he went after Newt....Clinton did the something against Dole the Rino...
6 posted on 07/15/2012 3:41:30 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

I agree!! Romney should walk out to a news conference with
EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!

Tax records, college records, High school records, selective service records, elementary school records and every other record Barry has hidden.

Then simply ask “Where’s Barry’s records??”


7 posted on 07/15/2012 3:46:07 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Hojczyk
He needs to go after Obama like he went after Newt....

Never happen.

He will go after 0bama like McCain did in '08.

8 posted on 07/15/2012 3:47:10 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

The ONLY way I’ll vote for Flip Romney is if he’s within 1% on the RCP average the day my wife and I vote in absentia (I’m in the Army at FT. Knox, KY and we are Florida voters so we vote via absentee ballot). Otherwise, Libertarian votes from us. However, we are voting Republican in the House and Senate races.


9 posted on 07/15/2012 3:47:59 PM PDT by Engineer_Soldier ("Commerce with all nations, alliance with none, should be our motto." Thomas Jefferson.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

All Romney needs to do is play this. Please take time to listen, maybe we can help it go viral. Was on C4P

;The Bro Gotta Go”!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgbwlnpY5B8


10 posted on 07/15/2012 3:48:07 PM PDT by mardi59 (THE REBELLION IS ON!!!)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Mitt, talk about the tax cheats in Obama’s cabinet!!!!


11 posted on 07/15/2012 3:49:53 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: EGPWS

I hear there are selected states where the cautious Romney campaign is pummeling Obama for fibbing about him (in this case the Bain and outsourcing affair). Maybe they want to see if that will make a difference before taking it nationwide.


12 posted on 07/15/2012 3:51:28 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew)
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To: beebuster2000

http://templestream.xanga.com/765194901/black-pastors-oppose-president-obama/


13 posted on 07/15/2012 3:56:43 PM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: Hojczyk

i hate obama- can’t stand that POS and am with you....i would love nothing more than watching him taken apart politically piece by piece....i am pretty angry that Romney has not tried to cut this SOB off at the knees....

but i sat back, took a breathe and read a little of this article and took stock for a second:

1) Romney and the GOP have outraised obama and the rats the past two months...more than 30% in June....

2) despite how you feel about him, Karl Rove knows how to win elections...after not having a skin in the game in 2008 he now runs a massive PAC and is gunning for obama & the rats...

3) the groups that got obama elected four years ago (independent voters, disgruntled GOP voters, white males, Catholic vote) have turned against obama...the young voters are fractionally as motivated to vote for obama compared to four years ago...his % lead amongst Jews also seems to be down (78% in ‘08 versus 65% polling last week)...

4) obama cannot run on his record- he’s shooting all the bullets in his gun and its the middle of July...

again- i would love for nothing more than to see a Romney ad pointing out obama’s criminal ways tomorrow, but that points i posted are in fact true...


14 posted on 07/15/2012 3:56:57 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Rubin just had to take a shot at Sarah Palin near the end of the article. Had it not been for Palin, McCain would have lost much, much worse. I wish she would have never ran as McCain’s VP.


15 posted on 07/15/2012 4:00:37 PM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: God luvs America

I don’t think it’ll be close, but don’t cut him off at the knees too soon. You don’t want hillary running, do you?


16 posted on 07/15/2012 4:05:47 PM PDT by WSGilcrest (/s)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Mrs. Rubin writes of a possible Romney blunder:

"Obama is now committed to a strategy that isn’t working. He’s left to unleash his attack dogs and to pray for a miracle. Maybe the economy will rebound. Perhaps Romney will implode or pick a Sarah-Palin-type for vice president."

If an anti-"Sarah-Palin-type" is what is needed, Lindsey Graham would be a great VP pick sure to give Mitt that extra excitement boost he needs to capture the elctorate.

17 posted on 07/15/2012 4:09:30 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks BarnacleCenturion.
Virtually all of the ads were viciously negative, and judging from the number of Pinocchios they've racked up, continually and materially false. But it didn't work. Romney and Obama are still deadlocked... [Zero's] job approval has been lower than George W. Bush's at a comparable time in his presidency for all but one week [of the past 33]

18 posted on 07/15/2012 4:10:20 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
As far as I can tell, Obama is on his own merry go round. He's not going to get rid of Mitt....no matter what he says or does.

Obama's a lost cause.

The foreign job issue is a joke and the Olympics out sourcing cr** is even more amusing.

19 posted on 07/15/2012 4:13:18 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I agree, but then I see ‘analysis’ (read: Obama’s free PR agency) pieces like this and shake my head in disbelief:

http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/story/2012-07-15/bain-romney-obama-ads/56239904/1


20 posted on 07/15/2012 4:21:53 PM PDT by relictele
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