Skip to comments."Horses**t" (Romney adviser on Dem demoralizing campaign)
Posted on 09/10/2012 6:54:52 AM PDT by TonyInOhio
I asked a top Romney adviser what he makes of reports that the Romney campaign knows its losing and that Ohio is slipping out of reach (PPP has a new poll with Obama at 50 in the state):
Its horses**t. Nobody in Boston thinks were going to lose. Were in a tight race. We had a 4-5 point bounce after our convention and it evaporated when they had theirs. Now they have a 4-5 bounce. Its going evaporate in September. We feel good about the map. Were up with advertising in Wisconsin and I think North Carolina is going to come off the board. On Ohio, theyve been spinning for months now that its out of reach.
There was a Columbus Post-Dispatch poll last week that had it 45-45. Thats a more accurate picture of the state of the play there than any of the spin. PPP has these polls that just put chum in the water for the media. Sometimes I think theres a conscious effort between the media and Chicago to get Republicans depressed. And I hope our friends realize that all these media analysts out there are Democrats WHO WANT US TO LOSE. And the more Washington DC controls our economy, the more important inside-the-beltway publications are and the more money they make. The 202 area code is dominated by people who will make more money if Obama is reelected, so its not just an ideological thumb theyre putting on the scale for him, its a business interest.
I actually think the other side is in a panic. You look at New Mexico closing up. And theyre not above 50 in any of their target states. Look, were raising money, theyre raising money, and its tight. This is a dogfight. But the numbers actually point to a romney win barring something unforeseen.
What is Romney’s plan for keeping the ballot-counting process safe when 13 states will have their ballots counted by Scytl, a Spanish company with Socialist ties partly funded by George Soros? If Mr. Corporate Manners can’t fight for the voters’ right to an honest election, he shouldn’t ask for their votes.
The bounce from the conventions are a bit illusory. The first meaningful polls will be in the late September. It has always been the case. Everyone stop hyperventilating.
I do have a concern that the polling world has gotten the message with the suit filed against Gallup that bad Obama numbers published will get you a lawsuit and there is a strong possibility that the whole polling process has been compromised.
Excellent post! Hopefully some of the nervous nellies here on FR take heart.
This is what I needed to hear! thanks for posting.
I guess Republicans should’ve stopped asking for votes a long time ago?
Rasmussen has Obama approval at 52?? We’re dead.
Hopefully some of the nervous nellies here on FR take heart.
I’m talking to you, Costanza!
Just go away. THE CONVENTION JUST ENDED AND WEEKENDS ARE ALWAYS BETTER FOR DEMS.
it only demoralizes political junkies who read and fret over every poll and every negative result
Now tsowellfan, you are not a troll, but you've been had. Time to 'fess up, otherwise every time I encounter your name, I will expect either a lie, or I expect I will need to check your premises.
RIghtwardHo, I'm a little more suspicious about you.
Another tip is that Demos are over represented in weekend polls because Repubs are out and about over the weekend. Look for polls that were all run on weekdays.
You forgot the sarcasm tag closure.
The problem is that Romney has to have the guts to expose Obama for who he is. This needs to get ideological, and do so in a hurry.
Romney needs to have ads running 24/7 just pounding away at Obama. So far, we have seen plain vanilla from Romney. The heat needs to be turned up fast.
Sometimes I think theres a conscious effort between the media and Chicago to get Republicans depressed”
And we know why they do it: it works. Just hang out at FR, and you can see it....all of the allegedly tough-minded, thick-skinned libertarians say “we’re doomed” with a little push back.
Yes, we’re all worried...obama is up now. But it’s close, and objectively he has some real problems. But he is not a lock. Romney might be able to win...that has always been the case and it remains the case today. (With all that...I’ll sure be glad - gladder the most! - when the polls get closer to earth....).
While optimistic, I’m not sure who to believe anymore. Both sides are going to spin the numbers to their advantage. If this guy didn’t he’d lose his job. I still think Rasmussen is the most honest and accurate, so just keep your eye on that poll over the next 3 weeks. All I see are terrible employment numbers, gas at $4 per gallon, and an opponent that basically goes on record at his convention as hating God. As long as Romney and the GOP are willing to exploit these basic facts, the fundamentals are not there for a permanent Marxist bounce.
I hope that is a direct quote from the Romney guy. If they understand that...I feel like they have the right people in the campaign. The entire strategy has to center around this fact. The media is the enemy of the right. The media wants us to fail. They try to set the rules, the control the narrative. We have to work around that and get the people on board.
Good to know who the designated surrender-meme monkey is this week.
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