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Chicago Source: Obama Campaign Planning to Proclaim Early Victory to ‘Demoralize Romney Supporters’
The Blaze ^ | November 5, 2012 | Jason Howerton

Posted on 11/05/2012 10:19:33 AM PST by GonzoII

New York Times best-selling author Brad Thor, based in Chicago, tells TheBlaze that the Obama campaign may be planning to preemptively announce victory in the presidential election based on early voting numbers in an attempt to “demoralize Mitt Romney supporters.”

Citing a “very solid source” in Chicago, Thor says the Obama campaign is looking to make it appear to voters that they have “this thing sewed up and are less than 24 hours to victory,” according to his source.

Meanwhile, team Obama will also urge voters to get out and vote so they can say they were part of the important 2012 election that resulted in a second term for Obama.

While Thor can’t reveal his source, he told TheBlaze multiple times that the source is very reliable.

The flip side of the coin, the author explained, is that the Obama campaign is counting on the mainstream media to drive home their narrative should they implement this strategy.

“They are so invested in Obama,” Thor said of the media. “I don’t see how any truth loving person could look to the mainstream media ever again. This election should be the final nail in the coffin with the mainstream media.”

Why would the campaign resort to such a Chicago-style political tactic? According to Thor, it’s because their support is diminished across the board and they know they’re in trouble.

“Their support is down,” he told TheBlaze. “All the polling has been the exact same thing. They have been oversampling Democrats, and they are not getting the 2008 levels of voting.”

Whether or not the Obama campaign will set this plan into motion remains to be seen. As Thor points out, the plot could have been brought up but never considered seriously by the top officials in the campaign. If it is being considered though, the author hopes that all the attention forces the Obama camp to ditch the effort.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida; US: Ohio; US: Pennsylvania; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: alinskytactic; election2012; obama; obamaearlyvictory; onetermobama; romney2012
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1 posted on 11/05/2012 10:19:33 AM PST by GonzoII
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To: GonzoII

They’re NOT that stupid... unless the election has been fixed in advance.


2 posted on 11/05/2012 10:21:47 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: GonzoII

They tried that in 2004. Remember that skewed exit polls showed Kerry trouncing Bush all day long.

I was working in the Bush campaign at the time, and I can assure you that nobody was demoralized. I’ve never seen such scrambling in my life, getting out the vote in Republican precincts till 6:59 p.m.

And a wonderful victory party a few hours later.

Disinformation didn’t work then, won’t work now.


3 posted on 11/05/2012 10:24:33 AM PST by Jedidah
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To: GonzoII
So, in short, the democrats are again planning on telling us all a bunch of lies?

There is a shocker.

4 posted on 11/05/2012 10:24:48 AM PST by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them)
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To: GonzoII

Let’s pretend this was the Romney campaign that said this. anyone want to guess how the MSM would cover it?


5 posted on 11/05/2012 10:25:40 AM PST by matt04
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To: GonzoII

Dems already know they lost, demoralizing GOP voters is their last chance..the Obama mansion in Hawaii is already purchased..all they have left is the small hope that if enough people think Obama won they won’t bother voting..WONT WORK THIS TIME WE ARE VOTING..I am getting my butt up early tomorrow to vote for Romney, here in liberal Los Angeles, if I can go vote in a state where Obama will win, EVERYONE will vote..and we will WIN!


6 posted on 11/05/2012 10:29:05 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: GonzoII

They declared Florida for Gore before the panhandle polls closed. IMHO, that was no mistake, but rather a calculated move by the MSM to help Gore.

Don’t be surprised if the MSM starts to run with the story “Obama declares victory” long before the polls close. Technically, the MSM won’t be declaring a winner, they’ll just be covering what Obama says. But, they’ll cover it in a way that makes it sound like a fact.


7 posted on 11/05/2012 10:31:02 AM PST by Brookhaven (The Democratic Party has become the Beclowning Party)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

here’s hoping they do it- and it has the reverse effect...people in Mich/Minn/Wisconsin who were on the fence about voting for ayatollah obama saying “well he already won so there’s no need for me to vote for him”!!!


8 posted on 11/05/2012 10:31:30 AM PST by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: GonzoII

BACKFIRE.

Republicans will walk over shards of glass and burning coals to vote against Obama.

Democrats are lazy asses looking for an excuse to stay inside watching daytime TV.

Telling their loser voting base the election is over = disaster for their turnout.


9 posted on 11/05/2012 10:32:25 AM PST by TigerClaws
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To: GonzoII

Hells bells, they have already started doing this. Just ignore all the BS and go out and vote all ya like!


10 posted on 11/05/2012 10:33:40 AM PST by dforest
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To: GonzoII
This election should be the final nail in the coffin with the mainstream media.”

Vamps are not so easy to nail in.

11 posted on 11/05/2012 10:34:14 AM PST by Raycpa
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To: GonzoII

politico
@politico : Obama to play basketball on Election Day, via @politico44: http://t.co/cvgh9Xuw
4 mins ago 10 Retweets | 6 Replies

http://inagist.com/election2012


12 posted on 11/05/2012 10:34:57 AM PST by Ms Mable
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To: dforest
"vote all ya like!"

Cool! I'm going back again!

13 posted on 11/05/2012 10:35:29 AM PST by GonzoII (Quia tu es, Deus, fortitudo mea...Quare tristis es anima mea?)
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To: GonzoII

Hells bells, they have already started doing this. Just ignore all the BS and go out and vote all ya like!


14 posted on 11/05/2012 10:36:09 AM PST by dforest
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To: TigerClaws

Won’t work. 10 years ago maybe. Not today. Chic Fil A gave 2 days notice and there were lines all day. Looooong lines. I know it’s been said before but all you need to think is 2010, Scott Walker, Chic Fil A.


15 posted on 11/05/2012 10:36:43 AM PST by albie
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To: GonzoII

Old Trick, call Fla for O before polls close in Ohio and Panhandle. Fool me once...


16 posted on 11/05/2012 10:37:35 AM PST by CPT Clay (Follow me on Twitter @Clay N TX)
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To: GonzoII

Keeping the broken glass voters this year would be like trying to take a rabbit away from a pack of hungry wolves. They could try, but it would just be a waste of their few remaining ad dollars, which they’re gonna need for the cleanup.


17 posted on 11/05/2012 10:38:16 AM PST by gunsmithkat (There is no such thing as Too Many Guns)
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To: TigerClaws
Telling their loser voting base the election is over = disaster for their turnout.

I've got to agree with this. It might even lose them a couple western states.

18 posted on 11/05/2012 10:40:24 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: GonzoII

Don’t put this past them. They will do this especially if it’s looking like they won’t win early on.

It’s important to get out the word to those in the western time zones NOT to listen to this bullcrap and get out there and vote!!


19 posted on 11/05/2012 10:41:09 AM PST by TheRhinelander
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To: GonzoII

If the Obama Campaign tries this, and the MSM goes along but it doesn’t work, one of the first acts of the Romney Administration should be to turn the MSMs precious West Wing pressroom back into an indoor swimming pool and let them realize their fear of being moved over to the Old Exec Office Building.


20 posted on 11/05/2012 10:43:10 AM PST by tanknetter
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To: Jedidah

Speaking of John F’n Kerry -

A Madison TV station estimated the crowd at the Obama event today at 16,000 two hours ago. Then an hour ago, Madison Police stated it was 16,000. A short time ago, Capitol Police say no more than 10,000 for Obama. (There were 10k tickets available and OFA is still trying to get people into the event)

In 2004, four days before the election, Kerry drew a crowd estimated at 80,000: http://www.commondreams.org/headlines04/1029-03.htm

Anyone see a trend here?


21 posted on 11/05/2012 10:46:41 AM PST by bigbob
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To: GonzoII

Kind of like going on national TV to announce that he’d capped the Deepwater Horizon well.......


22 posted on 11/05/2012 10:47:08 AM PST by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: GonzoII

Why would they do that unless it’s a desperate last-gasp attempt to influence turnouts?


23 posted on 11/05/2012 10:48:13 AM PST by A_Former_Democrat
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To: GonzoII

Its plan B for when the lose the election.

Start an Obama won expectation that when they lose turns into riots across America. While all that is going down, they can send the finders of votes to wherever the votes were closest that will illegally put his number over the top.

Obama’s perspective is a scorched earth plan that if he can’t have America, then nobody will.

Hope and Change have come full circle to Envy and Revenge.

Marx would b e soooo proud!!!

/sarc


24 posted on 11/05/2012 10:52:54 AM PST by R0CK3T
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To: GonzoII

dems are desperate and unaware of their lack of ability to influence the outcome via fraud and lies.

The campaign making an early call is meaningless and the networks have been burnt trying to play that role in the past. Calling Florida wrong and early.

Too much alternate information out there today, for MSM to believe they have that power at the last minute.

Also, Republicans are much more motivated than in the past close elections.


25 posted on 11/05/2012 10:54:52 AM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: Jedidah

In the year of 2000 AD the media called the election and FL for Gore even though the polls were still open here.

I guaranteee the left and yes the media which are the same will certainly try and call it for obama thus trying to make republicans soar losers

REMEMBER THE NEXT PRESIDENT WILL BE PLACING JUDGES


26 posted on 11/05/2012 10:55:40 AM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: GonzoII

Maybe they meant Obummer going to declare victory in his bball game??

http://www.politico.com/politico44/2012/11/obama-to-play-basketball-on-election-day-148479.html


27 posted on 11/05/2012 10:56:29 AM PST by rainee (Her)
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To: GonzoII

Why wait until tomorrow, just call it for Hussein TODAY!


28 posted on 11/05/2012 10:59:51 AM PST by COUNTrecount (Clear eyes. Full hearts. Can't fail.)
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To: G Larry
Too much alternate information out there today, for MSM to believe they have that power at the last minute.

I hope you're not counting FR as a source of that "alternate information" on election day/night, as it will probably slow down to a crawl, as it has in the past, during important events.

29 posted on 11/05/2012 11:01:53 AM PST by Salvey
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To: GonzoII

Both sides in WWII tried bombing the civilian population into a pit of demoralization.

It didn’t work the and it won’t now for the same reason, people get their backs up and carry on.


30 posted on 11/05/2012 11:03:37 AM PST by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: TigerClaws

where are ht esplit screens of oabma on the trail whilst people ave no power, water, gas etc?
The media have ignored Sandy.
Ignored Libya.
Ignored the economy.
Ignored how the black racist community have been hit worse since oabma came to power.
Ignored the fast and furious.
Ignored the death of a border agent.
ignored the white house lying over Libya.
Ignored his revenge remarks.
I coudl go on and on


31 posted on 11/05/2012 11:04:14 AM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: R0CK3T

They with their media pals wil try and call this early, then say the GOP is trying to supress the black vote and then have rits and anger.

Lets put it this way, if obama was a white guy what is the betting that VA, FL ,OH woudl nto be called swing states?

The black community sees color, OK most of them do and sadly they use their racism towards whites to push their view and the media praises them and praises how these are now swing states


32 posted on 11/05/2012 11:04:32 AM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: R0CK3T

They with their media pals wil try and call this early, then say the GOP is trying to supress the black vote and then have rits and anger.

Lets put it this way, if obama was a white guy what is the betting that VA, FL ,OH woudl nto be called swing states?

The black community sees color, OK most of them do and sadly they use their racism towards whites to push their view and the media praises them and praises how these are now swing states


33 posted on 11/05/2012 11:06:18 AM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: GonzoII
MSNBC is already doing this. They are discussing what Ryan's role will be and how influential he will be after the election.

They are claiming that the Ryan camp is already creating distance from Romney to preserve Ryan's influence after the election.
34 posted on 11/05/2012 11:06:50 AM PST by mmichaels1970
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To: GonzoII

Ask Thomas Dewey or Dianne Byrum about premature victory declarations. President Truman and Mike Rogers have something to say about that.


35 posted on 11/05/2012 11:07:40 AM PST by Darren McCarty (Holding my nose one more time to get rid of Eric Holder)
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To: R0CK3T

They with their media pals wil try and call this early, then say the GOP is trying to supress the black vote and then have rits and anger.

Lets put it this way, if obama was a white guy what is the betting that VA, FL ,OH woudl nto be called swing states?

The black community sees color, OK most of them do and sadly they use their racism towards whites to push their view and the media praises them and praises how these are now swing states


36 posted on 11/05/2012 11:08:20 AM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Raycpa
Vamps are not so easy to nail in.

I believe it takes a stake through the heart ..... a Romney win would be a start.

37 posted on 11/05/2012 11:13:20 AM PST by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: GonzoII

In all seriousness, FOX News reporting election officials in Ohio reporting massive voter fraud.

Like 13 names registered to one empty lot somewhere in Ohio.

If voter integrity has broken down this bad, I am not looking for Ohio to ever be in our camp again.

Very depressing.


38 posted on 11/05/2012 11:14:00 AM PST by dforest
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To: Brookhaven

Let’s hope the people in that part of FL learned their lesson. If you know anyone who lives there, tell them to go vote and take their friends and family with them, no matter what the talking heads on TV say about the results.


39 posted on 11/05/2012 11:15:56 AM PST by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
" Dems already know they lost, demoralizing GOP voters is their last chance "

I don't know, after seeing the Tea Party response in 2009 and the Chick fil a turn out this past summer... this will have just the opposite effect... it WILL galvanize Republican voters to get out and vote.
40 posted on 11/05/2012 11:16:29 AM PST by American Constitutionalist
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To: GonzoII

If true. They know they lost.


41 posted on 11/05/2012 11:22:11 AM PST by nhwingut (Get out & Vote as if your life was on the line. Because it is.)
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To: mmichaels1970

Stupid move by PMSNBC. The only vote they’re going to depress with this tactic is the Dem vote.


42 posted on 11/05/2012 11:22:39 AM PST by Raebie (WS)
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To: tanknetter
" If the Obama Campaign tries this, and the MSM goes along but it doesn’t work, one of the first acts of the Romney Administration should be to turn the MSMs precious West Wing pressroom back into an indoor swimming pool and let them realize their fear of being moved over to the Old Exec Office Building. "

Better yet ?

Romney should have the FCC take away their broadcasting license for trying to swing a election and election fraud.
43 posted on 11/05/2012 11:23:04 AM PST by American Constitutionalist
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To: Brookhaven

THIS TRICK DID WORK. IT SUPPRESSED THE VOTE IN THE PANHANDLE—AND CAUSED THE ENDLESS COUNTING OF CHADS.


44 posted on 11/05/2012 11:23:50 AM PST by SC_Pete
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To: nhwingut

They want riots.


45 posted on 11/05/2012 11:23:59 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: GonzoII

This is aimed at Colorado, Nevada, and the west. When western Romney supporters get into their cars after work they will turn on the radio and be told that it is over and they should not waste thier time voting.


46 posted on 11/05/2012 11:24:35 AM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: GonzoII

Since I live right here in the rotten, loathsome heart of Obamaland, I know that my vote really counts for nothing. I’m going to vote anyway, as I have in every election since 1976. If Romney loses, at least I’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that I still made the right choice. If Romney wins, I’ll have the satisfaction of being with those among my countrymen who have gotten together to kick Obama’s sorry @ss out of an office he never should have had in the first place.

VOTE!!!!


47 posted on 11/05/2012 11:26:02 AM PST by Southside_Chicago_Republican (If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.)
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To: dfwgator
They want riots.

"If it bleeds, it leads." Good for ratings...real good.

48 posted on 11/05/2012 11:26:56 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: mmichaels1970

Oh and please tell us what the big brains at MSNBC are saying the reason Ryan is distancing himself? I mean what are they using as evidence to support this BS notion?


49 posted on 11/05/2012 11:27:12 AM PST by snarkytart
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To: who knows what evil?

If Mitt wins, they want to taint the victory as much as possible, just as with Bush in 2000.....Bush was considerably weakened from Day One, because of that debacle.


50 posted on 11/05/2012 11:29:20 AM PST by dfwgator
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