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Obama Campaign Is in Worse Shape Than It Looks
American Thinker ^ | July 12, 2012 | Adam Yoshida

Posted on 07/12/2012 7:01:11 AM PDT by Bigun

One strains, studying the entire history of presidential elections, to think of a president who was re-elected under such economic conditions as prevail in the U.S. today. Now, with June's campaign finance data trickling out, we can add the grotesque financial mismanagement of the Obama campaign as another factor counting against the president in addition to those historic headwinds.

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


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: campaign; obama; shape; worse
I think he is right! Especially about the dangerous part!
1 posted on 07/12/2012 7:01:16 AM PDT by Bigun
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To: Bigun

Obama’s base of “takers” is beyond accepting fancy rhetoric. They want to start getting more from his stash, and they want to see it NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW!


2 posted on 07/12/2012 7:21:39 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Bigun
One strains, studying the entire history of presidential elections, to think of a president who was re-elected under such economic conditions as prevail in the U.S. today

FDR, three times. Obama's singing from the same hymn book.

3 posted on 07/12/2012 7:22:37 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: Bigun

The article makes the point that Obama is in trouble because of money that Obama has in his campaign account.

The article doesn’t mention the free advertising that the MSM provides, advertising by unions, Soros backed groups and our “educators”. Not to mention the campaign travelling that Obama does under the guise of presidential business (funded by taxpayer money).

I wouldn’t get too comfortable about Romney’s good month of raising revenue.


4 posted on 07/12/2012 7:22:48 AM PDT by kidd
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To: kidd
The article doesn’t mention the free advertising that the MSM provides, advertising by unions, Soros backed groups and our “educators”. Not to mention the campaign travelling that Obama does under the guise of presidential business (funded by taxpayer money).

This is all true, and should provide a degree of caution in keeping score.

I take a great deal of comfort, however, in the fact that business, in general, is not donating to Obama. For business, especially when a Democrat is in the White House, it's never been about ideology. A great majority of business donations are PROTECTION MONEY-meaning that they are asking for the favor of having their business or their industry spared from egregious legislation. The other major motivation for business to "give" to Democrats is to curry favor. This is, of course, always a "bet", a gamble on whether or not the candidate you are attempting to "purchase" will win or not.

It's pretty obvious now that most, though not all, donations from the private sector are betting on an Obama defeat in Nov., IMHO. It absolutely astounded me that Bill Clinton got so much from business when he was running for a second term, even though the private sector was under threat from his policies at that time. It doesn't seem to be happening this time.

5 posted on 07/12/2012 7:34:03 AM PDT by wayoverontheright
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To: Bigun

Too good to be true?!?


6 posted on 07/12/2012 7:43:20 AM PDT by NOezmoney (If OBozo destroys America, and the media doesnÂ’t report it, does it make a sound?)
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To: kidd

It also strongly makes the point that a cornered RAT is a dangerous RAT and I absolutely agree!


7 posted on 07/12/2012 7:48:08 AM PDT by Bigun ("The most fearsome words in the English language are I'm from the government and I'm here to help!")
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To: Bigun

And yet in most polls he is essentially tied with Romney. Of course, half of America is made up of idiots.


8 posted on 07/12/2012 7:51:03 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Paine in the Neck
Yes, FDR got re-elected with higher unemployment. But in 1936 the unemployment rate wasn't as high as it had been in 1932, and FDR made people think he cared about their interests. Obama caters only to the key groups in his base and makes no effort to win over the rest of the population.

On the other hand, we've never had a President before who was the product of the Chicago political machine--his campaign may make Nixon's re-election campaign in 1972 look like a Sunday school picnic.

From now to the election, Obama will need to spend maybe 10% of his time on his official duties and 20% playing golf, and will have 70% left to fundraise and make campaign speeches.

9 posted on 07/12/2012 7:52:21 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Obama’s base of “takers” is beyond accepting fancy rhetoric

I think another aspect is Obama's base has dwindled down to only takers. And takers don't give, so no donations.

10 posted on 07/12/2012 7:52:28 AM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: Bigun

Well it goes to show that Obama’s efforts at class warfare is failing.


11 posted on 07/12/2012 7:52:33 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Verginius Rufus
Yes, FDR got re-elected with higher unemployment.

FDR is lucky Mr. Weiss took care of The Kingfish.

12 posted on 07/12/2012 7:53:19 AM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: ilovesarah2012
And yet in most polls he is essentially tied with Romney.

"Undecideds" typically break strong for the challenger over the incumbent. If Obama is under 50%, he's in trouble.

13 posted on 07/12/2012 7:54:23 AM PDT by kevkrom (Those in a rush to trample the Constitution seem to forget that it is the source of their authority.)
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To: Bigun
Obama's Shrinking Majority He won 9.5 million more votes than McCain. That won't happen again
14 posted on 07/12/2012 7:59:49 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: ilovesarah2012

You really shouldn’t pay much attention to these for public consumption polls as they are designed far more to influence opinions than to measure them!


15 posted on 07/12/2012 8:02:08 AM PDT by Bigun ("The most fearsome words in the English language are I'm from the government and I'm here to help!")
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To: ilovesarah2012; kidd

Have you seen or heard the ads touting the wonderful benefits of Obamacare? How can they get away with these lies? One would think everyone had top-notch, “free” health care right now due to the passage of OC. They spend our money on propaganda, and nobody does anything about it. Grrr..


16 posted on 07/12/2012 8:04:04 AM PDT 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: Bigun

Yes, I agree with that. All the stops will be pulled for this one.

Forged documents promoted by Dan Rather is an example of what they were willing to do before - and will exceed that in this campaign.

I expect a LOT of polling place crime. Voter intimidation - they’ve done that and got away with it. I think it will get violent this year.

And now that the DEMs know that Justice Roberts can be pushed around by the MSM, they will challenge everything in court, knowing that they have the majority of the SCOTUS in their favor.


17 posted on 07/12/2012 8:04:04 AM PDT by kidd
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To: Paine in the Neck

FDR got a TREMENDOUS assist from Republican candidates who were less than, well, enthusiastic. Alf Landon, Wendell Willkie and Thomas Dewey were all “progressive” Republicans, running on a “me-too” program, promising only to make the New Deal “work better”. Not a word about repeal of any part of the web of government programs that made Fascist Italy and Socialist England of the time look like a weekly book discussion group. (The Nationalist Socialists Working-Men’s Party of Germany tended to back up their agenda with considerable muscle and concentration camps.)

We have this so far from Mitt Romney - a vow to suspend further actions under the provisions of the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” on his first day in office. This is a very positive offer so far as I am concerned.


18 posted on 07/12/2012 8:06:09 AM PDT by alloysteel
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To: P.O.E.

I want to know who the idiots are making $36,000 to $90,000 who support Obama. He is killing that group economically! How can people be that dumb?


19 posted on 07/12/2012 8:07:22 AM PDT 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: Pining_4_TX

When I see a more expensive car with an Obama bumper stick I just shake my head. What idiots! Do they think they will be one of the pigs living in the house?


20 posted on 07/12/2012 8:16:40 AM PDT by rbbeachkid (Get out of its way and small business can fix the economy.)
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To: Bigun

Let’s not allow this good news to get us too comfortable or off message. Keep at ‘em until they’re pounded into the ground!


21 posted on 07/12/2012 8:34:52 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: rbbeachkid

The car is leased. They have taken hundreds of thousands out of home equity or they have a loan modification or they are renting. They have tens of thousands in consumer debt. They are eligible for food stamps, EITC, disabilty.

They are already living inside the house.


22 posted on 07/12/2012 8:36:27 AM PDT by reformedliberal
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To: ilovesarah2012
Of course, half of America is made up of idiots.

And besides that, since the pollsters know your name, address and phone number, you could be at risk of retaliation if you give an anti-Obama answer...FEMA reeducation camps a' comin'!

23 posted on 07/12/2012 8:38:14 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Pining_4_TX

>> I want to know who the idiots are making $36,000 to $90,000 who support Obama.

Government employees.


24 posted on 07/12/2012 8:39:30 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: JimRed

AGREED!


25 posted on 07/12/2012 8:41:00 AM PDT by Bigun ("The most fearsome words in the English language are I'm from the government and I'm here to help!")
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To: 5thGenTexan
I think another aspect is Obama's base has dwindled down to only takers. And takers don't give, so no donations.

Wherever there are takers, there are those who seek to control the pot of money doled out to the takers. If Obama is not elected, the controllers' power and influence dwindles.

26 posted on 07/12/2012 9:12:42 AM PDT by randita
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To: Bigun
I pricked up my ears when the author mentioned "foreign credit cards" at the end of the article. I believe Obama will not "run out of money" - Obama could get tens of millions from the MB and who thinks the republicans would even squeak about it?

This campaign will get so ugly, hateful and dishonest that I will be surprised if Mittens doesn't just drop out - kind of a self disqualification. Maybe Romney stays in, wins it - only to have Obama's supreme court suspend the results because of "voter disenfranchisement" This is going to be verrrrry interesstink!

27 posted on 07/12/2012 9:18:59 AM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: Bigun
"With 700 employees, the campaign is spending at this point around $3 million a month in staff alone.


28 posted on 07/12/2012 9:20:56 AM PDT by StAnDeliver (What are all these white Obama staffers gonna do for a job in January lol...)
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To: randita
Wherever there are takers, there are those who seek to control the pot of money doled out to the takers. If Obama is not elected, the controllers' power and influence dwindles.

Absolutely right!

29 posted on 07/12/2012 9:23:33 AM PDT by Bigun ("The most fearsome words in the English language are I'm from the government and I'm here to help!")
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To: atc23

Obama took donations in 2008 from credit cards. Many payments came from out of the country with payments in strange amounts.

Federal election commission? - Nothing


30 posted on 07/12/2012 9:29:16 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: Pining_4_TX

They are spending millions on “food stamp” advertising! It boggles the mind.


31 posted on 07/12/2012 9:31:23 AM PDT by commonguymd (Freedom is a myth anymore. We were duped.)
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To: P.O.E.
Obama...won 9.5 million more votes than McCain. That won't happen again.

That's a safe prediction, since McCain won't be on the ballot this time.

32 posted on 07/12/2012 9:31:57 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: StAnDeliver

Not a black one in the bunch.

That’s racist.


33 posted on 07/12/2012 9:33:53 AM PDT by commonguymd (Freedom is a myth anymore. We were duped.)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Of course, half of America is made up of idiots.

You're being WAY too generous. I'd say the idiot sector is at least 90%.

34 posted on 07/12/2012 9:38:02 AM PDT by Veggie Todd (2012 will be the last constitutional US presidential election.)
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To: Verginius Rufus

From now to the election, Obama will need to spend maybe 10% of his time on his official duties and 20% playing golf, and will have 70% left to fundraise and make campaign speeches.


Lets be honest - the country is better off if his time is spent according to this breakdown. The less time this man spends doing his job, the better off we all are.


35 posted on 07/12/2012 9:39:33 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (Behind enemy lines in the city where it's illegal to buy a Big Gulp)
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To: StAnDeliver

They all have the clap. Might even be applause.


36 posted on 07/12/2012 10:04:44 AM PDT by printhead (Standard & Poor - Poor is the new standard.)
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To: Nervous Tick

Ah, good point!


37 posted on 07/12/2012 10:31:56 AM PDT 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: Pining_4_TX

"Who the idiots are making $36,000 to $90,000 who support Obama?"

38 posted on 07/12/2012 11:25:05 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Bigun

Bookmarked for later


39 posted on 07/12/2012 11:33:50 AM PDT by 1035rep
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To: Bigun

Could be but the 3 latest polls just today, Pew included have Bama increasing his lead nationally and in battleground states. Now conservs like Vig. are complaining he is not giving his views. I despise it when Pubs shoot their wounded. And polls that deal with registered voters instead of LIKELY voters are worth nada. Still, the MSM will lie along with its allied in the WH and Dem Senate and it seems as if those lies work. Otherwise, how can one still see so many states with Bama in the lead and supposedly increasing!?


40 posted on 07/12/2012 2:01:55 PM PDT by phillyfanatic
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To: Pining_4_TX

“Have you seen or heard the ads touting the wonderful benefits of Obamacare? How can they get away with these lies? One would think everyone had top-notch, “free” health care right now due to the passage of OC. They spend our money on propaganda, and nobody does anything about it. Grrr..”

I have indeed heard this government funded propaganda for the Obama campaign. It is disgusting how unjust and unfair Washington is, but sadly its a foreshadow of things to come under an increasingly lawless Federal Government.

If you give them the power to spend, mandate, & control your spending you will have all the money & means in the world to hold on to your own position of power for yourself & your friends. That is until the system collapses, then comes dictatorships as the government depends all band together for a man to make their “trains” run on time.

I fear with the end of our late Federal Constitution, the end of all that is left of our “democratic system” is not too far out of sight.


41 posted on 07/12/2012 6:13:58 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: Paine in the Neck

The economy grew quite a bit in FDR’s first term (albeit from a disaster fall during Hoover).

Obama lucked into becoming president at the low point of the economic cycle, making it easy for him to look good ...

BUT THE ECONOMY HASNT GROWN.

THE ECONOMY TODAY IS SMALLER THAN IT WAS IN Q4 2007!!!


42 posted on 07/12/2012 10:21:54 PM PDT by WOSG (REPEAL AND REPLACE OBAMA.)
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