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Obama's Campaign Attack on Romney was Costly
latimes.com ^ | July 21, 2012 | Matea Gold and Melanie Mason

Posted on 07/21/2012 10:59:10 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion

WASHINGTON — President Obama's sharp turn to the offensive against GOP challenger Mitt Romney last month came at a steep cost: nearly $58 million.

That's how much the president's reelection campaign burned through in June as it pounded Romney's business record and personal finances; its relentless television campaign alone cost $38 million, according to campaign finance reports filed Friday with the Federal Election Commission.

The expensive barrage came even as Romney and his affiliated party committees outraised Obama and his Democratic Party fundraising partners for the second month in the row, $106 million to $70 million.

Heading into July, Romney and his party allies were left with nearly $170 million on hand, while Obama and the Democrats had $147 million.

That disparity — along with a record-breaking $20.6-million haul in June by the pro-Romney "super PAC" Restore Our Future — underscored the momentum enjoyed by Republicans in the money race, a source of sharp anxiety among Democrats.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2012election; 2012polls; bho2012; dncstrategy; election2012; kenyanbornmuzzie; mittromney
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To: Hotlanta Mike

I was going to say it would be like Mitt wasting money in Massachusetts. Then I remembered. He will spend quite a bit in Mass. The Boston TV stations go well into New Hampshire.


51 posted on 07/21/2012 4:05:29 PM PDT by HenpeckedCon (What pi$$es me off the most is that POS commie will get a State Funeral!)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

All the attack ads will not cover up the fact that Obama is a terrible president.


52 posted on 07/21/2012 4:15:12 PM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: Unmarked Package
Once again, the disastrous failures of this administration can be tracked back to the incompetence of one man.

You've got that right. To quote a fellow Freeper, "Obama couldn't lead ants to a picnic."

53 posted on 07/21/2012 4:36:19 PM PDT by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: AU72

Because you’re trying to move the independents you have to draw stark contrasts between you and your opponent. Romney’s doing that, but Obama continues to pray and spray. He hits himself a lot.

What I suspect is happening is Alxerod doesn’t want to lose the base and have them stay home. A lot of this expenditure is simply to keep the base engaged.

Imagine poor Pres. Obama - he moves left he loses 2/3s of voters. He moves right and he loses his base. I’m most surprised that Romney’s Boston groupies pivoted fairly quickly on this and have done a great job of landing blows. They have to stick with it until Nov. 7, though.


54 posted on 07/21/2012 4:51:45 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: presently no screen name

More than he can possibly imagine.


55 posted on 07/21/2012 7:11:20 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: 1010RD

Obama wasted millions on the Baine meme. A political rope-a-dope.


56 posted on 07/21/2012 7:15:53 PM PDT by AU72
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Many have observed that the candidate that appears most positive and optimistic almost always wins.....which is why Obama will lose. In 2008, he had no record and fooled millions.

4 hours ago I talked to an enthusiastic Obama supporter from 2008 and he said there is no way he can vote for Obama now.


57 posted on 07/21/2012 9:57:04 PM PDT by cookcounty (Kagan and Sotomayor side with Joe Wilson: -------Obama DID lie!)
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To: Artcore
I’m surprised this skinny POS hasn’t demanded that the media outlets provide him free advertising spots.

They already do - it's called the nightly news.

58 posted on 07/21/2012 9:59:45 PM PDT by Bob
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To: AU72

Yep, but they’re not stupid. That’s why I suspect he’s working hard to maintain the base, hence the “wasteful” Bain claims, etc.


59 posted on 07/21/2012 10:16:49 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: lurk
[Reminiscent of the South’s 2 hour cannon barrage to begin their horrible day at Gettysburg.]

Or the Battle of the Crater at Petersburg.

60 posted on 07/22/2012 2:39:09 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

“Heading into July, Romney and his party allies were left with nearly $170 million on hand, while Obama and the Democrats had $147 million. “

Wow.. at one time, Obama had a 10-1 advantage in that area.


61 posted on 07/22/2012 6:11:37 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Chump change for a guy who has $100 billion to draw on.


62 posted on 07/22/2012 6:24:28 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: AU72
Obama didn’t save the best for last, unless he thinks the Mormon Church gambit is his ace-in-the-hole.

It would work on FreeRepublic. If Obama used the Mormon Church, there are some willing to go over to the Dark Side as a protest against the LDS.

63 posted on 07/22/2012 7:02:52 AM PDT by madison10
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Bobo overspent from encouragment within his own cadre.

So why would Messina et al do such a thing? Because they are privileged to the internals, and thusly knowing that Bobo is gonna lose (badly), they aren't going to leave a penny in the coffers ... or otherwise the media organizations that directly profit from running these ads aren't going to be offering ex-Bobo employees any kind of jobs come January ...

Not only does the MSM collect directly from these ads, but the ads give the nattering nabobs grist for their stupid mill night after night...

64 posted on 07/22/2012 9:51:08 AM PDT by StAnDeliver (2008 + IN, NC, FL, VA, OH, NV o/r IA = 271EV)
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To: jcsjcm
Don't forget, Obama did invent the Remote Control and the Mute Button that's on it.

I think he also invented the Sham Wow too, or he gave somebody some of that free Government money to do it.

65 posted on 07/22/2012 10:11:38 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Confucius say, short note better than long memory....)
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To: lurk

I don’t care for Confederate analogy to the Obama campaign, The Confederacy was a noble force fighting for their own Independence & freedom.

The Obama campaign is openly fighting for our dependence & slavery to him & his government. There is no comparison.

I ask you to compare it to the British barrage against Fort McHenry but not the noble confederate cause of Independence & self-government.


66 posted on 07/22/2012 1:07:59 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: unixfox

Indeed, even when Obama is campaigning for himself he never fails to wast vast sums of money.


67 posted on 07/22/2012 1:10:15 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: AU72

“Obama wasted millions on the Baine meme. A political rope-a-dope.”

Nonetheless something that can be used against Obama in a counter attack illustrating his ignorance and deception about the private market. Baine can be turned into an example of good in the economy actually turning company’s around more effectively and frequently than Government, and without unwilling taxpayer dollars.


68 posted on 07/22/2012 1:17:57 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: BarnacleCenturion

While travelling last week (Miami) a Cuban friend and I were talking about the election. We were both amazed at the way immigrants from South America, Central America, and the Caribbean flee leftist nations only to lean heavily towards the same policies here.

Anyway, he mentioned the spanish TV stations were obnoxiously pro-Obama. So, I decided to watch Univision & Telemundo that night.

I didn’t even make it to the actual news. Obama had commercials on constantly. All of them were touting his record of adding 4 million PRIVATE SECTOR jobs.

I can only assume those are not net jobs, or just some outright lie.


69 posted on 07/22/2012 3:26:45 PM PDT by laxcoach (Government is greedy. Taxpayers who want their own money are not greedy.)
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To: laxcoach

There are fewer Americans working now than when Obama took office.

The workforce has collapsed in numbers from all the discouraged workers who can’t find jobs.

So they live off of retirement they took out early and have to pay taxes on, they take SS at 62, they go on disability, they re-enter college and get more student loans, move back in with parents they once left, are supported by family members who still have resources, etc.

People are surviving however they can.

But remember this:

Fewer people are working now than when Obama took office almost 4 yrs ago.

Never forget.


70 posted on 07/22/2012 4:05:52 PM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR." - Glenn Beck)
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