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  • Obama: What "Salesman" Romney Is Offering "Sure Ain't Change" (Wisconsin Rally)

    11/01/2012 2:31:54 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 17 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 11-1-2012
    Obama: " .... Governor Romney has been using all his talents as a salesman to dress up these very same policies that failed our country so badly. ....."
  • LANDSLIDE WATCH: Romney Holds Massive Lead w/ Indie Voters …Update: Romney Up in CO, OH and IA

    11/01/2012 2:23:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 1, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    A new Resurgent Republic poll shows Mitt Romney continues to hold a massive lead over Barack Obama. Mitt leads by 12 points with independent voters.(CHART AT LINK) According to Megyn Kelly on America Live, Romney’s numbers with independent voters is the sharpest tilt since Ronald Reagan’s 49 state landslide in 1984.(VIDEO AT LINK) More from Drudge: WISC: R 49% O 49%... COLO: R 50% O 47%… RASMUSSEN THURSDAY: R 49% O 47%… IOWA: R 49% O 48%... OHIO: R 49% O 46%...
  • (Robert) Reich: Romney & Ryan Trying To Take Credit For Auto Bailout

    11/01/2012 1:21:16 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 2 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 11-1-2012
    The Last Words - Lawrence O'Donnell, Joy Reid and Robert Reich discuss recent polls of Obama uptick, (all of them showing Obama leading 50 - R43 or close call Obama 48 - R47, etc.), and the state of the presidential race. (8 minutes and 32 sec)
  • Obama way off the pace in early voting in Virginia

    11/01/2012 10:36:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 1, 2012 | Allahpundi
    Very welcome news from Dave Wasserman of the Cook Political Report: Dave Wasserman@Redistrict VIRGINIA EARLY VOTE: Today's new 10/31 numbers even more troubling for Obama. His best counties way off '08 pace: 1 Nov 12 Reply Retweet Favorite Dave Wasserman@Redistrict VIRGINIA EARLY VOTE: Turnout down 13.6% in Obama '08 localities, vs. just 1.1% in McCain '08 (statewide down 9.2%):… 1 Nov 12 Reply Retweet Favorite Dave Wasserman@Redistrict VIRGINIA EARLY VOTE: Obama strongholds Arlington -20.0%, Fairfax - 20.9%, Richmond -13.7% (vs. just -9.2% statewide). Hmm... 1 Nov 12 Reply Retweet Favorite Dave Wasserman@Redistrict VIRGINIA EARLY VOTE: In Romney strongholds,...
  • Poll: Romney Up 16% With Pennsylvania Independents

    10/31/2012 6:44:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | October 31, 2012 | Ben Shapiro
    According to a new poll from Franklin and Marshall, Mitt Romney is just four percentage points behind President Barack Obama … in Pennsylvania. In September, that gap was a full nine points. “Momentum is with Romney,” says poll director Terry Madonna. Madonna thinks that Romney may run out of time to make up that deficit. But the internals of the poll are shocking for Obama. Romney is ahead of Obama in terms of who the public believes can best fix the economy. Obama’s personal favorability is down from 2008; they’re actually at George W. Bush numbers circa 2004. And voter...
  • Romney Rally at UM Coral Gables FL (many pics)

    10/31/2012 3:31:10 PM PDT · by lovesdogs · 11 replies
    What a great day! We were right on the front row. The crowd was capacity probably about 8500 including folks on the floor. Gov Romney did not directly attack Jackarse One since he was in NJ being serviced I meaning touring storm damage with Gov Christie. Lots of great uplifting stuff about America. There was a lot of Reagan in him today. Oh....I got to shake Gov Romney's hand. Awesome day! Pics Follow
  • People in MA are excited about Romney victory

    10/31/2012 2:36:05 PM PDT · by indubz · 32 replies
    So I live south of Boston. I have a LOT of friends who are former liberals, who voted for O in 2008, alot of them are either not voting this cycle, or in some cases are ACTIVELY contributing to Romney's campaign, by either voting or going up to volunteer in NH!! NONE of them are supporting Obummer. Now if this isn't a clear indication, give that this is a clear blue state, I don't know what is, that we are about to witness a Romney landslide!
  • Axelrod: We may not need to win swing-state independents

    10/31/2012 8:58:17 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 23 replies
    Green Room ^ | 10-31-2012 | Ed Morrissey
    (snip) daveweigel âś”@daveweigel Axelrod on independents in swing states: "We may not win these voters but we may not have to win these voters." 31 Oct 12
  • Need help composing an email to my Blue friends

    10/31/2012 3:16:59 AM PDT · by Makana · 34 replies
    Vanity | OCtober 31, 2012 | Me
    Living in MA, I have some longtime friends who vote Democratic by muscle-memory. These are not especially political people, but just misinformed, I hope. I want to send them a rational, coherent and brief email that will cause them to reconsider. But I need help in crafting something complelling but brief. I can't think of a better group from which to ask for ideas than Freepers.
  • Mitt Romney set to win, maybe by a mile: Republican momentum makes prez desperate

    10/30/2012 11:18:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | October 31, 2012 | Michael Graham
    One week from today, the Boston Herald’s front page will either read “Obama Pulls Out Victory” Or “Romney Wins.” (Actually, given that this is the Herald the headline will be something clever like, “He’s Barack In Charge!” or “Sweet Mitt-ory!”) I predict the latter. One week from today, Mitt wins. I’ll even go a step farther. I’ll ask the question poll watchers across America are thinking but afraid to ask: Is this election over? If your source of news is MSNBC or the Boston Globe-Democrat, obviously not. If anything, you think President Obama is on the verge of a massive...
  • Mark October 30 on Your Calendar: Democrat Panic Hits Pandemic Stage

    10/30/2012 10:19:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | October 30, 2012 | Robert Stacy McCain
    COLUMBUS, Ohio - This will be seen in retrospect as the day liberals began to realize that Obama was going to lose the election, the day The Great Wall of Denial (erected by Nate Silver and the Democrat Graveyard Whistling Choir) proved itself too weak to withstand an encounter with reality. Yesterday, Jim Messina called the Romney super-PAC’s ad buy in Pennsylvania “desperate.” Today? Yeah, Obama’s buying ads in Pennsylvania. Does this mean Romney is going to win Pennsylvania? No, but it does mean that it’s close enough that Team Obama couldn’t afford to let Romney air ads unopposed in...
  • Halloween REDISTRIBUTION! (Hidden Camera)

    10/30/2012 6:25:50 PM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 40 replies ^ | 10/30/2012 | Steven Crowder
    In the video, there is a hidden camera set-up while trick'or'teaters candy gets "redistributed." The kids are HYSTERICAL and prove just how unfair progressive taxation is!!
  • Medina County, Ohio absentee ballot numbers, 2008 vs 2012

    10/30/2012 3:06:19 PM PDT · by Typelouder · 24 replies
    Typelouder | 10/30/12 | Typelouder
    I stopped at the Medina County Board of Elections yesterday on my way home from work and received printed copies of the totals for 2008 absentee ballots requested and cast as well as the 2012 numbers as of 10/29/12 at 3:45 pm est. What I found out mirrors the data being worked by Perdogg, Ravi, and LS. In 2008 the Democrats pulled 10,089 ballots out of 27,167 total for 37.1% and returned 9,933 out of 26,351 total for 37.7%. The Republicans in the county pulled 6,589 (24.2%) and returned 6,468 (24.5%). The remaining ballots were pulled by individuals who do...
  • The real story of the (likely) Republican Senate disaster

    10/30/2012 5:35:48 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 48 replies
    WaPo Opinions ^ | 10-29-2012 | Jonathan Bernstein
    <p>It’s increasingly clear that whatever happens to the White House and the House of Representatives, the 2010 cycle is going to be a monumental disaster for Republicans in the Senate. The most likely outcome is probably a dead-even 47 seats for the GOP, but given that the Democrats were defending 23 seats while Republicans only had 10 to defend, Democrats would be thrilled with breaking even — and there’s even a fairly good chance that Democrats could increase their majority a bit. ....</p>
  • Chicago Daily Herald Endorses Romney

    10/30/2012 1:05:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | October 28, 2012 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    On Sunday, the Chicago Daily Herald, the second largest daily newspaper in metropolitan Chicago, endorsed Mitt Romney for President in 2012. In 2008, the Daily Herald endorsed hometown Senator Barack Obama for President: In endorsing Illinois’ favorite son in 2008, we declared Obama “has a chance to be a great president.” We said, “He offers a new kind of politics. A politics that breaks down the old partisan walls. A politics that strives to bring people together. A politics of hope.”... But four years later, where is the hope? Where is the confident swagger and leadership to uplift the nation’s...
  • Age Makeup of NC Early Voters (Favors Romney)

    10/29/2012 7:33:12 PM PDT · by IsaacDian · 4 replies
    Just a quick thing I wanted to point out about NC early voting, one of few states that breaks it out by age: 2008: 18-29 14.9% 30-44 23.5% 45-64 40.2% 65+ 21.4% 2012: 18-29 10.8% (DOWN by 4.1%) 30-44 18.3% (DOWN by 5.2%) 45-59 29.1% (DOWN by 11.1%) 60+ 41.7% (UP by 20.3%) Older voters favor Romney...and are showing up in WAY higher numbers for early voting compared to 2008 early voting...while young voters who favor Obama are down to only 10% of early votes (from nearly 15% in 2008).
  • Obama's Going to Lose...but Not Because He's Black

    10/29/2012 6:44:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 29, 2012 | The Drive-By Pundit
    The left is already beginning to point fingers at those they believe are responsible for what is shaping up to be a decisive rout in the making for President Obama and the Democrats on Election Day. The New York Times is among the first out of the blame gate, with an article by Matt Bai taking Bill Clinton to task. Clinton, according to Bai, has foolishly steered the Obama campaign to switch its more promising strategy of attacking Mitt Romney as a serial flip-flopper (in the vein of John Kerry) to one striving to paint him as a mean, evil...
  • Black Chicagoans rage against the Obama, the leadership, the machine

    10/29/2012 4:27:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | October 29, 2012 | Anne Sorock
    A startling video released today by Jeremy Segal (“Rebel Pundit”) of shows inner-city Black Chicagoans expressing outrage against President Obama, union racism, and the Democratic Machine, whom they say no longer represent their agenda. Further, when money is directed at their community, it is funneled through so-called community-based organizations and nonprofits or unions, and never touches the residents themselves. Community resident Paul McKinley says, “Everything in Chicago is controlled by the Democratic party. Everything in my community is controlled by Black Democrats. There is no Tea Party in my community. There is no Republicans. So they can’t blame the...
  • Latest Rasmussen Polls Project Romney To Win 279+ Electoral Votes

    10/29/2012 3:32:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | October 29, 2012 | Ben Shapiro
    According to the latest Rasmussen state polls, Mitt Romney is in position to win the presidency; he should win at least 279 electoral votes. Romney leads in Florida, Ohio, Virginia, Colorado, and New Hampshire; Obama leads in Nevada. Wisconsin and Iowa are tied. Were Romney to win both Wisconsin and Iowa, he’d secure another 16 electoral votes, putting him at 295 electoral votes...
  • Rove: Battleground State Polls Will Move Toward Romney

    10/28/2012 10:53:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Newsmax ^ | October 28, 2012 | Stephen Feller
    The lead that Gov. Mitt Romney has carried in national polls since the first presidential debate should be reflected oon in state-by-state polls — indicating a potential Romney victory on election day, Karl Rove said on “Fox News Sunday.” Rove added that as the state polls reflect the national mood, Romney may begin to see states such as Minnesota, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, come into play for his electoral vote count. “If the margin is as big nationally as it appears in these national polls, then you will have the state polls follow,” he said. “Now we may have something else...
  • On Election Day it’s white voters vs. everyone else

    10/28/2012 9:10:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Grio at NBC News ^ | October 25, 2012 | David A. Love
    Looking at the polls, this presidential election season is poised to give birth to the most racially polarized electorate in U.S. history. Whites are backing Mitt Romney in historic numbers, while Obama is garnering historic levels of support among blacks, Latinos and Asians. While the latest NBC/Wall Street Journal poll has the president in a dead heat with his GOP opponent, recent surveys show wide swings in support based on race. In other words, it looks like white voters versus everyone else. Looking at a composite of polls, Obama’s white support averages 37.9 percent, ranging from 35 percent to 41...
  • 2008 vs 2012: A look at the National Polls (Vanity)

    10/28/2012 5:53:27 PM PDT · by IsaacDian · 14 replies
    I've been keeping track of the Rasmussen and Gallup tracking polls, as well as the overall RCP national average, since Oct 1st. I used excel to turn them into graphs - and the result is pretty amazing: RCP: Obama 2012 is doing only slightly better than McCain did in 2008, while Romney is only slightly below Obama in 2008. Gallup: Romney is doing BETTER than Obama was in 2008, and Obama 2012 is tying McCain 2008. Rasmussen: Again, Romney is doing almost as well as Obama did in 2008, and Obama in 2012 is only slightly above McCain. Bottom line:...
  • Mitt Romney holds slight edge over Barack Obama among LI voters (LONG ISLAND?!!)

    10/28/2012 5:43:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Newsday ^ | October 28, 2012 | Laura Figueroa
    President Barack Obama and Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney are virtually tied among Long Island voters, according to a Siena College/Newsday poll. Romney, a former governor of Massachusetts and co-founder of the Bain Capital investment firm, leads slightly among likely Nassau and Suffolk voters -- 47 percent to Obama's 45 percent. Seven percent of respondents said they were undecided or refused to declare their pick, and 1 percent opted for a third-party candidate. The poll has a 3-point margin of error. The results echo national polls that show a tight race leading up to the Nov. 6 election. In Nassau,...
  • Jazz Shaw Pushes Fear Porn Over at HotAir.Com Today: THE ELECTION MIGHT NOT BE OVER NOVEMBER 6TH!

    10/28/2012 5:08:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    HillBuzz ^ | October 28, 2012 | Kevin DuJan
    I really wish all of you who subscribe to TownHall Magazine would contact them and complain about what’s been going on over at lately; for those who don’t know, TownHall owns HotAir and pays the writers there VERY nice salaries to do what they do…which in the case of a few of them includes churning out fear porn. This is normally Allahpundit’s role at that site but today Jazz Shaw joined in, needlessly freaking people out with the article “This Thing May Not Be Over on 11/6!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” This is madness. And it needs to stop. First, I’ll tell you...
  • Obama Campaign Fears Impact of Hurricane Sandy

    10/28/2012 2:22:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    A top aide to Barack Obama voiced fears Sunday that Hurricane Sandy could hurt the president's re-election chances by reducing turnout, as the impending storm forced both candidates to cancel campaign stops. Republican challenger Mitt Romney received good news in two key swing states, winning the endorsement in Iowa of the main newspaper, the Des Moines Register, and tying Obama in a newly-released poll in all-important Ohio. But nine days out from the nailbiter November 6 election, all eyes were on Hurricane Sandy and how the potentially catastrophic storm might play out on the neck-and-neck race for the White House....
  • Doing The Math

    10/27/2012 9:55:39 PM PDT · by Uncle Peter · 14 replies
    Doing The Math Why Ohio is not essential to a Romney victory. The importance of winning Ohio with their 18 electoral votes is highly overstated. It is important, but not essential. There are many different options available to Gov. Mitt Romney which will allow him to attain the electoral 270 votes needed to win the Presidency.  The math is the 800 pound elephant in the room which is ignored and is clearly under-reported if reported at all.  Polling shows that all battleground states are either dominated by Romney or are tied within the margin of error.  Historically, the "undecided's" break...
  • Botching the Debates: How Biden and Obama blew it.

    10/27/2012 8:02:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | The November 5, 2012 Issue | Fred Barnes, executive editor
    Joe Biden was forewarned. When he did a walk-through at the site of his debate with Paul Ryan, he asked if there might be double screens when the debate was broadcast. Yes, indeed, he was told, though it would be up to each TV network and cable channel whether to show both candidates at once on a split screen. Biden may have ignored how he might appear on one screen while Ryan was speaking on the other. Or he may have purposely run the gamut of disdain from mockery to disgust as he listened to Ryan. Either way, he played...
  • Eleanor Clift: Predicting How Romney Might Govern Requires Multiple Scenarios

    10/27/2012 3:05:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | October 26, 2012 | Eleanor Clift
    If he wins the presidency, will Romney drag his party toward the center or become a doormat for the arch-conservative wing? Planning for a possible Romney presidency is well underway with a transition office open in Washington and the FBI doing background checks on likely appointees. House Republican leaders regularly convene “two scenarios meetings” to calibrate “the tone and tenor” of their response depending on the election outcome. “One thing we don’t know,” says a Republican leadership aide, “is whether a victorious Romney-elect transition would say ‘clear the decks, this is your problem’,” staying on the sidelines and letting the...
  • Colin Powell’s Former Chief of Staff Explodes on the GOP: ‘My Party Is Full of Racists’

    10/27/2012 10:41:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October 27, 2012 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    The former chief of staff to former Secretary of State Colin Powell on Friday called the Republican Party “full of racists” who want President Barack Obama out of office, not because of his job as commander in chief, but because of “the color of his skin.” Retired Army Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, a Republican, was reacting to former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu’s since-retracted assertion that Powell endorsed Obama for re-election because of his race. While calling Sununu’s comment an “unfortunate slip of words,” Wilkerson said it speaks to a larger problem within the GOP. “My party, unfortunately, is the bastion...
  • The intriguing Fil-Am vote on Balitang America’s Poll: Who won the debates?

    10/27/2012 8:43:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Asian Journal ^ | October 26, 2012 | Gel Santos Relos
    DEBATE season is over and there are only eight days left before the US Presidential Election. As the Filipino Channel’s daily newscast “Balitang America” reports on each debate between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney, we also engage our viewers by asking their opinion about the candidates’ performances in presenting the policies and platform of their respective parties. The first debate was reported to belong to Romney, as indicated by almost all mainstream media polls -- primarily because of Obama’s “lackluster” and “flaccid” performance in this first face-off. Our ISYU NGAYON daily online poll of “Balitang America” also showed...
  • Presidential Polls 2012: Romney Ahead Nationwide, Has a Real Shot at Victory

    10/27/2012 8:23:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    PolicyMic ^ | October 27, 2012 | Jake Horowitz, co-founder
    With just 10 days to go until election day 2012 finally arrives, President Obama and Mitt Romney are in the final sprint, and the latest presidential polls reveal the race is a dead-heat. According to Gallup's daily tracking polls, Romney leads 50 to 47. According to Washington Post/ABC, Romney leads 50 to 47, including a national lead of 9 points on who would better handle the economy (52 to 43). President Obama has long been considered the favorite to win election 2012, but these starting numbers beg the question: Could Romney actually win this thing? In short, the answer is...
  • CNN Contributor Roland Martin: Massive Storm Will Help Obama More

    10/27/2012 7:24:19 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 59 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 10-26-2012
    CNN contributor Roland Martin ".... For the president, I think it actually helps him a little bit more, because remember he's a sitting president. He gets to be be presidential. He might have to tour these areas, talk to residents, declare emergency areas as well."
  • Early Vote in Ohio, Iowa, Colorado, New Hampshire and Wisconsin

    It's well known that Ohio is the key, and that Ohio state polls seem not to follow the national trend (Romney should be leading by at least 3-4, no polls showing him better than tie instead). RCP average in 2008 missed the real result in many states by several points (2.1 in Ohio, 2.5 in Indiana, 3 in Pennsylvania, 3.5 in Colorado, 5 in Arizona e 6 in Nevada) so maybe it's just due to the margin of error but it's worrying anyway. Anyway if Romney loses Ohio he has to win Colorado, Iowa, Wisconsin and New Hampshire (if he...
  • Mitt Romney: It’s time for real change, America

    10/26/2012 9:46:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 26, 2012 | Erika Johnsen
    I hardly even know what to add to this. In a well-framed, critical yet optimistic, to the point, and refreshingly presidential speech in Iowa on Friday afternoon, Mitt Romney simply and clearly laid out his economic vision for his presidency. He touched on all the major domestic spheres of our economy and our society — our budget, education, energy, health care, regulations, you name it — without shying away or making excuses. It was a remarkable difference from the petty tone and shrinking subject matter we’ve heard from President Obama of late, and as Romney points out, the president so...
  • LENA DUNHAM: Your First Time PARODY!

    10/26/2012 8:13:30 PM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 56 replies ^ | 10/26/2012 | Crowder
    Crowder parodied the HECK out of that awful Lena Dunham ad for Obama. Already going viral...
  • Early Voting points to Romney Victory (vanity)

    10/26/2012 4:13:29 PM PDT · by IsaacDian · 16 replies
    I want to put forth a theory that I haven't seen anyone think about, despite reading several conservative blogs. It has to do with early voting, which is showing Republicans up big over 2008, and democrats down. Everyone keeps talking about how McCain actually won election day voters by X percent, and that Obama's huge early voting helped negate that. They also then point to a certain "magical number" of early votes that Obama must bank in order to win a state...but that's where the error lies: they then assume that the election day turnout will mirror 2008. Think about...
  • In case Obama is wondering why the Poles support Romney...

    10/25/2012 11:54:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 26, 2012 | Alan Aszkler
    Polish-American culture has been impugned and insulted by the current Occupant of the White House. The president's ignorance is apparent when it comes to the long history and perseverance of the Poles in their fight for liberty. To take one notable example, on the 70th anniversary of the Soviet invasion of Poland, Obama announced his cancelation of plans to place missile interceptors there. Obama has gone out of his way to disrespect the Poles with his "Polish death camps" remark, or his choosing to play golf instead attending the memorial for Polish President Lech Kaczynski, the Polish first lady, and...
  • The White Romney Vote: Based on Race? (Cover keyboard & monitor before reading)

    10/25/2012 10:00:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Root ^ | October 26, 2012 | Les Payne
    Blacks are accused of backing Obama out of racial loyalty, but white GOP voters get a pass. Little about the GOP candidate appeared to qualify him for the White House as he sweated freely over foreign-policy debate questions Monday night. Clearly ill-suited to be commander in chief, Mitt Romney fidgeted in his chair, fudged his Afghanistan position and, in the cross talk over Iraq, seemed on the verge of proffering another $10,000 bet on whether his position had changed. Despite losing two of three debates, Romney has going for him a poll-obsessed media keen on a close race sustaining their...
  • Obama’s Aura of Defeat

    10/25/2012 9:03:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 24, 2012 | Ross Douthat
    In an argument that was echoed and amplified around the liberal twittersphere yesterday, New York’s Jonathan Chait made the case that the Romney campaign has bluffed the press into covering the last two weeks of the campaign as though Obama’s losing. Like George W. Bush in 2000, who famously (and probably foolishly) campaigned in California to lend himself an air of inevitability in the closing days of the campaign, Team Romney’s current brash confidence is designed to persuade the media to overlook the underlying numbers that still point to an advantage for the incumbent. And it’s working, Chait argues: The...
  • Who Won the Debates? 49% Say Romney, 41% Obama (Rasmussen FOR SUBSCRIBERS ONLY)

    "Among voters who watched the debates, 49% say Romney was the winner. Forty-one percent (41%) think President Obama came out on top. Four years ago, 47% of voters said Obama was the overall winner of the three dates, while 33% thought Republican nominee John McCain had been victorious. Republicans this year are a bit more confident in their nominee’s performance than Democrats are: 84% of GOP voters who watched the debates think Romney was the overall winner, compared to 78% of Democrats who feel Obama was the champ. Among voters not affiliated with either of the major parties, the GOP...
  • Obama: "No More Serious Issue On A Presidential Campaign Than Trust"

    10/25/2012 4:22:00 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 8 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 10-24-2012
    OBAMA: And we joke about Romnesia, but all of this speaks to something that's really important and that is the issue of trust. There's no more serious issue on a presidential campaign than trust. Trust matters.... (snip) You could take a videotape of things I said 10 years ago, 12 years ago and you'd say, 'Man this is the same guy. Has the same values. Cares about the same people. Doesn't forget where he came from. Knows who he's fighting for.' And you know what? I haven't finished all the work that we set out to do back in 2008....
  • Are the Democrats Worried About Minnesota?

    10/25/2012 1:01:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    PowerLine ^ | October 24, 2012 | John Hinderaker
    We have written several times about the presidential race–such as it is–in Minnesota. Neither party has done much of anything here, yet the polls are surprisingly close. Our consensus has been that, tantalizing though the thought may be, it is not realistic to think that Minnesota could be in play. So I was surprised to receive an email from Maya Angelou, a little while ago, urging me to be sure to vote: From: Maya Angelou Subject: Pretty or plain, heavy or thin, gay or straight, poor or rich Date: October 24, 2012 5:02:14 PM CDT To: John Hinderaker Reply-To:
  • Signs and Omens: Obama’s Fading Hope and the Graveyard Whistling Choir

    10/24/2012 11:28:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | October 23, 2012 | Robert Stacy McCain
    Nate Silver continues to lead the Democrat Graveyard Whistling Choir, raising Obama to a 70.3% likelihood of victory based on . . . what? I dunno. I’m not an expert with a New York Times column or anything, much less a Magical Forecasting Model™ that can divine future events with the precise scientific exactitude of 1/10 of one percent. This morning, Silver told us that Ohio might be a crucial battleground, which may be news to a victim who just escaped from an underground rape-dungeon after nine months of being held hostage and tortured by a sociopathic sex offender. But...
  • Pro-Romney Mini-PAC reaches out to black community in Ohio

    10/24/2012 5:37:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | October 22, 2012 | Professor William A. Jacobson
    Are Mini-PACs the wave of the future? Pivot Point Washington Super PAC is making waves by running anti-Obama ads on BET television in Cleveland and Seattle. The Super PAC is run by Dave Shemwell: (VIDEO AT LINK) Creator of Pro-Romney Super PAC in Washington Discusses Campaign Dave Shemwell joins “Race To The Wire” to explain his role in Pivot Point Washington, what he thinks about other Super PAC’s, and why he says there’s a need for more political discourse from each side in the Evergreen State. view full article The thing is, this Super PAC really is a mini-PAC as...
  • Citizen Poll Watcher Activism -FL and perhaps other states

    10/24/2012 4:03:46 PM PDT · by lovesdogs · 8 replies
    10/24/12 | vanity
    The Romney campaign decided that during the early voting period only lawyers would be used as poll watchers with few exceptions. I do not agree with the logic behind the decision. But the disagreement path is not a useful one so I came up with a different plan. Here in FL any registered voter is a poll watcher for whatever time they are in the polling place legitimately casting a ballot or lawfully assisting someone else casting a ballot. Not too many people know that and I would hazard a guess that some paid election workers might not be aware...
  • New Hampshire: Romney 50, Obama 48

    10/24/2012 3:37:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 24, 2012 | Allahpundit
    New from Rasmussen, itÂ’s the second poll in as many days showing Romney up two points in NH. Of the last eight polls taken in the state, he leads in four, is tied in two more, trails by a single point in another, and the last is an outlier. (RasmussenÂ’s last poll of NH, taken eight days ago, had Obama up by a point.) Why should you care about that? Simple: If Ohio doesnÂ’t pan out for Mitt, his lone remaining path to the presidency may well be hitting an exacta with New Hampshire and Wisconsin. If he wins Florida,...
  • Broadening the battlefield: Romney to travel to WI as Obama tries to cling to turf he won in 2008

    10/24/2012 1:32:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | October 23, 2012 | Toby Harnden
    Mitt Romney is to travel to Wisconsin, a state Barack Obama won in a 14-point blowout four years ago, as the Republican candidate's surging campaign seeks to expand the 'chessboard' into previously safe Democratic territory. At the same time, the Romney campaign has bought television advertising in the Boston market, which reaches screens in New Hampshire, a state Obama won by almost 10 points in 2008. Asked whether Romney himself would be visiting Wisconsin in the closing days of the race, Eric Fehrnstrom, a senior Romney adviser, said: 'Yes. Paul Ryan was just in Pittsburgh. We'll be back in Wisconsin,...
  • A Great Ideas Vacuum on Jobs

    10/24/2012 9:35:08 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 4 replies
    NJ ^ | 10-23-2012 | Jim Tankersley
    There are no new details in the “second-term agenda” that President Obama released on Tuesday, no new plans to support the blistering pace of job creation that America needs to roar back to full employment. This is the rule of Campaign 2012, not the exception. Ask yourself: When was the last time either Obama or Mitt Romney announced a meaningful new economic-policy position? Take your time. The answer is probably … more than six months ago. In April, Obama spelled out the terms of the so-called “Buffett Rule” imposing a minimum tax on millionaires — but, really, that wasn’t a...
  • Romney Gains in South and Nationally (Solid South in polling now, plus Colorado and Iowa)

    10/23/2012 11:32:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Southern Political Report ^ | October 23, 2012 | Hastings Wyman
    Mitt Romney is now leading in every state in today’s Solid South, including the three – Florida, North Carolina and Virginia – that Barack Obama won in 2008 and where his campaign has expended considerable muscle, money and candidate time. Moreover, the nationwide polls also show a marked shift to Romney since the first debate. The President, however, still maintains leads in most of the battleground states. In Florida, with a substantial 29 electoral votes, virtually all polls now give Romney the lead, with the Real Clear Politics (RCP) average showing a 2.1 point lead for the Republican challenger. The...
  • Romney’s Brilliant Maneuver

    10/23/2012 11:20:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | October 23, 2012 | Keith Koffler
    Gov. Mitt Romney today pulled a bold move in the final debate with President Obama, opting for relatively limited verbal combat with his opponent while instead showcasing his knowledge of foreign affairs, adopting a presidential demeanor, and offering a sense of optimism for the future. This strategy was the political equivalent of the Muhammed Ali Rope-a-Dope against George Foreman in the heavyweight boxing championship in 1974. Everyone expected a war, but Ali laid back on the ropes and let his bigger, stronger opponent pound away until Foreman was exhausted, and Ali knocked him out. And I think Romney may have...