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Haley Barbour: Obama's cash will let him define Romney
The Hill ^ | 04/26/12 11:57 AM ET | Cameron Joseph

Posted on 04/26/2012 1:01:03 PM PDT by Josh Painter

Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R) predicted the air war between President Obama and Mitt Romney would start in earnest soon, partly because Obama has the cash right now to define the presumptive GOP nominee before he can define himself.

"Obama didn't have to run a primary so he's sitting on a stack of money so tall that a show dog couldn't jump over it," Barbour said at an event Thursday hosted by the GOP-aligned Resurgent Republic. "He can't run on his record, and so the time to really try to run down the Republican, carpet bomb him, is about to start."

Barbour, who is involved with the Republican-affiliated outside groups American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS, suggested that if Obama goes on the attack before Romney is prepared to defend himself, the super-PACs would provide some air coverage for him.

"Everybody who wants a new president wants to keep the voters' attention on those policies and the results of those policies," Barbour told The Hill.

The groups have already raised a combined $100 million and have millions in cash on hand. They've been running ads attacking Obama for months, including an ad released this morning that attacked Obama's appearance on the "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" TV show.

The Obama campaign team has around $100 million cash on hand, according to April fundraising reports, while Romney has about $10 million cash on hand. Romney and the Republican National Committee recently announced a joint fundraising effort.


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: 2012election; barackobama; haleybarbour; mittromney
The attack ad, which served Romney's campaign so well in the GOP primaries, may be his undoing in the general election.
1 posted on 04/26/2012 1:01:17 PM PDT by Josh Painter
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To: Josh Painter

I don’t like Romney. Cannot stand the guy, but there aren’t enough bombs to stop me from voting for him against Obama.

If it’s between those two we don’t have a choice and it looks like the Republicans have done it to us again.


2 posted on 04/26/2012 1:12:09 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Josh Painter

Haley: Obama’s election has EXPOSED your SOCIALIST REAR ENDS to the AMERICAN PEOPLE LIKE NEVER BEFORE. It’s all over for you FRAUDS. START PACKING YOUR BAGS.


3 posted on 04/26/2012 1:12:54 PM PDT by spawn44
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To: Josh Painter

How many times has Romney called the Marxist “a nice guy”?

Run clips of those, like Cavuto is doing right now.


4 posted on 04/26/2012 1:19:10 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Josh Painter
President Obama has raised less by this point in time than Candidate Obama had raised by this point in time in 2008. He isn't getting the big business payoffs he got last time. Things are bad, but not as hopeless as this article makes it seem. Hopelessness only shows up when you consider that if Obama loses Romney wins.
5 posted on 04/26/2012 1:19:19 PM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: Josh Painter

Romney’s ONLY advantage in the GOP primary was money. He will not have that advantage going forward against Obama.


6 posted on 04/26/2012 1:19:39 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: spawn44

All those who DIDN’T support NEWT - take heed, you are about to see where your pride in your ‘so called conservative candidate’ got you!!

You were DUPED!!

Go NEWT!! The candidate with a PROVEN Conservative record and a fighter for Our Country - the antithesis of Mitt and Barry and a record the other candidates only wished they had!


7 posted on 04/26/2012 1:21:33 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Josh Painter
Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R)...

I beg your pardon... (HA!)

8 posted on 04/26/2012 1:22:06 PM PDT by Ken H (Austerity is the irresistible force. Entitlements are the immovable object.)
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To: Josh Painter

It will define Romney to those who are willing to listen and believe what the ads say.

To others it will just reinforce his idiocy and racist class warfare.


9 posted on 04/26/2012 1:25:02 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: dirtboy

Nor will he had the media covering for him either.


10 posted on 04/26/2012 1:25:44 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: presently no screen name

Newt can use the Harding strategy at the convention.

In 1920, Harding started with 7% of the vote on the first ballot and ended up with 70% of the vote on the tenth ballot.

Go, Newt!


11 posted on 04/26/2012 1:28:14 PM PDT by samtheman ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ-4gnNz0vc)
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To: Josh Painter

Maybe Obama will paint Romney as a Conservative and make him more likeable by the GOP base :-)


12 posted on 04/26/2012 1:31:01 PM PDT by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: samtheman

you called it !


13 posted on 04/26/2012 1:34:02 PM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin in 2012 !)
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To: Josh Painter
Haley, Haley! Why did you drop out?? Why did you leave us?? As smart and fat as Christie, but twice as conservative.

Veep...please.

14 posted on 04/26/2012 1:35:30 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: samtheman

Thanks for that. I didn’t know. One more reason I want Newt for his proposed teaching of our constitution/background of our country to the nation - like Dave Barton does, a supporter of Newt’s. .


15 posted on 04/26/2012 1:41:51 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Josh Painter

on top off all that Obama money, he also has many FReepers actively doing his dirty work for free of charge.


16 posted on 04/26/2012 1:54:16 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: samtheman

Lord hear our prayers.


17 posted on 04/26/2012 1:57:17 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Josh Painter

Doesn’t Haley have some criminals to pardon?


18 posted on 04/26/2012 2:00:12 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Josh Painter

Governor pudgeball pardon makes a statement.

LLS


19 posted on 04/26/2012 2:08:52 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Pray hard and often!)
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To: onyx

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2876900/posts


20 posted on 04/26/2012 2:18:55 PM PDT by samtheman ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ-4gnNz0vc)
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To: onyx

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2876900/posts


21 posted on 04/26/2012 2:19:07 PM PDT by samtheman ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ-4gnNz0vc)
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To: samtheman

Thanks very much. I am the first post on that thread.


22 posted on 04/26/2012 2:21:14 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: dirtboy

You have no idea how much $$$$ he has. Much more than Obozo. A friend of mine in politics who is well connected told me the cash is coming in for Remulak at a rate he did not believe.


23 posted on 04/26/2012 2:23:03 PM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: DarthVader
A friend of mine in politics who is well connected told me the cash is coming in for Remulak

Remulak? Isn't that where the Coneheads came from?

24 posted on 04/26/2012 2:28:53 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: dfwgator

Yes it is! My name for Romney is Myth Remulak.


25 posted on 04/26/2012 2:45:51 PM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: Venturer

If it’s between those two we don’t have a choice and it looks like the Republicans have done it to us again.

Bull crud. We all should vote for Virgil Goode. A good man who deserves all our support. Romney does not deserve anything from us. Down with Romney!!!!!


26 posted on 04/26/2012 3:01:22 PM PDT by napscoordinator (VOTE FOR NEWT!!!!)
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To: samtheman

What was Harding’s strategy?


27 posted on 04/26/2012 3:01:52 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: onyx

Hello Onyx! Wow. I have been so busy the last month at the Naval Academy. I love working there even as a civilian....lol. I am wondering your thoughts on Virgil Goode. I have heard some good things from people, but also a little negative but nothing like Romney. Sad to see so many going for Romney...Well I hope you have a great Weekend. It has been raining all day here. We need it though. Take care FRiend,
Sincerely,
Bob


28 posted on 04/26/2012 3:07:22 PM PDT by napscoordinator (VOTE FOR NEWT!!!!)
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To: 9YearLurker

I don’t know. I just know the result. I guess he knew a lot of people and the initial front-runner could never get above 35% of the delegates. I imagine Harding slowly won them over.

It was 1920. It’s not really going to happen today. I was being sarcastic.

Ron Paul sites are promoting a “Harding Strategy” for Ron Paul.


29 posted on 04/26/2012 3:17:57 PM PDT by samtheman ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ-4gnNz0vc)
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To: DarthVader

He won’t have the overwhelming monetary advantage he had in the primaries against GOP opponents. And the MSM is a free attack dog for the Obama machine as well.


30 posted on 04/26/2012 5:53:06 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: napscoordinator

Yeah!! That’s the ticket. Vote for Virgil Goode, he will probably get all of 500 votes.


31 posted on 04/26/2012 6:27:28 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer

Yeah!! That’s the ticket. Vote for Virgil Goode, he will probably get all of 500 votes.

He will get more than 500 just from FREEPERS who are patriotic good people. Maybe you should make it 501. I pray to God you are not voting for that creep Romney.


32 posted on 04/26/2012 6:32:30 PM PDT by napscoordinator (VOTE FOR NEWT!!!!)
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To: dirtboy

He will have big oil and industry PAC money and that is not in Obuggery’s favor.


33 posted on 04/26/2012 6:32:40 PM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: Josh Painter

The actual battle will only be fought in a few states.

Perhaps no more than 5 or 6.

I see funding as pretty much irrelevant because of that.

Both sides will have more than enough $$ to drive the voters stark raving mad with commercials.

The rest of the states are pretty much locked in these days.


34 posted on 04/26/2012 6:40:12 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: napscoordinator

I certainly would not vote FOR Romney. I am voting AGAINST Obama and Romney is the only standing between him and another 4 years.

Goode hasn’t a Chinaman’s Chance.


35 posted on 04/26/2012 8:08:16 PM PDT by Venturer
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