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Itís Advantage Romney After Obama Fails To Move The Needle
Dick Morris ^ | 9/7/2012 | Dick Morris

Posted on 09/07/2012 7:04:58 PM PDT by Signalman

Thursday night in Charlotte, Barack Obama doubled down on his liberalism, articulating the case for big government, greater regulation, and more spending (which he calls “investing”). He defined a choice that is starkly ideological, courageously embracing the left. We have not seen such positioning since the days of Mike Dukakis and Walter Mondale. And with good reason: the American people are conservative.

Asked in a recent poll, “would you rather that government get out of your way or lend you a hand?” Americans voted 54% to 35% for the government to get out of the way. It was odd to watch a president commit political suicide by so brazen and overt an embrace of the 35% and a repudiation of the 54%.

While eloquent as he accepted his party’s nomination, Obama failed to go after Mitt Romney in his speech and throughout the whole Democratic convention. “The folks in Tampa,” “the Republican establishment” and “the conservative Congress” all came in for a thrashing. Mitt Romney was not on the list in both Clinton and Obama’s speeches. In fact, his name was hardly mentioned — an odd occurrence in view of the over $100 million Obama has spent on ads attacking Romney.

Overall, tonight left America with the impression that Obama saved GM, killed Bin Laden, and passed ObamaCare (which most of us don’t like). What a thin, thin record on which to base a plea for reelection.

The result of these two conventions is a decided advantage for Romney.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012election; advantage; democrats; election2012; morris; obama; obamacare; romney; speech; speeches

1 posted on 09/07/2012 7:05:04 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Signalman

Gallup has a huge pop for Obama, so not sure what needle Dick is watching. Waiting for Rasmussen.


2 posted on 09/07/2012 7:22:36 PM PDT by montag813
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To: Signalman
“would you rather that government get out of your way or lend you a hand?”

I'd like them to lend me a hand by getting out of the way.

3 posted on 09/07/2012 7:22:48 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Signalman

You know, I hope Morris isn’t blowing smoke like he did in 2008.
I’ve read two different stories that O is up a little after his oh-so fantastic convention...really?
This yo yo system based on non- exact polling science is hokum.


4 posted on 09/07/2012 7:23:17 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: matginzac

The dead cat bounce. It won’t last.


5 posted on 09/07/2012 7:26:02 PM PDT by goodolemr
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To: montag813

Rasmussen is a lot more reliable than Gallup. Gallup is in for obamma to win.


6 posted on 09/07/2012 7:26:19 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: montag813

Gallup. Bounced back from likely voters to Adults in their poll to get those numbers.

Morris said he will get a bounce, but did not accomplish anything with the speech. Every candidate gets a bounce. It doesn’t change the economic situation, and obama did not make any real case for a second term.


7 posted on 09/07/2012 7:26:33 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: montag813

Only in popularity, not voting.....granted, there is a delay there so that could increase.

Regardless, bumps don’t normally last long. Unless it’s a big one in the voting for column, it doesn’t matter much. What will matter a lot is the debates crammed into October. That will likely turn the race one way or another.


8 posted on 09/07/2012 7:26:33 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: montag813
Gallup has a huge pop for Obama, so not sure what needle Dick is watching. Waiting for Rasmussen.

Gallup is being sued by the DOJ. They'd better oversample dems by 90%...

9 posted on 09/07/2012 7:27:11 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Signalman
Mitt Romney was not on the list in both Clinton and Obama’s speeches. In fact, his name was hardly mentioned — an odd occurrence in view of the over $100 million Obama has spent on ads attacking Romney.

Maybe Obama realizes that Romney will be in charge of the DOJ, FBI, CIA and IRS come January and doesn't want to piss him off.

10 posted on 09/07/2012 7:29:34 PM PDT by Go Gordon (It's barack hussein obama - because he doesn't believe in capitalism.)
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To: Signalman

Don’t underestimate Dick Morris as he nailed the 2008 Election when Condi Rice edged out Hillary Clinton by 1.5%.


11 posted on 09/07/2012 7:31:32 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Signalman

I’ve never noticed Mr. Obama’s so-called “eloquence” and wouldn’t hire him to read the news on-air in Salt Lick, Montana.


12 posted on 09/07/2012 7:34:19 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: montag813

Hehe... I see what you did there. ;-)


13 posted on 09/07/2012 7:37:49 PM PDT by RedCell (Honor thy Father (9/6/07) - Semper Fi / "...it is their duty, to throw off such government...")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No TelePrompTer, huh?


14 posted on 09/07/2012 7:42:57 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Signalman

I think Obama DID move the needle. DOWN.


15 posted on 09/07/2012 7:46:45 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Signalman

Hope Repubs ‘pop’ here. Romney should be leaving ‘dust’ in Obama’s eyes. Anything less; is bad management - and political ‘risky business’.


16 posted on 09/07/2012 7:49:59 PM PDT by cricket
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To: Signalman
would you rather that government get out of your way or lend you a hand?”

and by lend you a hand he means give you someone else's money so you can maintain your unproductive, parasitic, democratic party life style indefinitely. Of course they would prefer that.

17 posted on 09/07/2012 7:50:56 PM PDT by RC one
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To: goodolemr

From your lips to God’s ears...
Don’t know why but feeling a bit vulnerable tonight...
Too much dimtard, commie, hypocrit lies this week I guess.


18 posted on 09/07/2012 7:51:03 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: Signalman
It truly amazed me to hear the DumbocRats using the same words and phrases as the Republicans..... Freedom, Liberty, Justice and Equality before the law....Family values!....United!...Fairness!...Honor!...the Constitution..etc

ALL THE THINGS THAT THE SOCIALIST AGENDA TAKES AWAY!...and yet, the sheep on the floor cheered!

Now here's the test!...(Try it!...lol...it's unbelievable!)..ask any one of them.... Why are you a Socialist and why do u think that system is better?...

INSTANTLY!!!...They're ALL outraged!!!...How dare you!...I'm an American!...a patriot!...a believer in the Constitution....yada-yada-yada...Not 1 will admit to being a “socialist”

19 posted on 09/07/2012 7:56:03 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: Go Gordon
Lets hope that a massive investigation is initiated by Romney after the election. The problem is that so much of our high level leadership have been complicit. We have witnessed a massive failure of the press and all branches of the government.
20 posted on 09/07/2012 7:56:49 PM PDT by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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To: Signalman

Hard to believe the country is so dumbed down that blatant socialism can win so many supporters


21 posted on 09/07/2012 7:59:12 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: montag813

Link?


22 posted on 09/07/2012 8:14:30 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: GeronL
I think it was Howard Stern who had a man-on-the-street Q and A in 2008. What he did was approach known Obama supporters and substituted the different viewpoints of McCain and Obama on select issues. The various people interviewed agreed with McCain's positions thinking Obama had said them.

More evidence that it helps the elite Dems to kwwp a large segment of their base stupid and needy.

23 posted on 09/07/2012 8:19:23 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

keep (not kwwp).


24 posted on 09/07/2012 8:20:18 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: piytar

Recently announced: DOJ joins suit against Gallup!!


25 posted on 09/07/2012 8:22:08 PM PDT by Forrestfire (("To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society." Theodore Roosevelt))
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To: ConservativeStatement

bump


26 posted on 09/07/2012 8:23:36 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

Half the Country pays no taxes, and gets fee stuff from Obama. Guess who they will vote for? DUH!


27 posted on 09/07/2012 8:46:16 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Graewoulf

bump


28 posted on 09/07/2012 8:58:36 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

FDR won 4 times. People have always been politically stupid. It’s not that hard to sell leftist populism pretty much anywhere.


29 posted on 09/07/2012 9:02:03 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Longbow1969

true.


30 posted on 09/07/2012 9:06:32 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Signalman

Help!

You know how the media does these town hall events to measure a sample of people’s reaction to the canidate’s speeches while it’s occuring? I have not seen any of that this election. Has anyone else?

These events are not so easy to control so maybe the obamamedia did not run them this election. I don’t watch television much but have not seen anything on the internet.


31 posted on 09/07/2012 9:14:56 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: GeronL

Error check to my reply: free stuff not fee stuff.


32 posted on 09/07/2012 9:16:25 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Signalman
While eloquent as he accepted his party’s nomination

It's the same question forever. Can a man be eloquent if he makes your skin crawl when he talks?

33 posted on 09/07/2012 9:41:06 PM PDT by stevem
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To: montag813

Gallup has a huge pop for Obama, so not sure what needle Dick is watching.
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I read several threads here on FR on Friday about how Axelrod had threatened Gallup because they put out some poll results a couple of months ago that showed Romney leading Obama.

Also keep in mind that Gallup only does registered voters and weights the results in favor of Dems. Gallup is useless, IMO. I trust Rasmussen polls much more.


34 posted on 09/07/2012 10:47:52 PM PDT by octex
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To: GeronL

Products of public education where everyone gets A’s, everyone gets a trophy. No one loses ever. The leap to “shared prosperity” is not that far. Unless you ask them to give their A away. Then it’s not fair.


35 posted on 09/07/2012 11:05:06 PM PDT by Semperfiwife (The poor huddled masses that came to America came for Freedom, not free stuff.)
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