Skip to comments.Has Romney Begun "Carpetbombing" Ads in the Swing States Yet?
Posted on 09/25/2012 6:49:47 PM PDT by BlueStateRightist
Have R&R ramped up their attack?
Milwaukee Metro. Nothing up.
I’d wait till after the first debate.
Prime time TV in Colorado ad 2 minutes ago. Small businessman: Obama treats you like he is your enemy.
Do people watch TV any more? Don’t they FF through commercials on the DVR?
Strong ad with the baby here in Virginia about two minutes ago.
That’s essentially what Romney is doing. If he hits Obama too hard, before the debates, he risks creating a sympathetic person out of Obama, giving him an upperhand.
Then Romney will just look small minded and mean with any further carpet bombing.
However, if Romney can make Obama look like a fool onstage, then properly placed commercials will deliver the coup de grace.
No idea ~ in Virginia. Maybe they are doing something with the broadcast channels, but I usually don’t watch them ~ maybe Grimm.
Any Ads before Oct 10th are a waste of money. Americans have short memories when it comes to politics.
Seen plenty here in metro area...just watching PBS sgtyork??? ;)
Not in a swing state, I live in California.
What I find really interesting, obama is running TV ads here.
Nothing from Romney.
Oh bs, a negative ad can be done right, and it’s needed to push Obama’s negatives up.
I hear that often: Obama ads running in CA. There are 2 possible reasons:
1. Obama is polling poorly there.
2. It’s a technique of rallying his most devout supporters to send him more money.
I cannot believe it’s the former.
I am seeing them in FL. But for every 2 Romney ads, there are 3 Obama ads.
Maybe he’s fighting for popular vote victory to cause a major problem for Romney administration...?
Nashville, 45 min drive home. 1 Forward Obama sign. 0 Romney signs.
Nashville, 45 min drive home. 1 Forward Obama sign. 0 Romney signs.
I was in northern VA for 3 days last week. Obama ads ad nasuem, much to my disgust. I was surprised that they thought they needed to convince the government workers in that area....so maybe things are not as rosy for Dear Leader as the WashCompost and others suggest...I hope not!
Famous for being famous.. merely a face and a sound bite..
Absolutely ZERO content..
I’m in the greater Boston area & Romney is hitting the NH market from here. He’s close to even with Obama, IMO, in TV ads. I drive a lot & Romney has almost 100% coverage on the radio in NH.
Both Obama and Romney ads in CT. Used to see more Romney ones but now seeing more Obama than Romney. Why bother wasting $$on ads in CT if you are Obama? It’s closer than it probably should be but not like he’s really at risk of losing here
I think you have an erroneous idea of what motivates gub'mnt workers.
I live in CA too. Seens lots of obama ads. Wonder why he is spending money here???
If the media was playing it fair, you could be right.
However, if Romney ran some negative ads at the moment, the MSM would just replay them during their news segments and make some comment that would nullify the ad’s effect.
However, after the debate, if Romney definitely defeats Obama, there will be jack the media can do to save his sorry arse.
Mitt’s ad campaign will be bumped off the airwaves when media coveraeg goes wall to wall 24/7 on Hussein’s October surprise attack on Iran.
Could be the Oteam is trying to fool R&R into spending some cash $ before the end of Oct in places they know Obozo has it locked up. Remember when Gore’s team tricked Bush into spending some $ in CA? They are trying the same trick!
I don’t know what Romney is doing ,but here in maryland we are being pummeled by negative Obama ads against Romney.
Every ad has Romney in it, Giving jobs to China, screwing the kids educations, messing up health care.
I never knew what a monster Romney was until Obama started these negative ads 24/7
Now that I know— I am sure to vote for Romney—I would vote for beelzebob before voting for the Muslim A-hole we have now.
I agree with you that most of the 47% will not watch the debates. However, there are two groups who will likely be watching the debates fervently.
Blacks and conservatives. My feelers, in other chatlines, tell me that blacks are very much engaged this season and they are paying attention, and not just because of the usual reasons for their participation.
Obama is wasting his money here in Washington state as well. Thank God for the DVR jump button!
I’m not in a swing state but I never, ever watch ads thanks to the DVR. I don’t take calls from pollsters either.
We’re in Iowa. We seldom turn our TV on.
The phone has been ringing off the hook for over a month now. We don’t even answer it anymore. Our family and friends have our cell phone numbers so we know it’s just polls and telemarketers.
One encouraging thing. We have a 20 year old son at home (part time student). He has been getting bombarded with very good Romney mailers. He has been receiving stuff in the mail almost daily for the last 2-3 weeks.
Someone in the campaign has wisely decided to go after the young vote.
I was watching C-span and these pollsters were giddy that Romney
thought the polls were wrong. Romney I guess is thinking it will be
between 2008 and 2010.
They were certain that the % vote of minority would increase by 2%
in 2012 vs. 2008. They said it is going up 2% every year.
They said that Obama was the first to win the Presidency while losing
whites by more than double digits.
Then they started talking about Democrats are going to be in trouble
later on because they don’t have working class whites.
I thought I was in the twilight zone.
No one tells the truth that Obama’s coalition is so non-white.
But it’s not that we are racist -— It’s that Obama is dividing us by race.
He has succeeded beyond the wildest dreams of segregationists.
I think it’s abominable that blacks
vote 98% Democrats and Latinos, perhaps 25% of them who are anchor
babies voting, which increases every year because of the illegal alien
invasion,, vote 65% Democrats.
It is going to be a civil war soon if Obama is re-elected.
I am going to prepare for the coming civil war.
It’s unfortunate that we don’t have a Reagan coming up, we
need FREEDOM. Blacks want FREEDOM. Latinos want FREEDOM.
WHites want FREEDOM. We yearn for freedom.
Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)
LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)
If Obama pulls out a win, as things stand, America is over. I believe that fervently.
But I also think it would be a mistake for Romney to come out too strongly, as it risks causing a tribal reaction to take place.
I think he’s playing the cards he’s been dealt with as best he can and the polls are showing positive results, because the media has to poll +10 to show Obama leading by +2.
I know many here want a replay of 1980, where Reagan was able to devastate Carter, but this is not 1980. A devastating and relentless campaign will not work in Romney’s favour.
However, if your wife and daughter insist on watching "Cup Cake Wars" on the Food Network in SW VA, you may get to see plenty Romney ads.
Starting to get worried. Saw something on HuffPo showing Obama has run nearly double the ads in Florida and Ohio.
This is a good point.
If Obama seems to be beaten up and might lose, all the Blacks might
run to his defense and go out and vote. A sympathy vote.
Biden might have had the right idea...hey whitey gonna get you back
in chains. SO you all vote *@#&*((@*(*(. Can’t let the white man win.
Who is the racist in this scenario??? RIGHT. Democrats.
Anne Coulters book!
"I'm Mitt Romney and I approved this message."
"You know, Barack Obama is a pretty nice guy. Good dad, good husband, looks great in a suit. But I have to say that maybe he's not the best person to be president. I know, I know. You're saying, 'Why is Romney being so tough on Obama.' Well, I have to say that I'd probably be a better president, so there it is. Not to say anything negative about President Obama. Just that, maybe, I might do a better job."
Whew! That'll hit Obama where it hurts!
Absolutely correct, plus there is early voting happening in many states already..
We need to get this show on the road.. SOON!
I will not worry for lack of Romney Ads prior to mid-October. Obama Ads have a special reason....why is he running Ads in safe blue states?
Bingo! He needs more donations from the base. Do this test..ask your friend what does she/he remember about the last 3 Obama Ads. If they can’t recall the content, the Ads were premature.
I’m in Virginia (the central part of the state). At the moment I’m not seeing any ads at all.
I thought there was supposed to be a carpet-bombing right after the DNC convention, but it never appeared. Don’t know what to think.
Nothing up here either. Before the conventions just about every other ad on TV was a Romney ad. Now they’re seen sparingly if at all.
Obama’s been hitting the television hard with ads against Romney.
There’s also one ad in particular that Obama’s running claiming that more than 4 million jobs have been created and claiming that the economy’s much better now than it was under Bush. From what I’ve been hearing this Obama ad is getting him a positive response.
I have yet to see a response from the Romney team about this ad.
Has anybody else seen it?
Early voters are NOT available in the category of “undecided”. They all knew long time ago who they were going to vote for. Ads would have ZERO effect on them.
There are only less than 10% of voters still undecided. That is the only group available for pickings. These people are basically non-political people, which is why they are still undecided. I doubt if virulent attack Ads against Obama will bring them over to our side. And secondly, 7 weeks later on voting day, they won’t remember the Ad content.
The only carpet bombing I’ve been seeing is that from the Obama team.
3. he is working his GOTV so RR can’t win the popular vote and get CA’s electoral votes.
If RR wins the pop but loses the electoral the swing of CA electors could tip it to RR..
And I am sure he is shaking down his supporters for money.
Many early voters do not go and vote based on who they are voting for or if they are undecided. They are early voters because they are limited by time because of work or what have you. Or they simply do not want to wait in line.
Most do not wait until they have made a decision before they drive over to vote. They will make their decision on the other side of the curtain.
Early voting has already begun in many places. It is election day from now until November 6th.
That claim from democrats about 4 million jobs makes me furious due to non-response from Repubs. If 4 million new jobs have been created, then THERE MUST BE 5 MILLION NEW LAYOFFS because that many less people have jobs now during Obama presidency. But I never hear that simple response...sigh.
It appears that the Obama team consists of the entire Democrat party from Harry Reid to Nancy Pelosi, former Pres. Bill Clinton...etc. The Romney Team - Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney himself. I have not seen any elected officials (including those who have stood behind Romney from the beginning or those who have more recently endorsed him) running around the country or taking political stabs at Obama as their side or trying to sell Romney to the nation.
Santorum endorsed him publically after the convention, he's nowhere to be found.
The loudest one I hear from the most is Newt Gingrich who I do not really consider to be a Romney surrogate.
The Obama team is MUCH biggter than Romney Team.
So far all I see for Romney Team is: Romney and Ryan.
Both Bill Kristol and Charles Krauthammer were complaining on Fox last night that in northern Virginia they’re seeing many ads by Obama claiming that Romney was going to raise middle-class taxes by $2k with no answers from the Romney campaign - “now all my neighbors think their taxes will be going up” - bad news if true - any observations?....
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