Skip to comments.Angst grows among President Obama's supporters
Posted on 10/10/2012 9:06:53 AM PDT by Signalman
First came the nausea. Then came the anxiety.
After months of watching Mitt Romney twist in the media glare, a growing number of President Barack Obamas supporters though confined for now to a noisy minority of liberals are peering into the Obama-might-actually-lose abyss for the first time after last weeks disastrous first debate.
Some progressives seem to be going into primal panic mode to the profound annoyance of the Democratic professional political class and an Obama campaign predicting a rebound at next Tuesdays debate in Long Island.
Thats my party: Irrational overconfidence followed by irrational despair, quipped veteran Democratic political consultant Jim Jordan, summing up the view of Obamas campaign and a half-dozen top Democratic aides interviewed for this story.
But a lot of Democrats are somewhere in between they simply cant believe Obama could be that bad again. Or could he?
My honest and truthful answer is Democrats are not panicked and Im not exactly sure why, said longtime Clinton adviser James Carville, who thinks Obama will still win. Maybe Im being silly here, but Ive talked to a lot of people today and everybodys saying the same thing. Should I be more concerned than I am?
Were all trying to talk ourselves into a state of panic, and were not quite there yet.
The quick shift in the poll numbers in the week after the debate illustrates the volatility of the race in general and the dangers of assuming that the outcome hinges on a tiny number of undecided moderates in swing states who will use the debates as a guide. Romneys surge, especially among previously Obama-friendly subgroups, suggests a much more fluid electorate a dangerous dynamic for an Obama campaign that has trumpeted the stability of the race in the battleground states.
Insiders see Obamas flop as turbulence, unsettling but hardly fatal, and say their internal polling shows erosion but not anything approaching collapse.
A handful of liberal pundits amplifying the visceral reactions of the partys liberal base to the debate and Obamas subsequent dip in the polls think the plane is plunging into a cliff. They have found their muse in Daily Beast columnist Andrew Sullivan, whom Obama reads regularly and was once invited to a White House state dinner.
Did Obama just throw away the election? Sullivan wrote in a widely read column posted Monday night, which drew 21,000 Facebook likes within a few hours.
Sullivan, a political iconoclast who supports the president, became agitated after the release of a Pew poll Monday showing Romney vaulting 4 points ahead of Obama a 12-point swing among likely voters since last month.
Nothing would make me happier than every liberal in the nation in tears on election night.
If they stopped feeding their minds with fantasies about how evil Romney is, perhaps they wouldn’t feel so bad.
I am tempted to act like Cartman licking the tears of his enemy in South Park.
The only thing that would be better would be mass suicide...
Glen. THE LEFT IS DELUSIONAL. That includes you. They have been getting high on skewered polls and MSM spin for months. When they got B slapped into a state of TEMPORARY REALITY by Mitt they became completely unglued. Mitt is now ahead even in the skewered polls. It will not be close in November.
Just drink the poison, lie down, feel the final tinkle go down your leg, quiver and die.
God forgive me, I love the smell of napalm in the morning.
"Irrational" is the epitome of Democrats.
Surely people like Carville see the writing on the wall in the poll internals. The enthusiasm gap, Party ID and Obama lagging 2008 in energy and early turnout...while Romney is clearly ahead of McLame’s pace in energy and voting.
“Nothing would make me happier than every liberal in the nation in tears on election night.”
My sister swears that Chrissy Matthews had been crying during/after the debate last week. To me, it looked like he’d been hitting the bottle. Many bottles, actually.
“...every liberal in the nation in tears....”
As well they should be. And not just on Election night.
No matter which way the election eventually goes, liberals shall end up weeping. In one instance, if they should lose the election, and the other, if, somehow, they should happen to win the election. For they are sure to be disappointed with the disillusionment that shall ensue, as the rest of the schemes of this regime, by now entrenched and never to be moved by entreaties or complaints made by their erstwhile supporters, are revealed and brought to bear down on those who were of wavering faith, or not sufficiently vigorous, or those who thought the license was more broad than what shall be allowed.
Tears of regret, tears of frustration, tears of boiling rage. But never, ever, a tear shed in contrition for the great evil they bring to a once great nation.
This Carville? Ya really think he gets it? :-)
Source: Roll Call
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committees independent expenditure arm is shifting TV buys in a series of races, as the House battleground map continues to evolve.
The DCCC has cut ad buys Oct. 23-29 in four districts where the Democratic nominee is seen as having a comfortable lead, according to a party source with knowledge of the buys:
Arizonas 2nd district, where Rep. Ron Barber (D) faces Republican Martha McSally
Floridas new 9th district, where former Rep. Alan Grayson (D) faces Republican Todd Long
Floridas 26th district, where embattled Rep. David Rivera (R), reportedly under federal investigation, faces Democrat Joe Garcia
New Mexicos open 1st district, where Democrat Michelle Lujan Grisham faces Republican Janice Arnold-Jones
The committee has also cut ad buys Oct. 23-29 in seats that look like steep climbs in November. Its viewed as a harrowing sign for the Democrats running in these districts:
Floridas 16th district, where Rep. Vern Buchanan (R) faces Democrat Keith Fitzgerald
Iowas 4th district, where Rep. Steve King (R) faces Democrat Christie Vilsack (though this race is probably the most competitive for Democrats of this bunch)
Indianas open 2nd district, where Democrat Brendan Mullen faces Republican Jackie Walorski
North Carolinas 8th district, where vulnerable Rep. Larry Kissell (D) faces Republican Richard Hudson
North Dakotas open at-large district, where Democrat Pam Gulleson faces Republican Kevin Cramer
Ohios 7th district, where where Rep. Bob Gibbs (R) faces Democrat Joyce Healy-Abrams
Ohios 10th district, where Rep. Mike Turner (R) faces Democrat Sharen Neuhardt
Virginias 2nd district, where Rep. Scott Rigell (R) faces Democrat Paul Hirschbiel
Wisconsins 8th district, where Rep. Reid Ribble (R) faces Democrat Jamie Wall
Democrats have moved the newly freed-up resources to the following districts, which the committee would appear to be increasingly bullish on:
Californias 36th district, where Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R) faces Democrat Raul Ruiz
Connecticuts open 5th district, where Democrat Elizabeth Esty faces Republican Andrew Roraback
Illinois open 12th district, where Democrat Bill Enyart faces Republican Jason Plummer
Illinois open 13th district, where Democrat David Gill faces Republican Rodney Davis
Illinois 17th district, where Rep. Bobby Schilling (R) faces Democrat Cheri Bustos
Minnesotas 8th district, where Rep. Chip Cravaack (R) face Democrat Rick Nolan
New Yorks 19th district, where Rep. Chris Gibson (R) faces Democrat Julian Schreibman
New Yorks 21st district, where Rep. Bill Owens (D) faces Republican Matt Doheny
New Yorks 24th district, where Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle (R) faces former Rep. Dan Maffei (D)
Ohios 6th district, where Rep. Bill Johnson (R) faces former Rep. Charlie Wilson (D)
Texas 23rd district, where Rep. Francisco Quico Canseco (R) faces Democrat Pete Gallego
Tell them not to worry James. Tell them Obama has it so far in the bag, they need not even bother voting...
They are going to be having to pop Meds more than usual when their bubble gets popped...and it will.
A pending “Arkancide”, with Hillary stepping in to fill the Void?????