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Barack Obama's brilliant re-election campaign
The Washington Times ^ | September 24, 2012 | Rich Stowell

Posted on 09/24/2012 3:46:11 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

We are all supposed to recognize the futility in Mitt Romney's disastrous bid to replace Barack Obama as commander in chief.

But where is the brilliance in the Obama campaign?

The past three weeks have each been, successively, Romney's worst. Aside from firing without aim about foreign policy—something a challenger to President Obama shoulldn't even have the gall to do—and then pointing out that 47% of Americans don't pay taxes (hate speech, really), Romney has generally shown that he is unfit for the Oval Office.

Romney, in fact, is running one of the worst campaigns a politician has ever run.

Or so say the mainstream media.

Republicans grade their candidates on a tough curve, but the Left and their media allies will never assign anything less than a failure to anyone who challenges them.

Meanwhile, they ignore the utterly disappointing and ridiculous campaign waged by Obama to keep his job.

First, the sitting president of the United States has barely been able to keep up with his challenger in fundraising. Obama outpaced Romney in August, breaking a three-month streak for GOP nominee. The much-ballyhooed billion-dollar campaign has failed to materialize, and the RNC has ten times the amount of cash on hand as its Democratic counterpart.

Second, Obama won almost ten million more votes than his opponent in 2008. That's a huge advantage that has somehow evaporated. Right now the polls show a dead heat. So the man of Hope and Change, who would "restore the American dream" has managed to lose the confidence of ten million Americans. That's almost as many jobs as he's lost.

Nevertheless, we are supposed to believe that "Forward" is a well-oiled machine firing on all cylinders....

(Excerpt) Read more at communities.washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Campaign News; Issues; Parties; Polls
KEYWORDS: democrats; obama; polls; romney
But we should still act as if we're 10 points behind.
1 posted on 09/24/2012 3:46:15 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama campaign has been airing ads on national cable which attack Romney with a big lie at the end. BIG lie.


2 posted on 09/24/2012 3:59:23 AM PDT by Thebaddog (Remember, Obama said he's only 60% done with his agenda.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Romney, in fact, is running one of the worst campaigns a politician has ever run....

Wrong... second worst. McCain in 2008 holds that title.

I expect Romney to squirrel away his campaign money for a run at some other public office. This, in my opinion, is what McLame did in 2008.


3 posted on 09/24/2012 4:00:12 AM PDT by chainsaw ("Two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt.")
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To: chainsaw
Depends on just how good a Mormon Mitt is.

That is if they are not slaves to the root of all evil.

Not being a Mormon myself, I don't know what importance they have for that scripture.


What ever. Pray!

4 posted on 09/24/2012 4:05:50 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (I'd rather have a bottle in front of me, than a Barack 0b0tt0my!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The worst [alleged] president in history against the worst governor in history.

It’s a Seinfeld election.

A show about nothing.

We can do better. We must do better. Much better.


5 posted on 09/24/2012 4:17:37 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (If your only choice is evil, you've either died and gone to hell, or you're a Republican.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The debates will sort it all out. With all the ammo that Romney has to use against Obama, if he can’t win the debates, maybe he doesn’t deserve to be President. Obama should be “easy pickings” for Romney.


6 posted on 09/24/2012 4:17:58 AM PDT by Cherokeesquaw
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To: chainsaw
Wrong... second worst. McCain in 2008 holds that title.

Bob Dole might disagree with you.

7 posted on 09/24/2012 4:26:53 AM PDT by fso301
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To: EternalVigilance

How many states you are you on the ballot in so far?


8 posted on 09/24/2012 4:32:55 AM 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: EternalVigilance

I blame that last post on my tooth ache. But i think you know what I meant.


9 posted on 09/24/2012 4:33:59 AM 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: rawcatslyentist

The root of all evil? You must be talking about sin. It sure isn’t money.


10 posted on 09/24/2012 5:03:55 AM PDT by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A few of months ago, Carl Rove was on O’Reilly. I wish there was an article about it that I could give a link to. Rove started with the final vote totals for Zero and McCain from 2008. Zero was about 10 million ahead. Then Rove went through each voting block:

African Americans made up 13% of 2008 voters, but they will probably only make up 9 or 10% in 2012. Rove said they would stay home as opposed to voting for Romney, so he subtracted whatever number the 9/10% represented from Zero’s total.

Independents made up X% of the vote and came out Y% for Zero in 2008, but Z% of independents have turned for Romney. So these numbers were subtracted from Zero’s column then added to the Republican column.

Jewish support has eroded, and like the African American vote, Rove said they probably would stay home rather than pull a lever for Romney. Anyhow, the result was numbers subtracted from the Zero column.

The female vote percentage has changed. So here a certain number was subtacted from the Zero column and added to the Republican column.

Rove went through every other voter block. No where does Zero pick up votes (Rove didn’t cover illegal aliens). Zero either had votes taken away with no gain to Republicans, or the votes that were subtracted were then added to the Republican column...

Result? A virtual tie. And this was well over three months ago, I’m sure.

Does anyone else remember seeing this? I will try to find a link.


11 posted on 09/24/2012 5:18:40 AM PDT by ShovelThemOut
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To: Thebaddog

I’ve seen many commercials on USA and TNT for Obama - apparently they are Obama supporters since I can’t recall seeing Romney commercials.

If they do play them not as much or overnight when no one is watching.

Networks should not be so obviously biased.


12 posted on 09/24/2012 5:20:15 AM PDT by Babashane
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To: jdsteel
Before he fell lucifer was in charge of the earth, and accordingly all the land and mineral wealth, etc.

The reason he became filled with pride was he looked around himself and said "Gee, look at all this material wealth I have. I must be pretty hot stuff or else I wouldn't have all this stuff. I am such hot stuff that I really oughta be in charge around here... well I just will be in charge around here. I'll be higher than the highest, I'll be even hotter hot stuff than I am right now already... watch this."

And then we know how that worked out for him. So technically, money isn't the root of all evil but the LOVE (Oh, I love it so much, it makes me such hot stuff to have so much of it) of money truly is the root of the original sin of pride, and thus of all evil.

Recommended reading: The book of Isaiah.

13 posted on 09/24/2012 5:33:53 AM PDT by OKSooner
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

14 posted on 09/24/2012 5:37:47 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: fso301

Bob Dole might disagree with you.

I forgot about him.

I’ll just have to flip a coin.


15 posted on 09/24/2012 6:52:48 AM PDT by chainsaw ("Two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt.")
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To: Travis McGee
MEET THINE ENEMY


16 posted on 09/24/2012 6:59:55 AM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Conservative John Kass writes about how Obama should be down with his recent statement that he did not know the amount of the deficit, but Romney’s statement that he has written off the 47 percent is what matters to the majority of voters.

John Kass

Obama’s pricey gaffe that’s worth talking about -
September 23, 2012 - Under President Barack Obama, the national debt has ballooned past the $16 trillion mark — a number once inconceivable — and is growing by the second as the federal leviathan feeds on borrowed money.

To read the full article go to:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/

Click “PRINT PREVIEW” on your computer to read without having to subscribe.


17 posted on 09/24/2012 7:30:56 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Enough to give some Americans actual conservative representation.

Ever hear of representative self-government?

You should consider it. It's an amazing concept.

"The equal rights of man, and the happiness of every individual, are now acknowledged to be the only legitimate objects of government. Modern times have the signal advantage, too, of having discovered the only device by which these rights can be secured, to wit: government by the people, acting not in person, but by representatives chosen by themselves, that is to say, by every man of ripe years and sane mind, who contributes either by his purse or person to the support of his country."

-- Thomas Jefferson, Letter to A. Coray, 1823


18 posted on 09/24/2012 7:51:21 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (If your only choice is evil, you've either died and gone to hell, or you're a Republican.)
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To: OKSooner
IMHO that interpretation of biblical text is quite a stretch. The only way that it could make sense is if you equate money with possessions or material things. Money is not limited to the equal of materials. So, your point might be valid if you were to limit your comment to possessions rather than money. You did not do so, and tried the pretzel logic of equating the fall of Satan with a human construct. This is neither biblical nor logical.
19 posted on 09/24/2012 7:56:38 AM PDT by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Which is why Romney is up an average of 7.8% according to www.unskewedpolls.com


20 posted on 09/24/2012 8:05:35 AM PDT by GilGil
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I hope you can get that tooth taken care of and get to feeling better.

Thanks for spurring my thinking this morning.

"Voting for the demise of the United States of America"

21 posted on 09/24/2012 8:33:02 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (If your only choice is evil, you've either died and gone to hell, or you're a Republican.)
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To: jdsteel
" The only way that it could make sense is if you equate money with possessions or material things. "

Thank you for making my point.

22 posted on 09/24/2012 8:46:02 AM PDT by OKSooner
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To: EternalVigilance

I hope you understand that I’m not “against” you but rather feel that third parties are a distraction this cycle. You obviously don’t agree, so we will just agree to disagree on that.


23 posted on 09/24/2012 12:01:45 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: Babashane

“I’ve seen many commercials on USA and TNT for Obama - apparently they are Obama supporters since I can’t recall seeing Romney commercials.”

I don’t know about that. If Romney bought time, they would probably run his ads. I’m really wondering why Brack is spreading the net so wide? It seems like a lot of money for not so much impact, IMHO.


24 posted on 09/24/2012 12:40:52 PM PDT by Thebaddog (Remember, Obama said he's only 60% done with his agenda.)
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To: chainsaw
McCain in 2008 holds that title.

McCain ran a good campaign in 2008.

Unfortunately, he was campaigning for his opponent.

25 posted on 09/24/2012 12:58:01 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: chainsaw

Neah. I think Sen. Dole still holds the title. McCain is second, Romney, third.


26 posted on 09/24/2012 1:18:03 PM PDT by Little Ray (AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: OKSooner

And you mine. You do not understand the concept of money.


27 posted on 09/24/2012 7:09:03 PM PDT by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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