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Romney now on track
The Washington Post's Right Turn ^ | October 14, 2012 | Jennifer Rubin

Posted on 10/14/2012 2:18:15 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Mitt Romney leads President Obama in national polls, and the president is approaching his all-time low in the RealClearPolitics average. Romney leads in some key swing states (e.g., Florida, Colorado and North Carolina) and has largely erased the deficit in others (Ohio, Virginia, Nevada). His approval rating (the likability rating so many liberals have obsessed about) is in positive territory; the gap between the two candidates’ approval ratings has all but disappeared.

Obama is below 60 on Intrade. Crowds for Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) are swelling in battleground states like Ohio. The Associated Press reported:

The crowds tell the story. As Election Day nears, Mitt Romney is drawing large and excited throngs. Look to dusty Iowa cornfields, rain-soaked Virginia parks, the muddy fields of the Shelby County Fairgrounds, where a crowd of 9,500 — almost half of this western Ohio town — gathered among the barns and stables on a frigid October evening this week to glimpse the Republican presidential contender. . . . He drew an estimated 12,000 people to a central Florida rally last weekend, 1,200 to an Iowa town of just 1,000, and several hundred more to Newport News, Va., under heavy October rain.

“People wonder why it is I’m so confident we’re going to win. I’m confident because I see you here on a day like this. This is unbelievable,” Romney said...

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Iowa; Virginia; Campaign News; Polls
KEYWORDS: iowa; obama; polls; romney
Nothing like peaking at the right time.
1 posted on 10/14/2012 2:18:21 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Agreed. I just hope Mitt is prepared to respond to Barry’s lies and dirty tricks on Tuesday night. Barry has been humiliated. Marxist dictators don’t take humiliation very well. Barry will be going all out to get his revenge.


2 posted on 10/14/2012 2:23:03 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Obama "foam"?)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Yup, foaming at the lips, spewing rabid lies, etc.


3 posted on 10/14/2012 2:35:52 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

After Bidens’ perfomance on Thursday, I think the folks they are trying to woo will be completely lost to the ‘rats if Smokes goes the same route as Plugs. That show didn’t play well at all to anyone other than the uber-left base.


4 posted on 10/14/2012 2:50:59 PM PDT by W.Lee ("RID THE WORLD OF THOSE SAVAGES!”)
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To: W.Lee

Hopefully, he’ll go the other way looking for sympathy and tell the audience how tough it has been for them, and him, over the past four years. Keyword for “The Debate Drinking Game” will be BUSH.


5 posted on 10/14/2012 2:55:04 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Obama "foam"?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Go Romney! Make Obama look like a blathering George McGovern! I vaguely remember the Nixon-McGovern debate, but mostly remember my father's comments that McGovern looked like a blathering, pandering a-hole (he used gentler words than that - he being a gentleman and a vet of three wars - he had prudence and wisdom and self-control - but his scorn was apparent).
6 posted on 10/14/2012 2:57:43 PM PDT by Puddleglum (http://www.facebook.com/paulhawkinsauthoradventurerexplorer)
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To: Puddleglum

Nixon-McGovern?


7 posted on 10/14/2012 3:24:54 PM PDT by Thanks RR Rest Well (F#ck Cancer)
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To: Thanks RR Rest Well

Nixon and McGovern never debated.


8 posted on 10/14/2012 3:45:28 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Pray for Joe Biden- Proverbs 29:9)
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To: Thanks RR Rest Well

1972


9 posted on 10/14/2012 3:47:08 PM PDT by Puddleglum (http://www.facebook.com/paulhawkinsauthoradventurerexplorer)
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To: Puddleglum

Or 1984.

Reagan: 49 States

Mondull: 1 States (plus D.C.)


10 posted on 10/14/2012 4:37:06 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Thanks RR Rest Well

My memory was incorrect: Nixon did not debate McGovern.


11 posted on 10/14/2012 4:48:38 PM PDT by Puddleglum (http://www.facebook.com/paulhawkinsauthoradventurerexplorer)
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To: Puddleglum

I think Obama is going to have a tough time attacking Romney very much at all. The format (town hall) just isn’t conducive to back and forth between the candidates as one is always responding to an audience questioner. Therefore one responds with eye contact and discussion with the questioner, not one’s opponent. Will be very interesting to see how this debate pans out, as it really isn’t much of a debate as it is a question and answer session with the audience. Another question is how much will Candy Crowley, the “moderator” interfere with the flow of questions and answers.


12 posted on 10/14/2012 5:30:06 PM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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The town hall format is cheesy because it's really anything but. I always suspect it's packed with shills and people who pretend to be the average Joe or Jane. Well, and the hopelessly confused, and those who want sumpthin from the government. Moderator Crowley better do a good job.
13 posted on 10/15/2012 3:11:51 AM PDT by Puddleglum (http://www.facebook.com/paulhawkinsauthoradventurerexplorer)
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