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Axelrod: We may not need to win swing-state independents
Green Room ^ | 10-31-2012 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 10/31/2012 8:58:17 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot

(snip) daveweigel ✔@daveweigel

Axelrod on independents in swing states: "We may not win these voters but we may not have to win these voters."

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1 posted on 10/31/2012 8:58:19 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot
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To: Sir Napsalot

Keep thinking that Axelrod.


2 posted on 10/31/2012 8:59:58 AM PDT by ConservativeInPA (In a previous life I was ...)
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To: Sir Napsalot

typical double speak, you don’t win the election by losing independents, it just does not happen.


3 posted on 10/31/2012 9:00:14 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: Sir Napsalot

AxleShaft giving up on 47% of America?


4 posted on 10/31/2012 9:00:25 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Sir Napsalot

Axelrod acknowledging they may lose independents -

Quoting Biden:

“This is a BFD!”


5 posted on 10/31/2012 9:01:56 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Sir Napsalot
"We may not win these voters but we may not have to win these voters."

He must know they have enough dead voters and enough illegal voters in place.

6 posted on 10/31/2012 9:04:45 AM PDT by Spunky (Those)
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To: Sir Napsalot

they still REALLY think they can cobble together a winning coalition of minorities, government employees, welfare takers and union hacks, eh?


7 posted on 10/31/2012 9:04:56 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Sir Napsalot

They can still count on dead people and illegal aliens, the Democrats’ most reliable voting blocks.


8 posted on 10/31/2012 9:06:10 AM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: Sir Napsalot

People who are winning don’t talk like this.


9 posted on 10/31/2012 9:06:11 AM PDT by Shadow44
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To: Sir Napsalot

He’s figuring voter fraud may be able to pick up the slack.


10 posted on 10/31/2012 9:06:40 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Sir Napsalot

Keep telling yourself that Ahole-rod


11 posted on 10/31/2012 9:07:10 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Have they already “found” enough votes to overcome the loss of the Indies? Keep a sharp eye out for these thugs, you poll watchers in the swing states.


12 posted on 10/31/2012 9:07:47 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Sir Napsalot

The only way Obama can win without independents is if they get massive Democrat turnout and the GOP largely stays home. However nothing shown by any of the pollsters show this happening. In fact just the opposite is what is being seen.
13 posted on 10/31/2012 9:08:24 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: LS; Ravi

ping


14 posted on 10/31/2012 9:08:45 AM PDT by Tennessean4Bush (An optimist believes we live in the best of all possible worlds. A pessimist fears this is true.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Like his boss, Axelrod can’t do math either. The breakdown in most of the swing states is around one-third each for democrats, republicans, and independents. Assuming that zero republicans will vote for the Hero of Benghazi, the dems need to get more than half of the independents to break 50%. Of course, the percentages vary somewhat among the various swing states, but it is almost impossible for either side to prevail without a majority of the independents.


15 posted on 10/31/2012 9:09:57 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Benghazi murders due to spontaneous riot over a video. Or terrorism. Depends on the day.)
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To: ConservativeInPA
No, he's correct.

What do you need when you're hopelessly the loser ?

see ?

16 posted on 10/31/2012 9:17:28 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: sunmars

Pretty sure Bush lost independents in 2000.


17 posted on 10/31/2012 9:18:40 AM PDT by Reagan79 (Today, I consider myself the wisest Latina Woman on the face of the earth.)
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To: Sir Napsalot
Given the dramatic drop in D participation in absentees in OH, that's just silly beyond all reason.

If Romney wins so much as 1% of the Is in OH, CT, WI, and IA he wins. If he carries indies by 5-6, he likely carries PA and MI and if he wins indies by 12-15, he takes OR

18 posted on 10/31/2012 9:22:39 AM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: Reagan79

I think I found that he had 48% and Gore had 46%.


19 posted on 10/31/2012 9:29:31 AM PDT by paul544
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To: Sir Napsalot

They are going to need RAT turnout to be +5 or greater to pull it off.

I guess it is possible, but given our enthusiasm and our lead with Indies, I find it very hard to believe.

Oh well. At least Obama can still be President of Quinnipiac.


20 posted on 10/31/2012 9:55:42 AM PDT by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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To: paul544

Correct, paul.

The Indie vote usually tracks the popular vote pretty well. 2000 was no exception.

Maybe Axelrod is right and this year will mark a major change from the norm with the Democrats turning out their voters like never before. Other than in leftist polling la-la land, however, I am not seeing any indication that this is actually going to happen.


21 posted on 10/31/2012 10:02:48 AM PDT by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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To: Sir Napsalot
They're losing independents.

They're losing women.

Hell, they're even losing black voters.

Just exactly whose votes are they looking for and counting on?

22 posted on 10/31/2012 10:18:21 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: Tanniker Smith

IMHO, they blew this election 2 yrs. ago when they told white, working class blue collar Democrat voters “we don’t need you”.


23 posted on 10/31/2012 10:50:14 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: sunmars

Of course you do...You count the votes.


24 posted on 10/31/2012 11:42:19 AM PDT by Lady Heron
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