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GOP slashes ad spending in Colorado (Pulling Out of Colorado?)
KSBY-TV ^ | 10-23-2008

Posted on 10/23/2008 9:09:35 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache

Edited on 10/23/2008 9:29:53 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

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1 posted on 10/23/2008 9:09:35 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache
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To: My Favorite Headache

God, I hope not.


2 posted on 10/23/2008 9:11:57 AM PDT by AmericanMade1776 ( Our Mamma beats your Obama)
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To: My Favorite Headache

According to Rove, the McCain strategy is to take Pennsylvania — which would make up for combined losses in New Mexico, Nevada and Colorado.

H


3 posted on 10/23/2008 9:11:57 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor (Keep Austin Quarantined ...)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Perhaps an overkill or oversaturation, that we really have the state in the bag?


4 posted on 10/23/2008 9:12:05 AM PDT by Ben Reyes (America - Love it or Leave it)
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To: My Favorite Headache

GOP giving up?wth- is the GOP now the French party? omg


5 posted on 10/23/2008 9:12:57 AM PDT by ground_fog
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To: My Favorite Headache

we need to stay there!!!

its not over yet


6 posted on 10/23/2008 9:13:34 AM PDT by housedeep
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To: Ben Reyes

The GOP cut the ad spending. Not the McCain campaign. And they reduced it, they didn’t end it.


7 posted on 10/23/2008 9:14:10 AM PDT by johncocktoasten (Obama/Biden '08, in and of itself, A Bridge To Nowhere)
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To: Hemorrhage

We’re not going to lose in Nevada or Colorado.


8 posted on 10/23/2008 9:14:17 AM PDT by moose2004 (Drill, Drill, Drill, Drill, Drill, Drill And Then Drill Some M,ore)
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To: My Favorite Headache; All

This may simply be paring outlays back to the levels they intended all along.

Look behind the curtain.


9 posted on 10/23/2008 9:14:51 AM PDT by Cedric
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To: My Favorite Headache

McCain will win PA and the election.


10 posted on 10/23/2008 9:15:02 AM PDT by AmericaUnited
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To: My Favorite Headache
I'm having a hard time believing that we are pulling out of Colorado. The state is GOP by nature. I'm not disputing the dollars spent data, I'm simply saying there is something else going on here.

I don't believe we're conceding Colorado.

11 posted on 10/23/2008 9:15:22 AM PDT by Artemis Webb (Barack Hussein Obama is a Socialist. GO SARAH !)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Makes no sense. Palin has been camped out in CO and drawing huge crowds.


12 posted on 10/23/2008 9:15:50 AM PDT by randita
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To: moose2004

If McCain wins Pennsylvania, he doesn’t need Colorado or New Mexico.


13 posted on 10/23/2008 9:17:13 AM PDT by Mashood
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To: My Favorite Headache

The Republicans are out of money.

Obama has them outfunded by at least 10:1.

If you REALLY wan the Republicans to continue advertising in these venues, call the State Republican Party of these states and CONTRIBUTE.

$10, $10, whatever you can.

It adds up.


14 posted on 10/23/2008 9:18:18 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having more children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: AmericaUnited

And McPalin will take Ohio, too.


15 posted on 10/23/2008 9:18:42 AM PDT by PackerBoy (Just my opinion ....)
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To: Hemorrhage

Liberalism is like an infection. Liberals are leaving the Northeast and the Rustbelt and heading to nice places like Colorado and North Carolina. Once they destroy the State economies with Socialism and high taxes they move on to other low taxes/high employment areas to infect again. We’re seeing a change because of this. Rust belt is now in play because the libs have moved on to right to work states that have jobs and low taxes.


16 posted on 10/23/2008 9:19:28 AM PDT by crymeariver (Good news...in a way)
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To: Hemorrhage

But what if he can’t get PA....it seems like he would want to try for CO, just in case.


17 posted on 10/23/2008 9:22:36 AM PDT by mockingbyrd (When I say Obama. You say Ayers.....Obama! Ayers!)
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To: My Favorite Headache

My crazy in-laws all live in CO and voting Obama. I hthink McCain is just throwing in the towel there too.


18 posted on 10/23/2008 9:23:19 AM PDT by FreedomFerret
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To: mockingbyrd

Limited resources. You can’t be everywhere at once.

H


19 posted on 10/23/2008 9:23:37 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor (Keep Austin Quarantined ...)
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To: Mashood

Mac will not lose CO or NV, and the $600,000 withdrawn in CO was targetted to help one Congresswoman, it had nothing to do with McCain.


20 posted on 10/23/2008 9:25:28 AM PDT by moose2004 (Drill, Drill, Drill, Drill, Drill, Drill And Then Drill Some M,ore)
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To: Hemorrhage

Right, they may be convinced the state is sealed up and diverting resources to other battlegrounds...


21 posted on 10/23/2008 9:26:57 AM PDT by adingdangdoo (Celebrating 10 years of vanity-free FReeping)
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To: My Favorite Headache

From what I expect and have heard “cutting” is not “pulling out”. The issue of money is a great one at least here in NC. Chuck schumer gives Hagan $10 million a month to defeat Dole.

Obama has $605 million to McCain’s $84 million. It is unreasonable to expect him to keep up unless people contribute more. Just like families the campaign has to put money where needed the most.

Some people don’t uderstand that the calls made at GOP headquarters around the nation help decide where the most undecided are and to focus on areas with the most potential to get votes.


22 posted on 10/23/2008 9:28:18 AM PDT by nclaurel (No white flags from America in Iraq--hear that Biden!)
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To: Artemis Webb
I don't know if you live in Colorado, but I do. There has been a definitive change in the 7 years I've been hear. We have a dem governor, a dem-controlled state legislature, 1 dem US Senator, and 4 of our 7 US Reps are dem.
Denver is made up of half minorities, most of whom vote dem.

This is NOT a by-nature GOP state anymore. Colorado has been Californicated

El Paso County, where I live is the bastion of conservatism in the state, which is why the candidtaes have spent more time here than in Denver. They're all banking on Colorado Springs to swing the state, which means that even Colorado Springs is in play.

23 posted on 10/23/2008 9:29:58 AM PDT by Rocky Mountain High
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To: My Favorite Headache

I ahve heard that there are false rumors being floated about pulling out of Battleground states including Colorado. It is simply disinformation designed to diminish morale.


24 posted on 10/23/2008 9:30:05 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: My Favorite Headache
The McCain-Palin ticket doesn't have much money left. They need to be very careful in their advertising choices. Sen John Ensign is the head of the NRSC and he says the GOP isn't abandoning Colorado. Both the NRSC and the US Chamber of Commerce is getting ready for new ad buys.

“The Colorado race has closed up, and that’s the reason we’re going to stay there. We’re going to stay there up until the end,” Ensign told an audience at a National Press Club breakfast Tuesday morning." LINK

"Contrary to an article in Tuesday's Denver Post, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is not pulling out of Colorado, a spokesman said Wednesday."
U.S. Chamber spokesman J.P. Fielder said the organization plans to make a new ad buy before Election Day."
LINK

25 posted on 10/23/2008 9:31:49 AM PDT by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: moose2004

Nevada will put McCain over the top!


26 posted on 10/23/2008 9:33:15 AM PDT by Mashood
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To: My Favorite Headache
Maybe, but every time the msm says or prints something does not mean it is true.
27 posted on 10/23/2008 9:36:40 AM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Hemorrhage

So do we have a better chance in CO than PA, or vice versa? I know life will be good if we pull off PA.....


28 posted on 10/23/2008 9:37:52 AM PDT by mockingbyrd (When I say Obama. You say Ayers.....Obama! Ayers!)
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To: Rocky Mountain High
I do not live in Colorado. I was born in Denver and my late grandparents maintained a large ranch in the eastern part of the state. Missouri is home.

I'm disappointed to hear what you're telling me here. I still have hopes for Colorado but they are diminished. Regardless I have pretty much believed the race would be over by the time the polls closed in the Great Plains states.

Time will tell. I know this much though. No matter who wins it really makes no difference. We still have to spend the next four years fighting the good fight. It will be a lot harder to do with Obama in the White House but for the sake of our heirs we'll do all we can.

29 posted on 10/23/2008 9:39:06 AM PDT by Artemis Webb (Barack Hussein Obama is a Socialist. GO SARAH !)
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To: mockingbyrd

>> So do we have a better chance in CO than PA, or vice versa? I know life will be good if we pull off PA.....

That is a question for better minds than mine. I do know that the payoff for PA is a lot higher than in CO ... so if the chances are about even, the money is better spent where the payoff is higher.

H


30 posted on 10/23/2008 9:39:51 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor (Keep Austin Quarantined ...)
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To: nclaurel
>>>>>Obama has $605 million to McCain’s $84 million.

That is not true. The $84 million is what the Feds gave McCain for taking public funding. It covers the period since the GOP convention ended. McCain has actually raised a substantial amount of money since the GOP primaries ended. The $605 million is what Obama has raised since the Dems primary season ended. This doesn't count what the RNC and the DNC have raised.

31 posted on 10/23/2008 9:42:11 AM PDT by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: Artemis Webb
Last I heard, we were up 4 in CO in the internals. FWIW.

This may in fact be a sign that the lead has solidified, and that McCain is moving money to more needy areas.

32 posted on 10/23/2008 9:42:40 AM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: moose2004

“$600,000 withdrawn in CO was targetted to help one Congresswoman”

Bachmann?


33 posted on 10/23/2008 9:48:40 AM PDT by Canedawg ("The media is a ass," said Mr. Bumble.)
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To: Artemis Webb; kesg; PhiKapMom; moose2004; My Favorite Headache; AmericanMade1776; housedeep; ...
I'm having a hard time believing that we are pulling out of Colorado. The state is GOP by nature. I'm not disputing the dollars spent data, I'm simply saying there is something else going on here. I don't believe we're conceding Colorado.

Why do you cut back on spending? If you think 1) you can't win, or 2) you're going to win.

I'm not privy to RNC or McCain strategy. I only know what I see/hear/read/observe. The momentum in red states has been all toward the GOP recently. Palin just did three events in CO, McCain's going back tomorrow for two more (I think). You folks do the math.

Wanna hear another laugher? I just saw a Yahoo headline saying that Obama and McCain were neck and neck for the rural vote. I'll give those pesky, biased reporters credit. They don't give up, no matter how ridiculous it may sound.

34 posted on 10/23/2008 10:05:09 AM PDT by impeachedrapist (Bill Clinton, as Arkansas Attorney General did you make Juanita Broaddrick pay for her rape kit?)
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To: Hemorrhage

I have not seen and ad for McCain here in so fl for months. I actually contacted the campaign and asked if they are pulling a Michigan on us


35 posted on 10/23/2008 10:05:41 AM PDT by italianquaker (Our enemies are going to test the inexperienced odumbo, so says joe biden)
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To: Westbrook
Obama has them outfunded by at least 10:1.

Uh, no.

36 posted on 10/23/2008 10:11:38 AM PDT by impeachedrapist (Bill Clinton, as Arkansas Attorney General did you make Juanita Broaddrick pay for her rape kit?)
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To: My Favorite Headache
I believe McCain was spent a large amount of money in Colorado last week compared to other states and he is simply bring Colorado spending down to normal rates.

Does anybody have a breakdown of money spent in each state for the last few weeks.

37 posted on 10/23/2008 10:12:28 AM PDT by FreeReign
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To: FreedomFerret

Welcome to the forum. So you think McCain is throwing in the towel in CO (to save money) while simultaneously spending all that money to host five separate CO events for him and Gov. Palin? :-D


38 posted on 10/23/2008 10:13:17 AM PDT by impeachedrapist (Bill Clinton, as Arkansas Attorney General did you make Juanita Broaddrick pay for her rape kit?)
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To: Mashood

He needs PA and Colorado. Must donate again.


39 posted on 10/23/2008 10:16:07 AM PDT by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: Hemorrhage
According to Rove, the McCain strategy is to take Pennsylvania — which would make up for combined losses in New Mexico, Nevada and Colorado.

BS, McCain is even in the polls in NM, CO and NV.

BTW, Obama cut ad funding in 16 out of 20 states last week, the week of October 19th.

So I guess using the logic of a drive-By, Obama is "pulling out" of this race.

Link

40 posted on 10/23/2008 10:18:02 AM PDT by FreeReign
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To: FreedomFerret
My crazy in-laws all live in CO and voting Obama. I hthink McCain is just throwing in the towel there too.

With all due respect Ferret, your post is dopey.

41 posted on 10/23/2008 10:19:39 AM PDT by FreeReign
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To: bboop

McCain doesn’t need PA. But if he wins PA, we all can go to bed early that evening.


42 posted on 10/23/2008 10:21:17 AM PDT by impeachedrapist (Bill Clinton, as Arkansas Attorney General did you make Juanita Broaddrick pay for her rape kit?)
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To: My Favorite Headache
Obama slashes ad spending in Michigan (Pulling Out of Michigan?)

Obama cut TV add spending by 70% the week of October 19th.

Link

43 posted on 10/23/2008 10:23:53 AM PDT by FreeReign
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To: FreeReign; PhiKapMom; kesg; LS; Perdogg; moose2004
What a great resource! Thank you.

Everyone, may I have your attention please? [clearing throat] Thank you.

According to that link there are exactly three states where both campaigns are increasing ad expenditures. Care to guess what they are?

New Hampshire
Maine
Iowa

Talk amongst yourselves. I'll be busy celebrating a McCain/Palin victory. This news is so good I need a cigarette, and I don't even smoke!

44 posted on 10/23/2008 10:24:56 AM PDT by impeachedrapist (Bill Clinton, as Arkansas Attorney General did you make Juanita Broaddrick pay for her rape kit?)
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To: FreeReign

>>> According to Rove, the McCain strategy is to take Pennsylvania — which would make up for combined losses in New Mexico, Nevada and Colorado.

>> BS, McCain is even in the polls in NM, CO and NV.

Your argument is with Karl Rove, not me. I was simply quoting the strategy that might be behind the redirection of money away from CO.

H


45 posted on 10/23/2008 10:25:47 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor (Keep Austin Quarantined ...)
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To: My Favorite Headache

THIS STORY HAS APPEARED OVER AND OVER, but is always proven to be TYPICAL LYING BS from the DNC media....

McCain in Colorado for TWO Rallies Friday Oct. 24!!!
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2112050/posts

McCain says Obama will ‘say anything’ to win
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2113236/posts


46 posted on 10/23/2008 10:27:17 AM PDT by RasterMaster (DUmocrats - the party of slavery, sedition, subversion, socialism & surrender)
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To: impeachedrapist; All

Colorado has really struggled the past couple elections, and that points to a liberal shift.

We got to keep in mind if we start losing the SW, it will be virtually impossible to win elections in the future even if we can pull it out this time.


47 posted on 10/23/2008 10:31:13 AM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: RasterMaster; FreeReign; Chet 99; Norman Bates; markomalley; Perdogg; Maelstorm; smoothsailing; ...
According to FreeReign's resource at the above link, the following states are where Obama decreased spending last week:

CO, FL, IN, MI, MN, MO, NC, NM, NV, OH, PA, VA and WI.

McCain/Palin are not only going to win, but they're going to win comfortably. Definitely we still need to vote and work hard, but now let's turn our attention to winning/saving some House, Senate and gubernatorial seats.

48 posted on 10/23/2008 10:34:32 AM PDT by impeachedrapist (Bill Clinton, as Arkansas Attorney General did you make Juanita Broaddrick pay for her rape kit?)
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To: FreeReign

Most polls show Obama up by double digits in Michigan.


49 posted on 10/23/2008 10:35:30 AM PDT by Crystal Cove
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To: Hemorrhage
Like a poker game, there are different ways to complete a winning hand. Any winning hand for McCain pretty much has to include Ohio, Missouri, Florida and Virginia. With those battleground states plus the 'red' states, McCain could put together a winning combination with Colorado and either Nevada or New Mexico. With Pennsylvania, which wasn't part of either Bush's 2000 or 2004 wins, McCain could afford to lose all of the western battleground states.

The problem is that as they pull out of states, the reduce the number of backup options so there is no margin for error in even one state. I'm fairly confident things are trending the right way in Missouri, Ohio and Florida. I think both Virginia and Pennsylvania are going to be tough fights.

50 posted on 10/23/2008 10:35:50 AM PDT by CaptainMorgantown
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