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Larry Sabato: Obama 'Unloading' on Romney Early to Thwart Campaign
NewsMax.com ^ | November 23, 2011 | David A. Patten

Posted on 11/29/2011 8:18:39 AM PST by Saundra Duffy

University of Virginia political guru Dr. Larry J. Sabato tells Newsmax that President Barack Obama’s re-election machine has launched an anti-Mitt Romney campaign that won’t stop attacking the former Massachusetts governor until Election Day 2012.

“They are unloading on him early, and will never stop until Election Day,” Sabato tells Newsmax. “Now, if they can damage Romney early and get a weaker general election opponent like [former House Speaker] Newt Gingrich, they'll be delighted.”

His remarks came as the Romney campaign fired back Wednesday at allegations they had distorted Obama’s words for a campaign ad running in New Hampshire.

Romney's campaign said it will not pull a television ad criticized for being dishonest in its use of an out-of-context quote by Obama.

Gail Gitcho, communications director for the Romney, said the campaign stands by the ad, which shows Obama speaking during the 2008 presidential race.

In the clip, Obama said, "If we keep talking about the economy, we are going to lose." The ad appears to be an admission that his stewardship of the economy is failing.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho2012; obama; romney; sabato
Wow! Obama hates Romney almost as much as FR does . . . almost.
1 posted on 11/29/2011 8:18:52 AM PST by Saundra Duffy
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To: Saundra Duffy

“Several political analysts have speculated that with unemployment at historically high levels, President Barack Obama’s only realistic path back to the presidency is a bare-knuckled campaign disparaging his Republican opponent. Such a strategy would be designed to shift public attention off the dismal economy, and raise fears the GOP alternative could be too risky.”


2 posted on 11/29/2011 8:21:16 AM PST by Saundra Duffy ( For victory & freedom!!!)
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To: Saundra Duffy

Let’s see what Romney is made of. If he has any balls he will fight back on Barry twice as hard because if he doesn’t he will go down in flames.


3 posted on 11/29/2011 8:21:54 AM PST by mk2000
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To: Saundra Duffy

It hasn’t started yet, or I’m missing something.


4 posted on 11/29/2011 8:23:02 AM PST by AU72
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To: Saundra Duffy

More pure BS from Larry. Obama would love to have Romney as the opponent.


5 posted on 11/29/2011 8:23:37 AM PST by John W (Natural-born US citizen since 1955)
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To: mk2000

“If he has any balls he will fight back on Barry twice as hard because if he doesn’t he will go down in flames.”

Barry can obtain all the ammo he needs right here on this site. P.S. Romney can, too.


6 posted on 11/29/2011 8:25:42 AM PST by Saundra Duffy ( For victory & freedom!!!)
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To: AU72

“It hasn’t started yet, or I’m missing something.”

Be patient - here we go


7 posted on 11/29/2011 8:27:06 AM PST by Saundra Duffy ( For victory & freedom!!!)
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To: AU72

All Romney has to do is study the horrible, ridiculous, bigoted, creepy, ignorant statements about him on this site - and his campaign will have a heads-up on anything Barry can dish out. Priceless.


8 posted on 11/29/2011 8:30:19 AM PST by Saundra Duffy ( For victory & freedom!!!)
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To: AU72

Not yet pulled; not yet banned. Maybe there’s hope for free speech yet.


9 posted on 11/29/2011 8:31:55 AM PST by Saundra Duffy ( For victory & freedom!!!)
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To: Saundra Duffy

Earth to the Obamaloon, don’t waste your time.

Since we hate RINOmney almost as much as we hate, dispise, loathe, and spit on you, we won’t vote for him...since we most definitely do not want “Obama Lite”.


10 posted on 11/29/2011 8:39:50 AM PST by Da Coyote (Liberalism - when you absolutely, positively have no ability to produce wealth.)
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To: John W

I doubt he wants to face Romney. Who do you think he fears the most? I think it’s Romney and the reason is they are so much alike. The only difference between Romney and Barry Soetoro is that Barry is a Marxist. Other than that, Romney is just Obama lite and that’s probably what scares Prez Soetoro.


11 posted on 11/29/2011 8:43:35 AM PST by mojitojoe (SCOTUS.... think about that when you decide to sit home and pout because your candidate didn't win)
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To: Saundra Duffy
Not yet pulled; not yet banned. Maybe there’s hope for free speech yet.

You've posted this same basic schtick several times and your threads have stayed up and you have not been banned. Quite the prima donna routine on your part, given the history.

12 posted on 11/29/2011 8:50:10 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: Saundra Duffy

did not know Muslims had such a big problem with Mormons...


13 posted on 11/29/2011 8:53:04 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Saundra Duffy

sabato is just a fagot taking up for the fagot in chief.

LLS


14 posted on 11/29/2011 8:53:38 AM PST by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: Da Coyote

Unloading on Romney? Now?

Not a waste of time. It’s a no-brainer. A win-win. Why not unload on Romney now?


15 posted on 11/29/2011 8:54:09 AM PST by ngat
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To: Da Coyote

I was once actually spit on by a Gore supporter in San Francisco during the hanging chad fiasco. My husband chased the scum down and the scum cowered like the coward he was, begging for mercy. Meanwhile, I reported the scum to mounted police who told me that spitting on a person is assault. Please do not mention spitting on me. Thank you.


16 posted on 11/29/2011 8:57:20 AM PST by Saundra Duffy ( For victory & freedom!!!)
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To: dirtboy

“Quite the prima donna routine on your part, given the history. “

Oh, brother. Just an activist grandma. Do you even know anything about my “history” of activism?


17 posted on 11/29/2011 9:03:20 AM PST by Saundra Duffy ( For victory & freedom!!!)
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To: Saundra Duffy
I am well aware of your history of activism.

I am also well aware that you have started several threads as of late complaining about FR's treatment of Romney and you have not been banned and those threads have not been pulled.

18 posted on 11/29/2011 9:05:35 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: Saundra Duffy

Isn’t it absolutely delightful how the Liberal Main Stream media has maintained their high standards and not reported on any of Obozo;s discretion. They have not investigated, nor reported on nearly every item that has surfaced. It is absolute proof of the ‘One Party’ theory that the GOP elites have stood by and allowed their candidates to be destroyed, one by one. and have not retaliated on Obozo by way of ‘quid pro quo’.


19 posted on 11/29/2011 9:06:31 AM PST by I am Richard Brandon (Spreading the Wealth, one dollar at a time)
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To: Saundra Duffy; Da Coyote
The first line of the post you believe to be a personal attack:

Earth to the Obamaloon, don’t waste your time.

From what I can see, this post is directed at Obama, not you.

20 posted on 11/29/2011 9:08:34 AM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: dirtboy

“you have started several threads as of late complaining about FR’s treatment of Romney “

I have also started several threads as of late complaining about FR’s treatment of Mormons. Seems they go hand-in-hand and I don’t like it much. In other words, a lot of the Romney bashing is tied to the Mormon bashing and since I am a Mormon, I don’t appreciate it much.


21 posted on 11/29/2011 9:11:58 AM PST by Saundra Duffy ( For victory & freedom!!!)
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To: Saundra Duffy

There are two possible reasons for the Dems anti-Romney initiative:

1. They would rather face Gingrich.

2. They are convinced that Romney will be the nominee.

Here is my view:

#1 is not true. They know he would trash Obama in their debates.

#2 is not true but the Dims haven’t figured that out yet.


22 posted on 11/29/2011 9:13:27 AM PST by InterceptPoint
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To: Saundra Duffy
I have also started several threads as of late complaining about FR’s treatment of Mormons. Seems they go hand-in-hand and I don’t like it much. In other words, a lot of the Romney bashing is tied to the Mormon bashing and since I am a Mormon, I don’t appreciate it much.

Seems like some folks don't like Romney as a Mormon, but the vast majority of posters on FR don't like him because he is a flip-flopping RINO who can't be trusted as far as one could throw him.

But you like to pretend it's about his religion, instead of facing the facts about Romney's sordid history.

23 posted on 11/29/2011 9:15:48 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: Admin Moderator; Da Coyote

Admin Moderator - Da Coyote wrote: “we hate RINOmney almost as much as we hate, dispise, loathe, and spit on you,”

That is a personal attack and a threat to “spit on you” (me). If you don’t think that’s a personal attack, then there is nothing I can do about it. You hold the power to crush my rights or protect my rights on this site. I personally am offended especially since I have actually been spit on by a Gore supporter during the hanging chad era. You have decided that I should not be offended, that the insult was not directed at me. Since the insult was not directed at you, you need not be offended.


24 posted on 11/29/2011 9:17:13 AM PST by Saundra Duffy ( For victory & freedom!!!)
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To: Saundra Duffy

Later in the interview he was heard to say: “And we would sure hate it if they threw us in dat’ ol’ briar patch too.”


25 posted on 11/29/2011 9:19:56 AM PST by Mr. K (Physically unable to proofreed <--- oops, see?)
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To: Saundra Duffy
Admin Moderator - Da Coyote wrote: “we hate RINOmney almost as much as we hate, dispise, loathe, and spit on you,”

Saundra Duffy - removing the first line of the post is called taking the second line out of context. I can read, mind you.

26 posted on 11/29/2011 9:23:36 AM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: Saundra Duffy

I’m Mormon too, and I can relate somewhat to your comments about the anti-Mormonism that often exists on Free Republic. I have learned to distinguish between comments that are critical of LDS doctrine (which don’t bother me) versus negative comments that generalize about Mormons themselves, such as an opinion that Mormons are dishonest, etc. It is this second type of comment that I actually find hurtful, because these stereotypes don’t usually seem accurate to me, and I tend to feel accused of something bad that I haven’t even done via guilt by association. Having said all this, I think you should take a closer look at post number 10. It is clear to me that the poster’s comments are not directed at you, but are directed at Obama himself.


27 posted on 11/29/2011 10:08:40 AM PST by Texan Tory
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To: mk2000

Romney will try to run a gentlemanly campaign like McStain did. Better to nominate Newt who will taunt, ridicule and criticize Zero everyday until election day. It will be like a daily flogging for Barry. Newt Gingrich will make his life miserable. The public will eat it up just like they do when Trump trashes him.


28 posted on 11/29/2011 10:15:38 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

If it is Romney I hope your dead wrong because god help us if that’s the way he plans to go about it. Your right about Newt. I am a Perry supporter right now but I will not have a problem pulling the lever for Newt.


29 posted on 11/29/2011 10:19:55 AM PST by mk2000
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To: Georgia Girl 2

If it is Romney I hope your dead wrong because god help us if that’s the way he plans to go about it. Your right about Newt. I am a Perry supporter right now but I will not have a problem pulling the lever for Newt.


30 posted on 11/29/2011 10:25:24 AM PST by mk2000
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To: Admin Moderator

I am sensitive about being spit on since it actually happened to me at a FReep in San Francisco. Sorry.


31 posted on 11/29/2011 4:34:25 PM PST by Saundra Duffy ( For victory & freedom!!!)
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