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Barack Obama's Re-election Bid is Already in Deep Trouble. "Hot Diggity Dawg" Says it All!
Daily Mail ^ | April 19, 2012 | Toby Harnden

Posted on 04/19/2012 8:46:37 PM PDT by lbryce

Newt Gingrich may not have got the memo but the battle for the Republican nomination is over. Some in the Romney campaign were hoping for a Febuary end but others were fearing it would go on until June and a small number of Republicans even predicted a convention fight in August.

All in all, April is not a bad result for Mitt Romney - long enough to test him, short enough to allow him to focus solely on the general for the final six months.

Despite the very recent and ugly and negative primaries, Romney's struggle with conservatives and the relative difficulty he had in overcoming a lacklustre field, Republicans - who tend to fall in line more readily than Democrats - are already uniting behind him.

Obama_1318962c President Barack Obama: in deep trouble

The RealClearPolitics poll average puts President Barack Obama at 47 percent and Romney at 44.2 percent - statistically insignificant lead of 2.2 percent.

Drill down into the numbers of the latest CBS poll and there are ominous signs for Obama. Only 33 percent of Americans believe the economy is moving in the right direction. A mere 16 percent feel they are getting ahead financiallty. Some 38 percent think their situation will get worse of Obama is re-elected, 26 percent think it will get better.

A cursory look back at incumbent versus challenger presidential races does not give Obama much comfort.

In April 1976, President Gerald Ford was in about the same position as Obama is now. He lost the 1976 general election to Jimmy Carter by two points. In April 1980, President Jimmy Carter was leading Ronald Reagan by 38 points to 32 points with John Anderson on 22. In November 1980, Reagan won by three points.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; hotdiggitydawg; obama; reelection
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To: lbryce

I love Beck’s description of Obama this morning: “A Communist who eats dogs.”

21 posted on 04/19/2012 9:51:16 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
Barack Obama's Re-election Bid is Already in Deep Trouble?
22 posted on 04/19/2012 9:52:19 PM PDT by lbryce (BHO:The Infestation of Washington, DC Ends When the Cockroach- in-Chief is Evicted in 2013)
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To: lbryce
Just the dog days of April for the campaign.
23 posted on 04/19/2012 9:52:44 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (We are the 53%. 47% of Americans pay no taxes; end the free ride...)
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To: xuberalles

You ARE wearing your flame retardant tighty whities, right?

24 posted on 04/19/2012 9:57:34 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: KJC1

Saw it on another post — Rasmussen has Newt Gingrich within 7 points of Obama.

That means he is breathing down Romney’s neck, and the MSM isn’t telling us!

25 posted on 04/19/2012 10:54:43 PM PDT by SatinDoll
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To: xuberalles

Oh, I’m not into flaming anyone. But there is 4 more months until the convention in Tampa, and in politics that can equal a lifetime.

Newt isn’t out of this race yet, no matter how much Romney, who is a Fascist, would prefer.

See my post at #25; there is a reason why the MSM is silent about poll numbers and are ignoring Newt.

26 posted on 04/19/2012 10:58:28 PM PDT by SatinDoll
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To: YankeeReb
It's not the same country anyone over 40 grew up in...

You ought to see what America looks like to those of us who are pushing 60 or better!

27 posted on 04/19/2012 11:18:51 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: lbryce

It’s over...Romney is going to be the nominee. Conservatives who refuse to vote for him in November out of spite might as well vote for Obama. The end result is the same. As much as I’m not a fan of Mitt, I’ll take him in a heartbeat over our Marxist in Chief.

Sure, many are angry he’s going to be the nominee, but I view it as more of a failing of the other candidates. They had their chance and failed; plain and simple. They have no one to blame but themselves. For whatever reason they didn’t connect with the base, too many skeletons, inept campaigns. Perhaps we will get a better lot of potentials next time around.

Bitching only gets us so far, before common sense - pragmatism - needs to take over. I can choose to be 10 years old or I can work to defeat the most radical President in U.S. history. It’s not rocket science.

28 posted on 04/19/2012 11:30:29 PM PDT by xuberalles ("The Right Stuff" Conservative Novelties
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To: SatinDoll
Saw it on another post — Rasmussen has Newt Gingrich within 7 points of Obama.

Can you explain how losing decisively to an opponent he will never get the chance to face is good news?

29 posted on 04/20/2012 12:19:03 AM PDT by ltbigv
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To: ltbigv

You’ve only been here since mid-February. Your ignorance of politics is appalling.

Pay attention! The nomination process isn’t over. The nominating convention in Tampa is 4-months away, and anything can and will happen in that length of time.

Romney is a Fascist (a self-professed national socialist), the MSM aren’t reporting all the facts, and the majority of people I talk to do not like Romney, period.

As to losing to Obama - THAT election is 7-months away, and in politics that can be a lifetime.

This political race is just getting started.

Understand NOW!

30 posted on 04/20/2012 12:30:26 AM PDT by SatinDoll
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
"Lets not get Cocky —Obama is a smart hustler,
and a good speaker
he’s Got the Unions behind him
the American Black Community
and a Billion dollar war chest."
Obama is a smart destroying American jobs, he's succeeded.
and a good speaker..Not necessarily; esp. w/o a teleprompter.. he lies very well.
he’s Got the Unions behind him..yhea..all the Marxist Unions
the American Black Community..he's an avowed RACIST.
and a Billion dollar war chest..his efforts are lagging; but he does have
Liberal Media to cover/lying for him.
thumping all...the economy.. the economy.. the economy...
and the American people know it.

31 posted on 04/20/2012 12:59:51 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (the DNC/RNC = D.C. Establishment...Brazilian saying: $AME OLD $H!T, W!TH D!FFERENT FL!E$. :^)
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To: AlexW

You are correct sir, they have infiltrated th voting places and are in full blown deceive mode..

32 posted on 04/20/2012 1:49:42 AM PDT by aces
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To: xuberalles

It’s not over, as much as you would like it to be. Just about the only way Obama can win again is if we run Romney, and I think a lot of people realize that.

One of the chief factors in a candidate’s success is his likeability, and believe it or not, Obama scores high in that area, even in very recent surveys. I find him completely wierd and unlikeable, but apparently I’m the exception.

Romney, however, gets a very low likeability score. People seem to find him artificial, untrustworthy and arrogant, all of which is true. This means, particularly since his positions are virtually the same as Obama’s, that people won’t be voting for him, especially people in that sought after “undecided middle” group who vote impusively and on the basis of emotion.

33 posted on 04/20/2012 3:09:18 AM PDT by livius
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I still say if he is low enough in the polls, Hillary will be he VP on the ticket with him.

Nobama would never put Hitlery on the ticket with him. He knows he would be assassinated if he did so.

34 posted on 04/20/2012 3:26:07 AM PDT by Tolkien (Grace is the Essence of the Gospel; Gratitude is the Essence of Ethics.)
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To: SoldierDad
Only to people who haven't two functioning brain cells to rub together.

Considering the amount of people that put this guy in office... yes, we have an uphill battle to fight.

35 posted on 04/20/2012 3:27:47 AM PDT by justice14 ("stand up defend or lay down and die")
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To: lbryce

It sure looks like it is begining to backfire on Obama.

36 posted on 04/20/2012 4:01:04 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: xuberalles

Romney’s flaws...there are plenty... but come campaign time we need to stop tearing down mittens....IF he wins four years, we can always throw his ass out.

37 posted on 04/20/2012 4:12:52 AM PDT by Safetgiver (The predator class is upset because they are being shot.)
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To: SatinDoll

When we resort to name-calling and anger we are NO better than the progressives who have no argument but to blame, bait and name-call. Seriously is it really important to call out someone who has only been here a short-time? Are we now claiming entitlements based on how long we have been here? This should be a forum for realistic and rational debate.
That being said...
It is TRUE the nomination process is NOT over.
It is TRUE Newt is still in the process.
It is Illogical to believe that Newt can mount enough momentum to overcome Mitt or stop his nomination. I don’t even know if it is a mathematical possibility, but even if it were there would have to be a momentous shift in the remaining electorate. For Newt I just don’t see this happening.
I don’t like Mitt...I voted for Newt in my primary. I could (like many here) list all the reasons NOT to vote for Mitt. However, I dislike the current administration more than I dislike Mitt.
The mission is now change the occupancy of the White House. We must get behind that mission and stop the “WE HATE MITT” banners. Two months ago that was fine, but not now. The anti-mitt rehetoric, at this point, makes no sense unless you are trying to convince people to not vote for Mitt at the expense of losing more of our freedom by allowing the current President to stay.

38 posted on 04/20/2012 4:17:43 AM PDT by AlwaysFrosty
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To: Windflier

Truth.....we’ve lost the Republic

39 posted on 04/20/2012 4:21:54 AM PDT by vortec94
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To: lbryce

You can throw out comparisons to earlier elections because the corruption of the election process, I believe, is much deeper and broader than even WE suspect.

40 posted on 04/20/2012 4:26:03 AM PDT by be-baw (still seeking)
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