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Obama's Campaign Attack on Romney was Costly
latimes.com ^ | July 21, 2012 | Matea Gold and Melanie Mason

Posted on 07/21/2012 10:59:10 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion

WASHINGTON — President Obama's sharp turn to the offensive against GOP challenger Mitt Romney last month came at a steep cost: nearly $58 million.

That's how much the president's reelection campaign burned through in June as it pounded Romney's business record and personal finances; its relentless television campaign alone cost $38 million, according to campaign finance reports filed Friday with the Federal Election Commission.

The expensive barrage came even as Romney and his affiliated party committees outraised Obama and his Democratic Party fundraising partners for the second month in the row, $106 million to $70 million.

Heading into July, Romney and his party allies were left with nearly $170 million on hand, while Obama and the Democrats had $147 million.

That disparity — along with a record-breaking $20.6-million haul in June by the pro-Romney "super PAC" Restore Our Future — underscored the momentum enjoyed by Republicans in the money race, a source of sharp anxiety among Democrats.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2012election; 2012polls; bho2012; dncstrategy; election2012; kenyanbornmuzzie; mittromney
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1 posted on 07/21/2012 10:59:19 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: BarnacleCenturion

All of obozo’s “little donors” of 2008 are now in the unemployment line.


2 posted on 07/21/2012 11:01:48 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (obozo could bring back literal slavery with chains and still he will get 85+% of the black vote)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Just as with the stimulus, plenty spent for nothing in return.


3 posted on 07/21/2012 11:04:50 AM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (With choices like Palin, Cain, and Bachmann, what could go wrong? Now we know.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Wonder how much his ‘You didn’t do it on your own’ is going to cost him to defend. Keep talking Barry!


4 posted on 07/21/2012 11:05:23 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: BarnacleCenturion

The attack ads’ were mostly lies exagerrations and just plain dirty politics.

Only idiots who were already voting for Obama paid any attention to them at all.

IMO he pissed away that 38 Million.

His attacks on Romney as a 1%er and himself being a 1%er are a joke. Just as are Pelosi’s, the richest woman in Congress thanks to her voting record which has enriched her and her husband.What a corrupt bunch of leaders we have in this country. It’s shameful.


5 posted on 07/21/2012 11:05:23 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Wonder how much his ‘You didn’t do it on your own’ is going to cost him to defend.


6 posted on 07/21/2012 11:06:02 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: BarnacleCenturion

58 million spent and didn’t get him a thing....What a warm and fuzzy feeling...

Most Americans as opposed to un-American libtards don’t care about Bain capital....

Most Americans don’t have a clue what venture capitalism is or how it works....and are a lot more concerned with the way Obama spends our money verses the way Romney spends his money


7 posted on 07/21/2012 11:06:15 AM PDT by Popman (When you elect a clown: expect a circus...)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

$58 million and they didn’t lay a glove on him.


8 posted on 07/21/2012 11:08:40 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Venturer

“he pissed away that 38 Million.”

LMAO, and that’s only the total for June. The moron probably sunk another $70 mil in July!


9 posted on 07/21/2012 11:10:32 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: BarnacleCenturion

NYT/CBS poll had the race at 47-46 for Romney after a month of being pounded in the negative ads. Love Karma.


10 posted on 07/21/2012 11:12:04 AM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: presently no screen name

The thing that cracks me up is his latest statement to his supporters. “Obama: just hit mute when people say bad things about me on TV”

The guy is a loser...


11 posted on 07/21/2012 11:19:53 AM PDT by jcsjcm (This country was built on exceptionalism and individualism. In God we Trust - Laus Deo)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I’m surprised this skinny POS hasn’t demanded that the media outlets provide him free advertising spots.


12 posted on 07/21/2012 11:20:06 AM PDT by Artcore
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To: BarnacleCenturion
What the Obama campaign hoped to accomplish with the $58 million, in a failed attempt to discredit Gov. Romney's business expertise, was completely wiped away when Obama revealed his true nature with these fateful words spoken in Roanoke, VA on July 13, 2012:
Barack Obama: "If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”
Once again, the disastrous failures of this administration can be tracked back to the incompetence of one man.
13 posted on 07/21/2012 11:25:27 AM PDT by Unmarked Package
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Chump change when you are given 24/7 favorable coverage by virtualy 100% of the national media. Even playing your attack ads on the evening “news” pretending it’s a legitamate
story.


14 posted on 07/21/2012 11:29:10 AM PDT by John 3_19-21 (Stand for something, or fall for anything.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


15 posted on 07/21/2012 11:29:10 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks BarnacleCenturion. Zero’s money-laundering ops overseas (the Koranimals of the PLO, for example) have stalled as the the jihadists achieve what they said they wanted, and now they say it’s not good enough, and that it’s Barry’s fault. The Saudis have been undermining the Russians and Hugo Chavez in Venezuela, and George Soros for that matter, by selling record amounts of crude. Meanwhile (despite Zero’s bow to the King) the House of Saud wonders what Zero and his gang of *s are trying to accomplish in foreign policy. And it’s going to get worse for them.

IOW, I’m not entirely upset with the outcome of Zero’s continuous series of foolish anti-American blunders.


16 posted on 07/21/2012 11:29:33 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Reminiscent of the South’s 2 hour cannon barrage to begin their horrible day at Gettysburg.


17 posted on 07/21/2012 11:36:00 AM PDT by lurk
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To: SunkenCiv

Obama didn’t save the best for last, unless he thinks the Mormon Church gambit is his ace-in-the-hole.


18 posted on 07/21/2012 11:37:37 AM PDT by AU72
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To: BarnacleCenturion
That's how much the president's reelection campaign burned through in June as it pounded Romney's business record and personal finances; its relentless television campaign alone cost $38 million, according to campaign finance reports filed Friday with the Federal Election Commission.

Costly and ineffective at best and counterproductive at worst. Pretty much sums up the defining attributes of this entire administration, doesn't it?

19 posted on 07/21/2012 11:40:17 AM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: Artcore
I’m surprised this skinny POS hasn’t demanded that the media outlets provide him free advertising spots.

He gets hundreds of millions of this in their biased and favorable "news" items, aka propaganda.

20 posted on 07/21/2012 11:43:19 AM PDT by Freee-dame
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I know I said that the only thing Romney would get from me is my vote, but now that he is taking the fight to Obama, I might cave on that, flip a little here, flop a little there, and break out the credit card. It is a little painful, not like the joy I felt contributing to Duncan Hunter, but to see Romney give Obama a good whupen’, is worth the discomfort to my political sensitivities. ...Maybe I’ll wait to see if Romney is going to keep it up.


21 posted on 07/21/2012 11:48:14 AM PDT by pallis
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To: BarnacleCenturion

‘Relentless television campaign’ - oh dear, missed it entirely. Only the lib-obama-bots watch tv for their news anyway. The rest of us unplugged long ago.


22 posted on 07/21/2012 11:51:04 AM PDT by bboop (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? St. Augustine)
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To: pallis

I’m getting there, too. If he chooses an acceptably Conservative running mate, I’m all in.


23 posted on 07/21/2012 11:51:44 AM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (With choices like Palin, Cain, and Bachmann, what could go wrong? Now we know.)
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To: Artcore; All
"I’m surprised this skinny POS hasn’t demanded that the media outlets provide him free advertising"
more to the point..if you're already receive all their active support now; what's more to give..
spiking all/any stories unfavorable to his campaign/amplifying stories favorable to him (if any :)?
ABCNNBCBS have become the Propagandists for the Establishment Marxists..
the facts/truth; are their enemy!... no place for them (cockroaches :) to hide.

24 posted on 07/21/2012 12:07:50 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; different flie$". :^)
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To: jcsjcm

A few million in ads to defend that one. He isn’t serious, at all, about even ‘acting’ presidential while campaigning. Someone must have told him, it’s in the bag already.


25 posted on 07/21/2012 12:20:22 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Does anyone even watch this crap? I record what few shows I watch and fast forward through the commercials. I have no time or use for commercials.


26 posted on 07/21/2012 12:31:56 PM PDT by AlaskaErik (I served and protected my country for 31 years. Progressives spent that time trying to destroy it.)
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To: presently no screen name

I believe that just might be true! Our voting machines now belong to an outsourced company in another country. They will be responsible for the count.

I don’t trust this system at all! I am really panicked about it actually!


27 posted on 07/21/2012 12:33:20 PM PDT by jcsjcm (This country was built on exceptionalism and individualism. In God we Trust - Laus Deo)
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To: Popman; bruinbirdman; Grampa Dave; tubebender; Carry_Okie; calcowgirl; ElkGroveDan; ScottinSacto; ..

One of the smartest things a candidate can ever do is to get his/her opponent to squander their funds on irrelevant nonsense!!! (then watch them aim that nonsense at apathetic, small minded people)


28 posted on 07/21/2012 12:35:07 PM PDT by SierraWasp (Government it'self is the ultimate "Free Rider!" Obamacare will become a burdensome "Free Rider!!!")
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Good grief! How much do you have to pay for an email account to send out your talking points to all of your toadies in the state run media?


29 posted on 07/21/2012 12:36:41 PM PDT by Clay Moore (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of a fool to the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: All

And to add to my statement:

It has also been claimed that SKYTL CEO Pere Valles is a socialist who donated heavily to the 2008 Obama campaign and lived in Chicago during Obama’s time as Illinois State Senator. SKYTL owns and operates the software for these voting machines.


30 posted on 07/21/2012 12:38:54 PM PDT by jcsjcm (This country was built on exceptionalism and individualism. In God we Trust - Laus Deo)
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To: BarnacleCenturion; BOBTHENAILER

I listened with glee to the lamentations of the reporter on NPR reading from this article this morning, as his voice quavered on the verg of breaking out into a full blown bawling and squalling breakdown in anguish!!!


31 posted on 07/21/2012 12:39:16 PM PDT by SierraWasp (Government it'self is the ultimate "Free Rider!" Obamacare will become a burdensome "Free Rider!!!")
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Oh thank God. I finally found the thread about the world’s biggest penis. Obama.


32 posted on 07/21/2012 12:44:17 PM PDT by Crcl1
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To: jcsjcm
" Our voting machines now belong to an outsourced company in another country."

You can relax a bit - this was way overblown. Each state runs their own system, not the fed. Dig into it a bit.

You can start here.

33 posted on 07/21/2012 12:55:22 PM PDT by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it?)
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To: MV=PY

Not only is a presidential election actually 50 individual state elections, many voting machines are local/county and never seen or interacted with by the feds, and sometimes not even by states.


34 posted on 07/21/2012 1:00:17 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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Keep FR Running
Counter the MSM spin machine.

35 posted on 07/21/2012 1:17:58 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

The Clinton campaign targeted specific states very early in 1996, effectively locking up the election months before the actual balloting. Bobo may be trying to replicate that victory. Unfortunately for Shoomy, not only is his economy a shambles compared to Buba’s DOT COM boom, but Clinton won by re-branding himself as a centrist, while Hussein just keep getting more radical.


36 posted on 07/21/2012 1:34:00 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (I miss Harriet Miers.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

So far the only talent Hussein 0bama has demonstrated is pissing away other people’s money. This is no different.


37 posted on 07/21/2012 1:39:47 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Get that evil, foreign, muslim, usurping bastard out of MY White House!" FUBO GTFO!)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Good lord Bozo the Clown could have locked up that election versus Bob Dole and Gore’s bootlicker J. Kemp. Literally the first sentence in Dole’s speach at the convention all but called his base “racist.” That all but killed the enthusiasm for the old codger without impressing the soccer moms one bit.


38 posted on 07/21/2012 2:08:01 PM PDT by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: presently no screen name

“Wonder how much his ‘You didn’t do it on your own’ is going to cost him to defend. Keep talking Barry!”

___________________________________________________________

That gaffe is like a $50 million ad campaign against Obama. It will be used by Romney and the GOP PACS thru November. Keep talking off TelePrompter, Obama!!


39 posted on 07/21/2012 2:08:14 PM PDT by TMA62 (Al Sharpton - The North Korea of race relations)
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To: pallis
It is a little painful, not like the joy I felt contributing to Duncan Hunter...

Oh man, I haven't heard that name in a long time. What an upright leader America missed out on there! God bless you, Duncan Hunter, wherever you are.

40 posted on 07/21/2012 2:13:03 PM PDT by avenir (I'm pessimistic about man, but I'm optimistic about GOD!)
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To: junta
Literally the first sentence in Dole’s speach at the convention all but called his base “racist.”

"Thank you. Thank you very much, thank you. Thank you very much, what a night."

??????

41 posted on 07/21/2012 2:15:35 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (I miss Harriet Miers.)
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To: MV=PY

Thanks for taking the time to provide me with a link. Unfortunately, I do not believe anything that comes from Snopes. Long story, so I won’t get into it!

Scytl currently has contracts with 900 U.S. jurisdictions to count votes in 14 States Posted on April 14, 2012.

http://usamericanfreedom.com/2012/04/14/scytl-currently-has-contracts-with-900-u-s-jurisdictions-to-count-votes/

I’m sure I could find more confirmation, but Snopes is definitely not a good choice for me.


42 posted on 07/21/2012 2:16:04 PM PDT by jcsjcm (This country was built on exceptionalism and individualism. In God we Trust - Laus Deo)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Here in Atlanta I was watching the British Open on ESPN today and twice a Romney attack ad from Obama came on the tube. The ad consisted started out with a video of Romney singing “America the Beautiful” and then using graphics stating “Millions in Swiss bank accounts” and “Cayman Island bank accounts” among other things. Then at the end it says Mitt Romney is the problem.

No message of accomplishment, message of what he hopes to accomplish in a second term. With this garbage Obama expects to get re-elected?


43 posted on 07/21/2012 2:39:40 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: AU72

Obama didn’t save the best for last, unless he thinks the Mormon Church gambit is his ace-in-the-hole.


I hope he does because I doubt it will go over very well. Especially, since Obama has little room to talk.


44 posted on 07/21/2012 2:53:29 PM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Why is 0bama wasting money in Georgia?


45 posted on 07/21/2012 3:04:47 PM PDT by HenpeckedCon (What pi$$es me off the most is that POS commie will get a State Funeral!)
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To: HenpeckedCon

Exactly...and we passed voter ID laws here a few years back and prevailed against the Obama admin and also passed immigration reform which sent a lot of illegals scrambling out of GA. So Obama won’t be able to use the tried and true democrap tactics of stealing elections here in the Peach State.


46 posted on 07/21/2012 3:12:17 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: jcsjcm
I understand the Snopes thing and agree. It's only a starting point. ;-)

Just to put things in perspective, there are over 129,000 voting districts in the US.

I hope this helps reduce the worrying about counting votes - we have plenty to worry about already!

47 posted on 07/21/2012 3:19:03 PM PDT by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it?)
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To: Hotlanta Mike
Then at the end it says Mitt Romney is the problem.

IIRC, it actually says that Mitt Romney is not the solution.

I might agree that Mitt Romney is not the solution, but Baraq al-Husseini is definitely the problem.

48 posted on 07/21/2012 3:19:51 PM PDT by thulldud (Is it "alter or abolish" time yet?)
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To: MV=PY

Yeah, I guess that makes it seem a little better for me. 129,000 districts and only 900 being counted by them. Puts it in better perspective!


49 posted on 07/21/2012 4:01:39 PM PDT by jcsjcm (This country was built on exceptionalism and individualism. In God we Trust - Laus Deo)
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To: Venturer
IMO he pissed away that 38 Million.

Just like he's pissed away 5 trillion of OUR money. What a pathetic excuse for a pResident.

50 posted on 07/21/2012 4:02:34 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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