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Cheer Up: Four Reasons Why Obama May Lose Big in November
Townhall.com ^ | August 25, 2012 | Daniel Doherty

Posted on 08/25/2012 9:49:07 AM PDT by Kaslin

Ever since former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney clinched the 2012 Republican presidential nomination last May, President Obama and his surrogates have waged a divisive and dishonest re-election campaign in order to distract voters from his failed record. To that end, they have spent millions of dollars on negative campaign advertisements suggesting the presumptive Republican nominee is, among other things, a “vulture capitalist," a “felon” a “pioneer in outsourcing,” and -- most recently -- a coldhearted technocrat responsible for the death of a steelworker’s terminally ill wife. These outrageous charges have been discredited by independent fact-checkers, of course, but at least one spot continues to air in swing states. In any case, perhaps it’s not surprising that some conservatives worry these factually dubious attack ads could impede Governor Romney’s campaign momentum.

And while these concerns are decidedly real and should not be taken lightly, I nevertheless believe Barack Obama faces four significant challenges in the days ahead:

(1): This election is going to come down to jobs and the economy. As much as Team Obama (and our sycophantic national media) want to obsess about Mitt Romney’s tax returns, Paul Ryan’s “draconian” cuts to Medicare, or Congressman Akin’s callous comments -- the simple fact is that the national unemployment rate is still an incredible 8.3 percent. And further, it has been above 8 percent for 42 straight months. This is what Americans care about. No incumbent president since World War II, according to the Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza, has won re-election with the unemployment rate higher than 7.2 percent. This precedent would be deeply troubling to Team Obama in any event -- but it is particularly noteworthy now since the nonpartisan Congressional Budget office (CBO) released a study on Thursday reporting that the unemployment rate will exceed eight percent for the rest of this year. Even worse, the CBO added, if lawmakers in Washington don’t strike a bipartisan debt deal in time -- that is, before the country plummets off the so-called “fiscal cliff” -- the economy will slide into another recession in 2013. The stakes -- as they say -- have never been higher. The question, then, is who is the best candidate to lead America during these difficult times? One alternative is a president whose latest (unanimously defeated) budget proposal literally never balanced and theoretically added more than $11 trillion to the federal debt over ten years. The other is a successful former Republican Governor from a Blue State who balanced his state’s budget four years in a row without raising taxes.

(2): Governor Romney’s fundraising numbers are striking:

Mitt Romney’s cash advantage over President Obama grew to more than $60 million last month, according to reports filed Monday with the Federal Election Commission.

The joint fund-raising committee for Romney, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, claimed cash on hand totaling $185.9 million at the end of July, compared to $123.7 million for Obama’s joint committee.

The candidates’ joint fund-raising committees include their own campaigns, their parties’ national committees and other affiliated committees.

This is a remarkable achievement. Why? Incredibly, last March the president enjoyed a ten-to-one cash on hand advantage over his Republican challenger. Since that time, however, Team Obama profligately funneled millions of dollars into negative advertisements which, according to numerous surveys, have demonstrably failed to make a meaningful impact. (The latest Fox News survey shows Mitt Romney now leading by one percentage point). It’s also worth mentioning that stringent federal election laws prevent Mitt Romney from spending general election contributions until after the Republican National Convention. In other words, expect to see an ad blitz over the next several months, especially in crucial swing states, explicitly reminding voters that the president raided $700 billion from Medicare to pay for an expensive and unpopular new entitlement, loosened work requirements for welfare recipients, and signed into law an $825 billion “stimulus” package that failed on its own terms.

(3): Republicans are much more enthusiastic than Democrats about voting in November, according to at least one national survey. As Guy reported last month, voter enthusiasm among Republicans outpaces that of Democrats for the first time since 2004.

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As the graph shows, Democratic enthusiasm has dropped precipitously -- 22 percentage points in four years -- while at the same time Republican enthusiasm has risen 16 full percentage points. The math speaks for itself. (Who would have thought, by the way, that The One would watch helplessly as his base abandoned him en masse less than four years after his historic rise to prominence?) Now, of course, this doesn’t necessarily mean Democrats will cross party lines and endorse his opponent. I doubt that many will. But it does suggest, however, that a plurality of Democrats -- many of whom are disenchanted with the president’s economic policies -- will elect to stay home on Election Day. Put simply, Republicans can expect a higher voter turnout in 2012 than in any other recent presidential election; and Democrats are panicking for good reason.

(4): This campaign will be about ideas -- not personalities -- as long as Republicans don’t lose control of the narrative. This is precisely why I believe Mitt Romney chose Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) as his running mate in the first place. Unlike Democrats, Republicans have solutions to the nation’s most pressing problems. For example, Medicare’s own actuaries estimate the program will be insolvent within twelve years. And yet, President Obama and his cabinet -- after nearly four years in office -- have failed to do anything whatsoever to avoid that outcome. Sure, one can argue that the Paul Ryan plan “ends Medicare as we know it” -- but so does doing nothing. Failing to act now -- while there’s still time -- will only trigger realdraconian” spending cuts later.

We need leaders who aren’t afraid to tackle the tough issues. And while Romney/Ryan has made great strides in laying out a clear vision for the country, I am absolutely convinced the current occupant of the White House has not.

There’s nothing novel about the individual points above. But taken collectively -- that is to say, if voters recognize the president’s economic policies have prolonged the recession, and if Mitt Romney out-raises Barack Obama financially, and if a plurality of Democrats stay home on Election Day, and finally, if the candidates discuss real issues on the campaign trail -- I think Governor Romney will triumph in November. On the other hand, to borrow a phrase from Alexander Hamilton -- one of the principal authors of The Federalist Papers -- “this is a thing more ardently to be wished than seriously to be expected.”

No one disputes President Obama’s charisma, personal charm and rhetorical skill. And some Democrats will vote for him no matter how much his policies have negatively impacted their lives. In the end, however, the question that the American people must ask themselves -- as Ronald Reagan once encouraged citizens to ask -- is this: Are you better off today than you were four years ago?

We the People, of course, have a choice to make on Election Day. One that I believe will determine the trajectory and fate of this nation.

Let us hope we choose wisely.


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1 posted on 08/25/2012 9:49:09 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Well, it takes 270 electoral votes to win. In spite of all the problems for Obama, he’s got at least 200 electoral votes locked up, from states such as California, New York, the New England states, Illinois, etc.

It’s going to come down to the battleground states, and this election will be close. I’m encouraged by comparisons to 1980, but, it’s going to be lots closer than 1980 was, even with Obama in the Jimmy Carter role this year.


2 posted on 08/25/2012 9:56:38 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Kaslin
No one disputes President Obama’s charisma, personal charm and rhetorical skill.

I bleeping do! Who died and left him king of all communication? Enough of this crap!

3 posted on 08/25/2012 10:00:48 AM PDT by Dahoser (Separation of church and state? No, we need separation of media and state.)
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To: Kaslin

How many people want to bet me that Romney is paying his bills very quickly, possibly getting a fast pay discount & that Obama has a sizeable Accounts Payable balance?

IF so, the ‘Cash on Hand’ balance at the end of July could really be misleading....

Obama could have an Accounts Payable balance that will eat up most of that cash on hand & Romney’s money is high in cash and very low in Accounts Payable.

I hve worked as a bookkeeper to small businesses for over 35 years.

One client was allowed a 10% discount on his inventory purchases from his major supplier if he paid the bill within 10 days.

He had NEVER done that, in over 25 years in business.

I showed him tht he could do that & save considerable money.

The first year I worked for him, I saved him more money that the money he paid me as an outside contractor.


4 posted on 08/25/2012 10:04:25 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Kaslin

How many people want to bet me that Romney is paying his bills very quickly, possibly getting a fast pay discount & that Obama has a sizeable Accounts Payable balance?

IF so, the ‘Cash on Hand’ balance at the end of July could really be misleading....

Obama could have an Accounts Payable balance that will eat up most of that cash on hand & Romney’s money is high in cash and very low in Accounts Payable.

I hve worked as a bookkeeper to small businesses for over 35 years.

One client was allowed a 10% discount on his inventory purchases from his major supplier if he paid the bill within 10 days.

He had NEVER done that, in over 25 years in business.

I showed him tht he could do that & save considerable money.

The first year I worked for him, I saved him more money with just that discount than the money he paid me as an outside contractor.


5 posted on 08/25/2012 10:04:59 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Kaslin

...”No one disputes President Obama’s charisma, personal charm and rhetorical skill”....

I dispute all three of those characteristics applied to Obama. I dispute them vehemently, angrily. He is none of those - he is a small, petty, angry, narcissistic fraud who has been shepherded through life via Affirmative Action preferences based on having 50% more melanin in his skin. A comparably skilled Caucasian man would never have reached such heights.


6 posted on 08/25/2012 10:05:07 AM PDT by astounded (Barack Obama is a clear and present danger to the USA)
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To: Kaslin
We either have a repetition of Reagan's 1980 victory at hand, or we have the final battle losing the war - it is a war between good and evil to be sure.

Me? I sense a seething hatred for all policies Obama from real citizens that actually matter. I sense a general dislike for his policies, their effect, and the fear of what will come if he is reaffirmed in his quest to destroy our country.

Persevere, take heart, and stay true. The one thing that is on our side is the sloth and laziness of his voters - especially when they know in their hearts he is wrongly pandering to their greed. They are consumed by greed and laziness, and unless he guarantees them more, they will sit home. They aren't smart enough to leverage their common goals on this....

IOW, feed a bum, you get more bums - see South Park Homeless episode for clarification.

7 posted on 08/25/2012 10:12:05 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer

Working as hard as I can to get Romney elected but I am wondering how much more free stuff Obama is going to use to buy his next 4-year vacation?

He is giving away FREE school lunches in 4 states, no regard for family income, and we all know he is going to open the strategic oil reserve around October so he can say he made gas prices go down (and left us with nothing to fall back on in the event of a real emergency - his plan all along).

What’s next with this felonious crowd?


8 posted on 08/25/2012 10:18:46 AM PDT by SusaninOhio
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To: ridesthemiles

This election will be about who can get his message across better than the other candidate. Even with obama lying through his teeth about everything, voters will buy it if the message resonates.

I am trying to be positive about this but I think obummer is going to slide by with another term, but I hope that I am wrong. Or maybe its just that I live in the bay area and just disillusioned with all the Koolaid drinkers surrounding me.


9 posted on 08/25/2012 10:20:24 AM PDT by AmericanSamurai
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To: Kaslin

No one disputes President Obama’s charisma, personal charm and rhetorical skill.


I do.

He’s as fake as a $3 bill. His rhetorical skill = can read from a teleprompter in
various ruses of sincerity, humility, emphathy.

Unchained ( borrowing from that great orator Mr. Biden) , he’s your typical
snake oil salesman spewing forth many types of hate and envy.

His charisma is manufactured by the MSM.

He is the later day version of a drug raised 60’s hippie wannabe seer/soothsayer.


10 posted on 08/25/2012 10:24:57 AM PDT by patriotspride
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To: Dahoser

Right on


11 posted on 08/25/2012 10:27:42 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

The MSM will keep this “very close” throughout the fall to drive ratings.

My own sense is that the Obama internals are frightful; and we are getting small bits of this, such as the recent Illinois poll.


12 posted on 08/25/2012 10:36:20 AM PDT by mwl8787
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To: Kaslin

In 2004, the GOP won despite a -17 enthusiasm gap......well I can’t see how the GOP loses with +12 now.


13 posted on 08/25/2012 10:47:18 AM PDT by profit_guy
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To: Dilbert San Diego
I’m encouraged by comparisons to 1980, but, it’s going to be lots closer than 1980 was, even with Obama in the Jimmy Carter role this year.

Not necessary. for one thing it depends on how many rats feel discouraged of going to the polls and the indication is that more are

14 posted on 08/25/2012 10:56:50 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: mwl8787

A Las Vegas “odds maker” opines on why Obama will get “killed” by Romney in November

Wayne Allyn Root

Most political predictions are made by biased pollsters, pundits, or prognosticators who are either rooting for Republicans or Democrats. I am neither. I am a former Libertarian Vice Presidential nominee, and a well-known Vegas odds-maker with one of the most accurate records of predicting political races.

But as an odds-maker with a pretty remarkable track record of picking political races, I play no favorites. I simply use common sense to call them as I see them. Back in late December I released my New Years Predictions. I predicted back then- before a single GOP primary had been held, with Romney trailing for months to almost every GOP competitor from Rick Perry to Herman Cain to Newt- that Romney would easily rout his competition to win the GOP nomination by a landslide. I also predicted that the Presidential race between Obama and Romney would be very close until election day. But that on Election Day Romney would win by a landslide similar to Reagan-Carter in 1980.

Understanding history, today I am even more convinced of a resounding Romney victory. 32 years ago at this moment in time, Reagan was losing by 9 points to Carter. Romney is right now running even in polls. So why do most pollsters give Obama the edge?

First, most pollsters are missing one ingredient- common sense. Here is my gut instinct. Not one American who voted for McCain 4 years ago will switch to Obama. Not one in all the land. But many millions of people who voted for an unknown Obama 4 years ago are angry, disillusioned, turned off, or scared about the future. Voters know Obama now- and that is a bad harbinger.

Now to an analysis of the voting blocks that matter in U.S. politics:

*Black voters. Obama has nowhere to go but down among this group. His endorsement of gay marriage has alienated many black church-going Christians. He may get 88% of their vote instead of the 96% he got in 2008. This is not good news for Obama.

*Hispanic voters. Obama has nowhere to go but down among this group. If Romney picks Rubio as his VP running-mate the GOP may pick up an extra 10% to 15% of Hispanic voters (plus lock down Florida ). This is not good news for Obama.

*Jewish voters. Obama has been weak in his support of Israel . Many Jewish voters and big donors are angry and disappointed. I predict Obama’s Jewish support drops from 78% in 2008 to the low 60’s. This is not good news for Obama.

*Youth voters. Obama’s biggest and most enthusiastic believers from 4 years ago have graduated into a job market from hell. Young people are disillusioned, frightened, and broke- a bad combination. The enthusiasm is long gone. Turnout will be much lower among young voters, as will actual voting percentages. This not good news for Obama.

*Catholic voters. Obama won a majority of Catholics in 2008. That won’t happen again. Out of desperation to please women, Obama went to war with the Catholic Church over contraception. Now he is being sued by the Catholic Church. Majority lost. This is not good news for Obama.

*Small Business owners. Because I ran for Vice President last time around, and I’m a small businessman myself, I know literally thousands of small business owners. At least 40% of them in my circle of friends, fans and supporters voted for Obama 4 years ago to “give someone different a chance.” I warned them that he would pursue a war on capitalism and demonize anyone who owned a business...that he’d support unions over the private sector in a big way...that he’d overwhelm the economy with spending and debt. My friends didn’t listen. Four years later, I can’t find one person in my circle of small business owner friends voting for Obama. Not one. This is not good news for Obama.

*Blue collar working class whites. Do I need to say a thing? White working class voters are about as happy with Obama as Boston Red Sox fans feel about the New York Yankees. This is not good news for Obama.

*Suburban moms. The issue isn’t contraception, it’s having a job to pay for contraception. Obama’s economy frightens these moms. They are worried about putting food on the table. They fear for their children’s future. This is not good news for Obama.

*Military Veterans. McCain won this group by 10 points. Romney is winning by 24 points. The more our military vets got to see of Obama, the more they disliked him. This is not good news for Obama.

Add it up. Is there one major group where Obama has gained since 2008? Will anyone in America wake up on election day saying “I didn’t vote for Obama 4 years ago. But he’s done such a fantastic job, I can’t wait to vote for him today.” Does anyone feel that a vote for Obama makes their job more secure?

Forget the polls. My gut instincts as a Vegas odds-maker and common sense small businessman tell me this will be a historic landslide and a world-class repudiation of Obama’s radical and risky socialist agenda. It’s Reagan-Carter all over again.

But I’ll give Obama credit for one thing - he is living proof that familiarity breeds contempt.


15 posted on 08/25/2012 11:00:06 AM PDT by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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To: AmericanSamurai
Sean Hannity's program on Friday was devoted to a new movie just produced by Citizens United ("The Hope and the Change") which includes snippets from a large number of Democrats and Independents who voted for Obama in 2008 but are totally disappointed in him now. Sean had 7 or 8 of them on the set for part of the show (including a black preacher who was upset over the same-sex-marriage issue).

Hopefully they represent a very substantial number of people who are being ignored by the media and the pollsters but who will vote--not "for" Romney but against Obama.

16 posted on 08/25/2012 11:00:38 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: bicyclerepair
Root's piece was obviously written before Ryan was announced as the VP candidate.

In the movie that they showed clips from on Sean Hannity's program Friday evening, a lot of people expressed opposition to Obama's health care law--and these were all people who voted for him in 2008.

Neil Cavuto was talking to Art Laffer on his program on Saturday morning on FNC. Laffer is predicting a landslide win for Romney/Ryan.

17 posted on 08/25/2012 11:06:56 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Dahoser
Amen, I agree. The only reason people EVER thought that, was because everyone in the media constantly harped on how "charismatic" he was; or, what a brilliant speaker he was; or, how "intelligent" he was.

There was never any real proof about his intelligence. Let's see those college transcripts. His rhetorical style (to me) is annoying, and without his beloved teleprompter, he always stumbles and says something stupid. As for charismatic, we should always be wary of anyone described like that.

18 posted on 08/25/2012 11:13:55 AM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: Verginius Rufus

On a thread about Dinesh D’Souza’s new movie, a surprising number of posters on the Deadline Hollywood site are at least claiming to have been Obama in ‘08 and going Romney now.


19 posted on 08/25/2012 11:15:34 AM PDT by karnage
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To: Verginius Rufus

Problem is, how many people are disappointed in Obama ‘cause he is not socialist ENOUGH? And who else can they vote for?


20 posted on 08/25/2012 11:17:25 AM PDT by Little Ray (AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: Gaffer

“I sense a seething hatred for all policies Obama from real citizens that actually matter.”

If that hatred does get all citizens out to vote then their might be a change in the White House, be it slight.

However, it is much easier to go to the polls once every four years than to have to work, pay bills, fill out tax forms, etc. Remember the stampedes at Walmart the day after Thanksgiving?


21 posted on 08/25/2012 11:22:49 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: bicyclerepair

You know what is interesting, and something that we can’t forget. All throughout 2010, the polls and turnout models (including the “intensity factor”) suggested that the GOP was going to blowout the dems in the election. Of course for all of us here and elsewhere, that is, all the junkies who follow this closely, we were thinking things like “don’t jinx it” or “don’t talk too much about it lest the dems ramp up their turnout machine!”. That sort of thing.

And in the end, the turnout models that predicted the dems would get shellacked were spot on.

So I think we all have to remember that FR doesn’t represent in any respect whatsoever the voting public.

All of the data right now that can be ascertained at this moment, suggest that obama is going to lose and lose big.

May it be so.


22 posted on 08/25/2012 11:27:28 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: Dilbert San Diego

“votes locked up, from states such as California, New York, the New England states”

Do you think Rom has a chance to win Massachusetts?


23 posted on 08/25/2012 11:29:54 AM PDT by garjog
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To: Kaslin; All

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If the American voters only knew...

The best Obama exposure site on the net:

The Obama File
http://theobamafile.com/

The United States Library of Congress has selected
TheObamaFile.com for inclusion in its historic collection
of Internet materials
http://theobamafile.com/LibraryOfCongress.html

Just a few of the pages:

http://www.theobamafile.com/index_next_politics.html

http://www.theobamafile.com/index_next_personal.html

http://www.theobamafile.com/BarackObama.htm

http://www.theobamafile.com/_family/FamilyPage.htm

http://www.theobamafile.com/ObamaEducation.htm

http://www.theobamafile.com/ObamaPsychology.htm

http://www.theobamafile.com/ObamaReligion.htm

http://www.theobamafile.com/ObamaWife.htm

http://www.theobamafile.com/_associates/ObamaAssociates.htm

http://www.theobamafile.com/ObamaIconography.htm

.


24 posted on 08/25/2012 11:30:33 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

I doubt Maine, New Hampshire will be going for ZERO again. CT is only 51% Obama in the poll, so I won’t put CT in ZERO’s camp.


25 posted on 08/25/2012 11:35:24 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Yes, Obama, I had help with my business. MY CUSTOMERS!)
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To: huldah1776

These people do not think beyond the next recharge of their EBT and the moment at hand... there are a few that are smart and lazy and greedy, but they are far outnumbered by sloths who’d rather sit on their asses and collect money from someone else......if there isn’t a payday-right-now for them and it requires them to make an effort on their own, they’ll lay in bed until after noon.


26 posted on 08/25/2012 11:40:45 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Kaslin

Mr. Romney has few topics about which he can now speak. One by one, the substantive topics for debate are disappearing, deemed too problematic for the Romney campaign to address. Business acumen, experience as governor, US Olympics, Romney budget, women’s issues, immigration reform, all toxic. Mr. Romney is reduced to dragging out the birther baggage to pad his stump speeches and give his base a few crumbs. And to call attention away from his flip-flopping on all important issues.

But what is the single issue on which Mr. Romney has never flip-flopped? He stands doggedly firm on never, under any circumstances, releasing his tax returns.

Why?

It is not just liberals who want to see Romney’s tax returns.
It is 63% of American voters who do.

The longer Mr. Romney delays, the more suspicious it appears.

Obama released 8 years of tax returns
GW Bush 10 years
Clinton 12 years
GHW Bush 14 years
George Romney 12 years.

What is there to hide?
Release the tax returns, Mr. Romney.


27 posted on 08/25/2012 11:45:54 AM PDT by DGarr (tax returns, if you please)
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To: ridesthemiles

I showed him tht he could do that & save considerable money.

The first year I worked for him, I saved him more money that the money he paid me as an outside contractor.

***

Wow. You must’ve been a real boon to that business. Did you get to see how his life changed?


28 posted on 08/25/2012 11:51:11 AM PDT by ROTB (Live holy, forgive all & pray in Jesus' name. Trust He is willing & able & eager to ANSWER BIG!)
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To: Kaslin
Well, let's add spelling to the list, then. Second occurrence: Someone paid for that sign.
29 posted on 08/25/2012 11:53:33 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: DGarr

Hey look! An Obama troll!


30 posted on 08/25/2012 12:00:14 PM PDT by sgtyork (The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom, courage. Thucydides)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
In spite of all the problems for Obama, he’s got at least 200 electoral votes locked up, from states such as California, New York, the New England states, Illinois, etc.

You know, there's something basically wrong about that.

Obama's performance should not net him ONE electoral vote.

31 posted on 08/25/2012 12:02:11 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Funny but creepy!)
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To: DGarr

IBTZ!


32 posted on 08/25/2012 12:02:36 PM PDT by PA Engineer (What if the rabbit hole is endless?)
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To: mwl8787
My own sense is that the Obama internals are frightful

Here in Indiana, Baraq won very narrowly in 08. All the local polls show him -12 to -15 this year. They aren't even bothering to campaign, just private fundraisers to get $$ to spend other places.

33 posted on 08/25/2012 12:06:45 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: DGarr

You should start a blog!


34 posted on 08/25/2012 12:07:47 PM PDT by OwenKellogg
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To: astounded
I used to write speeches for a Black Union National Delegate, a mind game for me, I thought she was a nice kid.

I used to ask her how do you want it to sound and I would play the inflexion game, MLK, Black Baptist Preacher, Outraged Feminist, I had them all down. It was a hoot, she was preaching to the choir so I didn't care.

As a lilly white English, Scots Irish Consevitive it was a blast.

35 posted on 08/25/2012 12:07:47 PM PDT by Little Bill
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To: darkwing104; DGarr

Cleanup in aisle 27.


36 posted on 08/25/2012 12:07:53 PM PDT by PA Engineer (What if the rabbit hole is endless?)
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To: DGarr

Wow, you joined today just to post a request for Mitt’s tax returns?

Tell your boss over at the DNC that we want to see Obama’s college records, and his original Social Security application, as well as the original, not photoshopped, long form birth certificate.

Tax returns are a red herring. If Romney hadn’t paid up, the IRS under little Timmy Geithner would have been after him.

now run along back to DU.


37 posted on 08/25/2012 12:09:54 PM PDT by exit82 (Pass the word: Obama is a FAILURE!! Democrats are the enemies of freedom!)
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To: combat_boots

Now that is funny. That is what scares me about “true believers” in politics.


38 posted on 08/25/2012 12:11:47 PM PDT by PA Engineer (What if the rabbit hole is endless?)
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To: DGarr

Yes, I’m sure that you and Mr. Obama have nothing to fear from Mitt Romney. It will be an easy election given all the things you wrote about in your post.

I’m sure that’s why people like you are trolling around conservative websites with your tripe and you reek of desperation....


39 posted on 08/25/2012 12:14:31 PM PDT by wolf24
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To: astounded
...”No one disputes President Obama’s charisma, personal charm and rhetorical skill”....

I dispute all three of those characteristics applied to Obama. I dispute them vehemently, angrily. He is none of those - he is a small, petty, angry, narcissistic fraud who has been shepherded through life via Affirmative Action preferences based on having 50% more melanin in his skin. A comparably skilled Caucasian man would never have reached such heights.


While I agree with your assessment, I think we should note that the first line above appears to be one of those throwaway platitudes designed to pre-empt the charge of bias on the part of the writer.

In other words, while the author did say it, there is no real reason to think that he himself actually believes it.

After all, the article would have been subject to being labeled a "hit piece" if the author had instead said, "Obama is a singularly unaccomplished and ill-informed individual with massive personality defects, who brings no discernible skill to the office of the Presidency other than the ability to read a TelePrompter passably."

That would have been more honest, of course, but it would have offended some sensibilities. ;-)
40 posted on 08/25/2012 12:15:59 PM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: bicyclerepair

On InTrade, Obama is leading Romney 57/43.

I see the “common sense” in this post, but the betters of money on InTrade don’t.


41 posted on 08/25/2012 12:16:38 PM PDT by ROTB (Live holy, forgive all & pray in Jesus' name. Trust He is willing & able & eager to ANSWER BIG!)
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To: exit82
Only problem is remembering how badly Romney lost in the South Carolina after getting booed over his tax returns in a Republican debate. If this happens again in an Obama debate, he might sink his chances of winning the election. I think it's better for the campaign if he releases the returns right now. What's in them can't be worse than the sense that he's something to hide.

YOUTUBE: US election 2012: Mitt Romney booed over tax returns during South Carolina debate

42 posted on 08/25/2012 12:16:47 PM PDT by JediJones (Too Hot for GOP TV: Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, Allen West and Donald Trump)
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To: DGarr

Maybe the next time around you should change your name to GayDar instead of DGarr. Just trying to be helpful.


43 posted on 08/25/2012 12:17:11 PM PDT by PA Engineer (What if the rabbit hole is endless?)
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To: garjog

No I don’t think Romney has a chance to carry Massachusetts. Would be nice for them to support their former governor, but I don’t think it’s happening.


44 posted on 08/25/2012 12:17:40 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: exit82
CORRECTED LINK

YOUTUBE: US election 2012: Mitt Romney booed over tax returns during South Carolina debate

45 posted on 08/25/2012 12:17:51 PM PDT by JediJones (Too Hot for GOP TV: Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, Allen West and Donald Trump)
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To: DGarr

Why won’t Obama release his school records?
GW Bush released his
Clinton released his
GHW Bush released his
George Romney released his

What does Obama have to hide?


46 posted on 08/25/2012 12:20:27 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (If there is a war on women, the Kennedys are the Spec Ops troops.)
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To: JediJones

The issue of the tax returns is a waste of time at this point.

It is Obama whose records have not been revealed, even after being the President for almost four years.

I personally don’t care about Romney’s tax returns. If heard his taxes, end of story for me.

But a President whose identifying documents have been shown to be forged, well, I want to know who really is the person known as “Barack Obama”.


47 posted on 08/25/2012 12:23:24 PM PDT by exit82 (Pass the word: Obama is a FAILURE!! Democrats are the enemies of freedom!)
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48 posted on 08/25/2012 12:26:44 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: DGarr
how about a tax return for some Zero documents
US Senate attendance records & votes should be easy, he was only there 18 months
Illinois State Senate same
- Bar deactivation, Why?
Law Clients list
Law school grades
- How was law school paid for?
Colombia grades
- How was Colombia paid for?
Occidental Grades
- How was Occidental paid for?
High School grades
and those issues regarding his social security number, selective service card & of course that birth certificate
Why do thee have so many anomalies?

I don't pretend to know where he was born, but there is something being hidden. His own campaign spokesman back in 2008 said that is was something personally embarrassing. So there is something there! The public needs to know what it is! All his previous opponents with the exception of McCain (Who is more then capable of embarrassing himself and not know it !) had private embarrassing information released in fact forced to be released by Zero supporters. All done in the public’s interest, the public’s right to know. Well if the public needs to know for state senate election and federal senate election they certainly need to know for the presidency! But no that's too much to ask !

49 posted on 08/25/2012 12:27:01 PM PDT by Reily
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To: Reily

and I am sure my list is not exhaustive!


50 posted on 08/25/2012 12:27:55 PM PDT by Reily
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