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Swinging the Swing States (Large crowds are fantastic but don't necessarily win elections)
American Thinker ^ | 09/03/2012 | Carol Brown

Posted on 09/03/2012 1:45:18 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Romney and Ryan are attracting large crowds. So did Sarah Palin. Large crowds are fantastic, but do not an election win.

Conservative rags are full of hype in their favor. Liberal rags are full of hype in their favor. Hype does not an election win.

There's much bravado in the air on many conservative sites. Much talk of how this is a done deal. How we will win in a landslide. All of this flies in the face of numerous polls and demographic analyses. And while they may be wrong, they may also be right.

Either way, we cannot afford to celebrate prematurely. And a lot will happen between now and Election Day that will continue to impact how this race is ultimately decided.

But for all we do not know, there is one thing we do know: the election will be decided in swing states.

If you live in a swing state you have the good fortune to be able to fulfill a number of important tasks on behalf of the campaign. If you don't live in a swing state, you can still donate, make calls from home, and reach out to every single person you know who does live in a swing state. (Reach out to those in other states, too, but swing states must be our priority.)

Start a list of people you know. (I say "start" because once you begin this process, you'll be amazed how much the list will continue to grow as more and more people come to mind.)

Jot down a short note next to each person's name with a fact or an impression that will directly link to a conversation about the election.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: swingstates

1 posted on 09/03/2012 1:45:20 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Large crowds are fantastic but don’t necessarily win elections

Amen to that!


2 posted on 09/03/2012 1:47:06 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: SeekAndFind

Of course I pointed this out in another thread about large crowds for R&R. Palin drew HUGE crowds.


3 posted on 09/03/2012 1:48:20 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: snarkytart

Far be it from me to be snarky or obnoxious, but I must point out that Obama also drew HUGE crowds last time around.

Now, we can’t get cocky and we must work hard. But I hope we have more of a chance this time.

And I’ll say this again, the more I think about things the more I think Romney’s got the right skill set to solve our serious problems.


4 posted on 09/03/2012 1:51:57 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: SeekAndFind

I presume that Governor Mitt Romney won’t suspend the campaign in two weeks to “rescue” the financial industry. Governor Sarah Palin isn’t a magician!!


5 posted on 09/03/2012 1:57:58 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: jocon307

Yes but Obama is still drawing crowds. Maybe not like four years ago but I think this race is close due to the demographics of our country now.


6 posted on 09/03/2012 1:58:57 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: SeekAndFind
Here's the difference: Juan McAmnesty was an awful candidate who never melded with his VP choice. From Day one after the convention he belittled her so people wanted to like the package but ended up hating McCain and voting against Obama. While it LOOKED like this would be a rerun of 2008 in that we would have to vote AGAINST Obama, the addition of Ryan to make a working - always on the same page- team is creating an enthusiasm not seen in 2008 on our side. The huge jump in Rasmussen’s self identified Republican in one month says this is real.

In 2008 Catholics had not recognized the danger of Obama to their religious freedoms and we were not really in a bad economy; 4.6% unemployment and 1.70 gas didn't excite people like they are excited today. Ask yourself would you rather have the large crowds Romney & Ryan are getting or the small ones Barack and Plugs and getting?

7 posted on 09/03/2012 2:05:36 PM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Of course large crowds dont win an election. They do help get the word and the story out.

Neither do polls.

But they do tell you if a campaign has positive momentum.

Polls are showing this to be close. I am hoping the polls showing it neck-and-neck are really biased to the Democrats.


8 posted on 09/03/2012 3:09:41 PM PDT by WOSG (REPEAL AND REPLACE OBAMA. He stole America’s promise!)
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To: snarkytart

“I think this race is close due to the demographics of our country now.”

Well, we’ll see. I don’t really think the demos have changed that much in 4 years, but I could be wrong.

However, aside from blacks and single women I can’t see Obama getting the level of support he got from his base groups previously.

Young voters, Jewish voters, Hispanic voters, they’ve basically gotten the shaft.

So have blacks, of course, but I don’t expect them to reject Obama.

As to single women, they may be weathering the storm better than most, but I don’t know enough about this group, as a group, to really offer an opinion.

I really think our country needs to reject Obama and if he is not rejected for a fellow such a Romney we have problems.

I mean Romney is far from perfect and a lot of us have serious problems with him, but as to the average voter, not a political junkie, Romney should be totally acceptable. And to this group Obama should NOT be seen as deserving 4 more years.


9 posted on 09/03/2012 3:17:08 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: SeekAndFind
And a lot will happen between now and Election Day that will continue to impact how this race is ultimately decided.

I just wish, that in his speech, Romney would have warned America: "Do not be surprised by the antics the Democrat Party will pull between now and November 6. They are not above doing whatever they have to do to win this Election."

That would have given America a heads up to be on the look out for a "Wag the Dog" move by Obama and his Chicago thugs.
10 posted on 09/03/2012 5:38:52 PM PDT by oliviasdad
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