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Romney, GOP Groups Pull Ads From Michigan and Pennsylvania
Talking Points Memo ^ | 9/6/2012 | Eric Kleefeld

Posted on 09/06/2012 4:24:23 PM PDT by taildragger

Republicans signaled this week that they might have given up hope in two important swing states. TPM Slideshow: Romney Takes The Stage At The RNC

The Romney campaign and conservative groups like Crossroads GPS have pulled TV ads in Michigan, Romney’s home state, according to the Detroit News.

Nor are the campaign and super PACs running advertising in Pennsylvania, after unleashing a barrage there over the past five months.

It is still possible for groups to purchase TV advertising in either state at a later date.

The PollTracker Averages show President Obama ahead 48.9 percent to 45.4 percent in Michigan, and in Pennsylvania, where he leads 49.9 percent to 41.4 percent.

(Excerpt) Read more at 2012.talkingpointsmemo.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Michigan; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012election; election; election2012; erickleefeld; kleefeld; michigan; obama; pennsylvania; propaganda; romney; romneyads; speech; speeches; swingstates; tpm
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1 posted on 09/06/2012 4:24:27 PM PDT by taildragger
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To: taildragger

I hope this is a head fake or some other tactic, and not a McLame Redux....


2 posted on 09/06/2012 4:25:14 PM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: taildragger

What?! I thought Pennsylvania was do-able for the Republican ticket.


3 posted on 09/06/2012 4:25:37 PM PDT by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare)
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To: ottbmare

Forget PA. Hit VA, CO & OH hard.


4 posted on 09/06/2012 4:27:06 PM PDT by workerbee (June 28, 2012 -- 9/11 From Within)
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To: taildragger

I do not see how it can benefit any candidate to say “hey we can’t win your state so good bye, we wont even try”


5 posted on 09/06/2012 4:27:55 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: taildragger

Omgoodness, I dont want to hear this. I wanna fight!!


6 posted on 09/06/2012 4:28:00 PM PDT by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: workerbee

Yes but to give up on Michigan when it has the most Conservative House, Senate and Judicary in years? Even if the Governor is a soft “R”, he still brings a lot to the table...


7 posted on 09/06/2012 4:28:13 PM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: ottbmare

Add Ohio to that list.

It’s because the Obama’s lawyers went after Romney for raising money in a foreign country (Israel) but it’s okay for Obama to take money from the Chinese


8 posted on 09/06/2012 4:28:36 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: GoCards

If true, Romney is another McLame.


9 posted on 09/06/2012 4:28:43 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: taildragger

Not again!!! How many millions was McLame sitting upon when he lost?


10 posted on 09/06/2012 4:28:58 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Taranto: "The whole point of the metaphor is that if you can hear the whistle, you're the dog.")
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To: taildragger

This has already been debunked.


11 posted on 09/06/2012 4:29:06 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: taildragger

Same here. Michigan looks winnable.


12 posted on 09/06/2012 4:29:09 PM PDT by Girlene
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To: taildragger

He’s giving them to obama without a fight? Not a good signal to send. obama isn’t giving any state up, even though he has less money than Romney.


13 posted on 09/06/2012 4:29:55 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Perdogg
Please post a link and have the Moderator fix this or take it down, I am ok with that...
14 posted on 09/06/2012 4:30:07 PM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: taildragger
Romney, GOP Groups Pull Ads From Michigan and Pennsylvania

and so it begins.............

15 posted on 09/06/2012 4:30:56 PM PDT by varon (The silent patriots stand guard!)
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To: taildragger

Note the source. TPM is a hard-left-biased news and opinion site.

}:-)4


16 posted on 09/06/2012 4:31:29 PM PDT by Moose4 (...and walk away.)
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To: taildragger

There’s similar article about OH too.

This is just propaganda, there’s not way Romney can concede OH, MI, and PA.

The campaign is probably just saving resources until the DNC freak show is over, and then will go on a blitz.

Romney seems to have put enough resources to show that he really does want to be President, unlike McCain.


17 posted on 09/06/2012 4:31:48 PM PDT by Shadow44
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To: NonValueAdded

THIS HAS ALREADY BEEN DEBUNKED


18 posted on 09/06/2012 4:32:21 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: taildragger

PA and MI are second tier states in most electoral strategies. This election will be won and lost with Ohio, Florida, Virginia and Wisconsin. Or more suscinctly, whomever wins three of the four of Ohio, Florida, Missouri and Pennsylvania will win the election, as always. PA trends Democrat. MO Republican.


19 posted on 09/06/2012 4:32:25 PM PDT by NYRepublican72
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To: Perdogg
No so my friend where is your data...

http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120906/POLITICS01/209060394

20 posted on 09/06/2012 4:33:53 PM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: Perdogg

Thanks. Those didn’t look like insurmountable odds.


21 posted on 09/06/2012 4:33:58 PM PDT by stormhill
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To: Perdogg; All

You mean this story is false???


22 posted on 09/06/2012 4:34:07 PM PDT by KevinDavis (Romney / Ryan 2012)
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To: svcw
I do not see how it can benefit any candidate to say “hey we can’t win your state so good bye, we wont even try”

Because Pennsylvania in particular, is dominated by Philly and Pittsburgh and the rest of the state, while conservative, is out of luck.

I left that horrible state earlier this year.

23 posted on 09/06/2012 4:34:54 PM PDT by The Iceman Cometh (Proud Teabagging Barbarian Terrorist Hobbit Son-of-a-Bitch!)
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To: taildragger

I think MI will be in the R/R camp — OH too.

PA does this little tease every year... enough already. If their voter ID law proves out, so be it, but otherwise it’s wasting resources.

This all from my HOP (Humble Opinion Processor).


24 posted on 09/06/2012 4:34:58 PM PDT by workerbee (June 28, 2012 -- 9/11 From Within)
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To: KevinDavis

look in breaking news


25 posted on 09/06/2012 4:35:10 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: dfwgator
"If true, Romney is another McLame."

He's not supposed to actually win you know... neither was McCain. The Rodney King riots would look like a picnic if Obama were to actually lose... no one in the "establishment" wants to see that happen.

Firing someone hired through affirmative action is not something that's even considered in today's America.

26 posted on 09/06/2012 4:35:42 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: taildragger

> Romney, GOP Groups Pull Ads From Michigan and Pennsylvania

This is chess, folks.


27 posted on 09/06/2012 4:36:05 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: ottbmare

Several recent GOP nominees have wasted money on PA, MI, and even OR because of bogus polling when those funds would have helped elsewhere. Still, I suspect if things move ahead enough, and they are deemed vulnerable, Romney would go for the bigger win.


28 posted on 09/06/2012 4:36:14 PM PDT by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: taildragger

LOOK IN BREAKING NEWS


29 posted on 09/06/2012 4:36:30 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: taildragger

Do NOT panic. Would you spend a lot of money on ads that are now stale...they have been working on new ones- the DNC and tonight’s speech by the president give us plenty of new ammo..

http://hotair.com/archives/2012/09/06/conservative-groups-not-spending-money-in-pennsylvania-or-michigan/

Senior Romney-Ryan campaign officials tell Fox News the campaign will launch an enormous media offensive on Friday, the day after President Obama accepts the Democratic Party’s nomination for a second term. The push will include ad buys in several states that will cost tens of millions of dollars…

Romney-Ryan officials did not repudiate such talk; indeed, one official, in speaking to Fox News, likened the offensive that will begin Thursday to the “daisy cutter” bombs used in the Iraq war.


30 posted on 09/06/2012 4:36:40 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: taildragger
Michigan could go for Romney even without the ads. I don't know whether it's a postindustrial demographic shift, voter apathy in the inner cities, a Christian revival or what. But Michigan has definitely being moving right since 2010.
31 posted on 09/06/2012 4:37:07 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
I'm not sure this is a good idea in a state that made a hard right turn in 2010..

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32 posted on 09/06/2012 4:37:14 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Jyotishi

In 2008 the Republicans played Checkers.


33 posted on 09/06/2012 4:37:29 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: dfwgator

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2927619/posts


34 posted on 09/06/2012 4:37:54 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: taildragger

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2927619/posts


35 posted on 09/06/2012 4:38:45 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Brad from Tennessee

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2927619/posts


36 posted on 09/06/2012 4:39:23 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: GoCards

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2927619/posts


37 posted on 09/06/2012 4:39:44 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: taildragger

We don’t need those bastions of liberalism to win.


38 posted on 09/06/2012 4:40:10 PM PDT by Woodsman27
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To: Jyotishi

Right. I believe it is a head fake. They will have the resources to pour it on when the best time comes. When is the best time? After Zero’s zeros have committed their lesser resources elsewhere.


39 posted on 09/06/2012 4:40:10 PM PDT by Combat_Liberalism
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To: Perdogg

I didn’t see any specific states mentioned there.


40 posted on 09/06/2012 4:40:10 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: SE Mom
Some of these people are so gullible they will believe any propaganda piece.

It frustrates the hell out of me.

41 posted on 09/06/2012 4:41:20 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

Carpet Bomb were Perdogg? I don’t want them to give away the battle plans but no word as to where..... So me!


42 posted on 09/06/2012 4:42:06 PM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: taildragger

Most of the “no” votes against God yesterday came from the Michigan delegation...with signs reading “American Arab.” Between the Muslims in Dearborn and the Blacks in Detroit it could be a hopeless cause.


43 posted on 09/06/2012 4:42:59 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: workerbee
PA does this little tease every year...

Was electing a Republican senator in 2010 without voter ID a tease?
Was electing a Republican governor in 2010 without voter ID a tease?

44 posted on 09/06/2012 4:43:48 PM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Perdogg
It is amazing how gullible and chicken little so many here are. CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Senior Romney-Ryan campaign officials tell Fox News the campaign will launch an enormous media offensive on Friday, the day after President Obama accepts the Democratic Party's nomination for a second term. The push will include ad buys in several states that will cost tens of millions of dollars.
45 posted on 09/06/2012 4:43:55 PM PDT by MrDem (Founder: Democrats for Cheney/Palin 2012)
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To: Perdogg; All

I remember this site use to check out the facts before reacting to the news..


46 posted on 09/06/2012 4:44:10 PM PDT by KevinDavis (Romney / Ryan 2012)
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To: SE Mom
The libs in Facebook land are celebrating today...they think it's over thanks to Bubba and now this news on pulling ads. Thankfully Mitt wants to win! :)
47 posted on 09/06/2012 4:44:34 PM PDT by Miss Didi ("After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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To: The Iceman Cometh

I am sure you are correct.
Wouldn’t it be a better strategy just to pull back on the ads and not announce in advance you are a failure in the state?


48 posted on 09/06/2012 4:44:38 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: MrDem

But are Michigan and Pennsylvania included in those states?


49 posted on 09/06/2012 4:44:45 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: taildragger

Why spend tons of money when it’s fighting a free tv and written media featuring the DNC convention? Hold back a few days/weeks and then pick up after the free stuff subsides. JMO


50 posted on 09/06/2012 4:44:57 PM PDT by deport
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