Skip to comments.Romney Struggles to Gain Traction in Battlegrounds
Posted on 09/09/2012 6:54:21 PM PDT by Innovative
With two months to Election Day, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney faces the disconcerting reality that he isn't winning most of the states he would need to beat President Barack Obama.
Mr. Obama is leading Mr. Romney by small margins in seven of the eight battleground states, all but North Carolina, according to averages of public polls compiled by RealClearPolitics. All are within the margins of error.
"Our problem in our country is not that we're not paying enough taxes," Mr. Romney said. "It's that we're spending too much money and the economy is not growing as it could and should."
"It's still a very difficult economic environment, and there's plenty of time for Romney to rally," said Mark McKinnon, a former political adviser to President George W. Bush. "Sixty days is like sixty years in political time."
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This story is pure BS
So...a couple of flowery speeches, by Obama and Clinton, some tear—jerker lies about O “being by his dying mothers bed...lies about the “war on women”, from Sandra Fluke...and O is now winning??
If so...I guess this country deserves what it is about to get....
I just hope and PRAY I am not here to have to go through it all....
This sucks...and from a usually good paper, the WSJ. how the HELL can anyone with a functioning medulla oblongota vote for the worst President in the last 150 years??
Don’t believe MSM BS. There is a HUGE movement going on behind the scenes to dethrone The Self Annointed One. Anyone that doesn’t vote is casting a vote for Obama and the destruction of this country as you’ve known it. Please vote despite the MSM who lies to you on a daily basis so that you will lose hope and do exactly what they want you to do; not vote.
Hey, at least they’ll have their “principles”
Becaue Milquetoast Mitt doesn’t inspire confidence in anyone.
At least Obama and the dems are bold about their lies.
Struggling is an understatement. His own ppl today said he is behind in OH around 9 points.
Some of you need to wake up, acknowledge Romney is the worst disaster ever for the GOP and make sure this doesn’t happen again. And this is only going to get worse til election day.
Gee, maybe a conservative would be a better candidate.The establishment forced romnuts on us so dont give me any of your rino loving crap.
I agree and they are going to do it. And the reason is we’ve been saddled with Romney. THAT is how bad Romney is.
That poll oversampled dems by 10
With a compliant media, more and more people getting government handouts, and increasing numbers of illegals brought in as a voting block, it doesn’t surprise me at all. Obama is aloof, but Romney can’t seem to connect with enough voters to make a big difference. I hope the battleground polls are merely oversampling Dems.
Much will hinge on the debates. I’m not going to underestimate the stupidity of the voting public.
Even Reagan couldn’t win in these times. People don’t want work, they want food stamps and public housing. 0bama gives them what they want and therefore is overwhelmingly popular....Romney is toast
Please stop lying. They did not say that. That has been debunked.
Folks, get used to stories like this. The MSM is doing this on purpose to demoralize the right. These stories will continue until election day. Don’t fall for it!! Note that these stories are emerging right after the DNC convention which even from objective sources, was a flop.
The 0bamamedia is attempting to shape the outcome of this election with their typical FALSE NARRATIVE that 0bama's in the lead, in the hopes that the sheep will follow.. If Carter/Reagan race is any indication, this historically doesn't work. If the sheep think 0bama's going to win, they'll stay home and God knows they lack enthusiasm from the outset this time around.
Yet unknown is the 'October surprise'; Israel/Iran could go at it and at first blush it would seem 0bama could get a 'wartime president' bounce out of it but such an event WOULD UNDERSCORE 0BAMA'S FOREIGN POLICY FAILURE TO AVOID SUCH A CONFRONTATION which could end up hurting him big time. After all, the OBL raid didn't help 0bama as expected because everyone knows he's a coward who always votes 'present' so as to avoid upsetting anyone.
Still carrying the Left's bilgewater I see.
Where? Post a link for that one, please.
He is quoting the Pulitico piece.
This election cycle is the most frustrating of my lifetime. Obama is the most destructive force in our history and you have leftists, ABRs, holier than thous , marxists, communists, all ready to continue this destruction for four more years.
I’ll bet it was Sandy Fluke the condom lady who got all the Oh...bah...mah zombies all riled up. How did this once great country turn into a sh*thouse so fast?
I am honestly firmly convinced that many here on FreeRepublic really don’t want Obama defeated. I’m not a psychologist, but it seems that so many would rather complain about the “bad candidate” than actually do something about it.
Here in Western PA, I have still not seen an Obama sign. I have seen plenty of Romney/Ryan signs, including the two in my own yard.
PPP stating on Twitter that their new Ohio poll has it 50-45. +2 from their last one. And PPP is a partisan Democrat pollster.
What do you expect from a country where the biggest TV Star is “Honey Boo Boo”?
Sorry...he’s run a good campaign. If we lose it’s not because we didn’t run Newt, Michelle or whatever pure conservative you think should have won the primary. It’s because Obama has brainwashed too many.
Yes I saw it. I laughed.
The Gravitas Marketing poll is the latest on Rass. and it had Romney up.
When did his own people say that? Are you taking some Politoho hack writer’s word for it? No way in heck Obama is up 9 in OH.
Pretty weak and blatantly transparent for a troll!
And when it comes to immigration, the editorial page is as leftwing as they come, both in the policies they advocate and the shameless, guilt-ridden rhetoric they use.
Conservatism can turn from a viewpoint with larger reasons to exist into a fetish of its own accord, and then this sort of thing happens. More respectable are the folks who map out some kind of plausible plan for how Peroting Obama back into office will be a better long term strategy for taking the country “back.” They may or may not be correct about the chances for their plan, but at least they are being rational about it.
I’ll vote for the dirtbag. But make no mistake about it, he IS a dirtbag. And if he loses, it will be because the GOP powers-that-be stuck us with the worst conceivable candidate: an unprincipled, fabian socialist empty-suit RINO magic-underwear wearing Myth.
I swear the GOP has a death wish.
Vote against Obama will be very strong. I will vote against Obama and I am Independent.
His own ppl today said he is behind in OH around 9 points.
Mr Rubber did not bounce...
Semi reasonable people who used to have a home in the Democrats are now spurned by same Rats. So they find a home in the GOP and it embraces territory that part of the Democrats used to.
no- i think its pretty much true if you think the election will turn out as the polls predict- which i don’t since there’s 1) a 5% gap between the number of people who consider themselves Republican versus those who consider themselves rats and 2) the enthusiasm gap...
what these papers seem to avoid reporting are the polls that show obama watching his support in blue states (Connecticut, NJ, New Mexico) that gave him a huge advantage in ‘08 slowly diminish...
my point is not that Romney will win NJ or CT or NM rather don’t tell me that as obama struggles with single digit advantages in state he won by a 13%, 15%, 18% in ‘08, he’s going to win states he squeaked by in 2008 by 3%, 1%, 5%...
And if Romney was struggling so bad why would he be running ads in WI
Ah! So, you swallowed the propaganda in Politico whole.
Which raises the question: Are you really in favor of Obama winning? Or are you just gullible?
Blame the party; maybe he can pull out a good debate but
you are dealing with people who seem to want a government safety net.
Those people are being indoctrinated every day.
They didn’t say it. Too bad for you!
If the anti Romney types had a plausible plan....but they’re all over the place. They just don’t like Romney, but they also didn’t like the other candidates in the primary. Oh, one will say Newt, one will say Santorum, Perry, etc., but there is no ‘plan’ as I see it. Take the senate? Good plan, except for one little problem - there is a man in the White House willing and able to just sign executive orders to bypass the legislative branch entirely.
The bad economy actually helps Obama because of this.
You actually believe that crap??
For crying out loud, he is getting an expected and normal convention bounce. It will fade. I think we are fairly well positioned.
Your boy Wee willie didnt bounce after his coronation and love fest and banning the Conservatives fromn the Republican Party forever...
Too bad for him...