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Obama Outraises Romney For First Time In Months
Fox 8 Cleveland ^ | September 10, 2012

Posted on 09/10/2012 2:47:48 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

... Obama’s re-election campaign and supporting committees brought in more than $114 million last month —the first time the incumbent has outraised his opponent, Gov. Mitt Romney, since April.

Obama’s Campaign Manager Jim Messina announced the figure for August late Sunday night.

Romney’s campaign brought in $111 million last month.

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KEYWORDS: 2012; fundraising; obama; romney
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The fact Obamugabe waited until late Sunday makes me suspicious of the veracity. Nevertheless, even if the post turtle is close, it isn't good.
1 posted on 09/10/2012 2:47:59 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

your stimulus money at work......along with foreign “donations” meant to weaken and help destroy the United States.


2 posted on 09/10/2012 2:52:00 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: SoFloFreeper

money dem get are simply tax dollars


3 posted on 09/10/2012 2:57:47 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: SoFloFreeper

There are still the debates...

Ha ha ha yeeesh.


4 posted on 09/10/2012 3:01:07 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

I’m not concerned at this point..if people are complicit in contributing to his campaign, I hope they go broke someday.

If what Romney’s kids and associates say is true, Romney knows how to stretch a buck and will manage campaign dollars wisely. I am a little concerned when I read there are some states they’re not spending in because they’re in the column for 0bama. Just don’t pull out too soon here in Pa. ;-)


5 posted on 09/10/2012 3:05:28 AM PDT by SueRae (See it? Hell, I can TASTE November from my house!)
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To: SoFloFreeper
One more piece of evidence in favor of Romney now falls away. In view of recent polls showing slippage for Romney gains for Obama, we should be very concerned. That is not to ignore the possibility that Obama is only temporarily benefiting from a convention bounce fortified by media support.

Nevertheless, if Romney cannot show some real strength very soon it will put tremendous pressure on him to outperform Obama in the debates. That is not a good place to be.

I believe that laying back and letting Obama set the agenda up until Republican convention was a big mistake. I believe that conducting the Republican convention as an affirmative cheerleading session for Romney depicting him as a good person rather than attacking Obama as a far left Alinsky style radical was a mistake. I posted at the time that I was fully aware that Romney has the very best focus group information and polling data that money can buy.

However, unless there is something in that data that shows that the situation is temporary, I think Romney had better rethink his campaign strategy from bottom to top. I have said since before the election in 2008 that the only way to defeat Obama is to morally destroy him. Romney has shown no fastidiousness in destroying his primary opponents. I do not believe that Obama's race warrants such careful handling now.

I suppose long after the election we will be apprised by one of the insiders about what the data shows why Romney has persisted in this course. Please note, this is a course in which Romney must fill the inside straight and as the clock ticks his ability to win every indispensable battleground state must be weakened.


6 posted on 09/10/2012 3:06:55 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
There are still the debates...

Yes, and Romney will do well. But there are so few undecided and the Koolaid drinkers won't be dissuaded no matter how poorly the Usurper performs. Not saying Romney can't or won't win election, just think conventional norms, including winning debates, don't apply as much as in the past.

7 posted on 09/10/2012 3:10:03 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: nathanbedford
The difference is money is only about 3 millions. Both reached more than $110m. With several months collecting less than Romney, of course 0bama worked as hard as he could to collect money from his patrons, which resulted in them collecting a bit higher than Romney.

As you said, the polls might simply reflect the convention bounce. Republicans were in disadvantage when their convention fell under the shadow of Isaac, so people's attention was not there yet. When they started to pay attention, the media bombarded the wire with DNC.

There are a lot to be done, but no reason to be panic. Yet.

8 posted on 09/10/2012 3:14:58 AM PDT by paudio (Post-racial society: When we can legitimately hire and fire a Black man without feeling guilty.)
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To: luvbach1

Romney needs the single silver bullet killer attack ad then.


9 posted on 09/10/2012 3:15:09 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

There is still the economy, to which he proposes to blame Bush.


10 posted on 09/10/2012 3:18:32 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

No single silver bullet. Death of a thousand cuts. Substantive, factual, and devastating each one, and start running a second one right as he’s finally responding to the first, and so on. Keep him on the defensive, keep him reacting, keep him off balance. Obama himself will give us a Wellstone moment.


11 posted on 09/10/2012 3:21:37 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Well, I’m not that surprised. I always figured the “Oh, poor me, Romney is getting all that SuperPac money” shtick was just that, shtick. It’s a little troubling, but I figure the difference now is the big money Democrats who were holding back are throwing in now that it’s getting close to the election.

At any rate, I don’t think it’s a major issue yet. It certainly isn’t heartening news, but I’ve long felt this was going be a tough, close race. If Obama’s “bounce” lasts more than the next few days, Romney has his work cut out for him. I think R/R are up to the challenge, though.


12 posted on 09/10/2012 3:33:12 AM PDT by DemforBush
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To: nathanbedford
... the only way to defeat Obama is to morally destroy him. Romney has shown no fastidiousness in destroying his primary opponents.

I had hopes that Romney had had enough sand kicked in his face following the steel plant worker cancer slander. Sadly, the 98 lb. weakling has returned. Referring to a man whose campaign vilifies and slanders you, your family and your party on a daily basis, whose policies tear asunder the very foundations of our country as a "nice guy" is a road to certain defeat ...

Romney has brought a pillow to a machete fight.

13 posted on 09/10/2012 3:36:31 AM PDT by AHerald ("Do not fear, only believe." - Mark 5:36)
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To: nathanbedford

With the Moderators being who they are,it will Be Romneys final Nail in his Coffin.


14 posted on 09/10/2012 3:52:39 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: SoFloFreeper
The fact Obamugabe waited until late Sunday makes me suspicious of the veracity.

We have a winner! They needed plenty of time to figure out how to phony up the numbers, just as when RAT counties hold off reporting their vote totals till well after all the other countries report.

15 posted on 09/10/2012 3:54:36 AM PDT by MrDem (Founder: Democrats for Cheney/Palin 2012)
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To: SoFloFreeper

The case against obama is too complex for most voters to understand. It comes down to off-shoring jobs, debasing the currency, piling on loads of debt. Yet most people in this country are employed, don’t even know the currency is debase, and are in fact up to their own eyeballs in debt. I guess Romney could just come out and say “Hoard cash and buy metals”. But that’s not much of a campaign pitch. Let’s face it: the Dems have bought off most of the country and while they’re about to get butchered, most voters are still wallowing in government cash like pigs in slop.


16 posted on 09/10/2012 3:55:15 AM PDT by gotribe
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To: Eleutheria5
No single silver bullet. Death of a thousand cuts. Substantive, factual, and devastating each one, and start running a second one right as he’s finally responding to the first, and so on. Keep him on the defensive, keep him reacting, keep him off balance. Obama himself will give us a Wellstone moment.

This is the only strategy against Obama.

(I now return you to the latest Romney is failing Chicken Little thread.)

17 posted on 09/10/2012 3:56:53 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 58 days away.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

“The first liar doesn’t stand a chance”


18 posted on 09/10/2012 3:58:48 AM PDT by CMailBag
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To: SoFloFreeper

I’m getting a sick feeling feeling that the lazy “takers” will re-elect the communist and America falls forever into a marxist-mooselum black hole.


19 posted on 09/10/2012 4:02:41 AM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I am to the point where I don’t give a rats’ behind anymore. Whatever happens, happens. I am clinging to my Bible and contemplating to get a gun.


20 posted on 09/10/2012 4:05:00 AM PDT by bergmeid
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To: nathanbedford

As I posted back in June, I though Romney was losing the election right then. He let Obama and the MSM define him without a response, and it was devastating.

There is no doubt Obama is the favorite. It sucks, but it looks like more than half the country is going to agree to send our worst President in history back for a second term.

Romney still has a little time to catch back up, but not much, and the belief that he is a loser is starting to get cemented in the minds of the American public. In short, we are going to need a flawless campaign from here on out along with a healthy dose of luck if we are going to pull this off in November.


21 posted on 09/10/2012 4:15:41 AM PDT by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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To: newzjunkey

Also, make fun of the motherf@#$er at every opportunity. Nothing racist, nasty or personal, but he really believes he is The One. He really believes he can stop the oceans from rising. And when people make fun of that, it strikes a nerve, and it shows. Strike that nerve like the Liberty Bell early and often. Make fun of his golfing, his messianic delusions, his constant vacationing, his history as a community organizer. He must discredit himself, and his reaction to satire and jokes at his expense will do that.


22 posted on 09/10/2012 4:17:56 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

It is odd timing.


23 posted on 09/10/2012 4:18:22 AM PDT by PghBaldy (Obama asks instead of applause, people wave their legs in the air in support of wimmyn.)
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To: SoFloFreeper; All
Disappointing but not surprising.

Obama waged a huge scare campaign to squeeze extra funds from his donors. Then we have the Todd Akin effect, no doubt firing up libs everywhere.

The important thing is to maintain relative parity in funding. Romney is not positioned like McCain who allowed himself to be suckered by Obama into accepting federal matching funds and capped spending while Obama spent limitless amounts and rejected federal matching funds despite his earlier statements.

It's time to dig deeper for our side: give to a campaign, give to a PAC if you can. Can't afford money? Give your time!

24 posted on 09/10/2012 4:23:25 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 58 days away.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Meanwhile, where are all those Romney ads that were supposedly going to fill the airwaves in battleground states? Only 0bama ads aired throughout the NFL games yesterday. If you`re not going to reach out to NFL Week 1 audiences, who do you target?


25 posted on 09/10/2012 4:23:25 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If Obama is reelected, America will deserve every mockery that follows.)
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To: comebacknewt

Someone mentioned earlier about the cult of personality with Obama. It is VERY real. Look at Clinton. He will forever be remembered as a great President. Hell, even some Republicans will tell you they miss him. The specifics and realities of his Presidency don’t matter. There was peace and prosperity. He’s loved now.

Obama is on the same track. People like him. People want to like him. They want to believe they made the right choice. Romney has a very tough road ahead because fighting “feelings” is always harder than fighting facts. It’s not impossible, but don’t think for a minute Obama’s not the favorite all the way to the end.


26 posted on 09/10/2012 4:23:56 AM PDT by paul544
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To: ScottinVA

You must not have looked very hard. I saw two ads yesterday in NoVa, multiple multiple times and they came on right the 0bama ad.

One soft one hard.


27 posted on 09/10/2012 4:30:04 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: comebacknewt

What you said is absolutely true. Americans like to fancy themselves as part of “the winning team” and once that narrative takes hold about one candidate being the loser, it`s over.


28 posted on 09/10/2012 4:31:39 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If Obama is reelected, America will deserve every mockery that follows.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Take Zero’s Twitter feed and compare it with Romney’s.

One is a non-stop begathon, while the other is hammering his opponent on the issues directly — with no response.

Guess which one is which?


29 posted on 09/10/2012 4:33:10 AM PDT by sf4dubya (I rebelled against my parents by becoming a conservative. REJECT THEN STOP SOCIALISM THIS NOV!)
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To: Perdogg

Well, I guess they`re targeting NorVA, because nothing aired down here in Hampton Roads.


30 posted on 09/10/2012 4:34:26 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If Obama is reelected, America will deserve every mockery that follows.)
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To: luvbach1

“Yes, and Romney will do well.”

Uh did you watch the primary debates? Judging from those performances I’m skeptical of his abilities.


31 posted on 09/10/2012 4:40:01 AM PDT by KantianBurke (Where was the Tea Party when Dubya was spending like a drunken sailor?)
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To: nathanbedford

On the heals of the DNC convention.

One weak of poise is in order.


32 posted on 09/10/2012 4:41:14 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: paudio

“There are a lot to be done, but no reason to be panic. Yet.”

Exactly, it is early yet. Romney has around 50 million more than Obama right now, and very well out raise him during the next few months as he starts his ad campaign in earnest.

Yes the debates can change enough voters minds, or even more important, encourage people to actually go out and vote on election day. You only need to change 3% of the voters minds to change a close election.

The ground game will be critical this year. Has anyone heard any reports on how this is going for each candidate? A critical part of the campaign, and very little coverage, yet everyone panics over one poll.


33 posted on 09/10/2012 4:45:44 AM PDT by WILLIALAL
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To: SoFloFreeper

The rich Wall St. cronies know that Obama will give them more corporate welfare, bailouts, special deals, etc., than Romney.


34 posted on 09/10/2012 4:47:10 AM PDT by grundle
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To: KantianBurke

>> Uh did you watch the primary debates?

Uh did you watch the primary election results?


35 posted on 09/10/2012 4:47:35 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: SoFloFreeper
and supporting committees

????????

What are they?

Sounds like Team Obama may be doing the same sort of things they do with spending bills -- double counting under the guise of different names.

Will they release a detailed accounting of the funding?

==

Does Team Romney get to count funding of supporting committees, as well?
36 posted on 09/10/2012 4:47:38 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: KantianBurke

“Uh did you watch the primary debates? Judging from those performances I’m skeptical of his abilities.”

The pressure will be on Obama, not Romney, to do well in the debates. Obama the great communicator, Obama the smartest president ever! He has to carry these standards into the debate not Romney.
All Romney has to do is make Obama stumble a few times. Remember no teleprompters allowed.


37 posted on 09/10/2012 4:48:41 AM PDT by WILLIALAL
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To: KantianBurke
Uh did you watch the primary debates?

Yes, and he did very well when he took the gloves off, especially in the later debate vs vaunted expert debater Newt. And he will be against the liar and bloviator Obama.

38 posted on 09/10/2012 4:53:28 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Soros must have sent in his monthly check.


39 posted on 09/10/2012 4:57:28 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (The Scriptures clearly tell us we are in the last days, the end times. Christ is the only answer!)
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To: nathanbedford
conducting the Republican convention as an affirmative cheerleading session for Romney depicting him as a good person rather than attacking Obama as a far left Alinsky style radical was a mistake.

Yes.

I have heard Ryan saying 'Obama is a good person, it is his policies that are bad.' That smacks of McCain's 'Obama is a good guy' losing strategy.

Like it or not, negative ads change opinions; nicey nice ads do not.

Romney needs to return to the strategies he used against Gingrich and Santorum in the primaries. Attack! Attack! Attack!

Team Romney need to point out the truths:


40 posted on 09/10/2012 5:03:19 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: paudio

Something also to consider Romney has more Superpacs running ads


41 posted on 09/10/2012 5:09:49 AM PDT by aheckle
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To: aheckle

Where the hell are all these ads? All I see down here in Richmond, Virginia are a bunch of tough Obama ads.

Romney made a mistake by not putting Obama on the defensive all summer. He who sets the narrative wins, and now we are playing catchup.


42 posted on 09/10/2012 5:22:09 AM PDT by mrs9x
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To: SoFloFreeper

that’s a lot of people giving up a pizza night out, as michele begged for, isn’t it?


43 posted on 09/10/2012 5:27:10 AM PDT by Freddd (No PA Engineers)
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To: nathanbedford

I’ve been optimistic all summer but now Romney is sliding, even AFTER an awful jobs report. I’m not sure what we have to do to beat the guy but it is depressing to think we’re gonna be saddled with him another 4 years.


44 posted on 09/10/2012 5:33:05 AM PDT by chad_in_georgia
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To: SoFloFreeper

Not sure about the veracity of Obama’s fundraising dollars, but the polls reflecting an Obama lead have to be taken seriously. I say this because this weekend Romney started moving to the middle with his endorsement of some aspects of Obamacare. This is an admission from the Romney campaign that they are losing hold of the swing independent vote.

Very tough fight for Romney, as I’ve learned that many well-meaning people think rich people are to blame and they “make too much money”. This isn’t a result of Obama’s campaign as much as it derives from the efforts of Democrats over the last generation. The Democrats have successfully villainized the most successful in the country. Romney’s attempt to defend success at the RNC was not a bad idea, but it can’t work on its own. He needs to get down and dirty in key battleground states.


45 posted on 09/10/2012 5:33:19 AM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: ballplayer
With the Moderators being who they are,it will Be Romneys final Nail in his Coffin.

I agree. Romney will lose the debates. Whether he wins them or not.
46 posted on 09/10/2012 5:34:09 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: chad_in_georgia

Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don’t get it, don’t spread it!


47 posted on 09/10/2012 5:34:49 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Gene Eric

I’m not demoralized yet but i’m very concerned. Obama gives a weak speech, bad jobs report, and really no good news at all to run on but he’s getting a bounce? It just really makes me sick that half of my fellow Americans are ok with being less than mediocre.


48 posted on 09/10/2012 5:43:57 AM PDT by chad_in_georgia
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To: Doogle

Exactly this is the drive by media in full force putting out bullshit for the next two months.


49 posted on 09/10/2012 5:46:39 AM PDT by angcat (ROMNEY/RYAN 2012)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Remember... demoralize, demoralize.... things are going to look “good” for Obammy here for a while....


50 posted on 09/10/2012 5:49:22 AM PDT by Thorliveshere
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