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Laura Ingraham to GOP: ‘If you can’t beat Barack Obama… shut down the party’ (video at link)
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Posted on 09/10/2012 3:11:38 PM PDT by tsowellfan

On her Monday radio program, conservative talk show host Laura Ingraham ripped into Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s campaign for its lackluster performance based on unfavorable polling data showing Romney trailing President Barack Obama, despite the bad economy and high unemployment numbers...

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: election2012; ingraham; lauraingraham; michaelsavage; romney; savage; whigs2012
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1 posted on 09/10/2012 3:11:47 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: tsowellfan

Ignore the polling data, Laura. The Dems are using psy-ops to get us all in a tizzy. Not that we don’t need to work hard, but they are lying.


2 posted on 09/10/2012 3:14:27 PM PDT by madison10
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To: tsowellfan

If Obama wins re election, we may be past the point of no return. Four more years of Obama socialism, exec orders bypassing Congress, recess appointments, EPA issuing regulations, Obama appointing liberals to the courts, no way to repeal Obamacare, etc. All of these reasons, and more, make this a very important election.


3 posted on 09/10/2012 3:15:43 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: tsowellfan

The Pravda media needs to be fully boycotted if Obama wins in spite of his poor performance, his plagiarism of Jimmy Carter’s re-election speech, and Obama’s renege of his “no new taxes” (on the middle class) pledge.

It doesn’t call come down to the Party failure when too many hipster doofus’ get their daily talking points from Comedy Central, MSNBC, CNN, Time-Lies, Newsweak, The Washington Poop, Boston Glob, Huffyprissy Post, et al.

Absolute Zero dollars to Time-Life-Warner-Turner-Viacom-Disney-et al. They have not engaged in ethical journalism. And they are the ones who will be framing the 2012 debates.


4 posted on 09/10/2012 3:16:08 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The guy who was going to stop the rise of the oceans now canÂ’t even fend off a few raindrops.)
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To: tsowellfan

If Obama wins re election, we may be past the point of no return. Four more years of Obama socialism, exec orders bypassing Congress, recess appointments, EPA issuing regulations, Obama appointing liberals to the courts, no way to repeal Obamacare, etc. All of these reasons, and more, make this a very important election.


5 posted on 09/10/2012 3:16:21 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: tsowellfan
Her and the Daily Caller wanted Mitt now she's fussing. Head to desk.
6 posted on 09/10/2012 3:17:52 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt.)
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To: tsowellfan

Actually, look in the mirror. The right is getting killed by the “failed policies of the past” argument that blames Bush for the economic downturn, instead of the congressional nincompoops, Frank and Dodd that actually caused it. If Miss Laura doesnt care to correct the record, then Hello Obama part two.


7 posted on 09/10/2012 3:19:07 PM PDT by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: tsowellfan

she is right though.

Why would this even be close?

Why did we have to end up with a squeegee guy as a candidate?


8 posted on 09/10/2012 3:21:38 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: a fool in paradise
It doesn’t call come down to the Party failure when too many hipster doofus’ get their daily talking points from Comedy Central, MSNBC, CNN, Time-Lies, Newsweak, The Washington Poop, Boston Glob, Huffyprissy Post, et al.

Well then in that case we could argue that it does not matter if a republican wins in 2012 because those mentioned above would be too powerful for the republicans to do their job.

"Real leaders don't follow polls. Real leaders change polls."

9 posted on 09/10/2012 3:22:40 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: tsowellfan

If Obama wins, we will all have 4 years, or more, to think about where this country is going, and wonder what might have been.

The first thing that comes to mind is that Obamacare can never be gotten rid of if Obama wins this election,;


10 posted on 09/10/2012 3:22:44 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: tsowellfan

A vote for Romney is a vote for millionaires, per my local door to door Obama campaign worker.

This election is Romney’s to lose Come 2016, HILLARY! By then Obama will leave, and the Republicans will go helter skelter trying to find someone “they” agree on and most likely will pick the MSM favorite. Get those Conservative Senators and Representatives elected to Congress and send the RINOs to the Democrats. Start the “Free Republican and Tea Party Coalition Party”. :o)


11 posted on 09/10/2012 3:22:52 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (Who we elect is not as important as who they bring in with them.)
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To: tsowellfan

If Obama wins, we will all have 4 years, or more, to think about where this country is going, and wonder what might have been.

The first thing that comes to mind is that Obamacare can never be gotten rid of if Obama wins this election,;


12 posted on 09/10/2012 3:23:01 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: tsowellfan

If Obama wins, we will all have 4 years, or more, to think about where this country is going, and wonder what might have been.

The first thing that comes to mind is that Obamacare can never be gotten rid of if Obama wins this election,;


13 posted on 09/10/2012 3:23:10 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Christie at the beach

And Joe Scaruby at MSDNC. Idiot now says a real conservative would be winning, but he pushed Romney on us until his buddies turned on him. Case in point Rudy was upset at Romney in April and Huntsman is not happy.


14 posted on 09/10/2012 3:24:17 PM PDT by Mozilla
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To: Dilbert San Diego

All that can be eliminated if Congress has the b*lls to vet him once and for all.

Crickets.

Congress is as guilty of the looming disaster as Obama is.


15 posted on 09/10/2012 3:24:26 PM PDT by 353FMG (The US Constitution is only as good as those who enforce it.)
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To: madison10
Besides, I have a much better solution than shutting down the party ~ just expel the small faction that led us to such a problem (assuming that at the moment it's strictly hypothetical and not at all something ready to leap up and bite off our tails eh).

BTW, it's not the 40% Socon, nor the 30% TEAParty factions, and certainly not the Catholics or Texans ~ a smaller group even ~ very small ~ tiny by the standards of the others (just imagine that Socon/Catholic overlap, and if they live in Texas ~ wow ~ that is a lot of people ~ and the same across the country).

I'd target the 15% (tops) who are part of or vote with the GOP-e.

So, let's hope these polls are just jiggered and not at all predictive.

16 posted on 09/10/2012 3:25:26 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Dilbert San Diego

I agree with ALL of your comments in this thread. You are right on!

If Obama wins, these numbers of dependents will surely rise to a point where in 2016 our republican candidate will only have a chance if he can run to the LEFT of whoever their candidate is. And we do NOT want that.


17 posted on 09/10/2012 3:25:40 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

“The first thing that comes to mind is that Obamacare can never be gotten rid of if Obama wins this election”

and the second thing that comes to mind is that Obama might appoint a couple of more Supreme Court justices


18 posted on 09/10/2012 3:26:25 PM PDT by AC86UT89
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To: Dilbert San Diego
The first thing that comes to mind is that Obamacare can never be gotten rid of if Obama wins this election,;

Its pretty unlikely that we're going to get rid of it either way. Governors across the nation on both sides of the aisle are setting up the state ends. Here in Michigan, Rick Snyder is doing it by executive order because the legislature wants to wait and see.
19 posted on 09/10/2012 3:27:51 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: AC86UT89
and the second thing that comes to mind is that Obama might appoint a couple of more Supreme Court justices

...and a whole busload of new czars.

20 posted on 09/10/2012 3:28:08 PM PDT by madison10
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To: Christie at the beach

She should be spinning like a top trying to cover for the Mittens. He’s her guy.

Obama has to go! To understand why one has to be able to read, comprehend and maintain a certain amount of information to think. That leaves out about 40% of the public - Obama’s base going into the election.

I don’t see Mitten’s people presenting much information on what Obama has done wrong and what he will do better. Man-o-man. He needs new people.


21 posted on 09/10/2012 3:29:37 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Mozilla

He sure did. He criticized all of the other candidates as being too extreme. Joe lives in fantasy land now. I do believe he talks to the insiders of the party because now and then he spills out their gossip.


22 posted on 09/10/2012 3:30:34 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

You are right but we wont have Socialism, we will have a far more inept and corrupt version called Obammunism that will be must more incompetant than that.

With these boobs running the show their brand of communism should have starvation and rioting in the streets in record time

Hopefull the following civil war will genetically cleanse the liberal genes from our pool


23 posted on 09/10/2012 3:32:11 PM PDT by Mr. K ("The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum [of good]")
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To: tsowellfan
Well, well, well, Laura is NOW complaining bout the timidity of Romney's attack on Obama. If I recall, she was rooting for this guy during the primaries and is now disappointed? We told you so. Romney has ben more agressive against all conservative challengers during the primary than he ever was against Obama. If this is what we can expect from the Romney camp, HE WILL LOSE!!! Obama takes no prisoners. Romney has got to get in the gutter with these assholes, that is where democrats make their stand. Go for the jugular period.
24 posted on 09/10/2012 3:35:17 PM PDT by bubman
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To: tsowellfan

Here, Here!


25 posted on 09/10/2012 3:35:21 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: a fool in paradise

“They [Pravda media] have not engaged in ethical journalism.”


Understatement of the year. The media is a corrupt, left wing propaganda machine.


26 posted on 09/10/2012 3:39:31 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: tsowellfan
All the polling data shows Romney behind so they must all be wrong. If the wrong polls keep going this way and Romney loses, I guess that is wrong, too.

The Republican candidate should have been a conservative instead of giving Hussein the blueprint for his healthcare bill in Mass.

Should have had a candidate who is actually not for abortion.

Should have had a candidate who was not for gays adopting kids.

Should have had a candidate who is not for gun control.

The Republican Party has Romney and he is no conservative and that's why Hussein could beat him.

I am a conservative and Romney is not my candidate. I think a financial collapse is coming no matter which non-conservative wins.

Romney: “I am a severe conservative.”

27 posted on 09/10/2012 3:39:37 PM PDT by Marcella (Conservatism is dead. PREPARE)
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To: Christie at the beach

Citizen,

It is doubleplus ungood to point out factual evidence and logical argument. Thinking for yourself and coming to rational conclusions is in violation of dogma. The party pundits say to ‘follow’ and we have always been at wae with Eastasia.

Please report ASAP to your nearest MSM outlet for transport to the re-educational facility.


28 posted on 09/10/2012 3:40:57 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Dilbert San Diego

we will be past the point of no return ...4 more years of looting the nation will finish it. but wasnt that the plan all along?


29 posted on 09/10/2012 3:41:21 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: tsowellfan

Wait, didn’t Ann Coulter come on Laura’s show, and the two of them engage in a gigglefest over how “handsome” Romney is?

Welcome to the party, Laura. Reality is tough sometimes.


30 posted on 09/10/2012 3:45:46 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Don't be afraid to see what you see. (Ronald Reagan))
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To: tsowellfan

She got the mediocre candidate she wanted and now she is complaining about his mediocre performance??? C’mon Laura, atleast give him some mediocre applause.


31 posted on 09/10/2012 3:47:21 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: tsowellfan

Who are the people in the GOPe??? We need names. It is pointless to blame the GOPe unless we have names of people who can be purged.

I read that George Will has said that if the GOP can’t beat Obama, they need to get out of politics. That’s a huge start cuz Will is the quentisential inside the beltway conservative. That’s an indication that if Romney loses that the conservative intelligencia will turn on the GOPe, like Kristol, Podhoretz and kruthhammer.

A loss will force a shakeout. Failure to take the senate should result on mcconnells ouster. A loss of 10 or more house seats should require Boehner to step down (Newt stepped down in 1998 when the GOP lost 5-6 seats). We should begin to treat our leaders the way leaders are treated in parliamentary systems like UK Canada and australia. Lose an election, lose your leadership position.


32 posted on 09/10/2012 3:47:41 PM PDT by Bobloblaw2012
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To: GeronL

If we went with Gingrich, Perry or Santorum we’d be losing by as much if not more. Gingrich was disgraced when he retired in 1998. He had a 20% approval rating. Gingrich would satisfy the conservative base and that’s it. He’d lose independents by 25 points. Perry is a moron and Santorum lost his senate seat by a wider margin than any incumbent in modern history. Those were our choices. There were no others.

Any half decent GOP candidate should be able to beat Obama this year. Jim Gerarity at NRO wrote this morning that conservatives tend to blame the candidate or the campaign. But Gerarity’s point is the public has a clear choice. Conservatives point out how the culture the schools and media are leftist then wonder why the public favors democrats. Gerarity says we may have to face the fact the voters are increasingly liberal. That shouldn’t mean the GOP becomes liberal. It means we need leadership to move the country to the right.


33 posted on 09/10/2012 3:48:03 PM PDT by Bobloblaw2012
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To: bubman
If I recall, she was rooting for this guy during the primaries and is now disappointed?

You're not the first to say that in this thread. I don't doubt you but I do remember when Laura was trying to talk both Santorum and Gingrich into joining together in one ticket and going after Romney. So, I never concluded that she was on Romney's side during the primaries. Am I missing something?

34 posted on 09/10/2012 3:49:17 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: Marcella

“”The Republican candidate should have been a conservative instead of giving Hussein the blueprint for his healthcare bill in Mass.”””

And who is this conservative you speak of who would be leading obamugabe??? One that ran not one that sat on the sidelines. We didn’t get a conservative because conservatives couldn’t and wouldn’t rally behind one of the candidates who did run. There was so much demand for purity that each conservative candidate was unacceptable to the remaining 80%.

This is the hill we re going to die on. No point complaining about the primaries of 6 months ago.


35 posted on 09/10/2012 3:49:35 PM PDT by Bobloblaw2012
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To: tsowellfan

1. George Will said the same thing.

2. Romney has yet to “start” his campaign so he may surprise us. He has the money.

3. He is more combative than McCain or Dole

4. BUT he is tacking towards the center when he already has a huge lead in Indepedents (15%). He must secure his base as Obama is doing. The Conservatives will either stay home or simply not pull lever for Mitt.


36 posted on 09/10/2012 3:49:54 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: Bobloblaw2012
If we went with Gingrich, Perry or Santorum we’d be losing by as much if not more.

Source?

37 posted on 09/10/2012 3:50:27 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: Christie at the beach
Her and the Daily Caller wanted Mitt now she's fussing. Head to desk.

Yep, she and Ann Coulter. I hope both cheerleaders have open lines to Romney and his campaign. He has the money to toughen up his ads, but it's still very early.

The Marxist has been campaigning for over a year.

38 posted on 09/10/2012 3:51:48 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: tsowellfan

Her statement, taken at face value, is germane.

If the GOP can’t beat Obama, it’s time for a new party.


39 posted on 09/10/2012 3:54:29 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: Bobloblaw2012

MittenMan is not losing. These polls are lying through their teeth. There is no way Mittens can be winning independents by 14 and still be losing by 6 (CNN poll). NOT POSSIBLE.

A ham sandwich should be able to beat OMarxist but with the schools, media, welfare recipients and those on government payroll are the only things making this close.


40 posted on 09/10/2012 3:54:33 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: shalom aleichem
His ads are too generic. He needs to stop with the "my plan is better than Obama's" and get to the meat and potatoes of his plan. That's how you educate the population that liberalism does not work and THIS is a better option.

So far there is no "THIS".

The same can be said about Obama but his people could care less what Obama's plan is. Besides, as the incumbent he's got an advantage except when you look at his performance. When you do that, Romney should be up 10% in even the most liberal polls.

Romney needs to get specific about his plans last month. Time is needed for word of mouth to spread those plans around from friend to friend, relative to relative.

41 posted on 09/10/2012 3:56:47 PM PDT by tsowellfan ("Real leaders don't follow polls. Real leaders change polls")
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To: Christie at the beach

She keeps this up about Willard and her and Ann Coulter will get a big cat fight. I want to hear Coulter’s answer to all these polls saying her lover-boy has already the election.


42 posted on 09/10/2012 3:58:16 PM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: tsowellfan

You picked him Laura.


43 posted on 09/10/2012 3:58:16 PM PDT by Soul Seeker (I will work every day to make Washington, D.C., as inconsequential in your lives as I can - Perry)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
The first thing that comes to mind is that Obamacare can never be gotten rid of if Obama wins this election,;

It will take effect no matter who wins. Maybe a name change, but it will not change, which is what I have predicted ever since the traitors passed the bill in the senate. I also said from the beginning that the court would not over turn it. My other prediction was that none of the none running would ever be president, I really hope that I missed that one.

44 posted on 09/10/2012 3:58:33 PM PDT by itsahoot (Write in Palin in 2012. That is 1 vote for Palin, 0 votes for Romney and Zer0 votes for Obama.)
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To: tsowellfan

From Google, she seems to have endorsed Romney in 2008, but doesn’t look like she endorsed anyone in 2012. Of course that was part of the problem, with Palin and so many other conservatives sitting on the sidelines not endorsing anyone until way too late in the primaries while endorsements for Romney from the establishment piled up. Romney had such a financial advantage, the only chance would’ve been for people to rally around one single opponent and let all the grass-roots donations go there.


45 posted on 09/10/2012 4:00:27 PM PDT by JediJones (Grow your own dope...plant a Democrat.)
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To: tsowellfan

If the GOP cannot beat Obama, they won’t have to shut down the party. Obama will do it for them.


46 posted on 09/10/2012 4:01:30 PM PDT by Eva
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To: Christie at the beach

I listen to her show almost every day and I do not remember her “wanting Mitt”. If anything, she probably wanted Santorum. She made it clear if Mitt wins she’d support him. No different then most other conservatives. Willard won the GOP primary. This speaks to how poor the GOP primary field really was. It is what it is. Mitt is the lackluster candidate we all knew he’d be, but this is who we’ve got and he’s better than Obama.


47 posted on 09/10/2012 4:04:05 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: cripplecreek

“Governors across the nation on both sides of the aisle are setting up the state ends.”


With all due respect, that’s a bit misleading. In reality, only 15 states and DC have opted to establish state exchanges. Most states (32) have done little if anything to effect the laws that would be needed to implement Obamacare. And three are thinking about letting the feds do it for them. Many states have not even bothered to request any funds for implementation.


48 posted on 09/10/2012 4:04:32 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: GeronL; All
Why would this even be close?

You have to set aside everything you know about incumbent races. This is the first time for this "historical" candidate has run for reelection.

Obama knows how critical this is to his reelection bid in light of his record of failure. It's not coincidental you see his surrogates and the DNC playing the race card.

I've said it for year or more, this is not John F. Kerry up for reelection. Romney can only win by convincing independent voters they are not racist or hateful for voting to let Obama go because of his failed record. They need permission. This was a big part of the convention's message and I noticed many didn't pick up on that.

I'm largely satisfied with Romney's general election campaign to date. It's been smart, I think it's his best chance at victory. We'll see what comes next.

49 posted on 09/10/2012 4:05:27 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 58 days away.)
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To: tsowellfan
I remember catching her on one of her subs for O'reilly and i got the distinct impression that she was all in for Romney. Roger Ailes is a big Republican player and if you know who butters your bread than you might want to toe the line.

Don't get me wrong I like LI very much. Agree with her 80% of the time but when it came to Romney vs the pack, I felt she had Romney's back. Washington republicans are no different than democrat republicans.

When all is said and done and IF Obama wins (which I personally don't think so) The Karl Roves of the world will still be employed and you and I will not.

50 posted on 09/10/2012 4:06:02 PM PDT by bubman
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