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Ingraham Trashes Romney Camp For Trailing In The Polls: ‘Should Be Up By Five, Six Points’
Mediaite ^ | 9/11/12 | Noah Rothman

Posted on 09/11/2012 11:02:44 AM PDT by Mozilla

Mitt Romney‘s campaign has suffered in the head-to-head polls against President Barack Obama following his party’s national convention. Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham told Fox & Friends on Monday that the Romney campaign has no excuse for being behind in the polls in this economic environment. She went on to say that statements from some of Romney’s staffers asking supporters to ignore the polls reminds her of 2006, when Republicans lost control of Congress.

After introducing Ingraham, Gretchen Carlson played a clip of White House Press Sec. Jay Carney making the case that the economy President Obama inherited from President George W. Bush could not be fixed in four years. Brian Kilmeade noted that the recession of 2008 officially ended in June of 2009, prior to the full implementation of the stimulus.

“They are forever shifting the goalposts here and I think it is incumbent on the Romney campaign to make that very clear,” Ingraham said.

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She went on to say that the Romney/Ryan ticket should make a campaign issue of how the Bureau of Labor Statistics calculates the official adjusted unemployment rate.

Carlson accused two of the three major networks of failing to report accurately that the unemployment rate went down in the month of August because 365,000 people left the workforce. Fox then put up a graphic of ABC and NBC aligned with the official logo for the Democratic National Convention.

Ingraham said that the Romney camp needs to be “three times as good” at messaging and branding as Obama to overcome the inherent media bias in favor of the president. “Obama can get out there and get a choreographed bear hug, and it trends on twitter for two days,” said Ingraham.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: lauraingraham; obama; polls; riggedpolls; romney

1 posted on 09/11/2012 11:02:58 AM PDT by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla

I guess Laura does not think the polls are rigged such as the recent CNN poll. Does she bother to look at the internals of these polls?


2 posted on 09/11/2012 11:04:37 AM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Mozilla

Ingrham is bi-polar. She is one of those “conservatives”
who spend all their time reacting to headlines rather then realizing the Leftist media is an active agent of the Democrat campaign machine.


3 posted on 09/11/2012 11:05:21 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: Parley Baer

Although you are right, that she is too focused on immediate post convention polls, she is not incorrect about the messaging. Her statement that we are letting the Democrats move the goalposts is 100% correct.

I have felt for awhile the most effective ad would be showing clips of media/Obama/Biden from June 2009 on talking about the impending recovery, end of recession, etc, and then close with ‘our plan worked’. Then hit today’s downward trends, and counter with our solutions. I am hoping we see that, and soon.


4 posted on 09/11/2012 11:09:18 AM PDT by ilgipper
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I credit/debit Ingraham (along with Hannity) for knocking down the turnout (in which the House was lost by a collective 80,000 votes) for McVain and/or switching many GOPers to Obama in ‘08. All they did for months was hammer the McAmnesty meme. 2 weeks before the election, they said oh, go and vote. Idjits, the both of them.


5 posted on 09/11/2012 11:10:26 AM PDT by eureka! (Bless Our Troops. D*mn the Left.)
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To: Mozilla

I don’t know why Romney wanted to run for President.

It sure isn’t a fire in his belly.

In fact sometimes I think he wants to lose.

I would be attacking the Muslm 24/7.


6 posted on 09/11/2012 11:11:33 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Mozilla

Laura was a big Romney fan and trashed conservatives like Sarah. Guess you reap what you sew.


7 posted on 09/11/2012 11:11:44 AM PDT by Abbeville Conservative (Sarah Palin, the only cure for the RINO virus.)
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To: eureka!
All they did for months was hammer the McAmnesty meme.

And rightfully so. Here's a concept: let's blame the candidate(s) for their own defeat.

8 posted on 09/11/2012 11:15:19 AM PDT by tsowellfan ("Real leaders don't follow polls. Real leaders change polls")
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To: Mozilla

Right Laura... and if Mittsy went after the jug-eared moron like he went after his conservative opponents during the primary, he’d be up by at least 10 points.


9 posted on 09/11/2012 11:15:53 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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The more I listen to Ingraham, the more I hear a concern troll.

She snipes at Palin, she shills and wails over enemies seen and unseen.

Her wonder-twin is Ann Coulter....need I say anymore?


10 posted on 09/11/2012 11:16:11 AM PDT by Kolath
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To: Mozilla

I think she’s wrong about the polling, but right on about branding and messaging. Romney needs his own “Contract For America”, a compelling and easy to remember set of basic principles to run on. His plans are good, and way too vague.


11 posted on 09/11/2012 11:19:20 AM PDT by TonyInOhio (Obama, a ship sailing on yesterday's wind)
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To: Parley Baer

Despite the polls being skewed, Laura is exactly right. The Romney campaign lacks fire and everyday should be putting out the clear issues. So far this campaign has been as wishy-washy as McCane’s. Laura’s idea to put Newt in charge of the campaign is brilliant.


12 posted on 09/11/2012 11:20:41 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: Mozilla

Probally would be up five or six points if we had a conservative in there instead of a liberal. Milt Romney = Bob Dole


13 posted on 09/11/2012 11:24:35 AM PDT by chicken head
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To: Mozilla

The #1 bit of wisdom that I gleaned from George W. Bush was not to pay attention to the “tick-tock” of a 24x7 media. I was never one to look at the scoreboard in business anyway, but that resonated. Libs are 100% poll-driven and look at what that has produced.


14 posted on 09/11/2012 11:24:35 AM PDT by CreviceTool ( Obama is standing above the country above - above the world, he is sort of a God = Evan Thomas)
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To: Mozilla

She is GOOD for calling them out

GROW A SET ROMNEY

Or you will lose to THIS DUMBA$$ ???? just like McLAME!


15 posted on 09/11/2012 11:29:45 AM PDT by Mr. K ("The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum [of good]")
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To: Mozilla

The debate will make or break Mitt. At first the two campaigns were total opposites and today you can’t tell them apart. That is why Romney is having hard time connecting.


16 posted on 09/11/2012 11:30:30 AM PDT by Orange1998
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To: Orange1998

But Romeny is a “severe conservative”! He is, was and always will be the Tea Party favorite! /s


17 posted on 09/11/2012 11:33:37 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: Mozilla

Laura Ingraham is a Pant-wetter


18 posted on 09/11/2012 11:34:04 AM PDT by Perdogg ("Facts are much more interesting than theories" - Dr No by Ian Fleming)
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To: Mozilla

Romney/Ryan are probably up by 8 if the polls were fair. This reminds me of the old Bozo the Clown show on WGN with Bozo’s ‘Fair’n’Square Contest’ that is always rigged so Bozo wins.


19 posted on 09/11/2012 11:38:56 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: Mozilla

Laura, Laura, Laura... tend to your own house. Your program here in Kansas City was yanked from live status to the 10 PM time slot. Why, Dear? cuz it stinks. You should have been up by 5 points in your time slot. Seems you need some professional help on ‘branding’ and programming and delivery.
That whiney northeastern voice of yours if so grating.


20 posted on 09/11/2012 11:41:42 AM PDT by CARTOUCHE (Miss me yet?)
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To: Abbeville Conservative
Laura was a big Romney fan and trashed conservatives like Sarah.

"Live by the CINO, die by the CINO," Laura.

21 posted on 09/11/2012 11:44:24 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: MNJohnnie

I agree. Ingraham is all over the place. She attacked Palin when she was a possible candidate last year for the presidential election.


22 posted on 09/11/2012 11:45:53 AM PDT by Mozilla (Constitution Party)
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To: Venturer

Yeah. He need to get some lessons from Palin, Cheney and West on how to go on the offensive against Obama.


23 posted on 09/11/2012 11:47:25 AM PDT by Mozilla (Constitution Party)
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To: Mozilla

Oh come on, we need to stop deluding ourselves. Laura is right. Where the hell is Mitt Romney? I haven’t seen hide nor hair of the guy since before the DNC.


24 posted on 09/11/2012 11:50:06 AM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: CARTOUCHE

Laura’s problem is that she sounds like every man’s ex-wife.


25 posted on 09/11/2012 11:51:15 AM PDT by paddles ("The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates." Tacitus)
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To: Mozilla

Ingraham is correct.

No matter how well credentialed Romney is, he is surrounded in his campaign by establishment Republicans who believe in nothing, other than Romney is a ticket for them to get in on the presidential spoils with jobs, celebrity, and power.

Too many of them are typical of that lead spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom of Etch-a-Sketch fame. These guys don’t have a clue as to what is going on with real people out in America. They just take the lead from the MSM and other campaign consultants who have a blind groupthink on America.

They are outclassed by the Obama team who are actually fighting to win. They are always responding to Obama’s attacks, rather than starting their own onslaught against Obama and his lies. Start fighting back. Our nation is in peril. Obama is shattering our capability to defend itself. Obama is allied with the enemies of America like the Muslim Brotherhood, yet he wants to let them tell us what to do. We are in unpayable debt, yet Romney’s minions let the world think that the Obama lies about the economy are true.

We are setting the scene for a new 9-11 much worse than the one we mark today. One where not 3000, but 300,000, or 3 million, will die in an Islamic nuclear blast, and Romney’s hired help aren’t even heard from.

When Romney loses, they will all go on to well paid jobs or gigs on cable TV, while you guys are out selling apples in the coming Obama depression and losing war.


26 posted on 09/11/2012 11:51:46 AM PDT by oldbill
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To: Mozilla

There’s a very significant probability that Romney is up by at least 3-5 points right now, but there can’t be any margin for error. This needs to be a landslide for the Republicans (even if some are not sufficiently conservative), and can be if handled correctly.


27 posted on 09/11/2012 11:52:20 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Mozilla

Take it easy Laura. First of all, Romney isn’t getting much media coverage unless it’s negative. All of the election coverage is going to obama and always favorable and it’s always lies. Hard to get your message out there when the networks won’t cover you but they cover FOR obama.


28 posted on 09/11/2012 11:55:08 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: paddles

Amazing how some of us can distill a situation as easily as we ‘widowers’. Bwahahah!


29 posted on 09/11/2012 11:56:52 AM PDT by CARTOUCHE (Miss me yet?)
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To: Mozilla

Four years ago on this date, McCain, fresh off the bonus of having his convention second, led Obama by 2.5% in the RCP average. This time, Obama was bolstered by his convention going second and leads by 2.9%. You can already see some of that buzz slipping away and they are going to run out of ways to twist the numbers eventually.


30 posted on 09/11/2012 12:01:47 PM PDT by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: ilgipper
Her statement that we are letting the Democrats move the goalposts is 100% correct

And instead of using her microphone to stop them, she becomes the mindless echo chamber of the Democrat propaganda machine. Ingraham is a classic example of everything that is wrong with the modern "Conservative" movement "Conservatives" like Ingrham, want to sit on their asses and mindlessly bitch at their own side instead of getting in the game and help move the political ball down the field. Ingraham is a typical useful idiot "conservative" tool of the Democrat propaganda machine. She spends her time shooting her own in the back to rationalize her political cowardice as "principal" After all taking on the Leftist media makes them mad at you, so much safer for her to just shoot at her own side knowing they will never shoot back.

31 posted on 09/11/2012 12:02:36 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: Mozilla

I suspect he’s up by more than six.


32 posted on 09/11/2012 12:03:41 PM PDT by stevem
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To: tsowellfan
Here's a concept: let's blame the candidate(s) for their own defeat

Here a better one. Let start holding people accountable for their actions. Romney or Obama will be the next President. Spending all your time squealing because the Romney doesn't 100% perfectly reflect YOUR opinions does one thing, help reelect Obama Let's stop shilling for the Democrat candidate out a childish fit of spite because the GOP candidate is not absolutely flawless and pure.

33 posted on 09/11/2012 12:07:41 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: Mozilla

I suspect Romney’s up by more than six.


34 posted on 09/11/2012 12:07:41 PM PDT by stevem
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To: MNJohnnie
Here a better one. Let start holding people accountable for their actions.

You mean, blame the Palinbots, Akin or Conservatives if Romney fails to excite the base? We already have someone like that in the White House who blames ATM Machines, Bush and God...

I still say: let's blame the candidate(s) for their own defeat

35 posted on 09/11/2012 12:14:09 PM PDT by tsowellfan ("Real leaders don't follow polls. Real leaders change polls")
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To: Mozilla

Another, ignorant, Nervous Nellie.


36 posted on 09/11/2012 12:14:42 PM PDT by ReaganÜberAlles
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To: Mozilla

Another, ignorant, Nervous Nellie.


37 posted on 09/11/2012 12:14:58 PM PDT by ReaganÜberAlles
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To: Mozilla
When will we concede that Conservative/Republican/American politics are dead, thru demographics and Socialism?

This merry-go-round is getting old, we should have jumped off years ago.

Or at least when Obamacare passed, when we KNEW it would now be impossible to run a political campaign threatening to take away a family's healthcare.

OR a campaign to take away (Gov)livelihoods, SS, Welfare, Medicare, Medicaid, etc.

We must admit to ourselves that American has only about 30% of real Americans anymore.

So what can we do with that 30%? How to hold on to that % when more and more are succumbing to the gov every year?

The ballot box is no longer an option.

Something needs to be done now while we still have a base to work with.

38 posted on 09/11/2012 12:23:14 PM PDT by roses of sharon ("Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise." Luke 23:43)
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To: Parley Baer

Mitt needs to quit farting around. remaining me of johnboy who wouldn’t let Sara go. My converted lib sis was complaining about Mitt being too soft. If I had his ear I would bend it flat. geez, grow at least one if you can’t manage a pair.
Rush as always is right. Act like a freaking conservative not a panty waist or waste trying to appease the moderates ... and win the dam thing.


39 posted on 09/11/2012 12:23:43 PM PDT by libbylu
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To: tsowellfan

Hard truth. Nothing in life is perfect.

Spending all your time whining about your supposed political allies not being flawless enough for you does nothing to help win elections and advance your political agenda.

It is past time for “conservatives” to get off their asses and get in the political game rather then sitting around whining for some never to be realized “perfect” party to be handed to them


40 posted on 09/11/2012 12:32:27 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: tsowellfan
You mean, blame the Palinbots, Akin or Conservatives if Romney fails to excite the base? [...] I still say: let's blame the candidate(s) for their own defeat

In the eyes of his shriller, more spittle-fueled adherents and apologists hereabouts, Mittens is much like a cow wandering placidly through the streets of downtown Cairo: immune to any/all criticism and/or impediment by divine principle, if not an object of abject veneration outright.

The cow is holy. The cow is perfect. If the cow, for whatever reason(s) -- by whatever unguessable confluence of events, in the course of its dull, plodding amblings -- doesn't end up wherever the hell it was it wanted to go to in the first place: that's your fault, not the cow's.

41 posted on 09/11/2012 12:38:23 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: Mozilla

Laura really needs to get out of the DC bubble, she was foaming at the mouth today.


42 posted on 09/11/2012 12:40:02 PM PDT by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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To: MNJohnnie

No one would want to be a useful idiot for a propaganda machine. No way.


43 posted on 09/11/2012 12:49:36 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Where would Christianity be if the early believers put their hopes and trust in the Roman empire?)
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To: markman46

She does really go off the rails at times. Her best gig is cultural reporting and analysis, IMO. Raymond Arroyo seems to bring out the best in her.


44 posted on 09/11/2012 12:52:18 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Where would Christianity be if the early believers put their hopes and trust in the Roman empire?)
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To: Venturer
DemonRats have no morals.

Republicans have no backbone.

45 posted on 09/11/2012 2:28:21 PM PDT by Tolkien (Grace is the Essence of the Gospel; Gratitude is the Essence of Ethics.)
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To: tsowellfan

No thanks. Not going there again. ;^)


46 posted on 09/11/2012 4:14:46 PM PDT by eureka! (Bless Our Troops. D*mn the Left.)
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To: Venturer

If I believed in conspiracies, I’d say that someone is picking the most inept candidates to run in order to keep the sitting President in office.

I mean John Kerry??? Why did they pick such an inept and unlikeable person? He had to be picked to run so he’d lose.

I mean Mitt Romney???


47 posted on 09/11/2012 4:22:57 PM PDT by turn_to
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To: turn_to
I mean John Kerry??? Why did they pick such an inept and unlikeable person?

Compared to Howard Dean and John Edwards?

There aren't that many skilled, competent, likable politicians out there to choose from.

48 posted on 09/11/2012 4:34:05 PM PDT by x
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To: Psalm 144

yes he does, it’s sad because I loved to listen to her, but when she get going,. i turn it off


49 posted on 09/11/2012 6:26:12 PM PDT by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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To: CreviceTool
The #1 bit of wisdom that I gleaned from George W. Bush was not to pay attention to the “tick-tock” of a 24x7 media.

Actually, Bush spent his entire second term letting the media define him because he didn't have to face another election. That was a colossal betrayal of his responsibilities. His lack of interest in challenging them is one of the key things that gave us Obama. And it is still letting them escape blame four years later. It cost republicans the congress, too.

Even if you are well ahead, doing nothing is a sure recipe for defeat. You can't assume people know anything, you have to keep communicating it.

50 posted on 09/11/2012 6:36:04 PM PDT by hopespringseternal
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