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Caddell On Romney: "This Is The Worst Campaign In My Lifetime" (video)
RealClearPolitics ^ | September 11, 2012 | RealClearPolitics

Posted on 09/11/2012 7:34:01 PM PDT by i88schwartz

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1 posted on 09/11/2012 7:34:08 PM PDT by i88schwartz
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To: i88schwartz

He’s been handed the election on a plate with today’s events in Egypt and Libya. But he needs to attack Obama now, and not wait until October.


2 posted on 09/11/2012 7:35:43 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: i88schwartz

What campaign? Who’s Romney?


3 posted on 09/11/2012 7:35:50 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Diversity and political correctness. The real reason 09-11-01 happened.)
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To: i88schwartz

Romney needs to lose the yes men and listen to the conservatives who don’t like him.

We won’t tell him what he wants to hear but we will tell him the truth.

He would become a better candidate.


4 posted on 09/11/2012 7:36:32 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: FlingWingFlyer

romney is losing this skillet shot.


5 posted on 09/11/2012 7:38:00 PM PDT by marygonzo
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To: dfwgator

Romney just released a statement about the events that happened today, it will probably be posted on this site very soon..he finally rips into Obama


6 posted on 09/11/2012 7:38:05 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: dfwgator

He did just come out with a statement of disgust over Obama’s apology letter. This would be good in an ad highlighting Obama’s taxpayer funded aid to the Muslim Brotherhood.


7 posted on 09/11/2012 7:38:24 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: cripplecreek

Two words: Drop out. We need a Conservative nominee, not a lying Socialist fraud.


8 posted on 09/11/2012 7:38:24 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: i88schwartz

Caddell...we have nominated a pussy surrounded by pussies

Sickening at this juncture


9 posted on 09/11/2012 7:38:48 PM PDT by wardaddy (this white hair don't cover up my redneck......)
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To: Viennacon

Such ads need to be out there, yesterday.


10 posted on 09/11/2012 7:39:35 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

I am sick and tired of the pant-wetters who are ABR and now trying to give him advice.


11 posted on 09/11/2012 7:40:02 PM PDT by Perdogg ("Facts are much more interesting than theories" - Dr No by Ian Fleming)
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To: i88schwartz

The GOP isn’t called The Stupid Party for no reason.


12 posted on 09/11/2012 7:40:25 PM PDT by Pelham (Liberate the White House)
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To: i88schwartz

I would go as far to say that foreign policy should be the centerpiece of this campaign. This is where Obama is most vulnerable, and Romney has barely touched on it so far. Hopefully, that is about to change.


13 posted on 09/11/2012 7:41:02 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: wardaddy

I think a large part of his problem is the staff that he has. They seem to be a group of nobodies and mushmouths. I do remember when Reagan ran in 1980; he had a major staff and strategy shakeup at the beginning of the campaign. If Romney does not do this, I can’t see him winning on anything other than Obama’s negatives.


14 posted on 09/11/2012 7:41:09 PM PDT by laconic
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To: Perdogg

Caddell is a Dem. I doubt he wants Romney to win..once a Dem always a Dem


15 posted on 09/11/2012 7:41:50 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: cripplecreek
the conservatives who don’t like him.

There aren't any of those, there are just 12 year trolls here trying to get Obama re-elected.

I know that because I was told that here on FR.

Do I need my industrial /sarc tag?

/johnny

16 posted on 09/11/2012 7:41:55 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Three words: get over it.


17 posted on 09/11/2012 7:42:17 PM PDT by paudio (Post-racial society: When we can legitimately hire and fire a Black man without feeling guilty.)
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To: i88schwartz

I’m hoping that soon, the campaign kicks into high gear and starts running hard ads.


18 posted on 09/11/2012 7:42:20 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: i88schwartz

Caddell is correct


19 posted on 09/11/2012 7:42:20 PM PDT by SquarePants
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Not happening...This is the army we have, not the one we want, and we have to win.

We’ll deal with President Romney when the time comes. One objective at a time.


20 posted on 09/11/2012 7:43:35 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: dfwgator

If this were Palin, West, Cain etc, they would’ve smoked Odumbo in the first minute by destroying and ridiculing him. I’m not even sure if Mittsy wants to win, like he thinks it’s in the bag.


21 posted on 09/11/2012 7:45:39 PM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: paudio

Just tellin’ it like it is. Nominate an execrable phony and don’t act shocked by the results.


22 posted on 09/11/2012 7:46:15 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: i88schwartz

Two Words: John McCain.


23 posted on 09/11/2012 7:46:22 PM PDT by pcottraux
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To: Perdogg

I notice that many of those who were spreading panic over Romney’s polling numbers were sour grapes who couldn’t get over that their preferred candidate lost to Romney. Their intention is to gloat if Romney lost in November and earn the right to say I told you so.


24 posted on 09/11/2012 7:47:02 PM PDT by paudio (Post-racial society: When we can legitimately hire and fire a Black man without feeling guilty.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I was also just telling as it is. Romney won the primaries. Get over it.


25 posted on 09/11/2012 7:48:28 PM PDT by paudio (Post-racial society: When we can legitimately hire and fire a Black man without feeling guilty.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
Caddell is a Dem. I doubt he wants Romney to win..once a Dem always a Dem

I don't know if he wants either to win particularly. I do know that he was a brilliant strategist for the Carter '76 campaign. I admired his ability even as I hated what he was working for.

Unlike with Dick Morris, I never get the feeling that Caddell is merely pandering, or trying to sell books. I think he's a smart man and an insightful analyst who bears listening to.
26 posted on 09/11/2012 7:49:13 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I have a new zest for life!"--Calvin from Las Vegas)
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To: Perdogg; Sarah Barracuda
Romney is my last (yes behind Ron Paul) choice for the the GOP POTUS candidate. I was (and still am) here in MA when he was governor, unlike 99.998% of all FReepers. I really don't like the guy.

But, he's what we have, period. He's light years ahead of Soetoro in terms of...everything (see my tagline).

The haters hate, no matter what.

Also, what's being ignored is that Romney IS winning this race; he's in a very good spot right now.

27 posted on 09/11/2012 7:50:32 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (The Glove don't fit, but it's better than a burqa.)
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To: dfwgator

If Romney looses, I’m quitting the GOP and registering as an independent. They need to play hardball, or they’re going to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory!


28 posted on 09/11/2012 7:51:30 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (If my Fluffy had a puppy, it would look like the puppy Obama ate!)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Last Bush and the GOP Congress Federal Deficit 2006 $160 billion

Last Obama and Democrat Congress Federal Deficit 2010 $1.6 Trillion

Even faux Conservative stooges busy pimping for Obama on Conservative websites should be able to do that much math.


29 posted on 09/11/2012 7:51:50 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: i88schwartz; wardaddy

I like Mitt Romney.

He is a respectable gentleman and a nice gentleman.

If he doesn’t fight his opponent, he is going to get his ass kicked by his opponent, who is neither nice nor respectable.

As wardaddy said above, we have nominated a pussy surrounded by pussies. That is exactly the case.

I believe the pussy must win, or America is done.

I don’t know if he can win, but he must win.

That being said, once this election is done, the GOP MUST GO!

It is truly as usless piece of garbage. It is not the party that will save America from her fate. It simply doesn’t have the mettle to stand against the radical left in this country.

I hate the GOP, and the whimpering John Boehner makes me want to throw up.

We have no choice but to support them in November, but after that, win or lose, the GOP will be my enemy.


30 posted on 09/11/2012 7:53:43 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: paudio

The fix was in. He is still an execrable, lying phony who is highly distrusted by Conservatives because his record doesn’t match his rhetoric. He thinks he’s going to duplicate Thomas Dewey’s 1948 victory over Truman. Hope you like your “winner.”


31 posted on 09/11/2012 7:54:12 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: i88schwartz
Caddel is right. Well, it's least how I see it right now. We should be way ahead and have already smoked Obama in the dust....

Romney thinks he will win with the ABO vote; it may not carry him..Romney is a weak candidate. Everyone's been helping him and he's still not walking away with this thing nor connecting. Keep praying, all that we can do because we didn't get a conservative.

32 posted on 09/11/2012 7:56:38 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt.)
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To: wardaddy
We need to build a list of names of those closest to MIttens so that when it comes time for the big purge we don't forget them.

BTW, that's not a Freeper purge ~ rather, this is the purge where we remove the GOP-e from Republican politics.

33 posted on 09/11/2012 7:57:58 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: MNJohnnie

Too bad we didn’t nominate a Conservative, eh, Johnnie ? They’d be 10 points ahead by now. But you fellas wanted Slick Willard. Ye reap what ye sow.


34 posted on 09/11/2012 7:58:21 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: i88schwartz

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Tuesday issued a paper statement sharply critical of President Barack Obama over his handling of violence in the Middle East earlier in the day. “I’m outraged by the attacks on American diplomatic missions in Libya and Egypt and by the death of an American consulate worker in Benghazi,” Romney said in the statement. “It’s disgraceful that the Obama Administration’s first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions, but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks.”


35 posted on 09/11/2012 7:59:00 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: i88schwartz

Amen


36 posted on 09/11/2012 7:59:24 PM PDT by libbylu
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To: Perdogg
you are just sick ~ admit it.

some ABR folks simply want to cut the embarrassment short and move on to whatever it is the campaign is going to be about ~ my take is it's a series of negative ads to be broadcast at the end of October.

37 posted on 09/11/2012 7:59:36 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: i88schwartz

That’s an eye-opening statement from Caddell, who worked on the McGovern campaign.


38 posted on 09/11/2012 8:00:07 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: dfwgator

How about dealing with Romney now, today?


39 posted on 09/11/2012 8:00:11 PM PDT by Louis Foxwell (Better the devil we can destroy than the Judas we must tolerate.)
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To: Louis Foxwell

How do you “deal” with Romney now?


40 posted on 09/11/2012 8:01:17 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: paudio
I don't have any use for Romney, and won't vote for him.

I do expect him to win, though.

I look forward to whipping the GOP liberal candidate supporters every time their boy miss-steps and they can't 'hold his feet to the fire.

/johnny

41 posted on 09/11/2012 8:02:03 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Look, Tom Dewey had two chances to beat both Truman AND Roosevelt. His backers opposed Eisenhower. Worst case was Willkie ~ it is believed he was still a registered Democrat when he was nominated to run as a Republican against Roosevelt.

See, it has been worse!

42 posted on 09/11/2012 8:02:03 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: i88schwartz

RINOmney is running the Dewey campaign all over again. He is trying not to take risks, trying to be an alternative without a message. He isn’t taking the wood to Zero in any meaningful way. Heck, he went after Newt far, far, far more viciously than he goes after Zero. McCain did something similar.

His only bright spot is that Zero has not run Harry Truman’s energetic campaign.

Zero has a simple strategy - get more of each demographic. Give them something to energize them.

Hispanics - Dream Act
Women - Birth Control, Abortion, War on Women
Gays - “marriage equality” (pffft!)

All three cut across all states.

Now, what is RINOmney’s approach?

He is not Zero (strongest appeal to many). He has created jobs at one time.

He has, of course, tried to energize the Paul supporters by saying he’d form a committee to look at the gold standard.

This will come down to 7 or 8 states. The rest is interesting, but won’t matter.

This isn’t over by a long-shot.

... and of course, I could be totally wrong, your mileage may vary, and never wear stripes with plaids.

[but I am absolutely correct - it is a milk-toast, limp, lifeless, weak-wristed campaign. Someone please give RINOmney a shot of adrenaline, or testosterone, or balls.]


43 posted on 09/11/2012 8:02:09 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion (Sorry, gone rogue, gone Galt, gone international. Gone.)
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To: i88schwartz
I can't help but suspect that RINO candidates -- Bob Dole, John McCain, and now Mitt Romney -- secretly serve the Democrats by intentionally throwing the election.

Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, or even Ron Paul would have a 20 point lead by now, given the incompetence of the incumbent.

44 posted on 09/11/2012 8:03:37 PM PDT by Rytwyng (I'm still fond of the United States. I just can't find it. -- Fred Reed)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

NO, no, no not the balls ~ that’d mess up his crease!


45 posted on 09/11/2012 8:04:12 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: i88schwartz
Republicans have no response mechanism. Hundreds of millions of dollars, they're still not on the air explaining to people that with the labor participation rate, if it was the same as he came into office the unemployment would be 11.2%.

I am inclined to agree - why is this fact not hammered home? There is no case Obama can make that his economic policies have made things better with the amount of unemployed increased by this amount steadily over the 4 years of his tenure. Obama isn't even having to respond to it because the charge is not being made.

46 posted on 09/11/2012 8:05:24 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: fieldmarshaldj

>> Ye reap what ye sow.

No sense razing the only ground we have to fight on.


47 posted on 09/11/2012 8:06:11 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
Romney just released a statement about the events that happened today, it will probably be posted on this site very soon..he finally rips into Obama

I heard Mitt lost the argument about whether to soften the statement. The initial version was very diplomatic and conciliatory toward the attackers and spoke in deferential terms toward the President. Mitt wanted to say something about there being multiple legitimate points of view on the issues and we shouldn't dismiss any of them. He ended it by saying the President was legally elected and a popular politician and we have to follow his leadership on this issue.

48 posted on 09/11/2012 8:07:16 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: dfwgator

If Romney does not start KICKING ASS NOW, for sure we all gotta start KICKING HIS ASS...


49 posted on 09/11/2012 8:07:41 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
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To: muawiyah

He is very similar to Willkie (who didn’t really have a shot at beating FDR anyway) in that regard, but this race is very similar to the ‘48 one. Dewey thought he’d coast to victory on the weight of smiles and platitudes over an unpopular President Truman, and that ended up a fiasco for the GOP. When half the GOP voters have a visceral dislike and distrust for the nominee as Willard did coming out of the “fixed” primaries with a motley crew of second tier opponents, you’re going to have a big honkin’ problem in the general. I predicted this disaster over 6 years ago if this toxic individual ever got the nomination.


50 posted on 09/11/2012 8:08:39 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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