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Romney enters critical phase, will talk up economic plan
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Posted on 09/16/2012 2:58:00 PM PDT by Perdogg

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney plans to talk up some specifics of his economic proposals as he enters a critical period of his campaign and tries to erase a small lead that President Barack Obama has built in the polls.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bobdole; criticalcondition; hopeless; romney; stablebutcritical

1 posted on 09/16/2012 2:58:08 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

BS.

Romney is leading.

Romney needs to attack.


2 posted on 09/16/2012 3:00:04 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: Perdogg

Specifics of a plan would be good, though.

As far as I know, Obama has put forth no specifics... if Mitt releases specifics, there’s more to hammer Obama with in the debates.


3 posted on 09/16/2012 3:01:07 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: Perdogg

Sigh. He has two good issues against BO now, the economy and the fire in the Middle East. Can he not do two things at once? I refuse to believe that his polling shows the Middle East to be a bad issue for him. BO has screwed up our foreign policy as badly as he has our economy. Go for the jugular vein for crying out loud.


4 posted on 09/16/2012 3:02:38 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: Perdogg

...and again, Perdogg, and I think you agree...the bull**** that Obamugabe has even a “small lead” is evident by the fact that the polls oversample Democrats by a ridiculous margin.

Polls tell us on the one hand that Republicans are more enthusiastic to vote versus Democrats...and that Independents are drifting away from obamugabe.

But then we’re expected to believe the Kenyan Keynesian Commie has a LEAD?!

Ridiculous.


5 posted on 09/16/2012 3:02:43 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: La Lydia

Why don’t you run for President and run your own campaign?

Good frincken grief you people drive me up the wall. Good thing I am not a drinker.


6 posted on 09/16/2012 3:05:18 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: SoFloFreeper

These BS polls are just a plan to discourage Republican voters, try to keep the liberal goofball base intact and set up a phony outrage scenario when Comrade Obama is horsewhipped on November 6th.


7 posted on 09/16/2012 3:06:41 PM PDT by NoobRep
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To: Perdogg

> Romney enters critical phase, will talk up economic plan

Does the typical voter understand the details about the economy and jobs. Does the typical voter understand math and not have a knee-jerk block to any mention of facts and figures?


8 posted on 09/16/2012 3:06:50 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Perdogg
Don't be mean to Obama . . . .

Following the method prescribe in Remote Viewing for Dummies I looked at 22nd century literature as it pertains to our times.. Studies revealed that the defunct Republican party was in fact run by Democratic Party moles during the 25 years leading up to its demise.

9 posted on 09/16/2012 3:08:04 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

“BS” is right. Obama knows the accurate polls; and is desperate! - May God help us be shed of this fraud!! Without him creating any more CHAOS!!!


10 posted on 09/16/2012 3:09:26 PM PDT by Twinkie (In whose eyes a vile person is contemned. Ps. 15:4a)
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To: Perdogg

One of McCain’s main problems was that he didn’t have the killer instinct. I am not sure Romney does, either. As for me running for President, I would rather have pointy sticks poked in my eyes. Too bad you’re not a drinker.


11 posted on 09/16/2012 3:12:57 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: Jyotishi
Does the typical voter understand the details about the economy and jobs. Does the typical voter understand math and not have a knee-jerk block to any mention of facts and figures?

Not really. But if Romney does the Letterman show (preferably playing a musical instrument) and yaks it up with scatological morning DJs, he might draw away some votes from the "ultra-cool" Obama.

Not to worry however. Romney is doing just fine. The polls we are seeing are weighted for the 2008 D+7 turnout. That won't happen on November 6th as we will have more like a R+2 turnout. So just add nine points for Romney whenever you see these polls and relax.

BTW, Obama is far from "cool" - he's a dork who is way out of his league and anybody who thinks otherwise shouldn't be voting anyhow - they aren't mature enough.

12 posted on 09/16/2012 3:13:18 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Romney needs to attack on national defense & foreign policy right now.

Obama doesn’t have a clue how to protect a nation


13 posted on 09/16/2012 3:14:03 PM PDT by stylin19a (Obama -> Ransom "Rance" Stoddard)
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To: stylin19a

My point is Romney needs to attack.

Not propose. Attack.

On national defense and foreign policy. On business. On everything .

Attack, attack, attack.


14 posted on 09/16/2012 3:15:36 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: Perdogg

Romney did better when Ryan was picked and went after Obama on the Medicaid cuts. What happened with that?


15 posted on 09/16/2012 3:16:39 PM PDT by AU72
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To: Perdogg

Romney’s own party is ragging him...thats not good.


16 posted on 09/16/2012 3:20:11 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: Perdogg

I’d like to see some ads. Here in NH (a swing state) it has been essentially a Romney blackout. It’s all Obama - unanswered.


17 posted on 09/16/2012 3:22:59 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: La Lydia

Stop getting spun by the pro-Obama media.

Romney DID issue mid-east statements and IS doing both.

And if you want to see jugular action, watch Ryan’s speech on Friday.


18 posted on 09/16/2012 3:23:05 PM PDT by WOSG (REPEAL AND REPLACE OBAMA. He stole America’s promise!)
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To: Perdogg
Romney and the obozo in a boxing rink; Romney leads with his face and stands there as the obozo continues to kick him in the crouch as well. What's sad is that if Romney would unleash on all of the obozo’s failures and explain them in the anti-America reality of the obozo hidden agenda, Romney would score a knock out. Truth is light.
19 posted on 09/16/2012 3:25:47 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: nhwingut

That means Obama needs help in New Hampshire.


20 posted on 09/16/2012 3:26:52 PM PDT by Hero
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To: Perdogg
Attack? Depends...

Romneys version of Attack is not like B-1 Bob's, it would be more with a scalpel. Eviscerating Obama in the debates with efficient use of words? Perhaps that will be his style given his business background. My guess is they are laying low as their enemy has been stepping on themselves for days now. Full blown offensive after the 1st debate after he scores some heavy blows, I can see that for sure...

21 posted on 09/16/2012 3:28:23 PM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: WOSG

Excuse me? Condescend much? How do you know what I watch and read? My comment was that he should continue to beat Obama over the head with the rolling disaster that is the Middle East. The only pro-Obama media I have been exposed to for several weeks is this pos story. I have no doubt Ryan has the jugular instinct.


22 posted on 09/16/2012 3:29:29 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

“Romney needs to attack.”

Absolutely. Romney showed he could bare his teeth during the primaries when it came to knocking down Newt’s numbers. Has anyone seen a negative ad anywhere on the economy. Obama’s weakness on the economy is Romney’s strength yet I do not see him playing into that strength yet. If he does go negative on the economy it will help the down ticket too.


23 posted on 09/16/2012 3:32:37 PM PDT by chuckee (like)
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To: Perdogg

“Small business” and “reducing regulations” were mentioned. That would be a start, if Republicans actually did so beginning with local regulations against small manufacturing shops (rural anti-competition regs., zoning, etc.).


24 posted on 09/16/2012 3:33:00 PM PDT by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt), NG, '89-' 96)
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To: Hero
"That means Obama needs help in New Hampshire."

Zer0 sure is spending a lot in states that should be a gimme.

25 posted on 09/16/2012 3:33:30 PM PDT by moehoward
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To: Jyotishi

This is why politicians usually fail to give specifics, on both sides, and then bash each other for not releasing specifics. Average Americans simply don’t understand what ‘Capital Gains” and ‘Corporate Assets Taxes” are. Since people can’t decipher the facts for themselves, the opponent can release misleading ads telling you “This tax change will cost you $563735373633 more ever year!”

To me, it’s attitude that matters before details. Tweaking minor things can help the economy, but it is the approach you take when tackling our problems that really matters.

Obama goes into it with the attitude, “How can I make sure that wealth is distributed equally and that the government has as much money as possible to pay for programs.”

Romney’s approach is “How can I make sure that small business’ are encouraged to grow and expand so that jobs are created while cutting government programs that either have no value, or we simply cannot afford”


26 posted on 09/16/2012 3:38:40 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

It certainly doesn’t help that the American populace has been horribly dumbed down over the last 20 years.


27 posted on 09/16/2012 4:01:13 PM PDT by upchuck (If nobama is reelected and gets to choose more SCOTUS judges, this country is finished.)
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To: Perdogg; All

Speaking of Romney, what is, per Drudge, POLITICO set to reveal (developing) ??? Anyone have a guess?


28 posted on 09/16/2012 4:04:11 PM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic
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To: Jyotishi
For the general population, the trick is to break things down to simple, short understandable morsels...not to get too deep into facts and figures... as their attention span is very fleeting. Keep repeating these bite size morsels, until it sinks in... using language that the average person uses everyday at say the grocery store. Leave the facts and detailed figures for the wonks, so they don't complain incessantly about the lack of details. It should be a two pronged communication strategy.

Romney has raised plenty of money, he should not have any problem getting the message out repeatedly.

29 posted on 09/16/2012 4:04:20 PM PDT by Moorings
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To: Perdogg

I am trying not to get sick thinking about the situation.
Obama came from nowhere with little background.
He is willing to bow and apologize to foreign leaders.
He is willing to install MB in Lybia.
He is willing to lie, and break promises, at a drop at a hat.
He really did nothing to fix the economy during one of the worst recession in our history.
He goes out of his way to protect illegals.
He pissed away trillions.
He ignores the USC.
So,whats to stop him from doing ANYTHING to win?

I’m still waiting to see if Obama even debates Romney?


30 posted on 09/16/2012 4:31:33 PM PDT by Leep (I'm a Chic-Fil-- A-merican)
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To: LuvFreeRepublic

infighting according to drudge


31 posted on 09/16/2012 5:04:15 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: dalebert
Romney’s own party is ragging him

This happens every election. They call the GOP the stupid party for a reason. In 1980 there were Liberal Republicans working feverishly to sabotage Reagan. To a certain segment for the GOP being on the speed dial list of the Democrat Propaganda machine in the media is more important then defeating the Democrat Progressive Fascist political machine

32 posted on 09/16/2012 5:16:07 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: LuvFreeRepublic

Same thing you are seeing here. The fight between “Conservatives” who want Romney to go out, call a press conference and call 0bama an ass live on national TV and those who don’t.


33 posted on 09/16/2012 5:17:33 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: Cringing Negativism Network

Attacks AND (simple) proposals. Must have both.

Only 7 weeks to do this.

The only time that this message will get covered, and the undecided sheeple might hear it, is at the debates.

There, Romney needs to re-direct every single media dumb leading trap question to one of 5 attacks-and-proposals. Doesn’t matter if the entire debate theme is “social issues” or “family values” - re-direct.

Or lose.


34 posted on 09/16/2012 6:01:28 PM PDT by ReaganGeneration2
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To: NoobRep

The media has about about as much a chance discouraging the GOP voters in 2012 as it did in 2010. We’d crawl over broken glass to vote against Obama.


35 posted on 09/16/2012 6:30:46 PM PDT by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: WOSG
Gee. Thanks for the heads up about Ryan's speech on Friday. You know about it, I know about it, but anyone else I checked with does not know about it.

If you want an unbiased view of what is going on, Romney's convention speech was so light on policy that it floated away. It was meaningless and a waste of time, unfortunately.

His ads are embarrassingly light, too.

I have a hard time believing Romney will lose, but don't underestimate Obama's appeal. There are millions of people out there that like Obama for some unknown reason and he won by 9.6 million votes, too.

I think there are many signs out there that Obama will lose, all anecdotal, such as, some of the liberal ladies in my office have taken down Obama's picture. They don't say anything bad about him, but neither do they say anything good, either. I don't think they will vote for Romney, but most likely won't vote.

We know that Obama gave up on Indiana one whole year ago, a state he outspent McCain 20:1 and that it appears Obama is withdrawing from North Carolina.

It appears Obama may have to play defense in New Mexico and New Jersey, states he may have to spend money in that he was not planning to, but only if Romney challenges those states, and to date, he has not. Romney is within single digits in places like Maine, too.

But at this late date, and it is a late date, Romney does not seem to have it in him to fight....few tough speeches and even worse ads.

So my hope is that the debates will expose him as a person who can change things around and exposes Obama as exhausted and out of ideas - even bad ones. I have never thought Obama was that good of an orator or as president, any different than someone down the street who accidentally got elected as president.

36 posted on 09/16/2012 7:37:06 PM PDT by Dave W
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To: Dave W

Agree with most of your thoughts.

I guess we COULD spread the word about Ryan’s speech.

Folks, WATCH THIS:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8GSH32J2dg


37 posted on 09/16/2012 10:16:14 PM PDT by WOSG (REPEAL AND REPLACE OBAMA. He stole America’s promise!)
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To: WOSG

And if you want to see jugular action, watch Ryan’s speech on Friday.

* * *

I’d love to! But I just spent 20 minutes googling and can’t find what you’re referring to. Can you please enlighten me? Where will he be speaking? And also, if anyone knows of a good way to find out about future appearances by Ryan or Romney, I’d love to know that too. I always seem to find out about local appearances the day *after* they happen, when I see them in the local rag. Thanks!


38 posted on 09/16/2012 10:59:58 PM PDT by Hetty_Fauxvert ( "Be Breitbart, baby!")
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To: Hetty_Fauxvert

WATCH THIS:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8GSH32J2dg


39 posted on 09/16/2012 11:09:52 PM PDT by WOSG (REPEAL AND REPLACE OBAMA. He stole America’s promise!)
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To: Perdogg

I am very discouraged about the election: Romney is a little better than McCain, but not good enough.We are losing the Country!


40 posted on 09/17/2012 8:23:00 AM PDT by upcountryhorseman (An old fashioned conservative)
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