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Romney Video: Another Gust of Wind for a Campaign Already Teetering
Yahoo! ^ | 9/18/12 | Alex Roarty

Posted on 09/18/2012 6:20:55 AM PDT by LucianOfSamasota

In politics, timing is everything. And so it might be with gaffes.

Mitt Romney’s declaration that 47 percent of Americans -- all of President Obama's supporters -- want handouts from the government, secretly caught on tape during a private fundraiser earlier this year and published Monday by Mother Jones, is the latest errant remark in a presidential race replete with them. But unlike previous gaffes, the timing of this one could be more troublesome -- because there isn't time for it to fade.

Romney’s campaign has been besieged by reports of internal disputes and worrying poll numbers, and was already fighting to prove it remains on track to win in November. The perception of a dire predicament might not be fair -- surveys show Obama’s post-convention bounce fading -- but it was the reality faced by a campaign forced to deny rumors its chief strategist was on his way out.

Concerns about the Romney campaign’s ability to win are now amplified. If the campaign wanted to change the subject from its own troubles, Monday’s videotaped revelation will make the task impossible for at least a little while longer. Instead of telling people why they should vote against President Obama during the race’s home stretch, the campaign will be forced to explain why it can still win.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: comments; gaffe; romneygaffe
Yahoo! defining the narrative.

Read the comments if you want an eye opener. Remember, many of these people will vote.

1 posted on 09/18/2012 6:21:00 AM PDT by LucianOfSamasota
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To: LucianOfSamasota

I think in the end they are gonna be shocked by how many people are going to get up and cheer what Romney said. I only wish he would have addressed how he plans to deal with are rapidly exploding taker class.


2 posted on 09/18/2012 6:23:15 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Compare to Obama’s “Bitter clingers” comment. Candid moments both.


3 posted on 09/18/2012 6:27:53 AM PDT by optiguy (Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them.----- Ronald Reagan)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Yahoo spinning BS


4 posted on 09/18/2012 6:29:17 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer. FREEDOM OR FREE STUFF- YOU GET ONE CHOICE, CHOOSE WISELY)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Despite all the liberal gloating and conservative handwringing, the latest Rassmussen tracking poll (9/14-16) has Romney ahead by 2%.


5 posted on 09/18/2012 6:31:28 AM PDT by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

You got to love the narrative the media is running with.

Cool hand Obama has the momentum (as gas prices soar, Middle East goes up in flames, and the economy tanks).

And the polls are in Obama’s favor (despite Obama losing 4 from Gallup (+7 to +3) and 7 from Rasmussen (+5 to -2) in the past week).

Everything is upside down.


6 posted on 09/18/2012 6:31:36 AM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

The tape in question has been around for months. Why is it coming out now and why are the news media so uniform in their narrative depictions of it?


7 posted on 09/18/2012 6:32:01 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Big percentage of the entitlement crowd don’t get off their duff to vote Rat or GOP. They know either party is going to toss out the goodies so why bother. Myth might win still but the eaters wont care one bit.


8 posted on 09/18/2012 6:32:40 AM PDT by Gasshog
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To: Buckeye McFrog
I think in the end they are gonna be shocked by how many people are going to get up and cheer what Romney said.

Just received a note from a friend saying Romney just earned his vote with those comments................

9 posted on 09/18/2012 6:32:44 AM PDT by varon (I remember when America was American.)
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To: Hugin

Romney may lead in the popular vote, but he is behind on the electoral college. Need 270 to win. Right now base what I have seen it is possible for Obama to lose the popular vote but win the election thru the electoral college like GWB in 2000.


10 posted on 09/18/2012 6:34:19 AM PDT by Fee
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To: TribalPrincess2U

It would be interesting to see how many articles the author of this article posted on the failure of the obumbler foreign policy, specifically as it relates to the Mideast.

And how many stories he wrote regarding the obumbler lies as to the cause of the violence.


11 posted on 09/18/2012 6:36:36 AM PDT by old curmudgeon
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To: LucianOfSamasota
Hell, he said what needed to be said. Who cares if it was indelicate or not. It was frank. It was true. It was a winner.

World in flames under Obama, nothing.

Romney tells the truth, massive scandal.

DNCp

12 posted on 09/18/2012 6:36:42 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obama, our first Mulligan Pres__ent Resident.)
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To: Fee

If you look at the RCP electoral map, Romney needs to win all his solid and leaning states, and pick up from the toss up states FL, NC, VA, OH and any one other. Very doable.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/president/2012_elections_electoral_college_map.html


13 posted on 09/18/2012 6:39:44 AM PDT by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

The ObamaBots in the press had this spy tape, made by Jimmy Carter’s grandson (who let him in to this fundraiser???), for months. They brought it out now to affect the election and jack up BO’s polling numbers. And it just happens to help the media deflect attention from the Obama administration’s terrible Middle East debacle.

The Democrat media will inflate this “gaffe” to appear greater than Obama’s failure in both the foreign and domestic policies. It’s the way they do business.


14 posted on 09/18/2012 6:50:49 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Buckeye McFrog
I think in the end they are gonna be shocked by how many people are going to get up and cheer what Romney said.

Yes, you'd be right, except the Romney campaign responded in their usual incompetent fashion. The recording was fine. It actually gave me far more confidence in Romney since I could see that he really gets it. Mitt actually speaks pretty well when he is talking off the cuff in a venue like that. The problem is, he gave a ridiculous press conference and started trying to walk back what he said.

15 posted on 09/18/2012 6:51:45 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: LucianOfSamasota
Between now and election day, ANYTHING that Romney says on ANY subject will be reported as “controversial”, “troubling”. “a misstep” or a “gaffe.” So what if the economy continues to deteriorate? So what if our embassies are being attacked, and our diplomats killed? So what if Iran is on the brink of obtaining nuclear weapons? So what if we threw Israel under the bus? The media is desperately trying to shift the focus away from Obama’s failed Presidency.
16 posted on 09/18/2012 6:51:58 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Mitt needs to learn to lie. If you want to win an election, NEVER SPEAK THE TRUTH. This new batch of “Americans” love it when you pee on their leg and tell ‘em it’s raining.


17 posted on 09/18/2012 6:53:00 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The United States of America apologizing to knuckledragging, cavedwelling Neandethals. Whodda thunk!)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

This will not hurt Romney for the following reasons:

1. It’s true.
2. He know’s its true.
3. His voters know it’s true.


18 posted on 09/18/2012 6:53:41 AM PDT by TankerKC (If Mitt Romney is elected, everyone in the US will die!)
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To: LucianOfSamasota
a gust of wind in the sails


"Shock! Romney says grass is green, sky blue!" - See the astounding video at 10!

"Romney: 2+2=4 - Indefensible!" -AP

lol

19 posted on 09/18/2012 6:54:32 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Mitt needs to learn to lie

On my way to Barnes and Noble to see if I can locate a copy of Lying for Mormons for him...


20 posted on 09/18/2012 6:56:04 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: LucianOfSamasota

What Romney should now go after are the reasons why those on fixed incomes have to go on food stamps and other “benefits” such as energy assistance etc.

The price of food, the cost of energy,driven up by regulations and prohibitions designed to change the systems of distribution and use of resources to conform to a socialist ideal.


21 posted on 09/18/2012 6:58:29 AM PDT by mosesdapoet (The best way to punish a - country is let professors run it. Fredrick the Great p/p)
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To: LucianOfSamasota
Most elections are won with 53% or less of the popular vote--when Obama got 53% in 2008 he was only the second Democrat since WWII to do so.

This magazine is far-left and is named for a woman who voted for Calvin Coolidge in 1924. (Coolidge's Democrat opponent in that election was later the lawyer for the pro-segregation side in Brown v. Board of Education.)

22 posted on 09/18/2012 7:01:28 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: DoughtyOne

Good, good point. “...tells the truth, massive scandal.” Thinking people will be able to discern the absolutely craven behavior of the media.


23 posted on 09/18/2012 7:04:09 AM PDT by Minnesota fox
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Truth secretly caught on tape media panics and wonders what great lie can Obama give to get face time.


24 posted on 09/18/2012 7:18:40 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Minnesota fox

Agreed. The media is simply trying to move 5 to 10% of the vote. They’re desperate this year.


25 posted on 09/18/2012 7:19:52 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Imagine how bad these global protests would be, if Obama hadn't won us so many new friends.)
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To: Fee

You know those liberal electoral pact “states” that have already agreed to give their electoral votes to the winner of the popular vote may find themselves in an electoral pickle if Mitt wins the popular vote but not the electoral
college.


26 posted on 09/18/2012 7:28:06 AM PDT by mdmathis6 (We have grieved the Holy Spirit, with our Dark hearts and dark minds turned against God!)
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To: mdmathis6

I completely forgot about that. Off hand do you know which states made that EC pact? I think CA may be one of them.


27 posted on 09/18/2012 8:52:05 AM PDT by Fee
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To: Fee
Romney may lead in the popular vote, but he is behind on the electoral college. Need 270 to win. Right now base what I have seen it is possible for Obama to lose the popular vote but win the election thru the electoral college like GWB in 2000.

I still don't see how Romney can lead in popular vote, yet trail in electoral. It should be the other way around. I can't believe voters in Texas and Utah are padding out the popular vote more than the libs and takers in NY, Illinois and California.

28 posted on 09/18/2012 9:19:04 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: Fee

“Romney may lead in the popular vote, but he is behind on the electoral college”

If Romney wins the popular vote, he will not lose the Electoral College. No way, no how.


29 posted on 09/18/2012 4:27:02 PM PDT by HenpeckedCon (What pi$$es me off the most is that POS commie will get a State Funeral!)
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