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Secret Video Worsens Mitt Romney's September Nightmare (ABC News at its worst)
ABC OTUS News ^ | Sept.ember 19, 2012 | MICHAEL FALCONE and AMY WALTER

Posted on 09/18/2012 9:52:36 AM PDT by presidio9

No matter what Mitt Romney wanted this week to be about, it's clear that it's going to be about one thing: A campaign that is off message and in disarray.

The series of stories Monday morning that laid bare latent tensions within the Romney campaign, and in particular, displeasure with the one of the GOP candidate's trusted advisers, Stuart Stevens, turnout out to be just the beginning.

But it was the late-day hidden camera dump by Mother Jones' David Corn and video researcher James Carter that turned out to be the day's real atomic bomb. The leaked videos showed a series of candid moments from a May Romney fundraiser at which the presidential candidate said, among other things, that no matter what" he does, 47 percent of the population is going to vote for Obama because they are "are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it."

In the video, Romney is also shown saying, "My job is not to worry about those people. I'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives."

Even so, voters are clearly waiting for the debates to make a final judgment on Romney. At least that was the take away from a focus group of suburban swing voters from Northern Virginia voters conducted last night in Fairfax, Virginia by Peter Hart for the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania.

Despite being inundated with campaign ads,

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1 posted on 09/18/2012 9:52:40 AM PDT by presidio9
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To: presidio9

The media is going all-out in shaping sheep’s opinions.


2 posted on 09/18/2012 9:54:57 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: presidio9

If Mitt truly believes this and wants to win, then he needs to say this publicly and often...it’s the truth!


3 posted on 09/18/2012 9:55:41 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: presidio9

Google News has it as virtually every headline. It’s another “death blow” to the campaign. Just like Romney’s statements on Libya that don’t seem to have changed the race one iota.


4 posted on 09/18/2012 9:55:59 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: presidio9

Of course, it is what they do.

Rush making a good argument that this video was to be an October Surprise, but was released early to attempt to offset the horrible news for Obama this week.

The tape was made in May and was a “Twitter sensation” three weeks ago...they’ve been sitting on it and their hand was forced.


5 posted on 09/18/2012 9:57:05 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: presidio9
The DNC-MSM are making up 'templates' in concert with the radical leftist blogs (like Mother Jones), on a week-by-week basis. Get used to it, this is will be their game-plan until election day. Each day they can keep the talk away from the traitor Obama, and instead on Romney, is a victory for them
6 posted on 09/18/2012 9:57:23 AM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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To: presidio9

Google News has it as virtually every headline. It’s another “death blow” to the campaign. Just like Romney’s statements on Libya that don’t seem to have changed the race one iota.


7 posted on 09/18/2012 9:57:44 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: presidio9

Imagine referring to James Carter without saying who he is? David Corn is a weirdo in my opinion.

On the video, big friggin deal. I know the 47% is a wrong figure, but 53% would be a majority, wouldn’t it now?


8 posted on 09/18/2012 9:57:51 AM PDT by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way!)
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To: presidio9

I see ABC Pravda News is at it again. I want EVERYONE to see this video because people who view it will see that Romney was RIGHT..Obama voters are freeloaders. Anyone that watched the DNC Convention could see that..Waaaaaaaaa waaaaaaaa I want my free birth control, free abortion, free health care, free house, free food, free gas..meanwhile, those same freeloaders who want “Free” stuff will be the first in line this Friday to get the new iPhone 5..you can take that to the bank! So which is it America, do you want to live in freedom or tyranny..the choice is yours


9 posted on 09/18/2012 9:58:31 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: presidio9

“Disarray” — Big Media’s Word of the Week, applied to the wrong person because Big Media has eyes only for their god Hussein.

FU Big Media and your worthless POS god Hussein — FU!


10 posted on 09/18/2012 9:59:29 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: presidio9

The nightmare was four bodies coming home in caskets from Libya.


11 posted on 09/18/2012 9:59:55 AM PDT by Rennes Templar (I'm starting a business. Who's going to build it for me?)
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To: presidio9

Btw didn’t they say it was evil when Monica taped Bill secretly with Linda Tripp’s help?

Oh I remember that was a demoncrat.

Mitt Romney, just come out every day and say darn right, this election is about opportunity vs government entitlement! ( I know he won’t say damn).


12 posted on 09/18/2012 10:04:40 AM PDT by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way!)
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To: presidio9
What we are witnessing is a coordinated campaign by the Democrats and their news media sycophants.

Try this - Google: "off message and in disarray".

Look how many variations there are - not all the same story, but the same narrative from multiple sources. In reality, there's really only one source: the Chicago White House.

13 posted on 09/18/2012 10:04:40 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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14 posted on 09/18/2012 10:04:59 AM PDT by Obadiah (The Hunger Games -- Obama's vision for America)
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To: Rennes Templar

Sad to say, the embassy attacks and ongoing violence are fading from the news. It seems that the media wants to talk about what is wrong with Romney’s campaign instead.


15 posted on 09/18/2012 10:05:38 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: presidio9

I laughed because what he said is true. Channel 5 in Los Angeles followed up with the study results where he got his numbers - and they didn’t say they were wrong!


16 posted on 09/18/2012 10:06:52 AM PDT by InsensitiveConservative
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To: presidio9

BTW did anybody notice the Wisconsin recall vote result was 53.1% to 46.3% ??


17 posted on 09/18/2012 10:07:06 AM PDT by pfflier
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To: presidio9
Where is the media on this video?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUWFwY4OhaA&feature=share

It's Michelle Bachmann at at Values Voter Summit 2012 telling us that obama & hillary signed away our freedom of speech rights to a muslim group! She explains why they went after our ambassador & why we really need to vote obama out of office.

The media will never tell us that obama & hillary signed away our freedom of speech rights to the muslims. The media will run cover for them.

Everyone needs to watch this video


18 posted on 09/18/2012 10:07:38 AM PDT by GloriaJane (Pro Choice = Pro Death - Pro Life = Pro LIFE!)
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To: bigbob

If this is all they have, they are truly desparate.


19 posted on 09/18/2012 10:07:52 AM PDT by CityCenter
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To: presidio9
For ABC there is no bottom. They really are showing America their *ss this year.

I imagine they think they can recover their credibility after they get their commie buffoon re-elected. Which is even funnier.

20 posted on 09/18/2012 10:08:25 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: presidio9
I am awarding my “Media Kneepad Award Of The Week” again this week.

Chris Matthews won a pair of Obama “Foward” emblazoned logo kneepads last week.

So many worthy candidates this week. I wonder who it should go to?

21 posted on 09/18/2012 10:09:16 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: presidio9
I've maintained throughout this election cycle that I will not vote for Mitt Romney.

If he stands by his 47% statements and his statements, from the same funfundraiser, regarding the Palestinians not really being interested in peace, I will vote for him.

22 posted on 09/18/2012 10:09:23 AM PDT by Washi (The secret ingredient in a Chick-Fil-A sandwich is liberal outrage. Delicious.)
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To: presidio9

keep believing that, Dumocrats. Might as well stay home on election day.


23 posted on 09/18/2012 10:09:32 AM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Timber Rattler

Yep! It is hard to disagree with Fact! Unless you are a entitled Lib.


24 posted on 09/18/2012 10:10:15 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: presidio9

MSM-—Look over here, don’t pay any attention to the burning of the middle east... Romney thinks that 47% of you don’t work and don’t pay taxes, therefore,he doesn’t believe you would ever vote for him... well, let’s prove how wrong he is and vote for him... wait...


25 posted on 09/18/2012 10:10:32 AM PDT by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: presidio9

They have already announced his campaign dead.

So he’s dead again?


26 posted on 09/18/2012 10:10:37 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: presidio9

HaHa, they did a focus group last night and STILL can’t get the “swing voters” to decide on anything!

Jimmy Carter’s grandson obviously is a deluded leftist like grandpop. Failed former prez grandkidacy.


27 posted on 09/18/2012 10:10:37 AM PDT by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way!)
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To: riri

What exactly is Mitt’s plan? He’s too smart for this campaign. What’s the strategy here? To lose? I can’t figure this out. I feel like her is MIA.


28 posted on 09/18/2012 10:10:51 AM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: presidio9; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; Gilbo_3; wiggen; muawiyah
Romney : “My job is not to worry about those people..” (the 47% who pay no FITs)

Speaking of Rove power and manipulation (on another thread) , someone needs to ask Rove if this is what he had in mind with Romney.

29 posted on 09/18/2012 10:10:57 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
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To: presidio9

FU State Run Media!! You are our enemies!!


30 posted on 09/18/2012 10:11:05 AM PDT by Batman11 (We came for the chicken sandwiches and a Sweet Tea Party broke out!)
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To: presidio9
"My job is not to worry about those people. I'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives."

Don't cha just hate it when a politician actually tells the truth?

31 posted on 09/18/2012 10:11:38 AM PDT by mojito
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To: Timber Rattler

“If Mitt truly believes this and wants to win, then he needs to say this publicly and often...it’s the truth!”

Right on. Mitt Romney must not backtrack on this. Lefties can´t take the truth.
The more I hear from Mitt Romney the more I like him.

Being European I can´t sadly vote for him.
Get hussein obama out in November.


32 posted on 09/18/2012 10:11:58 AM PDT by Christian1
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To: Viennacon

That is so bias and making the news. Just REPORT THE DAMN STORY and leave it up to the people whether or not it’s a DEATH BLOW. Bullshit media. Sickening.


33 posted on 09/18/2012 10:14:01 AM PDT by snarkytart
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To: presidio9
The MSM's September meme: "You're voting for Romney? Look at what an ASS he is! You had better just stay home."

They know none of this is going to turn independents into Obama voters - all they have left is to attempt to depress Republican turnout.

34 posted on 09/18/2012 10:14:12 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: presidio9

Several month old video.

MSM is doing a coordinated story every couple of days to attack Romney. “Campaign infighting / disarray.” Now it’s the leaked video which is old but serves the purpose — get Mitt reacting instead of attacking and keep people distracted from Obama’s failed Presidency.

Of course, to do this requires a completely complicit media.


35 posted on 09/18/2012 10:14:47 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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On September 12, about 30 minutes after Obama sleepwalked through his prepared-but-somehow-still-wandering-and-incomplete, Ann Compton breathlessly described to millions of ABC Radio listeners how Obama had “in sorrow and anger” condemned the attack.

If Obama shot a Girl scout in the head, ABC would say she died as a complication of a procedure to remove lice and would have lived if Obamacare had been fully implemented already. If Romney saved a Girl scout from drowning and walked on water to get to her, ABC would open their broadcast with a story about how Romney’s dirty shoes pollute our waterways.


36 posted on 09/18/2012 10:15:39 AM PDT by Mr. Silverback (I walk forty-seven miles of barbed wire, I got a cobra snake for a necktie.)
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To: Christian1

Come in over the Mexican border. Then you’ll get automatic voting rights.


37 posted on 09/18/2012 10:17:40 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: presidio9

There is a giant picture of Romney on the cover of the liberal Pittsburgh, PA paper here. On my Facebook page, many of my liberal friends are going ballistic over these Romney comments. I HOPE this (and the Palestinian comments) helps Romney as much as I think it will.


38 posted on 09/18/2012 10:18:21 AM PDT by PghBaldy (I am sick of Obama's and Hillary's apologies to muslims, especially after 11 September 2012.)
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Ooops, let’s take another run at that.

On September 12, about 30 minutes after Obama sleepwalked through his prepared-but-somehow-still-wandering-and-incomplete statement on the death of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans with less emotion than he’s had about Final Four picks, Ann Compton breathlessly described to millions of ABC Radio listeners how Obama had “in sorrow and anger” condemned the attack.

If Obama shot a Girl scout in the head, ABC would say she died as a complication of a procedure to remove lice and would have lived if Obamacare had been fully implemented already. If Romney saved a Girl scout from drowning and walked on water to get to her, ABC would open their broadcast with a story about how Romney’s dirty shoes pollute our waterways.


39 posted on 09/18/2012 10:19:52 AM PDT by Mr. Silverback (I walk forty-seven miles of barbed wire, I got a cobra snake for a necktie.)
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To: Washi
I've maintained throughout this election cycle that I will not vote for Mitt Romney.

Glad to see you're re-thinking that, but if you remember what you learned in third grade you would realize that in a two party system any failure to vote for the least undesirable candidate is mathematically equivalent to a vote for the most undesirable candidate.

40 posted on 09/18/2012 10:22:55 AM PDT by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does.)
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MSM-—Look over here, don’t pay any attention to the burning of the middle east... Romney thinks that 47% of you don’t work and don’t pay taxes, therefore,he doesn’t believe you would ever vote for him... well, let’s prove how wrong he is and vote for him... wait...

Meanwhile, if you Do work, and you DO pay taxes, you only did that with the government's help.

41 posted on 09/18/2012 10:24:35 AM PDT by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does.)
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Yawn.
It helps Romney unlike what the MSM says.


42 posted on 09/18/2012 10:26:21 AM PDT by Hero
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So he’s dead again?

Actually, it was over at the moment he questioned whether the city of London was prepared for the Olympic games.

Never mind the fact that as a former Olympic games chairman, he was uniquely qualified to have an opinion on the subject.

43 posted on 09/18/2012 10:27:08 AM PDT by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: presidio9

Don’t apologize for telling the TRUTH!


44 posted on 09/18/2012 10:27:09 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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He should call the networks and tell them he needs 10 mins of prime-time to apologize. Press would promote it and be waiting to help drive a stake in him.Then use that time to tell everyone how he wants all to be part of the 53% and how he can make that happen by unleashing capitalism and how he will help them realize the American dream.

Election over.

45 posted on 09/18/2012 10:33:08 AM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Good lord, he speaks the truth and the left is wetting their panties in excitement thinking Romney hurt his campaign. This is a clear view of how warped the left is that they think the truth is harmful.


46 posted on 09/18/2012 10:34:19 AM PDT by W. W. SMITH ((Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Yes Romney is not very likable, but look at what Obama said;

‘’If I had to name my greatest strength, I guess it would be my humility. Greatest weakness, it’s possible that I’m a little too awesome.’’

Now which one is more likable than the other?


47 posted on 09/18/2012 10:36:58 AM PDT by W. W. SMITH ((Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.)
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To: presidio9

the Journ-o-list memo went out last night. All the leftists are using the same words.


48 posted on 09/18/2012 10:37:35 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: presidio9

Is ABC even still on the air?

What channel? Does anyone watch them?

What are their ratings? say..compared to someone good?


49 posted on 09/18/2012 10:42:28 AM PDT by Mr. K (`1)
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To: presidio9
I'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives."

If you want to piss off a Conservative, tell him a lie.
If you want to piss off a Liberal, tell him the truth.

Both Obama and Romney know that position is correct but only Romney has the honesty and wisdom to tell the truth.

The wisdom is in the words, "they should take".

50 posted on 09/18/2012 10:49:35 AM PDT by MosesKnows (Love many, Trust few, and always paddle your own canoe)
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