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Mitt Romney's October Surprise Is Going To Be Legendary (Ad carpet bombing)
Business Insider ^ | 09/18/2012 | Walter Hickey

Posted on 09/18/2012 1:29:17 PM PDT by nhwingut

The thing about the set of leaked videos from a Romney fundraiser that nobody is talking about is this part: The video was taken at a $50,000 per plate fundraiser in Florida. You may not have noticed, but despite the blur there are a lot of plates in front of a lot of people.

This is what people are still not grasping about Romney: He's about to open up the money floodgates in a way that Obama can't match.

Romney was wildly successful during the primaries — not as a result of his charm and personality — but because he had a massive pile of money.

He still has a massive pile of money in his campaign coffers, and by all margins he's continuing to raise large amounts of money, as we've found through a look into the Center for Responsive Politics' database.

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: buainessinsider; idiocy; money; obama; october; romney; rr; zerohedge
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1 posted on 09/18/2012 1:29:20 PM PDT by nhwingut
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To: nhwingut

Just came back from Montgomery Co. OH Romney HQ. We will not have yard signs until last week of Sept. So, I think the whole arsenal will be unleashed.


2 posted on 09/18/2012 1:32:05 PM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: nhwingut
Romney was wildly successful during the primaries — not as a result of his charm and personality — but because he had a massive pile of money.

So, is that why I'm supposed to like Romney then?
3 posted on 09/18/2012 1:32:33 PM PDT by Sopater (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. - 2 COR 3:17b)
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To: Sopater

“So, is that why I’m supposed to like Romney then?”

No, just go ahead and vote Obama. We know you want to. Maybe you’re hoping for some Obama cash too?


4 posted on 09/18/2012 1:35:15 PM PDT by brownsfan (Voting for Obama again is like backing the Titanic up and hitting the iceburg again!)
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To: nhwingut

I have been hearing rumors that the Romney camp has something big on 0bama. I am not sure if it really exists, but I guess we will have to wait and see.


5 posted on 09/18/2012 1:35:28 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: LS

It’s Romney’s strategy, and Obama’s handlers failed to see it coming even when Romney has done it over and over again before. He waits until a few weeks before the election, then carpet bombs his opponent. It’s how he destroyed Newt, then Santorum. Obama has spent all his money. He has a couple hundred million left in his account after spending most of it and getting no movement. No perceived “gaffes” or supposedly embarrassing recordings are going to change the race. The only place Romney can trip up is the debates, which is why he chose Ryan, so that he could demolish Biden and set a good tone.

Here’s hoping all the practice Mitt has gotten in pays off.


6 posted on 09/18/2012 1:36:07 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: nhwingut

The effect of negative advertising is approx 2 weeks so if Mitt lets loose the 2nd or 3rd week of Oct with the same type of scorched earth campaign he rained down on Newt all should be well come Nov 6th.


7 posted on 09/18/2012 1:37:03 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: nhwingut

Ras has him up by 2 with lvs, down 1 with rvs in Gsllup and the race is not even close with indys.

My goodness his campaign is in such disarray lol


8 posted on 09/18/2012 1:37:23 PM PDT by italianquaker ( 17 percent of the tea partiers support barry obama, the fox poll said so lol)
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To: nhwingut

What is about to happen will be taught as “shock & awe” in political campaign history books for generations.

If you want to find out, then go volunteer for Romney.


9 posted on 09/18/2012 1:37:36 PM PDT by sf4dubya (I rebelled against my parents by becoming a conservative. REJECT THEN STOP SOCIALISM THIS NOV!)
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To: nhwingut
We received an invitation to have our picture taken with Paul Ryan for $10,000 or have dinner with him for $25,000. We declined but we have donated to Romney/Ryan but not nearly that much.
10 posted on 09/18/2012 1:37:54 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: nhwingut

It’s not the volume of the ads, its the content. Does he have a Willie Horton in his back pocket?


11 posted on 09/18/2012 1:38:08 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: nhwingut

I wish he would get about releasing the torrential downpour on the Azz of the O,,,get to it already!


12 posted on 09/18/2012 1:38:09 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: sf4dubya

damn straight!


13 posted on 09/18/2012 1:39:17 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: nhwingut

Interesting article. Certainly hope that it’s accurate!


14 posted on 09/18/2012 1:39:34 PM PDT by islander-11 (Save Nantucket - Vote Republican!!!)
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To: italianquaker

Gsllup=Gallup lol


15 posted on 09/18/2012 1:39:34 PM PDT by italianquaker (The 47 pct need to pay their fair share)
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To: nhwingut
Romney was wildly successful during the primaries — not as a result of his charm and personality — but because he had a massive pile of money.

Money that doesn't come free.

16 posted on 09/18/2012 1:40:24 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party Switcheroo: Economic crisis! Zero's eligibility Trumped!! Hillary 2012!!!)
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To: nhwingut

There is something to be said about not firing until you see the whites of their eyes....


17 posted on 09/18/2012 1:41:37 PM PDT by Solson (The Voters stole the election! And the establishment wants it back.)
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To: nhwingut

Romney is aiming for the 55% of the electorate who is addressable: workers, or people who would prefer to be working.

Romney is aiming for the Jews in Florida, with the leaked Pale video. Without Florida, I don’t think the numbers add up. Plus, Jews are THE biggest donors, usually to Democrats, and prying a goodly fraction away from Hussein helps with votes and cash.

More helpfully, the videos drive the left wild, and they think they have a Romney “Gotcha” moment, because the Left doesn’t understand that normal Americans (55%) will agree with Romney.

So, if this is crafted, it is brilliant. Don’t back down for a minute, Mitt! Release some more video that makes Leftists think they’ve “Gotcha”, when in reality you are shaving off their voters, and grabbing the marginal middle by STATING CONSERVATIVE OPINION with which a majority of Americans agree.

Damn. That’s almost Reaganesque.


18 posted on 09/18/2012 1:43:07 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (You didn't build that. The private sector is doing fine. We tried our plan and it worked.)
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To: Perdogg
I have been hearing rumors that the Romney camp has something big on 0bama. I am not sure if it really exists, but I guess we will have to wait and see.

The L.A. recording with the Muslims would be nice but probably too much to hope for.

19 posted on 09/18/2012 1:44:00 PM PDT by bkepley
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To: Solson

...especially with a large part of the US having the attention span of a gnat.


20 posted on 09/18/2012 1:44:27 PM PDT by woweeitsme
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To: Perdogg
I have been hearing rumors that the Romney camp has something big on 0bama

That assumes the MSM will run with whatever comes up. It better be earth shattering or the media will conviently igonore it.

21 posted on 09/18/2012 1:46:04 PM PDT by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: nhwingut

No amount of money can over come Obama’s free advertisements on the top of the hour news, the nightly news, pbs, the papers..

I could go on.

Obama does not need as much money as Romney. Obama gets much of his advertising for free.


22 posted on 09/18/2012 1:46:37 PM PDT by cableguymn
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To: Viennacon
It’s Romney’s strategy

Same strategy as many runners in the longer races in the recent Olympics. It takes confidence in your abilities to let a few of the other runners in the race get ahead. You stay within striking distance for the final turn/stretch burst and then go all out. This strategy makes all the sense in the world when it is understood how the American public has an attention span of seconds and much of the money spent early is wasted.

23 posted on 09/18/2012 1:48:03 PM PDT by MrDem (Founder: Democrats for Cheney/Palin 2012)
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To: cableguymn

People don’t watch the news anymore.


24 posted on 09/18/2012 1:48:09 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg
?

:)

25 posted on 09/18/2012 1:48:31 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep, the clowns will eat me)
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To: woweeitsme
Cool!

I usually say hummingbird but gnat will do just as nicely, though I like to picture hummingbirds flitting about my yard than gnats on my skin.

26 posted on 09/18/2012 1:50:56 PM PDT by zerosix (Native sunflower)
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To: nhwingut

Unfortunately, the money goes to the enemedia. For every page of print advertising Romney buys, the newspapers will be able to run two pages of editorial copy designed to negate the ads. For every minute of TV or radio advertising Romney buys, the TV and radio stations will be able to afford to run 3 minutes of editorial and slanted news against him.


27 posted on 09/18/2012 1:50:56 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: bkepley
The L.A. recording with the Muslims would be nice but probably too much to hope for.

I dunno. Newspaper financials are cratering. Seems likely that some scared embittered staffer might have an interest in a big fat bonus and a job with Breitbart.com.


28 posted on 09/18/2012 1:51:16 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Solson
Hold....hold...hold...NOW!


29 posted on 09/18/2012 1:51:50 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep, the clowns will eat me)
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To: brownsfan
No, just go ahead and vote Obama.
I was going to tell you not to be so mean, but then I saw your screen name and realize that a Browns fan has to vent, he has little else left. Stay strong.

/no sarc, just respect for sticking with a team.
30 posted on 09/18/2012 1:52:17 PM PDT by HenryArmitage (it was not meant that we should voyage far.)
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To: Viennacon
He waits until a few weeks before the election, then carpet bombs his opponent.

If he does that in this election, he will have blown it. People start voting in the next few weeks. A significant number of ballots will have already been cast before he uncorks this "surprise."

31 posted on 09/18/2012 1:53:01 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Sopater
So, is that why I'm supposed to like Romney then?

No, but please vote anyway. We can't stand 4 more years of aggression by the obama people which will turn into oppression, subjection and a lot of other things that at my age I just don't want to go through.

32 posted on 09/18/2012 1:53:40 PM PDT by Bitsy
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To: Perdogg
"I have been hearing rumors that the Romney camp has something big on 0bama"

Unless the rumors also state that the "something big" is a violation of the law for which capital punishment could be applied, it aint' really big enough to be called "big." Even rumors of a picture of Barry in bed with the proverbial 'live boy or dead girl' isn't "big" enough to swing the typical DemonicRat vote, or significant numbers of undecided (flatlined) voters.

33 posted on 09/18/2012 1:56:20 PM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: Bitsy

Romney just needs to use Obama’s own words and promises against him.


34 posted on 09/18/2012 1:56:31 PM PDT by mwl8787
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To: sf4dubya

Early voting starts in a lot of states at the end of this month. Ohio and VA just to mention a couple. October may be too late. I have been working with a get out the vote operation in VA. The person directing it mentioned that in 2008, McCain got more votes on election day than Obama. In states like FL, one third of the votes cast are before election day. Maybe that is why Obama is releasing this stuff now.


35 posted on 09/18/2012 1:57:31 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Cyber Liberty

You are correct, it is a stupid strategy - ignoring early voting


36 posted on 09/18/2012 2:00:44 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Perdogg
I have been hearing rumors that the Romney camp has something big on 0bama. I am not sure if it really exists, but I guess we will have to wait and see.

A video of obama giving Larry Sinclair a lewinsky, and vice versa, but it's not really that big.

37 posted on 09/18/2012 2:01:14 PM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages, start today.)
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To: Solson
There is something to be said about not firing until you see the whites of their eyes....

Racist!

38 posted on 09/18/2012 2:01:18 PM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: Perdogg
I have been hearing rumors that the Romney camp has something big on 0bama. I am not sure if it really exists, but I guess we will have to wait and see.

I wonder if it's the audio out today with Obama professing his love of "redistribution?"

I don't think it's an accident it was leaked today, following Obama's leak of the Romney 47% clip.
39 posted on 09/18/2012 2:02:26 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: Sopater
So, is that why I'm supposed to like Romney then?

You may be overestimating how many people give a flying forno what you think
40 posted on 09/18/2012 2:02:53 PM PDT by over3Owithabrain
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To: Perdogg

Enough still do get their news from the MSM in print/video/audio form. You can’t write it off. While it’s effect is diminished it is not zeroed out.


41 posted on 09/18/2012 2:03:58 PM PDT by cableguymn
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To: kabar

Again, if you want to be a part of the biggest shock & awe political campaign in history, go down to your local GOP HQ.


42 posted on 09/18/2012 2:04:05 PM PDT by sf4dubya (I rebelled against my parents by becoming a conservative. REJECT THEN STOP SOCIALISM THIS NOV!)
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To: italianquaker

I wonder if your average middle of road voter is starting to get numbed by all the times the media has decided the election is over.


43 posted on 09/18/2012 2:05:12 PM PDT by Cruising For Freedom (Don't be the proof that MSM PsyOps works.)
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To: Solson

” not firing until you see the whites of their eyes”

THAT’S RA... nevermind.


44 posted on 09/18/2012 2:07:05 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: GeronL

Aren’t the early voters the ones who have already decided on who they are voting for ?


45 posted on 09/18/2012 2:07:43 PM PDT by PMAS (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: nhwingut

I think Romney is just letting Obama lengthen his own rope. Letting every action and word speak for itself, so when it is the debate, Romney can use everything Obama has done speak for itself.


46 posted on 09/18/2012 2:08:45 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: LS

We haven’t been able to get yard signs in Virginia for weeks now.


47 posted on 09/18/2012 2:10:28 PM PDT by KevinB (We'll stop treating Obama like a dog when he stops treating us like a fire hydrant - Fred Grandy)
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To: Salamander

Uggghhhhh....

Is that photoshopped or did it actually happen at a UN/Socialist get-together?


48 posted on 09/18/2012 2:11:39 PM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: catfish1957
Has the Romney campaign heard birds chirping from a certain ME country that would like to see a President Romney?

Yes, indeed, October could be quite interesting and the Opology camp has to be wondering if all of their secrets are really secret.

49 posted on 09/18/2012 2:12:33 PM PDT by JPG (Make it happen)
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To: Cyber Liberty
If he does that in this election, he will have blown it. People start voting in the next few weeks. A significant number of ballots will have already been cast before he uncorks this "surprise."

All true - but these ads won't be aimed at solid Obama or Romney voters (who will likely vote early), but at the undecideds. Undecideds generally don't vote early, but wait until the last minute (i.e. election day) in order to see if something tips them one way or the other.

50 posted on 09/18/2012 2:13:05 PM PDT by Ancesthntr (Bibi to Odumbo: Its not going to happen.)
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