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New Romney ad: The least we can do (ďMedicare is going broke. Thatís not politics, itís math.")
Hotair ^ | 09/20/2012 | Erika Johnsen

Posted on 09/20/2012 12:03:57 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

The WSJ is reporting that Team Romney is looking to amp up their swing-state appeals in the t-minus seven weeks until the election, and that they’ll be going for more targeted ad blitzes while Romney will be doing a little less fundraising, and a little more on-the-trail campaigning:

Mitt Romney’s plan to rebound from a tough stretch in his bid for the White House rests on stepping up campaigning in swing states, running more television ads and curtailing a fundraising push that has had him spending more time with donors in hotel ballrooms than with supporters at campaign rallies.

Still navigating a series of setbacks, Mr. Romney will hit the campaign trail harder than he has since the party conventions began at the end of August, with public events in Florida, Nevada, Colorado and Ohio in the next week.

They’re also setting specific voting groups in their sights — I thought the “Dear Daughter” ad from earlier this week was a pretty effective appeal to combat that stupid “war on women” meme the liberals have got going — and with seniors most definitely in the mix of clutch voting blocs, they’re bringing Florida Sen. Marco Rubio into the fold to tout Republicans’ Medicare plan. With the senior-and-Latino-heavy Florida’s 29 electoral votes still very much in play for either candidate, bringing in the well-spoken, popular senator to talk about issues that affect seniors can’t be a bad move:

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”Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan get it. Medicare is going broke. That’s not politics, it’s math. Anyone who wants to leave Medicare like it is, is for letting it go bankrupt. My mother is 81 and depends on Medicare. We can save Medicare, without changing hers, but only if younger Americans accept that our Medicare will be different than our parents when we retire in thirty years. But after all they did for us, isn’t that the least we can do?”

Oh wow, sane words about the impending fate of Medicare! It’s so rare to hear those these days, what with everything we hear about the Republicans’ apparently inherent hatred of old people. Sorry, Democrats, but Medicare going broke is a fact. Nobody wants to throw Granny off of a cliff, or even change the plan for current seniors and those quickly approaching retirement — we just want to make the dang thing solvent. Maybe that’s why seniors are actually wise enough to tend to favor Republicans’ Medicare reform plan, and it’s the young people we’re having trouble convincing?



TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: medicare; romney

1 posted on 09/20/2012 12:04:02 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Mitt Romney’s plan to rebound from a tough stretch in his bid for the White House...

Yeah, it's been a very tough stretch. So tough that he's now even or leading the butthead Pres__ent Resident.

Some of these reports are so funny.

2 posted on 09/20/2012 12:07:23 PM 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: SeekAndFind

Pretty weak video in my opinion.


3 posted on 09/20/2012 12:16:31 PM PDT by econjack (Some people are as dumb as soup.)
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To: econjack

agree .. they wasted money on that?.. absolutely no passion or sense of urgency


4 posted on 09/20/2012 12:18:15 PM PDT by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: SeekAndFind

Hey, Mitt!

The COUNTRY is going broke, and the economy IS going to collapse.

That’s not politics, that’s just math.


5 posted on 09/20/2012 12:20:45 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

Hey thanks for telling me as if I didn’t know it.


6 posted on 09/20/2012 12:24:19 PM PDT by DWC (historian)
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To: SeekAndFind

Isn’t the word “mathematics” a racist code word?


7 posted on 09/20/2012 12:24:29 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: SeekAndFind
It is a great ad.

This is Rubio, a Cuban Republican Senator.
This is Rubio talking about his Mother.

This ad is playing in Florida.
This ad will change minds.

That is the purpose of adverting, not just to make YOU feel good, but to CHANGE MINDS and to MOTIVATE ACTION. (some Freepers seem to think we can win over the undecideds by acting like jerks)

8 posted on 09/20/2012 12:29:31 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: SeekAndFind
It is a great ad.

This is Rubio, a Cuban Republican Senator.
This is Rubio talking about his Mother.

This ad is playing in Florida.
This ad will change minds.

That is the purpose of adverting, not just to make YOU feel good, but to CHANGE MINDS and to MOTIVATE ACTION. (some Freepers seem to think we can win over the undecideds by acting like jerks)

9 posted on 09/20/2012 12:29:35 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: DWC

But the braindead indepdents don’t


10 posted on 09/20/2012 12:33:16 PM PDT by scbison
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To: Kansas58

Exactly, subtlety is an effective political weapon. Think morning in america ad - very soft sell that did wonders. We have our red meat, let him play to targeted groups as they see fit. If it takes Scott Brown folding laundry to help with the women’s vote, then so be it.


11 posted on 09/20/2012 12:36:54 PM PDT by Ravi
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To: SeekAndFind

Basic Math: “Mitt Romney Really Does Become A Small Government Conservative For The Rest Of His Life=Victory In The Race For ‘12 POTUS” Not that Mitt will, actually, become a small government conservative, unfortunately. It continues to be, profoundly, unacceptable that the two MAJOR CHOICES for ‘12 POTUS are, both, leftists.


12 posted on 09/20/2012 12:37:36 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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To: SeekAndFind

[Still navigating a series of setbacks, Mr. Romney will hit the campaign trail harder than he has since the party conventions began at the end of August, with public events in Florida, Nevada, Colorado and Ohio in the next week.]

No NC or VA. Interesting.


13 posted on 09/20/2012 12:38:00 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: E. Pluribus Unum

Well, not only is the word “mathematics” racist, but math itself is racist. So is economics, physics, and gravity. All have “disparate effects” on people of color.


14 posted on 09/20/2012 12:39:12 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Isn’t the word “mathematics” a racist code word?

No ... sexist, I think.

15 posted on 09/20/2012 1:09:12 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I have a new zest for life!"--Calvin from Las Vegas)
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To: scbison

There is nothing anybody can do for braindead marxists.. Just get everyone else energized.


16 posted on 09/20/2012 1:35:21 PM PDT by DWC (historian)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore
It continues to be, profoundly, unacceptable that the two MAJOR CHOICES for ‘12 POTUS are, both, leftists.

Look on the bright side - at least you'll have something to complain about for the next four years.

17 posted on 09/20/2012 2:00:21 PM PDT by TonyInOhio (No representation without respiration!)
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