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CNN Resorts to Questioning Appeal of Jack Nicklaus Endorsement of Romney
NewsBusters.org ^ | September 26, 2012 | Matt Hadro

Posted on 09/26/2012 4:37:34 PM PDT by Kaslin

The media are digging deep to rain on Mitt Romney's Ohio campaign. On Wednesday, CNN's Brooke Baldwin stupidly wondered how golfer and Ohio-native Jack Nicklaus' endorsement of the candidate would help him with Ohio middle class voters.

"But here you have – you have Romney needing middle class votes in Ohio. How is he helped by a man who has been the face of professional golf, doesn't even live in Ohio anymore?" Baldwin said in her pathetic attempt to play devil's advocate. [Video below the break. Audio here.]

CNN's Baldwin Stupidly Asks How Jack Nicklaus Campaign Appearance Can Help Romney With Middle Class Voters

By her standards, she could have asked the same question when President Obama attended a fund raiser hosted by Jay-Z and Beyonce at Jay-Z's 40/40 club that featured a champagne tower, where seats went for $40,000.

Reporter Peter Hamby even mentioned the fund raiser in front of Baldwin on September 18 during CNN Newsroom, but she said nothing on the optics of it for middle class voters. Both Beyonce and Jay-Z have a net worth in the hundreds of millions.

And Hamby shot down Baldwin's question on Wednesday. "Look, he [Nicklaus] said in the speech, this election isn't about wealthy people, it's about the middle class. And you want surrogates like this in Ohio. Jack Nicklaus is an Ohio legend. He's from the Columbus area, that's where they were campaigning together. That's a bellwether part of the state."

A transcript of the segment, which aired on September 26 on CNN Newsroom at 3:16 p.m. EDT, is as follows:

BROOKE BALDWIN: And we'll also talk about Romney and Ohio, because that's precisely where he is today, to gain some traction. And he was joined this morning by a guy I know many of us would recognize. A really world-class, world famous athlete, Ohio native, who got up there and talked about winning, talked about success. Here is Jack Nicklaus.

(Video Clip)

JACK NICKLAUS: When I was competing, I didn't lean on someone else in tough times. I knew what I had to do on the golf course to succeed. And when I won, I certainly didn't apologize for my success.

(Applause)

(End Video Clip)

BALDWIN: So Peter Hamby, I'm just going to play devil's advocate. And look, I love golf, working on my swing, who doesn't love Jack Nicklaus. But here you have – you have Romney needing middle class votes in Ohio. How is he helped by a man who has been the face of professional golf, doesn't even live in Ohio anymore?

PETER HAMBY: Well it's hard to hate on Jack. The guy has 18 Masters. Look, he said in the speech, this election isn't about wealthy people, it's about the middle class. And you want surrogates like this in Ohio. Jack Nicklaus is an Ohio legend. He's from the Columbus area, that's where they were campaigning together. That's a bellwether part of the state. He went to Ohio State. I mean, in my personal preference, I want to see where Bubba Watson and the Golf Boys are going in this election.



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1 posted on 09/26/2012 4:37:38 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

What about Madonna’s endorsement locking up the skank vote.


2 posted on 09/26/2012 4:39:04 PM PDT by AU72
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To: Kaslin
CNN Resorts to Questioning Appeal of Jack Nicklaus Endorsement of Romney

That's about par for the course.

3 posted on 09/26/2012 4:40:11 PM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (When the Obama poster fades, the portrait of Che Guevara beneath it shows through.)
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To: Kaslin

It has to be more help than Madonna’s promise to strip naked if Bambi wins.


4 posted on 09/26/2012 4:40:26 PM PDT by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: Kaslin

They said the same thing about Clint Eastwood. They hate anyone who doesn’t like their Umbama.


5 posted on 09/26/2012 4:40:26 PM PDT by FreedBird
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To: Kaslin

It’s obviously racist since Jack Nicklaus is not Tiger Woods. < / sarc >


6 posted on 09/26/2012 4:41:42 PM PDT by aposiopetic
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To: Kaslin

Unlike 0bama, Jack Nicklaus actually knows how to play golf.


7 posted on 09/26/2012 4:43:28 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: Kaslin

No mention of that dirty boy Mike Rowe? Yummy if he says vote Romney I’m in.


8 posted on 09/26/2012 4:44:42 PM PDT by linn37 (Newt supporter here.)
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To: reg45

That’s for sure


9 posted on 09/26/2012 4:45:18 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin
PETER HAMBY:...my personal preference, I want to see where Bubba Watson and the Golf Boys are going in this election.

Well Peter, I've got some bad news for you sunshine. Bubba and the Boys are all Christian Conservatives. I can pretty much guarantee they're not supporting your boy.

10 posted on 09/26/2012 4:46:02 PM PDT by j_tull (Keep Congress Kennedy Free - Sean Bielat for Congress #MA4)
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To: Kaslin
But Chris Matthews says when you talk about golf and Obama, it's racist because everybody compares him to Tiger Woods. (Don't even see how that would be racist.)

The Dirty Jobs guy was also with Romney today in Ohio. I like him!

11 posted on 09/26/2012 4:46:15 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: AU72

Well he needs the ignorant to reelect him


12 posted on 09/26/2012 4:46:38 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

And no Peter, Jack does NOT have 18 Masters, he has 18 major titles. The Masters is one of the four “major: tournaments.


13 posted on 09/26/2012 4:48:52 PM PDT by j_tull (Keep Congress Kennedy Free - Sean Bielat for Congress #MA4)
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To: MacMattico
But Chris Matthews says when you talk about golf and Obama, it's racist because everybody compares him to Tiger Woods.

I am an avid golfer and I can assure Chrissy that never once, not once, have I EVER thought to compare Obama to Tiger Woods. That is laughable.

14 posted on 09/26/2012 4:53:27 PM PDT by truthluva ("Character is doing the right thing even when no one is looking"..J.C. Watts)
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To: Kaslin
Maybe Brooke Baldwin should do something to warrant her job beyond sleeping with the producer.

Jack Nicklaus has raised and donated millions upon millions to charitable causes, events and institutions. His Memorial Tournament played every year at Muirfield Village (in Ohio)raises millions that goes primarily to the Nationwide Children's Hospital.

Unlike Obama and his circle of Marxist friends, Jack Nicklaus has created dozens of charitable endeavors directed at children's health, finding cures for debilitating diseases and promoting faith based education.

15 posted on 09/26/2012 4:55:56 PM PDT by Baynative
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To: Kaslin

My commercial ad idea:

JACK NICKLAUS: “As a winner of 18 major golf championships, I never took time off to try to be president. So why would I want my president to try to be a professional golfer?”

Cut to images of Obama on the golf course with the number of rounds (105?) of golf he’s played since becoming president in big numbers on the screen. Then change the stat to how many months of 8+% unemployment, then the size of the debt, and the number of people on food stamps.


16 posted on 09/26/2012 4:57:27 PM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: Kaslin

Apparently, she knows nothing about Ohio


17 posted on 09/26/2012 4:57:38 PM PDT by jokemoke
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To: Kaslin
Funny how the MSM had no problems with John Kerry's megabucks -- but, they can't get past Romney's net worth. Perhaps it's because Romney actually earned his millions.
18 posted on 09/26/2012 5:01:49 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Kaslin

CNN emerged from slime and slime it will always be..


19 posted on 09/26/2012 5:04:48 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Kaslin
Main Stream Media YOU LIE ! You Manufacture, Create News, DNC PROPAGANDISTS !....

'Today' Reporter Michelle Kosinski caught staging flood picture ?


20 posted on 09/26/2012 5:11:35 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: FreedBird

“They hate anyone who doesn’t like their Umbama.”

They hate white men in particular (unless they are paid Dem whores), and are very upfront about it. I can watch the most tragic news story, and feel an intense relief when the subject of the story isn’t someone “like me”. Not joy or pleasure, just absolute indifference/detachment.

That is the end result of their race-baiting and gender war, and it is national.


21 posted on 09/26/2012 5:16:35 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: MacMattico

Matthews says some dopey things but tying golf to Tiger Woods was uttered by that socialist genius, Lawrence O’Donnell.


22 posted on 09/26/2012 5:17:21 PM PDT by JPG (Make it happen)
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To: JPG

Oops! But I knew it was one of those wing nuts!


23 posted on 09/26/2012 5:23:04 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: Kaslin
Warning : Watching or Listening to the Main Stream Media can cause irreversible brain damage News at 11
24 posted on 09/26/2012 5:29:33 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
"That's about par for the course."

Ha, ha!

25 posted on 09/26/2012 5:56:13 PM PDT by hummingbird (Pray without ceasing. Pray for peace.)
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To: Kaslin
Here's hoping that any U.S. Ryder Cup member who even acknowledges Obama this week be stricken with eternal shanks, yips and assorted other golf maladies.
26 posted on 09/26/2012 5:57:19 PM PDT by bramps
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To: jokemoke

When I was a teenager I was at an ACME ZIP game (an annual early season night game between the University of Akron and some college they believed they had a chance to beat sponsored by the local ACME grocery market chain) and was walking through the crowd headed to buy a coke when headed directly toward me was Jack Nicklaus (in town for a tournament at Firestone CC). Even at that age, with no knowledge of or interest in golf, it was like running into God. You are right. She knows nothing about Ohio or how Jack is viewed in his home State. Arnold Palmer has a similar status in neighbouring PA.


27 posted on 09/26/2012 5:58:06 PM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: j_tull
I can pretty much guarantee they're not supporting your boy.

You can't say "boy" because that makes you either a racist or a pedophile.

28 posted on 09/26/2012 6:00:29 PM PDT by Labyrinthos
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To: American Constitutionalist

That picture never gets old!


29 posted on 09/26/2012 6:04:10 PM PDT by hummingbird (Pray without ceasing. Pray for peace.)
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To: BlueStateRightist

And when you show clips of Obummer on the golf course, be sure to show numerous examples of his pussified swing!


30 posted on 09/26/2012 6:06:43 PM PDT by Tucker39
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To: BlueStateRightist

Like your idea.
I’ve been sending one to the GOP (so far unsuccessfully) featuring my SIL:

“Hi I’m Justin, a PGA professional golfer. Did you know that in 2011 Baraq Obama played more rounds of golf than I did?
Is there any question why the country is in such bad shape?”


31 posted on 09/26/2012 6:10:41 PM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: Tucker39

His swing REALLY is bad, isn’t it? My six year old grandson has a better swing than Obama has.


32 posted on 09/26/2012 6:12:32 PM PDT by truthluva ("Character is doing the right thing even when no one is looking"..J.C. Watts)
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To: Kaslin

Oh my word. These people are making my hair hurt.

I just don’t believe them anymore. I always say I’ve been wise to the media leftists since I was 10 years old in 1968 and that is true.

But this campaign, they’ve lost the last iota of credibility I could ever give to them.

They just blatantly lie, and they blatantly accept the lies told by this administration, and they lie (often by ommission) on behalf of the administration.

Susan Rice on the Sunday shows, bare faced lying.

18000 attendees at the arena that holds 5000 another lie.

Refusing to report the truth on fast & furious and scores of other stories, lies by ommission.

The polls? Give me a break, Obama might pull this out in a squeaker, but he’s not going to get more dems to the polls than he did in 2008.

I just can’t believe what they say.

They’ve basically killed themselves, for freaking Barack Hussein Obama, mmmm, mmmmm, mmmmm.


33 posted on 09/26/2012 8:15:13 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: Kaslin
By her standards, she could have asked the same question when President Obama attended a fund raiser hosted by Jay-Z and Beyonce at Jay-Z's 40/40 club that featured a champagne tower, where seats went for $40,000.

Hardly; for...

...a double minded man is unstable in all his ways.

34 posted on 09/27/2012 3:50:14 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: j_tull
Bubba and the Boys are all Christian Conservatives. I can pretty much guarantee they're not supporting your boy.

Then they have a REAL dilemma in the voting booth!

35 posted on 09/27/2012 3:52:51 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: aposiopetic
If yer half Thai; then you make better choices than if half White...



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36 posted on 09/27/2012 4:09:32 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Kaslin

This is an out-of-touch media person using stereotypes from the early 1950’s when a large percentage of olf courses were private country clubs and the average joe hung out at the bowling alley. Now most courses are public, and I regularly tee it up with average-Joe sixpack who account for most of the rounds played these days.


37 posted on 09/27/2012 8:59:11 AM PDT by ghost of nixon
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To: Kaslin

Obama’s party at Jazydouchebag’s bar had nearly a quarter of million dollars of champagne alone. The pravda media kissed his butt all the same.


38 posted on 09/27/2012 11:21:49 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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