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Obama Outspending Romney on TV
Dickmorris.com ^ | October 1, 2012 | Dick Morris

Posted on 10/01/2012 11:37:05 AM PDT by BlueStateRightist

For the week just ended, the Obama campaign outspent Romney by a significant margin in key swing states. In Iowa, Colorado, Florida, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio, Virginia, and Wisconsin, the Obama campaign spent $16.6 during the week of September 24th while Romney spent only $12.5 million.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: campaign; election; romney
Maybe the financial advantage for Romney simply isn't there? Or they are discounting the effectiveness of TV ads?
1 posted on 10/01/2012 11:37:13 AM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: BlueStateRightist

Hopefully it is going into GOTV efforts to prevent people from being discouraged by all the spin.


2 posted on 10/01/2012 11:39:53 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: BlueStateRightist

On WHAT TV channels? I hear freepers complaining about ads during sports games...I don’t think that helps Obomba...and TV is becoming less of a source....people can skip thru ads


3 posted on 10/01/2012 11:40:14 AM PDT by goodnesswins (What has happened to America?)
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To: BlueStateRightist

This is apparent and concerns me. I hope that his money is going into ground game or something that is helpful, not just so fool consultants.


4 posted on 10/01/2012 11:44:09 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: BlueStateRightist

The Super Pac ads just started running on Sunday. During the Redskins-Bucs game the anti-Obozo adds were run at a 4-1 advantage here in NOVA.


5 posted on 10/01/2012 11:45:18 AM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: BlueStateRightist

WASSUP WID DIS?


6 posted on 10/01/2012 11:46:18 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The American news media, the 'Pravda Press', is fully Soviet-ized.)
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To: DarthVader

I did notice that too on Sunday though.


7 posted on 10/01/2012 11:46:23 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: BlueStateRightist

I thought the Romney folks were sitting on a large bankroll and commercials were coming.

Strange.


8 posted on 10/01/2012 11:47:57 AM PDT by Ted Grant
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To: DarthVader

That makes me feel better.


9 posted on 10/01/2012 11:48:20 AM PDT by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: BlueStateRightist

I’ve spoken to our state committeeman, our rep to the RNC. He does not totally discount advertising - there will be advertising dollars - but much of the stash will go into the ground game as previously noted. To date we have made more contacts nationally than were made through election day in 2008. GOTV in 2004 was an awesome effort that gave GWB the victory over Jean Francois Kerry (who served in Vietnam).


10 posted on 10/01/2012 11:48:27 AM PDT by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 12 y/o granddaughter has more relevant&quality executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: BlueStateRightist

I was thinking that Romney/Ryan would launch a swell of ads in the week before the election... good idea.

By then the public will be heartily sick of hearing and seeing our idiot President trying to persuade people to give him another four more miserable years!!!


11 posted on 10/01/2012 11:49:13 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: KC_Conspirator

There is alot of time and money going into the GOTV efforts here in VA. Very well organized and also well attended by volunteers.


12 posted on 10/01/2012 11:49:38 AM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: BlueStateRightist

Obama outspending Romney in NWFlorida, at least on radio. Romney is barely there, which is better then last week when there were no Romney spots at all. Now the SIEU ads are 4 or more to 1 the Romney ads. The robocalls are a little better, maybe 3 to 1.


13 posted on 10/01/2012 11:50:07 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE www.fee.org/library/books/economics-in-one-lesson)
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To: BlueStateRightist

Im still seeing Obama here in the bluest of blue California(Yep, the state giving illegal aliens drivers licenses now..how exciting :( if Obama is doing so well how come he’s wasting money here


14 posted on 10/01/2012 11:52:44 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Obama Ads I mean


15 posted on 10/01/2012 11:53:29 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Another question, if Obama has so little money how can he afford to be spending ad dollars everywhere we look (including CA)?


16 posted on 10/01/2012 11:54:43 AM PDT by tatown ( FUMD, FUAC, and FUGB)
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To: BlueStateRightist

I’ve not even seen a single Romney ad other than one on the internet that I clicked on. Undoubtedly due to the fact I’m not in a swing state, and I don’t particularly watch many tv-channels anymore (having grown sick of their liberal agendas, I’ve dumped most of them). I have seen a handful of Obama ads, plus several dozen commercials for local races, however.

Makes for an almost surreal election season, compared to previous ones. At times, it doesn’t even seem like there’s an election going on. Few yard-signs, few bumper-stickers, and so few commercials.


17 posted on 10/01/2012 11:55:34 AM PDT by greene66
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To: goodnesswins
>>>On WHAT TV channels? I hear freepers complaining about ads during sports games...I don’t think that helps Obomba...and TV is becoming less of a source....people can skip thru ads

All I know is I see Obama ads EVERYWHERE....and I'm in Texas...so I know they are national buys. I see them during sporting events...and I don't DVR those...so people see them. I see them on Youtube on the side-bar. I see them on Yahoo. I see them everywhere.

The RNC/GOP made the mistake of not understanding the power of the new media in 2008...and I fear they are doing it again.

18 posted on 10/01/2012 11:56:25 AM PDT by NELSON111
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To: Perdogg

ping


19 posted on 10/01/2012 11:56:47 AM PDT by tatown ( FUMD, FUAC, and FUGB)
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To: BlueStateRightist
I thought the Romney folks said "carpet-bombing." Perhaps I misunderstood.

Maybe they said "throw-rugging?"

20 posted on 10/01/2012 12:14:33 PM PDT by LaybackLenny (Principles aren't worth a bucket of warm spit. I'm voting Romney. God help me.)
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To: jimfree

This is exactly where we should be spending it. We need boots on the ground. The media distorts everything anyhow, and I, for one, flip the channels during commercials, so I don’t see any of them. I also automatically toss junk campaign mail. But I listen to people that knock on my door.

The problem is getting enough volunteers to do it. I live in California, where there is really no Romney presence since we have no chance of taking California. However, they are heavily encouraging volunteers to go to Reno to precinct walk. They also want us to make calls into swing states instead of bothering with calling California.

What can each of us do? Volunteer where we can, talk to everyone you know and get them to vote, send money, and pray.


21 posted on 10/01/2012 12:23:31 PM PDT by usflagwaver
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To: BlueStateRightist

For what it’s worth, last night on Fox Donald Trump told Hannity that he knows Romney’s advisors, and they are waiting till the last month to spend the money.


22 posted on 10/01/2012 12:26:07 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Don't be afraid to see what you see. (Ronald Reagan))
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To: BlueStateRightist

I think we’re talking effectiveness of tv ads.

I’ll be honest here. Most childrens cartoons are more compelling than the GOP ads I’ve seen to date.

Why should anyone watch the ads if they can’t come out and GRAB the attention of the viewer. If a candidate doesnt have the guts to run tough tv ads, do they have the guts to be president?


23 posted on 10/01/2012 12:33:53 PM PDT by o2bfree
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To: goodnesswins
I live in california and have seen tons of Obama commercials
on the SCI-FI channel as well as TLC I can not stand it. I just turn the set off when I see them after I yell at the screen. Why so many in California supposed to be locked up for Obama.

I have NOT seen one Romney ad which I think is a shame.

24 posted on 10/01/2012 12:40:26 PM PDT by funfan
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To: BlueStateRightist

Donald Trump said on Hannity last night that Romney had “tons of money” which he was going to start spending soon - I sure hope so........


25 posted on 10/01/2012 12:43:41 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: BlueStateRightist

Rush nailed this a year ago. He said GOP insiders were telling him that they cannot beat Obama this cycle, so the purpose of the GOP candidate this election was to raise money for Congressional races. It was reported a few weeks ago that Romney has given huge sums of money through various channels to support local House and Senate races, thus Obama had much more money on hand in spite of Romney’s fundraising advantage.

This is playing out exactly as Rush described - punt on the White house and try to win more Senate and House seats. Romney’s only jobs this election are to not be too controversial and raise money for the GOP.


26 posted on 10/01/2012 1:09:03 PM PDT by LaserJock
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To: KC_Conspirator

This is apparent and concerns me. I hope that his money is going into ground game or something that is helpful, not just so fool consultants.


Mitt is frugal to the core...hope he loosens up the purse strings pretty quick. Absolutely want him in office so he can get this country back fiscally, but he has to get there first!


27 posted on 10/01/2012 1:12:53 PM PDT by DefeatCorruption
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To: LaserJock; Admin Moderator

Good grief, how did I know that your freeper date of birth would be 2012?

Get lost troll.


28 posted on 10/01/2012 1:32:37 PM PDT by tatown ( FUMD, FUAC, and FUGB)
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To: tatown

“Get lost troll.”

Not sure what has you bent out of shape, I’m just pointing out one theory why Romney is not spending as much as Obama in spite of his good fundraising.

The next line out of Rush’s mouth of course was to disagree with the GOP-e and he asserted that any Republican could beat Obama if he just tried to - a statement I agree with. Many conservatives like Rush (and me as well) have been at odds with how the GOP is approaching this election and that they’re putting an election at risk that should have been a slam dunk.


29 posted on 10/01/2012 1:45:24 PM PDT by LaserJock
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To: BlueStateRightist

Not only tv, I’ve been seeing both their stinking mugs on my email sites and other pages since the beginning of the year. NOTHING from the GOP.


30 posted on 10/01/2012 1:55:46 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: LaserJock

How do you know it is ‘at risk’? Do you know what Mitt’s plans are for spending (or not spending) money? The answer is NO so why do you bring up the idea that he is throwing the election?

Just a little word of advice, a Newbie should be careful about what he/she posts or you will quickly earn the title of a troll. Got it?


31 posted on 10/01/2012 2:01:01 PM PDT by tatown ( FUMD, FUAC, and FUGB)
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Tester here in MT is all over the Internet with banner ads. I can tell you from our ad budget it costs from $10.00 to $1000 depending on site to buy 100,000 banners that are on the screen when it opens.

Radio buys are good but TV? That costs 100 to 1000 times the Internet and if you're like me you TIVO 100% of the ads.

32 posted on 10/01/2012 2:15:26 PM PDT by liberty or death
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To: CatherineofAragon

Theyre going to wait till the last month when Obama has defined who Romney is and most people who are committed to voting have made up their mind. I don’t think that’s a very good strategy.


33 posted on 10/01/2012 3:58:00 PM PDT by psjones (u)
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To: psjones

It is a concern.


34 posted on 10/01/2012 4:54:43 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Don't be afraid to see what you see. (Ronald Reagan))
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Yep, I’ve seen his ads here in SoCal. What’s up with that? Isn’t Kalifornia in the bag for him?


35 posted on 10/01/2012 8:29:05 PM PDT by CPO retired
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To: CPO retired

Apparently so, I mean this is the same looney state handing out drivers licenses to illegal aliens yet I am constantly seeing Obama Ads on cable channels


36 posted on 10/01/2012 8:31:14 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: LaybackLenny

Such a public announcement of “Carpet-bombing” after the Dem convention, when there was no need for such an announcement, was obviously a head-fake, causing Obama to spend even more money than he already had burned through over the summer. Mitt still has a big money advantage for the last five weeks (an eternity), and I would imagine you will see ads rev up during the debates. Meanwhile, Mitt has been spending heavily on ground game operations in some states, particularly Ohio and Virgnia. Keep the faith. Whoever Mitt is, and whatever he intends, we have to believe that the Bain Capital man understands one thing: how best to deploy money.


37 posted on 10/01/2012 8:37:20 PM PDT by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Always encouraging to hear how desperate BO is in CA. No BO bumper stickers to speak of here in CA-9 for blocks and blocks and blocks and blocks. Saw ONE BO window sign this evening in a neighborhood which contains Sec 8 housing. That’s it. Two BO bumper stickers. Where are all the BO enthusiasts answering the pollsters?


38 posted on 10/01/2012 8:42:38 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: Sarah Barracuda
Obama ads are running a lot in San Antonio. Is Obama in trouble in Texas?

Just has a lot of money I guess, might as well use it to saturate the airwaves.

39 posted on 10/01/2012 8:45:18 PM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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