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GOPís October surprise? - Source reveals "Jimmy Carter Strategy"
Salon.com ^ | OCT 1, 2012 | CRAIG UNGER

Posted on 10/01/2012 6:32:40 PM PDT by yellowhammer

According to a highly reliable source, as Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama prepare for the first presidential debate Wednesday night, top Republican operatives are primed to unleash a new two-pronged offensive that will attack Obama as weak on national security, and will be based, in part, on new intelligence information regarding the attacks in Libya that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens on Sept. 11.

The source, who has firsthand knowledge of private, high-level conversations in the Romney camp that took place in Washington, D.C., last week, said that at various times the GOP strategists referred to their new operation as the Jimmy Carter Strategy or the October Surprise.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: libya; obama; october; romney
Note this:

"...The source said that “there was quite a bit more” to the operation than simply revealing the intelligence regarding Libya. He declined to discuss what he described as the second phase of the operation."
1 posted on 10/01/2012 6:32:45 PM PDT by yellowhammer
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To: yellowhammer

They better do something and quick!!!


2 posted on 10/01/2012 6:35:56 PM PDT by Right Ahead
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To: yellowhammer

The ambassador is dead and Al Queda is alive!


3 posted on 10/01/2012 6:38:08 PM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: yellowhammer

So long as he also gives some friggin specifics about RR plans for the undecided voters. That is critical and luckily going to happen I believe per articles.


4 posted on 10/01/2012 6:38:46 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: yellowhammer
OK,play the “Jimmy Carter” card...but play it completely.Economic collapse *and* criminal negligence regarding terrorism.
5 posted on 10/01/2012 6:39:42 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive!)
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To: yellowhammer
What?

No GHW Bush flying an SR-71 to Iran in the dead of night?

6 posted on 10/01/2012 6:39:47 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the psychopath.)
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To: yellowhammer
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7 posted on 10/01/2012 6:40:20 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: yellowhammer

As tragic and horrific as this event was,
i have to ask if this strategy will play with the voters. Do they care that 4 people were murdered or do they have their hands out for “free”
obama goodies?


8 posted on 10/01/2012 6:44:46 PM PDT by teletech (Say NO to RINOS!)
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To: Right Ahead

I would prefer their October surprise to have them somehow lift the video that the LA Times has which show obama hanging out with Hamas. That should make the election a slamdunk.


9 posted on 10/01/2012 6:45:28 PM PDT by castlegreyskull
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To: teletech

I have said many times that once enough people are on the dole it’s over for the Republicans. If Romney does win this thing it will likely be the last Republican President. The future demographics virtually guarantee democrats the Presidency.

We are all just boiling frogs trying to lower the temperature a few degrees


10 posted on 10/01/2012 6:56:23 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: teletech; All

They will care if there is irrefutable evidence they knew.

That said, I question this story for the following reasons. First, it’s from Salon. Second, the source is obviously a lefty GOP operative since he is quoted in the article as saying it shows the campaign is out of touch with Americans.


11 posted on 10/01/2012 6:57:42 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: yellowhammer

LOL, yeah, why focus on the economic depression Ubama has worsened for the past 4 years?


12 posted on 10/01/2012 7:00:28 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: plain talk

Same thing was said leading up to the 2010 midterms and the result? One of the biggest wins the GOP has ever seen. The demographics are changing but I have confidence our party will adapt.


13 posted on 10/01/2012 7:01:35 PM PDT by tatown ( FUMD, FUAC, and FUGB)
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To: plain talk

What you said BUMP.
Or, as Dear old Dad always said, “Once the parasites outnumber the hosts, it’s all over. The Democrats win.”


14 posted on 10/01/2012 7:02:17 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: rwfromkansas

They are just publishing this in an effort to get ahead of GOP attacks over Libya.

The real attack we need is by Romney. We will see.


15 posted on 10/01/2012 7:03:40 PM PDT by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way!)
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To: tatown

Exactly. The Dem and GOP have both been here fighting each other for 160 years. They are not going away. Yes, the world changes. And guess what, the parties adapt. The GOP may have a few struggling elections, but it will once again shift toward their favor as they adapt and learn how to reach groups that now seem impossible to reach.


16 posted on 10/01/2012 7:03:48 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: nascarnation

17 posted on 10/01/2012 7:05:50 PM PDT by pabianice (washington, dc ..)
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To: Right Ahead

Some patriot within the national intelligence community will leak it out, and get the Obama team in trouble. They are holding back something very, very bad and will be very, very damaging if it comes to light, about Benghazi and some other areas. Obama is EXTREMELY VULNERABLE on foreign policy, too.


18 posted on 10/01/2012 7:06:28 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Donate, & walk precincts, not for "Parties", but for individual, principled "Candidates" (& for FR)
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To: tatown

We have Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and Susana Martinez.


19 posted on 10/01/2012 7:06:39 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: tatown
The demographics are changing but I have confidence our party will adapt pander, ie., become "Democrat lite" even more than they already are.

For example, your party has already said they will keep some of Ubamacare, and are fine and dandy with a sodomized military. It's all Kabuki theater. None for me, thanks.

20 posted on 10/01/2012 7:08:55 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: yellowhammer

In going door-to-door, most Republicans and almost all Dems and Indies have zero support for a neo-Con approach. Incrasingly we are moving toward a soft Ron Paul position on foreign entanglements.

I have no dog in this. I have no position on foreign policy other than immigration to the extent it is foreign policy. I’m commenting on campaign strategy.

Mitt needs to prove he is a turn-around artist with a turn-around of his campaign.


21 posted on 10/01/2012 7:10:42 PM PDT by spintreebob
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To: castlegreyskull
I would prefer their October surprise to have them somehow lift the video that the LA Times has which show obama hanging out with Hamas. That should make the election a slamdunk.

Wrongo!. All the Hamas has to say is we will give you free telephones and all of a sudden Zero is a bigger hero. We are in an absolute freefall because nobody wants to work for anything.

22 posted on 10/01/2012 7:16:27 PM PDT by ProudFossil (" I never did give anyone hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell." Harry Truman)
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To: plain talk
I have said many times that once enough people are on the dole it’s over for the Republicans.

My wife's favorite comment on this is the following story:

Two kids are running for the class president in the sixth grade. One promises to clean up the halls and make sure the lockers are secure. The other one promises everybody ice cream. When asked where it is coming from and how will it be paid for, that student says I don't know. I am just promising it. Guess which one won with 100% of the vote. The halls are still dirty and things are getting swiped from the lockers. But the class is lined up waiting for the free ice cream (which is not coming).

23 posted on 10/01/2012 7:21:48 PM PDT by ProudFossil (" I never did give anyone hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell." Harry Truman)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

I sure hope you’re right. But will what rightfully should be damaging actually cause damage? A month ago very few had ever heard of Ambassador Chris Stevens.


24 posted on 10/01/2012 7:23:49 PM PDT by BillyBonebrake
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To: Lancey Howard

Cool. Just go ahead and keep out of the way of the reformers within the party. We’re on the verge of electing Ted Cruz down here and it hasn’t been easy but we got it done. Of course from the look of your post working to elect true conservatives like Cruz, Rand Paul, Jim Demint is too much work. It’s much easier to sit on your ass and complain.

~Cheers


25 posted on 10/01/2012 7:32:16 PM PDT by tatown ( FUMD, FUAC, and FUGB)
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To: nascarnation

And Al Queda is driving a GM product !


26 posted on 10/01/2012 7:34:36 PM PDT by woofie (It takes three villages and a forest of woodland creatures to raise a child in Obamaville)
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To: nascarnation

“The ambassador is dead and Al Queda is alive!”

Oooh, good line!


27 posted on 10/01/2012 7:36:06 PM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: yellowhammer
" He declined to discuss what he described as the second phase of the operation."

GOOD !! that keeps them guessing and sweating...
28 posted on 10/01/2012 7:42:50 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Right Ahead
" They better do something and quick!!! "

It's all about timing my friend,, time it for best effect and so they won't be able to recover from it before the election.
29 posted on 10/01/2012 7:44:32 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Right Ahead

WTF? What has 0bama done? MORE DAMAGE, that’s what he’s done. This notion that Romney has to do ‘more’ is perpetrated by the media to enhance their false narrative that this race is over. I’m sick of this sh!t. If America wants to prove they are SHEEP and easily led to slaughter, let them. I pray to God everyday that Americans come to their senses and evicts the traitor in the White House. They may already have. The news media would never tell us, would they.. Jimmy Carter was going to kick Reagan’s butt they told us. The media is never held to account for their deceptive campaigns.


30 posted on 10/01/2012 8:02:05 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: yellowhammer

Of course a Romney strategist is talking to the media.

Pray for America


31 posted on 10/01/2012 8:28:08 PM PDT by bray (If you vote for a communist what does that make you?)
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To: Andrei Bulba
They are just publishing this in an effort to get ahead of GOP attacks over Libya.

You're right. This is garbage.

It's Salon, for God's sake ... a little Obama-worshipping pantywaist named Craig Unger ... claiming to quote "high-level Republicans." But Unger's anonymous "source" won't name names!

Puh-leeze, this is an obvious effort to pre-neutralize Romney if he dares to attack the Obama foreign policy debacle in Libya the entire world.

32 posted on 10/01/2012 9:08:30 PM PDT by shhrubbery! (NIH!)
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To: yellowhammer
They should swiftboat him by highlighting his longtime sympathy and apologetic stance toward the Muslim world. It's the same old Jimmy Carter naivete about the Soviets and Iran.


33 posted on 10/01/2012 9:14:27 PM PDT by JediJones (KARL ROVE: "And remember, this year, no one is seriously talking about ending abortion.")
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To: tatown
It’s much easier to sit on your ass and complain.

Great... another genius with reading comprehension problems.

34 posted on 10/01/2012 9:14:43 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Exactly. Even the libs at the State Dept. don’t want their own murdered because of incompetence at the WH. Likewise, the DOD. Both bureaucracies will leak to protect their own people.


35 posted on 10/01/2012 9:15:19 PM PDT by Surfscoter (Surfscoter)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Pat Caddell on Campaign Insiders said Romney should say in the debate how Obama went fundraising in Vegas the day after the attacks. What happens in Benghazi doesn’t stay in Benghazi...


36 posted on 10/01/2012 9:18:11 PM PDT by JediJones (KARL ROVE: "And remember, this year, no one is seriously talking about ending abortion.")
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To: spintreebob

Mitt needs to say in the debate, “Vote for me if you want turnaround artist. Vote for Obama if you want a bull$#!t artist.” I can dream...


37 posted on 10/01/2012 9:21:18 PM PDT by JediJones (KARL ROVE: "And remember, this year, no one is seriously talking about ending abortion.")
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To: ProudFossil
My wife's favorite comment on this is the following story:

Two kids are running for the class president in the sixth grade. One promises to clean up the halls and make sure the lockers are secure. The other one promises everybody ice cream. When asked where it is coming from and how will it be paid for, that student says I don't know. I am just promising it. Guess which one won with 100% of the vote. The halls are still dirty and things are getting swiped from the lockers. But the class is lined up waiting for the free ice cream (which is not coming).

That story might get some traction, many of those voting might understand something as simply put as that.

38 posted on 10/01/2012 9:23:34 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: plain talk

“The future demographics virtually guarantee democrats the Presidency.”

And the end of our constitutional federated republic.


39 posted on 10/01/2012 9:33:44 PM PDT by Elsiejay
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To: yellowhammer

That could work if only the people inclined to vote for Obama gave a damn about it.


40 posted on 10/01/2012 9:55:05 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: yellowhammer

I would Prefer Romney just Confront Obama with Questions like the Guy On Univision the Other Night,we dont need Gimmicks,just Direct Questions about all this A-holes Scandals and Law Breaking.
Obama is Ignoring the Law in his Own Biggest Achievement,Obamacare, by Not appointing the Board Members to the Death Panel,He was supposed to Have done it By Now. I wonder Why he Has Not? That would be an Interesting Question


41 posted on 10/02/2012 3:18:39 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: spintreebob; JediJones

Mitt needs to prove he is a turn-around artist with a turn-around of his campaign

Well, the turn-around artist did it...thanks to help from he loser.


42 posted on 10/04/2012 7:39:44 PM PDT by spintreebob
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