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Anecdotal evidence of Romney's rise (Vanity)

Posted on 10/09/2012 10:00:13 PM PDT by hawaiian

OK, guys. There have been countless polls in the last 48 hours (mostly showing Romney momentum), but sometimes I find that stories from the guy next door tell me more and are the most convincing to me. I'd like to hear about friends or even enemies of yours switching away from Obama and to Romney, or perhaps simply towards Conservatism. I sense this is happening in a big way, and that the debate was not Obama merely laying an egg, but the aftermath of the debate is a result of a clash of ideas, where liberal ideas were exposed!

One friend of mine told me that their family was very pro-Obama, especially his 16-year-old son. After the debate, his son turned to him and said, "Dad. I think that now I would vote for Romney, if I could vote." And he got up and left the room.

Fire away! I'd love to hear your "conversion" stories or other "boots on the ground" evidence of change that I feel is in the air.


TOPICS: Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: vanity

1 posted on 10/09/2012 10:00:20 PM PDT by hawaiian
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To: hawaiian

I do not know a single person voting FOR Romney, every one is voting AGAINST obama.
It is sad that we do not have a candidate that people are voting for.
(What worries me, is the Romney will think he is chosen as opposed to voting against the other guy)


2 posted on 10/09/2012 10:07:00 PM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: hawaiian

I live in California and it is bloody hopeless here, but I would love to hear about what is happening in other areas of the country, especially the battleground states.


3 posted on 10/09/2012 10:09:05 PM PDT by radpolis (Liberals: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy)
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To: radpolis

You’re still a big winner though. Moon Beam is lowering gas prices there in hopes of pulling Barry’s chestnuts out of the fire. That’s what I’ve been hearing and reading all day anyway. Barry’s state controlled “media” is saying gas prices are getting ready to take the plunge. LOL! Those toads in the “media” would say and do anything for their “messiah”.


4 posted on 10/09/2012 10:14:55 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Sorry Algore. It was attitude, NOT altitude.)
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To: svcw

I’m voting for Romney.

He beat Zero More than anyone in my 60 years and that goes for Reagan too!


5 posted on 10/09/2012 10:18:55 PM PDT by factmart
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To: hawaiian
My sister e-mailed me after the debate and said “after that I am definitely voting for Romney!”

Now if you knew this sister of mine I don't know which is more EPIC: that she watched a debate or that she's voting for Romney!

6 posted on 10/09/2012 10:22:42 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: hawaiian

For the most part the polls are swaying in the undecided wind...and those people are def half-wits. I think they’ll basically support whoever the press tells them is the winner.


7 posted on 10/09/2012 10:23:46 PM PDT by Katya (Homo Nosce Te Ipsum)
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To: hawaiian

I don’t know anyone who has changed their vote but If you didn’t listen to the radio or watch the tv and internet you would never know there was even a presidential election going on. I haven’t seen a single yard sign. Did see a Romney Ryan 2012 painted on a grain bin. The town near us is almost all low income farm laborers. The whole town is on foodstamps and welfare. Last time around there were Obama Biden signs in every yard. This year not a one.


8 posted on 10/09/2012 10:26:59 PM PDT by albionin
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To: hawaiian; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

I hear that even the Obamaphone lady (Lady?) is thinking of changing her vote after the debate debacle!


9 posted on 10/09/2012 10:29:10 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: hawaiian

I live in the People’s Republic of Seattle. In 2008 literally every other car had an Obama sticker.

Now It seems to be about ten percent or less.

AND last week I was an anti Obama bumper sticker on a truck in the parking lot of a PCC (Liberal cooperative grocery where I was shopping.

It had a picture of Obama and read: Does this ass make my truck look fat?

This in a liberal bastion.

Good sign.


10 posted on 10/09/2012 10:31:16 PM PDT by garjog (We do not want another four more years of the last four years.)
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To: svcw
It is sad that we do not have a candidate that people are voting for.

That may have been true before the debate but most people supporting Romney are NOW doing so enthusiastically. Imperfect as he is he is head and shoulders (x10) above Obama. Sorry but that is the blunt truth.

11 posted on 10/09/2012 10:32:02 PM PDT by torchthemummy (Calvin Coolidge - "Patriotism is looking out for yourself by looking out for your Country.")
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To: garjog

Meant to say last week I saw...


12 posted on 10/09/2012 10:36:41 PM PDT by garjog (We do not want another four more years of the last four years.)
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To: hawaiian
A family I know with four adult children picked up and left this state of taxation, gay marriage and war on the Big Gulp and the whole extended family moved to Florida. We keep in touch, and I told them now your vote really means something, but they weren't sure they could vote for a Mormon. This family is some type of baptist and I understood their point of view. Of course when I met them 20 years ago the kids thought because I was Catholic, I sacrificed animals on an alter every Sunday! But we got past that.

After the debate I got a Big “ you're right Obama’s just plain stupid and has got to go, we're ordering Romney yard signs right now”. I think the debate helped them to see him as a person, not just a “scary Mormon”. They would have never voted for Obama, but now Romney had 8 more votes in Florida!

13 posted on 10/09/2012 10:38:44 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: albionin; MacMattico

albionin, you are right about the signs I live in NJ and last time there were plenty of signs, I remember distinctly because we moved from a very dem area to a very republican area and I was so happy to see all the McCain signs, but there were Obama signs too. Now there is just the Ron Paul sign up the street that’s been here the whole four years (and will be there another four years and probably for four years after Dr. Paul passes away, unless Rand runs, then we might get a change there).

I don’t know if this shows lack of support for Romney or not. This really is a Republican area, but it’s suburban NJ, so I don’t think it’s a hot-bed of conservatism. I suppose I might have one or two neighbors who won’t vote Romney because he’s too big of a RINO, but I doubt that explains the near total lack of signs. I’m getting the feeling that people have made up their minds and are just going to go vote for Romney. I hope that’s the case anyway.

In addition let me say we drive 80 miles roundtrip to work every day, back up to the dem stronghold of Hudson County, I am seeing very, very, very few Obama stickers, almost none in fact. I find that pretty telling. I’m not saying folks won’t vote for him, and I’m sure he’ll carry NJ, but as the old song says: the feeling’s gone, it’s gone away.

MacMattico - I think the fact that they got a huge audience for the debate shows how concerned people (even people like your sister) are about the state of the country. That alone bodes quite ill for Obama, if folks were basically happy, would they tune in? I doubt it! There’s really no curiosity factor here, Obama’s the celebrity president and even Romney is a well-known and rather unexciting figure.

Romney did a great job at that debate, I don’t know how he could have been better. He really rose to the occasion and he helped himself tremendously. If he can do that 2 more times he should prevail in November.


14 posted on 10/09/2012 10:51:18 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: hawaiian

My sister announced to the whole family she was going to vote Romney this time around.

My dad nearly died (but likely would have still voted if he had passed) and tried to talk her out of it.

He failed.

She might just earn her way back on to my friends list on Facebook.


15 posted on 10/09/2012 10:53:35 PM PDT by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: svcw

I’m voting FOR Romney as much as I’m voting against the Kenyan.


16 posted on 10/09/2012 11:01:31 PM PDT by 1035rep (Obama: "I killed Bin Laden" ...you didn't do that. Somebody else made that happen.)
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To: albionin

I live in NW WA state and the only YARD signs I’ve seen are in Anacortes...Romney/Ryan....the only bumper stickers are...O/Biden


17 posted on 10/09/2012 11:36:23 PM PDT by tinamina
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To: hawaiian
Can't help you. Don't talk politics with any of my neighbors. No point in doing so.

In 2008 Presidential vote, result was 75% McCain, 23% Obama. I am so ashamed that Obama got so many votes in my county, but we (Republicans) are handicapped: http://www.nps.gov/nico/index.htm

18 posted on 10/09/2012 11:54:21 PM PDT by tdscpa
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To: torchthemummy

“That may have been true before the debate but most people supporting Romney are NOW doing so enthusiastically. Imperfect as he is he is head and shoulders (x10) above Obama. Sorry but that is the blunt truth.”


The guy is as slippery as an eel. During the primaries he was running on tax cuts for the eeeevil rich, and now he’s saying he’s for tax cuts on the middle class and that the rich would be “okay” regardless of who won the race.

The only thing Romney is winning is the style contest, because I’m not seeing a difference anymore in the campaigning. Gone are the days when conservatives worried about a platform.


19 posted on 10/10/2012 12:19:46 AM PDT by RaisingCain
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To: RaisingCain
The problem with a presidential election is that it is a political contest to elect a person who should ideally be a competent, responsible executive.

On one hand, Romney is one of the worst candidates you'll ever see, from a purely political perspective. He's simply not a very "natural" politician.

On the other hand, he's one of the most capable men ever to run for the White House in this nation's history. Anyone who has dealt with CEOs in industry will understand how people like this operate. One of their most important attributes is one that serves them very poorly in a popularity contest, and that is their ability to be completely detached and devoid of all personal connection when dealing with a situation that requires strong leadership.

This is why I pay no attention to campaign speeches, campaign ads, etc. This is all just "noise" in the background of a very important election. If you want to get a sense of where things really stand, just sit down and watch the entire length of last week's debate -- with the sound off. Those two people didn't even belong in the same zip code, let alone on a stage in a presidential debate.

20 posted on 10/10/2012 2:55:15 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: svcw

Let not your heart be troubled. It makes no difference to Mitt or anyone else in the country what you worry about. I am voting for Mitt.


21 posted on 10/10/2012 3:21:37 AM PDT by libbylu
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To: cableguymn

lolol


22 posted on 10/10/2012 3:25:30 AM PDT by libbylu
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To: jocon307

Many people are reluctant to put up signs or stickers on cars b/c of what deranged liberals will do in retaliation.


23 posted on 10/10/2012 4:04:28 AM PDT by petercooper
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To: Alberta's Child
On the other hand, he's (Romney) one of the most capable men ever to run for the White House in this nation's history.

Astute point and I agree with you on that. Too many Americans see the election of a president as a popularity contest and as a result, we usually end up with a back-slapping, snake-oil salesman who has a way with the ladies (Bill Clinton personifies that stereotype). Yet as an actual leader and an executive, these are often the worst people for the job.

It is rare to see charisma and competency in the same package. Ronald Reagan is the only president I know that was not only a master politician but also had the executive ability to inspire people and actually get substantive things done, even when the opposing party controlled power in Congress during his whole two terms.

I would say Mitt Romney has it even over Reagan with respect to executive ability, surrounding oneself with the right people and getting things done. If we get Romney into office, with a Republican controlled Congress, I think all of us here are going to be very surprised. Pleasantly surprised.

24 posted on 10/10/2012 4:13:13 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: hawaiian
I personally know two who said hey are switching, one an indie, one a super lib. I also know a third, --- whom I don 't know if she voted at all last time--- but who is voting Romney.

How about this anecdotal evidence here in OH: I have been on a list to get a R/R sign for weeks. They called 3 days ago. By the time I got there yesterday 1000 signs were gone! The lady showed me a legal sign up pad for the next batch . . Ten pp long!

Not only do the R/R signs heavily outnumber Obama signs here, but I see signs in yards that I never saw signs in during the 08 campaign.

25 posted on 10/10/2012 4:45:48 AM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: svcw

Um, I know lots. ESP. After the debate.


26 posted on 10/10/2012 4:47:09 AM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: hawaiian
Not anecdotal but the fake jobs numbers are sure ringing hollow with the jobless who haven't found jobs or know anyone in their network who has. No amount of smoke and mirrors, bogus numbers the MSM will buy in a second, or campaign ad manure can change that.
27 posted on 10/10/2012 4:54:54 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: garjog
Thanks for the clarification. I thought you were saying that you were afraid you were making the guy's truck look fat.

≤}B^)

28 posted on 10/10/2012 7:46:42 AM PDT by Erasmus (Zwischen des Teufels und des tiefen, blauen Meers)
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To: 1035rep
Romney is much better than Obama on economic issues--he believes in the free enterprise system.
Romney is much better than Obama on love of the US and support for American values.
Romney will be much better than Obama on foreign policy.
Romney will be much better than Obama on support of the US military.

I don't trust Romney on the abortion issue, but he claims to be pro-life.
I don't trust Romney on the gay agenda, but he can't be worse than Obama on that and may be less extreme.
I don't trust Romney to pick the best judges, but they wouldn't be as bad as the ones Obama would pick.

Four out of seven is enough to win the World Series.

If Romney is President, conservatives have leverage because he will want a second term. If Obama is re-elected, he is completely unfettered and we have no leverage.

29 posted on 10/10/2012 9:26:15 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Alberta's Child

“On the other hand, he’s one of the most capable men ever to run for the White House in this nation’s history. Anyone who has dealt with CEOs in industry will understand how people like this operate. One of their most important attributes is one that serves them very poorly in a popularity contest, and that is their ability to be completely detached and devoid of all personal connection when dealing with a situation that requires strong leadership.

This is why I pay no attention to campaign speeches, campaign ads, etc. This is all just “noise” in the background of a very important election. If you want to get a sense of where things really stand, just sit down and watch the entire length of last week’s debate — with the sound off. Those two people didn’t even belong in the same zip code, let alone on a stage in a presidential debate.”


This is all fantasy! Romney ran as the CEO Governor in Mass. too, and that got them RomneyCare, 700 million in new taxes and fees, and third from the bottom in business growth. Any honest look at his record reveals a shifty operator who says whatever he wants and governs as a leftist, and you want us to believe in this fantasy of CEO-competence when he has never once ever displayed any of it? Nuts!


30 posted on 10/10/2012 10:58:14 AM PDT by RaisingCain
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To: SamAdams76

“Astute point and I agree with you on that”


But why do you agree with it? There’s literally no evidence in his political career that it is true.


31 posted on 10/10/2012 11:00:37 AM PDT by RaisingCain
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To: RaisingCain

Wasn’t talking about his “political” career and that’s just the thing. He was a very successful business executive and was called upon to help turn around the financial crisis of the Salt Lake City Olympics. His four years as governor was almost a side-note. Unlike most politicians, Romney did not spend his entire career in the public sector and brings to the table a wealth of real world experience.


32 posted on 10/10/2012 11:58:35 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Alberta's Child

I agree, good post.


33 posted on 10/10/2012 2:18:10 PM PDT by 1035rep (Obama: "I killed Bin Laden" ...you didn't do that. Somebody else made that happen.)
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To: RaisingCain
I work for a company that is headquartered in Massachusetts during Romney's term as governor, and he has no friends among the leadership of this company -- because they think he was too conservative. Imagine that.

Actually, the perception among a lot of people is that he was far more "progressive" in his first two years and a real disappointment after that.

... that got them RomneyCare, 700 million in new taxes and fees, and third from the bottom in business growth.

We can all acknowledge that national unemployment figures do not accurately reflect the dire unemployment situation in this country, but there's no getting around the fact that Massachusetts now has an unemployment rate that is considerably lower than the nation as a whole, and a full 1-3 points lower than similar neighbors like Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York and New Jersey. Even many Democrats in MA acknowledge that a lot of this can be traced back to Romney's term as governnor.

34 posted on 10/13/2012 8:22:08 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: 1035rep; SamAdams76

Thanks, guys!


35 posted on 10/13/2012 8:53:11 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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