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Explaining Romney's Surge
Townhall ^ | Oct 13, 2012 | Hugh Hewitt

Posted on 10/14/2012 4:18:33 AM PDT by GonzoII

Explaining Romney's Surge

By Hugh Hewitt

10/13/2012

 

"Tonight the part of Wile E. Coyote will be played by Vice President Joe Biden."

Thursday night's debate between Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan went according to the super-secret plan of Karl Rove to not only defeat but deeply embarrass the Democratic Party.

Rove had previously arranged for President Obama to take two Ambien before the first debate.

Not even a maniacal, all-powerful Rove could be blamed for the Democrats decision to attempt to cover-up the details of the terrible tragedy in Benghazi or the serial malfeasances before or after the attack of 9/11 that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans --Glen Doherty, Sean Smith and Tyrone Woods. The collapse of the president in the first debate and the implosion of the vice president in the second were mere political misfortunes, but the murders in Benghazi were horrible personal tragedies and a national nightmare.

That Obama spokesperson Stephanie Cutter then politicized the deaths by blaming the attention paid to them on politics rather than on the trauma of a shocked nation left her radioactive and forever branded as the operative willing to say anything.

These are the events that changed a nation's mood and the election that is to be held after the shift.

Many will always argue that Mitt Romney would have surged into the lead in any event given the underlying economic havoc the president has wrecked upon the country, and indeed that is the fundamental premise of the University of Colorado model that has correctly predicted the result in presidential elections back to 1980.

It is the state of the state-by-state economies that drive their votes according to this model, and this model, updated and released this week, shows Mitt Romney accumulating 330 electoral college votes and romping to a victory.

Whatever the reason --terrible debate performances, a searing national tragedy brought about by terrorists and its cover-up, or economic misery on a state-by-state basis, Mitt Romney is winning, and the country will be ready to celebrate when he does. A fresh start is needed.

Most economists still don't see another recession looming, but the number who do is rising rapidly and Europe is sinking deeper into a recession that could pull us along with it.

The price of gas has topped $5 a gallon in many places in California, and the consequences of the president's feckless energy policy are everywhere coming into clear view and brining with them agony for the middle class.

Devastating cuts to the military's personnel and equipment are poised to occur under the "sequestration" and the president is cheering them on.

And of course the fiscal cliff looms and we are headed towards it in Thelma and Louise style, with the president hitting the gas and demanding the "Bush era tax cuts" fade and the country fly off the side of the canyon into who knows what.

Did I mention Obamacare unfolds in all of its maniacal bureaucratic density in the next year?

All of these factors have driven the surge towards Romney, and poll after poll shows that the country is shaking off the torpor induced by the endlessly talking, talking, talking president and the endlessly gesturing, gesturing, gesturing vice president.

Democrats are hoping that the president can work some of his old magic on Tuesday night, in effect requesting an entire nation to step up on to the stage and be hypnotized --again.

Who is going to volunteer to sleep walk through another four years?

There is a fine new satire out by Jamie Weinstein and Will Rahn of the Daily Caller. It is The Lizard King: The Shocking Inside Account of Obama's True Intergalactic Ambitions by an Anonymous White House Staffer, and it is wildly funny as only good and timely satire can be.

What it mocks are (1) conspiracy theorists who spin bizarre tales about the president, and (2) most especially the president and his inner circle, the Chicago Gang.

Knocking the nutters about is pretty easy stuff though funny, but the art is in laying open the many, many conceits of Team Obama, especially those of its world-weary senior advisors and their deep seated belief that they know what they are doing at all times.

In fact they are and have been from day one a group of bumbling, stumbling amateurs, bereft of real experience in anything outside of the ward politics of Chicago, and propped up as best as was possible by a permanent governing class and especially by an incredibly effective military, and covered for by a Manhattan-Beltway media elite that fell in love with the president's story (especially those parts that closely resemble their own.)

Having blown through all the intelligence and all the world position willed them by President Bush --Mark Steyn is especially good at recognizing how this cupboard has been stripped bare-- Team Obama is now witnessing the rolling collapse of the president's ego-driven plans that is materializing at breakneck speed, and the consequences are terrible for the country and the West it leads (or used to lead.)

"But wait," they cry, "unemployment is down to 7.8%!"

Put aside your suspicion and believe the number.

That's it? That's the re-election campaign? Unemployment down to 7.8%?

Yes, it is. That and the promise of four more years of Joe Biden's unintentional comic relief.

There are many reason behind the rise of Mitt Romney to the top of the polls, and for his continuing momentum. Chief among them is the country's desperate hunger for competence and for integrity, for candor as to the problems and transparency in the explanation of the choices ahead.

A turnaround is possible and we are lucky to have a turnaround specialist at hand.

Whatever the next two debates bring us, whatever Rove has cooked up, the essential dynamic of Election 2012 was, is and will remain the need to make a U-Turn.

We went down a wrong road in 2008, for a lot of very good and understandable reasons. But it was a huge mistake, a mistake we can begin to correct in four weeks.

Hugh Hewitt

Hugh Hewitt is host of a nationally syndicated radio talk show. Hugh Hewitt's new book is The War On The West.


TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: romney2012
May it continue, God willing!
1 posted on 10/14/2012 4:18:35 AM PDT by GonzoII
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To: GonzoII
It's a done deal ... God's law.

Let me explain;

All thought processes are polarized.

There is no up without a down,
No hot without cold,
No out unless there's an in,
No right without wrong.


So it is not Romney's surge so much as it is an obvious compare/contrast determination.

We've had the wolf in sheeple's clothing for four years and along comes a real one.

Voila !!

2 posted on 10/14/2012 4:24:34 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: GonzoII
The beautifully packaged sweet smelling gift of 2008 is finally starting to smell like it should
3 posted on 10/14/2012 4:25:32 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: knarf

“We’ve had the wolf in sheeple’s clothing for four years and along comes a real one.”

And here I thought it was because people, like me, can’t watch our LIAR in chief without vomiting. I don’t want to spend the next 4 years in the bathroom and neither do they.


4 posted on 10/14/2012 4:26:56 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: onyx; maggief; thouworm; SE Mom; penelopesire; Liz; MinuteGal

Sunday Good Morning News!


5 posted on 10/14/2012 4:33:35 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: freeangel
My comment is describing what other people are seeing, not necesarilly what we have seen.

I saw clinton coming from 6 months before he was elected, but he slid in and stayed on HIS particular brand of boojit.

We here in FR all saw zero from the beginning ... I especially from the DNC speech in 2000.


Don't disregard how powerful charisma is and zero has it ... superficially, but he has it.

zero has been easier to unmask and unseat than clinton.

6 posted on 10/14/2012 4:35:38 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: knarf

Nice thread! Just waiting on the anti-morman cultists to show up! If they do please just hit them!! I will check back later..LOL


7 posted on 10/14/2012 4:46:35 AM PDT by Repub4bush (GOPBRIEFINGROOM.COM the pragmatic site for discussion! We love FR but not the nutcases!)
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To: knarf

“zero has been easier to unmask and unseat than clinton.”

Yes. And this is why I refute the recent claims I hear that Her Ickiness, the Mrs., would have been better than Ob. Whether true or not, she’d have been worse as she and the MR. would have gotten another 4 yrs.

That’s one thing they’re good at.

Ob is better at turning everything into a mess and coming out looking like a fool and dragging more people into the blame circle. And that, by the way, is a non discriminatory circle.


8 posted on 10/14/2012 4:50:23 AM PDT by stanne
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To: Repub4bush

We’re electing a president, not a preacher, but if it DOES come up, Mormons have a better history of morality and decency than not and certainly than islamists.


9 posted on 10/14/2012 5:01:26 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: GonzoII

I stopped at

“What it mocks are (1) conspiracy theorists who spin bizarre tales about the president, . . .” and “Knocking the nutters about is pretty easy stuff though funny, . . .”

Typical mushy R. Hewitt, the oh-so evenhanded fan of Mike Allen and Politico.

To Hewitt, “nutters” are us.


10 posted on 10/14/2012 5:06:19 AM PDT by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl

I stopped listening to HH many moons ago - typical liberal/RINO who believes Political (Allen)/WaPo (Cizilla) are honest journalists.

HH is a foolish idiot.


11 posted on 10/14/2012 5:13:42 AM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks GonzoII.
Thursday night's debate between Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan went according to the super-secret plan of Karl Rove to not only defeat but deeply embarrass the Democratic Party. Rove had previously arranged for President Obama to take two Ambien before the first debate. Not even a maniacal, all-powerful Rove could be blamed for the Democrats decision to attempt to cover-up the details of the terrible tragedy in Benghazi or the serial malfeasances before or after the attack of 9/11 that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans --Glen Doherty, Sean Smith and Tyrone Woods. The collapse of the president in the first debate and the implosion of the vice president in the second were mere political misfortunes, but the murders in Benghazi were horrible personal tragedies and a national nightmare.

12 posted on 10/14/2012 5:23:12 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: GonzoII

I know the debate helped, but I too think it was a question of many people seeing and hearing Romney for the first time and realizing that he doesn’t look like Frankenstein’s monster and can actually utter coherent words. What people on websites like Free Republic have to remember is many voters do not start paying attention until about one month before the election.


13 posted on 10/14/2012 5:29:22 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: driftless2

I think you hit the nail on the head. We tend to think everyone is a political junky.


14 posted on 10/14/2012 5:47:55 AM PDT by GonzoII (Quia tu es, Deus, fortitudo mea...Quare tristis es anima mea?)
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To: GonzoII

The reason for Romney’s surge and the reason that it hasn’t tailed off yet, is that it’s not a surge, but simply the vast majority of voters starting to give some thought to the election and making up their minds.

And when they do that, they always look at the incumbent first and decide if they want more of it, or whether it’s time for a change - they know they have to vote soon.

So nothing special here, Obama only appeared ahead because voters didn’t want to be bothered about the election, until now.


15 posted on 10/14/2012 5:54:09 AM PDT by BobL (You can live each day only once. You can waste a few, but don't waste too many.)
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To: hoosiermama; ronnie raygun; miss marmelstein; onyx; Mamzelle; thouworm; SE Mom; penelopesire; ...
SPOUSAL ABUSE VICTIMS WARY OF BIDEN.....

Women who've suffered spousal abuse said they could barely watch the debate-—b/c they were unnerved by Biden’s antics. They say Biden eerily reminded them of abusive husbands. All the tactics abusive men use to brutalize and demean, to make women feel inadequate and unimportant were the tactics they saw Biden use:

(1) not listening to their side,

(2) interrupting when they dared speak up,

(3) laughing and mugging when they tried to air their grievances,

(4) demeaning and marginalizing them for daring to disagree,

(5) asserting superority to keep them subjugated,

(6) showing contempt when they tried to defend themselves,

(7) being condescending to them and disdainful of their views.

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Women were unsettled by Biden’s behavior. Those who say Biden “won” the debate-—must be all men.

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AFTER THOUGHT Probably best to keep talkin' up Biden w/ fem-lib talk----b/c it makes Dems go ballistic----and b/c more and more women will see Team Obama for what they really are---a bunch of phonies.

Women need to ask themselves---who would they rather see come home for dinner--smiling/abusive Biden or soft-spoken, working-class Ryan?

16 posted on 10/14/2012 6:24:24 AM PDT by Liz ("Come quickly, I'm tasting the stars." Dom Perignon)
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To: GonzoII

I think Romney has ALWAYS been ahead. I think the polls were bi-assed, and the Bradley effect will be on a massive scale (Bradley effect didn’t occur in 2008 because whites wanted to assuage their guilt, and B. Hussein appeared to be a Bill Clinton without the Interns). In 2012, there’s going to be such a massive, cathartic sweeping out of Democrats the MSNBC commentators will pour gasoline on themselves and self-immolate.


17 posted on 10/14/2012 6:38:39 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Pray for Joe Biden- Proverbs 29:9)
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To: MuttTheHoople

I don’t think Romney was always ahead so much as Obama was always behind. When an incumbent polls conisistanly below 50% it means most people don’t want to reelect him. They just hadn’t settled on Mitt as an acceptable alternative. Now most have, and more will.


18 posted on 10/14/2012 7:19:32 AM PDT by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
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To: Liz
Mama fits into that category....Glad to hear that others had the same reaction. His laughed reminded me of the laugh my X cackled when he was abusive....BTW it's the same laugh as the Wicked Witch of the West. and actually has a name used in therapy.
19 posted on 10/14/2012 8:41:15 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: Liz; hoosiermama; ronnie raygun; miss marmelstein; Mamzelle; thouworm; SE Mom; penelopesire

Thank you, Liz, and rest assured that WOMEN watched the debate.

Men were watching the football and baseball play off games!


20 posted on 10/14/2012 2:00:06 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: onyx; hoosiermama; ronnie raygun; SE Mom
Some women said the kind of behavior Biden exhibited usually was the leadup to a physical beat-down....reminded some of smiling affable wife-killer, Drew Peterson.

COMMENTS Although I have never experienced spouse abuse---I did some research on it to try to understand why women would marry such men.

Research showed that while dating, and in the early marriage,---the men acted normal --- EXCEPT they would gently touch the woman when trying to make a point---saying stuff like "honey, don't say that".

Untimely, unnecessary touching escalated into beatings, even savage murders.

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One woman dated while both were in the Army---he pulled stunts like climbing up the side of the barracks to get into her room---where he was prohibited from.

She never "got" that this very aggressive behavior would end up with wife-beatings while she endured a very abusive marriage.

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NOTE---sometimes older, wiser family members can discern hidden traits----women should heed these doubts about a potential spouse.

CASE STUDY There's the book about a seemingly mild-mannered dentist who savagely murdered his wife----and even beat her to a pulp on their honeymoon.

When she introduced him to her grandfather while dating----the family was embarrassed b/c granddad became very upset---and demanded the man leave the house b/c he said "This man has a history."

They found out after the murder that the mild mannered dentist did indeed have a violent history.

21 posted on 10/14/2012 2:56:18 PM PDT by Liz ("Come quickly, I'm tasting the stars." Dom Perignon)
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To: Liz

Great rant by Liz! Keep ‘em up, girl!


22 posted on 10/14/2012 3:00:22 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: GonzoII

Fortunately there were some folks running Romney’s campaign, including Romney himself, who realized that many Americans aren’t paying attention until after September, and they held on to their cash instead of getting frantic and panicked about every little comment that -bama and minions were making about him.

I believe he has run a masterful campaign.


23 posted on 10/14/2012 5:29:46 PM PDT by AFPhys ((Praying for our troops, our citizens, that the Bible and Freedom become basis of the US law again))
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To: Liz

Biden most certainly displays the traits of such behavior. His wife is a wimp.


24 posted on 10/14/2012 7:14:41 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: GonzoII
Nice essay, all 999 words of it (seriesly, but I could've answered the title question with three words:


cømmunist møslim traitør

25 posted on 10/14/2012 7:20:48 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: Liz

SPOUSAL ABUSE VICTIMS WARY OF BIDEN.....

* * * * *

Liz, I’ve been all over the Internet for the last half hour, trying to find the source of your (very interesting!) post about Biden & women feeling the same way they did about spousal abuse. Could you please provide a link for this post? I’d love to use this info with my lib friends but I can’t unless I can source it. Thanks!!!


26 posted on 10/16/2012 2:47:10 AM PDT by Hetty_Fauxvert ( "Be Breitbart, baby!")
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To: Hetty_Fauxvert

You’d best search freerepublic to get a handle on this from FR posters who experienced spousal abuse realtime.

My post is an extrapolation of comments made after the debate.

As an expert on fem-lib lore and language——my post was an effort to bait the feminazis (/snix).


27 posted on 10/16/2012 6:01:34 AM PDT by Liz ("Come quickly, I'm tasting the stars." Dom Perignon)
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