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Chuck Todd: With Strong Debate Tomorrow, Romney 'Could Win This Election'
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 10/15/2012 8:36:09 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

Last week, Chuck Todd came in for criticism at NewsBusters for sniffing off a Rasmussen poll favorable to Mitt Romney as "slop." But has yesterday's slop become today's sirloin for the NBC political director? Sure looks like it.

In a remarkable shift, on today's Morning Joe Todd stated that in recent days he has seen a "structural shift" in the polling data in Romney's favor. With a strong performance at tomorrow's townhall-style debate in which he connects with average Americans, Todd declared that Romney could "win this election" and "close out" President Obama, putting him in a hole too deep to recover from in the final debate.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012debates; chucktodd; debates; mittromney; polls
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1 posted on 10/15/2012 8:36:25 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Something’s happening here . . . Chuck Todd sees “structural shift” in Romney’s favor and says Romney could put away election with strong performance tomorrow night. Ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 10/15/2012 8:37:50 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Chuck Todd, NBC political director, and former staff member for Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA).


3 posted on 10/15/2012 8:38:10 AM PDT by Obadiah (The corrupt MSM is the enemy of the American people.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Yeah, but remember, it won’t be over ‘till the fat lady (er....MSM “moderator”) sings.


4 posted on 10/15/2012 8:38:34 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

LOL. It was just about 2 weeks ago that F. Chuck Todd said that the election was over.....for Romney.


5 posted on 10/15/2012 8:43:44 AM PDT by TMA62 (Al Sharpton - The North Korea of race relations)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Yet Intrade has it O62.5/R37.5. I don’t get it...


6 posted on 10/15/2012 8:44:05 AM PDT by tatown ( FUMD, FUAC, and FUGB)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I fully expect Romney to kick Obammie’s skinny butt all over the stage regarding the Benghazi scandal.


7 posted on 10/15/2012 8:44:13 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

On the Today show this morning, Todd mentioned private polling data that indicates the shift. The plot thickens...

Get out and vote, everybody!


8 posted on 10/15/2012 8:46:30 AM PDT by LittleSpotBlog
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Integrity comes to mind when I consider t0dd the 0dd. Or, the lack of it.


9 posted on 10/15/2012 8:48:23 AM PDT by Leep (Forward! to serfdom)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

It’s his to lose. We’ll see if the GOP wants this election or is handing it on a silver platter to the rats like they did last time.


10 posted on 10/15/2012 8:50:40 AM PDT by bgill
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Good ol’ Washington Post/ABC poll coming along to save the day for the lib media. This poll will be the one touted now for the next day or two.
11 posted on 10/15/2012 8:50:53 AM PDT by snarkytart
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Apparently, FOX News’ Campaign Insiders w/ Pat Caddell said the race is shifting yesterday. I haven’t watched the video clip yet.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/10/14/fncs_campaign_insiders_caddell__schoen_the_race_is_shifting.html


12 posted on 10/15/2012 8:52:20 AM PDT by JediJones (ROMNEY/RYAN: TURNAROUND ARTISTS ***** OBAMA/BIDEN: BULL $HIT ARTISTS)
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To: LittleSpotBlog

Romney is in Pa..... all you need to know. “Internal polling” pffffttt....Whatever...See the bottom of that screen show..”Obama at 51% approval!”. The MSM, I can’t wait till election night, they will go down kicking and screaming..you wait states like Va with 80% reporting and Romney up 5% they WILL NOT call..you watch. I am a little worried about riots and Occupy Type crap going on.


13 posted on 10/15/2012 8:53:53 AM PDT by pburgh01
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To: Responsibility2nd
We are assuming there will be questions on Libya. Since the moderator seems to be the sole arbiter of what questions are asked and when, she will start with “Governor Romney, tell us exactly which tax deductions you will eliminate to balance the budget” and then, “President Obama, how many thousands of jobs have you created since taking over the worst recession in human history?”

The cards are stacked against us. However, I think Romney will do well and Obama will be jumping out of his skin to interrupt and “be aggressive, be, be aggressive!” His teeth aren't as white as Joe's, but his performance might be right up there. Should be fun.

BTW, don't trust Chuck Todd as far as you can throw him. Lefty all the way. Setting up “the One” for a comeback.

14 posted on 10/15/2012 8:54:21 AM PDT by dan on the right
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To: bgill

WTH does that mean?


15 posted on 10/15/2012 8:59:49 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright ("You Might Be a Liberal" (YMBAL) Coming out Sept 1 by C. Edmund Wright)
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To: dan on the right

This will be a Town Hall debate on foreign and domestic issues. That will open the door for Gov. Romney to make Bengazi an issue.

I fully expect this will dominate the discussions.


16 posted on 10/15/2012 9:04:00 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Something’s happening here . . .

What it is ain't exactly clear. . .

C'mon, people. This is the setup for the Great Obama Comeback narrative due out on Wednesday. Barry gets mean, the press swoons, and suddenly "The Comeback Kid" rides again. :)

17 posted on 10/15/2012 9:06:25 AM PDT by TonyInOhio ("But, the Obama has no clothes!")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Something’s happening here . . .

What it is ain't exactly clear. . .

C'mon, people. This is the setup for the Great Obama Comeback narrative due out on Wednesday. Barry gets mean, the press swoons, and suddenly "The Comeback Kid" rides again. :)

18 posted on 10/15/2012 9:08:20 AM PDT by TonyInOhio ("But, the Obama has no clothes!")
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To: dan on the right
I thought Tuesdays debate was suppose to be the foreign policy debate?

PS what happened to "i" before "e" except after "c"? I do not see a "c" in foreign.

19 posted on 10/15/2012 9:11:37 AM PDT by jpsb
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To: Responsibility2nd

Will the ordinary citizens who stand up to pose their questions at the “town hall” debate have SS agents breathing down their necks?

Or will these “ordinary citizens” turn out to be preselected Obammy shills?

Planted questions? Vetted questions? Surely the MSM will ferret out any inconsistencies and inform us. /s


20 posted on 10/15/2012 9:14:11 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("Free speech is more important than Islam.")
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To: C. Edmund Wright
WTH does that mean?

It means that McCain threw the election.

21 posted on 10/15/2012 9:14:57 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
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To: tatown

Romney was at 29% on Intrade the day before the first Romney / Obama debate. Take from that what you will.


22 posted on 10/15/2012 9:17:48 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (The Left blaming Jim Lehrer for the debate is like blaming Liencoln's assassination on the play.i of)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
I don't think it is possible for Romney to "close Obama out" in tomorrow's debate because of the debate format. Planted questioners with sob stories - even if Romney answers them perfectly - can always tell the media they felt "marginalized" and that Obama is the more "caring" candidate. The MSM won't be forced to accept that Obama lost this time, no matter how badly he does.

A tie in the post-debate polls would be a good result for Romney. Otherwise, we'll spend the next week hearing about "Obama's Huge Comeback."

23 posted on 10/15/2012 9:26:20 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: elcid1970

I wonder if ponytail guy will be there, calling Obama his daddy.


24 posted on 10/15/2012 9:43:29 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Mr. Jeeves

Yeah, sadly, between the lib moderator and 47 per centers in the audience the fix is most assuredly in.


25 posted on 10/15/2012 9:44:40 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

And why won’t it be a strong debate performance...Obama’s problem is his last 4 years and what his plans are for the next 4 years (more of the same).

It’s like trying to sell a crap sandwich, only die hard libturds are gonna buy it.


26 posted on 10/15/2012 9:44:50 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: LittleSpotBlog

This is what happened in ‘80, a sudden switch. In the ‘80 debates, Reagan showed that he wasn’t the boogey man the Dems had painted him out to be; Romney has done the same in ‘12. The American public in both cases was more than anxious to kick out the incompetent incumbent and found cause to vote FOR his opponent.


27 posted on 10/15/2012 9:45:10 AM PDT by EDINVA (I)
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To: jpsb
The true foreign debate will be on Monday, the 22nd in standard format.

While this Town Hall is supposed to cover all topics, the Moderator has, so I read, exclusive control of who in the audience to choose (meaning, what questions get asked) and in what order. The fact she is publicly saying she won't be a “fly on the wall”, expect an aggressive approach from her.

One way this works well is if she keeps them to their time limits. This would be a huge advantage to Romney. The One cannot discuss anything concisely.

28 posted on 10/15/2012 9:51:11 AM PDT by dan on the right
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To: jpsb
PS what happened to "i" before "e" except after "c"? I do not see a "c" in foreign.

Yeah, that's weird.

29 posted on 10/15/2012 9:51:26 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

F Chuckie. Lil Barry is a eunuch and a whiner.


30 posted on 10/15/2012 9:52:19 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I guess future credibility trumps ideology..


31 posted on 10/15/2012 9:52:52 AM PDT by ken5050 (Barack Obama: An empty suit sitting in an empty chair...)
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To: dan on the right
One way this works well is if she keeps them to their time limits. This would be a huge advantage to Romney. The One cannot discuss anything concisely.

Good point.
Spinning lie after lie without a crib sheet (or teleprompter) requires more time.

32 posted on 10/15/2012 9:54:11 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Don’t get cocky Republicans!


33 posted on 10/15/2012 9:55:02 AM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: snarkytart
Good ol’ Washington Post/ABC poll coming along to save the day for the lib media. This poll will be the one touted now for the next day or two.

Rush just mentioned this poll.

Romney up by 3, with democrats OVER sampled by 9!

34 posted on 10/15/2012 9:56:15 AM 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: ROCKLOBSTER

That’s not really what it means, but that’s beside the point. The point is, that comment, which was NOT your comment, is based on a ridiculous faulty premise - that being that “The GOP” has any control now.

As Eisenhower said after the D Day order had been given: he was now the least impactful person in the operation.


35 posted on 10/15/2012 9:59:35 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright ("You Might Be a Liberal" (YMBAL) Coming out Sept 1 by C. Edmund Wright)
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To: SoFloFreeper

No, they will feature the Romneys’ garbage collector, tearfully reproaching the `out-of-touch rich guy’ for having never given him a hug.


36 posted on 10/15/2012 10:00:38 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("Free speech is more important than Islam.")
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To: LittleSpotBlog

sounds as if Chuckie has the REAL internals and wants to still have some credibility come Christmas


37 posted on 10/15/2012 10:05:11 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: jpsb
...what happened to "i" before "e" except after "c"? I do not see a "c" in foreign.

Good catch. English is quirky bugger of a language, but so help me, I do love it.

38 posted on 10/15/2012 10:08:48 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: jpsb
PS what happened to "i" before "e" except after "c"? I do not see a "c" in foreign.

That's because the word is foreign.

39 posted on 10/15/2012 10:19:54 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
which was NOT your comment

Well excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me!

based on a ridiculous faulty premise - that being that “The GOP” has any control now.

Well, I hope the GOPe doesn't.

40 posted on 10/15/2012 10:24:35 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
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To: onyx

Really? wow the two threads were posted here and both have the wapo/abc poll as Obama winning by three with a +9 dem sample. maybe rush misspoke?


41 posted on 10/15/2012 10:26:34 AM PDT by snarkytart
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To: Windflier; jpsb; exit82
...what happened to "i" before "e" except after "c"? I do not see a "c" in foreign.

There are plenty of additional exceptions to the rule, the most famous of which is "or when sounding like 'a' as in 'neighbor' or 'weigh.'

In the case of 'foreign' it's because the 'ei' uses the ' /@/' sound as in 'bacon' and 'surfeit'.

Words that are an exception based on this rule include conscience, foreign, forfeit, prescient, sovereign, and surfeit.

42 posted on 10/15/2012 10:39:02 AM PDT by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Personally, I can’t wait for this debate. I love listening to the sensible plans and opinions put forth by Romney and Ryan. I look forward to it. I disregard Obama’s arrogance and combatant attitude. I really don’t give a hoot about anything he has to say. Let’s get on with it. In fact, if Obama says something blatantly untrue, I wish Romney would calmly say: “Mr President, you’re being childish. Take my time and explain the proof you have.” I want it over. I want to see what Obama is cooking up by way of shock and awe. I want to pass through all the portals early on so we can get it over with. I don’t care about polls. I know things. I know at least ten Democrat acquaintances will be voting for Romney because they think Obama is a racist. I don’t care why. I know that my grandchildren, university students, just registered. They and dozens of their classmates are voting Romney. They don’t have time to attend rallies. Nobody polled them. Bring it on!


43 posted on 10/15/2012 10:41:20 AM PDT by FryingPan101 (2016 looms)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

You insist on being miserable, personally insulted and swarmed by conspiracy theories. Enjoy. I will not stand in your way.


44 posted on 10/15/2012 10:50:31 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright ("You Might Be a Liberal" (YMBAL) Coming out Sept 1 by C. Edmund Wright)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Yes, McCain was the ideal candidate and he did everything in his power to save us from economic devastation and general decay.


45 posted on 10/15/2012 11:17:41 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
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To: EDINVA

“This is what happened in ‘80, a sudden switch. In the ‘80 debates, Reagan showed that he wasn’t the boogey man the Dems had painted him out to be;”

It sounds odd to hear that after freepers beat up on Romney all last year and well into this one. Now it seems that even most of them have made the switch. If true I will be as happy as anyone else.


46 posted on 10/15/2012 11:26:00 AM PDT by billhilly
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To: pburgh01

It happens every election for Republicans...all you hear is this :CNN is ready to project the winner in Massachusetts for President Barack Obama, CNN is ready to project the winner in Delaware for Barack Obama, CNN is ready to project the winner in New Jersey for Barack Obama, CNN is ready to project the winner in Connecticut for Barack Obama, CNN is ready to project the winner in Maryland for Barack Obama, CNN is ready to project the winner in the District of Columbia for Barack Obama, CNN is now ready to project the winner of New York for Barack Obama, CNN is ready to project the winner of Vermont for Barack Obama, CNN is also ready to project the winner in Rhode Island for Barack Obama, CNN is calling the state of Maine for Barack Obama, the state of Virginia is too close too call, the state of North Carolina is too close to call, the state of Georgia is too close to call, the state of Florida is too close to call, the state of West Virginia is too close to call, the state of New Hampshire is too close to call, the state of Pennsylvania looks like it is going to go to President Barack Obama but our numbers are not solid yet....Anderson Cooper...it looks like a landslide huge night for the President with so far a clean sweep of the states that have closed their polls...what do you think?

Well, Wolf...it looks like the Romney campaign simply didn’t get the vote out....


47 posted on 10/15/2012 11:29:06 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Its not over until the fat moderator dissembles..
The next debate will be a rout.. count on it..
Its scripted and very probably rehearsed to the max..

Myth will get his ass handed to him on a presidential Logo plate..
IT simply MUST HAPPEN.. what a setup... an ambush..

i.e. KO, ambush , annihilation, beating, blow, break, breakdown, check, collapse, conquest, count, debacle, defeasance, destruction, discomfiture, downthrow, drubbing, embarrassment, extermination, failure, fall, insuccess, killing*, lacing, licking, loss, massacre, mastery, nonsuccess, paddling, rebuff, repulse, reverse, rout, ruin, scalping, setback, shellacking, slaughter, subjugation, thrashing, trap, trashing, trimming, triumph, trouncing, vanquishment, waxing, whaling, whipping, whitewashing...

Myth will be SCALPED...


48 posted on 10/15/2012 11:37:45 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: billhilly

If FreeRepublic had been around in 79 Reagen would have received a pretty good thrashing on here also.


49 posted on 10/15/2012 11:41:09 AM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Ignorance is bliss- I'm stoked)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

OK, you make ridiculous extrapilations and have no reading comprehension either. That last comment you made comes from such a low IQ range, and has so many faulty assumptions built in, is so intellectually destitute, that I have lost 45 IQ points trying to have a discussion with you.

You are hopeless.


50 posted on 10/15/2012 12:04:40 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright ("You Might Be a Liberal" (YMBAL) Coming out Sept 1 by C. Edmund Wright)
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