Skip to comments.Karl Rove: No Candidate Has Ever Lost With Numbers Like Mitt Romney Has Today (Video)
Posted on 10/17/2012 12:46:08 PM PDT by nhwingut
Karl Rove told Megyn Kelly today on America Live that no presidential candidate has ever lost an election leading with over 50 percent of likely voters in mid October. Mitt Romney has 51 percent of likely voters today.
The Obama campaign has pulled down all of its negative advertising. And is now running virtually all positive ads in the battleground states heralding all the success of the last four years. This is very unusual because they have been constantly beating up on Romney. In recent weeks the presidents negatives have risen and Romney particularly after this debate has moved into a lead. You saw it in the Gallup poll you talked about. Six point lead, 51-45. Yesterday it was 50-46. This is the first time that Romney has hit 50 percent in the Gallup likely voter poll and the president has never hit 50 percent in the likely voter poll. And no candidate who has led in mid-October with 50 percent or more in the likely voter poll has ever gone on to lose.
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Interesting about the negative ads going away. We don’t get POTUS adverts in Indiana because it’s not in play this year.
So is it “Mittmentum” or “Mo’Mittum” ?
Barring some sort of major surprise, this election is a done deal for Romney. It’s going to be a decisive win.
That is interesting RE: the change from negative to positive ads. Their attacks on Romney have failed because of the two debates. Romney simply cancelled out all that millions in attack ads because he proved to be a decent, well spoken, caring guy.
Romney has also effectively framed the issues on the economy...that we are not in good shape and heading the wrong way under Obama’s policies.
It will be interesting to see if they can reinvent recent history and change the mindset about the last four years.
Drudge has the poll up on his site now. Looks like the undecideds have decided. Yeaaaaa! Buh bye Barry.
Not surprised. The Food Stamp President’s ads have made him look like a loser compared to Romney. Romney has portrayed the positive and the Food Stamp President and his drooling sidekick idiot Slow Joe have put nothing forward to say how they are going to get people working, business growing, etc. Nothing but negatives and people are getting sick of it.
From what I understand he has also pulled (ing) out of FL and NC. Completely out of Dixie. Romney can now focus like a B-52 on some pick-off targets.
I see some, presumably because we’ve had a Pub governor and Pub senators in the past even though we’re the only state never to go Pub for president since Nixon.
Negative ads influence polling until the candidate appears in a debate vis-a-vis the incumbent, and then people can see for themselves. Last night Romney reinforced the fact that he is presidential and a leader, while Obama is an excuse maker and offers no new direction for the current mess we are in.
As Romney said, if YOU re-elect Obama the next 4 years will be like the last 4 years. And we cannot afford another 4 years of this.
Get those party favors lined up and get ready to fly your American flags for the celebration on election day.......
This Bum is goin' down.....
The jackasses will stay home on election day. Many will not waste their time for the Bullsh*tter-in-Chief, including hispanics and blacks.
Sound the tsunami warning...
I think it is more like No-mentum.....O even refered to his presidency in the past tense....he knows he is one and done
No matter what they do now, it all looks desperate... pivoting from one thing to the next to the next, trying to get a grip just makes Obama look desperate, and the antics of a desperate person makes everyone around them feel nervous and uneasy, it makes you want to get away from them... what happens when a couple decides to break up, but one of them refuses, and becomes desperate to stay together... it ain’t pretty. The nation wants to break up with Obama, but he ain’t getting the message... Hey O... it’s OVER!!!
Interesting about the negative ads going away.
Why does this make me nervous? I feel like they must have something coming out that is really negative, so they don’t need trumped up ads.
2. We are in totally uncharted territory. Nobody has ever had as much money spent to tear them down as Mitt Romney. Throw in several networks worth of free negative advertising and Romney had a tough campaign to wage. These debates have been the first time a lot of the public would see Romney outside of biased edited coverage. Despite the bias of the moderators Romney has connected.
We really have no way of knowing what will happen until the votes are counted.
I have this sick feeling Obama will pull it out. Please tell me I’m crazy.
Wasn’t this the same Rove who said in Sept that Romney had no chance of winning?
Changing tactics in the final weeks of the campaign doesn’t sound like a winner to me
Under normal circumstances, I would readily agree with you; two things concern me, however:
The Chicago Thug Machine factor, and the inevitable "October Surprise."
Put together, the possibilities are downright scary.
I think these guys will pull out all the stops to hang on to their power.
This was always the key. Even in September with the press totally and openly in tank, rigging poll and turning Obama missteps into Romney's problem... OBAMA was never over 50%.
I think most Americans really want a Republican. It’s just that we tend to offer candidates who may be right on most of the issues but end up doing embarrassing things that have nothing to do with the actual issues.
For example, you won’t see Ryan admitting that he was once a witch or that he was once the CEO of a fake wrestling organization. Romney may slip but he won’t make ‘Bushisms’ over and over again. These things have nothing to do with policy but they turn people off.
The rat invasion of 06 is partly to blame, but if rove is so great why was the end of Bush’s admin so lame?
And Bush never stood up against the $#1t thrown at him. That bugged me. DHS, TSA, NCLB also SUCK big time.
There is a rumor that the October surprise is zero droning the guy who led the Libya murders. If that’s their October surprise then I think we’re still in good shape.
He essentially let the GOP lose power because the grassroots defeated what he thought was a sure victory.
I have zero respect for either Bush.
I’m still not resting easy until I see our White House door hit Obama and Michelle in their @sses on their way out. I guess we can expect the usual missing Ms and Rs from the computer keyboards and other trashy, low life, scumbag things like they when the rest of the trailer trash leaves.
Thank you. I needed that.
Nice try, Karl Rove, but I’m still voting!
You are a good way to be.
We need to fight and get as greedy as possible and win everything. Romney will win by 55-45. No doubt. Where our greed comes in is with the Senate predominantly. I think we will get between 52-57 senators but we need to get real greedy and go for 57. That is sooooo critical. We also need to get greedy and take as much of the House.
That you are paranoid that they will try something is not freakish but you need to recognize a clear path to victory when you see it. Expand your vision to the Senate first and then the House. We need to Senate desperately. We can get it. There will be meat on the walls for that fight.
You have fought so long and hard that you have forgotten how to claim your victories. Right now it is as easy as picking low hanging fruit. The Senate is that one last piece of fruit way up high. We can get that one too. Know this well!
..............Or, they know they can spend money on positive ads because the Unions and NARAL are going to spend 100’s of millions on negative ads for him.
If you look up We really suck in Webster's, it still has a picture of the Houston Oilers team that blew a 35-3 lead to Buffalo in the January 1993 AFC Wildcard game.
“and the inevitable “October Surprise.””
I think the “October Surprise” is less and less a factor in elections, with the increase of early voting and absentee voting.
Lots of people have already voted. More vote each day. So much so that we basically have an election month, not an election day.
I don’t actually approve of this, but it does blunt the effectiveness of an October Surprise.
****O even refered to his presidency in the past tense....he knows he is one and done.****
His puppet masters must be giving him a hard time and he’s decided Bubba Clinton has a pretty good gig: adoring crowds, life-time pension, exotic travel, security, big bucks from memoirs, so-called global initiatives, charities and speeches. Sorta, kinda King of the World. He’s prolly jealous.
I’m in the camp that the polls looked strong for Romney all along and they’re now just reporting correctly to wipe the egg from their faces.
But I’m voting and encouraging every living soul I know to vote. Not taking a single thing for granted!
It will have to be a roll up door for Michelle.
As long as Romney doesn’t hire Norv Turner things should be fine.
Shut up Karl.
I get the impression you are from california. I can understand your fear.
“...heralding all the success of the last four years.”
So, they must be focusing on the people, who, like the muslim marxist, hate America and want to see the destruction of it continue.
The MSM wants a Dewey beats Truman headline.
Chriss Mathews wants to tingle.
Maddow will switch sides to help obama relax.
anderson cooper will ..whatever, you get the point.
We need more ground troups. We need monster crowds.
“Under normal circumstances, I would readily agree with you; two things concern me, however:
The Chicago Thug Machine factor, and the inevitable “October Surprise.”
Put together, the possibilities are downright scary.
I think these guys will pull out all the stops to hang on to their power.”
This is exactly my feeling also. I won’t rest easy until Romney is inagurated.
I think he has ceased ads into Southwest Virginia as well. He must depend on the more populous East Virginia to pull it out
I’m not always a big fan of Rove, but when it comes to crunching the numbers, he has a great way of putting things in perspective. When I saw the 51% in Gallup, I kinda thought that to myself — this is the kind of lead that’s pretty tough to overcome this late in the game. Rove just confirms what I was thinking, and gives me more reassurance that — barring a disaster in the final debate or some major crisis that somehow makes Zero look good — this is all but a done deal.
I have daydreams about the look on Moochie’s face when she figures out that her trips/clothes/meal tickets are gonna be cut off.
The first debate was like two armies racing to a gap in a mountain chain. Obama counted on defining Romney as someone to fear and then cruise through the debates. That failed. Then, Romney simply looked competent at the debate and that was enough.
He isn’t scary, he seems informed, engaged and with energy.
People were looking to make a change, just needed reassurance Mitt wasn’t a nutjob. Obama lost the race to define him, and now it is simply hoping Romney makes a colossal error.
When an incumbent is below 50% at this point in the race they are in real trouble.
Turnout will be everything, so please vote!
Looks like the debates are finally beginning to awaken the undecided “swing” voters who have been sitting in front of Dancing with the Stars face down in the Doritos for the past four years. Go Romney!!