Skip to comments.Obama vs. Romney: How they plan to win (Romney campaign seriously believes 305 EV's is realistic)
Posted on 10/22/2012 2:14:02 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Its momentum vs. the map.
With a little more than two weeks left until judgment day, Barack Obamas campaign is embracing a fundamentally defensive strategy centered on winning Ohio at all costs while unleashing a new barrage of blistering attacks against Mitt Romney aimed at mobilizing a less-than-fired-up Democratic base.
A surging Romney is suddenly playing offense all over the map, and the upward movement since the Denver debate gives him the luxury of striking what his advisers and more than a few Democrats think is a more positive, presidential, Morning in America tone.
In contrast to the grind-it-out Obama strategy, Romneylands working theory is that the momentum shift since Denver is a late-breaking, decisive wave that gives them the chance to not just win but win big.
But if Obama is currently on the ugly end of Big Mo, Romney finds himself hobbled by previous mistakes, namely a failure to develop competitive ground operations or even a baseline of competitive advertising in potential battlegrounds such as Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin, which are becoming more competitive.
Both campaigns are confident they can win. But their theory-of-the-case victory strategies couldnt be more different. A buoyant Team Romney sees itself driving into Obama territory on a tailwind of enthusiasm. Team Obama is relying on a three-state solution winning Ohio, Wisconsin and Nevada puts him over the top and more Hit Mitt messaging geared at driving Democrats to the polls, a hybrid of hope and the hammer.
Obamas people think he will pull it out. Romneys aides see the possibility of a romp.
Were going to win, said one of the former Massachusetts governors closest advisers. Seriously, 305 electoral votes.
(Excerpt) Read more at dyn.politico.com ...
I’m still worried and nervouser than Nervous Norvus hisself!
If romney doesn’t win in a landslide, I seriously expect to see rioting in some of the bigger cities on both coasts...
Heck even if he does win in a landslide I expect to see *some* rioting.
100% agree that Romney and the Republicans lack ground organization in battleground states like Wisconsin. I spent time with a couple Dem Senators who were visiting Wisconsin for fundraising a couple weeks back - both were touring numerous offices and both remarked that the Dems were working more hours and keeping their offices and calling going on weekends. I get the distinct feeling that the Republican campaign offices are working fewer days and fewer hours down the stretch - focusing on messaging and ads rather than GOTV.
This year is very similar to W’s runs. Polls all over the place and nail-biting drama as the real poll approaches.
And they are 'seriously' correct and then some.
Your results may vary, but riots are guaranteed.
Could actually go other way, as landslide might be interpreted as total repudiation!
>> Im still worried and nervouser than Nervous Norvus hisself!
Cats R like that. Go scratch something. You’ll feel better. :-)
No need to be nervous like the rest of the nervous Nellies here. Even the polls that are skewed toward Obama tells the story that Obama is toast on November 6th.
I know, it may be the ticks that are making me nervous.
>> This year is very similar to Ws runs.
I sure hope it’s more like dubya’s SECOND run than his FIRST run.
..it's starting to look like 301-321 or so, maybe with some good surprises...
100% agree that Romney and the Republicans lack ground organization in battleground states like Wisconsin. I spent time with a couple Dem Senators who were visiting Wisconsin for fundraising a couple weeks back - both were touring numerous offices and both remarked that the Dems were working more hours and keeping their offices and calling going on weekends. I get the distinct feeling that the Republican campaign offices are working fewer days and fewer hours down the stretch - focusing on messaging and ads rather than GOTV.This cannot be the case. The Wisconsin GOP organization was primed and exercised as recently as June this year in a massive GOTV. How could they not be ready to go?
>> it may be the ticks that are making me nervous.
Nervous is not contagious. Layme Disease, though... you gotta look out for *that*.
>> it may be the ticks that are making me nervous.
Nervous is not contagious. Layme Disease, though... you gotta keep an eye out for *that*.
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TRANSLATION: Romney doing so unbelievable well in states most believed he had no chance in he doesn’t have the infrastructure to manage it fully.
This is HUGH!!!
SEE!?!? My second double post already caught Layme Disease from my first! IT’S JUST THAT QUICK!
Me too. I signed up for FR after the first “exercise” after lurking all day long for daze prior to the Real Poll and in the aftermath.