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Scarborough: Obama's Ohio Lead A 'Mountain'óBut Todd Says Dems Admit Race 'A Lot Tighter'
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 10/25/2012 6:10:35 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

Q. When is the Obama lead in Ohio a "mountain not a molehill" for Romney to overcome, and when is the race actually much tighter? A. When you first ask Joe Scarborough and then Chuck Todd.

On today's Morning Joe, Scarborough, focusing on a Time poll showing Obama with a five-percentage point lead in the Buckeye State, saw an electoral Everest for Romney to climb. Appearing later, NBC political director Todd reported that the Democrats themselves have acknowledged to him that the race has gotten "a lot tighter" in the last week.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: chucktodd; joescarborough; morningjoe; polls

1 posted on 10/25/2012 6:10:44 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

I’m going with Todd’s take: he’s got the inside scoop. Ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 10/25/2012 6:12:12 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

Todd has his journalistic credentials to worry about, while Joe has to think about his half dozen viewers.


3 posted on 10/25/2012 6:14:44 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Scarbrrruhhgh, is a clueless comic. Chuck on the other hand is tuned to the currents on the ground.

Whether ZERO is up a couple or the game is tied, the BIG MO is on Romney’s side now. The ‘break’ will be going to the challenger at the end! ZERO is toast!


4 posted on 10/25/2012 6:16:21 AM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Hopefully, Romney wins while Ohio’s brain-dead Black and union voters give that state to Obama. As a result, Ohio will lose its pivotal role in future elections. It’s a terrible thing to have the future of the country held hostage by corrupt voters in a few Ohio counties.


5 posted on 10/25/2012 6:16:42 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

D + 9 helps get Obama to that number.


6 posted on 10/25/2012 6:20:07 AM PDT by radioone ( Main Stream Media. The Government built that.)
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To: txrefugee

I agree. So tired of OH right now. :)

And yea Scarborough is a joke and who cares what he thinks. I mean he’s as clueless as it gets.


7 posted on 10/25/2012 6:20:11 AM PDT by snarkytart
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To: txrefugee
Hopefully, Romney wins while Ohio’s brain-dead Black and union voters give that state to Obama. As a result, Ohio will lose its pivotal role in future elections. It’s a terrible thing to have the future of the country held hostage by corrupt voters in a few Ohio counties.

There is nothing mystically powerful about Ohio.

On another thread, a freeper noted that the Ohio vote percentages track very closely with the national vote percentage. So rather than saying "No republican has won without winning Ohio", it is more accurate to say "a Republican who wins nationally almost always also wins Ohio".

8 posted on 10/25/2012 6:22:12 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (political correctness is communist thought control, disguised as good manners)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
OBAMAPHONE FREAK
9 posted on 10/25/2012 6:29:01 AM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Go with the 1932 model ~ there the incumbent had won just 4 years earlier in one of history's greatest blow out landslides.

The economy tanked ~ and got worse ~

BTW, that landslide had come on the heels of an historic first ~ a Roman Catholic candidate had run for the Presidency! He'd have been the first Catholic president.

In 1932 there was also a hint of "we gots the first one" when the challenger campaigned from a wheelchair ~ albeit one kept well hidden from what was assumed to be a public highly critical of those who differed in the slightest from the norm ~ again, that Catholic candidate had not only fared poorly, it was a blowout! So, no one wanted to disturb the goober vote.

Well, well, well ~ it was the economy.

But it wasn't until FDR spoke at his SECOND inaugural that he gave his "1/3 of a nation" speech. He was not a firebreather.

But, as we now know, the Democrats could have run a yellow dog in that fateful year and won.

We have a similar situation. Congress let Obamugabe try everything but concentration camps and none of that worked. The big deal is the proposal to back the government out of the equation. Still, it's pretty clear, and has been clear for the last 2 years, the Republicans could win with a plutocratic stuffed shirt type ~ or a guy with a stainless steel leg who rolls around on an electric wheelchair if need be ~ just anybody.

The specifics are not important in comparing 1932 to 2012, but the broad outlines are. Fur Shur FDR ran on issues that simply weren't necessary ~ the Republicans had lost the mandate of heaven and the public sympathy. Same this year. Romney is running on issues that aren't necessary ~ the Democrats lost the mandate of heaven and the public sympathy as early as 2010 when 30 million Democrat voters who'd swept Obama into office simply didn't show up to vote. That's one of history's greatest fall offs ~ 30 million Democrats ~ just disappeared!

They won't be back until things get better.

We could have won with Chris Lee!

10 posted on 10/25/2012 6:29:11 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: LibFreeUSA
ZERO is toast!

On behalf of toast and toast lovers everywhere, I'd like to point out that your insult has no basis in fact.

Toast starts out white, then gets brown when you want. Zero, not so much.

Toast tastes good to eat. Zero, not so much.

Toast is good with melted butter on it. Zero, not so much.

Toast with Miracle Whip, Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato is a good lunch. Zero, not so much.

If you have a piece of toast in your hand, you don't have Michelle standing behind it screeching.

Any diner in the country will serve you a piece of toast. Try that with Zero.

Those who are about to become toast demand that you retract the insult comparison.

11 posted on 10/25/2012 6:43:33 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: FrankR

Good God, man - WHAT THE HELL IS THAT ? ? ?


12 posted on 10/25/2012 6:45:47 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: muawiyah
We could have won with Chris Lee!

Should have run Herman Cain.

13 posted on 10/25/2012 6:47:19 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Hey Schmoe, since when is a 5 point lead a mountain? Only when Obama has a mountainous 5+ lead? What about all the other states Romeny leads +5, and the Gallup poll? Is that not a mountain for Hussein to climb?

Scarborough and his show make me sick.


14 posted on 10/25/2012 6:49:53 AM PDT by EnquiringMind
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To: txrefugee
Hopefully, Romney wins while Ohio’s brain-dead Black and union voters give that state to Obama. As a result, Ohio will lose its pivotal role in future elections. It’s a terrible thing to have the future of the country held hostage by corrupt voters in a few Ohio counties.,

I want Romney to win Ohio and the country within the margin of Ohio's electoral votes so you will have to continue to bow down before us every four years. :-)

15 posted on 10/25/2012 6:59:34 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Big Bird is a brood parasite: laid in our nest 43 years ago and we are still feeding him.)
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To: LibFreeUSA

Joe makes 4 million. I think he’s just trying to stay on the horse, and he has to give his liberal viewers hope.


16 posted on 10/25/2012 7:02:13 AM PDT by StandAndDeliver1
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To: skeeter

Joe has been mentioned as David Gregory’s replacement, since Meet the Press ratings have plummeted.


17 posted on 10/25/2012 7:02:24 AM PDT by StandAndDeliver1
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To: StandAndDeliver1

Ratings aren’t plummeting fast enough for NBC?


18 posted on 10/25/2012 7:05:10 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: LibFreeUSA

Scarborough has to keep up the facade that he’s a conservative, because that’s his MSNBC shtick, but he’s really a Dem shill.


19 posted on 10/25/2012 7:08:05 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Izzy Dunne
-"On behalf of toast and toast lovers everywhere, I'd like to point out..."

I have recognized the error of my ways and very humbly offer my sincere and very deep heartfelt apologies to all the real 'toasts' and the avid, as well as non-avid, 'toast lovers' out there, for my very thoughtless and insensitive comparison of our "ZERO" President to such a wonderful and tasteful delight!

20 posted on 10/25/2012 7:46:31 AM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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To: LibFreeUSA
I have recognized the error of my ways

Your apology is gratefully accepted, on behalf of the Society for the Prevention of Incineration of Toast (S.P.I.T.).

It's our job to raise awareness of the sensitivities of toast lovers everywhere and stop the thoughtless remarks belittling our proclivities.

Thanks for your introspection, and today's word is butter: SPREAD THE WORD !

21 posted on 10/25/2012 8:10:15 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: CaptainK
Remember the 'live boy/dead girl' dichotomy?

Joe has been compromised.

22 posted on 10/25/2012 8:36:22 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Tidal wave is coming, Ohio will be swept up in it.


23 posted on 10/25/2012 9:09:53 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: PapaBear3625

Good point!


24 posted on 10/25/2012 9:14:04 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Do Time’s polls have any kind of accuracy record? I don’t recall their being quite on target in past elections (at least not till the final days of elections when they ‘adjust’ instead of trying to manipulate).


25 posted on 10/25/2012 5:46:32 PM PDT by EDINVA (I)
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