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Sandy swoops in to save Obama
Chicago Tribune ^ | October 31, 2012 | John Kass

Posted on 10/30/2012 8:05:04 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement

What a difference a storm named Sandy makes, eh, Mr. President?

Thanks to Sandy, Barack Obama can act presidential once again — at least on TV. Sandy allows him to get on that phone with those FEMA bureaucrats and tell them to stop talking and do something. And Sandy brought him praise from that chunky Republican governor from New Jersey.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: election2012; hurricanesandy; obama; sandy
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To: Mike Darancette

Step back from the ledge, and take a breath. Look at the macro picture.

Romney has been in a solid national lead for 3 weeks. In the 3-5 point range, with a Dem turnout model for 2008. Gallup early vote has him up 7 points. All the swing states are moving his way, and only Ohio is still questionable (although I am confident R will win OH). And Romney is expanding into PA, MI, WI, and MN.

Every poll shows greater repub enthusiasm. Gallup survey of over 10k voters (with a MOE of 1%) show a 15% swing in voter ID from 2008 Dem to 2012 Rep.

And why won’t the hurricane hurt Obama more than Romney? It’s impacting almost all blue states. Its a massive storm, but not katrina. All I have seen on TV is Bloomberg and Christi. And they are all talking about how their local resources are taking care of things. Nothing about federal response. We aren’t see National Guard vehicles on every street corner. Obama has actually been pretty invisible the last few days. And the people who are getting news, are getting local news on what is happening and what they should be doing to save their homes and their lives. They aren’t concerned about a press photo showing Obama monitoring their situation. And the 80% who aren’t directly impacted is 90% of Romneys votes and EVs.

How many signs do we need?

41 posted on 10/30/2012 9:18:59 PM PDT by gswilder
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To: greeneyes
This is a much different situation but from 2006:

FILE - In this July 18, 2006, file photo, Gov. Mitt Romney, right, looks over bolts in the ceiling of a Big Dig tunnel while speaking with Alexander Bardow, center, Massachusetts Director of Bridges and Structures, and Massachusetts Secretary of Transportation John Cogliano in Boston. Romney was at his New Hampshire vacation home on a summer night in 2006 when tons of concrete ceiling panels in one of Boston’s Big Dig highway tunnels collapsed. The debris crushed a car and killed a female passenger. Romney, then in his final year as Massachusetts governor, dashed back to Boston and immersed himself in the crisis. His response offers insights into what kind of leader the expected Republican nominee would be if elected president. Romney has made his management skills a major selling point in his campaign. (AP Photo/David L Ryan, Pool)
42 posted on 10/30/2012 9:25:08 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

A link, if needed:

43 posted on 10/30/2012 9:26:12 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: comebacknewt

Tonight I overheard Christie being interviewed on CNN by Piers Morgan, part of it, “as I recall,” went like this:

PM: ... now I’d like to give you, as a sleazy Republican, an opportunity to kiss up to our wonderful President Obama, if you’d care to.

Gov. C: There’s nothing I’d like better. President Obama is about perfect as far as I can see, and I’d lick his boots any time.

PM: That’s great, if only more of you sleazy Republicans would rise above politics like you just did and kiss up to President Obama, the world would be a better place. And now I’d like to say a few more words about our munificent President Obama ...

... well, “as I recall it,” you understand.

44 posted on 10/30/2012 9:40:55 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: dr_lew

I heard it the exact same way.

As I said on another thread, I half-expect Christie to come out and endorse the Kenyan tomorrow. His support was that glowing, and he could not think of even a single positive thing to say about Mitt Romney.

People notice things like that, and in a close election, it can make a huge difference.

I think Christie is in the process of pulling another “John Roberts” on us.

45 posted on 10/30/2012 9:51:51 PM PDT by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Killed Obama, saved GM, posed for Sandy... he’s still a jackass.

46 posted on 10/30/2012 9:57:56 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: comebacknewt
I think Christie is in the process of pulling another “John Roberts” on us.

My feeling is that Christie was trapped. As a governor of a disaster striken state, he did the only thing he could do ... kiss up to President Obama. This is why Sandy is such a godsend for Obama.

47 posted on 10/30/2012 9:59:49 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: ConservativeStatement

Yep, that fits my opinion of the man, even though I think he is too liberal, I think he will take action to get the mess straightened out.

I heard Rush say last year, that he confided to Rush that he might only have 1 term, because he intended to do everything that was needed to fix the mess, and a lot of people probably wouldn’t like it.

48 posted on 10/30/2012 10:13:56 PM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: gswilder

It’s the fraud. Cheating.

49 posted on 10/30/2012 10:19:33 PM PDT by stanne
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To: gswilder
" This hurts Obama’s ground game in VA, PA and OH. "

I think what they were trying to say is that Obama's campaign ground game is mostly impacted by this storm including what you have said.

I would go on to say about 40 % of the people out there can use some brain power and figure out the contrast between Obama's scandal and failed response in Benghazi and his faked photo op politicizing of the Storm Sandy of trying to make up for what he failed to do and cover up in Benghazi.

At least 40 % of the people will make the connection between his response to this storm and Benghazi... he can't run away from that scandal.
Hurricane Sandy is a part of Obama's cover up of Benghazi by him trying to hide behind this storm.
50 posted on 10/30/2012 11:08:58 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: ConservativeStatement

would be funny if they started using Islamic names

51 posted on 10/30/2012 11:43:14 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: Kirkwood
obama looks confused and uncertain what to do.

I think he's just bored.

52 posted on 10/31/2012 12:08:36 AM PDT by dr_lew
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53 posted on 10/31/2012 3:31:40 AM PDT by boycott (CAL)
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To: Artcore

It is also about whether or not the Hurricane has killed Romney’s momentum. Not merely over whether or not Obama is able to benefit from the storm. I mean, Romeny has been forced to play the role of relief worker instead of getting more critical votes on OH, and OH is the place where his opponents are most likely gonna look to win by voter fraud and “undocumented voters” and what not, so Romney needs a truly commanding lead to win OH. That is why people are so frightened.

54 posted on 10/31/2012 10:51:07 AM PDT by emax
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