Skip to comments.Big Mo: Ryan to MINNESOTA on Sunday
Posted on 11/02/2012 12:40:43 PM PDT by drewh
This morning, the Romney campaign announced that Paul Ryan would go to Minnesota on Sunday for a pre-election campaign rally. Its a clear sign that the Romney campaign thinks Minnesota is winnable. Where campaigns spend their time in the closing days of a race says much more about their view of the election than words repeated by campaign flacks. Candidates' time is a campaign's most precious resource, and it is deployed only if it's needed or can have an impact. You don't waste a candidate's time on a bluff in the final 48 hours.
Last night, the campaign announced that Mitt Romney would go to Philadelphia on Sunday for a campaign rally. It is telling that both Romney and Ryan are spending some of the campaign's final hours in a bid for states that haven't voted GOP for president in decades.
The Obama campaign has dismissed this as a sign the Romney campaign is "flailing." Yet, they have matched the GOP ads buys in the state and have dispatched Biden and Clinton to Pennsylvania and Minnesota. They have to be at least somewhat concerned that Romney could steal these states from them if they don't respond. That's a tell. So to that end, Obama will spend this weekend doing at least five events in Wisconsin and Iowa, two states he won by double-digits in 2008.
Remember, in the closing days of the 2008, Obama devoted lots of time to states that had traditionally voted Republican. That wasn't a campaign "flailing", but rather one riding a wave of momentum and deep dissatisfaction with the Bush Administration.
We'll know Tuesday if Romney will be able to repeat history.
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I guess that makes me feel better...............
So is anybody still going to North Carolina or Florida still?
The rust best is the focus right now, that’s a GOOD thing for us.
The Romney Campaign is riding the “wave” just like Obama did in 2008.
Its poaching traditionally Democratic states for votes. You don’t do that if you don’t think you’ll win. PA and MN would be sweet pickups.
The Romney Campaign’s internal polls must very good for them to feel they have shot of winning those states. And they think they can definitely win them!
“So is anybody still going to North Carolina or Florida still?”
Just saw that Sandra Fluke was in FL talking to 40 college students.
The truth the media isn’t willing to tell is Obama gave up on NC weeks ago, and is only putting up the smallest appearance that he hasn’t given up on FL and VA.
I don’t think so, and as far as I know yesterday was the Romney campaign’s last day in VA. That tells me they think FL, NC and VA are safe.
Now Romney is expanding the battlefield and trying to take Democratic states from O. Its 2008 in reverse.
So Florida, Virginia, Ohio, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Wisconsin, Colorado, Nevada and Michigan are in the bag, and so is every other damn state that’s more marginal or necessary than Minnesota!
Who the hell is running this campaign?
What idiot believes that this is 1984 all over again, and THIS time we’re going to get all 50 states, which is obviously the only reason to waste one breath of air in the People’s Republic of Minnesota when all those others could tip either way — because Minnesota is the one state we didn’t get in ‘84!!!!
I sure hope they send Ryan to California or New York next, because R/R just might be a tiny bit behind there and we certainly can’t risk losing them.
Who needs Ohio?
A couple of hours ago I received a call inviting me to a Ryan rally in Youngstown Monday evening. Probably the last one.
The Romney internals show the state can be picked up! Its in play.
If they didn’t think it was winnable, they wouldn’t send Ryan there. I expect a huge crowd to meet him.
You pessimists are the worst and look at everything in a negative light. Chill! The Romney Campaign is executing its game plan.
And they’re in it to win!
Jay Severin making his ‘presidential pick’ on the Blaze radio right now...
Sheesh your post #8 is a freak out!
One trip by the VP candidate to MN and you assume they are ignoring Ohio? Sheesh they are having a HUGE rally in OH tonight!
Romney knows what he is doing, period. You don’t know what he is doing.
I love it! Do you know the idiots who will actually vote against Obama just to see if Axelrod shaves his mustache?
Hope you have that razor handy, Axelknob...
I don’t believe Romney is bluffing ala Rove in 2000.
I believe they think they have a chance at a good-sized victory.
Obviously that doesn’t make it true. They might be wrong.
THEY MIGHT ALSO BE RIGHT!
I sure hope you are right, and I mean no offense but blind optimism — either on the part of posters here or those “geniuses” who run campaigns — is no substitute for some reality.
The reality is that it cannot possibly be even the slightest bit true that all the states R/R *need* to win are locked up so securely that they can fritter away any time or money on a totally irrelevant state like Minnesota.
I hope that a few days from now we are all saying “President-elect Romney’s campaign guys sure were smart — who knew we could win Minnesota and get to 350 electoral votes!”
Instead it’s way more likely that we’ll be saying “What were those idiots smoking? We still lost MN by 5 points and one appearance by Ryan in Virginia or Ohio might have helped us win there, instead of losing by one point. And now we’re stuck with 4 more years of disaster.”
Newt just predicted Romney 53 to 47 on Hannity.
The only reason we didn’t get MN in 1984 is that Mondale was from there.
If you want confirmation of Romney’s strategy, look at his opponent’s schedule. Don’t look at where 0bama is going, look where he is not: VA, FL, NC.
The Romney Campaign is confident they have FL, NC and VA secured.
Now they’re looking to go on the offensive against the enemy, in his own territory. I’d love to do to Obama what Obama did to IN, VA and NC in 2008.
Payback will be sweet! There is no reason to concede Obama anything! He needs to be finished off. And as Gen. Patton famously said: “Americans are not quitters. They like winners. Its our national sport.”
And like Col. Hannibal said on The “A Team”: “I love it when a plan comes together.”
We got a great plan here and its time to carry it out and make sure O goes down!
I'll be the first to admit that I have no idea what he is doing -- not that any blindly-trusting pollyanna on here does either -- though my guess about trying to replicate 1984 makes as much sense as anything else does about Ryan's pointless visit to the Great White North.
Your first sentence is way open to debate; we shall see just how much Romney "knows what he is doing". I'll be absolutely thrilled to eat a huge helping of crow on Tuesday night in honor of America finally having a real President again, but it's looking like that crow probably won't be necessary.
Look - its not blind optimism or being pollyanishly naive.
Romney’s own polls are telling us things we don’t know. The candidate receives good advice and that’s how he makes day to day decisions.
It looks like a MN win could well happen. They won’t know if its possible until they try. We’ll see what kind of crowd Ryan draws. If its a good sized crowd, it was right decision. If it wasn’t well, then we all have to eat crow.
I’m looking forward to Sunday! Why aren’t you?
But that scheduling works both ways. Bonzo is NOT going to ‘Oiho’ because he thinks he has it sewn up; Romney is having a huge rally there because he’s desperate. Isn’t that just a teeny bit possible? Can anyone truly believe that the Rats have totally conceded Ohio? We can *hope* that’s the way things are, but ‘hope’ means squat.
From outside the campaign there is no way to tell whether a visit means desperation or something else. There is no way to tell whether a NON-visit means confidence or having already given up.
It’s just like the polls: people desperately try to spin them to see their boy doing well and ignore whatever evidence they don’t like.
There may have been one or two people on here back in 2008 who thought that the McCain campaign knew what they were doing, despite all evidence to the contrary.
It’s true that none of us out here actually KNOW anything; but it’s idiotic to assume that the Romney Brain Trust is infallable.
What are you talking about. 0bama was in three different places in OH today:
Romney is on the offensive; 0bama is on the defensive.
I think Obama was in OH 3 times today.
They are both in Oiho because it is still in play for both sides. My point is that while Ohio is the virtually the only game in town for 0bama, Romney is going into other states. Is it because he is desperate, or is it simply because he can? While we all have to tune in Tuesday night to find out, I still think the tell-tale sign is that while Romney is going into what was once thought to be safe 0bama bastions, 0bama is not doing the same.
The short version is right now, 0bama is trying to eke out a win of less than 300 EV.
Ignorance is not flattering, as your posts indicate.
Ryan is FROM the Great White North, Wisconsin specifically. It isn't that difficult to get from Wisconsin, Miss Pollyanna, to Minnesota.
You troll-types really need to educate yourselves on geography.
Rove said last night that we won’t know til 6 am the next day. I was like...umm...no. I think we will know by midnight.