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Romney's Favorables Rising Despite Attacks
Fox News ^ | May18, 2012 | Chris Stirewalt

Posted on 05/18/2012 8:37:02 AM PDT by Innovative

The best bit of news for Mitt Romney is that his Gallup favorability rating has just crested 50 percent, only 2 points behind the president. Better still, Romney's negative rating is lower than Obama's - 46 percent to 41 percent. Much of Romney's 11-point rise since February can be attributed to the end of the bruising Republican primary process. Not only have Republicans coalesced, but the daily news cycle is no longer dominated by reporters gleefully repeating the latest attacks from Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich.

But Obama can count on the establishment press helping him with his preferred narrative for the election: that Romney is cruel and extreme. A "vampire," even. When a sitting president is comparing his opponent to Nosferatu in a TV commercial before Memorial Day, it is not the act of a man confident in his re-election chances.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections; obama; romney
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To: Innovative
No, the US cannot survive another term of Obama. As far as Romney not using the anti Jeremiah Wright information, all I can quote is:
Never interfere with an enemy while he's in the process of destroying himself.
~ attributed to Napoleon

21 posted on 05/18/2012 10:32:25 AM PDT by Utah Girl (John 15:12, Matthew 5:44)
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To: over3Owithabrain
Obama out is a victory.

And Romney in is a loss.

It is quite open to subjective opinion as to which one matters more. I could just as easily call you an unprincipled lap dog of the liberal party elite, but I don't because I respect your right to form your own opinion. Try to return the favor.

As it stands, I'm fortunately unfortunate, living in the People's Republic of Maryland, that my vote has absolutely zero impact on this election. If the race in Maryland is close enough for my vote to matter, it's already a Romney landslide.

However, I will be voting in the downticket races, even if I wind up leaving the top spot blank (which is my current intention).

22 posted on 05/18/2012 10:48:19 AM PDT by kevkrom (Those in a rush to trample the Constitution seem to forget that it is the source of their authority.)
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To: Go Gordon

Yep. There is a small coterie here on FR (it is a very small minority but the same names always show up) that would prefer to live in misery for “Four More Years”, rather than bend their cherished “standards” a bit (which of course is the definition of politics).

We may not like some of the things Romney has done, but being Governor of a very liberal state like MA (I lived there for four years) is much different than being the President of the US. (I often think of Thomas a Becket when he became Archbishop of Canterbury... he didn’t do what Henry II expected of him).

I will vote for Romney, and, for the first time in my life, actively campaign for a presidential candidate. At least with Romney, he will have to listen to the people (including conservatives) who elected him. Anyone here who thinks Obumbler will listen to them is a fool.

And finally, I have two kids serving in the military, and Obama scares the he11 out of me.

23 posted on 05/18/2012 10:58:31 AM PDT by Sigurdrifta
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To: kevkrom

Yeah I heard that argument 4 years ago when “RudyMcRomney” was running. We’d be better off without one of them so we’d unite and then stop the dim who was elected.

Well after 4 years of obama .....maybe you really think that argument holds any water at all?

24 posted on 05/18/2012 11:00:54 AM PDT by Blackirish
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To: Blackirish

And how has falling in line behind the quadrennial RINO of choice worked out? Do you honestly think we’ll get even a center-right candidate next time because we go along with them again?

I drew a line going into this primary — I’d have accepted pretty much anyone running except Paul (for his dangerous view of foreign policy) and Romney. (And probably Huntsman, for running to the left of Romney, but let’s get realistic.)

Even candidates I didn’t care much for, I would have been fine with, but Romney is not just a step over the line, he’s so far over it the line can’t be seen any more. Romney will take the country to hell in a handbasket just as fast as Obama will, because a GOP Congress will be less interested in slowing him down. But hey, maybe you get a tax cut along the way, so all’s good, right?

25 posted on 05/18/2012 11:08:37 AM PDT by kevkrom (Those in a rush to trample the Constitution seem to forget that it is the source of their authority.)
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To: over3Owithabrain

That is what we care about right, beating Obama?”

i’m afraid there are a number of Freepers who would prefer an Obama re-election than a possible mormon presidency. A trojan Muslim is their preference over voting for Romney. Romney is not their candidate of choice, but voting for Virgil Goode, or sitting out the election in November, will prove disastrous for the America that i know and love.

26 posted on 05/18/2012 9:10:21 PM PDT by IWONDR
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