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Bad news: Obama campaign starting to think they might lose
Hot Air ^ | MAY 25, 2012 | ALLAHPUNDIT

Posted on 05/24/2012 6:18:45 PM PDT by RobinMasters

It’s amazing what a few competitive polls can do to concentrate the mind.

Democrats had taken comfort for months in the Republican Party’s seeming inability to get behind Mitt Romney, Obama’s healthy lead in the polls, and equally healthy job growth. And for a few, fleeting, moments, Democrats thought the election might just be easy. But Republican division appears to have been merely an artifact of primary politics, and Mitt Romney has proved a consistent, if unglamorous campaigner…

“There was this sense maybe a month or two ago that Obama was really riding high — that he had gotten his base behind him and the economy was doing better and it had this Clinton vs. Bob Dole 1996 feeling — that he was going to cruise,” said one 2008 Obama aide who does not work for this year’s campaign. “And now it feels like it’s going to be really tough — a 2004 race.”

Indeed the campaign is shaping up to be a close-combat battle for one percent of swing voters in a few hundred precincts across three or four states…

Moreover, a campaign that two months ago seemed infallible has proven to be very capable of making mistakes. Obama’s aides were taken aback when Vice President Joe Biden publicly backed same sex marriage — and spent a week punishing him for speaking out in the press. Long preparation for attacks on Romney’s time at Bain Capital, aimed at changing the narrative, nevertheless left them flat-footed when Republicans (and even a few Democrats) counter-attacked. Romney, who stumbled into the Republican nomination, scored his first tactical victory of the general election and further shored up the Republican base in the process.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012election; 57states; baincapital; election2012; kenyanbornmuzzie; mediawingofthednc; mittromney; mymuslimfaith; occubots; occutardation; occutards; occuturds; partisanmediashills
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1 posted on 05/24/2012 6:18:55 PM PDT by RobinMasters
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To: RobinMasters

Obama will win CA, IL, and HI. All others, are up for grabs.


2 posted on 05/24/2012 6:21:02 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar

Obama will win CA, IL, and HI. All others, are up for grabs.


I agree.

It’s very scary to even think he might be re-elected.


3 posted on 05/24/2012 6:23:52 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: RobinMasters
no doubt the DOJ has boxes of millions of votes waiting to be sent in.
Economy is dire but the best one is when these talking heads for the homo agenda keep saying that most in this country want their sham marriage and yet state after state votes for normal marriage.
Even today yet again Megyn Kelly for the second week has been pushing this twisted crap and had her talking heads on saying how this is civil rights, marriage equality bla bla but not one person has asked if this is marriage equality and all about love then polygamy should be law too if the left wants to run on social issues and it seems they do as other issues are awful then let them because we will win much easier regardless of how many dead people and fraud goes ahead
4 posted on 05/24/2012 6:25:21 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Jet Jaguar
Obama will win CA

Please, remind me why I want to move back to California.

5 posted on 05/24/2012 6:26:13 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: manc

You like it warm, Megyn? You’re headed in the right direction...


6 posted on 05/24/2012 6:27:06 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: RobinMasters

Right about here is where the wheels came off. This stunt may have worked fifteen years ago when the mainstream media still controlled the narrative, but the left was surprised how quickly the narrative was picked apart by the internet. So far Fluke was the high water mark of his campaign.

7 posted on 05/24/2012 6:36:48 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: RobinMasters

what’s the bad news again?


8 posted on 05/24/2012 6:51:22 PM PDT by max americana
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To: Vince Ferrer

Fluke’s a dude. The internet helped get that story around. Even the Dem high command have dropped him/her


9 posted on 05/24/2012 7:06:10 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: max americana

what’s the bad news again?

Perfect post!!!


10 posted on 05/24/2012 7:06:38 PM PDT by GizzyGirl
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To: max americana
what’s the bad news again?

The dems are no longer overconfident.

11 posted on 05/24/2012 7:22:32 PM PDT by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

MA also——I live there.


12 posted on 05/24/2012 7:27:08 PM PDT by Mears (Alcohol. Tobacco. Firearms. What's not to like?)
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To: gitmo

Yup! I hope the polls stay close until early October.


13 posted on 05/24/2012 7:28:06 PM PDT by Private_Sector_Does_It_Better (I AM ANDREW BREITBART)
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To: RobinMasters
Wrong Title

Should Be

"Good News _ Obama Campaign Has Finally Figured Out He Is not Going To Run Again

14 posted on 05/24/2012 7:34:32 PM PDT by Freeper (Obama - Please STOP representing MY country!)
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To: PapaNew
Please, remind me why I want to move back to California.

Please, tell me this is a joke.

15 posted on 05/24/2012 7:36:06 PM PDT by houeto (FReepathon 2Q! https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: PapaNew
Please, remind me why I want to move back to California.

Cuz I'm here?

16 posted on 05/24/2012 7:36:45 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1220 of our ObamaVacation from reality [and what dark chill/is gathering still/before the storm])
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To: gitmo
The dems are no longer overconfident.

Exactly.

17 posted on 05/24/2012 7:37:42 PM PDT by houeto (FReepathon 2Q! https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: unkus

You forgot Massachusetts, The District of Columbia, States of Washington and Oregon.


18 posted on 05/24/2012 7:43:02 PM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: RobinMasters

Yes, the ‘rats being scared is bad news. If they are confident or over-confident, they’ll ride into defeat. Otherwise, they’ll lie, cheat, steal - ends justify the means - if they convince themselves of possible defeat.


19 posted on 05/24/2012 7:46:42 PM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: Mr. Wright

The States of Washington and Oregon are not a given for Obama. There is a chance Washington could go to Romney. Oregon too.


20 posted on 05/24/2012 7:51:35 PM PDT by NorseWood
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To: RobinMasters; a fool in paradise
It may in the end come down to the efforts of the Mormon missionaries. The more Americans they manage to convert, the more votes can be guaranteed to go for the Bishop. Let us help them folks!


21 posted on 05/24/2012 7:57:53 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: RobinMasters

Unless you already know what the October surprise consists of, I wouldn’t start popping champagne corks just yet.


22 posted on 05/24/2012 7:58:56 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: RobinMasters

Bad news? I think it is Great News! However I sincerely doubt Obama thinks he will lose.


23 posted on 05/24/2012 8:04:27 PM PDT by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: RobinMasters
Obama’s healthy lead in the polls, and equally healthy job growth.

What the hell.....?

24 posted on 05/24/2012 8:19:58 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Revolting cat!

Actually, your picture looks more like Jehovah’s Witlesses. Mormons are the two clean-cut guys in white shirts/ties and on bikes.


25 posted on 05/24/2012 8:23:29 PM PDT by fidelis (Zonie and USAF Cold Warrior)
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To: fidelis
Oops, you're right, my bad. Here, correction.


26 posted on 05/24/2012 8:25:50 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: kalee

“Bad news?”

The bad news is that the Going On Progressive party gives us assclowns like McCain and flaming liberals like Romney instead of true conservatives to run against the ‘Rats.


27 posted on 05/24/2012 8:36:18 PM PDT by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was, as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: Vince Ferrer

I can’t drink that pretty. And I’ve been drinkin’.


28 posted on 05/24/2012 8:51:27 PM PDT by printhead (Standard & Poor - Poor is the new standard.)
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To: RobinMasters

Well the ol’ October Surprise isn’t here yet so we shall see. But if this keeps up all Romney has to do is watch Obama loose.


29 posted on 05/24/2012 8:57:45 PM PDT by caww
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To: RobinMasters

Well the ol’ October Surprise isn’t here yet so we shall see. But if this keeps up all Romney has to do is watch Obama loose.


30 posted on 05/24/2012 8:57:45 PM PDT by caww
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To: Jet Jaguar
Didn't Brown sign a bill giving California's electoral votes to the winner of the popular vote? Wouldn't that put us potentially in play?
31 posted on 05/24/2012 9:02:19 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (The democratic party is the greatest cargo cult in history.)
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To: unkus
It’s very scary to even think he might be re-elected.

I'm starting to think that the best outcome might be for Obama to win, but for Republicans to gain control of the House and Senate (if that outcome is possible).

That outcome would let Obama be a defanged figurehead for four years and the socialists take full blame for the economy. It could also lead to his impeachment and removal from office.

That might be better than Republicans taking control of this disaster he has brought about, and then getting tarred when it's more than anybody can handle.

32 posted on 05/24/2012 9:02:58 PM PDT by The Duke
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To: RobinMasters
Can't imagine why they're worried.....

The campaign insults stay-at-home moms by saying they don't work.
The campaign attaches itself to government-sponsored promiscuity with Sandra Fluke.
The campaign chooses gays over traditional-value, churchgoing blacks.
The campaign attacks Catholic institutions via its Obamacare legislation.

Peel 10% off of each voter group and Obama loses NC, FL, VA, CO, WI and maybe MI.

Worry? Why worry?

33 posted on 05/24/2012 9:05:08 PM PDT by TexasNative2000 (Jimmy Carter's incompetence + Richard Nixon's paranoia = Barack Obama)
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To: RobinMasters
"Obama campaign starting to think they might lose(.)"

Just remember that an animal is most dangerous when cornered.

34 posted on 05/24/2012 9:16:03 PM PDT by norton
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To: unkus
It’s very scary to even think he might be re-elected.
Romney will win and it will not be remotely close.
35 posted on 05/24/2012 9:16:03 PM PDT by Tennessean4Bush (An optimist believes we live in the best of all possible worlds. A pessimist fears this is true.)
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To: PapaNew

The weather, the Sierra Nevadas, the ocean.


36 posted on 05/24/2012 9:20:14 PM PDT by stillfree? (I am the Tea Party)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin
Didn't Brown sign a bill giving California's electoral votes to the winner of the popular vote?

Until they see how the exit polls are looking, then they'll call an emergency session to pass new legislation returning it to the way it was.

37 posted on 05/24/2012 9:38:15 PM PDT by reformed_dem
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To: RobinMasters
Democrats had taken comfort for months in ... and equally healthy job growth.

WTF? What "job growth?" As far as I can see the economy is still shedding jobs. The unemployment rate (percentage) is being artificially manipulated down by subtracting workers from the workforce.

38 posted on 05/24/2012 9:41:06 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: RobinMasters

“Romney, who stumbled into the Republican nomination,...”

The heck, you say. He didn’t stumble into it; he won it with discipline and staying on message. He wasn’t my choice, and I’m still not happy about it, but he ran a tight and well-executed primary campaign. There was no ‘stumbling’ about it.


39 posted on 05/24/2012 9:44:11 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: reformed_dem

Or it will give the California supreme court a shot at reinstating Obozo


40 posted on 05/24/2012 9:47:27 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (The democratic party is the greatest cargo cult in history.)
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To: The Duke

That’s crossed my mind, too.

But we can’t have that evil bastard in our White House for another four years.


41 posted on 05/24/2012 9:52:57 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Tennessean4Bush

I like your thinking.


42 posted on 05/24/2012 9:56:06 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks RobinMasters.


43 posted on 05/24/2012 10:04:31 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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44 posted on 05/24/2012 10:14:47 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY!!!)
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To: TexasNative2000
I live in NC and I have said ever since the beginning of his term that Obama never had a snowball's chance in h**l of winning NC again. In 2008, even with his flawless campaign and the largest Black turn out in NC history, his margin of victory was only 0.3%.
45 posted on 05/24/2012 10:19:39 PM PDT by srmorton (Deut. 30 19: "..I have set before you life and death,....therefore, choose life..")
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To: RobinMasters
Here's how you'll know if he thinks he's in trouble......Michelle and the girls' VACATIONS!!!! If they don't go on their USUAL EXOTIC, EXPENSIVE trips, the you'll KNOW he's in trouble with the polls!!!

OTOH, if the polls REALLY stink and he thinks they are going down anyone, they could all go on the most EXPENSIVE trip ever!

If they are at County Fairs, they think they have a shot.

Just watch the vacations.

46 posted on 05/25/2012 2:18:09 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: RobinMasters
Here's how you'll know if he thinks he's in trouble......Michelle and the girls' VACATIONS!!!! If they don't go on their USUAL EXOTIC, EXPENSIVE trips, the you'll KNOW he's in trouble with the polls!!!

OTOH, if the polls REALLY stink and he thinks they are going down anyone, they could all go on the most EXPENSIVE trip ever!

If they are at County Fairs, they think they have a shot.

Just watch the vacations.

47 posted on 05/25/2012 2:18:56 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: manc

Megyn Kelly is a HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT! What a LIBERAL she’s turned out to be.


48 posted on 05/25/2012 2:20:49 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Vince Ferrer
The question(s) I'd have asked if I'd been at that hearing:

Ms. Fluke, were you aware that ordinary birth control pills were a ten dollar item at WalMart these days? Also, were you aware that doing it with fifty or a hundred guys doesn't require fifty or a hundred times the number of pills........

49 posted on 05/25/2012 3:44:23 AM PDT by varmintman
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To: varmintman
that doing it with fifty or a hundred guys doesn't require fifty or a hundred times the number of pills........

Obama and his leftist band of traitors are going to screw her many more times than the screwing she's getting by being a slut. She, like many Americans, won't get it until it's too late. Our FIRST Muslim President is counting on outright stupidity, in her case, Obama will not be disappointed.

50 posted on 05/25/2012 6:56:50 AM PDT by politicianslie (Obama: Our first Muslim PRESIDENT,destroying America $1 Trillion at a time! And America sleeps)
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