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July Panic for Obama For Good Reason
washingtonpost.com ^ | 07/15/2012 | Jennifer Rubin

Posted on 07/15/2012 3:24:55 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion

Why has the Obama team been publicly wailing about losing out to Mitt Romney in the money race? Why would the president accuse his opponent of not merely being wrong or unqualified but criminal? After all, the polls are tied, so why so much worry in Obamaland?

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The Associated Press reports: “President Barack Obama’s campaign has spent nearly $100 million on television commercials in selected battleground states so far, unleashing a sustained early barrage designed to create lasting, negative impressions of Republican Mitt Romney before he and his allies ramp up for the fall.” Think of it like the Confederacy’s artillery barrage on the third day of Gettysburg before Pickett’s charge — you have to in essence disable the other side before the charge begins or its curtains.

Virtually all of the ads were viciously negative, and judging from the number of Pinocchios they’ve racked up, continually and materially false.

But it didn’t work. Romney and Obama are still deadlocked.

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It’s not too early to say that Obama’s vital signs look dicey. Over the past 33 months, his job approval has been lower than George W. Bush’s at a comparable time in his presidency for all but one week. Bush averaged above 50 percent in the quarter before his successful reelection campaign, while Obama has been stuck in the 46-48 percent range for months. And the famous “wrong track” measure now stands at 63 percent, versus 55 percent in the days preceding the vote in 2004. If these two numbers don’t improve for Obama, his presidency will be in jeopardy. And they probably won’t — unless the economy perks up noticeably.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012election; bho2012; election2012; kenyanbornmuzzie; mittromney; obama
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To: musicman

Don’t forget the birth certificate’ I’m as curious as anybody now, If there is one, I want to see it.


41 posted on 07/15/2012 8:26:48 PM PDT by Quickgun (Second Amendment. The only one you can put your hands on.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

and Rommey is a Felon? then what are Chicago Thugs? Saints?


42 posted on 07/15/2012 8:37:26 PM PDT by Reality_News
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Amazing that it is ... reportedly ... at 50-50. Amazing that 50% of American Voters are interested enough in this jive-ass teleprompter jockey to actually consider voting for him ... again.

Somethin' ain't right with this story. Either that, or you can e-mail me in Tierra del Fuego after November. Come on. We're Americans. We couldn't be this stupid. Could we?

43 posted on 07/15/2012 8:46:15 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (So, Scalia, Alito, Thomas, and FU Roberts can't figure out if Obama is a Natural Born Citizen?)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
In God’ s great State of Texas I am seeing quite a few NoMoBo tee shirts.

I have not seen a single bumper sticker supporting the First Gay President.

44 posted on 07/15/2012 9:14:02 PM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the White House)
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To: God luvs America
41% of white males voted for Obama,

Pathetic. The way to keep these fat, tattooed video gamers who live in Mom's basement away from the polls is to offer free hot-dogs in the Wal-Mart parking lot on election day. Or maybe cutting off insulin supplies two weeks before the election ... or stopping food stamps ... poisoning Twinkies and pizza ...cosmic rays stopping video games on their cell phones ... drafting them all ... using them for ship fenders ...

The American electorate ... it could gag a maggot ... or elect one! Just let it be known that any white male who votes for Obama will be thrown the beating of his life ... by me. I just got a new cane and I'll break it over their heads ... a worthy sacrifice indeed.

45 posted on 07/15/2012 9:17:54 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (So, Scalia, Alito, Thomas, and FU Roberts can't figure out if Obama is a Natural Born Citizen?)
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To: EGPWS; HiTech RedNeck; YankeeReb
Never happen. He will go after 0bama like McCain did in '08.

Wishful thinking. I don't recall anything close to Solyndra-type attack in 2008. Now, I'm not saying that Romney's attacks have forceful enough to my liking. He could do more attack. But to say Romney runs the campaign the way McCain did is just wishful thinking on your part. This is only mid July, and Romney has unleashed several TV ads that McCain wouldn't have considered to do in the Fall '08.

46 posted on 07/15/2012 10:09:22 PM PDT by paudio (OTP: Why do people want to rehire a mechanic who clearly only made their car worse than before?)
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To: Hojczyk

Right out of the Clintoon playbook. For 0bama to be even at this stage with high-persistent unemployment, a breathtaking federal debt growing at a frightening pace, it is amazing for him to be even nationally and in the lead in the swing-states where the ads have run. The 0bama money has been well spent. Others have commented on how Romney assailed his primary opponents. Look back a few months, Romney was behind in some cases double digits a week before an important primary and yet managed a double digit win. Can he hope to pull it off for the big prize? 0bama may be an incompetent POTUS, but he is a proven campaigner who managed to get Electoral College votes from Indiana and other formerly reliably red states. Polling in 2008 consistently had McLame behind. In 1980, it was Reagan behind. Is it 1980, 1996, or 2008 re-dux? Romney is on the Dole path. Both Dole (Kemp) and McLame (Palin) went wide right on the VP choice, but it was too little and too late.


47 posted on 07/15/2012 10:11:28 PM PDT by sefarkas (Why vote Democrat Lite?)
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To: sefarkas

“For 0bama to be even at this stage with high-persistent unemployment, a breathtaking federal debt growing at a frightening pace, it is amazing for him to be even nationally and in the lead in the swing-states where the ads have run.”

I don’t believe for a minute any of the numbers out there; the Dems have been pummeled in most races since Obama’s election, often in states he won.

Here in NJ it looks like the “shovel-ready” jobs of the stimulus from 3 years ago are getting underway to give the illusion that things are moving again economically, but it won’t work. Too many jobs lost, too many home foreclosures, too many businesses shuttered up; it is impossible to mask anymore. Even the traditional Dem constituencies are doing poorly here; the cities are in terrible shape financially, and many of the municipal employees they’ve been laying off were the affirmative action hires of the last few years (under the last in, first out policies of the police, fire, and teacher unions).

I see no projections with Obama losing NJ, but that certainly is a possibility; Christie won NJ a year after Obama carried it, and remains very popular for his anti-socialist policies (regardless of his views on other issues, he was elected out of economic desperation and has worked well with it). People who would vote Democrat is good times obviously are making a connection to the personal impact of Dem policies on their own livelihood, and there has been a backlash. Obama’s election was a fluke against a horrible candidate in a horrible economy, and the same dynamic now works against him.


48 posted on 07/15/2012 11:02:21 PM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: paudio
This is only mid July, and Romney has unleashed several TV ads that McCain wouldn't have considered to do in the Fall '08.

Is there any central spot where all the Romney ad runs can be seen along with information about where and when they ran? There are people still saying Mitt is only playing rope a dope and others saying, hey we are getting nonstop Mitt every station break. Something to close that information gap would help (unless Mitt doesn't want it because it would also help Barack).

49 posted on 07/16/2012 12:21:04 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Not sure if there's a specific site beyond Romney's official site, and perhaps on youtube. One Freeper from Ohio stated that they have been bombarded by attack ads by Romney. See his comment here . Since I'm from a very very safe state for 0bama (HI), we don't get anything resembles attack ad.
50 posted on 07/16/2012 12:41:13 AM PDT by paudio (OTP: Why do people want to rehire a mechanic who clearly only made their car worse than before?)
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To: sf4dubya

I bet if you dig around a little you find all the ads are already on YouTube.


52 posted on 07/16/2012 1:58:07 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: EGPWS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=LiLzhspzLdU


54 posted on 07/16/2012 4:40:57 AM PDT by RipSawyer (Free healthcare is worth FAR LESS than it costs.)
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To: Bobalu

I agree......Romney is letting them spew their cr** and in the meantime....looking for the “counter” which makes Obama look stupider than usual.


55 posted on 07/16/2012 4:57:44 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Kenny Bunk
Yes we are. Well not FReepers but we have to remember we are the 1%. I teach and I can tell you the kids are dumb as rocks.
I have high school students who do not know the difference between a city and a state. I am not kidding.
I asked name three major cites in the south. Answers, Georgia, Florida, Texas. Yes they are that dumb.
I showed Gladiator one day. They asked how they made a moved so long ago????? They are not kidding they are serious.
I have repeatedly talked to many others around here and my main point is that the whole edifice of our country is in shambles. Politics is the most visible but the rot extends to the whole nation.
MY friend teaches at a law school. She has to constantly tell her students to turn off their phones etc. They act like they are in high school. LAW STUDENTS.
Our infrastructure is falling apart and it is getting harder and harder to find qualified people to fill jobs.
We gratuate fewer and fewer PhD’s in the hard sciences.
Well enough of the rant.
Hope you are doing ok.
56 posted on 07/16/2012 8:19:26 AM PDT by prof.h.mandingo (Buck v. Bell (1927) An idea whose time has come (for extreme liberalism))
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To: HiTech RedNeck
The history of incumbents being challenged suggests that if Obama wanted a comfortable win over Romney, he would need to be well ahead at this point.

Not only that but history shows that no incumbent president has ever won reelection by a smaller margin than their first election!

57 posted on 07/16/2012 11:02:07 AM PDT by Da Bilge Troll (Defeatism is not a winning strategy!)
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To: beebuster2000

I hope to God this report is accurate. BO has been so sickening lately that if he comes on I flick off the channel. I am going to make a guess that a lot of other people do the same thing.


58 posted on 07/16/2012 12:09:08 PM PDT by Maryhere ("HE comes to rule the earth")
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To: AZLiberty
“If only a small percentage of the $800 billion stimulus went into Obama’s stash...”

Sheesh, do you actually think it works this way?

Crony Capitalism 101 - government slings $800 billion around to their friends and supporters and those friends and supporters in turn ‘donate’ some of that ill gotten gain back to fund political campaigns.

There is almost no way that money “went into” 0bama’s “stash” (hard to conceal multiple felonies)- it didn't need to. Although I am sure a significant percentage will find its way BACK to those who portioned it out (perfectly legal - if unethical) - it always does.

59 posted on 07/16/2012 12:25:44 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
If Romney committed a felony, why isn't Holder's DOJ bringing charges????

Oh that's right, he's too busy with the Fast and Furious cover-up!

60 posted on 07/16/2012 12:32:22 PM PDT by cookcounty (Kagan and Sotomayor side with Joe Wilson: -------Obama DID lie!)
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