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  • Obama launches first 2012 TV spot

    11/29/2011 11:53:26 AM PST · by ColdOne · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Politico44 ^ | 11/29/11 | BYRON TAU
    The Obama campaign is going on the airwaves with a minuscule TV ad buy: A senior Obama 2012 campaign aide says the buy is intended more as a test to see if people will sign up with the campaign than as a full-blown television spot. Two different ads, part of the same ad buy, will air nationally on satellite. You can watch the two
  • Larry Sabato: Obama 'Unloading' on Romney Early to Thwart Campaign

    11/29/2011 8:18:39 AM PST · by Saundra Duffy · 30 replies ^ | November 23, 2011 | David A. Patten
    University of Virginia political guru Dr. Larry J. Sabato tells Newsmax that President Barack Obama’s re-election machine has launched an anti-Mitt Romney campaign that won’t stop attacking the former Massachusetts governor until Election Day 2012. “They are unloading on him early, and will never stop until Election Day,” Sabato tells Newsmax. “Now, if they can damage Romney early and get a weaker general election opponent like [former House Speaker] Newt Gingrich, they'll be delighted.” His remarks came as the Romney campaign fired back Wednesday at allegations they had distorted Obama’s words for a campaign ad running in New Hampshire. Romney's...
  • ABC's Tapper To Carney: Looks Like Obama "Is Campaigning On Taxpayer Dime" (video)

    11/28/2011 12:24:58 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 39 replies
    ABC News' Jake Tapper confronts White House press secretary Jay Carney over President Obama's schedule which has included a lot of traveling. Citing a Wall Street Journal article about the number of times President Obama has traveled to swing-states, Tapper bluntly asks Carney if Obama is "campaigning on taxpayer dime." "President Obama seems to travel to battleground states more so than any other president before him. Am I'm wondering if you could respond to this. It looks like the president is campaigning on the taxpayer dime more than any other president has done," Tapper said at today's White House briefing.
  • Dems to Obama: Yeah, You Should Probably Just Quit

    11/21/2011 10:55:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 58 replies ^ | November 21, 2011 | Katie Pavlich
    At this point, President Obama has got to be sick of hearing about buyer's remorse from Democratic voters; and I'm sure Hillary Clinton is getting sick of hearing about why she should run against Obama in 2012, but the calls for Obama to step down and for Clinton to step up are only getting louder. Democratic pollsters Doug Schoen and Patrick Caddell have said Obama should step aside before, and they did it again over the weekend in the Wall Street Journal. He should abandon his candidacy for re-election in favor of a clear alternative, one capable not only of...
  • Even Obama's Cheerleaders Are Falling Away

    11/22/2011 5:16:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies ^ | November 22, 2011 | David Limbaugh
    President Obama's cheerleaders are starting to peel away along with his approval ratings, and it's a fascinating sight to behold. They offer different reasons, but they all boil down to one obvious thing -- Obama is first and foremost about Obama -- and one less obvious: He has been a failed president. Democratic pollsters Pat Caddell and Doug Schoen, admittedly more centrist than most of their Democratic counterparts, penned an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal urging Obama "to abandon his candidacy for re-election." The authors conclude that the only way Obama could possibly win in 2012 would be "to...
  • The Hillary Moment (Out of the pan and into the fire?)

    11/21/2011 8:14:08 AM PST · by yoe · 33 replies
    WSJ ^ | November 21, 2011 | PATRICK H. CADDELL AND DOUGLAS E. SCHOEN
    When Harry Truman and Lyndon Johnson accepted the reality that they could not effectively govern the nation if they sought re-election to the White House, both men took the moral high ground and decided against running for a new term as president. President Obama is facing a similar reality—and he must reach the same conclusion. He should abandon his candidacy for re-election in favor of a clear alternative, one capable not only of saving the Democratic Party, but more important, of governing effectively and in a way that preserves the most important of the president's accomplishments. He should step aside...
  • Former Democratic Pollsters: Obama Should Abandon Run for Second Term

    11/21/2011 9:15:26 AM PST · by MissesBush · 40 replies
    National Journal ^ | 11/20/11 | Michael Catalini
    President Obama should abandon his run for a second term and turn over the reins of the Democratic Party to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, two one-time Democratic pollsters wrote in Monday's Wall Street Journal, which appeared online Sunday. Patrick H. Caddell and Douglas E. Schoen argued that just as Harry Truman and Lyndon Johnson decided not to pursue additional runs though they could have, Obama should do the same. “He should abandon his candidacy for re-election in favor of a clear alternative, one capable not only of saving the Democratic Party, but more important, of governing effectively and in...
  • Democrats Have an Uphill Climb to Retake the House

    11/21/2011 5:21:15 AM PST · by MontaniSemperLiberi · 17 replies
    realclearpolitics ^ | November 21, 2011 | Sean Trende
    A recent spate of polls showing Democrats in the lead on a generic ballot has prompted speculation that they are poised to retake control of the House. Politico's Mike Allen recently gushed that there will be "100 seats in play. So it definitely can happen. I think the chances of it are underestimated around here. When you have 100 seats, and the sort of volatile environment you have here, [picking up] 25 is not as many as it sounds. Nobody expects it, nobody predicts it, but very possible." Taking back the House is doable for Democrats. But it is unlikely....
  • Can President Obama win re-election if almost two-thirds of whites are opposed to him?

    11/17/2011 12:17:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    CNN's Cafferty File ^ | November 16, 2011 | Jack Cafferty
    With just about a year to ago until Election Day, the U.S. is a racially divided nation when it comes to President Barack Obama. Consider this: A new CNN/Opinion Research Poll shows 61% of whites disapprove of the way Obama is handling his job vs. 36% who don’t – that’s almost two-to-one. For non-whites, it's almost the mirror image. Only 32% disapprove while 67% approve. For a president who was supposed to symbolize a post-racial America, this is not good news. When Obama defeated John McCain in 2008, he did it with significant support from white Americans. Exit polls showed...
  • Politico's Mike Allen: 'Very Possible' Dems Will Win Back House Majority

    11/15/2011 4:39:41 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 67 replies · 1+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Was this sober political analysis, or merely an MSMer pining for the good old days of Speaker Pelosi? On Morning Joe today, touting a Politico Pelosi puff piece about her "golden touch," Mike Allen claimed it was "very possible" that Democrats would retake the House majority in 2012. View the video here.
  • Obama's Virginia Defeat (Cricket's chirping from the Lame Stream Media)

    11/11/2011 8:50:16 AM PST · by tobyhill · 26 replies
    wall street journal ^ | 11/11/2011 | KIMBERLEY A. STRASSEL
    Of all the noise of this week's state election results, what mattered most for Election 2012 came out of Virginia. It was the sound of the air leaking out of the Plouffe plan. That would be David Plouffe, President Obama's former campaign manager and current senior strategist, who is focused today on how to cobble together 270 electoral votes for re-election. That's proving tough, what with the economy hurting Mr. Obama in states like Ohio, Indiana and Pennsylvania that he won in 2008. The White House's response has been to pin its hopes on a more roundabout path to electoral...
  • Election 2011: What it means

    11/10/2011 11:25:25 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 4 replies · 1+ views
    For Immediate Release Contact: Garren Shipley (540) 686-1138 Election 2011: What it Means -- GOP Supermajority in House, Majority in Senate, Solid Start for 2012 -- The votes are counted. The canvass is done, and the dust has settled. What does it all mean? First, let's look at the lay of the land. House of Delegates * Republicans picked up 7 seats in the House of Delegates. * Republicans now have a 68 seat caucus in the House, the most in history. * Republicans won 13 of 14 open seats in the House. * Republicans defeated 2 Democrat incumbents in...
  • Unions and Young People: A Winning Combination for 2012?

    11/10/2011 7:51:10 AM PST · by pabianice · 12 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 11/10/11 | Killian
    The successful effort to roll back anti-union legislation in Ohio points to a possible future for the Occupy Wall Street movement In the wake of a significant electoral victory in Ohio Tuesday, unions and their supporters are energized and eager to flex their newly honed political muscles. But the path to greater electoral clout in 2012 could lie in a partnership with young voters and followers of the Occupy movement. It may seem like an odd pairing: Grizzled and battle-scarred union members, many of whom have voted Republican in the past and are more socially conservative, and free-spirited Millennials more...
  • Obama names DC earthquake "disaster zone," ignores Va. town near epicenter

    11/08/2011 7:24:19 PM PST · by martosko · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/08/2011 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama has declared Washington, D.C. a major disaster zone, but it’s not because of the red ink flooding from his pen. It’s not due to the president’s collapsing approval ratings. And it has nothing to do with the mud-slides and verbal infernos that he has loosed on his political rivals. Obama declared D.C. a disaster zone Tuesday because of the August 23 earthquake that damaged some pinnacles and a gargoyle on an Episcopal cathedral, frightened some zoo animals, dropped some bricks into an alleyway alongside Ecuador’s embassy, and cracked the stones near the top of the Washington Monument....
  • Bill Clinton: Let presidents serve three terms

    11/08/2011 6:54:43 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 54 replies
    Bill Clinton: Let presidents serve three terms By: Tim Mak November 8, 2011 08:48 AM EST Three times could be a charm - but not for him. Former president Bill Clinton said Tuesday that presidents should be able to run for a third term so long as they take off some time after their second term. “I’ve always though that should be the rule,” he said on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. “I think as a practical matter, you couldn’t apply this to anyone who has already served, but going forward I personally believe that should be the rule.” Clinton made the...
  • Virginia state Senate election may be signal for Obama

    11/05/2011 10:29:24 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/5/11 | Ian Simpson - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Virginia's state Senate elections next week are shaping up as an early signal for President Barack Obama ahead of national elections next year. Republicans have a strong shot at taking control of the state Senate from Democrats on Tuesday, political analysts said. A win would put state government solidly in Republican hands in an important swing state, and mark a sharp turnaround from 2008, when Obama became the first Democrat to win Virginia since 1964. Political analysts said loss of the 40-seat state Senate to Republicans would be a bad sign for Obama as he seeks to...
  • James Carville: 'I'm worried' for the general election

    10/26/2011 8:52:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/26/2011 | By MAGGIE HABERMAN
    James Carville underscored the concerns among Democrats about the current economic picture and what it means for 2012 in a radio interview with Scott Hennen: _______________________________ "Everything worries me in this environment. Nobody’s gotten elected with these kinds of numbers. So, I’m worried in the general election. I profoundly admit that. Again, Romney’s just making a technocratic kind of confidence argument, and he’s really kind of a windsock of a guy. If you don’t like his position on something, give it a day he’ll change it." _______________________________ To some extent, underscoring concern helps gin up the Democratic base and crystallizes...
  • Obama says this Election won't be as Sexy as the First one?...(No big ego here!)

    10/25/2011 7:44:44 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 14 replies
    Hello?...A two dollar whore with no teeth is sexier than you and your chances, Gilligan!
  • MTSU Poll Finds Obama Trailing Republican Rivals [Romney, Perry, Cain]

    10/24/2011 9:25:13 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    The Chattanoogan ^ | October 24, 2011 | Breaking News
    Any of the Republican presidential primary’s frontrunners would beat President Obama in Tennessee if the presidential election were held today, the latest MTSU Poll finds. The same poll shows President Obama’s job approval rate hitting an all-time low in Tennessee, and his disapproval rate hitting an all-time high. The poll also probed knowledge of the state’s new voter ID law, preferences for addressing the finances of the state’s lottery-funded college scholarship program, perceptions about the quality of Tennessee’s public schools, and attitudes on several other issues. Conducted Oct. 3-14 by the College of Mass Communication at Middle Tennessee State University,...
  • Susquehanna poll suggests Obama would lose Pennsylvania

    10/21/2011 8:39:01 PM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 34 replies
    TRIBUNE-REVIEW ^ | 10-21-11 | Brad Bumsted
    HARRISBURG -- A generic or "nameless" Republican would beat President Obama in Pennsylvania, according to a statewide poll out today. The poll by Susquehanna Polling and Research shows that a Republican would defeat Obama 45 percent to 38 percent with 15 percent undecided and 3 percent saying they didn't know. The poll didn't further define "nameless Republican," nor did it match up the current GOP presidential candidates against Obama. Obama's job approval rating -- 41 percent approving and 54 percent disapproving -- shows little change from a June poll, said Jim Lee, president of the Harrisburg-based polling firm. What changed...