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  • Obama Campaign Spokesman Abruptly Ends Radio Interview After Being Asked About Obama 'Lying' About

    10/12/2012 8:20:22 AM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10/12/12 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Obama campaign press secretary Ben LaBolt abruptly ended a heated radio interview Thursday after being pressed on President Barack Obama’s differing statements on the terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya. LaBolt insisted on Cleveland‘s WTAM that the White House has been sharing all the facts as they’ve come in from the intelligence community. Asked whether the president should make a statement disavowing his past comments blaming the assault on an anti-Islam video, LaBolt pushed back. “The president called it an act of terror within 24 hours, he again updated the American people on the incident in Benghazi in...
  • Romney Outspending Obama On TV In Swing States

    10/12/2012 7:53:26 AM PDT · by Signalman · 15 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 10/11/2012 | Dick Morris
    This week, thanks to a big increase in its television spending, Mitt Romney has turned the tables on the president and now is spending more on television advertising in the swing states. Buoyed by a 64% increase in his television spending (vs. only 2% for Obama) Romney is spending $22.4 million on ads in Florida, Virginia, Ohio, Colorado, Iowa and Nevada compared to $17.5 million for President Obama. In the previous week — and for several weeks before that — Obama had a spending edge. In the week of October 1st, Obama outspent Romney by $17.2 to $14.8 million. This...
  • Election Day Tactics Used By Hugo Chavez To Win (Beware: Obamanists Could Replicate in USA)

    10/11/2012 12:52:39 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 7 replies
    El Universal, Caracas, Venezuela (from original Spanish) ^ | 11 October 2012 | Runrunes (anti-Hugo Chavez Blogger)
    Granted it is rough English to understand, as it is machine translation from the mainstream, non-Chavez "El Universal" newspaper in Caracas, Venezuela today, but it gives the street level tactics the Socialist Community Organizers used in Venezuela to eek out a victory for Communist Hugo Chavez earlier this week. It is provided below in its entirety, with the link to the original Spanish.Of specific interest will be the tactical description of the "double wave" Chavez PSUV strategy on Election Day in polling zones they identified as somewhat sympathetic to the anti-Chavez democratic forces. Pay close attention because these tactics...
  • MILLER: Targeting Paul Ryan The GOP’s Second Amendment advocate stands up to the gun grabbers

    10/10/2012 9:20:55 PM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 10 October, 2012 | Emily Miller
    Paul Ryan faces Joe Biden in a vice presidential debate Thursday where guns could become one of the many hot topics discussed. The Wisconsin Republican congressman has recently become a lightning rod for attacks from gun grabbers who think the issue is their ticket to thwarting the Romney campaign’s growing momentum in the polls. Consider the local ABC affiliate in Michigan that ambushed Mr. Ryan on Monday. Reporter Terry Camp used his one-on-one time with the GOP vice presidential candidate to ask — twice — whether the country has a gun problem. Mr. Ryan replied that the nation has a...
  • Original 1972 Biden campaign material

    10/09/2012 4:09:48 PM PDT · by BigDaddyTX · 21 replies
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  • Report: Shake-Up in Works at Obama Campaign Headquarters (Big Bird, "No comment."

    10/09/2012 1:59:19 PM PDT · by Snuph · 29 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | OCT 9, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    "I'm hearing chatter that there's maybe some people from the last campaign that's maybe going to get a little more involved," said Todd.
  • AP publishes unflattering pic of Romney bending over

    10/09/2012 10:22:49 AM PDT · by Sopater · 64 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 09, 2012
    It was a news photo that, as Gawker quipped, was "ripe for captioning." A pic of Mitt Romney bending over, while a seemingly astonished schoolgirl stands behind him, mouth agape. The photograph, posted Monday by The Associated Press for all to see, has since surged across the Internet. The candidate riding a wave of confidence from last week's debate performance was suddenly made, pardon, the butt of jokes. So was it a cheap shot? Tim Graham, media analysis director at the Media Research Center, says absolutely.
  • Report: Shake-Up in Works at Obama Campaign Headquarters

    10/09/2012 9:06:22 AM PDT · by TBBT · 81 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | 10/9/2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    NBC's Chuck Todd reports: "I'm hearing chatter that there's maybe some people from the last campaign that's maybe going to get a little more involved," said Todd.
  • Corruption: Exposing Barack Obama’s Illegal Foreign Campaign Money Loophole

    10/08/2012 6:41:37 AM PDT · by Snuph · 9 replies
    Townhall ^ | Oct 08, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    OFA isn’t run by amateurs and has a highly sophisticated online presence. OFA is known as the “gold standard” in online technology with a Facebook co-founder, veteran YouTube videographer and an award-winning CNN producer keeping everything running smoothly. Not to mention, the campaign obviously sees the benefits in using a CVV code to prevent fraud. After all, OFA uses a CVV security code for merchandise purchases. To purchase a sweatshirt or other item in the OFA store, a CVV code must be entered at check out, but the donation page does not require a credit card security code to be...
  • Wasserman Schultz, Harrington face final month of campaign ('No-debate Deb' - too glam?)

    10/07/2012 5:09:59 PM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
    Sun-Sentinal ^ | 10/07/12 | Kathleen Haughney
    Wasserman Schultz, Harrington face final month of campaignBy Kathleen Haughney, Tallahassee Bureau October 7, 2012 TALLAHASSEE - So what may lie ahead for South Florida's most visible woman politician? Four-term U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz has been talked about as a future House Speaker, a future governor, even a potential member of the Obama administration if it wins re-election. But, first the 46-year-old Weston resident must get past a determined restaurateur from Davie who is hoping to be the Republican who pierces the Democratic National Committee chair's armor. Karen Harrington, 48, who lost to Wasserman Schultz in 2010, is hoping...
  • Obama touts jobs report as he seeks to lift campaign

    10/06/2012 2:11:18 AM PDT · by granada · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Oct 6, 2012 3:44am EDT | Mark Felsenthal
    (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Friday hailed a drop in the U.S. jobless rate to the lowest level since he took office, saying the country had "come too far to turn back now," as he sought to recover from a lackluster debate performance against Republican challenger Mitt Romney. A decline in unemployment to 7.8 percent in September, announced just more than four weeks before Election Day, gave an unexpected shine to the most vulnerable part of Obama's record - his economic stewardship - and offered him a chance to reset his re-election bid. The rate dropped from 8.1 percent...
  • DEUTSCHE BANK: Here's One Way That Obama Campaign DID Juice The Jobs Data

    10/05/2012 3:30:43 PM PDT · by blam · 5 replies
    TBI ^ | 10-5-2012 | Rob Wile
    DEUTSCHE BANK: Here's One Way That Obama Campaign DID Juice The Jobs Data Rob WileOctober 5, 2012 Today's drop in the unemployment rate had the conspiracy theorists accusing the Obama administration of massaging the numbers. But according to Deutsche Bank's Joe LaVorgna, Obama's campaign may have played a role in the numbers. ...And so did Mitt Romney's. In his note summing up the week in economics, LaVorgna writes: we have observed a large rise in parttime employment, which arguably hints of the sort of temporary, part-time hiring that is often associated with political campaigns. In addition, we also observed a...
  • I was not calling Ryan out

    10/05/2012 3:04:24 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 20 replies
    Quad City Times ^ | 10/5/12 | Linda Morrison, Fulton
    I am the woman in the Green Bay Packer jacket at Rep. Paul Ryan’s rally in Clinton who asked him the question about specific plans to fix our economy. Needless to say, I was quite shocked to learn the Obama campaign seized my question, putting out the statement “Even Ryan can’t attend his own rally without being called out.” I was not calling Ryan out. I had the opportunity to ask a direct question to Paul Ryan and what I got was a complete direct answer with no spin. Even though 600 other people were attending, I felt Mr Ryan...
  • Biden: 'Yes, We Do' Want to Raise Taxes By a Trillion Dollars

    10/04/2012 1:21:39 PM PDT · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 22 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | October 4, 2012 | Daniel Halper
    Vice President Joe Biden, speaking earlier today in Iowa said, "Yes, we do" want to raise taxes by a trillion dollars: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yc2zBmOmNE&feature=player_embedded"Obama and Biden want to raise taxes by a trillion dollars. Guess what? Yes, we do," said Biden.
  • Obama Outspending Romney on TV

    10/01/2012 11:37:05 AM PDT · by BlueStateRightist · 38 replies
    Dickmorris.com ^ | October 1, 2012 | Dick Morris
    For the week just ended, the Obama campaign outspent Romney by a significant margin in key swing states. In Iowa, Colorado, Florida, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio, Virginia, and Wisconsin, the Obama campaign spent $16.6 during the week of September 24th while Romney spent only $12.5 million.
  • Obama’s 1st Stop After the Debate is Wisconsin … I Guess it’s Not As Safe as the Polls Say

    09/29/2012 1:41:56 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 20 replies
    Could be those union members have long memories after getting stiffed by a President who said he’d march the picket lines with them and then found himself too busy in every state around Wisconsin to stop in to support their recall efforts: President Barack Obama will hit the campaign trail following the Wednesday presidential debate, stumping in four states rated on the CNN Electoral Map as toss ups, according to schedules released by his campaign and the White House. On Thursday, Obama will hold an event in the debate host city – Denver - then continue on to Madison, Wisconsin,...
  • The Reality of 2011 Voter Turnout: The White Voter

    09/26/2012 9:02:06 PM PDT · by StandUpBucky · 8 replies
    Battleground Watch ^ | Backer | Keith
    The largest divergence among conservative and liberal polling critics this election is the debate over who will actually show up at the voting booth this November. Differences between the amounts of Democrats versus Republicans included in the poll are frequent. But embedded in each of these assumptions are questions on the racial make-up and how that varies from election to election. Democrats consistently talk about the “coalition of the ascendant” where the fastest growing segments of the population are minorities. As such they make up an ever-increasing segment of the voting population but also vote overwhelmingly in favor of Democrats....
  • Question---is it legal for a public library to be used as a campaign training center?

    09/25/2012 8:43:54 PM PDT · by Benjamin Harrison · 16 replies
    Tuesday Night Hoosier Team Volunteer Training Session! (Meeting) The Volunteer Team trainings that were announced last week are upon us!!! We held the first training session last night and we have three more this week! The trainings will be held: Tuesday August 12th, Wednesday August 13th, and Thursday August 14th at The Hussey-Mayfield Library from 7:00pm – 8:25pm in T
  • Has Romney Begun "Carpetbombing" Ads in the Swing States Yet?

    09/25/2012 6:49:47 PM PDT · by BlueStateRightist · 70 replies
    Have R&R ramped up their attack?
  • Now it's Biden's wife making gaffes as she makes accidental X-rated joke about her husband

    09/24/2012 8:54:39 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | September 22, 2012 | Laura Cox
    Things went from bad to worse for Jill Biden on Friday after accidentally cracking a joke about her husband's manhood. Captured on video, this is the moment the Second Lady lost her cool at a New Hampshire campaign event, giggling like a schoolgirl as the crowd roared with delight. Passionately describing Mr Biden's work ethic she began: 'I've seen Joe up close,' making a wide motion with her hands, before blushing as she realised the innuendo she had just made. 'It's in my remarks, really,' she insisted. A wave of amused titters swept the audience, Mrs Biden allowing herself an...
  • What Mitt Should Do - NOW

    09/23/2012 2:58:49 PM PDT · by Bob Leibowitz · 33 replies
    Leibowitz's Canticle ^ | September 23, 2012 | Leibowitz
    The Romney campaign and Republican National Committee have more money than God, too much to waste to continue doing things the way they've always done. Now is the time to step out in a way that not only gets his message out over the heads of the Obama media but also draws an enormous amount of attention. Now is the time to swing for the fences. How? Spend a handful of those millions on hand to buy 30 minutes of simultaneous airtime on all three (or four or five) of the major broadcast networks. Do it now, before the debates....
  • Obama: Romney 'sure can afford' to pay more (none of Hussein's business...)

    09/23/2012 4:53:08 AM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/22/12 | Kevin Bogardus, Amie Parnes
    Obama: Romney 'sure can afford' to pay moreBy Kevin Bogardus and Amie Parnes - 09/22/12 07:40 PM ET President Obama made a campaign stop on Saturday in Wisconsin, saying Mitt Romney "sure can afford" to pay more as part of his argument on tax policy. At a Milwaukee rally, the president took several shots at the Republican presidential nominee and sought to energize his party’s supporters to help get out the vote in the crucial swing state. “We have always said in this campaign that change takes more than one term,” Obama said, asking for more time to finish the...
  • Shift in polls rocks Romney campaign

    09/23/2012 4:46:51 AM PDT · by dokmad · 109 replies
    Maine Sunday Telegram ^ | 09/22/2012 | Associated Press
    "Obama's momentum benefits from his rival 'making the case against himself,' a strategist says. The Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa - In a presidential race seemingly frozen in place for months, the advantage has shifted toward President Obama after a series of miscues by Mitt Romney, punctuated by the Republican challenger's comments about people who pay no income tax.
  • Obama chooses campaign over world leaders

    09/22/2012 2:14:42 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/9/12
    U.S. President Barack Obama has made no plans to meet privately with any of the world leaders gathering in New York next week for the UN’s General Assembly. With six weeks until the American elections, Obama is instead using his time to reach voters by going on the talk show “The View,” and leaving his schedule open to return to campaigning in the nation’s swing states thus putting the burden on Secratery of State Hilary Clinton to meet with the various ...
  • Freep a Poll! (Romney's 47% remarks hurt his campaign?)

    09/22/2012 12:26:31 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 25 replies
    minnesota.cbslocal.com ^ | 9-22-12 | See-BS minnesota ,eh?
    How Did The Secret Video Released Of Mitt Romney Talking About The 47% Who Don't Pay Income Taxes Affect His Campaign? It's a temporary hit that will blow over Not at all It's a major blow
  • Yes it Can! Buck Bashes Obama Sign

    09/21/2012 10:08:41 AM PDT · by girlangler · 20 replies
    The Outdoor Pressroom ^ | Sept. 30, 2012 | Pamela Cosel
    Deer doesn't dig this dude's display Homeowner catches the destroyer Updated: Thursday, 20 Sep 2012, 5:34 PM CDT Published : Wednesday, 19 Sep 2012, 2:57 PM CDT Pamela Cosel AUSTIN (KXAN) - It seemed a dastardly deed -- destroying the display of a devoted Democrat. The homeowners didn't determine who, not once but four times, deliberately devastated the yard sign that depicted their beloved president, front-yard decor which said they were supporters of the dashing Barack Obama. They decried the destruction. They didn't know how to deter the defamation -- a direct assault on their property. Was it the devil?...
  • Romney Needs a New CEO (WSJ-Noonan)

    09/21/2012 2:32:36 AM PDT · by pieceofthepuzzle · 37 replies
    WSJ ^ | September 21, 2012 | Peggy Noonan
    ...There were wistful notes from the Republicans who'd helped run previous campaigns, most of whom could be characterized as serious, moderate conservatives, all of whom want to see Mr. Romney win because they believe, honestly, that the president has harmed the country financially and in terms of its position in the world. They're certain it will only get worse in the next four years, but they're in despair at the Romney campaign. Some, unbidden, brought up the name James A. Baker III, who ran Ronald Reagan's campaign in 1984 (megalandslide—those were the days) and George H.W. Bush's in 1988 (landslide.)...
  • Checks stolen from Obama’s campaign headquarters in Chicago

    09/19/2012 9:54:39 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 30 replies
    Sun Times ^ | 9-19-12 | Stefano Esposito
    Updated: September 19, 2012 11:47PM Three checks sent out from President Barack Obama’s campaign headquarters in Chicago have been stolen — a total of $50,000, according to a TV news report — and police are investigating. “Three checks we sent to vendors made it into the wrong hands, and after learning of this, we notified the police,” said Obama’s Midwest press secretary, Ben Finkenbinder in a written statement. “We’re pleased that they’re dealing with the issue swiftly, and don’t expect this to have any impact upon the campaign.” The Obama campaign would not confirm the total amount of the checks...
  • Fox Owns the Mitt Romney Candidacy

    09/19/2012 7:28:43 PM PDT · by publius321 · 14 replies
    http://youtu.be/P_0xRejWNuE ^ | 9-19-2012 | Scott Ryan
    Warning: I was highly perturbed when I made this off the cuff video after a day of hearing about Romney faux pas including his rambling about being a "Snookie" fan.
  • New Romney ads focus on economy, deficit (Watch Video)

    09/17/2012 10:00:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/17/2012 | ED MORRISSEY
    Team Romney refocuses this week on the economy and job creation, as the Washington Post predicted earlier today, with a simplified presentation of Mitt Romney’s plan for a first term. Instead of talking about the details of his economic plan, which are as accessible on the website as it was months ago, the new ad "The Romney Plan" breaks it down into three digestible pillars --- improve and defend American trade, cut deficit spending and reduce federal spending, and attack the regulatory growth that threatens small business:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO The campaign also released an attack ad focusing...
  • OBAMA'S SINISTER MOTIVE FOR ENABLING THE MIDDLE EAST UPRISINGS AT ELECTION TIME

    09/16/2012 4:45:22 PM PDT · by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost · 37 replies
    GeorgeWashingtonsGhost | September 16, 2012 | GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
    On 9/11/12, America became victim to yet another terrorist attack. We've learned now that the Obama regime provided little if any security for our Embassy in Libya. Essentially, Christopher Stevens and associates were sitting ducks for an attack coinciding with a date most infamous for terror attacks on Americans. From a security perspective, how could any American serving overseas in the Middle East been left so incredibly vulnerable on this day?Unbelievable that we'd even think possible, but the question here is "Did our gov't allow or even enable these attacks, either proactively or through willful negligence?" If so, for what...
  • Mr. Romney, Trust Your Pants

    09/16/2012 7:28:05 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 5 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Sep 13, 2012 | KIMBERLEY A. STRASSEL
    The Wall Street Journal POTOMAC WATCH September 13, 2012, 7:10 p.m. ET Mr. Romney, Trust Your Pants Obama tells Americans the terrible things the Republican will do to them. The Republican remains silent about what he would do. By KIMBERLEY A. STRASSEL In the classic 1968 film "Once Upon a Time in the West," a villainous Henry Fonda shoots one of his lackeys, in part for the sin of wearing both a belt and suspenders. How do you trust a man, muses Fonda, who "can't even trust his own pants?" Mitt Romney is slipping in the polls because, when it...
  • Critics Question Timing of Obama Campaign Tweets

    09/16/2012 4:22:21 AM PDT · by granada · 1 replies
    FoxNews ^ | September 15, 2012 | FoxNews.com
    President Obama and his re-election team marked the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks and events related to the killing of four Americans abroad that day with a slate of official and somber events. But they also took to Twitter for some campaign business on both days. "The election is in eight weeks. Sign up to volunteer," reads the first tweet, on Wednesday, the 11th anniversary of the deadly attacks, from @BarackObama.
  • RYAN'S SPEECH @ VALUES VOTERS: 44's RECORD ALSO NOW BURNING IN THE LIGHT OF TRUTH!

    09/14/2012 9:16:33 AM PDT · by Wings-n-Wind · 33 replies
    FNC TV | 9/14/12 | self
    Paul Ryan pulled no punches! When the lone heckler tried his craft--- He was shouted down "USA USA USA" and escorted out. Our next VP is a very intelligent and well-spoken young man...
  • If You Live in a Blue State, Here Is What You Can Do To Help Romney Beat Obama

    09/14/2012 6:54:13 AM PDT · by Ziva · 100 replies
    Sept. 14, 2012 | Ziva
    No matter where you live in the USA, you can make a difference in this election by going to http://www.mittromney.com/call-home-landing. I live in NY, a hopelessly blue state. There is very little I can do locally to help Romney. However, they have an excellent phone-from-home system this year, much better than other phone banks I've done before. I started making phone calls from home for Romney. It is easy, well-supported, and free. It is important to start now so they can target the right people for the campaign. You can get started at http://www.mittromney.com/call-home-landingThey will direct your calls to the...
  • COMMENTARY: Obama’s been everywhere — except Wisconsin

    09/14/2012 6:40:44 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 9-14-12 | Matt Kittle
    You know what they say, never send in Joe to do a president’s job. But that’s what President Obama appears to be doing in battleground Badger State, sending his vice president, Joe Biden, to campaign in his stead. Biden stumped at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire on Thursday, a week and a half after he spoke to Democratic Party faithful in Green Bay. That’s exactly two more times than his boss, who has yet to set foot in Wisconsin on the campaign trail. President Obama has been conspicuously absent from the campaign trail in battleground Wisconsin. Sure, he stopped by...
  • I Get No Kick from Campaigns

    09/14/2012 6:17:26 AM PDT · by Stoutcat · 1 replies
    Grand Rants ^ | 09-14-12 | Stoutcat
    Given the situation in the Middle East–four murdered American citizens, U.S. embassies and consulates attacked, embassy staffers desperately issuing an apologia for American values–one might think that Obama might settle down and do some actual Presidentin’, to calm the storm and slow the rising waters, so to speak. But one would be wrong, of course. Charlie Sperling of the Washington Examiner highlighted an interesting quote from an interview Obama did Wednesday night with CBS. His statement make it clear that he is now trying to rewrite his administration’s initial reaction to the Arab “Sprung”. “[The Embassy statement] didn’t come from...
  • What You Can Do To Help Romney Beat Obama

    09/13/2012 8:30:01 PM PDT · by Ziva · 184 replies
    Vanity | Sept. 13, 2012 | Ziva
    I live in NY, a hopelessly blue state. There is very little I can do locally to help Romney. However, they have an excellent phone-from-home system this year, much better than other phone banks I've done before. I started making phone calls from home for Romney. It is easy, well-supported, and free. It is important to start now so they can target the right people. You can get started at http://www.mittromney.com/call-home-landing I sat on my hands last election because I didn't like McCain. Even though Romney was not my first choice, our very existence is at stake now. Please pass...
  • I have noticed the distinct lack of campaign signs (vanity)

    09/13/2012 8:00:29 PM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 147 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 9/13, 2012 | Moi.
    I have noticed that there is a SEVERE lack of "Presidential" campaign signs in my area. NOTHING like it was in 2008. I mean......I don't even see bumper stickers of support for either candidate. When I drive through the Black neighborhoods to picks up my kids.....nothing. No Obama signs. Other parts of town......nothing. Not even bumper stickers. I think people are TRULY afraid. This is TRULY CREEPY! There is a great family around the corner, bless their hearts, who have a sign that says "Vote Like Your Freedoms Depend On It". And I smile every time I pass it.......but NOTHING...
  • Neb. AG: Senator misused campaign cash at casinos

    09/13/2012 10:37:29 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 22 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 9-13-12 | JOSH FUNK
    OMAHA, Neb.—State Sen. Brenda Council has apologized for misusing more than $60,000 in campaign donations at casinos and filing false reports to conceal it. Attorney General Jon Bruning says Council agreed to plead guilty to misdemeanor charges of filing false campaign reports that omit the casino withdrawals and cash deposits. In a statement, Council says she "made an error in judgment," and that she takes "full responsibility." She says she's receiving professional treatment for a gambling addiction and will not "give up or quit fighting for the issues."
  • Can Mitt Romney Avert Defeat in November?

    09/10/2012 7:51:48 PM PDT · by MacNaughton · 50 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 9/10/2012 | Christopher Ruddy
    Earlier this year it seemed to many that Mitt Romney was a shoo-in to become our next president. Not anymore. ... If I could put my finger on it, I would say the Romney campaign has been poorly managed. They haven't staged their candidate well and their messaging has been incoherent, to put it nicely. ... Earlier this summer Rupert Murdoch tweeted a message that may turn out to be prophetic: "Tough O Chicago pros will be hard to beat unless he [Romney] drops old friends from team and hires some real pros. Doubtful." ...
  • Romney campaign memo: “Don’t get too worked up about the latest polling”

    09/10/2012 9:06:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 09/10/2012 | Conn Carroll
    Mitt Romney’s campaign just emailed out the following “Romney Polling Memo” to reporters: ________________________________________________ TO: Interested Parties FROM: Neil Newhouse, Romney for President Pollster RE: State of the Race DATE: September 10, 2012 Don’t get too worked up about the latest polling. While some voters will feel a bit of a sugar-high from the conventions, the basic structure of the race has not changed significantly. The reality of the Obama economy will reassert itself as the ultimate downfall of the Obama Presidency, and Mitt Romney will win this race. In his acceptance speech, President Obama did not offer any solutions...
  • Flush with cash, Romney moves into Obama territory, upper Midwest states (Michigan and WI)

    09/09/2012 1:52:08 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 12 replies
    PORTSMOUTH, N.H. – Flush with cash, Mitt Romney plans to open a new front in the White House race by challenging President Barack Obama in upper Midwest states where he might not have dug in otherwise. Obama is intensifying his efforts to cast his Republican rival as out of touch, which he's already been working pretty hard at doing. This is the beginning of the homestretch to Election Day, when everything in the two campaigns goes into overdrive and a September or October surprise could upend it all. -snip- In the coming weeks, Romney's team is expected to pay for...
  • Biden Narrowly Escapes Getting His Dumb *** Kicked After Flirting w/ Buckeye Biker Broads

    09/09/2012 2:23:41 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 50 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | September 9, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Plugs gettin the stink-eye in Ohio
  • Obama campaign: Taking ‘God’ off coins as likely as alien attack

    09/09/2012 1:04:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/9/12 | Jeremy Herb
    The Obama campaign says Mitt Romney’s campaign rhetoric Saturday where he said he would not “take God off our coins” is comparable to arguing that President Obama believes aliens will attack. Obama campaign spokeswoman Jen Psaski called Romney’s suggestion about God being removed from U.S. coins the sign of a "desperate" campaign. “Look, this is nothing more than a desperate attack based on a false premise by the Romney team and its sad that the debate has been driven to this level of discourse,” Psaki told reporters Sunday, according to a White House pool report.
  • Just Found in the Ole Storage Room...

    09/09/2012 8:47:24 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 6 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | September 9, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    This 2.5" campaign button was handed to me  at the door of the BGSU auditorium in 1984... Following that Bowling Green, Ohio appearance, I had the good fortune of seeing the Gipper up-close the very next day: after catching word that he was about to make a whistle-stop tour appearance on the historic Pullman car Ferdinand Magellan at Ohio Rt. 25 up in nearby Perrysburg, the boys piled in my '75 Firebird Formula and we roared up there in time to see Reagan from just 50-75 yards away. The President was dynamite, too- he owned the crowd. After famously asking...
  • Villaraigosa platform flap now the subject of a campaign ad (U.S. Rep. Allen West, R-Fla)

    09/09/2012 5:46:33 AM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
    LA Times ^ | 9/07/12
    Villaraigosa platform flap now the subject of a campaign adSeptember 7, 2012 | 3:48 pm An awkward moment for Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa at the Democratic National Convention has become the subject of a new television ad for a Republican congressman seeking reelection. U.S. Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) announced that his re-election campaign has begun running a 60-second spot on Friday that shows Villaraigosa -- acting in his role as DNC chairman -- being booed by delegates after a trio of voice votes over changes to the Democratic Party’s official platform. Those changes included the reinsertion of the word...
  • Ideas for the Romney Campaign: Post Them Here! (vanity)

    09/08/2012 2:43:48 PM PDT · by Hetty_Fauxvert · 81 replies
    Sept. 8, 2012 | me
    I have seen several mentions on this site in the last few days that the Romney campaign has staffers who actively sift through this and other sites for ideas they can use. So I say, why make it hard for them? Let's post our best ideas here and let 'em have at it. Let the fun begin!
  • Obama, University of Iowa disrespect American flag – lays it on the ground for campaign event

    09/07/2012 4:40:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    FireAndreaMitchell ^ | 9/7/12 | staff
    The only thing that might be surprising as Obama and the University of Iowa’s disrespect of the American flag is that they didn’t replace the 50 stars with a hammer and sickle, or just Obama’s face like some others have done. Check out what the Obama campaign and University of Iowa did today to the American flag earlier today (From The Blaze photo credit University of Iowa):
  • Dems’ Dear Leader plotting our grim future

    09/07/2012 10:39:35 AM PDT · by radioone · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | 9-7-12 | Michael Goodwin
    The system is rigged. America is unjust. Opportunity is dead. You didn’t build that. Dammit, where’s mine? Oh, and Republicans are the people who rigged the system. They’re trying to take away your rights to vote, to health care, to education, to housing. They hate women, gays and immigrants. They don’t pay their fair share and they’re un-American. Barack Obama lights candles, Mitt Romney spreads darkness, and Osama bin Laden is dead. There, I saved you the time of watching the Democratic convention. For three grating days, demands for more government spending were coupled with sweeping character assassinations of Romney....