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  • Ross Perot: No 2012 endorsement

    10/01/2012 8:01:44 AM PDT · by GraceG · 43 replies
    Politico ^ | October 1st | PATRICK GAVIN
    Ross Perot, the billionaire who shook up the 1992 presidential campaign, has largely remained silent since his emergence on the nation’s political stage nearly two decades ago and as he emerges from the shadows (in part to drum up interest in his forthcoming autobiography) he’s remaining silent about one more thing: The current top candidates running for office.
  • Intense campaigning in Western states

    09/30/2012 9:09:32 AM PDT · by thecodont · 1 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com ^ | Updated 11:07 p.m., Saturday, September 29, 2012 | Carla Marinucci and Joe Garofoli
    Highlands Ranch, Colo. -- From the glittering lights of Nevada casinos to the magnificent vistas and booming tech corridor of Colorado, the wide open spaces, big skies, and big aspirations of Western voters on both sides of the aisle have taken center stage in the 2012 presidential election. As President Obama and Republican Mitt Romney prepare to meet Wednesday in their first face-to-face debate at the University of Denver, the candidates have lavished attention and resources on the two Western swing states that could shape the outcome of the race. With 38 days left until the election, the economy and...
  • Suspicious Voter Registration Forms Found in 10 Florida Counties

    09/30/2012 5:23:40 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 44 replies
    WASHINGTON — Florida elections officials said Friday that at least 10 counties have identified suspicious and possibly fraudulent voter registration forms turned in by a firm working for the Republican Party of Florida, which has filed an election fraud complaint with the the state Division of Elections against its one-time consultant. The controversy in Florida -- which began with possibly fraudulent forms that first cropped up in Palm Beach County -- has engulfed the Republican National Committee, which admitted Thursday that it urged state parties in seven swing states to hire the firm, Strategic Allied Consulting.The RNC paid the company...
  • How Mitt Romney is actually defeating Barack Obama in the presidential race

    09/24/2012 6:57:21 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 115 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 9/24/12 | Dean Chambers
    Despite all the noise created by all those media-commissioned skewed polls that appear to have President Obama leading, Mitt Romney is actually winning the presidential race as of today. The newest Rasmussen Reports Presidential Daily Tracking poll released today shows Obama 47 percent to Romney 46 percent, and shows them tied at 48 percent when leaning voters are included. The Gallup tracking poll, which is based on a sample that tends to favor Democrats by a few points, released today shows Obama leading just two percent, 48 percent to 46 percent. The QStarNews Daily Tracking Poll released today shows a...
  • Introducing The New Polling Firm of Madoff, Marist, Quinnipiac and Ponzi

    09/29/2012 3:57:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 29, 2012 | Hugh Hewitt
    After a few weeks spent tracking down and questioning pollsters and the reporters of polls, I can assure the reader that pollsters are the modern-day alchemists. They promise to turn numbers into predictive gold. We'd all like to believe these magical powers exist, but we shouldn't. The pollsters of 2012 just don't know who is going to win in November any more than did the pollsters of 1980 know that Ronald Reagan was headed towards a landslide in that late-breaking year. I'd like to believe Scott Rasmussen that the race between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama is tied. Democrats would...
  • ... Film Claiming Obama's Mother Once Posed for Pornographic Pictures Sent to a MILLION swing voters

    09/28/2012 8:33:52 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 69 replies
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 28 September 2012 | The Daily Mail (U.K.)
    Now it's getting REALLY dirty: "Outrageous" film claiming Obama's mother once posed for pornographic pictures is sent to a MILLION swing voters - The film claims that Mr Obama's real father is left wing poet and Communist party activist, Frank Marshall Davis - 100,000 copies of the DVD, containing extraordinary claims, have already been mailed to voters in Ohio with up to three million more planned to go out - As Mitt Romney lags in the polls the material could be potentially damaging for the Obama campaign - It has already won the support of Alabama's Republican Party chairman Bill...
  • Freep a Poll! (Toledo Blade. how important are Pres. debates to your vote in November?)

    09/28/2012 6:44:53 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 7 replies
    toledoblade.com ^ | 9-28-12 | Toledo Blade
    How important are the presidential debates to your election-day decision? A Make or break my vote I've made up my mind
  • Obama's 'Change From the Outside' Means Community Organizing

    09/28/2012 5:37:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 28, 2012 | David Limbaugh
    President Obama recently lamented: "You can't change Washington from the inside. You can only change it from the outside." I think this statement reveals more about Obama and his plans for a second term than meets the eye. Elaborating, Obama said, "I got elected and ... big accomplishments like health care got done ... because we mobilized the American people to speak out." Rubbish. Obamacare was not some outside, grass-roots-driven legislative achievement. Obama could never persuade Americans to support his bill or lobby Congress to pass it. He cobbled together his majority in the most inside of insider venues --...
  • Romney: Bain Builds Up, Then Harvests Companies (Another Romney Tape)

    09/27/2012 12:30:34 PM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 38 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 27, 2012 | Gregory J. Krieg
    a video made public today, but recorded sometime in the summer of 1985, Mitt Romney explains in frank terms how his then newly-minted private equity firm planned on making money. "Bain Capital is an investment partnership which was formed to invest in startup companies and ongoing companies, then to take an active hand in managing them and hopefully, five to eight years later, to harvest them at a significant profit," Romney tells employees of Bain & Company, the consulting firm that spawned the new venture. The clip, which was given to Mother Jones by a former Bain employee, comes off...
  • Nearly 400,000 More Jobs Added Than First Thought

    09/27/2012 11:13:02 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 27, 2012 | By Ben Casselman
    The Bureau of Labor Statistics on Thursday released an early look at its annual “benchmark revision” of its payroll data. When the preliminary revisions become final early next year, the official data should show that 386,000 more Americans were working in March than previously believed. The private sector did even better, adding 453,000 jobs versus previous estimates. ... There was one symbolic significance to the revision: If the preliminary figures hold, they would suggest that more Americans are now working than when President Obama took office. That doesn’t mean much for the broader economy — there are still more than...
  • 'I love Ann': Young Romney's 1968 message of devotion written in the sand to his future wife

    09/27/2012 7:27:57 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 27, 2012 | Lydia Warren
    Mitt Romney may have travelled to France in the 1960s to spread the word of the Mormon church - but it appears religion was not his only mission. An image reveals how he was also intent on romancing his soon-to-be wife by scrawling 'I LOVE ANN' in an enormous heart in the sand. Romney, who made sure there was also enough room in the heart for him to stretch out next to his message of devotion, then sent the photograph to Ann.
  • The Mommy Files: Paul Ryan supporters post images of their gun-shooting kids on Twitter

    09/27/2012 12:24:58 AM PDT · by thecodont · 12 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com ^ | Sep 26 2012 at 5:08 pm | Posted By: Amy Graff
    Yesterday, while campaigning in Ohio, Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan made a pit stop at Outdoor World to buy his 10-year-old daughter some camouflage clothing. We’re not talking about a trendy camo mini skirt. Ryan spent $101.14 on a hunting jacket and a pair of gloves for Liza to wear on her first deer-hunting trip. “She’s going to get to go hunting this year for the first time,” Ryan told NBC News. “She’s 10 years old so she can hunt starting at 10. “She’s been getting ready, she’s been practicing,” he added. “I just need to get her some...
  • The New York Times and New Black Panthers Protect Election Lawbreakers

    09/26/2012 7:34:11 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | September 26, 2012 | J. Christian Adams
    Once upon a time in America, if a group of citizen volunteers set out to help election officials detect problems with the voter rolls, they would have been praised. If a group of citizen volunteers had detected scores of dead people on the voter rolls they would have received broad accolades from all corners of America. Once upon a time in America, we esteemed law abiding citizens who helped law enforcement detect law breakers – especially when it comes to the sanctity of elections. But this isn’t the America we used to know. Instead, when election integrity groups like Houston-based...
  • Polls Show Obama Is Widening His Lead in Ohio and Florida (NYT predicts record Democrat turnout!)

    09/26/2012 7:04:39 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 73 replies
    NY Times ^ | 9/26/12 | JIM RUTENBERG and JEFF ZELENY
    For weeks, Republicans in Ohio have been watching with worry that the state’s vital 18 electoral votes were trending away from Mitt Romney. The anxiety has been similar in Florida, where Republicans are concerned that President Obama is gaining the upper hand in the fight for the state’s 29 electoral votes. Those fears are affirmed in the findings of the latest Quinnipiac University/New York Times/CBS News polls of likely voters in both states, which show that Mr. Obama has widened his lead over Mr. Romney and is outperforming him on nearly every major campaign issue, even though about half said...
  • Per Twitter, FL Mason-Dixon Poll 48-47 (D +5 Oversample)

    09/26/2012 4:32:26 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 15 replies
    Per Twitter, FL Mason-Dixon Poll 48-47 (D +5 Oversample)
  • PPP New Florida Poll: Nelson Pulls Away From Mack (Senate)

    09/25/2012 11:37:54 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 52 replies
    -PPP's newest Florida Senate poll finds Bill Nelson continuing to expand his lead. He's at 46% to 37% for Connie Mack IV. Three weeks ago Nelson led by 7 points and in early July he had been ahead by only 2. Nelson's still not popular. Only 34% of voters approve of him to 41% who disapprove. But he lucked out with an extremely weak opponent. Only 30% of voters have a favorable opinion of Mack to 44% with a negative one. Mack's numbers are a particularly dreadful 22/53 spread with independents, and he trails Nelson by 22 points with them...
  • ONLINE SURVEY: Obama opens up lead over Romney with NASCAR voters: Another straw the wind?

    09/24/2012 4:59:29 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 79 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | September 24, 2012 | David Clark Scott
    Remember back in November when Michelle Obama was booed at a NASCAR race? Well, a new poll shows NASCAR fans are now moving into the Obama camp. An online survey of of 860 likely voters nationwide – taken Sept. 21 and 22 – shows President Barack Obama with an 7-point lead over GOP challenger Mitt Romney, according to a new Zogby Poll [PDF] with JZ Analytics.
  • Obama could face October surprise

    09/23/2012 7:32:46 PM PDT · by thecodont · 36 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com ^ | Updated 5:53 p.m., Saturday, September 22, 2012 | Willie Brown
    Mitt Romney has little chance of winning the presidential election, but Barack Obama could still lose it. Take a look at the polls: Romney just can't sell himself. In fact, the more you see of the guy, the less you are willing to buy. On the other side, Obama's lead is still narrow, but growing. Nothing is going to change on the economy between now and Nov. 6, so Obama has weathered that storm. But if he appears overly aggressive or cocky or condescending in the debates, or if the lid really comes off the Middle East, he could still...
  • Barack Obama, Mitt Romney essentially tied in Florida, new Times/Herald/Bay News 9 poll shows

    09/22/2012 10:21:14 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 88 replies
    Tampa Bay Tribune ^ | Sep 22 2012 | Adam C. Smith
    It's Florida, after all, so what would you expect? After a constant stream of Sunshine State visits by President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney, after many millions spent on TV ads, and even after a Republican National Convention in Tampa, Obama and Romney are essentially tied in America's ultimate battleground state. A new Tampa Bay Times/Miami Herald/Bay News 9 poll finds 48 percent of likely Florida voters backing Obama, 47 percent supporting Romney, 1 percent with Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson and just 4 percent undecided.
  • Why Obama is winning(No panic please, It's the ComPost)

    09/22/2012 6:58:00 PM PDT · by red in brea · 36 replies
    WA ComPost ^ | 9-22-12 | Greg Sargent
    A new National Journal/Heartland Monitor Poll out this morning finds Obama leading Mitt Romney nationally by 50-43 among likely voters. The poll probes voter attitudes towards the economy in a very interesting way that really explains why Obama may be winning re-election. The key takeaway is the poll’s confirmation that Romney’s theory of the race — which is built on the “are you better off” question — seems to be flawed, as I’ve repeated far too often. Ron Brownstein explains: The survey also shows why it may be difficult for Republicans to center the election on the famous Ronald Reagan...
  • Obama Embraces Keeping Blacks Stuck on the Democrat Plantation

    09/22/2012 3:53:05 PM PDT · by Kfobbs · 8 replies
    Examiner ^ | September 22, 2012 | Kevin Fobbs
    Hate, fear and smear!! “Shame on you Barack Obama!!” This is the legacy of the Democrat party and one which President Obama embraces and actually appears to relish. He is quite familiar with the hate, fear and smear art form practiced by his fellow democratic leaders. He uses it with adept frequency. The president flies into crucial swing states like Ohio, Florida, and Virginia with his practiced hanging drawl. He then enchants the black locals with notions of sugar plum government programs that will make their life better, if they give him the same chance they did in 2008. This...
  • Romney collects funds in Hillsborough

    09/22/2012 9:31:26 AM PDT · by thecodont · 4 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com ^ | Updated 11:10 p.m., Friday, September 21, 2012 | Carla Marinucci
    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has had a trying week, what with the surfacing of a video in which he appears to dismiss 47 percent of Americans as government freeloaders. So he was probably looking forward to being among friends at a high-dollar fundraiser in Hillsborough Friday evening. But in the solidly Democratic Bay Area that meant he first had to experience an enthusiastic greeting from about two dozen protesters as his motorcade drove through the wealthy neighborhood where the event was held. Some of those protesters carried signs reminding him of the video, in which Romney appears to denigrate...
  • Why The Polls Under State Romney Vote

    09/21/2012 5:20:50 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 35 replies
    DickMorris ^ | September 21, 2012
    Republicans are getting depressed under an avalanche of polling suggesting that an Obama victory is in the offing. They, in fact, suggest no such thing! Here’s why: 1. All of the polling out there uses some variant of the 2008 election turnout as its model for weighting respondents and this overstates the Democratic vote by a huge margin. In English, this means that when you do a poll you ask people if they are likely to vote. But any telephone survey always has too few blacks, Latinos, and young people and too many elderly in its sample. That’s because some...
  • CBS's Rose Badgers Romney Adviser on Iran; Interrupts Six Times in 50 Seconds

    09/21/2012 5:23:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | September 21, 2012 | Matthew Balan
    One might have thought that Charlie Rose received an extra dose of caffeine before Friday's CBS This Morning, as the normally-subdued anchor hounded Romney campaign adviser Dan Senor on how the Republican presidential nominee would change policy toward Iran. Rose wouldn't let Senor complete an answer, interrupting six different times in 50 seconds.  [audio available here; video below the jump] By contrast, 11 days earlier, the veteran TV host tossed softballs at Democratic Senator Dick Durbin on the issue of ObamaCare, and merely prompted Durbin on the issue of the Chicago teachers strike. CBS's Rose Badgers Romney Adviser on Iran;...
  • Mitt Romney Releases Tax Return for 2011, Showing He Paid 14.1 Percent Tax Rate

    09/21/2012 4:52:26 PM PDT · by lbryce · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 21, 2012 | Philip Rucker and Jia Lynn Yang,
    Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney earned $13.69 million in 2011, mostly income from his investments, and paid $1.9 million in taxes for an effective tax rate of 14.1 percent, his campaign announced Friday. Following months of political pressure on him to reveal more information about his large personal fortune, Romney released his 2011 tax returns Friday afternoon, as well as a summary of his effective tax rates dating back to 1990. Romney earned $6.8 million from capital gains and another $3.6 million in interest, according to his tax return. None of his income came from wages, the primary source of...
  • Nevada Senate: Heller (R) 42%, Berkley (D) 41% (Rasmussen)

    09/20/2012 6:06:46 AM PDT · by sf4dubya · 15 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | Thursday, September 20, 2012
    Nevada’s U.S. Senate race is now a virtual tie. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Nevada Voters finds incumbent Republican Dean Heller with 42% support, while his challenger, Democratic Congresswoman Shelley Berkley, gets 41% support. Four percent (4%) like some other candidate in the race, and a sizable 12% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) This is a marked change from July when Heller posted a 51% to 42% lead over Berkley. The Republican has generally had the lead throughout the year. Nevada now moves from Safe Republican to a Toss-Up in the Rasmussen Reports...
  • Secret retirement plans: Does Obama expect to lose?

    09/19/2012 10:10:33 PM PDT · by GR_Jr. · 48 replies
    WND Politics ^ | 9-19-2012 | Jerome R. Cors
    Insider reveals internal polls, luxury Hawaii estate ready for January. Are Obama insiders secretly making retirement plans for the Obamas with the expectation the president will lose his bid for re-election in November? Very quietly, Obama’s chief financier, Penny Pritzker, has entered the Hawaii housing market to buy a retirement home for the president and his family that will be available not in 2016, but in January 2013, according to a confidential source within Pritzker’s Chicago organization Pritzker, a wealthy Chicago business executive and heiress to the Hyatt Hotels fortune, served as national finance chairman for Obama’s 2008 campaign and...
  • CBS POLL: GOP HAS HUGE TURNOUT EDGE OVER DEMS

    09/19/2012 1:18:18 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 221 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | 9-19-2012 | Mike Flynn
    September 19, 2012 CBS POLL: GOP HAS HUGE TURNOUT EDGE OVER DEMS Mike Flynn One of the chief reasons the media is so mistaken in their zeal to proclaim Obama the election winner is that most of the polls they're basing their predictions on are wildly inflating Democrat turnout. The overwhelming majority of media polls are assuming an electorate that is at least as Democrat as the one in 2008, with many polls assuming a higher Democrat turnout. This is just daft. The latest CBS poll of 3 swing states is the most recent to show that GOP has a...
  • (Vanity) The Romney Video Flap, Obama, and Where Have I Seen This Before?

    09/19/2012 4:39:51 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 11 replies
    grey_whiskers | 09-19-2012 | grey_whiskers
    Everyone is talking about the "leaked" video of Mitt Romney at a fundraiser in Boca Raton earlier this year -- the one in which he discusses the 47% who do not pay income taxes, how he is not responsible for them. Leftists, of course, have hit the roof, with their usually sputtering panoply of frothing-at-the-mouth buzzwords. But you know, I think there is a one-word answer to all of the Democrats' objections: an answer which is to my mind, disposative.deTocqueville. Here are a few relevant quotes: be sure to use them in answer to the frenzy. “The American Republic will...
  • BLS: Obama Unemployment Rate Above 8% Longer Than Any Other President Since 1948

    09/18/2012 6:24:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 18, 2012 | Fred Lucas
    Excluding January 2009, the month when Barack Obama was inaugurated, unemployment has stayed above 8 percent, which is longer than under any other administration since the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) started measuring the monthly jobless rate: Over 8 percent for 43 months during Obama compared to a total of 39 months above 8 percent between 1948 and 2008. Over the course of 50 years, the unemployment rate in the United States was above 8 percent for a total of 3 years and 3 months; under Obama alone, the rate has been above 8 percent for 3 years and 7...
  • NBC/WSJ: 0bama 50% Romney 45% (42% D / 37% R / 16% I)

    09/18/2012 5:35:23 PM PDT · by GR_Jr. · 54 replies
    NBS/WSJ ^ | 9-18-12 | NBC/WSJ
    Click link for internals of the poll.
  • Washington Compost in VA: 0bama 52% Romney 44% - No internals available

    09/18/2012 5:12:32 PM PDT · by GR_Jr. · 52 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | 9-18-12 | Laura Vozzella, Dan Balz and Jon Cohen
    With just seven weeks of campaigning left before the November election, President Obama holds a clear lead over Mitt Romney in Virginia, buoyed by growing optimism about the state of the country and fueled by a gender gap working in his favor, according to a new Washington Post poll. Obama leads his Republican rival by 52 percent to 44 percent among likely voters. Among all registered voters, the president leads by 50 percent to 43 percent, a margin identical to that recorded in a survey in early May. That indicates that Romney has made up little apparent ground against Obama...
  • Obama gains in 3 states, Romney one in updated [Karl] Rove Electoral Map [PA now "Safe Obama"]

    09/18/2012 12:48:56 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 82 replies
    Investors.com ^ | 09/18/2012 | Andrew Malcolm
    Karl Rove's weekly commentary on his updated Electoral Map: "Four states changed status since last week's Electoral College map. "Both Minnesota and Pennsylvania shifted from 'lean Obama' to 'safe Obama.' Michigan moved to 'lean Obama' for now. And Kentucky moved from 'lean' to 'safe' Romney. "Barack Obama now has 214 'safe' Electoral College votes and only two 'lean' states (27 EC votes). These changes come after a week of heavy polling (there were 41 polls conducted in 20 states last week, compared to 13 surveys taken in nine states the week prior) [SNIP] "With Kentucky's change, Mitt Romney has 154...
  • Obama is stealing Wall Street from Romney

    09/18/2012 11:42:56 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 31 replies
    Market watch ^ | Sept. 18, 2012, 6:43 a.m. EDT | By David Weidner, MarketWatch
    Commentary: It’s not about positions, issues or values SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — When it comes to U.S. presidential politics, lose Wall Street and you’ve lost the election. Goodbye, Mitt. It’s over. I know, I know. Many of you are going to call me liberal patsy, a mouthpiece for President Obama. You’re going to say I’m in the tank, a Democratic hack. Blah, blah, blah. Whatever. You can disagree with me, but you can’t argue with facts, and you can’t dispute history. If it were the other way around, I’d call it as such. The fact is, Romney is behind.
  • Charting Romney’s ‘47%’ that don’t pay income tax-A visual look at those who don’t pay ......

    09/18/2012 11:28:14 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 84 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | Sept. 18, 2012, 1:35 p.m. EDT
    A visual look at those who don’t pay federal income taxMarketWatch Slide Shows
  • Florida Poll: Romney 48%, 0bama 47%

    09/18/2012 10:25:25 AM PDT · by Arthurio · 73 replies
    Florida Poll: Romney 48%, 0bama 47%
  • Romney Needs a Turnaround Artist [NRO: "Romney campaign has failed to make the case..."]

    09/18/2012 1:26:50 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 78 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/18/2012 | Mona Charen
    One of Romney’s great skills is the ability to turn around failing enterprises. He did it with private firms while he ran Bain Capital, he did it for an indebted Massachusetts, and he did it for the Olympics. He needs to do it for his campaign now. Neil Newhouse, Romney’s pollster, attempted to soothe worried Republicans last week by stressing that the race remains extremely close. But the fact that Romney’s pollster isn’t worried is itself worrying. By rights, Romney should be ten points ahead. His campaign seems to think the bad economy will automatically win this race for the...
  • Democratic Convention Bounce – Dick Morris (Video)

    09/17/2012 10:25:13 PM PDT · by GR_Jr. · 8 replies
    DickMorris.com ^ | 9-17-12 | Toes
    Toes talks about 0bama new lead. He's actually a little insightful.
  • (Rasmussen)Electoral College Obama: 247 - Romney: 196 - Toss-up: 95

    09/17/2012 10:19:27 AM PDT · by xzins · 186 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | 17 Sep 12 | Rasmussen
    Rasmussen Reports - Electoral College Breakdown Safe Romney 178 Likely Romney 3 Leans Romney 15 Toss-up 95 Leans Obama 46 Likely Obama 21 Safe Obama 180 Toss-up-95 CO (9) FL (29) IA (6) MO (10) OH (18) VA (13) WI (10) Leans Romney -15 NC (15) Leans Obama -46 MI (16) NH (4) NV (6) PA (20)
  • How Republics Fail: The media's degrading hero worship trivializes an election.

    09/17/2012 6:39:48 AM PDT · by chickadee · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | September 17, 2012 | Michael Knox Beran
    Having been corrupted into a semi-official state press, America’s mainstream media is now transforming the most important election in a generation into the political equivalent of an episode of The Bachelor. Liberalism’s scribal class is actually pleased that the contest has become a referendum not on the president’s record or his plans but on his charisma and popularity. In the kingdom of vapor, substance has no place. This is how republics die, in thrall to the inane, the frivolous, and the inconsequential. A liberalism incapable of persuading the public to embrace its policies has been converted by its media tribunes...
  • Inside the campaign: How Mitt Romney stumbled

    09/16/2012 10:30:19 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 21 replies
    Polotico ^ | 9/16/12 7:46 PM EDT | MIKE ALLEN and JIM VANDEHEI
    Stuart Stevens, Mitt Romney’s top strategist, knew his candidate’s convention speech needed a memorable mix of loft and grace if he was going to bound out of Tampa with an authentic chance to win the presidency. So Stevens, bypassing the speechwriting staff at the campaign’s Boston headquarters, assigned the sensitive task of drafting it to Peter Wehner, a veteran of the last three Republican White Houses and one of the party’s smarter wordsmiths.Not a word Wehner wrote was ever spoken.
  • PPP Virginia: 0bama 51% / Romney 46% (D: 35%/R: 32%/ I: 33%)

    09/16/2012 10:06:31 PM PDT · by GR_Jr. · 57 replies
    PPP ^ | 9-16-12 | PPP
    PPP's newest Virginia poll finds Barack Obama leading by 5 points, 51- 46. Obama's lead is unchanged from a month ago when we found him leading 50-45 in the state. He may not be seeing a bump from the convention in the state at this point, but he was in a pretty good position to begin with. Virginia continues to look like it may be something of a firewall state for Obama. PPP has now polled it 9 times this cycle, and President Obama has led by at least 4 points on all 9 of the polls. He's been ahead...
  • Business Woman and Adult Film Star Jenna Jameson Landing Punches For Romney

    09/16/2012 9:00:44 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 95 replies
    Twitter ^ | 9/16/2012
    Adult Film Star and hugely successful business woman Jenna Jameson has come out throwing punches left and right in the last few days on Twitter in support of Mitt Romney and has come out loud and proud as a huge Conservative. Here are some tweets from her in the last few days: Jenna Jameson ‏@jennajameson FrontPage Magazine: http://frontpagemag.com/2012/dgreenfield/obama-to-cut-131-million-dollars-from-embassy-security/#.UFZgN-Z1AOA.twitter … This solidifies the points I made yesterday The Right Wing M ‏@TheRightWingM @jennajameson Liberal Logic= Obama not responsible 4 his tweets on 911 but Romney is for 911 tweets criticizing Obama #YouJustPulledAnObama Retweeted by Jenna Jameson Jenna Jameson ‏@jennajameson http://yfrog.com/esp6dczj conservative...
  • Poll: Warren Leads Brown in Mass. Senate Race

    09/16/2012 3:58:27 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies
    National Journal Group Inc. ^ | September 16, 2012 | Steven Shepard
    Democrat Elizabeth Warren has a 6-point lead over Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., in one of the marquee Senate races of the 2012 cycle, according to a new poll released Sunday. Warren's lead is not considered statistically significant because the poll, conducted by Western New England University in Springfield, Mass., has a relatively high margin of error.
  • Florida Senate: Nelson (D) 47%, Mack (R) 40%

    09/16/2012 12:30:05 PM PDT · by GR_Jr. · 62 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 9-16-12 | Scott Rasmussen
    emocratic incumbent Bill Nelson still leads Republican Connie Mack in Florida's hotly contested U.S. Senate race. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the Sunshine State finds Nelson with 47% support to Mack’s 40%. Five percent (5%) prefer some other candidate, while eight percent (8%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) The latest findings show no change from mid-August. Florida remains Leans Democrat in the Rasmussen Reports Senate Balance of Power rankings. Nelson was first elected to the Senate in 2006 to fill the seat vacated by Mack’s father. President Obama has now moved...
  • Josh Mandel Wants to be a Senator. If Only He Could Get His In-laws to Donate. (OH Senate Race)

    09/16/2012 4:04:05 AM PDT · by sf4dubya · 11 replies
    The New Republic ^ | 9/14/2012 | Eliza Gray
    Josh Mandel, the 34-year-old Ohio State Treasurer and Republican Senate candidate, is a nice Jewish boy from a nice Jewish family. (snip) For Republicans, this is all very good news. Real Clear Politics recently placed Democratic incumbent, Sherrod Brown, ahead of Mandel by a measly three points. Though Ohio’s 150,000 Jewish voters make up just 1.3 percent of the state’s electorate, they are a crucial part of the Democratic base. (Brown won 78 percent of the Jewish vote in 2006.) If Republicans shave off even just a small portion of those votes, it would be, in the words of Matt...
  • GOP to Romney: Why Aren't You Winning?

    09/16/2012 1:34:46 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 129 replies
    Republican activists are incredulous: Why can't Republican Mitt Romney seem to break open a tight race with President Barack Obama given the nation's sluggish economy and conservative enthusiasm to beat the Democrat? "He ought to be killing Obama, and he's clearly not doing that," said 32-year-old R.J. Robinson, one of the thousands of activists attending the annual Values Voters Summit this weekend. "He should be doing better." Added Mike Garner, a 27-year-old hawking "Reagan was right" buttons at the meeting: "If Romney loses this election, the party really needs to do some soul-searching." Their sentiments were echoed in interviews with...
  • DSCC adds half-mil in Nevada TV (NV Senate Race)

    09/13/2012 4:39:47 AM PDT · by sf4dubya · 3 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/12/12 5:55 PM EDT | ALEXANDER BURNS
    The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is upping its investment in the Nevada Senate race, adding a new round of ads starting Friday, according to a source tracking the race there. The DSCC has added $508,000 in statewide broadcast and cable ads, for the period spanning Sept. 14 and Sept. 24, the source said. That comes on top of the $2.3 million in DSCC ad reservations Emily reported in July. The race is a competitive contest between Republican Sen. Dean Heller and Democratic Rep. Shelley Berkley. Both Heller and outside GOP groups have pummeled Berkley over a House Ethics Committee investigation...
  • Romney Adviser Hammers CNN Anchor Over 'Silly Question'

    09/12/2012 5:19:50 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 41 replies
    After the press belittled Mitt Romney over the politics of his statements on Tuesday's embassy attacks, CNN's Don Lemon continued asking redundant questions about process to the Romney campaign's foreign policy adviser on Wednesday. "[Y]ou want to talk about a process issue," Richard Williamson lectured Lemon. "Because the White House doesn't want to talk about substance. It wants to talk about process...
  • ’2016: Obama’s America’ Movie Is Disturbingly Necessary

    09/12/2012 8:18:57 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 24 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | 17 August 2012 | Scot Paulsen
    This past week, “2016: The Movie” about President Barack Obama opened in the Chicago area, and I chose to get more of an education about Obama by seeing the movie. After the inundation of canned hype for the movie on conservative talk shows across the Chicago radio dial that sounded more like commercials than honest endorsements of the movie, I was skeptical of what I was going to see. While some talk show hosts sounded like they were genuinely impressed with the documentary and honestly endorsing the film, there were those who were obviously reading a commercial script which was...