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  • Romney Makes Presidential Punch of Obama in Denver

    10/08/2012 7:01:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 8, 2012 | Crystal Wright
    Mitt Romney gave President Barack Obama a much-deserved shellacking in the first Presidential debate held in Denver. The Republican nominee, who many conservatives were close to writing off, served ace after ace, while Obama just stood there and tried to hit the ball back, looking stunned by Romney’s strength and his own failure. After an hour and half “match,” it was clear Romney was the man with the plan and Obama the man with more promises. Heeding conservatives’ advice to go bold, Romney showed us his backbone, laid out his plan and cornered Obama on his failed record. Again and...
  • Obama Advisors Make Romney Sound Like Reagan

    10/08/2012 8:02:57 AM PDT · by SquarePants · 13 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 08 Oct 2012 | McGlaughlin and Crabtree
    President Obama’s re-election campaign on Monday launched a pre-emptive strike ahead of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s planned foreign policy address, arguing that Mr. Romney has failed the the commander-in-chief test on the global stage — in part by staking out positions to the right of former President George W. Bush. The Obama camp released a new television advertisement and issued a memo on Monday criticizing Mr. Romney’s bumpy overseas trip this summer as well as his response to the assaults on the U.S. diplomatic post in Libya — highlighting how a national security adviser to GOP Sen. John McCain’s...
  • Romney Narrows Vote Gap After Historic Debate Win

    10/08/2012 6:59:12 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    Gallup ^ | October 8, 2012 | Jeffrey M. Jones
    By record-high margin, debate watchers say Romney did better PRINCETON, NJ -- Registered voters' preferences for president are evenly split in the first three days of Gallup tracking since last Wednesday's presidential debate. In the three days prior to the debate, Barack Obama had a five-percentage-point edge among registered voters. Gallup typically reports voter presidential preferences in seven-day rolling averages; the latest such average as of Saturday interviewing shows Obama with an average three-point edge, 49% to 46%, among registered voters. This Sept. 30-Oct. 6 field period includes three days before the Oct. 3 debate, the night of the debate...
  • Big News in Michigan - TODAY!

    10/08/2012 7:18:54 AM PDT · by Impeach98 · 42 replies
    The Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama ^ | 10/08/2012 | Joe Wierzbicki
    BIG NEWS FOR TONIGHT:CARAVAN LED BY CAMPAIGN BUSES WILL LEAD HUNDREDS FROM BRIGHTON RALLY TO ROCHESTER HILLS PAUL RYAN RALLY Today will be a huge day for supporters of the Romney/Ryan ticket in southeastern Michigan. Tonight at 5:00 PM supporters will gather at Brighton's Millpond Park for a "Rebuild America - Defeat Obama" rally featuring speeches and patriotic musical performances. (Website:  www.RebuildAmericaTour.org) Then around 6:30 PM supporters will caravan to Rochester Hills for rally featuring Congressman Paul Ryan and musical legend, Kid Rock.  The caravan will be led by the two "Rebuild America - Defeat Obama" buses that feature...
  • How Mitt Romney Won My Vote

    10/08/2012 3:32:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 83 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 8, 2012 | Mike Adams
    Note: The author would like to thank the Psalmist, Switchfoot, and Samwise for inspiring this column.Back in May of 1999, I made a decision to leave the Democratic Party. It was an easy decision. I had been a Democrat for 11 years. I voted for Dukakis when I was a committed leftist. But, later, when I became a pro-life conservative, there was no room for me in the party. So I became a Republican and also joined the NRA. I've been a straight shooter ever since. Excuse me if that last line sounded heterosexist. I’m a work in regress. As...
  • Rasmussen Daily Tracking: MON 10/08: R:48% O:48% Obama -11%

    10/08/2012 6:38:40 AM PDT · by SoftwareEngineer · 74 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 10/08/2012 | Rasmussen Reports
    Monday, October 08, 2012 The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows Mitt Romney and President Obama each attracting support from 48% of voters nationwide. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate, and three percent (3%) are undecided. While there have been modest swings in recent months that have favored one candidate over the other, the overall picture is of a race that is both stable and very close. Over the past 100 days of tracking, Romney and Obama have been within two points of each other 72 times. Additionally, on 89 of those 100 days, the candidates...
  • What ABC-NBC-CBS-NYT-CNN-WASHPO-LAT Can’t Hide: Debate Changed Everything

    10/08/2012 5:25:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 8, 2012 | Shawn Mitchell
    The earth moved in Denver last week. A chunk of realist landscape broke through the media’s gloomy, impressionist artwork, as Mitt Romney dominated Barrack Obama in the first presidential debate. All the king’s horses and all the king’s men insist one good performance by the challenger and one off night for the president don’t really change anything. But in fact, they change everything. The race is recast for several reasons: Everything voters believe—or have endlessly heard-- about the candidates was called into question. Romney’s dismantling of the president wasn’t just a win. The 90 minute encounter reintroduced the men in...
  • Bam is ‘left’ bewildered

    10/08/2012 12:53:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The New York Post ^ | October 7, 2012 | Michael Goodwin
    It’s a given now that Mitt Romney performed brilliantly in the first presidential debate, but some less-than-obvious benefits are still emerging. Beyond predictable poll bounces and fund-raising jumps, an added gain is the dilemma Team Obama faces in trying to regroup after the shellacking. Desperately trying to change the storyline, all the president’s men immediately went into DEFCON attack mode. On the stump and in ads, they charged out of Denver calling Romney a liar and promised that a more combative president would show up the next time. It was a reaction designed to calm Obama’s left-wing base, which was...
  • Mitt Romney: I would arm Syrian rebels

    10/08/2012 12:29:14 AM PDT · by Zajko · 77 replies
    Guardian ^ | 8th October 2012 | Ewen MacAskill
    Mitt Romney will call for an escalation of the conflict in Syria by arming rebels with the heavy weapons needed to confront president Bashar al-Assad's tanks, helicopters and fighter jets. Romney is to make the proposal on Monday in what his campaign team has billed as a major foreign policy speech in Lexington, Virginia. In extracts published in advance, he opened up the prospect, if he becomes president, of a US-Iranian proxy war being fought in Syria. "Iran is sending arms to Assad because they know his downfall would be a strategic defeat for them. We should be working no...
  • Press Helps Obama Campaign Commit Gaffe Over Woman's Question of Ryan in Iowa

    10/07/2012 9:26:39 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | October 7, 2012 | Tom Blumer
    I originally thought that the story of Linda Morrison which will follow after the jump would be all about the Obama campaign completely misreading the situation surrounding a question asked of GOP vice-presidential nominee at a Clinton County, Iowa town hall forum. It turns out that it's actually biased reports from their good friends in the establishment press which led the overeager campaign to do something embarrassing. Here's how Shushannah Walshe at ABC News described the question Ryan was asked and the answer he gave (bolds are mine throughout this post): Paul Ryan Gets Asked for More Specifics, But This...
  • 40 Good Reasons to Elect Mitt Romney

    10/07/2012 8:14:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Gulf Coast Commentary ^ | October 7, 2012 | Doug
    In a previous blog, I wrote about 36 good reasons to defeat Obama in this election. Now is my chance to write 40 good reasons to elect Mitt Romney (now that we've seen the first debate). Yes, I see where Mitt is adjusting some of his positions, but I'm seeing more of what I want to see. See for yourself: 1. Romney is someone who has started a business, a business that specializes in business turnarounds. It's just what America needs. We need a turnaround specialist. 2. He is a typical Mormon: squeaky clean, doesn't drink alcohol, industrious, and salt-of-the-earth....
  • The Data and Demographics That Detail Why Romney Will Defeat Obama in Ohio

    10/07/2012 5:29:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    DFW Catholic ^ | October 7, 2012 | Dave Hartline
    I am going to take a break from promoting my just released book, The Catholic Tide Continues to Turn to write about another interest of mine; election polling and demographics in my home state of Ohio. Lately my dander has been raised more than once by polls which are totally inept in their sampling rational. This article will attempt to explain why at this point Governor Mitt Romney is in the driver’s seat in my home state. Full disclosure; I did not vote for Governor Romney in the GOP primary, my vote went to Senator Rick Santorum. Also until the...
  • Latest OH absentee #s (VERY nice)

    10/07/2012 5:16:18 PM PDT · by LS · 63 replies
    Astabula: R down .5% from 08 Athens: was 4.3:1 D in 08, now just over 2:1 Auglaize: Rs up 2.5% over 08 (small numbers, total requests down, Rs over ˝ way to entire 08 total) Brown: Rs up 1.4% over 08 (all ballot requests down) Carrol: Rs down 2% (small numbers 2111 total) Champaign: big change---in 08 Rs “won” by 170 votes, now up almost 4:1 Clark: important county, in 08 Ds almost 2:1, now Rs have a 1000 vote advantage (about 3:2 lead) Total turnaround. Clinton: 08, was a R 25% lead, now R 40% lead Columbiana: 08, Ds...
  • Election prediction (vanity)

    10/07/2012 4:43:23 PM PDT · by wrhssaxensemble · 23 replies
    So it's still early but any thoughts- as objective as you can be on it- about who will win the presidential election and what the house and senate breakdowns would be? For president, what do you think the Electoral vote will be and why?
  • It Could Be His Party (Did debate success make Mitt Romney leader of the GOP?)

    10/07/2012 4:23:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 6, 2012 | Ross Douthat
    IN countries with parliamentary systems, political parties rarely lack for formal leadership. When the British Tories or Canadian Liberals are out of power, they have an official prime minister-in-waiting standing by, and a “shadow cabinet” as well. There’s jockeying for influence behind the scenes, but there’s always somebody out front who can claim to speak for the party, setting its agenda and making a case to the country as a whole. Not so in the United States. Here, parties in their out-of-power years tend to slip into low-grade civil wars, with rival camps inside Washington and various warlords — er,...
  • Mitt Romney and the empty PODIUM: New Yorker magazine cover pokes fun at Obama's disaster debate...

    10/07/2012 2:46:16 PM PDT · by neverdem · 21 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 5 October 2012 | TOBY HARNDEN
    Mitt Romney and the empty PODIUM: New Yorker magazine cover pokes fun at Obama's disaster debate (with apologies to Clint Eastwood) We had Clint Eastwood debating an empty chair that represented Barack Obama at the Republican convention. Now, the 'New Yorker' magazine is depicting the President as a debate podium with an empty chair behind it. Next week's cover carries an illustration entitled 'One on One' by Barry Blitt , who explains: 'This image seemed like a proper response to the first Presidential debate but I’m not sure I realised how hard it is to caricature furniture.' No one's there:...
  • The Catholic Association “voter guide” touts Romney

    10/07/2012 2:01:01 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    RadioIowa ^ | October 6, 2012 | O. Kay Henderson
    The Christian Coalition has gained attention over the past few decades with the “voter guides” it distributes to Evangelical Christians. Now, The Catholic Association has just released its own “voter guide” as part of the group’s effort to make “religious freedom” a 2012 campaign issue. The Catholic Association’s voter guide gives Republican Mitt Romney an over-all grade of “A+” and gives Democrat Barack Obama an “F”.The group is critical of the Obama Administration’s push to require Catholic institutions to cover contraceptives in employee health insurance plans.The Romney campaign hopes to capitalize with Catholics in Iowa who may be Democrats or...
  • Latest Romney ad hits back on Team Obama’s bogus “$5 trillion tax cuts for the wealthy” claim

    10/07/2012 12:06:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/07/2012 | Erika Johnsen
    The biggest item with which Team Obama was able to come out swinging following last week's presidential debate (except for something about Mitt Romney being too "aggressive" and possibly trying to cheat on live television) was playing up their hilariously-contrived claim that Mitt Romney's plan for "$5 trillion in tax cuts for the wealthy must necessarily raise taxes on the middle class or increase the deficit." a claim with which Robert Samuelson took umbrage: To justify its $5 trillion figure — the estimated tax loss over a decade --- the Obama campaign had to cherry-pick Romney's proposal and the TPC...
  • Ad idea: Big Bird the 1%er

    10/07/2012 11:05:34 AM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 12 replies
    First, I don't know where to even send a suggestion like this. Any ideas? The ad: Big Bird walks past people protesting Romney's claim that PBS funding should be cut. Signs argue that without public funding, American children wouldn't experience Sesame Street. He goes into a parking deck, where he gets in a red Ferrari. As the engine roars, titles overlaying the screen would read: "Sesame Street receives [however much funding] a year from the federal government. In that same time, Sesame Street makes more than $50 million in toys and consumer sales." They could add a guy working in...
  • Dear black voters, a picture to debunk all the "racist" claims

    10/07/2012 10:27:05 AM PDT · by Milagros · 82 replies
    Dear black voters, a picture to debuke all the "racist" claims
  • Spain quip adds to Romney's foreign policy trouble (3 bag barf alert)

    10/07/2012 10:19:39 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 12 replies
    pioneer press/ap ^ | 10-7-12 | BRADLEY KLAPPER
    WASHINGTON—If Mitt Romney becomes president, he might need a crash course in Diplomacy 101. He irritated Britons and Palestinians during a summer tour abroad and has declared Russia to be America's No. 1 geopolitical foe. Just last week, the Republican candidate, who plans a foreign policy speech Monday, raised eyebrows in Spain by holding it up as a prime example of government spending run amok. That left Spaniards confused, and threatened to reinforce Romney's perceived handicap in international affairs, precisely at a time when lingering questions over the Sept. 11 attacks against the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, has President...
  • Obama Falls For His Own Spin

    10/07/2012 10:16:54 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 6 replies
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 10/07/12 | CaroleL
    Spin is nothing new in politics and sometimes it reaches the level of outright lying. When recently asked about campaign ads being "misleading" and "just not true," President Barack Obama admitted that "somebody could dispute how we are presenting things." No surprise there but what is surprising and exceedingly dangerous for Team Obama, is that they have started to believe their own presentations. Even before the general election campaign began, the president's main strategy was to define his presumptive opponent as an out-of-touch, rich guy from Massachusetts who didn't earn his fortune. That was somewhat effective in firing up disappointed...
  • Despite disapproval of Romney's faith, many evangelicals say that won't affect their vote

    10/07/2012 10:09:24 AM PDT · by barmag25 · 190 replies
    Chattanooga time free press ^ | 10/7/12 | Clint Cooper
    Chattanooga-area evangelical church pastors may believe the Mormon faith is a cult and may not consider Gov. Mitt Romney a Christian, but they said that won't stop them from considering a vote for him in next month's presidential election. More than eight in 10 voters in a Pew Forum poll this summer said they were comfortable with the Republican nominee's faith or it didn't matter to them. Nineteen percent said they were uncomfortable with his faith. "We are electing a president, not a pastor," said Tim Shoap, co-pastor of Signal Mountain Bible Church. "I want the best and most effective...
  • Crowd Shot at Romney's Apopka, FL Rally

    10/07/2012 9:48:10 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 42 replies
    ABC News/Twitter ^ | 10/07/2012 | Emily Friedman
    Crowd shot at Romney's Apopka, Fl rally.
  • Mitt (Romney) In Your Pocket

    10/07/2012 8:45:06 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 2 replies
    Was looking at NOOK apps and say one that has this title..so I investigated the website. The app link is below http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/mitt-in-your-pocket-kenmore-software/1113127791?ean=2940043925312
  • Obama's "Meat" for Date Might & TOTUS is De-Briefed

    10/07/2012 8:43:21 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 10-7-2012 | MOTUS
    Since Lady M and Big Guy finally got around to celebrating their 20th anniversary yesterday at Bourbon Steak in the Georgetown Four Seasons. (Closed press: you really didn’t want to see the size of the steak and lobster required to make up for that debate debacle on our actual anniversary did you?) House special: 32 ounce rib eye, with a handle! So you can eat it like a lollipop.Anyway, since I have to run, I’m turning today’s post over to TOTUS to bring you up-to-date on what turned out to be a pretty rough week all around. Over to you...
  • Obama Experiences Epic Meltdown as Romney Crushes Him in First Debate

    10/07/2012 8:26:43 AM PDT · by OneVike · 28 replies
    GATE ^ | 10/4/12 | Chuck Wolk
    I have seen many debates in my life, but never before have I witnessed such a complete defeat of an opponent. Obama was so outmatched, that it was almost as if Romney was toying with the one term president at times. It even seemed like he was holding back a chuckle, as he watched Obama incoherently ramble on in a pathetic attempt to match wits with a man who's IQ is vastly superior to his. More then a few times Obama wanted to continue, but wasn't allowed to because I am sure Jim felt pity that he would just...
  • Rasmussen Daily Tracking Poll: R: 49% O: 47%: Obama -13%

    10/07/2012 6:56:17 AM PDT · by SoftwareEngineer · 62 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 10/07/2012 | Rasmussen Reports
    Sunday, October 07, 2012 The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Sunday shows Mitt Romney attracting support from 49% of voters nationwide, while President Obama earns the vote from 47%. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate, and two percent (2%) are undecided. These results are based upon nightly interviews and reported on a three-day rolling average basis. As a result, today’s update is the first based entirely upon interviews conducted after the first presidential debate last Wednesday night. The numbers reflect a modest debate bounce for Romney. See daily tracking history. As with all bounces, it remains to...
  • The Winning Answer (Romney's response to the deficit and debt was what turned the tide)

    10/07/2012 6:55:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 10/07/2012 | WILLIAM KRISTOL
    Almost 25 minutes into last Wednesday night’s presidential debate, it was already clear Mitt Romney was doing better than expected, and that Barack Obama was a bit flat. But it wasn’t yet obvious at the end of the debate’s first segment that the debate would produce a decisive winner. Then moderator Jim Lehrer moved from taxes to a discussion of “what to do about the federal deficit, the federal debt.” Mitt Romney spoke first. His two-minute answer was the inflection point in the debate. After that, he was on a roll—a conservative roll. And President Obama would be reduced to...
  • The American Media’s Last Chance for Redemption

    10/07/2012 12:21:28 AM PDT · by zencycler · 22 replies
    Illionois Review ^ | October 6, 2012 | By John F. Di Leo
    Nobody’s perfect. Everyone makes mistakes. Even when those mistakes are conscious, there is always a chance to reverse them, if one catches oneself in time. Take the wrong route; don’t be afraid to do a U-turn and correct the error. Wear the wrong necktie, dress right the next time to correct the impression. Make the wrong choice; don’t be afraid to make the right one next time. The American news media, known collectively as “the MainStream Media” or MSM for decades now, has made a collective choice: most have been part and parcel of the Democratic Party, either admittedly or...
  • Polls Are Collapsing For Obama All Over The Place After The Debate

    10/06/2012 11:15:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Business Insider ^ | October 6, 2012 | Brett LoGiurato
    Both national and swing-state polls are beginning to tighten in the presidential race between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney. It's a signal that an expected Romney bump is starting to take shape after his consensus win in the first presidential debate on Wednesday. Polls that track both national and swing state voting have shown nothing but bad news for the president over the last couple of days. Here's a sampling of the national polls: Gallup: Romney is starting to close in on Obama, trailing by only 3 points in the seven-day rolling average. And that average only...
  • Time to Fight

    10/06/2012 9:52:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 5, 2012 | William L. Gensert
    Barack Obama will fall on November 6, 2012, losing the presidential election in a landslide to Mitt Romney. After the president's performance in the first debate, this is becoming more obvious. Yet now is not the time to be complacent. We are engaged in a battle for the heart and soul of America, and an electoral defeat for the president will not change that. Now is the time to fight. Living in the Bronx, in the past, I have been guilty of self-censoring. I always expressed my opinion but refused to get into arguments over politics. As a conservative, political...
  • WHAT is Romney doing with his money? Where are the ads??

    10/06/2012 9:19:37 PM PDT · by County Agent Hank Kimball · 103 replies
    October 6th 2012 | County Agent Hank Kimball
    OK, I don't watch a lot of regular network programming. Here's what I watch: Major Legue Baseball College and NFL Football FoxNews Occasional reruns of Frasier, which appear on the Hallmark Channel I believe. My wife, however, watches various things on Bravo like those insipid Real Housewife shows, Top Chef, etc. (Yes, I know...) and Lifetime Channel. Neither of us have seen a SINGLE Romney ad in weeks. Not one. I have seen dozens of Obama ads, and they appear to be generating new ones all the time. The most recent, today, was a rebuttal to the debate featuring Andrea...
  • Media in a CYA Scramble Before The Next Debate

    10/06/2012 8:55:58 PM PDT · by zencycler · 19 replies
    Vanity | 10/6/2012 | self
    One bombshell effect of the last debate, which I haven't seen discussed yet, is that I think it will force many in the media to start covering stories they've been ignoring and be more concerned with the accuracy of reports (like polls) which they've aired in the past. The debate put them on notice - Obama has been exposed for what he is - AND YOU ARE NEXT! If they don't scramble to CYA soon, then they'll either be exposed by Romney and/or Ryan in the upcoming debates, by the events which start to unfold, and/or by facts which become...
  • Don’t Be Fooled, That Debate Was a Big Deal

    10/06/2012 7:50:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 5, 2012 | Chris Stirewalt
    Mitt Romney beat the britches off of President Obama in their first debate, including the devastating sound bite “you’ve been president for four years.” It was the most-watched debate in 20 years and was the most decisive victory by a challenger in at least that long, but to look at the news today, you might be tempted to think it really didn’t matter. Another month of essentially flat job growth is being trumpeted as just the comeback the president needed, with reporters, addicted to the top-line unemployment rate, freaking out about the fact that the measure fell below 8 percent....
  • Anti-Obama Bus Tour Rolls into Brighton Next Week (Monday!)

    10/06/2012 7:36:40 PM PDT · by Impeach98 · 1 replies
    WHMI Radio - 93.5 FM ^ | 10/04/2012 | Jon King
    Anti-Obama Bus Tour Rolls Into Brighton Next Week 10/4/12 - Following up on last night’s debate, a national bus tour in support of Mitt Romney will make its way to Livingston County next week. The "Rebuild America - Defeat Obama" tour will arrive for a rally supporting the Romney/Ryan ticket on Monday, October 8th from 5 to 6:30pm at Millpond Park in downtown Brighton. The Brighton rally is part of a 72-city national bus tour that will be in Kalamazoo and Lansing on Sunday and then Grosse Pointe earlier in the day Monday. Rally organizers say Michigan has emerged as...
  • Romney’s improved standing

    10/06/2012 6:56:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    PowerLine ^ | October 6, 2012 | Paul Mirengoff
    As John noted earlier today, Mitt Romney is ahead of President Obama by two points in the latest Rasmussen survey, not all of which was conducted after the debate. The reason for Romney’s surge is straightforward, but a memo by highly-respected Republican pollster David Winston helps us appreciate the impact of the debate. Winston notes: The opening 2012 Presidential debate was watched by a remarkable 67.2 million viewers according to Nielsen, and some have estimated that with computers, tablets, and phones that number may well be over 70 million. This was a 28% increase from the first 2008 Presidential debate...
  • KO’d in Denver [Blind sow alert]

    10/06/2012 6:21:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 5, 2012 | Kathleen Parker
    Contrary to conventional wisdom that debates are rarely, if ever, game-changers, the first presidential debate was a demolition derby. And no amount of post-debate fact-checking, spinning or dances of one’s choice (Barack Obama has cited Mitt Romney’s tap-dancing and soft-shoe) is going to alter the impression of Romney’s winning-ness. It was quite simply a knockout performance by the Republican challenger. Or, as Notre Dame professor and political observer Robert Schmuhl put it, “Romney gets a gold medal, and Obama wasn’t even in the same competition.” Schmuhl, a professor of American studies and the author of “Statecraft and Stagecraft: American Political...
  • Election 2012: Wisconsin Tightens Considerably (O49, R47)

    10/06/2012 5:25:15 PM PDT · by Lexinom · 57 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | 6 October 2012 | PPP
    PPP's newest Wisconsin poll finds a big debate bump for Mitt Romney in the state. Two weeks ago he trailed Barack Obama by 7 points there, 52-45. Now he's pulled to within two points, with Obama's lead now just 49-47.
  • Obama lead down to 2 in Wisconsin

    10/06/2012 4:59:34 PM PDT · by TexasFreeper2009 · 27 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | 10/6/12 | staff
    PPP's newest Wisconsin poll finds a big debate bump for Mitt Romney in the state. Two weeks ago he trailed Barack Obama by 7 points there, 52-45. Now he's pulled to within two points, with Obama's lead now just 49-47. There's not much doubt it was Romney's strong debate performance on Wednesday night that's given him this boost. Voters think he won the debate by a 61/25 margin, including a 60/19 margin with independents. 95% of Republicans think Romney won the debate, while only 50% of Democrats claim to think Obama was the winner. Romney's image has seen significant improvement...
  • Rasmussen: Obama May Need a Reagan Comeback

    10/06/2012 2:43:10 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 79 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | Friday, October 05, 2012 | Scott Rasmussen
    The first presidential debate of 2012 is now behind us. The reviews suggest that many were surprised at how well Mitt Romney did and how weakly President Obama performed. The Instant Polls conducted by CBS and CNN showed Romney as the big winner. In fact, CNN found that Romney emerged with the largest advantage from any debate since they began the instant debate poll three decades ago. This leads to two questions. The first is: How much of a difference will it make? As I noted last week, debates rarely have a major impact on a campaign, but a small...
  • OBAMA CAMPAIGN DENIES ANTI-MORMON MESSAGE AIMED AT CATHOLICS

    10/06/2012 3:09:38 PM PDT · by NYer · 34 replies
    One News Now ^ | October 3, 2012
    The Catholic Association is taking to task a pro-Obama group for an "incredibly intolerant" polling effort in Ohio, suggesting Catholics should not support Mitt Romney because he's a Mormon.A group calling itself "Catholics for Obama" is conducting push-polling in The Buckeye State, attempting to make Romney's Mormonism an issue. Obama supporters making phone calls on behalf of the group have several Catholic organizations outraged about the nature of the calls. In a scripted phone message, Catholics are being asked: "How can you support a Mormon who does not believe in Jesus Christ?" Maureen Ferguson is senior policy advisor for The...
  • Gravis Poll - Colorado (Romney 49%, Obama 45%)

    10/06/2012 1:30:05 PM PDT · by TexasFreeper2009 · 28 replies
    Gravis Marketing ^ | 10/6/12 | staff
    45.5%. What happened? In terms of the numbers, Obama saw a decrease of 4.4% among “Verylikely Obama” voters, an increase of 1.2% among “Likely Obama” voters, and a 1.1% decreasein “Somewhat likely voters”. On the other side, Romney saw a 0.2% decline in “Very likelyRomney voters,” a 1.3% increase among “Somewhat likely Romney” voters and a 2.7% increaseamong “Likely Romney” voters. Overall, it looks as if the debate shifted voters more away fromthe “very likely” category towards center. Interestingly, the percentage of “Undecided” wentfrom 4.3% to 4.8%.
  • Young White Evangelicals will Vote Romney, Poll Finds

    10/06/2012 1:19:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Religious Dispatches ^ | 10/06/2012 | Sarah Posner
    The latest poll out of Public Religion Research Institute examines the political and religious attitudes of "younger millennials," the 18-25 set. Do you remember a lot of fretting (from the conservative side) that younger evangelicals are drifting away from Republican orthodoxy? Or, (from the progressive side) that younger evangelicals are a potentially get-able voting bloc for Democrats? This poll dispels all of that.According to the poll [PDF], a full 80% of white evangelicals in that age group plan to vote for Mitt Romney. Just 15% say they will vote for Barack Obama.The poll finds both a racial and religious divide...
  • Romney camp reports $12M in online donations in 48 hours after strong debate performance

    10/06/2012 12:55:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/06/2012
    Mitt Romney's strong debate performance Wednesday night has generated $12 million in online contributions, his campaign said, as well as a surge in volunteers and bigger crowds at his events. The $12 million the campaign reports raising in less than 48 hours after the debate tops the amount Mr. Romney raised in the days after announcing Rep. Paul Ryan, R.-Wis., as his running mate and the Supreme Court's decision to uphold a major plank of the president's health-care law. Sixty percent of the money came from first-time donors, the campaign said, according to The Wall Street Journal. Mr. Romney's debate...
  • Wenzel Strategies Ohio Poll (Romney 48%, Obama 47%)

    10/06/2012 12:05:03 PM PDT · by TexasFreeper2009 · 21 replies
    Wenzel Strategies ^ | 10/6/12 | staff
    Romney has moved ahead of Obama by a single point, 48% to 47% with 5% yet undecided.
  • Mitt Romney in Newport News, VA on Mon Oct. 8, 5 pm

    10/06/2012 11:58:04 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 4 replies
    From email
    You’re invited to a Victory Rally with Mitt Romney and the Republican Team Monday, October 8, 2012 Doors Open 3:00 PM | Event Begins 5:00 PM Victory Landing Park, 23rd Street in Newport News, VA 23607 All attendees will go through airport-like security and should bring as few personal items as possible. No bags, sharp objects, umbrellas, liquids, or signs will be allowed in the venue. Cameras are permitted. For questions, contact us at: TeamVA@mittromney.com | (757) 279-8253 For Important Campaign Updates: Text (VA) to GOMITT (466488) PAID FOR BY ROMNEY FOR PRESIDENT, INC. WWW.MITTROMNEY.COM
  • Mitt's New Momentum

    10/06/2012 11:40:30 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 15 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 10/5/2012 | Robert Stacy McCain
    FISHERVILLE, Virginia -- Randy Goettge left Leesburg about 3:30 p.m. Thursday and the normal drive time should have gotten him to the Romney-Ryan "Victory Rally" here by the announced start time of 6 p.m. Unfortunately for Goettge, about 10,000 other Virginians had similar plans, producing what was surely the biggest traffic jam in the history of Augusta County. Traffic was backed up for miles in every direction -- all the way from the Highway 285 exit to Interstate 81 four miles west -- and by the time Goettge found a place to park and walk the final mile to the...
  • Romney “Cheat Sheet” Was A Handkerchief, Campaign Says

    10/06/2012 11:23:21 AM PDT · by Justaham · 41 replies
    buzzfeed.com ^ | 10/5/12 | Zeke Miller, Andrew Kaczynski
    Mitt Romney's campaign is shooting down a simmering online theory the Republican nominee used a "cheat sheet" in Wednesday night's debate against President Barack Obama. The theory — extensively documented by the liberal blog Daily Kos and picked up on the Daily Beast and elsewhere — focuses on a brief moment as Romney took the stage, pulled something out of his pocket, and put it on the podium. But according to a Romney aide the object was simply a handkerchief, not an illicit list of zingers. "It's a handkerchief," the aide said simply in response to the post. Romney can...
  • Ramsmussen:.Daily Presidential Tracking Poll Hint: we found the 47%

    10/06/2012 11:27:54 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 1 replies
    rasmussen ^ | 10-6-2012
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows Mitt Romney attracting support from 49% of voters nationwide, while President Obama earns the vote from 47%. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate, and two percent (2%) are undecided. These results are based upon nightly interviews and reported on a three-day rolling average basis. As a result, only about two-thirds of the interviews for today’s update were conducted after the presidential debate. Sunday morning’s update will be the first national polling based entirely upon post-debate interviews. Still, the numbers reflect quite a debate bounce for Romney. Heading into Wednesday’s...