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  • Poll: Romney catches Obama in Ohio, Florida but trails in Pa.

    05/03/2012 2:20:27 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 49 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 03 MAY 12 | Kim Geiger
    WASHINGTON -- It’s been more than 50 years since a candidate has won the White House without carrying at least two of the three swing states of Ohio, Florida and Pennsylvania, and a new poll shows Mitt Romney neck and neck with President Obama in two of them. Romney, who trailed Obama 49% to 42% in Florida and 47% to 41% in Ohio in late March, is now statistically tied with the president, 44% to 43% in Florida and 42% to 44% in Ohio, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll of voters in the three states. Obama, however, has...
  • With GOP nomination assured, Mitt Romney shifts to the center (The Etch a Sketch gets shaken)

    05/03/2012 12:46:26 PM PDT · by C19fan · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 3, 2012 | Andrew Bolton
    Mitt Romney is shifting to the center to attract important voting blocs that he may have alienated in the bruising Republican presidential primary. Romney has recently sought to ingratiate himself with voters in industry-heavy Ohio, women, Hispanics and college students by softening his tone on a range of issues.
  • Michele Bachmann endorses Mitt Romney:‘The last chance we have to keep America from going...over a

    05/03/2012 10:25:33 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 32 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 3, 2012 | Holly Bailey
    After months of hints, Michele Bachmann finally endorsed her former rival Mitt Romney in his bid for the presidency, calling him "the last chance we have to keep America from going ... over a cliff." In a statement, the Minnesota congresswoman said she was "honored" to back Romney, describing him as "a man who will preserve the American dream of prosperity and liberty." Bachmann will make her first joint appearance with Romney at a campaign event in Portsmouth, Va., at 1:15 pm ET. A tea party favorite, Bachmann ended her own run for president in January, after she placed a...
  • With GOP nomination assured, Mitt Romney shifts to the center [Surprise, surprise!]

    05/03/2012 10:57:25 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 3, 2012 | Alexander Bolton
    Mitt Romney is shifting to the center to attract important voting blocs that he may have alienated in the bruising Republican presidential primary.Romney has recently sought to ingratiate himself with voters in industry-heavy Ohio, women, Hispanics and college students by softening his tone on a range of issues. “Romney is starting to shift to the center. He knows he needs to get independent voters in November, and if he doesn’t he’s going to lose,” said Darrell West, vice president and director of governance studies at the Brookings Institution. Campaign aides, wary of the flip-flopper label that plagued Romney during the...
  • Incumbents Polling Below 50 Percent Often Win Re-Election, Despite Conventional Wisdom

    05/03/2012 10:50:28 AM PDT · by xzins · 56 replies
    NYT ^ | Oct 2010 | NATE SILVER
    If you combine the three types of incumbents — House, Senate, governor — they had a record of 66-17, which equates to a winning percentage of 80 percent. Depending on how you define the term, they may not have been “safe” for re-election — but certainly, most were favorites. There is also not any particular evidence that, as Mr. Trende suggests, the majority of the undecided vote broke against the incumbents. On average, the incumbent candidates led by 8.1 points in the polls with 30 days to go; they won their elections by an average of 7.2 points. That’s not...
  • Romney catches Obama in Quinnipiac swing-state polls

    05/03/2012 9:26:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/03/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Ah, it's good to be in full general-campaign mode, isn't it? Instead of having to play three-dimensional chess with polling numbers, with the head-to-head figures having to be calculated through the prism of a contested primary on one side, we're now entering into the clarity phase of polling. Mitt Romney has just begun to unite Republicans behind him, while Barack Obama has had an uncontested primary season, so the advantage still goes to Obama in polling ... and that's what has to be worrying Team Obama with the Quinnipiac polls from three swing states: Riding the voter perception that he...
  • Romney Employs Comprehensive Image Makeover to Counter Media's Monotonous 'Cool Obama' Narrative

    05/03/2012 9:03:30 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 8 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | May 3, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    The Romney campaign has developed a plan to act as counterweight to ceaseless MSM-fueled fairy tales about how 'cool' Barack Obama supposedly is... although hard to swallow for any thinking person, obviously there's still enough pudding-heads out there that buy into that- even Republicans. With a close race and every vote precious (inc. impressionable idiots), Romney's new 'cool' look will consist of identical, crisply-ironed white t-shirts, creased Levi's jeans, and matching black leather boots and motorcycle jacket, with aviator shades the finishing touch for any outdoor appearances.  Where Ronald Reagan ended his '84 campaign stump speeches with 'You ain't seen nothin'...
  • Election 2012: The Core Four States: Obama 46%, Romney 43%

    05/03/2012 8:37:56 AM PDT · by xzins · 50 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | May 2, 12 | Rasmussen Reports
    With the Republican primary race all but settled, President Obama still holds a slight lead over likely GOP nominee Mitt Romney in combined polling of the key swing states of Florida, North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia. New Rasmussen Reports telephone surveying of Likely Voters in the so-called Core Four states finds that Obama picks up 46% support to Romney’s 43%. Seven percent (7%) prefer some other candidate, and four percent (4%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) The survey of 1,271 Likely Voters in Florida, Ohio, North Carolina and Virginia was conducted on April 16-30, 2012 by...
  • Klein: Obama is winning the general election

    05/03/2012 7:18:28 AM PDT · by Qbert · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/2/2012 | Philip Klein
    The general election unofficially began nearly a month ago, and so far President Obama is winning. This has nothing to do with poll numbers. Sure, Obama enjoys a statistically insignificant 3.7 percent edge over presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney in an average of polls compiled by RealClearPolitics, and several analyses give the president a bigger advantage when it comes to the Electoral College. But every honest observer knows that polling will only become meaningful in the fall. It's been widely agreed that given Obama's vulnerabilities, Romney's chances of winning hinge on his ability to make the election a referendum on...
  • Gallup: Catholic vote a tossup, 46/46

    05/03/2012 7:01:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/03/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    In 2008, Barack Obama won the Catholic vote by nine points, 54/45, over John McCain on his way to a seven-point victory in the national popular vote. Three months after announcing the HHS mandate that would force religious hospitals, schools, and charities to fund contraception, sterilization, and abortifacients, Obama has lost that edge among the tens of millions of Catholic voters. A new Gallup poll shows Obama in a dead heat with Mitt Romney, at just about the same level as McCain got in 2008: Catholic voters in the United States are evenly split in their support for Barack Obama...
  • American Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney attacks (UK PM) Cameron over his Obama 'love-in'

    05/03/2012 5:59:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 3, 2012 | Tim Shipman
    David Cameron has come under fire for ‘taking sides’ in the US Presidential election. Aides to Republican candidate Mitt Romney have accused the Prime Minister of staging a ‘love in’ with Barack Obama during his recent trip to Washington which will help the president get re-elected. In a highly unusual attack on Mr Cameron, the Romney camp yesterday accused the Prime Minister of showing a ‘lack of experience’ and being ‘not very skilful’ when he gave a toast in Mr Obama’s honour during a White House banquet.
  • Bachmann endorsement expected in Romney's Portsmouth visit

    05/02/2012 10:07:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | May 3, 2012 | Julian Walker and Bill Bartel
    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will likely get more than face time with Virginia voters when he visits Portsmouth today. He's also expected to nab a key endorsement. Several Republican sources this week said Romney's campaign is developing plans to have U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota at the 1:15 p.m. event at Crofton Industries to announce her support for Romney. A darling of evangelicals and tea partyers, Bachmann briefly soared as a Republican presidential contender before withdrawing in January after a poor showing in the Iowa caucuses. An endorsement from her could lend some social conservative credentials to Romney...
  • Romney Seeks the Endorsement of Zelig

    05/02/2012 8:26:23 PM PDT · by DBeers · 8 replies
    The Satirical Political Report ^ | April 24th, 2012 | Don Davis
  • Rep. McMorris Rodgers: A female running mate would ‘bring an important voice to the table

    05/02/2012 6:45:11 PM PDT · by ak267 · 20 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/1/2012 | Chris Moody
    Responding to veepstakes rumors, Washington Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, vice chair of the House Republican Conference and a rising star on Capitol Hill, says she's open to being Mitt Romney's running mate and encourages him to tap a woman for the job. From National Review's Robert Costa: In an interview with National Review Online, the four-term Republican acknowledged that she's open to the idea, but took care to note that she is not "seeking" the nod. Romney, she says, should simply pick a conservative running mate—and if it's a woman, all the better. "Republican women bring an important voice to...
  • The Official C4P 2012 Presidential Endorsement (well...not really)

    05/02/2012 6:39:49 PM PDT · by ak267 · 12 replies
    C4P ^ | 5/2/2012 | Mary Beth House
    “The Official C4P 2012 Presidential Endorsement”? I jest, of course. As is typical in all corners of society, the opinions of the editors and contributors at C4P vary like the varieties of coffee available at your local Starbucks. The one thing we’re unified on…the one thing I can claim as the official C4P response with absolute certainty…is that none of us want to see Barack Obama re-elected this November. After that, positions diverge and truly from there on out, I can only speak for myself. A few years ago, it became quite clear to anyone who was even the slightest...
  • Per Yemen being raised as an issue today by Gingrich: would Romney send Seal team(s) into Yemen?

    05/02/2012 3:08:18 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 30 replies
    5/2/2012 | Laissez-faire Capitalist
    During Gingrich's speech today on the day of his suspension of his campaign, Gingrich raised and interesting issue about Yemen - saying that it, not Afghanistan, was the center of Al Qaeda. According to some sources, the U.S. is supposedly conducting drone attacks in Yemen against Al Qaeda. But... Would Romney favor sending in Seal team(s) into Yemen (or any other country for that matter in the ME, ally or not) to target high-value terrorists targets? If so, why did Romney say on Aug 1, 2007 the following: "I do not concur in the words of Barack Obama in a...
  • Bachmann to Endorse Romney

    05/02/2012 2:24:25 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 546 replies
    National Review ^ | Wednesday May 2, 2012 | Robert Costa
    National Review Online has confirmed that Michele Bachmann will endorse Mitt Romney tomorrow at a campaign event in Virginia.
  • Romney Wallet Opens to Buy Prolifers (March 11, 2007)

    05/02/2012 12:57:55 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 6 replies
    Front Page New York Times story on Romney's vote buying strategies. Wallet opens to the right Coming on the eve of his presidential campaign, Mr. Romney’s contributions could create the appearance of a conflict of interest for groups often asked to evaluate him. All the groups said he had never contributed before, and his foundation’s public tax filings show no previous gifts to similar groups. Its 2006 contributions will become public with its tax filings later this year. Doesn't influence? Then how would one explain this: In January, K-Lo posted the quote from Marie Sturgis after Romney gave them fifteen...
  • How does one justify a vote for Romney?

    05/02/2012 12:08:22 PM PDT · by NoRedTape · 313 replies ^ | May 2, 2012 | NoRedTape
    With the foisted increased possibility of Mittens buying becoming the Nominee, can you actually justify voting for him in the general election? This is what I am truly curious to find out. Do you plan to vote for Mittens in the General election? How do you plan to justify a vote for Mittens? Is it ABO "anyone but Obama"? Or is it ABR "anyone but Romney"? Or is it pure loyalty to the GOP? .....or do you think Romney is the best that the GOP can offer? you plan to write-in a vote? Or is there a possibility to...
  • The Campaign Ads That Will Defeat Obama

    05/02/2012 11:55:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 2, 2012 | Edward Olshaker
    Despite the life-and-death issues at stake, the Obama campaign has begun a re-election effort based largely on Rule 5 of Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals: "Ridicule is man's most potent weapon. It's hard to counterattack ridicule..." The reason is simple: personal attacks and mockery worked so well in reducing Sarah Palin to a negative caricature that any formidable opponent now automatically receives the Palin treatment from the Obama camp and its obedient media. Ideally the two campaigns would agree to avoid such attacks, yet it's already too late. The Obama team is eagerly collecting Romney's alleged gaffes, and has begun...