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  • Rasmussen Reports (O46 R45); Bounce fades to nil

    09/12/2012 6:19:53 AM PDT · by Ravi · 48 replies
    rasmussen reports ^ | 9/12/12 | rasmussen
    see above
  • America, the new FAT KID?!?

    09/11/2012 9:36:23 AM PDT · by areukiddingme1 · 6 replies
    Vanity | 11 September 2012 | areukiddingme1
    I have been thinking about how to put this in writing for several weeks now, and then it occurred to me, America is one election away from becoming “the fat kid.” The kid on the playground that is nice, but no one wants on their team. The kid that gets a trophy for showing up because “it boosts his self esteem.” The kid that earns Cs and spends hours eating cheetos and playing on the x-box. The kid who’s Mom still cuts up his fruit and still cuts the crust off his sandwiches. The kid, who still doesn’t drive, doesn’t...
  • On Meet The Press, Ann Romney Said That She Can Empathize With People. But Can Mitt?

    09/11/2012 10:09:29 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 25 replies
    9/11/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Before the barrage of ad homs begins, ask yourself this question: why did the Romneys let themselves get sucked into this kind of talk on Meet the Press (with David Brooks) on Sunday in the first place? Why is she saying that they (the Romneys) know what it is like to struggle, and then proffer her own personal health struggles as evidence that they know what it is like to struggle? Why are they letting themselves get sucked into this.... .... because the inevitable question surfaces and arises: voters will feel empathy towards Ann Romney, but they will ask how...
  • Romney campaign pins victory hopes on cash advantage, late ad blitz (October carpet bombing)

    09/11/2012 7:30:08 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/11/12 | Cameron Joseph
    Mitt Romney’s campaign is pinning its hopes that its big cash advantage will help the GOP nominee against President Obama, who is leading in the polls. “The goal has always been ‘let’s get into October and be within striking distance,’ ” a GOP strategist close to the Romney campaign told The Hill on Monday. “We’re going to have a financial advantage these last two months in the air wars, from the campaign as well as the third-party independent groups.” Romney had a $60 million cash-on-hand edge over Obama as of the end of July. While Obama edged Romney in August...
  • Team Romney Must Sharpen Its Message

    09/11/2012 7:10:40 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 31 replies ^ | 9/11/12 | David Limbaugh
    The November elections are a Republican landslide begging to materialize, but will the GOP make it happen? I believe so. I'm not buying these negative polls, but to increase our chances, let's sharpen the message, not dilute it. A recent Fox News story reports that Romney and Ryan are both beginning to emphasize a bipartisan message rather than sharpen the contrasts between Obama's manifest failures and their plan for America. They must not follow this suicidal path. Now is not the time for them to go all John McCain on us and downplay what Obama has done or to apologize...
  • Rasmussen Reports (O48 R45) bounce over?

    09/11/2012 6:21:19 AM PDT · by Ravi · 93 replies
    rasmussen ^ | 9/11/12 | rasmussen
    see above
  • Cuyahoga voter registration statistics as of 9/7/12 (Interesting stuff)

    09/10/2012 10:33:35 PM PDT · by Ravi · 32 replies
    BOE ^ | 9/10/12 | me
    see above
  • Civitas Flash Poll: After RNC, Romney ahead

    09/10/2012 7:48:50 PM PDT · by topfile · 12 replies
    Civitas Institute / SurveyUSA ^ | Sept. 10, 2012 | Jim Tynen
    RALEIGH — In the wake of the Republican National Convention, a Civitas Institute Flash Poll found that Republican candidate Mitt Romney took a 10 percentage-point lead over President Obama.The Flash Poll of 500 registered North Carolina voters was taken Sept. 4-6 and had a margin of error of plus-minus 4.5 percent. Asked if the election for President were held today who they would vote for, 53 percent chose Romney and 43 percent chose Obama.
  • Obstruct and Exploit (Krugman again)

    09/10/2012 11:57:54 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 9 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 9/9/2012 | Paul Krugman
    Does anyone remember the American Jobs Act? A year ago President Obama proposed boosting the economy with a combination of tax cuts and spending increases, aimed in particular at sustaining state and local government employment. Independent analysts reacted favorably. For example, the consulting firm Macroeconomic Advisers estimated that the act would add 1.3 million jobs by the end of 2012. There were good reasons for these positive assessments. Although you’d never know it from political debate, worldwide experience since the financial crisis struck in 2008 has overwhelmingly confirmed the proposition that fiscal policy “works,” that temporary increases in spending boost...
  • Race Tightens As Obama Advantage Narrows To 2 Points (9/4-9/9) (IBD/CSM/TIPP) (D36 R31 sample)

    09/10/2012 11:51:17 AM PDT · by Ravi · 56 replies
    TIPP online ^ | 9/10 | TIPP
    President Obama's lead over Governor Romney shrinks from 7 points in August to 2 points in September, according to the latest Investor's Business Daily/Christian Science Monitor/TIPP Poll. Romney gains support from men, southern, rural, and Hispanic voters this month.
  • Mitt Romney's swing-state ad spend looks like a loser's strategy

    09/09/2012 12:42:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The Guardian ^ | September 7, 2012 | Harry J. Enten
    After a week when the American media gave saturation coverage to the Democratic national convention, Mitt Romney has responded by buying his own air time. His latest television ad buys, totalling $4.5m, is targeted at the states of Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, and Virginia. No one can fault Romney for going on the air in these states. They are all winnable for either candidate, and they were won by George W Bush at least once. The issue is that Romney is leaving himself with little room for error. If you assign the states to the...
  • Romney campaign releases ads for 8 battleground states (CO, FL, IA, NV, NH, NC, OH, and VA)

    09/07/2012 5:34:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    CNN ^ | September 7, 2012 | Gregory Wallace
    Less than an hour after President Barack Obama had stepped off of the Democratic National Convention stage, Republican challenger Mitt Romney's campaign announced 15 new, state-specific television advertisements which the campaign says will run in 8 battlegrounds. A week ago, Romney was officially made the Republican Party's presidential nominee, granting him access to a substantial war chest set aside for the general election. His campaign largely stayed off of television during the Democratic National Convention, which concluded after Obama's speech on Thursday. --snip-- Now that Romney has officially been named the GOP nominee his campaign will get its hands on...
  • Daily Show finds Twisted Tolerance at DNC Convention

    09/07/2012 1:04:47 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 6 replies
    As usual, the intolerant left preaches tolerance and inclusion while missing the irony of their own attacks. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart exposes this very easily at the 2012 Democrat Convention.
  • Source: Paul 'Republican No More,' Not Ruling Out Third-Party Run (tonight,JayLeno)

    09/04/2012 9:12:43 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 75 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9-4-12 | Tony Lee
    *snip* Speculation about Paul’s intentions will intensify even more because Paul will appear on NBC’s “The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno on Tuesday night to make an announcement, presumably about whether he will make a third-party run or support Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson. Evan Cutler of Alaskans for Ron Paul told those on the conference call that he spoke at length with Paul and his wife last Friday. Cutler said Paul told him he has not completely ruled out a third-party run. Cutler said Paul did express concerns about ballot access and the money that would be required for...
  • Nicki Minaj ‘endorses’ Mitt Romney via Lil Wayne mixtape?(audio at link)

    09/03/2012 6:15:38 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 16 replies
    Note the question mark in the headline, as we’re new to dealing with Republican “endorsements” that arrive via mixtape.
  • Is Mitt Becoming More Conservative?

    08/31/2012 12:49:30 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 304 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | August 31, 2012 | Rosslyn Smith
    ...Protecting the middle class might be the theme of Obama's campaign ads, but the defining movement of this campaign came when Obama belittled the efforts of Main Street America when he stated that "you didn't build that." Those sneering words about smart, hardworking people revealed the ugly side of Obama's redistributionalist ideology. As in 2008, most of the media accept all the carefully scripted images of Obama as Gospel truth while they busy themselves trying to either hide or spin away all those extemporaneous words and deeds that display Obama's true beliefs and character as being either out of context...
  • Hulk Hogan on 'Fox & Friends': We can't take four more years of that (Obama)

    08/30/2012 7:02:29 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 30, 2012 | Fox & Friends
    Hogan with 'Fox & Friends' at the RNC: "We can't take four more years of that (Obama). America needs a second chance. There is no reason we should be living with this economy. Something has to change and this is the time for everybody to make sure this happens"...On you didn't built that: "It goes against everything I know, feel and love about this country."
  • Wall Street Gives Up on Obama and Roots for Romney

    08/29/2012 6:42:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | 08/29/2012 | By YUVAL ROSENBERG
    As Mitt Romney accepts the Republican Party’s presidential nomination this week, he will try to convince voters across the nation that he has the executive experience and business savvy needed to strengthen its economy – and that he’s the best person to lead the country. Americans may be evenly divided on that question – Romney leads President Obama 47 percent to 46 percent in a new Washington Post/ABC News poll of registered voters – but Wall Street has already made its presidential preference clear. After supporting Obama in 2008, financial firms and the people who work at them have lined...
  • Prop. 32: What really scares California's big unions

    08/28/2012 10:32:37 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 6 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 8/24/2012 | Larry Sand
    Michael Hiltzik infers in his column Sunday that Proposition 32 is a big lie -- because it prohibits both corporations and labor unions such as the California Teachers Assn. from extracting involuntary political contributions from the paychecks of workers. Hiltzik argues that its prohibition of corporate deductions is of minor impact, but that union political fund-raising will be crippled. He is amazingly untroubled by the fact that taking such payroll deductions for political purposes without consent is patently immoral. Why should a worker have some of his forced union dues spent on candidates or causes that he doesn't agree with?...
  • Republican Convention Releases Revised Convention-Week Schedule

    08/26/2012 5:05:45 PM PDT · by iowamark · 74 replies
    PR Newswire ^ | 8/26/2012 | RNC
    Tampa, Fla. -- Republican officials today released a revised convention-week schedule. Changes in the schedule are the result of the convention's decision postpone the Monday, August 27 sessions due to weather-related concerns. The revised schedule is as follows: Monday, August 27, 2012 2:00 p.m. Chairman of the RNC Reince Priebus Call to Order/Start Debt Clocks 2:10 p.m. Announcement of Recess Tuesday, August 28, 2012 2:00 p.m. Chairman of the RNC Reince Priebus Color Guard Knights of Columbus Pledge of Allegiance by Former Governor Tim Babcock (MT)/ Tom Hogan (FL) National Anthem sung by Philip Alongi Invocation by Rabbi Meir Soloveichik...