Dems beginning to panic at Team Obama incompetence?

posted at 8:41 am on June 13, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

The Washington Post offers a slightly more mild headline — “Obama campaign’s rough patch concerns some Democrats.”  The lead sentence from Karen Tumulty demonstrates the reality of the reaction to six straight weeks of stumbling and bumbling from Team O, however:

Is it time for Democrats to panic?

That’s what a growing number of party loyalists are wondering, amid a rough couple of weeks in which President Obama and his political operation have been buffeted by bad economic news, their own gaffes and signs that the presumed Republican nominee is gaining strength.

Concerns?  Tumulty points to the report from Democracy Corps that warned Obama and his campaign that he has lost credibility on the single most important issue in the election — the economy.  James Carville’s group warned that Democrats would face “an impossible head wind in November” if the party and Obama’s campaign can’t figure out a “new narrative,” because their attempts at setting the narrative so far have failed miserably.  With less than five months to go before the election, and with Mitt Romney just getting started, the bad start for the more experienced of the two campaigns portends deep problems all the way down the ticket for Democrats.

How deep?  National Journal’s Josh Kraushaar says Romney may be in position to take three big Democratic states in November, any one of which would doom Obama’s re-election chances:

With the economy struggling to pick up steam, three must-win “blue-wall” states are looking increasingly winnable for the Romney campaign: Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. Both election results (from the Wisconsin gubernatorial recall) and reputable polling show that all three states are shaping up to be highly competitive, and that both campaigns will be devoting significant resources there.

Three new polls underscore why Team Obama has reason to be concerned about their standing in the Rust Belt. An EPIC/MRA poll of Michigan registered voters released last week shows Romney leading Obama, 46 to 45 percent, with only 41 percent viewing the president favorably. In Pennsylvania, a newly-released Quinnipiac poll shows Obama with a 46 percent job-approval rating—in the danger zone for a sitting president—and leading Romney 46 percent to 40 percent. And in Wisconsin, exit polls conducted for the gubernatorial race showed Obama with a 51 percent to 45 percent lead, too close for comfort in a must-win blue-wall state. …

Obama’s team expected that the historic Democratic tilt of those states would keep them in its column. But the slow-growing economy is putting them squarely in play, one of the biggest reasons why Obama’s reelection now looks in jeopardy.

If this holds up, Democrats may be past the point of hitting the panic button, and perhaps need to be looking for the lifeboats.  If Obama loses just one of these states, it’s almost impossible for him to win the election.  Getting to the point of losing any of these states would mean that Ohio and Florida are probably already out of reach, and Virginia very much in play.  Losing two of these states would nearly eliminate any mathematical path to Electoral College victory, and losing all three would mean a landslide victory for Romney.  If all three just remain competitive, Obama will have to spend a lot of money and attention on defense in traditional Democratic strongholds, meaning less time and attention in what had been considered swing states like Ohio, Florida, Virginia, Iowa, and the interior West — all of which he won in 2008.

The economy will be the key for these states.  If it continues to falter over the summer, Democrats had better switch to a strategy of preserving what they can in the Senate and House.  If Republicans become competitive in these key states, Democrats may lose a lot more ground than just the White House.


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A Regan-esque landslide for Romney is indeed possible. It seems to happen once a generation, but we damn near have to destroy the society to acheive it.

Mr. Grump on June 13, 2012 at 8:55 AM

We need to destroy this society. By which I mean that we are definitely on the wrong track. We have a spending problem that will not cease without massive change in the DC status quo. My only regret is that certain “moderate” Senators are not up for reelection in November. They need to be flushed along with the jug-eared Kenyan.

Happy Nomad on June 13, 2012 at 8:58 AM

I agree with you. My point was we have to fall into almost irretrievable liberal hands before the voters wake up and realize we’re in deep s&!t.

Mr. Grump on June 13, 2012 at 10:30 AM

Obummer can count on 40% of the vote without doing a damn thing (sad, in itself) but he is going to have to work his azz off for anymore than that because he absolutely sucks at this job.

The problem is that he is one lazy punk. I think he is going to get sick of trying, and failing, to successfully pull up his poll numbers.
Obama isn’t used to failing, at least in his mind. In order not to fail he is going to have to work at it. Cheating and thuggery will not make another 10%. My guess is that he never makes it to November.
I know, wishful thinking.

ORconservative on June 13, 2012 at 10:31 AM

I highly doubt Fleetwood Mac would permit Romney to use one of their songs for his campaign, like they did for Clinton, but “Landslide” may be appropriate if this keeps up.

RSbrewer on June 13, 2012 at 10:34 AM

So, Obama’s gonna go all the way down?

parteagirl on June 13, 2012 at 9:11 AM

Thread winner!

cheetah2 on June 13, 2012 at 10:38 AM

Obama and his campaign that he has lost credibility on the single most important issue in the election — the economy

Did he ever have any?

As for losing Blue states, one word. “COAL”

GarandFan on June 13, 2012 at 10:38 AM

Doug Adams could not be reached for comment.

Del Dolemonte on June 13, 2012 at 10:39 AM

A plurality of voters blame congressional republican obstructionism for the lack of economic movement. Team
Blue has really not even mentioned this, and it’s still sitting in the bag. Once Issa, the wealthiest man in congress, starts holding kangaroo court while the rest of the house filibuster anything relates to the economy, expect team blue to pounce.

Rainsford on June 13, 2012 at 10:40 AM

The best thing for the Democrat Party would be to have Obama lose his re-election bid. The dude craps on fellow Democrats so what’s the point? Plus another four years of his misguided arrogance is not going to do anything positive for the United States long term. At least Clinton had enough political instinct to know when to compromise. All Democrat congessional candidates should distance themselves from Obama. Promise that if he withdraws from running for re-election they will set him up with a drone console that he can use to go after terrorists. They can put some fake videos on the screen to make him feel like he’s saving the world or something.

DaveDief on June 13, 2012 at 9:54 AM

A+

Del Dolemonte on June 13, 2012 at 10:40 AM

So, their ‘king has no clothes’ moment has arrived. Too late, I hope.

LizardLips on June 13, 2012 at 10:40 AM

The white woman in that picture is racist

faraway on June 13, 2012 at 10:43 AM

A plurality of voters blame congressional republican obstructionism for the lack of economic movement.

Issa, the wealthiest man in congress

Rainsford on June 13, 2012 at 10:40 AM

1. Republicans don’t control the Senate.

2. Democrats haven’t passed a budget in 3 years.

3. Representative Michael McCaul of TX is the richest member of Congress. Not Issa.

You’re a laughable Leftist Cartoon. But Don’t Panic!

F-

Del Dolemonte on June 13, 2012 at 10:43 AM

My guess is that he never makes it to November.
I know, wishful thinking.

ORconservative on June 13, 2012 at 10:31 AM

The dems will pull a Torricelli/Lautenberg at their convention and Hillary will run instead. North Carolina is going to be great theater.

DanMan on June 13, 2012 at 10:45 AM

I wonder what the band will be playing at this sinking????/

ted c on June 13, 2012 at 9:08 AM

Hit the road, Bah-rack
And dont’cha come back no more, no more, no more, no more, no more!
Hit thexroad, Bah-rack
And dont’cha come back no more

Wha’choo say!

Jeddediah Bila has a good piece today on winning the youth vote. She’s right, they are 100% persuadeable. If every conservative reaches one kid, WE WIN!

http://t.co/nGRnrTuu

Naturally Curly on June 13, 2012 at 10:45 AM

So what is the fool running on, & with the guidance of his team of fools, the economy. The morons emphasized that, went out on a limb with it, bashed Bush on it,[ never mind that it was they the Dems, that controlled both Houses in '07 & 08]and then mismanged it. They had their fun on the scam called Stimulus, spread the money around like the bribes they were, and now have nothing to show the Nation for it. They made the noose that could hang themselves, Oh, they are sooo smart.

arand on June 13, 2012 at 10:48 AM

I’ll be in various European countries all the month of July. I can’t wait to see what people have to say about all this across the pond, compared to when I was there two years ago.

It should be good.

Bob's Kid on June 13, 2012 at 10:50 AM

Their only hope is meager turnout at this point.

Mord on June 13, 2012 at 9:17 AM

Heh, that ain’t happening.

roy_batty on June 13, 2012 at 10:50 AM

It’s too late for “panic”, geniuses.

Just grab your ankles.

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on June 13, 2012 at 10:52 AM

Team O is now formulating their final line of attack:

“Vote For Me, Or You’re A Racist.”

goflyers on June 13, 2012 at 10:58 AM

Their only hope is a massive October Surprise.

faraway on June 13, 2012 at 10:59 AM

is that someone’s typical whIte grandmother?

ted c on June 13, 2012 at 11:00 AM

DanMan on June 13, 2012 at 10:45 AM

I would not be surprised, however, I don’t think the Dems are going to have to do anything but make it easy for Barry to abdicate.
A mansion in Hawaii and unlimited golf should do it.

ORconservative on June 13, 2012 at 11:02 AM

http://youtu.be/IoFvBXUamuM

JusDreamin on June 13, 2012 at 10:25 AM

Thanks for that link. Talk about partriotism!

txhsmom on June 13, 2012 at 11:03 AM

time for team barry to start praying for an unprecedented landslide turnout of the dead:

http://youtu.be/grbSQ6O6kbs

mittens on June 13, 2012 at 11:04 AM

Will he dare brag about his success in the economic revival of the firearms and ammunition industries?

meci on June 13, 2012 at 11:08 AM

Rasmussen has Mitt up by 4 in the DTP.

Obama will become more shrill as the storm clouds gather as the storm clouds gather as Obama become more shrill.

Basilsbest on June 13, 2012 at 11:10 AM

James Carville’s group warned that Democrats would face “an impossible head wind in November”

Hey Obama has been blaming “head winds” since 2009!

Christian Conservative on June 13, 2012 at 11:12 AM

It’s a long way to Sweetwater, cowboy.

There might as well be a millennium between now and the election. I don’t care what any of the pundits and so-called electoral experts say. Ditto the polls stating that based on historical averages, the Presidents approval rating shows he is in deep trouble.

Remember, this is a President who broke all the trends and predictive models last time around. I realize some shine has come off the apple- but that doesn’t make it an orange.

A slight economic improvement, global conflict or a Romney gaffe, or more likely, attack, all play in favor of the incumbent. Right up until the polls close.

Yes, people have started to see Mr. Obama for the underwhelming, un-inspirational, apathetic, person he is. Mr. Obama has no new ideas and has twittered the last 4 years away with nonsensical, partisan, anti-capitalist ideas, spendthrift policies and divisive rhetoric- all while Jane and John Q. Citizen and their families have suffered. He has spent almost zero time concentrating on issues that matter to people and as a result folks don’t see a positive future. So his recent overtures seem disingenuous and politically motivated. All this indeed works against him, but it would be foolish and unwise to count him out.

This will be a battle right up until election day. The good news is it looks like Romney has the ideas, intelligence and stamina to make this a race. Let’s hope he wins one for the American people.

Marcus Traianus on June 13, 2012 at 11:14 AM

No wonder Obama’s justice department is trying to keep all those illegal voters on the Florida rolls.

Christian Conservative on June 13, 2012 at 11:14 AM

So when it is time for the Dems to Monday morning quarterback the election results, what do you think they will say? Not sure, but I guarantee it won’t be that the message was wrong. At most it will be that the messenger was wrong. Highly likely that it will be because we are a nation of racists.

txmomof6 on June 13, 2012 at 11:14 AM

I believe that infighting in little Bammie’s team is the real problem. We get snippets of the war between the Jarrett/Mooch team and Axleshaft. I’ve seen many asking why Axleshaft is based in Chicago, -maybe this is why, because he is desperate for some peace in which to do his job.

Today I learned that Desiree Rogers has been canned by Jarrett because she was too glamorous for Mooch to compete with.

We assume that because they are all communists that they are like peas in a pod, but that’s unlikely.

slickwillie2001 on June 13, 2012 at 11:16 AM

Hey Obama has been blaming “head winds” since 2009!

Christian Conservative on June 13, 2012 at 11:12 AM

Maybe it’s because Mooch is walking in front of him?

slickwillie2001 on June 13, 2012 at 11:19 AM

I’m starting to worry that the numbers are getting bad enough for Obama to quit and for Hillary to become president. We do not want Mitt running against Hillary.

We’d have to hope that Obama voters are so disaffected by him dropping out that they don’t vote. One more positive thing about Obama losing would be that his narcissim will probably keep him around for a long time. I can’t wait for the next 3 or 4 elections for Democrats to tell themselves, is this the year Obama makes his comeback?

cpaulus on June 13, 2012 at 11:29 AM

So when it is time for the Dems to Monday morning quarterback the election results, what do you think they will say? Not sure, but I guarantee it won’t be that the message was wrong. At most it will be that the messenger was wrong. Highly likely that it will be because we are a nation of racists.

txmomof6 on June 13, 2012 at 11:14 AM

Write this down because this is what they’re going to say: The country just wasn’t ready for a president like Barack Obama.

THat’s goinng to be the talking point. Some will take it to mean super liberal, some will take it to mean black, but that’s going to be the talking point.

cpaulus on June 13, 2012 at 11:31 AM

My guess is that he never makes it to November.
I know, wishful thinking.

ORconservative on June 13, 2012 at 10:31 AM

Wishful thinking? Don’t bet on it. The Dog Eater is showing more and more evidence that he no longer wants the job.

HiJack on June 13, 2012 at 11:34 AM

Write this down because this is what they’re going to say: The country just wasn’t ready for a president like Barack Obama.

THat’s goinng to be the talking point. Some will take it to mean super liberal, some will take it to mean black, but that’s going to be the talking point.

cpaulus on June 13, 2012 at 11:31 AM

If they actually admit that the country wasn’t ready for a president like Barack Obama, they will only be half-right. The country will NEVER be ready for a president or any political leader like Zero. Nor do we ever, ever, ever want to be. Get rid of this lying scumbag Chicago hustler!

HiJack on June 13, 2012 at 11:37 AM

I’m starting to worry that the numbers are getting bad enough for Obama to quit and for Hillary to become president. We do not want Mitt running against Hillary.

This could happen, except for one delicious irony: in 2008 the Democrats nominated The First Black President.

No way do the Democrats risk angering a certain 12% of the population that makes up a key part of their base.

No doubt many liberals would love to dump Barry for Hillary, but they’re stuck with him.

MidniteRambler on June 13, 2012 at 11:37 AM

We all know that IF 0bama loses (I won’t count my Electoral College chickens until November 7) the US, or rather everyone who voted against him, will be termed “racist”.

What we need to do is stop worrying about what academia, the MSM, and the Democratic Party think of the rest of us.

MidniteRambler on June 13, 2012 at 11:40 AM

Hit the road, Bah-rack
And dont’cha come back no more, no more, no more, no more, no more!
Hit thexroad, Bah-rack
And dont’cha come back no more

Wha’choo say!

Very nice, though the last line should probably be:

“Wha choom say!”

GrassMudHorsey on June 13, 2012 at 11:43 AM

Wishful thinking? Don’t bet on it. The Dog Eater is showing more and more evidence that he no longer wants the job.

HiJack on June 13, 2012 at 11:34 AM

IMO, the only way he’d decide not to run is if Holder gets the boot. He can’t survive without Holder’s protection.

The Rogue Tomato on June 13, 2012 at 11:44 AM

I don’t think we want Mitt vs. Hillary either.
But honestly, even the slimmest chance of 4 more years of the Bamster makes me sick.

ORconservative on June 13, 2012 at 11:48 AM

IMO, the only way he’d decide not to run is if Holder gets the boot. He can’t survive without Holder’s protection.

The Rogue Tomato on June 13, 2012 at 11:44 AM

Naah, there’s a long line of lackeys that would take the AG job. They’ve had three years to burrow in at Justice. The key to Holder’s flush is that they have to find something really, really good for him to go to, something lucrative, because he knows too much. Maybe little Bammie can force him on General Motors, it’s about time for a new CEO there.

My advice to Holder, -don’t go fishing with Fredo, stay out of Fort Marcy Park, stay out of Chicago completely, and refuse any trips to dangerous places like Afghanistan.

slickwillie2001 on June 13, 2012 at 11:51 AM

The dems will pull a Torricelli/Lautenberg at their convention and Hillary will run instead. North Carolina is going to be great theater.

DanMan on June 13, 2012 at 10:45 AM

I think you have something there, DanMan, and I hope they go for it, because it won’t help them one bit. Can you imagine how disaffected the blacks will feel if their guy is replaced by a white woman? How about all those race-baiters who can’t see past the color of Barry’s skin? Just the fireworks alone would be worth the free admission. And to see this loser replaced by his own party would be so, so exhilarating. Not only that, but it would be consistent with the historical basis of America’s first (or second) black president. Zero would also be the first sitting president qualified to run for re-election who was dumped by his own party at the convention.

HiJack on June 13, 2012 at 11:53 AM

Rainsford on June 13, 2012 at 10:40 AM

what’s wrong with “rich” at least he earned it. Plus he’d be even richer if you and your ilk owned cars. Instead you made someone else richer with your Bicycles. Other than that, your post reeks of panic.

AH_C on June 13, 2012 at 11:54 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VY_I6doz6Qk

AH_C on June 13, 2012 at 10:31 AM

Love that tune. It is appropriate in so many ways for so many topics. This one is particularly apropos.

Bmore on June 13, 2012 at 12:01 PM

If Romney wins, I sincerely hope people don’t repeat that ridiculous, poor-winner taunt “Nah Nah Nah Nah Hey Goodbye” during his inauguration. That was incredibly weak, pathetic, and classless of the Obots.

Christien on June 13, 2012 at 12:07 PM

the bad start for the more experienced of the two campaigns portends deep problems all the way down the ticket for Democrats.

One year at a high school I taught at we had a varsity baseball team that was so pitiful that the local little league teams could beat it. McCain’s campaign was like that varsity baseball team. It was so pitiful it any half a**ed campaign would have beat it. Now that that half a**ed campaign is up against what appears to be a real varsity campaign it is show for what it is, a half a**ed campaign.

chemman on June 13, 2012 at 12:15 PM

How exactly does one market a rotten egg?

Pork-Chop on June 13, 2012 at 12:19 PM

Rainsford on June 13, 2012 at 10:40 AM

I see you are another leftist that doesn’t understand anything but your feelings. Issa is not the richest person in congress.

Math is hard, science is harder and research is the hardest of all.

Of course you agree that the Watergate hearings were a kangaroo court also, right.

chemman on June 13, 2012 at 12:21 PM

If Romney wins, I sincerely hope people don’t repeat that ridiculous, poor-winner taunt “Nah Nah Nah Nah Hey Goodbye” during his inauguration. That was incredibly weak, pathetic, and classless of the Obots.

Christien on June 13, 2012 at 12:07 PM

Yeah, it was much more classy the way they threw produce at GWB’s limo. As for me, if Romney wins I will be too drunk to do much taunting.

Happy Nomad on June 13, 2012 at 12:23 PM

Its not just oblunders incompetence that they should be worried about. Why on earth is the senate holding hearings on jp morgan, when the same senate hasnt passed a budget in over one thousand one hundred and fifty. How can they tell others how to run their financial enterpise when the same senate cant get OURS. they should STFU and pass a budget!

ColdWarrior57 on June 13, 2012 at 12:26 PM

The country will NEVER be ready for a president or any political leader like Zero. Nor do we ever, ever, ever want to be. Get rid of this lying scumbag Chicago hustler!

HiJack on June 13, 2012 at 11:37 AM

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Obama is many things but leader (political or otherwise) is not one of them.

Happy Nomad on June 13, 2012 at 12:27 PM

No doubt many liberals would love to dump Barry for Hillary, but they’re stuck with him.

MidniteRambler on June 13, 2012 at 11:37 AM

Your thinking is correct, but I suspect you have missed the one out that they have.

What if he quits? They can fabricate any reason. If he does and endorses the Hildabeast, they might get off with minimal damage to their base.

trigon on June 13, 2012 at 12:27 PM

If Romney wins, I sincerely hope people don’t repeat that ridiculous, poor-winner taunt “Nah Nah Nah Nah Hey Goodbye” during his inauguration. That was incredibly weak, pathetic, and classless of the Obots.

Christien on June 13, 2012 at 12:07 PM

Yeah, it was much more classy the way they threw produce at GWB’s limo. As for me, if Romney wins I will be too drunk to do much taunting.

Happy Nomad on June 13, 2012 at 12:23 PM

I don’t expect little Bammie to attend President Romney’s inauguration. He’ll be off sulking somewhere, probably Chicago, anywhere to avoid Mooch and Val.

slickwillie2001 on June 13, 2012 at 12:28 PM

Your thinking is correct, but I suspect you have missed the one out that they have.

What if he quits? They can fabricate any reason. If he does and endorses the Hildabeast, they might get off with minimal damage to their base.

trigon on June 13, 2012 at 12:27 PM

He can’t quit under any circumstance. No one in his hard base would believe that he did so on his own. A dozen conspiracy theories would bloom on the left. No endorsement of Hillary would be enthusiastic enough to make it work.

slickwillie2001 on June 13, 2012 at 12:30 PM

Pft. I was panicking 3 and a half years ago.

Yakko77 on June 13, 2012 at 12:38 PM

When it all starts falling apart…

… Do you think there is someone in the Military that will say:

“I’m sorry Mr. President…

… I cannot follow that order.”

Seven Percent Solution on June 13, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Looks like the Republicans have a good chance of beating Obama, however, I’m not confident that Romney as the Republican President is going to turn anything around and save our economic problems, not with this Senate and House. Romney is not a Socialist, so that agenda will stop, but as far as the economy, I believe Romney will cave to the Republican Establishment who are not conservative, as well as the Democratic Senate.

I don’t see the Republicans standing up to the Democrats at all in the House or the Senate, and we all know how dirty the Democrats fight.

lea on June 13, 2012 at 12:58 PM

1. Republicans don’t control the Senate.

2. Democrats haven’t passed a budget in 3 years.

3. Representative Michael McCaul of TX is the richest member of Congress. Not Issa.

You’re a laughable Leftist Cartoon. But Don’t Panic!

F-

Del Dolemonte on June 13, 2012 at 10:43 AM

[swoon]!!!

That was a most righteous spanking indeed… it turned me ON!!! [mind your manners, Mary, you're not at AoSHQ!]

Mary in LA on June 13, 2012 at 1:30 PM

I’ll be in various European countries all the month of July. I can’t wait to see what people have to say about all this across the pond, compared to when I was there two years ago.

It should be good.

Bob’s Kid on June 13, 2012 at 10:50 AM

Don’t hold your breath…if it’s England/British Isles, I don’t think they care too much about baraka there to begin with, they’re neutral at best, maybe slightly inclined to distrust him (i am talking anout the regular folk, not the rabid liberal media, BBC and their ilk)…if it’s france, don’t be fooled, they still like him there, a lot. They think he’s a refined intellectual :),l my fellow citizens even elected a clone of his to be their president recently…if it’s and Spain. , they’re in too deep poop themselves to care what’s going on over here, as for fhe Germans, as you could see from the latest Der Spiegel article they are dissappointed in him coz he didn’t govern liberally/lefty enough…Europe is a strange bunch that will always be to the left of the US in matter politics//policies even during their most ‘conservative” years…

jimver on June 13, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Qzsusy on June 13, 2012 at 10:17 AM

OK, for the sake of completeness to your list, here is something I am hearing some sources.

6. Think “false flag” and “Marinus van der Lubbe”. Think of all the new “security” organizations and Czars who are not accountable to Congress or anyone else but Obama. As we can see right now with AG Holder, the Cabinet itself is not accountable to anyone.

http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/46516

With this group of totalitarians, unfortunately we have to include this as being in the realm of possibility.

Subotai Bahadur on June 13, 2012 at 2:02 PM

What I meant write was ‘if it’s Italy or Spain’…..

jimver on June 13, 2012 at 2:05 PM

Here’s another clue. The Mexicans in Texas are making fun of him too. Even when talking on the phone to people they don’t know. Obama really is uniting us.

DanMan on June 13, 2012 at 2:24 PM

As meachum said this am on morning Joe historians will say dear leader lost because he tried to fight the good fight against the mean ol gop (paraphrasing)
Couldn’t get anything done

Puhleeze

cmsinaz on June 13, 2012 at 8:55 AM

Even the spin is getting sad and desperate. What *can* they say? That they had congress, the senate AND the white house for two years and couldn’t get anything except Obamacare done, and even marginally at that??

These people probably can’t even wipe their butts properly that’s how incompetent they are. Complete control and accomplished NOTHING.

kim roy on June 13, 2012 at 2:45 PM

Their only hope is a massive October Surprise.

You can bet that there are a number of newspapers and networks that have teams digging deep into Romney’s and all major Republicans’ pasts, and I would be very surprised if one of them can’t “dig up or make up” something.

That is why I am concerned the we not allow this to be a popularity contest – the media can “fix” one of those. What Romney and the Republicans should be going after is not just smaller government, but cleaner government, cleaner elections, and rooting out crony capitalism. There are billions to be saved that way too!

We conservatives may have lived next door to the Dems’ fertilizer planet so long we don’t really smell it any more, and we are fatalistic about changing it. But there are millions of Americans who have never caught a wiff of the stench from inside their media-enabled bubble, and we need to start changing that.

drunyan8315 on June 13, 2012 at 2:50 PM

The biggest danger in a massive Republican win is that they might get the idea they’ve been given a “mandate” and go back to business as usual. And we cannot allow that, if we’re to have any chance of turning this country around.

RebeccaH on June 13, 2012 at 2:58 PM

Their only hope is a massive October Surprise.

You can bet that there are a number of newspapers and networks that have teams digging deep into Romney’s and all major Republicans’ pasts, and I would be very surprised if one of them can’t “dig up or make up” something.

That is why I am concerned the we not allow this to be a popularity contest – the media can “fix” one of those. What Romney and the Republicans should be going after is not just smaller government, but cleaner government, cleaner elections, and rooting out crony capitalism. There are billions to be saved that way too!

We conservatives may have lived next door to the Dems’ fertilizer planet so long we don’t really smell it any more, and we are fatalistic about changing it. But there are millions of Americans who have never caught a wiff of the stench from inside their media-enabled bubble, and we need to start changing that.

drunyan8315 on June 13, 2012 at 2:50 PM

Yep, my prediction is that they will create a ‘sexual harassment’ charge against Governor Romney, much as the job they did on Clarence Thomas. Just get one person to lie; many women believe anything another woman says, and it’s very hard to prove that something didn’t happen.

The liberal media would rejoice, and jump into it with all four feet.

slickwillie2001 on June 13, 2012 at 3:06 PM

Obama and credibility are an oxymoron.

jqc1970 on June 13, 2012 at 3:11 PM

Yep, my prediction is that they will create a ‘sexual harassment’ charge against Governor Romney, much as the job they did on Clarence Thomas. Just get one person to lie; many women believe anything another woman says, and it’s very hard to prove that something didn’t happen.

The liberal media would rejoice, and jump into it with all four feet.

slickwillie2001 on June 13, 2012 at 3:06 PM

Not buying it, even lsmis not that stupid…’The man is a notoriously staunch family man, it would be dumb to begin with to try to invent a story like this…remember the kennedy machine digged all that was to dig about mitt and didn’t come up with anything on that front….so, not a chance…

jimver on June 13, 2012 at 3:17 PM

Per what happened last week in Wisconsin it appeared only CNN knew what the dems internal polls were showing. NBC let their monkeys fling poo on MSNBC and Fox sure seemed like they were getting the news fresh and seemed surprised by the margin as it developed.

Most of the media got played badly last week and carrying Obama’s water has eventually got to wear them down. How long will they keep taking it?

“Thank you sir I’ll have another!” comes to mind doesn’t it?

DanMan on June 13, 2012 at 3:38 PM

Issa, the wealthiest man in congress

Rainsford on June 13, 2012 at 10:40 AM

That would be John Kerry.

Resist We Much on June 13, 2012 at 4:40 PM

The white woman in that picture is racist

faraway on June 13, 2012 at 10:43 AM

She is singing in praise of Oxydol. See how her blouse is whiter than white?

Finbar on June 13, 2012 at 4:41 PM

Obama seems to be doing little more than attempting various thrusts on different subjects at this point in order to see which ones might gain some traction with the people. It’s sort of like a general making probes along a front line to locate a weak spot.

They seem to be waiting for a major Romney offensive in order to grab what he is saying, twist it somehow and try to reverse the spin and use it against Romney. With Romney being quiet in advancing new themes (he seems to be using Obama’s attempts against him at the moment), it isn’t giving the Obama campaign a lot of ammunition.

My guess is that Obama probably would have a three-pronged strategy:

1. They probably do have some overall theme they are working on and will roll that out at the convention. That will be their main thrust for the rest of the campaign.

2. They are waiting for the announcement of a running mate and are hoping for a repeat of the Palin affect where they can generate a lot of negative focus quickly on whoever Romney chooses as running mate in an attempt to shift the focus away from Romney’s message and put the running mate on the defensive.

3. Wait and see what Romney rolls out with as his main theme and attempt to turn that around against him.

In the meantime, we are likely to see a bunch of thrust and parry on both sides with each side hoping to gain some traction with one of them. So far, Romney has had the most success at this game and it seems that every time the Obama campaign opens its mouth, it gets hammered.

At this point in time: Advantage Romney

crosspatch on June 13, 2012 at 4:54 PM

Nothing like a landslide win for Romney to dispirit the entire Dem party. The base will be back in the spot they’re most familiar with – bitching about the Republican POTUS and crying that Democracy Is Dead..

disa on June 13, 2012 at 5:16 PM

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