Unemployment up in 6 of 10 swing states

posted at 11:01 am on July 21, 2012 by Jazz Shaw

We all know what’s truly important in this election in the minds of America’s frequently fickle voters, right?

“Horse Dressage!!!”

Errr… no.

“Mitt Romney’s Overdue Library Books!!!!”

Well… certainly something to consider, but not really what I was thinking.

“Err… jobs?”

Bingo. And thank you. So, how are this administration’s policies working out thus far, particularly in those crucial swing states?

Unemployment rose in June in six of 10 battleground states that could play a pivotal role in the presidential election, reflecting job cuts in some cases and weak payroll growth in others.

The jobless rate climbed a 10th of a percentage point last month in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Iowa, New Hampshire and Virginia, the Labor Department said in a report released Friday.

The rate held steady in three other battleground states—Nevada, Florida, and North Carolina.

Ohio was the only battleground state where unemployment fell last month.

I know it’s still early summer and you’d think that people aren’t paying much attention. (An argument with a lot of validity.) But people without jobs are most certainly keeping their ears to the ground. Oh, and the other group of people who are tuned in? Those who can afford to donate to the campaigns. And they’re speaking volumes as well.

Mitt Romney’s campaign is giving President Barack Obama a title he isn’t used to: fundraising underdog.

Romney and Republican National Committee have more cash in the bank than Obama and the Democratic National Committee after pummeling their counterparts two months in a row.

When combined with Republicans’ massive super PAC cash advantage, the GOP fundraising surge spells trouble for the White House, which is relying on hard money and a groundswell of small donations to give Obama four more years.

I’ll be the first to admit that the Romney campaign had a few bad weeks in a row there while Team Obama piled on the advertising, but lately it’s really begun to feel like Mitt’s team has gotten their feet under them and really started taking it to their opponents in an effective fashion. And you can expect them to hit these swing state unemployment numbers pretty hard, as they should. When voters are asked how much they care about a candidate’s tax returns as compared to whether or not they’ll earn any money to be taxed this year the answer is probably going to be a fairly easy one.


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But the Libs locked in their ideological prisons still poll Pres. Funemployment’s handling of the economy at 40%…

hillsoftx on July 21, 2012 at 11:04 AM

Are you trying to make us wish for more analysis of polls?

WhatNot on July 21, 2012 at 11:05 AM

Guess bho will just have to see to it that citizens in these swing states where unemployment is up gets on the feds payroll before election? bho can do that, he thinks of himself as dictator/king with his little eo pen?
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letget on July 21, 2012 at 11:08 AM

the White House is relying on hard money and a groundswell of small donations to give Obama four more years.

Capt. Hollywood and Sir Unverified Credit Cards is, really?? I call Bee-Ess. The only reason they may get small donations is because that now mirrors their income.

hillsoftx on July 21, 2012 at 11:09 AM

WhatNot on July 21, 2012 at 11:05 AM

Oh, come on. Be fair. I haven’t done one post on polling in over a week.

Jazz Shaw on July 21, 2012 at 11:09 AM

I’ve read on several sites the new Dem meme that “Rich white men are trying to buy the election.”

docflash on July 21, 2012 at 11:11 AM

Let me guess: Obama will be speaking soon in Colorado about his new, nationwide gun-control program.

Squirrels!

BuckeyeSam on July 21, 2012 at 11:12 AM

Obama: “More Food Stamps! More Food Stamps to those 6 of 10 swing states! Got to get them hooked on Food Stamps then tell them if they vote Republican they will lose them.”

albill on July 21, 2012 at 11:15 AM

I think Romney showed more fire and was more affected by Obama’s you didn’t build that, than the comment about him possibly being a felon. He has fought back.

Of course you have a headline saying Obama beat Romney in fundraising. i don’t know how to square that, but I do know that I, personally decided after swaring not to, to give to Romney when he fought back on the business thing and refused to release more tax returns. It was the only way I know to respond to the campaign.

earlgrey133 on July 21, 2012 at 11:16 AM

I’ve read on several sites the new Dem meme that “Rich white men are trying to buy the election.”

docflash on July 21, 2012 at 11:11 AM

Speaking of rich white people, I thought this was an interesting article at American Thinker. It was linked yesterday at Michelle Malkin’s blog.

http://www.americanthinker.com/printpage/?url=http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/../2012/07/the_roanoke_shuffle_obama_and_the_racial_gratitude_racket.html

BuckeyeSam on July 21, 2012 at 11:17 AM

Wait until layoff notifications go out for Defense Department cuts that are go into effect January 2013. A lot of the folks directly affected live in VA and businesses in those communities and near their job sites depend on those workers to survive.

Sounds like Barry’s campaign is getting desperate for money. They’ve spent more in June than they took in. Yep, they’re liberals.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_CAMPAIGN_FINANCE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2012-07-21-03-51-36

Philly on July 21, 2012 at 11:17 AM

But…but…unemployment didn’t go up in all ten! So, see, it’s wrong to criticize the perzadent!

Love,
The HA Trolls

Liam on July 21, 2012 at 11:21 AM

The GOP should attach an amendment that massively regulates and taxes violent Hollywood movies to ANY gun-control legislation.

DOA

artist on July 21, 2012 at 11:22 AM

Socialism + Unemployment = DUH

OhEssYouCowboys on July 21, 2012 at 11:22 AM

Perhaps there’s too much bad blood, but sometime during this campaign, I’d love to see Gingrich out stumping in swing states for Romney.

Nobody tears Obama new a**holes like Newt. Maybe they can unleash him after the convention. But Newt could do a great job of encapsulating ALL the Obama failures and outrages in a succinct and powerful 15-20 minute barrage.

BuckeyeSam on July 21, 2012 at 11:23 AM

On the tax issue Romney should offer a deal to Obama: Romney sshould release 2-3 years of tax return and Obama release his college records, 3-5 years if Nancy Pelosi release her tax records; 10 years for handing to the House the Fast & Furious documents.

Falz on July 21, 2012 at 11:25 AM

Gee, if you read The Hill story on fundraiding (via HA headlines) you’d be lead to think that Obigspender is outraiding Romney–there are no limits to the lame slants the slimestreamers will devise to pen a story that makes Osquanderer look good.

stukinIL4now on July 21, 2012 at 11:25 AM

Yeah but Ann Romney has a horse. A HORSE! Did you see her horse! Wing ding dongs!

Bishop on July 21, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Mitt Romney’s campaign is giving President Barack Obama a title he isn’t used to: fundraising underdog.

can you put BBQ sauce on them things????

ted c on July 21, 2012 at 11:30 AM

But people without jobs are most certainly keeping their ears to the ground.

and the ground is sayin’ “You’re doin’ just fine.”

/comforting.

ted c on July 21, 2012 at 11:31 AM

Jazz, We know funemployment is a problem, but using small movement in the unemployment rate to guess the outcome of presidential elections is a stretch. With the 0 admin manipulating the numbers, it’s even less reliable.

If you want measures of economic pain, people exhausting their unemployment or going on disability might be useful.

WhatNot on July 21, 2012 at 11:32 AM

Send in the POLLS. We need more POLLS!

We need more poll analysis.

We need more polls.

YAY!

gerrym51 on July 21, 2012 at 11:38 AM

Mitt Romney’s campaign is giving President Barack Obama a title he isn’t used to: fundraising underdog.

Underdog???

“Have no fear. Underdog is here!!!”

[Is "underdog" the Obama equivalent of sow belly? Being Moslem and all that stuff about canine cuisine, ya know. Just asking.]

coldwarrior on July 21, 2012 at 11:38 AM

The Republican agenda would push us back into recession.
 
urban elitist on February 13, 2012 at 6:56 PM

rogerb on July 21, 2012 at 11:39 AM

What ever happened to that BILLION DOLLAR campaign Barry was going to wage?

GarandFan on July 21, 2012 at 11:40 AM

gerrym51 on July 21, 2012 at 11:38 AM

Polls? More Polls?

What about the Czechs? Slovaks? Yukes?

[Actually, we need more cowbell. Yeah. More cowbell.]

coldwarrior on July 21, 2012 at 11:41 AM

First, we have to realize that higher unemployment numbers has nothing to do with 0bama and his job performance. However, lower unemployment has EVERYTHING to do with 0bama.

See also: budget deficits, gas prices, GDP growth, Arab Spring, Russian tensions, UN Security Council resolutions, etc.

jukin3 on July 21, 2012 at 11:41 AM

If you’re unemployed, you didn’t get there on your own. . . . If you were fired, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life who taught you that work should only be performed 180 days out of the year. There was a president who made it very costly to hire you. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to lose your job. Somebody invested in consultants and efficiency experts. If you don’t have a job — you didn’t do that. Somebody else made that happen.

jpferman on July 21, 2012 at 11:43 AM

“Where are underdogs from, Tibet or something? Jarrett, have the chef get some underdog for dinner tonight, with a side a fava beans and a nice Chianti.”

-TFGRP

Bishop on July 21, 2012 at 11:48 AM

Nobody tears Obama new a**holes like Newt. Maybe they can unleash him after the convention. But Newt could do a great job of encapsulating ALL the Obama failures and outrages in a succinct and powerful 15-20 minute barrage.

BuckeyeSam on July 21, 2012 at 11:23 AM

Newt is a patriot, he will do it for his country. And you are correct that he is very good at it and I look forward to obambi crying on stage at some point in the next 3 months.

VegasRick on July 21, 2012 at 11:53 AM

If you don’t have a job — you didn’t do that. Somebody else made that happen.

jpferman on July 21, 2012 at 11:43 AM

I think this would make a great ad. With Barry there is always the opportunity to turn his words back on himself and then watch the SCOAMF try to weasel it away. Of watch Jay the beta male Carney get all huffy before he gets tossed back into his school locker.

As far as the unemployment data goes it is probably time for the pollsters to respond by showing again that, gee, Barry is just so gosh darn likeable compared to Mitt.

DaveDief on July 21, 2012 at 11:55 AM

Automatic 45% re-elect # for this President.

scary, motivating, and frustrating all at the same time.

still………..TEANAMI 2!!

PappyD61 on July 21, 2012 at 11:55 AM

Tthe GOP fundraising surge spells trouble for the White House, which is relying on hard money and a groundswell of small donations to give Obama four more years.

In other words, hints Politico, those mean Republicans aren’t playing fair!

KS Rex on July 21, 2012 at 11:56 AM

I’m pretty sure that the libs have a secret
fantasy of mounting us conservatives ,
as you would a dressage horse , and controlling
us with no visible effort .
Nah , they’ll never have the finesse .

Lucano on July 21, 2012 at 11:56 AM

The GOP should attach an amendment that massively regulates and taxes violent Hollywood movies to ANY gun-control legislation.

Here’s a thought for Mayor Bloomberg and other meddling Progressives…….

….Why don’t you ASK HOLLYWOOD to Control the use of Guns in their projects (Movies/TV/videos/games/etc.)?

How about THEY LEAD THE WAY and ban the use of Assault rifles in THEIR MOVIES?

Start Practicing what you preach ya Control freak Progressives.

PappyD61 on July 21, 2012 at 11:58 AM

WTF chart of the day

“This should brighten your mood for the weekend. The average Italian has a net worth three times as much as you. I thought their country was a shambles. The average freaking Spaniard has a higher net worth than you. I guess buying shit on credit for the last three decades didn’t actually make us richer. Who da thunk it? Time to fire up the barbie mate. It’s good to be an Australian – for now…”- http://www.theburningplatform.com/?p=37624

Bottom 3 countries in the chart…USA,Sweden,Denmark

workingclass artist on July 21, 2012 at 12:01 PM

Nobody tears Obama new a**holes like Newt. Maybe they can unleash him after the convention. But Newt could do a great job of encapsulating ALL the Obama failures and outrages in a succinct and powerful 15-20 minute barrage.

BuckeyeSam on July 21, 2012 at 11:23 AM

He was great on Leno last week…the money quote

“If you are 73 years old or younger this is the worst economic recovery in your lifetime…and Obama wants 4 more years…”

He struck that LA audience into dumbfounded silence

workingclass artist on July 21, 2012 at 12:06 PM

PappyD61 on July 21, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Good one.

+1 times a $15 ticket for a bunch of conceited twerps working a trite plot!

IlikedAUH2O on July 21, 2012 at 12:09 PM

“Where’s my laser.”

DWoDiego on July 21, 2012 at 12:16 PM

Gee, if you read The Hill story on fundraiding (via HA headlines) you’d be lead to think that Obigspender is outraiding Romney–there are no limits to the lame slants the slimestreamers will devise to pen a story that makes Osquanderer look good.

stukinIL4now on July 21, 2012 at 11:25 AM

Dems are raising money. They have to, because they are burning through it like water and still failing. Mitt’s campaign is wise to keep that trend going – save their funds and force Barry to go broke, and it appears that strategy is working.

No wonder Duh Won lowered himself to beg for money to donors while on Air Force One. They’re forcing Barry to grovel repeatedly for more money from people who are already broke or hurting from his recession. I don’t think the fundraising strategy from the last campaign is working. Ordinary people can’t afford it.

Philly on July 21, 2012 at 12:18 PM

This is a double-edged sword because we take credit for those states that are swinging up by saying it’s the govs who are doing it…so the Dems can say the downward moves are also the govs’ fault. Just a reminder that words can come back to bite one in the butt.

ScottiesRule on July 21, 2012 at 12:21 PM

Word of the Day

After spending years supporting the notion that our poor POTUS had a brain,The Factor thinks our POTUS is a “social justice, anti-capitalist” or some nonsense like that. Somebody please tell our Beloved Bill that his term is an oxymoron. Messing with redistribution and meeting the goals of every crackpot gang and interest group in the country is fighting capitalism, indeed. But the “pie” gets smaller so where is the justice?

Fox faces such a hostile media and pop culture environment that feckless Bill looked like a quixotic knight even questioning this administration in the early going.

Sadly, both the nation and the administration are both paying for the passes.

We need to dump the dummies and I only wish that Chris Matthews (the zero score champ from Jeopardy) and the line of talking heads at NBC were the only problem.

IlikedAUH2O on July 21, 2012 at 12:23 PM

What ever happened to that BILLION DOLLAR campaign Barry was going to wage?

GarandFan on July 21, 2012 at 11:40 AM

To this day I cannot understand why the Obama campaign hyped that. What were they wanting to accomplish? All that says to me is the opposition will be more motivated to try and match that and your own side will think “meh, he’s got a billion dollars, he doesn’t need my money.”

taternuggets on July 21, 2012 at 12:23 PM

The money game is the money game.

BUT-Mitt has a secret weapon.

At any time he can donate 50 million to himself.

It’s good to be RICH.

gerrym51 on July 21, 2012 at 12:24 PM

BuckeyeSam on July 21, 2012 at 11:17 AM

Sam, you missed part of the link in your post. Thanks, for the article, others can get it here.

And, it is utterly amazing that this race is still so close.

RedCrow on July 21, 2012 at 12:25 PM

Polls? More Polls?

What about the Czechs? Slovaks? Yukes?

coldwarrior on July 21, 2012 at 11:41 AM

I’m here!

JPeterman on July 21, 2012 at 12:28 PM

But….all those people who are suffering from long term unemployment didn’t build that by themselves… someone built that for them….

and we know who deserves the most credit for THAT….. don’t we president Stimulus?

thatsafactjack on July 21, 2012 at 12:28 PM

And, it is utterly amazing that this race is still so close.

RedCrow on July 21, 2012 at 12:25 PM

According to the polls.
*I don’t believe them.

VegasRick on July 21, 2012 at 12:28 PM

Bottom 3 countries in the chart…USA,Sweden,Denmark

workingclass artist on July 21, 2012 at 12:01 PM

It’s all part of Odumbo’s master plan to “make things fair”.

How do circumstances in the world get more fair? Simple: Every hard-working American gets a worthless socialist chained around their neck.

RedCrow on July 21, 2012 at 12:29 PM

According to the polls.
*I don’t believe them.

VegasRick on July 21, 2012 at 12:28 PM

I sooo hope you’re right. Still wondering about Odumbo issuing executive order for amnesty before the election.

BTW, did you guys see that pic on the main page?
Lol–Bammie made poopy.

RedCrow on July 21, 2012 at 12:31 PM

Of course you have a headline saying Obama beat Romney in fundraising. i don’t know how to square that, but I do know that I, personally decided after swaring not to, to give to Romney when he fought back on the business thing and refused to release more tax returns. It was the only way I know to respond to the campaign.

earlgrey133 on July 21, 2012 at 11:16 AM

Obama does nothing but fund-raise. However, it it’s any consolation, the amount by which he out-raised Romney in June– $13 million– is less than half of Obama’s reported campaign spending deficit for the month– $32 million. That’s 10 times the deficit spending he reported for May. (His campaign burn-rate is $1.93 million/day.)

All that spending– $100 million for negative tv ads alone, running 3 times as many as Romney for the past 3 months– has gained him: a tie in the polls. He’s in serious trouble.

de rigueur on July 21, 2012 at 12:37 PM

Other than perpetually running for office and coming up with more ways to take money from other people and spend it recklessly (whether it be from taxpayers or gullible supporters), I’m at a loss to see what the heck this guy Obama is good at . . .

natasha333 on July 21, 2012 at 1:03 PM

Roves Crossroads group recently did a 65m$ ad buy spefficaly
supporting Romney .
The polls …… I never answer the damn phone when I don’t
recognize the # or it says private . I think it’s likely that most
people who have a life do the same .
I’ve seen the dem weighting on some of these polls as high as + 23 !

Lucano on July 21, 2012 at 1:05 PM

If you’re unemployed, you didn’t get there on your own. . . . If you were fired, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life who taught you that work should only be performed 180 days out of the year. There was a president who made it very costly to hire you. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to lose your job. Somebody invested in consultants and efficiency experts. If you don’t have a job — you didn’t do that. Somebody else made that happen.

jpferman on July 21, 2012 at 11:43 AM

Excellent!

natasha333 on July 21, 2012 at 1:10 PM

Polls? More Polls?

What about the Czechs? Slovaks? Yukes?

coldwarrior on July 21, 2012 at 11:41 AM

The Finns, the Lapps?

Rio Linda Refugee on July 21, 2012 at 1:14 PM

Obama: “More Food Stamps! More Food Stamps to those 6 of 10 swing states! Got to get them hooked on Food Stamps then tell them if they vote Republican they will lose them.”

albill on July 21, 2012 at 11:15 AM

It works with Seniors & their Social Security.
FDR & all these others like him know the score.
Get the populace hooked on Govt freebies & they’ll vote for those who promise the freebies everytime, whether they’re Ds or Rs.
That’s why EVERY GOP politician that backpedals on farm subsides like corn are nothing but POSes in my book.

Badger40 on July 21, 2012 at 1:23 PM

bayam! Stop cooking waffles for Paul Krugman and tell us how this is All Bush’s Fault!

Del Dolemonte on July 21, 2012 at 1:24 PM

The polls apply to likely voters only. registered voters DON’T all vote.

Romney is leading in likely voter polls.

dthorny on July 21, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Del Dolemonte on July 21, 2012 at 1:24 PM

Cooking waffles? Is that the new trendy euphemism?

coldwarrior on July 21, 2012 at 1:39 PM

I think the surge to Obama in the Gallop and Rasmussen polls suggest the tax the rich argument is selling more than Romney’s grow the economy argument (even though it should not when unemployment is the biggest problem). Thus, I think the GOP should point out that Obama is only offering one more year of the Bush tax cuts for the middle class. The GOP should then proclaim that in one year Obama will raise taxes on the middle class after the election is over. The GOP should then pass a bill making the middle class tax cuts permanent and challenge the Dem Senate and Obama to support it. If they do not, their tax plans for the middle class will be obvious. After the election is over hopefully, the GOP will have complete control and can put in an overall budget that does not raise taxes anyway.

KW64 on July 21, 2012 at 1:50 PM

It works with Seniors & their Social Security.
FDR & all these others like him know the score.

Badger40 on July 21, 2012 at 1:23 PM

BTW, that even works here. Any mention of SS reform gets an uproar from the older folks here, who say angrily, “Hey! I paid in to that for x years, and dammit–I’m gettin’ mine!” This, despite the fact that any politician who’s ever had the balls to bring it up always says they’re not gonna touch “theirs”.

I don’t blame them for wanting to protect what’s theirs. (Even those who will draw much more than they ever paid in, though I still think it’s worth stating.)

It’s always been a ponzi scheme.

RedCrow on July 21, 2012 at 1:56 PM

The rate held steady in three other battleground states—Nevada, Florida, and North Carolina.

Yeah, um, it is not looking very good for Democrats in North Carolina. Between past and current Democrat Governors being investigated for fraud, the trial for John Edwards, the sexual harassment scandal in the NC Dem. Part and the of enthusiasm for the DNC convention, the Dems will be lucky to get out of 2012 with highly favored seats.

LoganSix on July 21, 2012 at 1:57 PM

“The election is about jobs.” … … Problem with that is jobs is just a tiny sliver of what concerns voters.

Many independent voters may actually judge the economy as an effective toss-up between the two camps, and if a compelling reason isn’t given on other grounds to vote for Romney, they’ll often out of inertia or for other reasons pick Obama. We need to provide compelling reasons to vote for Romney that go beyond the economy.
Go ahead and get sharp and vocal about many other conservative issues… certain issues, such as the out of control / freedom infringing govt or immigration or gay marriage, will attract certain independent voters that would otherwise, regardless of the economy, vote for Obama. Don’t worry about offending some of these voters on single issues; they will find the one issue they really care about and use that to justify a vote for Romney. For example, a voter may be for gay marriage, and though they note Romney’s opposition to it, it could be the immigration issue that is all important, so they vote for Romney (IF Romney comes out strong against illegal immigration!).

anotherJoe on July 21, 2012 at 2:05 PM

BTW, that even works here. Any mention of SS reform gets an uproar from the older folks here, who say angrily, “Hey! I paid in to that for x years, and dammit–I’m gettin’ mine!” This, despite the fact that any politician who’s ever had the balls to bring it up always says they’re not gonna touch “theirs”.

I don’t blame them for wanting to protect what’s theirs. (Even those who will draw much more than they ever paid in, though I still think it’s worth stating.)

It’s always been a ponzi scheme.

RedCrow on July 21, 2012 at 1:56 PM

1. Prove it.
2. Are you counting in a reasonable interest rate?
3. Most ideas put out on the right to deal with SS are about future generations not the ones retired or retiring soon.

CW on July 21, 2012 at 2:10 PM

3. Most ideas put out on the right to deal with SS are about future generations not the ones retired or retiring soon.

CW on July 21, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Lol. I said that, here:

This, despite the fact that any politician who’s ever had the balls to bring it up always says they’re not gonna touch “theirs”.

Were you so incensed with rage at my impudence that you couldn’t make it through such a short paragraph? Strike a nerve, did I?

As for the “prove it” demand, there’s plenty of information on this available. Google it yourself. I don’t take orders from hot-heads.

Also, it has always been a ponzi scheme.

RedCrow on July 21, 2012 at 3:10 PM

Barry wastes more than $2.6 million on polls in June.

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/obama-campaign-spends-more-26-million-polling-june_648846.html

Philly on July 21, 2012 at 3:19 PM

Ohio was the only battleground state where unemployment fell last month.

And the Court Jester, a/k/a the VP, was in Columbus Thursday crediting the One’s policies for the improvement. If they are going to take all the credit in Ohio, shouldn’t they be accepting all the blame elsewhere?

Trouble is, things were as bad or worse in Ohio until John Kasich took over at the start of 2011 for Democrat Ted Strickland. Kashich has done nothing except try to create jobs and lower taxes since he became governor. Some of it has worked, some of it would have worked if the Dems hadn’t repealed it in a referendum.

The best example is probably money for the slow ride train the One had stuffed down Strickland’s throat. Kasich came in and said we don’t want it — can we use if for something we need? The administration said no and shifted the money to California where I understand the project is an abject failure and further drain on an already strained state.

EconomicNeocon on July 21, 2012 at 3:36 PM

EconomicNeocon on July 21, 2012 at 3:36 PM

And if the media were fair…?
Our certain doom on the horizon might be able to be averted.

RedCrow on July 21, 2012 at 3:48 PM

Where you been Buckeye Sam? Newt is campaigning in the Southeast, Perry is in the Southwest and West, and Santorum is in the upper midwest and East? We Ohioans need to be on the cutting edge!

AReadyRepub on July 21, 2012 at 4:46 PM

I’ll be the first to admit that the Romney campaign had a few bad weeks in a row there while Team Obama piled on the advertising, but lately it’s really begun to feel like Mitt’s team has gotten their feet under them and really started taking it to their opponents in an effective fashion

…it may be timing with his people…they don’t want the message to get stale.
I’m tired of the SOS message from JugEars people already…and it’s only July.

KOOLAID2 on July 21, 2012 at 5:12 PM

The two people who were basically homeless and we took in are soon leaving, but it’s not because the Michigan economy is booming, it’s because we cannot stand to have them here anymore.

We pushed them to get jobs. We loaned them a wad of money for a car (I’ll never see it paid back), money to cover back bills, and finally had to give them an ultimatum to move – which they will, but I had to chip in for that too!

Anyway, these two were set to vote for guess who…..yeah. The freeloader in chief. But these two are anti-communist! So I showed them in example after example how odumbo lines up like a goose stepping nazi behind the communist ideal, now suddenly they’ve become avid Romney supporters.

Not sure what to make of it. I think long term they’re just users, takers, and are full of what my dogs cover the back yard with after a big dinner.

It’s slight progress anyway. I can’t find ONE single person here that will defend obamacommie in a political discussion, even though they admit to voting for him in ’08.

Michigan belongs to Romney unless he really, really pooches it. That makes me want to celebrate with another Sam Adams!

Wolfmoon on July 21, 2012 at 6:56 PM

To this day I cannot understand why the Obama campaign hyped that. What were they wanting to accomplish? All that says to me is the opposition will be more motivated to try and match that and your own side will think “meh, he’s got a billion dollars, he doesn’t need my money.”

taternuggets on July 21, 2012 at 12:23 PM

Actually I think the Dems floated that meme last year to discourage the “A” GOP candidates from running. So we got the “B” team to choose from.

I really, really believe the group think inside the beltway was that a 2nd term of Obama was inevitable. They are that out of touch to NOT KNOW how much he is despised in flyover country, including the rust belt states.

karenhasfreedom on July 21, 2012 at 8:24 PM

Wolfmoon, what part of the state do you live in? Just curious if it is the SE part.

karenhasfreedom on July 21, 2012 at 8:27 PM

I’ve read on several sites the new Dem meme that “Rich white men are trying to buy the election.”

docflash on July 21, 2012 at 11:11 AM

Nice thought Doc, and I wish I could be sure, but as I’ve said before (and believe me, I plan to vote republican even if I don’t particularly care for the candidate) I honestly believe with all the illegal immigrants, New Black Panthers, Union bosses, and ACORN, no matter what they call themselves now, I think the ballot boxes are going to be so stuffed that the amount of votes cast will far exceed the LEGAL population of the US, in favor of the two bit dictator and ruler of the newest third world country in the world, B. Hussain Obamao

Vntnrse on July 21, 2012 at 11:35 PM