Gallup: Despite Bain attacks, Romney more trusted than Obama on the economy

posted at 4:41 pm on July 23, 2012 by Allahpundit

The man’s nothing if not consistent. He campaigns as he governs, spending astounding sums to little effect.

Despite concerted Democratic attacks on his business record, Republican challenger Mitt Romney scores a significant advantage over President Obama when it comes to managing the economy, reducing the federal budget deficit and creating jobs, a national USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds.

By more than 2-1, 63%-29%, those surveyed say Romney’s background in business, including his tenure at the private equity firm Bain Capital, would cause him to make good decisions, not bad ones, in dealing with the nation’s economic problems over the next four years…

The Democratic attacks on Romney seem to have had little effect on voters’ assessments of him. In February, 53% said the former Massachusetts governor had the personality and leadership qualities a president should have; now 54% do. Then, 42% said they agreed with Romney on the issues that mattered most to them; now 45% do.

Also significant against the backdrop of Bain demagoguery: 61 percent say that government’s trying to do too many things that should be left to the private sector, the highest number since Gallup began tracking that in the early 90s. Don’t read too much into that — no one in the GOP’s going to make a run at privatizing Social Security this year — but it’s significant mainly as a temperature check of the electorate. O’s spent weeks scaremongering about Romney’s supposedly rapacious entrepreneurial record in hopes of steering opinion his way on the public/private choice to come in November. How’s that working out?

Earlier this morning, before the Gallup poll was released, Sean Trende ran the numbers and wondered what exactly Obama had achieved with his month-long anti-Bain ad binge:

[W]here is the evidence that anything has changed, outside of the media narrative? PrioritiesUSA, the Obama campaign’s super PAC, suggests this as the key finding: “37% of voters say that Romney’s business experience at Bain Capital make them LESS likely to vote for him. Just 27% say it makes them MORE likely to vote for him.”

But another way of reporting this information would be to say that, after a seven- to eight-figure ad blitz aimed at convincing voters that Romney is a cross between the buffoonish Thurston Howell III and the rapacious Gordon Gekko, 63 percent of voters either find Romney’s business experience irrelevant or say it makes them more likely to vote for him. (Of course, it also matters how those 37 percent are distributed. If the bulk of those who find Romney’s business experience unpalatable are Democrats or Democratic-leaning independents, then this isn’t much of a problem for the Republican’s campaign.)

The polls overall have barely budged, but there has been some dramatic movement in one key metric flagged by Trende:

That trend isn’t replicated in the new Gallup numbers — apparently, Obama leads Romney in likability by a two-to-one margin (the hard data isn’t available yet) — but there’s no obvious explanation to me for why O’s favorables should have tanked so dramatically besides a backlash to his negativity. Last month’s jobs numbers were bad, but the public’s been stoic about poor jobs reports thus far. Could be that swing voters are finally realizing that The One’s “hope and change” blather in 2008 was simply an opportunistic campaign strategy aimed at capitalizing on Bush fatigue, not some deeply felt outlook on politics. “Hope” won’t beat Romney after three years of grinding unemployment, so he and Ax and Plouffe are only too happy to toss it and reach for the two-by-four instead. Go figure that some pro-O independents who bought the hype four years ago might feel disillusioned.

Exit question: Did Obama hit Romney on Bain too soon? There are, evidently, fewer undecideds this year than there have been in the previous three elections, a quirk that Jazz speculated about yesterday. I think he’s onto something about the accelerating flow of information (a theory that’ll be familiar to Kaus fans), but I’m not sure which way it cuts. If, thanks to the ubiquity of political news and platforms on which to access it, you’ve got a better-informed and earlier-deciding electorate overall, does that mean you should attack earlier or later? My gut is that it’s dumb to slam your opponent during the summer doldrums if more people than usual have already made up their minds and only the hardcore apathetic undecideds, who are probably tuned out until fall, are left. But then, why not try to leverage the faster flow of info by getting the attention of those apathetics as soon as possible? Make a big stink about Bain now and hope they pay attention (a little). And yet, there’s been no poll movement. How come? Are the apathetics still asleep or just really unimpressed with the Bain nonsense?


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Romney more trusted to transport your dog than Obama

BobMbx on July 23, 2012 at 4:43 PM

Welcome back, AP.

Trent1289 on July 23, 2012 at 4:43 PM

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

GET OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!

ToddPA on July 23, 2012 at 4:43 PM

Welcome back Allahpundit. Hope you had a nice vacation!

terryannonline on July 23, 2012 at 4:43 PM

That is soooooo much fail

Apologetic California on July 23, 2012 at 4:43 PM

Religion or his family will be the next push.

rob verdi on July 23, 2012 at 4:44 PM

The man’s nothing if not consistent. He campaigns as he governs, spending astounding sums to little effect.

I knew it was you. Welcome back, AP. I hope your vacation was terrific.

Dusty on July 23, 2012 at 4:46 PM

Because Obama’s attacks on success only reminds Americans of his failures.

Chuck Schick on July 23, 2012 at 4:46 PM

Allahpundit is back and its a slightly upbeat post? I guess he had a really good time!

sharrukin on July 23, 2012 at 4:46 PM

Allahpundit is back and its a slightly upbeat post? I guess he had a really good time!

sharrukin on July 23, 2012 at 4:46 PM

Allahpundit has a fever and it’s only cure is more vacation time? Hehe.

terryannonline on July 23, 2012 at 4:48 PM

August Campaign prediction: Obama will say on live tv it’s racist to vote against him. I think he will absolutely go for it (he knows no one will call him out on it).

nobar on July 23, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Glad you’re back, AP.

Are the apathetics still asleep or just really unimpressed with the Bain nonsense?

Both. Look, the Gordon Gekko thing they’re trying was already priced in for Romney. Doesn’t change the fact they still have to put food on the dinner table, which is Obama’s problem.

But, I’m told we might need a new nominee soon so this might be for naught: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/paul-abrams/prediction-romney-will-no_b_1684234.html

Yeah, the glue they’re sniffing over there is apparently some pretty strong stuff…

changer1701 on July 23, 2012 at 4:49 PM

I just don’t think people care about Bain. Just not an issue that resonates. On the other hand: High unemployment sure does.

terryannonline on July 23, 2012 at 4:49 PM

News flash: The town drunk more trusted than Obama on the economy.

The Rogue Tomato on July 23, 2012 at 4:49 PM

Well Duh!

Electrongod on July 23, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Welcome back AllahP!!

ted c on July 23, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Welcome back Allah. Hope you had a nice time and were able to recharge. You were missed.

Bmore on July 23, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Ha, I was just reading about Frank Rich’s new column this past weekend on Huff Poop, which is basically “Americans, QUIT WHINING ABOUT THE GOOD OLD DAYS!” You know, Pre-Obama.

Marcus on July 23, 2012 at 4:51 PM

Welcome back, AP, hope the rehab works out this time. ;-)

TXUS on July 23, 2012 at 4:51 PM

Welcome back, AP. I hope you rode a jetski last week. I did.

Fallon on July 23, 2012 at 4:51 PM

Obama didn’t create his negative polling numbers. Somebody else did.

portlandon on July 23, 2012 at 4:51 PM

Are the apathetics still asleep or just really unimpressed with the Bain nonsense?

I think everyone is just registering a “Feh” when it comes to this line. We don’t trust this crew, so they could be saying the sky was falling and we’d still say …. “Feh”…

ted c on July 23, 2012 at 4:52 PM

Obama leads Romney in likability by a two-to-one margin

I would love to see a truth serum poll on this. How much of it is actually “likability” and how much of it is “I’ll say I like him otherwise you’ll think I’m racist.”

Because I see absolutely nothing likable about the man-child liar-in-chief.

The Rogue Tomato on July 23, 2012 at 4:53 PM

Welcome back AP. We’re waiting for your travelogue so we can experience vicariously a real vacation. Staycations don’t live up to the hype.

conservative pilgrim on July 23, 2012 at 4:53 PM

Ax and Plouffe

Hoof & Mouth.

portlandon on July 23, 2012 at 4:53 PM

Good to have you back Allah

gwelf on July 23, 2012 at 4:55 PM

Religion or his family will be the next push.
rob verdi on July 23, 2012 at 4:44 PM

It’s on its way. Like among Mormons only the white guys can ascend to the highest heavens…or something. You’ll see Obama put on his fake Christian real racist hat soon.

gracie on July 23, 2012 at 4:55 PM

Documents filed with the Federal Election Commission show that Obama for America paid more than $480,000 in credit card fees in June.

tom daschle concerned on July 23, 2012 at 4:55 PM

did you go to this Allah?

http://www.comic-con.org/cci/

ted c on July 23, 2012 at 4:56 PM

By more than 2-1, 63%-29%, those surveyed say Romney’s background in business, including his tenure at the private equity firm Bain Capital, would cause him to make good decisions, not bad ones, In dealing with the nation’s economic problems over the next four years…

Lester, inthemiddle, uppereastside hardest hit.

conservative pilgrim on July 23, 2012 at 4:57 PM

BACKFIRE? Well, of course.

The only thing that obama’s fully debunked BAIN! ads have done is to remind Americans that obama has never held an actual job, and Romney has.

Romney … blah-blah-blah – FAIL!

Pork-Chop on July 23, 2012 at 4:57 PM

drudge headline:

Hillary beats Biden in Iowa…..

/put some ice on that, Joe…..

ted c on July 23, 2012 at 4:57 PM

Welcome back AP. Hope you’re well rested.

WisRich on July 23, 2012 at 5:01 PM

Allahpundit has a fever and it’s only cure is more vacation time? Hehe.

terryannonline on July 23, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Nah… Obviously he ran out of beer and had to get back to work to pay for the next round… ;p

SWalker on July 23, 2012 at 5:01 PM

When you’re a complete fraud presiding over a wrecked economy, the more you talk….

were I he, I’d just shut-up about my record and go on the attack……

Tim_CA on July 23, 2012 at 5:01 PM

i think you are over-estimating the “undecideds” and their mental prowess

t8stlikchkn on July 23, 2012 at 5:03 PM

Even the liberals were happy when Romney restructured the MA government and got them out of their hole and the red ink. Of course you have to watch them, because once things look fixed they rush at the piles of money they think are there for the spending.

Fleuries on July 23, 2012 at 5:03 PM

The man’s nothing if not consistent. He campaigns as he governs, spending astounding sums to little effect.

Love this, btw.

Tim_CA on July 23, 2012 at 5:03 PM

Are the apathetics still asleep or just really unimpressed with the Bain nonsense?

The ones on welfare ( including government and union workers) don’t know what to think .
The ones not on welfare but getting unemployemnt don’t care.
The ones who are employed are too busy , working their behinds off to support the moochers.
The ones who employ other people are too scared to say anything openly.

burrata on July 23, 2012 at 5:03 PM

Did Obama hit Romney on Bain too soon?

Just ask Newt!

Gunlock Bill on July 23, 2012 at 5:04 PM

Ladies and gentlemen, Allah is in the house.

Purple Fury on July 23, 2012 at 5:05 PM

FYI My anti-virus thingy just blocked a fake “Virus Attack” website from Hotair.

davidk on July 23, 2012 at 5:06 PM

Ladies and gentlemen, Allah is in the house.

Purple Fury on July 23, 2012 at 5:05 PM

So hide your beer…. ;p

SWalker on July 23, 2012 at 5:06 PM

Allahpundit? Oh yeah, I remember that guy.

Doughboy on July 23, 2012 at 5:07 PM

Obama didn’t create his negative polling numbers. Somebody else did.

portlandon on July 23, 2012 at 4:51 PM

And we have a WINNAH!!

ToddPA on July 23, 2012 at 5:07 PM

Ladies and gentlemen, Allah is in the house.

Purple Fury on July 23, 2012 at 5:05 PM

btw, it is pronounced “haaaayyyyyy-youse
/clarifications.

ted c on July 23, 2012 at 5:07 PM

FYI My anti-virus thingy just blocked a fake “Virus Attack” website from Hotair.

davidk on July 23, 2012 at 5:06 PM

you must be wearing a Sandra Fluke condom……

/

ted c on July 23, 2012 at 5:08 PM

Since the King likes to double down on stupid, expect 3 more months of Bain attacks and “where are those income tax returns”.

Go back for more vacation time, AP, nothing to see here.

JPeterman on July 23, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Allahpundit!

Relaxed? Tanned? I have money on the Caribbean.

There were no cat jokes.

O’s spent weeks scaremongering about Romney’s supposedly rapacious entrepreneurial record in hopes of steering opinion his way on the public/private choice to come in November. How’s that working out?

They should keep trying. I have a good feeling about these Bain attacks. I would advocate a kind of surge, laying into it with more ads, opening up that war-chest and spending as much money as it takes to get results.

Axe on July 23, 2012 at 5:10 PM

There are, evidently, fewer undecideds this year than there have been in the previous three elections, a quirk that Jazz speculated about yesterday. I think he’s onto something about the accelerating flow of information (a theory that’ll be familiar to Kaus fans), but I’m not sure which way it cuts. If, thanks to the ubiquity of political news and platforms on which to access it, you’ve got a better-informed and earlier-deciding electorate overall, does that mean you should attack earlier or later?

Maybe there are fewer undecided voters AT THIS STAGE than in previous elections, but as long as Obama is short of 50% in the polls, there are enough undecided voters to make a difference.

The Obama campaign has a financial advantage NOW, because it can legally spend general-election campaign dollars now while Romney is limited to primary-campaign dollars, even though everyone knows Romney will be the Republican nominee. The Obama campaign was trying to score a “knockout punch” with all its anti-Bain ads, but the gap in the RCP poll average has been closing, and is now down to Obama +1.1%, which is definitely within striking distance.

The flip-side of this ad blitz is that Obama has been using up money faster than Romney, while Romney has been RAISING money faster than Obama. Once Romney is officially nominated and begins his general-election campaign, if current trends continue, he will have MORE to spend than Obama, at a time when it really counts.

So far, Obama has spent lots of money to say that Romney is rich and laid off a few people, and most of the voters have said “So what?”. The key will be in September, when Romney will have a money advantage–and then he needs to get out a strong, positive message of how he will turn the economy around.

Steve Z on July 23, 2012 at 5:11 PM

Tim_CA on July 23, 2012 at 5:01 PM

LOLWUT?

JeffWeimer on July 23, 2012 at 5:11 PM

another attempt to break the hot air libor news censoring!
i will consider romney when he is not sponsered by currupt wall street banks that rigged the LIBOR rate for years and stole BILLIONS from all of us!
if a politician receives money from corrupt institutions than he is corrupt too!

LIBOR is a BIG scandal and hot air made ZERO articles on it!

https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&gl=us&tbm=nws&q=libor

nathor on July 23, 2012 at 5:14 PM

************* Welcome Back AP *****************************:)

canopfor on July 23, 2012 at 5:17 PM

No worries of being confused with Bill Clinton.

Of course if the internet were as popular then as now, who knows.

Speakup on July 23, 2012 at 5:17 PM

Allahpundit Akbar! :D Man, were you ever missed!!!!

cynccook on July 23, 2012 at 5:19 PM

nathor on July 23, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Funny, the current Sec. Treas. was charged with overseeing those very institutions, knew about it, and has done nothing.

So that leaves nathors argument as this:

Romney nebulously accused of corruption without any evidence to support the claim

vs

Geithner who is either incompetent, corrupt, or both.

BobMbx on July 23, 2012 at 5:19 PM

What’s with the upbeat post, Allah? I think I’m a little scared.

MrX on July 23, 2012 at 5:21 PM

BTW, Allah: I wasn’t the one with all the cat jokes…. All I did was suggest that maybe you had gone to the Atheist Conference in LV to mingle with like-minded Godless singles. It was all very tastefully done!

cynccook on July 23, 2012 at 5:21 PM

From this poll:

•Republicans and Republican-leaning independents are much more enthusiastic about the election, an important factor in persuading supporters to vote. By 18 points, 51%-33%, they report being more enthusiastic than usual about voting. In contrast, Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents by 4 points say they are less enthusiastic than usual, 43%-39%.

Hmmm

D +8!

artist on July 23, 2012 at 5:23 PM

Woah! That Gallup poll has done wonders here today.

lester on July 23, 2012 at 3:38 PM

Del Dolemonte on July 23, 2012 at 5:23 PM

Oh, and welcome back, AP

Del Dolemonte on July 23, 2012 at 5:24 PM

BTW, Allah: I wasn’t the one with all the cat jokes…. All I did was suggest that maybe you had gone to the Atheist Conference in LV to mingle with like-minded Godless singles. It was all very tastefully done!

cynccook on July 23, 2012 at 5:21 PM

BWAHAHAHAH… Picturesw of Allahpundit in his Go-go boot’s or it didn’t happen… ;p

SWalker on July 23, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Allah weeps

The Notorious G.O.P on July 23, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Welcome back, AP.

backwoods conservative on July 23, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Are the apathetics still asleep or just really unimpressed with the Bain nonsense?

They are still on holiday, AP. No one is paying attention now, nor will they be until after the Olympic Games are over.

JPeterman on July 23, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Funny, the current Sec. Treas. was charged with overseeing those very institutions, knew about it, and has done nothing.

So that leaves nathors argument as this:

Romney nebulously accused of corruption without any evidence to support the claim

vs

Geithner who is either incompetent, corrupt, or both.

BobMbx on July 23, 2012 at 5:19 PM

ah, so the corrupt bankers, bought both dems and repubs and are in our government and we dedicate all hot air articles to partisan sniping while news that we where very surely robbed by corrupt banks ignored? where are the hot air articles about the libor scandal?!?!

any way, why vote for Romney if one of his biggest sponsors are the now proven CORRUPT WALL STREET BANKS! should I vote for politicians paid by proven thieves?

nathor on July 23, 2012 at 5:28 PM

By more than 2-1, 63%-29%, those surveyed say Romney’s background in business, including his tenure at the private equity firm Bain Capital, would cause him to make good decisions, not bad ones, In dealing with the nation’s economic problems over the next four years…
Lester, inthemiddle, uppereastside hardest hit.

conservative pilgrim on July 23, 2012 at 4:57 PM

This is literally, word-for-word what I was going to post. But wherever is UES on this happy day? Hmmmm. Nothing to say to this, I guess. :/ ?

cynccook on July 23, 2012 at 5:28 PM

But, I’m told we might need a new nominee soon so this might be for naught: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/paul-abrams/prediction-romney-will-no_b_1684234.html

Yeah, the glue they’re sniffing over there is apparently some pretty strong stuff…

changer1701 on July 23, 2012 at 4:49 PM

Hillary Clinton! There’s still time! Superdelegates!

slickwillie2001 on July 23, 2012 at 5:29 PM

welcome back…hope you had an excellent vacay :)

cmsinaz on July 23, 2012 at 5:29 PM

They are still on holiday, AP. No one is paying attention now, nor will they be until after the Olympic Games are over.

JPeterman on July 23, 2012 at 5:26 PM

It’s cute how Europeans say ‘holiday’ instead of ‘vacation.’ :D

cynccook on July 23, 2012 at 5:29 PM

nathor on July 23, 2012 at 5:14 PM

You do realize Obama was literally sponsored by those very same banks while they were manipulating LIBOR, right?

Go rock you hobbyhorse somewhere else.

JeffWeimer on July 23, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Gallup: Despite Bain attacks, Romney more trusted than Obama on the economy

ruh roh shaggy

heh :)

cmsinaz on July 23, 2012 at 5:30 PM

you must be wearing a Sandra Fluke condom……

/

ted c on July 23, 2012 at 5:08 PM

Well, it’s purple and has the SEIU union label.

davidk on July 23, 2012 at 5:30 PM

nathor on July 23, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Then don’t vote.

JeffWeimer on July 23, 2012 at 5:31 PM

You do realize Obama was literally sponsored by those very same banks while they were manipulating LIBOR, right?

Go rock you hobbyhorse somewhere else.

JeffWeimer on July 23, 2012 at 5:30 PM

yes I know that, so why there is not an article in hot air with the title “CORRUPT BANKS THAT FINANCED OBAMA CAMPAIGN CAUGHT IN LIBOR SCANDAL”?

nathor on July 23, 2012 at 5:32 PM

wondered what exactly Obama had achieved with his month-long anti-Bain ad binge

He put money into the pockets of some of the local t.v. stations here in AZ, where he’s been running his tedious anti-Bain Romney ads pretty much non-stop. Doesn’t appear to have changed anyone’s mind about voting, but it’s good for the local economy. Plus, after all the money Obama has cost AZ with all his bogus lawsuits against us, it’s about time he put some money back in. So keep spending, Barry. We still won’t vote for you, but keep spending!

AZCoyote on July 23, 2012 at 5:32 PM

The Obama campaign has a financial advantage NOW, because it can legally spend general-election campaign dollars now while Romney is limited to primary-campaign dollars, even though everyone knows Romney will be the Republican nominee. The Obama campaign was trying to score a “knockout punch” with all its anti-Bain ads, but the gap in the RCP poll average has been closing, and is now down to Obama +1.1%, which is definitely within striking distance.

Steve Z on July 23, 2012 at 5:11 PM

Good points, to which I would just add that in the RCP average you cited, most of the polls are still of registered voters with a ridiculous Democrat advantage. Applying a likely voter model, or just adjusting the D/R/I percentages to reflect more likely turnout (two different methodologies), the race is either tied or tilts slightly to Romney already.

HTL on July 23, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Welcome back AP!

cat_owner on July 23, 2012 at 5:33 PM

cynccook on July 23, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Beautifully played.

thatsafactjack on July 23, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Then don’t vote.

JeffWeimer on July 23, 2012 at 5:31 PM

and you are ok voting on politicians that are sponsored by proven thieves? are you a sheep?

nathor on July 23, 2012 at 5:34 PM

….welcome back A P !…I gues everybody missed your cat or something!
Shouldn’t the poll be like 10 to 1?
JugEars couldn’t keep track of one 2 quart pitcher of Lemonade…if he was selling 8 ounce glasses on the front lawn of the White House!

KOOLAID2 on July 23, 2012 at 5:38 PM

yes I know that, so why there is not an article in hot air with the title “CORRUPT BANKS THAT FINANCED OBAMA CAMPAIGN CAUGHT IN LIBOR SCANDAL”?

nathor on July 23, 2012 at 5:32 PM

helllooooooo! why are we ignoring an HUGE scandal!

https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&gl=us&tbm=nws&q=libor

are corrupt banks sponsoring hot air?

nathor on July 23, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Who’s the new guy…?

… Just kidding Allah, welcome back.

Seven Percent Solution on July 23, 2012 at 5:43 PM

AP is back! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

KS Rex on July 23, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Yay AP!!!!!!!!!!!! Was going to start checking car trunks for your body.

Nikkia2112 on July 23, 2012 at 5:46 PM

..so why there is not an article in hot air with the title “CORRUPT BANKS THAT FINANCED OBAMA CAMPAIGN CAUGHT IN LIBOR SCANDAL”?

nathor on July 23, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Its in the mill, right after the “WATER IS WET” thread.

1. Its not news
2. We don’t care
3. Do you still have a checking account at a CORRUPT BANK or a credit card issued by a CORRUPT BANK? If yes, then you must not care as much as you think you do.

BobMbx on July 23, 2012 at 5:48 PM

I think the rapacious, growing interweb beast makes for fewer late-undecideds in the future not more.

Sacramento on July 23, 2012 at 5:52 PM

The man’s nothing if not consistent. He campaigns as he governs, spending astounding sums to little effect.

Think of all the percentage points he saved or created

Dash on July 23, 2012 at 6:01 PM

I’d trust him more even if I saw Romney holding up a bank. Obama’s an amateur.

CW on July 23, 2012 at 6:01 PM

Its in the mill, right after the “WATER IS WET” thread.

1. Its not news
2. We don’t care
3. Do you still have a checking account at a CORRUPT BANK or a credit card issued by a CORRUPT BANK? If yes, then you must not care as much as you think you do.

BobMbx on July 23, 2012 at 5:48 PM

1, IT IS NEWS:
https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&gl=us&tbm=nws&q=libor
its incomprehensible the news blackout of the libor scandal here in hot air!!!!

2. only sheep don’t care that they are robbed and you are one! and look, we caught the thieve red handed! see point 1!

3. do you have a house loan indexed to LIBOR? you can sue the banks now you know? apparently there will be thousands of small banks and private individuals that are already gearing up to get justice instead of being a sheep like you:
https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&gl=us&tbm=nws&q=libor+sue

nathor on July 23, 2012 at 6:03 PM

I’d trust him more even if I saw Romney holding up a bank. Obama’s an amateur.

CW on July 23, 2012 at 6:01 PM

Well, yeah, sure because Romney would invest the takings and provide a 70% return to his investors! 0blama would squander the loot by renting out a movie theater and inviting all of his friends to come. But only half of them would show up and most of that number would just be homeless people looking to get out of the heat.

cynccook on July 23, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Romney is more trusted than Obama? Really? Talk about the world’s all time lowest bar.

besser tot als rot on July 23, 2012 at 6:16 PM

I’d trust him more even if I saw Romney holding up a bank. Obama’s an amateur.

CW on July 23, 2012 at 6:01 PM

lets get this straight, banks are now proven to be currupt thieves! its not the “systemic failure” BS of 2008! the big banks where fixing the rate while making billions of trades out of the same libor rate they fixed. these same banks are giving boatloads of stolen cash to our politicians and its all ok with you? are you insane? are all you partisan bots in this forum insane?

nathor on July 23, 2012 at 6:16 PM

nathor on July 23, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Since you are twisting MY words….why do you want Obama to win?

CW on July 23, 2012 at 6:24 PM

Look at it this way:

Romney ran a viable business

Obama killed a viable country

{while his wife stuffed her face in luxury resorts across the world and they danced the Conga in the WH}

entagor on July 23, 2012 at 6:39 PM

Since you are twisting MY words….why do you want Obama to win?

CW on July 23, 2012 at 6:24 PM

forget about obama here… he was payed by corrupt banks too… i am not sure if this scandal hurts more repubs or dems.
these are the shitty candidates we have so we have to live with it. however, both romney and obama could return contributions from wall street banks that were involved in the libor scandal. it this cycle it might cost more romney, but its the right thing to do and he should do it!

another thing is why is Hot Air ignoring this scandal? I mean its ZERO articles on something that makes madoff look like a boy scout!

nathor on July 23, 2012 at 6:42 PM

The man’s nothing if not consistent. He campaigns as he governs, spending astounding sums to little effect.

Did you Tweet that? If not, you should. It’s golden.

You were missed, Allah.

beatcanvas on July 23, 2012 at 6:51 PM

another thing is why is Hot Air ignoring this scandal? I mean its ZERO articles on something that makes madoff look like a boy scout!

nathor on July 23, 2012 at 6:42 PM

the silence is deafening!

nathor on July 23, 2012 at 7:16 PM

the silence is deafening!

nathor on July 23, 2012 at 7:16 PM

What exactly is it you want and expect? Hot Air doesn’t have any writers who specialize in the deep weeds of high finance, the scandal is centered in the UK. Sure, Geithner should have done more than send an email about it, but he didn’t and there really isn’t anything that is going to be done about that anyway.

Can’t you find the financial sites which are giving this full coverage?

Adjoran on July 23, 2012 at 7:21 PM

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Bmore on July 23, 2012 at 7:36 PM

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