Gallup: Enthusiasm still on the wane

posted at 2:01 pm on August 13, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Despite the oft-heard refrain that this is the most important election in our lifetimes, Gallup’s measure of voter engagement remains off the pace from the last two MIEIOLs.  Less than two-thirds of general-population adults have given a significant amount of thought to the upcoming election, down from 70%  at the same point in 2008 and 69% in 2004.  Turnout might end up being lower than both presidential elections:

“Thought given to the election” is one of Gallup’s “likely voter” questions, and is a predictor of voter turnout. The current data, from a July 19-22 USA Today/Gallup poll, would suggest that voter turnout among the voting-age population will be lower in 2012 than it was in 2004 (55%) and 2008 (57%), but higher than in the 2000 election (51%).

The percentage of Americans thinking about the election typically increases over the course of the campaign; thus, more Americans should be paying attention to the election during the party conventions, debates, and final push to Election Day.

If so, the dropoff comes from Democrats.  Only 61% say they have given “quite a lot” of thought to the elections, while 74% of Republicans say the same thing.  Gallup notes that there may be a couple of reasons for this difference, however.  First, Republicans had a competitive primary, while Barack Obama ran unchallenged for the nomination.  Republican voters are also more engaged at this point than Democrats in general.

The question also gets asked a little differently, and the Republican edge once again shows up:

The “closely follow” question also shows a party difference, with 87% of Republicans and 79% of Democrats saying they are following news of the election closely. The party gap is even greater among those paying very close attention — 45% vs. 33%, respectively.

If that persists, Gallup concludes, then Republican turnout may surpass Democratic turnout — which didn’t even happen in 2010, although it came close (a 35/35/30 tie).  A low overall turnout combined with enhanced Republican enthusiasm would be the worst of all worlds for Democrats, who have calculated their class-warfare campaign on a base-turnout strategy along the lines of the GOP in 2004.  By that measure, the Obama campaign has so far fallen off the pace, too.

Team Obama has to hope that the convention will provide a huge boost of enthusiasm for the ticket.  So far, the $120 million in ads attacking Romney and extolling Obama haven’t produced that kind of groundswell around which a base-turnout strategy can succeed.  If the enthusiasm numbers continue to lag in September, the likely-voter models may end up looking a lot like the 2010 midterms.


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I hope he fails…

OmahaConservative on August 13, 2012 at 2:04 PM

Despite the oft-heard refrain that this is the most important election in our lifetimes, Gallup’s measure of voter engagement remains off the pace from the last two MIEIOLs. Less than two-thirds of general-population adults have given a significant amount of thought to the upcoming election, down from 70% at the same point in 2008 and 69% in 2004. Turnout might end up being lower than both presidential elections

Translation: The Democrats are so p-ssed off or dismayed by the Presidency of Obama and obviously most of them will never pull the lever for a Republican, so they’re simply sitting this one out. That does nothing but boost the Romney/Ryan ticket’s chances. Especially since conservatives and Republicans are engaged and understand the stakes of this election.

Doughboy on August 13, 2012 at 2:06 PM

What a fine balance they have to walk. On the one hand you have Michelle trying to use a cattle prod to get them to the polls and you have Marble-mouthed Eugene Robinson trying to make everyone (read: those awful Tea Partiers) stay home, it’s so boring.

Marcus on August 13, 2012 at 2:07 PM

Team Obama has to hope that the convention will provide a huge boost of enthusiasm for the ticket.

Would that be the same convention that the Dems had to shorten from 4 days to 3 due to a lack of funding?

Bitter Clinger on August 13, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Well, c’mon, y’all, how is Gallup supposed to register the typical Democrat’s response of “moo”?

OhEssYouCowboys on August 13, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Republican voters are also more engaged at this point than Democrats in general.

Yikes.
Dante, Stevangell, & Honda most hurt.
Amazingly despite such negative nastiness Republican voters actually are looking at optimism.

Badger40 on August 13, 2012 at 2:09 PM

Not mine….I just got supercharged in the last four hours….

harlekwin15 on August 13, 2012 at 2:09 PM

I know of several Dems who, at this point, are not planning to vote at all. Of course that can all change between now and November, but they’re no longer big fans and aren’t sufficiently scared by Romney to bother.

changer1701 on August 13, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Peggy Joseph won’t be voting. Her car is out of gas.

a capella on August 13, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Nice enthusiasm kid. Now don’t get cocky.

apostic on August 13, 2012 at 2:10 PM

The trouble is, Obama’s Occupy Wall Street political base is very busy with their own concerns–like getting stoned…raping young naive lefty chicks…or finding new things to defecate on. When the Obama campaign and the unions start spreading the wealth again, then they’ll get interested again.

RBMN on August 13, 2012 at 2:13 PM

Team Obama has to hope that the convention will provide a huge boost of enthusiasm for the ticket.

“Wish in one hand and crap in the other and see which fills up first.”

The War Planner on August 13, 2012 at 2:14 PM

“Watching the audience for both camps tells you definitively how racist America is” — neverdeservetolibfree

Schadenfreude on August 13, 2012 at 2:14 PM

If the enthusiasm numbers continue to lag in September, the likely-voter models may end up looking a lot like the 2010 midterms

…hope so!

KOOLAID2 on August 13, 2012 at 2:15 PM

No way a campaign based on playing the race card and class warfare will motivate a good turn-out……except for the other side.

tommyboy on August 13, 2012 at 2:17 PM

I am as enthused as I was last time going to vote against bho! Acutally more so because I have now seen what bho/team have done in almost four years and it is NOT fun to see!
L

letget on August 13, 2012 at 2:17 PM

Milquetoast socialist and milquetoast socialist lite vs idiot marxist and really stupid idiot but marxist lite, it’s no wonder the elctorate isn’t enthused.

bgibbs1000 on August 13, 2012 at 2:18 PM

My biggest disappointment on election day will be that I can only check that Romney-Ryan box once. If I could, I’d light a cigar and do a dance over it before I turn in my ballot. Too bad we vote in a high school gymnasium.

AubieJon on August 13, 2012 at 2:18 PM

Less than two-thirds of general-population adults have given a significant amount of thought to the upcoming election, down from 70% at the same point in 2008 and 69% in 2004.

How much thought is required. If you like the commie in power, you can keep the commie in power. Otherwise, you are going to go with the other guy.

But I don’t buy it at all. Did you see the crowds over the weekend from Norfolk or Wisconsin? Over 10,000 people at events. But of course this also measures supporters of Obama and I’d be pretty dis-spirited if I were these clueless bastards.

Happy Nomad on August 13, 2012 at 2:19 PM

I rather doubt the democratic convention will give Obama a noticeable boost. People tune into conventions to see prominent and popular politicians speak, but the Clintons aren’t participating, people didn’t tune in to see Biden four years ago, and Obama talks so much that there’s zero novelty to it anymore.

So, whats going to get people to tune in exactly, the Elizabeth Warren speech? HARDLY!

On the other hand, Romney and Ryan are still relatively new faces. Tuning in to see them speak is going to be a major novelty for a lot of people. I imagine that will get a lot of people to tune in, at which point they’ll not only see Romney and Ryan, but a lot of other Republican speakers as well.

WolvenOne on August 13, 2012 at 2:20 PM

Milquetoast socialist and milquetoast socialist lite vs idiot marxist and really stupid idiot but marxist lite, it’s no wonder the elctorate isn’t enthused.

bgibbs1000 on August 13, 2012 at 2:18 PM

She dumped you again, didn’t she.

AubieJon on August 13, 2012 at 2:20 PM

Rush is busy pointing out how the MSM is all (every one of them) using the exact same phrase regarding Romney’s choice of Ryan: “It is now a choice campaign, not a referendum on Obama’s policies”. Every bloody one of them.

If a teacher saw the same phrase on half a dozen students’ papers, the students would be accused of sharing answers and cheating. How does the media get away with something so blatant? This election it’s “a choice election instead of a referendum”, is was “gravitas” in 2000. Same stuff, different day.

AZfederalist on August 13, 2012 at 2:21 PM

If that persists, Gallup concludes, then Republican turnout may surpass Democratic turnout — which didn’t even happen in 2010, although it came close (a 35/35/30 tie). A low overall turnout combined with enhanced Republican enthusiasm would be the worst of all worlds for Democrats, who have calculated their class-warfare campaign on a base-turnout strategy along the lines of the GOP in 2004. By that measure, the Obama campaign has so far fallen off the pace, too.

And hence the joke of the media organizations polls that are insanely oversampling democrats… For those with “Brains” you only need to follow to public polls. First the most accurate one which is Rasmussen Daily Tracking poll and then the second one would be the Gallup Daily Tracking polls… All other media organizations polls should be thrown in trash…

mnjg on August 13, 2012 at 2:22 PM

I heard Scott Rasmussen say that other polling outfits will begin polling likely voters after labor day. I’m not so sure, they cost more and will hurt Obama’s standing. We may NEVER get to likely voter polls this fall (except Rasmussen and Gallup).

matthew8787 on August 13, 2012 at 2:22 PM

This looks promising!!

As noted, seniors are of interest given Ryan’s proposal to revamp Medicare with a system in which the government would give older Americans a fixed sum with which to buy insurance. They moved in Ryan’s favor, from a 28-28 percent favorable-unfavorable view prospectively to 46-28 percent this weekend. Again a sizable number, 26 percent, are undecided; debate over Ryan’s position on Medicare may inform their views.

Younger adults, age 18-39, also moved in Ryan’s favor, but from a more negative view before the announcement, 18-29 percent positive-negative, to a divided one, 34-36 percent.

Ryan also saw a gain among women, a weak group for Romney compared with Obama; favorable views of the choice rose from 19 percent of women last week to 37 percent this weekend. Among men they went from 27 percent previously to a similar 38 percent after the announcement was made.

This survey is based on two independent national samples consisting of 667 interviews Wednesday-Friday, before Ryan’s selection was made public, and 522 interviews Saturday and Sunday, after its announcement.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/08/near-even-split-on-ryan-but-with-positive-movement/

Scrumpy on August 13, 2012 at 2:22 PM

Rush is busy pointing out how the MSM is all (every one of them) using the exact same phrase regarding Romney’s choice of Ryan: “It is now a choice campaign, not a referendum on Obama’s policies”. Every bloody one of them.

AZfederalist on August 13, 2012 at 2:21 PM

That’s because not only are most so-called mainstream journalists hard left ideologues, they’re also extremely lazy.

Doughboy on August 13, 2012 at 2:24 PM

I rather doubt the democratic convention will give Obama a noticeable boost.

You are correct, although the MSM will do everything it can to prop him up from September 4-7, including the weekend after his acceptance speech.

The problem for the RATS is that most people after Labor Day get consumed with their normal and busy lives, including back-to-school activities, youth sports, college football, pro football etc.

By contrast, Romney’s acceptance speech on August 31, the Thursday before Labor Day weekend, is terrific placement.

matthew8787 on August 13, 2012 at 2:27 PM

I know of several Dems who, at this point, are not planning to vote at all. Of course that can all change between now and November, but they’re no longer big fans and aren’t sufficiently scared by Romney to bother.

changer1701 on August 13, 2012 at 2:10 PM

On the flip side, I was hard pressed in the Fort Worth area to find much enthusiasm on any side of town. Many who tell me they are conservative didn’t even know that Cruz had stomped Dewhurst.
No, I don’t think Texas will go blue in ’12, but I don’t see it as fire engine red anymore. More like it’s 1968 GTO Red, never repainted. Folks have checked out on both sides. Will they come rushing back in the next 80 days? I have my doubts.

Limerick on August 13, 2012 at 2:28 PM

That’s because not only are most so-called mainstream journalists hard left ideologues, they’re also extremely lazy.

Doughboy on August 13, 2012 at 2:24 PM

Local talk radio hit on this point this morning. Yesterday, you had David Axelrod interviewed by George Stephanapolus. So essentially you had a journalist turned Democrat political advisor being interviewed by a Democrat political advisor turned journalist.

See what an leftist echo chamber the MSM has become?

Happy Nomad on August 13, 2012 at 2:28 PM

OT: Rush talking about the CBS ‘edit’

faraway on August 13, 2012 at 2:29 PM

Rush is reading what CBS had left out !

pambi on August 13, 2012 at 2:29 PM

Republican voters are also more engaged at this point than Democrats in general.

Yikes.
Dante, Stevangell, & Honda most hurt.
Amazingly despite such negative nastiness Republican voters actually are looking at optimism.

Badger40 on August 13, 2012 at 2:09 PM

I want Republicans very engaged this cycle. I want them to show all kinds of Democrats the door especially in the Senate. I want all kinds of upsets in favor of Republicans.

There is only one “Republican” I do not want to win. That is the Democrat Mitt Romney who is pretending to be a Republican. I do not vote for Democrats not even if they pretend to be a Republican. I will never reward a Democrat who says “That Republican Registration is just a technicality.” Who runs to the left of the Democrat in every election and more importantly the one he won. Who then compiled a record any Democrat in Mass would have been proud of had they accomplished the same thing. He really set it up for Patrick Duval who first did “Hope and Change”.

Steveangell on August 13, 2012 at 2:31 PM

O/T but:

Subject: the comedians got it right

You know the honeymoon is over, when the comedians start.

The liberals are asking us to give Obama time.
We agree…and think 25 to life would be
appropriate.
–Jay Leno

America needs Obama-care like Nancy
Pelosi needs a Halloween mask.
–Jay Leno

Q: Have you heard about McDonald’s’
new Obama Value Meal?
A: Order anything you like and the guy behind you has to pay for it.
–Conan O’Brien

Q: What does Barack Obama call
lunch with a convicted felon?
A: A fund raiser.
–Jay Leno

Q: What’s the difference between
Obama’s cabinet and a penitentiary?
A: One is filled with tax evaders, blackmailers, and threats to society.

The other is for housing prisoners.
–David Letterman

Q: If Nancy Pelosi and Obama were
on a boat in the middle of the ocean and it
started to sink, who would be saved?
A: America !
–Jimmy Fallon

Q: What’s the difference between
Obama and his dog, Bo?
A: Bo has papers.
–Jimmy Kimmel

Q: What was the most positive result
of the “Cash for Clunkers” program?
A: It took 95% of the Obama bumper
stickers off the road.
–David Letterman

Solution to the problem in Egypt :

They want a new Muslim leader,

Give them ours.

News2Use on August 13, 2012 at 2:32 PM

News2Use on August 13, 2012 at 2:32 PM

Fantastic

faraway on August 13, 2012 at 2:35 PM

Didn’t Hussein just have a speech in Chitown where tickets were only 51 dollars and only filled the place half full. Times must be tough in Chitown or the Rats are tired of the Lyin kiNGS lies!

ConcealedKerry on August 13, 2012 at 2:41 PM

A lib sent me this email from MoveOn.Org. It’s a fund raising email wanting people to donate and highlights what their plans are for this campaign.

Excerpt follows:

• We’ll hold protests everywhere Romney and Ryan go this week, and we’ve got an ambitious plan to hand out over 1 million pink slips to voters to show how many jobs the Romney-Ryan ticket would cost us.
• We’re going to share stories from Paul Ryan’s actual constituents who know best what he’s all about-including one woman who was unemployed, facing large medical bills, and literally camped out for a week in front of Paul Ryan’s office because he refused to meet with her. She’s still waiting for her meeting.
• We’re putting together a wave of super-sharable videos, photos, and Facebook posts that we can use to tell people about Paul Ryan via social media. For starters there’s an unbelievable clip of Glenn Beck calling Paul Ryan his “soul mate.”2
I’m so excited to put this plan into action. If we can pull it off, this could hurt the Romney campaign the way the Sarah Palin debacle hurt John McCain. But we can’t do it unless we can raise $200,000 this weekend.

iamsaved on August 13, 2012 at 2:43 PM

about Texas: sure, we want Texas to stay red. But what we NEED is some help in “swing” states to turn them red. I am embarrassed that the Commonwealth of Virginia is called a “swing” state–I blame Northern Virginia.

However, if you can do it, please visit/vacation in a swing state & lend a hand.

kelley in virginia on August 13, 2012 at 2:44 PM

Henry Waxman is doing his bit to gin up enthusiasm, talking it up on a liberal show. Imagine a candidate so evil that he truly believes that people can take care of themselves:

Congressman Waxman says, Rep. Ryan is “a true believer” who believes the market and people can take care of themselves.

He says that under Mitt Romney and Rep. Ryan, “they could adopt changes that would be so radical that people would be shocked at how different the country is.

Video here – it only shows the liberal DJ and she’s at least easier on the eyes than he is.

Drained Brain on August 13, 2012 at 2:44 PM

Honestly, without being a snark….

If I were a democrat I’d be a heck of a lot less than enthusiastic to support or vote for a guy that’s not only broken or ignored his promises, but completely gone the opposite direction on many of them.

He’s totally screwed this economy up trying desperately to get us in a californian way, maybe even a socialist europe way. He’s done that so much and to such a degree that any intelligent, thinking person can only come to the conclusion that the man agrees with stalin in that socialism is a mere step toward communism, and that’s his ultimate goal. That’s not conspiratorial either. All you need to do to come to that conclusion is look at his past affiliations and mentors, then look at what he’s done.

The man is a communist. We need to be shed of this scumbag. He’s not even the slightest bit sorry that his efforts toward gun control has killed Americans, not to mention hundreds of mexicans who he also panders to with illegal immigration under-the-radar amnesty. Does he want them here simply for their illegal vote, then shoot them? You have to wonder….

This man, this scumbag, should be brought up on charges of crimes against humanity. Drone strikes to kill the terrorists when they could be captured and provide valuable intel? Another crime.

The fact that this scum became president is testament to the fact that progressive ideals need to be crushed completely in this country. I’d even vote for a constitutional amendment which would innumerate once and for all what government is allowed to do. This man doesn’t care about constitutions though, unless it included some pap-ramble-bullcrap about social justice, which is just another coded term for genocide against white people. I’m not racist or prejudice, you scummy leftist pig posters, but I do want to live, not be hunted and killed by my government for not voluntarily submitting to slavery to make wilted-wrist liberals feel better.

I can’t wait to relegate this chapter of history to the dust bin.

Wolfmoon on August 13, 2012 at 2:48 PM

Congressman Waxman says, Rep. Ryan is “a true believer” who believes the market and people can take care of themselves.

Drained Brain on August 13, 2012 at 2:44 PM

Anyone that says there is something wrong with that has clearly identified themselves not as our opponents, rather they’ve painted themselves as the enemy.

Wolfmoon on August 13, 2012 at 2:52 PM

Anyone that says there is something wrong with that has clearly identified themselves not as our opponents, rather they’ve painted themselves as the enemy.

Wolfmoon on August 13, 2012 at 2:52 PM

Exactly so! The more Waxman and others keep blabbing their innermost thoughts and their contempt for the rest of us – the better.

Drained Brain on August 13, 2012 at 3:02 PM

She dumped you again, didn’t she.

AubieJon on August 13, 2012 at 2:20 PM

LMAO!!

bernzright777 on August 13, 2012 at 3:10 PM

The media are fired up!!

The last BS stunt is from CSS and their clever, disingenuous editing of Paul Ryan yesterday.
They removed part of the discussion about Medicare where Ryan mentions that his mother is on Medicare in Florida. He tells that weasel Bob Shieffer how his plan is committed to not changing anything for seniors already on Medicare AND those who will be eligible in the next ten years. He explained how and why.

This part of the discussion was edited out.

Rush had the story today.

Good grief

Nana on August 13, 2012 at 3:11 PM

Interest was way down at Obama’s weekend fundraider in Chi-town despite his campaign’s spin.

Most people will be watching NFL instead of Bubba on DNC Wed.

What interest is there in watching Obumbler read from a teleprompter again on DNC Thur?

Doom voters will stay home in droves and unions blew their wads of cash on Wisconsin so they don’t have as much to spend on buses and vans to drive the dead to the polls.

Repubs and conservatives will be crawling out of the woodwork, weeds and wilderness to vote on Nov 6.

Get Bammie’s and Mooch’s strait jackets ready for their WretchedHive exit Jan 20, 2013.

stukinIL4now on August 13, 2012 at 3:16 PM

“Who’s up for four more years of failure and blame?!!!! . . . .

Is this thing on?” – Barack Obama

NoDonkey on August 13, 2012 at 3:20 PM

Peggy Joseph won’t be voting. Her car is out of gas.

a capella on August 13, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Thread winner!!!

mel23059 on August 13, 2012 at 3:20 PM

I hope he fails…

OmahaConservative on August 13, 2012 at 2:04 PM

Hope is not necessary, he built failure.

NoDonkey on August 13, 2012 at 3:21 PM

What enthusiasm there is, is self-created, a defense mechanism to keep delicate people hoping for someone to save them from going insane or dying of despair.

LegendHasIt on August 13, 2012 at 3:21 PM

There is only one “Republican” I do not want to win. That is the Democrat Mitt Romney who is pretending to be a Republican. I do not vote for Democrats not even if they pretend to be a Republican. I will never reward a Democrat who says “That Republican Registration is just a technicality.” Who runs to the left of the Democrat in every election and more importantly the one he won. Who then compiled a record any Democrat in Mass would have been proud of had they accomplished the same thing. He really set it up for Patrick Duval who first did “Hope and Change”.

Steveangell on August 13, 2012 at 2:31 PM

Obummer thanks you for your vote.
I don’t know what kind of dream world you’re living in, but out here in the real world, it’s a pretty simple equation – if Romney loses, Obummer wins.
So if that’s what you want, stop trying to claim you’re conservative.

BTW – you might want to take a look at the kind of Dem majority the Mass legislature has (85% in case you can’t find it). You do realize that the Dem legislature overrode multiple Romney vetos don’t you? So how conservative can a Republican governor really be in a state like that?

dentarthurdent on August 13, 2012 at 3:22 PM

There is only one “Republican” I do not want to win. That is the Democrat Mitt Romney who is pretending to be a Republican. I do not vote for Democrats not even if they pretend to be a Republican. I will never reward a Democrat who says “That Republican Registration is just a technicality.” Who runs to the left of the Democrat in every election and more importantly the one he won. Who then compiled a record any Democrat in Mass would have been proud of had they accomplished the same thing. He really set it up for Patrick Duval who first did “Hope and Change”.

Steveangell on August 13, 2012 at 2:31 PM

Yawn.

Another footsoldier for Obama-Biden, nothing to see here.

NoDonkey on August 13, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Well, c’mon, y’all, how is Gallup supposed to register the typical Democrat’s response of “mooch”?

OhEssYouCowboys on August 13, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Improved.

hillsoftx on August 13, 2012 at 3:25 PM

AZfederalist on August 13, 2012 at 2:21 PM

Group wishcasting. Have enough Obama-fluffers of the MSM repeat it and maybe it will take hold with the great unwashed. No matter how many times they say otherwise, this election is still a referendum on Obama and his personal encyclopedia of fail.

swinia sutki on August 13, 2012 at 3:29 PM

I can’t wait to relegate this chapter of history to the dust bin.

Wolfmoon on August 13, 2012 at 2:48 PM

I wish it was just the Democrats but not the case.

I was discussing Romney and his fathers love of Communism when Mitt was 20 and interpreted for his father when he met with North Vietnamese officials in Paris. Then went on to say “Americans” were doing the “brainwashing” not the North Vietnamese.

Point is the response was so what. He was right the North won. He cared less that that lead to millions dead.

So I really doubt Mitt would be much better than Obama were he a Democrat but as a Republican he could actually do far more damage. He put his fathers picture on his buss and has never gone back on the North Vietnamese being a great people.

Steveangell on August 13, 2012 at 3:30 PM

First, Republicans had a competitive primary, while Barack Obama ran unchallenged for the nomination.

Remember when they were sayin’ a competitive primary would be bad for republicans? I laughed then too.

If I could, I’d light a cigar and do a dance over it before I turn in my ballot. Too bad we vote in a high school gymnasium.

AubieJon on August 13, 2012 at 2:18 PM

And a shot of “Jack” but our is in a church and would be too late any way. I’m so revved up to vote 0bama out, I’m doin’ early voting.

cozmo on August 13, 2012 at 3:47 PM

Steveangell on August 13, 2012 at 2:31 PM

Obummer thanks you for your vote.
I don’t know what kind of dream world you’re living in, but out here in the real world, it’s a pretty simple equation – if Romney loses, Obummer wins.
So if that’s what you want, stop trying to claim you’re conservative.

BTW – you might want to take a look at the kind of Dem majority the Mass legislature has (85% in case you can’t find it). You do realize that the Dem legislature overrode multiple Romney vetos don’t you? So how conservative can a Republican governor really be in a state like that?

dentarthurdent on August 13, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Don’t confuse angryed’s great grandfather with the Truth. He’s not programmed for that information.

Del Dolemonte on August 13, 2012 at 3:55 PM

Oh, look. Debbie admits she lied:

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0812/79670.html

Well, that might explain why Dems are so disheartened. Hard to be excited when your side has to LIE THROUGH ITS TEETH at every turn!

UnderstandingisPower on August 13, 2012 at 3:58 PM

Steveangell on August 13, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Leftist troll.

hachiban on August 13, 2012 at 3:59 PM

Steveangell on August 13, 2012 at 3:30 PM</blockquote

Besides, even if it weren't a troll (which it is) implying that not voting for Romney/Ryan is some kind of high-minded stand is stupid. The only other alternative is Obama, and I'd vote for my underwear-chewing puppy over Obama.

hachiban on August 13, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Peggy Joseph won’t be voting. Her car is out of gas.

a capella on August 13, 2012 at 2:10 PM

..and wondering why her utilities have been shut off for the past three years.

98ZJUSMC on August 13, 2012 at 4:04 PM

You guys are funny.

Anyone who doesn’t support ‘Progressivism among Republicans’ is a leftist troll.

LegendHasIt on August 13, 2012 at 4:05 PM

OT: The Louisiana State Police just announced that they’ve cleared the New Orleans Saints as well as the team’s GM Mickey Loomis of suspicion of wiretapping Saints opponents’ coaches in the Superdome during games.

ouisiana State Police Col. Mike Edmonson says his investigators have found no evidence at this time that the Saints or general manager Mickey Loomis rigged Superdome wiring so opposing coaches’ radio communications could be intercepted.

Edmonson says state police investigators have run an extensive probe in conjunction with the FBI since the eavesdropping allegations surfaced in news reports in April. He says that after conducting numerous interviews, “there is no evidence that state laws have been violated.”

Del Dolemonte on August 13, 2012 at 4:05 PM

You guys are funny.

LegendHasIt on August 13, 2012 at 4:05 PM

Maybe, but you guys are delusional at the very least.

cozmo on August 13, 2012 at 4:12 PM

Wolfmoon on August 13, 2012 at 2:48 PM

Thing is, a rather large block of the Democratic Party now think Socialism is the berries, Communism wasn’t as bad as the mean Ronald Reagan made it out to be and it will be done differently next time because….

……Unicorns will fart annual benefit checks to everyone and magically allow everyone to be employed for a minimum wage of $20.00/hr.

In short, they’re nucking futz.

98ZJUSMC on August 13, 2012 at 4:12 PM

cozmo on August 13, 2012 at 4:12 PM


I’m really glad to hear that this is a mere delusion. Thank you for setting me straight

LegendHasIt on August 13, 2012 at 4:23 PM

You guys are funny.

Anyone who doesn’t support ‘Progressivism among Republicans’ is a leftist troll.

LegendHasIt on August 13, 2012 at 4:05 PM

um,….what?

98ZJUSMC on August 13, 2012 at 4:26 PM

http://twitchy.com/2012/08/13/romneyryaneconomics-bus-tour-fail-in-photos-kicks-off-with-liar-wasserman-schultz-lying-about-ryan/

The DNC bus tasked to shadow Romeny in his bus tour is generating great optics.

bayview on August 13, 2012 at 4:40 PM

um,….what?
98ZJUSMC on August 13, 2012 at 4:26 PM

Maybe you can get Gunny to explain it to you. I hate having to explain the obvious.

LegendHasIt on August 13, 2012 at 4:43 PM

I’m really glad to hear that this is a mere delusion. Thank you for setting me straight

LegendHasIt on August 13, 2012 at 4:23 PM

You are welcome. Once you understand you are delusional, you can do something about it.

cozmo on August 13, 2012 at 4:44 PM

cozmo on August 13, 2012 at 4:44 PM

Must be tough, defending ‘the Savior of the Free World’ from his own words.

(Or the assistant ‘Savior of the Free World’ from his own votes in Congress.)

I salute your dedication.

LegendHasIt on August 13, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Lots of libbies will give you chapter and verse on why you had better not vote for Romney but they cannot give you any cogent, solid, factual arguments in favor of Jug Ears. I believe that even the most committed “progressive” knows what an abject failure their guy is but they have too much invested in their fallen idol to be able to admit that he fooled them –and that really stings especially when, like so many liberals, their identity is tied so strongly with their (imagined) intellectual superiority and super heroic powers of discernment. Small wonder they aren’t enthusiastic. They’ve been played like a cheap fiddle.

natasha333 on August 13, 2012 at 5:40 PM

They’ve been played like a cheap fiddle.
natasha333 on August 13, 2012 at 5:40 PM

You can pretty much say that about everyone in the electorate.

And not just this election, but the last several.

LegendHasIt on August 13, 2012 at 5:50 PM

Peggy Joseph won’t be voting. Her car is out of gas.
a capella on August 13, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Well, little Peggy may still be able to drive to vote. With her EBT card, she can get all the groceries she can eat, so she may well have plenty left over for gas money!

marybel on August 13, 2012 at 6:02 PM

I hope he fails…

OmahaConservative on August 13, 2012 at 2:04 PM

2 late.

CW on August 13, 2012 at 6:14 PM