Is an Obama convention bounce even possible this year?

posted at 2:01 pm on September 2, 2012 by Jazz Shaw

Perhaps a better question might be, are post convention bounces in the polls a realistic expectation for anyone in the modern era? Personally, I thought the RNC came off pretty darned well, with a great introduction of Mitt Romney – the real, living, breathing human being – offered to any of the voting public who may have somehow not heard of him yet. And still, most of the pollsters seem to feel the GOP ticket’s numbers are looking fairly flat after the big party. The number of theoretical undecided voters in the final three months of the election cycle seems to be plummeting by all accounts. Unlike decades past, campaigns are thrust in everyone’s face very early in the year, draining the former pools of people who simply didn’t pay any attention until October or so.

But the Democrats have their own party coming up this week. There is little to crow about in terms of the President’s record over the past four years. High profile Democrats have been running as far away from this convention as they can, so the bench of speakers looks slim and it does nothing to bolster the confidence of the viewer. So if there’s no obvious path upward, could the convention represent a possible pitfall?

Mark McKinnon sees the upcoming festivities in Charlotte as a trap of the Democrats’ own construction.

They’re caught in a trap. And it’s a trap they built. (Yes, they did build it. Nobody else made it happen.) As the 2012 Democratic National Convention nears, I do not envy Team Obama. They have to escape from the narrative trap they’ve built.

The political parties espouse two obviously different philosophies, neither right nor wrong. Republicans believe in individual achievement for the good of the whole. Democrats believe in collective achievement for the good of the individual. But right now, individuals are collectively hurting. And the Democrats are in power. That’s a mighty big challenge to overcome.

And following a very successful Republican National Convention, there are even more.

McKinnon lays out a list of the seven biggest landmines awaiting the Democrats when the curtain rises on their celebration. One of them is the danger of projecting a perception that they’re looking backward rather than forward. With two of their biggest speakers being Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, how is this a vision for the future? And is that really the best they could find?

And what about the “war of ideas” we’ve been hearing so much about. Democrats are charging that Romney and Ryan didn’t provide “enough specifics” during their convention. But what can / should Obama offer? At least Team R&R are offering a new approach for cutting costs and reforming entitlements, but they need to be elected to enact them. Barack Obama is already in office and has been for nearly four years. If he has some brilliant new plan to fix things, why isn’t he already doing it? It’s a tough message to sell.

And then there’s the clock or, as McKinnon puts it, the “uninvited elephant in the room.” No, we’re not talking about the time of day, but rather the debt clock. The national debt is, at this point, very likely to tick over the $16T mark during the convention. Granted, there is no real difference between being 15.99999999 and 16.0000001 trillion in the hole, but it’s an unpleasant bit of optics which I’m sure the President isn’t looking forward to.

This could certainly be a minefield that the Democrats are walking into. And it’s a big change in the political landscape when your convention ceases being an opportunity for a big surge in support and becomes nothing more than the hope to avoid an election disaster.


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Is that picture from 4 years ago or this year?

They wouldn’t be stupid enough to bring back the columns again would they?

gophergirl on September 2, 2012 at 2:05 PM

I was just thinking about a bounce for Obama…

I’ve been pondering….

CAN OBAMA GET A BOUNCE?

For 4 years, he’s gone to national speeches to promote his agenda. Every time, I wonder whether he’ll hit it out of the park and turn public opinion… but for 4 years, he’s failed every time…. so why would this speech be different?

El_Terrible on September 2, 2012 at 1:32 PM

El_Terrible on September 2, 2012 at 2:06 PM

Bitterness, alienation, enhancing stereotypes, doing nothing but blaiming others, and dragging out old fossils and hostle blowhards

That sounds enthralling

audiotom on September 2, 2012 at 2:08 PM

The bounce is part of the MSM contract. We can’t pretend it won’t be there. Greatest acceptance speech since Carter.

Limerick on September 2, 2012 at 2:08 PM

OK, everyone, time to head off to Bishop’s bunker for all the Dem land mines. :)

With two of their biggest speakers being Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, how is this a vision for the future?

It isn’t. But it is all they’ve got.

PatriotGal2257 on September 2, 2012 at 2:09 PM

It might be a good idea for all the conservative blogs to have the debt clock up on their sites while the dnc convention is going on? Maybe a poll will be done as to what day this will happen? Hope it is while bho is up doing the same old tired lies?
L

letget on September 2, 2012 at 2:09 PM

Yes it certainly is. If he announces a student loan amnesty and an illegal amnesty to back up his dream act stuff, his base would go crazy. That’s why Romney is so stupid, he actively despises those that are supposed to make up the base of his (party’s) support.

abobo on September 2, 2012 at 2:09 PM

They wouldn’t be stupid enough to bring back the columns again would they?

gophergirl on September 2, 2012 at 2:05 PM

…they already have Mount Obama!

KOOLAID2 on September 2, 2012 at 2:10 PM

They wouldn’t be stupid enough to bring back the columns again would they?

gophergirl on September 2, 2012 at 2:05 PM

A better question. Will the peeps swoon to the columns?

Limerick on September 2, 2012 at 2:11 PM

…they already have Mount Obama!

KOOLAID2 on September 2, 2012 at 2:10 PM

True

gophergirl on September 2, 2012 at 2:11 PM

Dead Cat

Given the DNC speakers lined up more like a “Dead Baby” bounce.

batterup on September 2, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Team Romney can save some money right off the bat when they get to the White House.

There will be no need to re-upholster the chairs. Nobody has been sitting in them for 4 years.

BacaDog on September 2, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Hey, a negative bounce is still a bounce…

RoadRunner on September 2, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Bounce……doubtful.

A drop through the floor……possible.

How many hours of “War on wimmins”, “Granny off a Cliff” and “party of no” can anyone take?

Tim_CA on September 2, 2012 at 2:13 PM

I think it will be flat because there will be the obvious comparisons to the 2008, greek columns, speech. Lowering the seas, etc. I think they know that none of that is going to fly this time, I wonder where they turn? more blaming bush? we need more time? where exactly do they put the lipstick on this pig?

exceller on September 2, 2012 at 2:13 PM

Is an Obama convention bounce even possible this year?

Obama’s gonna get a bounce alright, and it won’t be in Charlotte and it won’t be one he’s gonna like.

Texas Gal on September 2, 2012 at 2:16 PM

It’s gonna be an entire week of blaming Pubs for obstructionism. That’s all they got.

BacaDog on September 2, 2012 at 2:16 PM

According to the intelligentsia of the DNC, Americans care more about Gay Marriage,Abortion,Globalwarming,Human Rights for the bullied,Big Labor and Big Government expansion….The Economy….not so much

workingclass artist on September 2, 2012 at 2:17 PM

Carter is so happy, now that Obama came along.

faraway on September 2, 2012 at 2:17 PM

That’s why Romney is so stupid, he actively despises those that are supposed to make up the base of his (party’s) support.

abobo on September 2, 2012 at 2:09 PM

You’ve got to be kidding! Everything about Romney’s speech showed he loves America and Americans. Worse yet, only for liberals, Romney showed his respect for America and Americans.

To the conservatives: fear not; when Owe has nothing to say, he just makes up his facts and figures, lies about Romney / Ryan and lies about his own lack of accomplishments. If we play the drinking game during Owe’s speech, assuming the keyword is “I”, we’ll all be dead drunk within 2 minutes.

katablog.com on September 2, 2012 at 2:18 PM

Hopefully they will have plenty of paralegals on standby to revive all the plants who “faint”.

Cody1991 on September 2, 2012 at 2:19 PM

According to the intelligentsia of the DNC, Americans care more about Gay Marriage,Abortion,Globalwarming,Human Rights for the bullied,Big Labor and Big Government expansion….The Economy….not so much

workingclass artist on September 2, 2012 at 2:17 PM

I can’t imagine a lot of people are going to be impressed with a convention about all of this when their grocery, health care, energy, etc bills are going through the roof. Especially if they don’t have a job to pay those bills.

gophergirl on September 2, 2012 at 2:20 PM

He will get a bounce when they have have a poll done only with people at the convention. And when they have a post convention poll that is D+15.

tjexcite on September 2, 2012 at 2:20 PM

This is a “scorched earth” election for the Obama Left.

More is at state here than simply holding the White House.

It’s also (and arguably more importantly, to the Donk Big Cigars, ) about fortifying the New Left as the Donk Establishment for the next generation.

If Obama wins. it won’t matter if he can impose policy change as a lame duck, because his minions and acolytes will have cemented themselves into power in the party for the foreseeable future.

Goodbye Clinton Democrats, goodbye Union rank and file, hello to the permanent Donk overclass of progressive academics.

The Obamaicans will fight to the last man in a Stalingradesgue campaign.

Everyone is cannon fodder for the Donks this cycle; no grand war of ideas, just house to house, hand to hand combat..

Team Mittens and the GOP better be ready…

Bruno Strozek on September 2, 2012 at 2:22 PM

The media will give him his bounce, if they have to do a D+50 sample to get it. There will be a bounce. A big one. Might as well accept it now.

Rational Thought on September 2, 2012 at 2:22 PM

I cant wait to hear Carters Malaise v2.0……. its sure to be a barn burner. Make sure your tires are inflated AND put on a sweater.

Koa on September 2, 2012 at 2:23 PM

We’ll be spending the next few weeks talking about how unserious they are.

1. Refuse to even touch entitlements at a time where awareness that they are unsustainable are increasing rapidly.

2. The big idea is taxing 2% of the people 4% more. We’ll keep attacking why it is a bad idea, but I suspect we will start attacking how utterly unserious it is in terms of a solution too. You can tax them everything they have, and even assuming they will go on about their business as usual, you barely put a dent in the debt.

3. Big celebration of contraception and abortion.

Coming out of the convention, where all 3 will play a big role for them, we can connect all 3 to show that these guys are not capable of leading on the biggest issues of our day.

stldave on September 2, 2012 at 2:24 PM

The media will give him his bounce, if they have to do a D+50 sample to get it. There will be a bounce. A big one. Might as well accept it now.

Rational Thought on September 2, 2012 at 2:22 PM

True! Check out the picture of Stephy on Drudge right now. So funny!

Paddington on September 2, 2012 at 2:26 PM

It’s gonna be an entire week of blaming Pubs for obstructionism. That’s all they got.
BacaDog on September 2, 2012 at 2:16 PM

Their problem there is it hopes people forget the first 2 years happened. Isn’t going to fly.

stldave on September 2, 2012 at 2:26 PM

I always assumed the Republicans get some sort of convention bounce because it’s the one chance they have to speak directly to the voters without the media spinning, taking out of context, or just not reporting on anything they say. Conversely, what can the Democrats say at their convention that hasn’t been repeated over and over by the media already?

supernova on September 2, 2012 at 2:26 PM

Something about the juxtapositions of having Bill Clinton (the Clenis) and Sandra Fluke (the Slute) supporting Obama (Dr. Infanticide) at this weeks’ WOW UteroFest convention seems to all fit together for a rather macabre, though unified message, doesn’t it?

The entire rotten, stinking ball of collectivist death cult worship, blessed by none other than Jimmy Carter (Dr. Malaise), the second-worst SCOAMF President in American history, just has success written all over it, right? Pass the damn popcorn.

Harbingeing on September 2, 2012 at 2:26 PM

Wait a minute – Jimmy Carter is speaking! LOL! Add that to the abortionpalooza fest they have planned, and there are no greater indications that the Dems are OUT OF TOUCH, OUT TO LUNCH, AND SOON – OUT OF TIME!

kscheuller on September 2, 2012 at 2:27 PM

Hey look!!! A poll!!!

minnesoter on September 2, 2012 at 2:28 PM

Obama was the first incoming President to create an “Office of the President-Elect.”

Think Mr. Narcissist will also create an “Office of the the Ex-President” in November?

VastRightWingConspirator on September 2, 2012 at 2:28 PM

The media will give him his bounce, if they have to do a D+50 sample to get it. There will be a bounce. A big one. Might as well accept it now.

Rational Thought on September 2, 2012 at 2:22 PM

Exactly right and it explains why there have been so few polls out after the GOP convention. It’s also the narative being set up by the liberal left run Gallup orgaization. That poll hasn’t changed all week, same numbers. And yes the samples will be skewed towards the dems and towards who watched the convention, again dems. Don’t worry about it. Watch the left’s rhetoric, and where the marxist campaigns, that’s all you need to know.

bgibbs1000 on September 2, 2012 at 2:30 PM

Hopefully they will have plenty of paralegals on standby to revive all the plants who “faint”.

Cody1991 on September 2, 2012 at 2:19 PM

Very good, Cody. I’d forgotten about that.

GrannyDee on September 2, 2012 at 2:30 PM

It might be a good idea for all the conservative blogs to have the debt clock up on their sites while the dnc convention is going on? Maybe a poll will be done as to what day this will happen? Hope it is while bho is up doing the same old tired lies?
L

letget on September 2, 2012 at 2:09 PM


Hmmmmmmmmmmm …

How about a “incremental debt clock” that tracks how much the debt goes up between the main speakers?

Of course, we’ll need an “incremental clock” for just the duration of Bill Clinton’s speech ;->

Pair it with a “New Ideas” tally board to track if the DNC has ANY new solutions proposed which would actually fix ANYTHING?

PolAgnostic on September 2, 2012 at 2:30 PM

Plus, on Friday, the day after his acceptance speech, the August unemployment numbers come out. Depending on how bad they are, any bounce might be wiped out.

TXUS on September 2, 2012 at 2:33 PM

Bounce ? Perhaps only one totally manufactured by the LSM, so I guess I’d say yes.

BUT … I can’t even invision any of our lib friends getting any sort of actual boost from what they’ll hear.
Speeches might preach to the choir, but those can ONLY be so depressive, I pray it’ll be extremely obvious.
I sincerely hope some friends that do feel scrood, even if they won’t voice it, will come to their senses and realize that ANY / ALL of the giveaways to be announced will mean less take home pay for them. That could work.
Sigh. Can’t say I hold up MUCH hope for that, but if any of them took the slightest peek at any of the RNC clips I’d posted, ’tis possible.

pambi on September 2, 2012 at 2:34 PM

If he has some brilliant new plan to fix things, why isn’t he already doing it?

Oh that’s soooooo racist

burrata on September 2, 2012 at 2:34 PM

The MSM all but ignored the RNC.

That shall not be the case with the MSM for the DNC. Not by a longshot.

The Prince of Fools does not need to beguile the vast confederacy of fools who made him their Prince four years ago. Much of the American electorate is already — and still — stupefied and entranced by Hopey-Changey Man.

Of course there will be a bounce. Barack Hussein Obama’s lapdog MSM has been prepared, briefed, and equipped with their scripts and given their marching orders — and the MSM shall go forth and flood the airwaves and print with the apocryphal orgasmic grandeur that is Barack Hussein Obama.

The bounce should be small though — albeit coerced and embezzled with shiny objects, gratuitous platitudes, and pandering lies — but there shall be bounce nevertheless. The MSM practically guarantees it shall be so.

FlatFoot on September 2, 2012 at 2:34 PM

Barack Styrofoam Obama- puffed up, lightweight and fake.

profitsbeard on September 2, 2012 at 2:35 PM

I’m interested in reading the text of Obama’s acceptance speech.

Expectations on the LEFT have to be high for that speech.

I’m very interested in seeing where the White House speech writers thought they could go after the Obama speech promising to lower the level of the oceans and declaring that the Earth would begin to heal simply because he was elected to office.

I’m also interested to see if they have the colossal gall to try to go for more soaring rhetoric, empty promises all the way ’round’, or if they will tone it down and back off, going, instead, for the rather shabby and pathetic appeal for another term so that he can ‘finish the job we started’ in a second term.

I’m thinking that it will be the shabby, shopworn excuses. The ‘obstructionist congress’, that he conveniently forgets has a Democrat majority in the Senate. ‘Bush did it’, or ‘Bush didn’t do it’, depending on the particular aspect of his own failure he’s looking to obfuscate. “We inherited this mess’ will probably come up as well as ‘ it could have been worse’.

Obama will, inevitably, try to make the case that he, and he alone, saved the nation, and the world, much more intense pain by plunging this nation so deep in debt that our eyes are bleeding looking at the figures.

He will tout his ‘social justice’ executive orders as some sort of badge of leadership. Fiddling with social trivialities and pandering to his base while the nation sinks into debt and unemployment.

Of course, undermining our allies and cutting our military, making the nation less safe and undermining our position in the world won’t come up.

Gutting Medicare to pay for his ‘signature achievement’, instituting the IPAB aimed at cutting cost regardless of the harm to living human beings probably won’t get a mention.

Allowing millions of illegal aliens to take what they wish from this nation with 12-20 million in the nation, spending $113 Billion/year on social services for them, and allowing them to hold 7-8 million full time jobs while 23 million American citizens and legal immigrants are unemployed or underemployed and work force participation has sunk to an all time low of 63.7% probably won’t come up.

100 million Americans on federal welfare rolls, 1 of every 7 Americans on food stamps, 1 of every 6 Americans living at or below the poverty level, 43% of all immigrants, legal or illegal, who have been in the nation for 20 years or more being on welfare won’t get a mention.

The fact that we’ve got unemployment over 8% persistently for 43 months, U6 unemployment around ( the real numbers) of around 16%, and we’re still accepting over 1 million new legal immigrants per year, many of them unskilled and uneducated, from third world countries, many on ‘family reunification’ visas, rather than selecting the best and brightest from around the world… that probably won’t get mentioned, either.

Yes. I’m interested to see where his speech writers have gone with his acceptance speech at THIS DNC.

thatsafactjack on September 2, 2012 at 2:35 PM

It’s gonna be an entire week of blaming Pubs for obstructionism. That’s all they got.
BacaDog on September 2, 2012 at 2:16 PM

If blaming the Republicans doesn’t work, Obama’s now putting partial blame on his family.

What a pathetic, vile, little man.

President Barack Obama is partly blaming his family and children for his inability to lessen Washington’s partisanship and gridlock during his first term.

GrannyDee on September 2, 2012 at 2:36 PM

Exactly right and it explains why there have been so few polls out after the GOP convention. It’s also the narative being set up by the liberal left run Gallup orgaization. That poll hasn’t changed all week, same numbers. And yes the samples will be skewed towards the dems and towards who watched the convention, again dems. Don’t worry about it. Watch the left’s rhetoric, and where the marxist campaigns, that’s all you need to know.
bgibbs1000 on September 2, 2012 at 2:30 PM

Interesting thought. Given that most of these guys models take such and such number of recent polls and weight more heavily to the more recent ones, it’s going to be doubly counted in their favor by having more volume after the dem convention and the having those weighted more.

Not terribly concerned about any of it honestly. The ads are ready for deployment now finally.

stldave on September 2, 2012 at 2:36 PM

That’s pretty Chicago

Ragnar Danneskold on September 2, 2012 at 2:36 PM

The Pinedale shopping mall has just been bombed with live turkeys.

Film at 11.

Lanceman on September 2, 2012 at 2:36 PM

There are sure to be a bunch of polls that ridiculously oversample Dems following the convention that will ‘show’ a big bounce.

blue13326 on September 2, 2012 at 2:37 PM

If blaming the Republicans doesn’t work, Obama’s now putting partial blame on his family.

What a pathetic, vile, little man.

President Barack Obama is partly blaming his family and children for his inability to lessen Washington’s partisanship and gridlock during his first term.

GrannyDee on September 2, 2012 at 2:36 PM

OMG!

I knew he was desperate but OMG!

Vile doesn’t even begin to describe it.

gophergirl on September 2, 2012 at 2:37 PM

The August job number will come out on Friday and potentially delivers a coup de grace to any momentum the Dems can get from the Convention.

bayview on September 2, 2012 at 2:38 PM

How on earth will they keep The Clenis from hooking up with The Slute in Charlotte? Nature abwhores a vacuum you know.

Well, no problem. If she can’t afford the rubbers, at least she can get a free abortion.

Harbingeing on September 2, 2012 at 2:40 PM

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Resist We Much on September 2, 2012 at 2:41 PM

I was just thinking about a bounce for Obama…

dead cats are known to bounce

gerrym51 on September 2, 2012 at 2:42 PM

Republicans believe in individual achievement for the good of the whole. Democrats believe in collective achievement for the good of the individual.

seriously bizarre. He may have smoked too much choom in HS and his brain never matured.

but this is the guy that McCain wanted as a ‘consultant’…which is why i still feel a little creepy when i think that i voted for him

leftists being leftists

btw, rasmussen has a vid up about our choomer ‘youth’ vote, heavy for barry…o.bam.a

Romney up 4

r keller on September 2, 2012 at 2:43 PM

Everyone I know is anxious and depressed. I dont think a blaming, devisive, vilifying convention will be motivating to anyone. Im tired of being called evil racist stupid crazy ect… Im not watching one minute. Ill just check the recaps the next day. I cant take one more word from these people Nov cant come soon enough and Im praying to be delivered from the group of thugs and that Romney will have the fortitude and courage to do the right thing.

ldbgcoleman on September 2, 2012 at 2:43 PM

The Cowboys have announced Staubach and Dorsett will be suiting up.

hillsoftx on September 2, 2012 at 2:43 PM

The full on Media Fellate-o-Rama is gonna be epic…

Count on it.

BigWyo on September 2, 2012 at 2:44 PM

The political parties espouse two obviously different philosophies, neither right nor wrong. Republicans believe in individual achievement for the good of the whole. Democrats believe in collective achievement for the good of the individualPARTY. But right now, individuals are collectively hurting. And the Democrats are in power. That’s a mighty big challenge to overcome.

Cleombrotus on September 2, 2012 at 2:45 PM

Eww..hanging curve ball there….

BigWyo on September 2, 2012 at 2:45 PM

Did anyone notice on MTP this morning that they had a slideshow at the very beginning with a picture of Obama at a rally with tons of people with their arms raised? The question I had was, was this from a rally this year or 2008? It looked like a big crowd and I haven’t heard any evidence that Obama has had big rallies so far this year. Anyone know how to find out?

txmomof6 on September 2, 2012 at 2:46 PM

The Cowboys have announced Staubach and Dorsett will be suiting up.

hillsoftx on September 2, 2012 at 2:43 PM

NYJs with BJClinton as Broadway Joe?

davidk on September 2, 2012 at 2:46 PM

FlatFoot on September 2, 2012 at 2:34 PM

That’s pretty much my take on it. The MSM and the pollsters will team up and MAKE SURE there’s a bounce.

TarheelBen on September 2, 2012 at 2:46 PM

The Democrat’s strategy is to supress voter turnout. That’s why they’re running all these nasty, negative ads. They want Romney to respond in kind, so that Independents will be turned off by both campaigns and stay home.

THE MEDIA IS DOING THEIR PART TO IMPLEMENT THIS STRATEGY.They are purposely trying to depress viewership for both Conventions. Think it’s a coincidence that, for the first time ever, they scaled back their Convention coverage to just 1 hour per night? I don’t watch the major networks, so I can’t say for sure that they promoted the Conventions less this year, but I’ll bet they did.

They’ll use the excuse that nobody is interested in watching these Conventions anymore. How convenient that they would come to that conclusion this year when they know that Obama himself would rather skip the Democrat Convention this time around, knowing that the contrast between Hype & Change in 2008 and Lie & Blame in 2012 will be quite palpable.

If Romney wins and people aren’t happy with the job he does, and it looks like the Democrats have a good shot at winning in 2016, the networks will say “we got a lot of criticism for our abbreviated coverage of the 2012 Conventions, so we’re going to go back to showing 2 hours a night this year”.

ardenenoch on September 2, 2012 at 2:46 PM

I disagree with the notion that there has been no bounce for Romney since the convention.

The day before the convention he was trailing Obama by 3 points in Rassmussen. He now leads Obama by 4 points!

As for Reuters, they are using daily snap polls to base their decision on. Romney is still in better shape now in their overall polling than he was before the convention.

Finally, as for Gallup, while it is true there has been no movement in the head to head matchup, unlike Rasmussen they are polling registered voters (not likely ones) and even with that the Presidents approval has dropped 2 points to 43%.

I think Romney is in much better shape now than he was before the convention.

Indy82 on September 2, 2012 at 2:48 PM

txmomof6 on September 2, 2012 at 2:46 PM

So how long before they start sneaking in 08 crowd footage for this years’s stuff???

BigWyo on September 2, 2012 at 2:50 PM

They wouldn’t be stupid enough to bring back the columns again would they?

gophergirl on September 2, 2012 at 2:05 PM

How about scaffolding? We can’t tell whether they’re building it up or knocking it down anyway.

stukinIL4now on September 2, 2012 at 2:50 PM

With two of their biggest speakers being Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton… is that really the best they could find?

Featuring Jimmah in prime time? Good grief. Does DNC have some kind of death wish?

petefrt on September 2, 2012 at 2:50 PM

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Resist We Much on September 2, 2012 at 2:41 PM

Dude! Cuttin’ like a whip.

davidk on September 2, 2012 at 2:50 PM

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/09/iowans-message-to-obama-we-did-build-this/

davidk on September 2, 2012 at 2:44 PM

Is that sign both racist and homosexual bashing?

bgibbs1000 on September 2, 2012 at 2:50 PM

thatsafactjack on September 2, 2012 at 2:35 PM

Excellent!!! But, if I don’t hear the following words in the first two minutes, I will be tuning out:

“Ladies and Gentlemen, after considered deliberation and thought, I cannot accept your nomination for President of the United States.”

TXUS on September 2, 2012 at 2:51 PM

Actually not only has the Obama reach-around-media already declared him as “being back” with the greatest speech and convention since the Sermon On The Mount,but they already have polls that show he won the debates by 70% to 30%.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on September 2, 2012 at 2:52 PM

What a pathetic, vile, little man.

President Barack Obama is partly blaming his family and children for his inability to lessen Washington’s partisanship and gridlock during his first term.

GrannyDee on September 2, 2012 at 2:36 PM

From the link :

Yellin said Obama told her one of the reasons he did not was because he wanted to spend more time at home with his kids and family.

Translation –
I don’t want to work, I don’t want to go to work, I don’t wanna talk about work, I don’t wanna meet anyone who works, I just wanna sit at home and watch TV and drink beer in my jammies …..whhaaaaaa….wwaaaaahhhaaa…

burrata on September 2, 2012 at 2:52 PM

Barack Styrofoam Obama- puffed up, lightweight and fake.

profitsbeard on September 2, 2012 at 2:35 PM

stealin’ that.

Cleombrotus on September 2, 2012 at 2:53 PM

Lineup: Carter, the 2nd worst Pres ever, will endorse the worst Pres ever, followed by Federal perjurer and stain-maker B. Clinton and Sandra “I want the govt to pay for my contraceptives” Fluke. Mayor Villagorosa of the “Almost Bankrupt City” of L.A. and Eliz Warren, the Senate candidate who lied about her Cherokee heritage and currently trails by 5 pts in her own race, will serve as supporting cast.

Comedy Central in Charlotte.

hillsoftx on September 2, 2012 at 2:53 PM

Something about the juxtapositions of having Bill Clinton (the Clenis) and Sandra Fluke (the Slute) supporting Obama (Dr. Infanticide) at this weeks’ WOW UteroFest convention seems to all fit together for a rather macabre, though unified message, doesn’t it?

The entire rotten, stinking ball of collectivist death cult worship, blessed by none other than Jimmy Carter (Dr. Malaise), the second-worst SCOAMF President in American history, just has success written all over it, right? Pass the damn popcorn.

Harbingeing on September 2, 2012 at 2:26 PM

You have summed it up neatly. I had planned to watch, however the more I think about it, perhaps not. It’s bound to be too depressing for words.

Cody1991 on September 2, 2012 at 2:55 PM

Resist We Much on September 2, 2012 at 2:41 PM

O M G

Hubby dropped his jaw AND my iPad when I showed him that !!
Is that on a building ?? Any details ??
Keepin it classy, as usual !!

pambi on September 2, 2012 at 2:56 PM

If Romney wins and people conservatives aren’t happy with the job he does,….

ardenenoch on September 2, 2012 at 2:46 PM

Romney will have his 3-year probation period as our employee, at which time he will receive his employment review. If we, his employers aren’t happy, or he’s just not getting the job done, we’ll just have to let him go.

And, if this is the case in 2016, expect a viable 3rd-party run that will sweep all their sorry establishment butts to the curb. The Constitution is my King, and I’m dedicated to serve, protect and defend my King, not my employees.

Harbingeing on September 2, 2012 at 2:56 PM

thatsafactjack on September 2, 2012 at 2:35 PM

that as well. Actually, that’s a bookmark.

Cleombrotus on September 2, 2012 at 2:56 PM

Romney did offer a basic five point plan during his speech. Ryan is the only one with a plan that has passed the House.

How can the Dims say the GOP did not offer solutions?

HellCat on September 2, 2012 at 2:58 PM

The entire rotten, stinking ball of collectivist death cult worship, blessed by none other than Jimmy Carter (Dr. Malaise), the second-worst SCOAMF President in American history, just has success written all over it, right? Pass the damn popcorn.

Harbingeing on September 2, 2012 at 2:26 PM

If Obama is the 2nd worst, then who’s the worst?

LevinFan on September 2, 2012 at 2:59 PM

Dead cat

This convention will be about nothing but pu$$y.

VegasRick on September 2, 2012 at 3:01 PM

If blaming the Republicans doesn’t work, Obama’s now putting partial blame on his family.

What a pathetic, vile, little man.

President Barack Obama is partly blaming his family and children for his inability to lessen Washington’s partisanship and gridlock during his first term.

GrannyDee on September 2, 2012 at 2:36 PM

23 million Americans are unemployed. Their lives are in ruins. The economy is a shambles.

And BO needs to spend more time with his family who have already had at least 17 vacations? He has played 100+ rounds of golf, and spends all of his time fundraising.

Disgusting, selfish, lazy POS.

Cody1991 on September 2, 2012 at 3:05 PM

pambi on September 2, 2012 at 2:56 PM

It’s on an apartment building in West Hollywood right next to a large Obama “Hope” sign.

Resist We Much on September 2, 2012 at 3:07 PM

The problem with making a BIG speech every 7-10 days is that everyone who can possibly be convinced has already been convinced. Does anyone really think Obama is only one speech away from hitting the 50 percent and above approval level? Well, Obama, obviously, but who else?

Fred 2 on September 2, 2012 at 3:10 PM

Abounce from the convention?Is this some kind of joke?Look at the speakers they have lined up,a nymphomaniac demanding free contraception for life,a failed mayor of LA,a Calif AG who decriminalizes illegal alien crimes. The only thing missing is Roseanne “The Domestic Goddess” Barr.Suprise speaker? Maybe so.

jeffinsjvca on September 2, 2012 at 3:12 PM

It is an Ex-Parrot.

Dave in San Diego on September 2, 2012 at 3:16 PM

The DNC Freak Show

redridinghood on September 2, 2012 at 3:16 PM

Soaring rhetoric, crowds chanting in unison

AHHH-BOOR-SHUN!

AHHH-BOOR-SHUN!

AHHH-BOOR-SHUN!

BigAlSouth on September 2, 2012 at 3:16 PM

President Barack Obama is partly blaming his family and children for his inability to lessen Washington’s partisanship and gridlock during his first term.

GrannyDee on September 2, 2012 at 2:36 PM

He should have played less golf and had fewer fund raisers then. Or not run for Pres. The misery he has caused and the diminishing of the office makes me sick. I pray we can recover. I can’t even think of how he could be reelected.

Paddington on September 2, 2012 at 3:17 PM

A public university in Colorado with federal funds offered course credit to work in the marxist’s campaign.

http://www.redstate.com/2012/09/02/public-university-offered-course-credit-to-work-for-obama-campaign/

I’m no legal expert but is this not illegal as hell?

bgibbs1000 on September 2, 2012 at 3:21 PM

Wait a minute – Jimmy Carter is speaking! LOL! Add that to the abortionpalooza fest they have planned, and there are no greater indications that the Dems are OUT OF TOUCH, OUT TO LUNCH, AND SOON – OUT OF TIME!

kscheuller on September 2, 2012 at 2:27 PM

Well, let’s give him all the time he wants to spend with his family on Nov 6.

Barack can finally be happy and so can we.

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on September 2, 2012 at 3:24 PM

So y’all seen the Obamas’ new fancy palace, which other people are buying for them ?

http://hillbuzz.org/the-obamas-already-preparing-for-move-to-hawaii-in-january-2013-hyde-park-neighbors-talking-about-chicago-house-being-sold-soon-63935

burrata on September 2, 2012 at 3:26 PM

So they complain they didn’t get “specifics” from R & R??

How specific is “Hope and Change”?

Seriously, do these people not see themselves as the fools they are?

goflyers on September 2, 2012 at 3:28 PM

http://hillbuzz.org/the-obamas-already-preparing-for-move-to-hawaii-in-january-2013-hyde-park-neighbors-talking-about-chicago-house-being-sold-soon-63935

burrata on September 2, 2012 at 3:26 PM

Maybe Barry wants no part of the Free Style Shooting Team of the Chicago Olympics.

bayview on September 2, 2012 at 3:29 PM

GrannyDee on September 2, 2012 at 2:36 PM

OMG! Well bho did throw his grandmother under the bus, his brother in the hut, and anyone else he can blame hasn’t he?

bho is the most evil human I have seen in my 67 years and to think he is the president of the US!

Please people, go vote, get every human you know to vote and get this anti-American worm our of Our House!
L

letget on September 2, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Democratic Intelligentsier Bill Richardson sez that what’s crucial is that people around the world want Prezident Downgrade re-elected…and Y’know we gotta do that cuz that’s vital or sumthin’…

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/obama-surrogate-richardson-international-community-wants-see-obama-reelect

Sheeesh!

workingclass artist on September 2, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Resist We Much on September 2, 2012 at 3:07 PM

That’s just incredible !!
Thanks.

pambi on September 2, 2012 at 3:31 PM

http://reason.com/blog/2012/09/02/time-magazine-pens-love-letter-to-joe-bi

I … I got nuthin’.

davidk on September 2, 2012 at 3:36 PM

An Obama “bounce” is possible if you drop the chair far enough; it’ll be somewhat akin to a “dead cat” bounce like we often see in the stock market.

microfiction on September 2, 2012 at 3:39 PM

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