Video: Why breaking up is not so hard to do

posted at 2:41 pm on September 6, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

The RNC has a new ad out now that follows up one of the most prominent themes from last week’s Republican convention with a new 30-second TV spot aimed at former Obama voters.  Titled “The Breakup,” the ad features one of my good friends, Bettina Inclan, who works for the RNC on Hispanic outreach.  I’ve known Bettina for years, and believe me, when she tells you, “It’s not me … it’s you,” it really is you (via ConservativeByte):

This is the extension of the less-satirical effort at the Republican convention to reach out to former Obama voters.  The tight message discipline produced a series of softer pitches aimed at voters in the center, offering understanding about how Barack Obama may have inspired them in 2008 and promised them a new direction for America and its politics.  The pitch (and the message discipline) produced a reasonable tone and approach, one that tended to ask for unity rather than make a strident base-appeal pitch.  Some conservatives felt disappointed at the lack of red-meat rhetoric aimed at Obama, but the strategy was deliberate.

In contrast, the first two nights of the Democratic Convention continually featured strident speeches delivered at the shout level.  Despite the relatively cozy venue, speaker after speaker in the last two nights felt the need to yell into the microphone, apparently attempting to generate enthusiasm from the delegates present.  That might be effective at the Time Warner center in Charlotte, but on television, it comes across much differently — as though Democrats think that they’re more believable because they’ve raised their voices.  And if the enthusiasm level of convention delegates is a worry for Democrats, then they’re really in trouble.

And it’s not just the vocal levels, either.  Margaret Carlson has become the latest on the Left to wonder whether Abortion-Palooza is turning off more people than it’s inspiring:

I hate to bring up abortion during the Democrats’ festivities, which are going so swimmingly, but I have a question.

Why has the party removed the sentence “Abortion should be safe, legal, and rare” from its platform? It was in the 2004 document but not in 2008’s or this year’s. Can’t Democrats just throw a crumb to the many millions who are pro-choice but not pro-abortion?

Last week, Democrats feasted on the extreme positions of Representative Todd Akin of Missouri (and vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan, for that matter) during the Republican National Convention. Yet Democrats have gone too far in the other direction, threatening their hold on the great American middle. Speaking Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Republican former House Speaker Newt Gingrich pushed the issue, claiming, “The president of the United States voted three times to protect the right of doctors to kill babies who came out of an abortion still alive” and arguing that the Democratic platform supports “partial-birth abortion.”

Abortion is a more delicate subject than our fierce, partisan arguments would have it. If you scroll backward, an intimate act (a horrible one in cases of rape or incest) occurred and a woman is pregnant. Most people outside partisan bubbles don’t like to talk, much less scream, about such things.

Matt Lewis e-mailed his former AOL colleague Melinda Henneberger, a pro-life liberal, about her take on the convention after the first night:

I have NEVER heard this much about abortion as in that hall last night, even if you throw in every homily of my life.  Every other event is sponsored by [Planned Parenthood] or EMILY’s List. Then I moderated a panel for the outnumbered but undaunted pro-life [Democrats], where the panelists were asked by Salon what’s not to love about abortefacients and by Red State how come they like the infanticide president so much. America is evenly divided on this issue, but are ANY swing voters watching speech after convention speech? (Bold mine.)

Why should swing voters tune into it?  The agenda clearly doesn’t address them or their priorities.  Even if they do flip to C-SPAN to check out the activities, they’re greeted by shouted speeches and an unrelenting focus on an issue that’s not within their priority set for this election at all.  If Republicans had employed this kind of tone at their convention, the press reports would have been filled with references to “angry Republicans.”

The entire Democratic convention has become a primal scream on abortion and contraception.  Don’t be surprised if swing voters feel repelled by the spectacle.  They may be breaking up with more than just Obama by the end of this week.


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Video: Why breaking up is not so hard to do

Because the government owns you, thats why, now sit down and shut up.

SWalker on September 6, 2012 at 2:44 PM

Still waiting on an ad hitting Obama on his many scandals. Instead, we get this corny waste of money.

joekenha on September 6, 2012 at 2:44 PM

Can we just break up with him by text? I guess by vote would be better.

msupertas on September 6, 2012 at 2:45 PM

DEAD FETUS CONVENTION

sentinelrules on September 6, 2012 at 2:45 PM

Let’s see how many aborted babies we can stack, before they all fall down!

- The Commie Convention Filth

OhEssYouCowboys on September 6, 2012 at 2:45 PM

Great ad…

… this and Three Times by Allen West should leave a mark.

Seven Percent Solution on September 6, 2012 at 2:46 PM

I believe even those people who are pro choice are sick of all abortion all the time from the donks.

Blake on September 6, 2012 at 2:46 PM

When are Romney and the RNC going to start spending their massive “war chest” on serious ads that specifically attack the President’s failed policies?

If these are the best ads they’re capable of, we can kiss this election goodbye.

stuckinwisconsin on September 6, 2012 at 2:47 PM

Ya know, aborted babies could be ground up and used to feed stray cats.

- The Commie Convention Filth

OhEssYouCowboys on September 6, 2012 at 2:47 PM

Sounded like a bunch of professional wrestlers to me. Except the wrestlers usually make more sense and have more class.

forest on September 6, 2012 at 2:47 PM

Her telling anyone goodbye, would break any man’s heart…but I doubt someone of her class would even be hooked up with someone like Obama…in his dreams.

right2bright on September 6, 2012 at 2:48 PM

I don’t want the State up my uterus! I just want it to tell me what to eat!

- The Commie Convention Filth

OhEssYouCowboys on September 6, 2012 at 2:48 PM

Conservative chicas are sooooo hawt!

search4truth on September 6, 2012 at 2:49 PM

They should rename the Democratic Convention “Abortionpalooza”

Opposite Day on September 6, 2012 at 2:49 PM

I want my privacy! When do I hand over every detail of my healthcare records and needs to the State?

- The Commie Convention Filth

OhEssYouCowboys on September 6, 2012 at 2:49 PM

Still waiting on an ad hitting Obama on his many scandals. Instead, we get this corny waste of money.

joekenha on September 6, 2012 at 2:44 PM

This

Romney better get started really hitting Obama’s record. Are they waiting for the convention to end?

Nick_Angel on September 6, 2012 at 2:50 PM

I’ve known Bettina for years,

…oh oh!…you’re going to make a bunch of friends here… all of a sudden!

KOOLAID2 on September 6, 2012 at 2:50 PM

The entire Democratic convention has become a primal scream on abortion and contraception.

What’s the warm up for Obowma tonight…

… A partial birth abortion followed by a BBQ?

Seven Percent Solution on September 6, 2012 at 2:52 PM

she looks like Obama girl, no?

ted c on September 6, 2012 at 2:52 PM

I don’t want the State up my uterus! I just want it to tell me what to eat!

- The Commie Convention Filth

OhEssYouCowboys on September 6, 2012 at 2:48 PM

Don’t forget the state telling us how much to exercise, what car to drive, what kind of toilets/lightbulbs to use and just about every other thing you can think of!

I wonder if they’ll do an actual abortion on stage tonight?

LevinFan on September 6, 2012 at 2:53 PM

What’s the warm up for Obowma tonight…

… A partial birth abortion followed by a BBQ?

Seven Percent Solution on September 6, 2012 at 2:52 PM

Look at that, you beat me to it by a minute!

LevinFan on September 6, 2012 at 2:53 PM

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/romney-claims-clinton-latest-ad_651835.html

The Clinton in this ad is a lot more succinct than he was last night.

bayview on September 6, 2012 at 2:54 PM

Still waiting on an ad hitting Obama on his many scandals. Instead, we get this corny waste of money.

joekenha on September 6, 2012 at 2:44 PM

I do find it disturbing that I’ve written to the local fishwrap about Fast and Furious yet no one in the RNC can even mention it!

LevinFan on September 6, 2012 at 2:55 PM

Talking Points Memo and other leftists sites are all excited thinking they’ve got some shocking discovery about the woman in the ad not really being a disillusioned Dem, but instead a GOP staffer, which she is.

They don’t get that this video is a satire meant to direct people to the website.

And they call themselves “the smart party.” LOL

Flora Duh on September 6, 2012 at 2:55 PM

I had a very interesting twitter conversation with a Catholic Democrat on Tuesday night.. He was becoming more and more appalled at the Abortionpalooza… He was on the fence, but seemed to be leaning farther and farther away from the spectacle..

kringeesmom on September 6, 2012 at 2:55 PM

when she tells you, “It’s not me … it’s you,” it really is you

…she didn’t say “HOT” in any part of her conversation…so Sparky and piggy…jest take it ezzzzzzy…put your eyeballs back in…put your hands back on the keys…and turn up the air!

KOOLAID2 on September 6, 2012 at 2:56 PM

Romney better get started really hitting Obama’s record. Are they waiting for the convention to end?

Nick_Angel on September 6, 2012 at 2:50 PM

Romney is pulling ads out of MI and PA. So guess he’s already giving up there. :/

lorien1973 on September 6, 2012 at 2:56 PM

she looks like Obama girl, no?

ted c on September 6, 2012 at 2:52 PM

No.

Obama girl is an emaciated skank. This woman is living proof that God is an ARTIST!

CurtZHP on September 6, 2012 at 2:56 PM

mittens is the stale, pale, male who has a 1950′s expiration date….better off to vote for Gary Johnson

Pragmatic on September 6, 2012 at 2:57 PM

she looks like Obama girl, no?
ted c on September 6, 2012 at 2:52 PM

Obama girl is way hotter. But not even she is for Obama this time.

Rusty Allen on September 6, 2012 at 2:57 PM

Can’t Democrats just throw a crumb to the many millions who are pro-choice but not pro-abortion?

Weaselly crap. If you’re pro-choice, how can you be anti-abortion? It’s reminiscent of the outrage of Limbaugh’s “caller abortion” thing.

ddrintn on September 6, 2012 at 2:57 PM

* outrage OVER Limbaugh’s

ddrintn on September 6, 2012 at 2:58 PM

Is it possible to hold the opinion that abortion should be safe, legal and rare on this site and not have invective and spittle hurled in one’s direction?

Bruno Strozek on September 6, 2012 at 2:58 PM

Romney is pulling ads out of MI and PA. So guess he’s already giving up there. :/

lorien1973 on September 6, 2012 at 2:56 PM

If you read this somewhere, I’d like to have the link.

DrStock on September 6, 2012 at 2:59 PM

O/T Holy Moly anyone see Allen Wests new ad? Was there a cock crowing at the DNC yesterday?

ctmom on September 6, 2012 at 2:59 PM

Romney is pulling ads out of MI and PA. So guess he’s already giving up there. :/

lorien1973 on September 6, 2012 at 2:56 PM

The Death Star is fully operational!!! ////

ddrintn on September 6, 2012 at 3:00 PM

Bruno Strozek on September 6, 2012 at 2:58 PM

If someone can spittle on you thru your computer; you have a different technology than I do. (Um, can I borrow it for my youpron browsing needs?)

lorien1973 on September 6, 2012 at 3:00 PM

Of course the Dem convention speakers were shouting. Most were militant feminists and that’s their only oratory method. Women who want to sound forceful but have no gravitas of their own screech. Hillary may not have invented it, but she made it a trend for those who would seek to follow in her footsteps.

Gingotts on September 6, 2012 at 3:01 PM

If you read this somewhere, I’d like to have the link.

DrStock on September 6, 2012 at 2:59 PM

Someone linked it another thread:

http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/09/romney-gop-michigan-pennsylvania-pull-out.php?ref=fpnewsfeed

lorien1973 on September 6, 2012 at 3:01 PM

What an absolutely brilliant ad!

claudius on September 6, 2012 at 3:02 PM

Romney better get started really hitting Obama’s record. Are they waiting for the convention to end?

Nick_Angel on September 6, 2012 at 2:50 PM

October 30, man, and not sooner!! Gotta save that Death Star ammo for when it will really really hurt!!!!! /////

ddrintn on September 6, 2012 at 3:03 PM

Romney better get started really hitting Obama’s record. Are they waiting for the convention to end?

Nick_Angel on September 6, 2012 at 2:50 PM

The Dems are committing Hari-Kari in prime time. No need to interrupt the broadcast.

faraway on September 6, 2012 at 3:06 PM

mittens is the stale, pale, male who has a 1950′s expiration date….better off to vote for Gary Johnson

Pragmatic on September 6, 2012 at 2:57 PM

Here’s a Pragmatic wager for ya:

If Gary Johnson wins the election I’ll never post on Hotair again.

If Gary Johnson loses they you never post on Hotair again?

What do ya say?

LevinFan on September 6, 2012 at 3:06 PM

Can’t Democrats just throw a crumb to the many millions who are pro-choice but not rabid abortion-always NARAL fiends?

Fixed. The phrase ‘pro-choice’ is valid but has been hopelessly hijacked by cowardly leftists.

MelonCollie on September 6, 2012 at 3:06 PM

Still waiting on an ad hitting Obama on his many scandals. Instead, we get this corny waste of money.

joekenha on September 6, 2012 at 2:44 PM

This ad targets the young, single woman demographic. You’re not going to reach them raving about F&F or crony capitalism.

claudius on September 6, 2012 at 3:06 PM

Even if they do flip to C-SPAN to check out the activities, they’re greeted by shouted speeches and an unrelenting focus on an issue that’s not within their priority set for this election at all. If Republicans had employed this kind of tone at their convention, the press reports would have been filled with references to “angry Republicans.”

Very true, but alas we have many who take a similar tack. See comments in headlines thread where the response to Carlson’s piece is to degrade her for lacking the requisite moral purity instead of welcoming her assessment.

Buy Danish on September 6, 2012 at 3:07 PM

The Dems are committing Hari-Kari in prime time. No need to interrupt the broadcast.

faraway on September 6, 2012 at 3:06 PM

Yeah, but they’ve been committing hara-kiri for, like, 6 years now…

ddrintn on September 6, 2012 at 3:08 PM

Yelling into a microphone is one of my pet peeves. It’s why I stopped shopping at a local grocery store. The checker just couldn’t understand that you could simply talk into the mic and still be heard. Bless her heart.

parteagirl on September 6, 2012 at 3:09 PM

Every other event is sponsored by [Planned Parenthood] or EMILY’s List.

Pardon my ignorance, but who the He!! is EMILY?

Normally these public references to individuals’ first names denotes some kind of tragic event that befell the victim who stirs us from our apathy to motivate voters to enact significant change to prevent unnecessary tragedy from recurring.

Like–oh, say, abortion?

No way the abortion farmers would do that for a fetus named Emily. The whole point of abortion is to eliminate the child before we get to know the little one with a face, name, personality and soul. Whoever Emily is/was, it’s her baby who deserves the public acknowledgement, not her.

rwenger43 on September 6, 2012 at 3:09 PM

Fixed. The phrase ‘pro-choice’ is valid but has been hopelessly hijacked by cowardly leftists.

MelonCollie on September 6, 2012 at 3:06 PM

So why “pro-choice” but “anti-abortion”? I’m pro-choice when it comes to a needed appendectomy. I’m not anti-appendectomy.

ddrintn on September 6, 2012 at 3:09 PM

Was there a cock crowing at the DNC yesterday?

ctmom on September 6, 2012 at 2:59 PM

Yes, right after Sandra Fluked the place up a cock crowed for about a straight hour.

SWalker on September 6, 2012 at 3:11 PM

Is it possible to hold the opinion that abortion should be safe, legal and rare on this site and not have invective and spittle hurled in one’s direction?

Bruno Strozek on September 6, 2012 at 2:58 PM

Probably not. I’m a little RINOish regarding exceptions for rape, but, don’t generally advertise it. Not worth the hassle. I just stay off those threads.

a capella on September 6, 2012 at 3:11 PM

Someone linked it another thread:

http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/09/romney-gop-michigan-pennsylvania-pull-out.php?ref=fpnewsfeed

lorien1973 on September 6, 2012 at 3:01 PM

Hey, maybe the Breitbart people have something cooking…

/

Nick_Angel on September 6, 2012 at 3:11 PM

I don’t want the State up my uterus! I just want it to tell me what to eat!

- The Commie Convention Filth

OhEssYouCowboys on September 6, 2012 at 2:48 PM

Don’t forget the state telling us how much to exercise, what car to drive, what kind of toilets/lightbulbs to use and just about every other thing you can think of!

I wonder if they’ll do an actual abortion on stage tonight?

LevinFan on September 6, 2012 at 2:53 PM

Excellent points. It’s kind of pathetic and sad that your average Lib can’t recognize the irony.

BettyRuth on September 6, 2012 at 3:13 PM

As difficult as this might be for some to believe, there are Republican’s who are moderately pro-choice or, at the very least, understand the difficulty of the issue in individual cases.

But, the Democrat Party fringe (now firmly in control of the party and disappointed only that Chairman Mao isn’t around to give the convention keynote) would suggest that all Republicans want to tie all pregnant females to a dungeon wall for 9 months, in all cases, regardless of circumstance, and force them to carry a child to term and give birth.

This is what they call a “war on women.” They’re deranged, but it serves the purpose of demonizing their self-declared “enemy” in this war of their own creation.

I might mention that females of the species are aborted as well as males. Who’s heading up the war on those women?

As in most wars, even real wars, it’s impossible to conduct peace negotiations while the bullets are still flying.

IndieDogg on September 6, 2012 at 3:13 PM

Oh, and this great concept of an ad would have been better if they’d used someone who wasn’t actually a Republican, unless she actually voted for Obama which I doubt. It’s going to be attacked the same way Dem ads using faux Republicans were attacked. And yes, I realize one satirical/fictional while the Dems presented theirs as facts but it will distract from the message in the end, which is an unforced error.

Buy Danish on September 6, 2012 at 3:15 PM

SWalker on September 6, 2012 at 3:11 PM

I had a rooster as a pet when I was a little kid. He got so old that when he crowed he would fall back on his butt. ( I’m not kidding, this is true.)

So…my question is: did anyone see whether, behind that podium, they had Clinton propped up, you, know, to prevent him falling back on his butt while he crowed?

Just askin’, ;)

thatsafactjack on September 6, 2012 at 3:16 PM

A great ad…probably aimed at women voters, and that line about spending too much time ON the golf course is PRICELESS!

It’s also short enough to run on TV, and I hope they do it in the swing states. Time to unleash the Death Star…

Steve Z on September 6, 2012 at 3:16 PM

As difficult as this might be for some to believe, there are Republican’s who are moderately pro-choice or, at the very least, understand the difficulty of the issue in individual cases.

IndieDogg on September 6, 2012 at 3:13 PM

What does “moderately pro-choice” even mean?

ddrintn on September 6, 2012 at 3:16 PM

Cute ad, but George Costanza is funnier:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uAj4wBIU-8

parteagirl on September 6, 2012 at 3:17 PM

Good ad, to which so many straight women can relate.

Of course I don’t know for certain how liberal lesbian women ‘normally’ relate to each other. But in the few instances I’ve seen, talk only happens after all the throwing of invective, plates, glasses, coffee mugs, potted plants, and the occasional folding chair.

Liam on September 6, 2012 at 3:17 PM

Someone linked it another thread:

http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/09/romney-gop-michigan-pennsylvania-pull-out.php?ref=fpnewsfeed

lorien1973 on September 6, 2012 at 3:01 PM

Read the talking points memo and the Detroit News article. Talking points says Romney campaign and the PACs have withdrawn ads; Detroit News says just that PACs and that there are no Obama campaign ads either. The article is much more ambiguous than the TPM claims.

DrStock on September 6, 2012 at 3:18 PM

Whoever Emily is/was, it’s her baby who deserves the public acknowledgement, not her.

rwenger43 on September 6, 2012 at 3:09 PM

Emily is an acronym for “Early Money Is Like Yeast” and Emily’s list finds and supports liberal women candidates. However, to many conservative women, they are more like a yeast infection…

monalisa on September 6, 2012 at 3:18 PM

chance of rain tonight in charlotte is 100%, and so is the chance of republicans continuing to fail.

sesquipedalian on September 6, 2012 at 3:20 PM

stuckinwisconsin on September 6, 2012 at 2:47 PM

If Romney has anything to say about it and is true to form, like he was in the Primaries look for the ads to start 10 days out and the last five will be brutal non-stop bashing, destruction and shock and awe. Thats if he wants to win the way he did the primaries. If McCains folks get ahold of him Dear Liar will, be a nice family man who loves his country then of course Romney will lose.

ConcealedKerry on September 6, 2012 at 3:20 PM

So so vid. Could have been better with an empty chair.

MeatHeadinCA on September 6, 2012 at 3:21 PM

sesquipedalian on September 6, 2012 at 3:20 PM

Wrong thread. 100% fail by you. Thanks for the laugh.

Christien on September 6, 2012 at 3:23 PM

chance of rain tonight in charlotte is 100%, and so is the chance of republicans continuing to fail.

sesquipedalian on September 6, 2012 at 3:20 PM

Wait. It’s the republican’s fault that the DNC didn’t know it rained in the south during the summer?

Explain this one to me.

lorien1973 on September 6, 2012 at 3:27 PM

Still waiting on an ad hitting Obama on his many scandals. Instead, we get this corny waste of money.

joekenha on September 6, 2012 at 2:44 PM

Don’t you get it?? Vague videos with pretty girls will bring MILLIONS of voters to the GOP fold. So long as they’re never told GOP positions on the social safety net, they’ll be a lock!

ernesto on September 6, 2012 at 3:32 PM

Someone linked it another thread:

http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/09/romney-gop-michigan-pennsylvania-pull-out.php?ref=fpnewsfeed

lorien1973 on September 6, 2012 at 3:01 PM

It’s TPM, so I’m skeptical. But that better not be true. Michigan is in play. Pennsylvania has traditionally been fool’s gold for the GOP, but you can’t publicly give up on both states. What the hell does that tell the base? And it means almost all of their eggs are in the Ohio, Virginia, Florida, and Wisconsin basket.

Like I said, this better be a load of BS.

Doughboy on September 6, 2012 at 3:34 PM

Don’t you get it?? Vague videos with pretty girls will bring MILLIONS of voters to the GOP fold. So long as they’re never told GOP positions on the social safety net, they’ll be a lock!

ernesto on September 6, 2012 at 3:32 PM

Haven’t you heard? The GOP is THE party for Social Security and Medicare now, dude. I know it’s hard, but keep up.

ddrintn on September 6, 2012 at 3:35 PM

It’s TPM, so I’m skeptical. But that better not be true. Michigan is in play. Pennsylvania has traditionally been fool’s gold for the GOP, but you can’t publicly give up on both states. What the hell does that tell the base? And it means almost all of their eggs are in the Ohio, Virginia, Florida, and Wisconsin basket.

Like I said, this better be a load of BS.

Doughboy on September 6, 2012 at 3:34 PM

TPM has seemed to be more even-handed than, say, HotAir when it comes ot covering this election season. Sad, but true.

ddrintn on September 6, 2012 at 3:36 PM

chance of rain tonight in charlotte is 100%, and so is the chance of republicans continuing to fail.

sesquipedalian on September 6, 2012 at 3:20 PM

Umm…actually…you might want to check your own link. Chance of precipitation in Charlotte at 10pm: 20%. Sorry, big fail on that one. Please try again!

Highlar on September 6, 2012 at 3:39 PM

TPM has seemed to be more even-handed than, say, HotAir when it comes ot covering this election season. Sad, but true.

ddrintn on September 6, 2012 at 3:36 PM

I’m pretty sure if Romney and the GOP were to pull ads from Michigan and Pennsylvania this early in the election, HotAir would not go easy on them. Quite the opposite actually.

Doughboy on September 6, 2012 at 3:40 PM

Oh please don’t leave me, really, I promise Hope and this time to change!
Dear Liar!

ConcealedKerry on September 6, 2012 at 3:41 PM

I’m pretty sure if Romney and the GOP were to pull ads from Michigan and Pennsylvania this early in the election, HotAir would not go easy on them. Quite the opposite actually.

Doughboy on September 6, 2012 at 3:40 PM

It would be soft-pedaled or rationalized away in some way. Come on. This place is most definitely not to Mitt Romney what it was to John McCain in 2008. All you have to do is use the archives.

ddrintn on September 6, 2012 at 3:42 PM

Umm…actually…you might want to check your own link. Chance of precipitation in Charlotte at 10pm: 20%. Sorry, big fail on that one. Please try again!

Highlar on September 6, 2012 at 3:39 PM

With thunderstorms forecast for most of the evening before that. Come on. Talk about a childish argument.

ddrintn on September 6, 2012 at 3:44 PM

It would be soft-pedaled or rationalized away in some way. Come on. This place is most definitely not to Mitt Romney what it was to John McCain in 2008. All you have to do is use the archives.

ddrintn on September 6, 2012 at 3:42 PM

Are you kidding? Did you see the threads and posts about Romney and his campaign surrogates over the past couple years? Not exactly the friendliest. And trust me, if he throws in the towel on two key swing states(either of which would all but hand him the election) when he has hundreds of millions in the bank to spend with only 2 months to go til November 6, he’ll get excoriated on here.

Doughboy on September 6, 2012 at 3:46 PM

It’s like those Swiffer ads. I half-expected “Baby Come Back” to start playing.

Christien on September 6, 2012 at 3:46 PM

Are you kidding? Did you see the threads and posts about Romney and his campaign surrogates over the past couple years? Not exactly the friendliest.

Doughboy on September 6, 2012 at 3:46 PM

Link them, and as I said compare them with 2008. Or with your average Palin post over the past 4 years.

ddrintn on September 6, 2012 at 3:48 PM

With thunderstorms forecast for most of the evening before that. Come on. Talk about a childish argument.

ddrintn on September 6, 2012 at 3:44 PM

If the DNC knew they could fill 74,000 seats that night; they wouldn’t move it. They wouldn’t want to piss off 50,000+ people who couldn’t fit into the smaller venue.

You can blame it on the rain; but the attendance was falling.

If it wasn’t, you’d see some stories about DNC outreach to those 50,000+ now kicked out of the speech. But you don’t.

lorien1973 on September 6, 2012 at 3:50 PM

he’ll get excoriated on here.

Doughboy on September 6, 2012 at 3:46 PM

By the way, Romney never ever has been and never ever will be “excoriated” here. Not by contributors, not by commenters (except for the allegedly commie-socialist-O-bot-Palinista “trolls” like myself).

ddrintn on September 6, 2012 at 3:50 PM

If the DNC knew they could fill 74,000 seats that night; they wouldn’t move it. They wouldn’t want to piss off 50,000+ people who couldn’t fit into the smaller venue.

You can blame it on the rain; but the attendance was falling.

If it wasn’t, you’d see some stories about DNC outreach to those 50,000+ now kicked out of the speech. But you don’t.

lorien1973 on September 6, 2012 at 3:50 PM

So what? It’s not as if Romney would have an easier time filling that venue.

ddrintn on September 6, 2012 at 3:52 PM

Not by contributors, not by commenters (except for the allegedly commie-socialist-O-bot-Palinista “trolls” like myself).

ddrintn on September 6, 2012 at 3:50 PM

Haven’t been around long, have you?

lorien1973 on September 6, 2012 at 3:53 PM

So what? It’s not as if Romney would have an easier time filling that venue.

ddrintn on September 6, 2012 at 3:52 PM

Interesting comment. Not really related to anything I said, though.

lorien1973 on September 6, 2012 at 3:54 PM

Not by contributors, not by commenters (except for the allegedly commie-socialist-O-bot-Palinista “trolls” like myself).

ddrintn on September 6, 2012 at 3:50 PM

Haven’t been around long, have you?

lorien1973 on September 6, 2012 at 3:53 PM

Yeah, for nearly four years. Don’t remember very many hard-hitting “Romney’s an unelectable joke” posts.

ddrintn on September 6, 2012 at 3:55 PM

So what? It’s not as if Romney would have an easier time filling that venue.

ddrintn on September 6, 2012 at 3:52 PM

Interesting comment. Not really related to anything I said, though.

lorien1973 on September 6, 2012 at 3:54 PM

It’s absolutely related. A party whose nominee has trouble filling a high-school gym is trying to score points off the lack of enthusiasm for the incumbent. It’s idiotic.

ddrintn on September 6, 2012 at 3:56 PM

Oh brother. The lefties have their panties in a bunch over this ad:

http://dailycaller.com/2012/09/06/this-might-be-the-dumbest-nontroversy-youll-see-all-day/

Another bad case of lefty projection.

rcpjr on September 6, 2012 at 3:58 PM

This DNC convention is going to go down in history with the 1992 Republican convention. Floundering incumbents, angry speeches, nothing but red meat for the base, and a focus on social issues when the economy was first on people’s minds. Oh yes, Ronald Reagan gave a very nice speech at that 1992 convention too. All it did was remind people how not-Reagan George Bush was.

rockmom on September 6, 2012 at 3:58 PM

Don’t remember very many hard-hitting “Romney’s an unelectable joke” posts.

ddrintn on September 6, 2012 at 3:55 PM

So we’ve gone from “never” to “not very many” in about 5 minutes. Go back to the primaries and we can get this “not very many” to “quite a few” in quick order.

Many commenters (myself included) railed against Mitt the entire primary. I think my most favorable comment about Mitt has been “He’s marginally better than Obama.” Lots of us are in that boat. So chill out, Francis.

lorien1973 on September 6, 2012 at 3:58 PM

Cheering abortion, and booing God.

What else does anybody need to know about these people and their values?

AZCoyote on September 6, 2012 at 3:59 PM

I was hoping for LGBT version thinking Mooch would be on the other end.

hillsoftx on September 6, 2012 at 3:59 PM

Don’t you get it?? Vague videos with pretty girls will bring MILLIONS of voters to the GOP fold. So long as they’re never told GOP positions on the social safety net, they’ll be a lock!

ernesto on September 6, 2012 at 3:32 PM

Explains Scarlett Johannsen, Padme, and some other pretty starlet whose name no one recognizes.

Bishop on September 6, 2012 at 3:59 PM

It’s absolutely related. A party whose nominee has trouble filling a high-school gym is trying to score points off the lack of enthusiasm for the incumbent. It’s idiotic.

ddrintn on September 6, 2012 at 3:56 PM

Interesting how, somehow, it’s Romney’s fault that Obama thought he could fill 74,000 seats. And now that he can’t, it’s Romney’s fault that everyone is teasing Obama about the lack of DNC enthusiasm.

It’s a weird world, man!

lorien1973 on September 6, 2012 at 3:59 PM

Rebar on September 6, 2012 at 3:09 PM

How cool would it be to have a couple ICE agents nab him as he exits the stage…

affenhauer on September 6, 2012 at 4:00 PM

So we’ve gone from “never” to “not very many” in about 5 minutes. Go back to the primaries and we can get this “not very many” to “quite a few” in quick order.

Link a few.

Many commenters (myself included) railed against Mitt the entire primary. I think my most favorable comment about Mitt has been “He’s marginally better than Obama.” Lots of us are in that boat. So chill out, Francis.

lorien1973 on September 6, 2012 at 3:58 PM

If you weren’t mauled by the roving Mittler Youth squads, your remarks were awfully tame. Chill out yourself.

This DNC convention is going to go down in history with the 1992 Republican convention. Floundering incumbents, angry speeches, nothing but red meat for the base, and a focus on social issues when the economy was first on people’s minds. Oh yes, Ronald Reagan gave a very nice speech at that 1992 convention too. All it did was remind people how not-Reagan George Bush was.

rockmom on September 6, 2012 at 3:58 PM

Too bad you don’t have a Ross Perot this time to give Mitt the win. Analogy fail. Both conventions are reminiscent of 2004, if anything.

ddrintn on September 6, 2012 at 4:02 PM

Emily is an acronym for “Early Money Is Like Yeast” and Emily’s list finds and supports liberal women candidates. However, to many conservative women, they are more like a yeast infection…

monalisa on September 6, 2012 at 3:18 PM

Isn’t yeast a bad thing for women? Like, infections and stuff..?

affenhauer on September 6, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Link a few.

I’m not your research goon. If you’ve been here for so long, surely you can figure it out.

If you weren’t mauled by the roving Mittler Youth squads, your remarks were awfully tame. Chill out yourself.

Yep. Sure was. Don’t care. I don’t whine about it. I’d take lessons, Francis.

lorien1973 on September 6, 2012 at 4:04 PM

Interesting how, somehow, it’s Romney’s fault that Obama thought he could fill 74,000 seats.

lorien1973 on September 6, 2012 at 3:59 PM

Who said it’s Romney’s fault? Read the comment again, s-l-o-w-l-y.

ddrintn on September 6, 2012 at 4:04 PM

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