Reuters tracking poll: Romney gains four points on Obama in two days after debate

posted at 8:36 pm on October 5, 2012 by Allahpundit

Like Ed said this morning, you’ll have to wait a few more days for public reaction to be fully priced in.

But that doesn’t mean we can’t end a very good week on a hopeful note.

President Barack Obama’s lead over challenger Mitt Romney has narrowed to just two percentage points since the Republican’s strong performance in their first debate, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Friday.

In more bad news for Obama, one in five voters said the Democrat’s performance in the contest in Denver on Wednesday made them feel more negative about him and almost a third said they felt more positive about his Republican challenger…

Obama had led Romney by 6 percentage points in the poll released on Wednesday and the edge narrowed to five points – a 48-43 percent lead for Obama – in polling up to Thursday. That was the first including a day of interviews after the meeting in Denver…

More than 9 out of 10 registered voters – 91 percent – said they had seen, heard or read something about the debate, and 54 percent said they thought Romney had done a better job.

He gained three points in just the past 24 hours, in other words, as the news of Wednesday’s win rippled through the electorate. Rasmussen also saw some positive movement last night but says it’ll be Sunday before we know f it’s more than noise. The eeyorish take on all this is that it’s just a bounce, much like O’s post-convention surge, and will be tamped down in due time by today’s, ahem, “good” jobs report, the next debate, etc. The optimistic take — which I share in this case — is that Romney fundamentally changed public perceptions of himself by dominating a sitting president on national TV. The media’s pre-debate portrayal of him as essentially a lost cause was a real threat, especially since big-money donors were nearing the point of deciding whether to give up on the presidency and contribute to congressional races instead. All that’s changed now. Doesn’t mean he’ll be in the lead next week, but he did exactly what he needed to do to give himself a shot at victory.

Now then. Want to see a brutal political ad? Behold the power of silence.


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Philly on October 5, 2012 at 8:37 PM

To paraphrase George S. Patton, now’s the time to grab ‘em by the nose and kick ‘em in the ass!

VICTORY

Rixon on October 5, 2012 at 8:40 PM

The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is. -Winston Churchill

The incontrovertable truth is…

WE WILL WIN THIS!!!!

Scrumpy on October 5, 2012 at 8:42 PM

“The Dinner Table” ad is brilliant – and chilling.

Pork-Chop on October 5, 2012 at 8:42 PM

Here lies the truly terrifying reality: 43% of the electorate will vote for Romney while 42% will vote for Obama – which means that the fate of this republic hinges on a scant 15% of “undecideds” who are incapable of distinguishing between liberty and tyranny.

ManlyRash on October 5, 2012 at 8:43 PM

I love that ad.

lorien1973 on October 5, 2012 at 8:43 PM

Yeah, but the October jobs numbers will be released before election day and the new unemployment number will be at 2.1%. I loathe half of our country. I just wish they would all move to France.

the new aesthetic on October 5, 2012 at 8:44 PM

It’s a copy of some debt collection ad a few years back.

lorien1973 on October 5, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Great ad.

Waiting for our poll troll to make an appearance

gophergirl on October 5, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Silence IS golden!

That ad spoke volumes, I liked it!

Scrumpy on October 5, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Where’s Pokey to tell us that this is a nothin’burger?

Electrongod on October 5, 2012 at 8:45 PM

More than 9 out of 10 registered voters – 91 percent – said they had seen, heard or read something about the debate, and 54 percent said they thought Romney had done a better job

…so Romney was wrong!…only 46% are stupid…not 47%?

KOOLAID2 on October 5, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Wow, strong ad. I mean, brilliant ad!

the new aesthetic on October 5, 2012 at 8:45 PM

To paraphrase George S. Patton, now’s the time to grab ‘em by the nose and kick ‘em in the ass!

VICTORY

Rixon

FADP

Typicalwhitewoman on October 5, 2012 at 8:46 PM

Concern troll building up concern.

M240H on October 5, 2012 at 8:48 PM

Curious about the ad though. I thought the normal number is 23 million unemployed. Why the 12 million here?

lorien1973 on October 5, 2012 at 8:48 PM

The Dinner Table – Powerful Ad. Very Powerful.

Curtiss on October 5, 2012 at 8:49 PM

Been there..

Electrongod on October 5, 2012 at 8:49 PM

run that ad all day long. it’s brilliant

darkegop on October 5, 2012 at 8:50 PM

The incontrovertable truth is…

WE WILL WIN THIS!!!!

Scrumpy on October 5, 2012 at 8:42 PM

Your darn tootin’. (American expression)

We will win this.

SparkPlug on October 5, 2012 at 8:51 PM

“The Dinner Table” ad is brilliant – and chilling.

Pork-Chop on October 5, 2012 at 8:42 PM

Link, please?

FADP

Typicalwhitewoman on October 5, 2012 at 8:46 PM

Fetal Alcohol Dependency Program?

Rixon on October 5, 2012 at 8:51 PM

That ad is the best one of the season, bar none. It wouldn’t however have hurt to have voice over at the end just to catch those who weren’t watching, doing other things, and just hearing the silverware clinks.

Powerful!

TXUS on October 5, 2012 at 8:51 PM

The optimistic take — which I share in this case

Wait, what? It’s like…I don’t know you anymore.

Slublog on October 5, 2012 at 8:51 PM

Oops. I see the ad. I’m tired.

Rixon on October 5, 2012 at 8:52 PM

We shall go on to the end, we shall mock them fight in France, we shall mock them fight on the seas and oceans, we shall mock them fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be, we shall mock them fight on the beaches, we shall mock them fight on the landing grounds, we shall mock them fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall mock them fight in the hills; we shall never surrender

newrouter on October 5, 2012 at 8:52 PM

Americans still think the President can “create jobs”. If both parties think this is the correct way to govern, what the he11 difference does it make who wins?

spmat on October 5, 2012 at 8:52 PM

Where’s Pokey to tell us that this is a nothin’burger?

Electrongod on October 5, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Pole dancing.

RickB on October 5, 2012 at 8:52 PM

Gumby where are you? Hey tell me about Scott Walker too.

CW on October 5, 2012 at 8:52 PM

Obama next year….

Electrongod on October 5, 2012 at 8:52 PM

Been there..

Electrongod on October 5, 2012 at 8:49 PM

Indeed. Many of us have been…and still are…since that fraud and loser moved into our White House.

GrannyDee on October 5, 2012 at 8:53 PM

Americans still think the President can “create jobs”. If both parties think this is the correct way to govern, what the he11 difference does it make who wins?

spmat on October 5, 2012 at 8:52 PM

Cmon. Its republican shorthand for saying that government policy can help or hinder job creation.

lorien1973 on October 5, 2012 at 8:54 PM

what was the sample breakdown on the poll?

Over sampled Dems by????????

PappyD61 on October 5, 2012 at 8:54 PM

Watched the ad again, the acting is Oscar caliber, the looks between the parents, screamed their sadness, their not knowing about their own future and that of their kids.

TXUS on October 5, 2012 at 8:56 PM

good ad……real life.

Those white people are obviously racists.

PappyD61 on October 5, 2012 at 8:56 PM

that is a brutal ad.

ted c on October 5, 2012 at 8:57 PM

FADP

Typicalwhitewoman on October 5, 2012 at 8:46 PM
Fetal Alcohol Dependency Program?

Rixon

I don’t want to get banned.
Well, it’s a little lot rude. A previous WWII hubbie used it.

1st letter: is the effin’ word.
2nd letter: is “a”
3rd letter: du
4th letter: a bad word for kitty.

Typicalwhitewoman on October 5, 2012 at 8:57 PM

Brilliant ad. Was that rain falling I heard in the background?

JPeterman on October 5, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Americans still think the President can “create jobs”. If both parties think this is the correct way to govern, what the he11 difference does it make who wins?

spmat on October 5, 2012 at 8:52 PM

Government can influence the creation of jobs. All of the regulations and uncertainty induced by the Obama administration and democrat congress has stifled any recovery.

Government “creation of jobs” can be done by relaxing regulations such as those being pushed by the EPA that are not going to make anything any safer but will reduce energy production, raise prices, and kill the coal industry. Lowering taxes can “create jobs” by freeing up money for capital and thus encouraging growth. Opening up federal land for oil exploration and canceling the offshore drilling permitorium will increase domestic energy production, create jobs, and make energy more affordable thus improving the economy. It’s this definition of government “creating jobs” that applies.

AZfederalist on October 5, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Ouch. The headline fairy will not be amused.

Count to 10 on October 5, 2012 at 9:00 PM

The desperation will be palpable from now on.

SouthernGent on October 5, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Where’s Pokey to tell us that this is a nothin’burger?

Electrongod on October 5, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Pole dancing.

RickB on October 5, 2012 at 8:52 PM

…come on!…it’s harder and harder lately to obtain the talking points!…give that pole some time!

KOOLAID2 on October 5, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Watched the ad again, the acting is Oscar caliber, the looks between the parents, screamed their sadness, their not knowing about their own future and that of their kids.

TXUS on October 5, 2012 at 8:56 PM

It’s the kids that sadden me the most..

The little girl is confused about how quite it is..
Not knowing what just has happened..

The mother is who I admire the most..
She has to hold this family together during the upcoming bumps in the road.

Electrongod on October 5, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Watched the ad again, the acting is Oscar caliber, the looks between the parents, screamed their sadness, their not knowing about their own future and that of their kids.

TXUS on October 5, 2012 at 8:56 PM

Parents who have lived this know how gut wrenching, heart breaking it truly is. You put on a smile in front of the children, but when the day ends you go to bed and shed silent tears of fear, frustration, anger, and despair.

This is becoming the “new normal” under Obama and the Progressive Party.

GrannyDee on October 5, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Typicalwhitewoman on October 5, 2012 at 8:57 PM

Effin’ “A” Dumb Kitty? Never heard that one, but thanks! (I think?)

Rixon on October 5, 2012 at 9:02 PM

Brilliant ad. Was that rain falling I heard in the background?

JPeterman on October 5, 2012 at 8:58 PM

…no…JugEars pi$sing on the family!

KOOLAID2 on October 5, 2012 at 9:02 PM

That ad is devastating and – tragically – it hits home, 23 million times over.

Roll it out all over the country, please.

Rixon on October 5, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Here lies the truly terrifying reality: 43% of the electorate will vote for Romney while 42% will vote for Obama – which means that the fate of this republic hinges on a scant 15% of “undecideds” who are incapable of distinguishing between liberty and tyranny.

ManlyRash on October 5, 2012 at 8:43 PM

Hey, your back!
What’s the story?

Count to 10 on October 5, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Curious about the ad though. I thought the normal number is 23 million unemployed. Why the 12 million here?

lorien1973 on October 5, 2012 at 8:48 PM

It depends how you count.

The strictest “unemployment” definition only includes people with no job who are actively hunting for a job.

It leaves out everyone who has lost hope (oh, the irony!) and given up on finding a job.

It also leaves out everyone who is making do with a part-time job while still looking for a full-time job.

The 23 million includes the whole bunch.

That’s why ==this== is still the best graphic to describe the loss of jobs, and lack of any real improvement under President Obama. Under GWB, 63% of the country was employed. Under BHO, 58% of the country is employed.

ClintACK on October 5, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Nice ad, but it still doesn’t negate the fact that unemployment is now at 3% or that Romney once put Shamus on the roof of his car….

Someone had to say it….

MaxSplinters on October 5, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Here lies the truly terrifying reality: 43% of the electorate will vote for Romney while 42% will vote for Obama – which means that the fate of this republic hinges on a scant 15% of “undecideds” who are incapable of distinguishing between liberty and tyranny.

ManlyRash on October 5, 2012 at 8:43 PM

Hey, your back!
What’s the story?

Count to 10 on October 5, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Or not?
Is this the same Manly Rash, or a new one?

Count to 10 on October 5, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Media heads are exploding all across the land. Their candidate is a miserable failure. We know it, the American people know it, and they know it…As well, their collective credibility is damaged beyond repair as they have spent four years cheerleading and covering every mis-step he has made. From John Stewert and David Letterman, (why do we listen to comedians discussing our politics?), to the hags on the view, to David Gregory, Katie, Currie, Chris Matthews, Juan Williams, Joe Scarborough, who merely masquerades as a conservative, to the legions of unseen so-called journalists across the land and their talking head front-men, their Avatar has been found out…Obama and his Presidency are on the verge of being tossed on the ash-heap of history along with their credibility.

Nozzle on October 5, 2012 at 9:05 PM

I have always thought Obama supporters were like the the German citizens that lived down the road from the concentration camps and convinced themselves that nothing was going on. Vote like your freedom depends on it!

creek on October 5, 2012 at 9:05 PM

I have always thought Obama supporters were like the the German citizens that lived down the road from the concentration camps and convinced themselves that nothing was going on. Vote like your freedom depends on it!

creek on October 5, 2012 at 9:05 PM

^^^^^THIS^^^^^

With many thanks.

GrannyDee on October 5, 2012 at 9:07 PM

I don’t think that today’s job numbers…{such as they are} will undo the good Romney did in that debate. Especially considering the fact that so many people think they are bogus. I heard the folks on Special Report panel talking about it and they said that there might be a correction in the next jobs report…that comes out less than a week before the election.

Terrye on October 5, 2012 at 9:07 PM

Parents who have lived this know how gut wrenching, heart breaking it truly is. You put on a smile in front of the children, but when the day ends you go to bed and shed silent tears of fear, frustration, anger, and despair.

This is becoming the “new normal” under Obama and the Progressive Party.

GrannyDee on October 5, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Bingo! I grew up at one of those tables and, like in the ad, after a while the parents can’t put on the smile so much anymore. It damned sure hit home with me and I can only imagine the millions who hopefully will get to see it. Despair is not a pretty thing, and even harder to portray on screen, but this ad captured it.

TXUS on October 5, 2012 at 9:08 PM

What’s the story? – Count to 10 on October 5, 2012 at 9:03 PM

The story is a simple one: if Obama sways the “Idjit” voters, we the people are f*cked.

How’s that for short and bittersweet?

ManlyRash on October 5, 2012 at 9:08 PM

I have always thought Obama supporters were like the the German citizens that lived down the road from the concentration camps and convinced themselves that nothing was going on. Vote like your freedom depends on it!

creek on October 5, 2012 at 9:05 PM

OMG I told my mom that on the phone today as I said All Aboard, your luggage will be delivered later

Conservative4ev on October 5, 2012 at 9:08 PM

Awesome ad!! Nothing grabs your attention like silence when you’re not expecting it.

Sasha List on October 5, 2012 at 9:08 PM

The ‘dinner table’ ad is perfect in tone and content. Looks like the death star is finally firing.

ElectricPhase on October 5, 2012 at 9:09 PM

Is this the same Manly Rash, or a new one? – Count to 10 on October 5, 2012 at 9:05 PM

The same…but different somehow. Three years of trench warfare have taken their toll.

ManlyRash on October 5, 2012 at 9:10 PM

Just watched it again.

What’s telling about this ad…

He just lost his job and the family hadn’t adjusted yet..

They haven’t rationed their diners yet.

All to powerful to me.

Electrongod on October 5, 2012 at 9:10 PM

Powerful ad. Makes me want to donate to Americans for Prosperity. They should run it non-stop until election day.

DrStock on October 5, 2012 at 9:11 PM

dinners…
Sound better.

Electrongod on October 5, 2012 at 9:11 PM

The polls. . . Their worst fears. He has been exposed for the fraud that he is.

COgirl on October 5, 2012 at 9:12 PM

http://weaselzippers.us/2012/10/05/allen-west-to-cnbc-host-dont-question-my-intelligence/

Congressman Allen West is the best!! He totally destroyed the CNBC Obama sock puppet today while discussing the supposed 7.8% unemployment figure.

Be sure to watch the CNBC host’s face after Congressman West politely asks him to stop yelling in his ear.

GrannyDee on October 5, 2012 at 9:12 PM

I have always thought Obama supporters were like the the German citizens that lived down the road from the concentration camps and convinced themselves that nothing was going on. Vote like your freedom depends on it!

creek on October 5, 2012 at 9:05 PM

+1000

JPeterman on October 5, 2012 at 9:12 PM

Man, Mooch would not be pleased what those children are eating!

But, of course, that’s what her intent is when she calls for more state control over our diets.

And BTW, the WaPo is spinning today’s bogus employment numbers as putting Romney’s campaign into chaos. It of course isn’t true but little about propaganda is.

Happy Nomad on October 5, 2012 at 9:13 PM

I loathe half of our country. I just wish they would all move to France.

the new aesthetic on October 5, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Unfortunately, even France is too smart to let them in. They have enough moocher immigrants. They can’t afford millions more.

CJ on October 5, 2012 at 9:13 PM

If you think about it, this is the first time in a good while that Romney has received positive media attention, too, which helps. My apolitical sister (who will be voting R&R) doesn’t follow this stuff and didn’t watch the debate, but she heard how horribly Obama did Wed.

changer1701 on October 5, 2012 at 9:13 PM

ManlyRash on October 5, 2012 at 8:43 PM

Your back Manly, for reals? Welcome back!

ConcealedKerry on October 5, 2012 at 9:14 PM

Just watched it again.

What’s telling about this ad…

He just lost his job and the family hadn’t adjusted yet..

They haven’t rationed their diners yet.

All to powerful to me.

Electrongod on October 5, 2012 at 9:10 PM

I remember giving my Mom and Dad my piggy bank because I heard them say they didn’t have a “penny to their name”.

Yeah this ad hits home big time.

gophergirl on October 5, 2012 at 9:15 PM

Romney’s already in the lead. This has been his election to lose for a couple months now. With the early Ohio results we’re starting to get proof of that.

Remember, simple rule: whoever’s winning independents is winning the election.

If Obama can’t get over 50% with an even DRI he is going to lose.

TallDave on October 5, 2012 at 9:15 PM

Want to see a brutal political ad? Behold the power of silence.

Whoa!

Run that puppy every NFL and MLB game from now until Election Day.

Somewhere LBJ’s Daisy Girl is smiling…

Bruno Strozek on October 5, 2012 at 9:15 PM

Yeah this ad hits home big time.

gophergirl on October 5, 2012 at 9:15 PM

Whoa..

I did the same with my mother back in the late 70′s…

Electrongod on October 5, 2012 at 9:17 PM

Vote like your freedom depends on it!

creek on October 5, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Because it does!!

Solaratov on October 5, 2012 at 9:17 PM

Man, Mooch would not be pleased what those children are eating!

Happy Nomad on October 5, 2012 at 9:13 PM

If the TIC (teleprompter in chief) gets re-elected, none of us will be able to afford to put food on our plates or roofs over our heads or clothes on our backs or gasoline into our vehicles.

O-Loser’s first SOTU will be: Mission Accomplished.

GrannyDee on October 5, 2012 at 9:18 PM

Brilliant ad. Do different versions with a black family, a Hispanic family, an Asian family (why, yes, I am a racist, thank you for asking), a blended family, every kind of family it’s possible to film — even a single guy or a single gal in a one-bare-bulb apartment with an adorable mop-dog and a cat with big sad eyes — and target each of those markets.

Unemployment hurts everyone.

Mary in LA on October 5, 2012 at 9:19 PM

And may I add: I really loathe that man and what he has done to our country.

GrannyDee on October 5, 2012 at 9:19 PM

Whoa..

I did the same with my mother back in the late 70′s…

Electrongod on October 5, 2012 at 9:17 PM

I even remember what we were eating for dinner when I did it – Kraft Mac and Cheese.

Some things you just never forget.

gophergirl on October 5, 2012 at 9:20 PM

Just watched it again.

What’s telling about this ad…

He just lost his job and the family hadn’t adjusted yet..

They haven’t rationed their diners yet.

All to powerful to me.

Electrongod on October 5, 2012 at 9:10 PM

Looking at the full plates, I thought of that as well. The director might have been thinking it best to show the despair and silence along with the contrast of full plates, perhaps subtly signaling a “Last Supper” moment. Had he shown them with a bowl of something and a piece of bread would’ve been too melodramatic. Whatever, the looks on all the actors faces and the silence told the story a thousand-fold.

TXUS on October 5, 2012 at 9:22 PM

Want to see a brutal political ad? Behold the power of silence.
Whoa!
Run that puppy every NFL and MLB game from now until Election Day.
Somewhere LBJ’s Daisy Girl is smiling…
Bruno Strozek on October 5, 2012 at 9:15 PM

I wonder if it’s an online-only ad.

whatcat on October 5, 2012 at 9:22 PM

This picture is guaranteed to make you smile

Happy to meet Mitt

gophergirl on October 5, 2012 at 9:22 PM

Brilliant ad. Do different versions with a black family, a Hispanic family, an Asian family (why, yes, I am a racist, thank you for asking), a blended family, every kind of family it’s possible to film — even a single guy or a single gal in a one-bare-bulb apartment with an adorable mop-dog and a cat with big sad eyes — and target each of those markets.

Unemployment hurts everyone.

Mary in LA on October 5, 2012 at 9:19 PM

Mary, your idea is spot on! I especially love the thought of ads with the dog and cat. So many people have had to give up their beloved family pets. An ad like that would really hit home.

GrannyDee on October 5, 2012 at 9:22 PM

ManlyRash on October 5, 2012 at 8:43 PM

ManlyRash! Squeeee!!!
(knocks ManlyRash over with a flying-tackle hug)

Mary in LA on October 5, 2012 at 9:23 PM

I even remember what we were eating for dinner when I did it – Kraft Mac and Cheese.

Some things you just never forget.

gophergirl on October 5, 2012 at 9:20 PM

You too, GG?

GrannyDee on October 5, 2012 at 9:24 PM

The expression on his face…
I know what is running through his mind…

I have that truck that I only use 5 times a year..
Selling it would pay for 2 months of mortgage..

We can open the windows at night and close them when it is unbearable during the afternoon..

We can’t continue having a well balanced meal 3 times a day.

I will need to go to the unemployment office tomorrow..

Maybe…
This will buy me some time until my next interview…that I don’t have yet..

Electrongod on October 5, 2012 at 9:24 PM

The eeyorish take on all this is that it’s just a bounce, much like O’s post-convention surge, and will be tamped down in due time by today’s, ahem, “good” jobs report….

It seems to me that when people hear about this “good jobs report”, they’ll look around themselves and wonder why things aren’t getting any better. And then they’ll take it for what it is: an outlier or just a lie.

tgharris on October 5, 2012 at 9:24 PM

Romney believes he can “put Americans to work” just like Obama does.

Americans believe they need a President to put them to work. Americans think jobs are “created” as if a job exists for its own sake. No job exists for its own sake. A job exists, all “jobs” exist, because someone identified its need and capitalized its existence for the purpose of meeting that need.

An America that doesn’t understand that is an America that will perpetually vote in “hope” and “change”. If not Obama, then some approximation thereof.

spmat on October 5, 2012 at 9:25 PM

Mary, your idea is spot on! I especially love the thought of ads with the dog and cat. So many people have had to give up their beloved family pets. An ad like that would really hit home.

GrannyDee on October 5, 2012 at 9:22 PM

Thanks! I’ll send it to AFP and see what response (if any) I get. With 30 days to go, there may not be time, but it won’t hurt to try.

Mary in LA on October 5, 2012 at 9:25 PM

Watched the ad yet once again. It has the potential to be the “daisy petal” ad of this century. I’m contacting AFP to see if they’re planning to run it in the swings (it is 30 seconds and ready for that) and, if so, I’m sending some real money their way, if they need it.

TXUS on October 5, 2012 at 9:26 PM

I even remember what we were eating for dinner when I did it – Kraft Mac and Cheese.

Some things you just never forget.

gophergirl on October 5, 2012 at 9:20 PM

Have you tried buying cases of Top Ramen…
After about 3 months…
It’s amazing what a little commodity cheese can do to the flavor of noodles..

Electrongod on October 5, 2012 at 9:27 PM

Have you tried buying cases of Top Ramen…
After about 3 months…
It’s amazing what a little commodity cheese can do to the flavor of noodles..

Electrongod on October 5, 2012 at 9:27 PM

I haven’t had Ramen since college – cheap meal that’s for sure.

gophergirl on October 5, 2012 at 9:29 PM

Great ad, but it has to actually run often and not just be a web ad. It’s different enough that it could cut through the clutter.

Obama ads are littering cable tv tonight. Seen them during both wild card playoff games and A&E while changing channels.

gumbyandpokey on October 5, 2012 at 9:34 PM

I haven’t had Ramen since college – cheap meal that’s for sure.

gophergirl on October 5, 2012 at 9:29 PM

Got a closet shelf full of it. Hubster and I spent last weekend inventorying the pantry and putting things together into meals. We now know we have enough emergency meals to last us six months if we eat one a day, plus we have other dry goods like beans and rice and pasta and the aforementioned ramen. (We need more water, though. I’ve been saving gallon jugs and will be filling them this weekend.)

Since I just saw gas jump up 30¢ a gallon, I’m mighty glad to know we won’t go hungry in the short term.

And after the elections are ratified, who knows what’s going to happen?

Mary in LA on October 5, 2012 at 9:38 PM

I haven’t had Ramen since college – cheap meal that’s for sure.

gophergirl on October 5, 2012 at 9:29 PM

That’s when I had to do it…during college..
Back in the late 80′s

Electrongod on October 5, 2012 at 9:39 PM

Have you tried buying cases of Top Ramen…
After about 3 months…
It’s amazing what a little commodity cheese can do to the flavor of noodles..

Electrongod on October 5, 2012 at 9:27 PM

I haven’t had Ramen since college – cheap meal that’s for sure.

gophergirl on October 5, 2012 at 9:29 PM

Lots of Ramen noodle recipes online. Might be a good idea to stock up while the price is still relatively cheap.

GrannyDee on October 5, 2012 at 9:40 PM

Also planning to buy multivitamins, extra Vitamin C, and extra Vitamin D. And now would be a good time to find a friendly doctor and stock up on prescription meds to the best of our ability.

Mary in LA on October 5, 2012 at 9:40 PM

The add is simply spooky.
I thank God that has never happened to me.
My uncle has told me that during the depression people slept in their gardens with a shotgun.

BullShooterAsInElk on October 5, 2012 at 9:41 PM

And after the elections are ratified, who knows what’s going to happen?

Mary in LA on October 5, 2012 at 9:38 PM

Mary in LA on October 5, 2012 at 9:40 PM

You are a very wise woman, Mary in LA. I am going to follow your advice and start loading up on the items you suggested.

Like you, I am concerned about the post-election fallout. Best to be prepared.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

GrannyDee on October 5, 2012 at 9:44 PM

Its hard to overstate the effectiveness of silence in that AFP ad compared to the hackneyed blockbuster-movie-trailer music that we’ve heard in so many ads this season.

Lawdawg86 on October 5, 2012 at 9:44 PM

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