New Romney ad presses Obama-disappointment theme

posted at 10:01 am on October 6, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

What’s the best way to capitalize on an opponent’s remarkably disappointing performance in a televised debate?  Remind people that he has disappointed them in more ways that just rhetorically.  Team Romney takes advantage of the emerging consensus to present “Melanie,” a small-business owner who supported Barack Obama in 2008 but has come to regret it.  For an added bonus, Melanie McNamara argues that women with families ought to be supporting Mitt Romney rather than gender-warrior Obama in order to maximize the opportunities their children will have in the future:

“I’m disappointed in Barack Obama as my president.  Because he promised to bring us all together and we’re all going to be able to prosper. I don’t see the prospering.  In 2008, I voted for Barack Obama. He doesn’t have my vote this time.

“Why Mitt Romney? Being a woman, you think about your children and you think about their future. And what I want to think about is a future that has jobs. That our economy’s growing again. That’s important to women and it’s important to me.”

Whether this is planned timing or serendipity, it works well with the post-debate dynamic.  Many voters who finally began paying attention with the start of the debate season had to be shocked at Obama’s performance.  After having been built up as such a powerful orator and perhaps the smartest man ever to hold the office, his mauling at the hands of Mitt Romney has to have many of those re-evaluating both of those qualities.  And without that edge, it will be impossible for voters to easily accept the idea that Obama is leading them out of a lengthy economic stagnation rather than extending it through his own incompetence.

After all, when you’ve lost the New Yorker

… I’d say that the disillusionment is nearly total.


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Never forget this

Schadenfreude on October 6, 2012 at 2:16 PM

Never forget this

Schadenfreude on October 6, 2012 at 2:16 PM

Schadenfreunde: I have not,the Jihady Twins:)

canopfor on October 6, 2012 at 2:24 PM

Speaking of ads…..Oh Boy…..

NBC tells Obama not to use footage
10/6/12 1:47 PM EDT
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NBC has asked President Barack Obama’s campaign to stop using the network’s footage in a recently released re-election ad, POLITICO has learned.

In a letter sent Friday night to Obama campaign manager Jim Messina, NBC told the Obama campaign to cease using network footage in a new 30-second spot,

released shortly after Wednesday’s debate, in which Andrea Mitchell is shown on air citing an independent study stating that Mitt Romney’s tax plan would cost $4.8 trillion over 10 years, a source said.
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(More….)

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1012/82104.html#.UHBxA7Ema08.twitter

canopfor on October 6, 2012 at 2:29 PM

Keep an eye out for this scandal. Obama is trying to block.

Story due out on Monday.

Schadenfreude on October 6, 2012 at 2:31 PM

canopfor on October 6, 2012 at 2:29 PM

Coolness !

pambi on October 6, 2012 at 2:37 PM

Keep an eye out for this scandal. Obama is trying to block.

Story due out on Monday.

Schadenfreude on October 6, 2012 at 2:31 PM

I was happy to see that it wasn’t a Friday dump.
Maybe even more time for Zero et al to really step in it, big time.

pambi on October 6, 2012 at 2:39 PM

Schadenfreude on October 6, 2012 at 1:28 PM

BEST POST EVER.

Brilliant

SparkPlug on October 6, 2012 at 2:39 PM

the cover is so brutal…after all the ridicule and snarky condescension of the leftist pundit/media…and now they have to have this shoved in their stupid leftist faces

clint was right morons and lickspittles.

if they were nice people you would have to feel a little sorry for the lickspittles and fanboys and fangirls…but they are vicious little angle bitting, well, lickspittles….so we don’t have to feel sorry for the vicious little toads

which makes it a extra good day

r keller on October 6, 2012 at 2:45 PM

SP, to be certain, that was from an e-mail, and not a creation, but you know that.

————-

Obama was reading from his TOTUS after the desastrous debate.

Credit goes to Jon Favreau. He leads the WH speechwriting team.

Without Favreau’s writings and the TOTUS, Obama is lost.

Schadenfreude on October 6, 2012 at 2:57 PM

canopfor on October 6, 2012 at 2:29 PM

Coolness !

pambi on October 6, 2012 at 2:37 PM

pambi:Lol:)

canopfor on October 6, 2012 at 3:17 PM

Clint Eastwood was prophetic.

Schadenfreude on October 6, 2012 at 3:26 PM

Clint Eastwood was prophetic.

Schadenfreude on October 6, 2012 at 3:26 PM

Schadenfreude:I have this site book-marked,went for a peek,
when that report comes out on Donor Fraud,this
will add Political Salt to their wounds!:)
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Obama rails against those trying to ‘buy this election’

Plea comes as Democratic super PAC trolls for cash

11:10 am, September 7,2012
Updated: 12:48 pm, September 10, 2012
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http://www.publicintegrity.org/2012/09/07/10822/obama-rails-against-those-trying-buy-election

canopfor on October 6, 2012 at 3:32 PM

E X C E L L E N T

cmsinaz on October 6, 2012 at 3:32 PM

They should be outspending Obama this month. There is no excuses for this.

milemarker2020 on October 6, 2012 at 10:32 AM

How stupid can you get. Intelligent people don’t throw money at a problem thinking that spending more money is the answer. Romney has taken the lead, he didn’t do it by out spending Obama, he did it by spending smarter.

SWalker on October 6, 2012 at 10:36 AM

A) Obama outspending on ads because their internal polls show him sinking like whale poop.
B) To SWalker’s point…it’s a perfect metaphor of what the biggest differences in the two candidates philosophy of governance.
C)Walk away from H/A for one day and Manly Rash pops up! Welcome back, Dear!

Chewy the Lab on October 6, 2012 at 3:34 PM

Melanie is a real person. Julia was not. Personally, I’d rather we not have every single ad talk about “women like me” supporting Mitt Romney. There is no war on women and the R/R team has never had the ones who think like sluts at Georgetown law.

And pay no attention to HA’s own Tokyo Rose, gumbyandpokey, this is mere propaganda meant to discourage. Here in Virginia you can’t turn on the television without seeing a Romney ad. Apparently Virginia is in play despite gumbyandpokey’s assertion that it is all over here. Guess he/she/it didn’t see the latest polls.

Happy Nomad on October 6, 2012 at 4:17 PM

Keep an eye out for this scandal. Obama is trying to block.

Story due out on Monday.

Schadenfreude on October 6, 2012 at 2:31 PM

Heh. Watch it turn out to be EBT transactions. That oughta be a hoot.

Key West Reader on October 6, 2012 at 4:17 PM

THE PRESS WILL TURN ON OBAMA: It hates LOSERS more than REPUBLICANS.

Mutnodjmet on October 6, 2012 at 4:11 PM

No, the press will turn on Obama but not because it hates losers. It hates not being accurate in reporting on who will win. That’s why I think that last Wednesday’s debate may have been a “game changer” as much as I hate that term. If Biden does poorly during this week’s debate and Obama does not decisively win in the debate format that supposedly favors his style, the narrative (another word I hate) will be about how the Obama campaign is imploding.

We’ve already seen some of it. The screwy unemployment numbers nobody believes only got tepid “happy days are here again” reporting from all but the most partisan outposts of Dem propaganda.

Happy Nomad on October 6, 2012 at 4:22 PM

canopfor on October 6, 2012 at 2:29 PM

Nevermind the “when you’ve lost the New Yorker meme. When NBC shows a glimmer of journalistic integrity, the Obama campaign has a serious problem.

Happy Nomad on October 6, 2012 at 4:27 PM

I Died So That Big Bird & Co. Could Go On Livin’ Large

http://predicthistunpredictpast.blogspot.com/2012/10/i-died-so-that-big-bird-co-could-go-on.html

M2RB: Frank Sinatra

Resist We Much on October 6, 2012 at 4:27 PM

Keep an eye out for this scandal. Obama is trying to block.

Story due out on Monday.

Schadenfreude on October 6, 2012 at 2:31 PM

Unfortunately, same as last time, NOTHING will happen. I can’t imagine Romney win, for example, leading to GOP bringing criminal charges against those who set up donations IT operations for Hussein.

Had GOP made a stance on this and announced up front they WILL PROSECUTE those involved I am not sure how many idiots out there would be stupid enough to spend time even with Hussein’s assurances to the contrary.

NOTHING will happen. Bank on it.

riddick on October 6, 2012 at 4:30 PM

After their prescious Lightbringer didn’t bring up ANY of the LSM’s favorite talking points (war on wimmenses, the 49% tape, or Mitt,s taxes) they were totally pi$$ed at him !! How DARE he not recognize THEM as the real power in this country !! ;-)
Will certainly be interesting to see how they treat him after the town hall, if the entire night ends up around the economy, stupid. Suppose that depends on the makeup of the crowd.

pambi on October 6, 2012 at 4:32 PM

8 point Romney bounce in Colorado.

xblade on October 6, 2012 at 4:41 PM

Will certainly be interesting to see how they treat him after the town hall, if the entire night ends up around the economy, stupid. Suppose that depends on the makeup of the crowd.

pambi on October 6, 2012 at 4:32 PM

Hey! As I heard one pundit explain, you get the crowd you get. Where Romney has the edge is that he’s had to answer tough questions all the line and the tougher the question the more opportunity to change hearts and minds. Obama, on the other hand, hasn’t seen a tough question in decades. That is why he was so irritated when those Univision people actually had the audacity of hope in getting some serious answers from a guy who refuses to hold press conferences but slow-jams his views on student loan reform, dances with Ellen, and makes it a point to go on ESPN to bracket out his picks for the NCAA Men’s Basketball finals.

Happy Nomad on October 6, 2012 at 4:50 PM

I Died So That Big Bird & Co. Could Go On Livin’ Large

Yep, Big Bird long ago left that nest in the ghetto and is living in a $5M crib in the same co-op as Barney.

Seriously, Sesame Street is a multi-billion dollar operation. They do not need support from viewers like you to survive.

Happy Nomad on October 6, 2012 at 4:55 PM

It’s a damned shame Romney is relying on the Fifth Column Treasonous Media and the Democrat’s to advise him on his standings in California. With a 40 percent home value depreciation rate, 10.6 percent unemployment and $5.00 a gallon gasoline California just isn’t all that into that Obama dude.

SWalker

He doesn’t need media reports to know California is a waste of time.

California is only hopeless if you are a) not paying attention or b) believing the Fifth Column Treasonous Media’s propaganda.

SWalker

California re-elected Governor Moonbeam in 2010. The media didn’t just make that up. Ca IS hopeless. If Romney wastes more than $100 there, he knows even less about spending wisely than Obama.

What if Romney ran an ad in Spanish, showing the price of gas when Obama took office, then a clip of Chu saying they need to get gas to $10 a gallon, then the price of gas in California now?

talkingpoints

He would still lose the state by 10-15 points.

xblade on October 6, 2012 at 5:07 PM

Never forget this

Schadenfreude on October 6, 2012 at 2:16 PM

Friendly advice: it would be more helpful to better caption your links, to make it easier to decide whether to go there. The “Michelle Obama as Angela Davis” New Yorker cover killed me because it reveals how the Left has these stereotypes on its mind under the guise of saying “The thinking of the Right is so stereotyped!”.

Paul-Cincy on October 6, 2012 at 6:25 PM

8 point Romney bounce in Colorado.

xblade on October 6, 2012 at 4:41 PM

Democrat clay figures hardest hit…

Del Dolemonte on October 6, 2012 at 6:28 PM

After their precious Lightbringer didn’t bring up ANY of the LSM’s favorite talking points (war on wimmenses, the 49% tape, or Mitt,s taxes) they were totally pi$$ed at him !!

pambi on October 6, 2012 at 4:32 PM

Obama had to PRETEND to be Presidential. Imagine sitting down to a negotiating session with your opponents and saying, “you’re rich, you don’t care about the poor”, or “you’re one of the 1%”, or “what about Sandra Fluke’s contraceptives?”, or “but you only paid 14% on your taxes!”. Romney thinks and acts like a leader, a negotiator, a facilitator. Obama thinks and acts like a Leftist bomb-thrower, an agitator, a race-baiter, a Jesse Jackson, a demagogue.

Paul-Cincy on October 6, 2012 at 6:31 PM

Excellent read

Schadenfreude on October 6, 2012 at 6:41 PM

Look at this crowd!!!!

HOLY SMOKES

gophergirl on October 6, 2012 at 7:17 PM

It should terrify every rational American that the president and vice-president must be tethered to a teleprompter in order to sound coherent and competent.

I pray there are enough rational Democrats and Independents to fire both of them.

bailey24 on October 6, 2012 at 7:30 PM

8 point Romney bounce in Colorado.

xblade on October 6, 2012 at 4:41 PM

Wasn’t just an 8 point bounce. Undecided voters climbed to 4.8% from 4.3%. That’s dangerous. It means people who were gonna vote for Obama aren’t so sure anymore.

MrX on October 6, 2012 at 10:37 PM

Oh my

Not just the new yorker. – which I subscribe to

Seth Meyer on SNL just completely trashed Obama on weekend update!!!

That is going to leave a mark

Is Lorne Michaels on vacation or are they are screaming for the exits of the obambi train

audiotom on October 7, 2012 at 1:06 AM

That was a strong ad.

Now, how about something along these lines:

At first, I was surprised and disappointed in President Obama’s performance in the first debate. Then I realized that his performance as President has been just as bad if not worse.

He promised hope and change but delivered only gloom and failure.

He promised to end the political division in Washington but managed only to drive the parties further from each other.

Now he’s promising to move us forward but I shudder when I think about what he may deliver if given the chance?

President Obama is still a likeable guy. He’s just a lousy debater and an even worse President.

EconomicNeocon on October 8, 2012 at 9:46 AM

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