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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AGH, can someone tell me how to block this troll?? Every thread I start reading gets hijacked by this moron.

BeachBum on October 6, 2012 at 10:49 AM

I know and I’m afraid a HA regular is not going to be able to take it anymore and get banned by saying something they shouldn’t.

gophergirl on October 6, 2012 at 10:50 AM

I’ve answered a ton of question about walker and posted poll after poll about that race.

You never bothered to address what happened to all the Romney fundraising cash? Where did it go?

And will you accept the bet?

gumbyandpokey on October 6, 2012 at 10:51 AM

BeachBum on October 6, 2012 at 10:49 AM

I’m beginning to think he’s some wild Lib AI experiment that went awry. Certainly don’t see any evidence of critical thinking. I’m just waiting for the batteries to run out or for someone to pull the plug.

SteveInRTP on October 6, 2012 at 10:51 AM

Sounds fair. Let’s see if you have the courage of your convictions.

gumbyandpokey on October 6, 2012 at 10:49 AM

I am outa here for now but I proved you wrong already. All of your lying does not change that. Your contention about spending was NOT about OHIO only and you know it.

ES POS.

CW on October 6, 2012 at 10:51 AM

gumbyandpokey on October 6, 2012 at 10:08 AM

You fail to realize how much of a ‘nuclear hand grenade’ the New Yorker cover is… Devastating…

Is it your youth or your inexperience?
Khun Joe on October 6, 2012 at 10:39 AM

I think it’s his stupidity or a mental disorder. One of the two.

VegasRick on October 6, 2012 at 10:51 AM

Gumby TELL us about Walker you liar.

CW on October 6, 2012 at 10:41 AM

Forget Walker, a few times in this race, the troll has said something like “IT’S OVER. ROMNEY LOST. LOL” According to Gumby, there was no need for an election as of a few days ago.

Good thing Mitt didn’t listen to HA’s Charlie Cook, or else he might have conceded before the debates and missed the memo that he hadn’t lost.

milcus on October 6, 2012 at 10:53 AM

So CW, you are too much of a coward to accept the bet.

Got it, thanks.

gumbyandpokey on October 6, 2012 at 10:53 AM

Gumby no you claimed Walker was to lose…and he didn’t and you lied about the spending differential…now later. ES.

CW on October 6, 2012 at 10:53 AM

WHAT HAPPENED TO ALL THE MONEY?????

WHERE ARE THE ADS?????

gumbyandpokey on October 6, 2012 at 10:22 AM

From my perspective, they are quite evidently in use. I’m in southern MD, across the river from northern VA, and I see Romney ads for Virginia ALL the time. Romney ads are playing here something like 10 to 1 over Obama. Of course, I can’t speak for the other swing states, just that one. But they ARE certainly being played. AND they aren’t always the same ones, either. Like just recently, a new one popped up; its the 1:00 minute one with Romney talking straight into the camera, worked down to a 30 second TV spot.

Highlar on October 6, 2012 at 10:53 AM

CW, you are a COWARD.

gumbyandpokey on October 6, 2012 at 10:53 AM

AGH, can someone tell me how to block this troll?? Every thread I start reading gets hijacked by this moron.

BeachBum on October 6, 2012 at 10:49 AM

You just ignore them skip right over their post as if it wasn’t there. Give them no validation.

They are unreal. Appearances only. They are shadows. Illusions. Nothing but ghosts of reality. They are lies. Falsehoods. Spectres without body. They are to be ignored.

rollthedice on October 6, 2012 at 10:54 AM

It is a nice commercial, but it’s getting down & dirty! The chicago thug machine is kicking into high gear and the ugly is going to get out of control. The animals on the left will not find any low too low! Question is, are the eSTAB-lishment Repubs ready to get into the trenches & fight. Mitt shouldn’t get too dirty, but the surrogates need to get in the muck & mud and smack around the Obama Enemy media(Who will be fighting for their Messiah) and the lefts hateful rhetoric!
Final Update for those following:How to take on the Obama Enemy media: http://paratisiusa.blogspot.com/2012/09/an-open-letter-to-those-who-should-know.html?spref=tw

God Bless America!

paratisi on October 6, 2012 at 10:54 AM

But WHY do they have more money
gumbyandpokey on October 6, 2012 at 10:46 AM

ROTFLMAO… For the same reason they had more to spend in 2008. A complete and total disregard for campaign finance laws, accepting hundreds of millions of dollars in illegal foreign dollars.

SWalker on October 6, 2012 at 10:54 AM

I don’t say much around here, mainly a lurker. I can’t tell you how many times I’ll be really enjoying the comments and insight and then boom, in comes gumbo and it’s such a downer and distraction that I just give up. It’s really disgusting that someone can be so disruptive.

BeachBum on October 6, 2012 at 10:55 AM

WHAT HAPPENED TO ALL THE MONEY?????

WHERE ARE THE ADS?????

gumbyandpokey on October 6, 2012 at 10:22 AM

From my perspective, they are quite evidently in use. I’m in southern MD, across the river from northern VA, and I see Romney ads for Virginia ALL the time. Romney ads are playing here something like 10 to 1 over Obama. Of course, I can’t speak for the other swing states, just that one. But they ARE certainly being played. AND they aren’t always the same ones, either. Like just recently, a new one popped up; its the 1:00 minute one with Romney talking straight into the camera, worked down to a 30 second TV spot.

Highlar on October 6, 2012 at 10:53 AM

Here in NC I’m getting Romney ads at 3 times the rate of the Won’s.

SteveInRTP on October 6, 2012 at 10:55 AM

“ROTFLMAO… For the same reason they had more to spend in 2008. A complete and total disregard for campaign finance laws, accepting hundreds of millions of dollars in illegal foreign dollars.

SWalker on October 6, 2012 at 10:54 AM

But Romney and the GOP kept touting how much money they had.

WHERE DID IT GO?

gumbyandpokey on October 6, 2012 at 10:57 AM

gumbyandpokey on October 6, 2012 at 10:46 AM

Why don’t you go look the fundraising, spending, and cash on hand numbers if you’re so concerned? I think you’ll find that Obama’s burn rate is astronomical, and Romney has plenty of money left to go.

That he’s holding back may be a strategic and tactical error IMHO, but that’s a different discussion than the one you want to have.

JeffWeimer on October 6, 2012 at 10:57 AM

You just ignore them skip right over their post as if it wasn’t there. Give them no validation.

They are unreal. Appearances only. They are shadows. Illusions. Nothing but ghosts of reality. They are lies. Falsehoods. Spectres without body. They are to be ignored.

rollthedice on October 6, 2012 at 10:54 AM

Mocking them IS fun though.

VegasRick on October 6, 2012 at 10:58 AM

Here in NC I’m getting Romney ads at 3 times the rate of the Won’s.

SteveInRTP on October 6, 2012 at 10:55 AM

Okay, so that’s two which poke big ol’ holes in ol’ gumby’s question. Any other swing state members that can attest to commercials playing in their states?

Highlar on October 6, 2012 at 11:00 AM

But WHY do they have more money
gumbyandpokey on October 6, 2012 at 10:46 AM

Because he has been fundraising for the general for the last 4 years, and Romney had restrictions on what color of money he could use until after the convention.

JeffWeimer on October 6, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Jay Leno went after the President again Thursday night.

Early in his opening monologue, the NBC Tonight Show host said of the stellar television ratings for Wednesday night’s debate, “The only person who didn’t tune in, I think, was President Obama” (video follows with transcript).

Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2012/10/05/leno-debate-ratings-only-person-who-didnt-tune-i-think-was-obama#ixzz28X0aeLAw

ted c on October 6, 2012 at 11:02 AM

That he’s holding back may be a strategic and tactical error IMHO, but that’s a different discussion than the one you want to have.

JeffWeimer on October 6, 2012 at 10:57 AM

What state do you live in? Swing or no? Romney is flooding the airwaves here in LV (don’t know about the rest of the state). I love his chances.

VegasRick on October 6, 2012 at 11:02 AM

Obama kept his eyes down during the debate because he couldn’t snarl at Romney: “This is the plan, man - I’m taking America down and you aren’t going to get in my way, not you, and not those stupid voters, either.”

disa on October 6, 2012 at 11:02 AM

Okay, so that’s two which poke big ol’ holes in ol’ gumby’s question. Any other swing state members that can attest to commercials playing in their states?

Highlar on October 6, 2012 at 11:00 AM

See above.

VegasRick on October 6, 2012 at 11:02 AM

So it’s a lie that Obama is running 3-4 times as many ads as Romney? It’s a lie that Romney isn’t advertising on cable?

And after all the money being pissed away on television he lost ground and is now trailing. If spending money on ads is the only way to tell who’s winning, why isn’t Obama up by 66-33? You guys are living in a past decade.

lowandslow on October 6, 2012 at 11:03 AM

What state do you live in? Swing or no? Romney is flooding the airwaves here in LV (don’t know about the rest of the state). I love his chances.

VegasRick on October 6, 2012 at 11:02 AM

So, that makes three states now being blasted by Romney over Obama: Virginia, Nevada, and North Carolina. Any more swing state commercial observations that we can shove onto gumby so he shuts up?

Highlar on October 6, 2012 at 11:04 AM

Okay, so that’s two which poke big ol’ holes in ol’ gumby’s question. Any other swing state members that can attest to commercials playing in their states?
Highlar on October 6, 2012 at 11:00 AM

I’m in central Florida and before the debates the ads were about even. Now, I’m seeing a trend that looks like more Romney than Oblameo.

BeachBum on October 6, 2012 at 11:04 AM

Gumbass is too dense to realize that for Barky to lose The New Yorker is akin to the Nobel Prize Committee demanding their fake peace prize back from Zero.

Even though The New Yorker is a mere shadow of its former mostly non-political self even the Liberal trust fund kiddies out in Westchester and the Hamptons whom have seen those funds plummet under Barky will take notice of the cover.

Simply devastating.

viking01 on October 6, 2012 at 11:04 AM

AGH, can someone tell me how to block this troll?? Every thread I start reading gets hijacked by this moron.

BeachBum on October 6, 2012 at 10:49 AM

.
Ignore for sure, but only after you give them the factual data to show how wrong they are. Deep down they know they are on the losing side, lacking decency and honesty.

They need help. Give it to them.

FlaMurph on October 6, 2012 at 11:04 AM

Donor story – just read on twitter that Newsweek is the one who has it. Has anybody else heard the same?

gophergirl on October 6, 2012 at 11:05 AM

Donor story – just read on twitter that Newsweek is the one who has it. Has anybody else heard the same?

gophergirl on October 6, 2012 at 11:05 AM

that’s the first I heard of it. thanks.

ted c on October 6, 2012 at 11:07 AM

WHERE DID IT GO?

gumbyandpokey on October 6, 2012 at 10:57 AM

What’s it to you asswipe. It obviously went somewhere, and that somewhere is clearly providing a far greater rate of return on investment than what O’Bumbler is getting for what he is spending.

Gee whiz, who would have thunk that a successful businessman who built a company worth hundreds of billions of dollars would know how to get a better return on his investment than a punk ass commie agitator whose never built anything in his life.

SWalker on October 6, 2012 at 11:08 AM

WHERE DID IT GO?

gumbyandpokey on October 6, 2012 at 10:57 AM

What’s it to you azzwipe. It obviously went somewhere, and that somewhere is clearly providing a far greater rate of return on investment than what O’Bumbler is getting for what he is spending.

Gee whiz, who would have thunk that a successful businessman who built a company worth hundreds of billions of dollars would know how to get a better return on his investment than a punk azz commie agitator whose never built anything in his life.

SWalker on October 6, 2012 at 11:08 AM

canopfor on October 6, 2012 at 10:22 AM

On Monday, a story will likely emerge that many of those donations come from solicitations done overseas and <$50. Oops, failed to mention illegal donations…..

ted c on October 6, 2012 at 10:25 AM

ted c:

Exactly ted,and speaking of over-seas,with the Libya Debackle,its EmailGate/DC-3 Gate:)
========================

Oct 5, 2012 7:00am
Email Shows State Department Rejecting Request of Security Team at US Embassy in Libya

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/10/email-shows-state-department-rejecting-request-of-security-team-at-us-embassy-in-libya/
*********

Mark C. Toner
Deputy Spokesperson
Daily Press Briefing
Washington, DC
October 5, 2012

QUESTION: So let’s start with Libya, and a couple of things on that. One is there’s this report about email exchange regarding an airplane that the post apparently wanted to keep, and they were denied. Is that – one, is that accurate? And second of all, they’re talking about the plane is a DC-3, and I mean – a DC-3? Really? The DC-3 was – they were made in the ’40s, and I’m just wondering if that’s the best available there is. And then secondly – or thirdly, rather, there was talk about there being a plane on standby in Tripoli that actually flew to Benghazi the night of the 11th, and I’m wondering – what kind of plane was that?

MR. TONER: Thanks for the questions, Matt. Look, I’m very hesitant to get drawn into this whole line of questions too deeply, because as the Secretary said, as Toria has said countless times over the last several days, we do have an ARB up and running now. They did meet again today. They are meeting regularly going forward. And it’s really their mission to get to the bottom of the events of 9/11 and to do a comprehensive report that answers a lot of these questions.

That said, in response to this particular story, my understanding is that – and I can’t speak to the make and model of the plane, I think it was a DC-3 – but this plane was in Iraq at the time and moved to support Libya early on, when there are no – when there was no commercial airline service into Libya. This is a very common practice in places where there’s no commercial airline service. When commercial service was subsequently established, we then moved that asset back to other State Department business, I believe back to Iraq in this case. But we essentially – we use our aircraft when there’s no commercial flights available.(More…)
===============================================================

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/dpb/2012/10/198708.htm

canopfor on October 6, 2012 at 11:08 AM

And a little OT: Rasmussen is now showing Romney with a 2 point lead over Obama…a 4 point bounce SO FAR from the debate. He also says this only represents about 2/3 of voters after the debate, and we won’t see the full possible bounce from the Rasmussen poll until tomorrow. Looking good so far for Romney!

Highlar on October 6, 2012 at 11:10 AM

WHAT HAPPENED TO ALL THE MONEY?????

WHERE ARE THE ADS?????

gumbyandpokey on October 6, 2012 at 10:22 AM

These questions have ridiculously easy-to-fin answers, in overwhelming detail:

here (what happened to the money – the FEC filings of the campaign committee reports, next one up for September fund-raising and expenditures on October 20th; and

here (where are the ads – an weekly WaPo compilation of tv ad buy statistics for both candidates).

You seem to be complaining that Romney didn’t blow all his money last month, or during the summer, like Obama did, to no effect. Sort of like the $9 billion stimulus. October will be the ad buy month that matters, and it already has started. Romney just passed Obama in tv ad spending, $223 million vs. Obama’s $206 million.

If you’re not seeing the ads, it’s because a) you’re not watching; or b) you live in a state that doesn’t matter, one or the other candidate has it sewn up already. If you’re not seeing many ads in the following states:

Florida
Ohio
Virginia
Iowa
Nevada
Colorado
North Carolina

distantly followed by

Pennsylvania
New Hampshire
Michigan
and… um… Massachusetts

THEN call the Romney campaign office.

de rigueur on October 6, 2012 at 11:14 AM

de rigueur on October 6, 2012 at 11:14 AM

FOR THE WIN!!!!!!!!!

gophergirl on October 6, 2012 at 11:15 AM

It’s a serious question. If they did raise that amount of money, it had to have gone somewhere.

Do you think they’re just sitting on it and will unleash an ad barrage in the final weeks?

People on every single Conservative blog/message board report seeing 3-4 Obama ads for every Romney ad. How can this be with all that money to spend?

gumbyandpokey on October 6, 2012 at 10:28 AM

Obviously, he has wisely spent his money on debate preparations. Best ad money can buy. Then with the extra cash that is rolling in, and after the final debate, the ad barrage will begin. Just like the dems to spend more than they have.

hoosierma on October 6, 2012 at 11:15 AM

CW, you are a COWARD.

gumbyandpokey on October 6, 2012 at 10:53 AM

If all these people you want to bet with to leave the site actually did it, you realize you would have to comment on ALL the articles to take up the slack, don’t you? Not just election articles about polls and such, but ALL of them. You better think this through.

Night Owl on October 6, 2012 at 11:16 AM

These questions have ridiculously easy-to-fin answers, in overwhelming detail:

That was not, repeat not, a certain fishy commenter reference or fish whistle. “Easy-to-FIND,” hang it.

de rigueur on October 6, 2012 at 11:16 AM

Dadgum, gumby. Does Axlerod pay you by the post?

Glad to see Mitt is gearing up. This is war.

kingsjester on October 6, 2012 at 11:16 AM

What state do you live in? Swing or no? Romney is flooding the airwaves here in LV (don’t know about the rest of the state). I love his chances.

VegasRick on October 6, 2012 at 11:02 AM

Virginia, and he’s picked up noticeably in the last two weeks or so. I should have phrased that statement “that he has been holding back….”. I’m thinking of early voting and the fact that election day is now 40 days long. He may have missed an opportunity to pick up a few votes.

That and his seeming reticence was giving our side quite a bit of a morale problem.

JeffWeimer on October 6, 2012 at 11:16 AM

gumbyandpokey on October 6, 2012 at 10:57 AM

.
Team Hopey has caught up to Super Mitt. The money publicity really only matters to Democrites and their scum media though. You are the aholes whining about Citizens United (a Dem on Dem legal issue by the way)- but don’t mind Ocommie outspending McCain 3:1? Your dishonest as the day is long.

Ocommie has caught up after a slow start by taking money from the little people.
Raffling a lottery for a dinner with Barack ?
Fleece the little people Hopey to keep your job. Fleece your Black constituents for campaign dollars and send them a free phone. Nevermind THEIR unemployment rate is 20% (a little higher than 7.8%)
Pathetic, but that’s how the Democritus roll.

And about those illegal foreign contributions coming in from all around the world- socialists who want America to fail- well lets just not talk about that.

FlaMurph on October 6, 2012 at 11:17 AM

Okay, so that’s two which poke big ol’ holes in ol’ gumby’s question. Any other swing state members that can attest to commercials playing in their states?

Highlar on October 6, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Yep. Western PA, and I have been hearing a lot of Romney ads on the radio, some by PACS, and some by Romney. I can’t tell about TV since I rarely watch it.

Night Owl on October 6, 2012 at 11:18 AM

WHERE ARE THE ADS?????

gumbyandpokey on October 6, 2012 at 10:22 AM

Depends where you live. If you live in a swing state you’ll see more ads. If you live in a state guaranteed to vote for Obama you won’t. I live in VA and the Romney and Obama ads are constant.

darwin on October 6, 2012 at 11:19 AM

Is it your youth or your inexperience?

Khun Joe on October 6, 2012 at 10:39 AM

It could be his/her below room temperature IQ measured in degree’s Celcius.

chemman on October 6, 2012 at 11:20 AM

http://washingtonexaminer.com/ohio-poll-romney-leads-51-48-among-those-certain-to-vote/article/2509947#.UHBLCqPAHyK

boom.

betcha that Team O wishes they were going up next rather than having Joe go up against Ryan. That’s a lot of time in between debates to have to do damage control.

ted c on October 6, 2012 at 11:20 AM

Florida
Ohio
Virginia
Iowa
Nevada
Colorado
North Carolina

distantly followed by

Pennsylvania
New Hampshire
Michigan
and… um… Massachusetts

THEN call the Romney campaign office.

de rigueur on October 6, 2012 at 11:14 AM

Romney is all over the place here in LV. He has one radio ad that comes on like every ten minutes that is just devastating. He takes the “don’t blow a bunch of cash on Vegas” line – in obambi’s own voice, twice in the ad. Also talking about tourism being what Vegas is and us having the highest UE in the country adding “obama gambled with $900 billion of taxpayers money with nothing to show for it”. Crushing ad

VegasRick on October 6, 2012 at 11:21 AM

They need help. Give it to them.
FlaMurph on October 6, 2012 at 11:04 AM

Feh. The only ‘help’ I’ll give those varmints is two loads of rock salt.

CPT. Charles on October 6, 2012 at 11:22 AM

If they don’t do the job ya gotta let’em go.

And that goes for all of them.

Its no time to slack off. Push, push hard.

Speakup on October 6, 2012 at 11:23 AM

VegasRick on October 6, 2012 at 11:21 AM

That’s a great ad. I go to Vegas all the time on vacation and when people ask me why I’m there – I say I’m here because Obama told me not to come. Never had a bad reaction after I say that.

gophergirl on October 6, 2012 at 11:23 AM

That and his seeming reticence was giving our side quite a bit of a morale problem.

JeffWeimer on October 6, 2012 at 11:16 AM

I must say that any morale issues that I may have had MELTED away Wednesday night. BOOM!

VegasRick on October 6, 2012 at 11:24 AM

Donor story – just read on twitter that Newsweek is the one who has it. Has anybody else heard the same?

gophergirl on October 6, 2012 at 11:05 AM

I did read that somewhere, but I don’t remember where or who said it.

Night Owl on October 6, 2012 at 11:24 AM

de rigueur on October 6, 2012 at 11:14 AM

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 on October 6, 2012 at 11:25 AM

That’s a great ad. I go to Vegas all the time on vacation and when people ask me why I’m there – I say I’m here because Obama told me not to come. Never had a bad reaction after I say that.

gophergirl on October 6, 2012 at 11:23 AM

I love it. I do the same thing whenever possible and thanks for supporting LV.

VegasRick on October 6, 2012 at 11:26 AM

I must say that any morale issues that I may have had MELTED away Wednesday night. BOOM!

VegasRick on October 6, 2012 at 11:24 AM

True dat.

JeffWeimer on October 6, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Romney is all over the place here in LV. He has one radio ad that comes on like every ten minutes that is just devastating. He takes the “don’t blow a bunch of cash on Vegas” line – in obambi’s own voice, twice in the ad. Also talking about tourism being what Vegas is and us having the highest UE in the country adding “obama gambled with $900 billion of taxpayers money with nothing to show for it”. Crushing ad

VegasRick on October 6, 2012 at 11:21 AM

And Romney’s spending on a lot more than ads in Nevada. He’s busing Californians to Reno and to Las Vegas, providing lodging, and sending them forth as foot soldiers into the precincts. One of the commenters on this site– arunsa (hope I spelled that right), from northern California– has promised to report on this weekend’s adventure. We’re hopeless here in CA, but lots of us are jumping at the opportunity to help out in NV.

Lots of reports on the ground game in Ohio and other places, too. Not all the campaign money needs to be flashed on a tv screen. In can be spent even more effectively on get-out-the-vote. Or buying cigarettes for derelicts, as the Dems do.

de rigueur on October 6, 2012 at 11:27 AM

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 on October 6, 2012 at 11:25 AM

I read or heard a great line the other day. “Wisconsin is NOT a swing state in this election, California maybe but not Wisconsin”

VegasRick on October 6, 2012 at 11:29 AM

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 on October 6, 2012 at 11:25 AM

And yet, they’ll still vote for him. It seems your state has a death wish, which is a shame. I remember when I was a kid California seemed like THE place to be, or maybe it was just the Beverly Hillbilly’s theme song that made me think that. LOL

Night Owl on October 6, 2012 at 11:29 AM

Mitt did very well. He went right at Obama and Obama shat himself. All of the phony talk about Obama being a great debater, smartest guy in the room etc was proven to just be talk and spin. Obama is an amateur, that is the truth, and Mitt made it look quite easy because he had been sharpened by a good debate prep team as well as by Newt Gingrich.

ted c on October 6, 2012 at 11:33 AM

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 on October 6, 2012 at 11:25 AM

A week ago I’d have disagreed strongly. Still think CA is hopeless, but less certain than before.

Did you see the notorious outlier Calabasas gas station’s prices this week? Radio was reporting the price of premium unleaded: $6.35/gallon.

Costco filing stations have shut down all over SoCal. They were the cheapest gasoline sellers and at the current prices it’s no longer profitable for them to sell it. Media is playing this up as a gasoline “shortage” (and obviously, somewhere down the refinery line there is one), but the proximate cause of the closures is cost, not supply.

Stop a Los Angeleno from driving and, yeah, he might get mad.

de rigueur on October 6, 2012 at 11:33 AM

WHERE ARE THE ADS?????

gumbyandpokey on October 6, 2012 at 10:22 AM

.
HEY GUMP !

We had an AWESOME ad that ran down here the other night. It was a little long….. About 90 minutes long….had Super Mitt and Hopey in it- on the same stage – did you get to see it?

AND IT EXPOSED THAT EMPTY CHAIR OF A DISHONEST MARXIST FRAUD WHO
is occupying the WH!!!!!!!!!!!

FlaMurph on October 6, 2012 at 11:34 AM

Let Down: The Undoing of Storybook Man

http://predicthistunpredictpast.blogspot.com/2012/10/the-undoing-of-storybook-man.html

M2RB: Radiohead

Resist We Much on October 6, 2012 at 11:36 AM

We’re hopeless here in CA,

de rigueur on October 6, 2012 at 11:27 AM

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

SWalker on October 6, 2012 at 11:36 AM

Stupid troll, spending more does not equal winning. It equals panicked desperation, which is also known as losing…

SWalker on October 6, 2012 at 10:40 AM

THIS!

..you also might want to point out that multiple gratuitous commenting is a symptom of the desperation of a troll.

Also, a suggestion to all here: IGNORE!

There in nothing more aggravating to some clown than having his puerile comments draw absolutely no return fire. Want proof? Check out how pathetic the inane, ineffectual bleatings of that tool, Pragmatic, appear in a thread.

The War Planner on October 6, 2012 at 11:40 AM

“shock and awe” blitzkrieg

gumbyandpokey on October 6, 2012 at 10:08 AM

…you shouldn’t be blitzkrieging up and down on your pole like you do…you’re going to hurt yourself!

KOOLAID2 on October 6, 2012 at 11:41 AM

Okay, so that’s two which poke big ol’ holes in ol’ gumby’s question. Any other swing state members that can attest to commercials playing in their states?
Highlar on October 6, 2012 at 11:00 AM

We’re getting a lot of Romney ads on Radio and TV in NH. Also I’m seeing a lot of empty lawn chairs out as well as Romney yard signs.

The Romney ads seem to outnumber the Obama ads, which is probably wise since the big thing Obama is talking about in his main ad is Romney;s plan to repeal Obamunistcare on day one. Around here that will get you applause.

Our state has refused to comply with Obamunistcare and will not help the feds implement it here. I really don’t understand why anyone thinks we’re a swing state after 2010. People here are mad as hell at Zero…

dogsoldier on October 6, 2012 at 11:41 AM

Stop a Los Angeleno from driving and, yeah, he might get mad.

de rigueur on October 6, 2012 at 11:33 AM

ROTFLMAO….. Might get mad? Ask Gray Davis what happens when you mess with a Californian’s driving habits… NOT.A.PRETTY.SIGHT…

SWalker on October 6, 2012 at 11:42 AM

We had an AWESOME ad that ran down here the other night. It was a little long….. About 90 minutes long….had Super Mitt and Hopey in it- on the same stage – did you get to see it?

FlaMurph on October 6, 2012 at 11:34 AM

..you also might want to point out that it reached upwards of 70 million viewers — half of those who will be voting — and it, like the marvelous cover of The New Yorker, came virtually free of charge.

The War Planner on October 6, 2012 at 11:44 AM

Our state has refused to comply with Obamunistcare and will not help the feds implement it here. I really don’t understand why anyone thinks we’re a swing state after 2010. People here are mad as hell at Zero…

dogsoldier on October 6, 2012 at 11:41 AM

Great news!

VegasRick on October 6, 2012 at 11:44 AM

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 MYTHS.

I’m am SOOOOOO sick of hearing about what a “gifted” politician Obama is. I’m sick of hearing it from Liberals, and I’m sick of hearing it from our side too. Ed and Allah are as guilty as anyone when it comes to this. Obama is not gifted, he’s LUCKY! Okay, maybe he’s more gifted than your run of the mill pol. But put him up against a formidable foe and he shrinks down to size.

I never saw ANYTHING impressive in Obama. He reminds me of Ryan O’Neal in Paper Moon more than anyone else. A self serving BS artist, who’s more convincing than John Edwards (who reminds me of Mr. Haney from Green Acres). It pains me how much people on our side bought into the hype of him being some fierce opponent with oodles of “likability”.

ardenenoch on October 6, 2012 at 11:45 AM

CW,

You think you know a lot. Here’s a serious question for you…

Please tell me where the hundreds of millions of dollars (according to the Romney campaign) went? What happened to the financial advantage we were told they had when they were outraising Obama during the summer? With that kind of money rolling in, how could they not have enough to run ads on cable tv? We were told they could match the Dems ad-for-ad this time and what a difference it would make. Obama even ran desperate fundraising appeals (wedding registry) because of the money that Romney was pulling in?

WHAT HAPPENED TO ALL THE MONEY?????

WHERE ARE THE ADS?????

gumbyandpokey on October 6, 2012 at 10:22 AM

Mitt bought me a really slick iPad, ‘cos he’s mah frain.

You could have one too if he was yo frain.

cane_loader on October 6, 2012 at 11:49 AM

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

SWalker on October 6, 2012 at 11:36 AM

Depends on what you’re paying attention to. Greater Los Angeles and the Bay Area are insulated blue bubbles in a red state. But with combined populations of 20.3 million people in a state of 37.7 million, or 54% of the state’s population, they swing the entire state. And vote overwhelmingly Dem.

de rigueur on October 6, 2012 at 11:49 AM

I can offer one way for conservative Californians to maximize the pain for their fellow Dems, and exert some payback:

Tomorrow, take every vehicle you own to the gas station and fill up. Then fill up every gas can. Then buy two 5-gal. cans and fill them up.

If every conservative Californian does this on the same day, it will introduce a massive hiccup in the system, and undecided Californians (the few that there are) will be greeted by the sight of locked gas pumps everywhere. Do this every Sunday until the election just to maximize the pain.

cane_loader on October 6, 2012 at 11:53 AM

Obama is not a powerful orator. He’s a powerful presenter of a teleprompter and a powerful presenter of a set speech. But he’s unable to participate in a debate which is focused around multiple back and forth exploratory questions based on facts and analyzing a situation or issues.

Obama rejects reality and facts because his sole mode of dealing with the world is to attempt to control other people. He doesn’t interact with them as equals; he needs to dominate others. He does this by misinformation and emotional manipulation. Questions about issues, questions about the real world, have no role in this basic psychological need to control how others interact with him.

Nor is Obama an intellectual; his knowledge of history, economics and political theory is superficial and shallow and rooted in the unexamined indoctrination of socialist marxism from his mother and grandparents.

Obama is great on the campaign stump; there aren’t any questions; there’s no examination of policies or programs. So, he can give hi megawatt smile, joke and wave and preach and pontificate about anything, anything – it’s all just words – and bask in the adulation of the mesmerized.

But put him into a room where discussion about facts, real events, current issues, is the focus; and where he must acknowledge other people as equals or even, gasp, experts – and he can’t handle it. He leaves such discussions to others. He can’t even attend an Intelligence report session because it deals with facts. Not him.

ETAB on October 6, 2012 at 11:58 AM

This New Yorker cover has put New York in play. Obama will win Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx, but he’ll lose Queens, Staten Island, Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester. If Obama wins the state, it’ll be by less than 5%.

ardenenoch on October 6, 2012 at 11:59 AM

And will you accept the bet?

gumbyandpokey on October 6, 2012 at 10:51 AM

…we’d all accept the bet…but it costs you nothing…you won’t be here anyway after November 7th…your work will have failed.

KOOLAID2 on October 6, 2012 at 12:00 PM

When you’ve lost Bob Herbert….

NO MORE EXCUSES!

“It’s time to stop making excuses for Barack Obama. With so much at stake in this election, his performance at the debate on Wednesday night was indefensible.

Ever since he was elected, there have been reasons offered, either publicly or privately, for why Obama has been unable to fully engage some of the nation’s most important challenges….”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bob-herbert/no-more-excuses_b_1941156.html

Resist We Much on October 6, 2012 at 12:01 PM

As Øbama’s poor performance settles in, I’m increasingly struck by this man’s lack of any command of facts and economics fundamentals. It’s shocking, actually, that anyone could occupy the WH for almost four years and come away with so little knowledge and understanding.

It underscores that he has been an unserious president, one who plays at the job without taking seriously the business of state.

petefrt on October 6, 2012 at 12:01 PM

Gumbyblewpokey
We don’t need no freakin ads, we have debate performances, or lack there of. Besides I heard Romney is saving the money to buy the 53% brand new I phones two days before the election. We all deserve free stuff…….

angrymike on October 6, 2012 at 12:03 PM

Glen Beck reports on the Wash Examiner story, about those possibly illegal overseas donations

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/dc-report-is-possible-donor-scandal-story-distracting-obama/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

pambi on October 6, 2012 at 12:03 PM

ETAB on October 6, 2012 at 11:58 AM

By golly, I think you’ve got his number.

petefrt on October 6, 2012 at 12:04 PM

CW, you are a COWARD.

gumbyandpokey on October 6, 2012 at 10:53 AM

So even with no bet, you expect everyone to believe you’ll have the gall to show up here after Zero gets his a$$ handed to him in the election???

Really???

The only difference in the crap you post now is you swapped Walker with Romney.

How’d that turn out zipper head???

BigWyo on October 6, 2012 at 12:07 PM

Wait, so Super Pacs that can take any donation amounts supply the drugs?

Cindy Munford on October 6, 2012 at 12:18 PM

o/t

Police Union Warns ‘War-Like’ Detroit Unsafe For Visitors…

Hands Out Flyers: ‘ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK’…

http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2012/10/06/enter-at-your-own-risk-police-union-says-war-like-detroit-is-unsafe-for-visitors/

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Which reminds me:

Survivor: Detroit

http://predicthistunpredictpast.blogspot.com/2012/10/survivor-detroit.html

M2RB: Gloria Gaynor

Resist We Much on October 6, 2012 at 12:19 PM

My Debate #2 wet dream:
During the opening remarks, Romney turns to Obama and says:
“During the last debate, while we had some disagreements, it was civil. But after the debate you and your people started saying things that I don’t think you had the nerve to say or the data to back up when we were face to face. If you think you are going to be calling me out in the press after the debate on something, please have the courage of your convictions to bring them up today so we can discuss them man to man”.

Spartacus on October 6, 2012 at 12:21 PM

As I did in 2008, since there wasn’t such a groundswell of support for the Old Coot, THIS YEAR, I’ll insert little homemade GOTV efforts in every little Trick or Treaters’ bags, for the parents to find.

This year, there are so many options, I need suggestions.
Empty chair ?? R&R artwork ? New Yorker cover ?
Any help ??

pambi on October 6, 2012 at 12:24 PM

Snoop Dogg ain’t in no ways disappointed with Obama.
NSFW
http://instagram.com/p/QYGWYpP9Pd/

ted c on October 6, 2012 at 12:29 PM

My Debate #2 wet dream:
During the opening remarks, Romney turns to Obama and says:
“During the last debate, while we had some disagreements, it was civil. But after the debate you and your people started saying things that I don’t think you had the nerve to say or the data to back up when we were face to face. If you think you are going to be calling me out in the press after the debate on something, please have the courage of your convictions to bring them up today so we can discuss them man to man”.

Spartacus on October 6, 2012 at 12:21 PM

obambi faints. End of story.

VegasRick on October 6, 2012 at 12:29 PM

Depends on what you’re paying attention to. Greater Los Angeles and the Bay Area are insulated blue bubbles in a red state. But with combined populations of 20.3 million people in a state of 37.7 million, or 54% of the state’s population, they swing the entire state. And vote overwhelmingly Dem.

de rigueur on October 6, 2012 at 11:49 AM

And they are paying upwards of $6.00 a gallon for Gasoline right now, remember, these are our fellow Californians were talking about. They may be liberal about a lot of things, but get between them and their cars and you are begging for an EPIC azz whipping.

SWalker on October 6, 2012 at 12:30 PM

SWalker on October 6, 2012 at 11:36 AM

Cali will not be an even shot until the voter rolls are scrubbed clean.

The ‘rats would lose about a million votes after the illegals, zombies, and felons are stripped away… easy.

There are plenty of decent, sane people in California… and most of them live outside the coastal madhouses.

CPT. Charles on October 6, 2012 at 12:33 PM

Here in NC I’m getting Romney ads at 3 times the rate of the Won’s.

SteveInRTP on October 6, 2012 at 10:55 AM

I’m in Las Vegas, and it depends on what channel you’re watching. Oddly, we get a lot of Obama ads during NFL, (which pisses me off) and iirc, the demo for NFL watchers is weak for him. Very few Romney ads for NFL. It must be a strategy because all the sitcom and crime drama stuff my wife watches get quite a few Romney ads. But Nevada is getting a ton of advertising.

Harbingeing on October 6, 2012 at 12:55 PM

ROTFLMAO… For the same reason they had more to spend in 2008. A complete and total disregard for campaign finance laws, accepting hundreds of millions of dollars in illegal foreign dollars.

SWalker on October 6, 2012 at 10:54 AM

Exactly right. These crooks have no regard for ethics or the law. We knew that we were going up against the Chicago mob and they’re just living up to their reputation.

MJBrutus on October 6, 2012 at 1:04 PM

Ted C is right again.

Also listen to Cindy.

SparkPlug on October 6, 2012 at 1:06 PM

The smartest person to ever be involved in American government was probably Franklin. The smartest president was one of several of the founding fathers.The smartest president in the last hundred years was probably Nixon.

burt on October 6, 2012 at 1:14 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 on October 6, 2012 at 11:25 AM

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 on October 6, 2012 at 1:15 PM

This year, there are so many options, I need suggestions.
Empty chair ?? R&R artwork ? New Yorker cover ?
Any help ??

pambi on October 6, 2012 at 12:24 PM

That’s a superb idea. I’m going to use this one.

It’s also time to go full bore on the Sticky Note Campaign as well.

Harbingeing on October 6, 2012 at 1:17 PM

LIVING WILL FORM

I, ____________, being of sound mind and body, do not wish to be kept alive indefinitely by artificial means. Under no circumstances should my fate be put in the hands of pinhead partisan politicians who couldn’t pass ninth-grade biology if their lives depended on it, or lawyers/doctors/hospitals interested in simply running up the bills.

If after a reasonable amount of time passes, and I fail to ask for: (Check appropriate items): a Martini ______, a Margarita ______, a Scotch and soda ______, a Bloody Mary______, a beer ______, a Gin and Tonic _______, a Glass of Chardonnay ______, a Steak ______, Lobster or crab legs ______, the TV remote control ______, a bowl of ice cream ______, the sports page______, Sex______, or Chocolate_______, it should be presumed that I won’t ever get any better. When such a determination is reached, I hereby instruct my appointed person and attending physicians to pull the plug, reel in the tubes, and call it a day. At this point, it is time to call the New Orleans Jazz Funeral Band to come and do their thing at my funeral, and ask all of my friends to raise their glasses to toast the good times we have had.

Signature:________________________Date:__________

P.S. I hear that in Ireland there is a Nursing Home with a Pub. The patients are happier, and they have a lot more visitors. Some of them don’t even need embalming when their time comes. If anyone knows the name of this happy place, PLEASE pass it on.

Amendment #1:
Should I become incapacitated as described above, DO NOT PULL THE PLUG until after I have voted against Barack Obama by absentee ballot in the November 2012 election.

Schadenfreude on October 6, 2012 at 1:28 PM

I know I’m late to this thread, but just in case that liar gumby shows back up.

WHERE ARE THE ADS?????

gumbyandpokey on October 6, 2012 at 10:22 AM

For both campaigns, Florida is one of the keys to winning the White House. It’s even more important for Romney, whose paths to Electoral College victory are few without the state’s 29 votes. Even though each side has already spent $60 million on TV and radio ads, Republicans are expected to spend even more than Democrats in the campaign’s final weeks.

[snip]

The Romney campaign didn’t wait for the former Massachusetts governor to secure the nomination to set up a presence in the city. Unlike McCain, who was far outspent, they’re matching the huge resources Obama is pumping into the area, said Brett Doster, a Florida-based political consultant who is advising the campaign and ran George W. Bush’s 2004 Florida campaign. Source

Now, why don’t you tell us again how Romney didn’t attend any campaign events yesterday?

Flora Duh on October 6, 2012 at 1:50 PM

Ha ha

Schadenfreude on October 6, 2012 at 2:12 PM

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