Obama to panicky Dems: Hey, the fundamentals of this race haven’t changed

posted at 6:41 pm on October 10, 2012 by Allahpundit

An artful bit of spin that’s both true and deceptive. The truth: The fundamentals really haven’t changed much. The deceptive part: O’s touting that as a good thing when in fact the fundamentals have always worked against him, not for him. That was the point of Sean Trende’s terrific piece yesterday at RCP, that Obama’s campaign strategy has been carefully crafted to counter the effects of electoral “gravity” — high unemployment, sluggish economic growth, and massive deficits, all fundamental to the quadrennial question of whether you’re better off now than you were four years ago. Trende’s thesis is that The One’s best/only way to neutralize “gravity” is to nurture a perception in the media and, by extension, in the electorate that victory is inevitable. The more Romney’s seen as a flailing loser, the fewer donations he’ll get, the more depressed the GOP base will be, and the less interested right-leaning undecideds will be in voting. That was the game plan as of last Wednesday, until Romney shattered it by destroying Obama at the debate. The fact that Mitt now looks like a plausible winner to the press is the one and only way in which the fundamentals really have changed, and that’s why you see O here desperate to recapture a sense of inevitability. The debate was just a blip, you see; the “fundamentals” will carry him inexorably on to victory. The more he can convince people that that lie is true, the greater the chance that it becomes a self-fulfilling prophesy.

Lest you had any doubt about how nervous his team really is, though, here’s something tasty from The Hill. The One has but two pastimes, but that’s one too many given the new problems Romney’s debate triumph has created for his campaign:

President Obama will attend his last fundraiser of the 2012 campaign Thursday and then shift into top gear following his disastrous recent debate performance that vaporized his polling lead over challenger Mitt Romney.

With momentum in the race flipping to the Republican, sources have told The Hill the president will spend the rest of the campaign at swing-state rallies or preparing for the next two debates instead of attending more private fundraisers…

They acknowledge that they could be outspent, as Obama warned donors in July, but take comfort from their belief that they have a better get-out-the-vote operation in the swing states.

I don’t think he’s in panic mode yet, but if Biden goes “full Biden” tomorrow night and O craps the bed again at the upcoming town-hall debate, things may turn desperate. And that could mean … suspending the weekend golf game. If/when it happens, expect a Humpbot cameo. Exit question: He seems pretty excited here about the non-troversy over Romney’s abortion legislation comments yesterday. (Romney has since clarified them.) Who wants to be the one to tell him that his own VP once voted for a constitutional amendment to overturn Roe v. Wade?


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“Not tonight, Michelle, I’m losing my election.” – Barack Obama

PolarCoug on October 10, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Yup, the hole in the bottom of the hull is huge and that hasn’t changed.

But they will re-arrange the deck chairs, never you worry!

ajacksonian on October 10, 2012 at 6:44 PM

What’s Obama’s reason for being re-elected? Romney’s a liar, saving Big Bird and raising taxes on the “RICH”.

At some point you have to give them a reason to vote for you, not against the other guy.

Tater Salad on October 10, 2012 at 6:44 PM

With momentum in the race flipping to the Republican, sources have told The Hill the president will spend the rest of the campaign at swing-state rallies or preparing for the next two debates instead of attending more private fundraisers…

What else has the guy done besides campaign?

joepub on October 10, 2012 at 6:45 PM

He’s right –

Capitalism vs Socialism

Take your pick.

gophergirl on October 10, 2012 at 6:46 PM

The fundamentals really haven’t changed much.

I see it as more of a “Voter awakening”, where the general public started paying attention and noticed Obama was weak, and couldn’t defend his awful record. Romney looked good, unlike the meme the libs have been trying to cover him with.

portlandon on October 10, 2012 at 6:46 PM

I’m still a contrarian. I still think that Dems trumpeting (or clinging to) the notion that Obama is comfortably ahead in the polls will ultimately backfire, and induce more complacency amongst Obama voters than it will resignation among Romney voters.

So, yeah, libs, keep screaming that Obama is going to win easily. I like it when you do that. Because nothing will stop most Romney voters from going to the polls, but The 47% need some real convincing to get up off the couch and vote. Telling them it’s in the bag, not to worry, is just going to allow them to lean back, say “Whew! Didn’t feel like moving anyway,” and stay home.

Zombie on October 10, 2012 at 6:46 PM

Humpbot, FTW!

ted c on October 10, 2012 at 6:46 PM

Obama is a disaster. Humpbot will have a lot of work coming up in these next few weeks. I hope Nov 6th Humpbot’s routine is epic to match the occasion!

milemarker2020 on October 10, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Allah, Romney is livin’ rent free inside this dudes melon. He doesn’t know whether to sh!t or wind his watch. It reminds me of when Sarah Palin got him sideways back in ’08 and they leashed him to the TOTUS for good. He’s nervous as a whore in church right nowz.

ted c on October 10, 2012 at 6:48 PM

At some point you have to give them a reason to vote for you, not against the other guy.

Tater Salad on October 10, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Exactly. I have all the reasons I need to vote against Obama. Mitt’s been giving me plenty of reasons lately to vote for him. I needed both.

swinia sutki on October 10, 2012 at 6:48 PM

“Not tonight, Michelle, I’m losing my election.” – Barack Obama

PolarCoug on October 10, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Which will no doubt become, I hope; ” Not tonight Barrack, or ever; you lost the election”!

skatz51 on October 10, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Who is going to tell this fool in Nov. that he lost. They will have to drag him out of the White House screaming and kicking.

rjoco1 on October 10, 2012 at 6:49 PM

This is hilarious

Buzz Bissinger fights back

gophergirl on October 10, 2012 at 6:50 PM

More rhetorical flatulence that passes Obama’s sniff test.

Christien on October 10, 2012 at 6:50 PM

“The fundamentals of the economy are strong.” – last guy who lost a presidential election

Chuck Schick on October 10, 2012 at 6:50 PM

Romney up 5 in Dem +8 poll.

http://news.investors.com/special-report/508415-ibdtipp-poll.aspx

xblade on October 10, 2012 at 6:50 PM

With momentum in the race flipping to the Republican, sources have told The Hill the president will spend the rest of the campaign at swing-state rallies or preparing for the next two debates instead of attending more private fundraisers.

That’s a lie. They just will get better at covering up the private fundraisers. How do I know this? Because just two days ago, already a week after the momentum shifted to Romney after the debate, I covered O’s appearance in SF, and wrote this:

After a quick stop in Los Angeles for some high-toned fundraisers on Sunday, Obama started Monday morning with a short visit to the outskirts of Bakersfield where he unveiled a monument to Cesar Chavez. Then he arrived in San Francisco for a hush-hush fundraiser with unknown individuals at the InterContinental Hotel (seen here surrounded by a security cordon of police vehicles) — an event not only closed to the press, but the existence of which was kept entirely under wraps.

Absolutely no one knew about this event — the tiny handful of people on hand were accidental passersby.

He’s still having the fundraisers. He just doesn’t want you to know about them any more.

Zombie on October 10, 2012 at 6:51 PM

“Hey, I had a bad night.” Yeah, hell this bozo has had a bad FOUR YEARS AND COUNTING. Get him out to pasture ASAP!

Webrider on October 10, 2012 at 6:51 PM

“Not tonight, Michelle, I’m losing my election.” – Barack Obama

PolarCoug on October 10, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Electile Dysfunction

dont taze me bro on October 10, 2012 at 6:51 PM

I love the smell of Dem desperation. Smells like victory. But, they are corrupt and have everything to lose, so they will pull something out of their hats.

This nation is failing and Benghazi is sinking Barry and Hill. October surprise is coming.

Barry will lose the foreign policy debate by showing up. Bin Laden is dead ain’t cutting it. The Israelis hate him, Britain can’t stand him and the Canadians aren’t far behind.

And he’s about to enter the civil war in Syria against Iran and Russia. Unfunded war!

Circling the drain.

Philly on October 10, 2012 at 6:53 PM

“Not tonight, Michelle, I’m losing my election.” – Barack Obama

That is the funniest thing I have heard all year!

southernms on October 10, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Isn’t “losing my election” an REM song?

Charlemagne on October 10, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Future President Romney had a good night. Floundering candidate obama stunk up the joint.

Pork-Chop on October 10, 2012 at 6:55 PM

Anyone else seen this…?

Seven Percent Solution on October 10, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Fundamentals. Emphasis being on fun when 0 is fired Nov 6th. ; )`

Bmore on October 10, 2012 at 6:56 PM

“Not tonight, Michelle, I’m losing my election.” – Barack Obama

PolarCoug on October 10, 2012 at 6:44 PM

A+++++

Del Dolemonte on October 10, 2012 at 6:58 PM

tweet from @jeffzeleny

(the nyt guy)

For the second night in a row in Ohio, Romney campaign draws very large crowd at rally. If you’re a Democrat wondering how big? Obama size.

r keller on October 10, 2012 at 6:58 PM

“Not tonight, Michelle, I’m losing my election.” – Barack Obama

PolarCoug on October 10, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Michelle: “You better get it now cause you ain’t getting none if your not President!”

Barack’s Thoughts: I’m throwing this election!

PrettyD_Vicious on October 10, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Democrats, for your sake, you better ask for your contribution money back now from the Obama campaign before it’s too late.

The Obama campaign is a sinking ship, so jump off it while you still can!!!

bluegill on October 10, 2012 at 6:59 PM

November 6 is my birthday. I know what I want: To believe in my fellow Americans again. When this twit is unceremoniously sent back to Hawaii, Chicago, Kenya, or wherever the hell he’s from, and nowhere near the Oval Office, I will sleep just a little better.

bobcalco on October 10, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Anyone else seen this…?

Seven Percent Solution on October 10, 2012 at 6:56 PM

I think they got the translation wrong. It actually says. “Pantload!” ; )

Bmore on October 10, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Barry is so close now to his inevitable podium pounding, “YOU HAVE PROVEN UNWORTHY OF MEEEEE!” rant…

wildcat72 on October 10, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Fundamentally, Barry, nothing has changed, you are still a flim-flam, street corner two bit con.

bayview on October 10, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Just keep talking about your EPIC FAIL, Jugears.

Cicero43 on October 10, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Was it 2009, or 2010 when 0bama said to the congressional dems: “Hey, you got me”?

It went over really well that time.

cozmo on October 10, 2012 at 7:01 PM

hey Allah, how about a live thread for the 3rd Brown-Fauxahontas Debate? Just kicking off.

No audience applause allowed in this debate.

Del Dolemonte on October 10, 2012 at 7:02 PM

Humpbot, FTW!

ted c on October 10, 2012 at 6:46 PM

No, election night is Melting Bunny. The inauguration is Humpbot.

BobMbx on October 10, 2012 at 7:02 PM

Yes, we have all of our massive voter fraud ready to go, are squashing military balloting as much as possible and the big race-related October surprise is locked and loaded by our fantasy team. The dynamics haven’t changed.

michaelo on October 10, 2012 at 7:02 PM

Hillarious if Barack Obama crashes the VP Debate just to quickly replace BIDEN before he goes on a GAFFE-ING SPREE.

Varchild on October 10, 2012 at 7:02 PM

For the second night in a row in Ohio, Romney campaign draws very large crowd at rally. If you’re a Democrat wondering how big? Obama size.

r keller on October 10, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Pretty sure that was a racist dog whistle.

Chuck Schick on October 10, 2012 at 7:02 PM

“Not tonight, Michelle, I’m losing my election.” – Barack Obama

PolarCoug on October 10, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Raughing out roud :O

burrata on October 10, 2012 at 7:03 PM

Unless Romney really flubs the next couple of debates, or there’s an October surprise, I’m not sure why the second look Romney is getting won’t continue. People wanted a reason to kick Obama to the curb, and they got it last Wednesday.

It’s interesting that they believe they’ll be outspent in the last few weeks. Does that mean Romney is sitting on a ton of cash he’s going to start bombarding these states with? There’ve been no updated numbers from Romney for some time, as far as I know.

changer1701 on October 10, 2012 at 7:03 PM

Hey, if the fundamentals are . . .

Mormonism vs. Moronism

I’m goin with the Mormon dude . . .

BigAlSouth on October 10, 2012 at 7:03 PM

The truth: The fundamentals really haven’t changed much.

HA! 60 mm voters saw what an empty suit obama is FOR THE FIRST TIME, 30 days from the election…and noted his performance as such…polls moved dramatically in Romney’s direction…bump in the road…

winston on October 10, 2012 at 7:03 PM

“Not tonight, Michelle, I’m losing my election.” – Barack Obama

PolarCoug on October 10, 2012 at 6:44 PM

I will have you know it is bad form to win the thread on the very first post.

Christien on October 10, 2012 at 7:04 PM

The fundamentals haven’t changed, it’s still a center-left black college professor vs. a radical conservative white racist member of a religious cult.

Socratease on October 10, 2012 at 7:04 PM

“Governor Romney had a good night. I had a bad night.”

Shouldn’t that be “Governor Romney had a good night. I had a bad four years.”

Scrappy on October 10, 2012 at 7:04 PM

How’s he going to get “tougher” in the next debate when the format is a townhall? Getting rude and obnoxious while shouting obscenities is no way to win over people. Perhaps they should tell the Obama people that.

…or Perhaps not. ;)

LiquidH2O on October 10, 2012 at 7:04 PM

Romney up 5 in Dem +8 poll.

http://news.investors.com/special-report/508415-ibdtipp-poll.aspx

Holy crap.

tkyang99 on October 10, 2012 at 7:04 PM

Humpbot, FTW!

ted c on October 10, 2012 at 6:46 PM

Will humpbot be sufficient? Will a simple humpbot alone convey the eternal joy of defeating this socialist sack?

hawkdriver on October 10, 2012 at 7:05 PM

For the second night in a row in Ohio, Romney campaign draws very large crowd at rally. If you’re a Democrat wondering how big? Obama size.

r keller on October 10, 2012 at 6:58 PM

If you are referring to Barry’s small balls, then the crowd was nothing to brag about.

bayview on October 10, 2012 at 7:06 PM

“Not tonight, Michelle, I’m losing my election.” – Barack Obama

PolarCoug on October 10, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Soft drink covered monitor; thread winner.

fossten on October 10, 2012 at 7:06 PM

Damn, Obama is right, nothing has changed,

Obama is still an A-Hole.

RockyJ. on October 10, 2012 at 7:07 PM

Your right Obama, you are fundamentally lost in a thick fog without a compass or a map. What an incredible dolt.

rplat on October 10, 2012 at 7:08 PM

I think Obama can hurt Romney by in the next debate strongly pointing out that Romney is now acting as if hes against all the things he previously said he was for. Last debate he was talking about no tax cuts for the rich, how they could afford to pay a little more. In recent interviews he was saying how abortion isnt on his agenda. He’s been talking about how some parts of Obamacare he would like to keep. Etc, etc etc,

Obama needs to call him out so that people can see either, A. He switches his stances with the wind depending on the electorate or B. Republicans can see he’s all talk and doesnt plan on fighting for their causes.

Politricks on October 10, 2012 at 7:08 PM

Heap Funny. Scott Brown comes out smoking.

Don’t know who the Moderator is, but the debate is taking place in the Dem stronghold of Western MA (Springfield).

Del Dolemonte on October 10, 2012 at 7:08 PM

I remember what Obama said to the Dems when then they were a little panicky during the 2010 elections. A lot of Democrats were saying it’s going to be like 1994. Obama tried to calm them by saying “The difference between then and now is you’ve got me.”

Hee.

JellyToast on October 10, 2012 at 7:08 PM

Mitt rally picture time

Sidney Ohio

gophergirl on October 10, 2012 at 7:08 PM

The fundamentals haven’t changed, it’s still a center-left black college professor vs. a radical conservative white racist member of a religious cult.

Socratease

Remember that the KKK was originally an anti-Catholic movement which morphed into the military wing of the Democratic party. Looks like you KKK/Dem bigots are returning to your anti-religious roots — they called Catholicism a “cult” back then too.

Zombie on October 10, 2012 at 7:09 PM

I think Obama can hurt Romney by in the next debate strongly pointing out that Romney is now acting as if hes against all the things he previously said he was for. Last debate he was talking about no tax cuts for the rich, how they could afford to pay a little more. In recent interviews he was saying how abortion isnt on his agenda. He’s been talking about how some parts of Obamacare he would like to keep. Etc, etc etc,

Obama needs to call him out so that people can see either, A. He switches his stances with the wind depending on the electorate or B. Republicans can see he’s all talk and doesnt plan on fighting for their causes.

Politricks on October 10, 2012 at 7:08 PM

What did Romney “lie” about in the debate? None of you Leftists have been able to answer that with credible and multi-sourced cites, all you do is throw the “Romney Lied” canard at the wall and hopes it sticks.

-2

Del Dolemonte on October 10, 2012 at 7:09 PM

Mitt rally picture time

Sidney Ohio

gophergirl on October 10, 2012 at 7:08 PM

Good crowd. And that’s in a Dem area, isn’t it?

changer1701 on October 10, 2012 at 7:10 PM

The more he can convince people that that lie is true, the greater the chance that it becomes a self-fulfilling prophesy.
=======================================================

If one votes for Hopey,then,one will usher in the Mayan Calender
End of da World 2012 scenario,

so,

I think,voting for Mittens will,ahem,stop the Hopey/Mayan
self-fulfilling prophesy thingy!!

Go Mittens!
(snark)

canopfor on October 10, 2012 at 7:13 PM

I think Obama can hurt Romney by in the next debate strongly pointing out that Romney is now acting as if hes against all the things he previously said he was for. Last debate he was talking about no tax cuts for the rich, how they could afford to pay a little more. In recent interviews he was saying how abortion isnt on his agenda. He’s been talking about how some parts of Obamacare he would like to keep. Etc, etc etc,

Obama needs to call him out so that people can see either, A. He switches his stances with the wind depending on the electorate or B. Republicans can see he’s all talk and doesnt plan on fighting for their causes.

Politricks

Yeah, that’ll work. for sure.

Because everyone knows Obama has never changed his mind or flip-flopped.

If Obama wants to open that Pandora’s Box, Romney can trounce Obama all over the field; the only thing Obam’s never flip-flopped on is his high opinion of himself.

Zombie on October 10, 2012 at 7:13 PM

Better picture of the rally

Ohio

gophergirl on October 10, 2012 at 7:13 PM

After a quick scan, I notice that Kunta Kinte has no FB comments in the headlines.

A great signal of impending victory if ever there was one.

beatcanvas on October 10, 2012 at 7:13 PM

Hmmmmmmmmmmm….I’ll stay in Eeyore Heaven. Barry got a split lip, but this fight ain’t over yet. Prepare all your worst crow recipes for me if you want. I ain’t coming outta the bunker until I see CBS, NBC, ABC and PBS explaining how to prepare a for the end of the world.

Limerick on October 10, 2012 at 7:13 PM

Biden’s voting record on abortion according to the piece by NRLC seems to be much more pro-life then I would have ever thought. Including his vote for the partial birth abortion ban. But then again Biden’s overall score from NRLC is very low. Would like to see Ryan highlight this if Biden starts his “war on women” schtick.

Raquel Pinkbullet on October 10, 2012 at 7:13 PM

Dem audience in Springfield MA has already violated the Brown-Warren debate format rules by issuing rowdy applause and cheers after a statement by Fauxahontas. Doesn’t help her.

She’s not doing well so far. Definitely looks tired and her voice is weak.

Del Dolemonte on October 10, 2012 at 7:13 PM

So Barry, as long as you’re up there, are you going to look for polyps?

PolarCoug on October 10, 2012 at 7:14 PM

This is hilarious

Buzz Bissinger fights back

gophergirl on October 10, 2012 at 6:50 PM

The Cascade has begun and it can’t be stopped. This is Mitt Romney’s election to lose now. October 3rd, 2012 will be a day that will live in infamy for Liberals.

Corporal Tunnel on October 10, 2012 at 7:14 PM

Another one – Mitt is supposedly in this picture. I can’t see him

Where’s Mitt

gophergirl on October 10, 2012 at 7:14 PM

After a quick scan, I notice that Kunta Kinte has no FB comments in the headlines.

A great signal of impending victory if ever there was one.

beatcanvas on October 10, 2012 at 7:13 PM

Seen the replacements? Even funnier.

Del Dolemonte on October 10, 2012 at 7:15 PM

Sorry link didn’t work

https://twitter.com/dgjackson/status/256170423396478976/photo/1/large

gophergirl on October 10, 2012 at 7:15 PM

I think Obama can hurt Romney by in the next debate strongly pointing out that Romney is now acting as if hes against all the things he previously said he was for. Last debate he was talking about no tax cuts for the rich, how they could afford to pay a little more. In recent interviews he was saying how abortion isnt on his agenda. He’s been talking about how some parts of Obamacare he would like to keep. Etc, etc etc,

Obama needs to call him out so that people can see either, A. He switches his stances with the wind depending on the electorate or B. Republicans can see he’s all talk and doesnt plan on fighting for their causes.

Politricks on October 10, 2012 at 7:08 PM
What did Romney “lie” about in the debate? None of you Leftists have been able to answer that with credible and multi-sourced cites, all you do is throw the “Romney Lied” canard at the wall and hopes it sticks.

-2

Del Dolemonte on October 10, 2012 at 7:09 PM

How do you quote me and then still misquote me? I didnt say he “lied” anywhere.

Politricks on October 10, 2012 at 7:15 PM

Pro-Warren audience violates debate format rules yet again by loudly booing Senator Brown.

Classy.

Del Dolemonte on October 10, 2012 at 7:16 PM

I don’t think he’s in panic mode yet, but if Biden goes “full Biden” tomorrow night and O craps the bed again at the upcoming town-hall debate, things may turn desperate
=================================

Maybes,a Scrotched Earth Progressive Operation then,
the Full-Blown Race Card!!!!!!!!!!!!
(sarc)

canopfor on October 10, 2012 at 7:16 PM

Del Dolemonte on October 10, 2012 at 7:09 PM

How do you quote me and then still misquote me? I didnt say he “lied” anywhere.

Politricks on October 10, 2012 at 7:15 PM

You didn’t have to.

Del Dolemonte on October 10, 2012 at 7:17 PM

How do you quote me and then still misquote me? I didnt say he “lied” anywhere.

Politricks on October 10, 2012 at 7:15 PM

Politricks hilarius- you didn’t really just post that? Are you a two bit attorney?

Pathetic little ahole.

CW on October 10, 2012 at 7:17 PM

gophergirl on October 10, 2012 at 7:15 PM

That three letter word is great!

cozmo on October 10, 2012 at 7:17 PM

Uhhh…Lie….Uhhh…cheat….Uhhh…Squirrel!!!

It’s all still in place.

BigWyo on October 10, 2012 at 7:18 PM

I hope Obama keeps to that view, because in politics some flexibility is required. He has no control at all around the world, and anything is possible at any time, anywhere. The world is far more volatile than it was four years ago, with some American allies either alienated or all but gone.

I think it’s also noteworthy Obama hasn’t campaigned for any important Congressional Democrat. The reason for that might cut both ways–his self-centeredness and possibly that he’s toxic to his ‘lesser’ colleagues.

I want him staying on-message and rigid in this thinking. It does him no good.

Liam on October 10, 2012 at 7:20 PM

I think they got the translation wrong. It actually says. “Pantload!” ; )

Bmore on October 10, 2012 at 6:59 PM

:)

Seven Percent Solution on October 10, 2012 at 7:20 PM

Brown-Warren debate moderator has to sternly admonish Democrat audience to stop violating the Debate Format Rules by loudly cheering her and booing her incumbent opponent. Correctly notes that every time they do, their candidate loses speaking time.

Del Dolemonte on October 10, 2012 at 7:21 PM

And that could mean … suspending the weekend golf game. If/when it happens, expect a Humpbot cameo.

!

Tim_CA on October 10, 2012 at 7:22 PM

I think Obama can hurt Romney by in the next debate strongly pointing out that Romney is now acting as if hes against all the things he previously said he was for. Last debate he was talking about no tax cuts for the rich, how they could afford to pay a little more. In recent interviews he was saying how abortion isnt on his agenda. He’s been talking about how some parts of Obamacare he would like to keep. Etc, etc etc,

Obama needs to call him out so that people can see either, A. He switches his stances with the wind depending on the electorate or B. Republicans can see he’s all talk and doesnt plan on fighting for their causes.

Politricks

That’s not going to work, because Romney can turn around and do the same thing. Debt unpatriotic, for example? Why, you’ve added trillions, Mr. President. The Obama that was on stage last Wed. was clearly incapable of defending his record, and Romney can pound away on it all night. Mitt has the luxury of moving to the center, and they’re more likely to trust him when he talks about what he SAYS he’ll do versus what they know Obama has done.

Now, that said, I’ve been watching some of the townhall debate from ’08, and that format seems to be better suited to Obama. I expect him to do better.

changer1701 on October 10, 2012 at 7:22 PM

I think it’s also noteworthy Obama hasn’t campaigned for any important Congressional Democrat. The reason for that might cut both ways–his self-centeredness and possibly that he’s toxic to his ‘lesser’ colleagues.

Liam on October 10, 2012 at 7:20 PM

Despite his alleged popularity, Bill Clinton had the same affliction. Basically every candidate he’s endorsed has lost.

Del Dolemonte on October 10, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Correctly notes that every time they do, their candidate loses speaking time.

Del Dolemonte on October 10, 2012 at 7:21 PM

It probably helps her to speak less.

cozmo on October 10, 2012 at 7:23 PM

Hmmm.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/10/10/panetta-us-sends-forces-to-jordan-in-case-syrian-escalation/

Philly on October 10, 2012 at 7:24 PM

I thought we’d be in a war after the election not before…we’ll see. Obama’s weakness has already led us down the wrong path.

CW on October 10, 2012 at 7:27 PM

the leftists are busy working the refs.

i posted the jay cost twitter thing on another thread, but here’s huffpost crowing about there great victory against Gallup

if barry looks bad, increase minority likely voters.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alan-abramowitz/dramatic-change-in-racial_b_1955143.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/10/gallup-poll-changes_n_1955949.html?utm_hp_ref=politics

i don’t know who will win or lose…but if barry loses, the left will totally start rioting…they have tried every other way…when cheating and stealing don’t work…you gotta start throwing things thru windows

mitt win have to win by at least 5 in the swing states….i mean on a pre-fraud basis. really how hard is manufacturing 1 out of 20 votes?

r keller on October 10, 2012 at 7:28 PM

electile disfunction

DrW on October 10, 2012 at 7:28 PM

I don’t see the fundamental comments as true at all.

The fundamentals completely flipped!

Mitt has one state to get to put him over the top. Maybe all polls aren’t showing it yet… but Obama is losing bad. And the news cycle is just beginning on the lies over Lybia.

There are more mixed signals and statements coming out from so many sources… this will last another week at least.

This is just another lie by Obama.

petunia on October 10, 2012 at 7:28 PM

ted, I’m surprised the moonbats aren’t screaming about this being the new VietNam.

And Barry won’t do jack for Israel.

Philly on October 10, 2012 at 7:29 PM

Prepare all your worst crow recipes for me if you want. I ain’t coming outta the bunker until I see CBS, NBC, ABC and PBS explaining how to prepare a for the end of the world.

Limerick on October 10, 2012 at 7:13 PM

GOTV, make phone calls, donate if you’re able. This isn’t in the bag. It’s SO MUCH FUN to watch Obama get azz-pounded, but it’s not over.

I’ll eat the most delicious crow ever is Romney stomps Obama electorally (the way I’m starting to think he may), but between now and then, I’m working, calling and donating to evict Obama.

Washington Nearsider on October 10, 2012 at 7:29 PM

sorry, last msg was for CW. Mistyped.

Philly on October 10, 2012 at 7:30 PM

“Not tonight, Michelle, I’m losing my el

ection.” – Barack Obama

PolarCoug on October 10, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Electile Dysfunction

dont taze me bro on October 10, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Loooool :)

jimver on October 10, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Mitt rally picture time

Sidney Ohio

gophergirl on October 10, 2012 at 7:08 PM

Even more impressive is the crowd considering colder than ave temps there tonite with low of 30 degrees forecasted…on a weeknight, as well…

hillsoftx on October 10, 2012 at 7:34 PM

If he does well on the next debate things will swing the other way.

tomas on October 10, 2012 at 7:34 PM

I think Obama can hurt Romney by in the next debate strongly pointing out that Romney is now acting as if hes against all the things he previously said he was for. Last debate he was talking about no tax cuts for the rich, how they could afford to pay a little more. In recent interviews he was saying how abortion isnt on his agenda. He’s been talking about how some parts of Obamacare he would like to keep. Etc, etc etc,

Obama needs to call him out so that people can see either, A. He switches his stances with the wind depending on the electorate or B. Republicans can see he’s all talk and doesnt plan on fighting for their causes.

Politricks on October 10, 2012 at 7:08 PM

The only way you could possibly believe this is if you believe Obama’s strawman-Mitt.

Mitt Romney NEVER said he was going to give the “rich” a tax cut!!!!! Never!!!! Obama used an “economist” who “analysed his tax plan and said it. But it turns out the guy used the wrong numbers and left a whole lot out… Now he says (the same guy) that Romney is EXACTLY correct on his plan.

So because Mitt doesn’t agree with Obama’s lies about him… Romney has changed? That is so convoluted only a Democrat could buy it!

Mitt’s tax plan will stimulate growth. And the other parts of Mitt programs will stimulate growth and jobs.

Mitt isn’t hiding anything. But Obama has put out so many lies people can’t keep up with it.

So let Mitt tell you what he wants to do… and stop comparing him to a strawman built by Obama.

petunia on October 10, 2012 at 7:36 PM

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