Report: Obama campaign turning grim on Florida, Virginia, North Carolina — and Colorado?

posted at 5:24 pm on October 17, 2012 by Allahpundit

You need to read way, way, way down into this National Journal piece to find the key bit, but it’s worth it. Says Jay Cost, “I’ve never seen anybody bury a lede like Major Garrett here.”

Let’s bring this treasure chest up to the surface:

What also became clear after the dust began to settle from the rumble on Long Island was the electoral map has narrowed and Obama’s team, while conceding nothing publicly, is circling the wagons around Ohio, Iowa, New Hampshire, and Nevada. Plouffe said that Obama remains strong in all four states, but he would not discuss the specifics of internal polling or voter-contact analytics, saying only that Obama has “significant leads” in all four places.

It is uncharacteristic of Team Obama to concede any terrain, but Plouffe offered no such assurances about Obama’s position in North Carolina, Virginia, or Florida. Romney advisers have seen big gains in all three states and now consider wins likely, although not guaranteed, in all three. They are similarly upbeat about prospects in Colorado but not confident enough to predict victory. That Plouffe left Colorado off his list of states where Obama’s leading and can withstand a Romney surge might be telling…

Romney, according to RCP, has 191 electoral votes. If you add Florida (29), North Carolina (15), and Virginia (13), that brings his total to 248 electoral votes. Add Colorado (9) –which neither campaign is prepared to claim or concede–and Romney’s total rises to 257 electoral votes. If Romney wins Ohio (18) in addition to these states, he would have 275 electoral votes. If Romney loses Ohio, he would need to win Iowa, Nevada, and New Hampshire to reach 273 electoral votes.

Meanwhile, from CNN’s Peter Hamby:

It’s not that Romney has insurmountable leads in FL, VA, and NC, it’s that Team O has to decide how to allocate what’s left of its campaign treasury down the stretch and there are better bets for them than those three states. Triage, in other words. Mitt’s up 4.7 points on average in North Carolina, which would be tough for O to make up, and 2.5 points in Florida, which might be doable but would be hugely expensive in terms of reserving enough ad time to make a dent. I’m a little surprised to see Virginia included — O actually leads there by eight-tenths of a point, although Romney’s (narrowly) won the last three polls, so maybe Obama’s campaign figures it’s not worth resisting that momentum in a state they don’t really need. They do kind of need Colorado, though, and that actually looks tougher than Virginia for them at the moment: Romney leads by seven-tenths of a point and has won six of the nine polls taken since the first debate. If I had to guess, I’d bet they’re looking at Virginia and Colorado now as an either/or situation; if Romney’s lead opens a bit in one rather than the other, that one will be written off and an investment made in the closer state.

Via Gateway Pundit, here’s Karl Rove with a fun fact about that blockbuster Gallup poll today. The most important set of polls in the race thus far, I think, will be the next ones out of Ohio incorporating reaction to last night’s debate. I don’t expect much to change, but if one candidate suddenly picks up a few points, the path-to-270 strategizing is going to change instantly, and maybe dramatically.

Update: Changed the headline from “backing away from” to “turning grim on.” Garrett’s piece implies that Team O might cut those states loose, but doesn’t cite anyone clearly saying that. Read between the lines, though.


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Say, if he loses, couldn’t Ruth Bader Buzzy retire immediately and he jams a SC replacement like Hillary through?

Don L on October 17, 2012 at 6:00 PM

He could try, but it only takes one Senator to put a ‘secret’ hold on the nomination. The Kleagle from WV was famous for doing that.

But, as I and Resist were discussing, he could simply deem the Senate in recess and do WTF he wanted. After all, there is precedent now.

BobMbx on October 17, 2012 at 6:04 PM

…is Mooch clapping?

KOOLAID2 on October 17, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Dunno,but she warned us that she would party hard on Nov 7 after hubby’s exquisite performance last night…now, she didn’t mention though if the party would be in hawaii or elsewhere…

jimver on October 17, 2012 at 6:05 PM

I was playing with the electoral map and if they lose Wisconsin too they have to have all four Ohio, NV, IA, NH they are moving to to get to 270

Conan on October 17, 2012 at 6:05 PM

I can’t explain why Ohio is being so stubborn to drop Obama

Raquel Pinkbullet on October 17, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Auto bailouts funded by taxpayers have literally paid for their votes. Wake up, Ohio. On Nov 7, Zero will consider you to be no longer useful.

goflyers on October 17, 2012 at 6:05 PM

That would be a tall order. Not a whole lot of legislative days left in the session and the Senate GOP would demand that President Romney be allowed to make the appointment.

Happy Nomad on October 17, 2012 at 6:04 PM

That is one of the reasons that the US never had a Chief Justice Abe Fortas.

Resist We Much on October 17, 2012 at 6:06 PM

But gumbyandpokey promised us that Obama had FL and VA in the bag?!

bluegill on October 17, 2012 at 5:31 PM

gumbypoked, like his poker Barry, threw out so many never kept promises so fast that no one can keep track of them.

bayview on October 17, 2012 at 6:07 PM

…is Mooch clapping?

KOOLAID2 on October 17, 2012 at 5:48 PM

First Lady Spokesperson has said she wasn’t clapping…she was trying smash a bug, like a mosquito or a moth.

BobMbx on October 17, 2012 at 6:07 PM

But gumbyandpokey promised us that Obama had FL and VA in the bag?!

where is he

gerrym51 on October 17, 2012 at 6:07 PM

Say, if he loses, couldn’t Ruth Bader Buzzy retire immediately and he jams a SC replacement like Hillary through?

Don L on October 17, 2012 at 6:00 PM

He could try, but it only takes one Senator to put a ‘secret’ hold on the nomination. The Kleagle from WV was famous for doing that.

But, as I and Resist were discussing, he could simply deem the Senate in recess and do what he wanted. After all, there is precedent now.

BobMbx on October 17, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Problem with that is I don’t think a person can be appointed to SCOTUS without going through approval process with senate

ConservativePartyNow on October 17, 2012 at 6:08 PM

Yeah, I guess. That stuff never happens.

BobMbx on October 17, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Oh, it happens…just never in a country with a population of 310,000,000 and ~250,000,000 guns.

Resist We Much on October 17, 2012 at 6:09 PM

NH O+.5 – possible recount

newtopia on October 17, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Brilliant Satire!

The 2 most recent polls here in NH have the following:

Rasmussen = TIE

ARG = Romney +5.

Where are you pulling the O +5 out of?

Del Dolemonte on October 17, 2012 at 6:10 PM

OH is a 100% lock/firewall for Obama and VA is 90% locked up, imo.

gumbyandpokey on October 9, 2012 at 10:37 PM

Chuck Schick on October 17, 2012 at 6:10 PM

I can say anecdotally that the Dems know they are in trouble in Virginia. I live in the bluest part of Northern Virginia and the Dems were out doing canvassing on Saturday. You can’t swing a cat without hitting a Democrat and they were out there in a “get out the vote” effort despite the outcome of virtually all the downticket races a done deal.

Happy Nomad on October 17, 2012 at 6:11 PM

But gumbyandpokey promised us that Obama had FL and VA in the bag?!

where is he

gerrym51 on October 17, 2012 at 6:07 PM

it’s the middle Wed. of the month, so shower day…it will weigh in shortly, after the Jerri Curl settles…

hillsoftx on October 17, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Problem with that is I don’t think a person can be appointed to SCOTUS without going through approval process with senate

ConservativePartyNow on October 17, 2012 at 6:08 PM

Actually, there is precedent for appointing a justice to SCOTUS during a recess. George Washington named John Rutledge, who was a drunk, Chief Justice. BUT, there was an actual recess under Article I, Section 9, i.e., both chambers of Congress had passed resolutions consenting to the recess of the other.

Resist We Much on October 17, 2012 at 6:14 PM

I was a poll observer in prior Cleveland Ohio presidential elections and let me be clear it was NOT in the BURBS! I can only tell you that people were being picked up and driven in to vote via limo’s. Democrat observers were being brought in from as far as New York, and they were letting air out of the tires of senior center vehicles thought to be republican leaning. People need to take this very seriously, and keep a sharp eye on Ohio voting.

justonevictory on October 17, 2012 at 6:15 PM

Arrogant, okay, but dumb? Nah. They panic when their man is down…i.e. the first debate. But maybe you’re right and they won’t see the tsunami coming. Would love to know how enthusiasim is right now in this sub-group…a poll of say, 1000 likely, self-identified evangelicals across the 8 major swing states.

newtopia on October 17, 2012 at 6:04 PM


A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away …

… I was active in a national Presidential campaign. Manipulating the media was part of our bread and butter.

Arrogant AND Dumb are frequently combined – they are reinforcing characteristics.

PolAgnostic on October 17, 2012 at 6:17 PM

Wasn’t it David Fluff saying just a few days ago that the Moron was in good shape in Florida. My Gramps always told me to be careful about working for a liar as you also would be seen as a liar.

rik on October 17, 2012 at 6:17 PM

Del Dolemonte on October 17, 2012 at 6:10 PM

.5 not 5. I don’t like NH for Romney right now. It’s also a tough state to poll and ARG polling isn’t worth the paper their results are printed on.

newtopia on October 17, 2012 at 6:18 PM

…is Mooch clapping?

KOOLAID2 on October 17, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Cows don’t CLAP, they clop.

Pork-Chop on October 17, 2012 at 6:18 PM


“Forward”

You keep using that word. I don’t think it means what you think it means…

Seven Percent Solution on October 17, 2012 at 6:20 PM

… I was active in a national Presidential campaign. Manipulating the media was part of our bread and butter.

Me too…though on the polling side of things. I did work for the major pollsters for Bush 2 (2000) and Kerry campaigns.

newtopia on October 17, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Nobody does. But in this case, Romney would win as the tie-break would be settled in the House of Representatives.

newtopia on October 17, 2012 at 5:44 PM
But guess who the VP would be?

NotCoach on October 17, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Only if the Dimocrats hold the Senate…looking less and less likely with the coming Romney “landside”.

RightMinded on October 17, 2012 at 6:21 PM

Romney needs to live in Cincinnati, W Ohio and Columbus for the next 2 weeks….longer if the polls don’t budge.

newtopia on October 17, 2012 at 6:22 PM

Uh – okay …

Big Mo – “On Nov. 7 We’re Going to Party Hard”

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/michelle-obama-nov-7-were-going-party-hard_654783.html

Pork-Chop on October 17, 2012 at 6:22 PM

If Romney loses Ohio, he would need to win Iowa, Nevada, and New Hampshire to reach 273 electoral votes.

Only as long as we pretend that WI & PA are completely off the table.

OK, PA probably is — Philly has the voting fraud system down pat — but WI is tied in latest polls.

But trend is Obama losing ground in traditionally “blue” states & yet the narrative is always written as to how *narrow* Romney’s path is.

Dark Star on October 17, 2012 at 6:25 PM

on Monday blue team desperation begins…

burserker on October 17, 2012 at 6:28 PM

OT funny shizzat.

ted c on October 17, 2012 at 6:30 PM

Cant wait to watch this gay commie go weeping from the white house.

tom daschle concerned on October 17, 2012 at 6:31 PM

on Monday blue team desperation begins…

burserker on October 17, 2012 at 6:28 PM

..ummm..would that be the evening that the cover is removed from the festering septic tank called Obama Foreign Policy and all of America gets a peek inside?

Bring your nose plugs, ladies and germs!

The War Planner on October 17, 2012 at 6:32 PM

On Monday night, Smart Power! will be revealed to be neither.

kingsjester on October 17, 2012 at 6:33 PM

I heard in the next debate Obama going call the next Moderator “Mommy”.

Oil Can on October 17, 2012 at 6:38 PM

Reality setting in?

Study: Black Americans Feel Less Empowered Under Obama Than They Once Did –

http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/washington-whispers/2012/10/17/study-black-americans-feel-less-empowered-under-obama-than-they-once-did

Pork-Chop on October 17, 2012 at 6:41 PM

Actual tweet and looking at her past tweets, she is not being sarcastic:

Claire McCabe ‏@claire_mccabe

Sh’t, I really hope the binders thing costs Mitt the election. #stillworried

Chuck Schick on October 17, 2012 at 6:42 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ARintSTCWw4

Have not heard of Ben Howe or revealingpolitics.com before, but this ad is devastating and should be circulated.

bayview on October 17, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Monday night……..get him Mitt!!!

PappyD61 on October 17, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Chuck Schick on October 17, 2012 at 6:42 PM

By wimmins, who believe the idiocy that Mitt Romney is going to take away their tampons, but meanwhile don’t know that Obamacare’s Medicine Cabinet Tax puts an additional tax on tampons.

Resist We Much on October 17, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Somebody pinch me

PublicPolicyPolling @ppppolls

Our Washington poll also found a surprisingly close race for President- Obama up 50/45. Pre-debate though: http://wcvoters.org/files/public-policy-polling-oct-2012

Tweet

Chuck Schick on October 17, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Have not heard of Ben Howe or revealingpolitics.com before, but this ad is devastating and should be circulated.

bayview on October 17, 2012 at 6:47 PM

It’s already been posted on the front page here.

JPeterman on October 17, 2012 at 6:50 PM

(Obama won Washington State by 17 in 2008)

Chuck Schick on October 17, 2012 at 6:50 PM

It’s already been posted on the front page here.

JPeterman on October 17, 2012 at 6:50 PM

good. How it gets wide circulation beyond us junkies.

bayview on October 17, 2012 at 6:52 PM

Chuck Schick on October 17, 2012 at 6:49 PM

That is awesome. We need states like Washington, Minnesota, etc to get close enough where Obama has to spend time here.

gophergirl on October 17, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Well ppl, I’m in north east Ohio and I really don’t know why Barky thinks he can win here. Many, many ppl I know gave him a chance and now regret doing so. Kids and blacks are the only sure thing here, and if the black ppl really look around and see 25% unemployment, they won’t vote at all……

angrymike on October 17, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Yea, with the bump from the Debacle in Denver, everything seams to be turning around for Mitt! Obama’s desperation will make debate#3 interesting, but it’s the chicago thug machine tactics, from here on out that will dominate the campaign. The Obama enemy media will be throwing down cover fire, so the thug tactics are slightly softened, but the public looks to be set. Now it’s just a matter of getting enough Republican votes to the polls to make up for the Hoards of Democrat Dead & Multiple Voters!
Update on:How to take on the Obama Enemy media & Win: http://paratisiusa.blogspot.com/2012/09/an-open-letter-to-those-who-should-know.html?spref=tw

God Bless America!

paratisi on October 17, 2012 at 6:58 PM

When Romney takes over in January, what keys will be missing on the computer keyboards?

dirtseller on October 17, 2012 at 5:46 PM

$

DrStock on October 17, 2012 at 6:59 PM

As a famous person once said, let’s not go sucking each others’ d*cks yet. Not before Ohio polls start showing a clear Romney lead. There is a reason that inTrade still shows Obama up because that’s the reality. Until Romney can pull Ohio solidly into his camp, it’s still an uphill battle to get to 270.

tkyang99 on October 17, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Big Mo – “On Nov. 7 We’re Going to Party Hard”

What does that even mean in the context of the highest office of the most powerful country on Earth??

Residual ghetto mentality of street organizers.
Just my opinion.

Mimzey on October 17, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Completely on topic… My retired mother in Florida has just mastered the art of taking pictures with a smartphone. And here’s what the cat dragged in!

Archivarix on October 17, 2012 at 7:04 PM

Only if the Dimocrats hold the Senate…looking less and less likely with the coming Romney “landside”.

RightMinded on October 17, 2012 at 6:21 PM

Yes, in a Romney landslide. But we are speculating about a 269-269 tie. Under that scenario Dems likely keep the Senate. So imagine, if you will, Romney/Obama for the next 4 years if they tie electorally.

NotCoach on October 17, 2012 at 7:06 PM

I’m guessing Wisconsin is a more likely Romney state than Nevada is. Both would be great.

BuzzCrutcher on October 17, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Look at Nevada’s history.

It’s only broken off from Florida when a major variable is in play. Nixon resignation and Perot.

So unless immigration, the recession, or Obama himself, is as big a variable as a 20% third party drain, or resignation, Nevada will go with Florida.

The last NV poll had Obama up, but Romney with 40% support among Latinos has appeared twice now, IIRC. Thank Wynn and co.

http://www.redstate.com/jamesm/2012/10/13/alert-swing-state-polls-show-large-portion-of-hispanic-voters-are-trending-away-from-obama/

budfox on October 17, 2012 at 7:09 PM

The time has come for Democrats to quit wasting money and energy on a presidential race they are sure to lose.

bluegill on October 17, 2012 at 7:09 PM

Herr Hussein Obama’s campaign strategy is woefully inadequate to maintain him in a serious action such as Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are putting to him. He has corruption in the coop, hate on the hoof, taqiyya on the tongue and bats in the belfry — that’s his campaign strategy. He can probably maintain himself in the type of fighting Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are giving him in Mexifornia and a few states on the North East front. After that it will make no difference how many thousands of dead he has voting for him early and often, and with Americans wanting America and the Presidency back, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan will give it to them. Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are making Obama howl.

VorDaj on October 17, 2012 at 7:09 PM

Completely on topic… My retired mother in Florida has just mastered the art of taking pictures with a smartphone. And here’s what the cat dragged in!Archivarix on October 17, 2012 at 7:04 PM

Love this!

bluegill on October 17, 2012 at 7:10 PM

Not before Ohio polls start showing a clear Romney lead. There is a reason that inTrade still shows Obama up because that’s the reality. Until Romney can pull Ohio solidly into his camp, it’s still an uphill battle to get to 270.

tkyang99 on October 17, 2012 at 6:59 PM

InTrade has been corrupted by Nate Silver and the media.

Once people read about the “surprising accuracy”, the rules of observation were wrecked and it’s been gamed.

For example, you’re a Barry supporter with some ca$h and realize Bammy is in trouble.

How can you effect perception? By doubling down with throwaway cash.

budfox on October 17, 2012 at 7:13 PM

Re: Ohio.

Plouffe is pushing a dangerous narrative.

If he starts selling Ohio is locked thanks to early ballots, college students will blank on election day.

But as I said before, Barry is soft and cratering in areas outside major Dem counties. Towns that went 60/40 Barry are now 50/50 to 30/70 for Romney.

Combine that with the voter role purge and population drop in the large cities, and you can see why he’s so focused on college students.

I will say if Romney loses the OH by a negligible margin, 50K, prepare for #war.

budfox on October 17, 2012 at 7:18 PM

Somebody pinch me

PublicPolicyPolling @ppppolls

Our Washington poll also found a surprisingly close race for President- Obama up 50/45. Pre-debate though: http://wcvoters.org/files/public-policy-polling-oct-2012

Tweet

Chuck Schick on October 17, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Which means Romney is probably down by only a point or 2 in Washington. If thats the case, first look at California?

I have a feeling that the election will be called for Romney by 10:30 on Election Day, and Republicans will get 51 seats in the Senate shortly thereafter.

We are heading for a route of 2010 proportions.

milcus on October 17, 2012 at 7:19 PM

erin burnett
mitt did everything wrong last night and dear leader did everything right

she’s upset that mitt kept interrupting dear leader and candy

ummm hello, candy interrupted him 28 times

hello, gop talking head???

cnn and msdnc gop talking heads are absolute squishes…cripe

cmsinaz on October 17, 2012 at 7:20 PM

Insider information coming in Fast and Furious now.

Inside sources now say that Obama just called Bibi and begged him to attack Iran right now so that he can cancel the coming foriegn policy debate to play CIC.

The Ambassador of Kenya telling close friends that Obama has asked for asylum there as Obama is very concerned that the Chicago Boys, as well as George Soros, are very disappointed in his campaign.

David Axlerod now set to start telling friends that Barack Obama was just some guy from the neighborhood and he really doesn’t know him other than he said hi to him a couple of times.

VorDaj on October 17, 2012 at 7:20 PM

Considering the number of Obama ads being run in NH, the fact that I have seen all of two Obama signs in the area, I don’t think Obama is going to carry NH.

Back in 2008 I was getting annoyed almost daily by Obama campaigners with their silly grins. This year, I’ve had one person stop by and she was for Romney. :)

Then there is the near billboard sign for Romney/Ryan hanging off the third floor balcony of a townhouse down the street.

Then there was the Barber Poll from my last haircut a week ago. According to “Rocky” not one of his customers is voting for Obama.

And finally, New Hampshire completely blew out all the democrat office holders with the exception of the governor in 2010, and he’s out this year. He got tired of having his veto’s overridden and pulled the ripcord.

We have one statewide Democrat left and the only reason she’s still in is the fact her seat isn’t up until 2014. (Shaheen)

No, I don’t think Obama is going to carry New Hampshire.

evilned on October 17, 2012 at 7:21 PM

I think Romney will win 320 plus electoral votes but am not certain and won’t stop worrying unless or until I see Romney spending the bulk of his remaining days before the election campaigning in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin and Obama campaigning all the time in Ohio. Then we’ll know.

bgibbs1000 on October 17, 2012 at 7:23 PM

I live in Columbus and I see no Obama enthusiasm. My coworker and I were discussing yard signs and he said 2/3rds of the signs in his neighborhood are Romney. The opposite was true in 2008.

buckichick1 on October 17, 2012 at 7:26 PM

Have the busloads of “voters’ started showing up to vote in Ohio yet?

MarkT on October 17, 2012 at 7:31 PM

Obama is not gonna win NH or Maine. They are smoking something…

dogsoldier on October 17, 2012 at 7:32 PM

No, I don’t think Obama is going to carry New Hampshire.

evilned on October 17, 2012 at 7:21 PM

The state flipped back red in 2010 and I see Romney signs everywhere.

dogsoldier on October 17, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Just heard a little “aside” on Fox that the campaign has booked a relatively small venue for the election night “celebration” – for Obama, in Chicago.

Hummm. Could it be they are not planning on much “celebrating”.

Can’t find the story anywhere, I’ll post if I do.

stenwin77 on October 17, 2012 at 7:37 PM

Nevada scene:

Driving through neighborhoods in Reno area past two weekends with hundreds of volunteers from Calif. who spend 40 hours out of their weekend to help win our 6 electoral votes –

Lawn signs 20 to 1 in favor of Romney

In my neighborhood – those who had Obama signs 4 years ago now have no signs, and those who had no McCain signs (me included) now have Romney signs.

fred5678 on October 17, 2012 at 7:37 PM

For the record, if you want to see more proof of the intelligence of the average Obama voters, see:

http://www.businessinsider.com/kimmel-debate-reactions-2012-10

milcus on October 17, 2012 at 7:39 PM

Here’s the article. Fox mentioned that this location holds 10,000.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-source-obama-election-night-rally-to-be-at-mccormick-place-20121017,0,3435098.story

stenwin77 on October 17, 2012 at 7:41 PM

The latest NC poll is from PPP, which has it Romney 49 Obama 47. That’s with a +10 Dem sample.

I’ve noticed fewer pro-Obama ads, both official and super-PAC, over the last 2 weeks here in NC.

William Teach on October 17, 2012 at 7:42 PM

Why in the world is Obama campaigning in NH? It gives him nothing. If Romney has FL, NC and VA, then Obama getting NH and OH only gets him to 269. Any other state without NH will get Obama over 270. So what is he doing campaigning in a state that will absolutely not help him?

There is one scenario that might make sense. Maybe Obama knows that Romney will get WI. In such a scenario where Romney gets WI+CO and Obama gets OH, then Romney needs one of NV, IA or NH to win (or any other state MI? OR?). So Obama is campaigning to not lose instead of campaigning to win. That rarely works. Obama’s electoral map is shrinking very fast. Obama’s “firewall”, or should we now call it a row of matchsticks, might prove pointless as there are indications that Romney’s internals look good in OR. I don’t believe it. But just heard that Romney is within 5 in WA.

If Romney is doing well in CO, he should fight for WI and ANY ONE STATE along with OH. That will get him past 270 even without OH, but will make Obama fight a war of attrition that he cannot win. The electoral map is looking highly favorable for Romney, even without OH. Obama knows it. Otherwise, he wouldn’t waste his time in NH.

MrX on October 17, 2012 at 7:44 PM

Sweat.

Bmore on October 17, 2012 at 7:44 PM

I’m feelin’ Oregon about now. You’ve got him on the run, Team Romney! Throw some people out there to Oregon! DO IT!

SouthernGent on October 17, 2012 at 7:45 PM

Dunno,but she warned us that she would party hard on Nov 7 after hubby’s exquisite performance last night…now, she didn’t mention though if the party would be in hawaii or elsewhere…jimver on October 17, 2012 at 6:05 PM

What are the odds that if Oboobi gets shellacked on Nov 6 and he says “screw it” and leaves DC asap, leaving sheriff Joe in charge? That would be unprecedented, but then again, that’s how he likes to roll – “first” in everything. Petulant jerk that he is, it wouldn’t surprise me.

AH_C on October 17, 2012 at 7:46 PM

I’m feelin’ Oregon about now. You’ve got him on the run, Team Romney! Throw some people out there to Oregon! DO IT!

SouthernGent on October 17, 2012 at 7:45 PM

A waste. Romney has a better chance of carrying Pennsylvania and Michigan and certainly Nevada and Pennsylvania and Michigan have got a lot more electoral votes to boot.

VorDaj on October 17, 2012 at 7:49 PM

Completely on topic… My retired mother in Florida has just mastered the art of taking pictures with a smartphone. And here’s what the cat dragged in!

Archivarix on October 17, 2012 at 7:04 PM

A higher rez version sure would be sweet.

Bmore on October 17, 2012 at 7:50 PM

A waste. Romney has a better chance of carrying Pennsylvania and Michigan and certainly Nevada and Pennsylvania and Michigan have got a lot more electoral votes to boot.

VorDaj on October 17, 2012 at 7:49 PM

It wouldn’t hurt for Tagg and/or Ann to go out there. Make Barackabama believe you’re in it to win it by, yes, trying to win it!

SouthernGent on October 17, 2012 at 7:54 PM

What are the odds that if Oboobi gets shellacked on Nov 6 and he says “screw it” and leaves DC asap, leaving sheriff Joe in charge? That would be unprecedented, but then again, that’s how he likes to roll – “first” in everything. Petulant jerk that he is, it wouldn’t surprise me.

AH_C on October 17, 2012 at 7:46 PM

I can see the King doing that. I can also see him not giving a concession speech too.

JPeterman on October 17, 2012 at 7:57 PM

Del Dolemonte on October 17, 2012 at 6:10 PM

.5 not 5. I don’t like NH for Romney right now. It’s also a tough state to poll and ARG polling isn’t worth the paper their results are printed on.

newtopia on October 17, 2012 at 6:18 PM

.5, my bad.

But I am actually in NH, and I see what is happening. We threw basically every local and State Democrat out of office in 2010, except for our Governor, whom everyone loves (yes, even many of us non-Democrats). But we rattled him so much that he’s not running for re-election.

UNH/WMUR had O’bamna up here 2 weeks ago by 15. He’s cratered here since then.

Del Dolemonte on October 17, 2012 at 8:01 PM

Keep up the wishful thinking! Much more interesting and equally as substantive, another moronic Romney comment has started a meme.

Constantine on October 17, 2012 at 8:02 PM

There she is! What a sweetie!

Bmore on October 17, 2012 at 8:03 PM

In case you people are wondering, Romney is likely to take my home state of Kansas. :-)

KS Rex on October 17, 2012 at 8:03 PM

All this celebration with Ohio still in Obama’s column, lol.

And you guys are going to be devestated when post-debate #2 polls come out showing Obama back with his solid lead. Romney got hammered all morning on the news shows, hammered on the evening news, and he’s getting hammered all night on cable tv for his poor performance. And that negative focus the day later is what caused Obama’s problems following his lethargic debate.

I actually have sympathy for you guys since Romney might have a had a real chance if he had given a strong performance. Instead, he tanked and Obama is back with the momentum.

I’m looking forward to collecting my 100.00.

gumbyandpokey on October 17, 2012 at 8:05 PM

Suffolk vindicated after pulling their teams out of VA, FL, and NC days ago. OH will fall next. For what iir’s worth. Dick Morris is calling PA and WI and MI in play. This spells room for Dickhead.

Jaibones on October 17, 2012 at 8:06 PM

gumbyandpokey on October 17, 2012 at 8:05 PM

You’ve been saying this for nearly a month, schmuck. Where’s that atomic bomb from the job numbers?

wargamer6 on October 17, 2012 at 8:08 PM

All this celebration with Ohio still in Obama’s column, lol.

And you guys are going to be devestated when post-debate #2 polls come out showing Obama back with his solid lead. Romney got hammered all morning on the news shows, hammered on the evening news, and he’s getting hammered all night on cable tv for his poor performance. And that negative focus the day later is what caused Obama’s problems following his lethargic debate.

I actually have sympathy for you guys since Romney might have a had a real chance if he had given a strong performance. Instead, he tanked and Obama is back with the momentum.

I’m looking forward to collecting my 100.00.

gumbyandpokey on October 17, 2012 at 8:05 PM

Dream on.

bgibbs1000 on October 17, 2012 at 8:10 PM

There she is! What a sweetie!
Bmore on October 17, 2012 at 8:03 PM

Dude, it’s bad form to make it so obvious you haven’t been laid in years.

Constantine on October 17, 2012 at 8:13 PM

buckichick1 on October 17, 2012 at 7:26 PM

I’m in Columbus area too and see the exact same thing.

gsherin on October 17, 2012 at 8:14 PM

The Obama campaign will never abandon Ohio, even if Wisconsin, Michigan, and even Pennsylvania start slipping away. They made way too big an investment in Ohio. And I also think they are planning some major Election Day disruptions there, so that if Obama does end up losing the election they will hang it on “shenanigans” in Ohio with another Republican governor and Secretary of State.

rockmom on October 17, 2012 at 8:16 PM

gumbyandpokey on October 17, 2012 at 8:05 PM

Atomic wedgy?

Don’t worry, we’ll all be here Nov. 7th to make endless fun of you. You won’t be forgotten.

NotCoach on October 17, 2012 at 8:17 PM

The first debate, won by Romney, reset the race.

The second debate, won by Obama, again resets the race back to his advantage.

All Romney needed was a draw, and he couldn’t even achieve that.

gumbyandpokey on October 17, 2012 at 8:18 PM

gumbyandpokey on October 17, 2012 at 8:05 PM

Are the adults in charge of the polls getalife?

hawkdriver on October 17, 2012 at 8:20 PM

The first debate, won by Romney, reset the race.

The second debate, won by Obama, again resets the race back to his advantage.

All Romney needed was a draw, and he couldn’t even achieve that.

gumbyandpokey on October 17, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Why do you lie about not voting for obama? You know he lied, right?

hawkdriver on October 17, 2012 at 8:21 PM

The first debate, won by Romney, reset the race.

The second debate, won by Obama, again resets the race back to his advantage.

All Romney needed was a draw, and he couldn’t even achieve that.

gumbyandpokey on October 17, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Did you know the Moon landings were fake? It’s true. Look it up.

NotCoach on October 17, 2012 at 8:21 PM

All this celebration with Ohio still in Obama’s column, lol.

And you guys are going to be devestated when post-debate #2 polls come out showing Obama back with his solid lead. Romney got hammered all morning on the news shows, hammered on the evening news, and he’s getting hammered all night on cable tv for his poor performance. And that negative focus the day later is what caused Obama’s problems following his lethargic debate.

I actually have sympathy for you guys since Romney might have a had a real chance if he had given a strong performance. Instead, he tanked and Obama is back with the momentum.

I’m looking forward to collecting my 100.00.

gumbyandpokey on October 17, 2012 at 8:05 PM

I live here and Obama won’t win Ohio.

buckichick1 on October 17, 2012 at 8:21 PM

gumbyandpokey on October 17, 2012 at 8:05 PM

Wanna cracker Polly?

You must be strong to keep moving them goal posts.

Say tell me dim one…what is the most important issue to Americans?

Who won the debate on said issue?

Don’t bother answering you freak. Sheesh you’re hilarious and you’re getting desperate.

Say how do you sleep with that clown nose on ?

Oh and SMD.

CW on October 17, 2012 at 8:22 PM

Say Gumby do you have a life? Are you able to talk about anything else?

My goodness you’re a bore. You’re family must hate you and god knows you have no friends.

CW on October 17, 2012 at 8:23 PM

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