Messina: Our map is set, unlike that flailing Team Romney

posted at 5:21 pm on October 31, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

The wave of post-debate momentum that has erased and even reversed the leads that President Obama once had in both national and swing-state battles is still going strong, and with a hefty bit more cash on hand than the Democratic camp and only six days left until the election, they’ve got plenty of spending left to burn through. Via the WashTimes:

A late surge of support and months of restrained spending have left the Republican National Committee flush with cash with little time to spend it — $68 million as of Oct. 17, which was nearly seven times the amount the Democratic National Committee had in the bank.

Adding in the cash from other presidential campaign committees, the mismatch still was stark: $156 million for Mitt Romney and his GOP allies to $94 million for President Obama and his allies. State Republican parties also had 50 percent more cash than their Democratic counterparts, according to an analysis by The Washington Times.

The last few days, however, have seen significant shifts in even a few states in which President Obama held hitherto commanding leads — Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Minnesota, of this morning‘s “Axelrod will shave his ‘stache if Obama loses them”-fame, spring to mind — and the Romney campaign has seen fit to start diverting some of their resources into those states. Obama campaign manager Jim Messina labels this as last-minute “flailing,” per Politico:

Obama campaign manager Jim Messina said Wednesday that he doesn’t anticipate Chicago opening any new fronts in the final six days of the campaign — essentially ceding states like Arizona where advertising might move the needle. …

“In these final days, our map is set — unlike the Romney campaign which is flailing, trying to make the map different than it is,” he said, in response to a question about the possibility of trying to contest Arizona. …

The Romney campaign and their allies have gone up with last minute buys in states like Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin — all states expected to end up in Obama’s column. The Romney campaign says they’re simply expanding the map, but the Obama campaign says they’ve realized their pathway to victory is now implausible.

Even if the shifting-towards-Romney numbers in all of these states don’t even mean that all of these states are necessarily in real play, how is putting Team Obama on the defensive and forcing them to divert their own resources, while simultaneously even just supporting the nationwide impression of wildly strong momentum, doing anything other than capitalizing on recent gains? What Messina calls flailing, I’d call calculating.


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Just like the country, they’re broke and out of ideas.

Tater Salad on October 31, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Goebbels orgasmed in his grave, again.

Schadenfreude on October 31, 2012 at 5:26 PM

RuPoll is the Black Knight.

Hopefully Messina is as well…

22044 on October 31, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Romney is no fool and most voters know this. I know Romney is a master strategist and he sees an opportunity to run up the score for a mandate. I wouldn’t bet against him.

milemarker2020 on October 31, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Which is why they’re trying to spray water on the on-firewall.

Steve Eggleston on October 31, 2012 at 5:27 PM

I guess being withing 3 with those D+9 samples when the election will be R+1 is a pretty good reason for Mitt to spend the money. He’s just going to win the Presidency by doing it.

Dick Nixon on October 31, 2012 at 5:27 PM

Pew: 4 years ago through 10/28, Obama led McCain 53-34 in early voting. This year, Mitt leads Obama 50-43.

Gallup: Romney is up 52-46 in early voting…

I’d like somebody who believes the illogical media polls showing O winning this election to refute those numbers and explain how that is not a horrible sign for Obama…especially since GOP enthusiasm is high and Romney is winning Independents…

I’ll be waiting.

jaygatz33 on October 31, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Elizabeth Warren refers to Jim Messina as “Really Pale Face”, so I’m told…

patman77 on October 31, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Romney is no fool and most voters know this. I know Romney is a master strategist and he sees an opportunity to run up the score for a mandate. I wouldn’t bet against him.

milemarker2020 on October 31, 2012 at 5:26 PM

lol. Good luck with that

HotAirLib on October 31, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Just like the country, they’re broke and out of ideas.

Pfft! They’ve been outta ideas since the ’60s. They just keep changing names and foisting the same things on us over and over again, and it keeps costing us more and more.

All we have to do is keep voting ‘em in office, give ‘em trillions more we don’t have and this time they’ll get things right!

Really, they will.

We’re only 4 years away from Utopia!

hawkeye54 on October 31, 2012 at 5:31 PM

ignore the idiot…
GO MITT GO

cmsinaz on October 31, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Obama has been aiming for a 50 state strategy all along (minus states full of hicks and creepers such as TX and KY) and has been consistent in that.

He will win with a mandate – I’m guessing around 300 EV’s. The economy will accelerate like Felix Baumgartner making a space jump, and the stage will be set for Michell/Biden in 2016 (possibly the other way around check the other thread).

I’m hoping it’s Michelle so that she can fix the fast food epidemic and promote more organic gardening – which I strongly support.

akaniku on October 31, 2012 at 5:31 PM

the years have been brutal to Messina, anybody know how Loggins is doing?

DanMan on October 31, 2012 at 5:32 PM

“It’s time for Romney to drop out – if he stays in the race, he’s just going to end up winning, and who the hell wants that?” – Jim “Juicy Lips” Messina

Pork-Chop on October 31, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Romney is no fool and most voters know this. I know Romney is a master strategist and he sees an opportunity to run up the score for a mandate. I wouldn’t bet against him.

milemarker2020 on October 31, 2012 at 5:26 PM

lol. Good luck with that

HotAirLib on October 31, 2012 at 5:30 PM

The difference between milemarker2020 and the people on intrade is that milemarker20202 isn’t a moron.

MobileVideoEngineer on October 31, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Interesting thing about the new ABC/Wash Post tracker out tonight is that the sample tightened to a D+5 margin from D+7 and Romney still lost ground. And Romney had been up high single digits with Independents, and that lead is now down to 5.

I said the Hurricane was a huge advantage for Obama and the national polls are now bearing that out. And he’s the smartest politician in the game today, so his cancelling events to keep doing what he’s doing is Uber-smart.

And the bump will only get bigger as the nightly news coverage rolls in with Christie literally giving him wet sloppy kisses at every turn.

I hate to gloat and say I Told You So, but I Told You So.

gumbyandpokey on October 31, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Someone needs to remind this creep his team is in Minnesota, Michigan AND Wisconsin – for some reason.

Who does he think he’s kidding ?

Biden?

FlaMurph on October 31, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Foster Brooks Biden: http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/biden-im-going-give-you-whole-load-today_659899.html

Stand up, Joe, god love ya.

davidk on October 31, 2012 at 5:33 PM

The state polls that have come out for Romney are horrible. Something is got to give. The difference between state and national polls is immense. I think the early voting numbers in OH is what is making the state polls so bouncy and wildly inconsistent. And you also have to disregard all polls from PPP as they are building a meme.

The most accurate polls are going to come out right before the election. Because nobody wants to lose credibility. I guess we will see on Election day what polls were right and what polls were wrong.

IT goes without saying that if the state polls are right, national polls are wrong, and vise versa.

I will be helping with election monitoring at ASHQ. Hopefully it will be a good night for us.

Raquel Pinkbullet on October 31, 2012 at 5:34 PM

That girl in the hood always annoys me for some reason or other.

jefrey with one f on October 31, 2012 at 5:35 PM

the years have been brutal to Messina, anybody know how Loggins is doing?

DanMan on October 31, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Heh – Loggins ain’t my cup of tea, but he’s done well for himself… :)

22044 on October 31, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Messina is creepier than Obama.

Schadenfreude on October 31, 2012 at 5:36 PM

…states full of hicks and creepers such as TX and KY… The economy will accelerate like Felix Baumgartner making a space jump

dammit cozmo! you had me going!

DanMan on October 31, 2012 at 5:36 PM

The most accurate polls are going to come out right before the election. Because nobody wants to lose credibility. I guess we will see on Election day what polls were right and what polls were wrong.

Raquel Pinkbullet on October 31, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Too late for that with some polling outlets. The polls this cycle will be mocked for a long time.

cozmo on October 31, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Re Intrade
is there any truth to the theory that most of its bettors are outside the United States?

22044 on October 31, 2012 at 5:36 PM

gumbyandpokey on October 31, 2012 at 5:32 PM

At some point you need to realize that trying to get attention by poll trolling at conservative sites is not the definition of “winning in life.” Unless you use Charlie’s Sheen’s definition of “winning.”

Time for you to get a life.

Raquel Pinkbullet on October 31, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Romney is no fool and most voters know this. I know Romney is a master strategist and he sees an opportunity to run up the score for a mandate. I wouldn’t bet against him.

milemarker2020 on October 31, 2012 at 5:26 PM

lol. Good luck with that

HotAirLib on October 31, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Obama will win, California, New York, Illinois, Vermont and the District of Columbia.
Obama May win Washington, Oregon, Maine, and Hawaii.

All other states will vote Romney.

The republicans will gain 12 in the Senate and hold the House with 7 to 11 seats gained.

At this point in time I see he Popular Vote Split will be – Romney 55 Obama 46

jaydee_007 on October 31, 2012 at 5:37 PM

I’m really starting to wonder if Messina is a Republican plant.

Sockpuppet Politic on October 31, 2012 at 5:38 PM

dammit cozmo! you had me going!

DanMan on October 31, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Ain’t me! I promise.

Check with one of the sparkys, they were threatening to.

But yeah, I’m on to it now.

Will the other trolls catch on?

cozmo on October 31, 2012 at 5:38 PM

I’m going to ask the obvious question.

Messina wants to say Romney is flailing. He’s saying Romney is weak.

I understand the electoral college and it’s math, but…

Why shouldn’t Romney campaign in states that he’s close in? For that matter, why shouldn’t we have a national campaign for president? Why should our candidates be running for ‘President of Ohio’ instead of President of The United States? Wouldn’t it be nice for the candidates to make an attempt to appeal to voters in every state? Wouldn’t this be good for us?

I digress.

Corporal Tunnel on October 31, 2012 at 5:38 PM

22044 on October 31, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Given that online gambling is illegal in the US; most users probably claim to be from outside the US.

lorien1973 on October 31, 2012 at 5:39 PM

“IT goes without saying that if the state polls are right, national polls are wrong, and vise versa.

I will be helping with election monitoring at ASHQ. Hopefully it will be a good night for us.

Raquel Pinkbullet on October 31, 2012 at 5:34 PM”

The national polls are going to be showing Obama in the lead in a day or two due to the hurricane. I said it was a Godsend for Obama and it looks like I was right.

gumbyandpokey on October 31, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Re Intrade
is there any truth to the theory that most of its bettors are outside the United States?

22044 on October 31, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Yes, you cannot open an account with an American credit card.

cozmo on October 31, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Re Intrade
is there any truth to the theory that most of its bettors are outside the United States?

22044 on October 31, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Yes, most of the traders are Europe liberals wishcasting. I tried to open an account, but the process is a real pain in the rear end. They only accept Cashier’s Check or Bank Transfers from US customers, and you have to show them 3 different forms of ID.

Raquel Pinkbullet on October 31, 2012 at 5:41 PM

IT goes without saying that if the state polls are right, national polls are wrong, and vise versa.

I will be helping with election monitoring at ASHQ. Hopefully it will be a good night for us.

Raquel Pinkbullet on October 31, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Actually, when you understand Statistics you find that these polls are not skewed because your percentages are on different mixes in the States as well as differing numbers.

A State like Washington is going to Adjust in favor of Democrats While Idaho will Adjust in favor of Republicans.

When you get to a national scale you have to average out those differing state mixes to get a completely different mix altogether.

jaydee_007 on October 31, 2012 at 5:42 PM

So, RuPoll, will you admit that, if Democrats do not turn out in greater numbers and Republicans do not turn out in lower numbers than they did in 2008, the odds are extraordinarily great that the polls are incorrect?

Will you also admit that the polling companies do no one any favours when they use sampling models that are highly unlikely to come to fruition?

Do you think that Democrats will vote in greater numbers than they did in 2008?

Do you think that Republicans will vote in lower numbers than they did in 2008?

Would you agree that pollsters are, by and large, ignoring the midterm predictive model as its applies to turnout?

Just answer the questions.

Resist We Much on October 31, 2012 at 5:42 PM

If anyone is ‘flailing’ it’s Messina.

GarandFan on October 31, 2012 at 5:42 PM

The national polls are going to be showing Obama in the lead in a day or two due to the hurricane. I said it was a Godsend for Obama and it looks like I was right.

gumbyandpokey on October 31, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Over 50 people were killed in your Godsend hurricane, douchbag.

JPeterman on October 31, 2012 at 5:42 PM

I think Messina meant: “Our map is RE-set…”. Hopefully it works as well as Hillary’s button.

Republican on October 31, 2012 at 5:42 PM

top ‘o the list at AoS right now

http://ace.mu.nu/

Hancock even broke news on that Wisconsin trip, telling voters if the election were to be held right now the president would lose Wisconsin and its coveted 10 electoral votes.

DanMan on October 31, 2012 at 5:43 PM

Over 50 people were killed in your Godsend hurricane, douchbag.

JPeterman on October 31, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Mere statistics to gumby.

cozmo on October 31, 2012 at 5:43 PM

PA GOP ‏@PAGOP

We just delivered shaving cream and razors to @OFA_PA HQ to make sure Axelrod keeps his promise after Romney wins PA pic.twitter.com/OwNin1Xc

steebo77 on October 31, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Muchas gracias for the quick & helpful answers! :)

22044 on October 31, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Obama has been aiming for a 50 state strategy all along (minus states full of hicks and creepers such as TX and KY) and has been consistent in that.

Art Clokey Junior on October 31, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Care to tell us why this “50 state strategy” has shown him blowing half of his nearly 30 point lead in MA in just the past 3 weeks?

You’re not very good at this.

-2

Del Dolemonte on October 31, 2012 at 5:44 PM

And you also have to disregard all polls from PPP as they are building a meme.

Raquel Pinkbullet on October 31, 2012 at 5:34 PM

.
The only thing they are building is more disbelief that will spew from Mikapoo, Madcow, Soledumbass, Chrissy and all the rest of the Radical Pravda media come Nov. 7th.

And lets hope Judy Woodruff sheds tears again…….delicious.

FlaMurph on October 31, 2012 at 5:45 PM

In a head to head matchup, no incumbent sitting at/under 48% in the polls with a week to go has ever won re-election.

No one.

kevinkristy on October 31, 2012 at 5:46 PM

gumbyandpokey on October 31, 2012 at 5:32 PM

You find joy in the deaths of Americans if it helps your boyfriend.

Please, ban this fool already.

jawkneemusic on October 31, 2012 at 5:46 PM

the years have been brutal to Messina, anybody know how Loggins is doing?

DanMan on October 31, 2012 at 5:32 PM

He’s doing country music now.

L & M actually did a reunion tour-back about 7 or 8 years ago as I recall.

Del Dolemonte on October 31, 2012 at 5:46 PM

If Romney has a big cash advantage in the last week, he might as well spend the money–it won’t do any good after the election! If Romney can hang on to FL, NC, VA, and CO, he’ll have 257 EV’s, and needs 13 more. Either OH(18) or MI(16) would put him over the top, as would WI(10) and either IA(6) or NH(4).

Ohio seems like the best bet, but Mitt needs a Plan B just in case he loses Ohio. The question becomes, does he spend the money on the air (TV commercials) or on the GOTV ground game? He probably has a good GOTV network in Wisconsin, after the Scott Walker recall election and Paul Ryan’s network there, but does he have what it takes in Michigan, Iowa, Ohio, or New Hampshire?

Steve Z on October 31, 2012 at 5:46 PM

At this point in time I see he Popular Vote Split will be – Romney 55 Obama 46

jaydee_007 on October 31, 2012 at 5:37 PM

That extra 1% for Obama must be all the voters one can find buried in the local cemeteries.

PrettyD_Vicious on October 31, 2012 at 5:46 PM

If Messina had been a French general c. 1940 he’d have described the Blitzkreig advance through the low countries as German flailing.

kenashimame on October 31, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Thanks, by the way, for not posting a picture of that creepy cellar-dweller.

Midas on October 31, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Messina if he never got the gig as Obama Camp leader…….

Opposite Day on October 31, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Hellfire, I’m still trying to figure out how he gets his lips that dark reddish purple hue.

Bmore on October 31, 2012 at 5:48 PM

akaniku on October 31, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Dude, you need to sit back and read some of the professionsl trolls.

You don’t measure up.

davidk on October 31, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Gumby: “My Brain Hurts!”

Del Dolemonte on October 31, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Over 50 people were killed in your Godsend hurricane, douchbag.

JPeterman on October 31, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Bumps in the road, not optimal

OTTO on October 31, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Care to tell us why this “50 state strategy” has shown him blowing half of his nearly 30 point lead in MA in just the past 3 weeks?

You’re not very good at this.

-2

Del Dolemonte on October 31, 2012 at 5:44 PM

The only 0bama sign I’ve seen in my area of north central MA is a wooden, hand stenciled sign that appears to have been left outside behind the woodshed for four years.

OTTO on October 31, 2012 at 5:53 PM

Which is why they’re trying to spray water on the on-firewall.

Steve Eggleston on October 31, 2012 at 5:27 PM

Why does such a popular President need a “firewall” while running against such a obviously flawed flip-flopping, racist, lying, murdering, cancer-causing, women-hating, tax cheating, anti-working family hating, middle-class hating, rich-guy loving, sanitation worker-hating, war-mongering, binder-loving, bayonet-wielding, Big Bird hating, rapist-loving, gay-hating, hispanic-hating, China-loving, Putin-loving, job-outsourcer, religious-cult member extremist who’s wife has a horse?
Weird?

Strike Hornet on October 31, 2012 at 5:53 PM

The ABC/WaPo poll is jumping around so much with independents that I think anything they publish, good or bad, should be ignored. Independents don’t go from +23% to +5% in 3 days and this isn’t the only time in ABC/WaPo’s tracking poll where independents have made radical jumps back and forth.

midgeorgian on October 31, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Hancock even broke news on that Wisconsin trip, telling voters if the election were to be held right now the president would lose Wisconsin and its coveted 10 electoral votes.

DanMan on October 31, 2012 at 5:43 PM

Seems like someone has seen the internal polls for Wisconsin.

midgeorgian on October 31, 2012 at 5:55 PM

I liked Jim Messina better when he was playing with Kenny Loggins.

dirtseller on October 31, 2012 at 5:55 PM

Goebbels orgasmed in his grave, again.

Schadenfreude on October 31, 2012 at 5:26 PM

You are strange. But I like it.

CycloneCDB on October 31, 2012 at 5:55 PM

O

bama has been aiming for a 50 state strategy all along (minus states full of hicks and creepers such as TX and KY) and has been consistent in that.

He will win with a mandate – I’m guessing around 300 EV’s. The economy will accelerate like Felix Baumgartner making a space jump, and the stage will be set for Michell/Biden in 2016 (possibly the other way around check the other thread).

I’m hoping it’s Michelle so that she can fix the fast food epidemic and promote more organic gardening – which I strongly support.

akaniku on October 31, 2012 at 5:31 P

Those “hicks and creepers” will do fine when the welfare checks start bouncing. You enlightened ones in the city…not so much.

acyl72 on October 31, 2012 at 5:56 PM

HotAirLib on October 31, 2012

sing HAL!

KOOLAID2 on October 31, 2012 at 5:56 PM

At this point in time I see he Popular Vote Split will be – Romney 55 Obama 46

jaydee_007 on October 31, 2012 at 5:37 PM

That extra 1% for Obama must be all the voters one can find buried in the local cemeteries.

PrettyD_Vicious on October 31, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Oooooops,
Should Read: At this point in time I see he Popular Vote Split will be – Romney 55 Obama 44

With a smidgen going to Libertarians, Gary Johnson et. al.

jaydee_007 on October 31, 2012 at 5:56 PM

If Obama wins, I hope that it proven beyond any doubt that he denied the nearly 40 Americans in Benghazi, including the 4 that died, the aid that they needed.

I want Obama’s followers to have to defend his unAmerican behaviour. I want them to have to be stuck with knowing that they supported the POS for the rest of their lives.

If America has become a country where it is led by leaders, who are willing to classify our citizens as “sacrifices for peace” and grovel to members of misogynistic, racist, homophobic, bigoted, child-abusing, xenophobic, tribalistic, antisemitic, Christophobic, maniacal, thin-skinned, homicidal, suicidal, totalitarian, 7th century death cult, then those that follow such leaders should be smeared with the blood of those lost forever.

The idea that all Americans aren’t demanding that the questions on Benghazi be answered before the election is outrageous. We have a right to know before we vote on who should be the President for the next 4 (?) years. Do we want another Nixon situation?

And, Gumby, that applies to you, too, with your “Godsends” and Obama “The Messiah” craptalk.

Resist We Much on October 31, 2012 at 5:56 PM

essentially ceding states like Arizona where advertising might move the needle.

But I thought my state of Arizona was supposed to be in play, and was totally going to go blue for the chosen one…

Libs:
Old and Busted: “We can totally steal Arizona!”
New Hotness: “Who needs those gun crazy racists anyway…”

nextgen_repub on October 31, 2012 at 5:57 PM

HotAirLib on October 31, 2012

…goats!

KOOLAID2 on October 31, 2012 at 5:57 PM

IMO the polling is virtually meaningless at this point. But when you think of Team rat-ears sitting in front of a control panel and all the states that used to be solid blue lights are now turning purple or even flashing red you get the sense of the desperation of the Obama campaign.

If this were Three Mile Island, they would be a scramming the reactor rods.

If this were a submarine (one of Obama’s ships that sink), the boat would be going into emergency blow.

If this were an aircraft they would be declaring an emergency and seeking out the nearest place to land.

Team rat-ears went into this campaign well organized and overly-confident that they would win in a walk. They were high-fiving when Romney got the nomination because they thought they could win on attacking the fact he is a successful businessman. There were high-fiving again when Paul Ryan was named the VP because they thought they could turn Ryan into the grim reaper of Medicare (Granny over the cliff). Even today the attitude is that they can’t believe they are losing to these guys instead of questioning the paucity of appeal of another four years of Obama/Biden.

We are in the last few days of a hard-fought election. No time for resting on momentum or polls.

Happy Nomad on October 31, 2012 at 5:57 PM

Strike Hornet on October 31, 2012 at 5:53 PM

Any relation to Yosemite Sam?
LOL :)

OTTO on October 31, 2012 at 5:57 PM

A reliable senator tells me that the Obama campaign has ordered a new sign. It says “The Office of the Lame Duck President”.

BobMbx on October 31, 2012 at 5:58 PM

Why does such a popular President need a “firewall” while running against such a obviously flawed flip-flopping, racist, lying, murdering, cancer-causing, women-hating, tax cheating, anti-working family hating, middle-class hating, rich-guy loving, sanitation worker-hating, war-mongering, binder-loving, bayonet-wielding, Big Bird hating, rapist-loving, gay-hating, hispanic-hating, China-loving, Putin-loving, job-outsourcer, religious-cult member extremist who’s wife has a horse?
Weird?

Strike Hornet on October 31, 2012 at 5:53 PM

This is great!
I’m tempted to steal this & post it on a left-leaning blog & see how much mileage it gets…

22044 on October 31, 2012 at 5:58 PM

… with Christie literally figuratively giving him wet sloppy kisses at every turn…

gumbyandpokey on October 31, 2012 at 5:32 PM

No matter how many times people try to make it so, literally is never going to mean figuratively. They’re antonyms.

Longing4Lincoln on October 31, 2012 at 5:59 PM

Goebbels orgasmed in his grave, again.

Schadenfreude on October 31, 2012 at 5:26 PM

You are strange. But I like it.

CycloneCDB on October 31, 2012 at 5:55 PM

Tell the truth over and over and it becomes…the truth!

OTTO on October 31, 2012 at 6:00 PM

The national polls are going to be showing Obama in the lead in a day or two due to the hurricane. I said it was a Godsend for Obama and it looks like I was right.

gumbyandpokey on October 31, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Yeah, the millions of unemployed, the small businesses whose costs are going to “necessarily skyrocket” and the individuals and families who’ve had their purchasing power severely depleted are going to change their vote to the clown responsible for it all because he did a press conference in New Jersey once.

fitzfong on October 31, 2012 at 6:00 PM

I liked Jim Messina better when he was playing with Kenny Loggins.

dirtseller on October 31, 2012 at 5:55 PM

Heh – I wonder what the other Jim Messina really thinks.

22044 on October 31, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Messina’s Joker costume is unconvincing.

midgeorgian on October 31, 2012 at 6:00 PM

“We have them surrounded in their tanks.” Baghdad Bob

Wigglesworth on October 31, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Why does such a popular President need a “firewall” while running against such a obviously flawed flip-flopping, racist, lying, murdering, cancer-causing, women-hating, tax cheating, anti-working family hating, middle-class hating, rich-guy loving, sanitation worker-hating, war-mongering, binder-loving, bayonet-wielding, Big Bird hating, rapist-loving, gay-hating, hispanic-hating, China-loving, Putin-loving, job-outsourcer, religious-cult member extremist who’s wife has a horse?
Weird?

Strike Hornet on October 31, 2012 at 5:53 PM

This is great!
I’m tempted to steal this & post it on a left-leaning blog & see how much mileage it gets…

22044 on October 31, 2012 at 5:58 PM

Shorter Strike Hornet:

What does God need with a Starship firewall?

BobMbx on October 31, 2012 at 6:01 PM

We’re going to go load up on ammo tonight and get some cash out to put in our safe. I’m beginning to think there are really going to be massive riots when President Stand Down loses in a landslide…

Ltlgeneral64 on October 31, 2012 at 6:01 PM

Strike Hornet on October 31, 2012 at 5:53 PM

I know right? and his name is Willard!!!11!!

good job hittin’ the talking point highlights

DanMan on October 31, 2012 at 6:01 PM

This is great!
I’m tempted to steal redistribute this & post it on a left-leaning blog & see how much mileage it gets…

22044 on October 31, 2012 at 5:58 PM

Spread the wealth

OTTO on October 31, 2012 at 6:01 PM

No matter how many times people try to make it so, literally is never going to mean figuratively. They’re antonyms.

Longing4Lincoln on October 31, 2012 at 5:59 PM

My favorite confusion over the use of the world literally was when Rev. Wright said Obama literally threw him under the bus.

Never could figure out how anyone could confuse the two words.

midgeorgian on October 31, 2012 at 6:02 PM

The national polls are going to be showing Obama in the lead in a day or two due to the hurricane. I said it was a Godsend for Obama and it looks like I was right.

gumbyandpokey on October 31, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Um…no. And I really find it disgusting that anybody would use the term “Godsend” that a hurricane did so much damage the week before an election. That’s just disgusting.

Happy Nomad on October 31, 2012 at 6:02 PM

the years have been brutal to Messina, anybody know how Loggins is doing?

DanMan on October 31, 2012 at 5:32 PM

I read somewhere that a sex change takes ten years off of your life.

slickwillie2001 on October 31, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Shorter Strike Hornet:

What does God need with a Starship firewall?

BobMbx on October 31, 2012 at 6:01 PM

Superb…

Strike Hornet on October 31, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Spread the wealth

OTTO on October 31, 2012 at 6:01 PM

Good fix :)

22044 on October 31, 2012 at 6:05 PM

The ABC/WaPo poll is jumping around so much with independents that I think anything they publish, good or bad, should be ignored. Independents don’t go from +23% to +5% in 3 days and this isn’t the only time in ABC/WaPo’s tracking poll where independents have made radical jumps back and forth.

midgeorgian on October 31, 2012 at 5:54 PM

And remember, unlike Gallup or Rasmussen, the WaPo has actually endorsed O’bamna. That alone should disqualify them from being taken seriously.

I mean, really. The Dims would never accept a poll showing Romney winning is said polls was put out by a newspaper that endorsed Romney, but they have absolutely no problem accepting “polls” done by newspapers that have endorsed O’bamna.

And they wonder why we keep laughing at them.

Del Dolemonte on October 31, 2012 at 6:05 PM

The national polls are going to be showing Obama in the lead in a day or two due to the hurricane. I said it was a Godsend for Obama and it looks like I was right.

gumbyandpokey on October 31, 2012 at 5:39 PM

A tick 1 point up in maybe likability, but doesn’t mean it will change people’s minds on who to vote for.

Besides, ever see the old Chris Rock act…what’s Obama want, a cookie? I doubt many Americans are too impressed seeing their President do his actual job for once.

nextgen_repub on October 31, 2012 at 6:05 PM

I said it was a Godsend for Obama and it looks like I was right.

has this dull tool ever acknowledged Obama was behind before now?

DanMan on October 31, 2012 at 6:05 PM

The polls seem to be tightening everywhere. The hurricane seems to have halted the Romney momentum. If it’s close the Dems will cheat their way to victory. No time to get overconfident. Rally everyone you know to GOTV.

Rockshine on October 31, 2012 at 6:05 PM

The national polls are going to be showing Obama in the lead in a day or two due to the hurricane. I said it was a Godsend for Obama and it looks like I was right.

gumbyandpokey on October 31, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Are you trying to get banned, how is the deaths of 40+ people a Godsend?

midgeorgian on October 31, 2012 at 6:06 PM

OT- Fox News breaking info about a cable a month before the attack at Benghazi questioning the ability of defending against a coordinated attack. Requests for additional security denied.

Not exactly a full October surprise but more evidence when the killing in Benghazi is prosecuted.

Happy Nomad on October 31, 2012 at 6:06 PM

I really find it disgusting that anybody would use the term “Godsend” that a hurricane did so much damage the week before an election. That’s just disgusting.

Happy Nomad on October 31, 2012 at 6:02 PM

No, that’s just desperation.

Del Dolemonte on October 31, 2012 at 6:06 PM

Obama campaign manager Jim Messina said “It’s pretty simple 1+1=POTATO.”

jukin3 on October 31, 2012 at 6:06 PM

I’m tempted to buy Obama merchandise. It may be worth something someday since he’s the first Black president who turned out to be a miserable failure and lost in a landslide. Historic!

scalleywag on October 31, 2012 at 6:07 PM

Resist We Much on October 31, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Thanks, I can always count on you and your site for the finest political satire.
Keep up the great work.

OTTO on October 31, 2012 at 6:07 PM

The polls seem to be tightening everywhere. The hurricane seems to have halted the Romney momentum. If it’s close the Dems will cheat their way to victory. No time to get overconfident. Rally everyone you know to GOTV.

Rockshine on October 31, 2012 at 6:05 PM

The RCP average has tightned, but it’s hard to say any polls have tightned. ABC/WaPo has moved 1 point, but it’s gone back and forth from tie to Romney leading. Rasmussen hasn’t moved in 3 days and Gallup hasn’t polled in two days. One O+5 National Journal poll has shifted the national average.

midgeorgian on October 31, 2012 at 6:08 PM

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