Romney: Vote for love of country, not revenge

posted at 11:31 am on November 3, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

ICYMI, on the campaign trail on Ohio on Friday, the president had just a few choice words about why people should get out and vote in response to rally-goers booing at the mention of Mitt Romney.

I won’t even waste a facepalm on this swing-and-a-miss, but I have to wonder: What, exactly, was the president thinking here? (I think it’s safe to guess that that was not on the teleprompter.) I realize it was meant to be a casually funny, throwaway remark, but when you’ve run such a doggedly negative campaign and people are craving that good ol’ Hopenchange spirit of days gone by, it just sounds snide and petty. This is the time in the race when you’d think both candidates would be going for an uplifting, positive tone, and “revenge” is a pretty harsh and loaded word that begs some logical questions: Revenge against whom? The GOP candidate who’s had the audacity to challenge him and his failed policies in this pesky democratic system of ours? Or, perhaps, could it be for revenge against the stagnant economy and failed policies of the last four years? That would make much more sense.

What’s more, it sets Romney up for some wholesome rejoinders, like this one:

Did you see what President Obama said today? He asked his supporters to vote for “revenge.” For “revenge.” Instead, I ask the American people to vote for love of country.

Easy peasy. This was at a mega-rally in Ohio last night, by the way, that turned up tens of thousands of supporters and included dozens of bigtime GOPers who’ll be stumping on Romney’s behalf throughout the battleground states in the closing days. Coming to a swing state near you, via CNN:

At least 40 of those surrogates appeared at the chilly outdoor rally with Romney and Ryan that drew a massive audience in the Cincinnati suburb– crowd estimates ranged from 18,000 to 30,000 – and included a performance by Kid Rock, who belted out “Born Free” from on top of a piano.

Guests included 2008 GOP presidential nominee Arizona Sen. John McCain; Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida; House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio; and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani who delivered a series of blistering zingers against the president who rallied the crowd with line after line of reasons why Obama should “resign” and faulting him for “incompetence” over the Libya consulate attacks. …

Of the GOP powerhouse Romney said, “They are about to Fan out across the entire nation to make sure we have victory on November 6, and some comic on the team has named us the Romney-Ryan Real Recovery Road Rally – I got it out – that’s R6 for short.They’re going to make sure we win. Ohio is the center place. We’re going to make sure this is the place we take. And we’re going to take back the White House.”


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The Milwaukee crowd was rather small and deenergized maybe 4,500 tops

SparkPlug on November 3, 2012 at 8:12 PM

It was held in a high school gym. I have yet to see one that holds 16,000 people.

Mitt’s the day before was held in a corporate pavilion in West Allis. A somewhat larger capacity, I would say.

Liam on November 3, 2012 at 8:21 PM

Many people in the Milwaukee crowd brought their own beer mugs. They left when they found out that the free beer thing was a lie.

SparkPlug on November 3, 2012 at 8:21 PM

When was Mitt’s event?

gophergirl on November 3, 2012 at 8:20 PM

It was yesterday. Then Mitt went back to Ohio.

Liam on November 3, 2012 at 8:22 PM

NumbersMuncher ‏@NumbersMuncher
Des Moines Register Iowa poll has Obama up 5, 47-42. Romney up 4 w/indies. 11% undecided. Likely about D+5 sample (D+1 in 08, R+4 in 2010).

gumbyandpokey on November 3, 2012 at 8:23 PM

Mitt leads by one in….Minnesota??

http://www.politico.com/blogs/burns-haberman/2012/11/aff-poll-minnesota-a-tossup-148296.html

Oh my.

tkyang99 on November 3, 2012 at 8:23 PM

Mitt leads by one in….Minnesota??

http://www.politico.com/blogs/burns-haberman/2012/11/aff-poll-minnesota-a-tossup-148296.html

Oh my.

tkyang99 on November 3, 2012 at 8:23 PM

GOP pollster

gumbyandpokey on November 3, 2012 at 8:24 PM

BTW, a GIGANTIC crowd in Milwaukee today for Obama.

Much, much larger than what Romney drew on Friday.

gumbyandpokey on November 3, 2012 at 7:59 PM

Really?

That’s funny because the Delta Center only holds a maximum capacity of 12,580 in all its halls put together.

Furthermore, even the Urinal Sentinel won’t give a specific number except to say “thousands”. So where are you once again getting your mysterious, unverifiable information that there were more people there than at the Romney/Ryan event?

And even if thousands did show up, A) it’s Milwaukee, the second biggest liberal bastion in Milwaukee and B) go ahead and assume a good chunk that crowd was teeny boppers dragging their parents just for a chance to go see Katy Perry.

I mean, ask yourself this–why is he playing to Milwaukee today and Madison Monday when he already has those counties locked up? That’s about the only places Tom Barrett won during the Walker recall and Milwaukee County almost flipped red. If he thinks he has to cater to the two most liberal counties in Wisconsin days before the election, their internals must look terrible for Wisconsin. Just as they did for the Walker recall.

Not only that, if he can’t even go to either one without dragging along a celebrity to help puff out his crowd number…it’s over in Wisconsin for Obama.

Phoenix7 on November 3, 2012 at 8:24 PM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milwaukee_Theatre

Conservative4ev on November 3, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Obama drew 4000 today in Milwaukee.

http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=news/national_world&id=8870330

I can’t find a news article on how many Mitt drew in West Allis, but the figure on two sites is ‘thousands’.

Liam on November 3, 2012 at 8:17 PM

I just looked up the venue in Wikipedia, it holds 4200 people hahaha

Conservative4ev on November 3, 2012 at 8:18 PM

That article was about the Ohio rally. The Obama Milwaukee event was held at the Delta Center and holds about 5X that.

gumbyandpokey on November 3, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Mitt is going to win, it’s just a question of by how much.

He will get over 300 evs.

The internal polling data I have looked over is very encouraging.

SparkPlug on November 3, 2012 at 8:27 PM

GOP pollster

gumbyandpokey on November 3, 2012 at 8:24 PM

Ok fine, stop posting PPP polls then.

bgibbs1000 on November 3, 2012 at 8:28 PM

You guys are going to be crushed on Tuesday night. And I’ll be here to love every minute of it. Not because I like the result, but because you all have been in denial and need to wake up.

gumbyandpokey on November 3, 2012 at 8:10 PM

See comments like this make me know you not what you say you are.

You just don’t get it. We aren’t in denial because we believe in something that liberals don’t understand. We’ve seen it with the March on Washington to combat the health care bill, we’ve seen it with McDonnell and Christie’s election, we’ve seen in with the rise of the Tea Party, we’ve seen it with the 2010 elections, we’ve seen it during Chik-fil-A day.

What that is is faith. Faith in something bigger than yourself. Faith in the principles that founded this country. Faith that no matter what the MSM throws at us – we will rise above.

So post all the polls you want. Tell us that Romney is doomed. Tell us we are in denial and point and laugh. You will not deter one person on this site.

You see that’s what it means to be conservative. You will never understand that.

gophergirl on November 3, 2012 at 8:28 PM

NumbersMuncher ‏@NumbersMuncher
Des Moines Register Iowa poll has Obama up 5, 47-42. Romney up 4 w/indies. 11% undecided. Likely about D+5 sample (D+1 in 08, R+4 in 2010).
gumbyandpokey on November 3, 2012 at 8:23 PM

Do you puposely try to make yourself look like an idiot or does it just come naturally?

VegasRick on November 3, 2012 at 8:28 PM

Let’s get everyone out to vote! You do not know how bad we want “Change” over here in certain areas.

If PA goes early for Romney then the election is Romney’s!

g2825m on November 3, 2012 at 7:37 PM

Roger that, and get some sleep while you can.

TXUS on November 3, 2012 at 8:28 PM

I mean, ask yourself this–why is he playing to Milwaukee today and Madison Monday when he already has those counties locked up?

Do you understand politics at all?

Obama is ahead and just protecting states he’s leading in. He’s not going to win any other Red states this cycle, so all he has to do is play defense.

My God, people, this is isn’t rocket science. Use your noggins!

gumbyandpokey on November 3, 2012 at 8:28 PM

NumbersMuncher ‏@NumbersMuncher
Des Moines Register Iowa poll has Obama up 5, 47-42. Romney up 4 w/indies. 11% undecided. Likely about D+5 sample (D+1 in 08, R+4 in 2010).
gumbyandpokey on November 3, 2012 at 8:23 PM

Do you puposely try to make yourself look like an idiot or does it just come naturally?

VegasRick on November 3, 2012 at 8:28 PM

Romney would have to win Indies by about 7 pts to have a chance, and he’s too far behind that goal.

gumbyandpokey on November 3, 2012 at 8:30 PM

Mitt is going to win, it’s just a question of by how much.

He will get over 300 evs.

The internal polling data I have looked over is very encouraging.

SparkPlug on November 3, 2012 at 8:27 PM

I hope you have good data, do tell!

At least better than some other dolt in here claiming that some inside guy from a radio talkshow told him some garbage! Who was that idiot?

UpTheCreek on November 3, 2012 at 8:30 PM

Obama has caused many people to worry about their finances. There will vote against him because they know he doesn’t know how to fix anything.

Clint Eastwood hammered the nail in Barrys coffin.

SparkPlug on November 3, 2012 at 8:30 PM

To back up my point

CO rally tonight

gophergirl on November 3, 2012 at 8:30 PM

Phoenix7 on November 3, 2012 at 8:24 PM

Bingo! He’s going to the only two places where his base is in WI. They’re scared sh!tless.

TXUS on November 3, 2012 at 8:30 PM

Gumby I can play too

Politico pol Minnesota R47. O46

http://images.politico.com/global/2012/11/mn_key_findings_memo_bolger1.html

Conservative4ev on November 3, 2012 at 8:30 PM

Particularly when we see the juxtaposition of the mounting disaster in New York and New Jersey and the President out on the campaign trail attacking his opponents, we realize that Obama is a candidate before he is president, more worried about his second term than the welfare of his constituents.
In yesterday’s polling numbers, I saw a rise in Obama’s ratings and warned that the race was far from over. Now, we see him throwing it all away and resuming his crash into a single term presidency. http://www.dickmorris.com/obama-hit-by-storm-backlash/

Just saw this on Dick Morris site from Drudge and this is a great little quote!

Good nite!

g2825m on November 3, 2012 at 8:31 PM

GOP pollster

gumbyandpokey on November 3, 2012 at 8:24 PM

So are you going to admit that PPP is a democratic polling outfit?

Cindy Munford on November 3, 2012 at 8:32 PM

Benghazi is mopping the floor with Obama

SparkPlug on November 3, 2012 at 8:32 PM

I thought the reason for restricted registration for comments was to keep out the paid campaign trolls hijacking threads.
Only a rubbernecker could twist an article about Obama wanting to exact revenge from American citizens into a positive lies for the agitator-in- chief.

HellCat on November 3, 2012 at 8:32 PM

That article was about the Ohio rally. The Obama Milwaukee event was held at the Delta Center and holds about 5X that.

gumbyandpokey on November 3, 2012 at 8:26 PM

The Delta Center holds a maximum of 12,580 people:

http://www.midwestairlinescenter.com/media/mediafile_attachments/00/110-121019dimenscaps.pdf

Furthermore, this news story further verifies that with an Obama spokesman saying only 9,000 people could fit in there due to the size of the stage:

http://newsok.com/obama-brings-in-musicians-for-final-wis-stops/article/feed/457504

And just because they could fit 9,000 people in there doesn’t mean they did, other people are posting 4-5K.

Can’t you even make up at least halfway believable lies?

Phoenix7 on November 3, 2012 at 8:34 PM

I’LL NEVER GET TIRED OF WATCHING THIS VIDEO.

Posted over @ AOSHQ

http://minx.cc/?post=334591

redridinghood on November 3, 2012 at 8:35 PM

You guys are going to be crushed on Tuesday night. And I’ll be here to love every minute of it. Not because I like the result, but because you all have been in denial and need to wake up.

gumbyandpokey on November 3, 2012 at 8:10 PM

You really do have some serious issues with yourself and I’m no psychologist, believe me. Do you not realize that the more you post and the more you try to “convince” us that Romney is going to lose is much like a poker tell? The tell is obvious to us, apparently not to you. At this point you’re just dripping with desperation. We all see it but you, how sad is that?

Good luck with yourself, you’re going to need it no matter who wins.

UpTheCreek on November 3, 2012 at 8:35 PM

http://www.politico.com/blogs/burns-haberman/2012/11/aff-poll-minnesota-a-tossup-148296.html

Romney UP 1 in Minnesota

AirForceCane on November 3, 2012 at 8:32 PM

Tomorrow’s rally is going to be SO much fun!

gophergirl on November 3, 2012 at 8:36 PM

“Gumby I can play too

Politico pol Minnesota R47. O46

http://images.politico.com/global/2012/11/mn_key_findings_memo_bolger1.html

Conservative4ev on November 3, 2012 at 8:30 PM’

Go ahead and play.

But don’t use a GOP pollster.

If MN was in play, Romney would be there.

gumbyandpokey on November 3, 2012 at 8:36 PM

If MN was in play, Romney would be there.

gumbyandpokey on November 3, 2012 at 8:36 PM

If MN was in play why was Clinton there

Conservative4ev on November 3, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Got news for you champ, when you’ve got 2 of America’s most read newspapers questioning your narrative – and motive – about Benghazi, your gonads are in a vice. I just hope they keep twisting that handle.

Flora Duh on November 3, 2012 at 2:41 PM

Duh, bless you. Keep running hard, we’re winning!

Who is John Galt on November 3, 2012 at 8:38 PM

Tomorrow’s rally is going to be SO much fun!

gophergirl on November 3, 2012 at 8:36 PM

Lucky you! That’s awesome. I’ve been to one rally and that was in Orange County, CA. Ronald Reagan!

UpTheCreek on November 3, 2012 at 8:38 PM

You guys are going to be crushed on Tuesday night. And I’ll be here to love every minute of it. Not because I like the result, but because you all have been in denial and need to wake up.

gumbyandpokey on November 3, 2012 at 8:10 PM

You really do have some serious issues with yourself and I’m no psychologist, believe me. Do you not realize that the more you post and the more you try to “convince” us that Romney is going to lose is much like a poker tell? The tell is obvious to us, apparently not to you. At this point you’re just dripping with desperation. We all see it but you, how sad is that?

Good luck with yourself, you’re going to need it no matter who wins.

UpTheCreek on November 3, 2012 at 8:35 PM

I’m honestly fascinated by your delusions. I look at the polls and see a blindingly obvious result. You guys look at polls and think they’re manipulated junk that has no predictive value.

Going back in Presidential history, I can’t find a recent instance where the polls were wrong. And if they are wrong this year, it would be a monstrous scandal, since they would have to be intentionally skewing results to be so wrong.

gumbyandpokey on November 3, 2012 at 8:39 PM

Demoralized union dems in my family living in Michigan and Ohio say its over for Obama. I tried to sound sympathetic, telling them our side went through it in 2008.

DrStock on November 3, 2012 at 8:40 PM

Lucky you! That’s awesome. I’ve been to one rally and that was in Orange County, CA. Ronald Reagan!

UpTheCreek on November 3, 2012 at 8:38 PM

First one I’ve been too. Hope it’s packed!

gophergirl on November 3, 2012 at 8:40 PM

Likely about D+5 sample (D+1 in 08, R+4 in 2010).
gumbyandpokey on November 3, 2012 at 8:23 PM

Do you puposely try to make yourself look like an idiot or does it just come naturally?

VegasRick on November 3, 2012 at 8:28 PM
Romney would have to win Indies by about 7 pts to have a chance, and he’s too far behind that goal.

gumbyandpokey on November 3, 2012 at 8:30 PM

Likely about D+5 sample (D+1 in 08, R+4 in 2010).

Math was not your strong suit for those 3 years you spent in the third grade, was it.

VegasRick on November 3, 2012 at 8:41 PM

Go Gophergirl!!

Stray Cat on November 3, 2012 at 8:41 PM

since they would have to be intentionally skewing results to be so wrong.

gumbyandpokey on November 3, 2012 at 8:39 PM

DING DING DING – you got one right

gophergirl on November 3, 2012 at 8:42 PM

Do you understand politics at all?

Obama is ahead and just protecting states he’s leading in. He’s not going to win any other Red states this cycle, so all he has to do is play defense.

My God, people, this is isn’t rocket science. Use your noggins!

gumbyandpokey on November 3, 2012 at 8:28 PM

Apparently I understand it better than you and Obama do. You presume from the false assumption that Obama leads the state from the ridiculously skewed polls like the MU poll. Here’s a map of the results of the Walker recall:

http://elections.huffingtonpost.com/2012/wisconsin-recall-results

See all that red? Obama doesn’t win Wisconsin catering only to Milwaukee and Madison because he doesn’t have the rest of the state sewn up.

And I was mistaken, Milwaukee County wasn’t close to flipping (early on that night it looked that way) but that just further proves my point–even a hack like Barrett managed to lock up 63.3% of the vote in Milwaukee County (although granted he was the mayor of the city).

Barrett got 69.1% of the Dane County (Madison) vote–and Obama’s going there to do what? Try to get more? More power to him.

If he was smart, he would have brought his washed up rock star and Tits McGee to Green Bay or Appleton…except the Obama team already knows they aren’t going to win the Fox Valley or NE Wisconsin.

And if you actually lived in Wisconsin like you claim, you would know that the rest of the state doesn’t exist in the liberal fantasyland that Milwaukee and Madison do. Wisconsin did not reelect Scott Walker twice and by a larger margin to turn around and vote for Obama four months later. Take it from someone who actually has lived here his whole life.

Phoenix7 on November 3, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Going back in Presidential history, I can’t find a recent instance where the polls were wrong. And if they are wrong this year, it would be a monstrous scandal, since they would have to be intentionally skewing results to be so wrong.

gumbyandpokey on November 3, 2012 at 8:39 PM

Everytime a Republican is elected the polls are wrong. The propaganda machine fails occasionally and you destroyers get a chance at flogging liberty and wasting wealth and opportunity.

tom daschle concerned on November 3, 2012 at 8:46 PM

gophergirl on November 3, 2012 at 8:42 PM

Is this the one you’re going to?

Big Mo: Ryan to Minnesota Sunday

INC on November 3, 2012 at 8:46 PM

since they would have to be intentionally skewing results to be so wrong.

gumbyandpokey on November 3, 2012 at 8:39 PM

DING DING DING – you got one right

gophergirl on November 3, 2012 at 8:42 PM

Do you really think that could happen?

Why have the polls been right every other Presidential election but completely wrong now?

gumbyandpokey on November 3, 2012 at 8:46 PM

If MN was in play, Romney would be there.

gumbyandpokey on November 3, 2012 at 8:36 PM

He’s going there tomorrow.

Now que the Romney is desperate response from rubber breath.

bgibbs1000 on November 3, 2012 at 8:47 PM

Going back in Presidential history, I can’t find a recent instance where the polls were wrong. And if they are wrong this year, it would be a monstrous scandal, since they would have to be intentionally skewing results to be so wrong.

gumbyandpokey on November 3, 2012 at 8:39 PM

Polls are looking good to me, my friend. I’ll give you a little hint; watch the independents and watch the turnout Tuesday. It’s going to make your precious little head spin like a top. Sleeping Giant, buddy, Sleeping Giant.

UpTheCreek on November 3, 2012 at 8:47 PM

Do you really think that could happen?

Why have the polls been right every other Presidential election but completely wrong now?

gumbyandpokey on November 3, 2012 at 8:46 PM

Final polls, especially Zogby predicted Gore in 2000, and too close to call in 1980. How did those turn out?

bgibbs1000 on November 3, 2012 at 8:49 PM

Going back in Presidential history, I can’t find a recent instance where the polls were wrong. And if they are wrong this year, it would be a monstrous scandal, since they would have to be intentionally skewing results to be so wrong.

gumbyandpokey on November 3, 2012 at 8:39 PM

Everytime a Republican is elected the polls are wrong. The propaganda machine fails occasionally and you destroyers get a chance at flogging liberty and wasting wealth and opportunity.

tom daschle concerned on November 3, 2012 at 8:46 PM

That’s just wrong.

Reagan was ahead of Carter in 80.

Reagan was ahead of Mondale in 84.

Bush was ahead of Dukakis in 88.

Bush was narrowly ahead of Gore in 2000 (DUI happened too late to really be factored in properly…Zogby only one who caught it)

Bush was ahead of Kerry by about 2 pts and won by about 2 pts.

Theres just not evidence that your assertion is true.

gumbyandpokey on November 3, 2012 at 8:49 PM

Is this the one you’re going to?

Big Mo: Ryan to Minnesota Sunday

INC on November 3, 2012 at 8:46 PM

Yep – taking the parentals. They are so excited I think they could fly there under their own power.

gophergirl on November 3, 2012 at 8:50 PM

Obama should have stayed off the campaign trail after Sandy. It’s going from bad to worse now.

DrStock on November 3, 2012 at 8:52 PM

Final polls, especially Zogby predicted Gore in 2000, and too close to call in 1980. How did those turn out?

bgibbs1000 on November 3, 2012 at 8:49 PM

Reagan was ahead of Carter in nearly every final poll and had a ton of momentum on election day. That situation could not be more different than what’s going on now.

gumbyandpokey on November 3, 2012 at 8:52 PM

That’s just wrong.

Reagan was ahead of Carter in 80.

Reagan was ahead of Mondale in 84.

Bush was ahead of Dukakis in 88.

Bush was narrowly ahead of Gore in 2000 (DUI happened too late to really be factored in properly…Zogby only one who caught it)

Bush was ahead of Kerry by about 2 pts and won by about 2 pts.

Theres just not evidence that your assertion is true.

gumbyandpokey on November 3, 2012 at 8:49 PM

I’m looking at data right now that undergirds my assertion.

It is fun to cherry pick data isn’t it?

tom daschle concerned on November 3, 2012 at 8:52 PM

Do you really think that could happen?

Why have the polls been right every other Presidential election but completely wrong now?

gumbyandpokey on November 3, 2012 at 8:46 PM

Before Obama – never in a million years. What I’ve seen during this election oh hell yeah.

For goodness sakes – Obama’s campaign sued Gallup after they published a poll they didn’t like.

I think this election will spell the end for many pollsters and the end of the influence of MSM.

gophergirl on November 3, 2012 at 8:52 PM

That’s just wrong.

Reagan was ahead of Carter in 80.
Reagan was ahead of Mondale in 84.

Bush was ahead of Dukakis in 88.

Bush was narrowly ahead of Gore in 2000 (DUI happened too late to really be factored in properly…Zogby only one who caught it)

Bush was ahead of Kerry by about 2 pts and won by about 2 pts.

Theres just not evidence that your assertion is true.

gumbyandpokey on November 3, 2012 at 8:49 PM

Wrong about 1980. I was around then and know exactly how things went down. The WAPO even posted a final poll showing Carter ahead. Ben Bradley said it was his in-kind contribution to the Carter campaign.

bgibbs1000 on November 3, 2012 at 8:54 PM

gophergirl on November 3, 2012 at 8:50 PM

:)

Have a great time!

INC on November 3, 2012 at 9:01 PM

New UNH/WMUR TV “Poll” from here in New Hampshire:

47-47

Last time this “poll” came out, O was up by 6. And 2 weeks before that, they had him up by 15.

http://www.unh.edu/survey-center/news/pdf/e2012_pres110312.pdf

Del Dolemonte on November 3, 2012 at 9:06 PM

redridinghood on November 3, 2012 at 8:35 PM

That ad is outstanding. I wish he would run one like that in every state.

Philly on November 3, 2012 at 9:06 PM

GOP pollster

gumbyandpokey on November 3, 2012 at 8:24 PM

So? You post liberal polls are the time like the WSJ or Marist or PPP.

MrX on November 3, 2012 at 9:08 PM

That’s just wrong.

Reagan was ahead of Carter in 80.

Reagan was ahead of Mondale in 84.

Bush was ahead of Dukakis in 88.

gumbyandpokey on November 3, 2012 at 8:49 PM

See what you did there? You posted misleading statements.

Reagan was not ahead of Carter like he was ahead of Mondale and like Bush was ahead of Dukakis.

And you posted ‘narrowly’ for Bush v. Gore, although you left out ‘narrowly’ for Reagan/Carter.

You’re a liar, plain and simple.

fossten on November 3, 2012 at 9:08 PM

fossten on November 3, 2012 at 9:08 PM

That’s why he/she/it makes the big bucks.

Cindy Munford on November 3, 2012 at 9:11 PM

https://twitter.com/dgjackson/status/264891561672863744/photo/1

Large crowds over and over for Romney. Democrats are in full panic mode.

MrX on November 3, 2012 at 9:12 PM

‘Toon of the Day: A Picture Says A Thousand Words

Resist We Much on November 3, 2012 at 4:26 PM

that needs to go viral.

Key West Reader on November 3, 2012 at 4:32 PM

It will, it’s on HA – and I just reposted it allover.

It’s better than the one (can’t find link) that had the the CBS “News” anchor taking off her top after Zero’s Berlin speech, like it was Mardi Gras.

Who is John Galt on November 3, 2012 at 9:12 PM

“Remember Benghazi!” g2825m

g2825m on November 3, 2012 at 7:18 PM

Remember g2825m!!!

Who is John Galt on November 3, 2012 at 9:15 PM

If MN was in play, Romney would be there.

gumbyandpokey on November 3, 2012 at 8:36 PM

If MN was in play why was Clinton there

Conservative4ev on November 3, 2012 at 8:37 PM

And Paul Ryan is going to MN.

Also, it’s laughable the complaint about GOP poll when his entire claim to fame is listing Liberal polls. The hypocrisy is staggering.

Gumby is in full panic mode.

MrX on November 3, 2012 at 9:16 PM

gumbyandpokey on November 3, 2012 at 8:24 PM

So? You post liberal polls are the time like the WSJ or Marist or PPP.

MrX on November 3, 2012 at 9:08 PM

In fact 2 of the major “polling” people these days are 2 newspapers that endorsed Dear Leader in ’08 and did so again this year, namely the NY Times and the Washington ComPost.

To add insult to injury, the NYT partners with C-BS, best known as the “news source” that got busted for using Fake But Accurate forged documents to try and swing the 2004 election to the Thurston from MA.

Want to make a Democrat unhappy? Ask them if they would accept the findings of a “poll” done by a newspaper that has endorsed Romney that shows he as ahead.

Del Dolemonte on November 3, 2012 at 9:17 PM

gumbyandpokey on November 3, 2012 at 8:46 PM

AP or Ed, fire this guy already. The entertainment value (if any) is long gone, and you’ll have all the hits you need going forward without this annoying distraction from our victory “humpbot dance”.

Who is John Galt on November 3, 2012 at 9:17 PM

Here’s my short take on the current polls. They are skewed whether deliberately or not. But the skewing is being caused for the most part by early voting.

bgibbs1000 on November 3, 2012 at 9:27 PM

AP or Ed, fire this guy already. The entertainment value (if any) is long gone, and you’ll have all the hits you need going forward without this annoying distraction from our victory “humpbot dance”.
Who is John Galt on November 3, 2012 at 9:17 PM

I agree. Besides, page hits are much less valuable than unique visitors. This guy is just looking to use this site’s high visibility to spread non-stop, pro-Obama spam in a dishonest way. It kills the atmosphere in the comment section. Other liberal commenters do not do this.

bluegill on November 3, 2012 at 9:33 PM

redridinghood on November 3, 2012 at 8:35 PM

That ad is outstanding. I wish he would run one like that in every state.

Philly on November 3, 2012 at 9:06 PM

I wish he would… the ad is just plain awesome.

redridinghood on November 3, 2012 at 9:37 PM

My work is never done here.
gumbyandpokey on November 3, 2012 at 9:30 PM

This guy has already been banned from places like Ace of Spades, yet HotAir moderators (are there any?) seem MIA.

bluegill on November 3, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Just don’t vote as often as this clown does,five times admittedly in NC.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/11/nc-democrat-says-hes-voted-four-times-for-obama-already-will-vote-5th-time-on-election-day/

rodguy911 on November 3, 2012 at 9:41 PM

rodguy911 on November 3, 2012 at 9:41 PM

I wonder if the authorities will want to visit with him?

Cindy Munford on November 3, 2012 at 9:45 PM

Just don’t vote as often as this clown does,five times admittedly in NC.
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/11/nc-democrat-says-hes-voted-four-times-for-obama-already-will-vote-5th-time-on-election-day/

rodguy911 on November 3, 2012 at 9:41 PM

Lock up that slob!

bluegill on November 3, 2012 at 9:53 PM

the mods here have been told hundreds of times about Gumby and refuse to act. they obviously want troll traffic here- no matter how many times Hot Air customers (us!) request the troll bait to stop…

regardless, Gumby posted 4 weeks ago that Carter was always polling at 47 in 1980 and that is why he lost-

as opposed to Obama who at the time was polling 49..

how is that working out for you now troll?

AirForceCane on November 3, 2012 at 9:55 PM

the mods here have been told hundreds of times about Gumby and refuse to act. they obviously want troll traffic here- no matter how many times Hot Air customers (us!) request the troll bait to stop…

regardless, Gumby posted 4 weeks ago that Carter was always polling at 47 in 1980 and that is why he lost-

as opposed to Obama who at the time was polling 49..

how is that working out for you now troll?

AirForceCane on November 3, 2012 at 9:55 PM

Carter’s approval ratings were far below Obama’s as well.

And if Obama is at 49% in the head to head matchup, he’s golden.

gumbyandpokey on November 3, 2012 at 10:04 PM

just breaking a few minutes ago and just for Gumby– what’s that?

oh yes- obama at 47 in about the thousandth poll.

suck it troll.

All Tied up 47 to 47 in New Hampshire — Granite State Poll

November 3, 2012 – 9:41 pm

New Hampshire is Romney’s last stop on the campaign trail and it may just be the state to put him over 270. The latest from the WMUR Granite State poll shows a dead heat at 47 with 4% Undecided. This is the umpteeth poll where the President fails to get above 50%, an unquestionably bad sign for any incumbent. Romney leads among Independents by 22-points 54 to 32. Winning the Independents is how you win New Hampshire so quite honestly I’m surprised it’s tied … but by now we know what that means. Unfortunately no Party ID was given. In 2008 it was also D +2 (Dem 29, Rep 27, Ind 45) and in 2004 it was R+7 (Dem 25, Rep 32, Ind 44). Note the consistently high % of self-identified Independents. If Romney solidly wins Independents this state is turning red on November 6:

AirForceCane on November 3, 2012 at 10:07 PM

Going back in Presidential history, I can’t find a recent instance where the polls were wrong. And if they are wrong this year, it would be a monstrous scandal, since they would have to be intentionally skewing results to be so wrong.

gumbyandpokey on November 3, 2012 at 8:39 PM

Crack kills! Get awaaay from the pipe! Slowly at first.

rodguy911 on November 3, 2012 at 10:16 PM

Just don’t vote as often as this clown does,five times admittedly in NC.
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/11/nc-democrat-says-hes-voted-four-times-for-obama-already-will-vote-5th-time-on-election-day/

rodguy911 on November 3, 2012 at 9:41 PM

Lock up that slob!

bluegill on November 3, 2012 at 9:53 PM
……………………..

Gotta be a typical liberal! He openly admits voting five times!Dumb breeding more dumb.I wonder if its a crime in NC?

rodguy911 on November 3, 2012 at 10:19 PM

…so that’s all you guys are going to do the next three days?…interact with gummeandpokeme…except for when they send relief for some of the other threads?
…and we talk about stupid people who gravitate to JugEars?
Look at some of these threads people!
I think we’re getting laughed at!

KOOLAID2 on November 3, 2012 at 10:28 PM

Did anyone just see Geraldo on Fox?

Philly on November 3, 2012 at 10:39 PM

AP or Ed, fire this guy already. The entertainment value (if any) is long gone, and you’ll have all the hits you need going forward without this annoying distraction blah

Look guys, complaining about trolls in the threads is just as annoying or more. It’s like having hemorrhoids vs. having hemorrhoids that you scratch and sniff, kay? If you want to get rid of them, EMAIL the MODS.

RushBaby on November 3, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Philly on November 3, 2012 at 10:39 PM

No, I guess if he made it into work he must have found a generator for his Koi pond.

Cindy Munford on November 3, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Crowds dont always translate to more votes. I think its over for Romney given the most recent polls. He aint taken Ohio and he needs it. Trying to think he will get 270 another way is just laughable. As much as I want it to happen, its just not going to.

I hope at the very least, there arent a ton of people pinning the blame on Romney for losing. I think he was a good candidate, and really did awesome down the stretch. Bottom line is, you cant beat stupid people and you cant beat the media/press.

I know the media will blame Romney, after all, they have been the ones beating up on him for months. But any conservatives in the media I see beat up on him when he loses, I will never give them a second of my time again.

bucsox79 on November 3, 2012 at 11:07 PM

bucsox79 on November 3, 2012 at 11:07 PM

Romney doesn’t need Ohio if he wins PA…Last Republican to do that was Reagan.

Party like it’s 1980

workingclass artist on November 3, 2012 at 11:15 PM

workingclass

I think that would be awesome if it were to happen. But isnt that less likely than Ohio?

bucsox79 on November 3, 2012 at 11:15 PM

gumbyandpokey

You, obviously, know your opinions and scrivenings are REVILED here. Still, you feel they have merit (or at least deserve consideration by those of us who REVILE them)…

I have an initial question for you; Are you honest?

If so, are you “open minded” and, if so, how much?

FloridaBill on November 3, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Cindy Munford on November 3, 2012 at 10:58 PM

LOL. Let’s just say he interviewed one of the more colorful flood victims in Staten Island.

Philly on November 3, 2012 at 11:22 PM

workingclass

I think that would be awesome if it were to happen. But isnt that less likely than Ohio?

bucsox79 on November 3, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Most voters are holding their cars to their chests cause they don’t want to be labeled racist…or homophobes…or sexists…or anti-muppet…or whatever.

The economy sucks & Obama looked like the fool he is in the first debate & Romney was great in that first debate hence the intensity of the media skew…just like “Bedtime for Bonzo is gonna get us all killed” yada yada yada of a dying corpse called Jimmy Carter.

It will show up at the voting booths and Obama can’t steal that much…This is a wave of pissed off people like it was in 1980.

1980 was the first election I voted in…I remember it very well and it took a long time for democrats to bounce back…we will need that long to repair the damage and educate the idiots…(Most liberals think Carter was a great president and Clinton got framed or sumthin’)

Your average liberal is that stoopid.

workingclass artist on November 3, 2012 at 11:26 PM

I have a lousy keyboard but I meant to say holding their cards close to their chests.

workingclass artist on November 3, 2012 at 11:28 PM

gumbyandpokey on November 3, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Between the “revenge” comment from a spoiled incompetent leader and the fantasy world of those who support him….we live in a scary country.

The idea of the inmates running the asylum is bad enough.

Now they want to get the controls of all healthcare and everything else.

Sheesh!

IlikedAUH2O on November 4, 2012 at 12:26 AM

Someone at dinner told me that they thought my earlier post about patented ideas for generators were not clear.

They were not my patents but (if you are interested) search human powered generators there is some interesting ideas. I have an idea also for electricity without gasoline but Washington ignores me.

You would have thought that our genius leader would have bought the generators I mentioned after the millions of folks who died in Katrina thanks to President Bush and Wall Street and the fundamentalist Christians.

You should stockpile survivalist stuff. Any right wing wacko like me could tell him that.

IlikedAUH2O on November 4, 2012 at 12:34 AM

Obama’s ‘revenge’ remark was truly creepy, and extremely stupid. The problem is revenge against whom? Romney? The other half of the country?

Presidential vocabulary doesn’t include revenge, which is the verb choice of the weakling. Visualize a Presidential address to the nation, in which a President outlines a plan for revenge …

Another mistake, which looks like a success on the face, is the ‘I killed bin Laden’ schtick. It is OK for a President to brag about seeking justice, even it it requires taking a wanted Dead and/or alive criminal, but the focus of his PR was the President got bin Laden killed

The WH minions are too dumb to understand the bragging was more Mussolini than Churchill. It made Obama seem very small and the surrogate chest pounding was the mark of the weakling

Biden the Gonad is the worst of the little roosters

No Abraham Lincoln here folks

entagor on November 4, 2012 at 1:26 AM

To gumbyandpokey who thinks we are all in denial about the outcome of the election.

I do really think Romney is going to win. If that’s denial to you, I can live with that. However, if Obama does manage to win, we will be disappointed, but that’s not the end of the fight for us. We will dust ourselves off and then live another day to continue the fight. That’s what it means to have principles and values. They don’t change or go away just because you lose a battle. They become stronger and make you stronger. So, regardless of who the president is on inauguration day, we are still people of principles and we will keep fighting. Even if Romney wins, we don’t stop fighting. We’ve learned in the last four years to not trust any politician with our freedom. Hence the rise of the tea party. You may call it denial, but I think we are living in reality just fine. We know what we believe and we know what we are willing to live and for for. That’s more than any liberal can say.

desertliving on November 4, 2012 at 1:19 AM

“Bush was ahead of Kerry by about 2 pts and won by about 2 pts.”

So, I guess national polls do matter!

Hence, I will be happily awaiting the Gallup poll on Monday that shows Romney with at least a two-point lead. ‘Cause according to clay horse that means a Romney victory for sure.

Oh, btw, Jay Cost says that Romney is right on pace with where Bush was in 2004.

And Kasich & Portman say the momentum on the ground shows a Romney victory in Ohio. They say that there is much more enthusiasm for Republicans this year than Democrats.

Nicole Coulter on November 4, 2012 at 2:38 AM

Gumby I can play too

Politico pol Minnesota R47. O46

http://images.politico.com/global/2012/11/mn_key_findings_memo_bolger1.html

Conservative4ev on November 3, 2012 at 8:30 PM

Go ahead and play.

But don’t use a GOP pollster.

If MN was in play, Romney would be there.

gumbyandpokey on November 3, 2012 at 8:36 PM

Politico is all but directly controlled by the DNC.

Alberta_Patriot on November 4, 2012 at 2:40 AM

Oh, and just so no one forgets:

Four dead Americans, LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nobody cares about dead americans.
gumbyandpokey on November 2, 2012 at 1:14 AM

Alberta_Patriot on November 4, 2012 at 2:43 AM

BAD NEWS for Obama …

Liberal Newsday endorses Romney.

Ouch! This one stings.

Although he was elected in a time of economic turmoil, Ronald Reagan’s greatest achievement wasn’t his tax plan or his economic theories. His success came from emotional leadership, the ability to bring us together and reignite our confidence in the virtues and future of the nation. This is what FDR did. It is this that Barack Obama has failed to do.

Elected with a significant mandate and his party briefly in control of both houses of the Congress, Obama squandered the support of the nation.

Newsday endorses Romney.

Nicole Coulter on November 4, 2012 at 3:18 AM

My take.

kingsjester on November 4, 2012 at 8:55 AM

Remember this Hot Airians?: “We’re gonna punish our enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us.”

Chicago thug politics defined, heightened by the poisonous ideology of a man whose ideas have been steeped in the tea of race/class resentment his entire life, in the idea America has sinned as a nation and must pay reparations (literally & figuratively). Romney represents everything he hates and wants to punish.

Buy Danish on November 4, 2012 at 9:06 AM

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