Cutter: Remain calm, and don’t let tomorrow’s early tallies get you down

posted at 8:08 pm on November 5, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

For such an ostensibly confident, feelin’-good campaign, they certainly seem to be taking an awful lot of messaging precautions. In a conference call this afternoon, the Obama campaign offered some advice to supporters, lest tomorrow’s news cycle start bringing in evidence that things are going Mitt Romney’s way, via Politicker:

“My warning, we need to stay calm for much of the day,” Stephanie Cutter, Mr. Obama’s deputy campaign manager, said, touting thousands of early ballots already submitted by voters. “We’ve already banked a pretty big portion of our vote.” …

“Keep calm and tweet on,” Ms. Cutter said. “So, no matter what you hear tomorrow about turnout in Republican counties or exit polls, particularly early in the day, please remember and remind your readers that, because of early votes, we’re where we need to be to win….I don’t think there’s going to be official exits until the end of the day, but if things leak out that aren’t validated or weighted, please stay calm.”

No, it simply wouldn’t do for any potential late-in-the-day Democratic voters to be dissuaded from getting to their polling stations by poor news or spreading pessimism, would it? Cutter reminds supporters that President Obama has logged enough early votes to counterbalance any such news, but, as Mary Katharine wondered earlier… have they really? Their early voting totals across-the-board don’t seem to be anywhere near the levels they reached in 2008, and a lot of these polls’ samples are relying on similarly heady levels of enthusiastic Democratic turnout — not to mention, the Republican ground game isn’t nearly as wanting as it was in 2008. If the Obama campaign really feels so secure that that is what’s going to happen, that doesn’t quite explain away the “Please stay calm” memo, does it?

Anyhow, wouldn’t want to leave you for the evening with a bitter taste in your mouth, so here’s a bit of a palate-cleansing last-minute word on real “confidence” from Mitt himself. It’s do or die tomorrow, friends:


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Ha, Tamara borders on Coyote Syndrome.
petefrt on November 5, 2012 at 9:47 PM

I had to look that one up—-I don’t get out much. However, Tamara wouldn’t get out of the bar with me let alone into bed. There are computers ya know.

arnold ziffel on November 5, 2012 at 9:57 PM

So let it be written…so let it be done.

ManlyRash on November 5, 2012 at 9:41 PM

Courageous? Or insane …

I’ll judge nothing of it.

Axe on November 5, 2012 at 10:04 PM

My warning, we need to stay calm for much of the day
Why is Cutter quoting Custer?

VorDaj on November 5, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Ha!! That’s a good one…

right2bright on November 5, 2012 at 10:16 PM

Cutter is such a contemptible Fembot.

rayra on November 5, 2012 at 10:24 PM

“Look, your arm’s off!”

“…..No, it isn’t.”

Dave in San Diego on November 5, 2012 at 10:44 PM

I swear that if Romney does not win the election I , by the beard of the profit, will stop posting on Hot Air.

I am that confident of an Obama loss.

So Go Mitt!

Begone Barack!

And wish me luck, Manly!

profitsbeard on November 5, 2012 at 8:20 PM

Well intentioned, PB, but unnecessary. A promise that asinine can only be made by one man – ME. So here goes……

I … promise that if Mitt Romney loses, I shall once more depart Hot Air for the desert.

So let it be written…so let it be done.

ManlyRash on November 5, 2012 at 9:41 PM

I think we will share a toast together this time tomorrow, instead.

Plan on it.

Dessert, not desert.

profitsbeard on November 5, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Chip Cutter?

NickelAndDime on November 5, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Wait, weren’t they touting their “early” voting record and their East Coast dominance? I thought they were already preparing to call it as soon as the East Coast started voting?

chrisknits on November 5, 2012 at 10:51 PM

I think we will share a toast together this time tomorrow, instead.

Plan on it.

Dessert, not desert.

profitsbeard on November 5, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Your lips to the Almighty’s ear.

Onward to…VICTORY.

ManlyRash on November 5, 2012 at 11:06 PM

Onward to…VICTORY.

ManlyRash on November 5, 2012 at 11:06 PM

A toast to Obama being toast!

profitsbeard on November 5, 2012 at 11:18 PM

Talked to a longtime Democrat Operative here in New Hampshire today.

They are in sheer panic.

And that goes to all levels, all the way to 1600.

Del Dolemonte on November 5, 2012 at 11:38 PM

Cutter: “Remain calm, and don’t let tomorrow’s early tallies get you down”

The reason Clueless Cutter is counseling caution to her commie cohort is because she knows that responsible Americans (Republicans) will wake up early because they are either getting ready to go to work OR they are getting up early to go out looking for work – and on the way they will stop back by their polling place and vote. This will give Republicans an early lead.

Then about mid-day, the non-working, I’m on Gummint disability man, tie-dye tshirt, smelly Birkenstock sandal, longhaired filthy hippy crowd will wake up from their booze binge and/or drug hallucinations from the night before and they will go to their polling places (via the free county shuttle bus service). Same for the illegal alien immigrants, the Gummint workers that called in sick and the NEA public schoolteachers that also called in sick. Dead voters will vote Democrat in heavy numbers. Poll workers will know when the Democrat voters have arrived by the eye-watering stench. Our Kenyan Communist Muslim-In-Chief will begin to surge in the poll numbers.

But when the working Americans and job-seeking Americans go home that afternoon, those who haven’t voted yet will stop back by their polling palces and cast their votes for Romney. Gov Romney’s poll numbers will explode. Mainstream Media talking heads will gnash their teeth, tear their hair and rend their clothes.

By 9pm Pacific it will be a done deal and the American people will have fired Obama’s a$$. President-Elect Romney will give a very classy speech that unifies the country in optimism. The narcissistic, nasty, vicious, pouting, petulant buffoon Obama will refuse to concede and urge armed revolution, forgetting that Democrats dont own guns and Republicans believe strongly in the 2nd Amendment. On Inauguration Day in January, President Romney will have to file suit in DC Court to have the District Of Columbia Sheriff’s Office forcibly EVICT the Obama Family from OUR White House.

CatchAll on November 6, 2012 at 1:13 AM

THE SINGLE BIGGEST SHOCK OF THIS ELECTION?

Just as in 1980 there will be a very large crossover of Democrats voting for Romney. No polls saw that coming in 1980 either.

Democrats assume that all if these early ballots by Democrats are for Obama. I don’t think they are.

Two stories actually tomorrow:
1) Romney Democrats
2) Huge Republican turnout.

mitchellvii on November 6, 2012 at 5:51 AM

mitchellvii on November 6, 2012 at 5:51 AM

This.

and the Indies will break big for Romney also.

This will be a stunning loss for Zero.

dogsoldier on November 6, 2012 at 5:54 AM

That look on Baghdad Barbie’s face has “I’m about 24 hours away from becoming a question in an upcoming future edition of “Trivial Pursuit!” written all over it!

pilamaye on November 6, 2012 at 5:56 AM

I can’t wait to see this t*at collect her pink slip.

RandallinHerndon on November 6, 2012 at 7:12 AM

Early reports on WMAL this morning from listeners at polling places is that voter turnout is very very high. Lines 100-200 people deep forming, and people waiting outside in 32-35 degree weather. Yeah, we’re enthusiastic.

RandallinHerndon on November 6, 2012 at 7:16 AM

Your party is almost over, sweetie, so start packing. One term.

Amazingoly on November 6, 2012 at 10:32 AM

Has anyone mentioned that the only thing needed that makes Cutler’s appearance complete is foam coming from her mouth? Oh…let me specify since she is a crazy leftist who probably has engraved knee pads…I mean foam of the frothing at the mouth seen usually in mental institutions. :)

buffyvs on November 6, 2012 at 11:00 AM

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