Utilizing Karl Rove‘s adage that you attack your opponent’s strengths not their weaknesses, Romney went up on Saturday with an ad in Ohio about the automobile industry.
The importance of this is ad is that it targets blue collar workers and union members, shoring up Romney’s support with the white working class in Ohio. The importance also is Romney has movement and momentum in Ohio 9 days out and is now tied in recent polls with Obama. On Sunday, Ohio Governor John Kasich said on “Meet the Press”:
I believe right now we are currently ahead. Internals show us currently ahead. I honestly think that Romney is going to carry Ohio. And you know I haven’t been saying this. I now believe its going to happen
National Review‘s Josh Jordon, superb poll analyst who tweets as @NumbersMuncher said that “I kind of hate talk of internals, but Kasich &Co haven’t used the word ‘ahead’ for internals in Ohio. Always say ‘tied.’Could be significant.”
Kasich isn’t just talking, he’s describing real momentum in Ohio. Because state polls are a lagging indicator, there’s a very real possibility that Romney will start polling ahead of Obama in Ohio in the next few days. Romney is nowing leading in Ohio by two points, according to Rasmussen Reports. Further, Karl Rove states today that Romney has the momentum.
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Posted in Uncategorized, tagged obama, thugs on October 9, 2012 |
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Originally published June 9, 2008.
Note the last paragraph of my original post:
Barack has some explaining to do to the Jewish community, and to all Americans concerned about what an Obama Administration’s Middle East policy would entail. The voters are entitled to some straight answers.
“Senator Obama is minimizing his association with Rashid Khalidi…former member of the Palestinian Liberation Organization…”
Here’s the meat of the Obama-Khalidi story, as reported in the investigative piece by Sean Hannity, which is part of his “The Real Barack Obama” series:
Obama was asked recently in a forum with Jewish voters in Florida about his relationship with Palestinian activist Rashid Khalidi. Khalidi, an outspoken critic of the US policy in Israel, was an employee of the Palestinian Liberation Organization “at a time when that was a designated terrorist organization,” according to Daniel Pipes of the Middle East Forum.
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Posted in 2012, tagged 2012, debate, obama, romney on October 7, 2012 |
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Are human beings just advanced chimpanzees? In body language, it seems little has changed.
First, look at this picture carefully:
I think it fairly well captures the power dynamics on display in Denver last Wednesday night. The social cues — Romney’s dominance and Obama passivity — was glaringly on display. Although Romney won on words as well as optics, it may have been Obama’s beta presence which contributed to his weak performance.
Consider Peggy Noonan’s words:
“It wasn’t just Mitt Romney’s strong performance. It was President Obama’s amazingly weak one. He’s never been punctured before. But by debate’s end Wednesday night, if you opened the window this is what you could hear: Ssssssss. The soft hiss of air departing from a balloon.
And—amazingly again—he did it to himself. He didn’t fight, he didn’t show, he wasn’t awake and hungry. He just said the same-old-same-old and let it go. He couldn’t even meet Mr. Romney’s gaze, never mind his arguments.” [emphasis added]
Notice the words she employes: strong, weak, punctured, couldn’t meet Romney’s gaze. Because Obama is emotionally fragile, the presence of the confident Romney changed the center of gravity in the room. Now check out this video by Harvard Business School professor, Amy Cuddy. She studies body language and power, and interestingly the first minute shows Obama in his element, surrounded by his acolytes — and he displays shockingly different body language, not the naughty school boy being lectured by his domineering father.
Considering Obama’s submissive body language, it’s no wonder then that Peggy Noonan thinks that “The impact of the first debate is going to be bigger than we know. It’s going to affect thinking more than we know, and it’s going to start showing up in the polls, including in the battlegrounds, more dramatically than we guess.”
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Obama features a woman with Down Syndrome on campaign webpage. He neglects to mention that the Born Alive bill he signed as an Illinois state senator would have let her die as a newborn.
How does she feel about Born Alive legislation?
The woman is on Barry’s campaign website if you want to subject yourself to more of this shameful display of political exploitation.
You can read about Obama’s extreme pro-abortion votes here and here.
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See previous post, “Undecided Swing-State Voters “Repelled” When They Learn of Obama’s “Born-Alive” Vote“
Obama voted NO on the Born Alive Protection Act, which would have mandated care for children who were delivered after an unsuccessful late-term abortion.
In 2008, the mainstream media failed to vet Barack Obama. Some bloggers tried to highlight his record but it wasn’t enough to push the most damaging information into the Koolaid-drunken mainstream. The MSM in 2012 is still in creepy lockdown when it comes to vetting Obama but the alternative Media is stepping up. The Daily Caller is publishing a series called “The Jack Ryan Files” in which Obama’s record in the Illinois state senate is reviewed.
If voters in 2008 had been informed of Obama’s radical pro-abortion voting record, it could have severely damaged his candidacy. Let’s make sure these key swing-state voters know about it this time. We have 5 weeks to accomplish that. Via the Caller:
Perhaps Obama’s best-known and most controversial votes during his time in the state Senate were the ones he cast against the Infant Born Alive Protection Act, which would have mandated care for children who were delivered after an unsuccessful late-term abortion.
At the time, Obama argued that the bill was unconstitutional and would serve to undercut the Roe v. Wade decision, and questioned whether hospitals were actually allowing infants to die after failed abortions. He voted “present” on the legislation and changed his vote to “no” the following year.
Obama also voted “present” — and then, later, “no” — on bills that would have outlawed so-called “partial-birth” abortions in Illinois unless the life of the mother was threatened, and “no” on two bills that would have prohibited the use of state funds to pay for abortions. He voted “present” on a parental-notification law for minors seeking abortions.
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Susan B. Anthony List Commissioned the Poll
Note: These are UNDECIDED voters
Commissioned by the Susan B. Anthony List, the polling company, inc./WomanTrend surveyed 620 likely voters in four swing states September 18-19, 2012. Only registered voters who stated that they were both 1) “definitely” (89%) or “probably” (11%) voting in the upcoming elections for U.S. President and Congress and 2) were not solidly committed to either Mitt Romney or Barack Obama were polled.
The number of interviews in each of the four states was as follows:
Wisconsin 161 (26%)
Florida 155 (25%)
Ohio 153 (25%)
Virginia 151 (24%)
Once swing voters learn about President Obama’s extreme record on Born-Alive legislation they turn away from him.
President Obama’s record of opposing equal treatment and constitutional protections for babies born alive after a failed abortion (opting to leave these babies to die without proper medical attention) negatively influenced a majority of swing voters.
54% of swing voters said they would be less likely (35% much less likely) to vote for President Obama after learning that he voted against a law to give equal treatment and constitutional protections to babies born alive after a failed abortion.
The president’s record on the Born-Alive issue costs him support even among his supporters: Nearly half (49%) of voters leaning towards voting for President Obama said they would be less likely to do so after learning about his record.
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