Are Mitt’s money men putting away the checkbooks?

From Fox Business News:

The Romney campaign is experiencing what some officials believe could be the beginning of a mass exodus of big money donors diverting their cash away from the Republican presidential hopeful and toward Republican candidates for the House and Senate races more likely to win in November, the FOX Business Network has learned.

The trend isn’t at the acute stage, at least not yet, said one person with direct knowledge of the matter. This person, a major player in Romney’s New York fundraising circles, confirmed to FOX Business that a few New York donors have backed away from financial commitments to the Romney campaign and instead said they will spend their money to help the Republicans hold on to the House of Representatives, and pick up seats in the Senate.

But another person with direct knowledge of the matter says the trend, though nascent, is more geographically broad based, and reflects an increasing degree of anxiety both with what they believe is the tentative nature of the Romney campaign, and recent poll numbers that show President Obama with a lead, particularly in key battleground states, that some Republican contributors are starting to believe is insurmountable.

“This isn’t just a New York trend,” this person said. “It’s beginning to occur all over the place.”

If Romney does well in tomorrow night’s debate, that trend may be stopped dead in its tracks. On the other hand, if he achieves a draw or less, the disenchantment is likely to deepen, with important consequences for fundraising efforts.

A mediocre performance in Denver would also inspire another, more aggressive round of anti-Romney sniping and backstabbing from conservative media and politicians, which has the potential to do a lot more damage to the Romney cause than a withdrawal of financial support. I’ve already been struck by the fact that many conservative pundits and media figures have been even more dismissive of Romney’s chances than have their counterparts on the left. Given the right opening, they seem quite ready to bury him and move on.

– Jay Bookman

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JamVet

October 3rd, 2012
9:19 am

ex-pat, if you are referring to the nonsense posted by the ex-marine, the guy does not even read the articles that he posts links to. He sees a titillating (for him) headline and runs with it!

But his depth of knowledge on any of these matters is like the Platte River, an inch deep.

And why he makes such a good Republican – unread and uninformed and fiercely proud of it!

stands for decibels

October 3rd, 2012
9:20 am

we have???

personally, I wouldn’t entrust the slimy 2012 model Romney to break a twenty.

Paul

October 3rd, 2012
9:20 am

USMC

Nevermind my 9:15. USinUK answered for you at 9:11

Another lib rescues a con from the fact-free zone.

USMC

October 3rd, 2012
9:20 am

DEACON OBAMA DELIVERS A DOOZY ala reverend Wright!

Video surfaces of Obama in 2007 suggesting racism slowed aid to post-Katrina New OrleansRead more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/10/02/video-surfaces-obama-in-2007-suggesting-racism-slowed-aid-to-post-katrina-new/#ixzz28F32io5u

Oh wait! It’s from Faux News! :lol:

USinUK - not very ladylike (and former Girl Scout)

October 3rd, 2012
9:20 am

Doggone – dammit, now I have an image of Steve Martin from Little Shop of Horrors running for office … http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOtMizMQ6oM

td

October 3rd, 2012
9:20 am

Butch Cassidy (I)

October 3rd, 2012
9:09 am

I thought you were a independent? I was talking about all the money Romney and Bain made for teachers pension funds, government workers retirement funds, colleges and other huge lib organizations and you piped into that conversation. I guess your true colors are showing.

Stevie Ray..Clowns to the left and Jokers to the right..here I am...

October 3rd, 2012
9:20 am

PAUL,

All adminstrations practice this sort of self serving tactics.

Take a good look at the boards and investors in all the “green” investments using our money that have taken place to wit..

Butch Cassidy (I)

October 3rd, 2012
9:21 am

USMC – “MORE BAD NEWS BREAKING FOR THE OBAMA CAMPAIGN…”

Yeah, this is horrible. http://www.electoral-vote.com/

curious

October 3rd, 2012
9:21 am

USMC

October 3rd, 2012
9:16 am
“When are some people going to figure out that the “magic 8%” number isn’t so magical?”
“Yes, great point, the true unemployment rate is closer to 16% when factor in the people who have STOPPED looking for a job”

Why are you so worried about some slug that has stopped looking for a job when all of us know there are jobs available; maybe not their “dream” job, but a job nevertheless?

USMC

October 3rd, 2012
9:22 am

DannyX

October 3rd, 2012
9:22 am

This link is not only bad news for Romney, Republicans in general aren’t doing so well.

http://realclearpolitics.com/epolls/latest_polls/

bookman parrot

October 3rd, 2012
9:23 am

Terrible unemployment and underemployment! $3.50 – $4.00 gas! Much higher food prices! Likes to be a “rock star”! but… but… but… i’m voting for him… cause i drank the kool-aid.

USinUK - not very ladylike (and former Girl Scout)

October 3rd, 2012
9:23 am

“DEACON OBAMA DELIVERS A DOOZY ala reverend Wright!”

darlin, all that tells me is that you guys are sooooooooo desperate, that you’ll fling any kind of poo

(and you might want to read the article in question – he was right – they DIDN’T treat NO the same way they treated Florida)

ByteMe - Thugs vs. Ilk... in 3D!

October 3rd, 2012
9:23 am

USMC says “BREAKING NEWS! OBAMA IS BLACK!” and then posts a link to Drudge.

:roll:

Stupid is as stupid does.

USinUK - not very ladylike (and former Girl Scout)

October 3rd, 2012
9:23 am

” $3.50 – $4.00 gas!”

and again I ask … why do Republicans hate the free market?

Butch Cassidy (I)

October 3rd, 2012
9:24 am

td – “I guess your true colors are showing.”

I am an independent. However, your comment would seem to indicate that anyone working as a teacher or as a public servant must be “libs”.

Paul

October 3rd, 2012
9:24 am

USMC

Have you been infected by Ben Shockley? You know, that ‘troll for attention’ virus?

td

October 3rd, 2012
9:24 am

JamVet

October 3rd, 2012
9:19 am

“But his depth of knowledge on any of these matters is like the Platte River, an inch deep.”

Wow, this is the pot calling the kettle black moment after claiming we live in a democracy last night.

Butch Cassidy (I)

October 3rd, 2012
9:24 am

USMC – “Video surfaces of Obama in 2007 suggesting racism slowed aid to post-Katrina New OrleansRead more:”

Already covered that chief.

Stevie Ray..Clowns to the left and Jokers to the right..here I am...

October 3rd, 2012
9:25 am

USMC,

I note that more than a few media outlets picked up on this..I saw the tape and his feigned southern accent is a scream…sophomoric indeed…it was clearly a racist commentary although I don’t see it making a difference…won’t change any votes..

stands for decibels

October 3rd, 2012
9:26 am

Yes, great point, the true unemployment rate is closer to 16% when factor in the people who have STOPPED looking for a job.

Not that you’ll listen, but yes, this same kind of point was raised years ago, during GWB’s administration, when they would claim that we were at something approaching full employment. There were always dirty effing hippies out there on the left pointing out that the typically quoted percentages didn’t include this or that category, and they’d beg people to notice that there were more Americans who were permanently discouraged or under employed, and that this was symptomatic of deeper, systematic issues…

And nobody much gave a crap then. So pardon me if I ignore your bleating today.

td

October 3rd, 2012
9:26 am

Butch Cassidy (I)

October 3rd, 2012
9:24 am

All libs. NO, run by libs, YES. Federal government workers are the top contributors to the Obama campaign.

Paul

October 3rd, 2012
9:26 am

Stevie Ray

Yeah. While back I cited the number of union pension funds, teacher funds, etc who invest in Bain Capital. Now. Not years ago. Now. One of the spokesmen said something to the effect of ‘we don’t care about the politics, we want the best return for our members.”

I’ll see if I can dig it up later if anyone wants. I’m about to head out for the gym.

Butch Cassidy (I)

October 3rd, 2012
9:27 am

bookman parrot – “$3.50 – $4.00 gas!”

Since the price of fuel is controlled by the market, the only way to guarntee cost would be to nationalize the oil wells. Why are you advocating a power grab of this kind by our government? Do you actually want to live in a dictatorship?

td

October 3rd, 2012
9:27 am

Butch Cassidy (I)

October 3rd, 2012
9:24 am

USMC – “Video surfaces of Obama in 2007 suggesting racism slowed aid to post-Katrina New OrleansRead more:”

Already covered that chief.

And how long was 47% covered?

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

October 3rd, 2012
9:28 am

OBAMA: THE “DAVID DUKE” PRESIDENT.

Keep Up the Good Fight! (and only seeing conned poutrage)

October 3rd, 2012
9:28 am

Video surfaces….

[Evil laugh] yes, because it was hidden on youtube before yesterday. :lol:

Stevie Ray..Clowns to the left and Jokers to the right..here I am...

October 3rd, 2012
9:29 am

CURIOUS,

The numbers of underemployed and those who stopped looking are very much indeed valid variables..think about the income taxes lost as a result of those folks giving up?

I once again enjoyed Biden’s idiotic gaffe…Ryans response was spot on..

USinUK - not very ladylike (and former Girl Scout)

October 3rd, 2012
9:29 am

“And how long was 47% covered?”

been covering that for ages here, yet numpties still bring it up like it’s a legitimate issue.

JamVet

October 3rd, 2012
9:29 am

td, doubling down on the stupid this morning?

OK, it seems to “work” for you!

But please do not vote on November 6.

Just work on paying off your bet/your blog concession speech in which you tell the forum that I am smarter than you.

Seriously, gang. This is what the clown wanted , so I obliged him. He has Romney winning the election and I have BHO.

Like taking candy from a baby…

Butch Cassidy (I)

October 3rd, 2012
9:29 am

td – “And how long was 47% covered?

?????

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

October 3rd, 2012
9:30 am

USMC

Keep up….

The bombshell fizzles…..and folks are laughing (again) at Drudge and Sean.

Peadawg

October 3rd, 2012
9:30 am

“fling any kind of poo”

Meh…in politics, don’t dish it out if you can’t take it. The whining from both sides is hilarious.

Keep Up the Good Fight! (and only seeing conned poutrage)

October 3rd, 2012
9:30 am

Like taking candy from a baby

What if that baby is a job creator….do you have to give it back as a tax cut?

stands for decibels

October 3rd, 2012
9:30 am

FWIW, I do look forward to John and Jane Q. Public scratching their heads and saying “Racism? You Republicans keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means” in response to this sorry-ass October Surprise from the right.

JamVet

October 3rd, 2012
9:31 am

David Duke, now there was a guy that Mister Digits could LOVE!

A KKK background and a rabid McCarthy “I see commies everywhere!” nutjob who went to prison.

The perfect Republican!

Rosita

October 3rd, 2012
9:32 am

To the poster who quoted from Porgy and Bess: It’s the COTTON that’s high, not the water. . . .Just sayin’. ;-)

stands for decibels

October 3rd, 2012
9:33 am

OBAMA: THE “DAVID DUKE” PRESIDENT.

Scout hit the “Post Something Retarded” key on his TRS-80 again, I see.

stands for decibels

October 3rd, 2012
9:33 am

It’s the COTTON that’s high

and here I thought it was Sean Hannity.

They BOTH suck

October 3rd, 2012
9:33 am

td and TC

Is the Romney inauguration set for today? That clip really has Romney rising in the polls, right?

Figured it would be so meteoric that Obama would concede this morning and the inauguration would be on……….. Maybe it will be tomorrow or Friday.

:-)

Peadawg

October 3rd, 2012
9:34 am

“they DIDN’T treat NO the same way they treated Florida” – Exactly. It’s not racist, profiling, stereotyping, etc. if it’s true.

The comments about Rev Wright are disturbing though.

larry

October 3rd, 2012
9:34 am

yes, because it was hidden on youtube before yesterday.

Actually, it was played on MSNBC on Tucker Carlson’s show way back in 2007.

It would be laughable , if it wasnt so sad. Repubs are grasping at straws. Bless their hearts.

td

October 3rd, 2012
9:35 am

Keep Up the Good Fight! (and only seeing conned poutrage)

October 3rd, 2012
9:28 am

Video surfaces….

[Evil laugh] yes, because it was hidden on youtube before yesterday. :lol:

Lib Spin. Only 9 minutes (all the parts that made Obama look good) was available until yesterday. The DC has put out the unedited version and shows how Obama is playing the race pimp (Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton) and sounds a great deal like Louis Farrakhan in his statement about the white Federal Government does not care about the black NO.

Stevie Ray..Clowns to the left and Jokers to the right..here I am...

October 3rd, 2012
9:37 am

Brosephus™

October 3rd, 2012
9:37 am

Stevie Ray

what exactly can he impact that is of any value today?

Anything directly related to the employment or operations of federal employees in the Executive Branch. That’s the only area he has actual impact. All other impact is either implied or non-existent IMHO.

Butch Cassidy (I)

October 3rd, 2012
9:38 am

td – “Obama is playing the race pimp (Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton) and sounds a great deal like Louis Farrakhan in his statement about the white Federal Government does not care about the black NO.”

It’s a shame that this wasn’t released 5 years ago when Obama was runing for President. Might have given McCain the boost he needed. Having said that, do we have anything CURRENT on the POTUS that might actually do some damage? Maybe Obama speaking in the last month referring to half the population as “crackers”? Now that might be a game changer.

St Simons

October 3rd, 2012
9:38 am

The Republicans should ditch the neocons, the teapotties

and the Tebow wing. cmon man. Get some dignity back. Or not

larry

October 3rd, 2012
9:38 am

HEADLINE: Stock futures rises as economy adds jobs.

Nooooooooooooo!! That’s not in the script.

td

October 3rd, 2012
9:39 am

JamVet

October 3rd, 2012
9:29 am

Dam son you are so narcissistic and arrogant that you can not admit that you are wrong ever. I took the dang military version of the difference between a democracy and Republic and posted it for your knowledge and you still refuse to admit that you were WRONG.

USinUK - not very ladylike (and former Girl Scout)

October 3rd, 2012
9:41 am

“Meh…in politics, don’t dish it out if you can’t take it. The whining from both sides is hilarious.”

I don’t think accusing someone of flinging poo is whining, strictly speaking

Jay

October 3rd, 2012
9:41 am

Keep Up the Good Fight! (and only seeing conned poutrage)

October 3rd, 2012
9:42 am

Lib Spin. Only 9 minutes (all the parts that made Obama look good) was available until yesterday,

Nonsense. Obama was a presidential candidate….so Fox did not have anyone covering his speech? No other reporters?

But it’s another low point in GOP campaign history smear attempts….

They BOTH suck

October 3rd, 2012
9:43 am

“Dam son you are so narcissistic and arrogant that you can not admit that you are wrong ever.”

td: you could use a dose of looking in the mirror and repeating that to yourself 10 times each morning………………….before you call others out

stands for decibels

October 3rd, 2012
9:43 am

The DC has put out the unedited version and shows how Obama is playing the race pimp

do you have any idea how batsh-t crazy terms like “race pimp” are among actual not-in-the-bag-with-the-right-wing voters?

anyway, headin’ upstairs, for more of this, looks like…

td

October 3rd, 2012
9:44 am

Butch Cassidy (I)

October 3rd, 2012
9:38 am

No need for a “game changer” moment. The race is very close and giving just 1% of the vote that different view and pushing the likeability down would be huge.

Now the real question is will 1% change their mind through social media only because the LSM seems to not be carrying the story at all (predictable)

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

October 3rd, 2012
9:45 am

td

Obama plays race pimp?

Pardon me…looks like you and the GOP doing the race pimping.

Again…bombshell fizzles.

Towncrier

October 3rd, 2012
9:45 am

“FWIW, I do look forward to John and Jane Q. Public scratching their heads and saying “Racism? You Republicans keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means” in response to this sorry-ass October Surprise from the right.”

Another white liberal who is oblivious to the fact that there is a racist mentality among many blacks in America, and to which Obama was speaking (because he knows it). Doubt it? Let me give you one clear piece of evidence. Tavis Smiley a few years back was interviewing a young black girl who was training to be (as I recall) a boxer in the Olympics. But she was also a straight A student. Tavis asked her did she catch a lot of flack for “being white” (referring to her academic success). She replied yes, she did. So I asked a few of my closer black friends about this – did blacks really see academic success as a racial thing, as “being white”. One of them – a single mom – said “Oh, yeah…I gave up a scholarship to NYU because they were picking on me so bad”. Imagine that…forfeiting a college education at a really good school due to peer pressure.

Mighty Righty

October 3rd, 2012
9:46 am

Meanwhile, back at the White House, the Obama team of liars is discussing a need during the next term (if there is one) for a “Cover Up Czar”. The number of mis information problems this administration has is out of control. There is a definite need for more white house spokesmen to lie to the gillible. Fast and Furious, Israeli Relations, School Lunch Program, 51 new taxes under Obama Care, complete economic collapse, no new jobs, green projects all failures, Secret Whispers caught on Microphones with Russian President, a video of Racist Remarks by Senator Obama regarding New Orleans, Racist remarks regarding Cambridge, Mass. Police by Obama, Joe Biden saying the last four years have been a disaster for the middle class, More Murders by Fast and Furious Weapons in Mexico, A Foreign Polcy in collapse, the middle east on verge of all out war, Every Administration Official caught in lies about our Libyan Security, Hundreds killed in Afghanistan caused by our ignorant rules of engagement, an Administration unable to identify a “terrorist” attack, inability to identify who our enemies are, and a possibility we will have four more years of these imbeciles. Yes they need more liars to spread their mis information.

JamVet

October 3rd, 2012
9:47 am

td, you are a hopeless sophist. (look it up if you have to)

The United States of America is BOTH a democracy and republic.

What is wrong with you?

This ain’t that hard to figure out.

Ninth graders know this for godssakes.

Why do you globally cooled, anti-intellectual Republicans have such HUGE problems with this elementary concept?

It is beyond explanation, when an entire group like yours can let their perverse ideology overrun their mental faculties.

But that is where you feckless neocons are.

Tiny vocabularies, a lack of critical thinking skills and absolutist, simplistic claptrap that makes ZERO sense.

Now get busy on that speech. I want a thousand word expose on how I am intellectually superior! It was all your idea!

Brosephus™

October 3rd, 2012
9:49 am

Tavis Smiley a few years back was interviewing a young black girl who was training to be (as I recall) a boxer in the Olympics. But she was also a straight A student. Tavis asked her did she catch a lot of flack for “being white” (referring to her academic success). She replied yes, she did. So I asked a few of my closer black friends about this – did blacks really see academic success as a racial thing, as “being white”. One of them – a single mom – said “Oh, yeah…I gave up a scholarship to NYU because they were picking on me so bad”.

And attempting to paint an entire race/culture because of two different stories is?????? I went to a majority Black high school and college, and nobody ever talked about “being White”. We all busted our asses to get the best grades possible.

JamVet

October 3rd, 2012
9:49 am

The race is very close…

LOL! Except where it counts.

Are you familiar with the electoral college, democracy hater?

Your guy is getting his ass kicked there.

Better luck in 2016…

Obama Kills

October 3rd, 2012
9:49 am

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Smokewagon

October 3rd, 2012
10:24 am

Jamvet (O intellectually superior one)

Romney will drop Obama like a bad habit in tonight’s debates.