Romney family intervention altered campaign, polls

UPDATE: 9:07:

From The Hill:

Mitt Romney has overtaken President Obama in a Public Policy Polling survey released on Tuesday.

Romney won 49 percent support from likely voters in the poll, compared to 47 percent for Obama.

It’s the first time all year Romney has led in the poll, which was conducted on behalf of liberal Daily Kos website and the Service Employees International Union. Obama led 49-45 percent in the group’s previous poll, conducted before last week’s debate.

The PPP poll, like the Pew poll cited below, was taken in the immediate aftermath of last week’s debate.

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Source: Pew Research Center

In a new nationwide Pew poll taken in the immediate wake of last week’s debate, Mitt Romney holds a four-point lead over Barack Obama. Until that’s confirmed by other polling, count me unconvinced. Yes, Obama did poorly in the debate, but there’s little to support the contention that a 12-point swing took place — Pew’s pre-debate numbers gave Obama an eight-point lead, a little on the high side — or that the debate completely erased Obama’s 18-point lead among women, as Pew reports.

There’s no question that Romney got a good bump out of the debate. The question is how large and whether it lasts. Gallup and Rasmussen provide evidence that it has begun to fade, perhaps because of the good jobs report, but time will tell.

And what inspired this apparent shift in Romney strategy and fortunes? In an interesting new story at Politico, the change is attributed to an intervention on Romney’s behalf by his eldest son, Tagg, and his wife, Ann, in which they demanded a more moderate approach.

As Politico reports:

“Even now, many Romney officials wonder whether the change can be sustained. In essence, Romney is trying to undergo a political metamorphosis — to shed an image of personal stiffness, and to emerge loose and willing to compromise. Romney, advisers concede, is at his worst when improvising — and this shift is the biggest improvisation of the campaign. Right now, Romney is described as going with the flow, trying to quickly grow into this new public persona, most notably with his decision to tell personal stories on the stump.

Campaign officials said any change will be confined by Romney’s own cautious nature. And they are candid that their electoral map still looks terrible: Romney is behind in nearly every vital state. Ohio still looks very tough to win and New Hampshire, once a possibility, looks very bleak, officials say.”

So we’ll see. Again, there’s no question the narrative arc of the campaign has been altered. As that great political strategist Yogi Berra once noted, it ain’t over ’til it’s over.

– Jay Bookman

743 comments Add your comment

barking frog

October 9th, 2012
7:19 am

Yogi Berra was a very wise
man.

A Simple Man

October 9th, 2012
7:24 am

Yep. Long way to November. Lot can happen.

Rightwing Troll

October 9th, 2012
7:26 am

So he was lying to get hardcore wingnuts to vote for him before, or he’s lying now to try and get my vote… Will the real Mittens please stand up?

hiram

October 9th, 2012
7:27 am

Say it ain”t so, Joe – Say it ain’t so, Joe…

Mick

October 9th, 2012
7:27 am

One thing is for sure; romney’s positions are confusing, who is he really, the xtreme right candidate doubling down on the 47 percenters or the middle of the road guy with four weeks left? I don’t trust him with the presidency and his foreign policy advisors are suspicious, I’ll go with the devil I know…

Travis McGee

October 9th, 2012
7:29 am

“If stupidity got us into this mess, then why don’t it get us out.?” ~Will Rogers

Pizzaman

October 9th, 2012
7:30 am

For my Repub brethren: Vote Early, Vote Often, Damn the photo ID, Vote Absentee.

I don’t care who won the debate, this Vietnam Vet will never vote for a draft dodger. I’ve never been involved in a poll so they don’t matter!

USMC

October 9th, 2012
7:33 am

Three Interesting points:

Pew Poll shows an 18 point shift among WOMEN.

Romney leads among INDEPENDENTS 51-35

Enthusiasm gap- 13 pt. spread for Republicans

Democrats better get those Dead People and Illegal Aliens to the Polls. :-)

TaxPayer

October 9th, 2012
7:33 am

Another episode of Mitt’s off-camera Meanderings.

And speaking of personal stories, did I ever tell you about the time that this poor old man who had lost his job and his pension simply because he happened to have been employed for thirty something years at some steel mill that Bain may have shut down without my involvement… I just love telling those heartwarming personal stories while waiting on the Tarmac for clearance for my pilot to take off… Is anyone recording this… they really should, you know.

East Lake Ira

October 9th, 2012
7:35 am

Romney lies with the ease of a carreer criminal.

hiram

October 9th, 2012
7:36 am

Nate Silver, on Piers Morgan last night, said that Romney’s momentum will be short lived. The fickle undecided voters will do an about face at the drop of a hat, and there’s miles to go before they sleep…

USMC

October 9th, 2012
7:38 am

President Obama’s dismal Foreign Policy is rearing it’s ugly head with the disaster that occurred in Benghazi. There are 4 dead Americans including the Ambassador and the President is running around blaming it on some internet trailer.

And the cover up on the Administration’s part can’t be helping the president at the Polls.

USinUK - not very ladylike (and former Girl Scout)

October 9th, 2012
7:39 am

the WaPo has an interesting take on the underlying numbers

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2012/10/08/8-takeaways-from-the-new-pew-poll/

most interesting:

The Pew sample for this poll was 36 percent Republican, 31 percent Democratic and 30 percent independent. That’s a major shift from the organization’s September poll which was 29 percent Republican, 39 percent Democratic and 30 percent independent. In the 2010 election, the electorate was 36 percent Republican, 36 percent Democratic and 27 percent independent, according to exit polling. In 2008, 39 percent of the electorate identified as Democrats while 32 percent said they were Republicans and 29 percent said they were independents.

Jm

October 9th, 2012
7:39 am

It is fundamentally a question of whether you are satisfied with the job growth, economic growth, and deficits of the last four years.

Romney is a reasonable moderate with excellent executive and fiscal experience.

So are you ok with the last four years? Some will say yes. I think America can do better and I say no.

Elect Romney.

I'm a liberal and believe everything I read and nothing the other side comes up with...cause we're smart and they are not

October 9th, 2012
7:41 am

Romney trending up, Obama down. Big viewers for debate, and Obama looked like who he IS, A lost good speech giver community organizer. The American people are starting to focus on this election and that is not helping Obama. He’s an over his head ideologue and not a leader. We have serious problems. The last 30 days of this administrations handling of this killing of our ambassador and there weak attempt to cover up the shorting comings of proper security is coming home to roost. It’s still close, but I like Romneys chances more every day.

Normal Free...Pro Human Rights Thug...And liking it!

October 9th, 2012
7:42 am

Good morning all y’all, sorry I’m late , had a bad scare this morning but all is OK now…enjoy

http://cheezburger.com/6652949504

I'm a liberal and believe everything I read and nothing the other side comes up with...cause we're smart and they are not

October 9th, 2012
7:42 am

Boy, I need to proof read LOL

USMC

October 9th, 2012
7:43 am

Gas prices hit new record high at $4.67 a gallon…
http://www.latimes.com/business/money/la-fi-mo-gas-prices-california-record-20121008,0,4435726.story

Obama has raised gas prices to record highs to help his rich oil buddies make record profits…. :-)

hiram

October 9th, 2012
7:44 am

USMC 7:38

Benghazi is so last week before last, before last…Surely Rush isn’t still pounding his desk over that.
The next thing you know he will be back on the birther theme. When td shows up, we can get an update on Rush’s message of the day.

southpaw

October 9th, 2012
7:45 am

The polls must be skewed. Nah, nobody would skew a poll…

TaxPayer

October 9th, 2012
7:46 am

Too bad Republicans are not any better off than they were four years ago. That’s a real shame. Probably due to the poor quality of those Chinese-made bootstraps.

USMale

October 9th, 2012
7:46 am

USMC, if you want to be able to afford gas, you need to get a job and earn some money. Don’t whine about corporations using the law of supply and demand to make their investors money. They’re people and they deserve the money as much or more than you do. You socialists are all alike.

CHEVY runs deep...

October 9th, 2012
7:46 am

GM now hiring — 10,000 information technology workers

General Motors plans to hire up to 10,000 computer professionals in the next three-to-five years as it tries to lead the auto industry with cutting-edge technology.
The nation’s biggest automaker is moving past layoffs and the Motor City’s rusty, low-tech image in a bold and expensive move to develop software and invent the most advanced gizmos for your car, rather than buy software and other electronic applications from outside companies. Experts say it’s also the start of a trend as manufacturers realize that software is among the few things that will set them apart from competitors.

http://bottomline.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/10/08/14299378-gm-now-hiring-10000-information-technology-workers?lite&ocid=msnhp

Normal Free...Pro Human Rights Thug...And liking it!

October 9th, 2012
7:47 am

Ha! Check this out. A must play before November… :lol:

http://cheezburger.com/42977537

I'm a liberal and believe everything I read and nothing the other side comes up with...cause we're smart and they are not

October 9th, 2012
7:48 am

hiram………….Better get that head out of sand and look around. Even CBS throwing Obama under the bus last night over this middle East failure.The Chicago thuggery is ozzing out all over this guy and the failed policies are getting a unfiltered spot light on them.

jconservative

October 9th, 2012
7:48 am

Romney has moved to the center politically as we all knew he would do.

As I have stated previously the next president will be a centrist as have the last 8 presidents.

In the last 10 days Romney has moved to the center on taxes, Iran, Syria and Israel and his statements on those issues in the last 10 days are virtually quotes from Obama speeches.

The former liberal governor of Massachusetts has come home to roost.

I'm a liberal and believe everything I read and nothing the other side comes up with...cause we're smart and they are not

October 9th, 2012
7:49 am

And THESE polls don’t even factor in the “home field Advantage” Obama always gets…..and it ain’t looking good

Normal Free...Pro Human Rights Thug...And liking it!

October 9th, 2012
7:49 am

Poll are just a bunch of statistics…you know what Mark Twain said…” there are three kinds of lies. lies, damn lies, and statistics.”

USinUK - not very ladylike (and former Girl Scout)

October 9th, 2012
7:50 am

“Romney is a reasonable moderate with excellent executive and fiscal experience.”

…. depending on who he’s talking to …

TaxPayer

October 9th, 2012
7:51 am

I bought more shares of COP earlier this year. I know Republicans just cannot resist driving their big SUV’s.

Tom(Independent Viet Vet-USAF)

October 9th, 2012
7:51 am

Rightwing Troll@7:26 – Since you like to refer to Romney as Mittens, perhaps we can refer to Obama as Hussein? You give Gov Romney respect and we will give Pres Obama the same!

USMC

October 9th, 2012
7:52 am

Democrats are getting desperate as the tide turns in Romney’s favor:
Watch for the DemocRats to pull VOTER FRAUD out of their bag of tricks and try to steal the election.

The new word of the day for the DemocRat Political operatives is “LIAR”. They will repeat this word until all ballots are counted.

OBAMA HAS NO PLAN! And is growing more and more obvious to voters every day.

Normal Free...Pro Human Rights Thug...And liking it!

October 9th, 2012
7:52 am

Liberal, don’t go counting your win just yet. The are two more debates and President Obama learns from his mistakes. He will take two of the three and win in November. No sweat, my conservative friend…and when he does win, look at it this way, you will have four more years to bit*h about it! A win-win, surely….

Jm

October 9th, 2012
7:52 am

“Until that’s confirmed by other polling, count me unconvinced”

Poll skeptic. At least for now. :)

USinUK - not very ladylike (and former Girl Scout)

October 9th, 2012
7:52 am

“perhaps we can refer to Obama as Hussein”

dude. where have you BEEN for the past 4 years???

TaxPayer

October 9th, 2012
7:53 am

Mitt has never met a hidden camera that he could not be honest with.

Jm

October 9th, 2012
7:53 am

Jay makes fun of people for having doubts about polls.

Then he has doubts about polls.

Comical

Thomas

October 9th, 2012
7:54 am

Benghazi is so last week before last, before last…Surely Rush isn’t still pounding his desk over that.

You are correct Hiram as Christopher Stevens has risen from the dead- everything has now been righted. Crazy comment.

Anyway- good article as Romney should stay center and fade the extremist to the right- something the Pres should have done over the last 4 years.

USMC

October 9th, 2012
7:54 am

“Romney family intervention altered campaign, polls”

JAY BOOKMAN continues to wage a war on families!

We note your bluster, JAY.

Jm

October 9th, 2012
7:55 am

Usinuk

Sterling business experience – bil clinton

I'm a liberal and believe everything I read and nothing the other side comes up with...cause we're smart and they are not

October 9th, 2012
7:55 am

Me thinks the next two debates will make Obama look worse, although the next one is a town hall format…and Obama will be ask what cookies he likes while Romney is ask about Iran. You can count on that.

Goldie

October 9th, 2012
7:56 am

Just shows how so many American voters will be impressed by the candidate who was most entertaining during the debates — it didn’t matter too much that Mitt was lying and back-tracking on all his positions… it only mattered that they were “entertained” by watching him sling mud at Our President.

We have 4 more weeks for Romney/Ryan to open their big un-cool mouths and step in it once again!

:)

jconservative

October 9th, 2012
7:57 am

“…deficits of the last four years.”

Deficits all approved by the Congress of the United States. So much for the Tea Party making a difference. The Tea party turned out to be the same old bunch under a different name.

stands for decibels

October 9th, 2012
7:57 am

The family intervention certainly explains a lot, it’s a fun story to believe, anyway.

perhaps we can refer to Obama as Hussein?

Shrug. It’s his middle name. It didn’t seem to bother ~70 million voters last time around.

Tom(Independent Viet Vet-USAF)

October 9th, 2012
7:58 am

USMC@7:33 – Good post my man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Pizzaman – So you prefer a former Community Organizer over a former Gov & CEO over the Olypmics?

DownInAlbany

October 9th, 2012
7:58 am

There is NO way the unemployment number could be manipulated, but, Pew could certainly skew polling data! Maybe some of those 67 million who tuned in last week saw the current administration for what it is…the amatuer hour (or hour and a half in this case). And, then their response, “Romney is a liar…!!!” Or maybe we have witnessed the administrations continued lies regarding Libya. Let the name calling begin…

I'm a liberal and believe everything I read and nothing the other side comes up with...cause we're smart and they are not

October 9th, 2012
7:58 am

The polls are ONLY important on this blog when they favor the President. It’s comical to read and watch that……..And it’s going to be close……Wonder why? You would think independents and moderate Conservatives would want 4 more years it’s going so well….

Lord Help Us

October 9th, 2012
7:59 am

Mitt – no tax cuts for the wealth, will keep the ‘good’ parts of Obamacare, will keep the ‘good’ parts of Dodd-Frank, will not substantively alter foreign policy.

Next up, Mitt supports the ‘good’ parts of Obama’s immigration reform policy…

stands for decibels

October 9th, 2012
7:59 am

and Obama will be ask what cookies he likes while Romney is ask about Iran.

Hmm. You don’t really think that either candidate is poised to answer the questions they’ve been asked, are you? The whole point of these “debates” is to scrupulously avoid the interrogator and address the target market instead.

Goldie

October 9th, 2012
7:59 am

I hope Big Bird stomps the Cons in November! :)

USinUK - not very ladylike (and former Girl Scout)

October 9th, 2012
8:01 am

“Sterling business experience – bil clinton”

umm. okay. what are you talking about?

hiram

October 9th, 2012
8:01 am

@ I’ll believe anything…
I bet you voted for Shady Deal, didn’t you? And, you are pointing your finger at Chicago’s corrupt politiicians? Granted, Georgia’s corrupt politicians are less sophisticated – two bit con men, for the most part, or delusional religous zealots. Between Shady,Sonny, Shameless, Skywalker, and “flat-earther” Broun, guys like you have far surpassed Chicago – Georgia’s politicians are the laughing stock of the country.

USMC

October 9th, 2012
8:01 am

stands for decibels

October 9th, 2012
8:02 am

umm. okay. what are you talking about?

you try typin ona i pad it iz hrd

USMC

October 9th, 2012
8:03 am

DNC strategists cannot like what they’re seeing…

TiredOfIt

October 9th, 2012
8:05 am

President Obama’s dismal Foreign Policy is rearing it’s ugly head with the disaster that occurred in Benghazi. There are 4 dead Americans including the Ambassador and the President is running around blaming it on some internet trailer.
+++
I guess you must have really loved GW’s foreign policy. Did you complain then?

Lord Help Us

October 9th, 2012
8:05 am

What about the JOB creators!?!? Class WARFARE!?!?

No tax cuts for the JOB creators? Mitt is a class warfare socialist…

gm

October 9th, 2012
8:05 am

President Obama will win the next two debates, what a bunch of ungrateful Americans, President Obama should have never killed bin ladin, never saved auto, never secured this country from the brink of hell.

President Obama should have never stop ending the war in Iraq, and drawing down troops in Afghanistan, President Obama should have never helped our troops who have came home, President Obama why should you have cared? now that the country is off the cliff, the ungrateful Americans rather elect a guy who will send poor, middle class whites to die in more wars while his sons take vacations, President Obama these tea party, right wing jobs were not worthy of your concern.

Jm

October 9th, 2012
8:07 am

Usinuk

That was a real Billy C quote

Google is your friend

USMC

October 9th, 2012
8:07 am

Romney election not likely to ease DNC intransigence…

kayaker 71

October 9th, 2012
8:08 am

“Romney is behind in every vital state”. Obviously, this clown has not been paying attention.

TaxPayer

October 9th, 2012
8:08 am

Meanwhile, Republicans continue to turn on their own Tea Party candidates. They’re apparently too radical with their desires to cut government until in is small enough to drown in the tub. Cannibals eating cannibals. :smile: :lol: :smile:

Go Navy

October 9th, 2012
8:08 am

Obama/Biden 2012

Jm

October 9th, 2012
8:08 am

DownInAlbany

October 9th, 2012
8:08 am

I guess you must have really loved GW’s foreign policy. Did you complain then?

Last time I checked, he’s been out of office for almost 4 years and is not running for anything at this time. Two wrongs make a right, huh?

USinUK - not very ladylike (and former Girl Scout)

October 9th, 2012
8:08 am

Jm – 8:07 – yeah, well, that’s nice and all, but why are you directing that at me?

USinUK - not very ladylike (and former Girl Scout)

October 9th, 2012
8:10 am

“you try typin ona i pad it iz hrd”

“sausage fingers” is one thing … but I’m struggling to figure out why he’s flinging Clinton quotes at me

Dixie Chicks

October 9th, 2012
8:11 am

I guess you must have really loved GW’s foreign policy. Did you complain then?

_____

How could we forget it?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pojL_35QlSI

stands for decibels

October 9th, 2012
8:11 am

The are two more debates and President Obama learns from his mistakes. He will take two of the three

I don’t think that he has to do that. He simply has to do demonstrably better than he did last time, and I think it’s reasonable to imagine that he will. Obviously if he continues to look as off-his-game as he did last week, it’s going to continue to hurt him.

Did everyone somehow forget about 2004, how dreadful Bush looked in not just the first but really all three debates? Have we forgotten “want some wood?” and “I hear there’s rumors on the, uh, Internets?”

GWB’s approvals were bouncing around 50 as well (if you look at the historical chart you’ll see Obama’s actually bounced above GWB at this point in his term).

And for those who keep going “Obama’s the second coming of Jimmeh Carter” you might want to have a look at where that poor soul’s approvals were around this time, compared to Obama’s.

SHUT UP

October 9th, 2012
8:11 am

“Until that’s confirmed by other polling, count me unconvinced. ”

Jay, are you in need of medication? For the past few months you believed that Obama was in the lead because of the polls. Now that the polls are shifting, you suddenly don’t believe them.

Something tells me that Jay is just living in complete denial.

TaxPayer

October 9th, 2012
8:11 am

Republican foreign policy:

Terrorists from Saudi Arabia but none from Iraq attack the US and the Republicans retaliate by giving the wealthiest US residents tax cuts in order to insure that they pay less for their war against Iraq.

Brosephus™

October 9th, 2012
8:12 am

So he was lying to get hardcore wingnuts to vote for him before, or he’s lying now to try and get my vote… Will the real Mittens please stand up?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPgfzknYd20

USMC

October 9th, 2012
8:14 am

Barack Hussein Obama talks tall, walks small.

Brosephus™

October 9th, 2012
8:14 am

Gas prices hit new record high at $4.67 a gallon…

So, why direct the animosity and hatred towards the free market? It’s all about supply vs demand.

indigo

October 9th, 2012
8:14 am

“Romney is described as going with the flow”

Romney has been “going with the flow”,flip-flopping this way and that way ever since this campaign started. His first debate with Obama can be described as a polished performance, filed with style and totally devoid of substance. If this really changed the poll figures, the American people are shallow beyond belief.

If Romney is elected, his followers will certainly get what they deserve. Unfortunately, the rest of us will get what we certainly don’t deserve, four more years of George W. Bush’s disasterous policies.

Dixie Chicks

October 9th, 2012
8:14 am

Brosephus™

October 9th, 2012
8:12 am

_______

“Best” post of the morning!!

John Coctosen

October 9th, 2012
8:14 am

Loving the panic in you Dem’s posts. “Romney lied..” You sound like my 2nd grade daughter. Bunch of whiney pathetic losers. Me, and most Repubs knew Obama was an empty suit from day one. The rest of the country is finally figuring it out and your response is “Romney lied”?? What is next? The plethora of your celebritards claiming they will leave the US when Romney wins? Please, Jay, do us a favor and go with them.

Jm

October 9th, 2012
8:14 am

Usinuk

Your short term memory needs a serious upgrade

USinUK – not very ladylike (and former Girl Scout)
October 9th, 2012
7:50 am

“Romney is a reasonable moderate with excellent executive and fiscal experience.”

…. depending on who he’s talking to …

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USinUK - not very ladylike (and former Girl Scout)

October 9th, 2012
8:15 am

“So, why direct the animosity and hatred towards the free market? It’s all about supply vs demand.”

and the futures market setting prices

TaxPayer

October 9th, 2012
8:15 am

Mitt’s foreign policy team: Bill Kristol, John Bolton, Donald Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney. Nothing at all like the Bush team.

Bob Loblaw

October 9th, 2012
8:15 am

It just can’t sustain itself, can it, Jay? You’re column today has an assumptive strain throughout that just “knows” that this surge in Romney’s numbers JUST HAS to be temporary. Doesn’t it?

stands for decibels

October 9th, 2012
8:15 am

just veering off topic for a moment–I’ve got a couple of Droid-y things for internets access, and they absolutely suck livestock exit-ports when it comes to typing anything longer than a few words. I have no idea why anyone would use such things as a significant verbiage-input device.

(but then I don’t especially like most laptop keyboards either. I think the cheapest PoC USB-connected keyboard you can pick up at the returned-merch bin at your local computer store is an improvement over anything I’ve ever used.)

USinUK - not very ladylike (and former Girl Scout)

October 9th, 2012
8:15 am

“Your short term memory needs a serious upgrade”

and what in the name of barbecue flavored pork rinds does that have to do Bill Clinton?

Normal Free...Pro Human Rights Thug...And liking it!

October 9th, 2012
8:16 am

Brosephus™

October 9th, 2012
8:12 am

Bro’,
my 0747…like minds, you and me…scary, ain’t it?

JKL2

October 9th, 2012
8:17 am

Jay- Until that’s confirmed by other polling, count me unconvinced

ROFL! Lies, damn lies, and statistics. I guess polls mean everything until they don’t support your position.

Please go back to telling me how bad Romney’s position is while complaining that he he hasn’t given you any details…

TaxPayer

October 9th, 2012
8:17 am

John Coctosen,

Joe Wilson left you a voice mail.

Verbal Kint

October 9th, 2012
8:18 am

Obama’s Foreign policy team: Alfred E. Neuman.

Brosephus™

October 9th, 2012
8:18 am

Normal

Only scary that you’d think anything like me… ;)

TaxPayer

October 9th, 2012
8:19 am

As long as these polling outfits don’t oversample because we all know how touchy the Republicans get about oversampling. :lol:

Jm

October 9th, 2012
8:19 am

Romney’s business and executive experience is so good, Bill Clinton called it “sterling”

Well, I guess democrats now disagree

Democrats have become extremist

Paul

October 9th, 2012
8:19 am

Good to know he’s got a couple of good advisors.

But he still has to overcome the ‘is this the real Mitt, or not?” question.

What will work in his favor is if it really is true most people don’t really start paying attention until the debates. If that’s the case, his prior statements will be much more likely written off with a yawn and an attitude of ‘that’s politics… what do you expect?”

So now, Team Obama, how do you run against a moderate?

SHUT UP

October 9th, 2012
8:19 am

@Jay Bookman

Since you are an avid supporter of Obama can you at least give us all some details into Obama’s plans for a second term?

1: Will he cut spending and help reduce the deficit?

2: What are his plans for getting the economy going?

3: What are his plans for the Middle East now that his current policy failed?

I’m confused as to how he always talks about abortion, contraceptives and other things that no one cares about.

Can you at least give me some reasons to vote for the guy?

Thanks

Joseph

October 9th, 2012
8:21 am

You can sugarcoat it all you want Jay nut it was an epic beating. Obama looked juvenile and for the first time he debated someone who knew how to engage. Think about it. He’s never had a formidable foe. McCain is a war hero. Not a debater. Hillary is about as smart as a stop sign. Obama showed that he’s not smart enough to think fast on his feet. Spewing talking points won’t get it. That’s all he’s got. It’s laughable that foaming at the mouth lib’s think Obama will do better the next debate. I’ve got news for you. That’s the best he’s got……

JKL2

October 9th, 2012
8:22 am

-Gas prices hit new record high at $4.67 a gallon

We really need to do something about Bush and his greedy big oil buddies driving the prices thru the roof.

oops…

Why hasn’t obama got rid of that law saying only Republicans can buy stock in oil companies yet?

Brosephus™

October 9th, 2012
8:23 am

But he still has to overcome the ‘is this the real Mitt, or not?” question.

Given the advances in technology, it is much harder to escape the things said 6 months ago.

Transcript of video posted @ 8:12

Mitt Romney, 10/3/12: I will not reduce the taxes paid by high income Americans.

Mitt Romney, 2/22/12: There were so many misrepresentations in there it’s going to take me a little while. Number one, I said today that we’re going to cut taxes on everyone across the country by twenty percent—including the top one percent.

………………………

Mitt Romney, 10/3/12: The key to great schools? Great teachers. So I reject the idea that I don’t believe in great teachers or more teachers.

Mitt Romney, 6/8/12: He says we need more firemen, more policemen, more teachers. Did he not get the message of Wisconsin? The American people did. It’s time for us to cut back on government.

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Mitt Romney, 10/3/12: Actually, it’s a lengthy description, but number one, pre-existing conditions are covered under my plan.

Mitt Romney, 3/27/12: If they’re 45 years old and they show up and they say I want insurance because I’ve got heart disease, it’s like: “Hey guys, we can’t play the game like that.” You’ve got to get insurance when you’re well, and then if you get ill, then you’re going to be covered.

It will be much harder to lose that former self as it has been in previous elections. Technology is a b*itch at times.

skipper

October 9th, 2012
8:23 am

Jay.
You like all libs are happy when YOUR polls show Obama in the lead. Let Romney get ahead, however, and certainly the poll that reports THAT must be skewed! Obama appeared as if he took it for granted, and got torn up. Romney offered a real look at things, like it or not. I am not making a call on who will win……..but man do BOTH SIDES like to warp the data to their favor!

USMC

October 9th, 2012
8:23 am

More bad news for the Obama re-election effort…

Bombshell: Obama.com Owned by Bundler in Shanghai with Business Ties to Chinese Government
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/10/08/Obama-com-Owned-by-Bundler-in-China-with-Business-Ties-to-Chinese-Government

Jm

October 9th, 2012
8:23 am

Vote for a better more vibrant America

Elect Romney

USMC

October 9th, 2012
8:24 am

TaxPayer

October 9th, 2012
8:25 am

But he still has to overcome the ‘is this the real Mitt, or not?” question.

There’s no way to know without more hidden camera footage.