That's good. Even an Iota of complacency is too much.
I'd like to see the President leave the negative attacks on Romney to
surrogates an concentrate on emphasizing the economic upswing.
I typically vote democrat, and I called this three months ago. Obama is ready
to be finished and hand the country over to Romney, so let's hope Romney
can do what he says he can do. Again, it's one thing to say you're
going to do something; it's another to actually accomplish it, just as most
conservative posters are so quick to point out with Obama.
As Abrham Lincoln reportedly said "You can fool some of the people all the
time, and all the people some of the time, but you can't fool all the
people all the time." After 3 1/2 years of "It's George
Bush's fault" people are starting to see that "Change you can
believe in" really was a bad plan for the American people. Being a great
orater and being a new, refreshing face that historically broke a racial
barrier, was what people wanted, but now they are going to vote with their
pocket books and their children's futures so Obama is one-and-done.
Americans should be on edge that this empty suit could be re-elected. Not
likely, but possible. A nightmare
The reality is that Romney has been winning for a while. The polls
are just so disparate now that even the democrat-heavy skewed sampling
can't hide the facts any longer.Most polls have been using
"modeling" that mimics the demographic turnout of 2008. Who believes
all those same usual non-voting groups have the same enthusiasm for a now proven
failed leader?They won't turn out in record #'s
nation-wide like they did. The newness has worn off. The horrific economy and
trillion dollar annual deficits have not.The other factor is the
"undecided" voter. Uh, who do you think the majority will vote for if
they haven't already decided to vote for the president whom they have seen
in action now for almost 4 years? Clearly if they are undecided this late that
means they are unhappy with the president and still getting comfortable with
Romney.Undecideds will break Romneys direction when it comes time to
vote. Romney will get the majority of them. Mark my words, the
liberal media will act stunned when the numbers are tallied.
I find it interesting that one of the charts indicates that Illinois will go for
Obama. In the 2010 election, incumbent Democratic Governor Quinn retained his
post by winning only three counties out of 102 -- two poor western counties and
Cook (Chicago). Every other county in the state voted overwhelmingly for his
opponent by 55-75%. I'm absolutely certain the results in the presidential
election will be the same. The only difference may be that after four years of
poor economic performance, Cook county voters may be more apathetic than in
2008. I can only dream and pray that downstate can make its voice heard over
the Chicagoland political din.
Who is Mitt Romney? What does he think? Why does he want to be President? No
one seems to know the answers to these questions.Obama has done an
admirable job stabilizing America after a near-epoch tsunami of economic and
housing collapse. It has been long enough that many have forgotten what
happened 48 months ago.Obama's steady hand has been
stabilizing. Romney is an enigma. He changes positions so fast no
one can define his beliefs!
middle classyour comments are laughable, steady handy? that's a
first. sorry your boy will be out in january, but it is for the best of the
country to see the community organizer go back to planning picnics and hanging
posters on lightpoles.
It's a little hard to argue a bankrupt politcal philosophy and perverse
economic policies, so look for an October surprise to change the losing
narrative. Hope the American people are finally awake and get rid of Obama and
For those of you who wonder who Mitt Romney is the answer is simple. He's
George Bush. Look at his proposals and he'll pursue similar policy
changes. If elected, he'll be similar to GWB2 in popularity, arounda 25%
approval rating. Those that don't learn from history are damned to repeat
middle class @ 11:28am "Who is Mitt Romney? What does he think? Why does he
want to be President? No one seems to know the answers to these
questions."Huh? Like him or not it't hardly accurate to say
that no one seems to know the answers to your questions.More
accurately, following the 1st debate, the questions that need to be asked are
"Who is Barack Obama? How does he operate without a teleprompter? Why is it
that following that debacle last week his only response is to churn out
'Big Bird' TV commercials (commercials which Sesame Street is now
decrying)?"The answers are quite simple. The "Bush's
fault" excuses are worn out, the newness of 'change' has gotten
old, the economy isn't much better now than it was 4 years ago, etc.Again, you may not like Romney but he's a proven commodity when it
comes to finances and economics, America's biggest single need RIGHT
NOW.Furthermore, if you think Democrats were embarrassed after the
first debate, wait until after the VP debate this week. You'll likely
think President Obama's performance was stellar in comparison.
FT @ 11:45am "He's George Bush"Man, I wish I had a
dollar for every time an Obama supporter has said that. I wouldn't still
be fearing for my self sufficient economic life and worrying every day that
Obama's continued policies would result in nationwide dependency on the
government for survival.But then, when you have no record to run on
after 4 years you resort to saying "I guess we need to change the topic"
during debates when you perform like a train wreck, or repeating the phrase
"7 trillion dollar tax cut for the rich" enough times that you actually
start to believe it as truth yourself. Or, your spend millions turning out
'Big Bird' TV commercials because you have no real argument of
substance that can hold water.Obama is not cutting it and needs to
go back to Chicago where he can be quite successful at organizing community
events for Rahm Emmanual.
Desperate times for desperate people. The pointing, snarling image of Obama is
appropriate. If he can't glare, act mean, and make unreasonable promises,
he might as well drop out of the race. Hey, that's a good idea!
@wer:"If he can't glare, act mean, and make unreasonable
promises . . . "Isn't that what Romney did during the first
Since the debate debacle the only thing Obama talks about is Big Bird - need we
more evidence that BO is clueless? There are countless issues, ie jobs, economy,
debts, the foreign policy disaster in Libya, etc ...and Big Bird is the
"Big" issue? What a classic show of incompetence, November doesn't
come fast enough!
That's a Good OneRomneys' tax policies are similar to GWB
and the differences we are not sure about, because he does not provide any
details. Just as you can only judge BO by what he's done and said, we can
only do the same for Willard. Willard has been an elected public servant once,
Govenor of Massachuetts. He left office after only one term with a 35% approval
rating. Massachuetts had one of the worst job growth rates in the coutnry during
this time. The budget was a mess and people overwhelming viewed Mitt
unfavorably. Fast forward to this election. His proposed policies mirror those
of GWB. So, as an independent I have to view him on his record as a public
offical and what he is proposing. I am doing the same with BO. To me they both
have serious faults. I wish Clinton had a third term, but unfortunatly he does
@Craig Clark"I'd like to see the President leave the negative
attacks on Romney to surrogates an concentrate on emphasizing the economic
upswing."Uhhh..what economic upswing? I'm sure not seeing
Craig Clark - What economic upswing?
Romney throws out all sorts of nonsense about how his tax plan doesn't cut
revenues but refuses to name a single loophole he'd close to balance out
what otherwise would be a 5 trillion dollar tax cut. That's not a
comprehensive tax plan. That's a "vote for me and you'll find out
what I do later" plan. Romney says he's the guy for deficit reduction
but all he says he'll cut is Obamacare (which is something paid for with
medicare cuts and taxes, getting rid of Obamacare in its entirety actually
increases the deficit) and getting rid of funding for PBS and Planned
Parenthood. That's not a balanced budget plan. That's a "vote me
for and you'll find out what I do later" plan. The question
that should be asked is how. How are your plans actually going to create jobs?
How are your tax plans going to do what you say they'll do? How are your
plans for addressing the deficit actually going to reduce it substantially? If
voters don't do due diligence and ask how, then they deserve to be
blindsided by surprise changes in February.
Re: toosmartforyouYou stated: As Abrham Lincoln reportedly said
"You can fool some of the people all the time, and all the people some of
the time, but you can't fool all the people all the time."W.C. Fields also said: "you can fool some of the people some of the time-
and that's enough to make a living!"This seems to have
worked well for Romney and his fellow Republican cohorts.
Re: Craig Clark Boulder, COThere is no economic upswing. To the
contrary we are on the cusp of another recession ... or depression depending on
how bad it gets.
@middle class"Who is Mitt Romney? What does he think? Why does
he want to be President? No one seems to know the answers to these
questions."Actually anyone paying attention knows Romney quite
well; particularly after the debate.The only people confused are
those deluded by the smoke and mirrors of Obama's attack ads that are
motivated entirely by the fact that Obama cannot win based upon his own record,
therefore he must spend hundreds of millions of dollars attempting to make his
opponent toxic - regardless of the truth.After the debate it became
abundantly clear that the Obama campaign has been lying profusely and that
Romney is not the toxic person that Obama desperately needs in order to win
Economic upswing evidenced by:unemployment rate decreased from
10%-7.8%S&P up 81%manufacturing up 48%consumer confidence up 86%petroleum imports down 23%Yes, more work to be done. Mitt is offering a fantasy massive tax decrease he
can't/won't explain--(just trust him) and budget cuts consisting of
defunding PBS and the NEA; a healthcare policy that will cover pre-existing
conditions only for those who've had continuous insurance coverage. He
wants to maintain subsidies for oil, agriculture and increase spending on
defense. But who knows? Mitt may just change all his positions
"Those that don't learn from history are damned to repeat it."FT,That nicely describes Obama's presidency. He
obviously doesn't know his history concerning the Great Depression and what
works (or doesn't work) to get out of such economic downturns. He
obviously is blissfully ignorant of the ineffectiveness of socialist
government.Does the fact that Obama has been unofficially endorsed
by Hugo Chavez and the Castros mean anything to you?
@ atl134Stop your whining. obama preached and ran for 2 years
stating things that he never explained how he would do. He has been in office
over 3.5 years and still hasn't explained how his policies have helped
us.Romney has listed loopholes he would cut, places he would cut
funding. If you missed the debate or didn't pay attention. Romney
explained to barack that you can't go in to negotiate and to work with the
other side, by starting off it's my way or the highway. Too bad barack
didn't figure that one out earlier on. Romney said he will work with both
sides to make it happen. The fact of the matter is I believe Romney over barack.
barack has had 5.5 years to get his policies in place and make it happen.
Instead he spend his political capital on green energy for his buddies and
cronies, health care that over 60% of the didn't want, and still
hasn't created a net job. Even after fudging the job reports.
Liberal Ted @ 2:25: You and I don't agree often, but well said. My opinion
all along has been that Romney can't give us specifics because he wants to
work in a bipartisan manner -- just like he did in Massachusetts. He can't
say things that would alienate members of the other party and thus create
hurdles before he even gets in office.
"Romney Claims of Bipartisanship as Governor Face ChallengeNY Times
10/12"Democrats complained he variously ignored, insulted or
opposed them, with intermittent charm offensives. He vetoed scores of
legislative initiatives and excised budget line items 844 times, according to
Factcheck. Lawmakers reciprocated by quickly overriding the vast bulk of
them.""Romney could be appealing and persuasive. But he also
displayed political tone-deafness and a failure to nurture the constituencies he
needed to make his initiatives succeed.""By 2004, the second
year of his term, Romney mounted an unprecedented campaign to unseat Democratic
legislators, spending $3 million in Republican Party money even hiring a
nationally known political strategist to plan the battle.The effort
failed spectacularly. Republicans lost, leaving them with their smallest
legislative delegation since 1867. Democratic lawmakers were reported to have
been deeply angered by the campaign’s tactics.""Educators largely credit reform of state schools 10 years earlier under
Governor Weld. (reforms doubled state spending on schools and brought standards
and accountability to administrators and students).“Romney
doesn't get to take the credit for achieving that No. 1 ranking,”
said Mike Gilbert, but it did happen while he was in office.”
atl134"That's a "vote me for and you'll find out what I do
later" plan."Is exactly how Pelosie and Reid sold the Obama
care. "We have to pass it to find out what's in it".But best quote of the day is Obama's "The president was asked about
the debate on the Tom Joyner Morning Show. "Well, two things. I mean, you
know, the debate, I think it’s fair to say I was just too polite, because,
you know, it’s hard to sometimes just keep on saying and what you’re
saying isn’t true," Obama said in response to the question." Catch that "just keep on saying and what you’re saying
“(BO's) team says no major changes are expected in his ...
strategy.”Run from your own record and distort
Romney’s.“unmarried women in particular were not swayed
by Obama's economic arguments but were open to Romney's
approach.”With JOBS they can afford their own birth control
and don’t need to rely on BO to buy it for them.Craig
Clark,in a battleground state I’ve seen 2 ads BO approved. both
were negativeSaw 1 Romney approved ad – positive about what
Romney would do. NOTHING about BO.MiddleClass,Admirable job?
8%+ unemployment, $6 TRILLION in new debt, 1.2% economic growth is
acceptable?Who is Romney? Successful in private enterprise,
not-for-profit (Olympics), and governor (deficit to surplus).Atl134Lack of details – where were you when Obamcare was debated
and nancy said “we have to pass it so we can see what’s in
it?”TruthseekerHigher unemployment than he inherited is
an upswing? 1.2% growth is an upswing? That S&P growth is going to your
hated 1percenters; why is it now a good thing? NYT is not objective.
Obama promised many things but did not deliver. Many people hoped he would
succeed but we are not seeing it. Even the lower unemployment numbers are only
showing how many people are not actively looking for work anymore.
I remember an America that was full of promise and with VERY low
unemployment numbers and there was a definite air of positivity across America.
President Obama did not bring that back and instead blames everything or
everyone else for the failure we have seen the last 3.6 years. It is time for a Positive Change.
President Obama didn't appear to me to be upset when he was onstage during
the debate. I believe he thought he won as Mitt Romney, according to the Obama
ads is a goof and isn't a real person. That means he didn't have to
give his all, if he had any of the all, as he didn't have to do this when
he was organizing communities with federal and matching state funds that he
didn't have to earn. He just showed up and got it greased into his
organized communities hands. If he doesn't lead he
doesn't have to think about those things on his own. The federal
government has a system, though inefficient, to run day in and day out, without
too much guidance from people as the regulations, procedures and techniques are
spelled out, word for word. Military plans don't require much
input from the President, fortunately. He gives the okay and hopes he made the
right decision. Clinton was a similar type of President. Lucky for us they
weren't in office for 9/11 but Clinton didn't push the agencies
looking for Obama prior to 9/11.
President Uhhh says: "I got this." This would be funny, if it
weren't so sad. He left the debate the other night thinking he had won.
He's so incompetent, he doesn't know how bad he is.How
many fruitless "Recovery Summers" do we have to experience before we
realize this guy is all talk?
Re: ImaCaMan Oceanside, CA"This seems to have worked well for Romney
and his fellow Republican cohorts."If what you say is true
wouldn't it have been prudent for Obama to bring it up during his
presidential debate with Romney? We've seen the two men side by side and
Obama got his backsides kicked. In Obama's defense he did
about the best he could in that debate.