The Pew poll is devastating, just devastating. Before the debate, Obama had a 51 - 43 lead; now, Romney has a 49 - 45 lead. That's a simply unprecedented reversal for a candidate in October. Before Obama had leads on every policy issue and personal characteristic; now Romney leads in almost all of them. Obama's performance gave Romney a 12 point swing! I repeat: a 12 point swing. Romney's favorables are above Obama's now. Yes, you read that right. Romney's favorables are higher than Obama's right now. That gender gap that was Obama's firewall? Over in one night:
I will now go out on a limb here: Romney/Ryan in a landslide, especially after Thursday nights debate. Oh, did I mention get the popcorn ready for that one?
When you lose the New Yorker Daily, Chris Matthews, F. Chuck Todd, the nyt's, and la times, you are cooked.
Unless he declares Marshll law, the Tea Party is going to do to him what we did in 2010.
Not saying don't go out and vote, we all need to! Just saying the numbers don't add up and time is growing nigh. I think obamster is tired of "leading" the country and wants all the perks an ex-president gets without all the hassle. He HATES the work!
But to be fair, was there really anything else that Obama could have been expected to do? He has failed America in every way, and has nothing positive to show for four years in office. Osama doesn't count. Hunting him was W's program.
FTA: "Obama still has an edge on Medicare, scores much higher on relating to ordinary people, is ahead on foreign policy..."
In the next debate, which is a townhall syle, Romney will have a chance to be conversational with the audience. Then the last one on foreign policy on the 24th. Romney will do a slice and dice of Obama on foreign policy, and by Halloween even ILLINOIS will be in play. If Sullivan thinks it's bad for Obama now, just stick around and pay attention.
Don't let any of this stuff lull you into complacency...that's what the liberals want. If you think there's no need for you to go out and vote...THINK AGAIN! The left NEVER quits...they'll keep coming at us like ants.
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O.S. Banker, 10/9/2012 10:11:21 AM (No. 8920071)
I have an image of Mr. Sullivan in a bunker with a toothbrush mustache screaming 'Lies! Lies! Everything from Romney's mouth is a lie!' But when questioned as to what were the lies he offers no rebuttal, but throws his coat over his head an runs away. How can anybody take this guy seriously?
#6 and #15 have it. Forget these polls - all of them. They should all come with the disclaimer "For fun and entertainment purposes only" The only one that matters is on election day. Go find three people and convince them to vote Romney/Ryan.
Remember when Andrew was a fiscal conservative and a war hawk? That was, until Bush came out in support of a marriage amendment. And Andy's transformation to hardcore liberal was complete when Barry entered the race. I wonder why? Where, by the way, is Andrew on the Libya debacle? You would think that he would show the same amount of emotion over the murder of our ambassador (and the mobs dragging his body through the streets) that he does over Obama's lackluster debate performance.
Dream on Sullivan, Zero never had such a lead, it was just the usual liberal publications and pollsters juggling the numbers and the people polled. Face it, the man is incompetent, lazy, an ideologue and a danger to the Republic. You bozos knew this and still sold him to the American people. Romney exposed him for what he is... a completely empty suit, so stop whimpering and change your diaper.
FTA: "has that kind of swing ever happened this late in a campaign? Has any candidate lost 18 points among women voters in one night ever? And we are told that when Obama left the stage that night, he was feeling good. That's terrifying. On every single issue, Obama has instantly plummeted into near-oblivion."
Not if America's enemies have anything to do with funding acorn, the black panthers, and other Constitution hating dimfecal fascist dissidents. Dedicated foes such as iran, china, venuzuela, pakistan, and california, washingdung, are giving selflessly to advance Forward (sound familiar?) their causes.
This is not approved by sasquatch the chirrens food tzar.
FTA - near the end "If the lies and propaganda of the last four years work even after Obama had managed to fight back solidly against them to get a clear and solid lead in critical states, then reality-based government is over in this country again." This person is so deceived! Obama and his extremist populated administration represents 'reality-based' government? Reading that statement makes me feel ill!
The MSM continues to foist this notion that Obama is responsible for Romney's upturn. The truth is we all had an unvarnished look at Romney (w/o the extreme media bias clouding our perception) and guess what - Romney looks pretty good!
Romney won that debate because he was prepared, he was confident, and he was enthusiastic. He was much more dynamic than the Poser.
Just voted today in Akron,Ohio all Republican...felt great! A few observations: It was a mad house and took me 50 min. There were alot of AA (African Americans) voters.They were Bused in. Our turn out is critcial!
I had to fill out 2 sheets,on both it asked for your DL# or last 4 digits of SS#. Officials check it to see if they match, one AA bro was called out on it... that was reasuring. I will go to my polling place in Nov. to see if it is recorded that I voted early.
#20...it isn't just Sullivan who is brainwashed into the "lie" business. Ask any Liberal precisely what the lie is and what document do they have, or can point to, to prove it is a lie? They can't do it. They just know "he lies" because some pathetic excuse of human excrement said so.
When you ask a people (as did Howard Stern and Jay Leno) who is President Obama's running mate and they answer Paul Ryan, or you ask who is running against Obama and they say McCain, you know this country is full of gullible ignorant people.
I think it would be fun to meet the mothers of those in the Media and ask them if they are proud of raising children who became communist traitors and to twist stories around and deliberately lie to the American People? Are you truly proud of what you raised?
Having been born and raised in the NYC area, I moved to Florida as a relatively young man with family. I now consider myself a southerner, by the grace of God.
My wife and I are too upset for words by the NYr's, Ohioans and other Yankee types coming down here and "rearranging the furniture.". They came here to escape what happened to their native states, yet dare to tell us how it should be and how wrong we are. They brought their stinkin' politics and 'gimme' arogance with them. I would like to go to each of their homes on election day and use either a penny or a nail gun to lock them in. We don't need any more damage.
We're all going to have to get together and take up a collection and buy Andrew one of those giant economy size jugs of Tide laundry detergent. It will surely take a jug that size to handle Andrew's soiled pink lace panties.
1) the MEDIA (that would be you, Sullivan) could no longer only sound-bite Romney into the caricature they have been shamelessly pushing onto the public, &
2) the MEDIA could no longer sound-bite Obama into faux brilliance in sound bites to the public.
I said this before the debate. John Q. Public could see for him/herself the candidates as they really are for almost 2 blessed hours. If it weren't for debates (that really aren't debates, but, rather PR), the conservative side of the country would be completely screwed by YOUR profession, Sullivan. Truth is hard for you guys to take, I know. You'll probably find a way to stop televising the debates, too, next election.
Andrew Sullivan’s article summation: Romney leads; Romney lies; Romney has highest turn around ever; Romney lies; propaganda, more lies; Obama has edge on Medicare, foreign policy, on being moderate, consistent, and honest (!); Romney lies; Obama threw in the towel – didn’t rebut; Romney lies; Obama too arrogant; Romney lies; President self-immolates on live TV; Romney lies.
Reader’s conclusion: Obama is a dismal failure; desperate supporters find nothing to support; have no strategy except to accuse opponent of ‘lies’ without backup. Romney prevailing. So sorry, Andrew.
Ole Andrew may be wetting his panties now --- but read between the lines. He is saying that the LEFT will do ANYTHING to help save Obama from himself. Everyone be warned! This means thermo-nuclear war from their side. They will now lie much more, cheat like they are going to be hanged tomorrow and Obama will bomb Iran before they lose.
Desperate people do desperate things when they are trapped and a wounded animal is much more dangerous than normal --- especially if you corner them in your barn!
#6, polls that over-sample democrats or republicans aren't necessarily wrong. The pollsters are well aware of it and adjust the results accordingly.
Nor is oversampling evidence of trying to manipulate the results. When pollsters call, they simply can't know ahead of time who's going to be home and who's not. Nor can they know who's going to hang up on them and who won't.
After reading about M and B's job history, it wouldn't surprise me that B is tired of being Prez and wants to lose the election, retire to Hawaii and enjoy all the foreign campaign money that's been flowing in courtesy of obama.com.
Funny how they told us that the debate was going to be meaningless and would change nothing. Turns out the debate was important after all because it was when millions of voters actually got to meet Romney for the first time outside of distorted Obama ads and biased news clips from the lamestreams. Seems people liked what they saw especially in comparison to the empty chair he debated against.
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