DAYTON, OHIO — Meet the woman who might decide whether Barack Obama or Mitt Romney will be the next President of the United States. Sue Smith is 49 years old, a mother of three and a resident of Ohio, the most contested swing state on the electoral map. But she is more than just a voter in the biggest battleground state of all. She is undecided about whom to support. “There are days when I lean one way and then the other,” Smith says. And although most of her friends and relatives have made up their minds,
IMHO, the so called undecided are only looking for attention. How else would they get their picture in the paper or be interviewed on TV. This may be harsh, but if you cannot not choose after everything, we have learned about the Empty Chair, then you have no business voting.
The people on Fox with Frank Luntz were mostly phonies, looking for attention. As duly noted in other posts, if you can't figure this out by now you are a moron. I am concerned about Tuesday nights debate though because with Gallup doing the picking, Axelrod probably has final approval on who is in the hall. One would also think that Candy Crowley will give Obama the questions in advance - to level the playing field.
I wish the media would stop giving these so called "undecideds" so much attention. Posters above are correct, they are either lying or they are morons and should not vote at all. Frank Luntz had a supposed "undecided" panel from Ohio on the other night after the VP debate. Most participants had previously voted for Zero and most, by their comments, you could tell were still going to vote for Obama. They were not undecideds, they just like the attention from the media.
I live about 30 miles from Sue. She'll wake up on election day and decide if she has time to go stand in line. Those of you who are sick of these undecided people (can't call them voters) are correct in your assumption. They love the attention. I was ashamed of that Frank Luntz crowd from Ohio on Thursday. A few were articulate but the rest were complete dunces.
and here I thought I'd have an original opinion regarding these attention junkies. Boy - was I wrong!! Ldot readers/members/posters are just the smartest people. If it weren't for the ''undecided'' voters, interviewers would be querying each other...
I know people like this. They so live in their own heads and their own world they just don't want to deal with politics. I did not register to vote until I was 30. So I get wanting to avoid the reality of politics, but at some point you have to grow up and pay attention.
It seems to me that these people lack priciples. How can you think that Obama is ok one day (ever) and Romney is the next? I think they are uneducated and unpricipled. Is she waiting for her Obamaphone to help sway her?
Why must every election come down to these indecisive brainless morons? "Gee, I don't know. What do I prefer, fascist socialism controlling every aspect of my life or Freedom & Liberty? I just can't decide!"
It’s too bad that Chad Henderson doesn’t live in El Paso, Texas. The entire national mainstream media industrial complex lauded the Organizing for America volunteer last week when he claimed that he had successfully signed up for Obamacare. El Paso’s KVIA-TV tried to duplicate the media’s feat on the local level — it tried to find a single local person who had successfully signed up under President Obama’s signature law. Failure ensued. Reporter Stephanie Valle, noting that Healthcare.gov was taken offline over the weekend to get a grip on its massive glitchfest, told her station’s audience that the site still
WASHINGTON— You probably haven’t heard of the Memorial Militia. It’s likely the group’s only member hadn’t heard of it before nine days ago. Now, armed with a chainsaw and lawnmower, Chris Cox is on a one-man mission to clean up the National Mall as the Park Service employees normally tasked with keeping the area tidy sit idle during the shutdown of the federal government. Cox, who resides in South Carolina, says he isn’t motivated by political reasons but feels obligated to help as veterans prepare to descend on the nation’s capital for this weekend’s Million Vet March. Regardless of how
On Tuesday, not one word about the immigration rally on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. was mentioned on the nightly newscasts for NBC, CBS, or ABC. Americans watching the nightly newscasts would not have known that such a rally ever happened during the government shutdown. As Breitbart News reported, lawmakers in Congress were arrested at the event in acts of civil disobedience, a story line that often makes the mainstream media salivate. The media also often likes to use immigration stories to try to falsely make Republicans seem uncaring and prejudiced. But coverage of the event, which had been planned
House Speaker John Boehner’s office says a small group of House Republicans will meet with President Barack Obama Thursday instead of the full caucus that the White House invited. Boehner spokesman Brendan Buck said Wednesday that the meeting is only worthwhile if it’s focused on finding a solution. So Buck said only the elected leadership and select committee chairmen will attend — 18 lawmakers out of the 232 invited. Obama was having the entire House Democratic caucus on Wednesday. The White House said the president intends to also invite senators to talk in the coming days.
The white soldier who was killed by three black comrades on Saturday morning ´died like a dog´ a friend has said, as an autopsy revealed he was stabbed fatally through the heart. Spc. Tevin Geike, 20, and two friends had been walking away from a confrontation with another group of soldiers in Lakewood, Washington when he was allegedly stabbed by Jeremiah Hill, 23. Geike suffered a deep stab wound to his chest that cut through a rib and plunged through his heart following a confrontation near Tacoma, Washington, the autopsy showed. ´He died like a dog,´ Kimberly Turnipseed, whose daughter was
The top four leaders of the House of Representatives met behind closed doors in the Speaker’s office today to discuss the shutdown showdown, which has dragged into its ninth day. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi asked House Speaker John Boehner for the meeting, which began around 11:15 a.m. and ended about 40 minutes later, congressional sources said. A top GOP leadership aide says Boehner invited Majority Leader Eric Cantor to join the meeting, and House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer also accompanied Pelosi, placing the House’s top echelon of leadership together behind closed doors for the first time since the shutdown
In the midst of political wrangling over budgets, deficits and debt ceilings, a new talking point has emerged on the right side of the aisle: The U.S., say some Republicans, can continue to service its debt load long past Oct. 17 – the date when Treasury Secretary Jack Lew warns the U.S. will default on its fiscal obligations – even if Congress refuses to raise the debt ceiling. The New York Times explored the issue Wednesday in an article under the headline: ´Many in G.O.P. Offer Theory: Default Wouldn’t Be That Bad.´ No one has argued in favor of default,
President Obama has ordered officials to resume paying death benefits to the families of fallen soldiers and was "very disturbed" they had been halted due to the government shutdown, said White House spokesman Jay Carney. Carney said Obama had ordered the Office of Management and Budget to work with White House lawyers to find a way to restart the benefits and expects a fix Wednesday. "He was not pleased to learn of this problem," Carney said, adding it was "unthinkable" that those who had lost family members would go without benefits. The White House said that Congress was warned that
Yesterday, whatever show Andrew Mitchell hosts on MSNBC had Congressman Sean Duffy as a guest to talk about the government shutdown and Obama care. Duffy smacked down Mitchell, repeatedly refusing her spin (this woman MUST be on the Obama payroll) and setting her straight. Mitchell wasn´t having any of it, but it is a masterful exchange to behold. Below is the transcript and you can watch the whole video here. TRANSCRIPT: REP. DUFFY: Andrea, that´s ridiculous. I think he said you´ve been through 18 shutdowns. I don´t know if you´ve seen a President that has come and said I´m not going
The liberal media have taken sides in the government shutdown debate and not surprisingly holds only one party to blame - the GOP. In the last week liberal anchors, reporters and writers have depicted fiscal conservatives in terms usually reserved for terrorists as they’ve hyperbolically charged that Republicans were being run by a “suicide caucus” that is holding America “hostage.” The following is the Top 8 list of the Nastiest Liberal Media Quotes Blaming the GOP for the Shutdown: (Videos after the jump) -8. MSNBC’s Ball: GOP Taking Government ‘Hostage’ and Threatening ‘Constitutional Balance’
Washington Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier seems to think that gun-control laws don’t apply to the liberal elite. The police chief helped Sen. Dianne Feinstein acquire “assault weapons,” which are illegal to possess in the District, for a news conference early this year to promote a ban on these firearms, then tried to cover up the police involvement. Now, a response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request reveals Chief Lanier’s shocking willingness to bend the rules for partisan and ideological purposes. Lobbyist Chuck DeWitt emailed Chief Lanier on Christmas Eve last year. “Sen. Feinstein has asked us to
WASHINGTON- U.S. President Barack Obama meets with the House Democratic caucus Wednesday to discuss the budget impasse, the White House said. Fox News reported Senate Democrats, as well as House and Senate Republicans, were expected to be invited later. As the partial shutdown of the federal government dragged into its second week, conservative House Republicans said they´d review a plan Wednesday to split off raising the debt limit from the shutdown in White House talks, lawmakers said. The rank-and-file strategy, conflicting with House GOP leadership plans to broaden the debate beyond funding the Affordable Care Act to other spending areas,
Families of fallen military service members usually receive a "death gratuity" of $100,000 for interment and expenses within days, but not during government shutdown. They paid the ultimate price serving their country — but their government can’t spare a cent to cover their funerals. The stooges on Capitol Hill added insult to tragedy Tuesday when it was revealed that the families of four soldiers and a Marine who were killed in Afghanistan have not received a $100,000 “death gratuity” because of the government shutdown....
Over the first four days the new online health insurance exchanges were open last week, more than 8 million people visited them, according to the Obama administration. At the very least, this casts doubt on the Republican claim that Americans hate Obamacare and want it repealed. It seems millions of people desperately want the coverage the law will allow them to get, regardless of their medical histories. Alas, the administration managed to turn the experience for most of those visitors into a nightmare. Websites crashed, refused to load, or offered bizarre and incomprehensible choices. Even though the system was shut down
The Very Rev. Gary Hall, chief ecclesiastical leader and executive officer of the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., said in a sermon on Sunday that “homophobia” and “heterosexism” are sins. “In its wisdom, the church came to its senses and labeled both racism and sexism as sinful,” Hall said. “And now we find ourselves at the last barrier—call that barrier homophobia, call it heterosexism. “We must now have the courage to take the final step and call homophobia and heterosexism what they are,” Hall said. “They are sin. “Homophobia is a sin,” Hall said. “Heterosexism is a sin.
From its earliest days, the Obama Administration has operated from a “community organizer” worldview, characterized by an “us” against “them” perspective. The President has repeatedly and in a variety of circumstances said, “Elections have consequences, and I won” as an excuse for yet another executive order, non-Constitutional decision, or “in-your-face” arrogant action. The President goes through the motions of listening to others: he claims to be bipartisan; he hosts White House confabs and talks about the need for compromise, but he always ends up saying, “I won,” and ends any pretense of discussion or negotiation. He explains that, as President,
Tractor-trailer drivers will intentionally clog the inner loop of the Washington, D.C., beltway beginning on the morning of Oct. 11, according to a coordinator of the upcoming "Truckers Ride for the Constitution" rally. Organizers of the three-day ride want to call attention to a litany of trucker frustrations and express their disapproval of national political leaders. Earl Conlon, a Georgia trucker who is handling logistics for the protest, told U.S. News tractor-trailer drivers will circle the beltway "three lanes deep" as he rides with other participants to Congress to seek the arrest of congressmen
President Obama ordered the weekend raids that captured a top al Qaeda operative in Libya and failed to capture a senior leader of the al-Shabab terrorist network in Somalia, the White House said Monday. Presidential press secretary Jay Carney said the Libya raid, in which U.S. agents seized Abu Anas al-Libi, were carried out under authorization granted by Congress in 2001. It was a “rendition” of the kind that Mr. Obama railed against when he was a candidate for president. “This operation was made possible by the superb work and coordination across our national security agencies and the intelligence
I was at a dinner recently where I happened to be seated at a table with new acquaintances of the liberal political persuasion. We went around the table introducing ourselves. As I said that I work for a "conservative website," a man at the far end of the table made his displeasure known by booing. He wasn´t kidding. These were professional, accomplished, senior members of the community. They had never met a conservative before. Their first reaction was hostile. No one chided the man who booed, or apologized on his behalf for his rudeness, or laughed to break the tension.
Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney intends to buy a $9million Park City, Utah ski chalet to complement his family homes in California, Boston, and New Hampshire. The 8,730 foot vacation mansion is in the ski destination´s Deer Valley resort and, while it doesn´t have a $55,000 car elevator like Romney´s La Jolla home, the chalet does rest right on the slope and may be skied into and out of. The six bedroom home´s most noticeable features is its prevalence of wood. The lodge-like home features wooden floors, walls, and furniture that brokers call Utah rustic. The home was once featured
I’m tempted to call it a clown show but that would be insulting to clowns:(Snip for graphic) It ran for one hour and six minutes, with 12 different reporters being called on — although, notably, not Ed Henry of Fox News — and between them they couldn’t muster one question about the catastrophe that is Healthcare.gov or the spectacle of National Park Rangers locking senior-citizen tourists out of war memorials and/or inside their hotels. I admit that, near the end of it, when Twitter was already starting to buzz about the oh-fer on this week’s two unhappy topics, I started
WASHINGTON- The NFL is prepared to meet with an Indian tribe pushing for the Washington Redskins to drop the team´s nickname. Just not this week. As league owners gathered Monday in the nation´s capital for their fall meetings, the Oneida Indian Nation held a symposium across town to promote their "Change the Mascot" campaign. Oneida representative Ray Halbritter said the NFL was invited to attend. Instead, NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said, a meeting has been scheduled for next month - and could happen sooner. "We respect that people have differing views," McCarthy said.
Top political strategist turned CNN anchor, Stephanie Cutter is pregnant with her first child at the age of 44. The Washington Post notes that there is no early word on who the father is and the blonde is thought to be single. A source told the publication that Ms Cutter, due in March, is ´very excited´ about the prospect of motherhood and otherwise, ´not dishing about the details of the pregnancy at all.´ Ms Cutter apparently announced the news of her pregnancy to her CNN colleagues on Monday. She will take maternity leave and return to Crossfire next spring.
While the U.S. has always been a beacon of medical advancement for the world, American women today are expected to live shorter lives than their mothers. Two recent studies found that life expectancy for women have decreased the last two decades. ´Health care is far from the whole story,´ David Kindig, co-author of one of the studies, told the Atlantic. ´More and more people are beginning to realize that the non-health-care factors are at least as important.´ [Snip] Kindig said he was so shocked by it´s outcome, that he and his research partner went back and did the numbers again