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Romney at Bat Looking for the Grand Slam… Obama batting ZERO in the 9th…

October 16, 2012

Obama could drive ‘a stake through his own heart’ in do-or-die debate against Romney tonight.Romney aide says tonight’s debate at Hofstra University, New York, could deal decisive blow to Obama’s re-election hopes. Obama has to turn the tide of momentum that Romney has built up following his stunning victory in first debate in Denver. Remains to be seen who will play better in more intimate ‘town hall’ format where audience fires questions at them.

‘ RACE FOR AMERICA’

by Tellurian

“WHO will make it through tonight as far as contests go;
The winner is a toss up, the game has more to show.
We shall hear the whys and wherefores of answers far too long;
Thankful for a timekeeper handy with a gong.”

“We are hoping for a fresh face with ideas for a new start;
We’ve tried the ‘Hope and Change’ and deemed it not too smart.
So off we go wondering what is in store to be our fate;
A Love for America hangs in the balance, we hope it’s not too late..”

The Romney campaign goes into tonight’s second presidential debate confident that the race has shifted decisively in their direction and that a below par performance by Barack Obama could doom him to defeat on November 6.

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A senior adviser to Mitt Romney told MailOnline: ‘The President could drive a stake through the heart of his own campaign tonight if he’s not careful.

‘If he doesn’t give a vigorous enough defence of his last four years in office, if he tries to place blame everywhere else, if he doesn’t articulate what the next four years will look like beyond just giving away free stuff – if he fumbles all that, he drives a stake through his own heart.’

‘Can Romney connect? Can Barack Obama connect for that matter? Because at the end of the day Barack Obama is not the kind of communicator Bill Clinton was in that kind of format. Is he better at it than Mitt Romney. That’s the real question.

He added: ‘The stakes are huge for Obama. He has to stem the tide here with Mitt Romney in those swing states. He has to make a direct connection to voters but he also has to point out ideological differences and inconsistencies in Romney’s campaign message without seeming churlish or argumentative.

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‘If Obama doesn’t connect with people it’ll be two debates in a row where he’s seemed disengaged or not ready to fight and think about the challenges ahead.’

Brabdender added on MSNBC that Romney’s 19 primary debates had helped him prevail against Obama, who before Denver had not debated since 2008.

‘I would argue that he [Romney] is better than the President today because having gone through and debated Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich.

‘What he’s also learned to do is to be more personable and tell a narrative, not just feel like he’s answering the question and not feel like this is about who’s the smartest kid in the class. This is about having a rapport with the people that are watching and having them believe and respect you and he’s become much better at that.’

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  1. October 17, 2012 12:06 am

    CNN Debate poll

    Foreign policy O 49 R 47 crap for Obama

    Did Obama have solutions for countries problems Yes 38% No 61%
    Did Romney have solutions for countries problems Yes 49% No 50%

    How the hell can Obama win overall when Romney won every single internal question by a long way.

  2. October 17, 2012 4:46 am

    We are under 3 weeks to the election, 20 days be exact…20 days and judging by the numbers crunched from the debate last night, Obama is finished.

    Obama needed a knockout last night, he did not get it,they tried their best but in instant polls, he did not poll over the 50% mark and the Obama biden ticket has scored in the 3 debate polls so far, 31%, 44% and 46%, an average of 40.3%…..seriously, an incumbent President and he cannot get above 46% in a Debate.

    Of course the overall figures do not matter as much as the internals of that poll which show a devastating lean to Romney on the key issues, the issues people will be more than likely voting on, now and in the 20 days up to Nov 6th.

    Obama was desperately lagging on the question of economic confidence and other issues from the internals of polls last night.

    CNN :

    Better on Economy: R-58% to O-40%
    Taxes: R-51% to O-44%
    Health Care: R-49% to O-46%
    Deficit: R-59% to O-36%
    Who are you more likely to vote for after the debate 25% each
    Stronger leader Romney 49% Obama 46%
    Who did more attacking the other Obama 49% Romney 35%
    Who answered questions better Obama 43% Romney 45%
    Who would handle Foreign policy better O 49 R 47 seriously crap for Obama after the Libya question

    but i think a very serious question internal was this

    Did Obama have solutions for countries problems Yes 38% No 61%
    Did Romney have solutions for countries problems Yes 49% No 50%

    So 61% see Obama as directionless in what he can solve, that is a killer for Obama, along with the economic internals spell doom for Obama.

    CBS also had Obama losing the economic question by 31% last night with Romney at 65% to Obama’s 34%.

    I can tell you right now, as Jon King stated last night, if those numbers bear out and this is a jobs and economy election, Romney will be elected President.

    If the interested debate viewers are right and see Romney as vastly more economically competent leader when they go into that booth to vote, its done, over, Romney will be the 45th President of the United States. If Obama has not won that issue by now 20 days from the election, he never will as the next debate is foreign policy…..he can’t, he can never sell it.

  3. October 17, 2012 6:23 am

    Florida returned ballots so far is 391,894

    Of that breakdown is

    Party Reg
    Dem 40.0%
    Rep 44.6%
    None/Oth 15.5%

    This is significant as Reps hold a 4.6% lead on absentee returns in Florida which a D+4 edge.

    Ohio looking really good for absentees.

    Wow in 2008 1,351,226 absentees were requested in 2012 it is 991152.

    Dems have requested 445525 in 2008 that has dropped to 291999 in 2012, a drop of 153526 ballots

    GOP have requested 257936 in 2008 that has dropped to 228681 in 2012, a drop of 29255 ballots

    So the difference between Dem and GOP ohio ballot request in 2008 vs 2012 is 63,318 in 2008 the difference was 187589, that like a Dem advantage that is 1/3 of what it was in 2008…Tell me how Obama wins Ohio?

  4. October 17, 2012 6:24 am

    Good stuff, moononpluto-

    People see through Obama’s lies. The biggest Lie of the night was denying the video he tried cramming down everyone’s throat. That one is unforgettable in everyone’s mind.

    Candy Crowley was a disgrace showing unbiased preference to Obama during the debate following orders then lying for him dismissing the fact Obama promoted the 15 min video as the reason for the attack the day after and continually for more than a week.

    Unbelievable, if Obama thinks people will be quick to forget his initial explanation. That lie may be responsible for his loss at the voting booth.

  5. October 17, 2012 6:30 am

    Florida returns so far:

    Party Reg
    Dem 40.0%
    Rep 44.6%
    None/Oth 15.5%
    …………………………..

    Romney is doing well… without Rubio?

    who knew- haha…

  6. October 17, 2012 7:05 am

    This MSNBC focus group should scare Obama. 3 of 4 swing voters say Romney has better plan on economy after debate.

    All polls said the same, Obama has no plan for the economy.

  7. October 17, 2012 7:20 am

    This is where Obama has lost the election.

    http://washingtonexaminer.com/article/2510904

    Gallup : Obama down in every demographic since 2008.

    Obama’s biggest losses are among college graduates (+2 to -22), southerners (even to -22), Americans aged 30 to 49 (+6 to -10), and, surprisingly Obama is also down among postgraduates (up 30 to up just 14).

    Obama has maintained his support best among mid-westerners (+6 to +4), Americans under 30 (+22 to +18), non-whites (+72 to +68), and those above 65 (-8 to -12).

    look at the details inside.

  8. October 17, 2012 8:37 am

    PPP must be gutted…..

    Ha, win my ass for Obama….Romney more than held his own and Obama on a series of issues. but this line sticks out, must be gutted over at PPP.

    A poll of 438 debate-watching Colorado independents by Public Policy Polling reported that 37 percent said they will be more likely to vote for Obama after the debate, versus 36 percent for Romney. Forty percent of the Colorado watchers said their opinion of Obama improved during the debate, while 44 percent said their opinion of Romney rose.

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/10/17/post-debate-polls-split-deny-obama-clear-victory/#ixzz29YjKdevt

  9. October 17, 2012 9:00 am

    CAUGHT ON TAPE: Michelle O Broke Rules, Clapped At Debate…

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/10/17/michelle_obama_broke_agreed_upon_rules_clapped_at_debate.html

  10. October 17, 2012 9:42 am

    This bad for Obama because Looking at the major networks’ front pages this morning… yeah, I’m seeing a distinct lack of “Obama roars back” headlines.

    he needed a knockout and instead he got a weak draw.

    Romney May Have Swayed Undecideds on Economy (opinion of three expert pollsters)

    http://www.freerepublic.com/%5Ehttp://www.humanevents.com/2012/10/17/romney-may-have-swayed-undecideds-on-economy/

  11. janH permalink
    October 17, 2012 10:30 am

    Hillary Clinton Sets a Shining Example

    by: KATHLEEN PARKER From: The Australian October 18, 2012

    ONCE again, Hillary Clinton has demonstrated herself to be the classiest person in the room. No wonder she’s one of the most revered public figures in America….

    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/opinion/world-commentary/hillary-clinton-sets-a-shining-example/story-fnfi3i8f-1226497933057

  12. janH permalink
    October 17, 2012 10:32 am

    Hillary Clinton is not a doormat for Obama

    Posted by Suzi Parker on October 16, 2012

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/she-the-people/wp/2012/10/16/hillary-clinton-is-not-a-doormat-for-obama/

  13. October 17, 2012 11:00 am

    I agree moon. Was it really a draw though. The audience was stacked with Obama plants.Romney decimated Obama on the Economy.. according to sources With Candy Crowley interrupting Romney 28 times and just 9 times for Obama. Pretty sad when the moderator, Candy Crowley, can’t get her stories straight… when it took 17 days for Obama to admit it was a Terror Attack. Then CC insisted David Axelrod was wrong that Obama didn’t say it was an “act of terror” and tried spinning him- That was hilarious..

    All in all, this debate was another DISASTER for Obama. The LIE, CHEAT and STEAL Team along with the moderator are still up a Tree and climbing to distance themselves from failure..

  14. October 17, 2012 11:17 am

    JanH- good article. I hope you don’t mind if I use it for our next front page?

  15. janH permalink
    October 17, 2012 11:26 am

    Tellurian,

    Not at all. Have at it

  16. October 17, 2012 11:55 am

    Thanks, Jan and good seeing you back posting. You have had MUCH TOO LONG a vacation away from US..

    And of course, I miss you posting articles about Hillary..

  17. October 17, 2012 11:55 am

    NEW ARTICLE IS UP-

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