Obama’s Aura of Defeat

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    Losing campaigns have a certain feel to them: They go negative hard, try out new messaging very late in the game, hype issues that only their core supporters are focused on, and try to turn non-gaffes and minor slip-ups by their opponents into massive, election-turning scandals. Think of John McCain’s desperate hope that elevating Joe the Plumber would change the shape of the 2008 race, and you have the template for how tin-eared and desperate a losing presidential campaign often sounds — and ever since the first debate cost Obama his air of inevitability, he and his surrogates have sounded more like McCain did with Joe the Plumber than like a typical incumbent president on his way to re-election. A winning presidential campaign would not normally be hyping non-issues like Big Bird and “binders full of women” in its quest for a closing argument, or rolling out a new spin on its second-term agenda with just two weeks left in the race, or pushing so many advertising chips into dishonest attacks on its rival’s position on abortion. A winning presidential campaign would typically be talking about the issues that voters cite as most important — jobs, the economy, the deficit — rather than trying to bring up Planned Parenthood and PBS at every opportunity. A winning presidential campaign would not typically have coined the term “Romnesia,” let alone worked it into their candidate’s speeches.

    http://andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com/2012/10/what-losing-looks-like.html

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    Hey hey....just pulling a COH.
     
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    What ?

    I guess using BJ Bill Clinton is working on the left.

    All the guys see him and wish they were getting one too !
     
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    Just heard an extensive review of Ohio from Bill Cunningham.

    Romney will win here by about 3%.
     
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    Lol every other source has Obama winning Ohio, also to the op, sound like Romney campaign
     
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    North Carolina is going for Romney by 6, in just about every poll. I think he'll win by at least 5 here. You'd be hard pressed to find ANYONE who claims to support him here.
     
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    Yep, that's supportable.

    A month ago, Romney was slipping away in the polls.

    He kicked Obama's ass in the first debate and Game On.

    But Romney is desperate....you bet.

    That is why we are hearing terms like "Romnesia" from the man who said you make elections about small things when you are losing.

    Thank your dealer for the crack...it sounds extra powerful.
     
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    The OP is behind the times. Ever since the Jeeps-to-China mega-gaffe, Mitt's been trending down.
     
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    Obama only won here by about 3.5% in '08. The non-metro areas are about 80% of the vote base in Ohio, are center-right, and they are fired up.
     
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    We're witnessing the O campaign in its final death throes. They've tried every negative thing possible and it has not worked. Couple that with the horrid economy, low gdp, massive debt, and numerous scandals surrounding this admin and you have an admin that's desperately trying to stick a pile of dung against the wall. Just isn't working.
     
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    The boyking is toast fuck him.
     

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