State of the race: Advantage, Obama

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    President Barack Obama heads out of the national political conventions with a much clearer path to winning, top advisers to Mitt Romney privately concede.
    The Romney campaign, while pleasantly surprised by Obama’s lackluster prime-time performance, said the post-convention bounce they hoped for fell well short of expectations and privately lament that state-by-state polling numbers — most glaringly in Ohio — are working in the president’s favor.

    “Their map has many more routes to victory,” said a top Republican official. Two officials intimately involved in the GOP campaign said Ohio leans clearly in Obama’s favor now, with a high single-digit edge, based on their internal tracking numbers of conservative groups. Romney can still win the presidency if he loses Ohio, but it’s extremely difficult.


    State of the race: Advantage, Obama - Jim VandeHei and Mike Allen - POLITICO.com
     
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    That's what a "bounce" is. It bounces up, and then goes down. He's one more bad jobs report from falling 5 points behind Romney.
     
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    Yeah, okay. :lol::lol::lol:
     
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    Romney hasn't started unleashing on Obama yet. All he has to do is convince the American people that this president cannot be trusted with anything he says. He says one thing and does another. And that will be very easy to prove.
     
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    Romney would have had a bigger bounce if he had named Ryan as his running mate at the convention.

    History proves this theory out.
     
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    Problem is, the Democrat convention came a week after the Republican, and they basically suppressed the Republican message with their lies, hate speech, and class warfare. Without the Republicans having a national venue to rebut the Democrat bullshit. The media reaction to the Democrat vs Republican conventions played a big role as well. They gave a much more positive spin on the Democrat convention and didn't call out the lies and especially the big bombshell with the God and Jerusalem taken out of the Democrat platform. What you are seeing now is the public being naive and believing what the media tells them. But that will change once reality sinks in.
     
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    Even at +2 Obama is down 2.5 from mid August when Ryan was named.

    It's gonna break one way or the other in a big way come November.
     
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    But he didn't get much bounce when he did name Ryan.

    The American people know that Ryan is a far right ideologue who wants his hands deeper in their pockets. He's never done much good for the country OR his own state and people know that. They also know that Mitt will go whichever way the breeze blows and that Ryan and Bush's Brain will run him.

    What a disaster in the making.

    While I have said that they might be able to buy and steal this election, I just can't imagine THAT many people willing to vote against their own best interest or the best interest of their children or the country. That would require a whole hell of a lot of ditto heads being willing to close their eyes and shut down their brains.
     
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    The unemployment rate came down on Friday, so everyone saw that it is now 8.1% and with the stock market soaring. The Private Sector is Doing Just Fine, except maybe in California and Nevada.

    In response, by reports Romney has strayed from any semblance of economic message: To flip-flop four times in one day: On just his rally cry to his base! The Incredible Changing position on ObamaCare is now the headline grabber!

    The Ryan response, on the very same day, to the loopholes that are advanced as being cut is, "None so Far!" Instead a "framework" will be proposed. And what is that? "None So Far!" This thing has to go to Congress! "None even then!" becomes the message.

    http://www.gao.gov/assets/120/119874.pdf

    The link is to the Government Accounting Office report on Pentagon Procurements. Pentagon Procurements are at the center of the Romney-Ryan plan! In 2007 alone, GAO found actual procurements exceeding estimates by 40% going up each reporting year. That is the Romney-Ryan Business Model.

    So the "framework" is to work with Congress, via the Pentagon. A relative handful of high-tech contractors only: Will be the beneficiaries of the Romney-Ryan largesse, working on the same stuff for far more money, every year!

    The downturn in housing actually started in 2005. Only now under Obama-Biden are economists suggesting that housing may in fact add to economic growth this year. That is seven years, with Obama-Biden only in office for three of them! That is only three years since the stock market price bottom of March, 2009. That is only three years: Turning the downturn in activity around! Then someone will say, "Actually, 3.5 years Turning the downturn in activity around!" It has all started, four years way before March, 2009!

    Nothing of the kind is even discussed in the "economy-not" campaign of Romney-Ryan! Did it happen? Was It Evil? Who was in Charge during most of the Time? Who got the mega-bonus from bail-outs from TARP? That was their idea of the Stimulus. Send more big checks to the bankers! Ryan voted for it. Romney may or may not claim four or five times per day: That he actually would, or would have not, done very same thing himself, unless he wouldn't(?)!

    As September becomes October, then analysts may have to ask the famous question: "What do they know, and when did they know it!" Then they also have to ask, "Does anyone know for sure?!"

    "Crow, James Crow: Shaken, Not Stirred!"
    (Maybe African Giraffe can make sense of that part of the Romney-Ryan campagin which has to do with contortions! "How Far?" Even Eastwood might have to ask, on TV!"
     
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