Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Debates, lies, and video technology

Debate Two

Woman voters warm to Romney

While woman voters in non-battleground states give President Obama a +9 lead in the battle ground states they only give Obama a +1 lead.  Overall Romney leads Obama in battleground states by 4 percentage points. 

Obama Campaign attacks the above poll

This time, the criticism came this time from the Obama pollster who mocked the Romney team for debating about the reliability of polls.
After a Gallup/USA Today released a poll showing Mitt Romney tied with Obama among likely female voters in swing states, Obama pollster Joel Benenson pointed to “deep flaws in Gallup’s likely voter screen” and dismissed the survey as an “extreme outlier.

Romney surging in Battleground States

Mitt Romney has opened a 5-percentage-point lead over President Obama in the 12 battleground states that are critical to determining the outcome of the 2012 election, according to a USAToday/Gallup poll released Monday.

No wonder the Democrats are panicking.  Not only are the battleground stands swinging to Romney more states are becoming up for grabs. 

Vegas Bookmaker predicts big Romney victory

I’m doubling down. Mitt Romney will win the presidency, and it won’t be close.

I’m predicting a 5 to 7 point popular vote victory. Electorally it won’t even be that close. Romney will win many states that went to Obama in 2008. I’m predicting Romney victories in Ohio, Florida, Colorado, Virginia, Iowa, Wisconsin, New Hampshire, North Carolina, and Indiana. I predict a Romney victory by 100 to 120 electoral votes.

I’ve never predicted the electoral college margin of victory but I’ve always said Romney will win by at least the same amount that Obama won on in 2008 (7%). 

Obama campaign feels good about their ground game

There’s an old saying:  When the only tool you have is a hammer, you see every problem as a nail.  As the polls and the ads on TV turn toward Mitt Romney, it appears the ground game is what Obama is counting on.  It reminds me of Germany’s super weapons at the end of World War II that were supposed to turn the tide and win the war for Germany.

The Media Rushes to Shore up Obama

With it becoming more and more apparent Romney is surging, the MSM is trying to shore up Obama’s image so as to not discourage his voters.  Using a +9 Democrat poll that has Obama leading by 3% the MSM is saying all is well.  Is there reason for Democrats to panic?  You betcha. 

And yet is the media ready to turn on Obama?

French President wants to ban homework

When I first saw the headline I thought he must want to ban commercial work from homes.  Nope,it is school homework.  He doesn’t think it is fair that some students have parents who will help them.  Please, don’t tell President Obama that it isn’t fair.  

Liar, liar, pants on fire: Who’s the real liar?

If you look at Obama’s promises you find a disturbing pattern of untruths.  The real liar in this campaign is the side that can’t run on their record.

Ryan’s response to Joe Biden was planned

But knowing Biden’s positions wasn’t enough. Ryan needed a strategy to deal with Biden’s interruptions and put-downs.

Eventually, Ryan, Olson, and the rest of the team settled on a game plan: Ryan would ignore the slights. He would resist the bait. He’d stay above the fray.

It was an easy decision. In private, Ryan acknowledged that he’d never be comfortable if he concentrated on responding to Biden’s asides.

The two politicians aren’t close, but Ryan was a Senate staffer in the early 1990s and quickly became familiar with Biden’s bullying. Ryan sought a contrast.

“[Ryan] never wanted to compete with the vice president on humor,” a Ryan adviser says. “He didn’t want to memorize quips. He wanted to focus on policy.”

Inside Ryan World, the chief objective wasn’t necessarily beating Biden, but making voters comfortable with Ryan’s knowledge and character.

Biden is more like the veteran who claims he was at a battle he wasn’t at

During the vice presidential debate last week, Vice President Joe Biden seemed to significantly overstate his role in the 1983 negotiations over Social Security

President Reagan signed their work into law in April 1983. There were 15 members of the commission, including Dole, Moynihan, and two other senators; Biden was not one of them. Nor was he at the signing ceremony.

It appears Joe can’t get over his propensity to plagiarize other people’s work.

What Obama inherited was Obama

What Obama inherited in January 2009 was Obama.  Maybe not personally Obama, but he inherited economic problems resulting from implementation of too many Obama pipe dream policies.

Consider some history: the economy Obama inherited had been dominated for two years by radicals named Reid and Pelosi -- with a certain senator from Illinois voting with them every step of the way, as it turns out.  This inheritance included energy prices that had been skyrocketing off and on for years thanks to forty years of policies written, implemented, interpreted, and enforced by leftists at every level of government.  These policies prevented this country from accessing our own incredible energy resources to the extent our economy required.

Obama and Biden firmly support all such policies.

Obama also inherited a housing disaster caused by a couple decades of radical lending policies also written, implemented, interpreted, and enforced by liberal apparatchiks at various levels of government. 

Hillary:  The buck stops here

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday tried to douse a political firestorm over the deadly assault on a U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya, saying she's responsible for the security of American diplomatic outposts.

I may be wrong, but this seems like the first person in the Obama Administration to take responsibility for anything.

And it now appears we know what happens when that 3 AM call comes in to the Whitehouse.  Obama has the phone on call-forwarding to Hillary’s number. 

The Truth:  NYTimes or US Army

Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm tried to provide cover for Obama/Biden by claiming that the requests for security in Libya were not made for Benghazi but for Tripoli.  Retired U.S. Army Major Mike Faessler responded by telling her the truth, not the NY Times spin Granholm used for her contention.

Mark Steyn answers a critic

Following my weekend column on the Administration’s disgraceful behavior over Benghazi, a commenter called Pilipo Underwood pops up:  

Mawk Steyn’s sophistry is simply astounding! Willard Romney started the politics before we even knew the basics of the attack in Benghzi. And his essays just drip with vituperation. Such a chip on his shoulder, one thinks he would have learned after his Conviction for Hate Speech.

If only Capitalization could Make It So. I’ve never been Convicted of Hate Speech. Just for the record, the Canadian Islamic Congress took their case to the Ontario “Human Rights” Commission, the British Columbia “Human Rights” Tribunal, and the Canadian “Human Rights” Commission, and struck out every time. After which, they stopped trying. As a result of the case, the censorship law became so discredited that the Canadian Parliament repealed it.  

So the reason I haven’t “learned”, as Mr Underwood puts it, is because it was game, set and match to me.

Alas, so much of contemporary liberalism depends on a kind of invincible ignorance. In that sense, Benghazi is a test case of the left’s defining technique: simply saying the same thing over and over and louder and louder will make it true.

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