Voters have figured out that President Obama has no message, no agenda and not even much of an explanation for what he has done over the past four years. His campaign is based entirely on persuading people that Mitt Romney is a uniquely bad man, entirely dedicated to the rich, ignorant of the problems of the average person. As long as he could run his negative ads, the campaign at least kept voters away from the Romney bandwagon. But once we all met Mitt Romney for three 90-minute debates, we got to know him — and to like him. He was not the monster Obama depicted, but a reasonable
The ONLY "kiss of death" out here is the one that is being planted on obama and his leftist-criminal-enterprise-administration by intelligent voters, unlike the kool-aid-drinking-demonrats who put obama in the W.H. I agree with #2, and say thank you, Dick Morris for your positive articles. Unlike sites like huffpo and the "kos", where it seems "some" have wandered over from to take a few last potshots at Mitt Romney..Sad. Looks like "some" just don't want to face reality. After Nov 6, they won't have a choice. Go, Romney/Ryan!
I'm hopeful. Almost every poll shows Romney with a lead, but a small lead (except Gallup). Obama's gameplan appears to be winning the electoral college while losing the popular vote - an awfully risky gameplan for an incumbent.
Morris has a mixed track record, but I believe him to be mostly correct on Romney, and believe him to be correct on the wretched strategy advanced by missie barack. I'm not so sure on the senate races. It would be nice to see the senate go republican, and with a new leader in the senate. Mitch McConnell is not my choice.
The biggest reason that I believe that Romney will out-perform all the polls is due to the underlying sampling rates between GOP and Democrats.
Many left-leaning polls use the 2008 turnout percentages, which had Democrats +8% over GOP. I think Rasmussen uses and average between 2004 and 2008 (could be wrong, but he does not totally rely on 2008), which is why his numbers tend to trend higher for the GOP.
But there are 2 reasons that I see that are overlooked by the pollsters which lay the foundation for a surprisingly big Romney win. The first is that GOP registrations since 2008 have been much greater than for the Democrats, with many crossover registrations (high single digit advantage I believe). So there are more GOP and fewer Dems today than in 2008.
The second reason is that there is a huge motivation gap among the Left between 2008 and today. Then, it was the End of Bush and the election of the first black president. Record numbers of Democrats turned out to vote as enthusiasm was at an all time high. I expect that enthusiasm to be all but gone. None of the polls take motivation into consideration, other than a soft, "likely to vote" assessment (which is not exactly the same).
In spite of what Morris says, we know what Obama has done for the past four years: Campaign, fundraise, play golf, travel, and send Moochie on expensive vacations and spending sprees; All on the taxpayer's money.
From a gut standpoint...the 2006 election was an indicator of 2008... 2010 was the greatest congressional blowout since the 1920's...and what has changed...more debt, Solyndra, Fast and Furious,unemployment through the roof and now Benghazigate ...your gut has to tell you that this won't be close because of the state of the country
I love the rhetoric here. But, the truth is, we are in a furious struggle for the future of our nation, our heritage and our freedom. We are up against some of the most entrenched socialistic goons since the Russian Revolution. Our main stream, core media giants have almost all been co-opted by the fiercest brand of the socialists, and peopled by millions of Stalin's infamous "useful idiots". Our educations systems have been wholly absorbed by them, including the vast majority of teachers who have tremendous influence over the minds of our youth. This election- this very one- above all the others in our entire history, including the 1860 election that led to the Great American Civil War, is by far the most critical to the very survival of our future as a free people. The leftists know it as their one, last chance in a long time to finally crush our freedom and our Constructional rights. They will fight like demons and will refuse acceptance of defeat. This is not over. Not by a very long shot!
My son has finished his Eagle Project, but he is waiting to finish the paper work hoping that Mitt wins. He doesn't want Obummer's name his Eagle Certificate! My older son had no choice in the matter. Obummer's name is on his! Jimmy won't frame it because of that. I don't know if we can get one without Obummer's name on it? If we can, Jimmy will be happy to do that! If Mitt wins, Brian will wait until Romney is sworn in for his Board of Review! But if, and God forbid, Obummer wins, he will make a request that Obummer's name not appear his certificate!
Yup. Ol' Dick is always wrong. Except those times he ticked off one by one which candidates were done in the primaries. And of course those times when he gave Clinton the advise that got him re-elected and turned his congressional defeat into a presidential plus. (welfare reform)
Me 'n Old Dick aren't on each other's Christmas Card lists, but he did sit next to me in the Medford Oregon airport earlier in the year. When we made eye contact he instantly knew he'd sat next to a brain-picker. Before I could form a question his phone rang and he exited the area. I was still a Newt supporter at the time and wanted to know his thoughts.
As far as Romney goes, I see signs that he could be the best President (and best person to be President) in my lifetime... an even greater contrast after following the hands-down worst in both catagories.
A stunning new study unveiled on Fox News´ Hannity finds that President Barack Obama’s White House calendar records just one face-to-face meeting between Obama and his Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in the more than three-and-a-half years leading up to the disastrous Obamacare launch. The startling statistic comes from a new Government Accountability Institute (GAI) analysis of Obama’s own official White House calendar, as well as the Politico presidential calendar, and raises new questions about Obama’s executive leadership and management throughout the implementation of his singular legislative achievement. More alarming still, the president’s schedule lists 277 private
One of President Obama´s chief political assets has been his ability to excite young people like almost no politician in history. But the days of America´s youth fawning over the president are over. A new Harvard University Institute of Politics poll released Wednesday confirms what other surveys have shown in recent months: Millennials have soured on Obama so much this year that their opinion of him largely mirrors the American public´s. Even though Obama does not ever have to face another election, he should be worried about the findings for a couple of reasons, which we will dive into momentarily.
Today President Obama announced to an audience at the far-left Center for American Progress that he will spend the remainder of his term in office focusing on income inequality. He began by saying that middle-class Americans are struggling, and the American Dream is threatened. He is right. Statistics on the White House’s own web site indicate that since Obama took office, median family income has fallen, per capita income has dropped, and millions of Americans have been plunged into poverty. But Obama is like a weatherman: he takes no responsibility for the disasters he describes. No one, not even a
It’s been a rotten several weeks for the mainstream media. MSNBC Alec Baldwin lost his job after calling a photographer a “c***sucking f*g”’; now he’s been followed to the scrap heap by Martin Bashir, who said someone should “p*ss” and “s***” in Sarah Palin’s mouth. CNN, meanwhile, is cutting back on its news content and instead focusing on entertainment-oriented content like Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown. “We also want to broaden what people can expect from CNN,” boss Jeff Zucker says, explaining that the network needs “an attitude and a take.” Online, it’s been a tough week for outlets like BuzzFeed
Former President Bill Clinton, who prodded President Obama last month to keep his promises on Obamacare, said Tuesday that the political damage for Democrats from the flawed law will be “minimal.” “I believe that if the computer problems are all fixed, and it’s up and running by — and healthy in the next several weeks, I think that the damage will be minimal,” Mr. Clinton told interviewer Jorge Ramos of Fusion. “It’s getting better. I think it’ll be fixed by — in the next few weeks. If it’s worked through, I think within four or five months people will be
Sen. Marco Rubio is making a push this week to burnish his foreign policy credentials and establish gravitas on the world stage ahead of a possible 2016 presidential run, traveling to London to deliver a major policy address and meet British leaders. At a time of vigorous debate within the Republican Party about the United States’ global role, the first-term senator from Florida is articulating a worldview that places him neatly between the GOP’s tea-party-led isolationist wing and its more established interventionist wing. Speaking at the Chatham House think tank in London on Tuesday, Rubio paid homage to the “special
President Obama on Tuesday embarked on the difficult task of persuading Americans to reconsider his landmark health-care law after its botched launch, imploring people to sign up as part of a major push to publicize the benefits of the Affordable Care Act. Republicans immediately lampooned the effort — coming more than three years after passage of the law and two months after its disastrous rollout — and conservative activists vowed to wage a counterassault publicizing the law’s downsides. But Obama and his Democratic allies expressed confidence that they were finally turning the corner after severe technical issues hobbled HealthCare.gov, the
President Obama will cast growing income inequality and a decline in economic mobility as a “fundamental threat to the American dream” during a speech Wednesday in Washington. The speech will serve as an early preview for next year’s State of the Union address, according to a White House official, who said Obama would focus much of his energy over the next three years on the issue. “The decisions we make over the next few years will determine whether or not our children will grow up in an America where, if you work hard, you can get ahead,” the official said.
Good stuff from Jonathan Turley at today’s House hearing on executive power, although I regret that I couldn’t find a more user-friendly format for you to watch. There’s no compilation clip; you’ll have to make do with the C-SPAN embed by fast-forwarding to the time cues I give you and being patient while the vid buffers (and buffers, and buffers).(Snip)That brings us to point two: Even if Congress can’t stop Obama, the courts can. The problem there, though, says Turley, is that O and the DOJ have argued successfully in many cases that no one has standing to sue him
During a presentation at the White House in which President Barack Obama touted the benefits of the Affordable Care Act, the president declared that his signature health care reform law was not going to be repealed. This assertion led his administration members, his staff, and audience members to rise from their seats and give the president a standing ovation. Obama said that ACA opponents’ alternative to the health care reform law is to champion repeal and going back to the health care delivery system status quo ante. He specifically cited Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) who he said was asked directly for
A woman has revealed how difficult it is to eat healthily and stay full when living off an average food stamp budget. Melinda Moulton, from Huntington, Vermont, was one of 200 people to take part in the 3Squares Challenge, which saw her living for a week on just $36 worth of food, or around $1.71 a meal. Opting to try and eat as healthily as possible, Ms Moulton resorted to cheap foods like yogurt for breakfast, two handfuls of peanuts for lunch and lentil stew for dinner, all of which left her unsatisfied.´I don´t know how people do it,´ said
Just over two weeks ago, MSNBC host Martin Bashir delivered a harsh piece of commentary that culminated in the suggestion that someone should “s-h-i-t” in former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin‘s (R-AK) mouth. Bashir offered an abject apology on his next broadcast, but a chorus of critics continued to demand action against the host. After a reported “vacation” for the host earlier this week, Bashir announced, Wednesday afternoon, that MSNBC and Martin Bashir are parting ways. Here’s the statement from Martin Bashir, via email: After making an on-air apology, I asked for permission to take some additional time out around the Thanksgiving holiday. Upon
[Video] President Obama on Wednesday declared that addressing income inequality would be the focus of “all” of the White House’s efforts “for the rest of my presidency.” In a sweeping address that touched on raising the minimum wage, investing in infrastructure and ending tax breaks for the wealthy, Obama warned that the American economy has become “profoundly unequal,” declaring economic mobility the “challenge of our time.” “The combined trends of increasing inequality and decreasing mobility pose a fundamental threat to the American dream, our way of life, and what we stand for around the globe,” he said in an hour-long
Nineteen people stood behind President Obama on stage in the Executive Office Building Tuesday as the president kicked off a new campaign to promote Obamacare. One of those people, a young Florida woman named Monica Weeks, introduced Obama after telling the story of being struck with Crohn´s Disease at age 19 and receiving expensive treatments for several years that were covered by her parents´ health care plan — because Obamacare allowed her to remain on that plan until age 26. Now, Weeks said, she has coverage through a job. "The Affordable Care Act gives young adults who are just starting