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Wed Oct 3, 2012, 03:48 PM

EPIC FAIL: Romney campaign counters Michelle Obama with Commit to Mitt rally (LOL!)

Romney Campaign Counters Michelle Obama, Loses 7,000 to 45.

by The Troubadour

To open early voting in Ohio on Tuesday evening, Michelle Obama rallied a raucous crowd of nearly 7,000 people in Cincinnati at the Duke Energy Convention Center.

In response, the Romney campaign held their own event in Cincinnati:

Republicans countered Michelle Obama’s visit with a Commit to Mitt event Tuesday encouraging Romney supporters to vote early, as well. The Commit to Mitt bus tour will cross the state “emphasizing how the Romney-Ryan plan for the middle class will result in lower taxes, less government spending, more economic growth and a stronger middle class with 12 million new jobs,” Romney spokesman Christopher Maloney said.

And how many attended?

An early voting event for the former Massachusetts governor on Tuesday in downtown Cincinnati drew roughly 45 supporters.

To recap, that's 7,000 to 45. Not exactly an effective counterpunch.

Now, make no mistake, the Romney campaign has a robust ground game in Ohio, with over 40 offices backed by those ever-present SUPER PACs.

However, in a world of increasing statistical signs pointing toward a potential Obama win in Ohio, sometimes it's the anecdotal ones which are most striking.

Sometimes, it's the personal, emotional notes which are the great reveal:

The crowd – estimated at 6,800 by fire officials – was unquestionably fired up.

“The rally was just motivating and exciting,” Meeka Owens of North Avondale said afterward. “You could feel the heartbeat of the city.”

Heartbeat. A word worth considering as November 6 draws near.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/10/03/1139318/-Michelle-Obama-vs-Commit-to-Mitt




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Reply EPIC FAIL: Romney campaign counters Michelle Obama with Commit to Mitt rally (LOL!) (Original post)
ProSense Oct 2012 OP
sinkingfeeling Oct 2012 #1
kardonb Oct 2012 #15
LiberalAndProud Oct 2012 #2
Evasporque Oct 2012 #3
zeemike Oct 2012 #22
clydefrand Oct 2012 #26
DollarBillHines Oct 2012 #4
BumRushDaShow Oct 2012 #5
Tarheel_Dem Oct 2012 #6
Cha Oct 2012 #7
mountain grammy Oct 2012 #8
Kurovski Oct 2012 #27
hifiguy Oct 2012 #9
xxqqqzme Oct 2012 #10
Cass Oct 2012 #11
valerief Oct 2012 #12
skeewee08 Oct 2012 #13
Donkees Oct 2012 #14
Happyhippychick Oct 2012 #16
99th_Monkey Oct 2012 #25
Happyhippychick Oct 2012 #33
SCVDem Oct 2012 #17
renate Oct 2012 #18
tanyev Oct 2012 #28
Kurovski Oct 2012 #29
TahitiNut Oct 2012 #19
ZombieHorde Oct 2012 #20
ChairmanAgnostic Oct 2012 #21
progressivebydesign Oct 2012 #23
99th_Monkey Oct 2012 #24
Kurovski Oct 2012 #31
99th_Monkey Oct 2012 #34
marble falls Oct 2012 #30
bunnies Oct 2012 #32
geckosfeet Oct 2012 #35
Not Sure Oct 2012 #36
Kurovski Oct 2012 #37
formercia Oct 2012 #38
SCVDem Oct 2012 #41
lillypaddle Oct 2012 #39
flyguyjake Oct 2012 #40
joanbarnes Oct 2012 #42

Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 03:49 PM

1. Oh my!

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 04:56 PM

15. g.d.

the new perfume line of the repugs : " Eau De Desperation " .

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 03:50 PM

2. 45! Wouldn't it be better ...

oh never mind.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 03:51 PM

3. Submit to Mitt!

Fall for Paul!


lol what political garbage...


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Response to Evasporque (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 05:38 PM

22. If you like baloney then your man is Romney

If you like lying then your man is Ryan.

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Response to Evasporque (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 05:45 PM

26. Which ONE

should I submit to...the rich one or the extra rich one who won't pay his taxes like we do? I would rather Hit the Mitt.

As for Fall for Paul...I would like The Crying Ryan to shut the fuck up.




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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 03:53 PM

4. I wonder what the cost per person was.

45 people.

There are more people than that on our little town's Plaza, right now

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 03:53 PM

5. It's sad but we need that ratio of people

in order to fight the rethug theft and suppression.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 04:00 PM

6. Wow! Couldn't they round it up to "50" so it doesn't sound quite so pathetic?

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 04:01 PM

7. I got a better idea..

Commit Mitt.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 04:36 PM

8. wow, 45? that many? you go mittens!

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #8)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 05:46 PM

27. Really, that's um...

that's a lot. Like a whole public school classroom full.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 04:39 PM

9. Tens, positively tens of people.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 04:41 PM

10. A campaign - 6+ years in the making

and all they can do is try to copy the success of the Presidential campaign. SIX years and they have nothing. A-f*cking-mazing.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 04:44 PM

11. Things aren't looking goood for Mitt. I was at a Biden event in Florida last week in a very heavily

republican area - there was about 2000 people there and a lot of Republicans for Obama signs.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 04:48 PM

12. I'm off to the Calc a Mittfalca Offshore Account Tax Evasion rally! nt

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 04:51 PM

13. Ouch!!!!

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 04:53 PM

14. Folks might have thought it involved

getting baptised

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 04:56 PM

16. I bet half of them were Obama supporters who came to point and laugh

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Response to Happyhippychick (Reply #16)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 05:43 PM

25. And then the journalists, and people who were actually by-standers.

the actual number was probably around 8-9 by my estimate.

Whether they were still breathing or not is still subject to speculation.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Reply #25)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 06:04 PM

33. Don't forget the secret service and the guy who was selling hot dogs to the crowd, they don't count

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 04:58 PM

17. The race is tight,

so we're told!

Bullshit!

Side by side tonight, the snarkiness, idiotic zingers and complete lack of having a plan for anything will do Romney in.

There is no suspense, only anticipation of the ass kickin' soon to come. Rmoney has zero chance of saying anything profound.

We need to vote, this is true. Don't tell us Romney is close. That is the most ridiculous thing of the day!

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Response to SCVDem (Reply #17)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 05:16 PM

18. It's like there's a parallel universe that we toggle between every five minutes

In one, there's an 85% chance of an Obama victory. In the other, Obama and Romney are almost statistically tied and the race is tightening up a bit. Both of these things are true, and the universe that predominates just depends on what channel you listen to or which news story you read. It seems so strange--are elections usually like this?

On your other point about the lack of suspense--I think you're right. I've been getting nervous, but then I remember that Romney has a WHOLE lot of 'splainin to do about his taxes, about Massachusetts health care reform, about wanting Detroit to go bankrupt, about Bain looting companies instead of creating jobs, about flip-flopping on abortion, and most of all about the 47%... and then I think that it will all probably go very well for us. There is really nothing about his campaign that he can point to with pride that the fact-checkers won't be all over him for.

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Response to renate (Reply #18)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 05:48 PM

28. Quantum Mittchanics.

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Response to SCVDem (Reply #17)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 05:49 PM

29. I do think the software in electronic voting machines across America is "tightening up".

But huge Obama turnout can overide that program.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 05:24 PM

19. To be fair, nobody can beat the Obama First Team (of One).

Michelle is the real deal ... genuine, authentic, strong, smart, and GORGEOUS.

The GOP couldn't match that even if they managed to assemble one from parts,

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 05:28 PM

20. Bwahahaha! nt

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 05:28 PM

21. 45's okay. 78s have better fidelity. Just less playing area.

Then again, romney may prefer 42 , which you get by multiplying 6 by 9.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 05:40 PM

23. A "robust ground game" is NOT voters, nor supporters who show up. Period.

"Now, make no mistake, the Romney campaign has a robust ground game in Ohio, with over 40 offices backed by those ever-present SUPER PACs. "

That was funny... all of that money and they get 45 people??? lol.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 05:41 PM

24. 45? That's a lot for Mitt. Did anyone check to see if they were breathing? ~nt

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Reply #24)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 05:51 PM

31. My real concern is did those people earn the oxygen they inhaled?

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Response to Kurovski (Reply #31)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 06:05 PM

34. Well, they are mostly blow-hards

but not sure if that "earns" them anything but scorn.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 05:51 PM

30. You guys got it wrong, it's "Committ Mitt!" Anne said we should worry about his mental health.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 06:04 PM

32. How embarassing. I almost feel sorry for him.

Almost.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 06:11 PM

35. 45? Beyond FAIL.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 06:18 PM

36. Yeah, but it was 45 really rich people, so...

their votes count more, right?

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Response to Not Sure (Reply #36)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 06:21 PM

37. True.

That Citizens United trip is one cold bummer.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 06:29 PM

38. Commit Mitt?

They're coming to take you away, haha, hoho, heehee.

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Response to formercia (Reply #38)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 07:36 PM

41. To the funny farm.....

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 06:50 PM

39. Good grief

Surely the vast majority of Americans can see how pathetic this guy is.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 07:05 PM

40. 45 to the Romney campaign is 4,500. Do the math!

 

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 10:14 PM

42. I heard it was all about arithmetic.

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