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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:30 PM

 

Peggy Noonan (Nov. 5): Romney will win FL and OH cuz I saw few Obama yard signs there

November 5, 2012. --Peggy Noonan, Wall Street Journal:

" There is no denying the Republicans have the passion now, the enthusiasm. The Democrats do not. Independents are breaking for Romney. And there’s the thing about the yard signs. In Florida a few weeks ago I saw Romney signs, not Obama ones. From Ohio I hear the same. From tony Northwest Washington, D.C., I hear the same."

http://blogs.wsj.com/peggynoonan/2012/11/05/monday-morning/

Noonan can be mocked at her Twitter account @Peggynoonannyc

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Reply Peggy Noonan (Nov. 5): Romney will win FL and OH cuz I saw few Obama yard signs there (Original post)
Welcome_hubby Nov 2012 OP
narnian60 Nov 2012 #1
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #5
DonViejo Nov 2012 #2
bluestate10 Nov 2012 #3
Honeycombe8 Nov 2012 #4
greatauntoftriplets Nov 2012 #6
BumRushDaShow Nov 2012 #7
ladym55 Nov 2012 #8
Mdterp01 Nov 2012 #9
Arugula Latte Nov 2012 #10
farmbo Nov 2012 #11
nixonwasbetterthanW Nov 2012 #12
Raine Nov 2012 #13
IL Lib Nov 2012 #14

Response to Welcome_hubby (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:35 PM

1. Idiot.

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Response to narnian60 (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:39 PM

5. Well said!

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Response to Welcome_hubby (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:36 PM

2. I'm surprised Noonan doesn't know a basic truth during

campaigns; signs don't vote.

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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:37 PM

3. I saw more Romney yard signs in my area. Romney lost my state by 25 points. nt

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Response to Welcome_hubby (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:38 PM

4. HAHAHAHA! Yeah, disregard those pesky polls! Drive around & look at yard signs. nt

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Response to Welcome_hubby (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:41 PM

6. LOL. I didn't see any in my small Chicago suburb.

The town went 80 percent for Obama, though.

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Response to Welcome_hubby (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:52 PM

7. This is how Rmoney's "Orca" app functioned

They would contact their operatives throughout a state and ask how the turnout and general mood was of the people in that area.

Conservative commentator Byron York wrote in the Washington Examiner following Romney's loss, "Early in the evening, one aide said that, as of 4 p.m., Orca still projected a Romney victory of somewhere between 290 and 300 electoral votes. Obviously that didn't happen. Later, another aide said Orca had pretty much crashed in the heat of the action. 'Somebody said Orca is lying on the beach with a harpoon in it,' said the aide."

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-57547183-38/why-romneys-orca-killer-app-beached-on-election-day/

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Response to Welcome_hubby (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:54 PM

8. My neighborhood was filled with Rmoney signs

Our city went for Obama, but slightly. Many of us didn't have Obama signs ... they went out as soon as they came into the campaign office.

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Response to Welcome_hubby (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:11 PM

9. Some tool who does business...

 

In Ohio told me the same thing. He said he does business all over the state and all he saw was Romney/Ryan signs and no Obama signs.

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Response to Welcome_hubby (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:15 PM

10. The Obama campaign made a conscious decision to not spend money on yard signs this year.

They put it into GOTV instead. Looks like a pretty darn good decision!

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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:44 PM

11. In my neighborhood in Ohio Obama signs were stolen routinely

Tea party morons made nightly raids. I lost three sets.
Only an east coast elitist equates passion with sign stealing.

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Response to Welcome_hubby (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 02:55 AM

12. She has also become an awful writer in the stylistic sense

"And there's the thing about the yard signs"?

What lazy drivel!

To say nothing of the reams of nonpartisan analyses that showed that in those instances in which pollsters were finding a Romney lean among independents, it was the result of recently registered Republicans dropping their party ID. As about so much else in this election, Peggy didn't bother to read the fine print.

Oooh, numbers! Don't scare me and all the other low-information voters with your facts. Besides, Nate Silver is so geeky-looking and lacks the joy of a magic dolphin. How could he possibly know how to pick a winner? I'll take Orca any day of the week, though even that program seems too technocratic for a campaign that's obviously winning, what with all the yard signs.

What a vapid, barely veneer-deep pundit.

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Response to Welcome_hubby (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 03:39 AM

13. All I saw around me was Rmoney signs & I'm in a burb of Los Angeles County. I saw no Obama signs

I didn't even have one but Ca is the bluest of blue states.

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Wed Nov 14, 2012, 04:31 AM

14. Andrea Mitchell was using that same narrative. n/t

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