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Tue Oct 30, 2012, 09:03 PM

Romney, GOP suddenly plunging onto Democratic turf

Source: AP-Excite

By THOMAS BEAUMONT and BRIAN BAKST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Mitt Romney is suddenly plunging into traditionally Democratic-leaning Minnesota and Pennsylvania, and his GOP allies are trying to put Michigan into play. It's forcing President Barack Obama to defend his own turf - he's pouring money into television ads in the states and dispatching top backers - in the campaign's final week.

The question is: Why this Republican move?

GOP efforts in the trio of Rust Belt states could indicate that Romney is desperately searching for a last-minute path to the needed 270 Electoral College votes - without all-important Ohio. Or just the opposite, that he's so confident in the most competitive battlegrounds that he's pressing for insurance against Obama in what's expected to be a close race.

Or perhaps the Republican simply has money to burn. Use it now or never.

FULL story at link.


Read more: http://apnews.excite.com/article/20121030/DA2854680.html




Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney lifts bottles of water to load into a truck as he participates in a campaign event collecting supplies from residents and local relief organizations for victims of superstorm Sandy,Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, at the James S. Trent Arena in Kettering, Ohio. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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Reply Romney, GOP suddenly plunging onto Democratic turf (Original post)
Omaha Steve Oct 2012 OP
MjolnirTime Oct 2012 #1
truthisfreedom Oct 2012 #2
donnasgirl Oct 2012 #5
BlueNoteSpecial Oct 2012 #3
chadnky Oct 2012 #4
BlueNoteSpecial Oct 2012 #24
regnaD kciN Oct 2012 #6
wisteria Oct 2012 #13
lonestarnot Oct 2012 #27
CreekDog Oct 2012 #33
tanyev Oct 2012 #7
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Oct 2012 #9
aggiesal Oct 2012 #23
craigmatic Oct 2012 #8
bkkyosemite Oct 2012 #10
Stargleamer Oct 2012 #11
Botany Oct 2012 #12
Thor_MN Oct 2012 #14
cigsandcoffee Oct 2012 #15
Thor_MN Oct 2012 #16
snooper2 Oct 2012 #31
John2 Oct 2012 #17
Samjm Oct 2012 #18
itsrobert Oct 2012 #19
graywarrior Oct 2012 #20
silvershadow Oct 2012 #21
John2 Oct 2012 #26
aggiesal Oct 2012 #22
AleksS Oct 2012 #25
Zoeisright Oct 2012 #28
lonestarnot Oct 2012 #29
nakocal Oct 2012 #30
jimbo92107 Oct 2012 #32

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 09:06 PM

1. What a load of shit!

 

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 09:06 PM

2. Romney has never lifted that much weight in his life. I bet he threw out his back!

Seriously! Who picks up two flats of water with their back, when their normal job is to sit behind a desk and the most exercise they get is walking a crowd line shaking hands?

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Response to truthisfreedom (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 09:10 PM

5. Yes he did

every time he lifts his wallet and his bank book, LOL

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 09:07 PM

3. I'm buying into...

...the suddenly plunging part.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 09:09 PM

4. They are losing Ohio.

They are losing Ohio, and need to find an alternate route to 270. He has destroyed himself with his position on the auto bailout, and the whole Chrysler/Jeep fiasco has put the final nail in the coffin.

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Response to chadnky (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 10:22 PM

24. alternate route to 270...

...take I 70W out of Pennsylvania, head to Columbus, take 270 N., or S., no matter, and keep riding around, and around, and around, 'cause hey, he's used to that, no?!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 09:10 PM

6. It's called a "head fake"...

The Bushies did it in the last days of the 2004 campaign, making it appear they had internal polling showing Hawaii as a Republican pickup. Of course, it never was, but it made Kerry spend resources there that might have won the election if used elsewhere.

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Response to regnaD kciN (Reply #6)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 09:22 PM

13. So this is probably Turd Blossoms idea? n/t

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Response to wisteria (Reply #13)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 10:41 PM

27. Anon has his/her/their shit trained on the turd blossom.

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Response to regnaD kciN (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 12:47 AM

33. McCain's foray into Pennsylvania in 2008 (he lost it by 11 points days later)

the idea was to get Biden and Obama out of Ohio.

head fake indeed.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 09:12 PM

7. He's gonna hurt his back doing that.

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Response to tanyev (Reply #7)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 09:18 PM

9. That was my impression from the picture.

You'd think one of his staff would show him proper lifting techniques. Then again manual labor is so foreign to Republicans they think it's a Mexican name.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Reply #9)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 10:10 PM

23. Manuel labor, I know him well. n/t

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 09:16 PM

8. I hope Obama doesn't fall for this okie doke.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 09:20 PM

10. They can't flip enough votes in Ohio to make it stick so have to go

after other states to make it look more legit when he tries to flip the votes in this election like was done in the primary ....

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 09:20 PM

11. How about if Obama plunges into Arizona...

ads might not be too expensive there.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 09:21 PM

12. The man has never "worked" a day in his life .....

..... this picture shows it.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 09:22 PM

14. From the looks of that picture, he lifted, and then set them back down.

Dumbass wouldn't be able to take two steps.

And he isn't going to get anything in Minnesota. If he is spending here, it's because he is worried about western Wisconsin, which gets Minnesota media. (Twin Cities, Duluth, Rochester broadcasts bleed into Western Wisconsin)

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 09:26 PM

15. Damn. That's one angry looking fat guy near him. n/t

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Response to cigsandcoffee (Reply #15)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 09:36 PM

16. Klaus is disappointed in Romney's form.

The Former East German lifting team would have severely punished him...

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Response to Thor_MN (Reply #16)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 12:30 AM

31. No, in in Soviet Russia, bottles lift selves in truck

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 09:38 PM

17. The article

 

mentioned North Carolina. He is not leading in North Carolina. The place he is leading in North Carolina are from Gravis Marketing and Rasmussen. Three different Polls from three different organizations had the race in North Carolina tied. One from PPP,one from Civitas and one from Elon. Gravis Marketing and Rasmussen had Romney with a large lead. Another Polling organization had Obama up by three points in both of their Polling samples. PPP is Democratic,Civitas is Republican and Elon is independent. All three are instate organizations. Groves, Gravis Marketing and Rasmussen are out of state. Groves is a Democratic Pollster from Colorado. Gravis Marketing is Republican from Florida. Rasmussen is Republican from New Jersey.

In North Carolina's early voting, over 1,700,000 people have voted. President Obama has a significant lead in North Carolina's early voting just like Nevada,Ohio and Iowa. If that stands up until Election day, Governor Romney has some significant ground to make up. There are still over 2,000,000 Democrats have not voted yet compare to over 1,500,000 Republicans. Out of that 2,000,000 Democrats, over 1,000,000 are African Americans. THat is a sign much of the Democratic vote in early voting are probably brand new voters. THe overall registration at the North Carolina State Board of Elections show African American registration with over 100,000 new voters since 2008.

Therefore I think the Romney campaign is reading the math. They are probably not saying it but they probably are not sure North Carolina is in the bag. That is a state they thought they had. So they are scrambling in case they can't win in North Carolina.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 09:40 PM

18. It's a distraction

He still has slim hopes in some key battleground states, but the more attention and money he can divert from the Obama campaign in those key states the better his chances are.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 09:50 PM

19. Romney cutting their losses in OHIO

Making a last ditch effort in a sneak attack.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 09:51 PM

20. As Elaine once said, "Fake! Fake, fake, fake!"

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 10:00 PM

21. Is any of those key states affected by Sandy? Just curious. nt

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Response to silvershadow (Reply #21)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 10:36 PM

26. The

 

outer coast of North Carolina was affected by Sandy but they will resume tomorrow. Early voting in North Carolina comes to an end Saturday. There is also a new Poll done by WRAL showing Romney with a five point lead right after those other three Polls. WRAL contracted USA Survey to do the Poll. This Poll also claims 60 percent of voters who planned to vote Tuesday plan to vote for Romney. It gave Obama a 15 percent lead in early voting from the people that already voted.

Well the Big problem with the USA Survey is the math just don't add up. Especially when you still have over two million Democrats and over half of that number being African Americans have yet to vote. The Republicans have cut into their overall registration numbers in early voting. There are only one million and a little over five hundred thousand left. There is no way Romney will get sixty percent of the vote on Tuesday when all those Democrats have not voted yet. WRAL can junk that quickie Poll. The Obama campaign thinks they can win North Carolina because of what they are seeing in the numbers.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 10:07 PM

22. I'll tell you why . . .

Because they're stealing the election, and he has to
be close enough to make the theft look legitimate.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 10:24 PM

25. Oh come ON. Raw-money's just trying another Rove trick from GWB days

Oh come ON. Raw-money's just trying another Rove trick from GWB days.

Anyone else remember Bush campaigning in CA right before the 2000 election? He was claiming to be sooooo confident that he could afford to campaign in deep blue states.

Turned out it was all a false front. Gore won the popular vote, and only lost the presidency on a vote of 5-4. It was shown to be a calculated move by Rove to make GWB look like the presumptive winner and get his hands on some bandwagon voters.

It's the same exact game today.

Raw-money's just trying to prop up the rapidly failing "momentum" narrative.

No worries folks. Just GOTV.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 10:41 PM

28. Fuck off, Rmomey.

You lying sack of excrement.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 10:42 PM

29. He will not outfox our foxie Mr. President! Our Mr. President knows how to think.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 12:25 AM

30. Romney advertising in Minnesota is to get to Wisconsin

Minnesota borders Wisconsin. The ad buys in Minnesota are really there to be seen in Wisconsin which gets the Minnesota TV stations.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 12:39 AM

32. "Okay, got the photo?"

"Shit, this stuff's heavy."
Puts the water down.
"Let's go have lunch. Now my back hurts god damn it!"

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