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Mon Sep 24, 2012, 03:40 PM

Obama current lead status could hurt him?

As of today, most everywhere I read... Obama is up, Romney support is down..his campaign is failing, etc... Romney got killed on the Sunday shows this weekend. For the Sunday shows, that seems a little odd to me.

I then start to think about one thing Republicans need to win = low voter turnout.

I know this has been brought up before.....

If this message continues, do we risk complacency from voters if they think Obama is going to win anyway and "why should I make all this effort to get to the polls on my lunch hour, in the rain, etc...,etc..."?

Part of me thinks that DU and all of us can acknowledge (and perhaps secretly celebrate) what the polls say, but the message until Nov 4th could probably be...."It's still going to be a really close race"?

We can't take any chances.

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Response to Chakaconcarne (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 03:43 PM

1. It works the other way, too. Republicans might say "why bother, I don't like rmoney anyway"

and that could hurt them in the congressional races.

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Response to Chakaconcarne (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 03:43 PM

2. I'm not so sure Obama has peaked yet, but I know Romney has not yet hit bottom ...

... he will lose the debates so badly as to change American politics forever.

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Response to Chakaconcarne (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 03:45 PM

3. I couldn't agree more with you. Complacency cost us dearly in the mid-terms.

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Response to lamp_shade (Reply #3)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 03:59 PM

6. I don't think complacency was a factor in 2010...

...since we were being told every day that the Republicans were poised to make big gains and that our congressional majorities were in danger. Rather, I think what cost us dearly was the "purity brigade" on the left who sat out the election to "send a message" to Obama for not giving them everything they wanted immediately and on a silver platter. Well, it was quite a message, all right.

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Response to Chakaconcarne (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 03:50 PM

4. For every complacent voter, there are two Romney voters who are giving up on the campaign...

Complacency is never fun ... but neither is a defeated base. Once your base concedes you're going to lose, they become less likely to vote. It's not the same, though, for the winning team. It's far easier to get energized to vote when you're pretty sure your guy wins. Everyone loves to vote for a winner. Not only will it help with the little remaining undecideds, but it also helps energize Democratic voters for down ticket races ... while dispiriting the opposition.

How many Mondale supporters REALLY wanted to go vote in '84 when he was trailing by 15 points nationally?

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Response to Chakaconcarne (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 03:51 PM

5. I think its having the opposite effect on me.

When it looked like Obama might have less of a chance, I wasn't so enthusiastic about getting out to vote. I was going to, no doubt about it. But it was halfhearted.

Now that he's up and it's likely he's going to win I'm actually more excited than I would otherwise have been.

I was a doubter and a skeptic with regard to the Obamacare as half measure and incremental change. I whined about wanting it to be better faster, and I based this on the fact that I thought the Supremes would overturn it and/or Obama would lose and it would be struck down one way or another.

But now that the Supremes are out of the way, and now that it looks like Obama will win and if he does the ACA will become solidified law (as much as anything can in this country) and there's actually a chance of it getting into place and/or expanding I'm more excited than I was previously to get the hell out there and to encourage others to do the same.

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Response to Chakaconcarne (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 06:57 PM

7. Thanks for the replies everyone..

I was hoping to get some different perspectives to maybe put me more at ease.

Though they are desparate to get rid of Obama, I suppose if Republicans are both unexcited and feeling defeated, that might work well for us.

I just can't seem to get over how Rove doesn't have something up his sleeve other than voter Id, intimidation, etc.

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Response to Chakaconcarne (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 05:12 AM

8. how easy it is to help get the President reelected

It's very easy to help get President Obama reelected ...How easy . I volunteer for a phone back form home using my home phone calling voters and teaching them about how the President is the best choice for us all. I work for the official Obama volunteer campaign team , and just want to share the link for you. You can do this in your own time and it is just so easy but so crucially important. http://www.barackobama.com/news/entry/call-voters doesn't matter what state you are in we need your help.

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Response to Chakaconcarne (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 08:46 PM

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Response to Chakaconcarne (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 01:02 PM

10. I think it's over...

I'm pretty sure that President Obama is finishing his last term in office.
I know...I know... You're thinking, "What's this person talking about? President Obama is strong and getting stronger!"

But that's not the case.

FLOTUS was campaigning in black neighborhoods this past weekend. Why is THAT happening on the LAST weekend of the re-election campaign?

Rev. Jesse Jackson was campaigning in black neighborhoods this past weekend.

What should be the ABSOLUTELY MOST RELIABLE vote sector is not motivated. This is a very bad sign for us.

I can't keep my head in the sand any longer.

Make a note: I predict that the landslide losses of 2010 will continue. We will lose the White House. And it will be a huge loss.

On Wednesday - I hope you write to me and say I was wrong. But I don't think you'll be doing that.

RRWCF

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