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Sat Oct 20, 2012, 07:34 PM

With Romney Closing In, Obama To Launch Swing State Blitz

Source: Reuters

WASHINGTON/DEL RAY BEACH, Florida | Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:13pm EDT

(Reuters) - Facing a cliffhanger re-election attempt, President Barack Obama will launch a round-the-clock, two-day campaign blitz through six battleground states next week to try to fend off the challenge from Republican Mitt Romney.

Polls show Obama's strong debate performance this week gained him little or no ground against the former Massachusetts governor with just over two weeks until the November 6 election.

The pair are essentially tied in most surveys as Americans remain split between giving Obama more time to fix the economy or choosing a former business executive who argues he knows best how to create jobs.

Obama will campaign in Iowa on Wednesday, then hit Colorado, Nevada, Florida and Virginia, cast his ballot early in his home town of Chicago, then stop in Ohio to end the tour.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/20/us-usa-campaign-idUSBRE89F07J20121020



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Reply With Romney Closing In, Obama To Launch Swing State Blitz (Original post)
Purveyor Oct 2012 OP
warrior1 Oct 2012 #1
PSPS Oct 2012 #2
ugojwt2 Oct 2012 #3
BlueStreak Oct 2012 #10
Ishoutandscream2 Oct 2012 #4
DonViejo Oct 2012 #5
SingleSeatBiggerMeat Oct 2012 #6
Syntara Oct 2012 #7
INdemo Oct 2012 #8
mecherosegarden Oct 2012 #13
azurnoir Oct 2012 #15
SunSeeker Oct 2012 #18
zeemike Oct 2012 #9
PSPS Oct 2012 #25
zeemike Oct 2012 #28
dawn frenzy adams Oct 2012 #11
demwing Oct 2012 #32
santamargarita Oct 2012 #12
SoapBox Oct 2012 #14
progressivebydesign Oct 2012 #20
Left Coast2020 Oct 2012 #27
Coyotl Oct 2012 #16
meti57b Oct 2012 #17
Festivito Oct 2012 #19
AlbertCat Oct 2012 #21
Ken Burch Oct 2012 #22
LisaL Oct 2012 #23
skiptaylor Oct 2012 #24
demwing Oct 2012 #33
Beartracks Oct 2012 #26
BVictor1 Oct 2012 #29
lexw Oct 2012 #30
demwing Oct 2012 #34
NICO9000 Oct 2012 #35
pansypoo53219 Oct 2012 #31

Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 07:37 PM

1. closing in

meaning he is 5 to 10 points behind.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 07:39 PM

2. Trust us folks!11!! It's a horse race!!!111!11! Keep listening/reading/watching!!11! Please!!11!

$5 billion in political ad budgets, and the media won't let a drop of it go unspent.

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Response to PSPS (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 07:49 PM

3. Polls

you are right on point

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Response to PSPS (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 08:10 PM

10. And that's the way it is.

Pretty amazing that they would say polls are not showing a boost from the second debate. Very few polls are entirely post-debate, and the overall trend has moved back toward Obama since the Biden debate.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 07:50 PM

4. Okay, Reuters, whatever

Jeez...

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 07:51 PM

5. I read an AP report earlier today about this tour...

it wasn't billed as a desperation tour, but rather, a national tour in the closing weeks of the campaign. Reuters apparently decided to throw their own ideas into the headline; "gotta keep them Dems agitated!"

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 07:51 PM

6. Closing In On What?

He couldn't put together a realistic 270 EVs if Rafalca's life depended on it.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 07:51 PM

7. Please Sign This Petition: Attorney General Eric Holder: Investigate Tagg Romney owning voting machi

Please Sign This Petition: Attorney General Eric Holder: Investigate Tagg Romney owning voting machines in OHIO.... This petition needs 9409 more signatures. It already has 25,591. Getting the full alotment required will get this to Eric Holder in the U.S. Department of Justice.

I know there are several petitions floating around, but this one definitely will get to Eric Holder. Thanks!!

http://www.change.org/petitions/attorney-general-eric-holder-investigate-tagg-romney-owning-voting-machines-in-ohio#

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Response to Syntara (Reply #7)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 08:07 PM

8. done

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Response to Syntara (Reply #7)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 08:32 PM

13. Done! N/T

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Response to Syntara (Reply #7)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 08:49 PM

15. Done and shared thanks

and welcome to DU

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Response to Syntara (Reply #7)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 09:43 PM

18. Done. The douche who wants to take a swing at Obama should not own voting machines.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 08:09 PM

9. The whole purpose of that story is to establish that it is too close to call.

That is the set up....and must be believed if Rmoney is to win by hook or by crook...mostly crook.
that win must be made plausible by the polls and articles like this.
We shall see more of this.

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Response to zeemike (Reply #9)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 11:35 PM

25. That is one scenario

However, I don't think that would fly as well now as it did in 2000 and 2004. Flipping an election this time would pretty much label the resulting junta as illegitimate in the minds of most citizens because it would be too obvious. The corrupt corporate media's stranglehold on information is long gone.

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Response to PSPS (Reply #25)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 01:38 AM

28. Well I wold like to think you are right.

That people now would rise up if the election were stolen right before their eyes....but I have no history of that happening before when things were done right before our eyes and nothing came of it.
And it is easy to not take any action when a reason for the theft is provided no matter how slim it is.,...the polls said it was close....the pundits said Rmoneys message was starting to resonate...the dems just did not show up to vote....and other things like that we are likely to see if the fix is in.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 08:17 PM

11. Better get on it folks!


Do not buy this nonsense that the polls are close. I do not believe for a moment that Romney's first debate was a game changer. Nor do I believe Obama received no bounce from the second. This is Mainstream Media along with its allegiance to the Republican Party and Republican Polling firms, doing what they have for the past 12 years, which is to crush the will of the American People. This is corporate power helping corporate power.

The question here is why do we on the left continue to accept this? We know damn well the Republicans will steal this election. They've never stopped. Don't think they didn't try during the 2008 election. I live in Ohio, and during early voting the Republicans were out in full force harassing voters. We already know what they did in 2000 and 2004. There was trouble throughout the entire country during the 2010 midterm elections. The Scott Walker recall was another example of Republicans tampering with the vote, and you bloody well know it.

Right now we should be preparing for another stolen election. We should present documentation to the United Nations that America's elections are just as crooked as any Third World Dictatorship. Because they are. Don't wait for election day. It will be too late.

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Response to dawn frenzy adams (Reply #11)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 11:31 AM

32. "why do we on the left continue to accept this?"

because the only viable answer is revolution, and no one in their right mind wants a civil war

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 08:23 PM

12. Media Bullshit as usual!

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Response to santamargarita (Reply #12)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 08:34 PM

14. Ditto to that!

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Response to santamargarita (Reply #12)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 09:59 PM

20. Gore and Clinton were right. They were gravely concerned about the corporate controlled media..

..and how little voice the American PEOPLE have anymore in the media. they KNEW years ago, that this would start affecting elections. The FEC is fucking worthless, as is the FTC. They are allowing media monopolies, with Clear Channel owning several statins in one market, billboards, etc., and they are owned by BAIN!!

This is not a coincidence folks. The Supreme Court decision, the media control, the republican controlled polling firms, the purchase of the voting machine companies, NONE if it is a coincidence. This entire scenario has been thought-out and planned.

There is a REASON why we have 400+ billionaires on the Richest Americans list, when not that long ago there here 2 or 3. They want a fancier version of Haiti, and the other countries where a handful of people are filthy rich, the and the rest are either living on the streets, or doing the laundry for the billionaires. They want to see the cities deserted, with graffiti and empty storefronts, and men of all ages standing on street corners all day. Thats what they want.. because in Romney's little enclaves, they have gated communities, they have security guards, they have all the things THEY need.

It's all related, these fucking phony narrative that ROmney could win TODAY (thank you to Yahoo Ticket for THAT ONE today...) Let's keep fighting this. Let's keep volunteering, donating, talking to our friends and family. This IS the most important election of our lives. We determine NOW if the right wingers on the SUpreme Court have destroyed our election system forever, and if people like the fucking Koch Brothers will get their ROI on their billion.

and btw... The President is ahead in the swing states.. is Reuters on CRACK?

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Response to progressivebydesign (Reply #20)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 12:18 AM

27. I'm glad you mentioned the corporate media. I can follow up on that.

As we speak, I have a petition on Sign-On.org that addresses this very issue. My petition is titled: Restore the Airwaves to the Public. I have at last count 86 signers.

Assuming Obama gets back in, we need to address this issue NOW. I just got fed up and pissed off. And this is how I am venting...with a petition to end corporate controlled media. I don't know about you, but I remember the variety on the radio back in the 80's. I worked in the business from 1978 to 2002. There was diversity on the air. Not now. We need to change that.

I addressed my petition to the Prez, and FCC Chairman Genacowski (sp). But getting it in front of Senator Warren ( I know I'm getting anxious), Senator Senator Sanders, and other progressives in the House could give us momentum. But I am trying. This is my first petition--ever. So I'm just sayin we can do this and eliminate the monopoly. I'm asking President Obama to bring back the 12/12/12 rule which states: "One company cannot own no more than 12 radio (AM and FM) stations, and 12 television stations nationally. I don't have a link, but go to Sign-On and see it, sign it, and tell your friends. And if you already signed, bless you. And if you think I'm crazy for doing this, you can tell me so.

NOTE: If you are a former broadcaster like me, I need input on the language. I think I need to tighten it up a bit.


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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 08:54 PM

16. Closing in? LOL!! Put that horse back in the barn before it gets struck by lightning

Reuters

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 09:46 PM

19. When the election is stolen people won't be as mad.

If they think Obama was behind anyway.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 10:34 PM

21. Ahhhh.... just what we need....

More news from the future!

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 10:45 PM

22. Are they implying that Obama had planned to stay OUT of the swing states?

That he was going to, say, spend the last two weeks in California and Georgia, for some reason?

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 10:48 PM

23. At least they aren't claiming Romney is ahead.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 11:25 PM

24. Polls

I dont know why people follow polls. They are at best useless, at worst crooked.

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Response to skiptaylor (Reply #24)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 11:55 AM

33. because the facts say differently when you average polls together

I remember this kind of loose talk when the Recall happened in Wisconsin. Polls clearly showed that Walker would win, and he did. On DU, there was a great ignoring of this fact, and an insistence that the polls were biased/wrong/rigged/etc.

RCP had the average of polls show Walker winning with a 6.7% margin, he ran a 6.8% margin.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/governor/wi/wisconsin_governor_recall_election_walker_vs_barrett-3056.html#polls

If our polls are rigged, then our elections are rigged as well. If our elections are rigged...

Well if our elections are rigged then why the hell are we sitting here in DU, or phone banking, or registering voters, or ANYTHING else other than taking to the streets to resist, by whatever means are available, the death of our democracy?

Is that what you are recommending? I don't necessarily disagree, I just want to know if I am understanding you clearly?

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 11:49 PM

26. If the MSM (the "real media") can keep it a horse race...

... that will provide excellent cover for a subtle "within-the-margin-of-error" voting machine theft. 'Cause who's gonna believe a bunch of "new media" voters when they complain about it on Twitter? Not the MSM or the PTB.

Please tell me things are different now that voting machine hacking is a more commonly known thing now, and voters are (hopefully) more sophisticated and wary. If, God forbid, a slew of voting machine "irregularities" skew things to the GOP again, what can be done this time around to fight it and fix it that couldn't be -- or simply wasn't -- done in 2008?

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 02:31 AM

29. And yet there's this...

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/20/presidential-polls_n_1993771.html

WASHINGTON -- No one would call it a "surge," but the national tracking polls are beginning to show signs of a slight uptick for President Barack Obama.

The most recent national tracking surveys released as of Saturday continue to produce a mixed result in terms of the nominal leader, although all but one show a relatively close race between Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney. With the exception of the Gallup Daily tracking poll none produces margins for the leader large enough to be considered statistically significant for any individual poll.

However, the most recent releases of five of the six tracking polls show net movement to Obama or away from Romney of between 1 and 4 percentage points compared to results from interviews conducted by each pollster between the first and second presidential debates.



Whatever the polls say, we mustn't be complacent.

Remember toe VOTE on November 6th.

OBAMA/BIDEN 2012...

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 03:04 AM

30. Astounding

Have we ever in history had backstage video of a candidate showing his true colors for the middle class like we have with Romney? And yet, the bone heads are voting for him anyway? What goes more do they need? This country is soooooo sad.

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Response to lexw (Reply #30)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 12:01 PM

34. Some people assume

That because we passed Civil Rights reforms in the 60s, and elected an African American to the White House 50 years later, that we've extinguished racism in America. Right....

I think Romney could rape a dog on YouTube and still get 30% of the US Vote. I'm hoping that 30% aren't ALL racists, but I'm not convinced.

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Response to demwing (Reply #34)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 08:57 PM

35. Well, he does have a checkered history with the canine species...

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 03:18 AM

31. thank GOD for PBS

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