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    What has happened to Obama's campaign?

    President Obama apparently trounced Romney on Tuesday night's debate. But here it is three days later and the Gallup poll shows Romney 7 points ahead. What has happened? Aside from the Republican extreme right wing, don't voters know what they will get themselves into if Romney becomes president?

    Romney claims he is different from GW Bush. But if you look at Bush's policy record and compare them to what Romney wants to do, there really is no difference! How blind can the low info voters be!

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    Re: What has happened to Obama's campaign?

    Quote Originally Posted by Glowpun View Post
    President Obama apparently trounced Romney on Tuesday night's debate. But here it is three days later and the Gallup poll shows Romney 7 points ahead. What has happened? Aside from the Republican extreme right wing, don't voters know what they will get themselves into if Romney becomes president?

    Romney claims he is different from GW Bush. But if you look at Bush's policy record and compare them to what Romney wants to do, there really is no difference! How blind can the low info voters be!
    6/7's of Gallup's interviews were done before the debate. We don't what type of effect, if any, it had yet.
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    Re: What has happened to Obama's campaign?

    Quote Originally Posted by Glowpun View Post
    President Obama apparently trounced Romney on Tuesday night's debate. But here it is three days later and the Gallup poll shows Romney 7 points ahead. What has happened? Aside from the Republican extreme right wing, don't voters know what they will get themselves into if Romney becomes president?

    Romney claims he is different from GW Bush. But if you look at Bush's policy record and compare them to what Romney wants to do, there really is no difference! How blind can the low info voters be!
    Obama was lured into thinking Romney's campaign was impotent because Mitt didn't quickly respond to Obama's lies about him up til now. So, Obama felt comfortable spending his millions of dollars of campaign funds on promoting a false image of Romney. This false image was discovered by the American people during the first debate and that was when the Obama team realized they'd wasted all that ad money. People could see for themselves that Mitt Romney is nothing like the ugly caricature Obama painted him to be.

    What's happened is the voters realized they'd been lied to by the Obama team and they discovered that Mitt Romney really is a great person and a great business person and a very good public servant and a great American.

    That's what happened to the Obama campaign.

    I'll tell you something else.

    After the first debate Obama claimed, with great affected consternation, that the Romney he faced in the first debate was a different guy than he expected.

    My opinion is that Obama said this to avoid being nailed for lying about Romney for almost a year.

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    Re: What has happened to Obama's campaign?

    I think "trounced" is a wrong word. I think Obama won the 2nd debate, but not by a huge margin.

    If you want to use that word, use it to describe what Romney did to Obama in the 1st one.

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    Re: What has happened to Obama's campaign?

    Quote Originally Posted by Glowpun View Post
    President Obama apparently trounced Romney on Tuesday night's debate. But here it is three days later and the Gallup poll shows Romney 7 points ahead. What has happened? Aside from the Republican extreme right wing, don't voters know what they will get themselves into if Romney becomes president?

    Romney claims he is different from GW Bush. But if you look at Bush's policy record and compare them to what Romney wants to do, there really is no difference! How blind can the low info voters be!
    Well they certainly know what they'll get themselves into if they vote for Obama.
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    Re: What has happened to Obama's campaign?

    Quote Originally Posted by Glowpun View Post
    President Obama apparently trounced Romney on Tuesday night's debate. But here it is three days later and the Gallup poll shows Romney 7 points ahead. What has happened? Aside from the Republican extreme right wing, don't voters know what they will get themselves into if Romney becomes president?

    Romney claims he is different from GW Bush. But if you look at Bush's policy record and compare them to what Romney wants to do, there really is no difference! How blind can the low info voters be!
    Romney comes across as a lot smarter than Bush. He is certainly more articulate, at least. He has a history of being able to make money, and of personal generosity. He gave away his inheritance (not that he needed it anyway) and gives more to charity than he has to pay in taxes. He has a history of putting financially failing entities back into the black, which is something sorely needed just now.

    Romney also has a history of being able to work with the opposing party, which is another thing that is sorely needed and that Obama lacks.

    But, when it comes to political ideology, Obama is not a lot different from Bush, and Romney is not a lot different from Obama. Once the dust settles, the election is over, and life goes on, I don't expect any major changes as a result of this election.
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    Re: What has happened to Obama's campaign?

    FWIW, after the last debate, Intrade has Obama dropping to 60% and Romney rising to 40%. These are the closest odds I've seen since the race began.

    At this point, all the major vague promises have been made and I don't think there are any more "undecided" voters left. You've already chosen sides or, like myself, are abstaining by voting 3rd party.

    We're now down to the pettiest stuff. The extreme negativity. The out of context "gotchas".

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    Re: What has happened to Obama's campaign?

    RealClearPolitics - Election 2012 - General Election: Romney vs. Obama

    3 put romney in the lead
    3 put Obama in the lead
    the rest are at a tie.

    The race is pretty much in the air now but it is still in Obama's favor. In other words, it is up to Obama to lose the presidency, not to Romney to win it.

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    Re: What has happened to Obama's campaign?

    Quote Originally Posted by marsden View Post
    Obama was lured into thinking Romney's campaign was impotent because Mitt didn't quickly respond to Obama's lies about him up til now. So, Obama felt comfortable spending his millions of dollars of campaign funds on promoting a false image of Romney. This false image was discovered by the American people during the first debate and that was when the Obama team realized they'd wasted all that ad money. People could see for themselves that Mitt Romney is nothing like the ugly caricature Obama painted him to be.

    What's happened is the voters realized they'd been lied to by the Obama team and they discovered that Mitt Romney really is a great person and a great business person and a very good public servant and a great American.

    That's what happened to the Obama campaign.

    I'll tell you something else.

    After the first debate Obama claimed, with great affected consternation, that the Romney he faced in the first debate was a different guy than he expected.

    My opinion is that Obama said this to avoid being nailed for lying about Romney for almost a year.
    So Mitt hasn't told any lies about Obama? Are you new to politics as well as DP?

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    Re: What has happened to Obama's campaign?

    The clear winner at this point is....

    Obomney!



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