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By Alex Thorne

The reviews are in and the unanimous consensus is that Mitt Romney trounced Barack Obama in the debates.  There’s no doubt that Romney was going to come prepared for a fight.  What shocked me about last night’s debate was how badly Obama performed.  We all know that Obama has no real answer for his dismal performance on the economy, however you’d think he would have been more effective in delivering the typical DNC talking points.  What you’ll find when reading the articles below is the overwhelming conclusion that Obama was completely out of his league last night.  After last night’s decisive win by Romney, it is clearer now that Obama hasn’t the ability, the ideas or the leadership skills to move this country forward.  Republicans must redouble their efforts to get Mitt Romney elected in November.

Below are just a sample of articles from a wide variety of news outlets analyzing last night’s debate.

Presidential race reset, Romney backers say

Dogged by criticism from his party and by flagging poll numbers in key swing states, Romney pulled off a clear victory in the first debate Wednesday night, according to several polls, besting President Obama by a wide margin.

Romney energizes campaign with feisty debate performance

Mitt Romney energized his campaign for president Wednesday night, charging out of his first debate having, by most accounts from both sides of the political spectrum, dominated President Obama in a standoff for which he was evidently well-prepared. (more…)

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Like Reagan, Romney can still win

This is the best of the mix of pre-debate articles and one every Republican needs to read.  Marc A. Thiessen at The Washington Post writes about how Ronald Reagan was trailing Jimmy Carter in the polls prior to the debates.  Reagan’s strong debate performance dramatically changed the course of the campaign.  Thiessen’s article makes a powerful case for why Romney could easily change the trajectory of the polls with a strong debate performance and win the election easily.

Here’s an excerpt:

The electorate may be similarly volatile today. A recent ABC News poll found that 22 percent of the electorate is “persuadable” — both anxious about how their preferred candidate would perform as president and interested in finding out more about the other candidate. Among independents, the number of persuadable voters is even higher — 26 percent. In other words, the election could swing dramatically in the closing weeks and even the final days — and it could swing in either direction. According to ABC, persuadable voters “include essentially equal number of Barack Obama’s and Mitt Romney’s supporters.” (more…)

We had so much fun at the Convention Watching Parties, we figured we’d do it again!

Presidential/VP Debate House Parties 

October 3, 11, 16 and 22

Join us for Food, Fellowship and Fun!

5:30 – 8:00 pm

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By Alex Thorne

Several articles today blast the Obama campaign for its Bain Capital attacks against Mitt Romney.    These stories come on the heels of a devastating fact check article by The Washington Post yesterday that thoroughly debunked the Obama campaign’s new attack.

Today, The Washington Post ran another article, “Do Bain SEC documents suggest Mitt Romney is a criminal?”  The article concluded:

“…the weight of evidence suggests that Romney did in fact end active management of Bain in 1999. He stated that in a federal disclosure form he signed, under threat of criminal penalties. He said he was a “former employee” in a state disclosure form. A state commission concluded 10 years ago that he did, indeed, leave Bain in 1999. Investors in Bain funds were told he was not part of the management team.”

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Washington Post’s Fact Checker article thoroughly debunks Barak Obama’s Bain Capital attacks.  Here are some excerpts below:

“We’re considering whether to once again take a deeper look at this, though it really feels like Groundhog Day again. There appears to be some confusion about how partnerships are structured and managed, or what SEC documents mean. (Just because you are listed as an owner of shares does not mean you have a managerial role.)”

“To accept some of the claims, one would have to believe that Romney, with the advice of his lawyers, lied on government documents and committed a criminal offense.”

A 2002 statement he filed with the Massachusetts State Ethics Commission on his financial interests lists ownership of various Bain entities, some of which appear to intersect with the funds that invested in KB Toys. The document says that Romney is “a passive, limited partner [with] no management capacity” in many of these funds.”

“And after reviewing evidence cited by the Obama campaign, we reaffirm our conclusion that Romney left the helm of Bain Capital when he took a leave of absence in 1999 to run the Salt Lake City Organizing Committee for the 2002 Winter Olympics – as he has said repeatedly — and never returned to active management. The Obama campaign’s recent ads thus mislead when they point to investments made by Bain, as well as management decisions made by companies in which Bain invested, after that time.”

Read the full article here–>>

Mitt Romney Press:
“For weeks, President Obama has been spreading falsehoods and distortions about Governor Romney’s record of job creation – and now we know why. President Obama’s policies have encouraged American jobs to move overseas and he’s sent taxpayer dollars to foreign-owned companies. Sometimes the truth hurts, and it’s clear the President’s failed economic policies are hurting American workers.” – Andrea Saul, Romney Campaign Spokesperson.

News

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Health care ruling gives GOP new attack line — taxes: read more–>>

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The Republican recipe for repeal: read more–>>

Romney raises $4.3M after health ruling: read more–>>

Opinion

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The Obamacare tax: read more–>>

Why Roberts Was Right: read more–>>

A Confused Opinion: read more–>>

ObamaCare and the politics of dependency: read more–>>

Only the voters can save America now: read more–>

Modesty and Audacity: read more–>>

Getting rid of Obamacare: read more–>>

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