Posts Tagged ‘Obama’

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…)

This is an incredible speech, given by a true leader.  Israel deservers the United States’ support more than ever as the “Arab Spring” turns into something darker and more sinister in countries throughout the Middle East.  Not to mention that Iran is growing in strength and influence within the region.  President Obama’s “leading from behind” is proving to be a devastating miscalculation.  If you want to see what true leadership is, watch this video.

Statement from Becky Kolberg, Contra Costa Republican Party Chairman:

As events have unfolded in the Middle East over the last week, I have been both horrified and amazed.

I’ve seen a lot of anger and violence directed at America, but where is our outrage here at home? I’m talking about righteous anger at our President for a feckless, weak, and failed foreign policy. Where’s the anger at a bloated nanny government that doesn’t stand up for our bedrock principle of freedom of speech, but instead rounds up a citizen by force in the middle of the night for political reasons? Where is the reaction from the press; where are all the civil rights groups; where is the ACLU? (more…)

From the Republican National Committee:

Another Dismal Jobs Report Shows Obama’s Policies Haven’t Worked For America

The Associated Press Headline: “60-Day Election Sprint Opens With Weak Jobs Report”(Julie Pace and Donna Cassata, “60-Day Election Sprint With Weak Jobs Report,” The Associated Press , 9/7/12)

  • The Associated Press “U.S. employers added 96,000 jobs last month, a weak figure that could slow any momentum President Barack Obama hoped to gain from his speech to the Democratic National Convention.” (Christopher S Rugaber, “US Economy Adds 96k Jobs, Rate Falls To 8.1 Pct.,” The Associated Press, 9/7/12)

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Democrats Call Themselves The “The Pushover Party”

Convention Chaos As Democrats Alter Platform To Include God And Jerusalem

The Huffington Post Labeled The Democrats “The Pushover Party” For Changing Their Platform To Include “God” And “Jerusalem.” (The Huffington Post, 9/5/12)

DEMOCRATS FRUSTRATED

“Obama: Why Was ‘God’ Taken Out Of Platform In The First Place?” (Alana Semuels and Christi Parsons, “Obama: Why Was ‘God’ Taken Out Of Platform In The First Place?” Los Angeles Times, 9/5/12) (more…)

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Anybody Got A Fresh Idea?

Team Obama’s Reelect Strategy Revolves Around An Unrelenting Negative Campaign

“Though The Obamans Certainly Hit John McCain Hard Four Years Ago-Running More Negative Ads Than Any Campaign In History-What They Intend To Do To Romney Is More Savage.” (John Heilemann, “Hope: The Sequel,” New York Magazine, 5/27/12)

  • Obama Relies On “Going Negative,” Which Is “Very Different From The Formula” He Used In 2008. “Obama and his advisers fell back on the timeless method that has essentially become the default option for presidential reelection campaigns, despite his promises to change the process. They prefer to talk euphemistically about ‘drawing the contrast,’ but everyone else calls it going negative. This was something very different from the formula that elected the country’s first African-American president, but it would have to do.” (Glenn Thrush, Obama’s Last Stand, 2012)

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