Posts Tagged ‘Romney’

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…)

By Senator Mimi Walters

Governor Jerry Brown recently took offense with Governor Mitt Romney’s comment recently, jokingly comparing California’s economic condition to that of the debt-burdened European countries of Greece, Spain or Italy.  In an effort to protect his image and work, Brown immediately put on his rose-colored glasses and went into damage control.  “Just silly,” Brown said during a visit to a Frito-Lay facility in Los Angeles. (more…)

National

Sen. Graham: White House Leaks Were ‘Orchestrated’ for Political Gain: read more–>>

Romney slams Obama on eve of foreign trip: read more–>>

Romney agrees with Feinstein remarks: read more–>>

Romney camp asks Va. to probe voter forms: read more–>>

Senate succeeds at something: Futility: read more–>>

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National

Romney says security leaks ‘political,’ calls for probe into ‘contemptible’ conduct: read more–>>

Solyndra figures attend swank Obama fundraiser: read more–>>

Obama uses out-of-date data to criticize Romney’s Medicare plan: read more–>>

Obama still trying to explain ‘you didn’t build that’ comment: read more–>>

How super PACs are saving Mitt Romney: read more–>>

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National

Democrats shun Nancy Pelosi’s plea for cash: read more–>>

Another year, another stopgap bill instead of real budget: read more–>>

Amid a campaign of American exceptionalism, reminders of Romney’s international past: read more–>>

Shootings renew fire at gun-law adequacy: read more–>>

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From GOP.com:

Nationally, Romney Is Leading

CBS News/The New York Times Poll: Romney Is Leading Obama 47-46 Percent. “President Obama and Mitt Romney are effectively tied in the race for the presidency, according to a new CBS News/New York Times survey. Forty-seven percent of registered voters nationwide who lean towards a candidate back Romney, while 46 percent support the president. Four percent are undecided. The one percentage point difference is within the survey’s three point margin of error.”(Brian Montopoli, “Obama, Romney In Dead Heat In Presidential Race,” CBS News, 7/18/12) (more…)