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Liberals are No Longer Laughing at Romney on Pennsylvania!

Did you take notice? Pennsylvania is the name of the street where Mitt and Ann Romney will soon reside.

Over the last several months, pundits, politicos, and “experts” of all stripes had declared Pennsylvania not winnable for Governor Romney; it has been one of the most difficult of the 12 swing states. Remember this? It was not three weeks ago, in the dark pre-debate days of September that Governor Romney stated in a speech he would win Pennsylvania.

Photo: Associated Press

Polls are crazy animals. For this one reason, I have been reluctant to refer to them in my writing here in MRC. In fact, I would tell every reader of this post to simply ignore them completely going into November 6th. Why? Because, no matter which way the polls move, we need every man, woman, and child to get out the vote to make a difference. Or, in other words, the ONLY poll that matters is the one on November 6th. That said, this Pennsylvania poll is significant. The Washington Examiner published this article yesterday indicating Pennsylvania has moved hugely for Romney:

Susquehanna has traditionally shown a much tighter race between Obama and Romney than other polls, in part because it weighs its results by party registration. Firms that don’t do this tend to over-sample Democrats.

Weighting results in Pennsylvania is particularly important, Lee said, “because we know with a pretty good degree of certainty how many registered Republicans and Democrats are going to show up” on Election Day.

When I posted that Romney declaration on September 29th, my liberal friends literally laughed me to scorn when I sent it to them. I am not one to gloat so I will not send this news to them, but I am sending it to you.

A new poll shows Republican Mitt Romney leading in Pennsylvania, a state that Republicans had all but written off just weeks ago but which is now listed as a toss up by the Real Clear Politics website.

Susquehanna Polling and Research provided The Washington Examiner with a poll it conducted for state party officials that shows Romney with a 49 percent to 45 percent lead over President Obama.

It’s the first poll to show Romney leading among likely voters in the Keystone State.

“The polling is very clear that the race is certainly up for grabs and Republicans have a tendency to never believe it,” Susquehanna President James Lee told The Examiner.

Romney isn’t spending much time or money in Pennsylvania, which hasn’t backed a Republican presidential candidate since 1988.

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, do whatever you have to do to assist in getting out the vote. I cannot emphasize enough how important this election is. None of us can take anything for granted.

*Contact Romney campaign headquarters in Pennsylvania here.


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Billy Graham Makes Plea to All Americans to Support Candidates with Biblical Values

For those who are not aware, Billy Graham has been known as the spiritual adviser to many presidents beginning with President Dwight D. Eisenhower. As far as I know, Billy Graham has met with every president since Eisenhower to provide spiritual counsel and to pray with and for them as they serve in the highest office in the land.

A little over a week ago, Evangelist Bill Graham hosted Governor Romney in his home with his son.

Thursday’s Wall Street Journal ran the following full-page ad on page B3 (this same ad will run in many major newspapers across America in the next several days):

Source: Full-Page Advertisement in The Wall Street Journal, Page B3

Source: Full-Page Advertisement in The Wall Street Journal, Page B3


October 11, 2012 in Graham Home (source: www.billygraham.org)



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American Exceptionalism — 2012 New Leadership Needed (30-Second Video)

THANK YOU to Special Operations for America for this powerful message!

President Mitt Romney will never bow to any other world leader.



Thank you to Kevin Anderson for bringing this video to MRC.


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Debates Past & Present — Why Mr. Obama Can’t

A Tiny op-ed: To see the details, click each of these links to read – Hillary Clinton decides to take the fall for Obama but will not allow Ambassador Rice to speak about who in the Obama administration told her to lie about the movie trailer; Riots planned if Obama loses; Look what Obama, the President of the United States has time to do; Women are now pushing Romney ahead in key battleground states; Desperate people trying to make the presidential run racist; New twist to Obama’s cover-up on Libya.


For details about tonight’s important debate, see Luke’s post here.

A kiss goodbye last Sunday after worship services (Photo: Reuters)

Since the first Romney-Obama debate, you probably read everything you could on the subject, as I did. Though interesting, most of the pieces I read missed the point I think (this one informs us Obama thought he won!). It was not about style or Obama’s lack of eye contact or his lack of energy or enthusiasm; those were simple signs of a greater truth. Mr. Obama does not know how to defend his record of failure. The best analysis I found was by Victor Davis Hanson, “The Game Changes.” (it is outstanding!)

Usually after a presidential debate, both sides spin the results. But after the first face-off between President Obama and challenger Mitt Romney, Obama’s exasperated handlers made no such effort. How could they when most opinion polls revealed that two-thirds of viewers thought Obama lost?

Within minutes of the parting handshake, the liberal base went ballistic. Bill Maher, Chris Matthews, and Michael Moore all but accused Obama of embarrassing the progressive cause. The post-debate spin focused not on whether the president had been creamed by challenger Mitt Romney, but rather on how that had been possible.
[…]
Why, then, the hysteria over a typical Obama performance? What was radically different was not Obama’s normal workmanlike performance, but two novel twists.

As David Gergen said right after the debate, it appeared that Obama, as a first-time chief executive, had been surrounded by people telling him one of two things for his entire term: “Mr. President, that was a wonderful decision.” Or, “Mr. President, what you just did in that state [or country] was historic.” As a rookie executive, Mr. Obama actually believed he had clothes on!

Hanson continues,

This was the first debate in which Obama has had a record to defend. In 2000, he ran for Congress in a primary race against Bobby Rush and attacked the incumbent. In 2004, he ran successfully for the U.S. Senate, offering all sorts of promises — but never ran for reelection on their fulfillment.

Photo: Reuters

In 2008, a blank-slate Obama ran for president and won by lumping in challenger John McCain with unpopular incumbent president George W. Bush — while offering banalities like “hope and change” and “yes, we can!”

The debate with Romney, however, marked the first time in his national political life that Obama has had the harder task of defending a record of governance. That he could not make the case onstage for a successful four years suggests either that his record is nearly indefensible — 42 months of unemployment above 8 percent, more than $5 trillion in new debt, record numbers of Americans on food stamps, anemic economic growth — or that Obama believes voters don’t care that much. Perhaps they will again be mesmerized by his promises of millions of new green jobs, more government entitlements, and more attacks on the better-off who haven’t paid “their fair share.”

Barack Obama has always felt that it was enough to show up rather than to achieve. We all know that he got into Occidental College and Columbia University, was law-review editor at Harvard, was offered a professorship at the University of Chicago Law School, and was elected senator and president. But we have rarely heard of a significant record of actual achievement as a student, academic, or legislator — until his first term as president.

This was also the first time that Obama has faced a skilled debater. In Obama’s 2000 debate with the plodding Rush, the latter coasted — rightly assuming that his long incumbency would be enough to defeat the so-so challenger Obama.

In the 2004 senatorial race, Obama’s main rivals in the primary and general elections imploded due to mysteriously leaked divorce records. The last-minute fill-in candidate in the general election, Alan Keyes, was deemed wacky and not a serious opponent.

Obama ended up mostly achieving draws when jousting with Hillary Clinton in the 2008 Democratic primaries. He won two of the three debates with nondescript presidential rival McCain by consistently attacking Bush and blaming the 2008 financial meltdown on Republicans.

In previous debates, Obama sounded not much different than he did last week against Romney. Obama customarily looked down, gave disjointed, off-topic sermons, and stuttered uncertainly.
[…]
Obama’s handlers know all this. No wonder what worries them is not that Obama was off his game against Romney, but that the game itself — not Obama — has suddenly changed.

For tonight’s debate, a selfish hope of mine is that Governor Romney will not allow Mr. Obama to skip out on why he had Susan Rice repeat a lie about the movie trailer, why he repeated the lie himself several times, and how his administration could allow an ambassador to effectively “go naked” without security on the riskiest day of the year among radical Islamists.

As to last week’s debate, based on my life’s experience, I believe Biden’s debate “offense” of the Cheshire cat smile is a ‘tell.’ And I believe that we will see that same ‘tell’ with Obama. It is a poor attempt by the weak to appear strong. Since they don’t really know how to respond with strength, they smile big hoping the uninformed with give them the benefit of their doubt and dismiss the person challenging their record. Mark my words. Tomorrow, when Mr. Obama’s record is challenged, he will look just like Biden on that stage, smiling from ear to ear! When Governor Romney is challenged, I am confident he will redirect right back to Mr. Obama to continue to hold him accountable to his record. 90 minutes simply is not enough time to have Mr. Obama support the 30+ major promises he made in late 2008 and in 2009 and 2010.

Also, lest anyone forget, the first presidential debate was lopsided in favor of Mr. Obama as he was given a whopping four minutes extra talking time by the moderator! Also, the vice presidential debate favored Mr. Biden as the moderator interrupted and challenged Congressman Ryan far more times than she did Biden. Candy Crowley knows this and should even the tables this time (I stopped holding my breath this afternoon).

See additional excellent debate analysis from the WSJ here … Click here to read more.

The Cover-up Underway by Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton is Far More Serious than the Cover-up of Nixon’s Watergate


We will never forget these four men who sacrificed everything for America.

A MUST SEE VIDEO…

I think every American should see this video. Please listen carefully to what Ambassador Bolton says here.

President Obama, Vice President Biden, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are doing everything within their sphere of authority and power to obfuscate and bury the facts surrounding the assassinations of four great Americans on September 11th in Libya. Their motives are quite simple. Their number one objective in the next three weeks is to stall the release of facts until after the election. Pure and simple. I honestly believe they couldn’t care less what the families of these courageous men feel or think. It is completely political to them.

Please watch this short video clip up to minute 4:45. I think this video clip contains more truth in one place than we saw over weeks of hearings during the Watergate cover-up and subsequent investigations. As Americans, we simply cannot allow this travesty of truth to occur on our watch. I cannot tell you how incensed I feel about these duplicitous individuals who only care about their political futures! Here are some of the highlights from the video:

  • 1:05 Bolton: “Vice President Biden really crossed the line in the debate” on this issue.
  • 1:20 Bolton: “Ambassadors are the personal representatives of the President of the United States! They cover all our agencies overseas and they are all presidential appointees.”
  • 2:44 Bolton: “Hillary Clinton’s own department was in real time communication with the consulate and knew what was going on at the consulate.” (She feigns ignorance!)
  • 4:20 Bolton: “This was a high threat mission that…Even the Red Cross had withdrawn due to the threat level…” Hillary Clinton certainly should have known what was going on at this mission well ahead of September 11th.

PLEASE watch this video and tell your friends. I strongly believe every American should see this and know how our leaders cannot be trusted any longer as they all scramble to cover-up simple truths and facts:



Here is what we know about the Libyan consulate assassinations on September 11th:

  • Messrs. Obama and Biden will never take responsibility for any failure of theirs. By default, they blame the Dept. of State and the U.S. intelligence community for security failures at the consulate. It fits their four-year pattern of deflection at every turn.
  • Five days after the attack, Ambassador Rice was adamant that the attack started as a protest to a YouTube movie trailer created last summer.
  • No intelligence expert was ever aware of a spontaneous protest, at the consulate, based on a video.
  • Ambassador Stevens and other U.S. security personnel in Libya, numerous times had requested of the Dept. of State heightened security at the consulate prior to September 11th and were denied every time.
  • Secretary of State Hillary Clinton states categorically that she had never been aware of any requests for additional security at the consulate and she blames the U.S. intelligence community.
  • Nobody wants to allow Ambassador Rice to disclose who told her to publicly report that the attacks started as a simple protest to a movie trailer.
  • COVER UP: One or more of the following entities is directly involved outright in this cover-up: 1) The White House, 2) The Dept. of State, and/or 3) the intelligence community (I seriously doubt the intelligence community is part of this cover-up and I think they will soon leak information to the press that will directly implicate 1 and 2 by way of retribution).

I honestly believe that what we are witnessing at the highest levels of the United States government is a cover-up far more serious than that of President Nixon’s Watergate and I strongly believe the facts, as they become widely known in America, will end Hillary Clinton’s chances to ever become POTUS in the future.

The men and women involved in this cover-up will do whatever they can to stall and hinder the congressional investigation until after the election.

Nobody was killed in the Watergate break-in.


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President Obama’s Vision (humor for the weekend)

Presidential politics is serious. But sometimes we need comic relief from the political world for a few moments. This impersonation of President Obama is outstanding. In this video, President Obama informs us of four important facts:

  1. Concerns he has about Vice President Joe Biden;
  2. The reason President Obama is running for reelection;
  3. How he plans to bring the unemployment rate down further, and
  4. Why the TSA folks at the airports wear the rubber gloves.



To see what President Obama sees today: Click here to read more.

Barack Obama’s Repulsive Cover-up of Libyan Terror Attacks

NOTE: The following opinion is only that of the author. This is not a Romney campaign site.

All of those that contribute to this website are volunteers; each one runs a business or makes a living as an employee. As volunteers, we have to find time to do the research and determine what we hope will be the most interesting and compelling content to present. That time for me is late at night and early morning hours. Of most interest to me is fleshing out truth in ways that will most accurately inform our readers as to why Mitt Romney is the best choice for POTUS.

Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty, Tyrone Woods

But since the assassination of four great Americans on September 11th – followed by the constant duplicitous rhetoric streaming from the Obama administration – I can scarcely think of anything else. For over two weeks, the most senior Obama spokesmen and State Department officials (not to mention President Obama himself) would have us believe these assassinations resulted from Libyans that had viewed a YouTube movie trailer! Their orchestrated efforts to present the same message, starting with Ambassador Rice on five Sunday television talk shows, was so well coordinated that it quickly became obvious to me and others that no other narrative would be acceptable to Mr. Obama. Their cover story was run for over two weeks! Even when truth, contrary to that narrative was emerging from all sides! Now, it is finally becoming obvious that a cover-up at the highest levels of the executive branch has been in full motion the entire time! Why? Because the truth would damage Mr. Obama’s chances of re-election.

Frankly, it is repulsive!

How would you feel if you had lost a son this way? How would you feel if you knew deep down that your President, by his actions, only cared about his job? As you watch this video clip, listen carefully as Sean Smith’s mother Pat was effectively patted on the head and told to “trust me” several times. How would you feel as a mother in this situation?



The following video clip most accurately portrays how infuriated my friends and I feel about the Obama administration’s callous political posturing. Congressman Trey Gowdy effectively calls out all executive branch officials involved in this terrible cover-up. Minute 4:00 is best.

Please, please, please: Every American needs to see this video and watch it beyond minute 4:00. I have now watched it four times and I get emotional every time. This is obscene!



33 years ago was the last time a United States ambassador was assassinated; that was under President Carter’s watch. As upset as I am about this cover-up, I am more angry by the knowledge that these good men had been effectively begging for heightened security for this diplomatic post for weeks and they were denied every time! To top it off, the Obama administration did nothing to secure sensitive, even classified information after the attacks!

These men of courage stood their post. Two of them left safe harbor and ran into the breach to save the lives of others. These four Americans suffered unthinkable fear and terror before they were assassinated.

I’m sorry, but there is no excuse whatsoever for this complete and utter vacuum of leadership!

For a complete timeline, see O’Reilly’s excellent analysis in this video: Click here to read more.

Romney Is Right about a Teacher Shortage — There Isn’t One

Photo Credit: Corbis

You may recall that Governor Romney has stated a few times in different ways that the problem we have in educating our children has nothing to do with a teacher shortage. If you listen to Mr. Obama, he would have us all believe that is precisely the problem. Well, let’s stick to the facts. The following is an excerpt from The Imaginary Teacher Shortage from yesterday’s WSJ:

For decades we have tried to boost academic outcomes by hiring more teachers, and we have essentially nothing to show for it. In 1970, public schools employed 2.06 million teachers, or one for every 22.3 students, according to the U.S. Department of Education’s Digest of Education Statistics. In 2012, we have 3.27 million teachers, one for every 15.2 students.

Yet math and reading scores for 17-year-olds have remained virtually unchanged since 1970, according to the U.S. Department of Education’s National Assessment of Educational Progress. The federal estimate of high-school graduation rates also shows no progress (with about 75% of students completing high school then and now). Unless the next teacher-hiring binge produces something that the last several couldn’t, there is no reason to expect it to contribute to student outcomes.

We need to return education and the teaching of our children to the local levels and take it away from the fabulously inefficient federal government. Why do we keep throwing good money after bad?


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Romney in Command as Obama Got “Anesthetized” – Two Op-Eds You Won’t Want to Miss

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If you love the art of language as I do, you will enjoy the prose I ran across today by two authors describing Messrs. Romney and Obama. Their ability to paint with words fascinates me. To keep this piece relatively brief, the chosen excerpts here will be slightly out of the context of each op-ed necessarily, but the firehose amount of post-debate spin we have all had these past 24 hours will allow you to get the point (each full article is excellent). The first article is by Daniel Henninger in his piece, The Romney Reboot Arrives

[...]
It would be asking too much for anyone to believe that the Romney campaign planned to spend two years saying very little about the substance of public policy as a ruse to anesthetize Barack Obama on debate night, but that is clearly what happened.

Gov. Romney came to the debate prepared to press Mr. Obama in detail about the president’s record, to defend the substance of his own proposals and even draw sharp philosophical distinctions with Mr. Obama. We’re happy to tip a hat to his pre-debate sparring partner, Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio, but this level of competence and detail wasn’t acquired in the past 10 days.
[...]
Barack Obama showed the dangers and risks of presidential incumbency. For all the powers of the office, the U.S. presidency inevitably causes the person holding it to place outsized belief and faith in the correctness of his own policies and ideas. In a word, hubris. It has happened before.

Barack Obama, perhaps the most self-confident person to occupy that office in our lifetime, was always skating along the edge of a cliff of self-destructive arrogance. No other president would have thought to berate the members of the Supreme Court as they sat in front of him during his State of the Union speech. The famous George Washington University speech in which he ridiculed his Republican partners in the deficit-negotiation talks, who had come to the speech expecting to hear a policy response, was another sign of potential danger.

And finally there was the report a few weeks ago that Mr. Obama did not respect Gov. Romney and did not consider him competent to be president.

Photo: Associated Press

This is a president, dismissive and condescending to any opposition, who went into that debate in Denver and essentially got his head handed to him by a better-prepared opponent.

What was especially damaging to Mr. Obama is that when it became clear early in the initial discussion of tax policy that Mitt Romney was going to take his argument to a deeper level, the president’s response was essentially to start cutting and pasting stock lines from speeches he’s been giving for years. After awhile, he looked like a guy who was rummaging through a drawer for old audio cassettes.
[...]
Not least, Mr. Romney has finally found his way to a workable defense of his Massachusetts health-care plan, emphasizing that whatever its merits, it was a major legislation that was passed on a bipartisan basis. Mr. Obama was left muttering that the Washington GOP should have taken cues from Massachusetts.
[...]
Mitt Romney may not have won the election in the first debate, but he established a new baseline.
[...]
Will it last? It would be passing strange, even a little weird, if Mr. Romney reverted to a candidacy skimming along the surface of issues and arguments. He can go deep. He should keep doing it. Besides as he said minutes into the debate, “It’s fun, isn’t it?” It is. Give the voters more of it.

[emphasis added]

The second op-ed is by the conservative speechwriter we love to hate and love…Peggy Noonan. I love to read her words. She has an amazing way of being both succinct and colorfully descriptive! Her WSJ piece Romney Deflates The President is art (I recommend the entire piece):

Out on a limb, where the breeze is best:

The impact of the first debate is going to be bigger than we know. It’s going to affect thinking more than we know, and it’s going to start showing up in the polls, including in the battlegrounds, more dramatically than we guess.

It wasn’t just Mitt Romney’s strong performance. It was President Obama’s amazingly weak one. He’s never been punctured before. But by debate’s end Wednesday night, if you opened the window this is what you could hear: Ssssssss. The soft hiss of air departing from a balloon.

And—amazingly again—he did it to himself. He didn’t fight, he didn’t show, he wasn’t awake and hungry. He just said the same-old-same-old and let it go. He couldn’t even meet Mr. Romney’s gaze, never mind his arguments.

Is all this dispositive? Has it changed everything? No.

Balloons can get patched. Opportunities can be squandered. Luck can turn.

But this whole race is on the move again, it’s in play again, and it’s going to get fun.

But it’s going to get hot, too. And probably dirty.


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Presidential Polls Used in “Head Games” by Candidate Operatives? [Rove]

Karl Rove (Photo: Twitter)

If you live in a battleground state, you probably are sick of any and all political advertising on TV and radio. For the rest of us, it is the polls. I even know one person that could not watch the debate last night because she was so nervous from ingesting weeks of polling spin. And how does the average political hack make sense of data one day showing that Obama leads Romney 47% to 44% nationally and the very next day another poll is virtually the opposite?

Yesterday, David Parker and I were discussing how polling entities can easily skew the results while appearing “credible” and worse, how the mainstream “news” media and candidate surrogates inflate otherwise meaningless poll results. Both sides use the polls attempting to motivate their base and deflate their opponent’s. Don’t fall for any it. Follow the lead of Mitt Romney. Karl Rove’s weekly column in today’s print edition of The Wall Street Journal is excellent on topic: Can We Believe the Presidential Polls?

I’ve seen a movie like this one before. I was in my 20s and director of the Texas Victory Committee for Reagan-Bush. Our headquarters was in an old mortuary in Austin. That seemed an appropriate venue when, on Oct. 8, 1980, the New York Times released its poll on the presidential race in Texas, one of 10 battlegrounds. (Yes, the Lone Star State was then a battleground.)

Photo: Associated Press

According to the Times, the contest was “a virtual dead heat,” with President Jimmy Carter ahead despite earlier surveys showing Ronald Reagan winning. A large Hispanic turnout for Mr. Carter—and the fact that Texas was “far more Democratic than the nation” (only 16% of Texans identified themselves as Republicans then)—meant that Mr. Reagan “must do better among independents” to carry the state. Our hurriedly called strategy session at the mortuary had more than the normal complement of hand-wringers.

Then came more hard punches. On Oct. 13, Gallup put the race nationally at Carter 44%, Reagan 40%. The bottom appeared to fall out two weeks later when a new national Gallup poll had Carter 47%, Reagan 39%.

That produced more than a few empty chairs in phone banks across Texas. But most volunteers, grim and stoic, hung on, determined to stay until the bitter end. Only Election Day was not so bitter. Reagan carried all 10 of the Times’ battleground states and defeated Mr. Carter by nearly 10 points.

Every election is different and this year won’t replicate 1980. But context might be helpful to edgy supporters of Mitt Romney.

In the past 30 days, there were 91 national polls (including each Gallup and Rasmussen daily tracking survey). Mr. Obama was at or above the magic number of 50% in just 20. His average was 47.9%. Mr. Romney’s was 45.5%. Click here to complete the analysis >>>>>>>>> (more…)