Women are coming out in droves to support Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan!
Just last month Obama was favored by women by 18 points over Romney.
Yesterday, Gallup polling showed a virtual tie between the two candidates among female voters in battleground states:
Romney – 48%
Obama – 49%
Recent polling from Pew shows a tie with 47% of women preferring Romney and 47% for Obama.
What caused the dramatic change?
For the first time in this presidential campaign, 70 million Americans were able to see Romney WITHOUT MEDIA FILTER at the first presidential debate in Denver, Colorado. Women did not see the monster Obama and his minions have spent millions to portray. What they did see was someone who DID understand their worries and concerns. Romney related to them. They saw a true, competent, understanding leader with decisive plans to improve America, their lives, and with plans to stop the mountain of debt that will be foisted upon their children.
9:06PM EDT October 15, 2012 – WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney leads President Obama by four percentage points among likely voters in the nation’s top battlegrounds, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds, and he has growing enthusiasm among women to thank.
As the presidential campaign heads into its final weeks, the survey of voters in 12 crucial swing states finds female voters much more engaged in the election and increasingly concerned about the deficit and debt issues that favor Romney. The Republican nominee has pulled within one point of the president among women who are likely voters, 48%-49%, and leads by 8 points among men.
Team Obama today had a hissy fit out about left-leaning Gallup’s findings and tried to discredit the numbers. Richard Eichenberg, a Tufts University political scientist who is studying gender differences in state-level polling with Elizabeth Robinson, explains why:
“Romney’s improved standing among female voters is likely to cause major consternation among Obama supporters. If Mr. Romney has tied President Obama among women in swing states, then he has likely taken a step toward winning the election.”
Obama’s false meme of a Republican War on Women? Romney has proven that FALSE. He cares deeply about the challenges women face and America’s children. Romney is closing the gender gap.
At tonight’s second presidential debate, expect to hear desperate droning from Obama on abortion and contraception.
Women are awakening to the fact Obama that Obama is stealing their children’s future. They are learning that Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan can pull America back from the brink and save the American Dream for their progeny.
Every time we pass a home foreclosure sign, pull up to the gas pump, grab a grocery cart, or grapple with monthly bills, we’re gut-punched with the worst economic recovery since the Great Depression.
Polls show approval for America’s gutter-sliding direction is way down.
That rattles Obama.
The Obama economy is not a winning referendum and many a ‘time we’ve seen how adoration loss sends the President and buddies into a tizzy.
Obama and operatives are digging deep. Their politicking has turned into a mud grab and they’re pelting fast and furiously at Mitt Romney.
Which conjured-up fetid glob will stick? A ridiculous hit job report about a 50-year-old incident that allegedly took place when Romney was a teenager? Romney hates dogs? Romney is waging war on women? His wife never worked a day in her life? She’s like Hitler? Greedy, out-of-touch, corporate raider Romney?
The latest slime comes in the form of a new Obama ad portraying Romney at Bain Capital as a job-destroying vampire. It’s the first attack on Romney’s business record:
The ad, at the unusual length of two minutes, will run in five battleground states—Iowa, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Colorado—and is part of a larger $25 million, monthlong ad campaign. Republican officials tracking the ad buy said the Obama team was only airing the two-minute spot on Wednesday in the five states. The ad was expected to air during the evening news and direct viewers to an Obama website about Romney’s economic record and a longer, six-minute version of the ad appearing online.
The commercial will be coupled with a series of events Obama’s campaign is holding this week in Florida, Missouri, Iowa, Nevada and North Carolina to highlight Romney’s role at Bain Capital, a company he co-founded. Deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter said in a call with reporters that Obama’s team would highlight Romney’s Bain record “during next few weeks.”
That picture is not accurate, as Mike Flynn reports today in an article on Breitbart.com. Bain Capital shut down GST Steel in 2001, two years after Mitt Romney left the company to accept the job as CEO of the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. Flynn reports the key decision-maker at Bain Capital, when GST Steel was closed, was Jonathan Lavine. Lavine is an Obama supporter and bundler who raised more than $100,000 for the president’s reelection campaign. Lavine started working for Bain in 1993.
Even Steve Rattner, former Obama adviser, says Obama’s new ad is sludge:
“It [Bain Capital] did it superbly well, acting within the rules, acting very responsibly, and was a leading firm,” Rattner noted. “I do think to pick out an example of somebody who lost their job, unfortunately, this is part of capitalism, this is part of life. And I don’t think there’s anything Bain Capital did that they need to be embarrassed about.”
The ad cost around $83,000. If the mud ball sticks, Team Obama will buy more air time (dip into some of that $15 million Hollywood/George Clooney money).
Romney’s campaign welcomes the attention on jobs:
“Mitt Romney helped create more jobs in his private sector experience and more jobs as governor of Massachusetts than President Obama has for the entire nation,” Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul said in a statement.
The investment that Mitt Romney and others made in Steel Dynamics helped to grow the company and create jobs. For the workers of Steel Dynamics, this is a perfect example of the American Dream.
A mud bomb thrown today is so lame it plopped on the thrower’s shoes even as it was flung from his hand:
“Romney wants to create the illusion that somehow his experience equips him to lead the economy but there’s nothing about the record that would support that.” – David Axelrod, Obama campaign Senior Adviser
Thanks for the belly laugh, Axelrod!
In an interview with Newsmax TV, Ed Conard, a former Bain Capital business partner with Governor Romney, says Romney has a “deep understanding” of the economy:
Mitt Romney understands how the economy works and he is ready to focus on long-term growth by encouraging private investment in innovation, author Ed Conard told Newsmax TV.
Obama would be thrilled if we forgot he was a drug-using, Bill Ayers-fraternizing, community organizing, ‘present’-voting, now school record-hiding, trillions in debt-amassing, triple AAA rating-losing, illegal immigrant-excusing, un-read bill-passing, foreign leader-bowing, “I’ll get back to you Medvedev-ing”, crony-capitalizing, cornhusker kick-backing, class envy-stoking, job-losing, food stamp-increasing, opponent donor name-publishing, vacation-taking Golfer-in-Chief.
Mud slinging is Obama’s only defense.
Mitt Romney believes in the American Dream and is uniquely qualified to keep it alive.
Seeking to capitalize on the high unemployment rates that have plagued Obama throughout his presidency, and in an attempt to spin the low job opportunities into something positive, President Obama is now touting the low jobs numbers as a successful and innovative way of solving America’s immigration problems.
Obama’s supporters are citing a recent study which shows that due to reduced job opportunities in the US for such an long period of time, immigration from Mexico has slowed to near zero. For the first time since the Great Depression, immigrants from Mexico have found it more appealing to go back to Mexico to find a job than to stay in the US.
In a press conference this morning, President Obama said:
“Look, are we going to be a country that sees the glass half empty, or the glass half full? Yes, I know a lot of people are out of a job, but lets look at the other side of the coin. America’s illegal immigration problem has been solved!”
Political analysts are unsure how well this strategy will play out in the upcoming election but it is clear that Democratic strategists believe they are playing with a winning hand.
“Republicans are always talking about how to solve America’s immigration problems,” said David Axelrod, “but only President Obama can say he has done something about it. We are not going to run from the our record on job creation, in fact, we are proud that it has helped solve our immigration problems.”
President Obama has resisted building a physical fence between the U.S. and Mexico saying that there are other ways to solve our immigration problems. It appears that in just three short years of his presidency, Obama has found his method and built the most effective “virtual” fence yet seen to solve America’s immigration problems.
The Obama campaign has been having a difficult time coming up with a slogan for his 2012 presidential run.
Here are a few possible slogans that the Obama campaign is considering
“No Jobs=No Immigration Problem!” Obama 2012
“Solving American’s Illegal Immigration Problem One Job Loss At a Time” Obama 2012
“President Obama – The only president you can trust to put a fence between the US and Mexico”
****In case you’re not sure, most of the above story is a joke. While it is in fact very true that immigrants are suffering from unemployment in the US and are returning to their home countries in massive numbers to find jobs, Obama has not decided to use the bad economy as a campaign slogan for solving America’s immigration problems.
● However, we believe that Obama should be held accountable for the results of his policies. It must be said that Obama’s policies in the last three years have led to the worst opportunities for immigrants in modern American history. Americans should be alarmed that immigrants are leaving America because there are better job opportunities for them elsewhere. This is not the America we know and take pride in.
● In fact, most Americans come from relatives who were immigrants themselves. We are a nation of immigrants. Many can remember the stories their parents told them about how their family came to America seeking a better life. These stories have been a point of pride and accomplishment told by immigrants since America’s founding. It is a sad day for America when Obama’s economy has damaged the ability for the new generation of immigrants to create their own story of coming to America and living the American Dream.
● Unbiased economists agree that if you look at history, three years is normally plenty of time to recover from a recession. Obama has been president for the last three years and still the US economy has not even come close to a full recovery. America should be creating jobs at more than twice the rate it is creating them now. Obama has had his chance. It’s time for a change.
Here is Florida’s Senator Marco Rubio, himself a Hispanic, talking about Hispanics and the economy:
Announcing his support, Governor Mitch Daniels said, “Mitt Romney has earned our party’s nomination and now deserves the support of every American still committed to government that serves the people rather than rules over them. The ruinous debts and anti-enterprise policies of today threaten more than our near-term economy; unaddressed soon, they will end the promise of upward mobility that our nation has always offered to its young and its poor. And they will end the U.S. leadership which has promoted peace and progress around the world for so many decades. Mitt Romney has proven that he understands what is at stake and is prepared to summon Americans to the changes that will restore the American Dream and our national greatness. I’ll do whatever I’m asked to help him.”
“Governor Daniels’ leadership and service in Indiana should be an example to public officials across the country,” said Mitt Romney. “Governor Daniels shares my background in business, and he has used the principles of the private sector in government. Indiana has been served well by his leadership based on fiscal discipline, smaller government, and a friendly environment for job creators. I am honored to have his support and look forward to working with him to fix our economy and get our country on the right track.”
Background On Governor Daniels: Governor Daniels was elected as the 49th Governor of Indiana in 2004. Governor Daniels was reelected in 2008 and received the most votes for a statewide official in Indiana history. Prior to his election, Governor Daniels served as the Director of the Office of Management and Budget under President George W. Bush, CEO of the Hudson Institute, President of Eli Lilly and Company’s North American Pharmaceutical Operations, Chief of Staff to Senator Dick Lugar, and Senior Advisor to President Ronald Reagan.
Self-deprecating Daniels appeared on FOX & Friends this morning to make his announcement. Here’s a portion of the interview (if full video becomes available, it will be posted):
Daniels continued on to state his solid commitment to help The Gov in any way possible.
Joining other top Republican officials, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., endorsed former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney for president on Tuesday, saying the GOP is united behind the presumptive nominee.
Earlier this month, McConnell avoided giving Romney the nod because the Kentucky primary was approaching. But with former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum dropping out of the race—and basement candidates Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul barely campaigning—the pathway for Romney to gain the nomination against President Obama is much clearer.
“I support Governor Romney for President of the United States and he is going to be the nominee,” he told reporters. “If you’ve noticed, the party is in the process of unifying behind him. And I think it’s going to be an incredibly close, hard fought race.”
“I think it’s going to be a very, very competitive election. We’re all behind him [Romney] and looking forward to the fall campaign, which is actually already under way.” ~ Mitch McConnell
Drudge broke the news/rumor and twitter went all a-flitter: Rubio to endorse tonight! And so tonight on the Sean Hannity show Marco Rubio made his 2012 endorsement official:
Marco Rubio stands with Mitt Romney!
The go-ahead nod from Marco Rubio is perhaps the biggest endorsement in this race since Chris Christie. It is a rally call to all conservatives that this race, though not ended, is essentially over.
Said Rubio of Romney, “he offers a stark contrast to the President’s record.”
This news is breaking… more quotes, and perhaps video, will be forth coming.
FOX News’ Sean Hannity: “Up to this point, you had not jumped into the primary race. Are you endorsing Mitt Romney then?”
Senator Marco Rubio: “Well, I am going to endorse Mitt Romney and the reason why is not only because he is going to be the Republican nominee but he offers at this point, such a stark contrast to the President’s record. Look at the President’s record. This is someone who has run the country, not very well over the last three years, that has no experience beyond that doing that, at the same time, as he has no experience with the private sector or the free enterprise system. In Mitt Romney, we have a candidate, an alternative, that in addition to being successful as a governor, running an important state in this country, has also been successful in the private sector and offers a very clear alternative to the direction this president is going to take our country. I think all the candidates in this race have a lot to be proud of. They have offered a lot to the debate. But I just can’t buy into this idea that by their own admission, they are saying the only way they can win this race is by having a floor fight in Tampa in August. I think that’s a recipe to deliver four more years to Barack Obama and our country – forget about the Republican Party – our country cannot afford that. We have got to come together behind who I think has earned this nomination and that’s Mitt Romney.”
“Marco Rubio is living proof that the American Dream is still very much alive. … From humble origins, he has risen to become one of the brightest lights in our political party. He has been a leading voice in the U.S. Senate and the country for the cause of restoring American greatness. He knows that the way forward is to end excessive regulations, shrink government, and get our economy growing. He understands that the way to strengthen our communities is to strengthen our families. He recognizes the dangers that will face America if we fail to maintain our military power. He understands how critical it is to bring new leadership to the White House. Senator Rubio’s endorsement is a major milestone in my effort to make Barack Obama a one-term president. Ann joins me in thanking him for the confidence he is placing in my leadership and for the great honor he has done me today.”
There are so many reasons to wish The Gov many happy returns today. He’s a man of many accomplishments – a great American: studied hard in school to get good grades, made choices in his youth that made his parents proud, learned to value work, learned the value of serving others, developed compassion and leadership skills, served in his church, successfully helped to create many businesses and jobs for Americans, turned around a troubled Olympic Games to make America proud fresh after 9-11, governed a troubled, liberal state with conservative principles and turned a huge budget deficit into a very substantial rainy day fund, gives so generously of his time and money, and much more.
Among all of Governor Romney’s accomplishments he says his family is his greatest joy. He dearly loves his “sweetheart Ann” and she loves him. He adores his five sons and daughters-in-law and his 16 grandchildren. They, in return, adore him. He’s a devoted husband, father and grandfather who relishes time spent with family. Unsurprisingly, his ease with little ones is being noticed along the campaign trail:
Mitt the Baby Whisperer
Did you know Mitt Romney’s baby handling skills may be a big help in Mississippi? So says Gov. Phil Bryant, who endorsed Romney Thursday. Speaking to reporters in Pascagoula shortly after Romney wrapped up his stump speech here, Bryant cited the ex-Massachusetts governor’s child-rearing abilities when asked how he’s doing in his conversion to the South.
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[H]e’s been here before. We’ve talked to him. We’ve seen him. But he just has a warm comfortable way about him. I like to see a man when he’s holding a baby. And he looks like he’s held a baby before,” Bryant said. “Let me tell you, this man is connecting with the people of this nation and it’s about those simple things. You’re not going vote for somebody you don’t like. You’re just not going to do it. And I think people in Mississippi like Mitt Romney.”
Today, I’m paying birthday tribute to Mitt Romney – wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. He could be at home, enjoying time with his family, but he’s chosen to run for the highest office in the land. Offering his lifetime of experience, he is dedicated to restoring the American dream. Caring deeply about about America’s children and their future, he does not want our burdensome, immoral debt to be foisted on their young shoulders. Here are a few photos that show his ease and joy in meeting little Americans…
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March 10, 2012 - Romney spends time at Boston headquarters with Zac Moffat's baby.
(TwitPic Zac Moffat)
Watch a live broadcast of Mitt Romney with The Telegraph editorial board Monday at 10:50 a.m. at www.nashuatelegraph.com. The question and answer session will be filmed by students in the Nashua School District’s TV production program. Readers can pose questions as well as read a live transcript of the interview.
Mitt Romney shakes hands with Rep Charlie Bass (R- NH) as he arrives for a dinner sponsored by Americans for Prosperity, April 29, 2011. Bass is endorsing Romney today. (Photo AP/Jim Cole)
It’s a strong way to begin Thanksgiving week… with a one-two punch for Romney from The Granite State.
After a rousing rally yesterday in Nashua, New Hampshire, where U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte formally endorsed Mitt Romney, the former MA Governor is receiving another endorsement – from one of New Hampshire’s two Republican congressmen, Charlie Bass:
Congressman Charlie Bass will endorse the GOP presidential candidacy of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney on Monday, The Telegraph has confirmed.
Bass will make it official when Romney tours the BAE Systems plant on Spit Brook Road in Nashua and then addresses employees. Romney will also answer questions from The Telegraph editorial board later Monday.
The announcement marks the second key endorsement in as many days for Romney, who on Sunday secured the endorsement of U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte at a Nashua City Hall rally.
Romney and Ayotte took turns bashing President Barack Obama’s record on jobs, the economy and military spending on the City Hall steps after Ayotte announced her endorsement.
“Mitt Romney has proven through his experience as a successful businessman, effective governor, and by his excellent presidential debate performances that he is best prepared to lead our country and ensure Barack Obama is a one-term president,” Ayotte said.
Each spoke for roughly 10 minutes.
“This president doesn’t know how to create jobs, he doesn’t know how to lead,” Romney said to frequent cheers.
In advance of the Monday event with Romney, Bass said the Republican front-runner is the man for the job.
“Voters in New Hampshire and across our country are looking for a candidate that understands what our economy needs to recover and grow, that has the experience of creating jobs, and has the leadership qualities needed to bring the citizens of our nation back together in these challenging times,” Bass said in a statement.
“I firmly believe that Mitt Romney is the candidate that will renew our country’s faith in the American dream.”
Romney said he and Bass share a commitment to keeping federal taxes and spending low as one of the ways to lead to a more vibrant, national economy.
“Congressman Bass and his family have served New Hampshire with honor and distinction for generations,” Romney said.
“He has stood up for the traditional New Hampshire principles of limited taxation and smaller government. In addition, congressman Bass understands that the current over-taxation and over-spending in Washington will only continue to hurt job creators. With his support, I hope to reverse the failed Obama fiscal policies that have hampered job creation and put a halt to economic growth.”
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Bass will serve as Co-Chair of Romney’s NH Steering Committee and will be a member of his National Steering Committee.
Background On Congressman Bass:
Charlie Bass Was Elected To Represent New Hampshire’s Second Congressional District In 2010. He previously represented the district from 1995 to 2007. Bass previously served in the New Hampshire Legislature as a State Senator and State Representative. Bass, the son of a former New Hampshire congressman and the grandson of a former governor, lives in Peterborough with his wife Lisa and their two children, Lucy and Jonathan.
Meanwhile, here’s a bit of weekend political stuff:
The Super Committee is turning out to be a super failure and MSNBC’s Chris Matthews has lost his ‘thrill’ for Obama. George Will scoffed at New Gingrich, while Jon Huntsman appeared on Saturday Night Live to paste a smiley face on his barely-there poll numbers and NH fixation. Earlier in the opening segment of SNL, Romney’s scandal-less background was spoofed:
Cast member Jason Sudeikis, sporting Romney’s slicked-back hair and a business suit, told the audience that he wanted to show his edgier side because rivals such as Perry were “hogging all the headlines with sex scandals and whoopsie-daisies.”
The skit portrayed a raw and unleashed Romney.
Mitt’s humor shone through yesterday when he got the last word while serving free soup and sandwiches to supporters at Jackie’s Diner (Nashua, NH). Someone asked him what his favorite Guns ‘n Roses song was. The Gov replied, “Um, I don’t think I can give you a good one. All I can give you is some good food here today. But today, this is me just raw and unleashed.”