Democrat & Former Clinton Aide Endorses Romney, Rips Obama

Post-debate analysis in October gave Mitt Romney high marks for his descriptions of bipartisan work as governor and for his promises of bridging the divide created by President Obama who rarely meets with members of Congress now.

Gigi Georges (Photo: From Linkedin public profile)

Yesterday, Hillary Clinton’s former Senate state director, Gigi Georges gave a strong endorsement of Governor Romney. Another Democrat crosses the line to run from Barack Obama. Her endorsement also carries a terse rebuke of President Obama as a failure:

“For most of my life, I’ve been an active Democrat,” said Gigi Georges. “I am proud to have worked for President Bill Clinton and then-Senator Hillary Clinton, and, during that time, I saw firsthand what can be accomplished by strong, bipartisan leadership. I know what it means to work across the aisle on issues that are important to the American people. And that’s why I am supporting Mitt Romney. Governor Romney has a plan to restore the prosperity this country deserves and expects. He will work with people of good will no matter what their party, and he will pursue the policies that are in the best interest of our country, no matter who proposes them. That’s what President Obama promised to do four years ago. But like so many of his promises, bipartisan cooperation is just another one he has broken. We can’t have four more years of failed policies and two parties that can’t work together. We need the change Mitt Romney is offering.”

Governor Romney gave a brief statement in a press release when he announced Ms. Georges’ endorsement. Also, this website wrote this of her: “Apparently she is not aware of Romney’s War on Women.”

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For Ms. Georges’ bio, click here

Romney Leads Obama in Early Voting 52% to 45% — “Reagan Excitement Level”

We are going to win one week from today!

Listening to Stephanie Desperation Cutter and David Panic Axelrod from the Sunday talk shows would have us all believe that President Obama has all but won this election. Cutter and Axelrod seem to be deeper encapsulated in the bubble than President Obama! Ms. Cutter is straining so hard to tow the line for Mr. Obama that she has lost all credibility (she blew by Axelrod after the first debate when she declared Obama the winner! Classic!). Even the TV pundits strain to help her out as she obviously believes her own advertising now (she talks and blinks faster every time she is on TV these days and I don’t think it is the caffeine). Stephanie Cutter obviously loves her White House job!

Mitt Romney helping in the kitchen / A favorite photo of the author (Photo courtesy of the Matt Romney family)

Remember, Senator Obama beat Senator McCain by only six points in 2008; that’s it! Six points! And that was during a year when everything was going his way; with the wind to his back and atmospheric expectations. After all, promises were in abundance fueled by the dreamy platitudes, faith in the future, and hope beyond hyperbole. Change for all!

There are so many variables and factors at play in 2012 that could make a huge difference in the final election results. Consider these: Obama got 95% of all African American votes; what if the same number of black voters turn out but only 80% or 70% vote for him? (see African American Bishop Jackson’s plea here). Many first time young voters that supported Obama in 2008 have been completely disillusioned by his many failures; what if 40% of these just don’t show up in 2012 or decide to take action for Romney? Remember the women voters? Obama told us all year he had them locked up and was leading by 20 to 35 points by some estimates; now Romney and Obama are tied with the women vote. What if 3, 5, or 9 percent of all Obama voters of 2008 just decide to stay home this election? Obama got a high percentage of the Jewish vote in 2008; what if the Jewish vote is split evenly this time? There are many other variables we could explore. I think we are going to see some big surprises this year.

Fact: More Republicans will vote in 2012 than in 2008. Yesterday, Gallup reported that Romney leads Obama in early voting 52% to 45%. Breitbart writer John Nolte writes:

Romney’s early voting lead in Gallup may not jive with the CorruptMedia narrative, but it does with actual early vote totals that have been released and show Romney’s early vote totals either beating Obama in swing states such as Colorado and Florida or chipping away at the President’s advantage in the others. For example, here’s what we know about Ohio’s early voting numbers, thus far [from Politico]:

But here is what we do know: 220,000 fewer Democrats have voted early in Ohio compared with 2008. And 30,000 more Republicans have cast their ballots compared with four years ago. That is a 250,000-vote net increase for a state Obama won by 260,000 votes in 2008.
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Other than the fact that this is Gallup, another reason to embrace this poll is due to its very large sample size of 3,312 registered voters.

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Ronald Reagan’s Treasury secretary, Bay Buchanan yesterday compared the look and feel of Romney’s 2012 campaign to that of the Reagan 1980 campaign:

“The intensity level is remarkable,” says Buchanan, who was also the treasurer of Reagan’s presidential primary campaigns in 1976 and 1980 and national treasurer of Reagan’s general election presidential campaigns in 1980 and in 1984.

“It’s not only showing up in the polls, but if you go out in the states as I have, in Florida and in Wisconsin, the excitement level is something that I haven’t seen since Reagan,” she says.

At a rally in Colorado, “The forum sat 10,000 people and 10,000 people packed in there and they had to turn people away,” Buchanan says. “In Leesburg, Va., there were 8,000 people in the line to get in, and it was a mile long down into the main part of town.”

Buchanan says Romney’s campaign has become a movement.
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As a result, “From my personal experience, the excitement and enthusiasm of our supporters is equal to what I saw during Ronald Reagan’s first campaign,” Buchanan says. “We’re now a movement to change America, and Mitt Romney heads it up.”

Finally, how much influence do Israeli citizens have with the Jewish voter here in America? I have no idea, but consider the fact that 57% of Israelis prefer Romney to 22% that prefer Obama:

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney leads President Barack Obama by a whopping 35 percentage points among Israeli Jews when it comes to who they think will best look out for Israel’s interests, according to a new poll from Tel Aviv University/Israel Democracy Institute.

Rarely have I given my opinion here in MRC about polling or surveys. The reason being that statistics can be manipulated in so many diverse ways and unless one is willing to become an expert analyst he will just be manipulated. That said, I think we should completely ignore all polls in this last stretch of seven days, no matter how positive they may be. Governor Romney is bringing it. We need to work harder than we have ever worked to bring it in our neck of the woods.

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Democrats and Independents speak out against President Obama:


“I fear for my children”
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Democrats Uniting Behind Romney — Please Comment

The Gipper with Tip

During the 1980 presidential campaign, Ronald Reagan attracted a large number of Democrats that eventually voted for him. They became known as the “Reagan Democrats.” There is no simple description for a Reagan Democrat. However, it is generally accepted that Reagan’s message of a strong national defense, combined with a very positive vision for America, were key to his success. I remember those days well.

President Carter was mired in the Iranian hostage crisis — Having studied this event, I am convinced he was doing everything he could to free the hostages, but his demeanor and outlook reflected the weight of the world — he seemed serious, even downtrodden all the time. The oil crisis forced us all to wait in hour-long gas lines — interest rates were at historic highs.

Ronald Reagan’s message was uplifting and forward looking. He articulated a strong vision for all Americans. Today’s pre-election season reminds me of that time — every day. Our ship of state is in a debt crisis in which the captain is without a compass, sextant, or a clue as to how best to navigate. Unemployed people have given up looking for a job and resigned themselves to the pittance of the handout. Unlike Carter who had some prior executive experience, Mr. Obama not only lacks the prior experience, he is devoid of leadership skills. Worse, he is incompetent which is why he seems so desperate right now. The insecurity is easily perceived in his countenance.

A person in a leadership position that is the product of the Peter Principle stops attempting to be proactive in strategy and tactical execution; they become reactive in every decision. Mr. Obama is in complete reactive decision-making mode now. Contrast Mr. Obama’s overall message/vision with that of Governor Romney’s. Mr. Obama is downtrodden as was Carter in April, 32 years ago.

Friday I was driving around LAX to meet my wife after a trip and was listening to satellite radio (TV: FOX News) to hear Governor Romney’s speech at the NRA annual convention. Though I could not see him as he spoke, his message and delivery were reminiscent of those 1980 Reagan days. Without being dramatic, I was stunned by how it struck me viscerally. Few leaders will ever match the charisma and wit of the great communicator — but what do you expect? — Governor Romney did not have decades of training as an actor! And yet, that positive message and vision broke through in that speech.

DEMOCRATS UNITE!

In the last 60 days, I have had several discussions with three Democrats regarding their political leanings in November. One of these told me he is 98% certain he will vote for Governor Romney. The other two told me they have not made up their minds but they really like Romney. Both said they would certainly consider voting for Governor Romney if the nation stays on its current economic trajectory. All three told me they are very disappointed with Mr. Obama’s job performance. (One or more of them may eventually write a guest post for MRC.)

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#UnravelTheSweater – Obamacare: Santorum, Specter, & One Vote Difference

Rick Santorum - Unravel the Sweater


What is the connection between Rick Santorum, Arlen Specter, Obamacare and the difference made by ONE VOTE?

Governor Mitt Romney adroitly underscored a very revealing part of Rick Santorum’s political history during CNN’s GOP presidential debate Wednesday evening in Mesa, Arizona…

In 2004, while serving in the United States Senate, Santorum supported and campaigned for incumbent, liberal Senator Arlen Specter over conservative challenger Pat Toomey. Specter would later go on to cast the ONE VOTE DIFFERENCE – the vote that enabled the passage of Obamacare.

Yesterday, FOX News’ Megyn Kelly (host of America Live) conducted a post-CNN debate focus group. Among the debate segments she aired was the one vote difference exchange between Santorum and Romney. The entire video is worth viewing (the general consensus was thumbs-up for Romney!). Note the conversation @ :50 – 1:08:


A look back:

In 2004, conservative Congressman Patrick Joseph Toomey ran for the senate seat in the Pennsylvania primary race against fellow-Republican incumbent Senator Arlen Specter. Toomey’s campaign focused on Specter’s well known non-conservative leanings – especially on fiscal issues. Rick Santorum not only supported Specter, he appeared in a television ad for him. Santorum’s support for Specter proved crucial. In the end, although election results were close, Toomey lost the Republican primary to Specter.

How calamitous was Specter’s victory?

In April 2009, with the Tea Party movement in full swing, Senator Specter sensed he would be defeated at the polls. Working closely and covertly with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (Obama was licking his chops), Specter switched political parties. He became a Democrat. In the process, he rewarded liberals with a likely filibuster-proof Senate majority – a 60th vote.

Arlen Specter and Rick Santorum way back when...

Near the end of December 2009, Specter cast the 60th vote for cloture on Obamacare – which enabled the massive, unread, secret-laden bill to proceed to a full vote. Specter later cast the 50th vote for Obamacare. And, because Vice President Joe Biden held the power of casting the tie-breaking vote on Obamacare, Specter’s vote guaranteed passage:

They’re nothing if not prompt. Voting has begun on HR 3590, the Senate’s health care bill. It only needs 50 votes to pass; the only suspense is whether or not it will receive all 60 Democratic votes. C-SPAN is using the special running tally it reserves for important votes.

That’s it. Arlen Specter, the former Republican, secures the 50th vote needed for passage.

When Specter won in 2004, given his history, it was easy to predict that he would vote with Democrats on key issues. Had Pat Toomey won in 2004, Democrats wouldn’t have garnered a 60th vote in 2009. Obamacare would not have passed.

Santorum actively labored to defeat Toomey.

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The Romney Campaign Exposes President Obama With the Words of Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz

FROM THE ARCHIVES: CONGRESSWOMAN WASSERMAN SCHULTZ ON BARACK OBAMA

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz Accused Obama of Breaking a Promise to Not Campaign In Early States:

Wasserman Schultz Said Of Obama: “His Word Doesn’t Always Mean What He Says.” WASSERMAN SCHULTZ: “I can tell you that, in Florida, we believe that we are a significant factor in national elections and that we are going to matter, whether there is a pledge or not, and that at this point, with Senator Obama’s clear violation of the pledge, which does show that his word doesn’t always mean what he says, that it’s now our time to review all the options on the table.” (Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, News Conference, 1/21/08)

Wasserman Schultz Criticized The Obama Campaign For “Below The Belt” Negative Personal Attacks:

Wasserman Schultz Suggested The Obama Campaign’s Talk Of “Hope” Was Hypocritical And That His Campaign Was Engaged In “Below The Belt” And “Out Of Bounds” Personal Attacks. WASSERMAN SCHULTZ: “You know, Senator Obama set a tone for this campaign and has talked about the politics of hope throughout and has repeatedly insisted that he was going to run a different kind of campaign and not degenerate into negative personal attacks. You know, it’s one thing for the candidates to talk about the differences between the two of them on how they would govern on the choices that they’d make. But to – for either the candidate or his senior advisers to degenerate into negative personal attacks and name-calling, which clearly was the result of frustration and anger over his losses on Tuesday, is just – it’s below the belt, and it’s out of bounds. And it is not – those kinds of comments are not appropriate for a senior adviser to continue to be affiliated with a campaign for president of the United States.” (Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Teleconference, 3/7/08)

Wasserman Schultz Said The Obama Campaign Launched Attacks As “A Result of Frustration and Anger.” “Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida came on the line next and told reporters who were listening in, ‘Senator Obama set a tone for this campaign and talked about the politics of hope.’ She added ‘those kinds of comments are not appropriate for a senior advisers.’ Schultz reduced [Samantha] Power’s comments to ‘the result of frustration and anger over his losses on Tuesday.’” (Katharine Jose, “Clinton Campaign: Fire Samantha Power,” New York Observer, 3/7/08)

Wasserman Schultz Suggested Obama Didn’t Have The Track Record To Prove Himself To Jewish Voters:

Wasserman Schultz Said That While Obama “Says All The Right Things,” He Doesn’t Have The “Longevity” To Prove His Fidelity To Jewish Voters. “‘The main reason she wins and will continue to win the majority of the Jewish vote is this is a community very much about ‘Show me, don’t tell me,’’ Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz of Florida told The New York Sun yesterday. ‘With Senator Obama, although he says all the right things, he just doesn’t have that longevity to prove to Jewish voters that he will be there like Hillary Clinton.’ Asked if there was anything specific in Mr. Obama’s record that should give Jewish voters pause, the congresswoman said, ‘There’s no pause? It’s just that he’s starting completely from scratch.’” (Josh Gerstein, “Indyk Rushes To Ohio For Clinton,” The New York Sun, 2/26/08)

Wasserman Schultz Accused The Obama Campaign Of Trying To Suppress The Vote In Florida:

Wasserman Schultz Said Obama’s Supporters Were Trying To Discourage Floridians From Voting In The Presidential Primary. REP. DEBBIE WASSERMAN SCHULTZ: “And as a Floridian, I can tell you that it’s become clear to me, given Senator Obama’s supporters’ efforts around the state to suppress the vote and discourage people from voting here — because he clearly is going to get overwhelmed by Senator Clinton’s support — that now they’ve seen that that’s not enough to stem the tide of victory that she is riding on and that the bounce that she would get from winning Florida next Tuesday, which is clear is going to happen, is going to propel her to victories across the country on February 5th.” (Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, News Conference, 1/21/08)

Wasserman Schultz Said Elected Officials Supporting Obama Told Communities And Neighborhood Associations To Skip The Primary Because “Their Vote Won’t Count.” WASSERMAN SCHULTZ: “[W]e have had elected officials that are supporters of Senator Obama who have literally gone around to condominium communities and to other neighborhood associations and told them that their vote won’t count; they can skip the presidential preference primary because Florida doesn’t have any delegates, and they should only vote on the constitutional amendment that is on our ballot as well.” (Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, News Conference, 1/21/08)

Wasserman Schultz: Obama “Has Desperately Tried To Have His Supporters Suppress The Vote” And Implied That “Florida Doesn’t Matter.” WASSERMAN SCHULTZ: “What is clear is that Senator Obama has pushed the panic button. I mean, he has lost three contests in other states in a row. He has desperately tried to have his supporters suppress the vote here, try to imply, you know, either indirectly or almost directly, that Florida doesn’t matter.” (Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, News Conference, 1/21/08)

Click here for Hot Air’s partial list of President Obama’s flip-flops.

Natl Journal Poll: Dem & Repub Insiders Say ROMNEY Best to Defeat Obama


The National Journal has conducted a poll of political insiders from the Republican and Democrat parties. Democrats cast 88 votes; Republicans cast 97 votes:

Insiders: GOP Would Be Better Off With Romney for 2012

Texas Gov. Rick Perry may be surging in polls of Republican primary voters, but his party’s Insiders aren’t convinced he’d be the best general election candidate. More than two-thirds of Republican Insiders say Mitt Romney has a better chance than Perry of defeating President Obama in 2012, according to this week’s National Journal Political Insiders Poll.Who has a better chance of beating President Obama in 2012, Mitt Romney or Rick Perry?

Mitt Romney – Dems 83% Repub 69%
Rick Perry – Dems 17% Repubs 31%

Many Republican Insiders acknowledged Perry’s appeal to conservatives but questioned his ability to win over independent voters. “Perry can fire up the base, but this election will be won in the middle, not on the fringes,” said one. Said another, “Having trouble ID-ing a single independent who’d vote for Perry.”

Democratic Insiders echoed that assessment by an even larger majority. “This election is sitting on a platter for Republicans if they do it right,” said one. “Romney is probably good enough. Perry will get drilled by independent voters and women.” Another quipped, “Rick Perry is all base and no swing.”

Insiders in both parties raised questions about Perry’s durability under the intense scrutiny of a presidential campaign. “As a conservative Republican, I love Rick Perry,” said one Republican Insider, who added “but as a campaign strategist, I know the degree to which a few self-reinforcing oppo-hits can devastate a candidate.” A Democratic Insider said plainly, “Perry’s mouth will do him in.”

Republicans and Democrats alike also pointed to Perry’s similarities to another Texas governor as a liability. “Obama’s best argument may be, ‘We won’t go back,’” said one Republican Insider. “Why make it easy for them by nominating someone who can’t help but remind voters of George W. Bush?”

Romney’s strength in the poll wasn’t solely based on concerns about Perry. Insiders identified Romney’s business background, his veteran campaign team, and his appeal to moderate voters as key general election strengths. “Romney has more national experience and more seasoned players, will trip himself up less, and will more successfully make the president’s performance the central issue,” said a Republican Insider.

A Democratic Insider added, “There is no state Perry can win that Mitt Romney won’t. There are some states Romney can put into play (MA, OH, PA, NH) that are harder for Perry to win.”

(emphasis added) To read more and see names of poll participants, click here.

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