Romney’s New Ad ‘Melanie’: She Believed Obama’s Promises. Got PRANKED.

Back in 2008, when then-Senator Barack Obama and all his charismatic aura swept onto the national stage as a candidate for President of the United States, he promised a lot of things. Among them, he loudly, proudly, proclaimed he’d bring the USA back to prosperity. Melanie McNamara believed in him. He convinced her. Like many, she voted for him. Three and a half years later, Obama has UNconvinced her.

Obama’s proclamations were prattle.

Melanie McNamara got PRANKED.

Now, Melanie wants to MAKE SURE America’s economy is growing again.

Melanie is voting for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.

Today, Romney for President released a new television advertisement titled “Melanie.”

“In 2008, I voted for Barack Obama. He doesn’t have my vote this time.

Why Mitt Romney? Being a woman, you think about your children and you think about their future. And what I want to think about is a future that has jobs. That our economy’s growing again. That’s important to women and it’s important to me.” – Melanie McNamara

The nearly incomprehensible national debt, over SIXTEEN TRILLION DOLLARS and racing, is a HUGE issue for women. Women are appalled that the back-breaking, crippling, immoral national debt will fall upon the young shoulders of the ones they sacrifice so much for – their children. The next generation will absolutely be clobbered with the crushing responsibility to repay the massive dollars borrowed and squandered by crony-concerned, devil-may-care, back-slapping, unaccountable politicians on Capitol Hill. Obama is chief among them. He’s recklessly added more debt than the first 41 presidents combined.

Let’s take a stroll down memory lane…

Back in 2008, when Obama was finagling for the presidency, he ecstatically pinned the ‘unpatriotic, irresponsible’ label on President George W. Bush for his enlargement of the national debt:

“The problem is, is that the way Bush has done it over the last eight years is to take out a credit card from the Bank of China in the name of our children, driving up our national debt from $5 trillion for the first 42 presidents – #43 added $4 trillion by his lonesome, so that we now have over $9 trillion of debt that we are going to have to pay back — $30,000 for every man, woman and child. That’s irresponsible. It’s unpatriotic. – Barack Obama, July 3, 2008

Once ensconced in the Oval Office, Obama put on his heretofore unknown amnesia hat; you know, the one that conveniently makes him forget his promises and do the complete opposite of what he pledged. He couldn’t wait to get his redistributive hands on Uncle Sam’s credit card. Obama couldn’t spend (and waste) fast enough – roughly $6 trillion in 3.5 years.

Townhall’s Guy Benson adds: Romney Ad – Newborn Infants Now Owe $50,000 Toward National Debt:

[E]very “man, woman and child” now owes over $51,000. Obama’s unanimously-rejected budget would explodes that debt by $11 trillion …(more!) over the next decade. So much for his promises to thoroughly examine federal spending “line by line” to achieve a “net spending cut” while slicing the deficit in half by now. It’s almost as if he just says whatever he thinks will help get him elected, then does whatever he pleases once in office. This must stop. Mitt Romney’s new television ad, entitled “Dear Daughter,” makes the issue of inter-generational theft and reckless government spending very personal:

And, what have Obama’s policies done for women? Another ad from Team Romney/Ryan:

Obama’s policies are making it harder on women.

The poverty rate for women is the highest it has been in 17 years.

Over 5.5 million women are unemployed and their individual share of debt is over $50,000.

Fellow Americans, if you truly care about your children’s future, you must reject Barack Obama and Joe Biden. It’s okay to let them go. Don’t let them continue to steal the future from America’s children. You must vote for the two men who know how to get our economy going again, with rising salaries, and who will work with all their might to lower, not increase, our national debt.

Follow Jayde Wyatt on Twitter @YayforSummer The Best “Survey”

Are you ever annoyed to see survey results reported on TV, not knowing how the questions are asked and how many people participated, etc? I am frequently annoyed because there are many ways survey results can be manipulated. You may have seen survey results that involved as few as 200 participants. Anyone who has had a basic statistics class knows that sample size, and how a question is posed, is critical. Statistics are very easily manipulated.

You may have heard Ann Coulter refer to a website called “Intrade” — There is a reason for that. It is historically accurate. It is a market of political votes. What does that mean? All “voters” on this site pay money to make their predictions. In effect, people are “putting their money where their mouths are.” On a given day, the number of trades is usually in the thousands. For example, the number of trades predicting Gingrich will be the Republican nominee reached near 15,000 predictions (for and against) in recent days and weeks.

Here is a quote from Wikipedia on Intrade: “Intrade has offered since 2002 the widest range of markets for political events, such as ‘George W. Bush to win 2004 US Presidential Election’. In the 2004 presidential election, the market favorite won the electoral vote in every state. This occurred when, even as late as election day, many pollsters and analysts were predicting a John Kerry victory. In Florida, a number of polls put Kerry ahead in that state, or said the race was too close to call. The betting markets, however, correctly and consistently showed Bush would win Florida comfortably.”

Why does “market voting” carry more clout than other surveys? The presumption is that “investors” putting money on the line possess as much information about the subject “market” as is possible. Obviously, there is no perfect way to predict future events, but people investing real money “to vote” is a much truer form of survey than anything being collected over the phone. The person answering the phone for a survey may not know anything and may not really care.

As of this writing (12/10/11 at 2:30 PST), Intrade is predicting Gingrich will be the nominee at a 32.5% probability, with Romney at a 47.4% probability. It also shows that the probability is increasing for Romney and decreasing for Gingrich.

So, when you are annoyed at all the noise coming from the pundits — spouting their predictions — just go to your favorites tab, click on and look at what the markets are predicting. And you will be far more informed than all those who are repeating the noise of the talking heads. To get a thorough understanding of how Intrade makes its predictions, click on the tab HOW IT WORKS for a complete explanation. It is a very simple, but efficient market. It is a great way to get a quick view of “the market” for Governor Romney.

Romney in NH: Press Asks About Obama, Rick Perry, Paul Ryan (VIDEO)

Obama's new $1.1 million monolithic 'Magical Misery Tour' bus has been called 'The Beast' and 'Rolling Blunder'. August 15, 2011 (click on image to enlarge)

After Governor Romney toured Isaacson Structural Steel in Berlin, New Hampshire this morning, he took a few questions from the press. He was asked about Obama’s upcoming jobs plan, a possible Paul Ryan presidential run, and Rick Perry’s statement on Monday about Ben Bernanke.

Perry’s comment:

Perry, who last weekend made official his intent to challenge President Obama, said in Iowa on Monday that if Bernanke came to Texas, “we would treat him pretty ugly.”
“If this guy prints more money between now and the election, I don’t know what y’all would do to him in Iowa,” Perry told supporters. “I mean, printing more money to play politics at this particular time in American history is almost treacherous – or treasonous, in my opinion.”

Romney at Isaacson Structural Steel in Berlin, NH today:

Romney spoke on Obama’s bus tour and his over-due jobs plan:

“The president yesterday spoke about what a mess he inherited from George Bush. My goodness, the American people are tired of hearing about what he inherited. They want to understand what he did with what he got. And, unfortunately what he did was make things worse – make it harder for the American people.

So, I’m glad he’s going to come up with some new ideas. Hopefully, he’ll listen to people who have actually worked in the private sector – who understand how the economy works – because he and his academic and political friends don’t understand what it takes to get this economy going again. And, it’s a little ‘too little – too late’.”

On Rick Perry:

Asked to address Perry’s description of the Fed chairman as “treasonous,” Romney didn’t take the bait: “I don’t have any new comments on the Fed with regard to Rick Perry’s comments as well. I’ve made some comments about the Fed in the past. I could refer you to those. But I’m not looking to be in a give-and-take with Gov. Perry. He’s expressing his views, I express my views and my record. He’s a fine guy, fine governor.”

Romney continued:

“We’ll get a chance to debate and we can probably have a good chance for contrasting views at that point[…]”

On Paul Ryan/others who may get in the race:

“It’s still a bit of an open field. That’s a good thing! Welcome folks in, the more the merrier. I welcome Governor Perry; if others want to get in, you know, terrific! The water’s fine.

Romney’s schedule today:

8:00 AM
Touring Isaacson Structural Steel
40 Jericho Road, Berlin, N.H.

Interview with WSL 890 AM Doug & Roma radio program
Podcast here

Lunch with NH County Sherriffs

Later today
Event in Haverhill, N.H.

While on the campaign trail in New Hampshire, Mitt Romney enjoyed lunch with NH County Sheriffs. Pictured with Sheriff Dutile. August 17, 2011

UPDATE August 18, 2011 – Tweet from Jim Merrill, Romney’s New Hampshire Senior Advisor:

h/t @jpindell Grafton County Sheriff Doug Dutile endorses @MittRomney. Welcome aboard, Doug and Barb! #FITN #NHless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply

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