Is the election going to be rigged?
Tonight is America’s chance to have a bit of fun, courtesy of our competing candidates for the office of Vice-President. Which is not to say, of course, that they are not serious men. Simply that the job for which they are contending has historically been a much less important one that their boss’s. While the possibility always exists that they could be handed the reins of government in a literal heartbeat, this has been rather infrequent in American history.
Joe Biden and Paul Ryan are apparently both very likeable men, and their “conversation” tonight will probably be much less high-stakes than just about anything that is going to happen in the election battle over the next four weeks. In the spirit of this reality, here are some fun facts for you to enjoy.
Joe Biden’s strange aphorismsare well-known. So enjoy them and look forward to more tonight:
- “Folks, I…
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President Obama doesn’t have any issues to run on, so he just attacks Romney with his campaign money.
After Obama lost the debate last week, his team is now coming up with a new tactic. Team Obama said Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, a man Democrats (and Republicans) have long been saying is a stiff, awkward, un-relatable bore, was a slick and artful politician.
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Romney absolutely destroyed in the debates last night. President Obama has been exposed for who he really is!
The consensus is that Mitt Romney won last night’s first presidential debate in Denver.
Here are the post-debate polling data, followed by the Left’s weeping and gnashing of teeth.
NewsMax: According to Newsmax/InsiderAdvantage Flash Poll conducted immediately after the debate of 373 likely voters, 52% said Romney won; 45% said the POS won. 3% were undecided/neither. Pollster Matt Towery says “the results largely followed party lines, but independents broke in favor of Romney, moving the dial in his favor.”
The morbidly obese leftwing filmmakerMichael Moore tweeted: “If Romney keeps this up…Obama is going to vote for him!” “Romney is channeling the look and sound of Reagan. Obama is giving a professor’s lecture.” Moore’s last tweet…
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In your opinion, who will win the 2012 presidential debates? If you ask anyone at CNN, they will tell you that Obama already has this election wrapped up. CNN recently conducted a poll asking their readers who they think will win the first presidential debate October 3, and not surprisingly, their readers believe Obama is going to win the debates. 59% of people in their survey believe Obama is likely to do better than Romney in the debates, while another 34% believe that Romney can win these debates.
These numbers don’t make any sense. Romney has recent debate experience. He has extensive debate experience from his time running in the Republican primaries, and if he didn’t know how to debate, he would not have won the Republican nomination. The facts suggest that Romney has an excellent chance to win the presidential debates.
The first debate is supposed to focus on economic issues, and President Obama is especially vulnerable in this area. Unemployment rates are up since 2008. The President rejected the Keystone XL Pipeline, and this could have created millions of jobs for Americans. Major defense cuts that are going to take effect at the beginning of 2013 could lay off up to 2.14 million American workers. This number includes people who work directly for the Federal Government, as well as private contractors who have contracts with the defense department who will be out of work too if the Federal Government lays off their other workers.
Mitt Romney should also focus on the looming new taxes that are set to begin January 1. Sure, the Bush-era tax cuts are set to expire, but then there are all of the new Obamacare taxes too. The Supreme Court ruled that Obamacare is constitutional simply because it is indeed a tax, so Romney can go after Obama on this. It has been estimated that the average American family will be paying thousands of dollars per year in additional taxes, and Romney has failed to go after Obama on these issues.
Since Romney should bring up Obamacare and the coinciding taxes in the debates, he can talk about the new healthcare law too. Polls still show that a majority of Americans oppose the new healthcare law, and voting for Romney gives Americans one last chance to overturn the legislation. Mitt Romney has not addressed Obamacare as often as expected, and he could win more votes by simply reminding Americans that he will push to repeal Obamacare if he is elected President of the United States.
While some people believe he will push to repeal the new healthcare laws, many conservatives already believe it is too late to make a difference. Romney needs to tell his base again that he will make the sacrifices that are needed to make the United States a great country again.
Lastly, Romney needs to try to dispel the notion among liberals that the economy is growing again. Statistics suggest otherwise, but most liberals actually believe the economy is improving. This could not be any further from the truth. The statistics clearly show that the economy is barely growing, and we may actually be entering a double dip recession.
The latest Rasmussen Polls are not particularly encouraging for Mitt Romney supporters. While Mitt Romney has led in the daily Presidential tracking polls for the last several days after the fade of the Democrat convention bounce, he is trailing slightly in some of the key battleground states.
Learn more about the latest Rasmussen polls here!
There are several toss-up states that are going to determine this election. The other states have been virtually decided. The magic number to win the presidency is 270 electoral college votes. It appears that Obama already has 247 Electoral College votes that should go in his favor. Romney already has 196 electoral college votes that are secure. There are a total of 95 toss-up votes that could go in either direction.
Colorado is in a dead heat right now, with both candidates polling at 47%. The state of Colorado is worth 9 votes. Romney needs Colorado to win the presidency.
Florida is worth 29 Electoral College votes. It is worth more than any of the other states, and the state is crucial for both candidates. Romney can’t win the election without carrying Florida. President Obama leads Romney 48% to 46% in the most recent Rasmussen poll dated September 13. President Obama closes the deal if he can keep his lead in Florida. Romney could win every other toss-up state
Romney has retaken the lead in Missouri. He leads Obama by three points with a 48% to 45% advantage in the state. Missouri is worth 10 votes, and Romney has led in most polls, so we expect this state to go to Romney.
This state used to lean Republican, but it went to Obama in 2008. Virginia is worth 13 electoral college votes, and Obama leads Romney 49% to 48% right now. Romney probably can’t win the presidency without Virginia, so he needs to spend more time in Virginia.
Like Virginia, this race is extremely close. At 18 electoral college votes, Romney must win this state too. Obama leads Romney 47% to 46%. With less than two months to go before the election, Romney has a lot of work to do to win Ohio.
Wisconsin is worth 10 electoral college votes. Romney leads Obama by 1% in Wisconsin. In July, Obama was ahead of Romney 3%, but this changed once Paul Ryan was selected as Romney’s running mate. Ryan is from Wisconsin, and Romney probably won’t win the presidency without winning the state of Wisconsin.
Iowa is worth six votes, and Romney leads Obama 46% to 44%. This state is important to the candidates, but it is not worth as much as the other swing states.
Overall, it is possible that Romney could win the popular vote, but lose the electoral college vote. He is going to have to win Virginia, Ohio, and Florida to have any chance to win the presidency. If the elections were held today, President Obama would likely win a 2nd term.
President Obama doesn’t have a clue what he is doing in the Middle East.
If you’re interested in digging deeper into President Obama’s record of foreign policy failures, read my latest policy memo. It explains ten of President Obama’s broken promises and missteps on foreign policy and national security.
Lanhee Chen, Ph.D.
Romney for President, Inc.
To: Interested Parties
From: Lanhee Chen, Ph.D., Policy Director
Re: The Foreign Policy & National Security Failures Of President Obama
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President Obama’s failure on the economy has been so severe that it has overshadowed his manifold failures on foreign policy and national security. An inventory of his record shows that by nearly all measures, President Obama has diminished American influence abroad and compromised our interests and values. In no region of the world is the U.S. position stronger than it was four years ago. This memorandum explains ten of President Obama’s broken promises and missteps…
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