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Romney Out-Hustling Obama on the Campaign Trail

by Keith Koffler on October 19, 2012, 8:28 am

Gov. Mitt Romney is spending far more time campaigning than President Obama, staging 16 campaign rallies and speeches compared to only 9 by Obama so far this month, according to a White House Dossier analysis of their schedules.

Obama had held only six events through October 16. With his recent decline in the polls, the president is suddenly making up for lost time, holding three events in the last two days. He is appearing at another today in Fairfax, Virginia. Romney holds a rally this evening with running mate Paul Ryan.

Obama has been off the campaign trail a total of about a week this month preparing for the first two debates, with mixed results. He flopped in the first debate after three days of study.

The figures are for traditional campaigning and do not include fundraisers done by the candidates.

Romney’s campaign travel has focused intensely on two swing states – Virginia and Ohio. Eleven of his sixteen appearances have been in one of the two, with seven stops in Virginia and four in the Buckeye State.

Obama also has focused on the two states, making three appearances in Ohio and one in Virginia.

Both candidates have also been to Colorado, Iowa and Florida. Obama has not held a rally this month in North Carolina, the state where he held his convention but which appears to be slipping from his grasp, while Romney was there Oct. 11. Obama has been to New Hampshire and Wisconsin this month for rallies, but Romney has not.

Obama is approaching his reelection very differently than George W. Bush did eight years ago. Bush barnstormed the nation in October 2004, holding nearly 30 rallies between the first of the month and the eighteenth. Bush also made two appearances for other GOP candidates and held a brief impromptu question and answer session with reporters.

Unlike Obama and Romney, Bush continued to campaign in the days leading up to his debates with Sen. John Kerry.

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Michael October 19, 2012 at 8:58 am

Two possibilities:
1. Maybe Sununu was right. He is lazy.
2. Obama started taking victory laps way too early, and now he’s got to restart.

NYS PArkie October 19, 2012 at 10:22 am

Well we certainly know he is not the sharpest knife in the drawer any more.

NVRAT October 19, 2012 at 10:34 am

He never was. Only the Media would not let anyone see it and they still don`t. Trouble is with out the MSM Obama would have been exposed shortly after Jan 2009. He had a stellar record of Zero accomplishments.

todd October 19, 2012 at 3:06 pm

he was so smart they gave him a nobel prize!

No One Important October 19, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Yea, the only nobel prize laureate with his own “kill” list. . .

nedarc October 19, 2012 at 1:12 pm

Your point is well intentioned but to be honest obama at his best was only a bent spoon which the media ‘polished’ on a regular basis !

CKAinRedStateUSA October 19, 2012 at 4:17 pm

Using the knives analogy, I wonder if he has any edge, other than being a street-punk, a wise-a** who whines and who defines “poltroon.”

Carl H October 19, 2012 at 4:54 pm

The CHOOOOOM Poltroon

andy stiles October 19, 2012 at 11:48 am

Restart? Probably more likely time to get the finishing touches on the new house in HI being given to him. And when I say house it’s a palatial compound. Oh yes, with a $189K yrly pension to boot. Good work if you can get it.

spoco October 19, 2012 at 11:55 am

I have no problem with my tax[ayer money paying for his retirement.

Linz October 19, 2012 at 12:01 pm

I have a BIG problem paying for his retirement. Last time I checked, FORGERY, Obstruction of Justice, and other felonies are cause for imprisonment.

SparkyVA October 19, 2012 at 12:14 pm

I understand the Federal Government has a nice retirement home for people like Obama in Illinois so he can be close to his friends in Chicago. Only problem is that they will have to visit him, and the penitentiary has rather stick visiting hours.

SparkyVA October 19, 2012 at 12:15 pm

sorry that should be “strict” visiting hours.

Playrighter October 19, 2012 at 11:59 am

Sununu was attacked for repeating precisely what Obama had already said about himself.

Just like Romney was attacked for saying what the London media had already been saying about the Olympics, in response to a question by Brian Williams (Williams is the only one who mentioned disrespect).

Just like Romney is being attacked for using the same presentation system for potential candidates that Obama undoubtedly uses.

BTW: If you want to see some real class from Romney, as well as hammering the nails of truth with a sledge hammer of humor, watch the speech at the Al Smith dinner. Even the libs had to applaud.

Auzzievick October 19, 2012 at 12:26 pm

Well said, Playrighter. Hope you don’t mind my “stealing” your “Hammering the nails of truth with a sledgehammer” quote. Eloquent comment, not to mention flamingly truthful! Thanks!

Ruthie3 October 19, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Sununu! Obama, himself, said he was lazy!

Auzzievick October 19, 2012 at 12:21 pm

No question about #1. How do I KNOW? I’m, by nature, a lazy person & have fought against it all my life. Most people who know me would be surprised. So believe me when I say, “It takes one to KNOW one.” He reeks of it!

Stephanie October 19, 2012 at 12:33 pm

I see it like this. obama knows he’s loosing the election, so why work his behind off. He’s rented a huge warehouse in Chicago for his concession speech, cut off from the public. A far cry from the park where he was immaculated.
Romney wins on November 6.

ebola131 October 19, 2012 at 2:00 pm

You sure that warehouse isn’t for storing the stuff he and Moochelle are going to remove from the White House?

pat October 19, 2012 at 1:04 pm

Or maybe Obama himself was right. After all on a Barbara Walters interview shortly after taking office he said his biggest character flaw was that he was lazy. Said it himself.

CPA in DC October 19, 2012 at 1:06 pm

1 – lazy
2 – stupid
3 – narcississtic personality disorder


Corey October 19, 2012 at 2:33 pm

That’s no way to go through life.

Bernie Notacommie October 19, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Man doesn’t start his day until 9 or 10 am. I’ll go for door #1 Michael.

RickW October 19, 2012 at 9:14 am

This is the first time Barry went up against an opponent who had some fight in him. Prior to the 2008 election, Barry sat back while the Chicago machine destroyed his opposition. Then McClain ran a campaign of deference (in addition to being a less than stellar candidate himself). Barry tried to run this time with the cruise control engaged. Romney short circuited it.

Peter S. Lewicki October 19, 2012 at 10:14 am

Xackery! Obama’s cruise control campaign has hit a few snags, heavy traffic in the form of a failed record that Gov. Romney encapsulated so beautifully in debate #2, and now the Libya debacle/coverup is giving Obama conniption fits. On Monday night, Obama could face his ultimate Waterloo, a full on exposure of his failed coverup. BTW, that old political operative’s wife, Hillary Clinton, will not come out smelling like a rose. It had to be her that refused to go on the Sunday morning talk show circuit on Sept. 16th and lie through her teeth about the anti-Muslim film explanation for the murders in Benghazi. She demurred and the good Dr. Susan Rice was detailed to lie to the American people. The head liar, Obama, the failed Wizard of Oz was pulling the strings. Now those strings are being cut by truth and exposure. Romney will spike the ball come Monday night on the goal line.

Justme October 19, 2012 at 11:39 am

I’m getting the sneaking suspicion that Obama may back out of that debate. How could he show up when all this Libya business is blowing up in his face?

TexasMom2012 October 19, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Perfect, Romney can debate an empty podium, LOL

tom October 19, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Or an empty “CHAIR”

Thanks Clint

Rick October 19, 2012 at 12:33 pm

Will the foreign affairs debate include accomplice to murder in Mexico, to inhibit OUR second amendment right, by Executive Privilege no less; just wondering.

Tim P October 19, 2012 at 10:31 am

Actually you’re wrong. Obama has never had to run for re-election of an office he has held. This is the first time ever campaigning to keep the job he has. So naturally he is on unfamiliar ground.

Richard1725 October 19, 2012 at 11:16 am

Actually the ” unfamiliar ground” that Obama is facing is that he is asking us to give him four MORE years to do what he promised and failed to do in his FIRST four years.l

Ed W. October 19, 2012 at 11:34 am

Rick W — Your analysis is exactly correct. I would only add that BO combines the incredible arrogance with incredible incompetence and with his leftwing world view it has produced a disaster for his reelection and more importantly a disaster for this country….Elections have consequences (and many of us never swooned over this left wing affirmative action fool to begin with.)

Kevin October 19, 2012 at 6:27 pm

You are exactly right. He has NEVER won a contested election. The only other election where he had an actual opponent, Bobby Rush destroyed him.

Girly1 October 19, 2012 at 9:44 am

Early voting is proving to be a disadvantage to Romney – Obama is winning 2-1. Obama is counting on the youth vote – and the campaign is providing door-to-door transportation from the campus to the polling stations.

I pray that this election doesn’t turn out to be the case where Romney wins the popular vote and loses the electoral vote. Obama’s ground forces (ACORN and SEIU) have been out en masse for the last four years. Voter fraud is their specialty!

bworei October 19, 2012 at 10:08 am

Curious where you got that 2-1 stat. Nationwide? If not, which state? Also, how does that compare to 2008?


Girly1 October 19, 2012 at 10:30 am

Heard it from Chuck Todd this morning on Morning Joe. I know, I know…consider the source. He didn’t mention anything about nationwide or which states. Have no idea how it compares to 2008. IIRC, early voting usually favors DEMS.

Linz October 19, 2012 at 12:05 pm

Romney is ahead in electoral votes today for the first ti

Linz October 19, 2012 at 12:06 pm
Rick October 19, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Thank God!
As a Left Coast inhabitant, of the Soviet of Washington, I am often despondent that the rest of the country is as screwed up as my “progressive” neighbors.

angienc October 19, 2012 at 10:35 am

Girly doesn’t know any such thing. First of all, any estimate of who is “ahead” in early voting is based by party ID as the ballots remain sealed — that’s no guarantee as to the actual vote. Second the claim that “early voting is 2 to 1 in favor of Obama” is *not* supported by anything I’ve seen, especially so broadly –is she talking about only one state or all states? When someone makes a claim like that with no links/supporting facts/citations on the internet, it is 100% bogus.

The only outfit that has tried to make such as claim is PPP in Ohio — the DailyKos/SEIU poll & that number has been proven bogus. Girly obviously is doing a little demoralization/psy-ops but she can’t even do that well as she exposes her “worry” about a Romney popular vote/Obama EC vote — as if someone who is leading 2-1 in early voting as Girly claims has to worry about losing the *popular* vote.

Blackman38435c October 19, 2012 at 3:22 pm

How would anybody know Obama is winning 2 to 1? Those ballots cannot be counted until election day. Somebody is making up those statistics and it sounds like Chuck Todd is spewing Reuters lie and he is trying his best to help Obama.

Reuters came out yesterday saying Obama is winning by 51% to 31%. The only problem with those figures is the fact that ballots are supposed to be kept in a secure place under lock and key.

Somebody is cheating if they are counting those ballots and feeding MSM like Reuters the information. There is a huge fine to be paid if they are. I contacted the election boards in every early voting state and they said nobody should know exact numbers. They also stated that the fine is hundreds of thousands of dollars. I don’t think Reuters wants to pay those fines.

They can look on the voter rosters and tell how many republicans to democrats have voted early using absentee ballots but they cannot give numbers until election day.

As a matter of fact there won’t be exit polls this election because exit polls during the Scott Walker recall was so far off it left the MSM with egg on their faces.

The MSM is saying anything and doing anything they can to help Obama get reelected. They don’t care about this country at all. They have found their socialist/marxist/communist messiah to bring this country down to socialism. From there the next two levels marxism/communism will take a little time but Obama will get us
there. He wants full control over the people of this nation and redistribution of our wealth. He has done a good job with the redistribution. He has given our money to the Taliban of Afghanistan hoping to buy them so he can claim victory there.

He has given millions to Libya, African nations, Egypt (Muslim Brotherhood), Pakistan, and has now promised Iran a deal. They will lift sanctions if Iran will hold off their enrichment for a nuclear weapon until after the election. He has given money to Al Qaeda who are now running and controlling Libya.

Victoria October 19, 2012 at 10:27 am

Nope. News reports from Ohio yesterday show that Romney has caught up to Obama in early voting there.

Auzzievick October 19, 2012 at 12:35 pm

Victoria: I’ll second that as I heard it also!

dred October 19, 2012 at 10:28 am

The 2-1 number may be a talking point of the Dems and their insane blogs, but it’s simply not true. According to the WaPo, Dems do have a lead in early voting in Iowa, but in most places Romney is either tied or ahead. In North Carolina, ROMNEY is up 2-1 in early voting, although it’s very early there.

Boris Badenoff October 19, 2012 at 11:30 am

So you are trying to say that every registered democrat is voting for Obama..

I highly doubt that…

Auzzievick October 19, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Not at MY precinct. I’m a poll watcher for Romney & believe me, without going into details & letting the “competition” in on it, there is more going on than you know. They are well aware of the “dirty tricks squad” & have taken preventative measures. Sleep well on that issue.

SaveUsGod October 19, 2012 at 12:54 pm

I voted already, for Romney. Maybe the LSM is overstating this too.

TexasMom2012 October 19, 2012 at 3:21 pm

Early voting starts Monday here in Texas. I plan to be in line early and then start emailing my address list to get to the polls ASAP! Although Texas will obviously go for Romney at least we can pad his popular vote lead plus send Ted Cruz to the Senate.

Buzz October 20, 2012 at 12:51 am

All of the Obama Kool-Aid drinkers are voting early, the independents, which will decide who wins, are still somewhat undeceided, are leaning mostly Romney and are waiting for the next debate to make up their minds. After the debate they will know for sure they are not voting for Obama. The Republicans/conservatives already know they are voting for Romney. So this early voting, mostly by Dems, doesn’t mean anything. I predict Romney will carry all 57 states.

Archy October 19, 2012 at 10:06 am

Obama is lazy.

Susan October 19, 2012 at 10:11 am

At least Mitt Romney is paying his own travel expenses. The American taxpayer is footing the bill for the empty chair to lounge around fancy resorts and his nonstop AF1 flight schedule. He spends less than a few days a week sitting at the desk we hired him to man, so it’s the American people who aren’t getting their moneys worth out of him.

Robb October 19, 2012 at 11:51 am

As much as Obama has been aboard AF One traveling hither and yon, I suspect he has spent more time above Planet Earth than on Planet Earth these past four years.

Red October 19, 2012 at 10:11 am

So where are all these conspiracy theorists about Alinsky tactics and wiping Mitt out? Mitt’s campaign has been all about telling us Barry’s the devil and has done little to give specific plans on anything. Seeing what Mitt has done (ask Newt and Rick) this campaign HE is the one using more underhanded and deceptive Alinsky tactics. Mitt knows this is it for him. He’s failed 2 out of three previous campaigns (horrible stats in any business BTW) and knows for his own ego he has to win this one. Not to mention the daddy issues of getting them back and avenging his failure father, you have a far greater motivation.

Devin October 19, 2012 at 10:21 am

Red, the Alinsky tactics are not working precisely because Romney and Ryan are fighting back and proving them to be wrong. On the other hand, your assertion that Romney is painting The One as the devil is completely off-base. Romney is pointing out how Obama’s POLICIES are not working. Please show one example of Romney making any personally disparaging remark about Obama. (Unlike, of course, Obama’s attempts to paint Romney as a tax cheater, a murderer and liar).

Red October 19, 2012 at 10:44 am

They don’t exist. Nothing to see here. Move on.

Renee October 19, 2012 at 10:27 am

Hey Red, it is Oblamer who hasn’t given us specifics on anything (he didn’t even propose a budget in the last four years)…our next POTUS, Mitt Romney, laid out his plans in detail…pay attention!

Red October 19, 2012 at 10:48 am

Specifics – who exactly does Romney want to arm in Syria? What specific action will he take to stop Iran beside talk tough at the UN and meet more with Netanyahu? How can he explain the math on tax cuts and additional spending for defense (translation bigger government) but not add to the debt and deficit? I can go on and on all day with examples.

Boris Badenoff October 19, 2012 at 11:44 am

Why don’t you give us Obama’s “Specifics” for the next 4 years…

Tax & Spend is not quiet specific enough..

Red October 19, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Why should I? I’m not his supporter. Assuming much?

OldSchoolConservative October 19, 2012 at 12:48 pm

I always love when the libs ask for “specifics” from the Romney campaign. The Romney Campaign has a plan which is clearly outlined, he has stated how he plans to try to do things differently. Where is Obama’s plan? More of the same? We have seen how well that works. Perhaps you Red can give us the “specifics” behind “after the election I will have more flexibility”? I also love how specific Obama was last campaign, “Hope & Change” are super specific. Give us all a break and just can it

Red October 19, 2012 at 5:01 pm

Not a lib so right off the bat you’re in the hole. I guess you like the ‘we release details as we go’ as a strategy. The man’s been running for president for 6 years and he still is rolling out what he wants to do.

rltsjsm October 19, 2012 at 1:09 pm

Obama did propose ONE budget–but not even one democrat voted for it. The vote was 0-from both repubicans and democrats-that’s how bad that proposal was. Obama has never even run a lemonade stand-how did those that voted for him expected him to run our great nation? What Obama has almost accomplished is to run our country into the ground-we must stop him at the polls. Everyone must go out and vote-invite friends, relatives-carpool-especially in swing states.
If you know someone that is not registered-show them how to do it!
We must rescue our country for our children and future generations.

angienc October 19, 2012 at 10:37 am

What Red is doing here is what psychologists call “projecting.”

Seriously — Romney is he one with the Alinsky tactics & daddy issues? — BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Red October 19, 2012 at 10:46 am

Ask Newt and Rick. Ask Romney’s opponents in the Primary. Strange even many conservatives back then even said how nasty Romney got. I guess all of them are liars and projecting as well. As far as Daddy issues, who has made it a political career to step up each ladder rung just like daddy? He’s duplicating everything his dad did trying to surpass him. Denying history? And I am the one projecting?

Alvin October 19, 2012 at 11:29 am

it’s over Red…. you can sense it, can’t you

Red October 19, 2012 at 4:59 pm

Yes. Either candidate. America is done. Stick a fork in it. Good to see you agree.

Susan October 19, 2012 at 11:31 am

If you haven’t seen “2016″ yet, you owe it to yourself to watch it. It is out on Netflix, PPV, and DVD. Much of the movie is in Obama’s own words, taken from the audio version of his book “Dreams From My Father”.

Red October 19, 2012 at 4:59 pm

Don’t like Obama. Won’t vote for him. Why do I care to watch the adulterer’s film?

Susan October 19, 2012 at 6:15 pm

Paulbot…should have known.

Boris Badenoff October 19, 2012 at 11:37 am

And he has got to where he is on his own dime, not the public’s..

Romney donated his inheritance from his father to BYU .

What the Romney’s have today is because of their hard work which just might be the reason Mitt has a hard edge to him. Business , unlike Government work, is based on performance.

Red October 19, 2012 at 4:58 pm

His “inheritance” was already laid out for him based on what his father handed him. The schools, the upbringing, etc. Please don’t act as if sending a single check off spelled out his lot in life. I guarantee you had Mitt come up in a Middle Class home he would not be the same person he is now. No envy…just the truth.

CLAY October 19, 2012 at 5:48 pm

Red…I guess Romney’s “upbringing” should have been on the streets and included robbing, doping, dodging bullets, raping, and killing innocents…Chicago style. I can tell you have no children, because his “upbringing” is what all parents strive for. Do you think that’s wrong?

jaline October 19, 2012 at 11:41 am

“…made it a political career to step up each ladder rung”…Oh, like Obama did when he went from state senator to the U.S. senate to the presidency. Like those rungs???????????? Good grief…what you’ve described is what EVERY politician does!!!!!!!!!!!!

Red October 19, 2012 at 4:56 pm

And your point is? So it’s OK?

Deb G. October 19, 2012 at 12:42 pm

Red, why won’t you answer the question? Instead of constantly pointing out that Romney has no plan, tell us, in detail about Obama’s wonderful plan. You know, that plan that you love so much you will vote for him again. So you must know all about it. So how about it? Some details please.
People keep asking you and all you do is come back with nonsense about Romney. If you would have all of us go with Obama over Romney, what IS Obama’s economic plan? Besides “tax the rich” over and over like a broken record, that is.

Red October 19, 2012 at 4:55 pm

Deb – why should I answer that question? Since I’m not an Obama supporter why should I defend him and spell out his plan? Why is it that people are so dense that if you don’t like Mitt you are labeled an Obama supporter? I don’t like him either. Spend some time actually thinking rather than assuming.

edzo October 19, 2012 at 11:07 am

bwhahaha, the campaign that ran on ‘hope’ and “change’ now is bitchin about specifics, here’s some: 23 million people unemployed, 1 in 6 in poverty, 50% unemployment for recent college grads, gas price double what they were when obama took office, 1.5 trillion in new debt a year for 4 years more than the previous 43 presidents combined, 47 million on food stamps up 32 percent food stamp spending up 100%, $90 billion to green energy companies half of which are now bankrupt and just happened to be oabama donors, health care cost up $2500 per family, income down $4000 per family, and obama is talking about abortion and big bird

Vern44 October 19, 2012 at 11:39 am

I am humbled by the succinct brilliance and agree whole heartedly. I didn’t vote for the Bamster…but only because of the bashing the Dems gave Hillary…Thank God I stumbled into the light! I was a registered Democrat for almost 30 years.

My name is Vern and it’s been 4 years since I stopped sipping the Kool-aid!

Star October 19, 2012 at 11:48 am

Me, too, although technically we still drink Pink Lemonade KA because we are broke.

Auzzievick October 19, 2012 at 12:45 pm

Vern: Welcome to the Fight! (~..~)

TexasMom2012 October 19, 2012 at 3:24 pm

Welcome to the party pal!

edzo October 19, 2012 at 3:30 pm

thank you but it’s not mine most was said by Romney at the debate and I can’t imagine why I have never heard those statistics from the media

Julo October 19, 2012 at 11:01 am

Red, if you bothered to go to Romney’s official website you’d have no trouble finding 162 pages of specifics. His original 59 point plan has been posted continuously since he launched his campaign. The 5 points he repeats during debates and campaign stops is a sound bite summary of the 59 point plan.

Jsmith October 19, 2012 at 11:22 am

From what I have seen, Romney is talking issues (maybe not all the ones Red wants to hear), while Obama is whining on and on about Romney being rich, and not understanding women — basically calling him Mr Poopy Pants instead of facing the issues.

Red October 19, 2012 at 5:03 pm

Talking issues? He gripes about Obama almost the entire time. Watch the debates. Actually track the time spent on him talking about Obama and time spent on his own plan. Lopsided numbers.

CLAY October 19, 2012 at 5:57 pm

That’s a new one. Obama was given more time in both debates, which was widely reported. Obama spent his time trying to define Romney and said, “Romney does not have a 5 point plan, he has a 1 point plan.” Then, Romney quickly corrected that statement! BO has a BIG problem, because Romney is focused and fearless and will take no bull from the lazy islamist!!!

TruthInSpending October 19, 2012 at 11:40 am

Barry’s the devil? Maybe, maybe not. Don’t know him well enough to make a determination about that. What I do know is that Barry is a total failure.

How’s that “job council” working out. A big show at the beginning. All show, no go comes to mind.

Barry has done a great job at organizing all manner of commitees and panels with little productivity to show for it. It’s easy to organize panels. The problem is, you cannot organize success.

Auzzievick October 19, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Nice name, RED!

Red October 19, 2012 at 5:04 pm

Color of the Republican leaning states….thanks.

Kim October 19, 2012 at 10:11 am


Eddie October 19, 2012 at 10:12 am

Why post this if it’s not true??

Quote of the Day

Mitt, really, that’s enough of your BS. Let the president speak.”

– Debate moderator Candy Crowley of CNN

A note from our attorneys: This is not a real quote

Renee October 19, 2012 at 10:32 am

Yeah, we heard the POTUS talk…lie after lie after lie…PEOPLE DIED (BENGHAZI) AND OBLAMER LIED!!!

Tin October 19, 2012 at 10:49 am

THE OBESSE slob Candy Crowley did not ‘fact check’ during debate how O has Investments In Cayman Trust… … and has bigger pension than Romney!
Candy Crowley is just a blabby fat woman. She can’t control what comes out of her mouth any more than she can control what she puts in it. No more fat moderators. No more moderators who are news libs media CORRUPT idiots.she is DNC campaigner and Fuc k up all
She also made it look like she was part of the answer since OBAMA KNEW she had a copy of the SCRIPT . Why would she have a copy of the script in question and how did Obama know she had a copy. A little working together before the debate, OBAMA GOT QUESTION A HEAD HELP BY CORRUPT CNN

Jim October 19, 2012 at 11:14 am

Sorry Tin all i heard you say was wahh wahh wahh, Crowley is a big poopy face jerk wahh wahh wahh.

Joan Lussier October 19, 2012 at 11:43 am

Jim are you the one that said poopey- face when they had the ad about Romney
being a bully? I thought your comment was so funny. I saved it and often
I look at it and my whole family laughs at it as well.
I really like your humor. 100 thumbs up!!

BlueHorseShoe October 19, 2012 at 10:13 am

The reality is that most of the energy is already sapped out of the Obama campaign. You can see it in his presentation last night at the Al Smith dinner. He was rather flat. Compare 2008 to yesterday and you will see a person who is grossly over his head and the floors are collapsing below him.

One last point. I have heard from many, many, many sources that the democratic energy in early voting states was high at the outset and has waned quite a bit. The Republican side has been steady and energized. Independents are usually near the end of the race, if at all. IF my sources are correct, you are about to see a huge decline in Obama early voters in the next five days especially if the thrid debate goes poorly for him which I give a 90% chance of that happening.

dwdude October 19, 2012 at 10:35 am

romney’s stand up moment was actually quite funny, especially the designated driver line. when you can poke fun at yourself, it means you don’t have a problem with your self esteem. obama, on the other hand, needs stroking every millisecond of his existence.

jnsesq October 19, 2012 at 10:15 am

Dawn is breaking. Soon it will be Morning in America again…

YES WE CON! October 19, 2012 at 10:16 am

Another 6 letter word for Felony… BARACK!
Another 7 letter word for Forgery… HUSSEIN!
Another 5 letter word for Fraud… OBAMA!

Sheriff Joe Arpaio: “10 Times Worse Than Watergate; Biggest Media Blackout In History.”

Jean October 19, 2012 at 10:17 am

Obama has been campaigning as the Democratic Nominee since…March/April? In any case, he has had several months advance campaigning over Romney. I’m glad Romney is stepping up his events. Given the fact that he is focused on Ohio and Virginia, I’d say he has a pretty good pulse on which electoral votes that he needs to win.

NVRAT October 19, 2012 at 10:49 am

Wrong Jean, he has been campaigning and the Democratic Nominee since January 2009. My question is and always been who is running the White House and the country? Axelrod, Gietner, Ayers, Alanski? or Soros, maybe all put together? It has been obvious that things Obama has said and what is going on behind closed doors are two different things completely.

Susan October 19, 2012 at 11:07 am

In his book “The Amateur”, Ed Klein claims Mooch and Valerie Jarrett are manning the Oval Office while the empty chair enjoys the perks.

Auzzievick October 19, 2012 at 12:54 pm

Susan: FANTASTIC BOOK! (And yes, I WAS yelling.) Thanks for mentioning it; I’d forgot since it’s now on my bookshelf. It also tells a lot more insider info. that I found VERY interesting. Well worth buying.

James 2nd October 19, 2012 at 12:45 pm

Valerie Jarrett!!

Kevin October 19, 2012 at 6:36 pm

Not Valerie. She’s too busy here in Chicago getting sweet land deals.

CLAY October 19, 2012 at 6:20 pm

Pelosi and Reid too!

Manrice October 19, 2012 at 10:19 am

Well, Mr. Cool got to chillax, awight?

Mark October 19, 2012 at 10:21 am

Romney works hard than obami the clown? Hard to believe. How many rounds of golf has the “president” played in the past 4 years?

robotech October 19, 2012 at 11:28 am


Rob October 19, 2012 at 10:22 am

Three issues that I’m seeing: a President who’s tired and may not even want to be President, a President who is hopefully working harder on being President than Future President, and Romney doing what any person who was 100% full time on the trail would do.

My opinion: I don’t think the guy cares if he is re-elected.

robotech October 19, 2012 at 11:34 am

I have to give this some credibility.
I mean, the Obama.s have been GIVEN a 2.5 Million $ Mansion in Hawaii to retire to.
It will be ready to move into in January 2013 as it is having some upgrades and other designs ideas by the Obamas done.
The Obamas had a net worth of about 1.5 Million when he was elected POTUS.
They are worth about 13 Million, today.
And when he goes home, he will get a 200,000.00 POTUS pension and about 120,000.00 Illinois State Senator Pension for the rest of his life, millions in speaking engagements and books, PLUS all the in-trades he can eat.
And you actually think this lazy dolt wants to win a 2nd term?

FLDemFem October 19, 2012 at 7:26 pm
Failed Obamessiah October 19, 2012 at 10:28 am

Romney’s not only out-hustling him, he’ll out-govern him beginning January 20, 2013.

dwdude October 19, 2012 at 10:29 am

romney has too much integrity to be destroyed chicago style…so now obama’s record has been brought into the clear light of day and many people who voted for him in 2008 feel duped, and rightly so.

Scott October 19, 2012 at 10:42 am

I’ve noticed all the photos of Romney on the campaign trail show him carrying his own luggage. I’ve never seen a bag in Obama’s hand…..either he isn’t allowed to because of some union rule or he is helping the unemployment rate by hiring someone to do it…..or he’s a prima donna or plain lazy.

Susan October 19, 2012 at 10:57 am

He doesn’t even carry his own umbrella any longer…

AZ Granny October 19, 2012 at 11:37 am

Maybe he doesn’t know how to fit it through the door of the plane. (referring to the gate incident in New Orleans).

Susan October 19, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Saw that one in my search, AZ Granny. His “Barry Poppins” moment :-)

Jon October 19, 2012 at 10:54 am

Out working Obama is no difficult task. From all evidence the guy does not even get out of bed until 9 or 10 in the morning. Romney has half a workday done before the president has his morning coffee and smoke… I think you will see Romney campaigning for other GOP candidates in the last week before the election as it becomes more and more clear that Romney will win this one going away. Get to the polls early, vote early in states that have it and bring someone with you to the polls on election day!

Gary October 19, 2012 at 11:00 am

He is about to be obliterated on 11/6. May barry live ignominiously thereafter as a pariah.

Don Derflinger October 19, 2012 at 11:01 am

This is nothing. Wait until it’s President Romney. Who here believe Romney will play 100 rounds of golf the first 3 1/2 years in office? Or, that Romney will take 26 days of vacation the first year? I believe Romney will work rings around Barry and we ALL will be better off because of it.

Rick James October 19, 2012 at 11:02 am

BHO will go down in history as the worst person ever to occupy the oval office. He got elected with unmitigated and unchallenged support from the left wing media. And throughout the past 4 years he has counted on their desire to see him win again. Thankfully the nation has awoken from their slumber and piece by piece his campaign and his radical policies are being unmasked. He is a total fraud. Throughout his entire life there has always been the “next step” for him to take. He finally arrived and in keeping with the “Peter Principle” we have discovered (well, about 47% of us knew it all along) that he was promoted beyond his level of competence. I would love to know his IQ. Willing to bet $1000 that it is not anywhere near what he wants you to think it is, or what the media has portrayed. I am guessing he might get to 110. Pretty low for “the smartest person” to ever be President. Romney wins in a landslide, it won’t even be close.

Auzzievick October 19, 2012 at 1:10 pm

Naw! I’d give him a 115 I.Q at least. Then again, he can’t pronounce “corps,” so who knows?

When you get to THAT smart, believe me, just think of all the people that you’ve known that are in “another universe.” Got one in our family & I often can’t follow his train of thought or conclusions. Barry! You aren’t even remotely in that catagory.

CLAY October 19, 2012 at 6:18 pm

Rick…Very Good!! His intelligence is a hoax! The reason he forbid ANY records of his education to be disclosed was because he rarely attended classes and his grades were LOW. My daughter was on Law Review at Cornell and 3rd in the state examine. She never told us but it I checked appropriate state records, after others told us. Intelligence comes from all walks of life, certainly NOT only college graduates. My opinion is that MSM pushed the Intelligent diatribe, because he is mediocre at best, and they quickly sensed that fact. BO’s lazy islamist makeup has been found out!!!

Gary October 19, 2012 at 11:05 am

If the fraud somehow, against all odds, manages to steal this election for an additional four more years, he will not get to serve four more years. The nation will not stand for it. He will be removed by impeachment in short order.

jeff October 19, 2012 at 11:05 am

probably cutting into his golf schedule

Dave j October 19, 2012 at 11:06 am

This POTUS is a loser in every way, he always was protected by the bought and paid for press. Were it not for the “press” and Hollywood he’d still be a community organizer.

BayAreaBill October 19, 2012 at 11:09 am

POTUS has been keeping his priorities straight. Golf first, everything else second.

Charles October 19, 2012 at 11:12 am

Whenever you see an Obama yard sign know one or more of the following:
1. A Black bigot lives there.
2. A person lives there who has mental problems.
3. Check the sex offenders list.

GST72 October 19, 2012 at 11:19 am

SInce we were never allowed to see anything that Obama published (his books were obviously assisted by a ghost writer) or his college work we really never got a picture of how “brilliant” he was, only the Democrat propaganda machine talking points. Well, Obama was probably a average student with some failing attributes that are being covered up. His true capability, intelligene comes out when he is actually questioned and proded for “real” answers. Yes he can talk, but it is becoming obvious that he is relaly not capable of “thinking” for himself? Remember, all liberals think of themsleves as brilliant and smarter than anyone else and their leaders are really way ahead in brainpower that no one can match; all conservatives and Republicans are below average in intelligence because they have not seen the liberal light and cannot comprehend it.

Jsmith October 19, 2012 at 11:19 am

While I agree that Romney is outhustling Obama, I don’t think that’s what’s turning the tide — and there’s no doubt the tide is turning. What’s turning the tide is Romney’s message, which must go directly to the people since the media tends to distort or mock it.

GRIZZ MANN October 19, 2012 at 11:20 am

Auto workers, Obama let your companies (GM, Chrysler) go into bankruptcy.
He presided over the agreement. He took the shareholders investment, and gave tit to you. Judges should have taken over the bankruptcy. Protect the investors. Your companies would not be liquidated, they would be reorganized.

George October 19, 2012 at 11:23 am

How about fundraisers? I’ll bet Barry has attended more of those.

satch October 19, 2012 at 11:24 am

One word describes this,—-Energized!

cd October 19, 2012 at 11:26 am

Mr 0bama is L@ZY and self-center and person if he start’s to feel he lost he will lose interest FAST and START to find a EXCUSE or PEOPLE to BLAME!

RustysMaster October 19, 2012 at 11:30 am

October surprise: Obama sucks as president.

James Watson October 19, 2012 at 11:32 am

That’s the problem with spiking the football too early – and the danger of believing your own press. They’ve tried all year to convince us the election was ‘in the bag’ for Obama, only to realize too late the more harsh reality that the nation is satisfied with – and perhaps a little inspired by – the alternative Romney offers. 1980 all over again.

Greg October 19, 2012 at 11:33 am

Romney doing more campaign events than Obama? You’d never know it by the press coverage. More evidence the press is totally in the tank for Obama.

ccw628 October 19, 2012 at 11:38 am

The Amateur is lazy. What are stereotypes based on? Reality.

Boris Badenoff October 19, 2012 at 11:39 am

Here is the Obama campaign strategy..

In Obama’s OWN words.

spence lee October 19, 2012 at 11:39 am

Of course the President has to run the country while Mitt only has to look thru his binders of women and wash his magic underpants.

Boris Badenoff October 19, 2012 at 11:50 am

Yeah, Obama showed us all how he runs the country the day after the American Ambassador and 3 Americans were killed .

He jetted to Vegas for a fund raiser.. I think that indicates his priorities..

Gee, do you think he skipped the daily security briefing that morning too??

I do.

Barry wears Big Bird underwear… pun intended..

Star October 19, 2012 at 11:52 am

Let me guess–you have never been recruited for a “big job.”

Joan Lussier October 19, 2012 at 11:54 am

You are disgusting !! He put resumes in his binder fool.

Auzzievick October 19, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Was there something you were trying to say?

edzo October 19, 2012 at 1:47 pm

obama has been doing the job for four years and he was ‘unprepared’ for the first debate? he wouldn’t need to prepare if he had any accomplishments to rattle off, he has run the country into the ground, 23 million people unemployed, 1 in 6 in poverty, 50% unemployment for recent college grads, gas price double what they were when obama took office, 1.5 trillion in new debt a year for 4 years, more than the previous 43 presidents combined, 47 million on food stamps up 32 percent, food stamp spending up 100%, $90 billion to green energy companies half of which are now bankrupt and just happened to be obama donors, health care cost up $2500 per family, income down $4000 per family, and obama is talking about abortion and big bird, obama wasn’t unprepared he is way over his head propped up by a treasonous media and he was schooled by someone that not only knows how to do the job but wants the job

RDavid October 19, 2012 at 11:55 am

I believe that Barry is simply outclassed and knows it. It has to be demoralizing to be shown up but someone with far more class than you have. What I expect is that after the election Barry will basically tell everyone he didn’t want another term anyway. And in doing that he’ll have flipped the bird at the many people who paid for his wasted TV ads. That certainly would enhance the future of the demos in raising money. Fortunately, we’ll get our country back and the possibility of getting our country turned around. I only fear that it will take twice as long to fix the problems that Barry has wrought than it took him to create them.

Girly1 October 19, 2012 at 12:59 pm

For the last 4 years, it has been ‘Obama, the Singular’. He never shared the spotlight with anyone because he feared becoming ‘Obama, the Lesser’. When he finally came face to face with Romney for the first time in the first debate, he collapsed. He will never recover. He was humiliated and exposed as a liar, fraud, and incompetent – an empty suit. If he loses he can make up all sorts of excuses, he didn’t really want a second term, etc., but no one will be listening. He and wifey can take their ill-gotten gains and live unhappily together in their $35M Hawaiian mansion and no one will give a hoot about either one of them again. Can’t imagine anyone paying to hear him give speeches!

Kevin October 19, 2012 at 6:55 pm

The frightening part is what he will do between Nov 6 and Jan 20.

We may have to send the Marines in.

sbenard October 19, 2012 at 11:56 am

You mean that the Campaigner in Chief has been out-campaigned recently? Couldn’t he find a golf course?

Vanessa October 19, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Again it shows that while obama wanted the job, he doesn’t want to do any work. He and his greedy wife just want the perks, but none of the hard work. I guess he is just living in the good old days when people fainted at his feet while he perpetrated his lies. Thankfully, looks like those days are over.

Brendan October 19, 2012 at 12:29 pm

If Obama were “out-hustling” Romney, something tells me the headline would read “Obama Frantic, Desperate”. Writing about how slanted the “MSM” is on WHD is the pinnacle of absurdity.

Kevin Stowell October 19, 2012 at 12:36 pm

It’s not like a lifetime of Affirmative-Action preference and deference produces a person of unbridled, ambition-driven energy.

wolfgang Halbig October 19, 2012 at 12:38 pm

So far, 36 companies that have received federal support from taxpayers have either gone bankrupt or are laying off workers and are heading for bankruptcy. This list includes only those companies that received federal money from the Obama Administration’s Department of Energy. The amount of money indicated does not reflect how much was actually received or spent but how much was offered. The amount also does not include other state, local, and federal tax credits and subsidies, which push the amount of money these companies have received from taxpayers even higher.
The complete list of faltering or bankrupt green-energy companies:
Evergreen Solar ($24 million)*
SpectraWatt ($500,000)*
Solyndra ($535 million)*
Beacon Power ($69 million)*
AES’s subsidiary Eastern Energy ($17.1 million)
Nevada Geothermal ($98.5 million)
SunPower ($1.5 billion)
First Solar ($1.46 billion)
Babcock and Brown ($178 million)
EnerDel’s subsidiary Ener1 ($118.5 million)*
Amonix ($5.9 million)
National Renewable Energy Lab ($200 million)
Fisker Automotive ($528 million)
Abound Solar ($374 million)*
A123 Systems ($279 million)*
Willard and Kelsey Solar Group ($6 million)
Johnson Controls ($299 million)
Schneider Electric ($86 million)
Brightsource ($1.6 billion)
ECOtality ($126.2 million)
Raser Technologies ($33 million)*
Energy Conversion Devices ($13.3 million)*
Mountain Plaza, Inc. ($2 million)*
Olsen’s Crop Service and Olsen’s Mills Acquisition Company ($10 million)*
Range Fuels ($80 million)*
Thompson River Power ($6.4 million)*
Stirling Energy Systems ($7 million)*
LSP Energy ($2.1 billion)*
UniSolar ($100 million)*
Azure Dynamics ($120 million)*
GreenVolts ($500,000)
Vestas ($50 million)
LG Chem’s subsidiary Compact Power ($150 million)
Nordic Windpower ($16 million)*
Navistar ($10 million)
Satcon ($3 million)*

Brian October 19, 2012 at 12:39 pm

As a liberal indie supporting Obama here is my take on the swing states. Personally, the Obama campaign will hit Romney hard on taxes for the rich & women’s rights. It will play well in the mid-west, Colorado/Nevada, & New Hampshire.

I do believe Romney has a strong chance to win Virginia by a small margin, but Obama’s Midwest firewall is very strong due to early voting/liberal whites. Regarding Nevada I don’t think Romney has a flying chance because of the Democrat Reid Machine (white union members/moderate-liberal & the Latino /Black numbers.

Florida/North Carolina = Romney wins
Virginia = Lean Ronmey (no early voting- excuse only)
Colorado = Tossup (early in person voting starts next week)
Ohio/New Hampshire = Lean Obama (Ohio early voting started a couple of weeks ago)
Wisconsin/Iowa/Nevada = Obama wins (Iowa early voting similar to Ohio–Wisconsin starts next Monday).

edzo October 19, 2012 at 1:58 pm

women do not only care about abortion, tax the rich is stupid slogan created to trick you that it is a solution, as if in this country you can only be sucessful if someone else suceesful is punished for it. you can only take the money away once and it is gone the rich afford to move their money and it always goes where it is treated best, obamas tax on the rich would add 28 billion if 23 million unemployed under obama were working and they only paid $1000 a year in taxes that would be $23 billion and forever not just once, the only way to get more tax revenue is from more TAXPAYERS not more taxes

Kevin October 19, 2012 at 6:59 pm

How many of those states has Obama been at 50% in the last month or two? Not very many, if any at all. This is why Obama will end up losing nearly all of the states you list.

Romney ends up with at least 300 electoral votes.

Buzz October 20, 2012 at 12:27 pm

I can tell you that Obama’s lies are not playing well in Colorado. I predict that Romney will carry all 57 states.

Grunt Style October 19, 2012 at 12:53 pm

President Obama still has a full time job of being the President which may play a big part. I’m voting for Romney anyways though.

Justin October 19, 2012 at 1:08 pm

Obama may have the job of president, but he has been absent during most of his presidency. Obama couldn’t even remain in the white house after our ambassador and three others were viciously murdered. Obama hopped a plane and flew to vegas, then was too busy to meet with world leaders but not too busy to go on Letterman.

RickH October 19, 2012 at 12:59 pm

This is not very surprising. The left would have us believe that corporate CEO’s don’t deserve the money they earn. If you’ve ever known any real CEOs, these guys work incredibly hard and long hours – much more than I’d care to. So the fact that Romney’s now working much harder than Obama is not surprising to me at all.

betsp October 19, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Why does he have to study for the debates? He should know more about everything than anybody else. Oooops….nope, but he knows more about golf courses and fundraisers.

Justin October 19, 2012 at 1:05 pm

Obama has had five years of the MSM campaigning for him. He’s never had to answer for his failed policies. He thought he could coast to an easy victory with vicious ads painting Romney as a monster. Romney changed all that at the first debate when Americans saw the real Romney, an intelligent caring man who has a plan to turn this country around. At the second debate Americans saw a petty little man with nothing offer but more of the same from Obama. Obama is no longer the likable man Americans once thought he was, nor is he a leader. Americans are tired of Obama spending his all time with leftist Hollyweird actors who pretend to be someone else on screen just like Obama who pretends to be a leader.