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Thursday, September 29, 2016

100 Days To Go

 Polls of Polls Change Who’s Up
Real Clear Politics
Average
Obama
+.5
Obama +1.6%
Talking Points Memo PollTracker No change Romney +.6%
HuffingtonPost
Pollster
No change Romney +.1%
New York Times
FiveThirtyEight
Romney
+.1
Obama +2.1
Memo 
Average
 Obama +.1 Obama +.8

Romney is stuck at 45

Nate Cohn at The New Republic makes an interesting point: Mitt Romney, no matter how many gaffes he blurts or constituencies he alienates, doesn’t seem to be falling bellow 45% in the polls. Is this a credit to Romney? More likely it’s an artifact of polarization. Forty-five percent of likely voters is roughly the size the of the Republican base, and they would vote for scabies over President Obama. That Mitt hasn’t been able to extend his share of likely voters beyond this 44-46% ranges indicates that he’s not winning over many swing voters.

For the far right, Israel is fundamental

It’s doubtful that Mitt’s trip abroad will attract the support of those voters. Forget his bumbling jaunt through London. On Sunday, on of his advisors made a case for unilateral war simply based on Iran’s capability to build nuclear weapons. This was a huge leap and Romney’s staff soon had to walk it back.

Romney then made a speech from Israel that highlighted his commitment to Israel. Was this designed to sway Jewish voters in the US, who support President Obama by a margin of more than two-to-one? No, it was all about appeasing Romney’s fundamentalist base and billionaire Sheldon Adelson, who was in the audience for Romney’s speech. Adelson joked that he was in Israel to get a shawarma sandwich. But he was likely drooling over Romney’s bellicose words for Tehran.

Married to his base

The President didn’t do any campaigning this weekend but Vice President Biden and his wife Jill attended the American Federation of Teachers convention in Detroit. Teachers are key Democratic supporters, and Biden just happens to be married to one.

Ohio is leaning Obama

The best news of the weekend for the President came from Nate Silver of the New York Times. Silver sees trouble for Romney in Ohio, where Obama leads by three points, better than his 2.4% lead in the rest of the country. Romney would have a very difficult time winning the electoral college without picking up the Buckeye State. No Republican has ever done so.

Verdict: With Romney appealing to the far right abroad and Ohio trending Democratic, the President starts the week with a smile.

  • William Deutschlander

    Obama and Democracy for ALL Americans in 2012, get out and vote for Democracy, vote Democratic.

    • YepThatTell

      Yes – Yes – Yes – President Obama by a LANDSLIDE in 2012.
      The choice has, in my memory, rarely been clearer.

      • I am so afraid the Republicans will pull another 2000. They are working hard on voter suppression .

    • No to democrat in coming 2012

  • So that means Mitt Romney is a scabby the Republicans would rather vote for than President Obama? How sad!!!! I’ll vote for my President Obama, any day, than a scabby like Romney. You said it, not me!

  • jebediah123

    Sometimes you can see things better from a distance—-like from England. ” MITT THE TWIT” says it all.

    • How about from Israel? If I was in the military now I would want out if Mitt wins. Haliburton and Blackwater made so much money under Bush they just can not wait for Mitt to start another war. Let us not forget neither Mitt or his large number of sons has served in our military. Joe Bidden’s son is in the reserves and has been deployed.

      • Are you kidding????? Obama is the war propagator of all time! Where and when did Obama serve? I must have missed that!

  • I am for Obama ,mitt i s as bad as Sarah palin no brains

    • Xavier Ortiz…You think Obama has brains? LOL Okay, he can read a teleprompter, but so can a 5th grader. He is devious, a chronic liar, and totally anti_American! Everything he does is a directive coming from the potential new world order people. Send me a picture of him saluting our flag, and I will say “so sorry”, but I KNOW that is not going to happen!

      • Landsende

        Who are these new world order people who you say control Obama? I know it’s not the tea party because they control the republicans.

      • Mit Romney is a Mexican citizen?? His Daddy was Born in Mexico, That Makes Mit Romney a Citizen of Mexico. Does He Hold Dual citizenship in the USA and Mexico??

  • I don’t know if anyone else saw this one.
    It’s from another article on The National Memo.

    “The United States should never adopt any position “publicly” that might indicate disagreement with Israel”

    Guess who said that one.?
    I’ll hive you a hint
    It wasn’t Obama
    How many votes from Jewish people is that one going to cost him.
    Idiot

  • Thats close enough for Mitt to steel the election with voting computer fraud!

  • Looks like Romney gaffes and errors..Damn! he is not perfect? At least he is not telling some foreign dignitary that he will have more flexibility after the election to bend towards a view that is more in line with his thinking. The only mistake Obama made there was thinking the microphone was off.
    I want to see all of Obamas records and REAL birth certificate. he is not a candidate now, as I understand it, but he has been campaigning heavily for the last year with no democrat opposing him.
    At least Romney and family will not have to use taxpayer money for extravagant vacations and “giveaways’ to special interest groups.
    Lets face it, Obama is a socialist and wants to “change” America into his idea of political nirvana. He has openly stated he will support the muslims if push comes to shove in America.he does not salute our flag, thinks our national anthem is in very poor taste, and has attended flag burning ceremonies with Moochelle in the past. Who really knows who his father is, where he was born and how many subversive groups he really belonged to in the past? Where is the definitive proof that he is capable of anything more than being a community organizer? He is not pulling the strings, as most of us know, but is dancing to the tune of Soros and other anti-American creeps. If any of you think his charm and charisma is enough to run this country, you are way out of order in your thinking.
    He will destroy our constitution, relieve us of all our personal liberties, and make government the driving force in this nation. If you can not see this just from the agenda he has offered up so far, you are looking, but can not see.
    These people have spent more on vacations using our dollars then 10,000 average yearly incomes of citizens. Moochelle claimed on paper her daughter was a
    chief of staff” to use taxpayer money! They are frauds, cheats and liars! If you fall for their smiling lies, you are gullible, if you vote for him, you are..well..you know , going to be in the same government dependent boat with the rest of us.

    • Landsende

      Feel better now after your rant. Go turn of Faux News and Rush Limbaugh and take your medicine for those delusions you are having and maybe you’ll be more rational in the morning.

      • Mit Romney is a Mexican citizen!! His Daddy was Born in Mex. So that makes Mit a Mexican Citizen!! Dual Citizenship in USA and Mexico?

  • ARE YOU PEOPLE CRAZY? VOTING FOR A FAKE? A LIAR? A COMMUNIST SYMPATHIZER? AN ARROGANT MUSLIM? THE SPAWN OF SOME UNKNOWN SUBVERSIVE AGENT? HE APPEARS OUT OF NOWHERE WITH A SUSPICIOUS HISTORY AS AN UNKNOWN FACTOR AND BECAUSE HE SMILES PRETTY AND MAKES PROMISES, YOU VOTE FOR HIM?
    WELL, HOW IS IT GOING SO FAR? YA KNOW. THE ECONOMY, THE CULTURE, YOUR RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES, YOUR HOME, YOUR JOB, THE ENVIRONMENT?
    WE MAY NOT HAVE AN EXCELLENT “OTHER CHOICE”, BUT PLEASE, LETS NOT GO ALL STUPID AND BE HAPPY WITH GOVERNMENT CONTROL AND DEPENDENCY JUST BECAUSE YOU DONT LIKE MITTS SMILE AS MUCH.

    • How About Voting for a MEXican Citizen?? Mit Romney’s Daddy Was Born in Mexico, So Under MEXICAN LAW Mit Romney is a Mexican Citizen! Has Mit Ever Denounced His Mexican Citizenship?? OR Does He Hold Dual Citizenship in the USA and MEXICO??

  • joyscarbo

    Obama is a giant compared to the ethically bereft Romney. Barrack will destroy Mitt in the debates and I can’t wait to watch it all happen. It will be a sight to see. Mitt will crumble…he’ll stammer and stutter, sweat and fall apart under the pressure of a keenly articulate and intellect such as Obama. This is gonna be fun…can’t wait!