Morning Briefing: November 1st, 2012
By Steve Deace
Deep Thoughts on the 2012 Election
You want to know who’s running a good campaign? Iowa Congressman Steve King. He’s not content to just beat former Iowa First Lady Christie Vilsack (which he will), but he’s out to make a statement to scare any future Democrats out of challenging him in his new district by absolutely annihilating one of their queen bees. And he’s also not running away from issues that matter, either.
Mitt Romney is now running pro-abortion ads in Virginia, Ohio, and Iowa. This is bad strategy. These states are not California or Massachusetts. These are socially conservative states. So women voters that feel strongly about abortion in states like that already know who they’re voting for. There aren’t women sitting around in suburbs like my own fretting that Romney won’t allow at least some babies to be killed. In those kinds of states, undecided women voters are looking for someone to provide financial and national security. All these ads do is give liberal media an excuse to hide Obama’s record of failure where that is concerned, and point out Romney’s various inconsistencies on the life issue over the years and that’s why he can’t be trusted. Sometimes I really wonder who is advising Romney, and if they really want their candidate to win.
No one should be surprised to see liberal Republican New Jersey Governor Chris Christie praising President Obama during Hurricane Sandy. Of course Christie has his eyes on 2016. Remember his keynote speech at the Republican Convention this summer when it took him almost a half hour to mention Romney by name?
I get confused at what polls partisans in both parties want us to believe. Six weeks ago, the polls putting Obama ahead were all skewed according to Republicans. Now the ones putting Romney ahead are revelation from Heaven for Republicans, and not to be taken seriously by Democrats–when they’re many of the exact same polls. Apparently the standard has become if it tells me what I want to hear then it’s true.
The smartest thing Obama could do is no more “official” campaigning between now and Election Day, but instead unofficially campaign as CEO of Hurricane Sandy disaster relief and send Bill Clinton to battleground states like Ohio instead. People would rather vote for him over either Obama or Romney anyway.
Today I received at least my 750th email in the last six months from some conservative media organization touting former Clinton pollster Dick Morris’ analysis that “Obama is falling apart.” Why does our side peddle people with little to no credibility? There are so many credible people out there to get data from without a chicken little whose data has been proven either wrong or bought and paid for so many times. I’m thinking any show that utilizes Morris as a legitimate news source can’t call itself “the no spin zone.”
Speaking of unsolicited political emails, it’s been 10 minutes so a Michele Bachmann email should be on its way any second now.
Barack Obama is running television ads saying Mitt Romney is pro-life. Mitt Romney is running television ads saying he’s not. Someone explain to me why this is good for the pro-life movement in the long run? Maybe pro-lifers should calm each other’s fears by saying, “Forget what Romney is saying. Obama says Romney is solidly pro-life and you know on such an important moral issue you can trust Obama.”
The Obama Regime actually thinks it has the power to tell state officials it can’t enforce state law by telling foreign poll watchers to get the heck out of dodge. Hopefully the officials in those states know they have every right and obligation to uphold and defend the Constitution as the president does, and they don’t need the president or a court’s permission to do so.
This morning Intrade has Obama at 68% to be re-elected, which is the highest he’s been since his “Walking Dead” performance in the first debate in Denver. By the way, the last time Intrade was this high on a hotly contested U.S. political event was the Supreme Court overturning Obamacare, and we know how that turned out.
So what happens if Obama wins? One thing’s for sure, most of the same heated and emotionally-manipulative rhetoric about “this being the most important election of our lifetimes” and “America is over” if more Republicrat Kool-Aid isn’t consumed with glee will just be repeated in 2016 by many of the exact same people.
Here’s what happens if Obama wins: the price of liberty will remain eternal vigilance, and we’re going to need men and women of CONVICTION not POSITION to restore the republic. In other words, the exact same thing that will happen if he loses.
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