Countdown to debate: Romney ups criticism of Obama's second-term plans

President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney exchange views during the second presidential debate at Hofstra University, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, in Hempstead, N.Y. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney exchange views during the second presidential debate at Hofstra University, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, in Hempstead, N.Y. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — Heading into the campaign's final weeks, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is upping his criticism of President Barack Obama's plans for a second term, accusing the Democrat of failing to tell Americans what he would do with four more years.

The Obama campaign is aggressively disputing the notion, claiming it's Romney who hasn't provided specific details to voters.

At campaign events and in a new ad out Saturday, Romney is setting up the closing weeks as a choice between what he says is a "small" campaign that's offering little new policy and his own ambitious plan to fundamentally change America's tax code and entitlement programs.

The new Romney ad criticizes the president's policies on debt, health care, taxes, energy and Medicare, arguing that Obama is simply offering more of the same. The campaign did not say where the spot would air.

"Have you been listening to the Obama camp lately? They have no agenda for the future, no agenda for America, no agenda for the second term," Romney told a crowd of thousands who gathered in a band shell just off Daytona Beach. "They've been reduced to petty attacks and silly word games. Just watch it — the Obama campaign has become the incredible shrinking campaign."

Obama's campaign disputes the notion that the president hasn't outlined a detailed second-term agenda, pointing to his calls for immigration reform, ending tax breaks for upper income earners, fully implementing his health care overhaul and ending the war in Afghanistan.

In a statement sent after Romney's Friday night event, Obama campaign spokesman Danny Kanner ticked through a series of policy items, calling them "just part of President Obama's agenda for a second term."

On the economy, the president has essentially called for reintroducing legislation that stalled in Congress during his first term. That includes tax credits for companies that hire new workers and funding for local municipalities to hire more teachers, police officers and firefighters.

As for why Republicans would back the same proposals they have already voted against, Obama has told supporters he expects his re-election would "break the fever" on Capitol Hill that led to gridlock during his first term.

The president's aides are particularly irked by the questions about Obama's second-term agenda, because they say it's Romney who has failed to provide voters with details. They point to his refusal to provide specifics about his tax plan or outline what he would replace the president's health care overhaul with if he makes good on his promise to repeal the federal law.

An independent group backing Obama, though, is trying to renew attention on Romney's tenure at the helm of the private equity firm Bain Capital. The group, Priorities USA Action, is redoubling its efforts against Romney, re-airing an ad about an AMPAD plant in Marion, Ind. That spot features former employee Mike Earnest recalling being told to build a stage from which officials of the office supply company later announced mass layoffs.

He says, "It was like building my own coffin." That ad first aired in battleground states in the summer.

Romney aides have said AMPAD was a struggling business to begin with, and Bain overall created many more jobs than were lost.

That ad will air in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Ohio, Nevada, Virginia and Wisconsin. The new campaign will be in addition to a $30 million effort against Romney policy proposals, the group said.

Both Obama and Romney retreated from the campaign trail Saturday to bone up on foreign policy, leaving the work of courting voters to their running mates.

Monday's debate in Boca Raton, Fla., with its focus on international affairs, is the third and final between the two rivals and comes just 15 days before the election.

Obama left Friday for Camp David, the presidential hideaway in Maryland's Catoctin Mountains. He was to remain there with advisers until Monday morning. Romney was to spend the weekend in Florida with aides preparing for the debate.

Romney running mate Paul Ryan planned campaign stops in Pennsylvania and Ohio on Saturday. Vice President Joe Biden was headed for St. Augustine, Fla.

Monday's 90-minute debate will be moderated by Bob Schieffer of CBS News. It will be similar to the first debate, with both men standing at lecterns on a stage. Schieffer has listed five subject areas, with more time devoted to the Middle East and terrorism than any other topic.

While the economy has been the dominant theme of the election, foreign policy has attracted renewed media attention in the aftermath of the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens.

Obama had ranked well with the public on his handling of international issues and in fighting terrorism, especially following the death of Osama bin Laden. But the administration's response to the Libya attack and questions over levels of security at the consulate have given Romney and his Republican allies an issue with which to raise doubts about Obama's foreign policy leadership.

Ryan accused Obama of stonewalling, telling Milwaukee radio station WTMJ on Friday that the president was refusing to answer even basic questions. "His response has been inconsistent, it's been misleading," Ryan said.

Obama stuck with domestic policy themes Friday, accusing Romney of moderating his stands and conveniently forgetting his past positions on economic and women's issues and coining a new campaign term for what he described as his opponent's condition: "Romnesia."

Romney has spent large amounts of time off the campaign trail to prepare for the upcoming foreign policy debate. Aides say the additional time preparing is well-spent even if it comes at the expense of public events.

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26yearsonmarco writes:

Let me start this discussion by citing my greatest fear that Obama will lose the popular vote, but win the Electoral College vote.

I read the following research on the history of the Electoral College, and the reasons our Founders thought it was necessary:

http://uselectionatlas.org/INFORMATIO...

I can't help to wonder, with all the corruption in politics today, if this system really works anymore.

RayPray writes:

in response to 26yearsonmarco:

Let me start this discussion by citing my greatest fear that Obama will lose the popular vote, but win the Electoral College vote.

I read the following research on the history of the Electoral College, and the reasons our Founders thought it was necessary:

http://uselectionatlas.org/INFORMATIO...

I can't help to wonder, with all the corruption in politics today, if this system really works anymore.

"with all the corruption in politics today"

There's probably less outright corruption now than heretofore.

Remember Boss Tweedy, Mayor Curley, Warren Harding?

What's wrong today is what's legal.

Half the people in the country get some kind of government check.

SS disability and Food Stamps are at record levels. I know people who have effectively retired young on this gravytrain.

Most of the people collecting a government paycheck accomplish nothing necessary or productive, whether the Post Office, the Marco PD, the TSA, the DEA, the troops fighting our worthless wars in the Levant, most soon to be getting on board the Post-Traumatic Stress gravy train.

Anyone either collecting a government check now or soon expecting to get one would be a fool not to vote for the Great Obama....

panola60 writes:

Obama's time as president has been the longest period of high unemployment since the great depression. Unemployment is 19% when you include those that have given up looking for work since Obama took office.

6 million Americans added to Fed SS Disability Benefits under Obama

Far more Americans have signed on to SS Disability than have founds jobs under Obama

Median incomes have fallen 7.3% under Obama

The poverty rate climbed to 15.7% last year, highest since the 1960's

Health insurance premiums have increased $3,000 per family since the beginning of Obamacare implementation when Obama promised they would fall by $2500 in the first year

The Misery Index (combo of unemployment and inflation) has risen from 7.83 to 9.71 under Obama

Obama has added nearly $6 trillion to the National Debt in 4 years, which is much more than Bush added in 8 years

Food stamp spending is up 100% under Obama

All Welfare spending has jumped 32% under Obama

Violent Crime is up 18% under Obama, First Rise in 20 Years

Gas prices have gone up 100% under Obama

Food prices have gone up 25% under Obama

The recession was a result of the Mortgage Meltdown which was caused by democrats like Barney Frank, Chris Dodd, ACORN and their attorney Barack Obama that forced financial institutions to pass out mortgages like candy to folks without the means to pay back the loans.

Now we have elected a president that not only helped cause the original mess, but has made that mess much, much worse.

EastCoastFloridaPerson writes:

in response to 26yearsonmarco:

Let me start this discussion by citing my greatest fear that Obama will lose the popular vote, but win the Electoral College vote.

I read the following research on the history of the Electoral College, and the reasons our Founders thought it was necessary:

http://uselectionatlas.org/INFORMATIO...

I can't help to wonder, with all the corruption in politics today, if this system really works anymore.

Sound fear....also that BO will declare marshall law suspending the elections....or send out a drone overseas...to interupt the election...he will stop at nothing.

EastCoastFloridaPerson writes:

in response to GorchFock:

(This comment was removed by the site staff.)

The Chevy Volt that the Obama Administration launched in 2010 has been a dismal failure. 300 million dollars were spent on a plant to produce an electric car that is a lemon. No one wants the car,and what do they do,lower the price. And guess what....people still don't want that Chevy Volt problem car. The Obama administration also spent 151 million dollars on a plant to assemble batteries for the Chevy Volt. This plant is sitting dorment,as there is also no demand for the batteries. Government money wasted again. AND to further stick it to the American people,the workers at the plant,are sitting there for monthes and monthes,with nothing to do,getting paid,and playing monopoly. Well thats the only kind of money people are going to have when this administration continues on their path to ruining America. Another government project,that failed,wasting money,getting us deeper in debt......put together by an administration with no business experience.WE NEED MITT ROMNEY TO SAVE AMERICA!!!

26yearsonmarco writes:

KLAUS,

Remember, you are know by the company you keep:

http://times247.com/articles/obama-re...

26yearsonmarco writes:

KLAUS,

Here is the best discription of your Good Buddy yet:

Obama is an insolent, militant, incompetent, narcissistic, execrable, America-hating slug. He is a union slave who has never worked a day in his life; yet he blames the failures of those who chose their own path on the successes of those who earned their way through hard work and commitment to family, community, and country.
He is an opportunistic community agitator and a dishonest predator, constantly on the prowl for a situation or occurrence that he can exploit to benefit his agenda, no matter how it affects the future of the nation. He hates American culture, American values, and American people. He hates the Constitution of the United States, and he abhors the Declaration of Independence.
He is a proponent of separatist multiculturalism and its inherent disruption of progress toward a unified America and the common good of all citizens. He is for open borders and closed minds. He has no regard for the rule of law or for the fair and impartial, yet critical judgment of criminals and terrorists.
He is for INSTANT EQUALITY, and he is against EQUAL OPPORTUNITY.
He is a Godless worm who is in favor of continual government intervention so as to alter the courses and lives of those who are the least fit to survive and prosper.
He is for Affirmative Action, political correctness, welfare, never-ending unemployment benefits, unbridled labor union power, globalism, wealth redistribution, restriction of free speech and movement, energy-based strangulation of business and prosperity, punishment through taxation, and the ridiculous notion that human beings can affect the climate.
He has a progressive, leftist, talking-point excuse for each and every one of his patriotic, social, intellectual, and contributory shortcomings, of which there are many.
He is pathetic.
He is Liberal.
He is Marxist.
He is a Democrat.
He is Barack Obama.
Most disconcerting of all, he is the “President”.

26yearsonmarco writes:

KLAUS,

Thank you for your two above responses, because it reveals you True Self, and even a "dummy" like me sees through your physco babble.

RayNetherwood writes:

26 ... BRAVO!!!!!! I've seen the content before, in many places and many ways, but this summary/description deserves to be in reference books right next to ODUMDUM's picture.

What a dismal state of affairs. "Hope" is never a substitute for competence. Affirmative Action has never worked and never will. BHO is exhibit A. This Nation needed a husky hooked up to the sled, instead we tried a toy poodle with the "hope" that it could pull the sled. Guess what, sled hasn't budged.

Okay Klauschen, please begin the mindless marching and chanting ...........

RayNetherwood writes:

It's good to know that some folks can be played like a fine tuned harp .....

Danke Klauschen du dummerschen ... Marsch weiter: One, Two, Three, Four ....

Must love ODUMDUM. Must vote ODUMDUM. Achtung!!

EastCoastFloridaPerson writes:

in response to 26yearsonmarco:

KLAUS,

Here is the best discription of your Good Buddy yet:

Obama is an insolent, militant, incompetent, narcissistic, execrable, America-hating slug. He is a union slave who has never worked a day in his life; yet he blames the failures of those who chose their own path on the successes of those who earned their way through hard work and commitment to family, community, and country.
He is an opportunistic community agitator and a dishonest predator, constantly on the prowl for a situation or occurrence that he can exploit to benefit his agenda, no matter how it affects the future of the nation. He hates American culture, American values, and American people. He hates the Constitution of the United States, and he abhors the Declaration of Independence.
He is a proponent of separatist multiculturalism and its inherent disruption of progress toward a unified America and the common good of all citizens. He is for open borders and closed minds. He has no regard for the rule of law or for the fair and impartial, yet critical judgment of criminals and terrorists.
He is for INSTANT EQUALITY, and he is against EQUAL OPPORTUNITY.
He is a Godless worm who is in favor of continual government intervention so as to alter the courses and lives of those who are the least fit to survive and prosper.
He is for Affirmative Action, political correctness, welfare, never-ending unemployment benefits, unbridled labor union power, globalism, wealth redistribution, restriction of free speech and movement, energy-based strangulation of business and prosperity, punishment through taxation, and the ridiculous notion that human beings can affect the climate.
He has a progressive, leftist, talking-point excuse for each and every one of his patriotic, social, intellectual, and contributory shortcomings, of which there are many.
He is pathetic.
He is Liberal.
He is Marxist.
He is a Democrat.
He is Barack Obama.
Most disconcerting of all, he is the “President”.

I couldn't have said it any better. Thanks for adding it to the blog!!!

EastCoastFloridaPerson writes:

in response to 26yearsonmarco:

KLAUS,

Here is the best discription of your Good Buddy yet:

Obama is an insolent, militant, incompetent, narcissistic, execrable, America-hating slug. He is a union slave who has never worked a day in his life; yet he blames the failures of those who chose their own path on the successes of those who earned their way through hard work and commitment to family, community, and country.
He is an opportunistic community agitator and a dishonest predator, constantly on the prowl for a situation or occurrence that he can exploit to benefit his agenda, no matter how it affects the future of the nation. He hates American culture, American values, and American people. He hates the Constitution of the United States, and he abhors the Declaration of Independence.
He is a proponent of separatist multiculturalism and its inherent disruption of progress toward a unified America and the common good of all citizens. He is for open borders and closed minds. He has no regard for the rule of law or for the fair and impartial, yet critical judgment of criminals and terrorists.
He is for INSTANT EQUALITY, and he is against EQUAL OPPORTUNITY.
He is a Godless worm who is in favor of continual government intervention so as to alter the courses and lives of those who are the least fit to survive and prosper.
He is for Affirmative Action, political correctness, welfare, never-ending unemployment benefits, unbridled labor union power, globalism, wealth redistribution, restriction of free speech and movement, energy-based strangulation of business and prosperity, punishment through taxation, and the ridiculous notion that human beings can affect the climate.
He has a progressive, leftist, talking-point excuse for each and every one of his patriotic, social, intellectual, and contributory shortcomings, of which there are many.
He is pathetic.
He is Liberal.
He is Marxist.
He is a Democrat.
He is Barack Obama.
Most disconcerting of all, he is the “President”.

Good post!

EastCoastFloridaPerson writes:

in response to GorchFock:

(This comment was removed by the site staff.)

Woman with brains are not falling for that crap and lies about Mitt Romney that the democrats are spreading concerning womens issues. Mitt Romney and the Republicans don't want the government to get involved in womens reproductive issues. YOU HAVE IT BACKWARDS.Women will continue to have the same health care and decisions they have now.The only thing the Republicans don't want....is for government to"PAY" for someones abortion. And because the government "PAYS" for these people to get an abortion,they use killing babies as their birth control. ROMNEY says,if you want an abortion,then pay for it yourself. The woman who believe the scare tactics of the DEMOCRATS think OBAMA is thier god/daddy.And they worship him.

RayNetherwood writes:

East .... You just now figured out that Klaus worships his Savior the GRATING POMPOUS BROKEN ODUMDUM??

Ooooooh, he's going to have some sharp (but in broken English) rants for you!

EastCoastFloridaPerson writes:

in response to RayNetherwood:

East .... You just now figured out that Klaus worships his Savior the GRATING POMPOUS BROKEN ODUMDUM??

Ooooooh, he's going to have some sharp (but in broken English) rants for you!

Don't worry about me....I got his number a long time ago. But thanks for your concern!

No_more_cyber_bullying (Inactive) writes:

In regards to Obama claiming he did no appology tour. "A rose by any other name smells the same!"

Obama's rose or what ever he called it, stinks to high heaven.

26yearsonmarco writes:

CBS on Mitt Romney - Ready for a shock?

THIS IS A SHOCK---------------WATCH AFTER THE ADVERTISEMENT

This needs to be seen by more people. Not often that CBS News will show this kind of thing.

Can’t believe this was on CBS and not FOX. And Gayle King (Oprah's friend) is saying kind things too.

Everyone, please take the time to view this. Send it to everyone you know and ask them to be sure and view it. It is one of the most positive pieces of information I have seen come out on Mitt Romney. And, surprisingly, it is on CBS, which is not typical for one of the major media stations. You will have to wait for the short commercial at the beginning of the clip.

Click on the link below and get the first glimpse of a change in the thinking of the CBS News team....this is the most positive segment that CBS has ever had on an opponent of Barrack Obama.

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?i...

RayNetherwood writes:

26years ......... Wow! What a great clip. It would be nice if Klaus' beer soaked brain could manage to view the clip.

Don't want to steal your thunder, but it merits getting put into any discussion thread you're commenting on. Thanks.

Sparky100 writes:

Libya = Obama Lied.
Sequestration = Obama Lied.
Oil Production = Obama Lied.
Fast & Furious = Obama Lied.
Deficit = Obama Lied.
Unemployment = Obama Lied.
Coal Production = Obama Lied.
TARP = Obama Lied.
Donations from Resko = Obama Lied.
Rev Wright = Obama Lied.
ObamaCare = Obama Lied
I never practiced Islam = Obama Lied
I think I see a pattern here:

bondie writes:

To 26YearsonMARCO

Right On! You have written the most honest account of Obama I have seen so far. You are most observent writer in this column to dateand more observent than most of the editors in our newspapers.

Sparky100 writes:

Klaus, spew all the GREAT Obama Bla,Bla,Bla you want. The really GREAT thing about our election process is my vote will cancel out yours. I'm done.

No_more_cyber_bullying (Inactive) writes:

in response to 26yearsonmarco:

KLAUS,

Here is the best discription of your Good Buddy yet:

Obama is an insolent, militant, incompetent, narcissistic, execrable, America-hating slug. He is a union slave who has never worked a day in his life; yet he blames the failures of those who chose their own path on the successes of those who earned their way through hard work and commitment to family, community, and country.
He is an opportunistic community agitator and a dishonest predator, constantly on the prowl for a situation or occurrence that he can exploit to benefit his agenda, no matter how it affects the future of the nation. He hates American culture, American values, and American people. He hates the Constitution of the United States, and he abhors the Declaration of Independence.
He is a proponent of separatist multiculturalism and its inherent disruption of progress toward a unified America and the common good of all citizens. He is for open borders and closed minds. He has no regard for the rule of law or for the fair and impartial, yet critical judgment of criminals and terrorists.
He is for INSTANT EQUALITY, and he is against EQUAL OPPORTUNITY.
He is a Godless worm who is in favor of continual government intervention so as to alter the courses and lives of those who are the least fit to survive and prosper.
He is for Affirmative Action, political correctness, welfare, never-ending unemployment benefits, unbridled labor union power, globalism, wealth redistribution, restriction of free speech and movement, energy-based strangulation of business and prosperity, punishment through taxation, and the ridiculous notion that human beings can affect the climate.
He has a progressive, leftist, talking-point excuse for each and every one of his patriotic, social, intellectual, and contributory shortcomings, of which there are many.
He is pathetic.
He is Liberal.
He is Marxist.
He is a Democrat.
He is Barack Obama.
Most disconcerting of all, he is the “President”.

Without a doubt, the best paragraph of analysis on Obama.

Thanks for putting it into words. Bravo!

RayNetherwood writes:

Looks like a Klaus beat down to me ..... yay

liberator100 writes:

(This comment was removed by the site staff.)

RayNetherwood writes:

Bravo Lib100 .... Klaus, like ODUMDUM, is toast. (Not that he gets it.)

No_more_cyber_bullying (Inactive) writes:

I wouldn't give 10 cents for any of Obama's paperwork because, "He didn't do that, someone else did!"

But the Obama lies keep on coming.

No_more_cyber_bullying (Inactive) writes:

FOUR PATRIOTIC MEN DIED, OBAMA, BIDEN, CLINTON AND RICE.....ALL LIED AND LIED AND LIED AGAIN!

No_more_cyber_bullying (Inactive) writes:

But, the new polls show Romney so far ahead of Obama that NEVER has an incumbant come back to win the election. Obama is all but done.

Start counting the silverware!

No_more_cyber_bullying (Inactive) writes:

Too bad your opinion is in the minority and in this case you are WRONG as usual.

By the way no matter how many times you post your blogs my vote will neutralize yours.

No_more_cyber_bullying (Inactive) writes:

Associated Press: Today

ROMNEY FAVORABLE 52% UNFAVORABLE 42%

OBAMA FAVORABLE 51% UNFAVORABLE 45%

ajm3s writes:

in response to 26yearsonmarco:

KLAUS,

Here is the best discription of your Good Buddy yet:

Obama is an insolent, militant, incompetent, narcissistic, execrable, America-hating slug. He is a union slave who has never worked a day in his life; yet he blames the failures of those who chose their own path on the successes of those who earned their way through hard work and commitment to family, community, and country.
He is an opportunistic community agitator and a dishonest predator, constantly on the prowl for a situation or occurrence that he can exploit to benefit his agenda, no matter how it affects the future of the nation. He hates American culture, American values, and American people. He hates the Constitution of the United States, and he abhors the Declaration of Independence.
He is a proponent of separatist multiculturalism and its inherent disruption of progress toward a unified America and the common good of all citizens. He is for open borders and closed minds. He has no regard for the rule of law or for the fair and impartial, yet critical judgment of criminals and terrorists.
He is for INSTANT EQUALITY, and he is against EQUAL OPPORTUNITY.
He is a Godless worm who is in favor of continual government intervention so as to alter the courses and lives of those who are the least fit to survive and prosper.
He is for Affirmative Action, political correctness, welfare, never-ending unemployment benefits, unbridled labor union power, globalism, wealth redistribution, restriction of free speech and movement, energy-based strangulation of business and prosperity, punishment through taxation, and the ridiculous notion that human beings can affect the climate.
He has a progressive, leftist, talking-point excuse for each and every one of his patriotic, social, intellectual, and contributory shortcomings, of which there are many.
He is pathetic.
He is Liberal.
He is Marxist.
He is a Democrat.
He is Barack Obama.
Most disconcerting of all, he is the “President”.

WOW! And don't forget the divide and conquer patriarch.

26yearsonmarco writes:

KLAUS,

Please read what our neighbors think about where our Country is heading:

Top Ten – Only in America - By a Canadian

1) Only in America could politicians talk about the greed of the rich at a $35,000 a plate campaign fund-raising event.

2) Only in America could people claim that the government still discriminates against black Americans when they have a black President, a black Attorney General, and roughly 18% of the federal workforce is black while only 12% of the population is black.

3) Only in America could they have had the two people most responsible for their tax code, Timothy Geithner, the head of the Treasury Department and Charles Rangel who once ran the Ways and Means Committee, BOTH turn out to be tax cheats who are in favor of higher taxes.

4) Only in America can they have terrorists kill people in the name of Allah and have the media primarily react by fretting that Muslims might be harmed by the backlash.

5) Only in America would they make people who want to legally become American citizens wait for years in their home countries and pay tens of thousands of dollars for the privilege while we discuss letting anyone who sneaks into the country illegally just ‘magically’ become American citizens.

6) Only in America could the people who believe in balancing the budget and sticking by the country’s Constitution be thought of as “extremists.”

7) Only in America could you need to present a driver’s license to cash a check or buy alcohol, but not to vote.

8) Only in America could people demand the government investigate whether oil companies are gouging the public because the price of gas went up when the return on equity invested in a major U.S. Oil company (Marathon Oil) is less than half of a company making tennis shoes (Nike).

9) Only in America could the government collect more tax dollars from the people than any nation in recorded history, still spend a trillion dollars more than it has per year for total spending of $7 million PER MINUTE, and complain that it doesn’t have nearly enough money.

10) Only in America could the most productive people who pay 86% of all income taxes be accused of not paying their “fair share” by people who don’t pay any income taxes at all.

No_more_cyber_bullying (Inactive) writes:

TODAY'S POLLS OBAMA'S GOOSE LOOKS COOKED!

Race/Topic (Click to Sort)

Poll

Results

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General Election: Romney vs. Obama

Associated Press/GfK

Romney 47, Obama 45

Romney +2

General Election: Romney vs. Obama

Gallup

Romney 50, Obama 47

Romney +3

General Election: Romney vs. Obama

Rasmussen Reports

Romney 50, Obama 47

Romney +3

General Election: Romney vs. Obama

ABC News/Wash Post

Romney 50, Obama 47

Romney +3

General Election: Romney vs. Obama

IBD/TIPP

Romney 45, Obama 47

Obama +2

No_more_cyber_bullying (Inactive) writes:

NEWS FROM THE U.N.

Klaus von Studebaker has been selected to monitor the upcoming election voting procedures here on Marco Island.

He will also be given the Nobel Peace Prize for his more than 1200 apolitical blogs.

RayPray writes:

in response to GorchFock:

(This comment was removed by the site staff.)

The Great OBAMA is way behind in the polls with both men and now women likely voters....

Only kids and pets are still buying onto his act.

Only way for Barrack Epiphanes to regain his 'Change & Hope' mojo is for all you fans to quintuple your campaign contributions.

Remember, the OBAMA Kinnock BIDEN victory team promises to refund all contributions if it loses to Cyborg Romney.

26yearsonmarco writes:

KLAUS,

You need a new Toothbrush:

TOOTHBRUSHES FOR SALE

The kids filed into class Monday morning. They were all very excited.
Their weekend assignment was to sell something, then give a talk on
salesmanship.

Little Sally led off. "I sold Girl Scout cookies and I made $30" she said
proudly, "My sales approach was to appeal to the customer's civil spirit and
I credit that approach for my obvious success."

"Very good", said the teacher.

Little Debbie was next. "I sold magazines" she said, "I made $45 and I
explained to everyone that magazines would keep them up on current events."

"Very good, Debbie", said the teacher.

Eventually, it was Little Johnny's turn. The teacher held her breath.
Little Johnny walked to the front of the classroom and dumped a box full of
cash on the teacher's desk. "$2,467", he said.

"$2,467!" cried the teacher, "What in the world were you selling?"

Toothbrushes", said LittleJohnny. "Toothbrushes", echoed the teacher,

"How could you possibly sell enough tooth brushes to make that much money?"

"I found the busiest corner intown", said Little Johnny, "I set up aDip
&Chip stand and I gave everybody who walked by a free sample."
They all said the same thing, "Hey, this tastes like dogpoop!" Then I
would say, "It is dog poop. Wanna buy a toothbrush?I used the President
Obama method of giving you some crap, dressing it up so it looks good,
telling you it's free and then making you pay to get the bad taste out of
your mouth."

Little Johnny got five stars for his assignment. Bless his heart.

RayNetherwood writes:

Ha ha ha, Klauschen the Obamabot must be getting a little worried. Goosestepping and chanting amidst all his "Hope" posters.

ODUMDUM is a dirtbag. A do nothing, teleprompter reading, lying, racist dirtbag. Klaus you can chant and peddle your hooey from here to Berlin .... and it's still just hooey.

26yearsonmarco writes:

in response to RayNetherwood:

Ha ha ha, Klauschen the Obamabot must be getting a little worried. Goosestepping and chanting amidst all his "Hope" posters.

ODUMDUM is a dirtbag. A do nothing, teleprompter reading, lying, racist dirtbag. Klaus you can chant and peddle your hooey from here to Berlin .... and it's still just hooey.

The biggest concern KLAUS shold have is his loss of support from 1Paradiselost.

26yearsonmarco writes:

The last thing Obama wants is for our Troops to vote because only 26 percent support him:

Absentee ballots may have been destroyed in crash

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Federal officials say that absentee ballots being sent to U.S. military serving in Afghanistan may have been burned in a plane crash.
A top official in the Federal Voting Assistance Program this week notified election officials across the nation that a transport plane crashed at Shindad Air Base on Oct. 19.
The crash resulted in the destruction of 4,700 pounds of mail inbound to troops serving in the area.
Federal officials in their email to state election offices said they did not know if any ballots were destroyed. They also said the lost mail was limited to one zip code.
But they recommended that election officials resend a new ballot to anyone who requested one since the first ballot may have been destroyed in the crash and fire.

No_more_cyber_bullying (Inactive) writes:

Even the Des Moines Register is now saying that Obama was a big mistake:

Des Moines Register endorses Romney

By NBC’s Alex Moe

SABINA, OH -- For the first time in four decades, Iowa’s influential newspaper endorsed a Republican candidate for president as The Des Moines Register announced Saturday night its support of Gov. Mitt Romney in the November election.

The Register, in an editorial that will run in Sunday’s paper, asks voters to give Romney "a chance to correct the nation’s fiscal course and to implode the partisan gridlock that has shackled Washington and the rest of America."

In 2008, the Register endorsed Barack Obama. The last Republican to win the support of the paper was Richard Nixon in 1972.

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“Barack Obama rocketed to the presidency from relative obscurity with a theme of hope and change. A different reality has marked his presidency. His record on the economy the past four years does not suggest he would lead in the direction the nation must go in the next four years,” the editorial posted on the Register’s website said.

“Voters should give Mitt Romney a chance to correct the nation’s fiscal course and to implode the partisan gridlock that has shackled Washington and the rest of America — with the understanding that he would face the same assessment in four years if he does not succeed,” the editorial piece ended.

The announcement from Iowa’s largest newspaper comes just days after President Obama had an off-the-record then turned on-the-record conversation with the publisher and editor of the Register that prompted an op-ed from the paper about the condition of the interview.

Romney has some ground to make up in the state, which awards six electoral votes, as last week’s NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll of Iowa showed Romney trailing Obama in the state -– 51 percent to 43 percent. Romney narrowly lost the Iowa Caucus back in January to former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum.

When voters receive their Sunday paper in the morning, they will not only find the editorial endorsing Romney but also a copy of the “Mittzine”-– a pro-Romney superPAC publication about the GOP nominee and being dropped in five battleground states

Romney travels to Davenport, Iowa, on Monday for a rally. His running mate, Paul Ryan, is also expected to head back to the Hawkeye State within the next nine days leading up to the election.

RayNetherwood writes:

Wow, bravo, and DUH! That was probably to clearly written for Klausie to understand.

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