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Archive for October 12th, 2012

Obama Campaign: We’re Winning in the Field

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on October 12th, 2012 11:09 pm by HL

Obama Campaign: We’re Winning in the Field
Byron Tau, Politico
The Obama campaign is touting the state of their field operation amid concerns by supporters and party rank-and-file that Mitt Romney is moving into the lead in many national polls.On a conference call Thursday just hours before the vice presidential debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan, campaign manager Jim Messina and field director Jeremy Bird said that the campaign's grassroots operation was unmatched — no matter what the polls are saying.

Dodd-Frank’s Big Kiss to Too Big to Fail Wall Street
Mona Charen, NRO
If Mitt Romney is elected and secures Republican control of both houses of Congress, the U.S. could be poised for a vertiginous economic snapback.To understand how, consider that the Democratic explanation for our current malaise is utterly fallacious. Mr. Obama and his allies identify the “Bush tax cuts,” “two wars that weren't paid for,” and “deregulation” as the causes of America's present economic doldrums. But federal outlays as a percentage of GDP under George W. Bush averaged 19.6 percent. Under Obama, spending has ballooned to 24.1 percent of…

Romney Opens Up a Decisive Florida Lead
Adam Smith, Tampa Bay Times
Barack Obama's lackluster debate performance last week has dramatically altered the presidential race in Florida, with Mitt Romney opening up a decisive 7 percentage point lead, according to a new Tampa Bay Times/Bay News 9/Miami Herald poll.The survey conducted this week found 51 percent of likely Florida voters supporting Romney, 44 percent backing Obama and 4 percent undecided. That's a major shift from a month ago when the same poll showed Obama leading 48 percent to 47 percent — and a direct result of what Obama himself called a “bad night” at the first…