The Economy Nah

labrea_gwSeptember 17, 2012

The Party turns further right so must it's candidate & the independents on here will swallow hook line & stinker.

Time to beat the carpets & scare up a few votes.

"Three Romney advisers told BuzzFeed the campaign's top priority now is to rally conservative Republicans, in hopes that they'll show up on Election Day, and drag their less politically-engaged friends with them. The earliest, ambiguous signal of this turn toward the party's right was the selection of Rep. Paul Ryan as Romney's running mate, a top Romney aide said.

"This is going to be a base election, and we need them to come out to vote," the aide said, explaining the pick.

Another adviser, who also discussed strategy on the condition of anonymity, described the campaign's key targets as Republican activists: "The people who are going to talk to their neighbors, drive them to the polls on Election Day, and hold their hands on the way in to vote."

Asked last week about Romney bringing culture-war rhetoric into his stump speeches, adviser Kevin Madden dismissed the notion that it represented a strategic shift, and said while the economy is still the primary focus, the candidate will continue to talk about other issues he finds "important."

This attention to the base is a flashback to the politics of the last decade, in which George W. Bush won a narrow re-election with the help of conservative voters. But some Democrats have recently begun to speak in similar terms: Democratic Governors Association Chairman Martin O'Malley told BuzzFeed last week that Democrats had abandoned the search for "the magic argument for the three percent that are undecided" and begun to "just tell the base why you're doing what you're doing and why you're better than the other guy."

The campaigns' and particularly Romney's new focus on the base is driven by data. Recent public polls in major battleground states suggest the portion of the electorate that is truly undecided in this race is tiny, and shrinking. The latest NBC/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll showed that, with seven weeks to go until election day, just 6 percent of Ohio voters are undecided; in Florida and Virginia, the figure is 5 percent. And, of course, there's no guarantee those people will turn out to vote at all.

If Romney is going to win any of those states all of which he's currently losing by several points, according to that poll he'll have to change the makeup of the voters who turn out. Republicans have been griping for weeks that polls showing Romney behind tend to be built around samples based on 2008 exit polls, when excited Democrats flocked to the polls and many Republicans stayed home. Romney's goal is to ensure that the election day make-up of the electorate is different this time around."

The few happy thinkers on here that want to change the party from within (pffft) this seems like the same old strategy to me.

Here is a link that might be useful: Turn right

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"Another adviser, who also discussed strategy on the condition of anonymity..."

I think that says a good chunk of it, right there... who would need anonymity in supporting or talking about their political candidate? Unless...

    Bookmark   September 17, 2012 at 10:13AM
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Unless what, jodik?

It will not work in Obama's favor if this type of talk continues/increases.

    Bookmark   September 17, 2012 at 10:36AM
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Actually that technique of anonymous campaign source usually means somebody who goes for coffee in the campaign sees it this way,
There a lot of racket going on in that closet of a campaign that really doesn't bode well.

    Bookmark   September 17, 2012 at 6:35PM
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You said, it, Joe! And someone keeps leaving that closet door open a crack for more skeletal bones to fall out. It's disastrous for the GOP.

    Bookmark   September 18, 2012 at 6:44AM
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tobr24u(z6 RI)

The release of a Romney fund raising tape revealed just what he thought of the poorer people in our country. Hopefully another nail in his campaign coffin...

    Bookmark   September 18, 2012 at 7:01AM
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