Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Ruh Roh: Obama up by 7... in Arkansas Democrat PRIMARY

Apparently, Arkansas Democrats couldn't find a convicted felon to run against Obama like they did in West Virginia. But they found the next best thing: a lawyer:

A new poll of Arkansas Democrats shows Barack Obama receiving support from only 45 percent of Democratic primary voters in Arkansas’s Fourth Congressional District, while 38 percent support his underfunded and relatively unknown primary challenger, Tennessee lawyer John Wolfe, Jr. Seventeen percent are undecided in the district poll.

...Wolfe predicted that the voters would move his way in the final days before the May 22 primary, despite his shoestring campaign budget. “There’s not been a single TV ad. There’s not been a single radio ad,” he said.

...Wolfe has criticized Obama for being too close to Wall Street and its interests (for example, Obama’s latest fundraiser with private equity lenders last night in New York City) and seeks to be a more principled Democrat than the 44th president.

Wolfe also said he supports repealing the president's signature legislation, Obamacare, which he says doesn’t lower health care costs even if the White House claims otherwise.

As Mike Flynn reports, one word describes the current state of the Obama campaign: Panic.

We've been treated to a mythical GOP "war on women", a "debate" on birth control, a "road to Damascus" moment on gay marriage, an "expose" of Romney "bullying" in high school, and the burning question of who is a better pet owner. Unfortunately for Obama and his allies in the media, none of it is working...

...All that said, it's what the Obama campaign tried to do proactively yesterday that convinces me they are in full panic... Yesterday, the Obama campaign tried to attack Romney's business experience with an ad focusing on steelworkers who lost their job when their company, GST Steel, went bankrupt. GST Steel was controlled by Romney's former firm, Bain Capital. The story of GST Steel has already been told at least twice; by Ted Kennedy in 1994 and Newt Gingrich in this year's primary. Every time, it has been pointed out that the bankruptcy occurred two years after Romney left Bain Capital. So, as hits go, its pretty weak stuff.

It was the opening salvo in what is expected to be a sustained attack on Romney's experience in private equity. So, what did Obama do after he launched this attack on private equity? He, of course, jetted to New York for a fundraiser with private equity traders... Even the palace guards at Business Insider noticed the bad optics

...Remember that at the end of last week, when the news was supposed to be about gay marriage and Romney "bullying" a possibly gay student in high school, Rasmussen showed Romney handily beating Obama in a general election match-up. Romney had not only withstood the full barrage of the Democrat-Media complex, he improved his standing with likely voters. That's when the panic set in.

...Yesterday's Bain hit was a rushed retread of an already discredited attack. The Obama campaign tried to push it with a hastily arranged media conference call scheduled for 10:45 am EDT, late into the news cycle. If this were a well-planned hit, the call would have been much earlier or one or two media outlets would have been fed information for corroborating stories... Yes, it is only May and polls are just polls. It will be a long campaign through the Fall, with many twist and turns. But, the events of the past 24 hours suggest that Obama is already losing control of the campaign narrative.

Let's not get cocky. We have miles to go.

November is coming. And America is not going down without a fight.

Hat tip: BadBlue.com.


Uncle Samuel said...

Romney's prodigious use of taxpayer money is legendary - the US taxpayer made Romney rich:



We the people even helped Romney fund Romneycare:

Uncle Samuel said...

One more for good measure:

Anonymous said...

Deborah Leigh said...I wasn't going to vote for Romney until it came down to him versus Obama. I'll take Romney.

Far better than the terrorists' pal, who bows to foreign leaders, sends Churchill's sculpture back to the Brits, takes credit for valor, has lied more times than can be counted, arrogant, narcissistic, liberty takin' fool who is leading us to ruin.

RebeccaH said...

Romney might lean RINO, but he is, in the end, a practical businessman. He can read the signs, and the signs say, RINO doesn't cut it this election cycle. He will govern according to the hard and fast dictates of the people, and yes, make compromises where he must, but we have to be prepared for that.

What he WILL NOT do is govern like some autocratic, messianic ideologue who can't be budged from a nineteenth century ideology that has caused more misery in the world than any other.

We work with the tools we have, and it's time the American people woke up and started speaking out, instead of complacently going along to get along. Politicians are not our bosses, we are THEIR bosses.