Romentum

 

Some key takeaways from today’s news:

  • The race in Ohio is tied, with movement towards Romney.

  • Barack Obama leads Romney in Minnesota, but the race is within the margin of error.
  • Andrew Sullivan continues to make a mockery of himself. More here. Memo to the Daily Beast: If you want to have a sandcastle’s chance in an earthquake of being taken seriously as a news publication, fire Andrew Sullivan. And don’t disguise the fact that you are firing him.
  • The Gazettethe Des Moines Register, and the Quad-City Times all endorse Mitt Romney for president, which means that all four major Iowa newspapers are backing Romney. The Des Moines Register, it should be noted, hasn’t backed a Republican for president since 1972. More on the Des Moines Register’s endorsement here; note that while Mitt Romney was brave enough to grant the newspaper an on-the-record interview, Barack Obama wasn’t. See also Joe Escalante’s piece below; he is quite right in noting that this is a very big deal.

Bottom line: Team Obama has lots of reasons to be worried. Team Romney has lots of reasons to be encouraged.

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  1. Profile photo of ParisParamus Member

    The GOP GOTV afterburner will be Benghazi, and Obama did build that!

    • #2
    • October 29, 2012 at 2:08 am
  2. Profile photo of flownover Inactive

    Imagine a tv network actually having someone like Andrew Sullivan on a panel on Sunday morning, in front of the whole country ? Have I missed something or has the bar been lowered or just tossed out the window in favor of deliberate provocation from the fringe ?

    I watched Sullivan go insane during the Bush administration , it was pretty strange . 

    • #3
    • October 29, 2012 at 2:36 am
  3. Profile photo of Pejman Yousefzadeh Inactive
    Pejman Yousefzadeh Post author

    Having read that article, I still like our chances in Florida.

    wmartin: The news out of Florida is not as good as I would like. · 1 hour ago
    • #4
    • October 29, 2012 at 3:00 am
  4. Profile photo of ConservativeWanderer Inactive
    Pejman Yousefzadeh: Having read that article, I still like our chances in Florida. · 5 minutes ago
    wmartin: The news out of Florida is not as good as I would like. · 1 hour ago

    Don’t be discouraged, wmartin is our resident Chicken Little.

    • #5
    • October 29, 2012 at 3:07 am
  5. Profile photo of Michael S Member
    Watching This Week today was reminiscent of watching the vice-presidential debate. Andrew Sullivan was perpetually irritating and interruptive. He seemed inclined to making completely ludicrous points; his buffoonery was only matched by George Will’s gentlemanly patience.Having said that, Newt was brilliant. I guess I’m not the only one here who thinks he would make a brilliant press secretary. 
    • #6
    • October 29, 2012 at 3:12 am
  6. Profile photo of RickB Inactive

    I see the RCP average for Romney is +0.9 but that includes data back to the 15th. If Romney is gaining momentum lets compare data from this last week to the weeks previous. This gives Romney +1.75 for the last week compared to Romney +0.3 the previous week and Romney -1.0 the week before that. Also noticed Romney seems to be leading in the surveys with the larger sample sizes.

    • #7
    • October 29, 2012 at 5:05 am
  7. Profile photo of ConservativeWanderer Inactive
    RickB: I see the RCP average for Romney is +0.9 but that includes data back to the 15th. If Romney is gaining momentum lets compare data from this last week to the weeks previous. This gives Romney +1.75 for the last week compared to Romney +0.3 the previous week and Romney -1.0 the week before that. Also noticed Romney seems to be leading in the surveys with the larger sample sizes. · in 1 minute

    The RCP average also includes polls with D oversamples of 11 points, and that overstate turnout by 20 points.

    It’s not reliable, no matter what the Self-Anointed Elites in the media tell you.

    • #8
    • October 29, 2012 at 5:07 am
  8. Profile photo of Larry3435 Member

    “Andrew Sullivan continues to make a mockery of himself.”

    This is a bit, right? Like a “Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead” kind of thing?

    • #9
    • October 29, 2012 at 6:12 am
  9. Profile photo of Pejman Yousefzadeh Inactive
    Pejman Yousefzadeh Post author

    No. The latter statement is less obvious.

    Larry3435: “Andrew Sullivan continues to make a mockery of himself.”

    This is a bit, right? Like a “Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead” kind of thing? · 7 hours ago

    • #11
    • October 30, 2012 at 1:28 am