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  1. Profile photo of Richard Inactive
    PTomanovich:
    Pig Man: I hope the O team doesn’t fall for that trap. · 19 minutes ago

    Are you lost? I’m not sure that you are on the site you think you are. · 8 hours ago

    Hey, I think it is good to have a few liberals here. He can stay. 

    • #1
    • October 31, 2012 at 1:06 am
  2. Profile photo of Duane Oyen Member

    Well, Ed Gillespie, et al, who have actually run elections before, and have all of the detailed polling data, are paid to make those decisions, Pig Man. And I am sure that a) they have better information than you do, b) know what they are doing, and c) have a plan.

    If they are wrong, you can crow.

    • #2
    • October 31, 2012 at 1:07 am
  3. Profile photo of TucsonSean Inactive

    It remains to be seen how far states swing on election day. If Romney has the resources to expand the map this way, God Bless him and go for it. Every campaign has states that are marginal but still targets, and you cannot win them unless you contest them. I trust Romney to marshall his resources and use them effectively, and there is no evidence that he is neglecting Ohio.

    • #3
    • October 31, 2012 at 1:08 am
  4. Profile photo of Jager Member

    Romney has the money, he should contest PA, MN, OH and WI. If nothing else make Obama waste time and money in these states. Obama is on defense in all these states, they all voted for him last year. 

    • #4
    • October 31, 2012 at 1:14 am
  5. Profile photo of raycon and lindacon Member

    Pig Man “If you win big, they can’t cheat.” Hugh Hewitt

    • #5
    • October 31, 2012 at 1:15 am
  6. Profile photo of Mr. Mike Inactive
    Pig Man: He should focus on OH, if the race comes down to a couple states OH will be one of them not PA. · 43 minutes ago

    Your concern is appreciated.

    • #6
    • October 31, 2012 at 1:26 am
  7. Profile photo of ChrisC Member

    I agree that Romney should try to win big if that is a possible outcome. There is a lot less of a chance that Democrats will try to “de-legitimize” his election if he has 300+ EV’s than if he has 271.

    • #7
    • October 31, 2012 at 1:28 am
  8. Profile photo of ConservativeWanderer Inactive

    It’s a good business decision. If you have the money for the advertising, and think you might succeed in a given market, it’s a reasonable risk to run some ads.

    • #8
    • October 31, 2012 at 1:31 am
  9. Profile photo of Pig Man Inactive

    I guess the thinking is that it will force Obama to divert some money toward PA. But if PA is close, the contest is over anyway. I hope the O team doesn’t fall for that trap.

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    • October 31, 2012 at 1:45 am
  10. Profile photo of David Williamson Member

    Mr Romney should try to win all 57 States.

    • #10
    • October 31, 2012 at 1:57 am
  11. Profile photo of PTomanovich Member

     

    Pig Man: I hope the O team doesn’t fall for that trap. · 19 minutes ago

    Are you lost? I’m not sure that you are on the site you think you are.

    • #11
    • October 31, 2012 at 2:11 am
  12. Profile photo of DocJay Member

    Sun Tzu rules!

    • #12
    • October 31, 2012 at 2:40 am
  13. Profile photo of TeeJaw Member

    The problem Republicans always have in Pennsylvania is with Philadelphia and its suburbs. This ad will be effective in the rest of Pennsylvania though.

    • #13
    • October 31, 2012 at 3:04 am
  14. Profile photo of Dave Roy Inactive

    Nothing wrong with spending the money if you have it. They are campaign contributions. Other than whatever money you might need for afterwards (I have no idea what the costs are like for closing down a campaign, for instance), why save any of it?

    It’s not like you can use it at a later date.

    • #14
    • October 31, 2012 at 3:37 am
  15. Profile photo of Dave_L Coolidge

    Driving around Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley (Eastern PA) the last two weeks, the Romney/Obama sign ratio has been at least 25:1.

    • #15
    • October 31, 2012 at 3:50 am
  16. Profile photo of Nick Stuart Thatcher
    Pig Man: Romney has made a run in the last few days in PA but he is still behind in all the polls by 3-6% points. I don’t know why his campaign is even bothering with PA. If he wins or is close there, he will then have easily won OH and maybe WI so winning PA would be moot. He should focus on OH, if the race comes down to a couple states OH will be one of them not PA. · 3 hours ago

    Checking his scheduled appearances, Romney is in saturation mode in Ohio. My hypothesis is he’s reached diminishing returns there, and since he has the money he’s reaching into other places.

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    • October 31, 2012 at 4:11 am
  17. Profile photo of Indaba Inactive

    Superb advertising. Romney guves the plan to encourage coal as well as other energy.

    Obama is clear too.

    • #17
    • October 31, 2012 at 4:41 am
  18. Profile photo of Frozen Chosen Thatcher

    The wife and I are hoping for a visit from Romney/Ryan here in Minnesota this week. We would definitely attend!

    • #18
    • October 31, 2012 at 4:51 am
  19. Profile photo of Palaeologus Member
    Frozen Chosen: The wife and I are hoping for a visit from Romney/Ryan here in Minnesota this week. We would definitely attend! · 1 minute ago

    Hey Frozen, according to their campaign calendars on Politico, Ryan will be in Eau Claire tomorrow morning. If memory serves, that is maybe an hour & fifteen, hour-and-a-half from the Twins.

    I didn’t see anything in MN.

    • #19
    • October 31, 2012 at 5:04 am
  20. Profile photo of Palaeologus Member
    DocJay: Sun Tzu rules! · 2 hours ago

    Exactly.

    Fight on their turf, if you can.

    • #20
    • October 31, 2012 at 5:10 am
  21. Profile photo of Pig Man Inactive
    PTomanovich:
    Pig Man: I hope the O team doesn’t fall for that trap. · 19 minutes ago

    Are you lost? I’m not sure that you are on the site you think you are. · 3 hours ago

    No PT I am the resident Obama shill. You guys need someone to rile things up instead of just high-fiving each other,

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    • October 31, 2012 at 5:53 am
  22. Profile photo of Indaba Inactive
    Palaeologus
    DocJay: Sun Tzu rules! · 2 hours ago

    Exactly.

    Fight on their turf, if you can. · 1 hour ago

    That coal comment in the debates was a big signal. The coal lobbyists will be pleased.

    • #22
    • October 31, 2012 at 6:15 am
  23. Profile photo of Chris Campion Thatcher

    Gee, an ad showing the direct consequences of Barry’s policies?

    Edgy. I know Romney’s playing a different kind of campaign strategy, and I’m just a guy on the computer, but it’s entirely satisfying to see someone, finally, smacking down the lunatic policies of Barry the Unicorn That No One Admires Anymore.

    It’s about time. It’s way past time. I know it’s not going to convince the decideds either way, but it certainly must have an impact to some degree on undecideds. And enough of an impact to motivate people not just to agree with Romney, but to vote for him.

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    • October 31, 2012 at 6:21 am
  24. Profile photo of Brian McMenomy Member

    Edgy, truthful, directly relevant to PA (and OH) voters. More time spent in western PA will reach into eastern OH as well. You’ve got the cash, use it. 

    Plus, it’s always great to use Obama’s words against him, especially when it’s essentially a middle finger to an entire industry.

    • #24
    • October 31, 2012 at 6:40 am
  25. Profile photo of Duane Oyen Member
    Jager: Romney has the money, he should contest PA, MN, OH and WI. If nothing else make Obama waste time and money in these states. Obama is on defense in all these states, they all voted for him last year. · 7 hours ago

    I still don’t believe Minnesota. That StarTrib poll is a sandbag intended to get the gay marriage group fired up and voting.

    This is the state that elected Al Franken, and where most believe that the capital city, St. Paul was not named after an apostle who shipwrecked on Malta in about 60 AD, but, rather, Paul Wellstone.

    When my vote counts for something worthwhile, I’ll believe there is hope here.

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    • October 31, 2012 at 8:30 am
  26. Profile photo of James Of England Moderator
    Duane Oyen
    Jager: Romney has the money, he should contest PA, MN, OH and WI. If nothing else make Obama waste time and money in these states. Obama is on defense in all these states, they all voted for him last year. · 7 hours ago

    I still don’t believe Minnesota. That StarTrib poll is a sandbag intended to get the gay marriage group fired up and voting.

    This is the state that elected Al Franken, and where most believe that the capital city, St. Paul was not named after an apostle who shipwrecked on Malta in about 60 AD, but, rather, Paul Wellstone.

    When my vote counts for something worthwhile, I’ll believe there is hope here. · 14 hours ago

    I agree; that particular one of those states was not like the others. If the advertizing there gets more Rs to volunteer than Ds, though, it may be a good idea, and it certainly makes for better “momentum” headlines.

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    • October 31, 2012 at 10:47 am
  27. Profile photo of Pig Man Inactive

    Romney has made a run in the last few days in PA but he is still behind in all the polls by 3-6% points. I don’t know why his campaign is even bothering with PA. If he wins or is close there, he will then have easily won OH and maybe WI so winning PA would be moot. He should focus on OH, if the race comes down to a couple states OH will be one of them not PA.

    • #27
    • October 31, 2012 at 12:40 pm
  28. Profile photo of jarhead Inactive

    Is PM someone from Axlerod’s office? He’s sure acting like it.

    • #28
    • October 31, 2012 at 12:53 pm