It’s okay to make a change


Poll: Romney preferred over Obama to handle the economy

Despite concerted Democratic attacks on his business record, Republican challenger Mitt Romney scores a significant advantage over President Obama when it comes to managing the economy, reducing the federal budget deficit and creating jobs, a national USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds.

By more than 2-1, 63%-29%, those surveyed say Romney’s background in business, including his tenure at the private equity firm Bain Capital, would cause him to make good decisions, not bad ones, in dealing with the nation’s economic problems over the next four years.


I really like that new ad. It’s a simple but powerful theme because it gives people permission to not vote for Obama. Ads like that should be an effective counter to the “white guilt” strategy of the Obama campaign. The message is “You’re not a racist, you gave Obama a chance but it just didn’t work out.

As for the polls, they demonstrate the unintended consequences of highlighting Romney’s wealth. The sentence “Romney made millions as a ruthless vulture capitalist” starts with “Romney made millions.

People might start thinking why not let Romney use his Midas touch for the whole country? In the words of James Carville, “It’s the economy, stupid!


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51 Responses to It’s okay to make a change

  1. tommy says:

    How are you feeling today, myiq? As lola says, we need you. Hope today is better than yesterday. As far as the elections go, its gonna be a comfortable Romney win. Come election day, no ones gonna be thinking about whats in Romneys undisclosed tax returns or about the ‘evil bain capital vulture capitalist’ nonsense. They’re gonna vote on Obamas stewardship of the economy. U.S.S Obama has already sunk, he just doesn’t know it as yet.

  2. tommy says:

    The economy has become more and more important to ordinary folk over the last 4-5 years. Six months ago, a 68 year old democrat told me : If unemployment is above 7.5%, even extreme figures like Michelle Bachmann can beat Obama, but if its below 7.5%, even zombie Reagan can’t beat him. lol

  3. DeniseVB says:

    I thought this was funny, in that bizzarro Obama funny way:

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/07/19/obama_tells_supporters_to_press_mute_when_ads_targeting_him_air.html

    We already know he doesn’t want us to watch Fox, read the blogs or the newspapers that disagree with him. In other words, stay uninformed and vote for me ! Scary.

    • freespirit says:

      Well, I’m pretty sure this is George Bush’s fault, and probably has something to do with Mitt and Bain. Whatever the cause of this tragedy, I can say with certainty that Obama is great. If you don’t believe me, you can ask CNN, NBC, and what’s left of MSNBC – also Gwen Eifel of PBS (or anyone else there), the NY Times, and every other major news outlet. They will tell you that Obama is wonderful. He is the first African American president (or as some are saying now, “half African American” )

      The problem is that the white half of Barack is RACIST! If that were not the case, he would have been more successful. He would have told more stories and done less damage.

  4. jeffhas says:

    I keep seeing this ad… It’s the best one IMO, because it’s not too strong. Subtle.

    I think this will go down as Mitt’s most effective ad.

  5. myiq2xu says:

    A look back at Barack Obama’s stunningly successful Olympics experience:

  6. myiq2xu says:

    • tommy says:

      I think that with all his fundraising efforts, Obama is panicking. Hes used to the adoration and the unprecedented flow of cash to his earlier campaigns. He just cant believe or accept that Romney is outpacing him. Also, Obama considers himself a campaigning wizard. His ego is too big to accept that Romney is better at it. First, he wants to save his own job, then a laser-like focus on the economy /s

  7. myiq2xu says:

    WTF?

    “Austerity policies are literally a redistribution from the bottom of the income spectrum to the top,” said Dorian Warren, a professor of political science at Columbia University and a fellow at the Roosevelt Institute, an economic policy think tank. “In Wisconsin, both wealthy people and businesses got tax breaks, while middle-class and working-class employees of the state essentially got crushed.”

    Letting rich people keep more of their money is “income redistribution?”

    • Lulu says:

      But taxing the shit out of people for ObamaTaxCare isn’t. Green energy program stimulus funds passed out like Halloween candy to campaign supporters isn’t “income redistribution” either. This idiot is one of the reasons that people are tuning the Obama pod people out.

    • yttik says:

      Far more important than any intellectual economic theories is the emotional side of the economy, how people feel. For the past four years people have been feeling a great deal of uncertainty, not knowing what their tax bill is going to be, not knowing what the price of gas is going to be, not knowing how much Obamacare is going to cost them, not knowing what new Gov regulations are going to push them under.

      • votermom says:

        The despair is definitely in the cultural psyche.
        We were watching the Warehouse 13 season premiere last night, which had the plotline that an explosion had destroyed Pandora’s box, destroying hope. Current world despair is because of that.
        This is also a show that Obama is running ads on. LOL.

      • And don’t forget food prices. Due to droughts, corn and everything else, including gas (ethanol) is going to go up up up. People paying more for less food will have a big impact.

        • r u reddy says:

          Time to buy and stockpile canned corn now. Buy many tens or a couple hundred cans if the Dollar Store has that many or if a “real deal” shows up somewhere else.

  8. tommy says:

    Working-class employees of the state, huh? Without the taxes paid by the ‘evil wealthy and businesses’, there wouldn’t even be any working-class employees of the state. Keep increasing taxes on the wealthy and on businesses, and keep funelling it to state employees, and then watch the wealthy and businesses flee the state, then how you gonna pay the state employees? Real circular logic here. 😉

  9. DandyTiger says:

    Brilliant ad. And not just that it nicely says Obama failed and you should give someone else a chance, but that it cuts the legs off the racist crap, but in a nice way.

    It’s as if we (and the narrator) were watching the usual MSNBC mouthpiece saying we’re all racists, and then the narrator turns to us and says: “Well bless their little hearts, aren’t they special. No,in fact you’re not racist. You gave the man a chance. We all did. We all had hopes. And you know why, because we’re good people. And, well, he hasn’t worked out. He’s over his head. And that’s OK. We tried. But it’s time to move on now. Let’s let a professional, trained politician and successful businessman clean this up for us.”

    • Lola-at-Large says:

      And that’s a true story. Even if he loses election, it will demonstrate the level to which we’ve grown as a nation on racial issues, because he will have been held to the same standard as Carter and H. W. Bush. It will represent the beginning of the end of the soft bigotry of low expectations.

  10. tommy says:

    According to Politico, GWB and Laura Bush are currently visiting the Romney campaign H.Q. Since they wont be attending the convention, maybe they turned up to show support for Romney. Interesting…

  11. imusthavepie says:

    I watched this on CSPAN last night. It’s a press club speech by Mitt Romney in 2000 discussing the 2002 Olympics. I thought it was interesting. It’s an hour long, but gives a pretty good idea of what kind of leader Mitt would be. He’s direct, honest, knowledgeable about budgets, and seems very sincere.
    http://www.c-span.org/Campaign2012/Events/Mitt-Romney-National-Press-Club-Speech-1300/10737432568-2/

    • Karma says:

      The other day when MSNBC/OFA was trying to paint Romney as saying something similar to ‘you didn’t build it yourself’ to the crowds at the Olympics.

      All it did was to remind me how much relief I felt that Romney had turned it around when he walked out there. As well as how humble and full of praise for everyone else he had been.

      Thanks for the link…..

      Funny how during the introduction Bain is cited as a benefit at the Press Club and his professional experience the reason he was picked to clean up the Olympics.

      Who would let loose a vulture capitalist on the Olympics as the clean up crew? Oh wait…I know. Obama and his Chicago bid for the Olympics.

      Clean up crew of the Olympics vs the clean up crew of Chicago.

  12. Seems like a big deal to me. Union workers boycotting hotel Obama main supporter, the Pritzker family, owns:

    http://dailycaller.com/2012/07/23/unions-target-hotel-chain-owned-by-obama-supporters-with-global-boycott

  13. r u reddy says:

    What are the chances that the DemParty will arrange to perform a Candidate Transplant between now and DemCon 2012?

    • myiq2xu says:

      Slim and none

      • r u reddy says:

        Even if several million disgruntled democrats wrote phone calls and letters and post cards to their DemParty personnel? Saying by name the nominee who would get their vote if he/she were swapped in to swap Obama out?

        Because if even that wouldn’t do it, then that is just unfortunate, bad for us, and “too bad” for the Democratic Party.

        • Oswald says:

          Four years ago 18 million Democrats said they wanted Hillary. Did the DNC listen then?

        • r u reddy says:

          To Oswald actually,

          The DNC probably figured that most of those 18 million primary voters would accept the mistreatment and vote DemPrez anyway that one time. And enough did that Obama ended up winning.

          Does the DNC think those 18 million will vote DemTicket Obama all over again after all that has happened? Possibly not, especially if all those 18 million were to spend a few minutes apiece (and a stamp)
          writing their appropriate Democrat to say they will not vote DemPrez unless Obama is stripped off the ticket. The DemParty may be too set on its choice to ever change. But if one thinks enough pain and pressure “could” move the DemParty rulers, nothing is lost by writing briefestly, and something might be gained.

  14. Lola-at-Large says:

    OMG, check out the DailyKos/SEIU poll! Obama’s job approval performance has tanked by 6 points in a week! He’s at 42/53 approve/disapprove. http://dailykos.com/weeklytrends

    Myiq’s preference cascade theory is thus confirmed. WOW>

  15. HELENK says:

    http://thehill.com/blogs/e2-wire/e2-wire/239781-obama-administration-announces-solar-energy-plan

    backtrack giving more bucks to his buddies, Will open some public land to solar energy companies

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