Closing the Sale


Everybody who has done any kind of sales knows what “closing” means. You’ve made your pitch and now it’s time to turn your prospects into customers. It’s still two weeks until election day, but tomorrow night is the time for Mitt Romney to close the sale with the American people.

I’m not telling Mitt anything he doesn’t know. Mitt has closed deals in the nine-figure range. The problem is Mitt’s prospects are interested but skittish. Four years ago they signed a lease on a Unity Pony Deluxe and it turned out to be a lemon. They don’t want to get fooled again.

Mitt doesn’t need to worry about the other guy on the stage. He’s trying to get the voters to renew their lease on that POS that they don’t want. All Mitt has to do is reassure them that he’s not like the other guy.

If he does, after tomorrow night it will be a done deal.


I’m gonna be your next President!


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33 Responses to Closing the Sale

  1. Clover says:

    When Bush stole the 2000 election with a big assist from the corrupt media, I looked forward to turning him out of office in the next election. Nope — Ohio didn’t go to John Kerry (however that happened). So then I looked forward to 2008, and I vowed to vote for “the Democrat,” whoever it was. But when the Democratic Party screwed Hillary and forced Obama on us, I just didn’t vote for president. So then I watched Obama serve G. W. Bush’ third term, only worse in many ways. And I watched no one in the Democratic Party have the cojones to primary Obama this year, as someone should have done — for God’s sake, the man LOST the primaries in Arkansas and Kentucky, running unopposed! Now, with an opportunity to send Obama packing after these four long years, there’s no one more surprised and excited than I am to be voting for Romney. I live in a deep blue state and was simply going to refrain once more from voting for president. But after watching the Obama campaign spend months slandering a good, decent man, I’ve had enough. Only trouble is, I can’t tell anybody what I’m doing! My family and friends are all voting for Obama. But I’ve got a secret . . . and I think there must be many more like me.

    • angienc says:

      It’s important to vote for the POPULAR vote total, even if that vote won’t make a difference to the way your state goes (and the eventual EV allocation). The rumors are flying that the reason Obama is running ads in states like CALIFORNIA is to gin up his popular vote total with high turnout in states where he has lots of support to try to get the popular vote “win” even if he loses the EC to either (1) try to contest the legitimacy of the EC (obviously, the vile progs would be unbearable in that situation and it is in line with how Obama operates — he is more than willing to keep dividing us as long as it serves his purpose) or (2) even if he didn’t challenge the election results under that scenario, it would taint the legitimacy of Romney’s win (and he’s more than willing to do that too because that’s the kind of dick he is).

      • Lulu says:

        Amen! When I heard that crap I knew what they were thinking too. I live in Texas which is going to be very red but I started telling everyone who will listen to me that we have to “run up the score”. In high school foot ball games running up the score is considered unsportsmanlike but against Obama it is a necessity. The only way to make sure he never runs again is to beat him like Carter and send him into oblivion like Dukakis so we never have to look at his incompetent smirk again. His name must be associated with failure. Romney winning isn’t enough to make the Democratic party change. They have to be humiliated.

      • Jadzia says:

        What a clusterf*ck it would be to challenge the Electoral College’s legitimacy. I mean, wouldn’t they kind of need to amend both Article II AND the 12th Amendment to get around it? Good God. And I don’t even like the Electoral College.

      • And THAT miss angienc- is the best reason I have heard to change my vote from Stein to Romney. I had not heard that was going on- but sadly, I am not surprised and I believe it.
        I still don’t believe PA is will slip into the red column- barring a massive weather event in the Philly region of the state. (LOL I explained to our young priest about the lowered D turnout in bad weather- and he is praying too lol- I’ll take help wherever we can find it!)

        • Carolyn says:

          Where in western Pa, proud mom? I am in Pbg. I am surprised that it sounds like there may be more than one or two of us….

        • melisshka says:

          PMM – I’m quite convinced that PA is in play. Yeah, Philly will be up to it’s usual dirty tricks, but even there, I think Romney is making a dent. PA has never been blue like NY, NJ, MA or any number of other true blue states. Yes, it often goes blue, but it’s not a waste of R/R resources and it would be a shame to throw your vote away. (No, there’s nothing wrong with Jill Stein, but I’m not voting for Gary Johnson for the same reason)

        • I am about 40 miles south of Erie on the I-79 corridor- Hillary Country- and we went MCain after that!
          Our whole county is reliably bitter clinger- country before party and all that!
          After this election I am going to be whole hog writing calling and emailing Harrisburg to get our electoral votes awarded by district vote. I heard that whole argument that we need to keep them in one block so the pols think it worth their time and money to campaign here.
          So, that has been put to the lie. Both campaigns seem to have neglected to spend ANY money here.
          I want my damn vote to count. I do not want my vote over ridden by Philadelphia, NJ.

      • lorac says:

        Not that I would put that past him, but that would be so hypocritical. He didn’t care that Hillary won the popular vote when he stole her delegates for the “win”…

        • angienc says:

          Some extra salt in the wound, but par for the course for him– he always does/means the *opposite* of what he says.

    • Carolyn says:

      I think there are lots of us, and I am happy, finally, to be able to talk to my dear, 80 year old mom about politics after four contentious years, only to find she is going to vote for RR…nice surprise…so lets hope there are millions like you.

  2. fif says:

    Just returning from an amazing trip to Egypt (where we got up close and personal with both camels and riot police), Israel, Greece & Italy. Lots of catching up to do here, but it looks like we might actually get to say goodbye to the Big Mistake of 2008. The alternative is unthinkable.

  3. westcoaster says:

    SNL making fun of undecided voters: (2-minute video)
    http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/undecided-voter/1418227

  4. Pips says:

    Saw this headline to an article by two women: ‘Does Romney ‘get’ women who work?’ and wanted to read.

    Didn’t get further than to the second paragraph. When it said “… the infamous “binders” comment” I knew I needn’t read further.

  5. I hope Romney can put this thing to bed soon. The suspeense is killing me!

  6. DeniseVB says:

    George McGovern died 😦 He was my first vote for President. R.I.P.

    • myiq2xu says:

      Right now in Chicago they are discussing “How can we use this?”

    • I voted for him as well. Back when D meant Democrat.
      RIP and condolences to the family.

      • myiq2xu says:

        I was too young to vote for him but I went to listen to him give a campaign speech.

        • LOL I should have been more clear- I missed voting in the “real” election for him by a couple of years- We had an “election” in our high school- and as we were in MA- McGovern won hands down.
          Ah for the days when D meant something we could understand. Anti-war, party of the working people etc.
          That was the year I took Civics, which sadly is no longer taught. We had mock debates which were on the old model- not fake moderated.
          Lots of learning went on back in the day. And I can still remember my parents reading the newspapers, watching the old Cronkite and Huntley Brinkley shows.
          Where the hell is the D party now? Where are the standard bearers?

        • DeniseVB says:

          Voting age was 21 back then, sometimes I wonder if we shouldn’t raise it back to keep future wannabee Messiahs from campus kool aid parties 😀

          I think it was lowered to include the young military guys who were fighting in VN …. if they’re old enough to die for their country they should be able to vote?

          Should’ve just lowered the legal drinking age 😉

        • myiq2xu says:

          1972 was the first year that 18 year olds got to vote for president.

          I was 12.

    • myiq2xu says:

      I frontpaged this story.

  7. DeniseVB says:

    A little foreign policy debate prep….. Go get ‘im Mitt !

  8. Pips says:

    Now, according to general opinion, it seems, Obama ‘won’ the second debate, because … well, mostly because he was more ‘energized’ than in his first ‘performance’. Which alas didn’t take much, but let’s all just forget that what we saw in the first debate was still Obama!

    Ok, I don’t agree on the ‘verdict’. I found him annoying, unpleasant and extremely un-likeable. As I did Joe Biden, who yet was also named the ‘winner’ of his debate. But that’s probably just my bias showing [snort].

    But one of the (many, to be true!) things Obama said that really bothered me was his: “… when [Romney] said behind closed doors that 47 percent of the country … [yada, yada, yada]”. Is that really acceptable, that the President refers to something that was obtained by some sort of ‘wiretapping’? That the media and bloggers ‘jump’ on this is one thing but the POTUS? Shouldn’t he be above referring to material that’s been obtained by eavesdropping? And, would it make a difference if it’s revealed that The White House was involved in obtaining that video?

    Hm, but maybe it’s just me … and my bias.

    • yttik says:

      That’s a good point. Romney was secretly recorded without his knowledge. In many places that’s a crime, it’s illegal.

      It’s a bit like if President Nixon had managed to get Watergate tapes and then just gone ahead and used them, as if how they were obtained didn’t even matter.

      • angienc says:

        In the place that was recorded (Florida) it *is* a crime — FL requires 2-party consent for recording communications.

  9. leslie says:

    Well according to information from the obama 2008 campaign, I’m a bitter knitter, clinging to my gun and religion and afraid of people who are different from me. And then no one with phone, camera orrecording device was ever allowed into a private obama event again

  10. tommy says:

    Captain Dick is in trouble. The NBC/WSJ poll have them tied at 47 each. Since this is one poll that Nate Silver rates very highly, it’ll be fun to watch the reactions. Hit it out of the park at the last debate, Mitt, and end this.

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