Romney v. Obama: Momentum is with Mitt

Here’s the latest:

Obama tells donors: I’m only going to win if “everybody is almost obsessive…”

Romney dealing with foreign policy specifics describes Obama’s lack of strategy as weak, dangerous.

The latest Military Times survey of more than 3,100 active-duty, National Guard and reserve members shows Romney leading 66% to Obama’s 26%!

Liberals are fretting over the latest Pew poll in which Mitt Romney has surged ahead and is viewed as the candidate with new ideas and better able than Obama to improve the jobs situation, and reduce the budget deficit. Prior to last week’s debate, Obama had a 51 – 43 lead; now Romney has grabbed an unprecedented 49 – 45  jump. Liberal Andrew Sullivan calls the news “devastating, just devastating,” and pessimistically whines “Did Obama just throw the entire election away?”

Sullivan joins a host of other committed leftists who are so distressed with the lackluster Obama, they are soundly thrashing him.

After his stellar debate triumph, and with voters now able to digest the administration’s  questionable jobs report, Mitt Romney has closed a 9 percentage-point gap and is once again tied with Barack Obama in the latest The Washington Times/Zogby Poll conducted by Zogby Analytics.

Likely voters who watched Wednesday’s debate overwhelmingly scored it a win for Romney by 65 percent, with only 14 percent calling it for Obama. Even more devastating for Obama were the mere 8% of Independents favored him. Romney is also turning the gender gap in his favor.

And in an especially telling number, the majority — 57% — said they are worse off today than four years ago.

“Don’t ever ask again if debates matter,” wryly concluded John Zogby, the pollster who conducted the survey.

The poll conducted by Zogby Analytics can be seen HERE


13 Responses to Romney v. Obama: Momentum is with Mitt

  1. American Dad says:

    Good post. Mitt needs our help to put him over the top. It’s too close to be complacent. Our future is at stake.

  2. Kent says:

    This is the stupidity and desperation of the Obama campaign. With no issues to run on, no ideas to offer, they resort to foolishness.

    • ZOO says:

      Is the character of “Big Bird” now in public domain? Can anybody goe out and start a new children’s show featuring a faux Big Bird? Did PBS “license” the image to the Obama campaign, demonstrating a clear political bias from the “public” broadcasting system?

      • Tomfoolery says:

        Excellent points, ZOO. I hadn’t thought this through to that extent.

        Romney is right. PBS should be defunded. Even the programming I occasionally watch should be able to get sponsors.Why should American tax dollars keep this network on the air?

      • Rambling Rose says:

        What a foolish ad buy! All this succeeds in doing is reminding everyone about the debate that Obama didn’t show up to participate in. He should fire his pr team!! Of course, I think it’s great!!

  3. Saguaro Sam says:

    Please take a minute to read this and see the video.
    Romney had, not too long ago, met one of the former Navy SEALS who was recently murdered in the attack in Benghazi.

    • Dennis O'Brien says:

      Thanks for the direction to this video. It’s very moving and tells a lot about Mitt Romney as it does those Navy Seals. Much appreciated, Sam.

  4. patriotmom says:

    What a great video and a more clear delineation between the two parties you couldn’t hope to find. While Mitt Romney recalls this young man with fondness and gratefulness for his service, Nobama’s administration ignored requests for help and left this man and three others to die- and now they lie about it.

    How anyone can vote for Nobama with a clear conscience I do not know. But there seems to be a strong wind blowing and it may, with God’s grace, blow Nobama right back to Chicago.

  5. Seeing Red AZ says:

    Our thanks to commenter Saguaro Sam who included a link to this moving video of Mitt Romney describing how he met Navy SEAL Glen Doherty, one of the four Americans killed in the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. We located the video, which can be viewed more easily here:

  6. Saguaro Sam says:

    If you care about our military personnel, here is another story to read—about a soldier, now deceased, who while deployed told his wife that he wanted “a new president”:

  7. patriotmom says:

    Too bad Doherty’s mom, clearly an Obama supporter, has asked Romney to quit telling the story. This woman is clearly delusional- she supports the man who is responsible for her sons death and chastises the man who supports strengthening our country. I’d write it off to grief, but it’s politics.

  8. patriotmom says:

    Update:Update: The other side of this coin is Jane Horton, the widow of Navy SEAL Chris Horton, killed in action in Afghanistan:

    Jane Horton began crying on the other end of the phone when she learned that Mitt Romney had been using the story of her husband, Chris Horton, who was killed in Afghanistan, as a part of his stump speech.

    “Wow,” the 26-year-old said. “I had no idea.

    “To be honest, I’ve been through a lot and I’m not a super emotional person but it brings me to tears,” Horton said in an interview with ABC News, after being informed of her husband’s newfound spot on the national stage. “Not that he’s telling my story, but that he’s telling my husband’s story, it means the world to me.

    And, the quote Romney should put on his bathroom mirror for inspiration:

    “One of the last things my husband said to me before he was killed, when I would ask him, ‘Chris, what do you need over there? What can I send you?’ he said, ‘I need a new president,’” Horton recalled.

    Her husband had done some work in the Oklahoma Romney office in 2008, and Romney tracked Jane down in 2011 after he heard of his death, sending her a hand-written note. The two wrote back and forth several times:

    They first spoke when Romney wrote her a handwritten letter after Chris was killed. It was Oct. 1, 2011, Horton said, re-reading the letter as she spoke, remembering that she was shocked Romney had put two and two together — that one of his many staffers had been killed and he’d figured out a way to find his wife.

    A few months later, Horton still touched by Romney’s outreach and thinking about her husband’s support of the candidate, decided to send the candidate his name tape — the part of a soldier’s uniform that displays his last name.

    Jane, who I had the privilege of meeting at the Republican National Convention when she was serving as an Oklahoma delegate, calls it the “greatest honor” that Romney is getting out the story of her husband, which is exactly what he would have wanted.