October 31, 2012 4 Comments
While the campaigns technically took yesterday off, they were in reality still campaigning. Obama played President yesterday, releasing pictures of him “leading” the hurricane disaster relief from the White House. Interestingly the White House didn’t release pictures of Obama leading the counterattack in Benghazi. Romney spent yesterday campaigning in Ohio under the guise of preparing food and other supplies to be sent to the hurricane zone. Will this matter on election day. My guess is that people aren’t terribly interested in what either of these guys are doing today. Those in the hurricane zone are more interested in protecting themselves and their property. Those outside the zone are more interested in watching the destruction.
Have you seen the new Moveon.org ad? It features a group of foul mouthed socialist seniors warning the country about the Republicans “stealing” the election. We can already see where the Soros groups are going to go if Romney pulls off the upset. It couldn’t be that the nation is rejecting Obama and his failed policies, it’s that the dastardly Republicans stole the election. This is the latest ad in a long line of disturbing ads coming from the left. If it isn’t cursing seniors, it’s manipulative kids singing about sick people dying if Republicans win. This is what happens when a party has watched its policies fail and they’re truly scared of losing the election.
Obama is buying ads in Detroit. I find this curious on a number of levels. Obama must be concerned about losing Michigan otherwise he wouldn’t waste his money buying ads in Detroit. Living in West Michigan, I find it hard to believe that Obama would lose this state. That said, Romney was born and raises in Michigan and no, I can’t even come up with a reason why Obama would be spending money here. There’s no way Michigan is in play, it’s not possible. Michigan hasn’t gone Republican in a Presidential race since 1988. It isn’t going to happen this time around. Still, Ann Romney toured the state yesterday and Obama’s buying ad time in Detroit.
Speaking of states that haven’t gone Republican in a long time, Minnesota hasn’t since 1972. Yet Romney is buying ads in Minnesota. There are a number of theories as to why he might be. Apparently parts of northwestern Wisconsin watch networks based in Minnesota, so Romney is likely targeting those people. But there is a poll out there that shows Obama only up 3 in the land of 10,000 lakes. Interestingly Obama is sending Clinton up to Minnesota to campaign. Why would he send Clinton up to Minnesota, a perennially Democrat state if they weren’t afraid of losing it?
The only way Romney belongs campaigning in Democrat states is if he has Ohio wrapped up. Obviously Ohio is still very much a tossup, if it doesn’t lean Obama. What’s interesting is that in some of these states Obama is playing defense. One wonders what their internal polls suggest. If they thought Michigan and Minnesota were all wrapped up, they would let Romney waste his time and money. The internal polls for both campaigns must suggest a closer race in some of these Democrat states. What qualifies as close I don’t know but close must mean spending money and sending surrogates.
Thankfully the madness ends in less than a week. Words cannot describe how tiresome this campaign has become. Whether it’s the ridiculous ads coming out of the Obama campaign and leftist organizations or the endless polls, the campaign is nauseating. Unfortunately we’ve become a nation of endless campaigning with very little governing in between. Obama spent the last four years campaigning for re-election, he’s done very little governing the past four years, particularly the last two. Members of Congress are no better, neither are state or local officials. Having said that, no matter who wins we can at least look forward to at least a few months without a ridiculous political ad.