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I just find this hilarious.
As late votes keep getting tallied Barack Obama's vote lead over Mitt Romney is growing. It is now up to 4.2 million votes, up from a 2.7 million vote margin on Nov. 7. (Obama has 64,498,000 votes and Romney 60,298,000). I wonder why so many of the late tallies are going for Obama?
The latest count -- Romney has 47.48 percent of the vote. Rounding down, he has 47 percent. Obama has 50.9 percent now.
As a reminder, here is Romney's quote about the "47 percent," at a private fundraiser last spring.
"There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. ... My job is not to worry about those people. I'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives."
Perfect Karma' huh?
This is also interesting. Do you know Obama is the first Democrat to get a majority of the popular vote in both his election and re-election since ... FDR? Hard to believe, huh? Clinton *never* got 50 percent because Ross Perot took a big chunk of the popular vote. Carter wasn't re-elected, Johnson chose not to run for re-election, Kennedy of course was killed in his first term and Truman only ran for president once though he served eight years. You have to go all the way back to FDR.
http://palmettopublicrecord.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/romney-apology.jpgI just find this hilarious.
As late votes keep getting tallied Barack Obama's... more
According to Gallup, 36 percent are less likely to vote for Romney over his comments, 20 percent more likely to vote for him. (46 percent say it makes no difference)
Among Independents, the number is 29 percent less likely to vote for Romney and 15 percent more likely to vote for him over his comments. (53 percent said it made no difference)
“The immediate impact of Romney’s comments appears to be more negative than positive, which suggests that the comments could hurt Romney’s ultimate chances of winning the election,” writes Gallup editor Frank Newport.
http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/DC-Decoder/Decoder-Wire/2012/0920/Are-Romney-s-47-percent-comments-beginning-to-move-the-pollsAccording to Gallup, 36 percent are less likely to vote for Romney over his comments,... more
On Monday afternoon, “Mother Jones Magazine” posted a short leaked video online that captured Mitt Romney at an exclusive fundraising event that offered a rare glimpse of his personal views. Speaking at a private fundraising reception earlier this year with millionaire donors in Boca Raton, Florida, Romney described almost half of Americans as “people who pay no income tax” and are “dependent upon government.”
Those voters, he said, would probably support President Obama because they believe they are “victims” who are “entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you name it.” With its unvarnished language, the short video clip seems to undermine what Romney’s aides have tried to argue is an enduring attribute that would appeal to independent voters: a sense that Mr. Romney is, at base, an empathetic and caring man.
Now, “Mother Jones” has posted the full 49-minute secret video of Romney speaking at that May 17th fundraiser, captured raw and uncut. In addition to his denigrating comments about poor people, Romney’s remarks about a critical area of foreign policy set off another media firestorm, generating headlines around the world. Responding to a question about the “Palestinian problem,” Romney said peace in the Middle East is not possible and a Palestinian state is not feasible, telling his wealthy donors that Palestinians have “no interest whatsoever in establishing peace and that the pathway to peace is almost unthinkable to accomplish.”
Romney’s remarks, degrading nearly half of the electorate, sent the Romney campaign, which was already rocked by infighting, into panic mode. The new video confirms the impression of a callous Mitt Romney who has little idea of how Americans actually live. Further, the additional comments in this full-length secret video solidify previous impressions that Romney can be quite a bully to those who are not a part of his small exclusive group.
This piece includes a photograph, as well as videos of the full 49-minute secret video.
http://disembedded.wordpress.com/2012/09/19/the-callous-mitt-romney-the-full-secret-video-of-romneys-private-fundraiser/On Monday afternoon, “Mother Jones Magazine” posted a short leaked video... more