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  •  What's interesting is that during the Bain (10+ / 0-)

    attacks, where the President has been outspending Romney and it's been pretty universally agreed that Romney's had a bad couple of weeks, Romney's numbers did not get worse, while the President's numbers went down.

    There's been speculation by some pundits that the President's direct attacks on Romney have essentially dragged down the President's own favorability ratings -- that what people liked about him was his optimism ("Hope and Change") and they don't like his negative, attack mode.  That may be why the President's latest ad changes tone.

    •  I think there's some basis in truth there. (4+ / 0-)
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      wishingwell, Delilah, cocinero, LordMike

      I also think that the President never intended to stay on the offensive too long - just to force a narrative on Romney that Romney's going to have to fight to shake off much longer than it'll take Obama to return to his sunny disposition. Of course, I could just be making things up, because I like the President; but that's what it seems like to me.

    •  Agreed (4+ / 0-)
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      Delilah, JanL, fumie, LordMike

      I would concur the same, news cycles were bad for Mittens but he did not drop (he will probably not drop further any how), objective is to get POTUS numbers up eventually.
      I think Team O have made a strategic calculation that they have laid down the ground work/softening of the target.
      Now they have switched to a new Add whcih has Obama speaking directly to the public. It should work in my opinion in bringing back Obama's positive approach in the limelight

    •  I think that is why a variety of ads are needed (3+ / 0-)
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      Zack from the SFV, LordMike, tuma

      Yes, attack when you can and should.

      But also be kind and show the voters that you care.

      And keep that optimism alive.

      I'm not familiar precisely with exactly what I said, but I stand by what I said, whatever it was. -- Mitt the Twit

      by Senor Unoball on Tue Jul 24, 2012 at 11:57:40 AM PDT

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    •  Still I disagree...if you don't attack the (2+ / 0-)
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      coffejoe, McGahee220

      scorch-earth-capitalism-hollow-out-the-middle class that Romney thinks is great, you are essentially surrendering the economy to Romney. If you do that what, else is there to attack Romney on? Next you'd surrender the tax issue and with that Romney coasts to victory...right?
      If anything hurt Obama is was the twisted "we built it" that Romney has been running with...

      "When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in a flag and carrying a cross." Sinclair Lewis, 1935 --Talk of foresight--

      by tuma on Tue Jul 24, 2012 at 02:01:06 PM PDT

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