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  •  The Romney campaign (14+ / 0-)

    Is all about using their money to put up false attacks that Obama is forced to respond to.  They want to keep the President's positives down.  They are out of ideas.

    Team Obama will need to have a calibrated response.  Would not be surprised to see Romney take it up personally on the campaign trail.  That's about all he can do at this point.  He is wounded by the tax attacks so he is willing to get in the gutter.  That will energize his base and it remains to be seen whether it will have an impact on the President.  I feel like they treat him as if he isn't the incumbent.

    Alternative rock with something to say:

    by khyber900 on Wed Aug 15, 2012 at 11:46:58 PM PDT

    •  I Totally Agree (15+ / 0-)

      I am 42. Followed politics 24/7 since I was like 16. For about that entire time I have said (often here) we should fight back. Fight!

      IMHO Obama and his campaign is doing that. They are starting to fight. And IMHO you see how miffed the Romney campaign is cause they are just not used to us taking it to them 24/7.

      I'd argue Romney is on his heels. Not us.

      And I would agree at this point he realizes their only option is to attack, attack, attack (as they would have anyway -- look at his strategy during the Republican primary) to pull Obama down with him.

      Not sure if that will work. But I guess we shall see ....

      When opportunity calls pick up the phone and give it directions to your house.

      by webranding on Wed Aug 15, 2012 at 11:51:41 PM PDT

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      •  Completely agree. Kerry was successfully (5+ / 0-)

        swift-boated because his response was (or was portrayed as) weak.  Team Bush, aka chicken hawk pieces of shit, successfully projected his weakness to Kerry.  

        Team Obama is on point and will not fall for this.  

        Republicans will do or say almost anything to win and they have most of the money and media behind them.  I think social media and decency is on our side and we will prevail, but the ugliness just got started, and that is infinitely better than a bloody coup.

        I play for keeps. Kindness, Equality, Enlightenment, Peace, and Sustainability.

        by QDMacaw on Thu Aug 16, 2012 at 12:31:41 AM PDT

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      •  When an animal is cornered, what does it do? (1+ / 0-)
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        See romney campaign.

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