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  •  Good, I'm glad you are watching. I won't (12+ / 0-)

    be able to stomach it, so please report back.

    I hope the entire event is sooooo hideous that Americans realize they would be screwed if Rmoney were elected.

    •  Hey, it's the Live Version of the Republican (5+ / 0-)

      Clown Car Vaudeville act.

      History may well be made there (if my previously expressed wish were to somehow come true...), and I for one would certainly not want to miss any of that.

      Seriously, it's gonna be a sight, either because Calamity Mitt and Paul "I'm on the Romney Ticket" Ryan go down in flames or the entire Party manages to rally round this lying, obfuscating, ignominious Duo of Doom, and it won't matter which at this point.

      Because Mitt Romney's "favorable/unfavorable ratings" are at, according to Marquette Law School as of Aug 19, 2012:
      The short version --

      Obama Fav/UnFavorable
      July: 53 Fav/ 42 UnFav
      Early Aug: 50 Fav/ 46 UnFav
      Aug 19: 52 Fav/ 43 UnFav

      Romney Fav/UnFavorable
      July: 36 Fav/ 48 UnFav
      Early Aug: no data given
      Aug 19: 35 Fav/ 45 UnFav

      With numbers like those, Romney et al are doomed. Their own Party is too small, without Independents, they cannot win. Those numbers prove it. The Republican Base is only polling out at 35% Favorable for their candidate. Even a 10 point bump from the Convention would only put him at 45%. And that bump will fade, they always do, without fail.

      On the other hand, President Obama is looking pretty good.

      :)

      Here is the complete paragraph the data is taken from at the Marquette Law School site, and the broken out figures, for ease in reading, to follow.

      Presidential job approval

      Presidential job approval
      Obama’s job approval rating stands at 48 percent, with 45 percent saying they disapprove of how he has done his job. In the early-August poll, approval was 50 percent, with 46 percent disapproving. Fifty-two percent say they have a favorable opinion of Obama, while 43 percent say unfavorable. Romney’s favorable rating stands at 35 percent, with 45 percent unfavorable. In the July poll, Obama’s favorable rating was 53 percent, with 42 percent unfavorable, while Romney was viewed favorably by 36 percent and unfavorably by 48 percent.

      Broken out into it's pieces, the data is formatted below for reading ease only...

      Obama Job Approval

      Obama’s job approval rating stands at 48 percent, with 45 percent saying they disapprove of how he has done his job.
      Obama Job Aug 19 --
      Favorable: 48%
      Unfavorable: 45%

      In the early-August poll, approval was 50 percent, with 46 percent disapproving.
      Obama Overall Early Aug --
      Favorable: 50%
      Unfavorable: 46%

      Fifty-two percent say they have a favorable opinion of Obama, while 43 percent say unfavorable.
      Obama Overall Aug 19 --
      Favorable: 52%
      Unfavorable: 43%

      Romney’s favorable rating stands at 35 percent, with 45 percent unfavorable.
      Romney Overall Aug 19 --
      Favorable: 35%
      Unfavorable: 45%

      In the July poll, Obama’s favorable rating was 53 percent, with 42 percent unfavorable, while Romney was viewed favorably by 36 percent and unfavorably by 48 percent.
      Obama Overall July --
      Favorable: 53%
      Unfavorable: 42%
      Romney Overall July --
      Favorable: 36%
      Unfavorable: 48%

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      I like paying taxes...with them, I buy Civilization
      -- SCOTUS Justice O.W. Holmes Jr.
      * * *
      "A Better World is Possible"
      -- #Occupy

      by Angie in WA State on Sat Aug 25, 2012 at 06:36:06 PM PDT

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