What’s up with all that polling the Obama camp is doing? Recently the folks over at the Weekly Standard combed through campaign spending disclosure records of the Obama campaign and related committees, discovering that they’ve spent $15 million on polling since the first of the year. And some of the June spending is still unaccounted for. Oh, my! From one perspective, spending $15 million on polling reeks of desperation. They are on a massive snipe hunt, trying to evaluate the appeal of every alleged accomplishment of the president and to gauge the credibility of every anti-Romney tidbit their dirt-diggers have dredged up.Getting an accurate read on the electorate is "desperation"! And boy, did the election results prove that!
It is being reported that the Obama campaign has spent $100 million thus far on campaign ads. If they have, in fact, spent $15 million researching those ads, they are genuinely out of control over at the Democratic “research institute” where all this political science is percolating.OMG, Democrats are spending money "researching" stuff. It's OUT OF CONTROL!
It’s interesting to try and follow the money, but it’s also disturbing. Why must Obama spend so much money to find his way? Voters are likely to be turned off to realize that even a teleprompter is not enough for this president. He also needs a phalanx of pollsters to tell him what to say.The guy writing this? David Hill, a Republican pollster, who was so in tune with the electorate that he mouthed such right-wing inanities as teleprompter "jokes" and though that the amount of money spent by a presidential campaign would "turn off" voters.
But it's fitting. It's obvious that Republicans have little interest in genuine public opinion, since reality has a well-known liberal bias. Do they really want confirmation that they're on the losing end of virtually every issue of note? Nah, they'd rather pretend that Mitt Romney's victory is imminent and that Americans want Obamacare defunded.
So he thinks it's silly that Democrats would spend time figuring out what the public thinks and wants. Republicans certainly have no need for such a thing.
p.s. No one tell him why Obama really did all that polling. Because if he found out, he might be genuinely "disturbed".