Post-debate spike draws Romney even with Obama
October 15th, 2012
03:00 PM ET
2 years ago

Post-debate spike draws Romney even with Obama

Washington (CNN) - Maybe Mitt Romney's campaign team isn't so bad after all.

After months of criticism, much of it from fellow Republicans, the machine managing Romney's presidential bid has him gaining support in the final weeks of the race.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Polls • President Obama • Presidential Debates
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  1. truth hurts

    If you thought the first debate was a smackdown, you ain't seen nothing yet. Romney held back in the first debate. He will open up with both barrels tomorrow night. Obama will be down by 10% in the polls by Friday. And then after the third debate about foreign policy, well the whole Libya situation will crush the empty suit Obama into a mumbling pile of pooh.

    October 15, 2012 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  2. Sniffit

    "the biggest thing that help romney is that america saw a man who was not a right wing nut , just a smart leader who is wants to work with both sides to get america growing again...he is not the devil like some want you to think..."

    You're supposed to shake the Etch-A-Sketch, not crack it open and snort the iron filings.

    October 15, 2012 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  3. Larry L

    You won't see the President allowing Romney to lie like he did in the first debate. He now knows civility is a bad plan when dealing with a spoiled brat like Romney.

    Mitt is pretending to be a moderate now and hoping the right-wingers won't notice – but his lack of character is clear. He has flip-flopped on every issue. He called disabled veterans, people living on Social Security, and the unemployed part of the 47% "not worth worrying about". He was a draft-dodger – but now a chicken-hawk rattling sabers and trying to gets votes from those who think war is a game. He plans to kill Medicare and Social Security because the ultra-wealthy don't care about those programs. They see both as a financial "bird's nest on the ground" when Romney gives them to Wall Street. His Etch-A-Sketch lies are not to be believed. Romney is Bush – with less character.

    October 15, 2012 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  4. Sniffit

    "i hope obama doesnt come across as a angry black man"

    Aaaaaw, it's ok, dear. Don't worry your pretty little head. The MSM and CNN have it all lined up to go "WOW!!!! LOOK AT THE ANGRY BLACK MAN!!!!!" if Obama so much as even starts to be aggressive.

    October 15, 2012 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  5. Jason

    @truth hurts

    I sure hope you come on the ticket Nov 7th, since you on here everyday talking smack about pres obama. I wonder what you gonna say after Obama wins this election.

    October 15, 2012 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  6. UBS, WILLARD & THE 4000+ AMERICAN AMNESTY DEAL

    Well said Sniffit. I don't trust Candy Crowley one bit. If she was credible, she would ask some hardball questions to her GOP ran State of the Union show. I used to think she was fair, but it's become plainly evident that she's not. Meet the Press, This Week & Face the Nation get all of my Sunday morning time now.

    October 15, 2012 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  7. Jason

    @truth hurts
    Obama will be down by 10% in the polls by Friday
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    Ok, on Friday I wanna see some polls that has him down by 10 pts. You are really something else, down by 10 points 4 days, what a joke.

    October 15, 2012 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  8. Woman In California

    American People

    Show us your tax returns for the last 20 years Willard!!!!!! You are a criminal for not disclosing income from your off-shore accounts on your taxes!!!!!
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    My thoughts exactly.

    October 15, 2012 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  9. GI Joe

    Mitt and his son Tagg undergoing investgation for $8.1 Billion dollar Ponzi Scheme - $7 Billion is missing -- probably in the Caymen Islands in Mitt's private account. Great Bishop and Father my butt - teaching his son how to swindle.

    October 15, 2012 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  10. The REAL Truth...

    @truth hurts – If you thought the first debate was a smackdown, you ain't seen nothing yet. Romney held back in the first debate.
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    We didn't think the first debate was a smackdown. Those of us following the race PRIOR to the debate were VERY AWARE that Romney did not hold back, ran his mouth off in front of 70 MILLION people and ONCE AGAIN, FLIP-FLOPPED on his positions. In reality – tho' most of you right wing nuts have yet to figure it out – Willard toasted his own buns at that debate. He will now be held to EVEYTHING he said during that 90 mins. Obama doesn't need to tear into him, the post-debate media analysis will do that handsomely. Mittens had better be careful.

    October 15, 2012 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  11. The REAL Truth...

    @truth hurts – Romney was NEVER as far down as the polls portrayed him. Obama has shown the country who and what he really is with his failed leftist policies, hate and division and now incompetence in foreign policy and protecting our personnel overseas. And after that disastrous empty suit first debate, the country is ready to send him on his way to Chicago and get somebody that is a PROVEN LEADER in the Whitehouse. The long disastrous 4 year inexperienced community organizer experiment is finally coming to an end.
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    This reminds me of the "if you tell a lie often enough, it appears to be the truth". Could you try to come up with something original and meaningful, and not usual hate spoutrage?

    October 15, 2012 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  12. truth hurts

    Sniffit
    "i hope obama doesnt come across as a angry black man"
    Aaaaaw, it's ok, dear. Don't worry your pretty little head. The MSM and CNN have it all lined up to go "WOW!!!! LOOK AT THE ANGRY BLACK MAN!!!!!" if Obama so much as even starts to be aggressive.
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    Obama doesn't know HOW to be aggressive in a constructive manner in a face to face debate. He's a whuss that is used to attacking people in teleprompted speeches or TV ads but has never done it in person because he's an empty suit and knows he'll get his head handed to him on a platter. In other words, he can't take a punch! An empty suit with a glass jaw.

    October 15, 2012 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  13. CBR

    Do people really understand what Mitt Romney will do? If you know people whose salaries are not enough for them to get good housing, food, fuel, day care for their children, health insurance, etc. then just give this administration 6 months and you might find yourself in the same position. All of the safety nets will be gone. Plans will be made for a voucher system for medicare – just try to find reasonable insurance rates. Social security will begin to be privatized. Mr. Romney will be vacationing in one of his four homes. The military members and family members who found support with the Mrs. Obama and Dr. Biden will be gone. We will be sending more troops into Afghanistan and become involved in Syria and Iran. THe cost of the military will skyrocket and will mean that many other programs will be cut or given over to the states which are already in the red. Good luck!

    October 15, 2012 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  14. Don't Vote For A Snake Oil Salesman

    @truth hurts, you for one would know about hate that is all you do everytime you post. You have serious mental problems that have nothing to do with this election. I will pray for you and hope with God's help you find your way because you are indeed a lost soul.

    October 15, 2012 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
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