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(Politico)   Like a Boss, Mitt Romney storms back in MI polls. Just kidding, down by 10 points now   (politico.com) divider line 215
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2012-09-13 12:19:40 PM  
The only person to win the presidency while losing their "home" state and their birth state was James Polk.

Romney is no Polk.
 
2012-09-13 12:21:10 PM  
I'm ignoring any poll conducted before these embassy demonstrations. They have the potential to cause some change, so until that potential is proved or disproved, I'm skeptical.
 
2012-09-13 12:30:53 PM  
Hmmmmmm why would he be losing in Michigan after he said GM should be left to die and then once saved it was thanks to him?
 
2012-09-13 12:33:51 PM  
I'm sure that the recent events involving the embassies will be talked about and in two weeks forgotten about by most of the population. If Romney is down in his home state at this point it is not a good sign for him over all. The window is narrowing very quickly to actually take a stance on most issues and create a clear platform. The only strategy I can possibly understand the Romney camp trying to pull off is trying to wait to the debates to make concrete statements in an attempt to keep the opposition in the dark with little time to react. However, that is incredibly risky at best because should it backfire there is virtually no time left for damage control. Really though, the whole Romney campaign is a bit of a mystery to me.
 
2012-09-13 12:39:58 PM  

dletter: The only person to win the presidency while losing their "home" state and their birth state was James Polk.


Does Romney even have a home state? I mean, I know Michigan's trees are the right height and all that, and it was in Michigan that he began honing his bullying ways, but is there really a connection?

Serpentile6: The window is narrowing very quickly to actually take a stance on most issues and create a clear platform.


And he will be very relieved when that window finally closes. It is clear that Romney has no desire to share any plans he may have with us peons. We just have to trust. Ask Ann.
 
2012-09-13 12:41:17 PM  
This is shaping up to be the first ticket that loses both home states.
 
2012-09-13 12:41:18 PM  

dletter: Romney is no Polk.


Actually, wasn't there an article on Fark awhile back comparing Romney to Polk? IIRC, Polk is the last gasp of presidential power for the Antebellum Southern Democracts and he used the office to further their interests (expansion of slavery) in the face of an inevitable, unavoidable decline (and the ascendency of the North).
 
2012-09-13 12:45:08 PM  

ginandbacon: This is shaping up to be the first ticket that loses both home states.


Only 2 home states? I figure he's got more
 
2012-09-13 12:46:49 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: ginandbacon: This is shaping up to be the first ticket that loses both home states.

Only 2 home states? I figure he's got more


Sometimes. Quantum Romney is very difficult to pin down.
 
2012-09-13 12:48:42 PM  

Dogberry: Dead for Tax Reasons: ginandbacon: This is shaping up to be the first ticket that loses both home states.

Only 2 home states? I figure he's got more

Sometimes. Quantum Romney is very difficult to pin down.


LOL but he seems to be poised to lose in all of them...
 
2012-09-13 12:53:47 PM  

ginandbacon: This is shaping up to be the first ticket that loses both home states.


All 3 if you count his home in California.
 
2012-09-13 12:55:32 PM  
Romney's campaign has been a slow motion train wreck. I think this part is where the locomotive finally makes contact with the ground, after having come off the rails.
 
2012-09-13 12:56:13 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: ginandbacon: This is shaping up to be the first ticket that loses both home states.

Only 2 home states? I figure he's got more


New Hampshire

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Utah

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California

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2012-09-13 12:57:51 PM  
That one in California looks small, but that's mostly because it has something like 3500 square feet of fully finished "basement" area.
 
2012-09-13 12:59:14 PM  
Wow, the comments on that article.

1) The level of delusion that Romney is indeed winning in Michigan and Ohio
2) Take the time to create a fake facebook account and be anonymous before derping that hard
 
2012-09-13 12:59:16 PM  

Hollie Maea: That one in California looks small, but that's mostly because it has something like 3500 square feet of fully finished "basement" area.


That's the one he was planning on knocking down to build a much bigger house.
 
2012-09-13 01:01:33 PM  

sweetmelissa31: Hollie Maea: That one in California looks small, but that's mostly because it has something like 3500 square feet of fully finished "basement" area.

That's the one he was planning on knocking down to build a much bigger house.


Romneybot Maintenance Facility
 
2012-09-13 01:04:27 PM  
I think Romney went a little overboard when building his house in the DC suburbs.

I mean, I know he has a big family, but this is too much.

www.ldschurchtemples.com
 
2012-09-13 01:06:02 PM  
Making his way to the ring, from Detroit Michigan, but making his Autumn Residence in San Diego, California... MITT ROMNEY!

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2012-09-13 01:14:15 PM  
Libya - The Reverse Willie Horton.
 
2012-09-13 01:14:44 PM  
It's not he who votes that counts, it is he who counts the votes.
 
2012-09-13 01:15:10 PM  

Rincewind53: I'm ignoring any poll conducted before these embassy demonstrations. They have the potential to cause some change, so until that potential is proved or disproved, I'm skeptical.


That's fair enough... but you should be equally skeptical of polling showing Romney hanging tight with Obama, since there hasn't been a single debate yet.

/potential to cause some change
 
2012-09-13 01:15:28 PM  

ginandbacon: This is shaping up to be the first ticket that loses both home states.


Both? There's Utah, Massachussetts and Michigan. Spirital, current, and birth.
 
2012-09-13 01:16:01 PM  
I mean we might as well throw in Mass. too.

"Look at my state, I was awesome!"
'They don't seem to think so.'
 
2012-09-13 01:16:03 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Making his way to the ring, from Detroit Michigan, but making his Autumn Residence in San Diego, California... MITT ROMNEY!


That's a completely unfair comparison.

Ted DiBiase has more charisma and showmanship in his pinky than Rmoney will ever have.
 
2012-09-13 01:16:17 PM  
Romney is losing the vote of the planet that his relatives rule in the afterlife!
 
2012-09-13 01:16:34 PM  
These polls are bullshiat. Who answers a landline anymore?
 
2012-09-13 01:17:03 PM  
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2012-09-13 01:17:11 PM  

Mega Steve: Rincewind53: I'm ignoring any poll conducted before these embassy demonstrations. They have the potential to cause some change, so until that potential is proved or disproved, I'm skeptical.

While the "apology" may have cost Obama some points, I think the smirk may have cost Romney more

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i'm leaning towards the idea that Romney hurt himself out of that whole debacle. he should have STFU, kept his comments minimal and general and moved on to other things.
 
2012-09-13 01:17:16 PM  

Rincewind53: I'm ignoring any poll conducted before these embassy demonstrations. They have the potential to cause some change, so until that potential is proved or disproved, I'm skeptical.


Since an attack by foreigners in a foreign country is a good opportunity for the president to say and do a lot of presidential things, and that Romney's smirking political opportunism was a major fumble by most accounts, I think it's likely the numbers will move further in Obama's direction so long as there's some persuadable voters left.
 
2012-09-13 01:17:22 PM  

Rincewind53: I'm ignoring any poll conducted before these embassy demonstrations. They have the potential to cause some change, so until that potential is proved or disproved, I'm skeptical.


The race is constantly changing every day. With a policy like that, the only poll you'll look at is Nov. 7th's
 
2012-09-13 01:17:34 PM  

coeyagi: ginandbacon: This is shaping up to be the first ticket that loses both home states.

Both? There's Utah, Massachussetts and Michigan. Spirital, current, and birth.


*shakes tiny fist*
 
2012-09-13 01:19:41 PM  

Carn: coeyagi: ginandbacon: This is shaping up to be the first ticket that loses both home states.

Both? There's Utah, Massachussetts and Michigan. Spirital, current, and birth.

*shakes tiny fist*


Oh, was he counting Wisconsin for Ryan? Well, yeah. shiat, these clowns probably could find tenuous connections to claim 47 out of the 50 states "home". Romney has houses in how many?
 
2012-09-13 01:20:23 PM  
Romney isn't buying any more TV time in Michigan.

As a Michigander, all I can say is W000T!111!!1
 
2012-09-13 01:20:30 PM  

Mega Steve: While the "apology" may have cost Obama some points, I think the smirk may have cost Romney more


I thought the empty chair may have been the republican's "Mike Dukakis in a tank" moment, but this one is beats it hands down.
 
2012-09-13 01:21:27 PM  

Rincewind53: I'm ignoring any poll conducted before these embassy demonstrations. They have the potential to cause some change, so until that potential is proved or disproved, I'm skeptical.


Intrade has near instant polling: 

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2012-09-13 01:22:11 PM  

lemurs: Rincewind53: I'm ignoring any poll conducted before these embassy demonstrations. They have the potential to cause some change, so until that potential is proved or disproved, I'm skeptical.

Since an attack by foreigners in a foreign country is a good opportunity for the president to say and do a lot of presidential things, and that Romney's smirking political opportunism was a major fumble by most accounts, I think it's likely the numbers will move further in Obama's direction so long as there's some persuadable voters left.


y'know...I've been pondering WHY Romney stuck his nose into that situation. smart money wouldn't have gotten involved in that mess. it's a lose/lose situation to try and turn that sort of thing into a political football. the only thing I can figure is that Romney is following the standard issue GOP playbook, which says (loosely translated from the Dark Speech of Rovian) that Obama *cannot* be permitted to be seen as being effective at his job under any circumstances. if that theory is true, then Romney simply had no choice: he *had* to attack Obama's handling of the embassy attack. to do otherwise would permit the perception that Obama was in some way good at doing his job. the fact that Romney ended up looking like weapons grade asshole material was irrelevant. the point is to hammer home the idea that Obama is incompetent.
 
2012-09-13 01:22:55 PM  

dletter: The only person to win the presidency while losing their "home" state and their birth state was James Polk.

Romney is no Polk.


The Cayman islands don't get to vote.
 
2012-09-13 01:23:22 PM  
And after this great factory visit he just made?

Romney Spends Most Of Factory Visit Yelling At Employees To Work Harder
 
2012-09-13 01:26:35 PM  

coeyagi: Carn: coeyagi: ginandbacon: This is shaping up to be the first ticket that loses both home states.

Both? There's Utah, Massachussetts and Michigan. Spirital, current, and birth.

*shakes tiny fist*

Oh, was he counting Wisconsin for Ryan? Well, yeah. shiat, these clowns probably could find tenuous connections to claim 47 out of the 50 states "home". Romney has houses in how many?


Yeah and someone else mentioned he (Romney) has a house in California too. So now we're at 5 minimum?

I was just jealous because you got in with Mass before I did :P
 
2012-09-13 01:26:46 PM  
No one ever wins his home state.
 
2012-09-13 01:26:59 PM  
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Book it, done
 
2012-09-13 01:28:39 PM  

Otherwise Just Fine: Romney's campaign has been a slow motion train wreck. I think this part is where the locomotive finally makes contact with the ground, after having come off the rails.


And when the tankers full of propane explode, causing the nuclear waste car to crack...that'll be his November 6.
 
2012-09-13 01:29:04 PM  

impaler: Rincewind53: I'm ignoring any poll conducted before these embassy demonstrations. They have the potential to cause some change, so until that potential is proved or disproved, I'm skeptical.

Intrade has near instant polling: 

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If I had only had a few grand to spare a month ago. If only.
 
2012-09-13 01:29:05 PM  

coeyagi: Carn: coeyagi: ginandbacon: This is shaping up to be the first ticket that loses both home states.

Both? There's Utah, Massachussetts and Michigan. Spirital, current, and birth.

*shakes tiny fist*

Oh, was he counting Wisconsin for Ryan? Well, yeah. shiat, these clowns probably could find tenuous connections to claim 47 out of the 50 states "home". Romney has houses in how many?


I'm a she, coeyagi. And I was counting WI.
 
2012-09-13 01:29:23 PM  

Weaver95: lemurs: Rincewind53: I'm ignoring any poll conducted before these embassy demonstrations. They have the potential to cause some change, so until that potential is proved or disproved, I'm skeptical.

Since an attack by foreigners in a foreign country is a good opportunity for the president to say and do a lot of presidential things, and that Romney's smirking political opportunism was a major fumble by most accounts, I think it's likely the numbers will move further in Obama's direction so long as there's some persuadable voters left.

y'know...I've been pondering WHY Romney stuck his nose into that situation. smart money wouldn't have gotten involved in that mess. it's a lose/lose situation to try and turn that sort of thing into a political football. the only thing I can figure is that Romney is following the standard issue GOP playbook, which says (loosely translated from the Dark Speech of Rovian) that Obama *cannot* be permitted to be seen as being effective at his job under any circumstances. if that theory is true, then Romney simply had no choice: he *had* to attack Obama's handling of the embassy attack. to do otherwise would permit the perception that Obama was in some way good at doing his job. the fact that Romney ended up looking like weapons grade asshole material was irrelevant. the point is to hammer home the idea that Obama is incompetent.


He was starting to get pressure to show strength in foreign policy, and I guess cracked under it and jumped the gun.
 
2012-09-13 01:29:51 PM  
i.qkme.me
 
2012-09-13 01:29:53 PM  
Mitt: Let Detroit Go Bankrupt.

Michigan: Let Mitt Go Fark Himself.

Mitt personally, and the GOP as a whole by opposition to the auto bailout, sacrificed the state for a generation. They will not carry Michigan until at least the 2030s. The GOP may cease to exist before Michigan goes republican again.
 
2012-09-13 01:30:35 PM  

ginandbacon: coeyagi: Carn: coeyagi: ginandbacon: This is shaping up to be the first ticket that loses both home states.

Both? There's Utah, Massachussetts and Michigan. Spirital, current, and birth.

*shakes tiny fist*

Oh, was he counting Wisconsin for Ryan? Well, yeah. shiat, these clowns probably could find tenuous connections to claim 47 out of the 50 states "home". Romney has houses in how many?

I'm a she, coeyagi. And I was counting WI.


My apologies, ma'am.
 
2012-09-13 01:30:50 PM  

Muta: Romney isn't buying any more TV time in Michigan.

As a Michigander, all I can say is W000T!111!!1


You don't think that is maybe because they have already rigged the bvote in MI, OH, and PA
 
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