Whether its Obama surrogates or him it all boils down to this, period!
Regardless - the Des Moines (Iowa) Register has just endorsed Romney (the first Republican since 1972), and Mr. Obama's nation-wide overall approval rating has plummeted seven points IN FOUR DAYS. The momentum obviously is with Romney-Ryan, and Dem support is fragmenting day- by-day. The Benghazi fiasco is also taking things from bad to worse.
Obama-Biden are on the run; the media will not save them.
P.S. Go Dawgs!
I will address one point of the above blog.
I wish they would go back into the closet as that is where thy belong.
It is not natural.
It is not God's will.
It needs to be kept out of sight and never mentioned.
@sebekm- The Miami Herald, The New York Times and General Colin Powell endorsed Obama over the weekend....so, your point...The polls have improved in areas for both...Your point...The POTUS is winning in early polls and bus loads of voters are showing up...The biggest mistake the right made was trying to suppress the vote it empowered minority's to come out and vote...You know how that works..You tried your best to boot out the city council and the Mayor in Hinesville...My point exactly.
@Funk we can have several debates after you watch these videos...I don't want to start a video war with you..
My point on the Des Moines Register is:
*Iowa is a bellwether state - one of the first that Presidential candidates seek to woo.
*The Des Moines Register is the "most influential" newspaper in Iowa - one whose endorsement is sought by the candidates.
*The DMR is historically very LIBERAL - they have not endorsed a Republican since 1972.
*In 2008, they strongly endorsed OBAMA. Now they call Romney the "stronger candidate" who could "forge compromise" to pull America's economy "out of the doldrums."
*In the political world, the endorsement of the DMR is a big deal.
An endorsement by the newspapers you cite and Colin Powell are no surprise. It would have been "news" if they had gone the other way. When the DMR endorses a Repubican, it is "newsworthy" and is a further indication of the fragmentation of Obama's support.
As for my "trying my best to boot out the city council and the mayor in Hinesville," I'm not sure that posting anything here (which was the extent of my "attempts") could be considered "trying my best." The mayoral election was closer than it would have been - it was his own fault. When the vast majority of the city council runs unoppposed, there's not much you can do - other than speak out against corruption, nepotism, racism (yes, it works both ways), and incompetence.
I agree with your on all Points..In this race all endorsements are key. Mitts new endorsement is a good one but it the POTUS as received twice as many this weekend. As far as the City its not enough to vote out the Council or Mayor...There are a lot of problems internal with the Executive Staff..
"There are a lot of problems internal with the Executive Staff.."
Small town politics is always a fertile breeding ground for "problems." No checks and balances like in the big cities (but a lot of good they do there - they just find a way around them). What you have to beware of in small towns especially is jobs being "handed down" or surreptitiously given to friends, family members, cronies, "political allies," etc. Throw in a little (or a lot) of racism, and you get one hell of a mess.
We're probably no worse off around here than in most places. Check out what happened in Bell County, CA. We haven't gotten there - YET - but the Carolyn Brown case showed us we are not immune to gross malfeasance in local public office.
There's a lot of frustration - which is vented here - but not a whole lot that can be done other than to vote for candidates who are not connected to the "ins" when they DO run. We've missed several opportunities in the past 20 years around here.
After all is said and done, I'd rather have an UN-connected newbie who doesn't have a whole lot of experience but who is honest, than a clever, well-connected schmoozer who will continue the old ways and carry on the local "tradition."
"There are a lot of problems internal with the Excutive Staff.."
Therin lies the problem...................the bureaucrats.
Our local government has a firmly entrenched bunch of them in all of the offices in the courthouse as well as the city hall.
I've watched this evolve ever since the late forties.
I'm sure that this community is not the only place where this problem exists.
I imagine most places are just like us.
I've never lived anywhere else although I've seen about half of this great country.
I've lived here and I've been well acquainted with the "goings on" for over seventy years.
Our elected officials are not the driving force behind our out of control tax and spend local government.
I'm glad I'm as old as I am.
The liberals and the tolerant of everything bleeding hearts have just about sucked all of the marrow from the bone.
If Obama is re-elected I fear that he will drive right on forward and take us over the cliff.