Daniels warns Romney on negative camp...

Daniels warns Romney on negative campaigning

There are 152 comments on the The Hill story from Apr 20, 2012, titled Daniels warns Romney on negative campaigning. In it, The Hill reports that:

Mitt Romney may have earned an coveted endorsement this week from Mitch Daniels, but the Indiana governor is warning Romney that the current tone of his campaign is too negative.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at The Hill.

Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#21 Apr 20, 2012
The laughing liberal wrote:
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Obama:
"The Muslim Prayer is the most Beautiful Sound I've ever heard"
W-T-F!
Hey buddy, I'm on your side. Don't curse, but, to tell the truth, I kind of like it.
Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#22 Apr 20, 2012
The laughing liberal wrote:
<quoted text>
Democrats like you spewing more religious bigotry Isn't the answer.
I'm not a Dummycrat. I'm like you.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Raleigh, NC

#23 Apr 20, 2012



Obama On Negative Campaigning
By Marc Ambinder

Dec 15 2007, 5:27 PM ET

At a press conference today, Sen. Barack Obama took several questions about whether his campaign ever crossed the line in digging for opposition research about the Clintons.

Question of Obama, asking whether his campaign operatives are gathering "personal" information about rivals.

"I have been very clear to my staff. Look, every campaign is doing comparitive research on policy," Obama began.

Questioner interrupted with clarification.

"I understand, so I'm just going to answer your question. Every campaign is going to be looking at, you know, did they flip flop on a health care issues or, you know, are they consistent on their trade policy -- that I think is exactly what presidential debates should be about and I have no problem with that at all. I have been very clear to my campaign. I do not want to see research that is involved in trying to tear people down personally. If find out that somebody is doing that, they will be fired. I've been absolutely crystal clear about this and I've been clear about this for a very long time and, you know, you're free to talk to my campaign manager who is around here somewhere for confirmation of that. That's not what I believe in. That's not who I am and frankly just from a practical, political perspective it's contrary to the kind o fmessage of change that I've been talking about in this campaign."

Follow up to clarify where the line is and whether raising questions about Clinton library financing, records there is fair.

"Well, the only issue that's come up with respect to the presidential library is when during the last debate when Russert asked ab out it and I was asked about it and I indicated at that time that releasing records and transparency in terms of tax records, for example, that I don't consider to be trying to undermine somebody. It has to do with us making sure that we are transparent and accountable and open to the public," Obama said.

So why did members of your staff go to the Little Rock Library?

Obama: "That I can't answer because I don't know that for certain...


What a Lying POS.


http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2...

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Raleigh, NC

#24 Apr 20, 2012

The Anti-Obama Campaign That Didn't Happen

By Michael Scherer
Monday, Nov. 24, 2008



"My favorite ad of the campaign was as simple as it could be," Davis said. "And it started out something like,'Long before the world knew of John McCain or Barack Obama, one of them spent five years in a hellhole because he refused early release to honor his fellow prisoners, while the other one wouldn't walk out of a church after 20 years of the guy spewing hatred towards America.'


And the last line was,'Character matters, especially when no one is listening.'


The ad never ran, however, because McCain ruled the topic of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the preacher of Obama's Chicago church, out of bounds shortly after he locked up the Republican nomination.

Read more: http://www.time.com/time/politics/article/0,8...


“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#25 Apr 20, 2012
Makes sense wrote:
<quoted text>
Can I get a Mormon AMEN?
Dem Sen unsure if he will vote for Obama...

MF Corzine still bundling cash for prez...

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Since: Apr 07

Raleigh, NC

#26 Apr 20, 2012
Makes sense wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm not a Dummycrat. I'm like you.



Then why are you spewing religious bigotry? Dummycrats do that a lot.

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Since: Apr 07

Raleigh, NC

#27 Apr 20, 2012



Obama Runs Negative Campaign Ad Against….Sarah Palin?!

Tuesday March 13, 2012

The Obama campaign wishes so badly it could run against a divisive national figure like Sarah Palin that it’s decided to just pretend it actually is. Click here to see Obama’s latest ad, which attacks Palin for calling him a radical.

The strategy of attacking Palin - who is still influential with the conservative base but increasingly marginal in the Republican Party - could be chalked up to Obama’s nostalgia for the 2008 campaign. But it also seems remarkably similar to a communications strategy the White House orchestrated back in 2009, when it tried to elevate another polarizing figure, Rush Limbaugh, to the position of “de facto” Republican leader, thus forcing congressional Republicans to respond to his inflammatory comments. Politico reported on the White House’s internal plan at the time:

Top Democrats believe they have struck political gold by depicting Rush Limbaugh as the new face of the Republican Party, a full-scale effort first hatched by some of the most familiar names in politics and now being guided in part from inside the White House.

Soon it clicked: Democrats realized they could roll out a new GOP bogeyman for the post-Bush era by turning to an old one in Limbaugh, a polarizing figure since he rose to prominence in the 1990s.…

The seeds were planted in October after Democracy Corps, the Democratic polling company run by Carville and Greenberg, included Limbaugh’s name in a survey and found that many Americans just don’t like him.


This is the same Carville/Greenberg team that went on Record stating they wanted President Bush to FAIL minutes before the 9-11 Attacks hit.

What Filth!



http://matzav.com/obama-runs-negative-campaig...

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#28 Apr 20, 2012



Obama's 2012 anti-Sarah Palin campaign video really is just a sign the Obama team is in completely desperate straits and simply has nothing else to run on or against. But I wouldn’t be surprised if Democrats start trying to emphasize Palin’s influence in the Republican Party, and call on Romney, Santorum, et al, to condemn her comments in the coming weeks.

Obama = Fail

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#31 Apr 20, 2012
Obama Strikes Back With Negative Advertisement

May 5, 2008
By ARIEL ALEXOVICH

As the campaigning for the Indiana and North Carolina primaries comes to a close, the Democratic presidential candidates are letting loose on one another over the TV airwaves.

Just hours after Hillary Rodham Clinton revealed a new advertisement attacking Barack Obama for not supporting a gas tax holiday, the Obama camp is hitting back with a negative spot called “Hometown.”

Mr. Obama’s advertisement accuses Mrs. Clinton of engaging in “the same old negative politics.” It points to a line from an editorial in Mrs. Clinton’s “hometown” paper — The New York Times — that said her campaign was taking “the low road.”

Mrs. Clinton’s commercial implied that she was the only candidate that understood the struggles of the working class, but Mr. Obama’s TV spot tries to make the case that her assertion is not true.

“Hometown” does not explain why Mr. Obama opposes the gas tax suspension — or even mention it — but it states that “the same old Washington politics won’t fix our problems.”




http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/05/05...
Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#32 Apr 20, 2012
The laughing liberal wrote:
<quoted text>
Then why are you spewing religious bigotry? Dummycrats do that a lot.
After Mormonism, you are my new religion. I worship your posts! You the man.
Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#33 Apr 20, 2012
The laughing liberal wrote:
Obama's 2012 anti-Sarah Palin campaign video really is just a sign the Obama team is in completely desperate straits and simply has nothing else to run on or against. But I wouldn’t be surprised if Democrats start trying to emphasize Palin’s influence in the Republican Party, and call on Romney, Santorum, et al, to condemn her comments in the coming weeks.
Obama = Fail
I love Sarah Palin.

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Since: Apr 07

Raleigh, NC

#34 Apr 20, 2012



McCain Ad Takes On Obama Over Gas Prices


July 21, 2008
By MICHAEL FALCONE

The McCain campaign is out with another contrast ad, and this one suggests that Senator Barack Obama bears some of the responsibility for skyrocketing gas prices.

“Who can you thank for rising prices at the pump?” the announcer in the ad asks as a still-shot of Mr. Obama fills the screen and an unseen crowd chants,“Obama! Obama!” Subtle? Not so much.

The 30-second spot highlights Senator John McCain’s support for more offshore drilling to wean the country off its dependence on foreign oil.“One man knows we must now drill more in America and rescue our family budgets,” the announcer says.“Don’t hope for more energy, vote for it.”

Once again “hope “– a mantra of the Obama campaign – becomes a synonym for inaction. The McCain campaign has been accusing Mr. Obama of being the “Dr. No” of energy policy for opposing oil exploration off America’s coasts, eliminating the gas tax during the summer and expanding investment in nuclear energy. Mr. McCain has been pushing those proposals, among others.


The Obama campaign — and quite a few economists — have said the gas tax holiday that Mr. McCain (and former presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton) supports would not actually help the average American that much. And offshore drilling has been widely criticized by environmental groups and even one of Mr. McCain’s most prominent backers, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger of California.

The Times’s Larry Rohter fact-checked a previous McCain campaign ad that also focused on energy solutions. This most recent ad, titled “Pump,” will be broadcast on national cable television and in 11 other states.

Here’s the script for “Pump”:

Announcer: Gas prices –$4,$5, no end in sight, because some in Washington are still saying no to drilling in America.

No to independence from foreign oil.

Who can you thank for rising prices at the pump?

Chant: Obama, Obama

Announcer: One man knows we must now drill more in America and rescue our family budgets.

Don’t hope for more energy, vote for it. McCain.


http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/07/21...
Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#35 Apr 20, 2012
The laughing liberal wrote:
<quoted text>
Then why are you spewing religious bigotry? Dummycrats do that a lot.
BTW Please tell me you don't like Muslims. I'd be very disappointed if you do.
Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#36 Apr 20, 2012
The laughing liberal wrote:
<quoted text>
Then why are you spewing religious bigotry? Dummycrats do that a lot.
Oh and BTW when you say OUCH, I get hot. It makes me want to slap you. In a nice way...

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Raleigh, NC

#37 Apr 20, 2012


Clinton, Obama attack each other for being too negative


April 20, 200
From Rebecca Sinderbrand CNN

Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama haven't crossed paths yet during their weekend barnstorming across Pennsylvania, but they have invoked each other's names at virtually every whistle-stop during the final blitz before Tuesday's primary.

Each candidate says the other is unfit to lead the country.

Clinton has attacked Obama for his recent comments about some small-town Americans, his heath care plan and his relative Washington inexperience. Obama has countered by taking aim at Clinton over her acceptance of money from political action committees, her health care plan and her Washington experience.

But the most oft-repeated charge -- the one mentioned at virtually every stop -- is negative campaigning.

"I just heard that my opponent has put out an ad attacking my health care plan, which is kind of curious because my plan covers everybody, and his leaves out 15 million people, just leaves them out in the cold," Clinton said at a campaign rally in York, Pennsylvania, on Saturday. "Instead of attacking the problem, he chooses to attack my solution."

For his part, Obama accused Clinton of looking to create "fake controversy" around him in the race's final days.

"In the last few months, she's launched what her campaign calls a 'kitchen sink' strategy of negative attacks, which she defends by telling us that this is what the Republicans would do. She says that's how the game is played," he told a Philadelphia crowd.

In Paoli, Pennsylvania, he accused her of "slash-and-burn politics."

The New York senator, Obama said at an appearance in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, was "throwing everything at me and seeing if something sticks."

In response, Clinton spokesman Phil Singer e-mailed reporters a link to a quiz on the campaign's Web site that asked them to decide who had uttered quotes attacking Clinton: a member of Obama's campaign or a Republican.

The charges and countercharges aren't limited to the candidates' stump speeches. Over the past three days, both launched negative robo-calls, tough mailers and attack ads alleging special interests influence their opponent. And on dueling conference calls, surrogates used some of the race's harshest language to date.

On an Obama conference call with reporters Saturday, Gen. Walter Stewart said Clinton's misstatements about her trip to Bosnia as first lady mean she "lacks the moral authority" to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

http://articles.cnn.com/2008-04-20/politics/d...

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#38 Apr 20, 2012
Makes sense wrote:
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I love Sarah Palin.



Stop it.

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#39 Apr 20, 2012
Makes sense wrote:
<quoted text>
BTW Please tell me you don't like Muslims. I'd be very disappointed if you do.



I think there are many contradictions in muslim religion as there are in most others.

I can't honestly say that I dislike someone because of their religion. They have to earn that dislike through their actions or words.

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Since: Apr 07

Raleigh, NC

#40 Apr 20, 2012


Obama Negative Ad:'Hillary Clinton does not respect our people'

January 17, 2008

The radio ad aired by one of Obama's labor allies re-injects ethnicity into the Democratic primary contest in sharp terms.

"Hillary Clinton does not respect our people," the ad says in Spanish (original and Clinton campaign translation after the jump), referring to the lawsuit that failed today to shut down special caucus sites on Las Vegas' strip. "Hillary Clinton is shameless."


http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0108/U...
Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#41 Apr 20, 2012
Never mind, LIBERALS are so touchy!

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Since: Apr 07

Raleigh, NC

#42 Apr 20, 2012

Obama attacks Clinton with negative ads


On a conference call arranged by the Clinton campaign, two of her supporters denounced the spot and demanded that Obama distance himself from it. They also said the Clinton campaign had no involvement in the lawsuit, which was filed by Clinton supporters and defended by Bill Clinton.

"It’s pathetic and it's sad and it's unfortunate that they have to stoop so low," said Dolores Huerta, a longtime Hispanic labor leader who supports Clinton. She said she had never met Obama in her years of working on Hispanic causes, and suggested the ad was prompted by his lack of Hispanic support.

"I have yet to find even one worker — a Latino worker — who is supporting Barack Obama," she said.


http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0108/U...

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