Obama Campaign Tries to Set Expectations for GOP Convention


The Obama campaign launched a preemptive strike against Republicans on the eve of their nominating convention, attempting to cast doubt on whether the four-day gathering in Tampa, Fla.,  would do anything to improve Mitt Romney’s chances of winning the White House.

In a briefing with political reporters in Washington on Thursday, advisors noted that despite millions already spent on the campaign and the nonstop efforts on both sides, the race has remained remarkably static. With the Democratic convention set to begin immediately after the Republicans finish, any bump Romney might receive could be short-lived.

A Gallup study released Thursday found that presidential candidates have, on average, seen a 5-percentage-point jump in support after their parties’ conventions, which was in line with the Obama team’s thinking.

The campaign expects the Romney team to use the convention as an opportunity to redefine the former Massachusetts governor as the race turns toward the finish. But, as one aide put it, “It may be that their best outcome will be to survive the week because of all these sideshows” – such as gatherings of Ron Paul backers in their own shadow convention, and other events featuring former GOP hopefuls like Herman Cain and Michele Bachmann.




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49 comments on “Obama Campaign Tries to Set Expectations for GOP Convention
  1. 0o0 says:

    You mean it won’t be a faggy, baby killing, spread the wealth affair like yours Obozo?

    • Dara Walker says:

      oh… and don’t forget the 20,000 strong Muslim delegation. hmm… I wonder how well they’ll get along with the ‘gays’ and ‘feminists’…

    • Victor Magilke says:

      I second that. Obammy and Michelle the beast need to come up with a new strategy. Their current one is worn out.

      • Phillip_in_TX says:

        How about “skipping out” like someone who is behind on their rent never to be seen or heard from again? Now, that’s a “Change I Can Believe In.”

        • Victor Magilke says:

          That’s funny Phillip. I’m sure the Obama’s have skipped out on a lot more than their rent. LOL

  2. Victor Magilke says:

    If we want to regain control of the Senate and the white house, republicans need to reconcile their differences at the convention. Most of the issues that separate us are trivial. Romney needs to have dialogue with Ron Paul. Paul’s people are very loyal and energetic. . Paul has some brilliant ideas concerning the deficit and our suffering economy. Romney also needs to solicit the help of Sarah Palin. She can mesmerize the delegates and energise the party like no other republican politician.
    This election is the most important in our history. We need to unite to defeat the socialist Obama regime. Four more years of Obama will be catastrophic.

    • Phillip_in_TX says:

      Sarah was offered a chance to speak; however, they could not work out a time slot for whatever reason. Ron Paul would be good for say, Secretary of the Treasury. (It would be really great if he was Chairman of the Federal Reserve). Yes, everyone needs to come together so we can give “it’s not my fault Obama” his unemployment notice. HOWEVER, the REPUBLICANS had better be listening to US, and do what is best for OUR COUNTRY!

      • Victor Magilke says:

        This move of isolating the Paul people by the RNC is madness. This is playing right into the hands of the democrats. This slap in the face to Paul will cause irreconcilable differences and we will go down in defeat again. What are they thinking? We need a unified party not a split and bitter party.

        • jong says:

          Paul has always been a libertarian. He and his Paulbots can vote for someone else they did not vote for McCain last time and will not vote for Romney this time. They are as dangerous as RINO’s and good riddance to bad rubbish

        • nancymiller says:

          How sad. The country should come first.

        • Victor Magilke says:

          Nancy, jong is a troll for the democrats. Paul is a patriot and has always put the country first. He doesn’t even accept contributions from the large corporations.

        • DocFreeman says:

          The largest donor to a SuperPAC supporting Ron Paul is
          Peter Thiel, the sort of ultra-wealthy, super-national figure. Thiel — who
          gave $900,000 to the pro-Paul group Endorse Liberty — made his fortune as the
          co-founder of PayPal; he was also an early investor in Facebook, and is now a
          major player in the world of high-tech venture capital. He’s also a devoted
          libertarian and devoted Republican: He hosted a fundraiser for the
          confrontational gay conservative group GOProud at his grand apartment off Union
          Square in 2010. Thiel is also a member of the steering committee of the
          Bilderberg Group, the elite, invitation-only conference that’s the frequent
          subject of conspiracy theories.

          Then you have Mason Capital Managemt. $14,000 Microsoft Corp…… $13,398. Now what were you saying about Ron Paul?

        • Victor Magilke says:

          I don’t know how much of this is true but most of Paul’s contributions were less than a hundred dollars. He received more contributions from the military than all the other candidates combined. He received no money from the crookedest and most powerful lobby, AIPAC. That’s good enough for me.

        • Robbi says:

          obama accept big contributions from large corporations then acts like he dosen’t what a A)o(

        • Victor Magilke says:

          Obama is owned by AIPAC. He attended their convention and cut a deal. They are giving him millions and guaranteeing him the Jewish vote.

        • Victor Magilke says:

          Many of the RINO’s have accepted huge contributions from AIPAC. That’s why Israel owns them. And this is why they continue to support Israel’s murderous lust for wars with countries for no reason other than greed. They have obligated their support to Israel for thirty pieces of silver.

        • Victor Magilke says:

          With your negative additude we can’t win. I hope you enjoy four more years of your Messiah.

      • Victor Magilke says:

        The last I read was that Sarah was not invited to speak and Paul would be isolated and excluded from the political process at the convention. That’s what I read this morning. Sarah is a dynamic speaker that energises a crowd. This is what its all about. To motivate the delegates so when they leave the conventenion they are motivated and energised.

      • nancymiller says:

        Phillip_in_TX. You are falling for the same trap that Obama is in. What in the world kind of experience does Ron Paul have to be made Chairman of the Fed?

  3. Moose says:

    Here is an interesting thought, Obama is trying to set expectations for the GOP Convention. We all know he is no good at doing so since he set expectations for himself in 2008 and has yet to fulfill any of them.

  4. jong says:

    Talking about side shows the DNC will have muslims, gays, and the OWS all in the same “room”. These groups can not stand each other. Lets make sure they get together

    • Robbi says:

      jong, dosen’t that blow your mind,mulims,gay,and the OWS are we still in America what the hell is the DNC doing,The only thing I can come up with is unitting their Comrades!

  5. Mr. Obama – How about focusing on discussing REAL Jobs in the Private sector and how you have NOT cut government debt and government spending?
    August 8, 2012
    A new Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report says that under the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare, 30 million non-elderly Americans will remain without health insurance in 2022.
    One of the main arguments the Obama administration made for passing the Affordable Care Act was that it would provide coverage for the uninsured.

    • Victor Magilke says:

      I think intelligent Americans have seen enough of Obama and his lies for one lifetime. Now all we need to do is convince some of the imbeciles that voted for him in 2008.

  6. If Obama was really interested in Jobs in the USA and cutting the USA’s dependence on Foreign oil HE WOULD HAVE APPROVED THE PIPELINE.
    Using Tax Dollars
    January 2012 – Ener1 is the third company to seek bankruptcy protection after
    receiving assistance from the Energy Department under the economic stimulus
    law. California solar panel maker Solyndra Inc. and Beacon Power, a
    Massachusetts energy-storage firm, declared bankruptcy last year.

  7. Mr. Obama can you explain why some of YOUR Stimulus Tax Dollars were Used to Create Jobs Overseas – Consider the example of Fisker Automotive. The company received $500 million in loan guarantees from the U.S. government to produce electric cars. Then they took their money and decided to produce their $100,000 electric sports cars in Finland.
    We need REAL Private Sector Jobs IN the USA.

    • Victor Magilke says:

      I’d like him to explain his stimulus tax dollars myself. I’d also like GW Bush to explain his Tarp and the bailout of his cronies. Bush gave us Obama. I hope the Republican party isn’t stupid enough to ask little George to speak at the convention. Many Americans still have a bad taste in their mouth for GW.

      • nancymiller says:

        Read GW’s book. You might understand better why he did the things he did.

        • Victor Magilke says:

          I have too many other books that I want to read. I may read it later.
          GW lost me when he attacked Iraq. I realize he had faulty, fraudulent intelligence from Israel but he should have listened to other intelligence and scrutinized theirs befor he spent over 4 trillion dollars for an unnecessary war.

        • nancymiller says:

          Look again. He got his intel not only from Israel but from the British and others, too. That is why all those other countries joined together. We weren’t alone there and they have suffered losses, too. Even Poland sent troops.

        • Robbi says:

          Yep! but US paid for most of it!

        • Victor Magilke says:

          The only intel that Bush used to sell the war to congress was Israel’s.

        • nancymiller says:

          I saw the interview on British television that said that Bush’s intel was from the Brits. They got it partially from Israel and partially from other countries.

        • Victor Magilke says:

          Bush made it very clear that our closest ally, Israel, furnished the USA with reliable intelligence that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. Its in his prelude to war speech.

    • Robbi says:

      now fisker may go out of bussinss,I woud have asked about the 2 Billion US Taxpayers dollars obama gave a south america oil company and the week before obama did his Buddy and biggest supporter Mr.sores bought the south america oil company and got the 2 Billion US Taxpayers dollars and then Mr.sores signed a contract with China to give them all the oil over the U.S.A. Yep! obama ! $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ and still going!

  8. Victor Magilke says:

    The decision by the RNC to isolate the Ron Paul people and not give them a voice at the convention is madness. The democrats are celebrating at this news. The last thing we needed was a split party. Sarah Palin stated, ” The Republican party better give the Paul supporters the respect they have earned and deserve if the want their help. We need them.”
    Ignoring the Ron Paul constituency is a monumental mistake. Its irrelevant whether you approve of Ron Paul’s political agenda or not. We had the momentum to take back the white house. This is not the way to resurrect the republican party. The democrats must be ecstatic. We played right into their hands. The only way to win was with a unified party. This slap in the face to the Ron Paul constituents will cause irreconcilable division and is the biggest mistake the republicans could make. Paul’s people are loyal, energetic and a powerful force. Because of this insult to their leader many of them will stay at home or even worse, vote for Obama. The Romney camp needs to listen to Sarah Palin’s advice and show Ron Paul the respect he has earned and deserves. I hope the mentally challenged republicans that don’t think they need the Ron Paul constituents, enjoy four more years of the democrats Messiah. They will have earned all the misery that Obama will deliver.

    • jong says:

      Very simple facts (something that Paul and his bots does not grasp) he did not get the votes so he does not get the delegates. Paul has nothing coming and in various places he has tried to steal what he could never earn.

      • Victor Magilke says:

        You need some different meds. His committed delegates are his. The rules of decorum are, his delegates are committed to him for the first vote. Then they can switch. All that is irrelevant. By ignoring Paul’s delegates they are creating animosity which is a bad stategy. We need a united party not a bitterly divided party. You must be another Obama troll to want division in the party. Not letting Paul or Palin speak is another mistake. Palin is a dynamic speaker and will energise the party which is what we need. We don’t need a bunch of ho hum RINO’s speaking.

  9. Ron Paul backers must be anti-American, like obama, to take away votes needed by Romney.

  10. Don says:

    It’s going to be a treat to watch Obama get his a$$ kicked on November 6th.

  11. nancymiller says:

    Loved it when the liberal tv press tried to keep the American public from hearing Ann Romney.
    Didn’t work.