This is great news…I really wanted this

38 Comments

  1. Brian
    Posted October 23, 2012 at 3:42 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Interested to see what states, and what time slot they got.

  2. Ranger375
    Posted October 23, 2012 at 3:47 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I agree. Didn’t Obama do this in 08?

  3. Kent Ostby
    Posted October 23, 2012 at 3:49 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Let’s hope we get Paul Ryan with some charts.

  4. Posted October 23, 2012 at 3:58 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Great news! Perfect way to close the deal.

  5. petep
    Posted October 23, 2012 at 4:02 pm | Permalink | Reply

    A great way top break through the media barrier.

  6. Tom
    Posted October 23, 2012 at 4:02 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Awesome news. The Mitt-mentum cannot be stopped.

  7. Posted October 23, 2012 at 4:03 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Awesome news! I’ll get to watch it in the Buckeye state then… wonder when they would do this?

  8. Big D
    Posted October 23, 2012 at 4:12 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Awesome. This is something MCCain didn’t even try in 2008, cause he had ZERO money.

  9. Eric
    Posted October 23, 2012 at 4:25 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Anyone considering an election night party watching MSNBC? It’s going to be epic! This thing is headed for a landslide, 90% sure of that.

    • John
      Posted October 23, 2012 at 5:49 pm | Permalink | Reply

      If the election is anywhere near complete confidence that Romney will win on election night you can guarantee millions of Fox viewers will turn in just to see the meltdown. It will be a sight to see.

  10. Posted October 23, 2012 at 4:26 pm | Permalink | Reply

    you want women…Paul Ryan no shirt, abs ripped reading 50 Shades of Gray for 30 minutes LOL

    Of course you would then lose men by 40 points.

  11. allthingsgeography1
    Posted October 23, 2012 at 4:35 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Smart move. I think the infomercial Obama made 4yrs ago helped him seal the deal with battleground voters.

  12. No Tribe
    Posted October 23, 2012 at 4:39 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Obama’s super PAC: “This election is about Bain!”
    Obama: “This election is about Big Bird, Binders, and Bayonets!”

  13. Todd
    Posted October 23, 2012 at 4:45 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Question-does anyone buy the theory that there is a sizable evangelical voting bloc that sat out in ’08 and is not being accounted for now?

    • housebroken dad
      Posted October 23, 2012 at 4:49 pm | Permalink | Reply

      There may be some truth to it. How many there are is anyone’s guess. One telling statistic that nobody mentions is that Obama won Ohio in ’08 with less total votes than Kerry got in his ’04 loss. Just shows you how many Bush voters stayed home in ’08.

      • Eric
        Posted October 23, 2012 at 4:57 pm | Permalink

        That is just false. Obama got more votes in Ohio than Bush did in 2004. Turnout was about the same in 2008 as it was in 2004. It usually goes up slightly just due to population growth, so it’s probable that there were some voters who just stayed home.

      • Posted October 23, 2012 at 5:02 pm | Permalink

        HD, you have the facts mixed up here. Obama got 2.93 million votes in 2008, Bush got 2.86 million votes. Kerry got 2.74 million votes. McCain got 2.67 million votes.

      • housebroken dad
        Posted October 23, 2012 at 5:06 pm | Permalink

        Whoops, you are right. I got fed some wrong info. Thanks for the clarification.

      • John
        Posted October 23, 2012 at 5:59 pm | Permalink

        Here’s the bottom line with Ohio in the past two elections – the challenging party won the Independent vote by huge margins…Kerry with 13% and Obama with 17%.
        The Bush campaign was well aware of this situation in Ohio and worked every inch and corner of the state to scratch out a victory.
        From what I gather Romney is up with Independents in Ohio.

    • Posted October 23, 2012 at 5:04 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Todd, I wrote extensive on the missing White vote from 2008. It was my first piece featured on Real Clear Politics:
      http://battlegroundwatch.com/2012/09/26/the-reality-of-2012-voter-turnout-the-white-voter/

      As a follow-up, I spoke specifically about Ohio:
      http://battlegroundwatch.com/2012/09/26/point-of-clarification-on-my-2012-turnout-piece-and-the-white-voter/

      • Todd
        Posted October 23, 2012 at 5:17 pm | Permalink

        Excellent write up. Thank you.

    • margaret
      Posted October 23, 2012 at 5:17 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Possibly. Ralph Reed is now on their case in the swing states with micro-targeting of evangelical voters. His GOTV efforts seemed very impressive in 2004 and he’s back on the job this time around.

    • EpiphoneKnight
      Posted October 23, 2012 at 7:22 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Janet Porter (nee Folger), an evangelical leader of sorts (Faith2Action), claims 17 mil evangelicals stayed home in 08. She encourages those who didn’t vote last time to vote, saying that if they do not “you’ll have to tell your grandkids what it was like to live in freedom.”

  14. wholefoodsrepublican
    Posted October 23, 2012 at 4:59 pm | Permalink | Reply

    the shift in the final two weeks should move to helping GOP Senate candidates in OH, PA, FL, NV,MT, CT, MA, , AZ, MT, ND, ME.

    wouldnt it be great to have Ted Cruz as Senator from Texas and Mia Love as Congr from Utah!

    President Romney will need a strong Senate to back him up on economic reform, confirmation of John Bolton as Sec of State (!), and of course the Supreme Court nominees!

    • stephanie
      Posted October 23, 2012 at 5:02 pm | Permalink | Reply

      I would love to see Michelle Malkin as press Secretary, John Snunu as Chief of staff, Bolton as Sec of State,

      • Kevin
        Posted October 23, 2012 at 7:27 pm | Permalink

        I would prefer to see Michelle Malkin run for a Colorado State Senate seat, then, six years down the road run for one of the Senate seats in Colorado. We need all the true Conservatives we can get in the Senate.

  15. Posted October 23, 2012 at 5:09 pm | Permalink | Reply

    In 2008, Obama got some nice press coverage for cutting these 30 minute infomercials. I suspect Romney will also get some decent press for trying this. I am a bit concerned that the money spent on these 30 minute ads could be better used carpet-bombing Obama with lots of 30 second ads, but overall I think the 30 minute ads will be a net-positive for Romney.

  16. housebroken dad
    Posted October 23, 2012 at 5:09 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Seeing scattered rumors that Trump’s big announcement tomorrow has to do with proof O got college scholarships based on foreign status. Uggh. I just wish he’d stay out of it but I doubt this goes anywhere other than Hannity talking about it on his show. No idea if there is any truth to this. Could be way off base.

    • Posted October 23, 2012 at 5:15 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Good part is Romney has stayed above the fray. RADARONLINE reported that a college friend of Obama’s has evidence and was willing to go on record saying Obama not only used but sold coke in college. Unlike the Gore Campaign of 2000 the Romney folks wanted ZERO to do with that sort of smear.

      Unless Trump’s surprise is something that is unrefutable and something that cannot be ignored. Romney needs to make a statement that this is all pointless and settled material and he does not support it in anyway.

      • Posted October 23, 2012 at 5:18 pm | Permalink

        The Trump thing is apparently divorce papers for the Obama’s from years ago that was written about previously. Not news. Just Trump gaining publicity for himself which is all he’s ever really trying to do.

      • Utah Libertarian
        Posted October 23, 2012 at 5:25 pm | Permalink

        An October Surprise is a tactic of the losing party. Romney has no reason to use one, and shouldn’t, since he’s ahead. However, he should be prepared for anything that the Obama campaign may try. Donald Trump is pathetic and won’t help anything.

  17. Posted October 23, 2012 at 5:10 pm | Permalink | Reply

    If anything, it proves Romney has plenty of cash to spend. You dont spend that kind of ad money on 30 min informercials unless you got the dough.

    • WillBest
      Posted October 23, 2012 at 9:37 pm | Permalink | Reply

      I would rather they take that money and win PA with it.

  18. Utah Libertarian
    Posted October 23, 2012 at 5:18 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I thought I saw somewhere this afternoon that this had been denied by the Romney camp.

  19. Ranger375
    Posted October 23, 2012 at 5:44 pm | Permalink | Reply

    This third debate showed me something very important about Romney. It is now evident to me that he has a deep understanding about both tactical and strategic strategies and their application in both politics and marketing. This gives me a lot of confidence in Romney and his teams decision making for the remainder of the contest.

    To me I think he and his team ask a simple question when confronted with opportunities or response to an Obama change in strategy. The question I think they ask themselves is…”Is this response or strategy we are considering leading us toward our ultimate goal or away from it?

    This is part of what I think has caused them to stay on message and to not wander into troubled waters to a degree that was irreversible.

    In these next two weeks there are three things they must do.

    1. Turn out the vote.
    2. Send the “right” message
    3. Send this message to the “right” people.

    I think Obama’s problem now is not with Romney but rather with his own record which is what the Romney team has said from day one. Romney needs to continue to show he is a viable alternative to Obama.

    In all of this my first paragraph regarding this last debate comes into play for the next two weeks. I think it will come down to good decision making in regard to applying their assets in a proper manner in the proper places.

  20. Eric
    Posted October 23, 2012 at 5:59 pm | Permalink | Reply

    This election is basically over. I know we need to keep working and get out the vote, and we will do that; however, it momentum and trajectory of this race is headed toward a win of at least 5 points for Romney.

  21. Kevin
    Posted October 23, 2012 at 7:16 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Keith,

    If/when you get more details, could you provide us with when these are going to run, and what networks. Also, could you provide information if they’re going to promote the infomercials. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Romney campaign hits Lifetime heavy with these infomercials.

    Thanks for your time.

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