Romney Using Campaign Resources for Storm Relief Efforts

This isn’t new for Team Romney, back in July:

As more becomes clear on the storm’s impact, I expect more Romney campaign resources to be used similarly. News will be similarly sparse on these efforts so if you see something shoot it my way.


  1. No Tribe
    Posted October 28, 2012 at 2:04 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Updated schedule appearances:

    Tue/23rd: Florida, Ohio
    Wed/24th: Iowa, Colorado, Nevada
    Thur/25th: Florida, Virginia, Ohio
    Fri/26th: —
    Sat/27th: NH
    Sun/28th: —
    Mon/29th: Florida, Ohio
    Tue/30th: Wisconsin
    Wed/31st: Ohio, Ohio

    Tue/23rd: Nevada, Colorado
    Wed/24th: Nevada, Iowa
    Thur/25th: Ohio, Ohio, Ohio
    Fri/26th: Iowa, Ohio
    Sat/27th: Florida
    Sun/28th: Ohio, Ohio, Ohio
    Mon/29th: Ohio, Iowa, Wisconsin
    Tue/30th: Ohio, New Hampshire
    Fri/2nd: Ohio
    Sat/3rd: Colorado

    Obama has cancelled Virginia on the 29th, and Colorado on the 30th, saying due to the storm. No word on whether Wisconsin is still on the schedule for the 30th, or if the two events in Ohio on Wed are confirmed. Romney added being in Ohio on the 2nd and Colorado on the 3rd. Big question is, on the 31st and 1st. Probably back to Florida for Romney?

    • NHConservative
      Posted October 28, 2012 at 2:20 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Mitt is coming to my town of Milford in NH on Tuesday. Barring Sandy, I intend on going to it.

      • Dave Ped
        Posted October 28, 2012 at 4:55 pm | Permalink

        I am from Litchfield NH and would like to go as well, pending the storm. I think RR will take NH, signs are everywhere.

    • fab4gal
      Posted October 28, 2012 at 2:29 pm | Permalink | Reply

      The Colorado venue on November 3rd I just confirmed has room for 18,000 plus two grassy areas for overflow. I am going to get there several hours early this time, after Red Rocks.
      ~ Brittany

      • stephanie
        Posted October 28, 2012 at 3:26 pm | Permalink

        Brittany i am totally jealous that you are going to the rally! Mind to give us some feedback afterwards?

      • fab4gal
        Posted October 28, 2012 at 3:28 pm | Permalink

        Not at all, I will try to take photos assuming I don’t end up “in the nosebleeds” or with some really tall guy right in front of me blocking my view. Not sure if we can post photos in the comments section here but I can always post a link to Flickr or the like.
        ~ Brittany

      • Svigor
        Posted October 28, 2012 at 8:09 pm | Permalink

        Brittany, muscle up and ask the tall guy to switch places. We don’t bite, honest (and we don’t like being walking fun-blockers, either). 🙂

    • fab4gal
      Posted October 28, 2012 at 5:06 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Another update on the CO stop, Ann will be with Mitt! Very excited about that!
      ~ Brittany

  2. Jan
    Posted October 28, 2012 at 2:06 pm | Permalink | Reply

    off topic: Is that a new tactic over at RCP to put state polls on top of the latest state polls instead of the national polls of Gallup and Rasmussen now?

  3. Posted October 28, 2012 at 2:18 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Another trip to Florida may (would / might seemingly) not be necessary – he was just there though early voting is now underway. If the internal polls look good for Romney then they should spread the field and go to Pennsylvania and Michigan – the big pitch in Pennsylvania could be coal and the big pitch in Michigan would be to set the record straight about Obama being the one who actually in fact put GM through bankruptcy and gave $30 billion to the UAW – it’s not worth risking the election so I’l leave it to the pros but it would turn tables in Team O offices in Chicago 😉

    • Svigor
      Posted October 28, 2012 at 8:12 pm | Permalink | Reply

      No, I think you’re right about trying to split “he saved the unions” from “he saved the auto industry.” Union voters are totally drunk on kool-aid, generally speaking, so giving up on them and splitting away the part that thinks he saved the auto industry is a good idea IMO.

  4. Posted October 28, 2012 at 2:23 pm | Permalink | Reply

    PS – given tied polls in Minnesota – maybe that would be a good trip too + reinforces Iowa and WIsconsin – that wouldn’t have the political impact that doing something with an emphasis on energy in PA and further exposing the truth about Obama’s “bailout” (which even has David Letterman is questioning) – would have nationally – but regionally reinforcing.

    • JGS
      Posted October 28, 2012 at 2:28 pm | Permalink | Reply

      It is the last week. If it were me I would cover Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin (and maybe even Iowa) on the same day, and I would cover Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, and even ME-1 on another day. 3 a day at this point in the campaign is a no-brainer. Obama has the bully pulpit and can get the national media to suckle at his teat any time he speaks, so he has to be out there getting maximum publicity and coverage himself on a daily basis.

  5. NHConservative
    Posted October 28, 2012 at 2:28 pm | Permalink | Reply

    New Fox poll has Ohio tied.

    • JGS
      Posted October 28, 2012 at 2:30 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Not a new Fox poll, it’s a Fox News story on the same Ohio poll covered elsewhere here.

      • NHConservative
        Posted October 28, 2012 at 3:06 pm | Permalink

        Shoot, my bad.

    • fab4gal
      Posted October 28, 2012 at 2:32 pm | Permalink | Reply

      I saw that article just now – does anyone know how the poll is skewed? I imagine towards Democrats, and giving Obama a slight lead with independents?
      ~ Brittany

    • fab4gal
      Posted October 28, 2012 at 2:36 pm | Permalink | Reply

      “With 27 electoral votes, Ohio is considered the most crucial of battleground states.” Ha! Ohio now has 27 electoral votes? I’m sure Obama wishes…
      ~ Brittany

  6. sr
    Posted October 28, 2012 at 2:28 pm | Permalink | Reply

    See this analysis, written almost a month back when Repubs were so demoralized, as to why the election will be a landslide. Keith, I urge you to put this as a separate posting as it is very insightful and a lot of people (like Josh Jordan) are coming up with similar analysis now.

  7. fab4gal
    Posted October 28, 2012 at 2:39 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Just got this from Rasmussen…to me this alone is proof Romney will win: “The president wins support from 86% of Democrats, while Romney has 90% of the Republican vote. Among unaffiliated voters, it’s Romney by 11 points.”
    So combining that with sr’s article above about there also being more Republicans registered than Democrats, and I say: landslide for Romney.
    ~ Brittany

  8. sr
    Posted October 28, 2012 at 2:43 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Also, numbersmuncher just tweeted that Kasich claims that their internals show Romney’s ahead inOH. He has never said that before (they always mentioned them being tied).

    • wmart
      Posted October 28, 2012 at 2:48 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Good news, but leaking internals is usually considered a sign of weakness and desperation. i have no clue why Ohio just won’t budge in the public polling, or how the storm will affect the public’s perception of the Presidency.

      • sr
        Posted October 28, 2012 at 2:53 pm | Permalink

        true, but given the good news about OH early voting etc. for Romney, it may also be a sign of confidence.

      • fab4gal
        Posted October 28, 2012 at 2:54 pm | Permalink

        Considering we’re in single digits in terms of days from the election, I’d say it’s a sign of confidence.
        ~ Brittany

      • NHConservative
        Posted October 28, 2012 at 3:13 pm | Permalink

        I watched the segment on Meet The Press and he seemed very confident when be said this. Axelfraud is always mentioning their internal polls.

      • spottedreptile
        Posted October 28, 2012 at 7:50 pm | Permalink

        It can be used for tactical advantage. I heard a story on Ulsterman that Romney’s staff had leaked the internals of a blue state waaaay back in June or July or so, and it completely freaked out the Obama camp, after which Obama went and said his “you didn’t build that” remark. The story attributed the remark to his state of mind at the time over what the poll was telling him.

  9. AC
    Posted October 28, 2012 at 3:36 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Can you please analyze one of the recent Virginia polls? I am not confident that Romney will win that state. Thanks. Chuck

    • wmart
      Posted October 28, 2012 at 3:54 pm | Permalink | Reply

      I agree…it just feels like we are losing altitude. And with the storm, he may not be able to go there anymore to lock it down.

      • fab4gal
        Posted October 28, 2012 at 4:04 pm | Permalink
        Shows Romney winning even with D +10. The Rasmussen poll there is probably the most reliable and even that is Romney +4 for Virginia.
        ~ Brittany

      • Eric
        Posted October 28, 2012 at 4:44 pm | Permalink

        People like this annoy me to no end. Stop the worrying. Romney’s well ahead. Virginia won’t be a blowout, but he should carry it by at least 3. Maybe up to 8-9 points.

        The hardest states to call right now are Pennsylvania, Michigan, Nevada, and Minnesota. Romney’s ahead in all the others.

    • Zang
      Posted October 28, 2012 at 4:08 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Not sure where you’re coming up with that. WPost is a pro-Obama outlier. They previously had him up 8. Gravis is just plain outright outlier, period. Completely random and unreliable polls – I get the feeling that this company is run out of someone’s spare bedroom. Otherwise it looks like Romney is up by 1 or 2 points in VA.

      • fab4gal
        Posted October 28, 2012 at 4:11 pm | Permalink
        “Ninety-two percent (92%) of the state’s voters now say they’ve made up their minds whom they will vote for. That’s up four points from last week. Romney leads 52% to 48% among these voters.”
        “Virginia voters trust Romney more than the president by a 51% to 46% margin when it comes to handling the economy.”
        Sounds pretty strong for Romney in VA to me. I agree with Zang, not sure where the worry is coming from.

        ~ Brittany

      • AC
        Posted October 28, 2012 at 4:41 pm | Permalink

        PPP also released a poll on 10/24 that showed Obama up by 5 points. I know that PPP leans Dem, but still I would like to see some further analysis of the recent polls. I am not sure why RCP does not show this recent PPP result since they do show earlier PPP polls in VA.

      • Zang
        Posted October 28, 2012 at 4:53 pm | Permalink

        AC — it is because this was a poll paid for by a Democrat organization. It is basically no different than a campaign internal poll, which RCP does not include either.

      • AC
        Posted October 28, 2012 at 5:02 pm | Permalink

        RCP does list the earlier PPP polls in VA – so what changed? Does RCP not show the current PPP poll because there are now more polls to choose from and RCP is tightening its standards?

      • Zang
        Posted October 28, 2012 at 5:09 pm | Permalink

        AC – read what I said right above your last message. RCP does not include campaign sponsored polls. So when a Democrat organization pays PPP to do a poll, it isn’t included. When PPP does a poll on its own, it is included. When that happens, PPP states right on the PDF press release for its poll: “This poll was not paid for or authorized by any campaign or political organization.”

      • AC
        Posted October 28, 2012 at 5:51 pm | Permalink

        OK. Thanks. Weird then that Nate Silver accepts the PPP poll and gives it five bars. Another example of Garbage In Garbage Out for Nate Silver?

  10. wmart
    Posted October 28, 2012 at 4:36 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Rasmussen was almost a week ago. And don’t pay any attention to Unskewed Polls…widely regarded as a joke. Several stories this weekend say that Northern virginia is coming back to Obama, and we don’t know what effect the storm will have (but I can’t imagine it will be good for us).

    • fab4gal
      Posted October 28, 2012 at 4:40 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Funny, on the link I posted above, it says it’s from October 25. Didn’t realize 3 days was “almost a week ago.” Please link tot these “several stores” that say Virginia is going to Obama.
      ~ Brittany

      • wmart
        Posted October 28, 2012 at 4:48 pm | Permalink

        Sorry, was under the impression Rasmussen was earlier. Go look at Hot air for the stories on polls today in general, and Virginia specifically.

      • fab4gal
        Posted October 28, 2012 at 4:56 pm | Permalink

        I searched for Virginia on, this is the most recent from them on Virginia:
        They use the Rasmussen poll I linked above, but they also say in their own words: “Fortunately, Virginia’s tilting the right way — barely. Romney’s led in seven of the nine polls taken there since the first debate, including each of the last five.”

        I think Romney’s okay in Virginia. 🙂

        ~ Brittany

  11. AC
    Posted October 28, 2012 at 6:08 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Frankenstorm? How about FrankenObama?

  12. Posted October 28, 2012 at 6:13 pm | Permalink | Reply

    wmart, Romney is way up in early voting, which is usually when Zero runs strongest… don’t believe everything you read on kos..

    • wmart
      Posted October 28, 2012 at 6:51 pm | Permalink | Reply

      I know Colorado early voting is going well, but wasn’t sure about VA and NC (both states that will be affected by Sandy).

  13. RomneywillWin
    Posted October 28, 2012 at 11:15 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Biden to campaign in PA

  14. dr72
    Posted October 29, 2012 at 10:05 am | Permalink | Reply

    the obama superpac has a new ad here in northern va running from some guy claiming romney had the workers of his plant build a stage and then
    used that stage a couple days later to fire everyone from. He said he felt like he was building his own coffin..seems like Romney has pulled much
    of his ads up here..i haven’t seen very many the last few days…these obama ads are ridiculous..nonsense and lies

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