It didn’t work for Kerry, and it’s not going to work for the campaign of a man who, unlike the turncoat Kerry, has absolutely no military credentials to link him to veterans — not even to that minority that leans left. It most assuredly is not going to work with that much larger group of veterans who tend to vote conservative but will vote for those candidates, regardless of party, who are supportive of the military.
But no, the Axelrod/Plouffe bubble factory, correctly believing that a large part of their Democrat Party is inherently anti-military, has chosen the hang-tough Kerry Gambit: deny, discredit, and dishonor. For those of you unfamiliar with what I’m referring to, the White House handling of the mission to capture or kill Osama bin Laden back in 2011 has created a huge amount of displeasure and dissent within the multi-service special operations community, as well as within the overall military and veterans’ communities.
Spouting about God does not a godly man make, Barry. Spouting about the military is not going to buy their votes. It might buy the gullible and get you over the line but not with the military behind you.
Yet RTV6 reports:
A CNN/ORC International poll released Friday [indicates] 49 percent of likely voters say they’re backing Obama, with 47 percent supporting Romney. The two point margin is within the survey’s sampling error, meaning the race is a statistical tie.
Among the larger pool of registered voters, some of whom will stay at home on Election Day, the survey indicates the president holds a 52 percent to 43 percent lead.
“Enthusiasm is down among key elements of the Obama coalition from the last presidential election, indicating that some of his supporters are not likely to vote unless something changes.
48 percent of likely voters who are independents say they support Romney, with 45 percent backing Obama. The [non] president [is] holding a 54 percent to 42 percent lead among female likely votes and Romney holding a 53 percent to 43 percent lead among male likely voters. Obama has a 55 percent to 43 percent advantage among those under 50, with Romney holding a 50 percent to 45 percent margin among likely voters 50 and older.
87% of likely voters say they’re minds are made up, with just over one in ten saying they could change their minds on which candidate they’ll back in the presidential contest.
50 percent of likely voters see Romney in a favorable way, with 46 percent saying they see him in an unfavorable light. Fifty-two percent say they have a favorable opinion of the president, with 47 percent saying the see him in an unfavorable way.
Likely voters are evenly split 47 percent to 47 percent on how they view the Democratic Party. But the GOP has a 43 percent to 51 percent favorable/unfavorable rating.
Likely voters are divided on Vice President Biden (46 percent to 47 percent), with a plurality having a favorable opinion of Ryan, the seven-term congressman from Wisconsin (45 percent to 39 percent).
51 percent of registered voters rate Ryan as an excellent or good pick. 52 percent believe he is qualified to be president if necessary.
The survey also indicates the [non]president’s approval rating at 50 percent, unchanged from early August.
Two-thirds of likely voters say if elected, Romney will work hard to implement GOP polices on the economy, and six in ten say he would make a real effort to enact Republican proposals on health care. But only 43 percent feel he will work hard to implement the Republican party’s position on abortion.
83 percent of Americans say that abortion should be legal in cases of rape or incest, with similar numbers believing abortion should be legal when the life or health of the mother is endangered.
The CNN poll was conducted by ORC International Wednesday and Thursday (Aug. 22-23), with 1,055 adult Americans, including 924 registered voters and 719 likely voters, questioned by telephone. The survey’s overall sampling error is plus or minus three percentage points, with a sampling error of plus or minus 3.5 percent points for likely voters.