Analysis on Republican problems and amusing/enlightening events
According to the drum beats going on. Republicans are:
C. Not enthusiastic about Romney (regardless of the Ryan effect)
Romney has been running a campaign championing himself as a Washington outsider. Pairing up with Ryan who has over 10 years of Washington insider action has nullified the effect of this broadcast.
The Romney team has asked Romney to never leave Ryan's side. Because of exhaustion and the lack of personal enthusiasm for the job Romney (increasing gaffes, and political fallout) seems to only come alive while in proximity to Ryan.
Obama was asked to say something nice about Romeny. He said that he liked his Massachusetts Healthcare System Romney built.
And it all goes back to the Bush administration who created the Part D program that essentially subsidized pharmaceutical companies and paired them with insurance companies to screw over the elderly by making the process expensive and as complicated as possible (and put all the applications online) and as we know now was a veritable windfall for both Pharma and Insurance. The older medicare recipients who grew up on black and white TVs and rotary phones were in essence put in a hopeless situation. Remember the donut-hole? The terrifying period of time where the elderly recipient has to pay full price for drugs while paying their premiums? Seniors are mistrustful of anything with an (R) after it's name that utters the word medicare.
I vote Republican for you:
It seems the GOP has had their voter law project leaked. Apparently the game plan is to Block the voter (if the voter is a Dem), then assign them to the other party which then allows them to fill out an absentee ballot for the Republican on the voters behalf with out their knowledge (and yes they are making it confusing and as complicated as possible). I'll give you three guess to which state is being targeted but you'll only need one. Ok, lets make it fun:
C. Florida (cough this one)
What voter fraud looks like: http://www.wgbhnews.org/post/galvin-calls-voter-fraud-allegations-pretty-extreme http://jacksonville.com/business/columnists/2012-07-25/story/broaden-voting-national-id http://jacksonville.com/opinion/letters-readers/2012-08-18/story/absentee-voting-big-fraud-risk-and-other-letters
What is that ripping sound?
Beyond that the Republicans as a holistic voting block apparently are not walking lock-step with the R&R express. Apparently the party of No has a trickle down effect that is now playing out to be one of the most contentious primaries in recent history. The Republican national Convention is going to be a fiasco. Palin is running and could cost R&R the woman vote. As we know he has to have 15% more woman nationwide than Obama or else he loses the election. To add insult to injury. Ron Paul and his supporters are expected to go rogue and tear 1/3 of registered republicans into a totally different direction. A huge party is being planned in Tampa, and everyone is curious to what he is going to do or say. As we know RP is a loose cannon. Romney is also a Mormon which, as we know the true republicans don't understand or trust (especially the church voters) which could cause a slew of people to stay home on election day. A split of republicans down the Paul side along with Palin and the woman vote, along with Mormon-a-phobia from the base would mean that they would have to come up with a whopping 20% voter block from the 2008 totals to fill the void. But where will they get them from?
Hispanics are having problems in Arizona and Nebraska, apparently the executive order to allow for illegals to file documentation and stay (if they were anchor babies), is not being honored in those two states. Giving the finger to this Federal mandate could have a two fold problem for Republicans and our ever growing Hispanic population. They won't forget and some day down the line (around election day) will repay Arizona and Nebraska for the gesture in the form of a nationwide vote against the Republicans.
In an amusing poll the greatest voting block for Obama are non-voters. 65% of people who are not expected to vote would vote for Obama, but they are too busy to do so. They also cannot name the vice president. 25% would not vote for Romney...
Are these voters:
A. 18-25 (cough this one)
Hope this gives everyone enough to gristle to chew on until the opening bell on Monday. Have a great weekend.