Posted 5 years ago on Oct. 1, 2012, 5:03 a.m. EST by WSmith
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The GOP Strategy to Beat Obama is to Appeal to Disillusioned '08 Supporters, Buyers Remorse.
"I believed Obama would change the status quo, but he didn't..."
Why that sounds just like our Peter Pan Obama haters on this board. Chicken or egg? Did GOP strategy come first, or did "disillusioned" Obama bashers?
BILL MOYERS & Company: Kathleen Hall Jamieson on Political Debates and Deceptions
September 28, 2012
Master media decoder Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg Public Policy Center and founder of FactCheck.org, joins Bill to discuss a recent Annenberg Center report that reveals widespread ignorance of the presidential candidates’ major policy positions.
The two also view and assess the veracity of Obama and Romney’s recent TV ads, and talk about the potential impact of upcoming presidential and vice presidential debates.
BILL MOYERS: Think about this for a moment. Here we are one month from the election, what's the most effective ad that you've seen that is believable?
KATHLEEN HALL JAMIESON: Let me give you an example for each side. The ad that is being run by the Republicans and there are multiple forms of it, that shows voters who are real people who are looking at the camera and saying that they voted for him. This is Obama, this is President Obama. And they're really disappointed.
FEMALE VOTER: In 2008, I voted for Barack Obama.
FEMALE VOTER: He was new. He had new ideas.
FEMALE VOTER: I think that now we’ve given Obama a fair chance. And I don’t think he’s able to do what we need him to do.
MALE VOTER: The President is doing a mediocre job, and the economy in my opinion is still the same as it was four years ago.
KATHLEEN HALL JAMIESON: What's effective about that is that what Governor Romney has to do is persuade people who voted for President Obama that they shouldn't vote for him again. If the attack is strong on his competence or strong on some facet of his leadership, the danger is people hunker down and defend their original vote. This situates the voter where the voter is right now, It says, "We license you to reject the incumbent." It's an ad that says, "Let's make this a referendum.
NEW YORK (AP) — One Republican campaign ad describes the "buyer's remorse" some voters feel about President Barack Obama. Another ad features a woman saying she had supported Obama because "he spoke so beautifully," but he's failed to deliver on his promises. Still another ad woos Obama supporters with a direct but gentle prod: "It's OK to make a change."
Come on in, the water's fine. That's the message from Republicans as they try to persuade voters who supported Obama in 2008, many of them women, to switch to Republican candidate Mitt Romney this time. Nearly all of the $100 million Romney and his allies have spent on TV ads in general election battleground states has been aimed at a single audience: swing voters who say they like Obama personally but are disappointed in his job performance. To reach those voters, Republicans have adopted a political soft sell: Coax them to consider Romney without criticizing the choice they made four years ago.
This one is a busted fraud: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoekOZTuTvU&feature=player_embedded
And one questioning his military policies: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xltkutf2tNU&feature=player_embedded
Oh snap, you don't think the whiny newbies (and "non-newbies") who constantly bash Obama for disappointing them are really GOP infiltrators, do you? Nah, they wouldn't do that.