In the last few days we have seen some extraordinary “doom and gloom” stories about Mitt Romney’s campaign. The most notable has come from “conservative” Erick Erickson of RedState. The tenor of his article brings to mind the thought “just whose side are you on, any how?”
Hillbuzz even goes so far as calling Erickson out on their site:
do you think there will be professional consequences for Erik Erikson after the election where he’ll have to answer for his “Tokyo Rose” act that seeks to demoralize and depress Republican voters?
And then they even later in the day call Erickson the #1 Conservative Tokyo Rose.
An excellent article by Lady Penquin opines on this phenomenon of “Eeyorism” or Republicans and Conservative pundits touting doom and gloom for Governor Romney. These people in my eyes have broken Ronald Reagan’s “11th Commandment” which is NOT to speak ill of any fellow Republican. Yet they have and still call themselves “Conservatives.”
Instead what they should be focusing on are statements such as this, made by Obama at a rally at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio yesterday and re-stated at Kent State the same day:
We don’t believe anybody’s entitled to success in this country—Barack Obama, 9-26-12
But I beg to differ with these Tokyo Roses, as I attended a rally for Governor Romney in Toledo, Ohio yesterday. For those who aren’t familiar with Toledo, it is a heavily union town in Ohio #9, ruled with an iron fist for the last 30 years by radical Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D). Also in play are the ultra liberal Block Brothers who have a monopoly on Toledo printed news, the rag called Toledo Blade.
The rally was held at the downtown Toledo Seagate Convention Center and I thought I had arrived early enough but was greeted by a great amount of glee to a line of people almost 5-blocks long waiting to get in the Center. RSMcCain has this video of the snaking of the crowd awaiting entry:
Even more remarkable and gleeful than this was the pitiful turnout of OFA and the other myriad of protesters. Toledo Blade estimates their numbers at 75, but during my hour-long wait in line I saw no more than about 20. My picture below:
And when I got inside the center, this is what I saw: a standing-room-only crowd estimated at about 5,000. Holy Toledo!! How wonderful was that!
Chants could be heard of “O-H-I-O!!” and unlike Obama, we know how to spell it!!
Governor Romney then took center stage during thunderous applause. The picture below is from a friend of mine who was there, who got a much better one since I was standing in the back:
So I would opine to all the Ericksons and Eeyores out there, if Romney’s campaign is behind, why has Obama visited Ohio at least 28 times, and why such a huge turnout for Romney in an ultra-liberal town? Unlike polls, statistics don’t lie, and below are some salient facts about what dire straights Ohio is in since Obama became president:
- From the Bureau of Labor Statistics, accessed 9/25/12, Ohio has lost 16,500 jobs.
- Ohio has 413,357 unemployed seeking work.
- Ohio households were poorer last year than they’ve been in more than 25 years, and the number of people living in poverty is higher than it’s been in more than 30 years, according to a census report released yesterday.
- Obama’s Plan To Raise Taxes Would Cost Ohio $6.5 Billion In Lost Economic Output. (Drs. Robert Carroll and Gerald Prante, “Long-Run Macroeconomic Impact Of Increasing Tax Rates On High-Income Taxpayers In 2013, [page 20].
These are just some of the many challenges facing not only Ohio, but other states as well.
We literally can’t afford 4 more years of Obama. Let’s concentrate on touting the failings of Obama, instead of stating *doom and gloom* for our candidate.