People also vote with their feet!
For the past four years – Obama has enjoyed ‘Rock Star‘ status. Suddenly with the naming of Paul Ryan – his star is fading. The crowds of Obamaphiles are noticeably smaller.
Why does this matter?
Because many of the ‘undecided’ and ‘unenrolled’ voters – and especially the late / last-minute deciders – make their ballot decision by wanting to be on the winning side. These folks are often the most uninformed and the most indifferent citizens, – BUT, at least they will vote.
So ‘popularity‘ [or perceived popularity] is important in building and maintain the image of a ‘popular candidate’. Obama basked in it in 2008. McCain was only popular with the RiNOs – and the Republicans who understood the looming danger of the would-be socialist king.
Now comes Paul Ryan. Obama’s cartel will grind their teeth for weeks, because the fact is Ryan was ALREADY popular – on BOTH SIDES of the aisle, and many of them are on video saying so.
So out in the hustings, – out in the cornfields – the difference is suddenly becoming obvious.
The luster is off Obama’s halo. They’re not photographing his small crowds, and suddenly his goons are even controlling who in the crowds reports can talk to. It’s a reminder of the early days of Hitler’s political campaigns – when he had his SA [Brown Shirts] beat up anybody who spoke out against him.
Now the Obama Campaign [Axelrod, Ploufe, Soros] will launch personal attacks.
It’s the only trick they know, – and it worked throughout Obama’s last three elections.
They will vilify Romney, Ryan, Republicans in general, and wherever possible bring in ‘that racist TEA Party’.
All of this is intended to divert your attention from Obama’s miserable failures in restoring our economy, in safeguarding our Southern Border, and keeping America dominant in world trade and world peace.
This will become VERY ugly over the next 83 days. So ugly that some old-time Democrats may defect, and speak out against the strategy, the tactics, and maybe against the Cartel. When they do – praise their courage and patriotism.
Some of course will play the race card – saying “this election is about White People wanting to get a Black Man out of the White House” . I think the best answer is that’s it’s about which candidate understands the Color of Taxpayer Money – and that the current pResident has wasted even more of it than his white buddy – Jimmy Carter. Worse, he seems very satisfied with himself over it.
I’m waiting for the next time he gets angry and goes off script.
Then there is the Biden matter:
After 4 years in the spotlight – just ask Dems and undecideds how comfortable they really are with the Village Idiot being just a heartbeat away…?
Meanwhile, people who follow politics will be voting with their feet. Watch the crowd sizes – see which ones look like they were ordered to turn out by their unions.
/s/ Iron Mike
Old Soldier, – Still Good for Parts!
Grownups – please involve your kids. Have them watch some news, explain the subtleties, explain who is lying and why. This will be a VERY HISTORIC election!