Romney SuperPAC to dump $2 million on…

October 29, 2012


The “super-PAC” aiding Mitt Romney, Restore Our Future, is making a push into Pennsylvania, a state that has been considered strong for President Obama.

On Monday the group put down about $2 million for a slate of television commercials through next Monday, the day before the presidential election.

The move prompted the Obama campaign to shift advertising resources there for the first time since July. It announced on Monday that it too would being airing commercials in the state.

The Restore Our Future purchase includes about $1.2 million in the voter-rich Philadelphia media market where Republicans believe they can make inroads with a number of different demographics, including Jewish voters who may be open the arguments put forward by the Romney campaign that Mr. Obama has not been supportive enough of Israel.

16 Responses to Romney SuperPAC to dump $2 million on…

  1. Dismantle ObamaCare on October 29, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    I will die laughing if they make an ad of Charles Woods calling Obama a COWARD. Team O would go bonkers and it would get in the mainstream press!

  2. satted on October 29, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    So in 2008 I watched this site closely and things ended up close to the projections. I again say… not looking good for Mitt. (for the record, I am a diehard conservative).

    • PoliPundit on October 29, 2012 at 6:36 pm

      BTW, Scott Ott, who runs that site, started out commenting on this blog. Note that he has Romney winning the popular vote by 1.3 percent. If that happens swing states will likely fall into Romney’s lap and amplify the results.

      • satted on October 29, 2012 at 6:51 pm


        I’ve read your site and several others for years. Always a diehard conservative with a deep understanding of the issues and the politics that drive them. And I’m always looking for that elusive spark of hope that America has woken up. But with the past election and all that has gone so far wrong… I just think we are lost. I hate to be a downer this close to the election(not me normal disposition) but I am just not seeing an Obama loss at this point. Again, I hope I am wrong. Just think how much “good” press he will get post Sandy. Never let a good crisis go to waste.

        • Mad Dog on October 29, 2012 at 7:03 pm

          Get a life, bozo. Romney’s up 5 in the Gallup

          • satted on October 30, 2012 at 4:51 am

            MadDog, your an ass.

        • Evan3457 on October 30, 2012 at 12:52 am

          Very nice, moby…uhh, I mean, satted. You stick to that story.

        • Earl on October 30, 2012 at 8:35 am

          Yeah you dont see an Obama loss. Apparently you dont see a Gallup R+5, Ras R+2 and any poll that shows Obama up with a D+7 sample either. And I guess you dont see a R double digit lead with independents. I also guess you dont see an R+1 likely turnout projection that has been widely published. What you do see is left wing agitprop and you have bought into it like a defeatist dumbass. Guys like you would be the first to drop your gun and run in combat. I’ve seen guys like you, you can smell their fear in any confrontation.

          • satted on October 30, 2012 at 8:43 am

            Wow… you really draw a lot of conclusions about me from my perspective of the race. You must be claravoyant.

            And for the record, drawing conclusion from limited facts is a mistake… as you can see from your post.

            What I don’t see on this site is a discussion of the risks involved to win the election. Please see the link in my original post. A discussion concerning the Electoral College would be more appropriate then calling me names… or insulting my character.

            For those who are not completely inept… and don’t just buy the “party line”… there is a real risk that Romney is unable to win the Electoral College. How about an adult discussion about that?

          • Earl on October 30, 2012 at 10:05 am

            First of all, if Romeny is really up +5 according to Gallup and he has a double digit lead with independents and R’s are predicted to turn out as least as well as D’s, then I dont care what any state polling suggests. No one is going to win the electoral vote with those kind of numbers…no one. Secondly despite the MSM’s narrative, Romney actually has an easier path to victory if you concede the fact that FL, NC, VA and CO are already out of reach for O; which it appears to be the case. Third, OH runs slightly more R than the national vote; about 1-2% better historically. No way Ohio goes D with a national vote of R+5 per gallup or even an R+2 per Rasmussen. Fourth, just look where the battle is now…Blue states: WI, MI, PA. Romney is even or closing in all those locations. O has just decided to pour $ into PA. If he was confortable do you think he would waste $ in a blue state? For someone with “a deep understanding” of the issues, you seem to be oblivious about whats really going on with the electorate. Thats precisely what all this left wing agitprop is intended to do…and you have bought into it.

          • Drew on October 30, 2012 at 2:57 pm

            The moby trolls have come back to Polipundit.

            I’ll take that as a very good sign 😉

    • bobo on October 29, 2012 at 8:13 pm

      Say it all you want, go be a Debby Downer somewhere else.

    • Jim,MtnViewCA,USA on October 30, 2012 at 9:53 am

      Here are the states rated “weakly” in favor of one candidate or the other by Election Projection. I’m shocked by two of the “weak Obama” states– PA and MN. Shouldn’t these be locked up for the Dem candidate?
      1) CO weak Obama
      2) FL weak Mitt
      3) IA weak Obama
      4) MN weak Obama
      5) NV weak Obama
      6) NH weak Obama
      7) NC weak Mitt
      8) OH weak Obama
      9) PA weak Obama
      10) VA weak Mitt
      11) WI weak Obama
      I’ll be interested to see what the list of “weak” states on Friday.

  3. DAO Doctor against Obama on October 30, 2012 at 4:12 am

    Nobody is polling Illinois, but this is from September, from the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute

    Slightly more than 47 percent of Illinoisans polled support re-electing President Barack Obama, while 33.8 percent would like to see former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney step into the Oval Office. The 13-point lead Obama has over Romney in his home state isn’t as good as the roughly 25 percent lead Obama carried over U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, in the 2008 presidential race.

    Institute officials also noted Obama’s support in Illinois is below 50 percent with less than two months to go before the Nov. 6 election.

    Both links reference the same data

  4. DAO Doctor against Obama on October 30, 2012 at 4:13 am
  5. Jim,MtnViewCA,USA on October 30, 2012 at 11:14 am

    Early voting.
    Sometimes it’s worth revisiting a story just to look at the media treatment it receives. After more than a month of media narratives about the advantage Democrats are getting in the early vote, Gallup’s poll from yesterday (analyzed by Guy in the Green Room) showed just the opposite — that Romney had a solid lead among those who have already cast ballots, and a lead among those who plan to vote on Election Day. How did Politico report this today? By calling it a draw:

    “Neither candidate has an edge among early voters nationally, the Gallup survey found. One-third of Barack Obama backers plan to vote early, as do 34 percent of Romney supporters. So far, 15 percent of Obama voters have shown up at the polls, compared to 17 percent of Romney voters.”

    [The overall poll shows Mitt up 52-46, the article continues:]
    The poll has a 3-point margin of error. That puts Romney’s six-point lead at the very edge of that band, so one could possibly consider this a draw … but it’s a strange way to characterize a six-point lead…