NOW THE OBAMA SYMPATHIZERS IN THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA ARE DIGGING UP PREP SCHOOL STUFF TO CRITICIZE ROMNEY
When will they dig up Obama's communist and terrorist friends, black militant preacher, and convicted felon financiers? We didn't even have to look hard to make a list of Obama's background dirt when writing our book. I wonder if they found the dirt in Obama's background. It's only in his books where he talks about walking around in a daze during his high school days, using drugs, etc. There are also bullying incidents in way back past.
Worse than that, are the character shaping, and indisputable facts that Barack Obama (as a youth and even in later years) enjoyed associating with radicals, terrorists, hate mongers and mob criminals. What is not yet clear and indisputable is whether he actually meets the presidential requirements of being a natural born American. Nobody who knows anything (except Obama's loyalists) accepts the forged birth certificate used last time around.
When will the "mainstream media lackeys" rediscover that crap--and actually report the truth--the facts.
And as far as Obama's suggestion that Romney should reveal all of his past tax returns, how about Obama revealing where he got the money and influence to get into Columbia and Harvard…and while we're at it, how about opening up Michelle's Master's Thesis too?
BUT HERE'S WHY BARACK OBAMA WILL BE SO HARD TO BEAT IN NOVEMBER. (UNLESS YOU BELIEVE DICK MORRIS--SEE BELOW)
The red states are where Romney will have an edge. The blue states are nearly locks for Obama. The white states are where it will be decided. BUT--notice that IF this is even close to accurate on states where he has an edge, Obama only needs to accumulate about 30 electoral votes to win it. Scary? You bet. Perhaps some of the "blue states" can be swung away from Obama. It will take an "all hands on deck" effort. That is why Dave and I wrote HOPE IS NOT A STRATEGY! Making money on the book was secondary in our minds, to getting Obama out of the White House!
SO PLEASE…GO TO AMAZON.COM, BUY COPIES OF HOPE IS NOT A STRATEGY GIVE THEM TO FRIENDS, FAMILY AND ANYONE ELSE YOU THINK IS "MODERATE" …
If you have a strong connection to any campaign organization that can benefit from this book, we are willing to price it as cheaply as possible for them. They can use it to sell and raise funds, or to give away as a campaign tool. Since it is "our book" we could also do special editions if the volume justified the cost of re-creating the files. (On Kindle it's cheap and easy. In a printed book, not so cheap or easy.) Find places to give the book as a gift or a favor to help swing voters. (We are using almost everything we make in royalties to buy more books and send them to such people and organizations.
IS THE US ECONOMY REALLY RECOVERING? HOW ARE BUSINESSES DOING? HOW ARE CONSUMERS FEELING?
This could be a continuous topic. The latest info from BIGisight.com show that consumer confidence in the economy fell off to just under 33%.The Obama "Recovery" continues to struggle under his campaigning instead of governing.
LEADERS FACE THE TOUGHEST ISSUES, DEAL WITH THEM AND FIX THEM
Is Barack Obama dealing with the struggling economy, the insolvent entitlements and the astonishing deficits? If he is, it's not evident. Some will ask "Will Mitt Romney do any better?" To them I say, "Can he do much worse?" And "Who has a better track record over his career of fixing struggling entities?" No president is a "miracle worker" but it is now clear after 3-½ years that this one is far from it. IT'S TIME FOR A CHANGE! In the Senate too!
DO YOU BELIEVE THIS? I WANT TO, BUT I AM NERVOUS…STILL….” »
If the election were held today, Mitt Romney would win by a landslide.
The published polls reflect a close race for two reasons:
1. They poll only registered voters, not likely voters. Rasmussen is the only pollster who tests likely voters, and his latest tracking poll has Romney ahead by 48-43.
2. As discussed in previous columns, a study of the undecided voters in the past eight elections in which incumbents sought a second term as president reveals that only Bush-43 gained any of the undecided vote. Johnson in ’64, Nixon in ’72, Ford in ’76, Carter in ’80, Reagan in ’84, Bush in ’92 and Clinton in ’96 all failed to pick up a single undecided vote.
So when polls show President Obama at 45 percent of the vote, they are really reflecting a likely 55-45 Romney victory, at the very least.
Gallup has amassed over 150,000 interviews over all of 2011 and compared them with a like number in 2010. It finds that Obama has a better than 50 percent job approval in only 10 states and the District of Columbia. And his approval has dropped in almost every single state. Even in California, it has fallen from 55 percent in 2010 to 50.5 percent in 2011.
Over the period of May 4-6, I completed a poll of 400 likely voters in Michigan and found Romney leading by 45-43! And Michigan is one of the most pro-Democrat of the swing states.
I also found that Obama’s personal favorability, which has usually run about 10 to 20 points higher than his job approval, is now equal to his job rating. In Michigan, his personal favorability among likely voters is 47-47, while his job rating is 50-48. Romney’s favorability is 49-42.
Obama’s crashing personal favorability reflects the backlash from his recent speeches. In substance, their focus on class warfare and their bombastic, demagogic style are not playing well with the voters. They do not seem in the least presidential.
Nor does his message of attacking Big Oil seem constructive. Voters all distrust Big Oil and would rather see them get punished, but they do not see in repealing their tax breaks a way of lowering prices at the pump or of increasing the supply of oil.
Obama’s trip to Afghanistan looks like grandstanding, and his insinuation that Romney would never have launched the strike looks like a low partisan blow.
Obama cannot summon the commitment he got in 2008 by negatives or partisanship. It was precisely to change the “toxic” atmosphere in Washington that he was elected. To fan it now is not the way to regain the affection of those who have turned on him.
If the election were held today, Obama would lose by at least 10 points and would carry only about a dozen states with fewer than 150 electoral votes.
And the Republicans would keep their Senate seats in Arizona, Texas and Nevada while picking up seats in Virginia, Florida, Indiana, Nebraska, North Dakota, New Mexico, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Missouri and Montana. The GOP will also have good shots at victory in the Senate races in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and — if Chris Shays wins the primary — Connecticut. Only in Maine are their fortunes likely to dim.
The journalists in the mainstream media, who are not politicians and have never run campaigns, do not realize what is happening. The Democrats, as delusional in 2012 as they were in 2010, are too much into their own euphoria to realize it. But America is sharply and totally rejecting Obama and all he stands for and embracing Romney as a good alternative. While few are saying these words, they are the truth.
BOTTOM LINE: BUSINESS DEPENDS A LOT ON THE RULES AND COSTS IMPOSED BY GOVERNMENT, BUT SUCCESS IS MORE BASIC THAN THAT:
Government should not drive your competitive strategies (unless government is your primary or secondary customer), but it has to be considered, and "managed around." First, find or figure out something that fills a need, that people want to buy; then tell them about it; next obtain it, make it and deliver it cost competitively at the right time, at the right place and at the right cost/price; concentrate on superb customer service, and finally, examine your results and adjust and do more of what worked and less of what didn't. And don't let complexity sneak up on you, either.
Pay attention to your cost of capital and working capital, because if you don't earn more than your cost of capital you are liquidating the business a piece at a time, and if you run out of working capital (operating cash) you will be unable to survive for very long. And once you are about out of it, getting more is devilishly hard and expensive. Finally, aim for big targets, but be happy with a series of small successes--and understand why those happened--and do more of it. That is how growth, and jobs are created in any country, but especially in the USA! There you have an MBA--in two short paragraphs.