The Presidential Race as Predicted by Christie will Change After the Debate

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The Republican nominee Mitt Romney will change the dynamic of the presidential race in Wednesday’s debate with President Barack Obama as predicted by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on NBC’s Meet the Press.

Christie told NBC’s David Gregory, “On Wednesday night Mitt Romney is going to be standing on the same stage as the president of the United States . And I am telling you David, come Thursday morning the entire narrative of this race is going to change.”
In the battleground states such as New Hampshire , Nevada and Ohio , Christie was asked whether it was too late for Romney to reverse polling numbers which show him behind of Obama and she contended that “the general public that I speak to in New Jersey and elsewhere are just beginning to really tune in to this race.”
“Wednesday night is the restart of this campaign, “Christie argued. “I think you’re going to see those (polling) numbers move right back in other direction” as a result of the debate.
Obama being criticized by Christie for “just trying to run out the clock, he desperately wants to run out the clock with platitudes” as the days dwindle down to Election Day, Nov. 6.
The New Jersey Republican said, “The president’s happy talk for the next 36 days is not going to anesthetize the American people.”
The promises of Obama failed to be specific in the creation of one million jobs and reducing the national debt by $4 trillion which Christie also skewered Obama.. And, he said, “Were still waiting to hear what he thinks about (the) Simpson-Bowles (fiscal commission report) which he commissioned.”
Christie gave the keynote address at the Republican convention that some Republicans wanted to run for the presidential nomination and may be the leading contender for 2016 nomination if Romney loses on Nov. 6.

Romney and Obama Personal Comparison

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In late 2008, one of the people who reached out to the couple when Mitt Romney’s wife, Ann, diagnosed with breast cancer was newly elected President Barack Obama.

“He was kind enough to call our home when my wife was ill, and he said that he and Michelle had my wife in their prayers,” Romney said in an interview after the call. “I said, Mr. President-elect, Ann and I have you in our prayers. And we do.”
Obama and Romney have had little opportunity to connect directly; even their political fates have become more entwined. It will be their first face-to-face meeting in nearly five years on Wednesday night’s presidential debate in Denver when the Democratic president and the former Republican Governor of Massachusetts stand alongside each other.
“I don’t really know him well,” Obama said in an interview with The Associated Press. “I think Gov. Romney obviously has achieved extraordinary success with his business, and he’s obviously very focused on achieving the presidency. He cares deeply about his family, and I think he cares deeply about his faith.”
About the president, Romney has had similarly kind words as a father and family man. But during the campaign most of their descriptions of each other are far less complementary, and in the debate it will be probably the case.
The president has “more European than American” views, as being accused by Romney. While Romney has written off half the country, Obama says.
There are few similarities of the two. Both are graduates of Harvard Law School . In Ivy League university, Romney has also a business degree. Both are multimillionaire, but Romney exceed an estimated $250 million fortune far exceeds Obama’s net worth, which is as much as $8.3million.
On Wednesday when they stand side by side, we get one of their first looks at them. They’ll see a Republican who is 14 years older and inch taller than 51 year old president, who stands 6-feet-1.

Healthcare Law and Repeal National Legislation as Romney’s Challenge to Obama

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A Massachusetts health care law being cited by the Republican Mitt Romney which he backed showing his empathy then later reiterated his pledge to repeal national legislation modeled after the state’s measure as he and President Barack Obama crisscrossed Ohio yesterday.

The presidential campaign dominates in confronting China on trade and lack plans to create jobs as each returned to focusing on the economy after several days during turmoil in the middle east, where the two candidates accuse each other of being too weak.
In Virginia , Obama and Romney will shadow each other in this critical battle ground state.
Romney Broached the issue of the health care figured in yesterday’s back and forth during an interview with NBC News.
A question sparked by the recent release of a video recorded at a private fundraiser in May where he had been asked about ways he could better show that he understand challenges facing most Americans at which Romney said 47 percent of voters view themselves as victims dependent on government help.
Help passed health care law in Massachusetts as state governor was Romney response to the question. The measure which served as a blueprint for the national health care which Obama failed where the Republican including Romney consistently criticize and should be repealed.
“Don’t forget, I got everybody in my state insured,” said by Romney in an interview conducted before a rally in Toledo . “One hundred percent of the kids in our state had health insurance.. I don’t think there’s anything that shows more empathy and care about the people of this country than that kind of record.”
Romney vow to repeal the health care law if he wins in the White House and repeated this at the rally and made this as “exhibit No. 1of the president’s political philosophy and that is that government knows better than people how to run their lives.”

Romney at Pennsylvania Edge Gap over Obama

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The debate stage next week at Pennsylvania may possibly help slow President Barack Obama’s momentum ahead of this high-stakes meeting making his path to victory narrowing.

 The campaign of Romney at Philadelphia area on Friday was at first courting donors at a high dollar fundraiser then at midday rally, he will be meeting with the voters.
A state that has not supported a Republican presidential candidate in nearly a quarter-century, Romney will pass much of the day as he promised to spend more time in the swing states that matter most. An aides privately concede that Obama has significant advantage just 40 days before Election Day, thus his campaign is not running any television ads in Pennsylvania .
Romney’s visit suggested by them for two months is designed to raise the money needed to narrow Obama’s edge in more competitive states. At Washington event on Saturday, Romney raised $5million and expecting more than $1million in Philadelphia and an additional $7million at a Boston fundraiser later Friday.
“We’re going to have to make the right choice on Nov. 6, and your going to make that happen,” Romney told cheering donors in Washington .
Obama has three fundraising events schedule and will also focus on raising cash Friday as he keeps his camp[iagn close to Washington .
At a finance event at the Capital Hilton in Washington , he is set to deliver remarks where tickets atart at $250 but go on as high as $10,000 per couple. Obama before returning to the Capital Hilton for a third event will attend a smaller fundraiser at a private residence.
Both Obama and Romney is campaigning a few hundred miles of Virginia on Thursday.
Romney focused on threats beyond American shores, accusing Obama of backing dangerous cuts in defense spending while Obama pledge to create many more jobs and make the middle class secure again.

5 Ways to solve Ohio problem for Romney to Win

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Winning in Ohio is very necessary for a Republican to win the election. That would appear to be true with Romney because his path to the White House is exceedingly narrow without Ohio ’s Electoral College votes. President Obama up by 8 percentage points in a new Washington Post poll in the Buckeye State , and while “that’s on the high end of recent margins,” says Alexander Burns at Politico, “the trend is unambiguously in the president’s favor.”  It won’t be easy for Romney however even with early voting moving up the vote-casting starting gun, he can still win in Ohio . Things can turn around by the following 5 ways to solve his big “ Ohio problem:”

  1. The candidate and running mate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) are on a three day bus tour of Ohio , as it turns this is one week campaign for Romney. The two who are the favorite of the conservatives have appeared together and the first time in three weeks time. The last and best chance for Romney to win.
  2. The Ohio voters aren’t just for him and this is the biggest obstacle for Romney. What Romney is going to do is to turn around his image over the next month.
  3. Romney faces a notable “ Ohio enthusiasm gap” with Obama, says Chris Cilliza at the Washington Post. You see some differences emerge, 56 percent of Obama voters are very enthusiastic, versus 46 percent for Romney. That’s not an insignificant difference when it comes to the likeliest of likely voters.. To win, Romney has to make an electorate look more like 2010 than 2008.
  4. The campaign’s internal poll numbers are much tighter than the public polls, putting Romney within the margin of error as what Romney strategists say. Politico’s Burns says, “Team Romney hope is that they can tighten the rest just a couple of points heading into the first debate.”
  5. Romney has to give up Ohio and focus on other sates like Florida , Virginia and other states that he can absolutely win.

Both US Presidential Candidates are Focusing on Foreign Policy

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At the Clinton Global Initiative’s annual meeting, President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are sparring over how best to address US challenges abroad in nearly back to back addresses.

Romney was to outline plans on Tuesday to rework the US foreign aid system following deadly anti-American protests in Muslim countries over the past two weeks. This is to tie development money to require countries and allowing US investment and remove trade barriers. In a gathering spearheaded by former President Bill Clinton, Obama was to address top foreign leaders, CEOs and nongovernmental organizations.
On the day Obama was delivering a major address to the United Nation General Assembly, the event puts the two presidential contenders in front of the same audience. The state of the US economy has been paramount of both men drawing contrasts in a presidential contest, but of this month the focus is shifted to foreign policy after attacks in Libya killing four Americans including the US ambassador.
Romney in interviews at the campaign events Monday assailed Obama’s leadership and criticizing the president of minimizing the death of Ambassador Chris Stevens. The violence in the Mid-east was due to “bumps in the road” on the way to democracy as what Obama said in an interview with CBS “60Minutes”. Instead of working to shape global politics in America ’s interest, Romney on Monday suggested Obama leaving American policy at the mercy of events.
A sweeping defense of Obama policy of engagement overseas as what he planned at the United Nations. National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor said in an email that the president planned to “send a clear message that the United States will never retreat from the world, will bring justice to those who harm Americans and will stand strongly for our democratic values abroad.”
The foreign aid  on Romney’s focus, was likely to draw attention in Egypt , a US ally and the recipient of billions of dollars in American assistance each year.

Romney is Ahead in Rural Battlegrounds

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Mitt Romney’s biggest margins in battleground states as the 2012 presidential race enters its final weeks are provided in the nation’s smallest and most remote places.

What is keeping Romney competitive in the states that are now up for grabs are in fact, the rural areas. The support of Obama in the rural has plunged since 2008.
The telephone survey in nine battleground states was conducted Sept. 15-18 where 600 likely voters in rural countries surveyed. A Kentucky-based group trying to attract attention to rural issues was the bipartisan polling team producing the survey for the Center for Rural Strategies.
A 15 percent for Romney in the rural voters polled favored him by 14 points. In the result of the survey, Romney would do a better job with the economy (54 percent), with rural issues (47 percent) and with sharing their values (52 percent). With keeping the nation safe and secure, more than half are comfortable with Romney as commander in chief.
Four years ago president Obama garnered 40 percent, a seven point dive from rural battleground voting.
Ann Greenberg of Greenberg Quinland Rosner Research, a polling firm for democrats says, “Rural areas in this country are very tough for President Obama.” Bipartisan poll and provide analysis was conducted by Greenberg.
‘Obama’s lead is opening up primarily in urban and suburban areas,” Greenberg says. “It’s all the more reason that Mitt Romney needs rural America because it’s the only place where he’s really strong.”
When 66-year-old Donald Young answered the phone, Greenberg’s pollster found a rock-solid Romney supporter in Stevens Point , Wis. .
Young tells NPR “Romney has business background.” Young was forced to retire from his painting business when the economy soured and that’s the key for him.
“Romney will do something to create a friendly business climate, and will open and start hiring and developing,” Young adds.
The economy issue is what the 2008 Obama supporter now ready to vote Romney.

A Five Day Run of Romney in the Five Swing States

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On Sunday, Mitt Romney will be in Colorado to begin a critical, five day run that will likely decide the outcome of the presidential race through states.

Romney hope to bolster voter support in a state where polls show him losing ground to President Obama, thus he will attend an evening rally at a Denver-area high school.
In a three day bus tour in Ohio , the GOP presidential candidate continues his swing state run, followed by a stop in Virginia .
After the Republicans won them four years earlier, Obama won all three of those states in 2008.
Romney has not been specific enough that this campaign has veered off amid criticism; as such he is expected to provide more details about his economic plans for America .
With the presidential debate one week away and Election Day about six week away, the Sunday event ends up a busy weekend of campaigning for both parties.
 In Florida on Saturday Paul Ryan, the GOP vice presidential candidate made two stops, telling Cuban-Americans voters at a stop in Miami that he and Romney will restore the American Dream that brought them to this country.
Ryan said, “People pick up and they go for a better life in this country,” he said further in the city’s Little Havana neighborhood, “Mitt Romney and I are trying to restore that.”
In past few days, Romney has endured rocky including reports of internal struggle and a secretly recorded video has surfacing the he says half of the Americans don’t pay taxes and dependent upon the government.
The Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus says the surfacing of the video was “not the best moment of the campaign,” but still the party had a good week, in a “cry stalling” moment.
He said on ABC’s “This Week”, “We were able to frame up the debate last week in the sense of what future do we want and do you want out there for your kids and grandkids?”

Romney Launch Fundraising On California

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An “intense battleground state schedule” is about to lunch by Romney, facing criticism that he’s too focused on raising campaign cash. But, he will focus exclusively this Saturday on courting donors in a state that a Republican presidential candidate has less support in almost a quartet century.

Romney said, his campaign schedule has been hectic on speaking to roughly 650 supporters gathered at Grand Del Mar, a luxury hotel north of San Diego .
“I’m not even going to be able to go home today,” he said of his second home in nearby La Jolla . “We’re just coming to town to see you and keep the campaign going. It’s nonstop.”
Romney criticized President Barack Obama at a fundraising event in Los Angeles-area for failing to “fix Washington .”
 At his campaign in an vent at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Romney raised about $6 million and said, “The truth is, hehas proven he cannot fix Washington from the inside.”
The fund raising schedule of former Massachusetts governor is focus in battle ground states with voters, has drawn criticism for some Republicans who fear the campaign is in the wrong direction less than seven weeks before Election Day. President Barack Obama also raised money on his campaigned in Wisconsin this Saturday, which has emerged as a swing state.  Obama has a narrow lead in several key states as polls suggest.
Keven Madden an adviser of Romney defended the fund raising focus, while in the coming days a shift will be highlighted.
He said, “We’re here raising the resources we’re going to need to compete in all those battleground states through Election Day.”  He said further, “That’s also been matched with a really intense battleground state schedule that’s going to be coming up starting Sunday night. We’re keeping very busy.”
At least a dozen fundraisers and five public events Romney attended over the last week. He added on his campaign a rally at Colorado Sunday night ahead of Ohio , cognizant of the criticism. Also in Virginia he will also campaign next week. It is considered that the three states are highly competitive.

The 2011 tax return of Romney has been released on an average of 14.1%

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A summary of Mitt Romney effective tax for the past two decades finally release on Friday that is his 2011 tax return. For good measure, two doctor’s notes attesting the candidate and his running mate Paul Ryan to be in good physical health.

Former Massachusetts governor’s campaign released a blog post summarizing the document which was ahead of the release.  The released of the tax return was at 3 p.m. ET on the websitewww.mittromney.com/disclosure.
To reduce the amount of Media exposure traditionally, the release was on Friday afternoon.
It was a fulfillment of Romney promise made earlier I the 2012 presidential campaign.. Former Michigan Gov. George Romney, released 12 years of tax returns when he ran for president in 1968 which is unlikely to quiet Democratic criticisms that Romney has failed to live up to a standard set by his father.
This tax is of mostly investment income with a tax rate of 14.1% which Romney paid $1,935,708 in taxes on $13,696,951. According to White house, Obamas paid an effective tax rate of 20.5 percent in 2011, a lower rate than the president’s secretary.
Of the $250 million Romney who is thought to have a personal fortune in the neighborhood, gave $4,020, 772 to charity, and 30 percent of their income.
R. Bradfort Malt, the manager of Romney’s blind trust since 2003, wrote on the blogpost and said, Romney had filed their 2011 tax return with the IRS Friday morning. In a letter provided by Romney’s tax preparer PricewaterhouseCoopers indicated as being summarized tax rates that Romney paid from 1990 to 2009.
A 20.2 percent federal tax rate was the average annual payment of Romney, with 13.66 percent lowest rate. An average of 13.45 percent was given of their adjusted gross income to charity.
The tax rate Romney paid a lower rate than the top 35 percent was levied on the largest salaries whose income came from investments which are taxed at very far lower rates.