Frankenstorm has upended Mitt Romney’s late push to claim the Badger State ’s 10 electoral votes, though Hurricane Sandy may be a safe distance from Wisconsin.
Team Romney apparently decide to stop politicking with flooding, power outages, and even deaths on the horizon and the Republican presidential nominee was compelled Monday evening to ax an event in suburban Milwaukee, a GOP stronghold.
Wisconsin seems to have reverted to its old left-oft-center self when it comes to national politics, but Romney visit may not have made all that much difference, as just a few months removed from the conservative movement’s resounding victory over organized labor in the bitter Scott Walker recall fight.
President Obama still ahead not only polls show by far less than his 14-point margin from 4 years ago, but a liberal Democratic congresswoman Tommy Baldwin representing the college town of Madison was assumed to have an uphill battle on her hands and drawn even in the polls in her bid to take out popular former republican governor Tommy Thomson in the US Senate race.
After public-sector unions failed to recall Gov. Scott Walker, the Republicans predictions of a new era of conservative hegemony now seem more than a little premature in a state that lasted backed a Republican presidential candidate in 1984.
The possibility of a Romney upset as the Wisconsin political insiders and longtime observers of the state’s election is considering, however George W. Bush came up a thousand votes short here both in 2000 and 2004 although winning in the neighbor of Ohio . A possibility of a last minute sprint by Romney fearing the Electoral College math just isn’t adding up in some of the swing states he originally intending to win such as Ohio , Iowa , and Virginia .
Former governor Jim Doyle says, “Given the makeup of the electorate, if Romney can’t win Ohio , it’s even more unlikely that he could win Wisconsin .”
H. Ross Perot, a billionaire and former presidential candidate, announced his support for Romney Tuesday, saying voters are faced with “a serious choice.”
He wrote in an op-ed in Des Moines Register, “We can’t afford four more years in which national debt mushrooms out of control, our government grows, and our military is weakened.”
He continued. “For the past four years, we have squandered one opportunity after the next to turn things around. The longer we delay acting, the steeper the price we will have to pay.”
“As a president, [Romney] would do what this administration has been unable to do, which is reform our federal government, pare it back, and – most critically – keep it from acting as a brake on economic growth.”
Multiple issues diverge by Romney and Perot which include over abortion and trade but Perot backed Romney during his 2008 presidential bid as well.
The national debt and reducing government spending, in which Perot’s two presidential bids centered around. Nineteen percent of the vote during his first presidential bid in 1992 he won against Bill Clinton and then President George H.W. Bush in his self financed run as an independent. In is second run in 1996, he pulled only 8 percent
Walter De Vries, one of the Mitt Romney’s’ father’s political aides, wrote in the meantime scathing letter to journalists, saying that Mitt Romney is not as principled as his father, George Romney. While Gorge Romney was a governor of Michigan , De Vries worked for him in the 1960s and before his 1968 presidential run said that Mitt Romney’s changing political positions are “erratic and startling.”
“While it seems that Mitt would say and do anything to close a deal – or an election, “he wrote, according to The New York Times, “George Romney’s strength as a politician and public officeholder was his ability and determination to develop and hold consistent policy positions over his life.”
In a gun rights conference in Smithtown Sunday, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton implored attendees to vote for GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney in November or risk their ability to bear arms and further attacks to the Second Amendment.
At the annual conference of the Sportsmen’s Association for Firearms Education Inc, Bolton the ambassador for more than a year under former President George W. Bush, criticized the UN and President Barach Obama for pushing policies that serve as “an assault on our sovereignty.” There are more than 700 attended this conference.
“American citizens…we see no higher authority than the United States Constitution,” Bolton said who is an attorney speaking frequently on the Republican fundraising circuit and an adviser on a foreign policy to the Romney campaign. “That’s not the view of Barack Obama…if you do anything other than voting for Romney, you’re in effect, voting to re-elect Obama, and I Know you don’t want to do that.”
During the four-hour gathering of the Commack-based gun-rights group, Bolton ’s comments drew a standing ovation with several other speakers.
The event was organized to raise money for the group’s legal defense fund, the association president John L. Cushman said, but was unsure the group was successful in recouping the $5,000 it cost to throw the event at the Sheraton Long Island Hotel. In a state such as New York is challenging in heading a gun rights advocacy and said, “there’s a lot of people from New York City who think the only people who wants gun are” criminals.” He said. It’s absurd.”
The event was attended by several politicians including Assemb. Philip Boyle ( R-Bay Shore ) and Dean Murray (R-East Patchogue); state Sen. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley); Suffolk Legis; Ed Romaine (R-Center Moriches) and Senate candidate Wendy long.
“I just think this is an important cause,” Fratti said. “I feel like I have something like an original John Hancock signature,” she said of her pin. She bid $550 to win a sterling silver Second Amendment pin- one of just few made.