Hump Day Report: Storm Warning
ALOHA, ALL!! Thoughts and prayers are with all HDR readers on the East coast preparing for Hurricane Sandy. Let’s hope the storm won’t be as bad as anticipated. The Weather Channel has live hurricane coverage:
And yes, it could affect the election. How Hurricane Sandy Could Seriously Disrupt The Election
But there’s another storm that’s getting very little hype, and it hits on November 6. Check out these endorsements coming in for Romney:
But it’s not just one newspaper in Iowa – it’s FOUR!!
And….wait for it…Chicago Daily Herald
No big deal, you say? Who cares about endorsements anyhow – do they really sway voters? I tend to agree with you….not such a big deal except that The Des Moines Register hasn’t endorsed a Republican in 40 years. And the Chicago Daily Herald is…well…in Chicago. And they endorsed Obama in 2008. Here’s why they went with Romney:
“In endorsing Illinois’ favorite son in 2008, we declared Obama “has a chance to be a great president.” We said, “He offers a new kind of politics. A politics that breaks down the old partisan walls. A politics that strives to bring people together. A politics of hope.”…But four years later, where is the hope? Where is the confident swagger and leadership to uplift the nation’s mood?…[W]e endorse Romney because he, unlike Obama, understands that jobs are a creation of business, not of government. And that to encourage job growth, we need policies that incent business to grow and provide it with a stable environment for that growth. In the end, we need moderation, not ideology, to facilitate an economic recovery. It is the central issue that affects us all.”
Of course, The Boston Globe endorsed Obama. Go figure.
Polls are moving in Romney’s direction. Big Time. Tight Polls, Looming Storm Shake Campaigns “Romney held a 4-point edge, at 50-46, among likely voters in Sunday’s Gallup daily tracking poll. In the tracking survey from conservative pollster Rasmussen, Romney topped Obama 50-47. A Washington Post/ABC News tracking poll, though, showed a statistical dead heat, with Romney up 49-48.” And Gallup Finds Republicans Outnumber Democrats “Based on surveys conducted from October 1 through 24, Gallup finds that 36% of likely voters call themselves Republicans, compared with 35% who are Democrats. If leaners are included, the GOP advantage is 49%/46%.”
There could always be an October surprise. Dick Morris explains the impact they’ve had in the past:
Libya storm grows. Hillary Asked For More Security In Benghazi, Obama Said No “It is possible that Clinton’s legal counsel may have revealed this story to various sources, in hopes of protecting her reputation. Reports also indicate that former President Bill Clinton has urged his wife to release State Department documents “that prove she called for additional security at the compound in Libya.” Those same, unconfirmed reports indicate Obama will almost certainly lose the election if those documents are released.”
It gets better (actually, worse). AC-130U Gunship Was On-Scene In Benghazi, Obama Admin Refused To Let It Fire “The AC-130U is a very effective third-generation fire-support aircraft, capable of continuous and extremely accurate fire onto multiple targets. It has been used numerous times in Iraq and Afghanistan to save pinned-down allied forces, and has even been credited with the surrender of the Taliban city of Kunduz.”
What about General Ham? (Shaka to Carl) Did General Ham Become Another Victim For Trying To Save Americans In Benghazi? “A rumor is circulating that General Ham moved to defy orders to try and save the lives of the Americans in Benghazi and was immediately relieved of duty. General Ham immediately had a rapid response unit ready and communicated to the Pentagon that he had a unit ready. General Ham then received the order to stand down. His response was that he was going to help anyhow.”
Then there’s this (Shaka to Tom): US General Arrested For Activating Special Forces Teams “Africom commanding officer U.S. General Carter Ham, after being ordered to essentially surrender control of the situation to alleged Al Queda terrorists and let Americans on the ground die, made the unilateral decision to ignore orders from the Secretary of Defense and activated special operations teams at his disposal for immediate deployment to the area. According to reports, once the General went rogue he was arrested within minutes by his second in command and relieved of duty.” Of course, the General can’t say anything….at least not yet.
They’re not afraid to speak out. Special Ops heroes on Obama: Leaks, Lies, Libya…Lack of Leadership.
GOD BLESS AMERICA – PASS THIS ON – REMEMBER IN 8 DAYS!!