As reported Monday by Breitbart, Romney advisor Andrea Saul tweeted that Mitt Romney raised $3.5 million online in the 24 hours after the announcement that Paul Ryan is his vice presidential running mate.
Having already gotten stomped in fundraising for the last three months, the addition of Ryan as to the Romney ticket has launched Team Obama into a whole new level of panic.
They’ve already created a whole new website -- “The Go Back Team.”
Apparently, this un-clever play on words is supposed to paint the new direction planned by the Romney-Ryan team as the antithesis of their determination to keep the nation chugging “Forward” on what 61.9 percent of Americans believe is the “wrong track.”
“Over the next few days,” Obama Campaign Manager Jim Messina warned after Saturday’s announcement, “Romney's campaign and its allies will tell a very different story about Paul Ryan.”
Our job is to make sure Americans know the truth about what Romney's choice says about him as a candidate and leader.
One of the truths “The Go Back Team” is trying to float again is that “Ryan’s plan would end Medicare as we know it.”It’s too bad that Politifcat already rated every one of their claims as “false” or as flat-out “pants on fire” fibs and labeled their overall effort to distort “the truth” as the “2011 lie of the year.” Then there’s the widening of that “enthusiasm” gap.
Daily Caller reported Sunday that, while1,200 people were inside the Romney-Ryan campaign rally at Absolute Style Furniture showroom in High Point, Va., “well over 10,000 people” were outside.
On Monday, Click Orlando reported that “hundreds of people were turned away” at Romney’s solo campaign stop in St. Augustine, Fla., “after security screeners” couldn't clear the attendees “fast enough.”
In the meantime, Obama played to a half-empty venue at his fundraiser in Chicago.
"Too many folks still don't have a sense that tomorrow will be better than today,” he admitted to his thin room of supporters.
Rasmussen’s July 25 survey showed that the percentage of Americans who have “confidence that the U.S. economy will recover in the next five years fell to its lowest level since early 2009.”
Rasmussen’s July 29 survey showed that “hope for the future generation has reached an all-time low.”
Just 14 percent of Americans expect today’s children to be better off than their parents.
Obama wants to “go forward towards a new vision of an America in which prosperity is shared."
In the meantime, Real Clear Politics reported Ryan calling for a return to the foundations upon which “we built this country.”
That's who we are. That's what made us great. We promise equal opportunity, not equal outcomes.
“What you need to know right now,” Obama Campaign Manager Jim Messina stated: “This election is about values.”
Examiner.com already reported the evidence of the “values” disconnect between Obama and the average American.
But something Messina might “need to know right now” is the results of an August 6 Gallup poll, which showed that nine percent of Obama’s 2008 voters “have switched to supporting Romney” and his values for election 2012.
Vice President Joe Biden’s Monday e-mail was even more ludicrous.
Starting now, we can expect even more wealthy, right-wing ideologues lining up to support the Romney-Ryan ticket.
Never mind CNN's report that “wealthy” left-wing Hollywood ideologues like Harvey Weinstein are lining up to support the Obama-Biden ticket with private, star-studded dinners at their beachfront estates “where 60 attendees have paid $35,800 to gain admittance.”
The people on the other side who are trying to buy this election are putting nasty, deceptive TV ads on the air right this very minute.
It’s funny Biden didn’t think Obama was trying to buy the election when he was the one raking in the cash in 2008.
Never mind that all of the “deceptive” attack ads against Romney – blaming him for the closing of GST Steel and of being responsible for the death of Joe Soptic’s wife from cancer years after he left Bain Capital – continue to be ruled as false by numerous fact-checkers.
They're not going away. They're getting worse.
What ad can possibly be worse than the “nasty” Democrat ad that showed a Ryan look-alike shoving grandma off a cliff in her wheelchair?
If we don't do what we can to keep this close, right now at this crucial moment, we risk letting the other side run away with it.
“The other side” is already running away with it.
But if it makes Biden feel better to believe that Romney is crushing Obama in fundraising because they’re “letting the other side run away with it” -- rather than accepting that they’re losing because they just can’t keep up – that’s cool.
Boston.com reported Monday that the first vice presidential debate between Ryan and Biden is scheduled for October 11.
Considering Biden’s assertion that Romney is "out of touch" and "out of step" with history and basic American values -- and Ryan’s respectful disagreement with Biden that Republicans “aren’t qualified” to speak on the behalf of the 56 percent of Americans in Monday's Rasmussen's survey who said they still want Obamacare repealed -- Biden has to be squirming.
Watching Biden try to hold an “adult conversation” with Ryan on “the differences” between the Republican and Democratic plans for Medicare – the plan Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz failed miserably to defend -- will be equally entertaining.