From Business Insider:
In a new campaign memo circulated this morning, Romney's pollster Neil Newhouse warns people not to get "too worked up about the latest polling."
"While some voters will feel a bit of a sugar-high from the conventions, the basic structure of the race has not changed significantly," Newhouse writes. "The reality of the Obama economy will reassert itself as the ultimate downfall of the Obama Presidency, and Mitt Romney will win this race."
You can read the whole memo below, but the gist of Newhouse's argument is that, regardless of what the polls say right now, the President will never be able to escape the terrible economy.
. . . The bottom line is that people don't send "don't freak out" memos unless people are in fact freaking out.
Full Memo Here on Buzzfeed
Blah blah blah blah blah. Bottom line? Winning candidates don't write memos like this one.
~ Kos on Daily Kos
I love the smell of desperation in the morning.
~ comment by christomento on Daily Kos
Cornered Rats can be dangerous. Overkill is necessary.
~ comment by polecat on Daily Kos
They are panicking. They're now realizing that picking lyin' Ryan was a bad choice with his plans to voucherize Medicare for people under 55, privatize SS, and his archaic ideas about SSM and abortion in the case of rape or incest. Voters are also seeing how the two would only lower taxes on the very wealthy, and how that doesn't create jobs, and now they're desperately implying about Obama wanting to take "God" off of our coins. I'm stocking up on popcorn, because the debates are going to be fun!
~ comment by Jim T. on BuzzFeed
There's nothing I love more than a slow-motion train wreck.
Who brought the popcorn?
~ comment by Dr. Zoidberg on Wonkette
Shorter version: "We've got Obama right where we want him: up by 5 in Ohio."
~ comment by Wadisay on Wonkette
At least Obamas voters have a high! Romney is a downer!
~ comment by t_player on Politico
Somehow, Romney supporters think he'll pull magic out of his butt during the debates.
Good Luck with that!
~ comment by V on Yahoo News
You seen the polls? Even the FOX poll has this "community organizer" up by 6 points.....NOV is a LOCK. Bi-a-tches!!
~ comment by Tea Bagger N Charge on Yahoo News
The five phases of mourning:
The Romney campaign is going through the first phase. Hoping they would be able to get through phase 5 after November 6, 2012.
~ comment by lookolook on Politcal Wire
What do they call Romney's post-convention nothing, a plain rice cake low?
~ comment by HeraSentMe on Politcal Wire
Mitt, the President got a bounce from YOUR convention. That's not a sugar high. That's just people realizing they hate your guts.
~ comment by Pain on Political Wire
A sugar high - that's something that's full of empty calories without any substance behind it, right? Kind of an insult to say people persuaded by the DNC convention -- people you want to convince to change their minds -- are basing their votes on empty platitudes. You can see the contempt and arrogance in all the Republican leaders' statements. They think they can insult the voter and yet get the vote. Since we're so stupid and easily amused, of course.
~ comment by ccrrff on Political Wire
Romney camp: 'Don't get too worked up about the latest polling' nbcnews.to/Qxwj7b— NBC Politics (@NBCPolitics) September 10, 2012
Romney campaign releases memo from its pollster telling supporters not to panic. Translated: Romney campaign is panicking.
— Robert Reich (@RBReich) September 10, 2012
Alternate Romney pollster memo title: ANYONE HIRING?
— LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) September 10, 2012
"We're not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact checkers," - Romney pollster Neil Newhouse.— Gregarious Ki (@BigO_LDW) September 11, 2012