Obama Up Big In CO?

Public Policy Polling is tweeting out the following about their new poll in Colorado that they are supposed to be releasing tomorrow.

Obama doing exceptionally well on the Colorado poll we’ll release tomorrow.

But in case you were looking too far ahead, we will still have Rick Santorum hanging around a little bit longer bashing Mitt Romney day after day….

Posted by Dave at 8:49 pm
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112 Responses to “Obama Up Big In CO?”

  1. Jerry muthertruckin' Cruncher says:


  2. GF says:

    Thread rules;

    1) Capitalize all proper names
    2) Detect sarcasm on the first try
    3) Pay attention; no non-sequiturs/faux pas allowed.

    I leave it to others to enforce. Good night, all.

  3. Phil says:


    Loaded with Hispanics and Denver white liberals.

    Another state being Californialized.

  4. Apologetic California says:

    Democrat poll confirms Democrat-friendly result. I am shocked.

  5. Phil says:

    I have no doubt we are behind in Colorado. Not as much as PPP will show. This is one of Jensen’s infamous 7 months out polls.

  6. bio mom says:

    It certainly helped Santorum for Mitt to stop his anti Santorum ad in deference to Bella. I wait for Santorum to thank him for that. Not holding my breath. Not a nice guy Santorum.

  7. Brandon says:

    Well I saw a Romney attack ad against Santorum night on the ABC station in the Philly TV market. So either they didn’t get the memo, or it wasn’t really pulled.

  8. bio mom says:

    Wrong. That was explained. The holiday weekend required ad buys on Thursday. The hospitalization happened Friday. Some networks needed more time to make the switch. Also, the Romney campaign is not the superpac restore our freedom. They have been running ads for severa
    Weeks here. Usually on cable. All networks and news sites reported on this.

  9. Bitterlaw says:

    Damn it, Brandon. Pay attention.

  10. Scott says:

    If you listened to PPP,the only State the Mittster would carry is Wyoming,in a squeaker.

  11. Brandon says:

    No, it was paid for by Romney for President. NOT his SuperPAC.

  12. jason says:

    PPP-DKos will show Obama ahead in every swing state. Jensen has his marching orders.

  13. jason says:

    I think Romney should go for the kill here and stop playing nice guy. He is not running ads against Bella, but against Santorum.

  14. MD says:

    I take Tommy J with a grain of salt until money time. I think Obama has to be favored but it could be very close. A 40% chance of Romney taking it but there will have to be some special circumstances.

  15. janz says:

    Agree that PPP’s polls are much less reliable the further out one is from an election. Plus, I think as long as Santorum stubbornly stays in the mix, the GOP is generally going to be weaker going up against Obama. The republican nominee conflict is basically going to effect people’s opinions of the party — taint it, if you will.

    Once the nominee is decided, the dust will settle and the real merits of R versus D can be presented and studied by the electorate, instead of this over-extended primary on the republican side.

  16. hugh says:

    I think until Santorum drops out and quits bashing Romney we will continue to be behind in the swing states. Santorum is a one man wrecking crew working day and night for Obama. The stupid party marches on.

  17. MD says:

    Go for the jugular. Remember when the criticism of Romney was that he wouldn’t fight? Now, they complain about how hard he fights.

    We are going to need someone who will be ruthless to have a chance against the Chicago thugs.

  18. Scott says:

    Obama under water again in Gallup at 45% approval and 46% disapproval.A few days ago he reached 50% approval in Gallup for the first time since immediately after the bin-Laden raid.The electorate is very volatile at this time.

  19. janz says:

    The last time Bella went into the hospital was right after FL. The next round of primaries was the trifecta which boosted Santorum in the polls, giving him the edge for a while. I wonder if it will do the same thing in PA? And, I also kind of question the timing of this event, considering his home state is vital for Santorum — do or die, type of primary.

  20. Brandon says:

    I don’t know why we are even following these polls, Obama is going to cancel the elections anyway.

  21. MD says:

    Santorum has left lasting damage and his dead enders will be happy about it.

    They are so moronic that if Romney losses by 3 they will say “see, I told you he was an awful candidate”. Never mind that there guy would have lost by 15 and cost us the House by a large margin. 35% of the party are retards.

  22. janz says:


    People are never satisfied with what Romney is doing. Like you said, when he is polite, considerate, he is called a weenie. When he goes for the gusto he is called, as you say, ‘ruthless,’ then he is slammed as being too ruthless. There is never a good middle ground in these scenarios.

  23. MD says:

    Brandon – that is for his third term, maybe 4th.

    All kidding aside, let’s say Obama is re-elected and Kennedy dies in January of 2013. Want to bet that there is a court case in front of the supremes within 1 year questioning the amendment on term limits?

    Think it can’t happen? No, there won’t be any “chains” on Roberts.

  24. Walt says:


    Missed GF’s “new thread” announcement and was stuck in the old thread talking to myself.

    I feel like Jackson Brown and “…Running Behind..”

  25. janz says:

    What bothers me about this election is the people who don’t like a big centralized government, but, who also view Romney as being someone who isn’t for the middle class.

    I talked to a business owner today at breakfast. We really got into it. He seemed really libertarian, and anti-big government. But, talking about the republican candidates left him cold. I could see him withdrawing in his eyes. He ended the conversation saying that the R’s didn’t have a chance.

  26. Bitterlaw says:

    Janz – I bet that if I went up to the first 50 people I met in my town, 40 would have no idea that Santorum has a sick daughter. MD could do the same thing.

  27. MD says:

    Limbaugh is leaving the big talker in Philly. Replaced by the reprehensible Michael Smerconish:

  28. MD says:

    Bitter – True. However, all 40 would roll their eyes and laugh about “contraception”. That is the damage.

    Swing state women. That is the only segment that matters in this cycle.

  29. janz says:

    Bitter, you may be right. However, if you had a sick daughter would you continue an embattled political campaign in which everyone was advising you to get out?

    I know I wouldn’t? So, what is Santorum’s motivation in life?

  30. MD says:

    The article I posted in 28 suggests that Rush’s decreased presence in Philly could hurt the GOP. I disagree. I think it could help.

  31. Bitterlaw says:

    MD- Don’t get all Add on us. The Court can not declare an amendment unconstitutional.

  32. janz says:

    Michael Smerconish lost credibility with me when he publically endorsed Obama.

  33. MD says:

    So much for last week’s theory that Romney wouldn’t campaign very hard in PA. He has already been to the Philly burbs. Santorum? Nope and this was before his daughter was hospitalized.

  34. MD says:

    32 – why not?

  35. MD says:

    Yea, I also heard how the Dems couldn’t pass Obamacare via reconciliation. That was typed here dozens of times. Turns out it wasn’t true.

  36. janz says:

    Last week Romney’s team was debating their strategy on what to do in PA —> go all out and crush Santorum, or tread water, throttle down there, rationalizing the home state advantage and concentrating on the road ahead.

    Apparently, they have chosen option one….

  37. MD says:

    Crush him like a walnut. Eye of the tiger. Never let a weakened opponent get a new lease on life.

    Letting an opponent get up from the mat is a cardinal sin in politics.

  38. janz says:

    Did you ever wrestle in high school, MD?

  39. Bitterlaw says:

    MD- If an Amendment is ratified and becomes a part of the constitutioin, it will by definition be constitutional.

  40. MD says:

    I did Jan but only for 2 years. The guy in front of me went to states 4 times. I couldn’t cut enough weight to get to 105 lbs and couldn’t gain enough to get to 119 lbs. I was at 112 lbs. After 10th grade it was clear that I was never going to qualify because this kid was so good. The coach tried to talk me into losing weight but my Dad was completely against the idea.

  41. Bitterlaw says:

    As for Limbaugh, I could see him ending up at WMMR. 990 AM already carries Bill Bennett, Medved and Hugh Hewittzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. If this is a head fake, CBS could sign him and put him on 610 am. Limbaugh and Smerconish don’t fight for the same audience anymore.

  42. MD says:

    What if 5 liberal justices decide that that amendment itself is unconstitutional? Remember, we are talking about lib justices who don’t value the constitution and do not apply logic to their decisions. I am NOT saying it will happen but I would like to keep the 5 healthy. I don’t want to test that.

    Healthcare cannot be passed via reconciliation.

  43. janz says:

    Hmmm…thought so. Tough sport and dangerous too. My son tried it for a year. But was injured. He was heavier than you — 170 lbs. I was relieved when he opted out.

  44. MD says:

    106.9 FM out of Camden is the rumored new home for Limbaugh. Not much of a reach. The AM band travels much further. Also, Hannity and Beck are rumored to be headed there. Today, they are a Christian station.

  45. Walt says:


    “Virginia Ballot to Include Eminent-Domain Question”
    What impact will ballot questions in various states have on turnout of one gorup or another, which may make a percent or two (or more) on final outcome of race for POTUS at top of ticket?
    Any opinions?

  46. Bitterlaw says:

    MD – Can 106.9 afford Limbaugh? Maybe. I don’t know if its signal goes as far as City Avenue.

  47. MD says:

    Brutal physically Jan. Much more challenging than basic which wasn’t exactly easy. The mental aspects of basic were more difficult though.

    I remember 1 exercise where we had to run up and down the school steps 20 times with 50 lb sacks on our backs. First time, everyone threw up. Try doing that at a 115 lbs. Afterwards you would be at 112 guaranteed. This was in the age of only wussies drink water also. Hard to believe no one died.

  48. MD says:

    47 – the individual stations don’t pay Limbaugh directly Bitter.

  49. janz says:

    Same happened to my son. The high school had a stadium in which the kids had to run up and down. The mental discipline required was amazing. But the body was taxed beyond moderation, IMO. But, then I am more of a wuss mom-type.

  50. MD says:

    I do think it is good news for PA if Limbaugh’s reach is less. The Philly burbs is what will make or break us in PA. If we can do much better in Montco than what I currently think, then we could steal the state.

  51. Bitterlaw says:

    As for the Justices, I have never heard of Justices ever ignoring an Amendment. The Amendment on Presidential terms os so clear it would be difficult to pretend to interpret it. You are veering towards Add territory, MD.

  52. MD says:

    Jan – even my father thought it was inhumane. That is saying something, believe me.

  53. MD says:

    Healthcare passes via reconciliation.

  54. MD says:

    The checks and balances can be easily destroyed in this country. All it takes is for a few to not respect them. No chains needed.

  55. janz says:


    I have to say I agree with your father on that point. But, then again I’ve always been more impressed with mind muscles than body ones!

    Another pundit who thinks Romney’s running mate will be Rob Portman.

  56. MD says:

    Jan – the more I think about Portman, the more it makes sense to me.

  57. Bitterlaw says:

    OK. MD. You know law. Unfortunately, I no longer believe a word you say on Finance since all your knowledge can be worthless with a few changes in regulations and financial models.

  58. Walt says:

    I challenge MD to meet me on the mat.
    My HS decided to field a wrestling team when I was in 10th grade. They dragged out a 1935 horse hair stuffed mat that had been in storage for 25 years.

    We went 1 and 8 the first year (I was over .500 but barely and had the best individual record. Weighed 80 pounds soaking wet.

    Next year wrestled 103, won Bi-State championship. finished at 26 W and 1 L.
    I will have to cut almost 70 pounds to make weight for 103 pound class though.

  59. janz says:

    MD — it seems t be gaining traction, for what it’s worth.

    In the meantime, new up on Drudge:

    Santorum hitting campaign trail again despite pressures….just like the energizer bunny.

  60. Bitterlaw says:

    I wouldn’t brag about winning “bi” anything.

  61. MD says:

    No thanks Walt. I would have to lose almost 70 lbs to make 112. Further, I don’t have your resume. Maybe if you sprained your ankle beforehand.

  62. MD says:

    Time to shoot the wounded horse Janz.

  63. Walt says:

    Agree that training and conditioning for wrestling was 10X worse than other sports I played (baseball, basketball)
    Had to run 2 miles outside (even in cold and snow–and jusst sweats, no coat) every day BEFORE practice and other conditioning like running stairs.
    I also got a bloody nose in a least 1/2 the practices. I’m not talking just a few drips.

  64. janz says:

    Unfortunately, MD, the horse doesn’t even know he is wounded.

  65. Bitterlaw says:

    I want to rent War Horse.

  66. Walt says:

    “Bi-State” was our league or conference. High schools in westsern MD and eastern panhandle of WV.
    My only loss was 7-6 in regionals. Guy that beat me in semi-final was in turn beated by a good wrestler from Berkeley Springs who I beat several times during regular season. The following week the B.S. guy breaks his collar bone, so the guy who beats me then gets to go to States and he wins State championship in that weight class.

  67. hellbelly says:

    No other sport will make you tougher (physically or mentally) than wrestling. All three of my boys are/were wresters. My middle guy went to his sectional championship finals three times (winning once) and ended up with 110 varsity wins (7th on his school’s all-time list). All of this despite the fact that he’s had type 1 (insulin dependent) diabetes since he was five years old. My youngest guy just won 21 matches in his sophomore year. Diet; excercise; incredible will-power (and, most importantly) a hatred of losing all work to make these guys the toughest of all high school athletes.

  68. hellbelly says:

    ….wresting is a killer on parents, though! You don’t want to give up drinking when your child is on the mats!

  69. Walt says:

    Hellbelly, hats off to your boys.

    You have to be in SUPER shape for those six minutes on the mat going full tilt.
    Playing outfield in a doulbe header sluggfest in 90 degree heat was a piece of cake in comparison.

  70. Bitterlaw says:

    Vision Quest was not a great movie but it had a great soundtrack.

  71. MD says:


    Wow. I was intense but your kids are something else. Even though I was blocked the training helped me later on. I knew I could persevere through anything.

  72. MD says:

    I never bought Matthew Modine as a Wrestler. The chick was hot though. Wonder whatever happened to her.

  73. Bitterlaw says:

    So, where will Young Hellbelly go to college?

  74. hellbelly says:

    If you have seen it, catch the movie “Win – Win” on dvd. Much better wrestling moving (in fact, much better moving all the way around) than Vision Quest. Was out last year. Stars Paul Giamatti and Amy Ryan (with Burt Young) and a kid who was champion NJ wrestler. Really good, entertaining movie even if you don’t like the sport.

  75. hellbelly says:

    Mr. Bitterlaw,

    I shudder to say it, but it looks like Haverford. No wrestling there, however!

  76. Bitterlaw says:

    MD – the chick was Linda Fiorentino. The soundtrack helped Madonna zoom to the top. Crazy for You.

  77. hellbelly says:

    Linda Fiorentino made me glad to be heterosexual in that movie.

    Not that I had any questions about that.

  78. Bitterlaw says:

    Congratulations to your communist son, Mr. Hellbelly. He should do well with the ladies but you could end up with a daughter-in-law like lisab.

  79. Walt says:


    I know what you mean. I was in the stands when my boys wrestled HS.
    My HS matches were all during the day. Dad worked and Mom didn’t drive. Only saw me wrestle once when I won my weight in the Bi-State championship.

    After my match, Dad and Mom were exhausted. Mom had worn a hat and was holding it when I was wrestling. The hat was all twisted and ruined.

  80. MD says:

    What is she doing these days? Yea, I remember digging her a lot.

  81. Bitterlaw says:

    Fiorentino was in Men in Black and Seduction. She is from Philadelphia!

  82. lisab says:

    “No other sport will make you tougher (physically or mentally) than wrestling.”

    ballet will

  83. jason says:


    I am sure that was hellbelly’s second choice after wrestling.

  84. hellbelly says:

    Walt…my brother and I used to mock my mom for being a complete wreck when each of us wrestled.

    When my eldest son wrestled his first varsity match, I called her up and apologized.

    …then I poured myself a serious drink.

  85. hellbelly says:

    Mr. Bitterlaw,

    He could always marry a Rosemonster like I did.

  86. Walt says:


    Yeah, and later in life when someone attacks you on the street you can pull a pirouette, lift or some other ballet move on them. They will drop their weapon to applaud.
    I don’t think so. Ballet is demanding, but it is a contact sport of a different color.

  87. Walt says:

    #85 (Hellbelly) LOL. I hear you.

  88. Walt says:

    I am amazed. Been 5 minutes and lisab has not fired back in defense of the martial art of ballet.

  89. bio mom says:

    Romney here tomorrow in Wilmington. Weare covered by all the Philly Tv stations

  90. Walt says:


    I readily agree that ballet dancers do have to be in good shape.
    But you almost never see them get bloody noses, ballet mat burns, impetigo, cauliflower ear, pokes in the eye, broken this or that during practice or a match, inadvertant & immobilizing knee to the groin, or head butts (I once saw two wrestlers both go simultaneously for a low take down, cracked their heads together and it knock one out cold and the other hit the mat stunned and in la-la land but still conscious).

    Come to think of it, if ballet had more of that kind of action, I bet it would attract more viewers, esp. in the south.

  91. lisab says:

    “But you almost never see them get bloody noses, ballet mat burns, impetigo, cauliflower ear, pokes in the eye …”

    you have obviously never known a ballerina

    and …

    not good shape …

    freakishly great shape

  92. Walt says:


    That is not a balerina. And that is not a ballet stage or “arena”.

    That is an actress who maybe had some ballet background training.

    This is not a ballet, it is a fake fight scene in a movie. None of those people suffered real injuries (except maybe that one dude who got kicked pretty hard).

  93. lisab says:

    actually she was a ballerina … but was too weak to keep it up

    there is an old saying… if ballet was easy they would call it wrestling

  94. Walt says:

    “you have obviously never known a ballerina”
    I say nay, nay.

    I knew a ballerina, but she had to give it up. She was 5 foot 6 inches tall, weighed 240. The guys who had to lift her kept getting injured. the guys formed a union and put in some weight rules. The ballet company had to let her go.
    I think she is now drawing public assistance, and is no longer officially in the labor force.

    I think the ballet lifter guys were all Republicans. Obammer will be on TV soon to rail against this one more example of the GOP war on women.

  95. Walt says:


    Was the woman in the video Jennifer Garner (a WV native, BTW)?

  96. lisab says:

    ballerinas are so crazy they even made the list of 1001 things not to do before you die

    #26 date a ballerina

    So delicate. So lovely. So, ahem, flexible. And so batsh!t psycho! If dancers in general are notorious flakes, then ballerinas are the Arch Duke of Coo Coo for Cocoa Puffs. Years of being molded into the world’s most perfect vision of human motion yields both beauty incarnate and a brain so addled by eating disorders, intense competition, backstabbing other girls and constantly being hit on that they essentially cannot function in society.

    Now by “function in society” we mean “able and/or willing to sustain any kind of non-abusive reciprocal relationship with a man.” Which they can’t. It’s as if you took someone who was bi-polar, charted the waves of their personalities and given them the pill that would amplify each crest and trough.

    Every cloud has a silver lining though. Note I said “Date” a ballerina. I did not say “don’t bang a ballerina”. Now that’s something else altogether. Those mood swings, well then lend themselves pretty handily to other kind of swings, if you know what I’m talking about. Let’s just end it with one word – handstands.

  97. lisab says:

    no, the woman was summer glau


    she lost her career after breaking a toe rather badly … only perfect physical specimens can be professional ballerinas

    seriously … a professional ballerina will dance 6-8 hours a day!

    that does not include other training

    here is one of my favorite videos … this ballerina, not yet a professional when the video was made, accidentally kicks herself in the head …

  98. lisab says:


    take a look at this video … this workout is NOT the real workout ballet people do, it is just to make money


    check out their bodies

    this is no lie. professional ballerinas have freakishly strong bodies.

  99. Walt says:

    Summer Glau–born 1981.

    Glau received a scholarship to a ballet company and was home-schooled from grades 3 to 12 to accommodate her ballet training.[3] Glau was classically trained as a ballet dancer[4] and also studied tango and flamenco. After a broken toe[3] ended her dancing career,[4] Glau later moved to Los Angeles in 2002 to pursue a more active acting career.
    Not sure when she started her “ballet career”, but by age 21 she had started her real career in TV and films. Bornn 1981, Hollywood by 2001.
    Her ballet “career” musta been a very short one.

  100. lisab says:

    she was never a pro

    but she still kicked butt!

    not many actors could have physically done that scene

    even so she was obviously not in top shape

  101. Tim says:

    I have no idea what you are even talking about……….

  102. Tim says:

    Well, I’m glad I read this thread. Because now, I know that Liberal Judges ignore the Constitution, ballerinas are good in the sack, and the Chicago thugs play dirty.

  103. Scott says:

    ABC/Washington Post has a poll out today showing the O Man ahead of the Mittster by 7 among registered voters.Last month,Romney was ahead by 2.Obama’s approval rating is back to 50%,up from 46%.
    The poll breathlessly ascribes the good news for Obama to a major increase in his favor among women voters,especially white women.
    This is typical agenda-driven media polling.A poll is taken to confirm the meme the network and newspaper have been pushing for the last month.
    Two(2) footnotes about the poll:
    (1) there are no crosstabs
    (2) it was taken Easter weekend
    This poll is probably trash!

  104. Cat Stevens says:

    Mawwwwning has brooooooken…..

  105. hellbelly says:

    ABC should stick to their breathless reporting about “pink slime” and leave politics to the adults.

  106. hugh says:

    Scott. I dont think if the election were held tomorrow Obama would win by 7, but I do think where a few months ago he months ago he would have been lost today he would win. This will not stop until Santorum drops out. And if it continues much longer our odds will continue to drop as the independents who are being turned off start to have there opinions harden as with some of the right wing which may decide either to not work hard for Romney or not vote. This needs to end with PA or I am not sure we can make up the huge amount of ground we have already given up.

  107. hugh says:

    The latest idiot conservative pundit to help continue our suffering was M Malkin who on the hannity told this whopper “I dont think anybody believes this race is over”. Really Michelle I believe it is over all except bayonetting the wounded republican party laying bloodied on the field, by the traitorous Rush etc. Either these pundits who either lost their minds or no longer care about their country just maintaining their audiences.

  108. 20 – I am amazed that no one has called you on your dispicable post. Bella Santorum is not a pawn being used for sympathy.

  109. janz says:

    #111 Ray, ‘dispicable post?’ It was a timeline observation, nothing more or less.

    The behavior I’m finding to be negatively alarming is Santorum’s — how he is putting this country, his family through so many hoops, just so he can somehow grab the nomination ring!