This file is a very brief diary of some examples of the Roanoke Times slant.
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Roanoke Times, 9-19-2012, Pg 5: Romney tries to stem damage from new gaffes
Pg 16: Romney’s great divide.
The Video – Romney opining that the 47% of people who do not pay taxes are Government-Dependents and it’s doubtful they will vote for him.
Not mentioned about these video exposes is any mention of Obama’s many dubious proclamations and gaffes:
Video – Obama to crowd in Roanoke: you businessmen didn’t build your business.
Video – Obama opining that he believes in Government Enforced Wealth Redistribution.
Video – Obama referring to western-Pennsylvania residents as “clinging to their guns and Bibles”.
Obama Snafu Examples: too few to enumerate.
And so it goes with gotcha politics that each candidate hopes will “catch fire” with voters who may be moved to their camp.
Religious and political organizers have always looked at their potential followers as grouped into: Saints, Sinners and Savables.
Your Saints will vote for you unless there is a catastrophic late-breaking really bad event.
Your Sinners will NOT vote for you no matter what – period.
Your Savables are where the preponderance of the team’s efforts is directed.
Polls indicate that Obama and Romney each have about a 47% Saint base.
From the view of the Savable (6%) perspective:
Obama is trying to convince the “middle class” that he’s for them.
Romney is trying to convince the “tax payers” that he’s for them.
The Romney-Ryan approaches to the Savables are quite consistent with Romney’s statements on the referenced video.
However, the Obama 47% Saints are more vulnerable than he or his team wishes to acknowledge. They include voters who have figured out that the Debt and Social Security and Medicare are all at high risk of default with major adverse consequences for everyone including the country itself. http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/06/us-owes-62-trillion-half-million-per.html
These voters look at Western Europe, Obama’s model for America, and they see national bankruptcies and financial crisis and draconian cuts in services and support. They know that additional taxes on the wealthy, however you define the wealthy, will not make a dent in the deficit or the debt. Major reforms are required and Obama has made it clear many times that he’s not going to participate in that process.
Many of them, who voted for Obama in 2008, may well "sit-out" this election.
Believe In America, Vote for Romney & Ryan and Save America For Our Children.
“America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership.
Americans deserve better."
Senator Barack H. Obama, March 2006