Keep Calm: Obama’s post-#DNC2012 “bounce” is no reason for conservatives to panic

Posted by: ST on September 10, 2012 at 7:21 pm

Obama and ClintonSo the Bamster got a bit of a convention bounce.

Is anyone surprised by this at all? If so, you shouldn’t be.  Put Obama’s mug on in primetime while he’s surrounded by popular A-List celebrities performing and giving empty but stirring speeches on a visually appealing stage, combine it with the sustained popularity of former President Bill “Bubba” Clinton, and you’ve got a winning punch.

For the short term.

As far as the long term goes, we have two months to go before election day. Yet I’m already seeing people in panic mode as a result of convention polling favorable to Obama that just bumped him up a few percentage points. STOP.  Democrats and their allies in the mainstream media would love for conservatives and Republicans to be do disheartened by the “bounce” that they talk themselves into believing the race is over.  It is NOT.   Consider this: In the states that matter, the  so-called “swing states”, Obama received NO bounce.  Yep, still neck and neck in states like North Carolina and Colorado.   Would I like to see Romney up by a comfortable margin? Of course.  But our work is cut out for us as it has been for months, we’ve all been working our buns off, and now is not the time to throw in the towel. Remember: The MSM and Democrats are notorious for (wrongly) predicting the demise of conservatives and conservatism, as Dana Loesch and @hmfearny remind us here.

Also, consider this: Jay Cost has a good analysis of convention numbers – and summer polling numbers for both Romney and Obama  – here, and predicts a typical and eventual bounce fade … just in time for the debates to kick into high gear.

Keep your chin up, your battle gear at hand, and your game face ON.  There is never a good time to resign yourself to defeat … especially when victory is so tantalizingly close at hand.

Photo courtesy: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

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9 Responses to “Keep Calm: Obama’s post-#DNC2012 “bounce” is no reason for conservatives to panic”


  1. Lorica says:

    Everyone should know that these polls don’t get accurate until the end of October. – Lorica

  2. Foxx says:

    Just goes to show whose in for the long haul and whose ready and willing to quit and give up in the slightest hint of trouble. Wake the hell up, Conservatives.

  3. Drew the Infidel says:

    Besides being statistical lies these poll numbers more than likely will cause complacency on the part of arrogant commiecrats, thinking, “Why should I vote; it’s a foregone conclusion, right?” Dream on. Did Dewey beat Truman in ’48 like the headlines said? As Yogi Berra once said, “It ain’t over till it’s over.”

  4. Jay says:

    I wont lie, I am starting to panic. But I think things will tighten up again. It’s too bad tho that we can’t be up 5 points when we’ve had 8 percent employment for 40 months???

  5. EBL says:

    Too early to panic Jay. It is the third quarter and (at best) Obama has a field goal advantage. This race is completely fluid but the advantage is still Romney’s. People who will swing this election are waiting for the debates.

  6. EBL says:

    And remember the historic trends: Carter-Reagan and Bush-Dukakis (Carter and Dukakis were both ahead at this point).

    If this trend of Obama leading Romney holds beyond a week it will give me pause. If it holds beyond the debates, start worrying then. Presidential debates are October 3, 16 and 22. Veep debate on October 11.

  7. Steph says:

    Last week I tweeted that this is exactly what would happen during and after the DNC Convention. As more and more people are waking up and learning what is really going on, this “bump” will go away. However, I am very concerned about Romney’s recent quotes of supporting part of Ocare and taxing higher earners. Sounds an awful lot like O and that really frightens me. What say you all?

  8. Zippy says:

    I always thought that statistically speaking, for an incumbent to be at this percentage point within the race, it was bad news for the incumbent.

    My prayers are that this AMATEUR doesn’t get reelected. And as usual, I’m keeping it clean.

  9. Carlos says:

    These polls, being as unbalanced as they are in favor of the Dems in general and Obhammud in specific, are simply a desperate attempt by the media to influence the outcome of the election just like they did the last one.

    Let’s hope the voters have wised up a bit.