Obama Campaign Reportedly "Gives Up" on Arizona -- Surprised?

Categories: Morning Poll
obama-whirly-hat-sq.jpg
sodahead.com
President Obama's campaign manager Jim Messina says they're done trying to win Arizona, now that the election's a few days away, according to Politico.

"Messina called Arizona an 'enticing prospect' and said that public and private polling has shown the state fairly close," the Politico report says. "But the Obama adviser emphasized that the president expects to win the election with the votes of more traditional swing states."

See also:
-President Obama, Mitt Romney "Dead Even" in Arizona, if Poll Is to Be Trusted
-Obama Winning Arizona: Not as Dumb of an Idea as People Thought
-Obama Winning Arizona Sounds Like a Dumb Idea Again

Out of the eight companies that polled Arizona voters about the race between Obama and Mitt Romney, only one of those companies ever came back with an Obama lead -- and that same company showed Obama leads in Arizona three times.

Most New Times readers weren't really buying the Obama lead, according to one of our highly unscientific reader polls.

That said, does team Obama's new strategy of ehh, maybe next time, Arizona surprise anyone?

Cast your vote below:



My Voice Nation Help
96 comments
xirdneh132
xirdneh132

His goal shouldn't have been to win but lay the groundwork for later. The Democratic Party has potential for the future, especially within the next ten years to start moving this state back to sanity but to do that his campaign should be focused on getting votes here now, connecting with younger people and some older people so the future looks better. It amazes me how little people see and plan for the long game.

ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

If the Democrats can't even field a candidate for Maricopa County Attorney, the most powerful position in the state, then why should the President and his team spend the time or money here. The Dems need to get more serious about the important positions in the state.

bob_lablaw96
bob_lablaw96

So, Barry doesn't care about the 47% of Americans in Arizona?  He doesn't intend to represent us if, by some chance, he is given a second try at this thing called "being the President?"

 

We must have some really crappy golf courses for him to give up on us like this.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

I can almost bet that if the Holder Justice Department indicted the Flaccid Fucknut, Dave Henderbulk, Candy Andy Thomas, and Aubuchon, Obama would have EASILY won Arizona.

 

I even told his campaign that when I donated $20.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

lets see, we have sheriffs who are killing themselves in drunk driving accidents, sheriffs who routinely kill people in their custody, sheriffs who have had improper relations with minors when they were headmasters at a school, a governor who is all for carrying guns in places that serve open alcohol (concealed weapons on top of that), the same governor who is still drawing government checks for her son "the knife point rapist" while he is serving time, the same governor who used her political connections to avoid a DUI, a sheriff who would rather arrest dishwashers and landscapers instead of rapists and child molesters, political players whom many of which are being investigated for being crooks, others who are crooks and still in office, a police agency that most of the higher command was let go for being crooks, border agents that kill each other, sheriffs deputies who were involved with the drug cartels and human smuggling.......... and people who not only allow this shit, THEY KEEP RE-ELECTING THESE IDIOTS!!!!  and people wonder why they dont campaign here or spend more time with us? the better question is....WHY WOULD THEY WANT OUR SUPPORT?

Michael Mufasa
Michael Mufasa

Nice pic, NT. And you wonder why they gave up? Thankfully I'm outta this fuckn hellhole sandtrap in 8mos. Good riddance.

Easkey Stewart
Easkey Stewart

This is nonsense when the AZ GOP has shot itself in the foot for any expectations in National elections. - Go Carmona!

Kevin Phillips
Kevin Phillips

what does daylight savings time have to do with anything??? we're not farmers here. it makes no sense

easkeystewart
easkeystewart

Thinking Carmona has a better than evens chance?

 

coyote_slim
coyote_slim

On the bright side Arizona has been spared, for the most part, from the annoying political ads spewing forth almost non stop. In the "swing states" anyway. There's really not more than about a dime's worth of difference between Bronco Obama and Mettmeister Romney. 

Whomever wins on Tuesday, isn't much going to change for Americans.

 

Kevin Butler
Kevin Butler

that's only because they know Obama has AZ on lock, him coming to AZ to campaign is like trying to convince a fat kid to eat cake...its pointless

Liz Reagan
Liz Reagan

Voted early. Voted for "O!" Looking fwd to seeing him continue his work.

Margaret Burkert-Smith
Margaret Burkert-Smith

It's a strategic move that will hopefully give a better chance to the Democratic candidates running for local office. Thanks for the article New Times.

Ricky Hollywood
Ricky Hollywood

Hey teabaggers ! Don't be flip-floppers, write in vote for Sarah Palin !

Miah Moss
Miah Moss

New.times....owned.by a Republican...fascists

Miah Moss
Miah Moss

Just some more Idiots making.Lies...AZ is full of Assheads.9-1o of you suck...that's why this Story is even here,, A fake.to pull more votes.from.him....thus place.has more KKK than.anywhere in USA...oh and doesn't believe in Daylight Saving Time.....lol..AzmexicoCopStateAZ..not.usa

Terrie De Santa
Terrie De Santa

I voted early and for Obama. Come on Arizona let's suprise them for a change!

Jason Roberts
Jason Roberts

Everybody knows there's just too many closed minded Right Wing morons here. What the pollsters don't know is all the rallying behind the scenes to get more voters to the booths on Tuesday. Get ready Arizona, you're going to see a smaller version of Sandy happen here at the booths.

jasonr_805
jasonr_805

With all the Right Wing idiots and their lies here, I'm not one bit surprised!

Leonardo Ramirez
Leonardo Ramirez

No, not surprised, surpressed >(:) we are victims to false adverteasing -again, maybe next time

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

 @MaskedMagician1967 

 

Not so sure about that.

 

I think in many respects, since the idiots voting for these fools don't know facts anyways and think those people are actually innocent, they would take it that it was a setup conviction.

 

That's the problem. These idiots supporters are so convinced of their own bullshit it's impossible for them to see anything else. Just gonna have to wait for them to die off.

KPASA
KPASA

NICE THOUGHTS

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

 @coyote_slim 

 

I Agree with the first sentence wholeheartedly, my sister lives in a swing state (CO) and it sucks....

 

However the rest of your post is BS. There is a lot of difference between them, mainly one (Obama) wants to actually fix things and has put us on a steady path to do so. Not a racetrack, but a path that will rebuild a good base and it is working.

 

The other (Romney) wants to put more money in his and his friends pockets rather than paying their fair share. My dog pays more taxes than Romney does.

 

Add to that the outright, blatant and often lying of the Republicans and that I could give you a list that would overload NT's blog software easily, but let's just look at 1, the Jeep ad and comments. 1000% entire bullshit, not at all true but what does Romney do? Not only double down on his comments with the ad, but then triples that by doing a radio ad too.

 

Obama may not be perfect and there are a lot of things about him I do not like, but I haven't seen him repeatedly lie straight to the american people face, get caught, refuse to retract and just keep saying it louder and louder, all the while refusing to answer reporters questions since he knows they caught him on his bullshit.

 

Like I said I can go on but won't. I will just encourage you to do your own research and make up your own mind based on facts, not hype.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

 @Flyer9753 True.

 

I'm convinced that if the AZ US Attorney's Office HAD indicted Arpaio, Henderbulk, Thomas and Aubuchon, Obama would have EASILY won Arizona.

 

But alas, Obama selected a US Attorney who was forced to recuse himself and the Office off the case.

Eleanor_Holguin
Eleanor_Holguin

 @truthseekeraz  Why? Are we going to have to wear our skirts past our knees? Will I be forced to have more children? Or wear a chastity belt? Maybe I should run away now before my life becomes dominated by the possibly new president......

 

Say something constructive with all your bs.

bob_lablaw96
bob_lablaw96

 @Flyer9753  @coyote_slim If you have never heard Obummer lie to us with a straight face, I have but one word for you...Libya.  He has screwed the facts of the assassination of our "Ambassador" more than Arpaio has screwed the justice system.

 

Fast and Furiousl...does that ring a bell that might make one think of failure?

The bailouts that were never repaid, and we were left owning a substantial part of GM and Chrysler?

Solyndra?

The hits will just keep on coming. But, can we expect much to be different under Mitt?  Sadly, no. It will be the same old shit we have had to endure for years.  We have no option to mark, "NONE OF THE ABOVE" on our ballots, and find a worthy leader.  Even if we could, the leader would become as corrupted as the rest of our Congresscritters, and we would still be in deep shit.

 

The whole thing comes down to the answer of, "Do you feel that you have a better life under the Obama Administration than you might under a different leader?"  If you said yes, you are living on entitlements and blind to reality.

coyote_slim
coyote_slim

 @Flyer9753 My Dear Flyer:

So you would be chief Acolyte for the Assumptives of Politicality? Whether the "rest" of my post is bullshit would be conjecture wholly on your part. Jeep ads would be distraction. Bottom line is, the Obamneys want war war and more war. Renditions, illegal detentions, and that ever so keen torture. Predator drone murders of innocent folk wherever. Obama loves it and the Romney is drooling like a Pavlovian dog to get his chance.

I could go on but what in hell would be the point? They both suck and neither has my vote nor my consent to govern.

I am fully up to speed on the "facts". Possibly, you might consider taking your own advise.

coyote_slim
coyote_slim

 @bob_lablaw96  @Flyer9753 Bob? You get no argument from me. On the Obama lying motif.  Our lives will not be better. Not now nor in future. The goddamn politicians entrenched in Babylon-On-The-Potomac are in this for the money and what they can get for themselves. That would to include McCain, Kyl, Flake, and whatever loose wingnuts may have been left off the list.

Entitlements? Don't get none of those. Don't care for none of those. Blind to reality? Nah, gots my eyes wide open. Republicunts/Democraps - they suck and they suck large.

coyote_slim
coyote_slim

 @Flyer9753 "Asshole?" So this was never about debate. Fuck off you silly cunt. Fuck off and die.

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

 @coyote_slim And if you really believe all that you spew you really are the problem with America (not with a K asshole)

 

Ignorant stupidity run amok

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

 @bob_lablaw96  @coyote_slim 

 

Bob I know you from AZR and you can kiss my ass to be blunt. You are a troll who thinks themselves above others and has no clue about facts.

 

I will not reply to any of your posts past this one so don't bother trying to bait.

 

Have a nice life

bob_lablaw96
bob_lablaw96

 @Flyer9753  @coyote_slim Barry had the majority of both houses of Congress for the first two years, and did nothing.

 

Actually, Bush did not enjoy that privilege for the last two years of his administration, and was blocked by the Dems from doing much of anything, in the hope that a fellow Lib would be elected.

 

We have an utter failure as our leadership.  Obama is totally unprepared for the job of President, and has no experience to draw from, other than his last disastrous years of bobbing and weaving.

 

If we would not be so rudderless, it would be a great deal to toss every one of those fuckers out of office and begin anew.  No lobbyists allowed; term limits on all offices; public financing of campaigns; transparency for all foreign aid.  There are more areas needing attention, but the point is made.

 

On November 6, dump Obama, Holder, Pelosi, Reid, and everyone else that you can find that could have been of help to us, but were not.

coyote_slim
coyote_slim

 @Flyer9753 Got ya thin skin. We're talking presidential politics here. There are no facts to debate. Obamney lies and Rombama lies. The Amerikan people are lied to. 

War is the health of Amerikan Empire and Amerika is armpit deep in it. Africa? Oh yes. Killing Africans each and every day. Asia? Oh yes, killing Asians each and every day. Brown skin Muslim people. They die so that you can vote on Tuesday for more Muslim death. Congrats enabler of murder. You simply validate those nasty Amerikan war crimes.

Oh yes and, Jeep is outsourcing just about all of it's production crap to Italy. And yes, I have already voted. That is my civic duty. And yes, Obamney and the Rombama do NOT have my consent to govern.

Okie-dokie, what point do we debate next? And by the by, doesn't matter if the Bushco cranked up that torture bullshit, the Obamaney cares the plan forward with relish.

T'would seem that Brother Obama truly enjoys being the White Houseboy. 

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

 @coyote_slim 

 

No.

 

My direct refuting of your "There's really not more than about a dime's worth of difference between Bronco Obama and Mettmeister Romney." is not conjecture, it is FACT and I can give you a lot more of them if you would like.

 

Obama wants war??? This is the President that is getting us out of the 2 wars we are in now and NOT rushing to get us into another with Iran, whereas Romney has stated very clearly that he wants a more direct handling of Iran, including troops on the ground IN IRAN! That is war. That is the definition of war when you place your troops inside another counties borders and they are not an ally of yours.

 

"Renditions, illegal detentions, and that ever so keen torture" - oh you mean the programs BUSH started? The ones that when it came to light there was so much outcry that 2 of those were stopped before he left office?

 

The third, illegal detentions. This was one of Bush's babies. I agree it should not have happened and to that end Gitmo needs to be closed, the people their need to either be tried in a court of law or released. But who blocked that? Oh that's right, REPUBLICANTS.

 

I do not agree with the drone strikes either, but that program was started under Bush and since this is NOT a dictatorship it's not just up to me or Obama to stop that program. There is congress and the GOP who want MORE drone strikes. The same GOP that has the wonderful (not) record of 385 filibusters during Obama's term.

 

Jeep ads are NOT a distraction, they are a LIE along with all the other LIES that Romney has told in an attempt to get into office. If you have no problem with someone like Romney who lies as easily as he walks across a room, that is of course your right, but it's a stupid outlook to be blunt. Do you allow it when your bank lies to you about how much money you have in your account or do you fight it if you think they are wrong? Same thing.

 

Do I like everything Obama has done, as I originally stated, no.

 

But to look at the two and say they are "not more than about a dime's worth of difference" is utter bullshit based on the facts and performance history.

 

Vote for whoever you like as will I, I would recommend a vote for one or the other otherwise at this point in time, your vote is wasted since no one else other than the primary 2 has a hope in hell of winning.

 

Your say you are up to speed on the facts. Your posts clearly show otherwise.

 

I will be more than happy to have a debate with you on the facts, when I see you use a fact. So far you have not done that.

Now Trending

From the Vault

 

Loading...