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Cheryl Voted for Obama in 2008, But …

Posted on | August 22, 2012 | 3 Comments

. . . this time in New Hampshire? Not so much:

Governor Romney challenged each member of the crowd to speak to one Obama voter to convince them to change their minds this time around.
The visuals were excellent and it seemed hard work of the volunteers paid off. My interviews after the event suggested an energized crowd, but the most significant moment was an interview with a newly retired schoolteacher named Cheryl from Nashua New Hampshire.
Cheryl was an Obama voter, a former teacher who had never gone to a Romney event before. She left as a Romney voter. I asked her per, Gov Romney’s challenge, what she would say to a fellow 2008 Obama voter to persuade them to change their vote her answer was telling:
“All they have to do is listen carefully, there is so much negativity and there is no message in negativity.”
Her dissatisfaction, more than any successfully staged event is the greatest danger to the election prospects of this administration.

Read the rest of Da Tech Guy’s column at the Examiner.


3 Responses to “Cheryl Voted for Obama in 2008, But …”

  1. DonSurber
    August 22nd, 2012 @ 12:17 pm

    Excellent post. Polls right now are the NFL exhibition games (er.
    pre-season games). There are more Cheryls than media would have you
    believe. Keep talking to people. Keep following the money. Keep watching
    what the pols do not what the polls say. 40 states.

  2. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    August 22nd, 2012 @ 12:33 pm

    Well said. Still the polls are useful for generally tracking the trends in states to see where things are heading. But that has to be tracked over time.

  3. Zilla of the Resistance
    August 22nd, 2012 @ 3:12 pm

    Cheryl isn’t the only one! Wealthy (now former) Obama donors just aren’t into him anymore either, but it’s because he has been so RUDE to them: