Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo

By Deal W. Hudson and Keith A Fournier

10/4/2012 (1 year ago)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Mitt Romney shocked the main stream media and knocked President Barack Obama down to the mat

There is no question of who won this first Presidential debate. The news over the next 24 hours will demonstrate that this first Presidential debate marked a turning point in this critical election. The only question is how much - and how quickly - the poll numbers change?

Romney and Obama shake hands as debate begins

Romney and Obama shake hands as debate begins

Highlights

By Deal W. Hudson and Keith A Fournier

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

10/4/2012 (1 year ago)

Published in Politics & Policy

Keywords: Debate, Mitt Romeny, Paul Ryan, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Denver, campaign 2012, Deal W Hudson, Keith A Fournier


DENVER, CO. (Catholic Online) - The Obama campaign issued a press release  on Wednesday officially denying the truth of the two stories we published on the Obama campaign push calls to a Catholic voter in Pittsburgh named Joy Allen.

It does not matter, it happened and it was wrong.

Each of the callers began to read from exactly the same script.  The script contained claims that President Obama was not pro-abortion and that Planned Parenthood did not emphasize its abortion services (no kidding!). 

But, the part of the story that is finding traction in the mainstream media is this question from the script:

"How can you support a Mormon who does not believe in Jesus Christ?"

This instance of "playing the Mormon card" is a tactic which both the President and his campaign manager promised would not be employed.

Here is the statement from the Obama campaign denying the push call story:

"As a campaign, we have made it unequivocally clear that a candidate's religion is out of bounds. The activity that is being attributed to the Obama Campaign and our Catholics For Obama program is categorically false. When we talk to voters about what's at stake, we talk about Mitt Romney promising to repeal healthcare, slash education, and his support of an economic policy that pays for tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires with tax increases on the middle class."

The implication of this statement is clear: If the story is "categorically false" then either Joy Allen or Deal Hudson is lying.

What can be said in response to someone who calls you a liar? We are not going to waste our breath in responding -- neither Hudson nor Allen invented the story, and, frankly, both were stunned that the Obama campaign would do anything so stupid.

In fact, if we were to brainstorm about what kinds of mistakes the Obama campaign might make to completely embarrass their candidate, it would have never occurred to us that attacking Gov. Romney's faith would be on the list. Why? Because the backlash would be so instantaneous and damaging -- as it is right now!

The basic facts of the story are contained in the original stories, but two facts common to both stories should be underscored: Both of the women who called Joy Allen identified themselves as "being from the Obama campaign" and as "a practicing Catholic voting for Obama."  This is precisely what the Obama campaign denies.

Several members of the media have attempted to contact Joy Allen directly, but no one has attempted to contact Deal Hudson in spite of the fact that the Obama campaign has called his story "categorically false."

When Joy Allen decides to, she will accept another media platform to tell her story again.  When the public hears from Allen herself, the Obama campaign will find itself in the embarrassing situation of having dismissed her story in advance.  Her retelling will leave no doubt in anyone's mind as to its veracity. 

Tonight (Wednesday), in the first of three important Presidential debates in this critical election, Mitt Romney shocked the main stream media and knocked President Barack Obama down to the mat - at least figuratively - in what would be called a TKO, a technical knock out, in most Martial Arts competitions. Romney won this first and critical debate in technique, delivery, command of facts, courage and ideas. He did so decisively! Even the Obama cheering squad in the main stream media had to admit this fact.

The news over the next 24 hours will demonstrate that this first Presidential debate marked a turning point in this critical election.The only question is how much the poll numbers will actually change - and how quickly? The pundits will pontificate over what it might mean for the next two debates but no-one can doubt which of these two candidates had the "eye of the tiger".

Even as the Press spread out seeking first reactions, the "spin rooms" of the campaigns were not arguing over which of the two candidates won - but only over how big of an effect Mitt Romney's decisive win this Wednesday evening will have on the outcome of this pivotal Presidential election. This debate was, as they say, a "game changer".  

Stay tuned - there is much more to come.

---


Pope Francis: end world hunger through 'Prayer and Action'


© 2014 - Distributed by THE NEWS CONSORTIUM

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for August 2014
Refugees:
That refugees, forced by violence to abandon their homes, may find a generous welcome and the protection of their rights.
Oceania: That Christians in Oceania may joyfully announce the faith to all the people of that region.



Comments


More Politics & Policy

Political donations soar after Supreme Court rules against campaign contribution caps Watch

Image of In April the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that capping the amount of money a person contributes to a political campaign was unconstitutional.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

When the U.S. Supreme Court did away with financial restrictions on federal candidates and party committees in April 2014 during their hearing of the McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, wealthy individuals who frequently donate to party committees and ... continue reading


Of nearly 38,000 immigrant children in the U.S. - only 280 deported Watch

Image of Federal officials expect another huge surge of children from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala to begin shortly after the temperatures go down.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

In a surprising bit of news, the Obama administration has quietly released a huge majority of the illegal immigrant children who poured over the U.S. Mexico border earlier this year. Furthermore, they're making their homes in very well-to-do American ... continue reading


Classic Cloward-Piven: Here's the simple reason why Obama is breaking the immigration system in the USA Watch

Image of Obama's Cloward-Piven strategy is showing.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

You can't fix something unless you break it first. This appears to be what Obama has done to the U.S. immigration system. Political analysts now expect that Obama will use the current immigration crisis to overhaul the system into something he likes. But more ... continue reading


Stopping at nothing, Davos Man, Warren Buffett, donates staggering $1.2 billion to promote abortion Watch

Image of Obama awarding Buffett the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

By Marshall Connolly, Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Warren Buffett has given $1.2 billion to fund abortion advocacy and "research." This startling conclusion comes from the New York Times, which is reporting that he donates hundreds of millions of dollars at a time to a foundation named after his late wife, Susan ... continue reading


Get ready America: Obama set to bypass Senate on international treaty Watch

Image of President Obama and his administration are getting ready to present a climate change treaty to the U.N. and are willing to ignore a Constitutionally required Senate approval to do so.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

President Barack Obama is working to create a sweeping international climate change agreement to compel nations to cut fossil fuel emissions; however, he is seeking to do this without ratification from Congress. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - This agreement is ... continue reading


That was one costly Web site! In fact the most expensive in Internet history. The Cost of Healthcare.gov estimated $1.7 Billion Watch

Image of The 60 contracts related to the development and operation of the Federal Marketplace started between January 2009 and January 2014. The contracts ranged from health benefit data collection and consumer research, to cloud computing and Web site development.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

That's one might expensive Web site! It's estimated that the Healthcare. Gove Web site, intended to facilitate health care reform, or "Obamacare," has cost U.S. Taxpayers about $1.7 BILLION dollars. That's not even the half of it, as the U.S. government is ... continue reading


Obama administration announces new HHS mandate rules Watch

Image of Sylvia Burwell, HHS secretary, said that the new rules will ensure access to free contraception,

By CNA/EWTN News

The Department of Health and Human Services issued on Friday new rules regarding its contraception mandate, after the Supreme Court ruled against its application to certain companies this summer. (CNA/EWTN News) - The rules create a new way for non-profit groups to ... continue reading


BEEN THERE: Attorney General Eric Holder shares personal experiences while in Ferguson Watch

Image of Attorney General Eric Holder shakes hands with Bri Ehsan, right, following his meeting with students at St. Louis Community College Florissant Valley.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

In Ferguson, Missouri to investigate the officer-involved shooting of teenager Michael Brown, Attorney General Eric Holder shared personal stories of his own encounters with racial discrimination. "I am the Attorney General of the United States, but I am also a ... continue reading


One percent? Try the MORE THAN A THIRD in U.S. who rely on Welfare Watch

Image of Back in the

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Back in the "Occupy Wall Street" days, protestors rallied around the concept of the United States' "One Percent," which referred to the people with power in the U.S. government. On the other side of the coin, more than ONE THIRD of all U.S. households are now ... continue reading


SMILE FOR THE CAMERA! Texas Governor Rick Perry cheerfully turns himself in Watch

Image of Under duress, Texas Governor Rick Perry maintained an upbeat and positive attitude. Arriving at the Travis County courthouse in Austin for booking and fingerprinting, Perry gave a warm smile for his mug shot.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Under duress, Texas Governor Rick Perry maintained an upbeat and positive attitude. Arriving at the Travis County courthouse in Austin for booking and fingerprinting, Perry gave a warm smile for his mug shot. He's charged with felony corruption charges ... continue reading


All Politics & Policy News

Newsletters

Newsletter Sign Up icon

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers

Daily Readings

Reading 1, First Corinthians 2:10-16
10 to us, though, God has given revelation through ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 145:8-9, 10-11, 12-13, 13-14
8 Yahweh is tenderness and pity, slow to anger, full ... Read More

Gospel, Luke 4:31-37
31 He went down to Capernaum, a town in Galilee, and ... Read More

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for September 2nd, 2014 Image

St. Ingrid of Sweden
September 2: Born in Skänninge, Sweden, in the 13th century, St. Ingrid lived ... Read More

Inform, Inspire & Ignite Logo

Find Catholic Online on Facebook and get updates right in your live feed.

Become a fan of Catholic Online on Facebook


Follow Catholic Online on Twitter and get News and Product updates.

Follow us on Twitter