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The Full Mitt Romney Fundraiser Speech

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Romney, Video

The first clip blew up yesterday and now we have the full video. In two parts. From Mother Jones. First Video Second Video What will this do the Romney campaign? Three things. First, it reinforces the notion that Romney will do or say anything to get elected. And before you jump on me, there’s a […]

September 18th, 2012 | Permalink| 16 Comments »

VIDEO: Mitt Romney Repeats Misconception That 47% Of Americans Pay No Income Tax

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Romney, Taxes, Video

Oh Mitt… Want to know where he got that number from? The non-partisan Center of Budget and Policy Priorities breaks it down. First… The 51 percent and 46 percent figures are anomalies that reflect the unique circumstances of the past few years, when the economic downturn greatly swelled the number of Americans with low incomes. […]

September 17th, 2012 | Permalink| 35 Comments »

Gallup: Obama Sees Modest Increase In Approval After Convention; Increases Lead Over Romney

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Obama, Polls, Republicans, Romney

I don’t expect this to last very long, especially after the job numbers. From Gallup: President Barack Obama and the Democratic Party look as if they are getting at least a preliminary bounce from their convention. Today’s (Friday, Sept. 7) Gallup Daily tracking update puts Obama’s job approval rating at 52%, the highest it has […]

September 7th, 2012 | Permalink| No Comments »

Poll: Heading Into Convention, Romney Leads Obama by 4 In North Carolina

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, North Carolina, Obama, Polls, Romney

It’s neck and neck going into the convention in Charlotte. From the Charlotte Observer: CHARLOTTE, N.C. Republican Mitt Romney appears to have gotten his bounce from his party’s national convention – at least in the state hosting the Democratic convention, according to a poll released Sunday. The new Elon University/Charlotte Observer Poll shows the GOP […]

September 3rd, 2012 | Permalink| No Comments »

Romney Behind Clint Eastwood’s Bizarre Apperance

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Romney

Mitt will never live this one down… From NY Times: Mr. Romney privately invited Mr. Eastwood, of “Dirty Harry” fame, to speak after the actor had given him a gravelly, full-throated endorsement at a star-studded fund-raiser at the Sun Valley Resort Lodge in Idaho this summer. “He just made my day. What a guy,” Mr. […]

August 31st, 2012 | Permalink| 8 Comments »

Former Florida Gov Charlie Crist Endorses Obama, Lambasts GOP

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Elections, Florida, Independents, Obama, Romney

Crist was rumored to be on the GOP Veep short list in 2008, but McCain ultimately went with Palin. Then he wanted the GOP Senate seat in Florida, but lost to Marco Rubio when he ran as an Independent when Rubio showed too much juice as a Tea Party candidate. The big knock against Crist […]

August 27th, 2012 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

VIDEO: Romney Actually Goes There With Birther Joke

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Romney, Video

Probably the saddest appeal to the base yet. Can’t believe he went there. Here’s his quote… “I love being home, in this place where Ann and I were raised, where but the both of us were born,” Romney said after introducing his wife, fellow Michigan native Ann. “No one’s ever asked to see my birth […]

August 24th, 2012 | Permalink| 7 Comments »

It’s unsustainable, stupid.

By mw | Related entries in Debt, Deficit, Divided Government, europe, Fiscal Responsibility, Health Care, Obama, Romney

In the 1992 presidential campaign, James Carville’s motivational meme “It’s the economy, stupid.” perfectly encapsulated the key issue of the election. In 2012 “It’s unsustainable, tuip”. You may not like the Romney/Ryan plans for dealing with our unsustainable spending, debt and entitlements, but at least it is a substantive plan and they are willing to talk about it during this campaign. If the Democrats and the Obama administration have a sustainable fiscal plan for the United States government I don’t know what it is, and they sure seem reluctant to talk about putting anything meaningful on the table. The easiest thing for the President to do would be to embrace the Simpson-Bowles plan. It was his commission. It was his idea. If the 2012 presidential election comes down to a choice between a candidate with a serious plan to get us out of this morass vs. a candidate that appears to ignore it – the man with the plan wins.

August 22nd, 2012 | Permalink| 8 Comments »

CNN VIDEO: Wisconsin Moves To Toss-Up

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Electoral College, Obama, Romney, Video, Wisconsin

John King breaks it down… Honestly, this doesn’t surprise me. While Wisconsin leans left, when voter enthusiasm isn’t up…it’s tight. Kerry barely won it in 2004 and Gore’s margin was even closer in 2000. Obama ran away with it in 2008, so it remains to be seen if Ryan can make that big of an […]

August 17th, 2012 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

GOP Insiders Worried About Ryan Pick

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Republicans, Romney, Ryan, Veep

I thought that the Ryan pick was a curious one for Romney, but I didn’t anticipate this much apprehension in the GOP ranks. From Politico: Away from the cameras, and with all the usual assurances that people aren’t being quoted by name, there is an unmistakable consensus among Republican operatives in Washington: Romney has taken […]

August 14th, 2012 | Permalink| 2 Comments »