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    At Best a Fleeting Tie for Obama. The Reality is a Cancer on His Campaign

    At Best a Fleeting Tie for Obama.  The Reality is a Cancer on His Campaign

    I think Mitt Romney won the debate, but not by much. He flubbed a few good opportunities to really score decisive blows on the President, but definitely drew more blood. The CNN polling and CBS News polling confirm it. While more thought Barack Obama won the debate, largely because his last performance was so bad, clear majorities outside the margin of error thought Mitt Romney | Read More »

    The Debate and Post Debate

    The Debate and Post Debate

    Tonight, the President will try to come back from a bad debate performance against Mitt Romney one mile up in Denver with a town hall debate in Long Island, NY. This will be roughly at sea level, so the God-King should be okay altitude wise. The question is whether he’ll be okay attitude wise. The stakes are high and the Democrats are not confident. Personally, | Read More »

    Hillary Clinton Prepares to See Underside of Obama Bus

    I do hear that President Obama will let Hillary Clinton tour a tire factory this week so she can at least match a dress to the tire tread, but one way or the other, Hillary Clinton is now going under the Obama bus. Joe Biden began the effort to throw Hillary under the bus in the debate Thursday night. He said the White House never | Read More »

    Thomas Peterffy and the Freedom to Succeed

    Thomas Peterffy and the Freedom to Succeed

    Thomas Peterffy is the founder of Interactive Brokers, an online brokerage firm. But he wasn’t always. In 1956, Thomas Peterffy, unable to speak English, fled Hungary as the Iron Curtain was lowering on Eastern Europe. By the time Peterffy left Hungary, the communists were in charge. Around 350,000 people, many intellectuals and politicians, were purged by the communists. In 1956, Hungary went through a revolution | Read More »

    Martha Raddatz Was Horrible

    Journalists are, unsurprisingly, rallying around Martha Raddatz’s awesome performance as a moderator last night. The general rule is that the side that loses thinks the moderator was terrible. I think Paul Ryan won the debate last night, assisted by Joe Biden’s braying jackass routine, but I think Raddatz was a terrible moderator. Ben Domenech’s excellent Transom lays out why: Good moderators can be active or | Read More »

    An Insignificant Hour and a Half of Joe Biden Braying Like a Biblical Donkey

    An Insignificant Hour and a Half of Joe Biden Braying Like a Biblical Donkey

    I really do personally like Joe Biden, but he came across as a braying Biblical donkey tonight on stage in Kentucky. It was made worse by a moderator who lost repeated control of the debate. Up front, I have to say I’m hung up on one big thing. Joe Biden said the intelligence community got it wrong in Libya, but he says we can trust | Read More »

    Relations Between Press and Politics

    Tom Nides, who stands a good chance of being Obama’s next chief of staff should Obama get a second term, is married to Virginia Moseley. Ms. Moseley is a senior producer at ABC News. We know Martha Raddatz, who will moderate tonight’s debate, was once married to the Obama FCC Chairman. They have, however, been divorced for a good while.I’ve been compiling all these relations | Read More »

    The Real Joe Biden: The Wrongest Man To Ever Utter Wrong Things

    The Real Joe Biden: The Wrongest Man To Ever Utter Wrong Things

    The Obama campaign keeps claiming that Mitt Romney did not really show up last Wednesday. Apparently it was ManBearPig, which is why Al Gore decided to raise his voice with the altitude conspiracy. I wonder if the real Joe Biden will show up tonight. Biden, who considers himself an expert on all things foreign policy, famously admitted to opposing Obama going after Osama. He’s like | Read More »

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    Send 2016 to Undecided Voters in Swing States

    Many RedState readers have seen Dinesh D’Souza’s film 2016. Our sister publication, Human Events, is today launching a project to send copies of 2016 to undecided voters in swing states. But they need your financial support to make it happen. For each donation of $20.16, Human Events will send one copy of 2016 to a self-described “undecided” voter or household of voters in Ohio, Florida, | Read More »

    The American Political Press’s Psycho Moment

    The American Political Press's Psycho Moment

    I was too hard on Chuck Todd in my earlier post. I apologize to him for it. My point was not to brow beat Chuck Todd, but many people took it as such. I have to conclude I failed to convey the extent of my point because in focusing as I did on Chuck Todd and his remark, I overshadowed the substance of his remark. | Read More »

    A Look at Chuck Todd and Conspiratorial Media Incest

    A Look at Chuck Todd and Conspiratorial Media Incest

    I got a great laugh out of this Chuck Todd near meltdown on Meet the Depressed the other day. His voice quivered in moral outrage over Jack Welch suggesting something was up with the unemployment numbers last Friday. Chuck Todd proclaimed, “What we’re doing, we’re corroding trust in our government in a way, and one time responsible people are doing to control it. And the | Read More »

    Joe Walsh For Congress

    Joe Walsh For Congress

    Congressman Joe Walsh (IL-08) is the real deal. He is a true conservative of principle. And he will not back down. He not just votes right on these issues, as a freshman member of Congress he has led on numerous Conservative priorities including leading our balanced Budget Amendment fight. Yes there are other Conservative Members like Joe who fight the good fight, and fortunately for | Read More »

    Democrats Freak Out About Ohio

    The Democrats are in a full on freak out over Ohio. Harry Reid is giving his Super PAC $250,000.00 to run ads attacking Josh Mandel.MoveOn.org is sending out emails rallying its members to support Democrats in Ohio.Now Senator Bennet of Colorado is sending out emails to his supporters with the subject line “Buckeye for a day.”In the email, Bennet writes: If special interest groups can | Read More »

    Todd Akin Can Win. The NRSC Will Cut Off Its Nose to Spite Its Face in Missouri.

    Todd Akin Can Win.  The NRSC Will Cut Off Its Nose to Spite Its Face in Missouri.

    In 2010, the National Republican Senatorial Committee spent a great deal of time and energy portraying conservatives as the reason the GOP did not take back the Senate. They blamed Jim DeMint for Sharon Angle’s win, though he chose not to supporter her in the primary. They blamed Jim DeMint and Sarah Palin for Christine O’Donnell’s win, though they endorsed a week before the primary | Read More »

    The Obama Campaign Processed This Donation

    The Obama Campaign Processed This Donation

    Here now is the screenshot of what Barack Obama’s campaign processed as a donation to the campaign. This would not have happened had the Obama campaign taken basic steps to verify credit card information. But, as always, Team Obama relied on someone else to fix their mess — the bank. Had basic checks been implemented, this donation would have been rejected. Keep in mind that | Read More »