Joe Kennedy III (D CAND, MA-04) thinks a drone strike killed Osama bin Laden.
Unless the name is ‘Adams,’ they rarely last beyond the third generation, and for good reason. Background: somebody pointed out to Mr. Kennedy the President’s drone operations in Yemen/Somalia, and asked whether Kennedy supported the idea that the House needs to reestablish some of its oversight into the issue. This is actually a thorny problem; and while Kennedy’s answer (he essentially blamed that awful partisan | Read More »
Comparing the instincts of Mitt Romney to those of Barack Obama.
This is what Romney-Ryan thinks is important enough to mention in the last two weeks of the campaign. It is the latest email that I have received from the campaign. Stay safe, give to the Red Cross, and GET THOSE ROMNEY-RYAN SIGNS INSIDE! High winds will turn them into deathtraps! This is what Obama for America thinks is important enough to mention in the last | Read More »
WaPo poll: Republicans ready to elect Mitt Romney!
There are two things that I would like you to understand about this graphic from the latest WaPo/ABC tracking poll (the Sunday 49/48 Romney/Obama, if I understand it correctly): For those who can’t see the picture, the WaPo has been asking Republicans why they were going to vote for Romney. In July 2012 only 36% of respondents said that they were voting for Romney, while | Read More »
Richard Carmona (D CAND, AZ-SEN) REALLY wants you to know that he denies ever screaming at that woman.
You hear that? He says that it never happened. Richard Carmona will be happy to keep telling you that, too. Over and over and over again. Background here: the short version is that Carmona’s former boss cut an ad for Jeff Flake documenting alleged crypto-stalking behavior and general anger management issues (as in, Carmona can’t manage his) shown towards said boss by the candidate. Given | Read More »
RedState Interview: Kevin Raye (R CAND, ME-02).
Maine is… interesting, this cycle. The state as a whole is very likely going to go to Barack Obama: but ME-02 is generally considered to be more accessible to Romney. This matters because Maine assigns its Electoral Votes by who wins its two Congressional Districts (with two going to the statewide winner): combine that with a legitimate candidate in ME-02 itself, and you have yourself | Read More »
Gallup plays greatest practical joke on Democrats since Woodrow Wilson candidacy.
Look at this title and subtitle: great news for Democrats, right? 2012 U.S. Electorate Looks Like 2008 Composition of electorate by race, age, gender essentially the same Yup, horrible news… wait a second. Notice what’s missing from that subtitle? As in, what rather important category? For an election? You know… political affiliation? Yeah, well, there’s a reason for that. In 2008, Gallup had the electorate | Read More »
Election in twelve days! The economy is awful! (And CNN is ripping Obama!)
Let’s see what shiny object the Obama administration comes up with TODAY to try to distract people from both of those inconvenient truths. I’m betting Full Metal Mormonism: nothing like a little casual religious bigotry to keep up the Online Left’s spirits as the hammer continues to descend. Moe Lane (crosspost) PS: Via email, prepared to be shocked by CNN’s Erin Burnett: Executive summary: “The | Read More »
National, WA State Democrats take in 121K of Catholic-hating cultist money!
Well. This was highly disturbing to read: Democrats on the bottom of the ticket in Washington state all the way to the very top are caught in a pickle. Stand against religious bigotry or give back some $60,000 in state campaign cash contributed by world-famous spiritual channeler JZ Knight after videos showing Knight preaching hatred of Catholics became public. In a story that may become | Read More »
New American Crossroads / Clint Eastwood ad.
Hey, tell me again just how much of a drag Clint Eastwood was on the Republican party: Yup, so much of a drag that American Crossroads will be running that ad in “Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio and Virginia.” But, Moe! – I hear you cry? Aren’t those swing states? Why, yes, they are – although by my count the ad’s superfluous in | Read More »
Expanding the map: GOP moves to lock down ME-02.
Essentially, the Restore Our Future Super PAC* will be putting in a 300K ad buy in that market over the next week. It’s a twofer: first, it helps blanket New Hampshire, which is one place where Obama for America is currently frantically trying to shore up its latest firewall. Second, it covers… ME-02. Recent partisan polling is showing Romney ahead, there: and since Maine is | Read More »
Speaking of Bayonets… this is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, MISTER President.
Note the equipment used there. I mention this because I know the President’s been there at least once; apparently, Obama simply didn’t give a tinker’s dam.
Obama for America… taking out $15 million dollar loan… from BANK OF AMERICA?
This is a situation where the traditional “…Wait. WHAT?” seems a bit… understated: “Obama For America took out a $15 million loan from Bank of America last month, according to the campaign’s October monthly FEC report. The loan was incurred on September 4 and is due November 14, eight days after the election. OFA received an interest rate of 2.5% plus the current Libor rate.” Now, | Read More »
RS Interview: Tom Smith (R CAND, PA-SEN).
This is a race that has recently hit the radar, largely because Tom has seriously narrowed the gap between him and incumbent Senator Bob Casey – and if you don’t like a Republican-leaning pollster’s +2, well, there’s always Quinnipiac’s -3, or Morning Call’s -2. Heck, even the Democratic-leaning PPP had to struggle to get Casey at 50: amazing what you can get with a D+11 | Read More »
RS Interview: Col. Martha McSally (Ret.) (R CAND, AZ-02).
This is an interesting race: the Democrats are faintly desperate to hold onto Gabby Giffords’ old seat in Arizona, to the point where they tried to suggest that a combat pilot and squadron commander was some sort of in-the-kitchen cardboard cutout for the GOP. We had a bit of a chat about that with Col. McSally, and a few other things: …and it actually went | Read More »
Mitt Romney demonstrates how to achieve an honorable separation from George W Bush…
…while at the same time eviscerating Barack Obama. Below are two video clips, and the relevant transcript. I created a shorter and a longer version: some people like the thirty second clips, and some people want the full version for full effect. Also, note that I’ve cut out the bit where Romney hammered Obama for lying about Romney’s contraception position, and the bit where Obama | Read More »