Romney campaign: shameless photo ops and reversing opinion with gale force winds

Sometimes a stately posture during a debate can determine whether or not a candidate appears ‘presidential,’ but the best test is what the candidate does during a time of domestic crisis. When monster Hurricane Sandy hurled the brunt of its fury on the east coast, primarily New Jersey and New York City, this Monday we were afforded that opportunity. The differences were glaring. Of course, President Obama has the advantage – he is, after all, currently the President of the United States and it’s his duty to react decisively and with authority whenever the country is attacked by terrorists or […]

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The Donald needs attention: Trump tries to bribe President Obama for college transcripts

Not that I care to keep up with Donald Trump’s The Apprentice reality show, but is there a new season coming up? With all of his millions Trump really doesn’t need the free publicity, but he’d rather spend his money to promote himself as a public nuisance instead. Yep, The Donald is taking his Crazy Train Brain to the bank. On Monday the Cheeto-haired billionaire, in an appearance on Fox & Friends, teased that he had “something very, very big concerning the president of the United States…It’s going to be very big. I know one thing — you will cover […]

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Mitt Romney to President Obama in third debate: I agree with you, but I still think you’re wrong

If flip-flopping were made an Olympic sport, Mitt Romney would have won the gold. The governor continued to shape-shift himself to center-right in the third and final presidential debate, moderated by Bob Shieffer of CBS, in Boca Raton, FL on Monday night. Well, Shieffer was the official moderator, but Romney didn’t seem to notice; as in last Tuesday’s town hall, Romney intermittently admonished President Obama, “Listen, I’m talking right now — you’ll get your turn.” Okaaaay, Mitt! Sarcastic zingers were volleyed back and forth by Romney and Obama. The one which delighted the twitterverse most, making “horses and bayonets” trending, […]

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President Obama “brings it” in second debate; Romney? Still fibbing, mostly

The stage in Tuesday’s debate, a town hall moderated by Candy Crowley (CNN, State of the Union) in Hempstead, NY, could have been set up like a boxing ring, because both President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney came out swinging…verbally. Roused from his near somnambulant state in the previous debate, President Obama sparred with spirit — and at one point, during a foreign policy question, he went from professorial to parental, complete with pointing finger. Governor Romney’s legs scissored stiffly about the stage, making him appear like a robotic comedian in dire need of his joints lubricated (deja vu: […]

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Romney debate strategy: flip flop and talk really, really fast

Mitt Romney showed up at Wednesday’s debate with President Barack Obama looking not at all as if he’d struggled with a bout of diarrhea the night before. Instead the Governor appeared tanned, fully caffeinated and chomping at the bit — one half-expected steam to puff from both ears. In contrast, President Obama appeared calm, cool, and, according to most pundits, professorial. The Jock versus the Nerd. In an interview on CNN Tuesday, former ABC News anchor Carole Simpson said that after moderating a debate in 1992 between then-President George H.W. Bush and challenger Bill Clinton, viewers told her afterward that […]

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Romney booed at NAACP meeting for using buzzword

I’m sure that Romney campaign spin doctors were pounding their heads against a wall when Mitt went freestylin’ at the NAACP meeting in Houston today. It was bad enough that Romney stated his plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act to an audience comprised mostly of Obama supporters, but he used the GOP’s favorite euphemism for it, ‘Obamacare.’ Oops. Maybe jet lag was to blame and poor Mitt thought, for a moment, that he was speaking before a large group of Tea Partiers instead.

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Pee-Wee Romney to Obama: “I’m an outsourcer and so are you!”

The media, in paroxysms of glee, are reporting the latest in the Mitt Romney campaign’s ‘defense disguised as offense’ maneuvers, that Romney is “hitting hard” against the Obama campaign by calling the President “Outsourcer-in-Chief.” Eh, that’s more like a slap fight than a direct fist to the jaw. Several sources, including Politifact and the Washington Post Fact Checker, have found most of the ‘facts’ contained in Romney’s latest attack ads to be either outright fiction or pieced-together sound bites. Romney has said that the jobs cut by Bain Capital on his watch were not outsourced, but off shored. Really? So…did […]

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