The Rinos Can Keep the GOP

When you realize that the RNC is a mess, stuck technologically in the 1990’s, maybe even the late 1980’s, and with hopelessly inaccurate voter rolls you begin to wonder, “Why are we putting up with these clowns?”  In VA Bolling, May, and others lead the charge from within the Republican party to undermine the ticket. This is a clear case of someone cutting their nose in order to spite their face.  They prefer to see Democrats win over conservative Republicans when they do not get their way in the primary.

According to an article from the American Thinker, Christie got four times the money Cuccinelli did from the RNC and he was never in need of the help Ken was since the local papers did not smear Christie the way the WashPo smeared Ken.  In fact they were having a love-in with Christie, similar to the one they had with McCain prior to his failed presidential run in 2008.  Ken was slandered in the WashPo – got retractions – and then the WashPo would later reissue the same lies in a different articles.  The RNC never came to his aid with this.  Priebus tramped about in NJ, in a safe race.  Cuccinelli, Obenshain and Jackson were thrown under the bus.

Ken lost by a two points while facing a WashPo resolutely in the team blue camp no matter what, with a pseudo phony baloney libertarian candidate in the race – funded by a Texas Democrat, and with inaccurate polls showing Ken behind by 17 points. All this killed Ken’s chances of raising out of state money for his campaign.  Ken was outspent by $14M.  It was calculated and the likes of Bolling did not help.

It is time to cut the cord. The Bollings can keep the label. Conservatives should look elsewhere.  I do not know where conservatives should go, but they should never again bang doors for the kind of Republican that Bolling represents.  Conservatives are not welcome in ‘the big tent.’  What is so radical about fiscally prudent policies?  What is ‘crazy’ about a balanced budget?  What wrong with seeking to pass laws that do not reward self destructive and irresponsible behavior?  For this conservatives are pilloried and their character assassinated not only by Democrats but by the Bollings and Roves of the party.

At this point, according to the US Census Bureau the number of households that receive benefits exceed the number that pay for those benefits.  This is a cause for great alarm.  This is unsustainable.  This sad state is the result of the progressive Democrat and Republican policies going back to Woodrow Wilson and Teddy Roosevelt.  Conservatives, not the GOP, are trying to stop the coming fiscal Armageddon.  The Bush wing of the party is part of the problem. Only the deluded would think a Mitch McConnell is part of the solution.  Only the insane would think the Democrats will reign in spending.

Rockefeller Republicans lose far more elections than they win yet conservatives are unelectable?  Lets look at the stellar track record of recent Presidential elections:

  • Ford in 1976 lost to Carter. Reagan was considered to be too far right for America
  • Bush Sr. got elected only because the country wanted four more years of Reagan.  America realized Bush was no Reagan and we got Bill Clinton.
  • Bob Dole a left-wing experiment that never stood a chance. Did we hear about how such left-wing Rockefeller wannabes are too far left for the country?  No.
  • W ran as a conservative, which is why he won.  W was no conservative
  • John McCain lost so big he had reverse coat tails
  • Romney who was another left-wing Republican. He managed to lose to a president highest unemployment in the past 40 years.

The lesson?  Rinos lose nationally.  I will repeat for the intellectually impaired: Rinos. Lose. Nationally.  The electorate is 40% conservative according to Gallop.  So why is the establishment GOP running always away from them?  It is personal that is why, we are a threat to their gravy train.  From here on out, when the GOP establishment fields a Bolling, we take him out in a primary, and is he survives that, we help the Democrats.  Why?  That is what the Bollings do to conservatives.  It is war on conservatives.

Conservatives typically accept the results of a primary contest, campaigning for Democrat-lite in the general election.  Rinos like Bolling never return the courtesy.  Locally in Loudoun Co., Clint Good, a ‘Republican’ was out campaigning for the Democrat candidate Mary Daniels against David LaRock, a conservative Republican in the VA33rd HOD — Clint called it, “Republicans for Daniels”.   Joe May the big spending, tax hiking Republican lost the primary against LaRock 57%-43%.  He did much to harm LaRock in the general election, refusing to endorse David, and not renouncing a mailer from Daniels that implied that May endorsed Daniels.  As the national party leadership is lousy with this sort of Republican, conservatives should strongly consider looking for greener pastures.

Currently the chief difference is that the Democrats lie to the public and pretend to be more centrist than they rule.  The GOP tells its base, “I am conservative” but rules in a way indistinguishable from the Democrats most of the time.  While there are people in the GOP worthy of consideration — they days of calling the GOP a conservative party are over.

Among the slew of errors Republicans and conservatives made in the last election cycle, I made one of my own…

… and unfortunately, it was a big one.

As most readers of yours truly know, I have neverever – supported TARP (a.k.a., the bank bailout), and I have gleefully cheered TARP opponents going down in Republican primaries. There are reasons for this beyond schadenfreude. For starters, because I still believe TARP was a bad idea that did more damage to our economy than is generally known, to say nothing about the damage to democratic accountability. Secondly, if the Republican Party is to be seen as the party of limited government, it cannot nominate supporters of that corporatist boondoggle. To do so makes the GOP look hypocritical – at best – and feeds right into the left’s assertion that the right cares about nothing but big business and Big Money.

So I have fervently insisted TARP backers will get no quarter from me…except when it came to Election 2012. I departed from the script, and endorsed Mitt Romney (a TARP backer) when there were still three TARP opponents in the race (Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, and Ron Paul).

My explanation for this comes down to four words: I made a mistake.

Looking back, my reasons for switching gears and supporting Romney are laughable. His performance as a candidate began to deteriorate nearly from the moment I praised it. His well-thought out views on the Chinese Communist Party dissolved into soundbites once the nomination was secure (oh and as an aside, “borrowing money from China” is not an automatic anti-Communist marker; the CCP is buying up our debt due to its own export-driven policies, and has nothing to do with our need to borrow).

Finally, although I steered clear of the “electability” argument, those who didn’t should look back and recognize why I did. Can anyone really say Rick Santorum would have been raked over the coals more than Romney over social issues? I doubt it – but Santorum would have been better prepared to defend himself. Anyone’s concerns over Gingrich’s character flaws melted under the heat from the Romney straw-man the Democrats set aflame. Dr. Paul was quite possibly the only one in the field who improved as a candidate and politician as the campaign crawled forward.

In the meantime, though, the aforementioned Romney straw-man was greatly aided by Romney’s support for TARP – and when he found a running mate well-respected on the right who also backed the bailout (Paul Ryan), the ticket’s fate was sealed. A nominee who talks about limited government without criticizing that $700 billion boondoggle simply can’t deliver the message effectively – in part because voters (especially low information voters) can’t believe them (keep in mind that 53% of voters in 2012 preferred government be smaller. Over one in ten rejected Romney-Ryan).

All sorts of Republicans and conservatives made a slew of mistakes in this election cycle. They need to own them, but I need to own my mistake, too: I backed Romney for the nomination – and I shouldn’t have. I’m not sure who would have been the right choice as our nominee – but I have to acknowledge Mitt Romney was the wrong choice.

Cross-posted to the right-wing liberal

2012 Election Predictions

Now is the time to put it on the line and make your predictions.  Here’s mine for the presidential:

We’ll know by around 10 p.m. tomorrow night if this scenario will play out once we have a good idea on how the Virginia (polls close at 7 p.m.) and Ohio (polls close at 7:30 p.m.) returns are going.  I’d pay close attention to what Michael Barone, the author of the Almanac of American Politics, has to say about swing counties and precincts in both states for your first clues.  (Barone should be part of the FOX News Channel team.)  I think Virginia will be called by 9:30 for both Mitt Romney and George Allen (I’d look for Romney to have a slightly larger margin than Allen, a reversal from earlier this fall as Romney has picked up support from Kaine supporters in Northern VA.)  The Virginia house delegation will remain unchanged.  Ohio will be closer than Virginia, but Romney will pull out a victory there without a messy recount.  When the first “blue” state falls to Romney — whether it be Wisconsin, Michigan or Pennsylvania — it will be the start of a very long night for Democrats nationally.

UPDATE:  The Washington Post has apparently realized that their current polling methodology is flawed and is trying out a new one.

According to The Washington Post Chia Pets, Mitt Romney is in the lead. Who do you think will win the election?

Mitt-mentum Continues — NY Daily News Endorses Romney, Tied In PA, Romney +1 In MI And MN

The New York Daily News — NOT the NY Post — the DAILY NEWS has endorsed Mitt Romney for President.

Meanwhile, new polls show the race tied at 47% in Pennsylvania and Romney leading by 1% in Michigan and Minnesota.

Obama is set to disappoint the last people in America that he hasn’t already disappointed this Tuesday night.

Mitt-mentum Continues — Romney Draws 30K For Ohio Rally

Mitt Romney’s rally in Ohio on Friday night was attended by 30,000 supporters.  These are the types of crowds that Obama was getting four years ago and could only dream about getting now.  With numbers like these, you can see where the momentum in this race is.

CNN’s John King reports that Romney is well-positioned to win Ohio and that the intensity and activity at the Romney campaign HQ in the state is “off the charts.”

Meanwhile, President Obama returns to Prince William County tonight on his farewell tour accompanied by Bill Clinton.  Unlike four years ago when his last event in PWC had to be held at the county fairgrounds because it was so massive, this one reverts to the Jiffy Lube Live music center and he needs to bring in the Dave Matthews Band as an opening act in order to draw people.

Then there’s this.  From Michael Barone, the man who literally wrote The Almanac of American Politics — the guy who can rattle off statistics and historical trends not just about counties, but about precincts in key swing states.

Barone: Going out on a limb: Romney beats Obama, handily

Sunday Newspapers’ Romney Endorsements Round-Up

New Hampshire Union Leader: “Romney Offers A Better Way, A Realistic Way, To Restore American Prosperity.”  (Editorial, “Why Mitt? Reality Over Fantasy,” New Hampshire Union Leader, 10/21/12)

Tampa Tribune: “Romney Would Come To Office Ready To Put The Country On The Course To More Freedom And Prosperity.” (Editorial, “Mitt Romney For President,”Tampa Tribune, 10/21/12)

The Columbus Dispatch: “Voters Should Place Their Hopes For Change In Experience, By Electing Romney.” (Editorial, “For President,” The Columbus Dispatch, 10/21/12)

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: “Mitt Romney Offers A Seasoned, Strategic And Mature Public Policy Mind So Sorely Needed In The White House And So Necessary To Enable Our Great Nation And Its People To Excel.”(Editorial, “Mitt Romney For President,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 10/21/12)

The Arizona Republic: “The Nation’s Economy Now Is In Desperate Need Of The Kind Of Jobs-Creating Animal Spirits That President Romney Would Encourage.”(Editorial, “Romney Can Lead Economy Forward,” The Arizona Republic, 10/21/12)

Fort Worth Star-Telegram“[Mitt Romney] Is Highly Qualified, Both By Business Experience And Public Service.” (Editorial, “Mitt Romney: New Leadership For More Economic Growth,” Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 10/21/12)

Lowell Sun: “Romney Has Faced Economic Challenges At Key Points In His Professional And Political Careers And Has Always Seemed To Grow In The Job To Deliver Greater Expectations Than When He Went In.” (Editorial, “Romney For President,” Lowell [MA] Sun, 10/21/12)

Galveston Daily News: “It Is Clear Romney Is Better Positioned To Get The Economy Moving In The Right Direction Again.” (Editorial, “Romney For President,” Galveston Daily News, 10/21/12)

Lee Iacocca Endorses Romney

Former Chrysler CEO Lee Iacocca has endorsed Mitt Romney for President.

It doesn’t appear that Iacocca – who has described himself as an independent – endorsed a candidate four years ago, but eight years ago he endorsed Democratic U.S. Sen. John Kerry over sitting Republican President George W. Bush, even though Iacocca endorsed Bush and even campaigned for him in 2000.

So much for the President’s argument that he deserves credit for the 2009 auto bailout and is best positioned to help the industry moving forward.  Iacocca is still a revered name in Michigan and Ohio with large segments of the auto industry, especially now-retired auto workers.  This endorsement is similar to the one made by Ross Perot earlier this week in that it is not necessarily intended to move large numbers of voters in itself, but is part of a bigger picture being painted of Romney being the leader we need now.

Obama Campaign Privately Conceding Virginia?

With less than three weeks to go until Election Day, one of the surest indicators of who has the momentum (and therefore likely to ultimately prevail) is who is playing offense and who is playing defense.  This article in National Journal is especially noteworthy in that regard:

What also became clear after the dust began to settle from the rumble on Long Island was the electoral map has narrowed and Obama’s team, while conceding nothing publicly, is circling the wagons around OhioIowaNew Hampshire, and Nevada. Plouffe said that Obama remains strong in all four states, but he would not discuss the specifics of internal polling or voter-contact analytics, saying only that Obama has “significant leads” in all four places.

It is uncharacteristic of Team Obama to concede any terrain, but Plouffe offered no such assurances about Obama’s position in North CarolinaVirginia, or Florida. Romney advisers have seen big gains in all three states and now consider wins likely, although not guaranteed, in all three. They are similarly upbeat about prospects in Colorado but not confident enough to predict victory. That Plouffe left Colorado off his list of states where Obama’s leading and can withstand a Romney surge might be telling.

Add to this Romney moving resources (and not for a lack of cash given his massive Sept. fundraising haul) from North Carolina into states like Pennsylvania and Wisconsin and it is apparent that Obama is playing a prevent defense, simply trying to run out the clock. Meanwhile, Romney is expanding his opportunities late in the game giving him a chance to run up the electoral score and enter office with a mandate.  Any sports fan will tell you that playing a prevent defense more often than not costs you the game.

Of course the Obama campaign would not concede any states publicly and they might even send the president in for an event or two just to keep up appearances (like his next scheduled visit to Virginia tomorrow.)  What happens when you publicly pull out of a swing state?  It shows you’re weak.  Recall four years ago and why Sarah Palin went “rogue.”  It was because McCain publicly pulled out of Michigan and she was determined not to give up on any state.  Once McCain did that, it was the death knell for his campaign.

I don’t expect Obama to disappear from Virginia (as that would completely doom Tim Kaine), but it appears that our status as a swing state may very well be coming to an end.

Huge Romney Rally in Leesburg!

Romney had a great rally in Leesburg yesterday,  over 10,000 people!  (Compare that to the 900 who turned out for Obama when he came to Leesburg in August.)   It was so exciting, such a happy, enthusiastic crowd!  We could feel the energy in the air, people know that Mitt Romney and George Allen will win in Virginia, on their way to the White House and Senate!    Our Loudoun Board of Supervisors rushed to attend the rally despite having a scheduled meeting.  They got through the hearings just in time to get to Ida Lee Park and hear Romney speak.   I appreciate their efforts and I’m glad they didn’t have to miss the rally!   I know they all wanted to be there.   It was electrifying!  We all wanted to be a part of it.  

Romney looked, and sounded, like the next President!  He’s so tall!  Also funny!  Dennis Miller was hilarious, even if he did forget our Congressman’s last name!   The Washington Post covered Dennis Miller here. 

Susan Allen spoke on behalf of her husband, George Allen, looking great, and delivering her  optimistic, enthusiastic, message.   Much of her message, and Romney’s message, centered around women and how much they have suffered over the last 4 years under Obama, with lost jobs and much higher prices for gas and groceries.

My favorite Romney line,  “I don’t want to make America like Europe … I want to restore to America the freedoms that drive our economy – our economy is driven by freedom, by personal freedom, by people pursuing their dreams.”  Yes, our economy is driven by our freedom, freedom to choose without the government getting in our way.

More local coverage here,  with some great pictures.   Even better pictures were taken by Nova Digital Films.  Here are a few more of his photographs.  

Frank Luntz Focus Group Of Mostly Former Obama Voters Switch To Romney

OUCH!!! I guess Mitt Romney holding his own in the second presidential debate and being consistent was more impressive to voters than Obama not tripping over his shoelaces and exceeding the expectations that he’d be like Dustin Hoffman in “Rain Man”.  While that may have been a “win” in some people’s minds, Romney dominated on the issues.

CNN poll:

Clear plan for America – Romney 49% / Obama 33%

Economy – Romney 58% / Obama 40%

Deficit – Romney 59% / Obama 36%

The Polls, they are a’changing

The big MO is definitely on Romney’s side going into tonight’s debate.  Today two polls show Romney up over Obama.   Gallup has Obama up by 4% and Rasmussen shows Romney leading by 2%.   I have also heard that PPP, the democrat’s pollster, shows Romney up by 4% but that poll has not yet been released.

Perhaps more importantly, several of the swing states are moving in Romney’s direction.   Romney has moved to within 4 points of Obama in Pennsylvania and the Senate race there is tied.  That’s very different than just a month ago when Obama and Governor Casey were comfortably in the lead.  In New Hampshire the race is tied, forcing Obama to campaign there later this week.  In Virginia Romney is up by 2%.  Romney has now moved ahead in Colorado.   Romney is ahead in Florida. 

Even more important, Romney now leads in the swing states, thanks to women.  

One of my favorites is NPR that shows Romney with ‘near landslide’ numbers in rural swing counties.

Join Mitt tomorrow in the swing county of Loudoun to show him,and the nation,  that Virginia will be Red again on November 6th!

Ross Perot Endorses Romney

Two-time independent presidential candidate Ross Perot has endorsed Mitt Romney for President.

Our country faces a momentous choice. The fact is the United States is on an unsustainable course. At stake is nothing less than our position in the world, our standard of living at home and our constitutional freedoms.

That is why I am endorsing Mitt Romney for president. We can’t afford four more years in which debt mushrooms out of control, our government grows and our military is weakened.

For the past four years, we have squandered one opportunity after the next to turn things around. The longer we delay acting, the steeper the price we will have to pay.

You can read the rest here.

It is telling that he chose the Des Moines Register for his endorsement op-ed as it is a key swing state.  With those who still are undecided predominantly describing themselves as independents and moderates, Perot weighing in should provide a significant boost to Romney among them.

Virtucon’s Current Electoral College Map Projections

Here’s where we see the current landscape of the 2012 electoral map using RealClearPolitics “Create Your Own Map” program.  The way I see this race now, Romney is at 244 and Obama is at 201 in the Electoral College. I have not changed any states to “Toss-Up” status here from the most current Real Clear Politics map, but have assigned a few toss-ups where I think they are leaning based upon recent polls (specifically Colorado, Florida, and North Carolina.)That puts Romney just 26 Electoral College votes away from victory.  If you were to give the traditional Democratic states of Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin to Obama, that adds 46 to his total, putting him at 247 and just 23 votes away.  That leaves Virginia, Ohio, Iowa, Nevada and New Hampshire on the table.  Based upon recent polling (both public and internal), I believe Virginia will ultimately swing towards Romney.  An Ohio victory for Romney would seal the deal, but he could still cobble together a victory by carrying Nevada, Iowa and New Hampshire.

Romney, Allen Take The Lead In VA

Pollster John McLaughlin (not to be confused with the pundit) conducted a statewide poll of Virginia for George Allen’s senate campaign this Mon. and Tue., surveying 600 likely voters.  Unlike media and university polls, McLaughlin works for clients and no candidate wants to hire someone who isn’t accurate.  John is an ace pollster who I worked closely with for Steve Forbes in 1996, so I know that if he is going public with these numbers he is extremely confident in their accuracy as his entire reputation depends upon it. With that preface, drumroll please…

Romney 51% – Obama 44% – Goode 1%

Allen 49% – Kaine 46%

Complete crosstabs can be found here.

Ken Cuccinelli, working hard to elect Romney and Allen

A few days ago I got a call from Ken Cuccinelli’s office.  They asked what I was doing in the next month to help elect  Mitt Romney and George Allen.   I told them that I would be volunteering at the Leesburg Victory Office, and the various other things that I am doing  to help elect Romney and Allen.  They told me how important it is that we all do all we can to elect Romney and Allen.  I couldn’t agree more.   Tonight I read this article in the Hampton Roads paper, reporting that Cuccinelli is “all in” for George Allen.

Every month I attend the NOVA Tea Party meeting in Ashburn.  Every month I hear them talk about  important this election is,  we must help elect Romney and Allen to save our country.   The Tea Party is working very hard to elect our republican candidates.  Last month I heard their leader, John Jaggers, urge everyone to join their local republican committee and do all that they can to elect our republican candidates.  Our country may not be able to survive 4 more years of Obama.  America will be a shell of what it once was.

Americans for Prosperity, with an office in Leesburg, is working hard to elect Romney and Allen.  They KNOW how important it is for the prosperity of country, for our future, to defeat Obama and the democrats.   They’re walking the walk daily, and making phone calls to voters daily.

So why am I hearing that some of Ken’s most ardent supporters, some of the most conservative members of  local republican committees, and some Tea Party members, are going to help re-elect Obama??  Why am I hearing that they’re sitting out this election, or voting for libertarian Gary Johnson or Virgil Goode?!   Why would ANY republican, much less a conservative supporter of Ken Cuccinelli, help elect Obama?  Why is any member of any local republican party, or worse, on the state central committee, not working to help elect Romney and Allen?  Do they not think that taking back the Senate is important?  Or that’s it’s ok if we’re all stuck with 4 more years of Obama?  Is it really about a protest vote over a convention rules change?  Can they be so silly as to think that their protest vote will ‘punish’ the RPV or RNC and not punish the country, our children and their children, for decades to come?  (Assuming that we will EVER be able to get our country back if Obama is re-elected?)  Have they forgotten what happened in 1992 when Ross Perot cost George H. W. Bush the election?  (What ever happened to crazy Ross Perot and his crazy aunt in the attic?)  Do they REALLY want to be responsible for helping to re-elect Obama?    I see in this blog post that one of our own  in Fairfax is admitting to doing just that while others are making their protest more quietly.  No one in Virginia can think that a vote for Gary Johnson (L-New Mexico) or Virgil Goode (D-VA, then I-VA, then R-VA, now?)  is anything but a vote for Obama.   Do they think we won’t notice that they are helping elect Obama?

Does the executive committee of LCRC think we won’t notice those people on the ex Comm who are doing NOTHING to help elect Romney and Allen?  I spoke with one district chair who apparently had not heard that he should help elect Romney, never heard of volunteering for Romney, didn’t know about the victory offices, and had done absolutely nothing to help during this election, (nor has the supervisor he represents).   Joining some of those on the ex comm are some of our board of supervisors who seem to feel  there is no need for them to do anything to help in this election.   They’re busy, doncha you know.   We’ll remember that when they run again and expect campaign help.

An excellent blog post on this subject, urging all republicans to stop sitting on your hands, can be found at Nova Town Hall.

To all those ‘republicans’ who are sitting out this election, or staging their own little ‘protest’ vote,  SHAME ON YOU.  We know who you are, and we won’t forget.  My children will suffer because of you and your little protest.    We won’t forget that you helped re-elect Obama and helped him to continue bring down America, to make us more like Greece and France and to put our children in more and more debt to China.   When you lose your job and can’t find a new one, we’ll be sure to remind you that you helped re-elect Obama.   We won’t forget that you were once a republican but decided to help re-elect Obama and ruin our nation.   Please don’t show up at Tea Party meetings and republican committee meetings pretending to care about the people of this nation when you won’t get out there and help defeat Obama.  I don’t ever want to hear you say that you’re a good republican who cares, because it’s obvious that you don’t.  Get out and help, or get the hell out. We don’t need you if you can’t support our candidates at the most crucial time in our nation’s history.  And don’t think that we don’t know who you are, and what you’re NOT doing to help elect our candidates.  We know exactly who you are, your absence is glaringly obvious.  Your little protest vote is not as secret as you may think and we will never let you forget it.   Please consider your country and our future, get off your butt, follow Cuccinelli’s lead, and help elect Romney, Allen and Wolf, before it’s too late for all of us.


Every Day Is A Sunny Day On Sesame Street When You’re Making $50 Million Per Year On Merchandise Licensing Alone

Just a reminder of a story that we brought you more than a year and a half ago in light of people jumping all over Mitt Romney for his mention of Big Bird during the debate last night.  According to IRS 990 tax forms for the years 2003 through 2006, “Sesame Street” reported earnings of  more than $211 million from merchandise licensing alone, an average of more than $50 million per year from toys, books, DVDs, stuffed animals, Pampers diapers, and yes, even a large theme park just north of Philadelphia that is run by Busch Gardens.  It’s time to get Big Bird off of corporate welfare since, as one headline puts it, he’s richer than Romney.

Bill Maher On Who Won The Presidential Debate

Who won the presidential debate tonight?  Let’s ask big-time lefty and Obama donor Bill Maher.  Here are key tweets from him on Twitter:

Barry, stop nodding at Mitt when he’s lecturing you, it looks like he’s right and you’re chastened!

Romney looks more confident and energetic – he’s about a minute away from holding Obama down and cutting his hair. This better be ropeadope

healthcare: if Obama can’t win this round, Eddie Futch has to stop the fight

i can’t believe i’m saying this, but Obama looks like he DOES need a teleprompter

Obama made a lot of great points tonight. Unfortunately, most of them were for Romney

my rating: Romney won the debate, Obama had the facts on his side, and Lehrer sucked. Next debate, get @SethMacFarlane to host!

Pundits already weighing in that Romney won. They’re cheering on Planet Kolob!

Looks like my pre-thought about Romney knocking it out of the park was accurate, or so says the media that’s so in the tank for Obama