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Pro-Romney bloggers’ attacks on Newt in one unfinished sentence

Posted by  ▪  December 2, 2011

From NRO to The Washington Examiner to the Romneyquest WaPo blogger, Newt’s record is being picked over and criticized by Romney supporters as not sufficiently or consistently conservative. I’ll save you the trouble of reading the critiques, as they can

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Televised Debates: The good, the bad, the — your time is up.

Posted by  ▪  December 2, 2011

I take issue with Don Surber’s recent piece, titled “Debates work.”: The much-maligned mainstream media is doing its job and that is helping Republicans get their message out, while at the same time ridding the party of its losers quickly.

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Why a default candidate is not enough

Posted by  ▪  December 2, 2011

There was an unemployment report released this morning which showed the unemployment rate dropping to 8.6%. That’s a big plus for Obama, even though the drop almost entirely is the result of people leaving the workforce, as Jame Pethokoukis notes:

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If Romney doesn’t confront Newt face-to-face, he’s Tim Pawlenty

Posted by  ▪  December 2, 2011

Tim Pawlenty was the candidate who was going to be the not-Romney candidate conservatives could rally around. A successful relatively conservative Governor of a blue state, someone who had managed well, had campaign organization, and could bridge the gap between

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Nothing says random kindness and senseless beauty like Che

Posted by  ▪  December 2, 2011

What shocks me, though, is that a fan of Che Guevara attended the Democratic National Convention in Denver in 2008.  Quite unexpected. Thanks to reader Matt, who writes: Spotted this in the parking lot of my old neighborhood bar in

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Surrogate Fight Night – Open

Posted by  ▪  December 1, 2011

A variety of things doing in the Stop Newt Express: The Romney campaign is going to use surrogates like Chris Christie to go after Newt: “Campaigning for the former Massachusetts governor in South Florida Thursday, Mr. Christie showed he may

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Incentives and lives matter.

Posted by  ▪  December 1, 2011

Good news out of San Francisco today:  A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that most bone marrow donors can be paid, overturning a decades-old law that made such compensation a crime. In its ruling Thursday, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court

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Cain fighting back

Posted by  ▪  December 1, 2011

He’s seeking Ginger White’s phone records, and denying that the alleged trip to the Tyson-Holyfield fight (the one where Tyson bit his ear) ever took place.  Someone is lying, and we owe it to ourselves and the process to find

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What do you see?

Posted by  ▪  December 1, 2011

Michele Walk, who along with Kathleen helped me out on some social media things and who now works for Engage, links to an interesting post at Mashable about eye tracking of Facebook pages performed by EyeTrackShop Inc. Here’s the image of what

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“I’m the comeback grandparent” strategy working in Florida

Posted by  ▪  December 1, 2011

On November 26 I noted that Newt’s line at an overflowing town hall in Florida, “I’m the comeback grandparent”, struck the right chord. First, it distinguished Newt’s prior “when I was young and irresponsible, I was young and irresponsible” days

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“The idea that we could have controlled that process is absurd”

Posted by  ▪  December 1, 2011

That’s Doug Mataconis pushing back against my post We know who lost Egypt and similar arguments by others. The push back misses the point.  Whether or not we could have controlled the situation — and whether or not we should have tried

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All the king’s horses may not be enough for Romney

Posted by  ▪  December 1, 2011

Mitt Romney had a disastrous interview with Bret Baier the other night, compounded by Romney complaining about the interview to Baier (video via Right Scoop h/t HotAir): As bad as the original interview was, Romney’s reaction simply confirms the perception

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I guess it depends on the meaning of “having your back”

Posted by  ▪  December 1, 2011

Spotted in Ithaca:

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We know who lost Egypt

Posted by  ▪  November 30, 2011

Obama’s foolish policy of forcing Mubarak out of office precipitously without giving non-Islamist parties time to organize has resulted in Islamists achieving a sweeping victory in the first round of parliamentary elections.  Strength by the Muslim Brotherhood was expected, but the

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