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Newt-Huntsman Debate

Posted by  ▪  December 12, 2011
The debate is scheduled for 4 p.m. Eastern.  [Added, full debate video embedded at bottom of post, it's 1 hour and 20 minutes long] WMUR in New Hampshire, CNN, and Huntsman’s website are supposed to have the livestream.  If I can get an embed code, I will.  There also will be a Live Blog…
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Various “it’s all falling apart” things

Posted by  ▪  December 12, 2011
Here are some things going on: Correlation or Causation? Supreme Court to take Arizona immigration law case, Kagan recuses herself.  Some of See my prior post.  Court previously upheld in part unrelated Arizona E-verify law. Why Romney is wrong and Gingrich is right on capital gains taxes. Confirmed that drop in unemployment rate due to shrinking…
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Romney now all negative all the time, just like in 2008

Posted by  ▪  December 12, 2011
Mitt Romney’s campaign has been moving negative on Newt for well over a week with a strategy to portray Newt as crazy, but since Romney’s debate debacle Saturday night and more polling showing Newt with a crushing lead almost everywhere, the Romney campaign now is completely negative. And as I predicted, Romney…
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This is what the Israelis are dealing with

Posted by  ▪  December 12, 2011
The Israelis want to rebuilt a foot bridge called the Mugrabi bridge.  The original bridge collapsed in 2004, so the Israelis built a temporary bridge which now is unsafe. Both Hamas and the Palestinian Authority are claiming that replacing the bridge is an attack on the al-Aksa mosque and will spark a religious…
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What if everything we have been told about Mitt Romney’s electability is wrong? Part 2

Posted by  ▪  December 12, 2011
A little over two weeks ago, I wondered What if everything we have been told about Mitt Romney’s electability is wrong?  I noted that Romney was slipping in polling vis-a-vis Obama, and that Romney had no history of surviving the types of onslaughts he would face in the general election. Saturday night’s debate…
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Jacked up in Georgia

Posted by  ▪  December 12, 2011
Thanks to reader Blake who took these photos and tweets: Found these stickers plastered all over a jacked up Chevy in Athens, GA. #GoDawgs
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Sunday night

Posted by  ▪  December 11, 2011
Some stuff: How much is that drone worth to the Russians and Chinese?  And who believes the Iranians brought it down softly without help? Watching Obama’s 60 min interview.  Expecting the worst.  Doubt I’ll do a separate post about it, but who knows. Palestinian Authority rejects Israeli call to return to direct talks.  It’s…
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Are WI Republicans fighting the recall hard enough?

Posted by  ▪  December 11, 2011
The recall petition drive against Scott Walker has more than a month left to get the required 544,000 signatures.  Organizers assert that over 300,000 already have been collected, The assumption has to be that they will get enough signatures and that there will be a recall election sometime in the spring. Christian Schneider…
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Bad for the Jews

Posted by  ▪  December 11, 2011
We don’t get many shots at the Big Leagues, and even fewer at professional sports stardom. So when the Hebrew Hammer has problems, it’s Bad for The Jews. As reported at JSOnline, Braun drug test positive: Did Ryan Braun cheat to become the 2011 National League most valuable player or is he the innocent…
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Attack ad?

Posted by  ▪  December 11, 2011
Hard to know if the Democratic National Committee thinks it’s hurting Newt with this, or helping him (video h/t ElectAd). I do think they’re trying to frame Gingrich’s image now that he’s the frontrunner, consistent with the DNC’s reaction at the debate last night:
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Newt’s Palestinian comment was more than about history

Posted by  ▪  December 11, 2011
Palestinian national identity as it currently is recognized was a reaction to the creation of Israel and most prominently the 1967 war when Israel captured territory controlled by Egypt and Jordan.  Newt Gingrich is under fire for stating this truth. It doesn’t really change the equation on the ground, and there is…
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ASAP

Posted by  ▪  December 11, 2011
OMG, the feeling sure is catching on. Another one from Linda and her happy hunting grounds, the Lowe’s parking lot in Nashville:
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Drake Debate – Video highlights

Posted by  ▪  December 10, 2011
Here are some video highlights from tonight’s debate. I’ll add more as they become available: The $10,000 Bet Newt responding to Romney attack, the Kennedy line Newt defending Israel and his Palestinian comments: Perry standing up for Newt on Palestinian comment, best of night
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Drake Debate Post-Op & Tweets of Night

Posted by  ▪  December 10, 2011
Quick take:  Everyone performed well, but if Romney’s task was to take on and knock down Newt, he didn’t do it.  Romney was offered up the opportunity a number of times, and only tried once and it was weak.  It was not as cringe-worthy as when Tim Pawlenty failed to confront…
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