Obama spends a relatively small amount of time doing anything.
And watching basketball.
ABC relied heavily on people like Jay Carney, Linda Douglass and Claire Shipman (Carney’s wife) for 2008 campaign coverage. Carney and Douglass both jumped ship for Obama shortly after the inauguration.
Relatively small time campaigning, except for maybe a prostitute.
Don’t politicians get to keep whatever is leftover of campaign money if they loose, quit, or choose not to run? I know they can hand over some to other candidates and Obama does not share as witnessed in 2008 and 2010. I have wondered if his frenetic whoring, um, money raising is not just a big fat retirement fund.
He does spend a relatively small time campaigning, compared to the time he spends going on vacation and playing golf. His idea of “work” is going to Disneyland and hanging out at Cinderella’s castle.
Newt is beating on NBC’s David Gregory today. I think I’m in love.
Me too! Romney needs to get in there and rip out somebody’s throat on national TV if he wants to impress voters. I think we’re a rather pissed off, downtrodden bunch, looking for some blood. Somebody needs to take on the establishment, the media, the GOP elite. At the moment Newt is the one doing that.
If any candidate successfully taps into the “mad as hell” demographic they will be unbeatable.
Four years ago people wanted Hopenchange. Now they want to Kicksomeass.
Just you wait. Romney will let out is kicksomeass side and everyone will be shaking in their boots. LOL
Multiple Mitt Romney, the Mormon Madman
There’s a reason they wear magic underwear. Don’t make them angry.
Yes, while this is true, it’s not quite that simple. They have to tap into the kicksomeass-withasmile, a la Ronnie Raygun. Pure negativity never sells on the election trail. Candidates have to pivot positive at some point.
Except don’t forget that he’s part of the GOP elite.
Romney is like Obama in that he’ll lie to get elected and is in the pockets of Big Business and Wall Street.
Gingrich is like Obama in that he’ll lie to get elected and is frequently guilty of talking out of both sides of his mouth–one side to the populace, one side to BB/WS.
Maybe the difference is that unlike Obama and Romney, it doesn’t feel like the media elite, the business elite, and the political establishment are trying to stuff him down our throats. Not for now at least.
Maybe it is me, but since the IRS doesn’t care until April 15th, I think the whole tax thing is dumb.
Been seeing this everywhere. Mitt says it was a mistake to wait so long, as if it was THIS simple feature that cost him SC. But it’s a lot more complicated than that.
Newt released his returns, it says he paid 30%. Mitt will release his, and it’ll say he paid 15%, a lower rate than most of the middle class pays on their income. It’s a big difference, imho as a taxpayer.
On the one hand Mitt is on the campaign trail saying the national debt is in crisis and we must balance the federal budget, on the other hand he’s legally cheating on his personal income tax returns with Cayman accounts etc, he looks like a hypocrite. But that’s politics. Newt will have to answer for his time on Freddie’s board, etc.
Its strange that the MSM, the right and the left are quiet about Palins contribution in this Gingrich win. A week ago, the dude was dead in the water. Newts resurgence is almost a presidential primary miracle. Palin semi-endorses, Perry drops out and endorses newt, and right on cue, 100 tea party leaders in S.C endorses newt. Too much of a coincidence, if you ask me. Palins flexing her muscles, I think. And reminding Haley that she is gov cos of the Palin endorsement. A newt aide said that after the palin semi-endorsement, fund-raising immediately picked up steam, and they were swarmed with volunteers (I’ll try and find the linky. I’m bad at this). The Palin army saved Newt. Ofcourse you’ll never hear this in the MSM, right or left blogs.
The silence is deafening Someone reported that about 65% of the SC Republicans support the tea party message, obviously by the results, so do many Independents and Dems. That IS a story !
how the msm reports stories.
I love the cartoon in this article.
I suspect there’s a lot more to the Zachary Edwards story that goes back to the ’08 Dem primaries. Wonder if anyone cares enough to dig.
Instapundit has a comment on this story and the acorn thing to install Secretaries of State to prevent investigations of voter fraud
This is nothing new. Soros had the same idea when a Secretary of State certified the 2000 election in Florida for Bush. Move On and others worked to get SOS in states to make close elections go their way. A lot of them got blown out in 2010.
Someone needs to portray Obama as he really is: as pissy and distant and oblivious and privilaged as Romney. I think the voters have realized that the media will never do it, because they are the same as Obama and Romney and their people.
Even though the media and the party machines wants another one of them, Romney, the voters don’t seem to be on board. Stupid voters. The machines and the media are patient and assume the voters don’t matter because they usual don’t. We’ll see.
“pissy” is one of the most apt description of Obama I have ever heard.
oh my Maureen Dowd thinks backtrack and meeechelle are self centered. Is that like the pot and kettle thing???
You got there first. What on earth is going on. Are the media getting tired of the Obama’s crap. Did she just notice that they are narcissists-both of them.
Isn’t it early for playing the race card. MSNBC is full on pushing the Newt is an evil racist again this morning. I thought they drummed that to death last night. Well, when that’s all you have, that’s all you can say.
This would be a good time for Cain, who’s been keeping his powder dry, to endorse him
Though the Obama media would just spin that into it takes one to know one, re: womanizing, and won’t have a thing to do with race. Sigh.
Looks like Obama’s SOTU speech is going partisan and will be beating up Republicans as the “party of the rich”. Whoa. Maybe it should be called the STFU speech?
That would be the shit if the GOP walked out or didn’t show up at all.
Now Modo is calling out the Obama’s. “The portrait of the first couple in Jodi Kantor’s new book, “The Obamas,” bristles with aggrievement and the rational president’s disdain for the irrational nature of politics, the press and Republicans. Despite what his rivals say, the president and the first lady do believe in American exceptionalism — their own, and they feel overassaulted and underappreciated.” http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/22/opinion/sunday/dowd-showtime-at-the-apollo.html?_r=1&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss
They think they are too good for us and surround themselves with sycophants. What on earth is going on? Is the NYT pissed at the WH for being dicks about this person’s ( who works for them ) book.
I’ve heard many times that Kantor’s book is MOSTLY favorable to the Obamas, so why are they so upset with the one or two negative, though honest, parts of the book? Are they that thin skinned ?
So then Newt debating Obama would be like taking candy from a baby. Ah, no wonder they’re all shitting their pants right now.
Gov. Mitt Romney said Sunday he will release his tax returns on Tuesday as he tries to pivot from an issue that dragged him down in his South Carolina primary loss to Newt Gingrich.
Romney said he’ll post his 2010 tax return and 2011 estimate online Tuesday, after he was hammered by his rivals and gave awkward debate answers last week as he said he would release his tax returns in April.
“I think we made a mistake holding off as long as we did,” Romney said in an interview on Fox News Sunday. “It was a distraction. We want to get back to the real issues of the campaign.”
By issues I assume Mitt means how it’s now his turn to play king and play golf.
Might be too little too late. I really don’t care about personal lives (taxes and wimmins) unless it affects mine.
Thus my problems with the Obamas living high on the hog while telling me to tighten my belt, eat peas and move more. Maybe if they set the example and feel my pain?
Carter set the example turned down the heat and put on a Sweater.
I’ve lived in Chicago, and it’s damn cold there in the winter, but didn’t Obama crank up the temperature in the oval office to tropical levels when he first moved in because “he’s from Hawaii”? I know the first winter I was back in New England I didn’t even put my winter coat on until mid-January because “it hadn’t got cold yet”. If I had moved to DC from Chicago, I probably could have donated my winter coat to Goodwill. But then maybe he never went outside in IL.
Yep elliesmom, Axlerove said you could grow orchids in the Oval…from Feb 2009…
I don’t think most voters really care much about the tax return stuff, it’s his wimpy response that worries them. He was like a deer caught in the headlights. Now if he had grabbed one of the other candidates or moderators and ripped their head off for having the audacity to ask about his tax returns, I bet his favorables would go up.
He is NOT campaigning. He just wants another look at 57 states before he leaves office.It is not his fault that people pay a lot of money to have dinners with him.
Kind of interesting, Newt now actually has 25 delegates to Romney’s 14, but then there’s those unpledged delegates, the ones not selected by the voters. So Romney gets 17 of those and only one for Newt. The delegate count is now 31 Romney, 26 Newt.
If primaries were really about one man one vote, without all this nonsense around super delegates and unpledged delegates and the Party being allowed to influence who the nominee is, Newt is the one voters have chosen so far in all three states.
In all three states so far, Romney actually performed so badly, he’s only been able to accumulate 14 actual delegates from the people voting. For a comparison, Ron Paul managed to get himself ten and he’s always been at the bottom of the pack.
IIRC the GOP doesn’t have superdelegates.
They do, but superdelegate is just nickname for unpledged delegate. They’re party establishment people who get to vote any way they like. In 2012 Republicans will have about 132 of them.
I think the Democrats had both unpledged and “super” delegates.
I always tell my husband “when shopping, if you can’t find something… DO NOT ask a pimply faced boy.
Carney is the quintessential, perpetual “pimply faced boy.” Always clueless about everything.
I see that Gingrich is going to be giving a speech in Florida about renewing our commitment to space exploration. I know a lot of science geeks who are disturbed about NASA’s new mission’s being Muslim outreach. If he can relate it to how many jobs were created directly and indirectly from the space program and the technology that made its way into all of our homes, this could be a triple for him. Or given the season, maybe a first down would be a better analogy.
“I see that Gingrich is going to be giving a speech in Florida”
I don’t really care what the candidates look like in their swimsuits. I never thought that the pictures of Obama running through the waves were much to look at either. Maybe if they were walking down the runway in a swimsuit to get a scholarship to go to law school, it would be important.
Well, shut my mouth…
They were photoshopped anyhow, and not particularly funny ‘shops either. I doubt Newt would wear a banana hammock
Well, I had a blast making them!
Different strokes, etc.
You missed my snark. Last weekend some very talented young women were desperate enough for scholarship money that they participated in a swimsuit competition. Like being able to look good in a swimsuit should be a requirement to get the money you need to go to medical school or law school or become an engineer. And women are supposed to be grateful that we are given that opportunity.
Didn’t Sarah Palin do that?
Sorry about that, elliesmom…
Didn’t know that. Makes it even more hilarious!
This is pretty good background on Florida from a conservative perspective.
@PPPpolls: First night of our Florida polling: Romney and Gingrich are neck and neck.
Obama scandal #5781 http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/20/us-usa-holder-mortgage-idUSTRE80J0PH20120120
Holder and Breuer have excellent resumes emphasizing defense for white collar criminals. Apparently they also help them with legal opinions to facilitate the commission of the crimes and then prevent investigation and prosecution by heading up the Dept of Justice. This is a new standard of legal services. Consiglieres Holder and Breuer has a nice ring to it.