Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on October 23rd, 2012 11:08 pm by HL
James Taranto, WSJ
Mitt Romney missed a golden opportunity during last night's debate. “The 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back,” Barack Obama said. The perfect comeback would have been: “Oh yeah? Well, the ocean called, and they're running outta ships!” True, Romney delivered a version of this zinger, but much later. His timing was all wrong.Oh well, maybe Romney can arrange another meeting with the president and get it right this time. We understand Obama will be in Ohio.Obama went on to tell Romney: “You seem to want to import the foreign policies of…
Obama Unnerved — by Ohio?
Michael Knox Beran, National Review Online
Talk about the sullen presage of a campaign’s decay. Something was wrong with President Obama last night, to judge by his performance. Was Ohio on his mind? An AP story says that the Obama campaign is now talking about a way to win without taking the state:The vice president is midway through a three-day tour of uber-battleground Ohio, and Obama’s team contends it’s best way of ensuring victory is a win there. The campaign says internal polling gives Obama a lead in the Midwestern battleground state, in large part because of…
Obama & Romney Bristle From the Start
Baker & Cooper, New York Times
BOCA RATON, Fla. — President Obama and Mitt Romney wrapped up a series of defining debates on Monday night with a bristling exchange over America’s place in the world as each sought to portray the other as an unreliable commander in chief in a dangerous era.Follow along with this interactive replay of the final debate, using fact-checks and graphics to take a closer look at attacks and assertions by President Obama and Mitt Romney.
GOP’s False Narratives About Benghazi Attack
Juan Williams, The Hill
With the presidential candidates preparing for Monday's final debate on foreign policy, it is time for American journalism to hit pause on the political spin cycle and “” without taking sides “” make three corrections to the record about the campaign's most controversial foreign policy topic: the murder of the U.S. Ambassador to Libya.The first correction is to the charge that U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice lied to the American people in the days after the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi.Rice told television interviewers the violence grew out of a…
2012: The Battle for 7 States
Jonathan Martin, Politico
BOCA RATON, Fla. – The two presidential campaigns are sounding sharply different notes about how they can get to 270 electoral votes, but beneath the post-debate bravado from both sides there is a rough consensus about the shape of the race in its final two weeks.Top strategists for both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney flooded the media center following the third and final presidential debate here Monday night, and made clear they will be primarily fighting over seven states and will spend most of their time and money in them between now and Nov. 6.