Starter’s gun fires in great race of 2012

In another sign that the general-election campaign season has begun, the folks at Gallup have kicked off their daily tracking poll pitting GOP nominee Mitt Romney against President Barack Obama.

Their initial finding: Too close to call.

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As you can see, Romney is up by two, within the poll’s margin of error. Contrary to the insistence of some that “there’s no way X can win,” I think we’re going to see it bounce around in that territory until sometime after Labor Day. In part, that’s testimony to the skill of our political professionals, who through polling, messaging and marketing manage to split us almost right down the middle.

The polling average compiled at Real Clear Politics tells a similar story, putting Obama up by 3 points, roughly the advantage that he has maintained since September.

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If I had to bet this far out, I’d say that’s where the race will end up come November, with Obama winning by three to four percentage points. But as they say in the press box, that might be how it plays out on paper, and they don’t play this game on paper.

– Jay Bookman

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HDB

April 17th, 2012
7:58 am

The race will be too close to call all the way until November….the Republicans will be slinging so much dirt…and the Democrats will have to counter. Prepare for some of the sleaziest politics ever…..

Mr_B

April 17th, 2012
7:58 am

Mornin’ Jay.

stands for decibels

April 17th, 2012
7:59 am

the folks at Gallup

are, in my experience, generally Republican-friendlier than a lot of other polling outfits. Don’t claim to know why (institutionalized sampling methodology, probably), and they’re reliable when it comes to observing trends and suchlike, and I give a decent amount of credit to them for tracking issues and candidates. But they yam what they yam.

Are YOU registered to vote?

April 17th, 2012
7:59 am

Mr_B

April 17th, 2012
8:01 am

Campaign to be based almost entirely on GOP falsehoods and half-truths:

Mitt Romney

April 17th, 2012
8:01 am

Christians vs Mormons

April 17th, 2012
8:06 am

Why aren’t the Southern Baptist white ministers speaking out about the Trayvon Martin case?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFP6VUGwmAg

stands for decibels

April 17th, 2012
8:07 am

and for the record

If I had to bet this far out, I’d say that’s where the race will end up come November, with Obama winning by three to four percentage points.

I’d say that as well. The investors at intrade appear to agree.

Adam

April 17th, 2012
8:09 am

Looks like it’s a fight for the independents. Republicans better hope it rains on election day.

carlosgvv

April 17th, 2012
8:10 am

I think Obama will win but am far more confident in predicting that this will be a knock down drag out down and dirty mud slinging contest. The whole world will see that, when it comes to the lowest form of politicial contest there is, the US remains number one. Money talks and BS walks.

JKL2

April 17th, 2012
8:10 am

HDB- Prepare for some of the sleaziest politics ever…..

With obama’s history of getting his opponents to resign, I wouldn’t expect anything less. Luckily we have an honest media that only reports the truth and never doctors any evidence to push their agenda…

Finn McCool (Class Warfare === Stopping Rich People from TAKING MORE of OUR MONEY)

April 17th, 2012
8:12 am

Romney has only 6 more months to remove the foot in his mouth.

I’ve heard he is going to break up the 50 states and sell off the under-performing states and those that don’t vote for him. California will bring in many pesos from Mexico.

Adam

April 17th, 2012
8:12 am

Intrade is interesting as far as national elections go. I mean, how many gambling things exist out there where you, as an investor or intrade person, personally can have a direct influence on the outcome?

JohnnyReb

April 17th, 2012
8:12 am

A month ago the Left was crowing how the primaries were damaging Romney. A week after Santorum withdraws Romney is at a minimum even with Obama. Yet, the Left projects Obama to win. Bless their loyal, optimistic bleeding hearts.

Adam

April 17th, 2012
8:13 am

Money talks and BS walks.

I would say both of those talk, actually, in this election. Both more on the Republican side.

I wonder how bad Romney will feel when he loses even if he outspends Obama 50 to 1.

Adam

April 17th, 2012
8:14 am

JohnnyReb’s 8:12a saved for the “I Told You So” thread when Obama wins in November.

Finn McCool (Class Warfare === Stopping Rich People from TAKING MORE of OUR MONEY)

April 17th, 2012
8:15 am

Obama will have to win it without Florida. Republicans continue to screw up that state.

Adam

April 17th, 2012
8:16 am

Finn: I think Obama will take Florida if the Republicans don’t pick Rubio. Even if they do, though, I am pretty sure Florida won’t be the decider, much like last election.

JohnnyReb

April 17th, 2012
8:17 am

I also find it interesting that Obama supporters here predict dirt throwing by Republicans, especially with their champion having grown up politically in thug politics Chicago.

But then again, the Moonbats here either don’t recognize or won’t admit, for example, that the contraceptive and war on women issues were generated from the Obama camp.

Mick

April 17th, 2012
8:17 am

reb

The burden is on romney, obama is a known quantity. Is he believable or is he a panderer? The polls will see saw until october, then the picture will crystalize. A lot of hurdles for the mittisiah lie ahead – bring it on…

BuckeyeinGa

April 17th, 2012
8:18 am

It’s still very early..plenty of time for both sides to say something stupid.

Finn McCool (Class Warfare === Stopping Rich People from TAKING MORE of OUR MONEY)

April 17th, 2012
8:19 am

If Romney wins can we marry more womens? I need 2-3 more – preferably one trained in the arts of auto repair and one trained in the arts of financial advising.

Mick

April 17th, 2012
8:19 am

**that the contraceptive and war on women issues were generated from the Obama camp.**

Sorry, no disrespect intended but that is a pretty ignorant observation…

Finn McCool (Class Warfare === Stopping Rich People from TAKING MORE of OUR MONEY)

April 17th, 2012
8:22 am

the contraceptive and war on women issues were generated from the Obama camp.

Reb, you really don’t have a clue do you? I’ll look for the link showing the upswing in the number of anti-female bills introduced in the last two years at the state level. Then maybe you can understand this isn’t a democrat creation.

JKL2

April 17th, 2012
8:24 am

Signs of a truly pathetic life:

JohnnyReb’s 8:12a saved for the “I Told You So” thread when Obama wins in November.

Did your Mom forget to cut the crust off your french toast this morning?

Talking Head

April 17th, 2012
8:24 am

How well Obama and Romney can manage the ‘issues’ that will no doubt present themselves between now and Nov will determine the winner of this race.

So far, with the attack on Romney’s wife from a DNC lobbyist:

Romney 1 Obama 0

Don't Forget

April 17th, 2012
8:25 am

President Gore say “look at the electoral map”.

JohnnyReb

April 17th, 2012
8:25 am

Obviously, Finn is single. I don’t know any married men, or at least any who have been married a long while, that wants more than one wife. Seems one is enough!!

Misty Fyed

April 17th, 2012
8:25 am

Love Finn McCool’s name…But him accusing someone of not having a clue made my morning…”Stopping Rich People from TAKING MORE of OUR MONEY”.

Here’s a clue… It’s not your money until you earn it.

Don't Forget

April 17th, 2012
8:26 am

Talking head – Rosen is not a DNC lobbyist. She supports Obama but works for CNN, not Obama or the DNC. After that gaffe, I can see why.

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

April 17th, 2012
8:27 am

JohnnyReb

You are quite the contrarian aren’t you?

Funny too.

stands for decibels

April 17th, 2012
8:28 am

I’ll look for the link showing the upswing in the number of anti-female bills introduced in the last two years

Finn–Here’s a list compiled by the Loony Toonies themselves.

http://www.christianliferesources.com/legislation.html

JohnnyReb

April 17th, 2012
8:28 am

If Jay is monitoring, and since he seems to receive advance Obama information, perhaps he can tell us of progress in the Obama camp to find a way to blame the Secret Service fiasco on Bush?

stands for decibels

April 17th, 2012
8:29 am

…I’m sorry, did I call them “loony toonies?” My bad. Meant to call them “Radical Clerics.”

JohnnyReb

April 17th, 2012
8:30 am

Hi Granny. Most of my jokes are now PC unacceptable, darn it.

Finn McCool (Class Warfare === Stopping Rich People from TAKING MORE of OUR MONEY)

April 17th, 2012
8:34 am

Looks like the Republicans don’t want the wealthy to pay taxes at the same rate as the working people. “Don’t be taxing my capital gains, bro”

JohnnyReb

April 17th, 2012
8:34 am

There has been a number of bills perceived to be against women whose purpose is anti-abortion. The Left calls that a ware on women, which is nonsense. It’s a fight for life.

I will give the Left high marks on the contraceptive issue. They have managed to turn who pays for contraceptives into the Right wanting to prevent women from haing contraceptives.

That in itself shows the divide. The Right says no ban on purchasing contraceptives. The Left says if they are not free (as in provided by insurance), then you are not letting me have them.

stands for decibels

April 17th, 2012
8:36 am

They have managed to turn who pays for contraceptives into the Right wanting to prevent women from haing contraceptives.

No, J-Reb, they want women’s medical prescriptions given equal footing to those prescribed to the opposite sex. You know, equality of opportunity? Something Republicans used to claim to believe in?

Butch Cassidy

April 17th, 2012
8:36 am

Since Mitt will be running on his experience as a businessman, has anyone thought to ask him if he’s aware that 1. The U.S. Government doesn’t operate like a “for profit” enterprise, and 2. That no matter how bad the revenue numbers get, he’s not allowed to declare bankruptcy and sell off the pieces? Just curious. :)

Finn McCool (Class Warfare === Stopping Rich People from TAKING MORE of OUR MONEY)

April 17th, 2012
8:37 am

Goldman’s 1st-Quarter Earnings Fall 23%

Ooops, the masters of the universe choked? Ohoh, Republicans will be offering them a bailout before the week is over – guaranteed.

Peadawg

April 17th, 2012
8:37 am

“If Romney wins can we marry more womens?”

Good lord, 1 nagging wife is enough. Who the hell would want to put of with 2 or 3? Yikes!

(If my wife happens to read this, love ya! :) )

JamVet

April 17th, 2012
8:37 am

Johnny, getting those excuses out of the way early, aren’t we?

Let’s see – the liberal media. Check. Obama camp dirty, GOP camps clean. Check. Dog ate my homework. Coming soon…

I think Flip has a helluva time even winning 200 electoral college votes.

Cheney/Bachmann 2016.

ByteMe - Political thug for sale

April 17th, 2012
8:38 am

If you assume turnout is equal to demographics, then — sure — Obama by 3.

But if you assume that Republican turnout will continue to be as low as it’s been during the primaries when the future of the Republican Party appeared to be at stake… then, Obama by 9.

Butch Cassidy

April 17th, 2012
8:38 am

JohnnyReb – “perhaps he can tell us of progress in the Obama camp to find a way to blame the Secret Service fiasco on Bush?”

Or, you can explain as to why you are alluding to it being Obamas fault?

Paul

April 17th, 2012
8:38 am

It’ll get down to a handful of swing states. National surveys are all fine and good, but both camps will be concentrating on a few states. Within those states, a key question voters will ask as they go to their polling place is ‘what’s in my wallet?’

And that’s how the election will break.

stands for decibels

April 17th, 2012
8:39 am

ByteMe - Political thug for sale

April 17th, 2012
8:39 am

And Ann Romney says Seamus the dog LOVED that long ride on the roof of the car where he threw up all over himself.

#DISCONNECT

Paul

April 17th, 2012
8:41 am

Finn

For wanting that, I’d suggest you might also want one trained in psychiatry.

Just sayin’ -

Finn McCool (Class Warfare === Stopping Rich People from TAKING MORE of OUR MONEY)

April 17th, 2012
8:41 am

Reb, you forgot about the equal pay thingy. Don’t want those womens getting their panties in a wad when they are able to prove they aren’t getting equal pay.

ByteMe - Political thug for sale

April 17th, 2012
8:42 am

I picture an Obama ad, with the numbers 2008 on the side of the car, it does a Thelma and Louise ending into a canyon. Then it shows 2012 and Romney asking for the keys to the car. Fade to black with the tag line “ARE YOU NUTS??”

stands for decibels

April 17th, 2012
8:42 am

from my 8.39 linkee:

Ann Romney said Seamus “loved it.”

“He would see that crate and would … go crazy because he was going with us on vacation,” she said. “It was to me a kinder thing to bring him along than to leave him in the kennel” for two weeks.

Vote Romney. You’ll sh-t yourself with joy.

Becky

April 17th, 2012
8:42 am

Sure he wouldn’t put the dog on top of the car again. He got caught being an asshat and ms. annie apparently didn’t protest either. Tie one of the kids to the roof or what reasonable people would do is tie their luggage to the roof and let the poor dog ride in the car.

This one act speaks to the character of the entire family. They make me sick to my stomach. I had better be careful as I might get hosed off by them as well. Losers.

Lyman Hall

April 17th, 2012
8:43 am

A Banker-type or a Banker-type’s biatch.
.
No thanks.
.
Ron Paul or nobody.

BuckeyeinGa

April 17th, 2012
8:43 am

@TH 8:24
I agree with your point but not the score. The comment on Romney’s wife didn’t come from the White House so no points was scored on that one. Romney said something he might do away with Dept of Education..the other day. points MIGHT come from that for the President but so far the responses have been minimum

Finn McCool (Class Warfare === Stopping Rich People from TAKING MORE of OUR MONEY)

April 17th, 2012
8:43 am

And of course ALL mormon women are as hot as the ones in the HBO series, right? Might need 6 more wives……one for each day……

Paul

April 17th, 2012
8:43 am

morning, stannds

Now I trust we can put another manufactured outrage story to bed and get on with the real issues?

At least until the next opportunity for outrage presents itself!

Becky

April 17th, 2012
8:44 am

Paul-are you inferring the dog spectacle is manufactured outrage? Really?

Paul

April 17th, 2012
8:45 am

Becky

“This one act speaks to the character of the entire family. They make me sick to my stomach. I had better be careful as I might get hosed off by them as well. Losers.”

I love the sound of hyperbole in the morning!

:-)

Donovan

April 17th, 2012
8:45 am

Just the thought of having a president with a Muslim name is revolting enough.

Having this country endure another 4 years of his wrecking ball destruction is totally unacceptable.

The very idea of his acceptance is suicidal.

What’s the matter with you people?

HDB

April 17th, 2012
8:46 am

After reading this by Juan Williams….there’s more truth that’ll be coming out about this election:

http://apps.facebook.com/thehillsocial/?code=AQA3TJWt9cfPszgolNqzaIdU1xWD_areYjvxurOFsz-rIiBhHfLE5smdT96JruWgH7oOWPQvrbuSrfrbzF_fpIDrkrXhvesfjRE2azCCmKIp0T_i2c0eXxqoKMdCcrG5ICgBZG8uFA5yoGox9EJs9hGuZPuW9LViwrY1s_tzbpm9Cbn6oeeMB78A-hrThZvRMa8#_=_

How race may affect this year’s election
By Juan Williams – 2012-04-16 05:00:00 AM ET

Last week several political strategists predicted to me that every racial button is going to get pushed hard in this fall’s presidential campaign. Their forecast is based on racial fears that are already being exposed. White Republican men form the strongest block of opposition to reelection of a black president — who, in turn, has near-unanimous support from blacks, and overwhelming backing from Hispanics and Asians.

Their predictions come against the backdrop of two white male political writers, Pat Buchanan and John Derbyshire, losing their jobs at MSNBC and National Review, respectively, after writing racially charged pieces. Buchanan lamented in a book that immigration and high Hispanic birthrates were leading to the “end of white America.” Derbyshire, writing in a small magazine, advised his children to avoid “concentrations of blacks,” and to not settle in any place run by black politicians.
The 2012 election comes at a time when the country is in the middle of a seismic shift in its demographics. Racial attitudes are also changing, for better or worse, with rising numbers of minorities and immigrants now more than 30 percent of the population. But in political terms, the GOP has failed to bring any substantial part of that growing population into its ranks. The heart of the party remains senior white voters who are resisting the loss of the America they grew up in 50 years ago.

A whole catalogue of racial fears was revealed during the Aspen Institute Symposium on Race in America, attended last week by a number of prominent experts and televised on C-SPAN:

— White fear of the increasing voting power of Hispanics, Asians and blacks. In the GOP primaries, the nation’s first black president was labeled as the “food stamp president.” He was charged with being a “socialist” and wanting to lead the country to become an “entitlement society.” This racially provocative language suggested hard-working white people being ripped off by lazy minorities. The experts see it a warning sign of the approaching racial storm.

— Black fear of a GOP White House out of touch with them, even demonizing them, as it focuses on tax cuts for big business while slashing federal spending on social safety net programs for the middle class from education to senior healthcare.

ByteMe - Political thug for sale

April 17th, 2012
8:46 am

I’m waiting for one of the news channels to put on a 5-minute segment in the 10:00 pm hour called “Manufactured Outrage of the Day”. I might have to wait for Comedy Central to do it, huh?

Finn McCool (Class Warfare === Stopping Rich People from TAKING MORE of OUR MONEY)

April 17th, 2012
8:47 am

Good lord, 1 nagging wife is enough

You just don’t know how to treat em. That dog collar you’re holding should only be used on the dog, my friend.

JamVet

April 17th, 2012
8:47 am

UH OH, 71.

Even if Bozo and his clan are successful at demonizing the 1% and taking what they make…

Flip isn’t listening to you! But then, who is?!

About his tax plan, Romney said: “I’m going to limit certain deductions and exemptions for high income individuals so that even as we lower the rates for all Americans we’re not going to shift the burden from– middle income people to higher income people.”

Don’t worry about you 1%ers too much though 71, it’s likely just another empty campaign lie…

stands for decibels

April 17th, 2012
8:47 am

I had better be careful as I might get hosed off by them as well.

What’s the BFD? who among us does not enjoy being hosed off on a hot day?

Jm

April 17th, 2012
8:47 am

Reuters has Romney gaining on Obama

ByteMe - Political thug for sale

April 17th, 2012
8:48 am

Just the thought of having a president with a Muslim name is revolting enough.

You turn my stomach, Donovan. I thought we did away with people like you in the 1950’s.

Adam

April 17th, 2012
8:48 am

I also find it interesting that Obama supporters here predict dirt throwing by Republicans

I mean, really, is that so hard to imagine as a prediction? What do you think is going to happen? “Obama is a nice guy, I just disagree with his tax plan”?

Paul

April 17th, 2012
8:48 am

Becky

Yup. Got to thinking about that while listening to a liberal panel on Morning Joe. Guy was going over all these major outrages in response to Republican claims of Democratic outrages. The dog carrier led the list and the other liberals were nodding and smiling.

Adam

April 17th, 2012
8:48 am

**that the contraceptive and war on women issues were generated from the Obama camp.**

Sorry, no disrespect intended but that is a pretty ignorant observation

It’s also 100% wrong.

carlosgvv

April 17th, 2012
8:48 am

JKL2 – 8:24

I trust if Romney wins we won’t get any “I told you so” out of you. Right booby?

stands for decibels

April 17th, 2012
8:49 am

Finn McCool (Class Warfare === Stopping Rich People from TAKING MORE of OUR MONEY)

April 17th, 2012
8:49 am

You know how Obama wins Georgia?

Liberals stationed at every polling place shouting out “Black Panthers…RUN!”

Adam

April 17th, 2012
8:50 am

Talking Head: So far, with the attack on Romney’s wife from a DNC lobbyist:

Romney 1 Obama 0

You severely overstate the impact of that for your side. As it turns out, this is a short lived comment compared to the years of effort against women on the Republican side. It’s like picking Sarah Palin to appease women. They go “Do you REALLY think we’re that stupid?”

Jm

April 17th, 2012
8:50 am

Liberals seem very vitriolic this AM :)

Must be ue to their guy lagging :)

Don't Forget

April 17th, 2012
8:50 am

Everybody changes their mind sometimes but Romney does it so much how can anyone say he’s anything but a coin toss.

stands for decibels

April 17th, 2012
8:50 am

every racial button is going to get pushed hard in this fall’s presidential campaign.

I guess that’s why Juan “Capt. Obvious” Williams gets paid the big bucks.

Becky

April 17th, 2012
8:51 am

Paul-I guess us liberals have more decency and compassion than the repugs. Think that might be it?

The very act of strapping a scared defenseless dog on the roof of the car speaks to the lack of both from the Romney family.

Paul

April 17th, 2012
8:51 am

Becky

Let me put it this way.

Knowing what we know now about all the outrages, I’d still vote for John F. Kennedy.

Finn McCool (Class Warfare === Stopping Rich People from TAKING MORE of OUR MONEY)

April 17th, 2012
8:51 am

Romney can sell of the states where the trees aren’t the right height…

stands for decibels

April 17th, 2012
8:51 am

I thought we did away with people like you in the 1950’s.

uh no, we *accommodated* people like Donovan in the 50s and onward.

Not a very smart move, in retrospect.

Jm

April 17th, 2012
8:52 am

Don't Forget

April 17th, 2012
8:53 am

Adam, the Rosen comment won’t affect independents but it will rally social conservatives and Romney needed that. Ann was right, it was a “gift” and her indignation was just an act.

stands for decibels

April 17th, 2012
8:53 am

I trust if Romney wins we won’t get any “I told you so” out of you.

I’m sure our online conservatives will be absolute paragons of restraint and humility if that were to happen.

Paul

April 17th, 2012
8:54 am

Becky

“-I guess us liberals have more decency and compassion than the repugs. Think that might be it?”

No, given it was the liberals on the panel who were nodding and smiling and agreeing the dog carrier story was manufactured and irrelevant.

I suppose families throughout the south with pickups and dogs also fall in the same camp.

JohnnyReb

April 17th, 2012
8:54 am

Adam – for what seems like the 1000 time, the Left raised the contraceptive issue when having George Stepanopulous ask Romney about it? No one, and I mean no one, had even spoken of it before then. They did that for a reason. It laid the ground work for the Catholic contraceptive issue and paved the way for Fluke. Don’t let the Rush sideshow lead you astray on that. This whole contraceptive issue was generated from the Left.

Paul

April 17th, 2012
8:55 am

and Becky

I’ll humbly submit those lecturing others about decency and compassion shouldn’t use the epithet ‘repugs.’

ByteMe - Political thug for sale

April 17th, 2012
8:55 am

I suppose families throughout the south with pickups and dogs also fall in the same camp.

if we can’t transport illegal immigrant workers in the back of a pickup anymore, why can we transport dogs??

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

April 17th, 2012
8:55 am

“Just the thought of having a president with a Muslim name is revolting enough.”

Donovan YOU are revolting.

Please do not procreate.

stands for decibels

April 17th, 2012
8:55 am

both camps will be concentrating on a few states.

I do hope my kid will live to see a day when the electoral college is taken out back and shot, and we as a nation finally take off the training wheels, put on our big-boy pants, and allow people to vote directly for President.

Finn McCool (Class Warfare === Stopping Rich People from TAKING MORE of OUR MONEY)

April 17th, 2012
8:55 am

I’m sure Ann Romney worked hard raising those 5 kids. I bet the nannies had to live there.

JamVet

April 17th, 2012
8:56 am

The heart of the party remains senior white voters who are resisting the loss of the America they grew up in 50 years ago.

Too friggin’ funny.

Where is Joseph McCarthy when our con bloggers here need him so desperately to mobilize their old farts club???

Byteme, his bigotry is just a thin disguise trying unsuccessfully to deflect away from the fact that he voted for the (W)orst ever. Twice. Obama ain’t great, but he KNOWS that his hero from the Texas ANG let this country down horribly and this is his way of dealing with it…

Hey, they can’t get away with writing and saying things like that in public, like they used to about blacks and Jews anymore, so the Muslims and Mexicans will have to do…

UNCLE SAMANTHA

April 17th, 2012
8:57 am

and the race begins
will we have to digest elephant dung or donkey dung

Finn McCool (Class Warfare === Stopping Rich People from TAKING MORE of OUR MONEY)

April 17th, 2012
8:57 am

last Thursday night wasn’t a surprise: Community attracted just 3 million viewers and 30 Rock a mere 2.79 million. Meanwhile, over on History, as the channel is now known, a show called Swamp People was seen by 4.5 million people and drew more 18-to-49-year-olds—the group that advertisers most want to reach—than any of the shows in NBC’s lineup.

ok, we can put those 4.5 million in the Romney camp…

Whatever

April 17th, 2012
8:57 am

As a modcon (moderate conservative) I don’t see Obama losing. It might end up being close but Romney just isn’t that compelling.

ByteMe - Political thug for sale

April 17th, 2012
8:58 am

the Left raised the contraceptive issue when having George Stepanopulous ask Romney about it? No one, and I mean no one, had even spoken of it before then.

WRONG.

Santorum was there before Romney ever got asked.

http://thinkprogress.org/health/2011/10/19/348007/rick-santorum-pledges-to-defund-contraception-its-not-okay-its-a-license-to-do-things/

Doggone/GA

April 17th, 2012
8:59 am

“The very act of strapping a scared defenseless dog on the roof of the car speaks to the lack of both from the Romney family.”

Do you get outraged when you see dogs riding loose in the back of an open pickup truck?

Butch Cassidy

April 17th, 2012
8:59 am

Paul – “Knowing what we know now about all the outrages, I’d still vote for John F. Kennedy.”

Don’t let Donovan here you say that. Kennedy is a stinkin Irish name! ;)

ByteMe - Political thug for sale

April 17th, 2012
9:00 am

Don’t let Donovan here you say that. Kennedy is a stinkin Irish name!

Ziiiing!

UNCLE SAMANTHA

April 17th, 2012
9:00 am

stands for decibels

the electoral college is BRILLIANT…….. it ensures candidates must account for all states……. if it was popular vote they would only go to big city markets and stay on tv

2000 was a great expample

Gore didn’t lose just because of Florida……….. if Gore would have carried New Hampshire with 3 electoral votes he would have won…………. Ignoring New Hampshire cost him…….. if you go to popular vote then all the small states become irrelevant

mm

April 17th, 2012
9:00 am

Whatever. The latest CNN poll has Obama up by 9 points. Among women, the lead is 16 points. How’s that war on women working for you cons?