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October 5, 2012

Mitt Romney says his 47% remarks were “completely wrong”

  • september When the 47% video leaked last month, Romney said that his comments were “not elegantly stated.” However, he stood by the sentiment behind them:  ”I recognize that those people who are not paying income tax…those that are dependent upon government…I’m not gonna get them.” 
  • october Today, Romney denounced the comments entirely. “I said something that’s just completely wrong,” he told Sean Hannity. “My life has shown that I care about 100 percent. And that has been demonstrated throughout my life. And this whole campaign is about the 100 percent.” source
1:45 // 1 year ago
October 4, 2012

Debate ups Obama’s favorability amongst independents, but there’s a catch

8 point uptick in Obama’s favorability amongst independents since the debate source

Meanwhile, Romney’s favorability didn’t change. Most of the numbers in the poll, however, are rather positive for Romney; this is somewhat of an outlier. Obama’s lead in a head-to-head got cut in half, from 8 to 4 points, though he does still lead. Also, just for kicks:

10% of respondents would rather literally watch paint dry than watch Romney and Obama debate each other.

That was actually polled, yes.

21:23 // 1 year ago
October 3, 2012

reuters:

The Reuters Elections 2012 portal has relaunched just in time for Wednesday evening’s presidential debate. View campaign ads, the latest polling figures, a look back at how we voted over the past few decades, opinion and analysis and the latest news from the campaign trail.

Tonight’s Presidential Debate will be live blogged on the portal

REUTERS ELECTIONS: The latest news and analysis from Reuters.com

Awesome stuff. Awesome timing.

(via soupsoup)

11:26 // 1 year ago
September 28, 2012
8:40 // 1 year ago
September 24, 2012
We do provide care for people who don’t have insurance. If someone has a heart attack, they don’t sit in their apartment and die. We pick them up in an ambulance, and take them to the hospital, and give them care. And different states have different ways of providing for that care.
Mitt Romney • Reversing course on one of the biggest reasons he has previously cited for for signing off on “Romneycare” while during his time as governor of Massachusetts. Romney has pointed to the fiscal responsibility of eliminating the “just go to the ER” mentality, on numerous occasions, when questioned about his choice to sign off on the now semi-controversial measure. He even told Glenn Beck that such a system was tantamount to socialism, though his opinions on that matter have clearly changed. Again. source
14:19 // 1 year ago
September 23, 2012

kateoplis:

SNL: Undecided Voter

“Where IS my power cord?”

The undecided voter: Providing unadulterated laughter since 2012.

23:36 // 1 year ago
September 22, 2012
I don’t think there’s any way on the face of the Earth Mitt Romney wins the presidential…Has anybody ever thought Mitt Romney would be president of the United States? Come on.
Nancy Pelosi, in an interview with reporters. She added that Romney “wanted to be president of the United States, but he’s never had any call to service, any aspirations. He just wanted to be president.” Earlier this month, Pelosi made similar comments.

(Source: BuzzFeed)

13:32 // 2 years ago

If you’re curious how much the Obama campaign spent on ice cream in Ohio…

$313 spent at Chic-fil-A by Mitt Romney’s campaign in August

$152 spent at Dunkin’ Donuts by President Obama’s campaign the same month

Normally, we’d chalk an article like this up to a slow news week, but it hasn’t really been a slow news week. Anyway, if you’re interested in the fast food spending habits of the two major parties’ presidential campaigns, Politico has you covered. source

10:54 // 2 years ago
September 20, 2012
Newton to the rescue: Embattled Missouri Senate Candidate Todd “Legitimate Rape" Akin may have been abandoned by the Republican establishment, but he’s not entirely without friends: Akin is getting an assist from failed presidential candidate and "Definer of Civilization" Newt Gingrich, who will be attending a $500-a-plate fundraiser for Akin’s candidacy this Monday (Photo credit: AP). source

Newton to the rescue: Embattled Missouri Senate Candidate Todd “Legitimate Rape" Akin may have been abandoned by the Republican establishment, but he’s not entirely without friends: Akin is getting an assist from failed presidential candidate and "Definer of Civilization" Newt Gingrich, who will be attending a $500-a-plate fundraiser for Akin’s candidacy this Monday (Photo credit: AP). source

22:28 // 2 years ago

Harry Reid cancels Senate votes for the day so Scott Brown can make debate

  • Scott Brown ”I’m sure if we don’t make [the debate] tonight, we’ll reschedule it for Monday or something,” the Senator said around 2pm today, just hours before a scheduled debate with his Senate opponent Elizabeth Warren. “Bottom line is, the people have sent me down here to do my job — and that’s to vote.” Democrats immediately accused Brown of attempting to avoid the debate.
  • Harry Reid ”No more votes today. It’s obvious to me what’s going on. I’ve been to a few of these rodeos,” the Majority Leader said shortly after Brown’s comments. “One of the senators who doesn’t want to debate tonight won’t be in a debate. While he can’t use the Senate as an excuse, there will be no more votes today.” Reid canceled the rest of the votes for the day so that Brown could make the debate—which he did. source

The Massachusetts Senate race is shaping up to be one of the closest races of 2012, with Brown and Warren consistently running within just a few points of one another. If you missed tonight’s debate, here are two recaps

21:52 // 2 years ago