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October 16, 2012
…part of that is bringing in a pipeline from Canada…
Mitt Romney, hitting President Obama over the Keystone XL pipeline. His response: “We already built enough pipeline to wrap around the earth… I’m all for oil, I’m all for pipelines, but I’m not for ignoring everything else.”
21:23 // 1 year ago
This has not been Mr. Gas, Mr. Oil, or Mr. Coal. Just ask the people working in those industries.
Mitt Romney, tearing into President Obama on his energy policies, restraint in issuing drilling permits, and the price of gas nationally. 
21:18 // 1 year ago
Governor Romney doesn’t have a five-point plan, he has a one-point plan, and that’s to make sure the people at the top play by a different set of rules.
President Obama, casting Mitt Romney as a candidate solely dedicated to furthering the interests of the upper class. The debate to this point has seen a more assertive, and, frankly, awake looking Obama. He hasn’t minced words in his attacks on Romney, either – responding to Romney’s charge on his handling of the auto industry bailout, Obama replied: “Candy, what Governor Romney said is simply not true.”
21:14 // 1 year ago
I want to make sure we keep our Pell grant program growing… the key thing is to make sure you have a job when you get out of school.
Mitt Romney, opening up the debate by assuring a college student that his administration would grow the Pell grant program. This is in sharp contrast with the position his running mate, Paul Ryan, took in his proposed budget – the Ryan plan would have reduced Pell grant funding, and freeze the level of maximum grant available.
21:09 // 1 year ago

Gallup poll shows Mitt Romney still ahead of President Obama

  • 50% of likely voters would vote for Mitt Romney if the election were held today according to a new Gallup poll. The Republican presidential candidate has held a consistent 2-point lead in the days following the first 2012 Presidential Debate.
  • 46% of likely voters would vote to re-elect President Barack Obama if the election were held today, a one point drop with the same group of voters since they were last asked seven days ago. Do you think President Obama will be able to reverse the momentum built by the Romney/Ryan ticket during the first two debates? source
19:25 // 1 year ago
October 15, 2012
They showed up there, and they did not have permission…The photo-op they did wasn’t even accurate. [Paul Ryan] did nothing. He just came in here to get his picture taken at the dining hall.
Brian J. Antal, president of the Mahoning County St. Vincent De Paul Society. He’s irritated that the Romney campaign had Paul Ryan stop by his soup kitchen, unannounced, and pose for pictures while “washing pots and pans that did not appear to be dirty,” as the Washington Post puts it. Antal is particularly distressed at the prospect of his center appearing to take political position, as he believes that could jeopardize its continued existence: “We are apolitical because the majority of our funding is from private donations,” he explained. “I can’t afford to lose funding from these private individuals.” Here's the photo in question. source
22:00 // 1 year ago
While it seems that Mitt would say and do anything to close a deal – or an election. George Romney’s strength as a politician and public officeholder was his ability and determination to develop and hold consistent policy positions over his life.
Former George Romney aide Walter De Vries • Criticizing George’s son, Mitt, for what he sees as the biggest difference between father and son — George stuck to his guns, but Mitt switches views based on what’s politically convenient. The New York Times has a letter to this effect from De Vries. Want to know more about the differences between Mitt and George? Read this ungodly long Buzzfeed piece — which if you printed it out, you would be able to wallpaper your entire room with.
20:33 // 1 year ago
October 11, 2012
We don’t have people that become ill, who die in their apartment because they don’t have insurance.
Mitt Romney today. Actually, about 26,000 Americans die every year because they don’t have health insurance, so Romney is flatly wrong (and, in our eyes, being a bit disrespectful to about 26,000 American families). He also said that "we don’t have a setting across this country where if you don’t have insurance, we just say to you, ‘Tough luck, you’re going to die when you have your heart attack.’" source
13:53 // 1 year ago
October 10, 2012

Obama leads in Florida (or, why you shouldn’t stop polling swing states three weeks before the election)

  • yesterday ”North Carolina, Virginia and Florida, we’ve already painted those red,” pollster David Paleologos told Fox News last night. “We’re not polling any of those states again.”
  • today A new University of Florida poll shows President Obama leading Mitt Romney by four points in the Sunshine State. source

Of course, four points isn’t that much of a lead, but it somewhat undercuts the argument for halting polls there. However, the more interesting result in the poll is that 37% of likely voters haven’t yet formed an opinion on Paul Ryan, further upping the stakes for tomorrow’s vice presidential debate. Also, on the question of who Floridians trust to strengthen Medicare, Obama leads by 14 points.

19:12 // 1 year ago
October 9, 2012

Mitt Romney takes the lead among “likely” voters

  • two the number of points that Mitt Romney (49 percent) is beating President Obama (47 percent) by, according to a Gallup survey of “likely” voters. Gallup determined the likeliness through a variety of factors based on information given by participants in prior polls.
  • three the number of points that President Obama (49 percent) is beating Mitt Romney (46 percent) by, according to a Gallup poll of registered voters conducted during the same period. Unsurprisingly, the numbers on both fall within the normal margin of error. It’s going to be another close one folks. source
17:46 // 1 year ago