This criticism of the polls is craziness. I actually did some research on this today, which is more than you’ve done.Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace • Ripping radio host Mike Gallagher for suggesting that the presidential polls, which heavily favor Obama right now, have been manipulated. Wallace goes on: “The polls tell a story… Obama is winning. And Romney has got to win the debate.” Do you think more has to be done to call out this storyline?
Ann Romney … looked to me like a corporate wife. The stories she told about struggles — eh! It’s hard for me to believe. I mean, she’s a very rich woman, and I know that, and America knows that.Fox News contributor Juan Williams • Following Ann Romney’s Tuesday night speech at the Republican National Convention, widely received in conservative circles as one of the most effective speeches ever delivered by a politician’s wife, during post-speech coverage with fellow hosts Bret Baier, Brit Hume, and Megyn Kelly. Given his history of troublesome rhetoric, his co-hosts gave Williams a chance to explain. When asked by Kelly to clarify his “corporate wife” comments, Williams replied that Mrs. Romney’s clearly did not accurately represent a “tremendous” number of women. “She did not convince me that, ‘You know what, I understand the struggles of American women in general,” added Williams. So, do you think he went too far? source (via • follow)
Get rid of ObamaCare! Now! It’s a really good idea … if your plan is to do the exact opposite of what you’re trying to achieve on controlling the deficit. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office on Tuesday said ObamaCare will actually work to shrink, not enlarge, our fiscal budget headache.More details from the CBO here. Important story for truth. (via hypervocal)
Into his conference call, the CNN producer says (correctly) that the Court has held that the individual mandate cannot be sustained under the Commerce Clause, and (incorrectly) that it therefore ‘looks like’ the mandate has been struck down. The control room asks whether they can ‘go with’ it, and after a pause, he says yes.SCOTUSblog’s Tom Goldstein • Looking back at what caused the mistaken reporting of the Supreme Court’s Affordable Care Act decision, in a minute-by-minute breakdown. In case you need something very epic to read, here you go — Goldstein’s post, which he claims is his first effort at “real journalism,” is 7,000 freaking words long. Or, you know, longer than the usual article we link. (ht Dave Weigel)
Met Romney last week. Tough O Chicago pros will be hard to beat unless he drops old friends from team and hires some real pros. Doubtful.Rupert Murdoch • Tweeting yesterday about meeting Mitt Romney, a tweet that is bad for Mitt in three ways: 1) Romney met with a guy who is facing scrutiny in the UK over his cozy relationships with politicians; 2) A powerful conservative just ripped Romney and his staff; and 3) Romney will be stuck trying to put out this fire for like a week. While Murdoch later claimed he supports Romney (though hasn’t donated to his campaign), the tweets look bad for Romney.