And for a conservative, voting for Virgil Goode is a vote for Barack Obama. Virgil’s not going to win.
Goode recently received permission from Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli to stay on the Virginia ballot. The state’s Republican party sought to remove Goode from the ballot, citing irregular petitions to get on the ballot for the national election. (via The Roanoke Times)
Governor Romney is a very skilled debater, so clearly the governor has the advantage.Obama campaign manager Jim Messina • Heaping a modest bit of dirt on the debate abilities of his boss. If this seems on its face like a gaffe, it isn’t — the name of the game in presidential debates over the last several cycles has been lowering expectations. It’s a strategy that worked well for President Bush in both 2000 and 2004, for a simple reason — diminished expectations allow a candidate to seem to shine (or to rise to the occasion) just by doing a competent job. Conversely, the Romney campaign’s strategy at this late date hinges so heavily on scoring knockout blows on the debate stage (it’s no secret that Romney’s been forgoing much campaigning post-convention, ostensibly to focus on debate prep) that they’ve done much the opposite — they want you to think Romney’s going to win. That could end up being true, to be sure, but on sheer poltiical calculus, it’s not a situation any campaign thirsts to be in. source
$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
See, when they skipped town, Members of Congress left a whole bunch of proposals sitting on the table – actions that would create jobs, boost our economy, and strengthen middle-class security. These ideas have been around for months. The American people want to see them passed. But apparently, some Members of Congress are more worried about their jobs and their paychecks this campaign season than they are about yours.Obama calls out Congress for leaving early in his weekly radio address.