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5/10/2012

Mitt meets the media

Filed under: 2012 Election — Karl @ 7:30 am

[Posted by Karl]

Jim Geraghty notes publicly what everyone is thinking privately:

It’s entirely possible that it’s a coincidence that the Washington Post has a long story on a teenage Mitt Romney bullying and cutting the hair of a classmate who was believed to be gay, the day after Barack Obama announces his support for gay marriage.

But it is a fascinatingly convenient coincidence for the Obama campaign.

…and likely not coincidental at all, given that one named source previously volunteered for Obama.  Ed Morrissey notes, “It’s one reason not to vote for a teenager for President,” adding visual aids to remind everyone that voters are more likely to care about the economy of the past three years than a nasty school prank dating back to the Mad Men era.

Allahpundit, ever Eeyore-ish, has already been concerned about the transparent attempts of the establishment media on this front (although he switches to talking about the main branch of Team Obama in his post):

Remember, their big talking point against Romney, ludicrous as it is, is that he’s the most conservative nominee since Barry Goldwater. If they can bog him down in talking about hot-button social issues instead of unemployment, they can get him to play into that impression a bit. His rhetoric doesn’t have to be strident or out of the conservative mainstream for this tactic to work; all they’re trying to do is make him look like a guy who’s preoccupied with “values” issues while swing voters are worried about jobs. And of course Romney knows it. Hence his consternation here as he’s put through his paces first on gay marriage, then in-state tuition for illegals, and then ye olde medical marijuana question. Axelrod couldn’t have scripted that any better.

Although the media attempts its share of agenda setting, campaign coverage is ultimately driven by the candidates and Team Romney is going to do its best to stay on-message.    The problem for Team Obama and the media is that Romney wants to talk about the subjects most voters want to hear most about (folks whose votes are determined by support for or opposition to same sex marriage are, er, already determined).  Mitt may occasionally has to point out that the press is focused on trivia, but the lesson of the Gingrich campaign is that this will help draw in conservatives — and the public has a low opinion of the media generally.  It as though the left has forgotten how much mileage Bill Clinton and Barack Obama got out of rising above “distractions” to address the real concerns of real Americans.

Moreover, this morning’s distraction will be quickly cast aside in favor of tonight’s distraction.  As ABC News’ Jake Tapper notes: “ZOMGS TEH CLOONEY.”

–Karl

102 Responses to “Mitt meets the media”

  1. Ding!

    Karl (f07e38)

  2. I hope Romney is ready to be portrayed as the Anti-Christ by many of the same chums and social circle he went to school with and has spent his entire life cozying up to.

    Tough mentally to treat friends as vile and have to go after them to defend yourself from lies. Not very Mormon.

    … we shall see soon enough if we got a Rockefeller Republican or a Reagan one.

    Bill (cd1593)

  3. #3 … because lord knows McCain was not.

    Bill (cd1593)

  4. This is greatnews. When Mittens loses the election he can open a Barber Shop!

    David Ehrenstein (2550d9)

  5. Well back in 2006, Sabato suddenly ‘recalled’ some incendiary statements, Allen had supposedly said thirty years ago, and remember the nonsensical statements attributed to Sarah, that
    only an idiot like Matt Damon could buy.

    narciso (8d0f34)

  6. The serious editors among the mainstream media outlets will do a thorough vetting of Barack Obama’s college records, including his transcripts, and his applications for student loans Mitt Romney’s high school hallway pranks, just as they assigned an army of journalists to the remote location of Hawaii to research the circumstances of Barack Obama’s birth certificate the remote location of Alaska to investigate Andrew Sullivan’s moonbat allegations about Trig Palin’s birth.

    Elephant Stone (0ae97d)

  7. Well, at least Romney didn’t snort cocaine repeatedly. Nor did he decide that his name should be pronounced different ways.

    From the Vanity Fair article:

    “…Obama was six months out of Columbia when Genevieve Cook came along and engaged him in the deepest romantic relationship of his young life. She called him Bahr-ruck, with the accent on the first syllable, and a trill of the r’s. Not Bear-ick, as the Anglophile Kenyans pronounced it, and not Buh-rock, as he would later be called, but Bahr-ruck. She said that is how he pronounced it himself, at least when talking to her….”

    I am certainly hoping we can talk about the candidates when they were 18 or 19 or so. I mean, if it is important one way, it should be important the other.

    I continue to be interested in those pesky transcripts. I have a theory about them.

    Back to the point: of course the Left is going to pile on Romney in any way they can. Hopefully he will not be all gentlemanly in response.

    Simon Jester (7d4128)

  8. I wonder if this story is one of those one’s that are too important to actually be checked before being printed. Like the story about McCain’s affair with a lobbyist back in 2008, not to be confused with the lack of a story about Edward’s affair from the same period.

    max (131bc0)

  9. Romney almost cut some hair but Obama ate dogs and did a lot of drugs.

    Which stories are more relevant to voters?

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  10. you’re not supposed to cut people’s hair unless they say it’s ok

    no means no

    happyfeet (3c92a1)

  11. Still waiting for Team Romney to drive a meme or develop a narrative of its own that forces the media and Obama to play defense. Waiting. Waiting.

    Romney apologized, I hear. How long before he apologizes for the supporter who cried “treason”?

    rrpjr (227844)

  12. I think this episode may cause Romney to lose the aging silver pony-tailed hippie vote !

    Elephant Stone (0ae97d)

  13. narciso–well why should Putin bother to come to Camp David? He’s already received the news that Barack will be “flexible”.

    elissa (d9a1fd)

  14. It’s a Lando/Vader thing, the deal isn’t clear enough.

    narciso (8d0f34)

  15. Romney’s now a big laughing jock alpha male picking on the weak, like Obama.

    I think it will rile his lackadaisical base, actually.

    SarahW (b0e533)

  16. I wonder if this story is one of those one’s that are too important to actually be checked before being printed

    I’m sure the WaPo checked this for weeks before setting it aside for an opportune moment.

    Kevin M (bf8ad7)

  17. Romney’s now a big laughing jock alpha male picking on the weak, like Obama.

    Obama’s an alpha male?

    Kevin M (bf8ad7)

  18. I just wish some of the lefties were as animated about girls being held down on the ground for genital mutilation in a number of Muslim countries, as they are animated about a high school prank that took place during the Lyndon Johnson Adminitration.

    I’m pretty certain the fellow who had his hair cut againt his will, eventually saw his hair grow back.

    The girls in Muslim countries ?
    Well, what they had cut, doesn’t grow back.

    Elephant Stone (0ae97d)

  19. ==Obama’s an alpha male?==

    Why yes, Kevin. Where have you been? He’s a decisive leader who makes gutsy calls and takes risky stands. And if you doubt it for one second look at the picture of him riding a bike on the right side column of Drudge.

    elissa (d9a1fd)

  20. I note how the Post says “The men have differing political affiliations, although they mostly lean Democratic. Buford volunteered for Barack Obama’s campaign in 2008. Seed, a registered independent, has served as a Republican county chairman in Michigan. All of them said that politics in no way colored their recollections.”

    This does NOT mean that the public airing recollections are not politically motivated, and a lapsed Republican no more Republican than a lapsed Catholic is Catholic.

    Kevin M (bf8ad7)

  21. look at the picture of him riding a bike on the right side column of Drudge.

    Obama should stay out of tanks this election cycle.

    Kevin M (bf8ad7)

  22. Four year on, still waiting to hear those hard-hitting stories on Obama’s high school behavior….

    4yearson (f0d6ab)

  23. Obama is more beta than a Japanese fighting fish. You can almost feel the contempt Michelle has for him whenever they’re together. Compare that to the adoration you see in an Ann Romney, Karen Santorum, or Carol Paul when it comes to their husbands.

    That’s why it would be effing awesome to see just one debate between Chris Christie and Obama. Obama would stutter his way around, and christie would mop the floor with him.

    Oh noes! Violent rhetoric!

    My apologies, I didn’t mean to offend any delicate sensibilities with my suggestion that Christie would smash obama’s head into the ground and then use his hair to clean up the mess. I only meant it as a metaphor, and do not wish any physical harm on anyone. Except pedophiles.

    Ghost (6f9de7)

  24. Four year on, still waiting to hear those hard-hitting stories on Obama’s high school behavior….

    Comment by 4yearson — 5/10/2012 @ 9:56 am

    Or to hear from his composite girlfriends… Or his coke dealer…

    Ghost (6f9de7)

  25. “He’s a decisive leader who makes gutsy calls and takes risky stands.”

    elissa – Absolutely. That 5-iron on the 7th hole at Andrews Air Force Base a few weeks back? Damn gutsy call. Just think of how many other gutsy call and risky stands he’s taken in those 93 rounds he’s played so far.

    Amazing!

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  26. Kevin that didn’t come out right as I meant to say Obama is looking a little vulnerable lately.

    SarahW (b0e533)

  27. ==Just think of how many other gutsy call and risky stands he’s taken in those 93 rounds he’s played so far.==

    And sadly, daley, as modest as “the one” is we’ll probably never even hear about many of them.

    elissa (d9a1fd)

  28. Beginning January 21, Obumbles can play eighteen rounds of golf every day !

    And he’ll be able to eat his waffle, without any distractions. Well, except for that six foot tall, two hundred pound woman hounding him for not eating enough broccoli.

    Elephant Stone (0ae97d)

  29. “we’ll probably never even hear about many of them.”

    elissa – Alternatively, he could just be waiting until after the election to tell us about those gutsy calls, just like he is with so many others, e.g. the Keystone Pipeline, immigration reform, entitlement reform, etc., etc.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  30. First, close eyes, Picture david Crosby, imagine him singing:

    I just cut some hair,
    happened just the other year.
    He knew it was getting too long,
    but he didn’t see it our way.

    You don’t need to ask why,
    ain’t gonna let some freak flag fly…

    Romney’s main problem is that he did not have Bill Ayers write a fictional autobiography with a preemptive trash dump.

    Of course, this just points out what many have said, once the Repub nominee is decided, all manner of nasty things of varying truthfulness will be said. It is called “Palinizing”, or “to be Palined”; otherwise known as “Borking big time”.

    This is why so many of us just can’t run for president, all of those foolish pranks and nerdy, unsocial, and klutzy behavior we did in high school. If only it was putting “Nair” in the shampoo bottle of the starting quarterback, that would have been great (unless the same person later came out of the closet). oh well.

    MD in Philly (3d3f72)

  31. This is greatnews. When Mittens loses the election he can open a Barber Shop!
    Comment by David Ehrenstein — 5/10/2012 @ 7:47 am

    — The Magic Zero strikes again!

    Icy (1ffe87)

  32. Does David any hair left that needs cutting?

    nk (875f57)

  33. Yes, but Da Prez would have to go down low in order to cut it.

    Icy (1ffe87)

  34. I think he does, nk, it’s just that it doesn’t start until 1/2 way or more toward the back of his head; not a “come over”, just a “comb back”.

    Besides, the song was from long ago, when he was young and had hair, just like long ago was the supposed incident in question.

    I’m sure that Putin would be above negotiating with a president who cut off someone’s hair as a prank in high school, or an Al Quada leader, (“Look at this, they are criticizing Romney for cutting off someone’s hair in high school!” “Those ridiculous Americans! I cut off someone’s head in high school!”)

    MD in Philly (3d3f72)

  35. MD in Philly,

    Yeah, really…

    Mitt Romney has cut taxes, and cut some kid’s hair in a high school hallway prank 45 years ago.

    But Assad in Syria, well, he authorizes his buddies to cut people’s throats—and that’s no prank.

    …and guess which of the two that Obama has referred to as “a reformer” that “we can work with.”

    Elephant Stone (0ae97d)

  36. narciso @ 10:45am–

    Ignoring them often looks tempting to politicians at any uncomfortable beginning media salvo (John Edwards, Elizabeth Warren, Bill Clinton) especially when it’s a big career threatening dealio. But for a high school prank over 45 years ago–before Stonewall– before gay pride parades– and before Dan Savage was telling young kids to come out of the closet–I think Mitt’s quick and seemingly sincere statement that at an different time and as a kid himself he effed up was absolutely the right call.

    I’m sure the Romney campaign had expected this to come up and it appears they were well prepared to deal with it promptly and honestly. I also have a sneaky feeling that Romney’s oppo research team is a whole lot better than McCain’s was.

    elissa (d9a1fd)

  37. Well maybe, now this is more predictive, in light of recent events;

    http://thetalkofthetimes.wordpress.com/2012/05/10/obama-bullied-a-girl/

    narciso (8d0f34)

  38. For some fun, picture Obama as Loki in the new Avengers movie. Just a thought. And no, I don’t advocate what the Hulk did.

    Kevin M (bf8ad7)

  39. As THor points out, Loki was adopted,

    narciso (8d0f34)

  40. “It’s wrong to blather on about what Obama did (eat pizza dogs)way back in 1969 according to Bill Ayres’ biography of him his own autobiography, but it’s fair game if the Washington Post writes a front page story about what Romney did…in 1964 !”

    Elephant Stone (0ae97d)

  41. If I had a coke-snorting, terrorist-befriending, culturally-confused past I don’t think I’d be opening the doors to youthful recollections. Especially if that past was a decade or so more recent.

    Wonder how many times Barack dropped acid.

    Kevin M (bf8ad7)

  42. Or sold drugs.

    Kevin M (bf8ad7)

  43. 12: romney’s on the back foot after a tough primary. But you are right, they gotta get some narratives out there ASAP. I think a good place to start is “he wants to talk about X rather than talk about the economy”. This needs to be hammered through every time all the time

    Alex (ecfde0)

  44. Well, on top of that there is already a “oh yeah, well Obama ate a dog” counter story found… by reading Obama’s books.

    As i say jokingly in this post, “I see your Romney bullying story and raise you one #ObamaBulliedAGirl”

    Follow the link to get the story. And some pictures of Michael Jordan that will floor you.

    Aaron Worthing (73a7ea)

  45. If Mitt Romney had anything in his past that was really bad, it would have come out several years ago when he was running for the ’08 nomination.

    This hair cutting episode at age 16 is the worst thing they can come up with.

    But at least Mitt wasn’t snorting coke in high school, like Barry Soetoro did.

    And unlike Barry Soetoro/Obama, Mitt Romney actually has records from all the schools he attended.

    Elephant Stone (0ae97d)

  46. Nice try at changing the subject, Elephant Stone.

    Ask Mittens about genital mutilation. I’m sure he’ll say he doesn’t remember it.

    David Ehrenstein (2550d9)

  47. Mr. Ehrenstein,

    Sir, I think that Obama’s coke snorting as a high school student as well as his “lost” college transcripts are definitely fair game.
    So is Bill Ayres’ fictional anecdote Obama’s admitted bullying of a girl during his elementary school days, as fabricated recounted in Bill Ayres’ “Dreams From my Father.”

    But it would be nice if lefties were as animated about the cutting of young girls’ genitalia in Muslim societies, as they are animated about a hair cutting incident that took place during the Lyndon Johnson Administration.

    As far as changing the subject, you’re right, so let’s talk about jobs, the economy, the devaulation of the currency, the trade deficit, the national debt, energy policy, Iran, North Korea, China, the economy, and the economy.

    And if you and your fellow Obama Zombies wish to discuss the economy, we’ll be happy to discuss that, too.

    But for some reason, I think you guys would rather discuss birth control, same-sex marriage, Ann Romney’s resume, and prep school pranks which occurred over 45 years ago.

    In other words, you don’t want the national conversation to be about Obama’s resume.

    Elephant Stone (0ae97d)

  48. Magic Negroes. Been there, done that.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  49. This distraction is one of the reasons that CALIFORNIA DEMOCRATS ARE WRITING IN MICKEY MOUSE FOR 2012 PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE in our June 5th election. There are 6 solid reasons Mickey Mouse is a better choice than Barak Obama, and we want to see write-in percentages on par with those of New Hampshire, North Carolina, and West Virgina!

    Mutnodjmet (c4995d)

  50. Do you remember yours, David? At least yours was done at a hospital, when you were seven days old. The way the Kenyans do it to pubescent little girl is with a sharpened can top, in their front yard.

    Ease back on your meds.

    nk (875f57)

  51. Gay bashing now a “hijink.”

    SmearTheQueer (77ac66)

  52. SmearTheQueer–I hope you have well thought through your handle because you’re stuck with it now. While this site’s proprietor is traditionally very non-discriminatory in terms of comments and viewpoints, he does frown on multiple handles for the same person, i.e., commenters who do not use a consistent name.

    elissa (d9a1fd)

  53. SmearTheQueer — 5/10/2012 @ 1:15 pm

    1964 and now thought of as two different things usually.

    SarahW (b0e533)

  54. Might have been because someone might have been gay has now morphed into done because someone was gay, at least in troll world.

    JD (66b3fb)

  55. Beelzebub’s Bestest Butt-Buddy is obviously trolling every minority it can think of for a vote.

    Me thinks the WV-Judd vote and NC-No Preference votes should tell Obamanable the horrible truth that the largest plurality is off-side–the bitter clinging white working class.

    Maggots course his flesh.

    gary gulrud (d88477)

  56. Beelzebub’s Bestest Butt-Buddy is obviously trolling every minority it can think of for a vote.

    Me thinks the WV-Judd vote and NC-No Preference votes should tell Obamanable the horrible truth that the largest plurality is off-side–the bitter clinging white working class.

    Maggots course his flesh.

    gary gulrud (d88477)

  57. I agree Mitt effed up. And I agree that because it was 45 years ago this isn’t quite the story some think it is.

    Some will notice this is why I defended Obama’s ‘dog eating’. Though I don’t even think that book is accurate, if it was, Obama was a kid and this doesn’t relate to anything.

    Did Mitt make mistakes as a kid? I tend to think it would be a lot weirder if he hadn’t. People do things they shouldn’t as they grow up.

    Meanwhile: the deficit rockets away.

    Dustin (330eed)

  58. The LSM was banking all this stuff about Romney until he clinched. Now it will all come out.

    CrustyB (d4da92)

  59. If it’s true, which seems in doubt now, now Obama by his own dog eating admission, says he bullied a female student.

    narciso (1c125b)

  60. let’s see… first it was pulling a fast one on women… then yesterday he worked the gays over and today he has Holder and his far-left lawyer cabal pandering to the Hispanic/illegal immigrant community through the DoJ’s highly selective hassling of Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who has been put in the unfortunate position of having to do the work and enforce the laws that the federal government can’t seem to find the motivation to do.

    These grievance groups liberal constituencies sure enjoy the Three Card Monte!

    Suckers.

    Colonel Haiku (b2c1b5)

  61. Ehrenstein’s back? Again?

    Hey, David E. Why don’t you call Breitbart names again, after he is safely dead? You did it before, and you know how Patterico feels about it.

    C’mon, brave guy. Speak Truth to Power. Or at least lie about dead people again. You are really, really good at that.

    You don’t get a pass on slandering the dead, so far as I am concerned. Sorry if others disagree. David is a man consumed by bitter hatred, and I cannot wait to see what he writes next…because he shows his base nature by doing so.

    Simon Jester (be2ef6)

  62. Impressive, Horowitz and washington post! Can’t wait to hear how many pigtails were pulled and paper bags of dogsh*t lit on fire!

    Hey media… I heard Obama admitted to shoving a little old girl, to being a cokehead and that his last two years at Punahou prep school were a blur. Any interest?… Bueller?…Bueller?

    Colonel Haiku (b2c1b5)

  63. I had forgotten David dancing on Breitbart’s grave. Senorita Ehrenstein is not worth p***ing on. Although, he would likely offer to pay extra for it.

    nk (875f57)

  64. and the sonuvagun and his administration just did a number on the Saudi intelligence folks and made us less safe by ruining the Saudi’s ongoing infiltration of a number of AQ cells when they seized on the Saudi success – and make no mistake, it was a Saudi operation all the way – and spiked the football and took another victory lap for something they and 0bama had absolutely squat to do with.

    Colonel Haiku (b2c1b5)

  65. Is it possible for the media to have any less credibility and be any more of a joke?

    Colonel Haiku (b2c1b5)

  66. and another thing… sons a b*tches!

    Colonel Haiku (b2c1b5)

  67. David dancing on Breitbart’s grave

    Hmmm … Patterico is more tolerant than I would be.

    Kevin M (bf8ad7)

  68. Not much you can do with creatures like Ehrenstein, except gather credit in Heaven for treating them kindly.

    nk (875f57)

  69. 70. Is it possible for the media to have any less credibility and be any more of a joke?

    Comment by Colonel Haiku — 5/10/2012 @ 5:06 pm

    Yes.

    Steve (90e0d3)

  70. JonahNRO “I do not want to think what Winston Churchill did to younger kids at Harrow.”

    Colonel Haiku (b2c1b5)

  71. jimgeraghty Romney classmate in 2008: “He was very disciplined.” Same classmate, today: “assault & battery… disturbing,relevant.” http://t.co/1gp8VjKF

    jimgeraghty New scandal: Young Mitt Romney impersonated a police officer! http://t.co/1gp8VjKF

    jimgeraghty Hey, that’s strange. Romney’s classmate didn’t think the haircut incident was worth mentioning four years ago. http://t.co/1gp8VjKF

    Colonel Haiku (b2c1b5)

  72. philipaklein Man quoted as having “long been bothered” by hair prank says he hadnt heard about it before being contacted by Post http://t.co/UN7voqld

    Colonel Haiku (b2c1b5)

  73. The economy… jobs… federal spending… economy… jobs… how 0bama has mucked it all up and yet feels he deserves a mulligan.

    Colonel Haiku (b2c1b5)

  74. Unlike Blair Hull and Jack Ryan, Romney doesn’t have records of a nasty divorce sealed and on file where David Axelrod can get his paws on them and feed them to a compliant media.

    This, I suppose, is the next best thing. Based on his history of how he created the media fiction that is Obama and got him into office, we can expect not only more of these stories but astroturf demonstrations by core Democratic grievance groups against Romney that the media will also cover as if they’re serious and spontaneous protests.

    Which is why I am confident the media can lose what little remaining credibility they have left and become even more of a joke. They’re so desperate to help get their messiah re-elected that they’ll be willing to make even bigger fools of themselves than they already have.

    Actually, I’m pretty confident that by July, August by the latest, the mask will drop completely and the media will just accuse Republicans of being blatant racists for even daring to contest Obama’s re-election at all.

    Steve (90e0d3)

  75. McDonnell says he’s not being vetted. Rumor is Huckster is and the timing of Bachmann’s endorsement gives me pause(no, they’re not that inept, tho she’d be great except for a campaign ending gaffe or three).

    The earliest memory I’m certain of had me and another 4-year old pushing a toddler into a wet ditch. That’d a done it for me right there.

    gary gulrud (d88477)

  76. Huckster? Noooooooooo Deep breath. Noooooooooo

    elissa (ab1fdc)

  77. I can’t imagine that anyone who pardoned or commuted 1,000 times, including one that claimed
    the lives of four Washington State troopers, would
    be anywhere in contention,

    narciso (1c125b)

  78. 83. I seem to recall JD saying Huck was “of the Devil” about six months back.

    Well today Palin endorses Cruz and the avatar endorses Dewhurst.

    gary gulrud (d88477)

  79. How about Dick Cheney as Veep. He has recovered well from his transplant. Imagine the exploding heads…

    Gazzer (571a9f)

  80. I am going to assume that the Huck rumor is a clever diversionary feint to keep the media hounds and the Axelrodians on edge, yet at bay for a while. For my own continued health and sanity I must assume that is the case.

    elissa (ab1fdc)

  81. 86. How about Dick Cheney as Veep. He has recovered well from his transplant. Imagine the exploding heads…

    Comment by Gazzer — 5/10/2012 @ 7:42 pm

    How about Keith Judd, inmate number 11593-051. Given his respectable showing against Obama in WV I’d say he’s proven to be a viable candidate who could only strengthen the Democratic ticket. It’s the new dream team! And it could be Obama’s for the price of one measly pardon.

    Steve (90e0d3)

  82. Steve, I got Judd pegged for DOJ. Far more honest than Holder.

    Gazzer (571a9f)

  83. I can’t imagine that anyone who pardoned or commuted 1,000 times, including one that claimed
    the lives of four Washington State troopers, would
    be anywhere in contention,

    Comment by narciso

    but… but… doesn’t the fact the man can play teh bass guitar account for anything?!?!

    Colonel Haiku (6e0ec3)

  84. Gazzer, that’s why Obama will never put him in a responsible law enforcement position. Just a largely ceremonial one like Biden’s job.

    The last thing Obama needs or wants at Justice is someone more honest than Holder.

    Steve (90e0d3)

  85. Huck’s gonna add some bottum
    so that teh voters just won’t hide

    Colonel Haiku (6e0ec3)

  86. Huckabee has a higher salary and more influence at Fox than he would ever get as VP.

    Kevin M (bf8ad7)

  87. Perhaps Mitt should have a composite VP.

    Kevin M (bf8ad7)

  88. so composite VP could say, “Mitt… I love”
    and Mitt could say, “thank you”.

    Colonel Haiku (6e0ec3)

  89. #92- that was funny!

    MD in Philly (3d3f72)

  90. I hope they don’t make it a Masshole ticket with Scott Brown.

    sickofrinos (44de53)

  91. If Mitt would just put out an ad that promises when elected he’ll say things like “the” administration, “our” national security team, and “America’s” goals, (instead of so much I me and my) he’d prolly pick up an immediate 2 or 3 extra percentage points in votes right there.

    elissa (ab1fdc)

  92. The public has a low opinion of the media?

    Really? Let me give you a clue.

    The first candidate to say

    “On my first day in office, I will personally, and I mean personally, line up the talking heads of MS/NBC, CNN, ABC and CBS against a wall and shoot them dead, and I do not mean figuratively but literally dead.”

    – will win the election.

    Get the picture?

    sherlock (c94175)

  93. New thread up on problems with the WaPo story.

    Ding!

    Karl (6f7ecd)

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  95. WaPo now admits they coordinated the timing with the White House. And they see nothing wrong with that.

    Kevin M (bf8ad7)


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