For all the human pain it represents, today’s depressing jobs report in the wake of the Democratic and Republican conventions at least helped remind the presidential candidates what this election is supposed to be about — not who gives the best speeches, or who has the most loving (or at least most telegenic) family, but how to get the economy moving again.
I’m expecting an ad sometime in the next few weeks that starts with the “Etch-a-Sketch” clip up above, skims through a few quick flip-flops on key issues, then ends with Romney’s smarmy “You’ll have to take my word for it” remark about his tax returns. In fact, I’ll be a little disappointed if it doesn’t happen.
Over at Raw Story this past week, David Edwards has been documenting a rather impertinent — and surprisingly sustained — effort by CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien to speak truth, if not to power, at least to a series of GOP spokespuppets appearing on her show.
Given the way that Mitt Romney’s campaign recently managed to turn an extended overseas photo-op into an exercise in self-immolation, followed by the ongoing Chinese water torture-style debate over his unrevealed tax returns — gosh, the trip to Europe sure did a great job steering the conversation away from that, didn’t it?! — it’s not exactly going out on a limb to say that he’s proving to be something less than an ideal presidential candidate.
It’s on the verge of becoming old news in our endlessly revolving media cycle (not to mention in the wake of the latest gun tragedy in Colorado), but I wanted to belatedly take note of the surprising “Firms” TV ad that the Obama campaign began running this past week — you know, the one with Mitt Romney singing “God Bless America” over a montage depicting his history of sending jobs (and his own money) overseas.
I guess the campaign for the White House must be starting to heat up, because both major candidates are starting to open their mouths a little too often — leading to opportunities for the rest of us to amuse ourselves with snark at their expense (just about the only respite
I know you may feel it’s been discussed to death already, but can I just drag us back one more time to the Supreme Court decision upholding the Affordable Care Act?
Forgive me for dragging everyone back to the Supreme Court ruling on what I guess it’s okay to call Obamacare now, but it’s my first chance to say anything about it, even if everyone else has already spoken their piece. Like some others, my initial reaction to the 5-4 decision