Open thread: Sunday morning talking heads

posted at 8:01 am on September 9, 2012 by Allahpundit

Full-court press from the Republican ticket this morning, with Romney on “Meet the Press” for his first non-Fox Sunday chat of the campaign and Ryan hitting both ABC and CBS, presumably to answer Bill Clinton’s speech at length. I wonder if that’s all been planned for weeks or if the mounting evidence of a bounce for O forced Team Mitt to play defense more aggressively than they anticipated.

If you’re not up for that, tune into “Fox News Sunday” for a deep-dive on the glories of Obamanomics with Glenn Hubbard and Austan Goolsbee. The line-up via WaPo:

NBC’s Meet the Press: Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney; San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro; Peggy Noonan, Wall Street Journal; E.J. Dionne, Brookings Institution and Washington Post; former Secretary of Education Bill Bennett; Chuck Todd, NBC

CBS’ Face the Nation: Republican vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI); White House senior adviser David Plouffe; David Sanger, New York Times; John Dickerson, CBS; Michael Gerson, Washington Post; Dee Dee Myers, Vanity Fair

ABC’s This Week: Republican vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI); Newark Mayor Cory Booker; Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY); George Will, ABC; Cokie Roberts, ABC; Paul Krugman, New York Times

Fox News Sunday: Glenn Hubbard, senior economic adviser for the Romney campaign; former Chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, Austan Goolsbee; Saratoga Springs, UT Mayor Mia Love

CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley: Gov. Jerry Brown (D-CA); Newt Gingrich; Austin Ligon, co-founder of CarMax; former Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez; Peter Baker, New York Times; A.B Stoddard, The Hill


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I still think plouffe is French for fart.

MNHawk on June 18, 2012 at 9:25 AM

I believe it is French for “teabagger”.

Jaibones on September 9, 2012 at 9:41 AM

Juan Williams just said that Bill was so effective when he said that the Republicans made the mess but the Democrats were getting blamed for not cleaning it up fast enough…God..what a load of crap that is…and Juan just loves it.

Terrye on September 9, 2012 at 9:43 AM

Rasmussen Reports

Obama 49, Romney 45 Obama +4

Obama Job Approval

Approve 52, Disapprove 47 Approve +5

Unfreakingbelievable gullible some Americans are.

bayview on September 9, 2012 at 9:43 AM

The only question that matters: Will Romney retract his endorsement of Obama? If not, then he’s already thrown his chances ala McCain.

abobo on September 9, 2012 at 9:43 AM

Kingjester, ibjudtvheard that, too. If its true, we really DO need divine intervention.

Minorcan Maven on September 9, 2012 at 9:43 AM

Marxist up 4 today on Rasmussen.

Marxist 49 (highest in months)
Romney 45

Yeah boy that Romney great strategy to get those former marxist voters.

bgibbs1000 on September 9, 2012 at 9:44 AM

Attack!!!1

And one more statement from Romney or Ryan that includes “….Obama is a nice guy…”
A. Stop using his name.
B. Stop with “nice guy” routine.

albill on September 9, 2012 at 9:44 AM

Brit Hume made a good point regarding conventions…going second is better..I thought at the time. And the Republicans had theirs going into the holiday…he also said that there is still some magic to Obama…I do not think it was Obama so much as Bill and that lying little vixen Michelle.

Terrye on September 9, 2012 at 9:35 AM

Of course its better to go second, you know what your opponents have said, and can rebut it, and spin the narrative. Republicans blew a golden chance to move their convention to this week once the Hurricane seemed like it was heading towards Tampa.

Regardless, that is water under the bridge, and if Romney and Ryan can harp on the jobs report, the bounce will be gone by mid-week.

As someone said, ignore PPP today, which will probably over-sample Democrats by 20 and come out with a 60-40 Obama lead (while pretending the splits are 30/35/25), and will try to show momentum in every swing state (again, notice that most of the RCP average are fraudulent PPP polls). This is all designed to deflate conservatives, drive them to stop giving money to Romney and then to not vote.

This race is still 50/50, and with 4 good debates, Republicans will win.

milcus on September 9, 2012 at 9:44 AM

Actually, people who have jobs or are on government assistance probably don’t think Obama is doing too badly. The unemployment rate for college graduates in the US is below 6%. It’s a skewed depression that many people are feeling but many are not.

Go to Boston or New York City or Washington, DC and you will not see a recession. Stores are full, restaurants are humming. Obama is counting on this to get reelected.

rockmom on September 9, 2012 at 9:21 AM

However, it depends on the quality of the jobs that they’re getting. Yes, unemployment is below 6% for college grads, but a lot of people are taking jobs that are either temporary or contract or they’re jobs that they hate. I’m “employed,” but I work at a job that makes me literally physically ill every day… Seriously, unemployment is over 10% in IL and yet there are three open positions in my department… Nobody wants to work there. In normal economic times, I’d just be able to polish my resume and tell them to shove it. Since there aren’t any jobs, I’m stuck. I’ve been looking for a new position since April and have gotten two interviews. Lots of my friends are feeling the same way.

There is also the phenom. of people in their late 50s and early 60s taking early retirement, so that it doesn’t look like a lay-off. This happened to my dad in 2009.

Illinidiva on September 9, 2012 at 9:45 AM

The smell of the John McCain campaign is thick in the air….

albill on September 9, 2012 at 9:45 AM

Wth? *I just heard that, too,

Minorcan Maven on September 9, 2012 at 9:45 AM

Just saw the “controversial” statement Mitt made about Clinton. What’s all the fuss. He said Obama looked weak compared to him.

I think he’s trying for some of thoses PUMAs and disaffected Hillary voters from 2008.

bluealice on September 9, 2012 at 9:45 AM

On This Week, who do you believe? Booker, Krugman, and Cokie Roberts versus George Will and Rand Paul.

BuckeyeSam on September 9, 2012 at 9:37 AM

Yes, I thought he did well too.

Terrye on September 9, 2012 at 9:47 AM

Marxist up 4 today on Rasmussen.

Marxist 49 (highest in months)
Romney 45

Yeah boy that Romney great strategy to get those former marxist voters.

bgibbs1000 on September 9, 2012 at 9:44 AM

Ugh.. Unfortunately, Barry is going to win. Why did Romney have to drag Ryan down with him? He should have just picked Pawlentry.

Illinidiva on September 9, 2012 at 9:47 AM

Rasmussen Reports

Obama 49, Romney 45 Obama +4

Obama Job Approval

Approve 52, Disapprove 47 Approve +5

Unfreakingbelievable gullible some Americans are.

bayview on September 9, 2012 at 9:43 AM

Yeah like all you Mittbots who think the nice guy routine will get votes from the marxist to move to Romney. Jeesh get a clue already, especially Romney.

And why is Romney not out campaigning today, my guess is he’s re-evaluating his strategy, and he better do it quick.

bgibbs1000 on September 9, 2012 at 9:48 AM

Yeah boy that Romney great strategy to get those former marxist voters.

bgibbs1000 on September 9, 2012 at 9:44 AM

You are a nice guy, but you are a real imbecile, and you should go stiff yourself.

Focus on me telling you are are a nice guy.

bayview on September 9, 2012 at 9:48 AM

If these poll numbers don’t collapse quick, we are screwed.

jp on September 9, 2012 at 9:48 AM

bgibbs1000 on September 9, 2012 at 9:44 AM

It was 47-47 in the swing states. If you have a membership look at some of the specifics on this and his 52% approval which are BS. Namely Romney lead by 2 with under 30 people, but was behind by 18 with people in their 40s. Not buying it.

gsherin on September 9, 2012 at 9:49 AM

On the Obama care “controversy”, a lot of good conservative Rebublicans have said they would keep a couple of the most popular parts. (can’t remember what they are, because it all seems like crap to me.)

Good grief, chill.

bluealice on September 9, 2012 at 9:49 AM

he’s re-evaluating his strategy, and he better do it quick.

bgibbs1000 on September 9, 2012 at 9:48 AM

From the Romney brain trust:

What we need now is more praise for Bill Clinton STAT!!!

*facepalm*

abobo on September 9, 2012 at 9:50 AM

The smell of the John McCain campaign is thick in the air….

albill on September 9, 2012 at 9:45 AM

bullsh*t

Terrye on September 9, 2012 at 9:50 AM

he’s re-evaluating his strategy, and he better do it quick.

bgibbs1000 on September 9, 2012 at 9:48 AM

From the Romney brain trust:

What we need now is more praise for Bill Clinton STAT!!!

*facepalm*

abobo on September 9, 2012 at 9:50 AM

piss moan piss moan

Terrye on September 9, 2012 at 9:51 AM

bayview on September 9, 2012 at 9:48 AM

You sure seem obsessed with old Bgibbs, you and bluegill wouldn’t happen to be the same person, would you?

abobo on September 9, 2012 at 9:51 AM

how does mitt expect to have preexisiting conditions as part of his plan and expect insurance companies to survive?
can someone please explain.

renalin on September 9, 2012 at 9:51 AM

They really do need to stop with the “Obama’s a nice guy” crap. For every swing voter they supposedly appeal to, they p-ss off a dozen conservatives. Memo to Mittens. Obama’s campaign called you a murderer. His administration is destroying this country. Dude is not a nice guy.

Doughboy on September 9, 2012 at 9:51 AM

Nice guy is the only way to get people to reevaluate.. Seriously, this is starting to look like 2004 all over again, only I don’t think that the Rs are going to get 2008. We’re screwed because of demographics.

Christie and Rubio won’t run and Ryan will be sullied by hanging with Mittens. We’ll be stuck with either forward looking party leader Jeb Bush or CHuckles or some other milquetoast-y white guy.

Illinidiva on September 9, 2012 at 9:52 AM

It’s a good thing I decided to watch MTP interview. If I had only listened to the eyeores here I wouldn’t have known he did fine. Reasonable and confident.

He’s not Newt. Get over it.

bluealice on September 9, 2012 at 9:53 AM

piss moan piss moan

Terrye on September 9, 2012 at 9:51 AM

So I take you thought that was a stroke genius then? As deft and nuanced a chess move as McCain telling white suburbanites they had nothing to fear from an Obama presidency, perhaps?

abobo on September 9, 2012 at 9:53 AM

If these poll numbers don’t collapse quick, we are screwed.

jp on September 9, 2012 at 9:48 AM

At the heel of a convention, a bounce is not unexpected. Reversing the bounce will take more than just a few days, but the media will sell the bounce as a tsunami. If the edge for Barry is not reversed by end of September, yes, America is screwed.

bayview on September 9, 2012 at 9:53 AM

On the Obama care “controversy”, a lot of good conservative Rebublicans have said they would keep a couple of the most popular parts. (can’t remember what they are, because it all seems like crap to me.)

Good grief, chill.

bluealice on September 9, 2012 at 9:49 AM

The only thing I have heard that might be kept is a high risk pool for people with preexisting conditions…and that is something they were talking about before Obamacare even came along. It is a long standing issue.

Terrye on September 9, 2012 at 9:53 AM

The GOP will betray you

True_King on September 9, 2012 at 9:53 AM

You sure seem obsessed with old Bgibbs, you and bluegill wouldn’t happen to be the same person, would you?

abobo on September 9, 2012 at 9:51 AM

You and a boob wouldn’t happen to be the same person?

bayview on September 9, 2012 at 9:54 AM

You are a nice guy, but you are a real imbecile, and you should go stiff yourself.

Focus on me telling you are are a nice guy.

bayview on September 9, 2012 at 9:48 AM

Really? Is that all you got? Romney is losing per Rasmussen. We’re not talking Reuters or PPP here. The nice guy routine is working just like I said it would to the marxist’s advantage. And you call me a imbecile?

bgibbs1000 on September 9, 2012 at 9:54 AM

So I take you thought that was a stroke genius then? As deft and nuanced a chess move as McCain telling white suburbanites they had nothing to fear from an Obama presidency, perhaps?

abobo on September 9, 2012 at 9:53 AM

What did you want McCain to talk about? Obama’s birth certificate?

Illinidiva on September 9, 2012 at 9:55 AM

So I take you thought that was a stroke genius then? As deft and nuanced a chess move as McCain telling white suburbanites they had nothing to fear from an Obama presidency, perhaps?

abobo on September 9, 2012 at 9:53 AM

I do not even know what the hell you are talking about…

Terrye on September 9, 2012 at 9:55 AM

It’s the weekend after the DNC and the media’s circle jerk. Give R%R a couple weeks.

Anyway, who are these fools who keep changing their minds in the polls??

bluealice on September 9, 2012 at 9:55 AM

Well Meet the Press is coming here now and I hope Romney does well.

Terrye on September 9, 2012 at 9:58 AM

And you call me a imbecile?

bgibbs1000 on September 9, 2012 at 9:54 AM

Was it lead paint or familial?

bayview on September 9, 2012 at 9:58 AM

Rasmussen drops a bomb today…

Obama 49
Hapless Mitt 45

Approval rating a solid 52% and if you crunch the numbers, the saturday sample shows no ill effects from the crappy jobs numbers. But why would it? there have been bad jobs reports for months and months and the people still love Obama.

BTW, McCain was still ahead at this time in 08. Romney is actually running a worse campaign so far than John McCain, lol.

gumbyandpokey on September 9, 2012 at 9:58 AM

True_King on September 9, 2012 at 9:53 AM

Who won’t? At least here on Earth.

Cindy Munford on September 9, 2012 at 9:58 AM

Romney didn’t get much of a bounce and Obama got a huge bounce…not good.

Part of Romney’s problem which may doom us are the Libertarian Paul/Johnson supporters who hate the GOP already and some evangelicals who won’t vote for a mormon

jp on September 9, 2012 at 9:59 AM

What did you want McCain to talk about? Obama’s birth certificate?

Illinidiva on September 9, 2012 at 9:55 AM

No, but that doesn’t mean you give people sitting on the fence permission to vote for the other guy. Simply stating that he is indeed an American, however un-American his ideas happen to be, would have sufficed. All this praise for Clinton and nice guy talk with regards to O is giving those currently on the fence the same permission to vote stupidly that McCain gave the idjits back in 08.

abobo on September 9, 2012 at 9:59 AM

And this Rasmussen poll has 2 out of 3 days polling after Friday’s jobs report.

Romney right now is running a worse campaign than John McCain ran.

bgibbs1000 on September 9, 2012 at 10:00 AM

Gosh, Mittens equals Jaques Francois Kerry. Why didn’t Christie or Ryan just run for Pres. again? Ryan’s I love my job and my kids are too young schtick seems sort of silly now that he’s running for VP. And I’m not sure what Christie is up to.

Illinidiva on September 9, 2012 at 10:01 AM

Anyway, who are these fools who keep changing their minds in the polls??

bluealice on September 9, 2012 at 9:55 AM

Those are the ones who have no knowledge base and will vote for the last slick ad they see before they pull the lever.

clnurnberg on September 9, 2012 at 10:01 AM

Really? Is that all you got? Romney is losing per Rasmussen. We’re not talking Reuters or PPP here. The nice guy routine is working just like I said it would to the marxist’s advantage. And you call me a imbecile?

bgibbs1000 on September 9, 2012 at 9:54 AM

And you have not come up with anything that would change that..you have this weird idea that if Romney called Obama a son of a b*tch everything would magically change on account of you say so.

You do not know what you are talking about.

But you are a nice guy…an idiot, but a nice guy.

Terrye on September 9, 2012 at 10:02 AM

And btw those polls are still really close and Obama is not polling over 50.

Terrye on September 9, 2012 at 10:03 AM

The smell of the John McCain campaign is thick in the air….

albill on September 9, 2012 at 9:45 AM

Before anyone forgets, maybe, just maybe Conservatives feel this way because…..mmmmm, I dunno maybe…….

1976, Reagan loses to Ford who then loses to 2nd worst President in history.

1988, when we’re sold a bill of goods that Bush 41 is going to be a third term of Reagan and he turns out to be just a Progressive lite and grows the federal government and it’s power, and then bails on “read my lips” pledge.

1992, Bush 41 keeps looking at his watch and can’t decide what he wants to do in a 2nd term but he’s going to meet with Jim Baker after the election and figure it all out.

1996, Dole, the next in line runs a really nice campaign about “trust” and gets bullwhipped by Bubba.

2000, again with alternatives Bush 43 looks and sounds “conservative” like Reagan not so much like his Dad. Turns out…..mmmmm, not so much.

2004, again with the Bush, which leads to Amnesty push, Harriet Meiers, John Roberts and “saving capitalism by abandoning it” in late 2008.

2008, McCain tells us we have nothing to fear from an Obama presidency. So he rolls over, plays nice and we get the worst President in American history.

2012, We have a nominee who has a very checkered past about what he really stands for. In the Bay state he was “a Progressive”. He wants to not attack the “likeability” of Obama. Nicey-nice again?

Maybe THIS list above is why some Conservatives are getting a sense of Deja Vu? We’ve been trained to see it over and over and over again from the republican nominees (and the party).

PappyD61 on September 9, 2012 at 10:03 AM

Part of Romney’s problem which may doom us are the Libertarian Paul/Johnson supporters who hate the GOP already and some evangelicals who won’t vote for a mormon

jp on September 9, 2012 at 9:59 AM

I’m a GOP hating Paulnut and have already decided to hold my nose and vote for the POS. What more do you want from me? But I’m not the problem, Romney’s own record is. Picking a liberal globalist to unseat another liberal globalist isn’t good strategy. Besides conservatism is rooted in personal responsibility. It’s Romney’s job to earn his votes, he’s not entitled to anyone’s ballot and if can’t make the sale then the fault lies with him – and him alone.

abobo on September 9, 2012 at 10:04 AM

I just looked out my picture window to the west. It’s a slight, but chilly, wind off of Lake Superior and the sky is a crisp, clear blue.

I looked closely at the sky but I didn’t notice it falling.

Yoop on September 9, 2012 at 10:04 AM

Romney to marxist voters…. You didn’t make a mistake when you voted for him in 2008….he’s a nice guy. That is what has lost Romney this election.

bgibbs1000 on September 9, 2012 at 10:04 AM

If the religious right cedes the election to Obama they will have themselves to blame for the consequences. That strategy worked so brilliantly in 2008…I think it was the “it takes a Carter to get a Reagan”, BS. Wow, I am impressed by the sense and foresight of the sit-at-homers who took a sabbatical from voting.

clnurnberg on September 9, 2012 at 10:04 AM

David Gregory is the biggest Obama cheerleader. He’s claiming that experts say the economy is poised to skyrocket and that the stockmarket is gangbusters. What a putz.

David, where else are you going to put your money? Savings account rates are nearly zero and inflation is going to kill investors, especially those relying on investment income in retirement.

Philly on September 9, 2012 at 10:06 AM

It’s Romney’s job to earn his votes, he’s not entitled to anyone’s ballot and if can’t make the sale then the fault lies with him – and him alone.

abobo on September 9, 2012 at 10:04 AM

Thanks for holding your nose, I’m doing it too. When we sit home in disatisaction and let the other team win, it is our fault too.

clnurnberg on September 9, 2012 at 10:06 AM

Does the b in bgibbs stand for blatherskite?

bayview on September 9, 2012 at 10:06 AM

And btw those polls are still really close and Obama is not polling over 50.

Terrye on September 9, 2012 at 10:03 AM

Approval is over fifty. Sorry, it is over. I’m so done with politics.. Forever. What do you want to bet that we’re going to turn into a one party state ala parts of Europe where the socialist party wins every major election.

Illinidiva on September 9, 2012 at 10:07 AM

And btw those polls are still really close and Obama is not polling over 50.

Terrye on September 9, 2012 at 10:03 AM

Last week he wasn’t polling over 47%. Next week you will be telling us he’s just barely polling over 50% unless Romney get’s a clue get’s busy winning.

bgibbs1000 on September 9, 2012 at 10:08 AM

Sorry, it is over. I’m so done with politics.. Forever. What do you want to bet that we’re going to turn into a one party state ala parts of Europe where the socialist party wins every major election.

Illinidiva on September 9, 2012 at 10:07 AM

A bit over-dramatized 3 days after the DNC, wouldn’t you think?

bayview on September 9, 2012 at 10:09 AM

Mitt just loves Ann.

Philly on September 9, 2012 at 10:10 AM

We had to expect the media to find a way to get a Obamabounce after his crappy performance. I am skeptical that the public loved the abortathon of last week.

clnurnberg on September 9, 2012 at 10:10 AM

Last week he wasn’t polling over 47%. Next week you will be telling us he’s just barely polling over 50% unless Romney get’s a clue get’s busy winning.

bgibbs1000 on September 9, 2012 at 10:08 AM

And thank God you are here to point that out because I am sure it never occurred to Romney that he needs to win.

Romney has a history of accomplishing his goals….that does not mean he is perfect, but I have more faith in him than I do in some guy pissing his pants in a panic on a comment thread.

But you are a helluva nice guy.

Terrye on September 9, 2012 at 10:11 AM

When we sit home in disatisaction and let the other team win, it is our fault too.

clnurnberg on September 9, 2012 at 10:06 AM

True, I wasn’t trying to imply that Romney would be responsible for the actions of others, but he is responsible for the campaign he runs. What can save his bacon would be to ring the alarm bell that this is the last election we will have before a prohibitive majority of the American people will be too dependent to ever vote against it’s growth again. Sure, it’ll be called a racist dog whistle campaign, but so will any/everything else he might try. He needs to go apocalyptic and needs to get started yesterday!!!

abobo on September 9, 2012 at 10:12 AM

Mitt just loves Ann.

Philly on September 9, 2012 at 10:10 AM

He does. I do believe that.

Terrye on September 9, 2012 at 10:13 AM

Illinidiva on September 9, 2012 at 10:07 AM

“You can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave.”

Cindy Munford on September 9, 2012 at 10:13 AM

Mitt says he was laughing along with Clint, not wincing. Mitt is grateful that Clint spoke on his behalf and from his heart.

Philly on September 9, 2012 at 10:13 AM

Oh hi there Rasmussen tracking poll, Obama at 52% approval? You don’t say.

libfreeordie on September 9, 2012 at 10:14 AM

Does the b in bgibbs stand for blatherskite?

bayview on September 9, 2012 at 10:06 AM

Does bayview stand for the only thing you ever look at because obviously you are not looking a reality.

bgibbs1000 on September 9, 2012 at 10:14 AM

Approval is over fifty. Sorry, it is over. I’m so done with politics.. Forever. What do you want to bet that we’re going to turn into a one party state ala parts of Europe where the socialist party wins every major election.

Illinidiva on September 9, 2012 at 10:07 AM

You’re done posting here, too? Don’t let the door hit you on the way out. We could sure do with less hysterical “all is lost!” doomsday chicken littles around here.

bluegill on September 9, 2012 at 10:14 AM

People….Take a breath..It is all about turnout! Do I have to remind everyone about the exit polls in 2004? The campaign is really only beginning.

HoustonRight on September 9, 2012 at 10:14 AM

Mitt just compared Bill Clinton to Barack Obama in a way that is not especially flattering to Barry. Talk about tongue in cheek.

Terrye on September 9, 2012 at 10:14 AM

Good grief, chill.

bluealice on September 9, 2012 at 9:49 AM

But it does so much more to advance their cause to run from thread to thread shreiking,

“OMG, Romney’s an idiot!!!”

“OMG, Romney’s behind in the polls 3 days after the DNC convention, this race is over!!!”

Especially if you understand their cause.

Flora Duh on September 9, 2012 at 10:15 AM

Mitt discusses his faith. His Judeo-Christian religious upbringing shapes him. I sense a dig at the anti-God, anti-Jew DNC platform fiasco.

Philly on September 9, 2012 at 10:16 AM

Yes, he is responsible for his campaign and he has been able to mount credible assaults in the primaries, so I am optimistic that he is just biding his time.

There was no way that the media would have let him get a word in edgewise between the Obamas and Clinton, so it would have been wasted air and energy.

clnurnberg on September 9, 2012 at 10:16 AM

Approval is over fifty. Sorry, it is over. I’m so done with politics.. Forever. What do you want to bet that we’re going to turn into a one party state ala parts of Europe where the socialist party wins every major election.

Illinidiva on September 9, 2012 at 10:07 AM

One poll done a day or two after Saint Michelle extolled the virtues of her husband {gag me}….had Obama that high..overall his approval numbers still suck, especially on the economy.

Terrye on September 9, 2012 at 10:16 AM

You’re done posting here, too? Don’t let the door hit you on the way out. We could sure do with less hysterical “all is lost!” doomsday chicken littles around here.

bluegill on September 9, 2012 at 10:14 AM

Hey Mitt, I know that’s you and just wanted to say that you could learn a thing or two from some of the constructive criticism being offered here. See for example:

abobo on September 9, 2012 at 10:12 AM

abobo on September 9, 2012 at 10:17 AM

libfreeordie on September 9, 2012 at 10:14 AM

I guess you are ready to put your money on this race.

Oh wait…I’m sorry, I don’t take EBT cards. Maybe next time.

HoustonRight on September 9, 2012 at 10:17 AM

And thank God you are here to point that out because I am sure it never occurred to Romney that he needs to win.

Romney has a history of accomplishing his goals….that does not mean he is perfect, but I have more faith in him than I do in some guy pissing his pants in a panic on a comment thread.

But you are a helluva nice guy.

Terrye on September 9, 2012 at 10:11 AM

He got beat by John friggin McCain! And the nice guy BS is just that BS here and BS when Romney says it.

bgibbs1000 on September 9, 2012 at 10:17 AM

obviously you are not looking a reality.

bgibbs1000 on September 9, 2012 at 10:14 AM

In reality you are an imbecile and a loser. But you are a nice guy, more or likely less.

bayview on September 9, 2012 at 10:17 AM

A bit over-dramatized 3 days after the DNC, wouldn’t you think?

bayview on September 9, 2012 at 10:09 AM

I’ve actually never seen a good Pres. election for the Rs. I was two when Reagan won in a landslide. Bush’s great electoral victories involve Florida, Florida, Florida in 2000 and his huge 2% win against a stiff Massachusetts politician in 2004. I know that everyone’s saying that ZOMG the Republican field in 2016 is so deep, but what do you want to bet that the Rs end up choosing Jeb Bush or CHuckles or perhaps Santorum because he came in second.

Illinidiva on September 9, 2012 at 10:17 AM

Does the b in bgibbs stand for blatherskite?

bayview on September 9, 2012 at 10:06 AM

I’m beginning to think it stands for Bob, short for Robert.

Flora Duh on September 9, 2012 at 10:17 AM

Especially if you understand their cause.

Flora Duh on September 9, 2012 at 10:15 AM

I think you are onto something there.

Terrye on September 9, 2012 at 10:18 AM

I’m not a fan of the “it’s over” squeaking either and I am wondering what the motivation is. Why condemn our side to failure because the media gave wet kisses to the bamster?

clnurnberg on September 9, 2012 at 10:18 AM

George on This Bleak had unrelieved hostility toward Ryan, but Paul came across as Such A Nice Boy (TM), and awfully competent too!

MichiCanuck on September 9, 2012 at 10:18 AM

Austin Goolsbee can’t open his pie hole without lying. He is lying about unemployment numbers this morning. He was the tool who was used to tell the Canadians not to worry about Obama’s BS campaign rhetoric about re-negotiating NAFTA back in 2008. Every single time I have seen his ugly mug since he has been lying about something.

I use my #BeckelButton on him. Very satisfying to shut him up.

Mia Love on now. What a contrast!

novaculus on September 9, 2012 at 10:19 AM

My, my the trolls and ABR’s (bit I repeat myself) are out in force today. Wonder why. A little O bounce and they’re calling the race.

Mitt has ads in Michigand and Wisconsin. He’s all in.

bluealice on September 9, 2012 at 10:20 AM

Yes, he is responsible for his campaign and he has been able to mount credible assaults in the primaries, so I am optimistic that he is just biding his time.

There was no way that the media would have let him get a word in edgewise between the Obamas and Clinton, so it would have been wasted air and energy.

clnurnberg on September 9, 2012 at 10:16 AM

He won the nomination basically by default and with the help of the media. He could not even get over 40% anywhere until almost everyone else was out.

bgibbs1000 on September 9, 2012 at 10:20 AM

I guess you are ready to put your money on this race.

Oh wait…I’m sorry, I don’t take EBT cards. Maybe next time.

HoustonRight on September 9, 2012 at 10:17 AM

I’m sure that libfreeordie will be willing to give you his SNAP card if you ask nicely.

Illinidiva on September 9, 2012 at 10:20 AM

…I have more faith in him than I do in some guy pissing his pants in a panic on a comment thread.

But you are a helluva nice guy.

Terrye on September 9, 2012 at 10:11 AM

If there had been “comment threads” before the invasion of Normandy we would all have been expecting to be speaking German and eating with chopsticks.

Yoop on September 9, 2012 at 10:21 AM

I believe that Mitt will win. However, if he does not fulfill his promise to toss out ObamaCare, he will be a 4 year lame duck.

kingsjester on September 9, 2012 at 10:21 AM

Not surprised by the latest polls.

McDuck on September 9, 2012 at 10:21 AM

George on This Bleak had unrelieved hostility toward Ryan, but Paul came across as Such A Nice Boy (TM), and awfully competent too!

MichiCanuck on September 9, 2012 at 10:18 AM

That was as unprofessional as I have ever seen George. When Ryan thanked him for having him on, George simply grunted and went to commercial.

Something tells me that if that was Biden, the segment would not have been clips of blatant lies from sexual offenders and talking over him.

milcus on September 9, 2012 at 10:21 AM

He does. I do believe that.

Terrye on September 9, 2012 at 10:13 AM

you can’t fake the looks mitt gives ann. his entire visage transforms he looks at anns face. incredible to see.

renalin on September 9, 2012 at 10:21 AM

He got beat by John friggin McCain! And the nice guy BS is just that BS here and BS when Romney says it.

bgibbs1000 on September 9, 2012 at 10:17 AM

And Reagan was an also ran in 1976 against the man who pardoned Nixon.

clnurnberg on September 9, 2012 at 10:21 AM

Austin Goolsbee can’t open his pie hole without lying. He is lying about unemployment numbers this morning. He was the tool who was used to tell the Canadians not to worry about Obama’s BS campaign rhetoric about re-negotiating NAFTA back in 2008. Every single time I have seen his ugly mug since he has been lying about something.

I use my #BeckelButton on him. Very satisfying to shut him up.

Mia Love on now. What a contrast!

novaculus on September 9, 2012 at 10:19 AM

And I’m sure Romney will respond that Austin is a nice guy.

bgibbs1000 on September 9, 2012 at 10:22 AM

George on This Bleak had unrelieved hostility toward Ryan, but Paul came across as Such A Nice Boy (TM), and awfully competent too!

MichiCanuck on September 9, 2012 at 10:18 AM

What do you expect from a former Clinton staffer posing as a journalist?

bayview on September 9, 2012 at 10:23 AM

Romney is doing well on Meet the Press…so far.

Terrye on September 9, 2012 at 10:24 AM

Gregory is mentioning vouchers for Medicare. Perhaps he does not know or does not care to mention that Barry just approved a voucher program for poor Medicare recipients.

Epic fail.

Philly on September 9, 2012 at 10:24 AM

And Reagan was an also ran in 1976 against the man who pardoned Nixon.

clnurnberg on September 9, 2012 at 10:21 AM

I knew Mr. Reagan, I served with Mr. Reagan, and you Mr. Romney are no Ronald Reagan.

Illinidiva on September 9, 2012 at 10:25 AM

The smell of the John McCain campaign is thick in the air….

albill on September 9, 2012 at 9:45 AM

…check your pants goofball…I thing you shat them again!

KOOLAID2 on September 9, 2012 at 10:25 AM

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