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

clnurnberg on September 9, 2012 at 10:21 AM

Hey stupid, Ford was president at the time not Reagan. The president usually wins his party’s nomination. McCain was only a senator. And Reagan came closer to beating Ford in the primaries than Romney did with McCain.

bgibbs1000 on September 9, 2012 at 10:25 AM

Can we get rid of the news commentators tsking and making sour faces when they talk about Mitt Romney? They shake their head negatively, scowl, contort, ponder lamentably, and say how sorry they are that Romney is not winning when all indicators say he should be way out front by now. Eeeyoooooooor.

Romney is out front. The media doesn’t want you to know.

Fleuries on September 9, 2012 at 10:26 AM

The media helped Carter against Reagan, Carter lost .
The media loved Mondale, tried to cast Reagan as demented, Mondale lost.
The media worshiped Massachusett’s “miracle” Dukakis, HW won.

They don’t always get their way. And if Mitt can look congenial the way Reagan did and make sound economic points, Obama will look shrill and angry…just like Carter.

clnurnberg on September 9, 2012 at 10:26 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

I listened to the stump speech he gave in Virginia Beach yesterday.

Once again he said “Repeal AND Replace with something better.”

The same thing he’s been saying for months.

Flora Duh on September 9, 2012 at 10:26 AM

Not very impressed with a lot of the commenters here. Many of you act like hysterical crybabies over the news of Obama’s temporary bounce. And others seem intent on arguing that Obama will win, but then that’s pretty much what I would have expected from the disgruntled ‘Nista trolls.

bluegill on September 9, 2012 at 10:26 AM

He is doing well, I am impressed thus far. Gregory is trying his best to cram down the Obama agenda talking points, and Mitt is slapping them away.

At least Mitt acknowledges the danger of a nuclear Iran. Maybe his old friend Bibi has been talking to him as well, in addition to the Canadian government.

Philly on September 9, 2012 at 10:27 AM

bluegill on September 9, 2012 at 10:26 AM

Then, may I suggest that you go comment elsewhere?

kingsjester on September 9, 2012 at 10:27 AM

I know that Ford was President, an appointed one after both Agnew and Nixon resigned in disgrace.

Who calls you names, that you feel entitled to do so? Mommy or Daddy?

clnurnberg on September 9, 2012 at 10:27 AM

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

Terrye on September 9, 2012 at 10:24 AM

If he called the marxist a nice guy on the show or said positives about Clinton then he is not doing well no matter how you spin it.

bgibbs1000 on September 9, 2012 at 10:27 AM

I don’t think we can live with a nuclear Iran, he says.

Philly on September 9, 2012 at 10:28 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

He won the nomination because everyone else in the field sucked… Herman Cain was considered a serious Presidential candidate. There was a reason that the big money guys in the GOP spent months prostrating themselves before Daniels, Ryan, and Christie.

Illinidiva on September 9, 2012 at 10:28 AM

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

bgibbs1000 on September 9, 2012 at 10:22 AM

Did you even watch the exchange you idiot? Actually Romney’s guy did not respond like that at all.

Moron…but you are a helluva nice guy.

Terrye on September 9, 2012 at 10:28 AM

Flora Duh on September 9, 2012 at 10:26 AM

I understand. But, the only thing better that would not cause a government intervention would be the allowing of all Insurance Companies to do business in every state.

kingsjester on September 9, 2012 at 10:29 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.”

BIDING HIS TIME FOR WHAT?!?!?!?!

First, the excuse was that this awesome “shock and awe” ad campaign would be unleashed and it would destroy Obama. Well, the ads came, were lame and soft (like Mitt himself) and didn’t leave a mark.

There is no surprise coming for Conservatives. Mitt Romney doesn’t want to win any more than John McCain did. He’s running a “lose with dignity” campaign and is successfully losing while being a nice guy.

This race is OVER.

gumbyandpokey on September 9, 2012 at 10:29 AM

bluegill on September 9, 2012 at 10:26 AM

And some of us have good reason to be disgruntled, seeing as how our standard of living is at stake here. That’s as personal as it gets.

abobo on September 9, 2012 at 10:30 AM

May the majority of American voters who do not support a Romney/Ryan ticket have the good sense to cast their votes against 0.

Bmore on September 9, 2012 at 10:31 AM

Mitt just loves Ann.

Philly on September 9, 2012 at 10:10 AM

They call each other soulmates.that’s rare. most people don’t find, let alone marry their’s.

gracie on September 9, 2012 at 10:31 AM

Flora Duh on September 9, 2012 at 10:26 AM

You think the current system to finance health care is sustainable without some reform?

bayview on September 9, 2012 at 10:31 AM

that’s pretty much what I would have expected from the disgruntled ‘Nista trolls.

bluegill on September 9, 2012 at 10:26 AM

Just couldn’t help yourself, could you? And you were doing so well up until now.

Flora Duh on September 9, 2012 at 10:31 AM

Romney’s interview is good for those drive by viewers who aren’t politcal junkies like the good folks here. He sounds confident and presidential. He will not throw bombs on national TV. He wants to make people think “hmmm, I could vote for this guy. He’s not what the ads portray”

bluealice on September 9, 2012 at 10:31 AM

And others seem intent on arguing that Obama will win, but then that’s pretty much what I would have expected from the disgruntled ‘Nista trolls.

bluegill on September 9, 2012 at 10:26 AM

It is possible to think that Obama will win and not be a troll. Some of us separate what we want from what we think will happen

McDuck on September 9, 2012 at 10:32 AM

Illinidiva on September 9, 2012 at 10:25 AM

You just said you were two when Reagan won. You seem to be working more for the Democrats than the Republicans.

magicbeans on September 9, 2012 at 10:32 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

I thought you said you were two when he won?

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

The only thing you were served then was cream of rice cereal.

clnurnberg on September 9, 2012 at 10:32 AM

This is going to be an uphill battle, there are the subtle lies and than there are the ridiculous lies.

http://twitchy.com/2012/09/09/left-falls-for-fake-romney-quote-i-can-relate-to-black-people-my-ancestors-once-owned-slaves/

And they dummies that will believe and repeat them.

Cindy Munford on September 9, 2012 at 10:32 AM

I love how Mitt turns Gregory’s left-handed digs into positives. It’s called class, David. Get some.

Philly on September 9, 2012 at 10:32 AM

Obama lying about NAFTA

Goolsbee was the tool who phoned the Canadian Ambassador.

novaculus on September 9, 2012 at 10:32 AM

It is possible to think that Obama will win and not be a troll. Some of us separate what we want from what we think will happen

McDuck on September 9, 2012 at 10:32 AM

Some of you do such a good job I would sware you are rooting for the other team.

magicbeans on September 9, 2012 at 10:33 AM

Mitt and Paul will win. Let the dust settle from the DNC to see the way clear to the White House.

gracie on September 9, 2012 at 10:34 AM

If he called the marxist a nice guy on the show or said positives about Clinton then he is not doing well no matter how you spin it.

bgibbs1000 on September 9, 2012 at 10:27 AM

You ass…you do not even know what was said..did you watch it? Romney was not even on with that guy…

And positives about Clinton? Ryan said that Clinton signed health care reform and Obama gutted it and all you can see is a positive for Clinton..do you have Aspergers or something.

Obviously,they are saying that even Democrats or moderates should not support Obama because he has been a disaster even by standards set by them…I realize that this is might be too complicated for you.

You are just sitting there raving that Ryan and Romney both are losing because they are not shrieking Marxist at the top of their lungs.

You make all sorts of assertions without any facts…you make claims you can not back up and all you do is b*tch…

But you are a helluva nice guy.

Terrye on September 9, 2012 at 10:34 AM

Unless you’re a paulbot or a lefty, this interview was good.

bluealice on September 9, 2012 at 10:35 AM

I love how Mitt turns Gregory’s left-handed digs into positives. It’s called class, David. Get some.

Philly on September 9, 2012 at 10:32 AM

Yes, he is classy and presidential.

Terrye on September 9, 2012 at 10:35 AM

But you are a helluva nice guy.

Terrye on September 9, 2012 at 10:34 AM

It’s called the passive aggressive strategery?

clnurnberg on September 9, 2012 at 10:36 AM

The answer to David Gregory’s BS loaded question about Mitt’s parents losing their bids for higher office and how he would handle the failure of a potential loss was sitting next to Mitt on the campaign bus – Ann Romney. They are soulmates who have been through a lot worse than losing an election.

This is why I don’t watch NBC Comcast socialist “news”. Leftist political agenda and gotcha journalism. You got clowned, Gregory.

Philly on September 9, 2012 at 10:36 AM

Unless you’re a paulbot or a lefty, this interview was good.

bluealice on September 9, 2012 at 10:35 AM

I thought so too.

Terrye on September 9, 2012 at 10:37 AM

bgibbs

…you can’t even clean the skid marks from Bob Gibbs underwear…but hey!….you keep trying!

KOOLAID2 on September 9, 2012 at 10:38 AM

Romney’s interview is good for those drive by viewers who aren’t politcal junkies like the good folks here. He sounds confident and presidential. He will not throw bombs on national TV. He wants to make people think “hmmm, I could vote for this guy. He’s not what the ads portray”

bluealice on September 9, 2012 at 10:31 AM

Translation, he’ll lose.

bgibbs1000 on September 9, 2012 at 10:38 AM

But, the only thing better that would not cause a government intervention would be the allowing of all Insurance Companies to do business in every state.

kingsjester on September 9, 2012 at 10:29 AM

Mitt’s Plan

On his first day in office, Mitt Romney will issue an executive order that paves the way for the federal government to issue Obamacare waivers to all fifty states. He will then work with Congress to repeal the full legislation as quickly as possible.

In place of Obamacare, Mitt will pursue policies that give each state the power to craft a health care reform plan that is best for its own citizens. The federal government’s role will be to help markets work by creating a level playing field for competition.

Restore State Leadership and Flexibility

Mitt will begin by returning states to their proper place in charge of regulating local insurance markets and caring for the poor, uninsured, and chronically ill. States will have both the incentive and the flexibility to experiment, learn from one another, and craft the approaches best suited to their own citizens.

Block grant Medicaid and other payments to states

Limit federal standards and requirements on both private
insurance and Medicaid coverage

Ensure flexibility to help the uninsured, including public-private partnerships, exchanges, and subsidies

Ensure flexibility to help the chronically ill, including high-risk pools, reinsurance, and risk adjustment

Offer innovation grants to explore non-litigation alternatives to dispute resolution

Promote Free Markets and Fair Competition

Competition drives improvements in efficiency and effectiveness, offering consumers higher quality goods and services at lower cost. It can have the same effect in the health care system, if given the chance to work.

Cap non-economic damages in medical malpractice lawsuits

Empower individuals and small businesses to form purchasing pools

Prevent discrimination against individuals with pre-existing conditions who maintain continuous coverage

Facilitate IT interoperability

Empower Consumer Choice

For markets to work, consumers must have the information and the power to make decisions about their own care. Placing the patient at the center of the process will drive quality up and cost down while ensuring that services are designed to provide what Americans actually want.

End tax discrimination against the individual purchase of insurance

Allow consumers to purchase insurance across state lines

Unshackle HSAs by allowing funds to be used for insurance premiums

Promote “co-insurance” products

Promote alternatives to “fee for service”

Encourage “Consumer Reports”-type ratings of alternative insurance plans

Flora Duh on September 9, 2012 at 10:39 AM

bluegill on September 9, 2012 at 10:26 AM

Then, may I suggest that you go comment elsewhere?

kingsjester on September 9, 2012 at 10:27 AM

Seconded! HA is not for worthless bigots!

Bmore on September 9, 2012 at 10:40 AM

Yes, he is classy and presidential.

Terrye on September 9, 2012 at 10:35 AM

Betcha Obama’s furious the attention is on Mitt and not him today.
And just two days after the glorious Hunger Games..er..DNC.

bluealice on September 9, 2012 at 10:40 AM

The only thing you were served then was cream of rice cereal.

clnurnberg on September 9, 2012 at 10:32 AM

I was being cute… Come on. It was the famous debate zinger. I also don’t think that anyone could compare Reagan and Romney, so please let’s not go there.

Also, it does anger me that we don’t have a cool, popular ex-prez. ala Billy Jeff who can give speeches at conventions. It’s all about Reagan who left office when I was six and died eight years ago.

Illinidiva on September 9, 2012 at 10:40 AM

I want gumbyandpokey to take a minute to step away from Obama’s nether regions long enough to articulate to us exactly what it is that makes him adore our Dear Leader so intensely.
Tell us, without resorting to Boss Axelrod’s prepared talking points, what it is that any of us should want four more years of.
But Gumby won’t do it. I have challenged him on countless threads to actually tell us WHY we should support his sociopathic punk of a candidate, and he never does it. He just keeps telling us how gosh darn popular this lying Marxist is.

Right Mover on September 9, 2012 at 10:41 AM

Translation, he’ll lose.

bgibbs1000 on September 9, 2012 at 10:38 AM

If that is your translation, you need a new Rosetta Stone class

bluealice on September 9, 2012 at 10:41 AM

You ass…you do not even know what was said..did you watch it? Romney was not even on with that guy…

And positives about Clinton? Ryan said that Clinton signed health care reform and Obama gutted it and all you can see is a positive for Clinton..do you have Aspergers or something.

Obviously,they are saying that even Democrats or moderates should not support Obama because he has been a disaster even by standards set by them…I realize that this is might be too complicated for you.

You are just sitting there raving that Ryan and Romney both are losing because they are not shrieking Marxist at the top of their lungs.

You make all sorts of assertions without any facts…you make claims you can not back up and all you do is b*tch…

But you are a helluva nice guy.

Terrye on September 9, 2012 at 10:34 AM

Don’t get mad a me get mad a Romney he’s the one losing.

bgibbs1000 on September 9, 2012 at 10:42 AM

You just said you were two when Reagan won. You seem to be working more for the Democrats than the Republicans.

magicbeans on September 9, 2012 at 10:32 AM

I’d like the Rs to win, but I’m also realistic. As I mentioned, I saw quite a few D. landslides in my day, but the only two good sized Republican victories took place before I turned ten.

Illinidiva on September 9, 2012 at 10:42 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

Because there is no fire, no attack, lots of defense, lots of “Obama’s a nice guy”, lots of wishy-washy, lots of letting the media define the race, lots of grey, bland shades of “honorable gentleman wimp” Bush&McCain&Dole campaign deja-vu creeping into the road to November landscape.

At the debates it will be a battle of who can be the most congenial and then Obama wins the debate. The only way for Romney to win the debates is make Obama say something stupid along the lines of “you didn’t build this”…but Obama will try to grin and laugh -play the nice guy – and not say much of anything (like at the convention)…on purpose.

And as preposterous as it sounds, the worse the economy gets the more people people on the economic borderline start or are wanting or thinking about how they, too, can live off the teat of the Government…and that is a plus for Obama.

albill on September 9, 2012 at 10:42 AM

It wasn’t cute. And if it bothers you that we don’t have a “cool” ex-prez, you’re probably a troll.

clnurnberg on September 9, 2012 at 10:42 AM

Flora Duh on September 9, 2012 at 10:39 AM

Nice, but don’t confuse the trolls with fact. It makes their head hurt.

bluealice on September 9, 2012 at 10:43 AM

bgibbs1000

why do u have this username if u r not that defamed jerk with the charisma of Beaker of the Muppets?

gracie on September 9, 2012 at 10:43 AM

Ryan is holding his own on Face the Nation with that snotty little Nora person..who the hell is she?

Terrye on September 9, 2012 at 10:43 AM

You think the current system to finance health care is sustainable without some reform?

bayview on September 9, 2012 at 10:31 AM

Did I imply that it was?

Flora Duh on September 9, 2012 at 10:44 AM

Perhaps Romney would be “losing” if this were a football or basketball game. It’s not.

clnurnberg on September 9, 2012 at 10:44 AM

Nice, but don’t confuse the trolls with fact. It makes their head hurt.

bluealice on September 9, 2012 at 10:43 AM

kingjester is not a troll.

Flora Duh on September 9, 2012 at 10:45 AM

“I want gumbyandpokey to take a minute to step away from Obama’s nether regions long enough to articulate to us exactly what it is that makes him adore our Dear Leader so intensely.
Tell us, without resorting to Boss Axelrod’s prepared talking points, what it is that any of us should want four more years of.
But Gumby won’t do it. I have challenged him on countless threads to actually tell us WHY we should support his sociopathic punk of a candidate, and he never does it. He just keeps telling us how gosh darn popular this lying Marxist is.”

I don’t support him. I just report on what IS and not what SHOULD BE. And the fact of the matter is that Obama is WINNING and cruising to re-election and Mitt Romney is running a horrific campaign and getting his butt kicked.

Those are facts. I don’t spin. The new Romney ads that were supposed to turn the tide…Godawful. The base is becoming dis-spirited just like it did in 08.

gumbyandpokey on September 9, 2012 at 10:45 AM

Bob Woodward book hits this week with full force and could be game changer. MSM cannot ignore one of their own giants.

rockmom on September 9, 2012 at 8:45 AM

The rabid Dems shouted down God and the Jews at the DNC and a Woodward boring tome is a gamechanger? You got to be kidding.

vilebody on September 9, 2012 at 10:45 AM

Well, I need to do something other than consort with lefty like the diva from O’s state.

clnurnberg on September 9, 2012 at 10:46 AM

Flora Duh on September 9, 2012 at 10:39 AM

Wel! That can’t possibly work!/

Vince on September 9, 2012 at 10:46 AM

kingjester is not a troll.

Flora Duh on September 9, 2012 at 10:45 AM

Seconded! kingjester is an excellent commenter!

Bmore on September 9, 2012 at 10:47 AM

kingjester is not a troll.

Flora Duh on September 9, 2012 at 10:45 AM

Didn’t mean to imply he was. Please do not confuse me with the gilled one. I’m agreeing with you.

bluealice on September 9, 2012 at 10:47 AM

gumbyandpokey on September 9, 2012 at 10:45 AM

Both of you are little more than cowardly apologists!

Bmore on September 9, 2012 at 10:48 AM

clnurnberg on September 9, 2012 at 10:42 AM

I agree.

magicbeans on September 9, 2012 at 10:49 AM

Did I imply that it was?

Flora Duh on September 9, 2012 at 10:44 AM

No, when you posted that original one sentence comment, it sounded like you were those absolutists who just want to say “repeal ObamaCare” and stop there, any mention of “replace” has them go ballistic. It was more clear when you posted Romney’s positions on how to reform health care financing.

bayview on September 9, 2012 at 10:49 AM

If he called the marxist a nice guy on the show or said positives about Clinton then he is not doing well no matter how you spin it.

bgibbs1000 on September 9, 2012 at 10:27 AM

That’s damn near close the dumbest statement I’ve ever read here.

So, you want him to go out and call Obama names, on live TV? Do you know how desperate that looks? Do you know how desperation sells to the American people? Not very well, I assure you.

And of course you talk about Clinton positively. His good times are the best contrast against the disaster that this Democrat has wrought. Or do you really expect the American people to forget that times were good under Clinton? The more they remember the good times, the harder it is to forget the bad times they are in.

JohnGalt23 on September 9, 2012 at 10:50 AM

albill on September 9, 2012 at 10:42 AM

Romney is not trying to be the most congenial…this is a fiction invented by ABRs who are under the impression that if the man is not frothing at the mouth he must be a pussy..

So when it comes to the debates I do not think that Romney will try to be the most congenial as you claim..I think he will try to beat Obama on the facts and on policy and on ideas about the future.

All this crap about personalities is meaningless anyway.

Terrye on September 9, 2012 at 10:50 AM

Interesting to note that the O-bots on Twitter are blasting David Gregory for softball interview of Romney, calling him a Republican tool and much worse.

Amazing how perspective filters analysis, if you can call what goes on in those heads analysis.

novaculus on September 9, 2012 at 10:51 AM

Time to turn off Face the Nation..Plouffe is on…groan.

Terrye on September 9, 2012 at 10:51 AM

that’s pretty much what I would have expected from the disgruntled ‘Nista trolls.

bluegill on September 9, 2012 at 10:26 AM

…says the spokesfish for the MOST disgruntled troll!

KOOLAID2 on September 9, 2012 at 10:51 AM

You think the current system to finance health care is sustainable without some reform?

bayview on September 9, 2012 at 10:31 AM

Any reform that involves government running any part of health care is not sustainable.

bgibbs1000 on September 9, 2012 at 10:52 AM

The more they remember the good times, the harder it is to forget the bad times they are in.

JohnGalt23 on September 9, 2012 at 10:50 AM

That is right..and it points out that even Democrats know this sucks if they will admit it.

Terrye on September 9, 2012 at 10:53 AM

Interesting to note that the O-bots on Twitter are blasting David Gregory for softball interview of Romney, calling him a Republican tool and much worse.

Amazing how perspective filters analysis, if you can call what goes on in those heads analysis.

novaculus on September 9, 2012 at 10:51 AM

Well, good. Does that mean he did better than described here?

bluealice on September 9, 2012 at 10:53 AM

Think swing states people. Obama will not turn any states red to blue. Mitt is poised to take all the swings he needs to win. That’s what we’ll get with a persistent, relentless, hard-driving conservative businessman.

gracie on September 9, 2012 at 10:53 AM

Interesting to note that the O-bots on Twitter are blasting David Gregory for softball interview of Romney, calling him a Republican tool and much worse.

Amazing how perspective filters analysis, if you can call what goes on in those heads analysis.

novaculus on September 9, 2012 at 10:51 AM

They can not admit that Romney did well…now when these same reporters give Obama a tongue bath they are fine with it.

Terrye on September 9, 2012 at 10:54 AM

Has anyone else noticed that all of the weirdo eeyores present this morning have a HEAVY tendency to look BACKWARD ??? Good grief, folks get over it !!!

Thanks, Flora, for posting Mitt’s points !
I prefer to look AHEAD, with anticipation, than wallow in the past.

pambi on September 9, 2012 at 10:54 AM

Plouffe is on…groan.

Terrye on September 9, 2012 at 10:51 AM

I will forever think of Plouffe as french for fart, thanks to the earlier comment in this thread. LOL

bluealice on September 9, 2012 at 10:54 AM

The final polls in Wisconsin had Walker either losing badly, or up by at the most 3. He won by 7. People on here need to put their big boy pants on and stop barking like Pavlovian dogs at the O-bot concern trolls. Sheesh. Every time I see so many folks on here respond JUST as the trolls want them to, it makes me want to vote democrat. Stop being such wusses. Of course barack got a bounce. Of course the media is in the tank forbarack. Of course it’s an uphill battle to unseat an incumbent democrat. But it can be done. It has been done. And it will be done again. People don’t vote for “the new normal” of poverty. They vote for prosperity. Have faith in your fellow citizens.

Rational Thought on September 9, 2012 at 10:55 AM

I don’t support him. I just report on what IS and not what SHOULD BE. And the fact of the matter is that Obama is WINNING and cruising to re-election and Mitt Romney is running a horrific campaign and getting his butt kicked.

Those are facts. I don’t spin. The new Romney ads that were supposed to turn the tide…Godawful. The base is becoming dis-spirited just like it did in 08.

gumbyandpokey on September 9, 2012 at 10:45 AM

Dude, I wasn’t born yesterday. I’ve been reading your “gee whiz, I can’t explain it, but Obama’s just soo popular” posts for months. Every time there’s a positive Obama poll thread posted here, you’re one of the first ones to jump on and tell us what a popular guy he is.
So don’t insult the intelligence of the regular posters and readers here at Hot Air by claiming you don’t support Obama. You are here specifically TO disspirit the GOP voters, and you are doing a pathetic and transparent job of it.
Believe me, the conservative voters won’t be swayed from going to the polls by your predictable blather. And I know damn well that’s your sole intent here.

Right Mover on September 9, 2012 at 10:55 AM

bgibbs1000 on September 9, 2012 at 10:52 AM

Exposing yourself once a day as a fool should be enough except for a dense moron like you.

bayview on September 9, 2012 at 10:55 AM

Well, good. Does that mean he did better than described here?

bluealice on September 9, 2012 at 10:53 AM

I thought it was a good interview..David Gregory was kind of snotty, but he was not as obnoxious as that woman on Face the Nation. I can not think of her name.

Terrye on September 9, 2012 at 10:55 AM

bgibbs1000 on September 9, 2012 at 10:52 AM

Exposing yourself once a day as a fool should be enough except for a dense moron like you.

bayview on September 9, 2012 at 10:55 AM

Yeah, but he is a nice guy.

Terrye on September 9, 2012 at 10:56 AM

Ryan just owned his interview on Face the Nation.

madmonkphotog on September 9, 2012 at 10:57 AM

I will forever think of Plouffe as french for fart, thanks to the earlier comment in this thread. LOL

bluealice on September 9, 2012 at 10:54 AM

Heh.

Vince on September 9, 2012 at 10:57 AM

Believe me, the conservative voters won’t be swayed from going to the polls by your predictable blather. And I know damn well that’s your sole intent here.

Right Mover on September 9, 2012 at 10:55 AM

He is a moby.

Terrye on September 9, 2012 at 10:57 AM

Ryan just owned his interview on Face the Nation.

madmonkphotog on September 9, 2012 at 10:57 AM

He kept his cool.

Terrye on September 9, 2012 at 10:58 AM

..David Gregory was kind of snotty, but he was not as obnoxious as that woman on Face the Nation. I can not think of her name.

Terrye on September 9, 2012 at 10:55 AM

That’s okay. Ryan is used to snotty. He had to deal with Obama for years.

bluealice on September 9, 2012 at 10:59 AM

Ryan is holding his own on Face the Nation with that snotty little Nora person..who the hell is she?

Terrye on September 9, 2012 at 10:43 AM

He was even better on Disgrace the Nation than he was with George Snuffleupagus. That’s likely because Nora isn’t in George’s league. Notice how all the MSM interviewers channel their inner Chris Wallace and Bret Beier ONLY when they interview pols with R after their names?

MichiCanuck on September 9, 2012 at 10:59 AM

JohnGalt23 on September 9, 2012 at 10:50 AM

Succinct though, compared to some trolls who go on and on and on.

novaculus on September 9, 2012 at 11:00 AM

I know that Ford was President, an appointed one after both Agnew and Nixon resigned in disgrace.

clnurnberg on September 9, 2012 at 10:27 AM

This is factually incorrect just to set the record straight.

Gerald Ford was appointed to replace Spiro “Ted” Agnew after he resigned on charges of tax evasion.

Ford was a long-term member of the House of Representatives and very well respected. He was most definitely not the klutz portrayed by Chevy Chase on Saturday Night Live though I believe Chase’s caricature more than almost anything else cost Ford the election against Carter. It was from that time on that the left realized mischaracterizing Republicans through satire and comedy left a lasting impression. It was also used against Dems they did not like or of whom they grew tired – look-up the Three Mile Island skit they did where Dan Akroyd played Carter – it also has Garrett Morris in that skit.

In any event, Ford was already serving as Vice-President well before Nixon made his decision to resign in August 1974. As is normal procedure, when the President is no longer able/willing to do his duty, the Vice-President assumes the position of President.

Greyledge Gal on September 9, 2012 at 11:01 AM

Don’t forget, Carter was leading Reagan in Sept. 1980.

Cindy Munford on September 9, 2012 at 11:02 AM

gumbyandpokey on September 9, 2012 at 10:45 AM

Believe me, the conservative voters won’t be swayed from going to the polls by your predictable blather. And I know damn well that’s your sole intent here.

Right Mover on September 9, 2012 at 10:55 AM

…what’s funny is that gutmeandpokeme…thinks he is clever!

KOOLAID2 on September 9, 2012 at 11:03 AM

It wasn’t cute. And if it bothers you that we don’t have a “cool” ex-prez, you’re probably a troll.

clnurnberg on September 9, 2012 at 10:42 AM

We do have a cool ex-President, he’s just dead. I’m just saying that it would be nice to have a “rock star” personality in the GOP ala Clinton today. I guess McCain circa 2001 might have counted for the GOP; now he just looks like Grandpa Simpson.

Unfortunately, these things matter to the unwashed masses. I’d like to think (hope that) Marco Rubio, Paul Ryan, or Chris Christie will end up being the Republican’s next really popular President, but I’m highly skeptical because of the way the nomination process works.

Illinidiva on September 9, 2012 at 11:03 AM

Romney saying there are parts of Obamacare he wants to keep will really motivate the base to go out there and volunteer! What a dud.

gumbyandpokey on September 9, 2012 at 11:05 AM

I just report on what IS and not what SHOULD BE. And the fact of the matter is that Obama is WINNING and cruising to re-election

gumbyandpokey on September 9, 2012 at 10:45 AM

Saturday night slip into Sunday morning, did it? Put the pipe down.

Mitt Romney and the national GOP have, at a minimum, a $60 million, and possibly as high as a $100 million cash advantage over Team Liar. And all indications are that advantage is growing, not shrinking.

The Liar-in-Chief may win yet… it’s mighty tough to beat an incumbent, even an incompetent gangster. That’s a reality I’m already fine with.

But he sure as hell ain’t cruising, and he sure as hell ain’t taking the rest of his party along for the ride.

JohnGalt23 on September 9, 2012 at 11:06 AM

Rational Thought on September 9, 2012 at 10:55 AM

The final polls had Walker up by between 3% and 5% if you’re talking about the recall.. Correct?? What everyone was panicked about was the exits and some of the turnout numbers in Madison.

Illinidiva on September 9, 2012 at 11:06 AM

Mitt said preexisting conditions, as it relates to healthcare, need to be addressed by the government.

He is correct. Something a Republican congress should of addressed years ago.

rickyricardo on September 9, 2012 at 11:06 AM

Excellent interview on Meet the Press, interviewer makes faces, but he can’t help that, he HAS a funny face.

Fleuries on September 9, 2012 at 11:07 AM

I love how Mitt came across as someone comfortable in his own skin at the end of his interview with Gregory. He doesn’t need the job for his own life. His life is just fine. I suspect that this was a subtle pitch that he isn’t running for Narcissist In Chief.

MichiCanuck on September 9, 2012 at 11:07 AM

Unfortunately, these things matter to the unwashed masses. I’d like to think (hope that) Marco Rubio, Paul Ryan, or Chris Christie will end up being the Republican’s next really popular President, but I’m highly skeptical because of the way the nomination process works.

Illinidiva on September 9, 2012 at 11:03 AM

If you like gun control, amnesty, mosques erected at Ground Zero, radical muslim judges appointed to high levels, you’d love Christie as president. Research his record, he’s no conservative. He’s farther to the left than a RINO.

TxAnn56 on September 9, 2012 at 11:09 AM

Chris Wallace just destroyed Austan Goolsbee.

Kataklysmic on September 9, 2012 at 11:10 AM

As Obama’s body man would put it:

Barack is going down.

profitsbeard on September 9, 2012 at 11:10 AM

Illinidiva on September 9, 2012 at 11:03 AM

Most ex-President in recent memory, including Reagan when he was alive, keep a low profile and refrain from delving back in politics or criticizing his successors. Carter/Clinton marked the classless departure from the tradition.

bayview on September 9, 2012 at 11:11 AM

The gloom and doom on here is weird. We have a good candidate, and don’t forget the ground game for R and R is way superior to the Dems. Not just the campaign, but also various groups that had remarkable success in 2010. They haven’t gone away. Relax!

Paddington on September 9, 2012 at 11:11 AM

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