Quotes of the day

posted at 11:04 pm on November 5, 2012 by Allahpundit

Romney’s crowds are building—28,000 in Morrisville, Pa., last night; 30,000 in West Chester, Ohio, Friday It isn’t only a triumph of advance planning: People came, they got through security and waited for hours in the cold. His rallies look like rallies now, not enactments. In some new way he’s caught his stride. He looks happy and grateful. His closing speech has been positive, future-looking, sweetly patriotic. His closing ads are sharp—the one about what’s going on at the rallies is moving.

All the vibrations are right A person who is helping him who is not a longtime Romneyite told me, yesterday: “I joined because I was anti Obama—I’m a patriot, I’ll join up But now I am pro-Romney.” Why? “I’ve spent time with him and I care about him and admire him. He’s a genuinely good man.” Looking at the crowds on TV, hearing them chant “Three more days” and “Two more days”—it feels like a lot of Republicans have gone from anti-Obama to pro-Romney.

Something old is roaring back. One of the Romney campaign’s surrogates, who appeared at a rally with him the other night, spoke of the intensity and joy of the crowd “I worked the rope line, people wouldn’t let go of my hand.” It startled him. A former political figure who’s been in Ohio told me this morning something is moving with evangelicals, other church-going Protestants and religious Catholics. He said what’s happening with them is quiet, unreported and spreading: They really want Romney now, they’ll go out and vote, the election has taken on a new importance to them.

I suspect both Romney and Obama have a sense of what’s coming, and it’s part of why Romney looks so peaceful and Obama so roiled.

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Mitt Romney’s record, to put it gently, has not always been that of a National Review conservative. The more we have learned about the health-care plan he got enacted in Massachusetts, the less wise we consider it. During his campaign he has too often been unimaginative or vague on health care, federal spending, and taxes. Yet he has also stood, riskily, for a necessary reform of entitlements. He has vowed to be a reliable ally of pro-lifers and judicial conservatives. Without indicating any desire to go to war with Iran, he has treated its nuclear ambitions, and the increased power their realization would gain it, with an appropriate alarm (and we trust Tehran would read his election as a negative development). He has made it clear that in cutting spending he would be mindful that the national defense is the federal government’s foremost responsibility. In choosing Paul Ryan as his prospective vice president he has shown far better judgment than Obama, whose own pick weekly demonstrates that the categories of buffoon and demagogue are not mutually exclusive.

In this election we are proud to stand with Mitt Romney over the vain collectivist in the White House, and we hope the voters will make the same decision.

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Many (including myself) have been critical of the Romney campaign for not being aggressive enough in laying out a domestic policy vision and an agenda for getting us beyond the collapsing liberal welfare state. But the most important plank of such an agenda—the domestic policy challenge that matters most if we are to avert a fiscal catastrophe and replace liberal statism with conservative dynamism—is the challenge of Medicare reform. And on that front, Romney has shown more courage than any Republican presidential nominee in the history of the liberal welfare state—not only proposing a significant reform, but proposing just the right reform, and doing so despite countless warnings about the political risk. And he didn’t just propose it, but he pressed the Medicare issue when it mattered, and seems to have essentially defused the political risk while helping make a market-based reform of Medicare the consensus Republican position. This has been, to put it mildly, no small feat…

Mitt Romney has shown that he deserves to win this election. He deserves to win not just for being a better choice than his opponent, but also for giving us some reason to believe that he may really be up to some of the daunting challenges confronting whoever will be president in the coming years. No leader can do everything he should, and no presidency can be devoid of countless failures, embarrassments, and missed opportunities. The question is whether a leader is basically focused on the right priorities, and whether a president gets the big things right. The Romney campaign has suggested that Mitt Romney could well be up to doing that. And in the process of running a campaign that suggests this, he has also shown himself to be a decent, serious person with a high-minded sense of what it is to run for office. His opponent has not. No one could mistake him for the messiah, but Romney could be a pretty good chief executive for the federal government. And that’s saying a lot.

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Against all odds, Romney is feeling like a winner.

Even as polls show him trailing, albeit narrowly, in most battleground states, Romney has seen the final chapter of his 20-year quest for the presidency take on a cinematic quality. He’s speaking, for the first time, to huge, zealous crowds. His rhetoric has gotten loftier, and his voice often takes on the tone of a true believer as he declares that his campaign “has become a movement.”

“This is exciting,” the candidate exclaimed at one point. “Isn’t this exciting?”

“To a lot of us who are exhausted just because we have long days like this, you know, we feed off his energy,” Madden said. “Right now, I think he’s just in a really great place and he’s enjoying this.”

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I’m going to make my predictions on this race based on more than just the polls. Over the past few months there have been many indicators that this race is going to be drastically different from the one we saw in 2008 — Romney’s crowd sizes, volunteer efforts, fundraising efforts, and a change in the Obama campaign from presenting the candidate as an uplifting symbol of hope to presenting him as a beleaguered president trying to claw his way to reelection.

First, I believe Romney will squeeze out a popular-vote win of about two percentage points: 50.5 to 48.5 (I’m assuming about 1 percent of the vote will go third party). This margin will be enough for Romney to win the Electoral College. Just last week, I would have predicted a slightly larger victory, but Hurricane Sandy cut a little bit of the edge Romney had by providing Obama with one last chance to leverage the advantage of the incumbency…

My final Electoral College prediction is 295 for Romney to 243 for Obama. We’ll find out in two days how close I am, but if Republicans come out Tuesday like the party-identification polls from Gallup and Rasmussen have predicted, I feel confident that Romney is going to shock the conventional wisdom set by the media and be announced as the next president of the United States.

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“My sense about this is fairly simple,” Hume said. “We’re looking at a national race, which is, for all intents and purposes, tied. We are looking at a set of state polls in the battleground states that suggests President Obama is leading — he is leading in most of these polls. And most reporters would look at that and say, ‘Well, if that’s the case, it looks like President Obama is going to win.’ And that is what a lot of people think. That is kind of the conventional wisdom.”

“However, a number of those polls have a remarkably large number of Democrats in the sample — more Democrats, in some cases, than turned out by percentage on Election Day four years ago, which was a big year for the Democrats,” Hume continued. “They don’t expect to have as big a year. So, those polls are troubling. Now, it would be unprecedented for this many polls reflecting a similar outcome to be wrong, which is why I think people are reluctant to draw that conclusion. But there’s something wrong here.”

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It’s not enough for the GOP to win tomorrow. It needs to win big, a win so convincing that even the Left won’t be able to explain it away. The definition of victory in war is not a 50.1 percent majority that allows the other side to keep fighting — it’s the battleship Missouri, on whose deck the losing side signs articles of capitulation. The modern Left — the unholy spawn of ’30s gangland and ’60s academic Marxism — must be forced to its knees in surrender.

There’s a honored place in our political system for a leftist party, one that pushes for improvement in areas that need improving, but not one devoted to revolutionary “fundamental change.” A vote for Romney tomorrow is a vote against the socialist elements that seized control of the JFK/Scoop Jackson Democratic party in 1972, and has worked against America’s best interests ever since. A vote for Romney tomorrow is a vote for a restoration of the old Jacksonian — Andrew, that is — Democratic party, a true populist party shorn of its Communist accretions that is every bit as all-American as the other guys. Unless and until this happens, though, the modern donkeys will continue their war on the Constitution, convinced they are on the side of the angels, and taking solace in the late Ted Kennedy’s words, “the work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never die.”

It’s up to the electorate tomorrow to show them that the dream is really a nightmare, from which it’s time to awake, that the cause of America always endures, and the work of restoring our founding principles begins anew today.

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Via Daily Rushbo.

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bayview on November 6, 2012 at 7:55 AM

The highlights of the Gary Johnson – Jill Stein debate is via John Althouse Cohen

http://jaltcoh.blogspot.com/2012/11/live-blogging-final-presidential-debate.html

bayview on November 6, 2012 at 7:58 AM

FYI the TROLLCOTT is in effect until midnight tonight.

Engage at your discretion.

Flora Duh on November 6, 2012 at 7:58 AM

With you hillsoftx

Been praying alot this am

cmsinaz on November 6, 2012 at 7:59 AM

Stumbled upon Ohio early results. Am I reading Cuyahoga County right??? If this holds..WOW

Lord of the Wings on November 6, 2012 at 7:49 AM

..interesting link. This is what The Lord’s talking about:

County-Precincts-Reporting-Obama-Romney
Cuyahoga-1,063-745-113,373-127,570
Totals-9,550-4,141-605,546-697,143

This must be early voting? Counting ballot types? Inference about turnout? What? I didn’t think they could report voting results until tonight.

Whatevs.

I am taking Dear Leader’s advice: Stay Calm!

The War Planner on November 6, 2012 at 7:59 AM

Engage at your discretion.

Flora Duh on November 6, 2012 at 7:58 AM

..good to see you this AM ma’am. Still praying for your sis!

The War Planner on November 6, 2012 at 8:00 AM

Rupert has a large news media empire that spans the globe and it’s right-leaning in just about every market. Of course, it’s not an American company.

bayam on November 6, 2012 at 7:50 AM

Have you ever asked the question, (to yourself bayam), why this medium is “right-leaning”? Could it be that this is still a center-right nation? And, that there might be a possibility that the far left liberal narrative is really a small portion of the nation’s pulse, yet still maintains a large portion of TV Network, (and some cable outlets) that makes so much “noise”, that it can’t go un-noticed?

Rovin on November 6, 2012 at 8:01 AM

This would make for a lovely Trollcot Tuesday!

tommyboy on November 6, 2012 at 8:02 AM

Flora Duh on November 6, 2012 at 7:58 AM

More important than any election, prayers are being sent to you and your sister. Things will be fine. God Bless.

HoustonRight on November 6, 2012 at 8:02 AM

Liberal hate on display on MSNBC.

And liberals chide us for not listening to their side for objectivity. I can listen to other’s points of view. Points of hate I can do without.

So, again cmsinaz, Marcus and KingJester et al who report here what they say, thanks you’re better than me.

hawkdriver on November 6, 2012 at 7:13 AM

Commence firing.

Fire at will…

JohnGalt23 on November 6, 2012 at 7:42 AM
And……FIRE FOR EFFECT! (is this still the right term, JG/Hawk?)

Rovin on November 6, 2012 at 7:53 AM

Almost. Thats a command to Red Legs. For us it was something more like, right and left door gunner “open fire”. Gives them permission to shoot any target without the pilots pointing them out.

I want to say again that (don’t be embarrassed John) JohnGalt23 deserves a big piece of Conservative respect. He was a big time Ron Paul supporter and we butted heads a lot. But after the primaries were over and the dust settled, he threw his support behind the winner. This man is the type of person who, God willing Mitt pulls this off, will be largely responsible for making it happen with the effort he’s put into it.

Hats off again John. Good luck to us all.

hawkdriver on November 6, 2012 at 8:03 AM

The Philadelphia GOP is reporting that court appointed Minority (read GOP) Inspectors are being thrown out of polling locations in several Wards.

Reports on the ground indicate the Black Panthers are at polling locations. Source

Flora Duh on November 6, 2012 at 8:05 AM

Could it be that this is still a center-right nation?

You may be right but there’s a big difference between center-right and Tea Party right. Based on the results of 3 out of the last 5 presidential elections, your assertion is questionable.

bayam on November 6, 2012 at 8:05 AM

hawkdriver on November 6, 2012 at 8:03 AM

nice hd :)

cmsinaz on November 6, 2012 at 8:07 AM

hawkdriver on November 6, 2012 at 7:49 AM
Context always matters… when ‘slut’ is applied to a women seeking birth control, it takes broader meaning.

bayam on November 6, 2012 at 7:57 AM

I listened to the entire exercise the day he had that conversation. I wouldn’t have said it. But it wasn’t part of an unhinged rant like Ed is want to do. By your reasoning, I tale it you think Laura Ingram being called a slut was just slightly more appropriate?

If that’s your rationalization though, good for you. If that gives you confidence that the mirror image meme makes it fair, sure, why not?

hawkdriver on November 6, 2012 at 8:08 AM

The War Planner on November 6, 2012 at 8:00 AM

HoustonRight on November 6, 2012 at 8:02 AM

Thank you.

Flora Duh on November 6, 2012 at 8:08 AM

Flora Duh on November 6, 2012 at 8:05 AM

cripe

thanks eric holder
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cmsinaz on November 6, 2012 at 8:08 AM

hawkdriver on November 6, 2012 at 8:03 AM

Ditto

Flora Duh on November 6, 2012 at 8:05 AM

Eric Holder will be all over this!! /

HoustonRight on November 6, 2012 at 8:09 AM

NBC news STILL pimping Marist poll claiming Florida is “deadlocked”………
What a crock of Shiite………ain’t happening in FLA for Tingles today
Hopey loses here by 4–5 pts.

Raining thru I-4 corridor today……
May further suppress those ” low information ” voters and they stay home….

Super Mitt’s election slogan should have been….”Fool me once, shame on you………..

FlaMurph on November 6, 2012 at 8:12 AM

Remember to take some kind of recording device to the polls with you.

Flora Duh on November 6, 2012 at 8:12 AM

Voted. wish my first vote in the US elections counted. At least hope we’ll prevail on propositions 30 and 38. I read that support was down to under 50% for both. And yes, please, on 32!!! :)…would love to see the unions squirm.

..it was not all over the news and I have not checked this AM. We had a mild episode of Santa Anas yesterday (temp about 90 degrees) and you could see the smoke blowing into O.C. but not bad. (I’m near the coast.)

The War Planner on November 6, 2012 at 7:45 AM

Thanks, will keep an eye. probably by the time we hit O.C. we’ll see it (or smell it)…

jimver on November 6, 2012 at 8:12 AM

This must be early voting? Counting ballot types? Inference about turnout? What? I didn’t think they could report voting results until tonight.
Whatevs.
I am taking Dear Leader’s advice: Stay Calm!
The War Planner on November 6, 2012 at 7:59 AM

I’m confused. What does this mean? Anyone know?

Also, about the trollcott, I thought it was something you guys wanted to do from now on indefinitely, always ignoring liberal commenters. If it is just till the end of today, then YES, I’m all for it and totally agree.

bluegill on November 6, 2012 at 8:13 AM

Raining thru I-4 corridor today……
May further suppress those ” low information ” voters and they stay home….

FlaMurph on November 6, 2012 at 8:12 AM

Raining on the Nature Coast too. Unfortunately it also could keep some seniors away.

Flora Duh on November 6, 2012 at 8:15 AM

Remember to take some kind of recording device to the polls with you.
Flora Duh on November 6, 2012 at 8:12 AM

Yes, and have the shortcut to your camera app on your smartphones in a place that’s easy to find in a flash.

bluegill on November 6, 2012 at 8:15 AM

axelrod so confident in an obama win that he bought himself a new mustache comb. brought another one for morning joe also.

joe giving a mustache job to ax. mind bleach please.

renalin on November 6, 2012 at 8:18 AM

Hats off again John. Good luck to us all.

hawkdriver on November 6, 2012 at 8:03 AM

Many thanks. Just part of being a team player.

Like I said, over a year ago at this point: Politics is war by other means. These are the things that, absent the political process, we would kill over. And when the civil war of the primaries is over, and the boundaries are drawn, it is time to fight just as hard, just as dirty, to ensure victory for the righteous. Or at least as righteous as is on the field.

To (mis)quote the Bard: And now, brave soldiers, march away. And how thou pleaseth, God… dispose the day.

JohnGalt23 on November 6, 2012 at 8:19 AM

Stumbled upon Ohio early results. Am I reading Cuyahoga County right??? If this holds..WOW

Lord of the Wings on November 6, 2012 at 7:49 AM

1,302,689 adds up to the number (close ballpark) of early voters from the SoS. If Cuyahoga, Lucas are really that split, I’ll be stunned.

Hamilton, Franklin, is inline with my numbers.

Summit looks like a late Republican votes.

Montgomery looks very low in total.

The Bellwether county, Lake, had Republicans leading in ABV and Early voting. 8597 – Republican. 6345 – Democrat.

Resist We Much on November 6, 2012 at 8:20 AM

I want to say again that (don’t be embarrassed John) JohnGalt23 deserves a big piece of Conservative respect. He was a big time Ron Paul supporter and we butted heads a lot.

Hats off again John. Good luck to us all.

hawkdriver on November 6, 2012 at 8:03 AM

..lotta folks over here on HG should be thanked for closing ranks to help cut this cancer out before it spreads. We owe ya, folks!

Also, still not a big fan of Peggy Noonan, but yesterday’s post was pretty heartfelt and worth reading.

The War Planner on November 6, 2012 at 8:21 AM

JohnGalt23 on November 6, 2012 at 8:19 AM

Then I’ll just share this and be on my way.

We have shared the incommunicable experience of war. We have felt, we still feel the passion of life to it’s top. … In our youths, our hearts were touched by fire.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

hawkdriver on November 6, 2012 at 8:24 AM

I vote every year at 10 am so I can compare elections. In 2006 I went right in, voted, and left. Same in 2008. Not a single voter at any of the dozen machines. In 2010 I had to wait about 10 minutes. I was 9th in line while all dozen machines were being used.

I live in Union county (Monroe to be specific) North Carolina. My county went for McCain 63%-36%.

Hopefully when I get there in an hour and a half there will be a line. It will be a good omen.

Capitalist Infidel on November 6, 2012 at 8:24 AM

Keep the prayers going…

And add, ‘your will be done.’

Keep strong, we CAN do this.

socalcon on November 6, 2012 at 8:26 AM

Pouring down rain here. The street is filled with voters. Cars parked everywhere all streets are full both sides the line is huge. Folks are not going to have the rain dissuade them from casting their vote. This is mostly a Romney crowd when asked.

Bmore on November 6, 2012 at 8:28 AM

I’m confused. What does this mean? Anyone know?

bluegill on November 6, 2012 at 8:13 AM

..see RWM upthread. She says that these are the early voting totals and they mostly agree with the OIHO SecState numbers she got holds of. The Cuyahoga numbers are significant because that is the county Cleveland is in and that’s heavily Democrat. It is pretty much the counterweight to the rural and suburban areas that will go massively (R).

If these numbers hold up, it means that Obama has lost the lead he should have in early voting. Most of the (R) vote in OIHO comes out on election day.

The War Planner on November 6, 2012 at 8:29 AM

P.S. I went with the bright red whirlygig today. Looks nice, spinning proudly.

Bmore on November 6, 2012 at 8:29 AM

Morning everyone! As soon as my ride gets here, I’m off to the polls to say “No!” to B O! I can’t think of a better way to celebrate my birthday. Romney/Ryan 2012!!!

Benedict Nelson on November 6, 2012 at 8:30 AM

upert has a large news media empire that spans the globe and it’s right-leaning in just about every market. Of course, it’s not an American company.

bayam on November 6, 2012 at 7:50 AM

NewsCorp IS an American company. It is incorporated in the State of Delaware and its headquartered in New York City, United States.

Epic Fail.

Resist We Much on November 6, 2012 at 8:33 AM

@GOP

Must see from @MittRomney – ‘The Moment” http://youtu.be/ByRsaeiv2xc

Flora Duh on November 6, 2012 at 8:35 AM

Happy Nov 6, troops! May it be a happy Nov 7! “This is a big f’n deal!”

Who is John Galt on November 6, 2012 at 8:35 AM

Shocked! Shocked!

Last night I found out my 23 year old son has been talking politics with his friends. He said most of them won’t be voting at all but here is the shocker. Darling son is a realist at heart. He was telling his friends that if they wanted better jobs in the future, they should vote for Romney.

Wow. I dunno, I guess I thought he was still in the young, rebellious stage. I secretly hoped, if that was the case, he wouldn’t vote.

This will be his first time voting, ever, so last night after I recovered from my shock, we went over a sample ballot and I told him how the voting machines work.

Going to get granddaughter now. I’m so excited to bring her into the voting booth with me. It’s a great day to vote people.

Fallon on November 6, 2012 at 8:36 AM

Morning everyone! As soon as my ride gets here, I’m off to the polls to say “No!” to B O! I can’t think of a better way to celebrate my birthday. Romney/Ryan 2012!!!

Benedict Nelson on November 6, 2012 at 8:30 AM

Happy Birthday!! May this one be the most memorable of them all…

JohnGalt23 on November 6, 2012 at 8:38 AM

Benedict Nelson on November 6, 2012 at 8:30 AM

Happy Birfday, Ben! I voted ya a great big bag of liberty to celebrate.

Laura in Maryland on November 6, 2012 at 8:43 AM

Folks, if you see anything at the polls that just doesn’t look right, report it to True The Vote pronto.

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Flora Duh on November 6, 2012 at 8:47 AM

..see RWM upthread. She says that these are the early voting totals and they mostly agree with the OIHO SecState numbers she got holds of. The Cuyahoga numbers are significant because that is the county Cleveland is in and that’s heavily Democrat. It is pretty much the counterweight to the rural and suburban areas that will go massively (R).

If these numbers hold up, it means that Obama has lost the lead he should have in early voting. Most of the (R) vote in OIHO comes out on election day.

The War Planner on November 6, 2012 at 8:29 AM

This is awesome news! If my county goes 50/50 I’ll be ecstatic!

Maybe I’ll be smoking that victory cigar and lighting fireworks earlier in the night than I expect!

And He will raise you up on eagle’s wings
Bear you on the breath of dawn
Make you to shine like the sun
And hold you in the palm of his hand.

ConDem on November 6, 2012 at 8:48 AM

@GOP

Must see from @MittRomney – ‘The Moment” http://youtu.be/ByRsaeiv2xc

Flora Duh on November 6, 2012 at 8:35 AM

I’m only a minute in, already having a “Palin Moment” like 2008 that got me started as a political junkie.

Who is John Galt on November 6, 2012 at 8:52 AM

JohnGalt23 on November 6, 2012 at 8:38 AM

Laura in Maryland on November 6, 2012 at 8:43 AM

Thank you so much! The best gift one could ask for is an R&R landslide victory!

Benedict Nelson on November 6, 2012 at 8:56 AM

Happy Birfday, Ben! I voted ya a great big bag of liberty to celebrate.

Laura in Maryland on November 6, 2012 at 8:43 AM

Awesome – a great big bag of liberty to celebrate!
This Romney/Ryan team sure seems to bring it…both super-smart, workaholic patriots. Just what the country needs, exactly what the country is made of and was made by. I’m impressed by these two, Romney/Ryan.

Who is John Galt on November 6, 2012 at 8:59 AM

Democrats already trying to steal Pennsylvania, kicking out court appointed Republican poll watchers in dozens of wards

Capitalist Infidel on November 6, 2012 at 9:04 AM

Since the Courts are closed today and there’s nothing on my calendar I’m going to be behind my desk today with a computer right in front of me. Yes, I’ve pretty much given up on getting any significan work done. If Mitt wins it will be worth it.

tommyboy on November 6, 2012 at 9:09 AM

This is one Canadian who truly loves America. I love your Constitution, your strength, compassion, generosity, courage and your love of country. I love that you have Canada’s back as well as the backs of freedom loving people everywhere. You truly are the bright shining city on the hill. God Bless You All and go get ‘em RR!

pos4thst on November 6, 2012 at 9:10 AM

This is one Canadian who truly loves America. I love your Constitution, your strength, compassion, generosity, courage and your love of country. I love that you have Canada’s back as well as the backs of freedom loving people everywhere. You truly are the bright shining city on the hill. God Bless You All and go get ‘em RR!

pos4thst on November 6, 2012 at 9:10 AM

Thank you, neighbor.

Flora Duh on November 6, 2012 at 9:13 AM

Voted @ 7:30 am in Tampa, FL. Nice line even with rain. Poll watchers from BOTH parties. Everyone was quiet and polite.

Rain will NOT deter Florida voters even if seniors. The few sprinkles we’ve gotten this morning are nothing compared to a typical summer afternoon thunderstorm.

Here in Florida photo ID is required and we must sign our names beside our registered voter listing. FL has been agressively pushing identity verification when people renew their driver’s license over the last couple years, requiring birth certificates or naturalization papers and residence verification. Though it will take a few more years for everyone with a license to be verified (our licenses are good for 5 years), it hopefully will already be making a difference.

Florida For Romney/Ryan!!

P.S. Happy Birthday, Ben!

Kirin on November 6, 2012 at 10:02 AM

This is one Canadian who truly loves America. I love your Constitution, your strength, compassion, generosity, courage and your love of country. I love that you have Canada’s back as well as the backs of freedom loving people everywhere. You truly are the bright shining city on the hill. God Bless You All and go get ‘em RR!

pos4thst on November 6, 2012 at 9:10 AM

A big thank you from me as well, neighbor.

PatriotGal2257 on November 6, 2012 at 10:09 AM

Did you miss the Gary Johnson – Jill Stein Debate last night?

9:48 – Johnson bravely supports price gouging. $7 per gallon gasoline would lead to shorter car lines at the pump, and would attract entrepreneurs.

Closing argument:Johnson ends by asking for 5% of the vote, which will let the Libertarian Party get more ballot access and receive federal matching funds. So, the libertarian’s slam-dunk argument for why you should vote for him is that it will let him receive federal-government benefits.

bayview on November 6, 2012 at 7:55 AM

There goes my faith in human nature.

AesopFan on November 6, 2012 at 11:20 AM

QUESTION:

There was a big hull-a-ba-loo about the Osama bin Laden movie that National Geographic was running the weekend before the election. I even saw the director last week interviewed on MSNBC (“Oh, no, timing has nothing to do with anything”) I didn’t hear much about it otherwise. Can we assume everyone was watching the Alabama-LSU game? I’m curious as to how much it tried to prop-up Zero. I understand more scenes were added to do that.

Marcus on November 6, 2012 at 5:11 AM

Come to think of it, what did happen to that thing? We didn’t even get a review thread here.

hawkdriver on November 6, 2012 at 5:14 AM

Google will show you the reviews; actually got a pretty good audience (I didn’t do the math to see if it was 47% of the electorate or not).

Don’t have a clue why HA dropped the subject, except we had said all there was to say back when the President’s photo-op edits were made.

Lyle said the movie was “well timed for us because we believe the topic is interesting at all times” and called the notion that two minutes of screen time would affect the election laughable.

“People that haven’t seen the movie have decided that it’s a political event. Believe me, in 85 million homes, a movie from National Geographic is not going to change the outcome of the election in a country of 300 million,” Lyle said.

So, let me see if I have this right:
campaigns spend gazillions of dollars on tv ads to influence a few thousand voters in swing states (along with a few millions in others), but a tv-ad-disguised-as-a-docudrama won’t have any effect on the election.

No wonder I don’t watch NG anymore (and am dropping the print edition) ((again)).

Freddy Rodriguez, who plays a Navy SEAL in “SEAL Team Six,” said there was no political agenda behind the film.

“I think people who are in the opposing party are going to say that, of course. It’s bound to happen because it fell on Obama’s watch. And there’s footage of him in the film, so how could people not have that criticism? It’s almost expected,” Rodriguez said.

His co-star Kathleen Robertson doesn’t believe the criticism is fair.

“It’s impossible to make a film about the killing of Osama bin Laden without the president being a part of that film,” Robertson said.

They had to air it on Obama’s watch, because that ends TODAY, and afterwards it wouldn’t do him any good.

AesopFan on November 6, 2012 at 11:29 AM

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