Mitt Romney dominated and Barack Obama stumbled in Denver Wednesday night. What went right for Romney and wrong for the president? These things: Romney arrived with a strategic plan; Obama didn’t. Romney was quick on his feet; Obama slow on his feet. Romney showed EQ as well as IQ; Obama didn’t. Let's take them in reverse order. Emotional Intelligence vs. Plain Old Intelligence. Romney, the multimillionaire, arrived in a suit, shirt and tie that looked like they’d been purchased at Macy’s. I doubt he’ll ever wear them again, but for one night, he looked the way most non-zillionaires look when they dress for business.
Fianlly America can see the Emperor truly has no clothes. To comment on Romney's suit is classic mental disease from a liberal. Romney could have shown up in jeans and whooped Obama. Obama has gotten a free ride all his life and borrowing from Alfred E. Neumann, Obama didn't prepare at all...."what, me work?"
Poor David is trying to figure out why his Obamessiah was so lame last night.
I've got news for you, David. Your guy just isn't that smart. Absent a fawning press helping him and his trusty teleprompter, he is about as knowledgeable about the economy as the local WalMart greeter. Maybe, as an Affirmative Action concession, we should allow Axelrod to prepare the questions and Obama to use his teleprompter for the next debate.
David Frum...former Republican...turned sour puss democrat lover. Non-relevant person if I ever saw one. I could care less what he thought of Romney's suit. I thought he looked great, but as #4 said, it really didn't matter what he wore, he still would have whipped Obama, hands down!
Hi David, just wanted to let you know that there were many of us that had to listen to the audio of the debate and weren't able to see the Macy's suit you refer to. That said, your guy still lost. Optics be darned, facts are facts. Your guy is not entitled to his own facts. I saw the photos this morning and your guy did look nice however, except for that perpetual smirk/scowl thing he had going on. Did that come from Macy's?
A flaming Obot scrambling around trying to find the pony.
I wouldn't be surprised to hear some of the lines he's trying to feed to The Once turning up in the next debate. Except that it won't be on the economy. Oh, woe.
The only thing dumber than this pathetic piece is Albore's contention that it was the altitude in Denver that dulled Obama.
I'd say it was his ignorance of the facts required to run his office and the absence of a teleprompter, which could only have fed him what he already had: A bunch of loose talking points from which he had to try to pull a few that fit the topic.
David offers more non sequiturs and spin like this about Romney needing a new accountant "He’s got you paying a lower tax rate than the White House cleaning staff!"
Of course there is an easy answer. "Well, Mr. President, if you understood our economy you would know that we encourage people to invest in business by providing a favorable tax rate when they do. Those investments generate business and jobs. That's what I do with my money, invest it into the economy to create jobs. It's similar to the way that people put money into a savings account and it is made available for people to borrow for things like mortgages. That's how our economy works Mr. President."
Liberals like David and BO are clueless about the whole process so are prime to sounding stupid, as BO found out last night.
FTA: Romney, the multimillionaire, arrived in a suit, shirt and tie that looked like they’d been purchased at Macy’s. I doubt he’ll ever wear them again, but for one night, he looked the way most non-zillionaires look when they dress for business.
Say what? What's wrong with a suit from Macy's? I don't think of the place as cheap.
Wouldn`t you like to have been a fly on the wall when Moochelle and Barack finally got behind closed doors last night without all the Elvis hanger on in tow? She must have laid into him and not in a good way.
During the debate, did I hear correctly that the pResident used Lincoln (continental railroad) and Eisenhower (interstate highway system) as models of bold vision projects (by Republicans) on par with Johnson's Great Society? Is he equating Obamacare with those projects?
Did either of the first two projects approach $16 billion, with results still not obvious? I would love to see the equivalent $$/percentage of GDP comparisons.
1. Romney wore a cheaper suit than he did? 2. He looked down instead of the at Romney? 3. He wasn't as warm and engaging as Romney? 4. He allowed Romney to confuse him with facts? 5. Romney has a "Hugely unpopular economic plan?
It couldn't have had anything to do with the fact that 60% of the American people don't want Obamacare or that his stimulus solution to the economy hasn't worked the last three times he tried it, so he's going to try it again or because the economy in general is in a death spiral of his making or that he hasn't got a clue as to how to conduct foreign policy or people are tired of the Chicago style corruption of his regime. Nah, it couldn't be any of those things.
Obama and minions have spent the last few years creating inside their pea sized brains a Romney that doesn't exist. They believe their own lies. So, the REAL Romney shows up to debate, laying out the arena of conservative ideas, and Marxism has nothing to argue. Without lies, the democrats have nothing.
Didn't Mrs Romney say she bought some of his dress shirts at Costco? I don't think the Romney's are all that concerned about where they buy their clothes or which designer they are wearing. I suspect they are more concerned about getting value for their money. That would be nice to have in a President, in my opinion, and something we don't have now.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Democrat Anthony Weiner said that the new sexting firestorm that set his City Hall campaign reeling last week will in the end make him a stronger mayor and better able to deliver for Staten Island and the rest of the city. "I´m going to be a successful mayor because of it, because it´s going to give me a level of independence," he told the Advance in an exclusive interview. "I´m not constructing a campaign around the approval of my peers. I´m constructing a campaign around the aspirations of my neighbors."
Rush Limbaugh began his radio show Monday morning by addressing the news that Cumulus Media, the second-biggest radio broadcaster in the country, plans to drop his show from its stations by the end of the year. Limbaugh assured his readers that “nothing is going to change” in terms of their ability to hear him every morning. “There was another POLITICO story that ran last night on this program,” Limbaugh began, referring to Dylan Byers‘ report. “Someday, I am looking forward to detailing all of this for you,” Limbaugh continued, but for now he said he “must use proper business restraint.”
Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew, who oversees the IRS, made the rounds of four Sunday morning TV talk shows (all but CBS’s Face the Nation) to promote President Obama’s latest “pivot” to the economy, but ABC’s George Stephanopoulos and CNN’s Candy Crowley failed to take advantage of the opportunity to press him on the IRS scandal. NBC’s David Gregory squeezed a question in at the very end of their session, but then didn’t follow up on Lew’s insistence “there’s no evidence of any political involvement.” Gregory: “Mr. Secretary, I’ll leave it there.
Not a bit like the vigilante posses in the movies, the Rev. Al Sharpton’s posse will be out in 100 cities this weekend. But although the mainstream media’s not admitting it, Al’s is a posse that is already flagging before it starts. Missing from the the Rev. Sharpton’s planned “Justice for Trayvon” day, is the real spontaneity and consensus of the posses of yore. Rev. Sharpton’s planned weekend protests in 100 cities, relies on the mainstream media and politicians of the day fueling the fire of racial unrest.
The cover of Friday´s edition of Rolling Stone magazine featuring Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The cover of Rolling Stone magazine has most often been the domain of musicians, actors, comedians, and the occasional politician. But this week, the periodical has raised eyebrows by letting Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev grace the famous front. The issue, which hits newsstands Friday, features an picture of an unsmiling Tsarnaev above the bolded legend "The Bomber." The subhead promises to reveal "[h]ow a popular, promising student was failed by his family, fell into radical Islam, and became a monster."
The 60 million yuan (£6.4 million) Jibaozhai Museum, located in Jizhou, a city in the northern province of Hebei, opened in 2010 with its 12 exhibition halls packed with apparently unique cultural gems. But the museum’s collection, while extensive, appears ultimately to have been flawed. On Monday, the museum’s ticket offices were shut amid claims that many of the exhibits were in fact knock-offs which had been bought for between 100 yuan (£10.70) and 2,000 yuan (£215). The museum’s public humiliation began earlier this month when Ma Boyong, a Chinese writer,
MSNBC came in a distant fourth place in the cable news ratings during the George Zimmerman verdict Saturday night despite three weeks of extensive trial coverage, Politico reports. In the 10-11 p.m. hour Saturday night, when Zimmerman was acquitted in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, MSNBC had just 1,298,000 total viewers according to the preliminary ratings. First-place Fox News (3,682,000) had nearly three times as many, and MSNBC was also far behind HLN (2,203,000 viewers) and runner-up CNN (3,407,000).
On May 14, the FBI claimed they launched an investigation into the IRS fiasco. FBI Director Robert Mueller was famously told Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio on June 13 that he didn’t know the name of the lead investigator at the Bureau spearheading the effort. That’s almost a month into the alleged investigation. This is a national story. It’s a major scandal – and you don’t know who the point guy, or gal, that’s tasked with getting to the bottom of this debacle?
On a humid morning in Tanzania on Tuesday, two American presidents stood side by side in a ceremony where neither spoke. One was the son of a Kenyan whose election broke barriers for African-Americans. But it was the other one who might command as much, if not more, respect among many Africans today. While George W. Bush is remembered at home for war, terrorism and national security, in Africa he is seen as a lifesaver
Three weeks ago, Edward Snowden told the Guardian newspaper that “the sense of outrage” over the secret surveillance programs he had disclosed “has given me hope that, no matter what happens to me, the outcome will be positive for America.” But now that hope is being undermined by one man: Edward Snowden. The 30-year-old computer whiz seems all too concerned about what happens to him and entirely unconcerned about what harm he does his country in securing his safety. At the start, Snowden’s revelations to the Guardian and The Post promised to put him in the distinguished company of Daniel
The Obama administration has decided to delay until 2015 its enforcement of the employer mandate, a provision in its health-care law that requires businesses to provide insurance to employees. Assistant Treasury Secretary Mark J. Mazur announced the change in a statement on Tuesday, noting the administration’s concern that businesses won’t be ready to comply. My colleague Chris Flavelle writes that the decision boosts the odds that other groups will be able to win further changes to the law, such as eliminating the excise tax on medical devices. It may also create some stress on the implementation
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Oprah Winfrey and her co-star in Lee Daniels’ The Butler Forest Whitaker appeared on Anderson Cooper 360 Thursday night to promote their film. During the interview, Anderson Cooper asked Winfrey to relate the historical themes of the movie to the modern day struggles for African-Americans, including the Trayvon Martin case. Winfrey said she “loves” the film in light of the discussion on race, because it “brings context” to the conversation. She described how the film begins with a lynching scene and ends with walking into President Obama’s office, showing how much has “happened in the span of one man’s lifetime
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The former CIA contractor, who is currently in Russia with temporary asylum, handed over an internal audit and other top-secret documents detailing the illegal behaviour. Most of the infractions involved unauthorised surveillance of Americans or foreign intelligence targets in the United States, both of which are restricted by law and executive order, The Washington Post said. They ranged from significant violations of law to typographical errors that resulted in unintended interception of US emails and telephone calls, it said. The Post said the documents it obtained were part of a trove of materials provided to the paper by Mr Snowden
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President George W. Bush’s daughter Barbara said she would like to see Hillary Clinton run for president in 2016. Barbara Bush, 31, called Clinton “unbelievably accomplished” in an upcoming interview with People magazine, saying she wants to see the former first lady mount a campaign. The former Republican president’s daughter said that her respect for Clinton wouldn’t necessarily mean she would vote for the former secretary of state, however.
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WASHINGTON- Haven´t had a raise in a while? Well, neither has your member of Congress. This month, congressional salaries slid to their lowest inflation-adjusted levels since December 1990. When congressional approval ratings are at historic lows, congressional pay - $174,000 for rank-and-file senators and House members - may seem high. But some argue that shrinking paychecks for public service perpetuates a political culture where mostly the rich can afford to serve in office. Members of Congress have to maintain households in two locations, one being Washington, one of the most expensive housing markets in the country even for rentals.