The debate

Political commentary is my brother’s forte, not mine. But, I feel a bit compelled to comment on tonight’s festivities. Read more

Must see TV: Andrea Mitchell once again proving that she is thoroughly outclassed by John Sununu

I watched this clip of Mitchell vs. Sununu in a post debate interview on “Andrea Mitchell Reports” and was laughing out loud at the way Sununu figuratively (a good word for Biden to add to his 500 word vocabulary) beat her over the head with every one of her Democrat talking point based questions.   It was poetry!

But Andrea was undeterred: she tried everything:

1) trying to knock him off message by questioning his use of the word “lazy” for the preezy (dog whistle anyone?)

2) quotes from liberal analysts (the Tax Policy Center) on Romney’s tax plans, debunked by Heritage etc.

3) comparisons to Reagan (not for good reasons)

4) tries to pull tax deduction specifics from him when Sununu demonstrates that it would be stupid

5) tries to trip him up on when Romney came out with his deduction plans for the rich

6) throws up paying for the “Bush tax cuts” that Romney will continue and Sununu reminds her that Øbama continued and supported these tax cuts in 2010  (for everyone) and this year (with the class warfare cutoffs) and what he said when doing so, i.e. you don’t raise taxes in a recession.  Sununu also aptly points out that we are no better off now than then, which the preezy seems not to notice.

Be sure to watch her face on the split screens when Sununu answers. they are PRICELESS!  There are also hand slaps on the desk to accompany her frustration with her failure.

The only reasons I can think of that would get Mitchell to keep inviting Sununu on her show are:

1) she continues to think she will be able to “get” him eventually;

2) it raises her ratings from near zero;

3) the repeated figurative blows to the head delivered by Sununu have knocked any sense of self preservation out of her head.

Watch it and enjoy, it is seven minutes of glorious frosting on the exquisite debate cake Romney served up on Wednesday.

Media-types agree: They will support Obama during presidential debates

Of course they will. The strategy at the debates will be to structure the questions to put President Obama in a better position to attack Romney concerning his business experience. They are so comfortable with this .. they are admitting it on air. Read more

Malkin on the Florida CNN debate last night

She’s got the appropriate Fly them to the Moon theme going on, and mentions again the possibility of a brokered convention.

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Did Gingrich pack the debate audience with supporters in South Carolina?

If Gingrich’s camp is going to come out and explain last nights loud audience support for Romney was a clear indication the organizers “packed the room” with Romney supporters, Romney should fire back implying Gingrich “packed the room” with his own supporters in South Carolina.

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Romney’s plan? Attack early, eventually Gingrich will go negative…

… and Newt Gingrich doesn’t do well when he has to go negative.

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Romney’s communication issues – He himself refers to Romneycare

First off, I’m not “in Romney’s camp” and I’m just making an observation. Did anyone else notice GOP candidate for president Gov. Mitt Romney referred to Massachusetts’ health care legislation and law as “Romneycare?”

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Open Thread: Your thoughts on the GOP debate in Las Vegas last night

Did not have the time to watch anything but the last minute or so of the debate last night, so how about adding your comments below concerning debate performance. Who gained? Who lost?

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Blumenthal on how jobs are created: I’m not going to DC to be an entrepreneur – UPDATE: Blumenthal’s Beauty Pageant Moment

Not the only sign of the great divide between the people and the power, but one of the best. Hey small business, I’m on your side even if I don’t know a thing about what you do. Read more

Oct. 15 live debate coverage starts at 8:45 p.m. ET

Join myself, Jim Vicevich from Sound Off Connecticut and a couple of other moderators as we live blog the debate tonight starting before 8:45 p.m. ET. (The chat may be up as early as 8:30 p.m. ET)

The debate – starting at 9 p.m. ET – is the last scheduled debate between McCain and Obama. Held at Hofstra University in New York, it will be moderated by CBS’s Bob Schieffer.

Update: If you missed the debate, you can watch it right here!

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