We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The Associated Press reports: “President Barack Obama’s campaign has spent nearly $100 million on television commercials in selected battleground states so far, unleashing a sustained early barrage designed to create lasting, negative impressions of Republican Mitt Romney before he and his allies ramp up for the fall.” Think of it like the Confederacy’s artillery barrage on the third day of Gettysburg before Pickett’s charge — you have to in essence disable the other side before the charge begins or it's curtains.
Virtually all of the ads were viciously negative, and judging from the number of Pinocchios they’ve racked up, continually and materially false.
But it didn’t work. Romney and Obama are still deadlocked. (The AP quoted Republican operative Carl Forti: “I don’t think . . . [Obama’s] got a choice. He has to try to change the dynamic now, but the polling indicates it’s not working. He doesn’t appear to be making any headway in the polls.”)
"I'm rubber and you're glue..." Romney will never find his inner Christie, so how about Christie - "Governor Awesome"? As much as I favor Marco Rubio who is a possible future President, you are supposed to bring a large gun to a knife fight in a Chicago alley. Ex-prosecutors, rightly or wrongly, know how to take it to you. Plus people can relate to him for being a little on the heavy side. Most Americans struggle with weight.
Two wrongs don't make a right. Rubio, although highly qualified for multiple positions in government, is NOT eligible for President of the U.S. as he is NOT a natural born citizen. Stop messing around with The Constitution.
This natural born citizen stuff has been tried in state courts, including in Georgia this past spring. The courts have decided the "NOT elibible" stuff is foolishness, and in Georgia, allowed Obama on the ballot.
In the Supreme Court decision Joseph Farrah cites, the discussion is obviously dicta. Look up the word if you don't know it.
Jindal might be more to my ideological choice as a Veep choice, but if Romney wants to get into Obama's face then he should indeed experiment with a week or three of Christie unleashed. Let him loose, and watch the fireworks.
Let me see if I understand this logic: Obama already spent $100 million dollars to denigrate Romney for being rich. Romney is worth about $200 million give or take a few million. I suppose at this rate Obama will spend well over a couple hundred million telling us that Romney is so rich he can't relate to the average man. Hmmmm...