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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

And the winner is...

It sounds as if a lot of Barack Obama campaign spots were made last night in Las Vegas.

With America increasingly focused on jobs and income inequality (even Eric Cantor now gets it) the Republican presidential hopefuls argued about Mitt's illegal lawn care, his book editing efforts and who was stepping on the others time.

In the words of Politico columnist Roger Simon:
Oh, somewhere in this favored land the sun is shining bright, the band is playing somewhere, and somewhere hearts are light. And somewhere folks are laughing, and somewhere children shout, but there is no joy in Vegas - - the GOP has struck out.

It is astounding that the GOP candidates have yet to seriously address how they would tackle the nation's No. 1 issue -- how to create jobs. Beyond of course, giving tax breaks to the "job creators" who have done such an outstanding job so far.

Obama has been slow at times to step up to that plate himself, but he is finally fully engaged. Which is more than can be said for the GOP in Congress and on the campaign trail, which is still arguing about 2007, before the weight of their disastrous "leadership" helped to bring the nation to its knees.

The biggest potential loser in all of this is Our Man Myth, the "front runner" pulling only 26 percent support among likely Republican primary voters. When Rick Santorum can bring out your worst side, it's time for another serious message retooling.

Let's hope there are more debates like this on the road to New Hampshire's primary, in potentially only six or seven weeks.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

More and more I'm not as worried about Barack coming back for a second term. We've got troops now in Africa, we bomb Libya so our hopes for global domination are going up. Smog isn't as important as it was 3 years ago. He gives money to big business (Solyndra) even if the taxpayers get screwed. Forget long term care insurance. And more and more illegals are getting shipped out. He's looking better all the time.

October 19, 2011 9:13 AM  

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