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Mean vs. Nasty

Hey, is the presidential campaign getting classy or what?

I’m rubber, you’re glue. Welcome to the 2012 presidential campaign, aka ‘Romney Hood‘ vs. ‘Obamaloney’.

No close calls here

You silly, uninformed average voters. You're probably buying into the propaganda that this is going to be a real squeaker of a presidential race, a too-close-to-call nail biter to the very end. Well, guess again:

In other words, Obama can lose the big Eastern four—Ohio, Virginia, North Carolina, and Florida: all of ’em!—and still be reelected.

I'll be gloomy if I want to

Are you kidding me?

Don’t buy the doom and gloom pronouncements from conservatives telling you, “this is the most important election in history.” A loss for Mitt Romney would not necessarily spell long lasting disaster for Republicans, nor would it be the death-knell to conservatism. In fact, it’s possible a 2012 loss could lay the groundwork for a stronger Republican party and conservative movement.

Blah, blah, blah

Anybody think these are going to be helpful?

The details regarding the highly-anticipated presidential and vice presidential debates of 2012 have been released. There will be four debates this election cycle – 3 of which will be presidential debates and 1 will be a vice presidential debate.

Mixed signals

Can someone explain the contradictory evidence? On the one hand we have this:

The ranks of America's poor are on track to climb to levels unseen in nearly half a century, erasing gains from the war on poverty in the 1960s amid a weak economy and fraying government safety net.

And this:

The turning point

President Obama's "You didn't build that" speech has been so throughly hashed over now that it might eventually be seen as the defining moment in the presidential campaign. The speech and Mitt Romney's reaction to it draw about as clear a bright line between the candidates' positions and overall approach as can be drawn. I think Charles Krauthammer has done the best job of explaining what that line is:

A take ain't a give-back

How about a trade cease fire?

Polls apart

For today's "Hmmmn" file. How do we square this

A new poll found 56 percent of likely voters believe Obama's first term has transformed the nation in a negative way, compared to just 35 percent who believe the country has changed for the better.

with this?

Kettle, meet pot

The essence of chutzpah

Senior Obama strategist David Axelrod stood by his comments likening Mitt Romney to Richard Nixon, charging on Friday that the former Massachusetts governor was “trying to turn the clock back 50 years on transparency and disclosure” and that the media should call him out for it.