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A Chicago pol not quite big enough to be where he is

Instead of take the time to outline his plans for a second term in the second debate, President Barack Obama last Tuesday did something perhaps no previous president had done, attack his opponent in personal terms. On Thursday in the Wall Street ...

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What’s your plan, Mr. President?

Mitt Romney and Megan McArdle are not alone.  A number of bloggers, reporters and pundits have been asking just what Barack Obama has planned for his second term.  Some of my conservative friends and correspondents think that the Democrat does indeed have a plan, it’s just that he doesn’t dare make it ...

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These bumps in the road just aren’t optimal

Putting the president’s recent statement calling the death of four Americans in Libya “not optimal” into context, Bethany Mandel (like Allahpundit) is not as harsh on the Democrats as some on the right of been.  Still, she believes the coverage of the gaffe is telling: What this exchange showcases, however, is the lack of scrutiny Obama’s gaffes seem to elicit...

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On the Gallup poll & Obama’s possible peak

Surveying some recent polls, Commentary’s Jonathan S. Tobin found that “the Washington Post/ABC News poll published on Monday that showed President Obama with a three-point lead was . . . was based on a sample that had nine percent more Democrats than Republicans; a figure...

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Obama: “uncomfortable under pressure”

Earlier today, while tidying my apartment, I came across this print-out for 2008. Soon thereafter, I scribbled in the upper right-hand corner a note, “Relate to Ed Morrissey”. This links a piece reposted here and directing us here (link not working) for the original, with this passage about how the then-candidate behave when the chips are down: Obama has looked amazingly uncomfortable under the pressure that Palin has put him ...

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Once again, a reminder: Mitt Romney is a mensch

Most Republicans who watch this video will learn nothing new about Mitt Romney, but it is striking that CBS News would run a piece so favorable to the Republican presidential nominee (this close to the election).  Via Glenn Reynolds. Methinks Mitt wouldn’t

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The Mormon record of service to their neighbors — & their country

With Whoopi Goldberg recently confusing Mormons with Quakers, suggesting that members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints couldn’t fight for our country, we can expect other media figures, particularly those opposed to the election of Mitt Romney to continue to misrepresent the largest ...

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What conservative blog readers really think of gays & GayPatriot

When I alerted Jim Hoft that one of our critics had made insinuations about his “feelings” toward us, he thanked us in post.  We are most grateful for the acknowledgement.  The feedback from his reputedly rabid right-wing readers helps show just how far off our critic was by suggesting that our fellow conservatives really don’t think very highly of us. Truth Teller wrote: My wife and I were out ...

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