Romentum

Some key takeaways from today’s news:

  • The race in Ohio is tied, with movement towards Romney.

  • Barack Obama leads Romney in Minnesota, but the race is within the margin of error.
  • Andrew Sullivan continues to make a mockery of himself. More here. Memo to the Daily Beast: If you want to have a sandcastle’s chance in an earthquake of being taken seriously as a news publication, fire Andrew Sullivan. And don’t disguise the fact that you are firing him.
  • The Gazettethe Des Moines Register,  and the Quad-City Times all endorse Mitt Romney for president, which means that all four major Iowa newspapers are backing Romney. The Des Moines Register, it should be noted, hasn’t backed a Republican for president since 1972. More on the Des Moines Register’s endorsement here; note that while Mitt Romney was brave enough to grant the newspaper an on-the-record interview, Barack Obama wasn’t. See also Joe Escalante’s piece below; he is quite right in noting that this is a very big deal.

Bottom line: Team Obama has lots of reasons to be worried. Team Romney has lots of reasons to be encouraged.

  1. wmartin

    The news out of Florida is not as good as I would like.

  2. ParisParamus

    The GOP GOTV afterburner will be Benghazi, and Obama did build that!

  3. flownover

    Imagine a tv network actually having someone like Andrew Sullivan on a panel on Sunday morning, in front of the whole country ? Have I missed something or has the bar been lowered or just tossed out the window in favor of deliberate provocation from the fringe ?

    I watched Sullivan go insane during the Bush administration , it was pretty strange . 

  4. Pejman Yousefzadeh
    C

    Having read that article, I still like our chances in Florida.

    wmartin: The news out of Florida is not as good as I would like. · 1 hour ago

  5. ConservativeWanderer
    Pejman Yousefzadeh: Having read that article, I still like our chances in Florida. · 5 minutes ago

    wmartin: The news out of Florida is not as good as I would like. · 1 hour ago

    Don’t be discouraged, wmartin is our resident Chicken Little.

  6. Michael S
    Watching This Week today was reminiscent of watching the vice-presidential debate. Andrew Sullivan was perpetually irritating and interruptive. He seemed inclined to making completely ludicrous points; his buffoonery was only matched by George Will’s gentlemanly patience. Having said that, Newt was brilliant. I guess I’m not the only one here who thinks he would make a brilliant press secretary. 
  7. RickB

    I see the RCP average for Romney  is +0.9 but that includes data back to the 15th. If Romney is gaining momentum lets compare data from this last week to the weeks previous. This gives Romney +1.75 for the last week compared to Romney +0.3 the previous week and Romney -1.0 the week before that. Also noticed Romney seems to be leading in the surveys with the larger sample sizes.

  8. ConservativeWanderer
    RickB: I see the RCP average for Romney  is +0.9 but that includes data back to the 15th. If Romney is gaining momentum lets compare data from this last week to the weeks previous. This gives Romney +1.75 for the last week compared to Romney +0.3 the previous week and Romney -1.0 the week before that. Also noticed Romney seems to be leading in the surveys with the larger sample sizes. · in 1 minute

    The RCP average also includes polls with D oversamples of 11 points, and that overstate turnout by 20 points.

    It’s not reliable, no matter what the Self-Anointed Elites in the media tell you.

  9. Larry3435

    “Andrew Sullivan continues to make a mockery of himself.”

    This is a bit, right?  Like a “Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead” kind of thing?

  10. Alan Peugh
    wmartin: The news out of Florida is not as good as I would like. · 18 hours ago

    Allow me to assuage your fears.

  11. Pejman Yousefzadeh
    C

    No. The latter statement is less obvious.

    Larry3435: “Andrew Sullivan continues to make a mockery of himself.”

    This is a bit, right?  Like a “Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead” kind of thing? · 7 hours ago

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