|—||Huffington Post reporter Amanda Terkel • Pointing out that Mitt Romney’s recent attack ad, which used a recording of Obama singing “Let’s Stay Together” to sinister effect, was pulled offline due to a YouTube copyright claim. Clearly, Obama’s voice was so much like Al Green’s that it fooled the automatic triggers. (via shortformblog)|
- Nevada Mitt Romney and Ron Paul supporters clashed during the state’s delegate convention, and the state’s two RNC officials got booted as a result. The RNC is may block the delegation if it goes pro-Paul.
- Maine A two-day convention for delegates is a bit of a mess thanks to pro-Paul supporters that narrowly took the chairmanship of the delegation by showing up in huge numbers — giving Paul a chance to gain delegates.
- Iowa And the state known for its first-in-the-nation caucus could find itself going to Tampa with a pro-Paul delegation, meaning three men, at varying points, were reported to have won in the state. source
» Should Mitt be worried? Clearly, Paul’s attempt at building a campaign is a bit unorthodox — he only has 80 delegates, but he could end up stealing some of Romney’s if he keeps it up — but even if he can’t win outright, he could damage Romney’s campaign. As The Hill puts it: “National Republicans worry that if grassroots party loyalists aren’t supporting the presumptive nominee, the party could struggle against President Obama’s fundraising and organizational efforts.”
- 97% of blacks in Virginia plan to vote for Obama source
» That’s compared to 1 percent for Romney: While that stat (from a Washington Post poll) doesn’t say everything about the election, the lopsidedness of this one stat is pretty stunning. Overall in the state, Obama is ahead of Romney 51 percent to 44 percent, with the president leading among independents, women and younger voters, and Romney leading among whites and men. (hat tip to The Fix)
Most conservative cartoonists have made a requisite ‘Obama ate a dog’ cartoo—
Screw politics, this is hilarious. Everyone’s all freakin’ out but Obama’s all like HEYYYYY! It’s photobombtastic. This is the “Obama ate a dog [when he was 8]” cartoon everyone wishes they did.
Hell, I wish I did it.
- yeah … Last week, a spare comment Mitt Romney campaign staffer Eric Fehrnstrom comparing his candidate to an Etch A Sketch seemed to catch fire in the media, and the Gingrich and Santorum campaigns treated the gaffe as a major coup. Or was it?
- … but Despite the comment seemingly being everywhere last week, a Pew study shows that 55 percent of people didn’t even know about the incident. The WaPo’s Chris Cillizza says the poll is evidence of the bubble the political sphere builds around itself. (He’s right.) source
I didn’t even know what the hell everyone was talking about when I heard references to the etch-a-sketch thing. I still don’t.
ohmymgdogsal oh ymg do will the real mitt romney please stand up
My dog is on the roof,my dog is on the roof
This must be seen!!
I was not disappointed.
I….don’t know what I expected but…yeah.
Obama vs. Romney on tax rates: As you can see, rates are largely the same—except for the nation’s richest and poorest. The poor would pay almost twice as much in taxes under Romney’s plan; meanwhile, the very richest in the country would be forced to cough up about 10% more of their income under Obama. The net effect? In short, Romney’s plan would reduce federal revenues to about 17% of GDP—down .9% from where they are now. Obama’s budget would raise revenues 19.2%, with most of that money coming from those making over $250,000 a year (Graphic and data courtesy of The Washington Post / Tax Policy Center).