Posted on | September 26, 2012 | 25 Comments
The National Affairs Desk, Dayton, Ohio, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012
“[Huffington Post columnist Howard] Fineman, in essence, is agreeing with conservative critics of his profession: they’ve been cutting the President way too much slack, failing to take him to task in areas (the Woodward portrayal, Libya, the jobs numbers ) where they would have hammered another candidate.”
— Mickey Kaus, “Will MSM Guilt Start Working for Mitt?”
As stated in an earlier post, my plan this morning was to go to Westerville for Mitt Romney’s rally there, but after running late on deadline last night, I didn’t get to sleep until nearly 3 a.m., and didn’t wake up until nearly 8:30, so that plan got scratched. It happens sometimes.
Mitt Romney says the nation’s debt could grow to almost $20 trillion if the country re-elects President Barack Obama.
Romney also says his policies would do more to help middle-class families than the president’s.
Campaigning in Ohio, where polls give the advantage to Obama, the Republican presidential nominee combined a sharper focus on the mounting debt with an insistence that middle-class families are struggling.
Said Romney: “I want to help them.”
As to Mickey Kaus’s reference to“conservative critics” of Howard Fineman’s profession, journalism is also my profession, and the fact that I’m pursuing it on a blog doesn’t change my astonishment at the utter shamelessness of these people. As usual this morning, I’ve been watching MSNBC and I think this would be an accurate headline:
It’s really that bad. I watch MSNBC so you don’t have to, and their crew is practically breaking out the champagne to celebrate these poll numbers. Their smug self-satisfied glee makes me want Romney to stomp Obama so bad that Chuck Todd is crying like a little girl on Election Night.
Is that a Neutral and Objective urge?
Perhaps not, but at least I’m honest about it, and there’s that old thing about “afflicting the comfortable.” Keep in mind that Chuck Todd is not just a partisan talking-head MSNBC commentator; he is political director of NBC News.
What can I do about it? What can you do about it?
That kind of free publicity is what the Federal Election Commission might call a “contribution in kind,” but how is it any different than what Chuck Todd does for Obama every day? While we’re at it, let me show you this latest campaign video for Mitt Romney:
“Too many Americans are struggling to find work or are living paycheck to paycheck. Mitt Romney will create 12 million new jobs over the next four years and help lift families out of poverty, while strengthening the middle class. We can’t afford another four years like the last.”
— Mitt Romney, who’s gonna make Chuck Todd cry
It’s two-and-a-half hours to Toledo. I kinda doubt Chuck Todd will be driving that distance and eating fast food on the way.
- Sept. 26: The Most Biased Question, Ever
- Sept. 26: Polls: Self-Fulfilling Prophecies?
- Sept. 25: SCENES FROM ROMNEY-RYAN RALLY
- Sept. 25: ROMNEY-RYAN AT DAYTON AIRPORT
- Sept. 25: PAUL RYAN IN CINCINNATI
- Sept. 25: Cracking Under Pressure?
- Sept. 24: Scenes From Ryan Rally in Lima, Ohio
- Sept. 24: GREETINGS FROM LIMA, OHIO
- Sept. 24: The Best Revenge: Ohio-Bound
- Sept. 23: Memo From the National Affairs Desk: Worldwide Headquarters of Crazy, Inc.