The Other McCain

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A Romney supporter in West Chester, Ohio, Nov. 2, 2012 (Photo by Ali Akbar) BLUE ASH, Ohio Friday night’s event at Union Centre in West Chester has been called a Republican “all-star” rally, the largest so far for the Romney campaign, as the Cincinnati Enquirer reports: The presidential race returned to Ohio for the final push Friday […]


Children cheer Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney in Marion, Ohio MARION, Ohio Last night I was on deadline and didn’t have time to upload photos from the Romney-Ryan “Victory Rally” at the Marion County Fairgrounds Coliseum, so here they are: Paul Ryan addresses the crowd while Mitt Romney, Rob Portman, and Janna Ryan listen. “Campaign […]

FROM OHIO: Schedule Scrambled; Obama, Romney Cancel Campaign Events

MARION, Ohio Looks like Hurricane Sandy has already caused major damage to my plans for the next couple of days, as both Mitt Romney and President Obama are canceling campaign events because of Hurricane Sandy’s impact on the East Coast. By the way, this storm is so large we’re getting effects as far inland as […]

America, Don’t Be Distracted!

The next vice president of the United States wants Americans to keep focused on the important economic issues confronting our nation. So I felt kinda guilty when I was distracted by the smiling redhead standing behind Paul Ryan during his speech in Ohio: “And look at where we are right now: 23 million Americans struggling to […]

Does This Explain Something?
UPDATE: What a Cover-Up Looks Like

Why is Obama still leading Mitt Romney in Ohio, but trailing in Florida? This puzzle might be explained by the early blitz of attack ads the Obama campaign laid down against Romney in Ohio back in May and June, which created a sort of “opinion deficit” that Romney has had to try to make up during the […]

VIDEO: Somebody’s Serious About Fiscal Discipline (Hint: It’s Not Joe Biden)

The Romney-Ryan campaign’s latest ad: “We can’t keep spending and borrowing like this. We can’t just keep spending money we don’t have. . . . Did they come in and inherit a tough situation? Absolutely. But we’re going in the wrong direction! Look at where we are. The economy is barely limping along. . . […]


UPDATED 10:22 p.m. ET: Headline from John Nolte: MEDIA HAMMERS BIDEN: ‘STOP SMIRKING!’ ‘WEIRD,’ ‘JERK’ UPDATED 10:19 p.m. ET: A few more thoughts from Twitter: JOE BIDEN GETS ANGRY WHEN RADDATZ ASKS QUESTIONS; HIS TONE IS, ‘HOW DARE YOU QUESTION ME?’ — Robert Stacy McCain (@rsmccain) October 12, 2012 AT END OF HIS LAST ANGRY […]

Benghazi Breakdown: Team Obama, Liberals Now in Full Freak-Out Mode

First, the headline: Mother of Slain State Dept. Official Tired of Being Lied To and Stonewalled by Obama Administration Next, the video, which got the AOSHQ Flaming Skull Alert: Now, we point out that Stephanie Cutter has doubled down on her outrageous claim that the terrorist attack on our consulate in Benghazi is only the […]

Another Republican Lie!

In a ludicrously shameless attempt to lower expectations for Thursday’s vice-presidential debate beatdown, RNC chairman Reince Priebus calls Joe Biden “a gifted orator”: “I think people realize that Joe Biden is a gifted orator. He’s very good at rhetoric. And I think he’s very relatable,” Priebus said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” Reince — and […]

Fire-Code Capacity: INCREDIBLE Crowd for Romney-Ryan Rally in Virginia

Mitt Romney speaks Thursday at campaign rally in Fisherville, Virginia (Associated Press photo by Charles Dharapak, via Ken Gardner.) Last night’s rally in Fisherville, Virginia, was so crowded, I couldn’t even get inside with media credentials, and really was lucky to get there at all. When I turned off the ramp from I-81 onto I-64, I was […]

VIDEO: Paul Ryan Slams Obama’s ‘Tax Increase Which Would Cost 700,000 Jobs’

“The average tax rate in the industrial world on businesses is 25% and . . . our successful small businesses, a million small businesses, will get hit with a tax increase which would cost us 700,000 jobs if we go down the path the President wants us. We are not going to do that.” – […]

VIDEO: Paul Ryan Says Joe Biden Is ‘Making Up All New Falsehoods’

Ryan was campaigning again in Columbus, Ohio, today: “Just down in Florida yesterday, Vice President Biden was making up all new falsehoods about Social Security and taxes. They’re trying to scare people for political gain. That’s unfortunately the kind of campaign that we’re seeing, as I said, from a President without a record to run […]

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