Daily Archives: October 24, 2012
Today’s the day. Early voting starts today in West Virginia and I think Elly and I will be heading over to the Charles Town County Courthouse on Friday to cast our ballots for Obama. Speaking of Obama… he will be doing early voting in Chicago on his current speaking tour. That makes him the first President in office to vote early.
BTW… polls are open on Saturday.
- Is Early Voting A ‘Quiet Revolution?’ (npr.org)
- Early voting is underway in many states… how about yours? (underthelobsterscope.wordpress.com)
- Early voting begins in West Virginia (wvgazette.com)
- Tennessee early voting exceeding expectations (timesfreepress.com)
- Early Voting Information (arkansasmatters.com)
- Illinois Early Voting Begins Today (progressillinois.com)
- RNC: Check Out Our Early Votes in Swing States! (nationalreview.com)
Remember what Romney said during the foreign policy debate? Think about this:
“I look around the world, I don’t see our influence growing around the world. I see our influence receding. […] But unfortunately, in nowhere in the world is America’s influence greater today than it was four years ago.”
Well, I wonder what the influence of America is in the real world? Here’s a chart by Ezra Klein evaluating 16 countries we deal with:
Gee… looks like they like us. As a matter of fact, some countries like us very much… and they really like Obama:
Pakistan, however, seems to go more for Romney. Why? Because he criticizes Obama’s mid-east accomplishments?
- Why Romney Lost the Foreign Policy Debate (shortlittlerebel.wordpress.com)
- U.S. election: Romney outplayed by Obama in foreign policy debate (thestar.com)
- Obama Has Massive Lead in Global Poll (weeklystandard.com)
- Best Romney Quotes … (youviewedblog.wordpress.com)
- Who Won the Foreign Policy Debate? The [Instant] Surveys Say … (slate.com)
A new television ad in Indiana has Romney endorsing Richard Mourdock for Senator in that state. Mourdock, however, has displayed the Republicans‘ opposition to women and the right to choose. In a televised debate with his Democratic opponent Representative Joe Donnelly, he opposed abortion as a choice after rape… why? because God says so:
“Life is that gift from God. I think that even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something God intended to happen.”
— Richard Mourdock
So this is a new and compelling reason (if you are a Republican) to leave raped women pregnant whether they want to bear a rapist‘s child or not. And, of course, Romney’s support indicates his actual neoconservative leanings, despite having tried to seem moderate in the last debate.
It’s hard to believe that any of these candidates would top Todd Akin, but Mourdock certainly has.
- Ind. GOP Senate candidate Richard Mourdock: Pregnancy from rape can be ‘something that God intended to happen’ – @washingtonpost (washingtonpost.com)
- Richard Mourdock under fire for rape remarks (politico.com)
- Mourdock: God at work when rape leads to pregnancy (news.yahoo.com)
- Video: Indiana Senate Candidate Richard Mourdock Says Pregnancy is a “Gift From God” Even in Rape (opposingviews.com)
- Indiana Republican: When life begins from rape, “God intended” it (reuters.com)
- GOP U.S. Senate Candidate Calls Rape Pregnancies A ‘Gift From God’ (thinkprogress.org)
- Mourdock: God at work when rape leads to pregnancy (sfgate.com)
- Indiana GOP U.S. Senate candidate Mourdock: rape pregnancies “something that God intended to happen” (blogs.suntimes.com)
Here are the latest polls from the battleground states. There will likely be more later. I’ll keep an eye out:
Nevada: Obama 50%, Romney 48% (Rasmussen)
New Hampshire: Romney 50%, Obama 48% (Rasmussen)
New Hampshire: Obama 48%, Romney 45% (Lake Research)
Ohio: Obama 47%, Romney 44% (SurveyUSA)
Ohio: Obama 48%, Romney 48% (Rasmussen)
Virginia: Obama 50%, Romney 43% (Old Dominion University)
Virginia: Obama 49%, Romney 46% (Newsmax/Zogby)
I’m not sure I was expecting it, but it looks like Virginia has come around… and one poll (Lake Research) has brought New Hampshire back to Obama.