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September 2012

@abulsme Updates from 2012-09-18 (UTC)

  • Lots of fun stuff happening in the news today. I was home today, but I was home sick, so haven’t had a chance to look at much yet. But wow. #
  • RT @DrewLinzer For the record, Mitt Romney was going to lose anyway. #
  • RT @ezraklein So was this the reset? #
  • RT @DeathStarPR Mitt Romney’s campaign just exploded so hard that an X-Wing and the Millenium Falcon were seen speeding from the wreckage. #
  • MT @BuzzFeedAndrew RT @brianstelter: As of 10:15pm, Fox News has not mentioned the leaked Romney video once. Its focus on protests overseas. #
  • Wow. Romney’s response when asked about the video is really incoherent too. And gets facts of what was released wrong too. #NotHelping #
  • RT @LOLGOP BREAKING: Todd Akin asks Mitt Romney to step aside for the good of the party. #
  • RT @ThoughtnDesign @abulsme Is it me or did he have a little Scrooge McDuck thing going on there with his wing tips? #
  • @ThoughtnDesign He always looks like that. :-) #
  • RT @RQDammit: @abulsme whats ur thoughts on this? #
  • @RQDammit I think it is very funny. When the Romney folks were talking about rebooting the campaign this is not what they had in mind. #
  • Reading – Inside the camp: How Mitt stumbled (Mike Allen & Jim VandeHei) #
  • RT @JoeMuto: Sounds like Romney’s advisors have already decided he’s lost, and are busy ass-covering: #
  • Reading – Amid Discord, Romney Seeks to Sharpen Message (Jim Rutenberg & Jeff Zeleny) #
  • Reading – Beyond The Campaign, The Country (Andrew Sullivan) #
  • Ditto MT @sullydish: I never EVER thought I’d say: Clinton’s performance at State make me want to see her POTUS one day: #
  • RT @SylvesterMcCoy: New The Hobbit pictures, plus trailer due this week | Den of Geek #
  • Reading – Just Right (Josh Marshall) #
  • .@ThoughtnDesign Someone agrees with you… Reading – Mitt Romney’s Hair Is a Dead Give-Away (Charles Johnson) #
  • Reading – Thurston Howell Romney (David Brooks) #
  • EC Update for Tue Sep 18 done. Added poll for KY. No status change. #
  • Reading – Obama The Night Owl (Andrew Sullivan) #
  • RT @politicalwire: No longer about undecided voters, Romney campaign says it’s a base election now… #
  • Reading – Tax Deadbeat Romney Calls other non-Taxpayers Leeches (Juan Cole) #
  • Reading – Is Romney finally set to get specific? Nope. (Greg Sargent) #
  • Reading – Romney Unplugged Reax (Andrew Sullivan) #
  • RT @woodhouseb: Romney, the guy running on his experience/ability to run things can’t run a convention or manage a campaign. #
  • Reading – Mitt Romney Holds Press Conference, Digs Himself Even Deeper (Paul Constant) #
  • RT @mckaycoppins: RT @RogerStoneJR: I always thought McCain ran the worst Presidential campaign in US history…..until now. #MittRomney #
  • Reading – Did Romney Just Lose The Election? Ctd (Andrew Sullivan) #
  • MT @mattyglesias: A reminder of the funny fact that budget math—9th grade algebra with large numbers—is considered very difficult in DC. #
  • Reading – Forgive Me for Finding This Charming (James Fallows) #
  • MT @JamesFallows: Milestone: Gawker schools Newswk in taste + responsibility RT @chashomans: Well played, Gawker: #
  • Reading – Mitt Romney’s ‘Clinging to Guns or Religion’ Moment (Conor Friedersdorf) #
  • RT @tbogg: Someone needs to tell Romney that you’re supposed to lock up your base BEFORE your convention. #
  • Reading – Did Romney Just Lose The Election? Ctd 2 (Andrew Sullivan) #
  • RT @ktumulty: Reminder to political class: it is september, not october. By november, this will feel like July does now. #
  • RT @chrislhayes: Called me crazy, but I think everyone *is* “entitled” to food and housing. #
  • RT @aaronecarroll: RT @ryanavent: Man, this Romney video could trigger some nasty campaign staff infighting. #
  • Go reading tweets! :-) RT @ThoughtnDesign: Reading: A War Against a War Time President #
  • RT @CenteredPols: At this point we have to say Romney would be very lucky to get 47% by Election Day. #
  • RT @joshtpm: Now infamous Romney fundraiser was held at home of supporter known for throwing wild Hamptons sex parties #
  • RT @electionate: The timing might be worse (politically) than the actual remarks. Romney just can’t afford this right now. #
  • Important to Remember —> Reading – Mitt Romney and that 47% (John Sides) #
  • Reading – Obama’s Bounce (Chris Weigant) #
  • Reading – Did Romney Just Lose The Election? (Andrew Sullivan) #
  • Reading – Mitt Romney thinks I’m an irresponsible moocher with an entitlement mentality (Brendan Loy) #
  • RT @Atrios: after 3 qs, romney goes galt #
  • Reading – Romney Unplugged: Tweet Reax (Andrew Sullivan) #
  • Reading – Three Things We Learned From The Secret Romney Video (The New Republic) #
  • MT @TheFix: Regardless of what you think about what Romney said, this is ANOTHER giant distraction for a campaign 7 weeks from an election. #
  • Reading – How Jimmy Carter’s Grandson Helped Leak the Secret Romney Fund-raiser Video (Joe Coscarelli) #
  • RT @AriMelber: So SNL’s @JayPharoah did nail it this weekend: The Obama Campaign’s secret weapon really is Mitt Romney. #
  • RT @OKnox: Wow, if Twitter is any guide, @MittRomney has *really* lost liberals this time. #
  • MT @GlennThrush: Let’s see if perception Romney is collapsing is matched by polls showing same before we call this one in the 7th inning. #
  • .@GlennThrush Rom doesn’t need to collapse to lose. Was already losing. Anything that keeps him from surging has same effect as collapse. #
  • Reading – Mitt Romney’s darkest hour (Chris Cillizza) #
  • RT @kkondik: Even after Romney gaffe I’m not sure the race is any different now than it was 24 hours ago. #
  • RT @Kalbelgarion: @kkondik I don’t think the video changed the race. But it makes it harder for Romney to change the race going forward. #
  • MT @AriMelber: Only 10% of US households pay no fed taxes. Focus on income tax only is old GOP distraction. @DLeonhart #
  • RT @ChaseMit: Romney’s new campaign slogan is “WAIT, DON’T CLICK ON ANY NEWS SITES” #
  • Reading – After Hundreds of Yrs Astronomers Finally Agree: This Is the Distance From the Earth to Sun (Megan Garber) #
  • Now the video on FP… Reading – SECRET VIDEO: On Israel, Romney Trashes Two-State Solution (David Corn) #
  • Reading – Romney Unplugged Reax II (Andrew Sullivan) #
  • Reading – A technical correction to the Meta-Analysis (Sam Wang) #
  • Reading – Oh, Mitt….. (Daniel W. Drezner) #
  • Reading – We Are All Welfare Queens Now (Ta-Nehisi Coates) #
  • RT @smotus: Romney does want to become president, right? #
  • RT @peretti: Some people cling to guns and religion; others are dependent on the government, why can’t we all just get along? #
  • Reading – The Long Strange Leak Of Mitt Romney’s 47% Video (Ben Smith) #
  • RT @joshtpm: I guess by Thursday will get to the part where Mitt says he’d have a better shot at winning if his parents were Mexican. #
  • Second day home sick from work. I’m better than yesterday (cross fingers) but now Alex is sick. So we’re off to the Doctor shortly. #
  • Reading – Judge Stays Injunction Against Indefinite Detention Law (Jonathan H. Adler) #
  • RT @quasimado: Mitt: ‘I have inherited nothing.’ I really can’t get over this statement. #
  • RT @joshtpm: Romney now complaining that he wasn’t born w/all the advantages of blacks and Mexicans #
  • RT @joshtpm: Feel betrayed by the MSM yahoos I cld normally trust to tell this was EXCELLENT news for Mitt Romney. #
  • Reading – What Romney Gets Right About the 47 Percent (Alex Klein) #
  • MT @twitntwirp2012 “not elegantly stated” would have been – screw the lazy SOB’s they hate us anyway. We need the mindless 5% in the middle. #
  • RT @ThoughtnDesign: Something in the back of my mind just knew they should have run Herman Cain. #47percent #
  • MT @ThePlumLineGS: It is premature to declare Mitt Romney finished. Though Obama clearly winning now, this race could still go either way. #
  • .@ThePlumLineGS Yes, could still go either way, but Romney can only win if something very dramatic changes. Strategy “adjustments” not enuf. #
  • Reading – Signs Of A Wave Taking Shape? (Sheri Rivlin & Allan Rivlin) #
  • Reading – The Reactions to Romney’s Secret Fundraising Tape Keep Pouring In (Paul Constant) #
  • Reading – A Final Look at the Convention Bounce: It’s All Obama (Kevin Drum) #
  • Reading – Romney’s problem isn’t that he’s a bad candidate. It’s that he’s a conservative one. (Ezra Klein) #

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