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On the eve of the presidential election, Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan used a large rally in Bucks County, among other political ephemera, as evidence that Romney would win. "All the vibrations are right," she wrote. Back in the reality-based world, however, they may be some substantial data to suggest that the GOP could actually experience some good Pennsylvania vibes in '16.Amy Walter, an analyst at the influential Cook Political Report, writes that if the GOP wants to win in '16 it should ignore recent states that have flipped from red to blue, like Colorado and Nevada; they're not
At 11 a.m. this morning, at the historic Cathedral of the Holy Cross, both Barack Obama and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney will attend an interfaith vigil honoring the victims of the Boston Marathon explosions. It'll be the first time they've seen one another since shortly after the election, when they lunched together in the White House. [Boston Globe]
Today in Bieber news: As if whining about his circus-themed birthday party, arriving way late for a concert, and preening around idiotically without a shirt weren't bad enough, Bieber collapsed on stage last night during a show at London's O2 arena. Before coming out again--Willis Reed-like--to rousing applause. And then ultimately heading to the hospital. As my colleague Janine White put it: "Justin Bieber's visit to London now officially worse than Mitt Romney's."Here's some footage of his pre-collapse shortness-of-breath, since we're getting into the weeds here anyways.http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Um39LS63Tpo#![People]
The twice-felled presidential candidate sat down with Fox News Sunday's Chris Wallace yesterday, once with his wife, once solo. This is the first time we've seen Romney out of the wilderness since his election, but he wastes no time critiquing Obama for not bringing the country together during this latest fiscal crisis. Highlight occurs durring joint interview when Romney addresses the issue of people taking iPhone pictures of his mussed hair. Also: Ann really, really thought they were going to win. And Mitt really, really, wishes he were president right now.
Yesterday, Andre Cassagnes, the 86-year-old inventor of the Etch-A-Sketch, died in his home outside Paris. Of complications from learning that his invention did not ultimately help Mitt Romney win the presidency. The toy was already inducted into the Toy Hall of Fame in 1998, and can now rightfully take its place in the Political Toy Hall of Fame for its role in the 2012 presidential election.Current inductees include: Lincoln Logs (Lincoln; Barack "You Didn't Built That" Obama), Slinky (John Edwards), Checkers (Richard Nixon), Monopoly (Herbert Hoover), Transformers (Mitt Romney, John Kerry), Bratz Dolls (Michele Bachmann), Troll Dolls (Dennis Kucinich), and Buzz
Heeeeeeeere's Romney! Not the one you're so sick of, but the one you're gonna be sick of: Taggggg! Massachusetts has an open Senate seat, vacated by new SOS John Kerry, and Republicans literally have no one viable in the pipeline to run, after Scott Brown and former Gov. Bill Weld said no thanks. Which means they're calling on 42 year-old Romney fils Tagg, who famously wanted to sock it to Barack Obama. Tagg, according to the Boston Herald, is considering it. Plus he just tweeted a cute pic of his sons--suspiciously, his first tweet in more than a month! [Boston
When it was reported last month that Mitt Romney received zero votes in 59 Philadelphia voting precincts, liberals chortled and conservatives cried voter fraud. No evidence of that, but it turns out the Dems' victory dance was way premature. Counting absentee and provisional ballots, Romney came up empty in only 50 districts. Ninety-nine districts, for what it's worth, cast one vote for the vanquished GOP nominee. As the Post's Tim Haas had a little fun a few weeks ago at the expense of Republicans who refused to believe the news, I'd like to consider this post an apology. [Philly.com]
President Obama and Mitt Romney had lunch together on Thursday, and let’s be honest: The whole thing was for show. That’s OK! Some shows are necessary, and in America, the post-election show of unity is a fairly honorable tradition—signaling both to the world and ourselves that democracy still works, that we’re not yet to the point of spilling blood in the streets because of our disagreements.But the show usually ends at lunch. Oh sure, there was talk about maybe Mitt contributing to the Obama Administration in some fashion during the next four years, but that probably won’t happen: The two men are ready to be done with each other.