Lots of Encouraging Election News

The Democrats are accusing Mitt Romney of being Pro-Life. I know Romney’s abortion views have been suspect, but the Democrats think he’s anti-abortion. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz made this point over and over again in her revealing interview with Anderson Copper, so let’s go with it.

To add insult to Debbie’s injury, “Internal polling rates her the least effective of all Obama campaign surrogates.” Hopefully we’ll be seeing more of her on the interview circuit

There’s a news report about putting language about gold in the GOP platform as well as a call to audit the Fed. This should help with the Ron Paul voters, although I doubt it. But get this from the Washington Times:

“One way to measure Rep. Ron Paul’s ascendance as a political player is to compare the cold shoulder he got from rival Republican presidential candidate John McCain in 2008 with the cozier embrace he has received from 2012 presumptive nominee Mitt Romney.

“When Mr. Romney announced Monday that he supports auditing the Federal Reserve, it underscored the odd but powerful influence of the maverick congressman from Texas, whose years-long push for a Fed audit will now appear in the party platform.”

If only the Paulians would recognize that progress has been made. It’s hard to make an impact on the GOP from the outside. Ron Paul, and his son Rand (who has endorsed Romney and is speaking at the Convention), have worked inside the party to change the party.

Ex-National Football League player Burgess Owens is telling fellow-blacks NOT to vote for Obama in November because he gives “true in your face liberalism.” Let’s get a petition going to have Owens speak at the GOP convention.

After the media tried to say that Joe Biden was not referring to slavery when he said that Mitt Romney is “going to put y’all back in chains,” now we hear from long-time Democrat congressman Charlie Rangel that the “chains” reference was about slavery. In an interview, Rangel said the following:

“Was he talking about slavery? You bet your ass he was. Was he using the vernacular? Yes, he was. Did he think it was cute? Yes, he did. Was it something stupid to say? You bet your life it was stupid.”

I love it when a Democrat calls another Democrat stupid.

We’ve learned that the disreputable website Gawker has published “Inside Mitt Romney’s Tax-Dodging Cayman Schemes.” Their research concluded that the material they searched through reveals, as they tell it, “a mind-numbing, maze-like, and deeply opaque complexity with which Romney has handled his $250 million fortune.” Here’s the funny part:

“Apparently, nobody thought to tell the boys on the Romney beat that Gawker Media is part of a shell company incorporated in the Cayman Islands. Gawker’s money lives in the same neighborhood as Romney’s money.”


Detroit Mayor Dave Bing, while still blaming George Bush for his city’s troubles, gave President Obama mixed reviews as president. “I don’t give grades, but it’s been mixed.” Bing, a Democrat, governs “a city with an 80 percent African American population.” Will the get the message that liberalism and unionism have not been good for their city?

Mitt Romney’s starting to get a little feisty. Here’s what he said to a hometown crowd:

“No one has asked to see my birth certificate. They know this is the place where we were born and raised.”

A new report shows that Obama’s popular support may be a fake. It’s all about the number of Twitter followers he has or doesn’t have:

“President Obama’s Twitter account has 18.8 million followers — but more than half of them really don’t exist, according to reports.

“A new Web tool has determined that 70% of Obama’s crowd includes “fake followers,” The New York Times reports in a story about how Twitter followers can be purchased.”

All in all, it was a good news day for the “no-more-years” anti-Obama crowd.