...They keep using that word. I do not think it means what they think it means.
(with apologies to Inigo Montoya)
"You can mark my prediction now: A secret recording from a closed-door Mitt Romney fundraiser, released [Monday] by David Corn at Mother Jones, has killed Mitt Romney's campaign for president."
-- Bloomberg News political columnist Josh Barro (via FOX)
.it's the strangest thing, but:
AP: Obama’s up, 47 percent to 46 percent, among likely voters.
USA Today: Obama’s up nationwide, 47 percent to 46 percent. In the 12 swing states, Obama’s up 48 percent to 46 percent.
Now where did I see that number before? Oh, yeah...
It pops up again in an unlikely place:
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows Mitt Romney attracting support from 47% of voters nationwide, while President Obama earns 46% of the vote.
Jen Rubin compiles a list; here's a sample:
~ Romney’s $10,000 “bet” in a primary debate was going to wreck his campaign.
~ Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstrom’s “Etch-a-sketch” remark was going to kill Romney’s chances.
~. Romney’s remark about owning two Cadillacs was going to doom him in Michigan.
~. Romney’s comment that he was most concerned about the middle class and not the very poor who have a safety net, which may need fixing, was going to cripple him.
~. Romney’s Bain experience would kill his campaign.
~ Romney’s foreign trip would kill his campaign.
~ Romney would have to release more than two years of his tax returns.
~ Romney’s remarks on the embassy attacks were the most important issue and would kill his campaign.
And that doesn't include the horrendous Paul Ryan pick, or the disastrous Clint Eastwood appearance...
Looking forward to seeing the look on the media's collective face when Mitt Romney wins in November, 53-47 (yeah, that's right!). Which gives us an idea for a theme for his Inaugural Ball: