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The Tumblr, for all its webbiness, embraced a kind of back-to-the-future sensibility: a suggestion of what campaign messaging looked like in previous ages, when it played out on the community level.
The Atlantic, on the Obama campaign Tumblr — perhaps the best piece yet on political memedom, the uniqueness of Tumblr as a platform, and why it makes sense in the political sphere. (Only thing missing: a quote from Liba Rubenstein!)  (via jessbennett)
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Mitt Romney Accidentally Confronts A Gay Veteran; Awesomeness Ensues

HOLY SMACKDOWN, BATMAN. This guy is awesome, totally gives it to Romney. WHOOP!

I love that it was that one question that made this man decide just who he was going to vote for. This should tell Romney all he needs to know about his beliefs on same-sex marriage. Because I’ll tell you what, that vet? IS AWESOME.

Here’s an account/transcript for people who can’t watch the video.

Watch the fuck out of this of the day.

This man is AWESOME!

thedailyfeed
thedailyfeed:

The presidential race is going back to school, with President Obama and Mitt Romney both showering young voters with attention at college campuses across the country. 

President Obama’s campaign got a big boost from college voters in 2008. This November, he needs their support even more. Going into the national conventions, the Obama-Biden ticket holds a narrow lead — 48 percent to 44 percent — over the Mitt Romney-Paul Ryan campaign, according to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC poll. The numbers are only slightly changed from July, when Obama led Romney by six points.
Four years ago, voters in the 18-to-24 age group broke 68 percent for Obama to 30 percent for GOP nominee John McCain, according to exit polling. Republicans are hoping to make this election a different story.

thedailyfeed:

The presidential race is going back to school, with President Obama and Mitt Romney both showering young voters with attention at college campuses across the country. 

President Obama’s campaign got a big boost from college voters in 2008. This November, he needs their support even more. Going into the national conventions, the Obama-Biden ticket holds a narrow lead — 48 percent to 44 percent — over the Mitt Romney-Paul Ryan campaign, according to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC poll. The numbers are only slightly changed from July, when Obama led Romney by six points.

Four years ago, voters in the 18-to-24 age group broke 68 percent for Obama to 30 percent for GOP nominee John McCain, according to exit polling. Republicans are hoping to make this election a different story.

nickoftime

nickoftime:

It is not true that my book “Guns, Germs and Steel,” as Mr. Romney described it in a speech in Jerusalem, “basically says the physical characteristics of the land account for the differences in the success of the people that live there. There is iron ore on the land and so forth.”

That is so different from what my book actually says that I have to doubt whether Mr. Romney read it. My focus was mostly on biological features, like plant and animal species, and among physical characteristics, the ones I mentioned were continents’ sizes and shapes and relative isolation. I said nothing about iron ore, which is so widespread that its distribution has had little effect on the different successes of different peoples. (As I learned this week, Mr. Romney also mischaracterized my book in his memoir, “No Apology: Believe in America.”)

JARED DIAMOND

think-progress

think-progress:

New ThinkProgress ad: Romney says let us just raise your taxes some more*

* Accurate, according to the Romney standard of accuracy. Yesterday, Mitt Romney released his first campaign ad, which quotes President Obama saying “if we keep talking about the economy, we’re going to lose.” But those weren’t Obama’s words; he was quoting a strategist for Sen. John McCain in 2008.

AP REPORTER CONFRONTS ROMNEY

AP Reporter Glen Johnson questioned Republican candidate Mitt Romney after he claimed that lobbyist’s don’t run his campaign. After the exchange between Romney & Johnson, one of Romney’s aides told Johnson “Don’t be argumentative with the candidate”.

Romney actually points out that the advisor in question doesn’t sit in on senior strategy sessions.

Then when asked, Does he, the advisor, sit in on strategy sessions for debates? Romney said yes.

Unbelievable.

Posted by Peter 

Democrats For Romney

The Flip/Flop nonsense actually was a major reason why John Kerry did not win in ‘04. Yet, Romney who has wrestled the Flip/Flop title away from Kerry is alive and well. Many people think that if he wins Michigan he’ll go on to win the nomination.
Remember all the jackasses at the ‘04 Republican Convention chanting Flip,Flop,Flip,Flop. Oh, well I guess if it’s one of your guys than it’s OK.

 Posted by Peter