Morning Briefing: August 27, 2012
by Jen Green
Ohio is a Dead-Heat
Would it have made a difference to choose Rob Portman? Probably not, from the looks of the numbers in the battleground state of Ohio. Both Republican Senate candidates and the Republican Presidential nominee are having a tough time gaining traction with a small group of folks from both sides still remaining undecided. Romney and Obama are in a dead heat–locked at 45%-45%. About 10% of those polled said they are still undecided. Most polled say Romney’s Bain experience is not much of a plus for them, so he and the Establishment better hope they get the expected “bump” from a rain-soaked convention . . . and that it lasts past the bump the Dems get from their convention in North Carolina.
Another Tell-tale Endorsement
Another RINO shows his true colors. Remember when Charlie Crist was a Republican and his name was tossed around as a possible running mate for John McCain? Turns out, he might have been a better fit than we thought since McCain is so eager to “work across the aisle” (read: stab his party in the back). Crist, now a man of “no party,” endorsed Barack Obama over the weekend.
Romney is proud of RomneyCare . . . and the $50 co-pay abortions
He says he’ll repeal ObamaCare, but Romney is doggedly standing by RomneyCare which is ObamaCare 1.0. Still writhing in discomfort anytime someone links him to a 100 % pro-life candidate like Todd Akin, Romney moved closer to the Left in comments broadcast on Sunday shows where he said “that as Massachusetts governor, he had helped women by guaranteeing coverage for them — and men as well — by enacting that state’s health care legislation. . . Romney said he was proud of his accomplishment at the state level.”
Proud of RomneyCare but will repeal ObamaCare . . . and replace it with what?