Morning Briefing: September 10, 2012
by Jen Green
A Soft Media Bounce
We said last week on the show that even if Obama didn’t get much of a bounce from his convention, the media would play it as if he did. So far, it appears that he may have gotten a small bounce . . . and the expected media is making a big deal about it. On the outside, he’s gone up 7 points, but other polls have him up 5. Problem for the administration is, the Friday job numbers were stagnant and those numbers will eat into any true bounce the President received from what might have been best described as the Vanity Fair that happened in Charlotte last week.
This is How They Plan to Win?
Remember when John McCain left the campaign trail in ’07-08 to take a principled stand against the TARP, the most hated power and money grab in American history since the Stamp Act? Right. By NOT standing against the TARP, McCain pretty much sealed his fate. Could Romney have just done the same thing this weekend? On NBC’s Sunday show, they aired an interview with Romney saying he “likes” parts of ObamaCare and plans to keep parts after he “repeals and replaces” it.
He specifically mentions the pre-existing condition mandate and letting “young adults” keep their health care under their parents (till they’re 26?). He had those in his RomneyCare in Massachusetts.
Is this how he plans to win? Instead of stark contrasts with the most Marxist president we’ve ever had, we’re going to point out the similarities?
Very Good News
And in some very good news, a Christian pastor jailed in Iran for over three years has been released. Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani was charged with apostacy against Islam because he would not renounce his faith. At one time condemned to die, Youcef’s charges were finally reduced to “evangelizing Muslims” and he was sentenced to time served.
God bless this extraordinary man of faith.