He looks just fine. The charity’s website is here.
He looks just fine. The charity’s website is here.
Back in October, senior Team Obama adviser David Axelrod said, “I will shave off my mustache of 40 years if we lose any of those three states” referring to the swing states of Michigan, Minnesota and Pennsylvania. He won that bet and kept his ‘stache.
However, per the Washington Post, David Axelrod said he’d still shave his mustache off if the “Morning Joe” crew raised $1 million for epilepsy research. Guess what Joe Scarborough did through a fundraiser in Boston and donations on SlashtheStache.com?
And that’s the bald-faced truth.
I bet my friend’s mustache that Axelrod will continue to be fully mustached:
“I will come on ‘Morning Joe,’ and I will shave off my mustache of 40 years if we lose any of those three states.” [Michigan, Minnesota or Pennsylvania]
Beats eating your hat.
As I posted earlier, Moderate Mitt? Hardly.
“I know the president is very much looking forward to seeing Governor Romney again. He’s gotten a good look at the Romney routine, and now we’ll have another engagement, and I think it’ll be really interesting.”
My take on the debate: There were certain expectations, and in President Obama’s case, they were not met. However, that’s a matter of style over substance. What Obama lacked in bite and passion, he more than made up for in the information that he wanted to get across about his policies, making points that needed to be made. Romney was hyped up and lied his fool head off, and hopefully, that will come back to bite him.
Unfortunately, the pundits are emphasizing superficiality and snap perception. If it was about policy, Obama won hands down, because Romney still refused to give details and told 27 myths in 38 minutes.
Romney’s lies don’t seem to matter to anyone in the media, who have relegated them to sidebar status, at best. This illustrates the problem with our political media landscape, the acceptance of post-truth politics, and while MSNBC’s progressive point of view helped them to call out those lies more effectively, it also led them to focus more on the practical consequences of this debate. Rev. Al is right, the truth should matter, and Rachel Maddow is right, it doesn’t matter as much as the prizefight does, but that’s the role of journalism: to make the truth matter.
If it was only about emotional impressions, Romney surprised a lot of people with his energetic performance, and President Obama took us aback with his low key approach.
The president obviously needs to get out there and strut his stylistic stuff in the coming debates, but meanwhile, it’s reality check time. As I’m seeing now in a speech in Colorado, Obama is already holding Romney accountable for his lies. Voters need to have it drummed into their heads that Romney is still the blatantly dishonest empty suit we all know he is, and this debate didn’t change that one bit.
Mitt won the day. But watch ads that come from this debate for Mitt hoisted himself on new petards. The Obama camp shld be pleased.
Tweet O’ the Day courtesy of David Axelrod.
No bundlers: Check.
No clear Bain Capital details: Check.
No Olympics documents: Check.
Remember back in 2009 and 2010 when so many town hall meetings were disrupted by tea baggers heckling public officials speaking on health care reform?
micahmj11x on Aug 2, 2009:
Town Hall meeting with HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Senator Arlen Specter at the National Constitution Center in Philly on August 2nd, 2009. Believe it or not, this is well before the crowd got out of hand. Keep an eye out for the lady with the bible.
David Axelrod held a press conference at the Massachusetts Statehouse to draw attention to Willard Romney’s record as governor. Hey, somebody has to. Mitt sure won’t, and for good reason.
2009, meet 2012 (via Sam Stein at HuffPo):
(Video via, who else but the wonderful Akaczynski1)
But before he could get started, the event was sabotaged by a group of Romney supporters and aides who jeered, booed and even blew bubbles into the crowd. Shouts of “four more years” were countered with cries of “five more months.” Talk of the president’s accomplishments were met with chants of Solyndra and Cory Booker [...]
“Thanks for the bubbles — it was a hell of a lot better than the smoke Mitt Romney blew at us 10 years ago,” said Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone.
Just as headlines have been monopolized by Donald Trump’s bloviating ignoramusitude instead of the message Mitt wanted out there, Axelrod’s criticisms of Romney’s record in Massachusetts were shoved aside by the heckler story, which is exactly what Team Willard wanted.
Stay tuned for Democratic retaliation, because you just know that’s bound to happen.
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