HotAir Daily Express 10/22/2012

Romney closing in on Obama in Ohio in CBS/Q-poll
10/22/2012 10:01:52 AM  Ed Morrissey
Lots of buzz about the latest CBS News/Quinnipiac poll in Ohio, taken after the second debate, and especially about its methodology.  Let’s take a look at the toplines first, which despite the rather silly sample shows Mitt Romney with the momentum

CBS News: Why didn’t we send the military to rescue Benghazi personnel?
10/22/2012 9:21:25 AM  Ed Morrissey
By now we’ve gotten the basic details of the terrorist attack on our consulate in Benghazi — no thanks to the White House, which tried to pass it off as a “spontaneous demonstration” that “spun out of contro” for more

Romney edges into 49/47 lead in Politico/GWU Battleground poll
10/22/2012 8:41:33 AM  Ed Morrissey
Barack Obama and his allies promised to make this election about the 47%, and so far they’re succeeding — but in a much different way than they expected.  In most of the latest national polls, Obama can’t get above 47%, while his

Obamateurism of the Day
10/22/2012 8:01:38 AM  Ed Morrissey
Plenty of outrage got expressed last week over Barack Obama’s interview with Jon Stewart, in which he said that the deaths of four Americans in Libya was “not optimal“: Frankly, I didn’t think this was as outrageous as many on

Quotes of the day
10/21/2012 8:31:43 PM  Allahpundit
“I don’t crow about bad polls, I don’t crow about good polls. I just want trends,” said Ron Kaufman, a top Romney adviser. “And the bottom line is the trends are kind of good for us. That’s all that matters at this point. There’s a long way to go.” “It’s

Obama campaign accepting dubious contributions?
10/21/2012 7:01:09 PM  Jazz Shaw
The title of the article at the New York Post is fairly provacative to be sure. “Obama campaign accepted foreign web donation – and may be hiding more.” But this looks like one of those stories that may be less – and yet more

Ethanol spurring new cases of sad cow
10/21/2012 5:31:52 PM  Jazz Shaw
Earlier this year we talked about the failure of the courts to knock down the increasing demands of this administration for more ethanol in gasoline. (And Erika followed up on it last month.) In addition to the risk of damage to the current fleet of

Portman: Iran story looks like “another national security leak from the White House”
10/21/2012 4:01:43 PM  Erika Johnsen
It was only a few months back that there was plenty of hearty suspicion going around concerning the White House’s involvement in a specific string of high-profile national-security leaks to the media, and on MSNBC’s Meet the Press this

Nobody owning up to US-Iran talks story
10/21/2012 2:31:54 PM  Jazz Shaw
If you’re one of the people who tend to spend their Saturday nights hanging out at Hot Air, (and let’s face it… why wouldn’t you?) you already know that we raised a few questions about a New York Times story claiming that Iran had

New Romney ad – Find a way
10/21/2012 1:01:19 PM  Jazz Shaw
Seizing on some recent momentum and a very good month of fundraising, the Romney – Ryan campaign is hitting the air with yet another in a series of effective, well produced ads. “Find a Way” focuses on two very different records of

NFL Week 7 open thread
10/21/2012 11:31:11 AM  Ed Morrissey
Can the Pittsburgh Steelers rebound from a poor 2-3 start this season?  If so, they have to start tonight — and they finally have to win a game on the road.  They play their division rival Cincinnati Bengals in Cincinnati for the Sunday night game