HotAir Daily Express 10/25/2012

AP poll: Romney up 2 at 47/45, gender gap gone
10/25/2012 10:01:11 AM  Ed Morrissey
Mitt Romney continues his momentum in a poll conducted both before and after the final presidential debate, taking the lead for the first time among likely voters in the AP/GfK poll at 47/45.  Not only are respondents starting to question Barack

Revenge of the Register?
10/25/2012 9:21:43 AM  Ed Morrissey
After yesterday’s tussle with the White House about whether the Des Moines Register could actually tell people what Barack Obama said in an interview with them to get the editorial board’s endorsement, Obama finally relented and allowed

Video: Colin Powell endorses Obama
10/25/2012 8:41:12 AM  Ed Morrissey
Is anyone really surprised by Colin Powell’s re-endorsement of Barack Obama? CBS asked the question during This Morning, and Powell almost seems reluctant to spit the words out, but it’s not much of a shocker: Powell went on to explain his

Obamateurism of the Day
10/25/2012 8:01:28 AM  Ed Morrissey
Within hours of having been exposed for the third straight debate as lacking an agenda for a second term, and with his campaign strategy of delegitimizing Mitt Romney in shambles, Barack Obama finally got around to putting out an agenda for the next four

Quotes of the day
10/24/2012 10:56:49 PM  Allahpundit
KATTY KAY, BBC: It’s so far from what it was in 2008, right? When he was talking — in this stage in the campaign two weeks before the election and he had all that momentum and he was talking about all the things that he was going to do in the

Hillary on Benghazi: Just because a jihadist group claims credit doesn’t make it so; Update: Attackers tied to Al Qaeda in Iraq?
10/24/2012 10:09:21 PM  Allahpundit
“Posting something on Facebook is not in and of itself evidence,” she says, responding to last night’s e-mail leak about Ansar al-Sharia taking credit for the attack. True enough, but that’s not the only link to AAS. As I reminded

Closing argument: Romney to deliver “significant” speech on economy this Friday
10/24/2012 8:41:33 PM  Allahpundit
A speech this Friday, then the last jobs report next Friday. I wonder what trivial issue Team O will seize on tomorrow to steer the media away from those economic bookends. Back to the car elevator thing, maybe? We haven’t heard about that in

Jim Moran’s son resigns from campaign after release of new James O’Keefe vid on voter fraud
10/24/2012 8:01:52 PM  Allahpundit
I wonder how many Democratic operatives or midlevel media execs have declined shady propositions made in earnest over the last few years because they suspected they were being set up by an O’Keefe sting. Given his notoriety by now, it’s kind

Former Obama security adviser: “We’re probably right back where we were three, four years ago” in Mideast
10/24/2012 7:21:13 PM  Erika Johnsen
While the Foreign Policy President & friends have assured us that Obama’s policies have indeed made the world a safer, more peaceful place than when he took office, not everybody is convinced. In the Middle East specifically, his timeline for

Richard Mourdock: Let’s face it, Democrats are twisting my rape comments for electoral advantage
10/24/2012 6:41:00 PM  Allahpundit
MKH already touched on today’s outrage du jour but here’s video of the candidate addressing it this morning. The full quote from last night’s debate: “You know, this is that issue that every candidate for federal or even state office

The War on Bacon
10/24/2012 6:01:28 PM  Mary Katharine Ham
Kelly Maher of Revealing Politics and I are doing a little talk show for 30-45 minutes, here, at 6:15 p.m. every day. We named it The War on Bacon. We figure, since the government is after trans fats, big sodas, salt, and most other sinfully delicious

Paul Ryan: “In this war on poverty, poverty’s winning”
10/24/2012 5:21:10 PM  Erika Johnsen
This right here is one of the biggest reasons that Paul Ryan would make such a good vice president — his ability to succinctly and effectively communicate major truths about the universally-enriching mechanisms of free enterprise is a huge selling

New Hampshire: Romney 50, Obama 48
10/24/2012 4:41:38 PM  Allahpundit
New from Rasmussen, it’s the second poll in as many days showing Romney up two points in NH. Of the last eight polls taken in the state, he leads in four, is tied in two more, trails by a single point in another, and the last is an outlier.

Obama: It’ll be “messy,” but “I am absolutely confident” we can reach a grand deficit deal
10/24/2012 4:01:59 PM  Erika Johnsen
Ed already recapped the dustup between Team/President Obama and the editors of the Des Moines Register, among the more influential publications in the battleground state of Iowa (which the president also happens to be barnstorming during his campaign

Gallup: The gender gap is more about men than women
10/24/2012 3:21:53 PM  Mary Katharine Ham
I can’t imagine why men wouldn’t think President Obama is speaking to them. Despite the great attention paid to the importance of the women’s vote in the 2012 election, there has been a larger change in men’s than in

And Donald Trump’s “major announcement” is…
10/24/2012 2:41:02 PM  Erika Johnsen
Like Allahpundit, I was wondering if we were in for some kind of last-minute, all-in Birther redux — but turns out it’s nothing so discomfort-inducing as that, nor is it even about anything that would carry such unpredictable ramifications as

Former CIA chief: Romney’s right on Iran
10/24/2012 2:01:48 PM  Ed Morrissey
How well did both candidates frame the biggest threats against the US during the final presidential debate, to the extent that they stuck to the debate topic of foreign policy?  Newsmax asked former CIA chief Michael Hayden whether Barack Obama was

The Ed Morrissey Show: Guy Benson, Mary Katharine Ham
10/24/2012 2:01:37 PM  Ed Morrissey
Today on The Ed Morrissey Show (3 pm ET), it’s time again for our Salem All-Stars! Guy Benson and Mary Katharine Ham join me today to discuss the debate, Obama’s second-term agenda, and the latest in polling. Don’t miss it! The Ed

Letterman: Say, Obama’s kind of lying about this GM bankruptcy thing, huh?
10/24/2012 1:21:39 PM  Ed Morrissey
Alternate headline: Even Late Night Comedy Shows Must Interview Obama Off the Record.  Noel Sheppard picks up David Letterman’s belated realization that Barack Obama — one of his favorite guests — has misrepresented Mitt Romney’s

New George Allen ad: These defense cuts are bad news, Virginia
10/24/2012 12:41:14 PM  Erika Johnsen
With the partisan rundown of the next U.S. Senate still very much to be determined, there are several very tight races in the mix, one of the tightest being the contest between former Congressman and Virginia Governor George Allen (Republican) and

Senate Intel vice chair: We’ve been demanding these e-mails since the Benghazi attack
10/24/2012 12:01:30 PM  Ed Morrissey
If the scoop from Reuters last night surprised Americans with the knowledge that the intel community knew that the Benghazi attack was not a spontaneous demonstration that spun out of control, no one was more surprised than Senate Intelligence Committee

Video: Romney draws massive crowd to remote Colorado location
10/24/2012 11:21:07 AM  Ed Morrissey
I’m not sure that there is anything that is directly noteworthy about a massive crowd for a major-party candidate at the end of the presidential cycle.  Both candidates will have at least 60 million people voting for them in this election, which

Politico: Democrats see Obama agenda release as a desperation move, too
10/24/2012 10:41:02 AM  Ed Morrissey
If you suffered whiplash after Team Obama’s sudden change in strategy after the last debate, you weren’t alone.  After waiting until almost literally the last moment to release Barack Obama’s second-term agenda, suddenly the campaign