HotAir Daily Express 10/29/2012

Obama up 1 in Politico/GWU poll
10/29/2012 10:01:49 AM  Ed Morrissey
Barack Obama has taken a one-point lead, with a three-day, three-point swing in his favor, in today’s Politico/GWU Battleground tracking poll – but once again, the internals tell a different tale.  Eight days out from the election,

Fox: FBI, NCTC showed al-Qaeda connection to Benghazi attack 2 days afterward
10/29/2012 9:21:16 AM  Ed Morrissey
John McCain asked yesterday on CBS’ Face the Nation, “What did the president know? When did he know it? And what did he do about it?”  Fox News has more on the first two questions this morning.  According to their sources, the FBI and

WaPo/ABC tracking poll has Romney up 1
10/29/2012 8:41:19 AM  Ed Morrissey
Lots of poll data to peruse today, but let’s start with the Washington Post/ABC tracking poll.  For the third straight day, it reports that Mitt Romney has a one-point lead over Barack Obama, 49/48 — but its internals tell a different story. 

Obamateurism of the Day
10/29/2012 8:01:19 AM  Ed Morrissey
There’s nothing worse than attempting to ridicule a critic by offering a ridiculous — and easily checked — assertion. Recall this moment from the final debate, when our current Commander-in-Chief lectured his opponent on the modern

Quotes of the day
10/28/2012 8:01:29 PM  Allahpundit
“This tragedy turned into a debacle and massive coverup or massive incompetence in Libya is having an effect on the voters because of their view of the commander in chief,” McCain said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “And it is now the worst coverup or

Team O: No way is Obama’s closing message all about negativity
10/28/2012 6:31:03 PM  Erika Johnsen
Taking their all-too-familiar “maybe if we just keep saying it loudly and bullishly enough, people will be convinced that it’s actually true” strategy, David Axelrod proclaimed on CNN on Sunday that the president is focused on pushing

Cutter: The DMR’s endorsement just not “based at all in reality”
10/28/2012 5:01:52 PM  Erika Johnsen
To recap: Last week, Iowa’s major state newspaper the Des Moines Register snagged an interview with President Obama to take into their consideration in preparation for their forthcoming presidential endorsement, on the condition that it be kept off

Romney reaps benefits of Obama backlash in coal counties
10/28/2012 3:31:45 PM  Jazz Shaw
So that war on women thing didn’t work out very well. Let’s see how the President is doing with the war on coal. Mitt Romney’s battle for Ohio may come down to President Obama’s “War on Coal.” Romney has gained on

This thing may not be over on 11/6
10/28/2012 1:46:07 PM  Jazz Shaw
I suppose I should feel a little bit guilty for saying it, particularly on the pages of a politically oriented publication, but I’m pretty tired of this election. It’s been going on roughly since Christmas of 2008 – or at least it feels

NFL Week 8 open thread
10/28/2012 11:56:12 AM  Ed Morrissey
Last week, the Steelers defense finally played a shut-down game, and against a pretty good Cincinnati Bengals team on the road, too.  Pittsburgh dominated on all aspects of the game, thanks in part to the emergence of Jonathan Dwyer playing in place of

Virtual tie in … Minnesota?
10/28/2012 10:41:55 AM  Ed Morrissey
I’d be the first to tell people that my state is a quadrennial sucker bet for Republicans.  In 2008, no one thought we had a prayer, but in 2000 and 2004, Republicans actually thought they had a chance to break the Democrats’ presidential