HotAir Daily Express 11/02/2012

Democrats biggest losers since 2008 in swing states?
11/2/2012 10:01:35 AM  Ed Morrissey
According to a new study by the liberal group Third Way, pollster assumptions in the swing states may be very, very wrong.  While many pollsters — like CBS/NYT/Quinnipiac and PPP, just to name two — assume that the electorate model for

Staten Island pleads for help: “We are going to die!”
11/2/2012 9:17:54 AM  Ed Morrissey
Hurricane Sandy delivered a wide swath of destruction to the Northeast, but possibly nowhere more devastating than Staten Island. Half of the storm’s deaths occurred there, and residents remain without power, heat, and in some cases shelter. ABC

Jobs report: 171K jobs added, jobless rate rises to 7.9%
11/2/2012 8:31:11 AM  Ed Morrissey
Looks like a wash from today’s jobs report. The US economy added 171,000 jobs, slightly more than expected, but the jobless rate rose to 7.9% as the household survey adjusted from last month’s outlier. The October survey had 269,000 fewer

Obamateurism of the Day
11/2/2012 8:01:42 AM  Ed Morrissey
This one was so obvious, even Politico reported it as a flub. Barack Obama gave Americans living in Hurricane Sandy’s path some great advice if thing suddenly got bad in the storm, which was to go onto the Internet and keep up with the latest

Quotes of the day
11/1/2012 10:48:11 PM  Allahpundit
It is highly unlikely that the president can win this election if he is losing Independents by double digits. And there aren’t any indicators suggesting that Democrat turnout will be large enough to compensate for that. Which leads to the third

Video: Hungry New Yorkers dumpster-diving for food as power to lower Manhattan remains off
11/1/2012 9:51:52 PM  Allahpundit
You’ve seen it already on Drudge but I feel obliged to post, just to keep today’s running theme of Obama’s omnicompetence going. I won’t bother delving into how the media would handle this if a Republican were in office; you can

Report: Obama never convened counterterrorism task force during Benghazi attack
11/1/2012 8:54:47 PM  Allahpundit
This piece is as noteworthy for its sourcing as it is for its substance. The dam’s starting to break. “The [Counterterrorism Security Group] is the one group that’s supposed to know what resources every agency has. They know of multiple

New Romney web ad: Bill’s BBQ couldn’t take four years of President Obama
11/1/2012 8:01:19 PM  Erika Johnsen
Since it’s not a web ad featuring a super cool, hipster-celebrity making suggestive analogies about President Obama’s oh-so-dreamy and glamorous political qualities, I doubt it will get nearly the same traffic as Team Obama’s recent

Romney to campaign in Pennsylvania on Sunday
11/1/2012 7:21:21 PM  Allahpundit
Lefties are snarking on Twitter that McCain did some late campaigning in Pennsylvania too and it worked out smashingly for him. Right, but McCain was down nearly seven points nationally at the time. There was little opportunity cost to playing a longshot

DWS: “President Obama is going to win Florida”
11/1/2012 6:41:52 PM  Erika Johnsen
Echoing Obama campaign manager Jim Messina‘s tone yesterday, DNC Chairwoman and Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz was all confidence on MSNBC last night, poo-pooing the idea that Team Romney and conservative groups’ efforts could

The War on Bacon
11/1/2012 6:01:25 PM  Mary Katharine Ham
On today’s show, MK is in Ohio and will be reporting live! 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

Surprise: NYC Mayor Bloomberg endorses Obama, citing…
11/1/2012 5:21:28 PM  Erika Johnsen
President Obama received a late endorsement from now self-proclaimed Independent and current New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg this afternoon, which normally mightn’t be much of an issue (it’s not like New York’s electoral votes are

Documents found in Benghazi consulate claimed “troubling” surveillance by Libyan guards; Update: Obama not participating in investigation; Report: State never requested military back-up during attack
11/1/2012 4:41:06 PM  Allahpundit
If you follow only one link on the site today, make sure it’s this one. And don’t quit before the end or you’ll miss some vivid details, like the very special swastika graffiti left by looters. Threshold question: Why were these

Romney touts support from CEOs… on President Obama’s Jobs Council
11/1/2012 4:01:18 PM  Erika Johnsen
Lest we all forget that Jeff Immelt — CEO of General Electric and chief of President Obama’s specially-appointed and now dusty-from-disuse Council on Jobs and Competitiveness — announced in August that he intends to vote for Mitt Romney

Rasmussen: Wisconsin tied, Romney up 1 in Iowa
11/1/2012 3:21:16 PM  Ed Morrissey
Rasmussen released two big swing-state polls today, both containing mixed news for Mitt Romney.  Their surveys in Wisconsin and Iowa both show virtual or solid dead heats with just days left to go before the election.  We’ll start with the actual

Scott Brown ad in MA: Vote for the person, not the party
11/1/2012 2:41:30 PM  Erika Johnsen
The Senate race in Massachusetts between Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren has certainly been one of the more dramatic of the election season (Fauxcahontas, hem hem), and while the polls have generally tended to indicate a lean towards Warren, the race is

Video: PA pollster calls state “too close to call,” discusses polling bias and criticism
11/1/2012 2:01:33 PM  Ed Morrissey
Puzzled by the conflicting series of polls coming out this week?  Unsure about the legitimacy of polling critiques relating to samples and partisan splits?  You’ll want to watch this interview I conducted earlier today with Jim Lee of Susquehanna

The Ed Morrissey Show: Duane “Generalissimo” Patterson & the week in review
11/1/2012 1:38:56 PM  Ed Morrissey
Today, on the Ed Morrissey Show (3 pm ET), we’ll take a look at the past week with Duane “Generalissimo” Patterson of the Hugh Hewitt Show. I’m traveling tomorrow to the West Coast in anticipation of our Election Night coverage

Obama hits Romney on auto bailouts in first Michigan ad
11/1/2012 1:21:47 PM  Erika Johnsen
What Team Obama thinks will work in manufacturing-heavy Ohio will surely work just as well for the actual seat of the auto industry, the thinking likely goes. Their first ad there is a Michigan-tailored variation on their “Mitt Romney

Video: Pintervention
11/1/2012 12:41:34 PM  Mary Katharine Ham
Your palate-cleanser, from a non-political project I worked on with friends recently. Pass it along to the ladies in your life if you don’t have this affliction

Obama’s emptiness and stridency relates to one thing: jobs
11/1/2012 12:01:31 PM  Ed Morrissey
We’ve really come down to closing arguments now in the presidential election, where candidates usually lay out the best positive case for voter support.  As I’ve noted since the debates, Democrats seem to be going in the opposite direction,

New Romney ad: Secretary of Business?
11/1/2012 11:21:55 AM  Ed Morrissey
Professional politicians don’t usually throw their opponents a bone this big in the final week of an election — which is why this qualified as an Obamateurism yesterday, of course.  Truly professional politicians don’t bury the bone,

PPP: Golly, this VA race is close despite the electorate being 43% Democrat
11/1/2012 10:41:43 AM  Ed Morrissey
I saw this poll late last night, long after getting back from walking with my granddaughters on Halloween, trick or treating in their neighborhood.  At first, I thought this new poll from PPP in Virginia was a trick, but by this morning, I considered it