HotAir Daily Express 08/27/2012

Video: Matthews accuses GOP of playing the race card against team that accused Romney of wanting to bring back slavery, or something
8/27/2012 10:01:35 AM  Ed Morrissey
I’m posting this for two reasons.  One, everyone’s talking about it anyway.  Two, the sheer nonsense from Chris Matthews in this segment killed those brain cells I used to have that would have otherwise kept me from posting it.  Be warned. I

Romney up 1 in new WaPo/ABC poll, 47/46
8/27/2012 9:21:07 AM  Ed Morrissey
These days, even a D+9 sample can’t buy Barack Obama a lead in the Washington Post/ABC poll.  Instead, Mitt Romney has a one-point edge, 47/46, but more tellingly a four-point margin among independents: The Republican National Convention opens this

Romney kicks in $3 million to NRCC, NRSC
8/27/2012 8:41:18 AM  Ed Morrissey
How well has Mitt Romney’s fundraising proceeded?  So well that he’s willing to share the wealth: Romney’s biggest grossing committee last month steered at least $3 million to boost GOP congressional candidates who will share the ballot with

Obamateurism of the Day
8/27/2012 8:01:30 AM  Ed Morrissey
The task of Commander in Chief is daunting for every President, with the possible exception of men like Dwight Eisenhower and Ulysses S. Grant, who entered politics after commanding armies — in Eisenhower’s case, the largest multinational

Quotes of the day
8/26/2012 8:01:21 PM  Allahpundit
Having survived a summer of attacks but still trailing the president narrowly in most national polls, Mr. Romney’s campaign remains focused intently on the economy as the issue that can defeat Mr. Obama. But in a marked change, Mr. Romney has added a

Romney charitable giving has outpaced Obama’s
8/26/2012 6:31:00 PM  Howard Portnoy
In a rare moment of candor in 2008, candidate Barack Obama famously let slip his fundamental belief—a tenet of socialism—that “when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.” In a sense, spreading the wealth around is something

Romney rule change fight on convention floor?
8/26/2012 5:01:26 PM  Jazz Shaw
Zeke Miller is reporting that a set of changes to the convention rules pushed through by Mitt Romney’s team is raising a few hackles among the delegates and could potentially lead to a squabble on the convention floor. The modifications in question

All tied in O-I-HO?
8/26/2012 3:31:22 PM  Ed Morrissey
Sorry to pull out the O-I-H-O pic for the front page twice in one day, but … hey, does anyone really get tired of it?  It’s in a good cause, however, as a new poll from the Columbus Dispatch shows everything tied in Oiho Ohio with just over

Bay State Beatdown. Brown 49 – Warren 43
8/26/2012 2:01:42 PM  Jazz Shaw
We all know the election of Scott Brown to the United States Senate from Massachusetts was an aberration, right? It was just one of those freak accidents… a perfect storm of a wild ride election cycle, a lucky – if very personable –

NYT ombud: Yeah, this paper is a progressive hive mind, huh?
8/26/2012 12:31:35 PM  Ed Morrissey
Arthur Brisbane concludes his two-year run as the New York Times’ public editor — what most newspapers call an ombudsman — by getting a huge scoop in his valediction.  The Gray Lady is … brace yourselves … liberal. 

The two faces of Charlie Crist
8/26/2012 11:01:44 AM  Jazz Shaw
Tis the season for endorsements, and in the key swing state of Florida, former Governor Charlie Crist has found the horse he wants to back in this race: President Barack Obama. So strongly does he feel about it that he took to the editorial pages to