HotAir Daily Express 09/03/2012

Maryland governor flip-flops on ‘better off’ question … in 24 hours
9/3/2012 9:31:09 AM  Ed Morrissey
What a difference a day makes … twenty-four little hours …  Why, just yesterday all was doom and gloom for Maryland’s Democratic governor, Martin O’Malley, who admitted to Bob Schieffer yesterday that he couldn’t say that

Obamateurism of the Day
9/3/2012 8:01:32 AM  Ed Morrissey
This is the OOTD I wanted to write all last week, but couldn’t believe that Barack Obama would actually blow such an easy opportunity.  From a week ago today, Democrats like Debbie Wasserman Schultz openly criticized Republicans for holding a

Quotes of the day
9/2/2012 8:01:33 PM  Allahpundit
U.S. intelligence analysts watching for indicators of Israeli military action recently reported that there are signs the Jewish state plans an attack against Iran in October. The Obama administration, meanwhile, is preparing to provide logistical support

Finally: The White House beer recipe, revealed
9/2/2012 6:31:53 PM  Erika Johnsen
Le sigh — ’cause it’s just what we’ve all been waiting for, I’m sure. I really hate being a stickler about letting administrations and presidents have a little bit of fun — in fact, I think that they probably should do

Gibbs: Yeah, probably best not to expect ’08 levels of enthusiasm
9/2/2012 5:01:24 PM  Erika Johnsen
In 2008, President Obama’s big win was bolstered by the big turnout of wildly enthusiastic voters that drew upon demographic groups that don’t normally show up at the polls in such large numbers. The pervasive Hopenchange spirit propelled a

Rasmussen: Republican affiliation hits record high
9/2/2012 3:31:10 PM  Ed Morrissey
In 2006 and 2008, Democrats rode a wave of voter dissatisfaction to two electoral victories — and to large leads in party affiliation.  By 2010, Republicans had the momentum of voter dissatisfaction, but not the realignment seen in the previous two

Is an Obama convention bounce even possible this year?
9/2/2012 2:01:48 PM  Jazz Shaw
Perhaps a better question might be, are post convention bounces in the polls a realistic expectation for anyone in the modern era? Personally, I thought the RNC came off pretty darned well, with a great introduction of Mitt Romney – the real,

Something rotten in New York
9/2/2012 12:31:39 PM  Jazz Shaw
We normally focus on political news at the national level here, but every once in a while a story congeals like scum on the surface of a state level pond which merits attention. Such is the case in New York State this summer. The tale actually began a

Video: Axelrod dodges the “better off four years ago” question; Update: Video fixed
9/2/2012 11:01:54 AM  Ed Morrissey
Want a preview of the presidential debates?  Then spend two and a half minutes with this clip from today’s Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace and David Axelrod.  Wallace asks Axelrod the quadrennial question: are voters better off now than four