HotAir Daily Express 09/04/2012

Poll: Only 31% believe we’re better off than four years ago
9/4/2012 10:01:59 AM  Ed Morrissey
No wonder Democrats tried their best to run away from the Reagan Metric this weekend.  Surrogates such as David Axelrod, David Plouffe, and Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley tried dodging the inevitable question in every presidential election: are

Video: When Jason Met the Democratic Convention
9/4/2012 9:21:31 AM  Ed Morrissey
The Democratic National Convention starts today in Charlotte, North Carolina, and our own Mary Katharine Ham will be bringing us first-person reports from the event.  Over at Townhall, Guy Benson and Katie Pavlich will do the same.  I can’t travel

Obama: I give myself an “incomplete” on the economy
9/4/2012 8:41:36 AM  Ed Morrissey
Barack Obama spoke to KKTV in Colorado Springs last night, which didn’t ask the tougher question of the week — are we better off than we were four years ago? — but did ask Obama to grade his performance on the economy.  Obama gave

Obamateurism of the Day
9/4/2012 8:01:44 AM  Ed Morrissey
One of the reasons Barack Obama didn’t make it earlier to Louisiana was his speech to soldiers at Fort Bliss to make the second anniversary of the end of combat operations in Iraq.  He might have gotten more cheers in the evacuated areas of

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Quotes of the day
9/3/2012 8:01:32 PM  Allahpundit
As Democrats head to Charlotte for this week’s convention, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is heading back on the campaign trail later this week with a new message: the hope and change that President Barack Obama promised four years ago

Debt clock hits $16 Trillion as DNC celebrates Hope and Chair 2012
9/3/2012 6:31:53 PM  Mary Katharine Ham
Well, the scene is already set for an uplifting week of healing rhetoric and outreach to independents. Democrats are having plenty of high-profile problems dealing with the simple question: “Are you better off than you were four years

Just how wrong did the media get Clint Eastwood?
9/3/2012 5:01:00 PM  Karl
Admittedly, I am late to evaluating Clint Eastwood’s RNC performance. However, the fact that the pundit class is still critiquing it days later is one indicator of how shrewd it was as political theater. Accordingly, it is worth noting just how

Video: Obama promises Janesville that plant will “thrive,” “will be here for another 100 years”
9/3/2012 3:31:00 PM  Ed Morrissey
Last week, I wrote extensively about the risible and embarrassing “fact checks” applied to Paul Ryan’s convention speech regarding his recollection of Barack Obama’s promise to Janesville to keep the plant open for another hundred

Obama campaign still looking out for number one
9/3/2012 2:01:58 PM  Erika Johnsen
It’s a fairly time-honored tradition for presidents to spend at least a small share of their time and money lending a helping hand to their Congressional fellows with their various districts, especially when the partisan fate of the legislative

“Going Dark on Facebook” or “We’re WINNING!”
9/3/2012 12:31:00 PM  Sarjex
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Plaintiffs in Obama class-action housing lawsuit got … coupons
9/3/2012 11:01:14 AM  Ed Morrissey
The Daily Caller has a multi-installment scoop about the business practices of a little-known presidential candidate as its Labor Day story.  This hard-nosed professional raised hopes of working-class people, made a million dollars off of them, and left