Saturday, August 06, 2011

2012 Presidenial Horse Race in On

  • Ready to Vote for Mitt Romney? (By ALEXANDER COCKBURN, CounterPunch/Diary) Why did Obama do it? Like all first-term presidents he thinks first and foremost about reelection in 2012, and the thinking in the White House is that the all-important independent voters, are eager for deficit reduction, however ruinous it may be for the economy... Anybody but Obama, even if it’s Mitt Romney!
  • Poll Shows Negative View of Tea Party on the Rise (By KATE ZERNIKE, NY Times) Perhaps not surprisingly, Democrats were most likely to have an unfavorable view of the Tea Party. But a plurality of independents, too — 40 percent — viewed the Tea Party negatively, and said it had too much influence on the Republican Party.

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