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Mourning the Loss

I just watched Mitt Romney deliver his concession speech, and it was typical of the man: gracious, elegant, forgiving, wise.

Wow, have I come to respect and admire and, dare I say, love my party’s nominee.  He was never my choice, but the more I learned about him, the more convinced I became that [...]

Election Day and Results Thread (BUMPED)

Let’s keep Election Day stuff here as much as possible and other items on the regular open thread. Polls open now in Virginia and Indiana.

We’re Gonna Need Bigger Boats…

While President Obama confuses sarcastic retorts about bayonets with substantive argument, Mitt Romney shows real leadership on an under appreciated issue — the size and composition of the U.S. Navy.

Mitt Romney’s campaign is defending his concerns about the shrinking U.S. Navy, in the wake of the now-infamous “bayonets” zinger by President Obama at Monday’s [...]

Debate #3 Open Thread

VS.

Rationalizing Rationing…

Wesley Smith, posting at The Corner, links to this chilling and infuriating assessment of Obamacare’s coming Medicare Independent “Advisory” Payment Board from American Medical News’ website:

Removing Congress from the Medicare cost-control equation was precisely the intent of the IPAB architects who inserted its authorization into the 2010 health system reform law. Many observers [...]

Have A Smoke & A Smile: The Chris Christie Post-Debate Gloat

The Governor of New Jersey? or Carnack?

Chris predicted it, all in the face of both teams lowering expectations.  And now it’s schadenfreude time.  Here’s a Weekday Five: what were your favorite moments/tweets/responses from last night’s debate?

5.  DrewM: My guess is about 75% of MSNBC’s audience tonight is conservatives ODing on schadenfreude.

4.  Herminator: That [...]

Romney Puts Some Stank On It…

Mitt Romney speaks ummmm… plainly:

Mitt Romney described almost half of Americans as “dependent upon government” during a private reception with donors earlier this year and said those voters will likely support President Obama because they believe they are “entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it.”

The blunt political and cultural [...]

RNC Convention Open Thread

Meet one of the Tampa elephants!  Google the city project that inspired this — pretty cool!

The You-Knew-It-Was-Coming Hubba: Paul Ryan

(tumblr photo from the Hey Girl It’s Paul Ryan site)

Because I love a man who’s The Smartest Guy in the Room, but doesn’t rub it in.

Because ”…starts with AC/DC & ends with Zeppelin” was one of the best lines of the night.

Because, really, I can’t choose his best line — he had more [...]

RNC Convention Open Thread

Pawlenty’s kicking ass! who knew he could be funny?