By Richard K. Barry Just what I need. Another photo next to this horse's ass. When something of national significance, like the shooting in Aurora, Colorado, happens in the middle of a presidential election campaign, you wonder what impact it will have. Will story lines that were front page lose profile never to be significant again? Will other issues that may not have otherwise had a profile, like gun control, become prominent? Maybe in the short-term the "you didn't build that" meme against President Obama will go away because there was nothing behind it but an intentional misquote.
I wondered when the Tea Party would wake up. Ezra Klein wonders if Republican legislators are about to bolt: With Palin, Romney, Limbaugh and the largest tea party group on the same side of this, I'd bet there are plenty... Read Post
Drum sizes up the presidential field: So to summarize: we've got Romney, who's the obvious frontrunner but also a transparent panderer who has some serious problems with the Republican base (RomneyCare, he's Mormon); a couple of dec... Read Post
Chait hopes Romney pulls it out: [A]t that point, the difference between regular Republican-bad like Romney -- which, don't get me wrong, is pretty bad -- and Sarah Palin-bad is pretty significant. Accepting that risk in return for ... Read Post