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Entries by Chris Weigant from 10/2012

Republicans Finally Admit Silliness of Obama TelePrompTer Caricature

| Posted 10.01.2012 | Politics

I would have paid to see someone ask: "How can you sit here and tell me Obama is a great debater, when you've been mocking him for four years as a man who is incapable of speaking without a TelePrompTer? Were you lying to us then, or are you lying to us now?"

Snap Debate Reactions

| Posted 10.04.2012 | Politics

Republicans who have been getting worried over Romney's campaign will be pleased with this performance. He didn't fall on his metaphorical face. He didn't do anything wildly surprising. One thing is for sure: the fact checkers are going to have a field day.

Friday Talking Points -- Beyond Debate

| Posted 10.05.2012 | Politics

The first presidential debate of the 2012 season happened this week, and (it pains us to say) the only person who called the outcome correctly was Chris Christie.

2012 Electoral Math -- Debate Effects Remain to Be Seen

| Posted 10.08.2012 | Politics

National polls have pulled back into a neck-and-neck contest. This is all fun for the pundits, who (pre-debate) were on the verge of declaring the race all but over (and, hence, boring), but we hasten to remind everyone that this is not how we elect presidents.

Veep Debate: Ready to Rumble?

| Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics

Tomorrow night's debate should prove to be a fascinating one. It may get downright brutal at times. Both Ryan and Biden are fully capable of going for the jugular, and the Obama team knows it is in a slump.

Friday Talking Points: Biden's Big Night

| Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics

The lights are being removed, the podiums are gone, and the cleanup crew is sweeping up the tiny, tiny pieces of Paul Ryan that were left all over the stage last night. Heh. Well, maybe not really, but it certainly seems that way, doesn't it?

2012 Electoral Math -- Obama's Debate Cliff

| Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney got an enormous bounce out of the first debate. This translated into him flipping two states to his column -- something he hasn't been able to do in quite a while.

"Predict The Election" Contest

| Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

Consider yourself a wonk? Think you know better than the polls? Ready to publicly state what your predictions are? Well, then, get ready to play this "predict the election" contest!

Friday Talking Points -- Snappy Women Label Needed

| Posted 10.19.2012 | Politics

I had planned to dissect Obama's debate performance today, and highlight the best parts of it, but then I noticed the speech Obama gave this morning, in which he hit the same points even harder.

What Was the Debate Subject, Again?

| Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics

Last night's debate was supposed to be on foreign policy. However, both Mitt Romney and Barack Obama decided fairly early on that the differences between the two policy-wise were pretty small, so they both decided to hijack the foreign policy debate and instead the debates on the economy.

Last Election for Electoral College?

| Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics

I'm going to paint a picture of how America could scrap the Electoral College system in the next decade, but I make no predictions whatsoever about the chances this could become reality. You'll have to judge that sort of thing for yourselves.

Friday Talking Points -- Frankenstorm! Hank for Senate!

| Posted 10.26.2012 | Politics

Maybe it's just me, but it seems we've entered a lull in the election. Maybe it's just my own exhaustion with our quadrennial political circus, but it seems things have settled in for the bitter end of the campaign.

2012 Electoral Math -- One Week Out

| Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics

The real sword of Damocles hanging over the White House right now is this Friday's release of the October unemployment figures. If the numbers are bad, it could give Romney the last-second momentum he needs. If the numbers are good, Obama could waltz to victory.

Spine-Chilling Hallowe'en Tales (Left, Right and Center)

| Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics

It's that time of year again, so gather 'round, kiddies, for our spine-tingling and bone-chilling tales of political horror! This Hallowe'en, we've got three frightful nightmares to recount.