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  •  Interesting week ahead (5+ / 0-)

    Romney will have to do a lot of explaining this week. i think the thrill of last night will quickly dissapate.

    •  I worry about the jobs numbers coming out (1+ / 0-)
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      LordMike

      tomorrow.

      •  ADC has private payroll at +162K (5+ / 0-)
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        LauraC, wishingwell, LordMike, skohayes, bdop4

        similar enough to last month.

        Employment in the U.S. nonfarm private business sector increased by 162,000 from August to September, on a seasonally adjusted basis. The estimated gains in previous months were revised lower: the July increase was reduced by 17,000 to an increase of 156,000, while the August increase was reduced by 12,000 to an increase of 189,000. Employment in the private, service-providing sector expanded 144,000 in September, down from 175,000 in August. Employment in the private, goods-producing sector added 18,000 jobs in September. Manufacturing employment rose 4,000, while construction employment rose 10,000, the strongest since March when mild winter weather was boosting construction activity. The financial services sector added 7,000 jobs in September, marking the fourteenth consecutive monthly gain.
        http://www.adpemploymentreport.com/

        Not likely to have an impact either way.

        "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

        by Greg Dworkin on Thu Oct 04, 2012 at 05:08:30 AM PDT

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    •  I missed the beginning, but when I tuned in I (1+ / 0-)
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      thought it was kindof 'blah'.  Romney didn't commit any outright gaffes and Obama seemed to explanatory/apologetic.  What I did notice was Romney basically admitted he does not have a tax plan and will make it up as he goes along in a bipartisany way.  He was whipping ideas out of his a&& such as increasing deductibles to offset closing loopholes etc. etc..  Not what you do when you have a real plan.  That seemed to be his strategy - "I'm a great guy, we'll make it work".  It is almost like he ran on "hope and change" cross-bread with Bush fantasies.

      and their contempt for the Latin schools was applauded by Theodoric himself, who gratified their prejudices, or his own, by declaring that the child who had trembled at a rod would never dare to look upon a sword.

      by ban48 on Thu Oct 04, 2012 at 04:58:42 AM PDT

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      •  His plan going forward seems to be to let Obama (4+ / 0-)

        define his tax plan and then say "that's not my plan" without explaining how his plan is different from what the president says.

        •  Obama's response needs to be: (1+ / 0-)
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          It is nice to see my opponent running on Hope & Change, unfortunately he appears to be Hoping that if we Change back to the Bush policies, it will not end in financial calamity again....

          and their contempt for the Latin schools was applauded by Theodoric himself, who gratified their prejudices, or his own, by declaring that the child who had trembled at a rod would never dare to look upon a sword.

          by ban48 on Thu Oct 04, 2012 at 05:54:09 AM PDT

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