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Contrary to what George Soros, ACORN, the liberal media, and their so-called "scientific" polls would have you people believe, Mitt Romney is well on his way to becoming the next president of the United States.

Yes, my friends, it's true.

Fewer than six weeks before Election Day, and with the first debate fast approaching, Mitt Romney is winning the presidential race.

This shocking development comes despite Romney being a lousy candidate who is viewed less favorably than George W. Bush.

To say nothing of the fact that, by any and every objective measure, he's actually losing.

But hey, that's just how Mitt rolls.

Bottom line: It looks like we picked the wrong week to quit smoking crack.

Morning lineup:

Meet the Press: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R); Obama Campaign Senior Adviser David Plouffe; Roundtable: Ralph Reed (Faith and Freedom Coalition), Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell (D), Katty Kay (BBC) and Chuck Todd (NBC News).

Face the Nation: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R); Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA); Panel: Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), University of Virginia Professor Larry Sabato and Democratic Strategist Robert Shrum; Roundtable: Bob Woodward (Washington Post), Mark Zandi (Moody's Analytics), Former DC Chancellor of Schools Michelle Rhee and Author Hedrick Smith.

This Week: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R); Obama Campaign Senior Adviser David Plouffe; Roundtable: Former Mississippi Gov./RNC Chair Haley Barbour, Former Vermont Gov./DNC Chair Howard Dean, Democratic Strategist Donna Brazile, Republican Strategist Matthew Dowd and Maggie Haberman (Politico).

Fox News Sunday: Republican Vice Presidential Nominee Paul Ryan; Roundtable: Bill Kristol (Weekly Standard), Liz Marlantes (Christian Science Monitor), Radio Host Laura Ingraham and Juan Williams (Fox News).

State of the Union: Sen. John McCain (R-AZ); Obama Campaign Senior Adviser David Axelrod; Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D); Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO); Republican Strategist Alex Castellanos; Democratic Strategist/Pollster Celinda Lake; Dana Bash (CNN); Reliable Sources: Ana Marie Cox (The Guardian); Ramesh Ponnuru (National Review); Chrystia Freeland (Thomson Reuters); Comedian Darrell Hammond; Gregg Doyel (CBS Sports).

The Chris Matthews Show: John Heilemann (New York Magazine); Howard Fineman (Huffington Post); Kelly O'Donnell (NBC News); Trish Regan (Bloomberg News).

Fareed Zakaria GPS: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad; Stephen Pagliuca (Bain Capital).

Up with Chris Hayes: Activist/Columnist Mona Eltahawy; Jeffrey Toobin (CNN); Nan Aron (Alliance for Justice); Barbara Arnwine (Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law); Yale University Professor Akhil Amar; Elise Boddie (NAACP Legal Defense Fund).

Evening lineup:

60 Minutes will feature: interviews with the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John Allen, and the country's president, Hamid Karzai (preview); and, an interview with former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (preview).

On Comedy Central...

Jon Stewart determined that Barack Obama is the luckiest dude on the planet.

The Daily Show

Monday: Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R)

Tuesday: Actor Liam Neeson

Wednesday: Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)

Thursday: Bill O'Reilly (Fox News).

And Stephen Colbert was inspired by poll trutherism.

The Colbert Report

Monday: Band Ben Folds Five

Tuesday: Jorge Ramos (Univision)

Wednesday: Country Singer Kenny Rogers

Thursday: Author George Church


We learned that former presidential candidate Michele Bachmann overwhelmed the Associated Press' fact-checkers with her intellect.

Jim Drinkard, an Associated Press (AP) editor who oversees the wire service's fact-checking work, said, "We had to have a self-imposed Michele Bachmann quota in some of those debates."

After the session, Drinkard said that there wasn't an actual numerical quota on Bachmann at the AP. It's just that if the AP had gone back and vetted all her claims that looked dicey, the result would "overload" the debate story. "Often she was just more prone to statements that just didn’t add up," said Drinkard.


CNN's Gloria Borger made the rather questionable claim that draft dodger Mitt Romney faced considerable danger during his time in France.

The doc also notes, as an example of Romney "becoming his own man," that he protested in favor of the draft that he so skillfully avoided, before moving on to the time he spent in France, a time that Romney once described as "tough" because the French were "not happy to see Americans, because we were in Vietnam at the time."

Yes, you heard that right. Not only did Mitt Romney protest in favor of sending other people's children to die in Vietnam, even as he avoided service himself, he then complained about how those dying Americans made it "tough" for him while he was in France avoiding service.

Perhaps to avoid charges of bias, the documentary steers clear of these contradictions, but then takes the whitewashing to blindingly absurd levels by introducing the next segment with the aforementioned most ridiculous statement I've ever seen on television. "In 1968, France was a dangerous place to be for a 21-year-old American," Borger says, "but Mitt Romney was right in the middle of it."

And, speaking of danger...

A Republican party volunteer warned senior citizens in Florida that President Obama will impose Sharia law. Or something.

"Well think really heard, you all sound like senior citizens, no? …. Yea, you don't want Obama, you don't want Obama because he'll get rid of your Medicare. You might as well say goodbye to it. … Yea, and I don't know if you have done any research on Obama or not, but he is a Muslim.

He has got a socialistic view on the government, economy, the whole nine yards. If he had his way, we would be a socialistic country. …. Pay attention to Fox News. If you can get out and watch that movie 2016, do so, it has a lot of really good information. Just really read the newspapers and Fox News will help you."

Surely they can't be serious.

- Trix

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