Because really, if you sampled the polls to make sure you talk to more Romney voters than Obama voters, the polls would be showing Romney ahead. And that's what really matters.
- Is the Romney campaign peddling a dangerous and medically dubious conspiracy just to please an influential social conservative?
- In Los Angeles, it's the weekend of Carmageddon II, as the horribly overused 405 freeway is closed for an entire weekend on one of its busiest stretches to allow a major construction project to take place. The first time this happened, everyone predicted traffic calamities, but it wasn't so bad. Doesn't change the fact that I decided to get out of town anyway. But here are some amazing photos of the work itself, as well as the amazing sight of an empty Interstate 405.
- Voter fraud and ACORN will steal the election! Voter fraud! Voter fraud! Oh...wait.
MIAMI — The number of Florida counties reporting suspicious voter registration forms connected to Strategic Allied Consulting, the firm hired by the state Republican Party to sign up new voters, has grown to 10, officials said, as local election supervisors continue to search their forms for questionable signatures, addresses or other identifiers.
After reports of suspicious forms surfaced in Florida, the company — owned by Nathan Sproul, who has been involved in voter registration efforts since at least the 2004 presidential election — was fired last week by the state Republican Party and the Republican National Committee. The party had hired it to conduct drives in Colorado, Nevada, North Carolina and Virginia.
In Colorado, a young woman employed by Strategic Allied was shown on a video outside a store in Colorado Springs recently telling a potential voter that she wanted to register only Republicans and that she worked for the county clerk’s office. The woman was fired, said Ryan Call, chairman of the Colorado Republican Party.
- No, really, I thought it was a total accident:
Presidential candidate Mitt Romney is “strategically” placing minorities at his campaign rallies, according to a Republican insider.
Speaking to Politico, Republican strategist Ana Navarro – who worked for the McCain and Huntsman campaigns – alleges that when the Romney campaign stages its rallies, “You can almost invariably count on the row of women or black or brown people strategically placed in the audience.”
- Just in case anyone had forgotten about Mitt Romney's $100 million IRA, here's more news about Mitt Romney's $100 million IRA. Note that most regular human beings are only allowed to contribute $6,000 a year to one of these tax-advantaged retirement accounts.
- Ann Romney is quite concerned about her husband's mental health, should be become president:
During an interview with Nevada television station KTVN, Ann Romney, the wife of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, revealed that her biggest concern if her husband becomes president is his "mental well-being."Let's all do Ann Romney a solid and preserve Mitt's mental health by making sure he never has to worry about such a thing.
In the interview, Ann was asked what her biggest worry was should Mitt Romney be elected to serve in the White House. She responded:
"I think my biggest concern obviously would just be for his mental well-being. I have all the confidence in the world in his ability, in his decisiveness, in his leadership skills, in his understanding of the economy. ...So for me I think it would just be the emotional part of it."
- More Republican voter registration fraud, this time in California:
SACRAMENTO — Aggressive recruitment efforts in one of California's most hotly contested voting districts has created a surge of newly minted Republicans like Marleny Reyes. Except she had no intention of joining the GOP.
The Moreno Valley College student is among scores of voters in Riverside County who say they were duped.
Formal complaints filed with the state by at least 133 residents of a state Senate district there say they were added to GOP rolls without their knowledge, calling into question the party's boast that Republican membership has rocketed 23% in the battleground area.
- A heads-up for our Los Angeles-area readers: I will be appearing on "Southern California Live" with Johnny Wendel talking presidential debates and the road to Election Day. The show airs from 7-9 PM (Pacific Time) on 1150 AM in the L.A. market. I will be appearing shortly after 8 PM. Be sure to tune in! --Steve Singiser