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Joe Scarborough, the host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” wrote an Op-Ed in Politico last night called “The Problem With Mitt,” where he sums it all up:
“And the lesson is clear: If we want to win the battle of ideas in the long term, we should be willing to face the fact that Mitt Romney is likely to lose — and should, given that he’s neither a true conservative nor a courageous moderate. He’s just an ambitious man. Nothing wrong with that, except when you want to be president. Great leaders combine ambition and ideas and conviction.”
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A new Reuters poll shows President Obama widening his lead over Repubican candidate Mitt Romney. Thursday’s Reuters/Ipsos poll of likely voters shows Obama with a seven point lead. 48 percent of likely voters chose Obama with 41 percent choosing Romney. Among the 1,231 registered voters surveyed, Obama’s lead was 45 percent to Romney’s 39 percent.
Obama led Romney by wide margins in questions around tax policy, healthcare, Social Security, and the war on terrorism.
Voters were knowledgeable about events in Libya and Cairo.
Hillary Clinton Condemns Film
While Republican candidate Mitt Romney remains silent on the anti-Islam video, US Hillary Clinton has condemned it, calling the film “disgusting and reprehensible”. Clinton clarified her comments saying that America would never stop citizens from expressing their views, as is done in the anti-Muslim film causing protests throuout the Muslim world.
Many Americans have wondered how this film and the potential results of death and destruction it stimulates in the Arab world aren’t the equivalent of yelling ‘fire’ in a crowded theater. Writing for The Atlantic, Yale Law Professor Jack Balkin expls why our 1st Amendment protects the free speech of these haters.
Romney Rhetoric Condemned
Mr. Romney’s rhetoric on embassy attacks is a discredit to his campaign The Washington Post
At a news conference, Mr. Romney claimed that the administration had delivered “an apology for America’s values.” In fact, it had done no such thing: Religious tolerance, as much as freedom of speech, is a core American value. The movie that provoked the protests, which mocks the prophet Muhammad and portrays Muslims as immoral and violent, is a despicable piece of bigotry; it was striking that Mr. Romney had nothing to say about such hatred directed at a major religious faith.