Friday, October 19, 2012

Presidential Election 2012 - #4308 - VIDEO: Mitt Romney's Surprisingly Hilarious Speech at the Al Smith Dinner - The Blaze - Battleground Watch (2) ENDORSEMENT: Our Pick for President: Mitt Romney - Orlando Sentinel


Mitt Romney's Surprisingly Hilarious Speech at the Al Smith Dinner - Battleground - The Blaze - GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney poked fun at himself and at President Barack Obama, telling a white tie and gown crowd at the annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Dinner in New York City on Thursday that, “it’s nice to finally relax and wear what Ann and I wear around the house.” A laid-back Romney joked with the audience throughout his brief address as his rival President Barack Obama looked on. Through much of the evening, he sat just one chair down from the president. Only host Cardinal Timothy Dolan separated them. Romney wasn’t shy about including Obama in his remarks. Including this zinger: “Of course we’re down to the final months of the president’s term…As President Obama surveys the Waldorf banquet room, with everyone in white tie and finery, you have to wonder what he’s thinking. So little time, so much to redistribute.” Romney also jabbed at Obama’s running mate, saying he wished the president had brought Vice President Joe Biden “because he’ll laugh at anything.” Referring to his “Big Bird” remarks in the first presidential debate, Romney delivered this zinger: “In the spirit of Sesame Street, the president’s remarks tonight are brought to you by the letter ‘O’ and the number 16 trillion.”  Read more.......

Our Pick for President: Romney - Orlando Sentinel - Two days after his lackluster first debate performance, President Barack Obama's re-election hopes got a timely boost. The government's monthly jobless report for September showed the nation's unemployment rate fell below 8 percent for the first time since he took office. If that were the only metric that mattered, the president might credibly argue that the U.S. economy was finally on the right track. Unfortunately for him, and for the American people, he can't. Economic growth, three years into the recovery, is anemic. Family incomes are down, poverty is up. Obama's Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, highlighted these and other hard truths in this week's second debate......Romney has a strong record of leadership to run on. He built a successful business. He rescued the 2002 Winter Olympics from scandal and mismanagement. As governor of Massachusetts, he worked with a Democrat-dominated legislature to close a $3billion budget deficit without borrowing or raising taxes, and pass the health plan that became a national model. This is Romney's time to lead, again. If he doesn't produce results — even with a hostile Senate — we'll be ready in 2016 to get behind someone else who will......But after reflecting on his four years in the White House, we also don't think that he's the best qualified candidate in this race. We endorse Mitt Romney for president.  Read more.......

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