Did you watch Mitt Romney’s speech at the convention?
Interesting and true comment from a columnist named William Kristol.
“Mitt Romney said not a word about the war in Afghanistan.
Nor did he utter a word of appreciation to the troops fighting there, or to those who have fought there.
Nor for that matter were there thanks for those who fought in Iraq, another conflict that went unmentioned.
Leave aside the question of the political wisdom of Romney’s silence, and the opportunities it opens up for President Obama next week.
What about the civic propriety of a presidential nominee failing even to mention, in his acceptance speech, a war we’re fighting and our young men and women who are fighting it?”
Somebody once said that one out of eleven people is either from Brooklyn or is related to someone from there.
If that’s true, then here’s some hometown news for a few of you.
Meet Democrat Ben Akselrod who’s running for the State Assembly.
His campaign sent mailers using the word “negrohood” to residents in his Sheepshead Bay district.
It was a typo.
“As the candidate, I take full responsibility for this inadvertent error and I am sorry to anyone who was offended by it.”
The mailers claimed his opponent “has allowed crime to go up over 50% in our negrohood so far this year.”
Akselrod didn’t say whether his campaign intended to use the word “neighborhood” instead.
He did blast his opponent’s supporters for focusing on the typo instead of addressing crime in the community.
Akselrod’s campaign treasurer, who said he was “not involved” in the creation of the flier, resigned anyway.
This is from BuzzFeed.
It compiled clips of the worst jokes from speakers at the Republican National Convention.
We’re sure the Democrats won’t be much better.
“Sometimes they just make things up.”
– President Obama, commenting on the strategy of Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign.
“Oh absolutely. There’s a long time until 2016 and a lot of good things can happen.”
– Texas Governor Rick Perry on whether he would consider another presidential run.
“By the time I get to town, the delegates may have decided to nominate Ann instead. And wouldn’t that be interesting? And do you think if Ann were the nominee, the press would write stories about how my job is to humanize Ann? I don’t think so.”
– Mitt Romney, introducing his wife via video to a crowd at the GOP convention in Tampa.
“But what most voters don’t know is the way Mitt Romney actually made his fortune: by borrowing vast sums of money that other people were forced to pay back. Mitt Romney is one of the greatest and most irresponsible debt creators of all time. By making debt the centerpiece of his campaign, Romney was making a calculated bluff of historic dimensions – placing a massive all-in bet on the rank incompetence of the American press corps. If Romney pulls off this whopper, you’ll have to tip your hat to him: No one in history has ever successfully run for president riding this big of a lie. It’s almost enough to make you think he really is qualified for the White House.”
– Matt Taibbi in Rolling Stone