30 Aug

“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

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