Soundbites

26 Sep

“Frankly at this early stage, polls go up, polls go down.”

– Mitt Romney, on ABC News, apparently not aware the election is just 41 days away.

“We had to have a self-imposed Michele Bachmann quota in some of those debates.Often she was just more prone to statements that just didn’t add up.”

– Associated Press editor Jim Drinkard saying if they had gone back and vetted all her claims that looked dicey, the result would “overload” the story.

“If you’re overseas and voting by mail in Connecticut this November, grab an aspirin and a pen with lots of ink. The state’s Supreme Court hadn’t resolved a partisan scuffle over who gets to be listed first on the ballot this year before overseas absentee ballots were dropped in the mail, so those voters will have to write in all the candidates’ names themselves.”

– Mother Jones pointing out how messed up the election is in that state.

“There are only two countries I’m eligible to run for the leadership (President) position is if I move to Ireland and buy a house, I can — I can run for president of Ireland, because of my Irish heritage. And because I was born in Arkansas, which is part of the Louisiana Purchase, any person anywhere in the world that was born in a place that ever was part of the French empire, if you move to — if you live in France for six months and speak French, you can run for president.  However, I once polled very well in a French presidential race. And I said, you know, this is great, but that’s the best I’d ever do because once they heard my broken French with a Southern accent, I would drop into single digits within a week and I’d be toast.”

– Bill Clinton speaking to Piers Morgan.

“If we have to issue horse blinders to everyone on our campaign staff, we will.”

– An Obama spokesperson on the President Obama’s unexpectedly good poll numbers. (The Gallup tracking poll now shows President Obama leading Mitt Romney by six points, 50% to 44%.)

“If that group is that sensitive, I’m sorry, they’re just not human. It’s not American. If they’ve got a problem with it, we’re not going to change what we do.”

– Virginia Republican Party chairman Wally Hudson after state party officials ordered a party affiliate to remove photos portraying President Obama “as a witch doctor, a caveman and a thug” from its Facebook page.

“This guy has gotten more free passes than a 12-year-old boy at a fair.”

– Republican representative Mike Kelly, in an interview with the Washington Post, on President Obama.

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