Tales from the couch: Quick hits for August 27, 2012—Did Rick Santorum lose the White House for the GOP back in March?

Tales from the couch: Quick hits for August 27, 2012—Did Rick Santorum lose the White House for the GOP back in March?

It was a nice month spent working hard at the office, and while not at work, spending time with my wife and kids.  But now, with the Republican convention going on inTampa, Florida, it is probably time to get back to writing.  So I make my first attempt to write from the laptop on the couch as my wife appears to be playing “draw something” next to me on the I-pad.  Not quite the family time we had over the last month. 

The last couple weeks, I can’t help thinking: Who is Mitt Romney?  Is he the guy that instituted RomneyCare inMassachusetts, or is he the guy who is against ObamaCare?  Is he pro-choice?  Or pro-life?  Is he Mitt Romney?  Or John Kerry—another rich, Massachusettsflip flopper.     

What is the GOP plan on the economy?  We’ve seen the last two plans: 1) the party of “no”, 2009-2010; and 2) let’s make Obama a one-term president, 2011-present.  Other than those plans, I have yet to hear a GOP plan on how to improve it (other than lower taxes).  What’s the plan?  I look forward to hearing it this week. 

Why has the GOP talked more about the uterus than the economy?  The more people are forced to speak, the closer to the truth you get.  That’s why the more Republicans speak, the more we hear about women and how Republicans feel like they are better equipped to make decisions regarding their bodies for them.  

My wife and I are watching CNN.  Wolf Blitzer and the rest of them are not terribly impressed with Mitt.  Ari Fleischer makes a good point: if Mitt sucks so much, how come President Obama is in a dead heat? 

It’s ironic that CNN should call anyone else out for sucking.

Florida, Florida, Florida.  Tim Russert was right in 2000 and it continues today.  Romney does not win the presidency without Florida.  According to CNN, Obama is currently ahead 50-46% in the state of Florida.

In CNN’s poll, Romney beats Obama 50-46% among men, while Obama beats Romney 54-42% among women.  I’ve seen many polls over the last couple weeks with Obama beating Romney significantly among women.   Did Rick Santorum lose the White House for the GOP back in March?  

Marco Rubio, like many Republicans, sees the stark difference between Mitt Romney and President Obama in terms of the way the GOP has attempted to define both on the economy.   According to Rubio, Obama believes the way the economy grows is by the government spending money, versus Mitt Romney, who believes the economy grows through individual investment.  I’m left with the question: isn’t there room for both?

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