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Obama weighs on the most contentious debate of our time

Can Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey work out their American Idol feud?

The answer: yes.

“I think that they are going to be able to sort it out, I am confident,” the president reassured. “I’m all about bringing people together, working for the same cause, I think both outstanding artists are going to be able to make sure that they’re moving forward and not going backwards.”

Reminds me of this.

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DNC, Day 3

The final day of the Democratic National Conference was last night. Quick-hits:

  • Gabby Giffords giving the pledge of allegiance. Moving. Brought to tears.
  • Caroline Kennedy continues to show why she would have been an awful Senator. And of course, God can’t keep a Kennedy away from a camera.
  • Jennifer Granholm was an awful Governor…and her 5 viewers on Current TV (what?) were doubled to TEN on CSPAN
  • John Kerry is still smarting from the 2004 loss. But the best line of his speech? “Ask Osama bin Laden if he’s better off now than he was four years ago?”
  • Charlie Crist, still bitter about losing to Marco Rubio
  • Joe Biden…LITERALLY a buffoon.
  • Barack Obama, not his best speech. Where he could have moved the needle with a grand speech, he fell flat. No specifics, just rhetoric. Bill Clinton gave the speech Obama needed to. Obama gave his ’08 speech in ’12, and that won’t cut it.

DNC, Day 1

Sorry about the delay in posting. It’s been quite a day indeed.

But let me sum up the main speeches:

  • Harry Reid…sad little man.
  • Ted Strickland is so partisan it hurts. I guess because he’s no longer in office and lost to John Kasich still tickles his britches because he’s so blindly partisan, it annoys me.
  • Gov. Martin O’Malley (MD)….for being a “2016 contender,” he sucked.
  • Lilly Ledbetter…annoys me.
  • Corey Booker…Senate candidate 2014, “Book” it. Haha.
  • Mayor Julian Castro….compelling life story and an up-and-comer “Hispanic Obama.” But look, he isn’t going anywhere really. Big-city mayors in Texas have little appeal outside of their cities (Kirk 2002, White 2010, Leppert 2012). If he runs for Congress and parlays it t the Senate, perfect. If he runs for state rep/senator and parlays it to Governor, even better. He won’t be the first Hispanic governor of Texas…in order: (1) George P. Bush; (2) Rafael Anchia; (3) Leticia van de Putte. But he’s a great speaker who can deliver a punch with a smile. Rare talent.
  • Michelle Obama: fantastic. She makes Barack Obama look really good, but that’s what wives do. Great story, really brought people to tears, and inspired many. But enough of the Michelle/Ann 2016 crap. Spouses don’t translate well after speeches (read: Elizabeth Dole, 1996 -> failed presidential run in 2000).


Oh BEST PART of the night: Castro’s daughter.

This Is the Single Greatest Thing to Happen on Television

Oh Todd Akin, there is really nothing you can do at this point.

Piers Morgan just made you the worst joke in politics.

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