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GOP Convention Notebook 4

"'Hope and Change' had a powerful appeal," Mitt Romney said in his nomination acceptance speech last night.

"But tonight I'd ask a simple question: If you felt that excitement when you voted for Barack Obama, shouldn't you feel that way now that he's President Obama? You know there's something wrong with the kind of job he's done as president when the best feeling you had was the day you voted for him."

That's true. At least if Romney wins the election, we'll feel bad about him right away.

Fox And Bears
The Chicago Republican Party is mad that Fox 32 made a programming decision based on market imperatives.


"[T]he first three Bears preseason games have average a 12.7 local rating in the Chicago market, or about 440,000 Chicago homes tuning in per game.

"As one source told me, it is 'doubtful' that the 9 p.m. Romney address, which also airs locally on CBS, NBC, ABC, PBS and various cable channels, would pull in those kind of numbers on WFLD.

"'Our concern is that the thousands of people who would watch on Fox (locally) won't make the effort' to switch over to channel 50, said Chicago Republican Party spokesman Chris Cleveland."

If that's your concern, you've got bigger problems on your hands.

Clint's Stint
They loved the doddering old fool in February.

Righteous Rave
"Republicans in their national convention in Tampa set a pretty high bar for the Democrats for their gathering in Charlotte next week," conservative columnist Steve Huntley writes for the Sun-Times under the headline "Republican Convention Hard Act For Democrats To Follow."

How so? Jack Blades?

I've already forgotten everything else except Ann Romney's blazing red dress and Tim Pawlenty's new stand-up act. But I digress.

"The GOP program kept to the great issues of jobs, taxes, spending and entitlements at the core of the nation's economic malaise and stayed away from the character assassination tactics at the heart of Democratic strategy so far in this presidential race."

I agree that the heart of the Democratic strategy is to assassinate Romney's character, but the Republicans are still trying to assassinate Obama's birth certificate.

Rezko Rap
"The combative and blunt-speaking John Sununu woke up Illinois' GOP delegation on the final day of the Republican National Convention by tossing some major broadsides at President Barack Obama, even suggesting convicted influence-peddler Antoin 'Tony' Rezko could help the Democrat purchase a new home after a Nov. 6 defeat," the Tribune reports.

"Are there folks here from Chicago?" Sununu asked the delegation. "You ought to go into the real estate business because there's a guy who's got a lot of friends who are coming, that's coming back to look for a house next January. Maybe Tony Rezko can help him again."

Double Duped
Sun-Times columnist Mark Brown (D-Vanilla) respects both lying mofos.

Dude, you're doing it wrong in reverse.

Don't Fear The Reaper
Like Brown, I don't fear a Romney presidency - yet. I'm too busy fearing the president we have.


See also:
* GOP Convention Notebook 1
* GOP Convention Notebook 2
* GOP Convention Notebook 3


Comments welcome.


Posted on August 31, 2012

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