I'm going to throw out a quick commentary about the news media and Iraqnam. There were a lot of us who knew that Iraq was wrong. We read the articles in the foreign press. We saw the reasons Bush used to go after Iraq for what they were. Wrong and bad. Where was the media, and why are they talking now? Back then they were drooling over the ratings that a war against Iraq would bring about, and they knew coming out critical of the plans would hurt ratings. Now they see the polls that show Americans against the war, and they know they won't lose ratings and they'll even gain some. Really, I hate American media. To paraphrase Homer J Simpson, they're the suckiest bunch of sucks that ever sucked.
Here's a quick anti-Romney link of the day. This one explains his flip-flopiness on his voting in the Massachusetts Democratic Primary in 1992. Mitt voted for Paul Tsongas, former US Senator from Massachusetts. At the time he said he voted for him over Clinton becuase he felt he was a stronger candidate. Now he says he voted for Tsongas because he felt Tsongas was weaker and would lose against George HW Bush. The article points out that the logic breaks down considering that Tsongas was a hometown boy and was easily expected to win Massachusetts. It also points me to two potential considerations. One, Romney is lying. Two, Romney is telling the truth and did something morally repugnant. Cheated at an election. Either way Romney remains someone I wouldn't want to see as President.
There's also a good Galbraith article over at The Nation.
And lastly, a link to the most important topic of the weekend.
With that, have a good day. I'll be out canvassing.
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