Thursday, October 4, 2012
Jennifer Granholm chants "Save Big Bird!" and Newt Gingrich says he wants to liberate Big Bird from the bureaucracy of big government.
PBS fires back at Big Bird-hating Mitt Romney. ᔥ Huffington Post Jim Lehrer thinks he did a pretty good job last night. Pretty... pretty... pretty good. ᔥ Politico Whoever does social media for Kitchenaid is so fired right now. ᔥ ThinkProgress Ann Romney is set to annoy America in the morning next week. ᔥ THR Romney may have won the debate, but Obama is still winning when it comes to rally crowds. ᔥ BuzzFeed[Image ᔥ The Atlantic]
Before we get to see how he handles it on The Daily Show tonight, Jon Stewart shares some critiques of President Obama's "rope-a-dope" strategy from last night's debate in Denver with Good Morning America (while plugging The Rumble in the Air-Conditioned Auditorium).
David Axelrod defends President Obama's choice to take the high road and leave out mentions of Mitt Romney's 47 percent comments, tax returns or record at Bain Capital. The pundits on the left definitely wanted to see Obama take on those issues in a more agressive manner. Perhaps those direct attacks against Romney's character would have made for better political theater and even fired up Obama's base more. But I'm inclined to agree with the Obama campaign that it's not what the small slice of undecided voters wanted to hear.
Stephen Colbert helps Jon Stewart prepare for The Rumble in the Air-Conditioned Auditorium by standing in for Bill O'Reilly.