Wednesday, October 31, 2012
After two days off the air, The Daily Show finally returned to report on the state of New York City in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and President Obama's new best friend Governor Chris Christie.
Maureen Dowd thinks Chris Christie just lost the election for Mitt Romney. ᔥ NYTimes Those canned goods Mitt Romney was collecting yesterday are destined specifically for Virginia, North Carolina, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania. ᔥ The New Civil Rights Movement Governor Chris Christie rescheduled Halloween for the state of New Jersey, because that's apparently something he can do. ᔥ Gawker Late night TV has made twice as many jokes about Romney as they have about Obama. The worst offender? David Letterman. ᔥ The Atlantic Wire Did we really need a study to tell us that Democrats love Jamba Juice and Republicans love Cracker Barrel? ᔥ BuzzFeed[Image ᔥ Telegraph]
President Obama landed in New Jersey today to show solidarity with Republican Governor Chris Christie in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. After Christie spent most of the day yesterday praising Obama on TV, this is another high profile example of the president rising above politics and bridging the ideological divide in this time of crisis. Meanwhile, major questions remain as to whether a President Mitt Romney would even keep FEMA as a federally-funded relief operation. In a 2011 primary debate he quite forcefully stated that states should be on their own after natural disasters and anything else would be "immoral." Now that we're six days away from the election and many Americans are grateful for any and all relief after Hurricane Sandy, Romney is once again taking a more moderate stance. Rachel Maddow examined his reluctance to commit one way or the other last night.
David Axelrod is so confident that President Obama will win Michigan, Minnesota and Pennsylvania that he's betting his mustache of 40 years on it. And if Obama wins Florida and/or North Carolina, Joe Scarborough will grow a mustache. Movember is Coming. ᔥ Politico