Guess who isn’t signing up for Medicare… (via Daniel Gross, Yahoo Finance)
What’s the secret to giving the president of the United States a memorable gift? “Opposition research,” Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell quipped Friday after gifting Obama a left-handed “golf glove with love.”
—McKay Coppins, reporter at Buzzfeed
This primary season has been characterized by the absence of familiar friends. Where is the ‘momentum’ of yesteryear? When did voter preferences start shifting so suddenly, so violently, that a double-digit lead is gone within a matter of days?
But there’s one reliable old friend that’s been with us from the start: a widespread incomprehension about how to count. What’s more, there’s every reason to think that this cluelessness will shadow the political conversation once the general election begins.” —Welcome to Jeff Greenfield, Yahoo News’ newest columnist
Speaking to reporters on Sunday, Eric Fehrnstrom, a senior Romney adviser, dismissed concerns the primary process could prove to be too damaging for his boss.
“When this primary is over and people have had their heads knocked in by one another, that’s just the nature of a hard fought campaign,” he said. “We hit the reset button and the campaign begins anew with a different opponent. We’ll be able to draw sharp contrasts with the president and the president alone not worrying about our competition. It will be a different race at that point, and the numbers will begin again.”