COMING MONDAY: The calendar turns the page. The first monday of a new month. And not just any month. But October. And you know what that means. (Well, most of our robed readers might not, but they can tune in and learn.) Rumpole gives you the outlook you need to navigate a bumpy new SCT session.
Congratulations to our suicide pool winner Fake Josh Gradinger.*
Beautiful weekend ahead. Will we get a little fall weather?
It must be bad for Mitt Romney, even Fox News has Obama with a 5 point lead.
US citizens don't have guaranteed access to health care. But Guantanamo detainees do. They just got a new cardiac cath lab. The story is here.
The 47% Solution:
Political gaffes are rarely recognized for their game changing characteristics when they occur. Ford lecturing Carter that Poland was not under Soviet domination was one such moment in their 1976 debate. Regan telling Carter "there you go again" during their final debate in 1980 was not a gaffe, but it was a game changer.
Mitt Romney's arrogant dismissal of almost half the american public on videotape was recognized immediately for the game changing gaffe that it was. From that day forward, the President has opened leads in national polls, and polls in swing states like Florida, Virginia, Ohio, Colorado, Iowa, and Pennsylvania.
There are two things left that can save Mitt Romney's candidacy. Ok, three things:
1) The President can tumble off the stage during the first debate next week; 2) The President can confidently state that Germany is not part of NATO; 3) Some international event could upstage the president, the election, and shake the public's confidence in Barak Obama.
There are 37 days until the presidential election. Those days cannot go fast enough for Barak Obama and his team. But a month is an eternity in politics.
If you didn't see our tweet, congratulations to ASA Reid Ruben and Laura Adams and Christine Zahralban for their successful prosecution of Joel Lebron. It's been a ten year long road for the prosecution and the family of the victims. ASA Adams has been with the case from the beginning.
Enjoy your weekend.
*Winner during replacement referee season.