Saturday, October 13, 2012
Temp dipped below 85, so fall has arrived in Miami.
DOM's pic from yesterday (guess he skipped lunch). Couldn't happen to a nicer, more deserving guy. Best of luck Judge Matthewman.
Results from Friday's informal poll: Judges Murphy, Echarte, Soto, Cueto all had support. Keep writing and we'll put up a formal poll next week to find a winner.
Sometimes you just really want some good curry.
What's the best places in Miami for some really good Indian?
Yes, we've been to Imlee in Pinecrest dozens of times. Surprise us with something new, different, tasty, and fun.
In the 1980 presidential primaries, George H.W. Bush beat Ronald Wilson Reagan in Iowa's straw poll and the primary in Puerto Rico (which Reagan boycotted). Bush declared he had "Big Mo" as in momentum, heading into New Hampshire. Then he debated Reagan in Nashua New Hampshire (we were there). Because of election laws, the Reagan campaign paid for the event and invited lesser candidates to participate. That caused Bush, who was present, to initially not take the stage. John Green, editor of a local newspaper told a sound man to turn off Reagan's microphone as Reagan was explaining why he included the other candidates. Reagan then roared "I am paying for this microphone Mr. Green." The crowd roared. The video went 1980's ish viral, Reagan won New Hampshire, and that was the end of Bush's Big Mo until 1988.
538: Nate Silver's political analysis of the election for the NY Times here , is, as we have previously written, the best and most accurate analysis of polls and voting.
Silver sees a big movement toward Romney. In a word (or two) Romney has "Big Mo".
The question is whether Mitt has peaked too soon? It was Reagan's last debate with Carter, just a week before the election and still trailing in the polls, when he said "There you go again". Undecided voters broke big for Reagan after that, and Reagan's come from behind victory was complete.
Obama and Romney have two more debates left. Obama is still favoured to win election. The question is whether Obama can stop Romney's Big Mo? Has Romney peaked too soon? Will Obama have his own "There you go again" moment sealing Mitt's fate to the dustbin of challengers who came up a Bitt (as in Mitt) short.
23 days to go.
Enjoy this beautiful weekend.