On Thursday former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney told the crowd at the Iowa State Fair that “corporations are people, my friend.” The Democratic National Committee took those words and turned them into advertising gold.
As North Carolinians head to the polls, John Edwards, their former senator, has disclosed that after months of being politically courted he will not endorse any candidate in the Democratic primaries. The two-time presidential contender and his wife, Elizabeth, recently sat down with People magazine to explain what they like—and don’t like—about Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.
A NBC poll shows that 61% disapprove (32% approve) of Bush’s comparison of Iraq war critics to Hitler appeasers. Of course, just because there’s a high disapproval rate in a survey doesn’t mean the linkage is rhetorically ineffective in people’s minds. Bush’s handlers know what they’re doing on that score.
Blogger “Surfeited” has a novel suggestion: “Whenever a neoconservative says something should be done ... you can finish the thought for him by adding three little words: by killing people.” Skeptical? Check out the samples.
The former Christian Coalition leader and current candidate for Lt. Gov. of Georgia reportedly concocted a scheme with lobbyist Jack Abramoff to collect the life insurance payouts of African-Americans in lieu of charging them fees for the duo’s lobbying and consulting services. (Read the whole story in GQ.)