Economy – The economy grew at a slow 2% rate in the third quarter mainly due to quantitative easing measures by the federal government. Obama said in an interview on MSNBC his new jobs plan for the economy is to create a Secretary of Business.
Math – Obama admits he is bad at math (7th grade level) on Leno – really, what a surprise based on his economic policies.
Libya – US officials denied 3 requests for reinforcements during the embassy attack. Still the mainstream media fails to cover this story.
Obama Campaign – Lena Dunham did an ad for Obama reaching out to virgin women talking about “their first time”. In other news, Reuters reports “Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's testimony from a 1991 court hearing related to the founder of Staples Inc. appeared to contain little likely to damage the candidate's chances in the November 6 general election.” This was supposed to be the Democrats October surprise when they were successful in unsealing these documents last week. Here is a sample of the lyrics being sung by children in a new Obama ad: “Imagine an America Where strip mines are fun and free Where gays can be fixed And sick people just die And oil fills the sea We don't have to pay for freeways Our schools are good enough Give us endless wars On foreign shores And lots of Chinese stuff.” Here is some quotes from a pro Obama ad from MoveOn.Org “I’m going to give Romney a c*ck-punch right in his nut sack.” "We will burn this motherf*cker down." Desperation does not look pretty.
Minnesota – Both camps began placing ads in a state that has not voted for a Republican for president since 1972. Some of this may be also targeting folks in Western Wisconsin.
Pennsylvania – Polls have shown the PA presidential race tightening and both camps have started to place TV ads. The electoral map is expanding.
TSA - The barcodes on boarding passes can be read on smartphones, allowing passengers to determine if they have been selected by the TSA’s for a random passenger check.
Cannibalizing – There is a lot of talk of early voting and the Democrat advantage. But what is important is getting people to the polls who are less likely to vote on election day. Most stats show the majority of Democrats voting early are highly likely to vote anyway (voted in 3 of the last 4 general elections). Thus, Democrats are only cannibalizing their vote on Election Day – not gaining votes.
Hurricane Sandy – Before the storm hit shore the Romney bus was being deployed to help those in need and provide relief.
Abound Solar - Abound Solar (400 million in stimulus funding), which counts major Obama bundler Pat Stryker among its early backers, is now under criminal investigation for misleading investors. It went bankrupt in mid-2012, leaving employees out of work and taxpayers with the bill. The company had gone through $70 million of a federal loan guarantee worth $400 million. It was supposed to create 1,500 permanent jobs, according to the president’s 2010 announcement of the loan.