Not a gaffe, but one that's burned in my memory:
“Our kids are going to be fine,” Obama told supporters at a campaign event last night. “And I always tell Malia and Sasha, look, you guys, I don’t worry about you . . . they’re on a path that is going to be successful, even if the country as a whole is not successful. But that’s not our vision of America. I don’t want an America where my kids are living behind walls and gates, and can’t feel a part of a country that is giving everybody a shot.”
A long while back on BIG in a response to CowboyLogic I uttered something about silence being stealth. Though I quieted down a tad, reading more than writing, words never escape me. Grateful, ChiTownTom, for the heads up and to NavyGentleman for all of this. I'm in.
Obama, pimping out Fluke for women's votes.
Stunned and heavy heart since the news this morning. Thank you, Andrew Breitbart, and RIP....you will always be BIG
I'm with Bumr50 on this, Andrew. At this intersection in the primary campaigns, anyone saying we have to settle for Romney is merely giving in to the pressure. No matter who it's coming from, the call for compromise makes me both weary and wary given the record of insincerity and political maneuvers. "Patriots need to unite behind our candidate, behind the GOP, behind the conservative movement. Or else." . Agreed, but let's get our candidate before we rally the masses. Clearly, the GOP is banking on Mitt whereas the conservatives and patriots may very well have someone else in mind. In other words, I'm listening very carefully.
Just clarifying that the undocumented students of illegals here in Texas are not being given money, or free tuition, by the state. They are being allowed to pay in-state tuition if they've been here three years, graduated from high school with the grades to get into college, and apply for citizenship. If an undocumented student from Louisiana applies to go to college in Texas, he/she pays out of state tuition. I don't like it, and I understand why others don't like it. At the very least, the three year minimum should be changed to a ten year minimum.
No, not free tuition. Instate tuition...big difference.
If you want a teleprompter savvy president, then you're wanting fluff. This is not about celebrity posturing. Perry admitted he goofed, and we all have brain farts. I prefer an honest brain fart over a scripted list of talking points lacking conviction. Better he was honest about the ooops. Newt is firmly on my list, as is Perry and Cain. If the left succeeds in their takedown of Cain, the it is Newt by default. Either one could take on Obama in a debate. However, Obama's cadence and inflection might differ depending upon which one he does debate
IMO Newt is the smartest guy in the room. Perry played it safe, and was seemingly ignored by the moderators. I would've liked to see him jump in a few times. It was evident that this was a party prepared for Romney, and Romney had an advanced script. Bachman had some good, strong, and smart answers (minus the 999/666 thing). Paul was dead on re: the Fed. But NEWT!!!!
My preference, in order, is Newt-Perry-Cain.