A few statistics, insults and upcoming events to keep in mind as we roll toward the November election.
- Romney won last week’s debate—all the poll numbers say so—but he did it by blatantly lying.
- Although Obama did not bring up Romney’s “47%” remark during the debate, Romney himself brought it up just the other day. He said his remarks were “completely wrong“.
- There’s an excellent chance Romney was lying when he issued that apology.
- Chris Gibson has issued no apology, either for Romney or himself. He continues to ignore our petition, which asks him to renounce Romney’s remarks on behalf of his constituents. If Romney can renounce his own insensitive remarks—even if insincerely—why can’t Gibson?
- Our petition has topped out at 450 signatures. The moment has passed, people have moved on, including Gibson—who has effectively given our 450 signers the finger. We’ll take the petition down before long, but you can still sign it before we do—when we’ll sent it off to Gibson again, along with your best regards.
- If you feel ill-used and insulted by Romney’s suggestion that you are a dependent, victimized freeloader, and you’re angry that your Congressman did nothing to repudiate those remarks, then don’t vote for Gibson. In fact, don’t vote for Gibson in any case.
- Speaking of Gibson, he will be debating Julian Schreibman at 8PM on October 18, sort of. This is going to be a fairly stress-free, candidate-friendly, TV-type event with a moderator and a three-person “panel”. Don’t expect tough questioning. But whatever—it’s better than nothing, I suppose, and probably better than Jim Lehrer. You can watch it on WMHT.
- And speaking of prolific liars, catfish mangler Paul Ryan will debate Joe Biden this coming Thursday; it should be quite lively, and will be widely broadcast.