Doin’ tha Bump. The Toast Marathons are getting more hits lately. Woo Hoo!
Here was our favorite line from Mitt Romney’s convention speech: “President Obama promised to begin to slow the rise of the oceans and to heal the planet. My promise is to help you and your family.”
We liked it even better when we saw that the New York Times’s Nicholas Kristof had tweeted: “Seriously, Romney’s speech esp troubled me by mocking rising seas/climate change. The dismissiveness was appalling.” Gaia is a jealous Goddess, and She will not be mocked!
It actually hadn’t occurred to us that the Romney line was a repudiation of global warmism. If so, that’s lagniappe. What we enjoyed was the deft way in which Romney punctured Obama’s self-aggrandizement–by quoting his most immodest promise ever, pausing for effect, then making an almost comically modest promise of his own.
Get off of my (Oval Office) Lawn:
Ryan left the liberals Cryin’:
Mamma Mia! I love Mia Love:
Glenn Reynolds mentioned that there was a very high quality speech that was lost in the sea of other conservative celebrities… he recommended we watch it. I agree. Well worth five minutes. Nice job Ms. Edmonds:
Apparently the Democrats in Charlotte have B.O. (Barack Obama): Hillary Clinton to stay as far as possible away from the Democrat Convention.
WOO HOO! Occupy RNC ends in tears and frustration!
1,211 adults were interviewed statewide 08/31/12, after Romney, Florida’s Marco Rubio and Clint Eastwood spoke to the convention 08/30/12. Of the adults, 1,100 were registered to vote in Florida. Of the registered voters, 754 heard the convention speeches. Of the convention speech watchers:
* 66% did not change their mind.
* 16% switched from “undecided” to Romney.
* 6% switched from Obama to Romney.
* Adding those 2 together, that’s 22% who switched TO Romney.
* 10% switched from “undecided” to Obama.
* 2% switched from Romney to Obama.
* Adding those 2 together, that’s 12% who switched TO Obama.
* Comparing the 2 aggregate numbers: 22% switched TO Romney, 12% switched TO Obama.
Some Anti-Obama signs freaking out people. In Massachusetts, no less:
That’s all for today. Obama’s toast, y’all.