This… is CNN

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Filed Under Media Clips and Issues on Jan 1 

Entertaining stroll back around the 2012 track.

This piece – Promise vs. Reality in Newark on Mayor’s Watch – is worth your time today. And if you’ve ever wondered if the NYT was capable of shredding a liberal, wonder no more.

Protests in the general vicinity of presidential campaigns are nothing new. Some are genuine – made up of people with a legitimate beef with the candidate. Many are ginned up by the opposing camp in hopes of embarrassing the candidate with a barrage of questions designed to throw said candidate off message an hopefully make the evening news or at least a memorable YouTube moment.

Then you have “one of the most sizable shows of force from protestors seen on the campaign trail in weeks” which organically grew outside Mitt Romney’s Sunday fundraiser held in the Hamptons. One would think such a “sizable show of force” would consist of at thousands of angry protestors waving signs, yelling obscenities, and chanting something that rhymes with “one-two-three four”.

Ok. Maybe not a crowd of thousands. It was, after all, a holiday weekend. Even protestors take holidays, right? Then at least a few hundred die-hard activists? Surely that’s the threshold for a “sizable show of force”? Perhaps a hundred?
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Rick Santorum has come out with an endorsement of Barack Obama, if the other choice is Mitt Romney. Is this the beginning of the end? Are the campaign pressures getting to Rick or is he right?

The Emergency Committee for Israel has released a trailer for the soon to be released 30 minutes video: Daylight: The Story of Obama and Israel.

According to Josh Rogin (Foreign Policy, The Washington Post) the video “cuts together clips of Obama quotes and outside commentary to put forth the narrative that Obama has made statements and taken actions as president that have put him out of step with the government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his supporters.”

Will this deepen the crack in Obama’s DNC-Jewish voter alliance?

Apologies for the odd audio problems.

ABC’s Brian Ross spoke to the Morning Majority about his interview with Newt Gingrich’s second ex-wife. Ross told WMAL Marianne defended Gingrich against the controversies that defined his tenure as Speaker of the House. The interview will air on “Nightline” tonight.

Thoughts?

Newt’s PAC has released their Romney hit piece: “When Mitt Romney Came To Town.” Will it be Armageddon? Or is this just more political back in forth?

A kinder, gentler Newt?

Herman Cain should have released this video back when he was in first place in most polls. It is a great, simple explanation of 9-9-9. Well, other than when the narrator mentioned the “marginal cost of production”.

Call me crazy, but maybe Cain should have had his team focusing on explaining his hallmark 9-9-9 in a video like this rather than recording Mark Block smoking.

Cain on Libya

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Filed Under Media Clips and Issues on Nov 15 

Cain supporters will cry bias, but clearly this clip deserves its own post. PD would love to hear from Cainiacs spin this.

On Monday, Herman Cain made light of the most recent harassment allegations against him on the Jimmy Kimmel Show. I’m pretty sure this tact does not adhere to the Karl Rove School of Crisis Management. Cain doesn’t have the appearance of a defeated man. Didn’t he get the memo?

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Ron Paul isn’t quite as effective in this ad as he is in this video, but let’s rate this ad regardless.

Also, did you catch who speaks at 0:36?