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Right Turn
Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 11/05/2012

Morning Bits

Who would have thought — Bucks County!?

Who would have thought? Now President Obama is the “the candidate of the Medicare status quo in a country facing an entitlement crunch, of government bailouts in an economy with a crony capitalism problem, and of contraceptive mandates in a society with a birth dearth.”

Who would have thought? “Over 30 major newspapers that endorsed Barack Obama in 2008 have decided to spurn him and plump for Mitt Romney instead. They included the New York Daily News, the Nashville Tennessean, the Des Moines Register, and the Orlando Sentinel. . . . Newspaper endorsements don’t mean as much as they used to, but they are still coveted and can influence older voters and independents. The fact that so many have decided the incumbent president needs to be fired is yet another example of elite liberal disillusionment with the past four years.”

Who would have thought? Obama said that he would leave no one behind. But after the photo ops: “Large swaths of the region were still without power as forecasters predicted night temperatures nearing freezing. That rendered some large public housing complexes almost uninhabitable. Elsewhere, coastal flooding destroyed homes.On Sunday afternoon, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said roughly 20,000 people could still be homeless two weeks from Sunday.”

Who would have thought? A shift of 263,000 votes to the GOP in Ohio based on early voting.

Who would have thought? Obama never explained what he was doing the night of the Benghazi attack. Claudia Rosett: “Between 5 PM, when the president was informed of the attack, and 10:35 AM, when Obama delivered that public statement, there was an interval of more than 17 hours. When was he directly following the events in Benghazi, complete with the claim and appearance of the heavily armed terrorists of Ansar al-Sharia? When did he go to sleep? When was he informed of the death of the ambassador? During the first six-and-a-half of those hours, from 5 PM until about 11:30 PM Washington time, the American personnel on the ground in Benghazi were either under attack (intermittent, and at times intense, for hours, if you believe the State Department; or with a pause of about four hours — though with nothing definitively resolved, and the ambassador presumed dead but not yet back in American hands — if you believe the CIA). And during the first 11 of those hours, until 4 AM Washington time, there were still Americans, in peril, on the ground in Benghazi.” Read the whole thing.

Who would have thought? “In recent elections, politicians’ predictions are often wrong.”

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