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Romney campaign bus stop in Mount Pleasant, Michigan draws several

Romney campaign bus stop in Mount Pleasant, Michigan draws several

A massive crowd of 17…

One of several Romney campaign buses making the rounds in the USA made a stop on the campus of Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant this week and drew a teeming crowd of “about 17”. Michigan Victory Communications Director Kelsey Knight said, “We’re here in an effort to splash how strong our grassroots efforts here in Michigan.”

Mission not accomplished.

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Conservatives rush in to bail out Romney – create fake controversy over Obama’s Presidential Daily Briefings

Conservatives rush in to bail out Romney – create fake controversy over Obama’s Presidential Daily Briefings

This is getting comical

Faced with the unmitigated disaster that is Mitt Romney and his complete melt down on the national stage from a foreign policy perspective, conservatives are now rushing to his aid, throwing flak into the air in a laughable attempt to distract voters. They are now suggesting that because President Obama doesn’t need to have his security briefings read to him like his predecessor, he is responsible for the attacks on American embassies around the globe.

No, sadly, I am not kidding. Click through for details.

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UPDATED: Obama opens ten-point lead over Romney in Michigan while Joe Scarborough piles on

UPDATED: Obama opens ten-point lead over Romney in Michigan while Joe Scarborough piles on

Well, this was totally predictable

Not that it takes any magical powers of divination to do so but, almost a year ago today, I predicted that if Mitt Romney won the Republican nomination for President, he should probably just skip Michigan:

It will be interesting to see if Romney dares to show his face in Michigan again after advocating for letting the Detroit auto companies die. If he does, I knew a few auto workers who will have a thing or two to say to him when he gets here.

Based on a poll released last night by the Detroit Free Press, I doubt we’ll see him back. The poll has President Obama opening a three-point lead in late August to a ten-point lead now.

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Why Mitt Is More Dangerous Than George W. Bush

Why Mitt Is More Dangerous Than George W. Bush

Still looking for that “exploiting a tragedy” bounce In 2008, candidate Hillary Clinton questioned candidate Barack Obama’s ability to handle that 3 AM phone call that would inevitably come. What we didn’t know then is that Barack Obama would be the man who — with Hillary Clinton’s assistance — would make the call to take out Osama bin Laden. And […]

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The “Romney Death Stench” continues – total campaign implosion on foreign policy

The “Romney Death Stench” continues – total campaign implosion on foreign policy

It’s so much worse than we thought it would be

Mitt Romney’s campaign is in death watch mode at the moment. Despite spending insane amounts of money on campaign ads in swing states, he now faces a 7-point gap in the Gallup daily tracking poll.

Additionally, Nate Silver gives him only a 20.3% chance of winning the election.

And then yesterday happened. That is when Mitt Romney completely lost his mind and the race.

All of the ugly details after the jump.

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Pete Hoekstra continues negative campaign on 9/11 then accuses Stabenow of “politicizing” it

Pete Hoekstra continues negative campaign on 9/11 then accuses Stabenow of “politicizing” it

Couldn’t stop for even one day? REALLY?

Yesterday, political campaigns with any integrity at all pulled their ads and took a day off to honor Americans killed in the September 11th attacks 11 years ago. But not Pete Hoekstra.

Hoekstra continued to run is pathetic “Worst Senator” ad campaign which is nothing but a hypocritical attack on Senator Stabenow with no substance about what he represents.

The Stabenow campaign DID pull its ads for the day. In fact, the ad they are currently running here at Eclectablog was pulled until this morning after they contacted me and asked me to take it down for the day.

More details after the jump.

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PHOTOS: A look back at the Democratic National Convention

PHOTOS: A look back at the Democratic National Convention

DNC photo-extravaganza!

I would have loved to have shared more images with you last week but there just wasn’t enough time for uploading and editing images, unless I wanted to lose more sleep, and that wasn’t an option. However, for those of you who were there, the timing of this photo post is probably just right giving you the weekend to catch up on sleep and email.

LOTS more photos after the jump.

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Progress Michigan’s September fundraiser draws progressive superstars to Detroit for a great cause

Progress Michigan’s September fundraiser draws progressive superstars to Detroit for a great cause

Progress for Michigan

Last night, the most effective progressive action group, Progress Michigan, held their September fundraiser at the Majestic Theater in Detroit. Supporting this essential organization is critical for maintaining a positive force for political action in the state of Michigan. The progressive community knows this and their leaders showed up to demonstrate that support both financially and in person.

Photos and report after the jump.

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The media turns on Romney – Mark Halperin on the Romney “Death Stench”

The media turns on Romney – Mark Halperin on the Romney “Death Stench”

Ooo, ooo, that smell. Can’tchya smell that smell?

Okay, so THIS isn’t good:

Romney … is in danger of living out the Haley Barbour dictum: in politics, bad gets worse. Super PACs might start shifting their money from the presidential race to save the House majority and look to pick up Senate seats. Romney’s own fundraising will take a hit. Stories about Romney pulling up stakes in Michigan and other ostensible battlegrounds will add to the death stench.

Seriously, when Time magazine pundits start talking about the Romney “Death Stench”, you know you’re in trouble.

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Trailing 9% in polls, Hoekstra launches yet another lame attack against Stabenow

Trailing 9% in polls, Hoekstra launches yet another lame attack against Stabenow

Aw, geez. That’s it? That’s all you have?

Debbie Stabenow has been a busy Senator lately. In addition to introducing and fighting for a Farm Bill that would help farmers devastated by the 2012 drought, in the past week she was at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC, at the Michigan Democratic Party’s state convention this past weekend, at a fundraiser headlined by singer/songwriter James Taylor in Farmington Hills, MI, and appeared this morning on Tony Trupiano’s First Shift radio show.

Meanwhile, her opponent Pete Hoekstra, trailing by 9% in the latest PPP poll, has been busy launching another of his pathetically lame efforts to smear her. This time, it’s a website called WorstSenator.com.

I’m not kidding.

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Obama campaign outraises Romney in August for the first time since April

Obama campaign outraises Romney in August for the first time since April

Folks are waking up…

For the first time since April, the Obama campaign raised more money than Mitt Romney‘s campaign:

President Obama and Democrats pulled slightly ahead of Mitt Romney and Republicans in monthly fundraising in August for the first time in four months.

Obama raised more than $114 million in August, and Romney brought in just over $111 million. The two campaigns announced their fundraising numbers early Monday.

It’s a sharp increase for Obama, who raised $75 million in July. That had been the third straight month he and the Democratic Party trailed Romney and the GOP in monthly fundraising.

More after the jump.

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