Every day we ask influential politicos to send us their top three bullet points that are driving the day's conversation inside and outside Washington.
Senior Editor of MarioWire.com Mario Solis-Marich:
– Day Late: Now that we have seen mayors across the country aggressively respond to the presence of the Occupy movement, will we see any courageously respond to their concerns?
– Dollar short: Colorado Republican Congressman Mike Coffman is under attack for not demanding real action from the GOP members of the failed congressional deficit committee. His response to accusations that he didn’t demand enough are that he asked for the elimination of $103 billion in tax cuts for defense contractors. If the group had accepted his recommendation, it would have been far short of its trillion dollar goal.
– Penny Unwise: Herman Cain’s campaign manager is saying that his boss’s presidential campaign is moving forward. Now, he only needs to convince the candidates’ donors.
RedState.Com Editor Erick-Woods Erickson:
– Democrats are in the unusual position of out maneuvering the GOP on tax cuts. The GOP doesn't want to do it and the Democrats are having a field day. The GOP should try to make them permanent.
– The hits are coming fast on Gingrich. Ron Paul has a very effective ad attacking Gingrich's record. Social conservatives are starting to speak up too. If he can survive the next few weeks the race could be his.
– I never thought I'd see the day that a Republican complained about an unfair interview by Fox News, but Mitt Romney is complaining about Bret Baier asking Romney about his record. At least he isn't being asked about affairs or the other stuff Cain and Gingrich have endured of late.
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