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September 26th, 2011
04:20 PM ET

Be in the know: Today's political bullet points

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.

RedState.Com Editor Erick-Woods Erickson:

– I think it is about time to focus on one key aspect of 2012 – there are more people who want someone other than Romney than who want Romney. I've got up a post at on this very point.

– Herman Cain wins the Florida GOP straw poll. It speaks volumes about how ready the GOP base is to embrace someone not just running against Obama, but for a specific recovery plan. It is always real warning sign to Rick Perry that he better fix his problems or else.

– Speaking of Perry, a new CNN poll has him in the lead with Gingrich rising and Romney staying strong. If Perry cannot, in the next two weeks, recover from the stigma of the debate performance, he might quickly become an also run. Best way to recover from that debate? Strong fundraising numbers, which should be about in about two weeks.

Senior Editor of Mario Solis-Marich:

– Politically Incorrect: Conservatives are shocked that Rick Perry thinks it would be heartless to punish immigrant children for the crimes of their parents, they prefer he use more polite language when he points out flaws in their ideology of anger.

– Philosophically Correct: Another Tea Party caused shutdown looms as Speaker Boehner fails some more, but the GOP doesn’t worry because if a Leader falls in the forest and nobody talks about it it doesn’t make a sound.

– Critical Misdirect: Over the weekend the President told African American leaders to “stop complaining” perhaps he should give his top campaign advisers the same advice.

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  1. Shawn McBride

    Regarding the story on the controversial bake sale. I want to know why no one is asking the questions about why diversity that is reflective of the state is not represented in California (or any university) without such a measure? This seems to be a bill aimed at treating a symptom and not the cause. What things are preventing minorities from having equal representation in higher levels of education? Why isn't this discussed? These things are what need to be addressed. No one has brought this up and it seems like an obvious question to me.

    September 26, 2011 at 7:45 pm |
  2. Michael

    Good Morning,

    This comment is regarding the CNN reporting about the events that is going in Syria. Since the begining, CNN reported only one side of the story claiming the protesters are asking for democracy and freedom. Then the reporting became a witness of lies and lies and more lies. Andreson Cooper, John King, Wolf Blitzer, Araw Damon, and Hala Kourani, did not report nothing but lies. To topped it off they always interview Fouad Ajami, who become a voice for the muslim fanatics.
    Why am I saying this? Mr. Ajami knows very well that Democracy in the middle East is never been understood. The best example is the result of Democracy in Iraq, was the killing and Displacement of more than two million Christians Iraqis for one reason, they are Christians. I have never seen CNN report about the Christian Iraqi Tragedy.
    We, The Christians of Lebanon and Syria support President Bashar Al Assad, because he defends our existence. Our leaders do support him and we are not going to let liars chanting about freedom and democracy and news agencies going with these lies to lead for the displacements of over three millions Christians in Lebanon and Syria. If their evil goals get achieved and the mask will fall down and the truth will shine, then will CNN report about the slaughter of the Lebanese and Syrian Christians, and what will be the reaction of Fouad Ajami?

    September 27, 2011 at 11:40 am |