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October 10th, 2011
02:01 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.

Senior Editor of Mario Solis-Marich:

Tight Lens: The “Occupy Wall Street” movement continues to build momentum as conservatives scramble to defame it, the lines between the GOP and working middle class Americans become sharper every day.

Wide Shot: California becomes the latest state to provide in-state tuition to undocumented students, the Ellis Island of the mind continues to expand.

Bad Take: Colorado GOP Secretary of State Scott Gessler reels from a legal smack down delivered by a judge who would rather voters receive their ballots than not, Gessler has been working overtime to make it harder for voters to participate in upcoming elections.

RedState.Com Editor Erick-Woods Erickson:

– A new IBD/TIPP survey finds 51% of Americans oppose a second term for Barack Obama. This comes on the heels of the Washington Post/ABC Poll that finds 55% of Americans expect Obama to lose re-election.

– Rick Perry has a new line against Mitt Romney: "Change you can believe in?" The line is unveiled in a new web ad that may or may not go to TV. Romney's camp responds that Perry is desperate. There is truth to that. As Cain keeps rising and Romney too, Perry needs to do something to get people to pay attention to him outside of debates. And the Romney campaign is pretty flawless of late.

– John Harwood's piece suggests the circular firing squad is starting to get in position over at the DNC. This is not good news for the President, but unlike Carter and Bush 41, there probably won't be a strong third party candidate like Anderson or Perot.

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