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October 27th, 2011
04:21 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:

– The Perry camp is hinting Governor Perry may skip some debates. I don't blame anyone for skipping some of the debates. There are far too many and most are just designed for conflict. Compare the CNN debates to any of the other debates and you'll see the difference between substance and conflict. But if Perry skips the Heritage Foundation/AEI debate in November, I think it is game over for him. It is too soon for him to drop out of debates.

– Rep. Paul Ryan gave a strong speech at the Heritage Foundation about the President's class warfare rhetoric. He did well and his speech suggests the GOP will fight back and not just tuck their tail.

– It must be one of the biggest and most pressing issues in America today. The Senate Minority Leader has decided to use his political capital to intervene and get Louisville into the Big Twelve instead of West Virginia. That has prompted West Virginia Senator Jay Rockefeller to get involved on West Virginia's behalf. Amazing that there are no more pressing issues in the Senate right now.

Mario Solis-March: Senior Editor of Mario Solis-Marich:

– Overstated: Oakland's mayor is under fire for a gross misuse of police power against local occupy protestors, weren't any of the Democratic mayors involved in grassroots movements prior to running for office?

– Understated the GOP elite is now hoping the Romney will beat out the pack and become the nominee now that cain has flopped under the spotlight, look for a low GOP turnout in November.

– Misstated: Marco Rubio has imploded and given an excuse for GOP’ers to dump him, it turns out his parents were privileged jet setters and not the oppressed political refugees he cast them as, no wonder Rubio is callous and cold towards the dream students: He has no affinity with them.

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