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The third presidential debate on foreign policy between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama in the run up to the general election in November. Watch full coverage at nytimes.com: nyti.ms Get complete up to the minute coverage: nyti.ms
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Jake Tapper looks at the candidates’ final events to come right before the election.
The second presidential town hall debate between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama in the run up to the general election in November. Watch full coverage at nytimes.com: nyti.ms Get complete up to the minute coverage: nyti.ms
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As campaign discourse pivots back to the economy, the Obama campaign is out with a new ad challenging Mitt Romney on China, accusing the former Massachusetts governor of outsourcing jobs and rebutting his claims that he would stand up to the nation. Just a day after Romney went after Mr. Obama for allegedly not cracking down on China’s economic “cheating,” the president’s re-election campaign is rehashing is attempting to cast doubt on his credibility on the subject. “Mitt Romney? Tough on China? Romney’s companies were called pioneers in shipping US manufacturing jobs overseas,” says a narrator in the thirty-second spot, entitled “The Cheaters,” which is set to air on television in nine battleground states. Citing articles from the Washington Post and the New York Times, the ad contends that Romney “invested in firms that specialized in relocating jobs to low wage countries like China,” adding that “even today part of Romney’s fortune is invested in China.” “Romney’s never stood up to China,” the narrator says. “All he’s done is send them our jobs.” Throughout this election, the Obama campaign has labeled Romney as an outsourcer, pointing to reports that Bain Capital, which Romney ran until 1999, was involved in such instances. As CBS News has reported, some companies that Bain acquired did ship jobs overseas, including Holson Burnes Group. PolitiFact reports that Romney did indeed work at Bain during the entire period during which Bain owned the company, and that it did …
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Are you in? OFA.BO President Obama held a town hall meeting in Cincinnati where he highlighted a new report that estimates Mitt Romney’s economic plan would create 800000 jobs in other countries, including 73000 jobs in China. These jobs are likely to come at the expense of American workers, in cities like Cincinnati. Romney’s plan to create jobs in other countries comes after independent economists have said that his economic plans could slow the economy and reduce the number of jobs in the United States.
(PRWEB) April 21, 2012
Launched less than four months ago, Seamus2012.com has become a popular clearinghouse of news, videos and information about GOP presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney and his family dog, an Irish Setter named Seamus, which was strapped to the car roof during a 12-hour drive to their vacation home in Canada.
Its no surprise why this story continues to have such staying power in the media, says Seamus2012.coms creator Bill Katovsky. Who does that to their family dog – and then thinks there was nothing wrong? Its a blatant form of animal cruelty.
Although the incident took place back in 1983, it first publicly surfaced in a Boston Globe profile of Romney during the previous presidential campaign. Seamus obviously wasnt enjoying himself on the roof of the station wagon. He had a messy bout of diarrhea that streamed down the car windows, causing one of the Romney kids to scream in horror. So Mitt stopped at a gas station, hosed down the windows, got back in the car, and continued driving. Seamus remained in the dog crate on the car roof.
Pet lovers agree that Romney belongs in the doghouse, not White House. Gail Collins has mentioned the car roof story 41 times in her New York Times column. (Theres a Mitt OMeter counter on Seamus2012.com that keeps count.)
Mitts aloofness, utter strangeness, and lack of an empathy gene are symbolized by the Seamus saga, continues Katovsky. Romney made a fortune in the private sector buying up companies and indifferently laying off workers. He saw nothing wrong with his callous actions then, either. Its an out-of-touch character issue that resonates among the average voter.
Seamus is a story with legs, as made apparent with a Dogs Against Romney Facebook page, New Yorker magazine cover, a Rachel Maddow special segment on MSNBC, two features on CNN, numerous op-ed columns in places like the Washington Post and Los Angeles Times, and the subject just last week of ABCs Diane Sawyers interview with Mitt and Ann Romney.
Theres even a new pro-Obama DogPAC hoping to raise more than $ 1 million to advertise in battleground sites.
What could be further damaging to the Romney presidential campaign is that National Dog Day falls on August 26, which happens to be the day before the start of the Republican National Convention.
Dogs dont vote, says Katovsky, but their owners do. And there are over 70 million U.S households that own a pet. This alone could have a galvanizing effect on the presidential race.
Popular posts on Seamus2012.com include a Hitler parody video that Katovsky created with over 40,000 YouTube views, Seamus crossword puzzle, and a story that looked into the Romneys Canadian vacation home that was located inside a formerly restricted community called Beach O Pines. Mitts father, a former governor who also ran for president, had built the cottage in the early 50s. Before a landmark Canadian Supreme Court ruling was handed down, followed by the enforcement of an anti-discrimination law, this exclusive community on the shores of Lake Huron, where the Romneys vacationed each summer, was off-limits to any person of the Jewish, Hebrew, Semitic, Negro or coloured race or blood.
The issue of race and religion as reflected in Beach O Pines should be an even bigger political story here in the U.S. than what Romney did to Seamus, says Katovsky. Yet the media which travel in packs has neglected reporting on this rather shameful part of Romneys family history.
Katovsky is the author of several books including Embedded: The Media at War in Iraq, which won the Harvards Goldsmith Book Prize and Patriots Act: Voices of Dissent and the Risk of Speaking Out, which was a Book Sense National Selection; His writings have appeared in the Huffington Post, Salon, and San Francisco Chronicle. He owned a golden retriever named Rockee. They were best pals for 14 years. Rockee almost always rode in the front passenger seat.
For more information, contact Bill Katovsky at 415-381-8606, katovsky.bill(at)gmail(dot)com, or go to Seamus2012.com.
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