PD points out how NPR's Mara Liasson viewed the debate:
"I think CNN does itself a great disservice when it doesn't apply the exact same kind of criteria to both debates. I covered both of them. In the Democratic debate, I don't think there were any questions that were clearly coming from, you know, a Republican point of view. They were generally sympathetic. They were about global warming and health care and education, all kind of Democratic issues. They weren't challenging them. There was one kind anti-tax question, I think, but they weren't challenging the basic principles of the Democratic Party. There were lots of questions last night [at the GOP debate] that were. I think the question about the Bible was mocking. I think one of the abortion questions was clearly not from someone who was pro-life"
And as John Fund reports, it turns out a large percentage of CNN's "undecided voters" posing video questions were actually partisan activists:
Presidential candidate Fred Thompson will be coming to Orange County on December 1 for a fund-raising luncheon at the home of Julian and Aleen Mosvesian. This is one of the fund-raisers that were canceled during the wildfires.
In light of the wildfires throughout the region and significant disaster relief efforts, Senator Fred Thompson regretfully has cancelled his scheduled trip to Southern California next week. As such, OCBC will be unable to host the presidential candidate at the event announced earlier this week.
Senator Thompson has sent his deep apologies for the cancellation and OCBC apologies for any inconvenience. All pre-paid registered attendees will receive a full refund as quickly as possible.
Thank you for your interest in meeting Senator Thompson, and OCBC will make every effort to bring national leaders to Orange County to discuss business priorities in the busy year ahead.
Phew! With just over two days left in
the Meetup fundraising competition, we've seen nothing but
flip-flopping at the top of the leaderboard.
The New Hampshire
Meetup led over the weekend, but Manhattan quickly shot by with a
monstrous Monday. And just when we thought they were running away with
the grand prize, Irvine, CA surprised everyone, catapulting into a slim
lead. So don't get discouraged, because each Meetup group in the top
ten is still within just three maximum donations of $2300...
I saw this item in this week's "OC Insider" column by OC Business Journal Executive Editor Rick Reiff:
The Lincoln Club has taken on OC's sheriff deputies (prodding the supes to investigate pension rollbacks and a civilian oversight board.) Now it's targeting Hillary Clinton. The Insider hears the OC-based GOP support group has pledged a low six-figure amount toward "Hillary: The Movie," a documentary hit piece on the Dem presidential front-runner that features Clinton adviser-turned-critic Dick Morris.
The film is being produced by the D.C.-based conservative advocacy group Citizens United (David Bosse and Floyd Brown). The Lincoln Club, which is getting a screen credit, plans an OC premiere in December as a run-up to the California presidential primary