Restless, a little wistful, and sharply critical of President Obama’s second term, Romney said he plans to re-emerge in ways that will help shape national priorities.
“ Mitt Romney makes me want to drive a scalding hot nail into my eyeball. He’s a piece of fucking dog shit who has done nothing in this world except figure out how to say things people want to hear in order to get what he wants. He’s a gutless cocksucker pig fuck. ”
(Source: The Onion)
Het Laastste Nieuws produced two front pages Wednesday, asking readers to “pick your cover.” One was headlined “It’s Obama” while another, folded inside, read “It’s Romney.” Both had profiles of the winner and analysis.
By the time newspaper stands opened, readers knew the outcome and could remove the wrong one.
De Morgen cut its front page in half, with one side saying “Mitt Romney President” and the other “Barack Obama President.” On the Romney side it said “Please turn quickly if Obama is the winner.”
Le Soir’s front page screamed “Obama,” followed on the left with “Has Lost read page 2” and on the right “Has Won read page 3.””
“I think there is a tradition here and I think that it is one of the often overlooked but remarkable things about this democracy” — Jay Carney
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“ Some voted for Mr. Obama because he’s a Democrat and they’re Democrats, some because he is of the left and they are of the left. But some voters were saying: “See the guy we don’t like that much, the one presiding over an economy we know is bad and spending policies we know are damaging? The one who pushed through the health-care law we don’t like, and who can’t handle Washington that well? Well, we like that guy better than you. ”
(Source: The Wall Street Journal)
“ I am thankful for this guy: former Utah governor Jon Huntsman. Yesterday, President Obama’s campaign manager Jim Messina did an event for POLITICO.com in which he explained that the Obama campaign was very relieved that the Republican party did not pick Jon Huntsman as their nominee to run against President Obama this year. Obviously, Governor Huntsman did run for president this year for about five minutes but he got out quickly and cleanly once it became clear that the Republican party this year was not gonna pick a guy who tweeted things like this: “To be clear. I believe in evolution and trust scientists on global warming. Call me crazy.” Yeah, that was not gonna work for the Republican party this year. And so Jon Huntsman got out, early, and while the Obama campaign must have been relieved when he exited the race, the fact that he exited the race completely without having to go through the worst of the nonsense Republican primary and the fact that he got out in a way that largely kept him from being associated with the ultimately losing and now politically toxic Mitt Romney campaign — all of that means that Jon Huntsman is alive and well in American politics. Jon Huntsman is available to be a potential leader in the future Republican party. And whether or not you like the Republican party, frankly that party having somebody available for a leadership role who has been a successful governor and a successful ambassador to China, who has a constructive, mutually respectful relationship with President Obama, who was willing to put country first enough to work for President Obama even though he is a Republican, a guy who believes in science and isn’t embarrassed about it, to have that survive in Republican politics this year in 2012, while Mitt Romney disappears forever — I mean, hearing Jim Messina admit now how highly President Obama thinks of Jon Huntsman and how much he was worried about him as an opponent is a reminder to be thankful for Jon Huntsman and frankly hopeful that he keeps his hat in the ring in his own party. ”