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Campus Question – November 3, 2012

November 3, 2012

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Campus Question – November 3, 2012

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This week, Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) praised President Obama’s leadership in the wake of super storm Sandy. Today President Obama returned the compliment, saying “leaders of different political parties working together to fix what’s broken [show] we’re all in this together.” Meanwhile, the Romney campaign called Gov. Christie’s response “over the top” and threatened “If Romney wins, it won’t be forgotten. If Romney loses, it doesn’t matter.” What do such comments reveal about Romney and his campaign’s view of government in crisis?

  • NCrissieB
  • NCrissieB

    Rupert Murdoch tweeted his own threat against Gov. Christie today: “re-declare for Romney, or take blame for next four dire years.” I’d like to see Gov. Christie tell both Romney and Murdoch to emplace their threats where the probability of sunburn is zero. My guess is that he’ll simply ignore both until Tuesday. He has bigger issues to work on, after all.

  • HurrikanEagle

    I doubt Gov. Christie gives a hades atm.

    In other news, Chris Rock is out with a new message for white voters. It’s hilarious.

    • You beat me to posting it! 😆

    • NCrissieB

      Tooooooooooooooooooooo clever! Thank you! 😀

    • addisnana

      Thank you for posting this, H.E. Too cool!

  • It shows Romney has a vindictive streak, which is something that he should be doing a lot to hide. I saw a clip from Piers Morgan’s show where he was interviewing Michael Moore, and Moore wondered just what Romney had done to (ahem) tick off Governor Christie.

    Reality check: I don’t think Christie gives a flying leap about what Murdoch or Romney thinks at the moment. Besides having a major disaster he has to deal with, I’m pretty sure he realizes that his own political future depends on being … competent … in dealing with it. Not to mention he’s probably got a good idea of who is going to win next Tuesday, so there’s no harm in getting “on the right side.” 😉

    • Chatter: I spent this afternoon reminding myself of why I left computer repair work. 3 hours of upgrades for various operating systems and software. 😥 Now that it’s over, I’m going to up the thrill by watching paint dry.

      • addisnana

        What color is the paint?

  • Jim W

    Nate Silver explains why Romney has a 16% chance of winning. State Polls Must Be Statistically Biased

    Nate starts by explaining that polling firms get answers from about 10% of the polled population. They then make assumptions to weigh the numbers to reflect the population that will vote. If many of the pollsters make similar assumptions they will end up stacking the numbers for one side. This is what we call statistical bias. Just like measuring with a short ruler produces number that don’t reflect the population measured. .

    Nate concludes:

    My argument, rather, is this: we’ve about reached the point where if Mr. Romney wins, it can only be because the polls have been biased against him. Almost all of the chance that Mr. Romney has in the FiveThirtyEight forecast, about 16 percent to win the Electoral College, reflects this possibility.

  • Gardener

    “Vindictive” was the word I was fishing for. Prize to Norbrook!

    I’ve read speculation that CC wanted the VP slot……

    We’re off to the neighborhood Halloween bonfire. At 49 degrees and dropping and with quite a stiff wind from the north, I see me home early……

    • The speculation I saw was that CC was the preferred VP candidate, and that he’d been unofficially offered it. But they decided to go with Ryan instead. I don’t think that’s it, but I would place some money on Romney irritating CC by one of his various flips.