1. Doug Johnson: Obama's Foreign Policy Gets America's Enemies to Endorse Him
2. James Hirsen: Look for Obama to Bring Hollywood Stagecraft to Final Debate
3. Joseph Klein: October Surprise: Direct Talks with Iran?
4. Anthony Holm: Gallup: Romney, 51, Obama: 45
Obama's Foreign Policy Gets America's Enemies to Endorse Him
By Doug Johnson
Say what you will, but President Obama’s foreign policy has done no good for America. Something is terribly wrong when those who support the president’s reelection bid include world leaders whose greatest desire is to, at the least, see America diminished in world influence and, worse, would like to see the America of history as the world’s greatest beacon of freedom destroyed. Yet that’s what has happened in the almost four years of Obama’s presidency. Russia’s Putin, Cuba’s Castro, and Venezuela’s Chavez have endorsed Obama’s reelection. Even China has made it clear they can work better with Obama (translated, that means that they can get more of what they want, which will not be good for America). As American citizens and voters, we must ask ourselves why we would vote for a second term for a man who has gotten America’s enemies to endorse his reelection. [more...]
Look for Obama to Bring Hollywood Stagecraft to Final Debate
By James Hirsen
Hollywood handlers have always innately understood what researchers have fairly recently discovered and that is that non-verbal cues generally trump verbal communication. A presidential debate provides a textbook illustration of this principle. Discussions following the first 2012 presidential debate tended to center on the subject of President Obama’s body language. Obama supporters in the entertainment industry anonymously told The Hollywood Reporter that the president should expect to receive some expert advice when he next visited Tinseltown. [more...]
October Surprise: Direct Talks with Iran?
By Joseph Klein
On the eve of the third and final presidential debate, which deals with foreign policy, the New York Times ran a lead story, citing unnamed Obama administration officials, that the United States and Iran have agreed in principle for the first time to one-on-one negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program. Iran reportedly has insisted that its direct talks with Washington should not begin until after the U.S. presidential election on November 6 and wants to broaden the scope of the discussions beyond just the nuclear enrichment issues. [more...]
Gallup: Romney, 51, Obama: 45
By Anthony Holm
Last Wednesday's Gallup poll numbers sent the media into a frenzy as Governor Mitt Romney scooted ahead 51% to 45% over President Obama among likely voters - astonishingly, after he trailed by 8 points in September. Even, a Pew poll conducted in the same timeframe showed Romney leading Obama by 4 points among registered voters. So which poll bears the truth? It's hard to know, as polls are a function of anticipated voter turnout on the day of the election. With the slightest manipulation to the sample, these polls can sway to a contrived outcome. [more...]