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1.) Supreme Incoherence – Democratic Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren is attacking her opponent Sen. Scott Brown for who he said is his model Supreme Court justice at Monday night’s debate, reports The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Jim Antle:
“When asked for his ‘model Supreme Court justice,’ Massachusetts Republican Sen. Scott Brown paused as if he knew his answer might get him in trouble. ‘Ah … that’s a great question,’ Brown replied. ‘I think Justice Scalia is a very good judge.’ Some in the audience booed and Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren wasted no time trying to capitalize on Brown’s admiration for the conservative justice. Immediately after their second debate, Warren took to Twitter to criticize Brown’s answer no fewer than three times. ‘Who is Brown’s favorite Supreme Court justice?’ she asked. ‘Antonin Scalia, who is ‘adamantly opposed’ to Roe v Wade.'”
Brown actually named Scalia along with John Roberts, Anthony Kennedy and Sonia Sotomayor as his ideal Supreme Court justices. Which raises the question: Sonia Sotomayor? Really? That doesn’t even make sense. What judicial outlook encompasses Scalia and Sotomayor? (Hint: None.)
2.) How to lose the presidential debate in one easy step – Wear the wrong color tie. TheDC’s Taylor Bigler reports:
“A trend study from Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla. — which is hosting the Oct. 22 presidential debate — shows that since 2000, red ties have outnumbered blue ties during presidential debates by a 13 to 5 margin … An outlier has shown up just once since debates were broadcast on color TV when Bob Dole, the Republican challenger to Bill Clinton in 1996, wore a green tie. We all know how that one turned out. So, Team Romney: Stick to red and blue ties if you know what’s good for you. If the boss is feeling a little crazy, opt for red with a pattern.”
Interesting advice — though TheDC Morning can’t endorse it until TheDC’s fashion editor, Roger Stone, weighs in.
3.) Not over yet – The cool crowd has determined that President Obama is going to win the presidential election. But TheDC’s Tucker Carlson and Neil Patel say don’t go make that bet yet:
“The consensus is often wrong, sometimes spectacularly so. How many people do you know who predicted that John Roberts would vote to uphold Obamacare? That Bush would tie Gore? That the Soviet Union would collapse or Facebook would lose 50 percent of its value in three months? Crowds are indeed wise, except when they’re moronic. Keep that in mind the next time you notice that everyone you know believes the same thing, including that Romney will lose. It could be time to bet against them.”
TheDC Morning hopes you are clipping all the newspaper columns from pundits claiming that Obama is a shoo-in to win so you can send them to the pundits after Romney is victorious with “nice job, hot shot” written in red marker on them.
4.) Mitt Romney, ladies man — Romney’s new TV ad is a big hit with women, reports TheDC’s Alex Pappas:
“Mitt Romney’s newest television ad has been effective in appealing to undecided female voters who supported President Obama in 2008, focus groups are indicating. In his ‘Too Many Americans’ ad, which has began airing last week, Romney speaks directly to the camera and says, ‘President Obama and I both care about poor and middle-class families. The difference is my policies will make things better for them.’ The Republican-aligned group Resurgent Republic conducted focus groups and released its findings Monday. The results indicated that female swing voters are more likely to view Romney favorably after seeing the video.”
5.) Today in North Korean News – BREAKING: “Nigerian Organization Praises Kim Jong Il’s Feats”