TheDC Morning: Palin = lead weight

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1.) Palin = lead weight — According to a recent poll, Sarah Palin would be a tremendous drag on Mitt Romney’s presidential ticket if she was chosen as the VP candidate again, which she will most assuredly not be. TheDC’s Alexis Levinson reports:

“A Romney-Christie ticket ties an Obama-Biden ticket, with each taking 47 percent of the vote. Put Jeb Bush on the ticket, and it’s a 48-47 lead for Obama. With either Santorum or Huckabee as a running mate, Romney trails by just two percent, 48-46 percent. But with Rubio, Paul Ryan, Ron Paul, or Sarah Palin on the ticket, Romney’s poll numbers actually slip. Running with Palin, Romney gives Obama the greatest lead, trailing by 7 percent. With Rubio he trails by 6 percent; with Ryan, by 5, and with Paul, by 4.”

2.) NOW or Never? NeverLike Don Quixote, the National Organization chases windmills. In NOW’s case, there windmill is radio talk-show king Rush Limbaugh. TheDC’s Caroline May reports:

“The National Organization for Women (NOW) is attempting, once again, to do what no other group has been able to accomplish — get radio giant Rush Limbaugh off the air. On Thursday, the women’s advocacy group announced a renewed protest campaign —”Enough Rush” — to bring Limbaugh down. ‘He is going to be whining and calling us out about his First Amendment rights’ Terry O’Neill, president of NOW, told The Daily Caller about how she expects Limbaugh to react to their campaign. ‘There is nothing in the Constitution that says Rush Limbaugh gets $38 million a year for being on a radio show.'”

Here’s some breaking news: It won’t work.

3.) Stupid is as stupid does — West Virginia Senate candidate John Raese provided an early entry for the most outstandingly stupid comment coming from a candidate during the 2012 election. TheDC’s Alexis Levinson reports:

“Nobody likes being told they can’t do what they want, but perennial West Virginia Republican Senate candidate John Raese had a particularly strong reaction to smoking bans, comparing the required signage to Hitler’s requirement that Jews wear a gold star … ‘But in Monongalia County now, I need to put a huge sticker on my buildings to say that is a Smoke Free Environment. This is brought to you by the Government of Monongalia County,’ Raese went on. ‘Remember, Hitler used to put a Star of David on everybody’s lapel. Remember that?’ he asked. ‘Same thing.'”

Actually, no. Not the same thing. Idiot.

4.) Nugent’s still standing —  Ted Nugent isn’t going to jail for comments that some, such as an organization known as the Secret Service, perceived has potentially hostile to President Obama. TheDC’s Caroline May reports that the Secret Service met with Nugent and deemed him A-Okay:

“The meeting came as a result of a speech the ‘Motor City Madman’ gave in St. Louis last week at a National Rifle Association convention in which he spoke of chopping off Democrats’ heads and said he would be ‘dead or in jail’ next year if President Barack Obama is re-elected. ‘I met with two fine, professional Secret Service agents in OK today,’ Nugent wrote in a statement published at his website. ‘Good, solid, professional meeting concluding that I have never made any threats of violence towards anyone. The meeting could not have gone better. I thanked them for their service, we shook hands and went about our business. God bless the good federal agents wherever they may be.'”

This is great news for Romney. He will maintain his surrogate to the raccoon eating community.

5.) Poll of the Day: Obama slight lead in Florida — Fox News poll of Florida presidential race: President Obama 45%, Mitt Romney 43%.

6.) Tweet of Yesterday — Jon Wardmy pick for vp: Charlie Christ

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