Let Me Start: Romney’s irrational exuberance?

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Mitt Romney at the final presidential debate Monday in Boca Raton, Florida.
Mitt Romney at the final presidential debate Monday in Boca Raton, Florida.
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The Romney campaign has a new spring in its step, and is trying to convince the country that it’s headed for victory. But is it? Or is it an attempt to make Mitt look like a winner and dictate the way the race is covered in the final days? New York Magazine’s Jonathan Chait thinks it’s the latter–and that Romney’s bluffing. Check out his article here.

Lightning strikes, again?

Democrats are hoping that Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock has given them the kind of political gift Todd Akin gave them in Missouri. Mourdock, the Tea Party favorite, says a pregnancy resulting from rape “is something that God intended to happen” and must be protected. Mourdock’s Democratic opponent Joe Donnelly pounced, saying in a statement that “the God I believe in and the God I know most Hoosiers believe in, does not intend for rape to happen—ever.” The Indiana campaign has been very close and with less than two weeks to go, Mourdock’s inflammatory comments could tilt the race to Donnelly. And lest you forget, Mitt Romney enthusiastically endorsed Mourdock.

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Let Me Start: Romney's irrational exuberance?

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