GOP Primarian Hopefuls: How they doin’ on the stump? (updated)

[flowplayer src=’’]It’s been another active week on Wall Street. . .in the negative direction, that is. But we do love minuses. Otherwise, why would we run an ever-accumulating gargantuan trade deficit for 25 years? Perhaps, with our national head being buried in the sand, it’s the only direction we can look in.

Presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann is certainly with the nadir-pointing program. She wants to see gas prices come down, and is telling anyone who’ll listen that they will be below $2 when she’s elected to the nation’s highest office. Good for her.

From FOX News:
Michelle Bachmann Promises $2 Gas Prices
Aug 19, 2011 – 1:51 – GOP presidential candidate vows to reduce fuel costs

“I don’t think she can control gas prices. She can’t control what comes out of her mouth, let alone gas prices.” Ouch!

Meanwhile, barely out of his starting gate, Gov. Rick Perry of Texas ran into some difficulty while tutoring a New England future-voter in the finer points of Darwinism. The kid’s mother aided her prodigy by suggesting, to what appears to be a ten-or-so-year-old, added talking points. Meanwhile, America’s boisterously verbal political tradition was in evidence.

From CBS News “Washington Unplugged”:
Perry heckled in New Hampshire, asked about evolution
August 18, 2011 1:52 PM
At an event in Portsmouth, New Hampshire Thursday, a mother urged her son to ask Gov. Rick Perry (R-Tex.) about evolution.

S’pose Texas politicians don’t usually play well in Portsmouth. I’m not sure he’ll play well in Texas after confessing his evolutionary ignorance.

While deftfully avoiding the political viper pits and basking in the accolades of the progressive American electorate, President Obama got in his first full day of rest and relaxation on Martha’s … Vineyard, that is.

Again from FOX News:
President Enjoys Vacation Time
Aug 19, 2011 – 2:57 – Ed Henry reports from Martha’s Vineyard

At least we’ve been reassured that Obama’s doing the very best he can.

There are those who feel that the President really does deserve his R&R.

Again from CBS News:
Women say Obama deserves vacation
August 19, 2011 12:02 PM
President Obama has drawn criticism for his 10-day trip to Martha’s Vineyard, but several women also vacationing on the island said he deserves time off.

Must be something in the water.


Update: From CBS News, here’s some raw video of Obama’s Martha’s Vineyard ‘compound’ as it was labeled by one of the ladies in the above video. There’s no sound, so try to suppress any urge to reach for the volume controls.

I like this better than Bush’s Texas compound. Have always been a water person. After all, I am a Pisces. I know. That explains a lot. :)


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