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By Alex Thorne

The reviews are in and the unanimous consensus is that Mitt Romney trounced Barack Obama in the debates.  There’s no doubt that Romney was going to come prepared for a fight.  What shocked me about last night’s debate was how badly Obama performed.  We all know that Obama has no real answer for his dismal performance on the economy, however you’d think he would have been more effective in delivering the typical DNC talking points.  What you’ll find when reading the articles below is the overwhelming conclusion that Obama was completely out of his league last night.  After last night’s decisive win by Romney, it is clearer now that Obama hasn’t the ability, the ideas or the leadership skills to move this country forward.  Republicans must redouble their efforts to get Mitt Romney elected in November.

Below are just a sample of articles from a wide variety of news outlets analyzing last night’s debate.

Presidential race reset, Romney backers say

Dogged by criticism from his party and by flagging poll numbers in key swing states, Romney pulled off a clear victory in the first debate Wednesday night, according to several polls, besting President Obama by a wide margin.

Romney energizes campaign with feisty debate performance

Mitt Romney energized his campaign for president Wednesday night, charging out of his first debate having, by most accounts from both sides of the political spectrum, dominated President Obama in a standoff for which he was evidently well-prepared. (more…)

Like Reagan, Romney can still win

This is the best of the mix of pre-debate articles and one every Republican needs to read.  Marc A. Thiessen at The Washington Post writes about how Ronald Reagan was trailing Jimmy Carter in the polls prior to the debates.  Reagan’s strong debate performance dramatically changed the course of the campaign.  Thiessen’s article makes a powerful case for why Romney could easily change the trajectory of the polls with a strong debate performance and win the election easily.

Here’s an excerpt:

The electorate may be similarly volatile today. A recent ABC News poll found that 22 percent of the electorate is “persuadable” — both anxious about how their preferred candidate would perform as president and interested in finding out more about the other candidate. Among independents, the number of persuadable voters is even higher — 26 percent. In other words, the election could swing dramatically in the closing weeks and even the final days — and it could swing in either direction. According to ABC, persuadable voters “include essentially equal number of Barack Obama’s and Mitt Romney’s supporters.” (more…)

Statement from Becky Kolberg, Contra Costa Republican Party Chairman:

As events have unfolded in the Middle East over the last week, I have been both horrified and amazed.

I’ve seen a lot of anger and violence directed at America, but where is our outrage here at home? I’m talking about righteous anger at our President for a feckless, weak, and failed foreign policy. Where’s the anger at a bloated nanny government that doesn’t stand up for our bedrock principle of freedom of speech, but instead rounds up a citizen by force in the middle of the night for political reasons? Where is the reaction from the press; where are all the civil rights groups; where is the ACLU? (more…)

From the Republican National Committee:

Another Dismal Jobs Report Shows Obama’s Policies Haven’t Worked For America

The Associated Press Headline: “60-Day Election Sprint Opens With Weak Jobs Report”(Julie Pace and Donna Cassata, “60-Day Election Sprint With Weak Jobs Report,” The Associated Press , 9/7/12)

  • The Associated Press “U.S. employers added 96,000 jobs last month, a weak figure that could slow any momentum President Barack Obama hoped to gain from his speech to the Democratic National Convention.” (Christopher S Rugaber, “US Economy Adds 96k Jobs, Rate Falls To 8.1 Pct.,” The Associated Press, 9/7/12)

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Announcement from Elizabeth Emken:

Why won’t Dianne Feinstein debate me? Because her political career is in danger! She may be out of touch and disconnected, but this fact hasn’t been lost on her—and she’s prepared to do whatever it takes to hold on to her job, even if it means depriving California voters the chance to know where the candidates stand on the issues. (more…)

(Originally posted at The Press-Enterprise)

BY THOMAS DEL BECCARO

Another California budget cycle has come and gone. As with each of the budgets from the past decade or so, questions abound. Is it really balanced? Are the revenue estimates real? Will there need to be revisions in the months ahead?

The short answers to those questions are that it is not really balanced because it relies on unlikely revenues and, yes, we will be revisiting the budget this fall. More important, this budget contains no meaningful reforms. Beyond that, this governor has no plan to bring jobs to this state. As a result, not only will we be in a bad place this fall — next year promises more of the same.

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From Speaker of the House, John Boehner:

Democrats have been “put in [a] tight spot” by their threats to tank our economy and harm our national security if they don’t get a small business tax hike. A new Ernst & Young study found President Obama’s plan threatens more than 700,000 American jobs – a frightening prospect for families after more than three years of failed ‘stimulus’ spending, excessive regulations, and unemployment above 8 percent. (more…)