The Daily Wrap

Mar 1 2012 @ 10:32pm

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Today on the Dish, Andrew appreciated the late Andrew Breitbart in spite of left-wing nastiness (medical details here), responded to some reader dissents on the topic (Frum's thoughts here), and rethought his Romney/Huckabee idea. We profiled Romney's Virginia edge on Super Tuesday, looked at historical evidence that his favorables weren't likely to get much better, pegged Mitt as the "candidate of the 1%" with some quantitative support, watched him play Newt, aired a rebuttal to the "demographic catastrophe" thesis about the GOP, and noted both the incompetence of the GOP electoral establishment and the coolness of President Obama. Ad War Update here.

Andrew also floated a new Urtak poll on the Cannabis Closet, lambasted Limbaugh's sexist crassness (follow-up gross here), was infuriated by "the sickness on the right," poured cold water on the idea that airstrikes could guarantee a non-nuclear Iran, found evidence that Israelis weren't all that supportive of an attack, and flagged a foul proposal to turn Iran into North Korea. We parsed the signs that might suggest war wasn't coming, sparked debate about Tehran's cabs, worried about Syria after the fall of Baba Amr, discovered that war hurt the earth, explained the importance of the Russian vote, and located Americans firmly in the global 1%.

Maryland joined the marriage equality ranks (perhaps for reasons predicted by Dan Savage), the tax-breaks-for-children debate raged on, ignoring Obamacare's rules ceded power to the feds, the economy seemed capable of surviving high gas prices, the war on medical pot killed, and spending food stamps for soda created controversy. Technology caused panic, HBO stayed offline, and the jury duty thread continued. Malkin Nominee here, Hewitt Nominee here, Quote for the Day here, VFYW here, MHB here, and FOTD here.

- Z.B.

(Photo: Andrew Breitbart, who ran BigGovernment.com, speaks to members of the media before a press conference held by Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY), in which Weiner both admitted to having numerous sexual relationships online while married, and apologized to Breitbart, at the Sheraton Hotel on 7th Avenue on June 6, 2011 in New York City. Breitbart, whose publication was one of the first to break the story of Weiner's sexual conduct, was accused of lying. By Andrew Burton/Getty Images)