The Daily Wrap

Today on the Dish, Andrew hailed the Newsweek Global decision, calling print magazines "horses and carriages" in the automobile era. Readers then wanted Andrew to shave his beard if Obama wins the third debate – and 98% gave Obama the win in Long Island last Tuesday.  In electoral mapping, Wisconsin looked to be in play and Sabato's … Continue reading The Daily Wrap

The Daily Wrap

Today on the Dish, Andrew called it game-set-match for Obama and expressed his "bloody elation" to Chris Matthews. As bloggers aired their takes and the Tweetosphere weighed in, Romney lied egregiously on Obama's regulations record. And after Romney discussed binders full of women, lo, a meme was born - and based on a lie. In debate previews, Allahpundit put odds against Obama, … Continue reading The Daily Wrap

The Daily Wrap

Today on the Dish, Andrew plotted Obama's course for communicating change, called out Romney's reliance on corporate welfare and urged Obama to stop running away from his job creation record.  In debate previews, moderator Candy Crowley ignored the campaigns, Scott Conroy framed what's a stake tomorrow for Romney and Scott Lemieux wondered about blank-spots in debate topics. Meanwhile, in polls, Andrew hailed stabilization … Continue reading The Daily Wrap

The Weekly Wrap

Obama_Watching_Debate Photo by Pete Souza Friday on the Dish, Andrew failed the Romney-Ryan deficit plan on basic arithmetic. Meanwhile, as more readers responded to last night’s debate, bloggers weighed in as well. And while Josh Barro took down Raddatz for her issue prioritization, readers praised her. A former RNC chairman then explained sore losing, Amy Davidson noted how the abortion question revealed the Romney-Ryan ticket’s extremism and Noah Millman homed in on Ryan’s resorting to goal-announcing. Both campaigns then rolled out debate-related ads, a reader reflected on “malarkey” and Jim Lehrer got a do-over. Chait then argued the Dem’s party agenda rests on Obama, as Bernstein summarized the GOP’s Simpson-Bowles position. In polls, things remained hazy in Virginia, and while Harry Enten calculated why swing-state margins are critical, Nate Silver dismissed Obama’s strength in many of them. Reihan discussed whether the GOP was in demographic trouble as a monumental day in marijuana law reform dawned. Larry Kramer then got bitter, Balko called attention to NYC’s stop-and-frisk program and Jim Gourley explored how expensive ever-fatter soldiers will be. In global news, the EU won the Nobel peace prize, and as Michael Hastings thought the media fell down on Benghazi, Josh Rogin picked up on Biden’s contradictions on the matter. Kamila Shamsie wondered how to deal with the Taliban, Anne Abblebaum pinpointed why Russia is stronger on spy recruitment, and as the Chinese government cheered Mo Yan’s Nobel award, Eli Friedman highlighted China’s labor unrest. Michael Specter then condemned Lance Armstrong’s doping record, Fleming’s martini specifics kept Bond’s head in the game and night owls slept less. And as educated people incurred irresponsible debt, most mammals slept around and Nicholas Carr framed boredom as the flip-side of intelligence. FOTD here, MHB here and VFYW here. The rest of the wrap after the jump

The Daily Wrap

Today on the Dish, Andrew vowed to fight back against Romney’s distortions, highlighted the candidate’s self-contradiction and reflected on TNC’s Obama commentary. He then defended his position on Simpson-Bowles, called Romney out on the “mathematic impossibility” of his tax plan and noted that Bill Clinton killed it. Meanwhile, Obama publicized Romney’s lying and Amy Sullivan … Continue reading The Daily Wrap