"You know a lot of us are just praying that one day, [Times economics columnist Paul] Krugman reports to you," said Varney. "We'd just love to see it."
"That would be a lot of fun," Trump replied. "He might not be reporting for very long."(1)
A couple of local celebrities—Piers Morgan and Donald Trump—made use of Sandy to demonstrate (as if we needed further proof) their total jackassery.
Donald Trump's "bombshell" announcement did succeed in one thing: making him a more popular than he's been in a year, based on GoogleTrends.
At an event in Michigan today, Mitt Romney made a joke about his birthplace.
"No one's ever asked to see my birth certificate," Romney told a big crowd, in an appearance with his running mate, Paul Ryan. "They know that this is the place that we were born and raised."
Democrats pounced on the remark, as an example of Romney embracing the birther movement that posits President Obama was secretly born outside the United States, and the long-form birth certificate from the State of Hawaii that he released last year, along with announcements in local papers, are all part of an elaborate conspiracy.
Donald Trump doesn't like Jerry Nadler's idea about excluding the Simpson-Bowles plan from the upcoming presidential debates.
“Jerry is a guy who is a lightweight, he’s not respected, he’s not somebody that’s a big thinker," Trump told Fox News' Greta van Susteren last night.
The Obama campaign released a new ad this morning highlighting Mitt Romney's relatively low tax rate, as part of its ongoing effort to paint Mitt Romney as an out-of-touch millionaire.(2)
One of the lovelier tricks a movie can pull is to make us miss somebody and then be grateful for even one fresh glimpse of them. It works on two levels. We are delighted to see or meet a memorable character in narrative context but also to find a familiar actor still alive and thrashing, on the screen, at least.(5)
How much traction will Andrew Sullivan’s criticism of Mitt Romney get? [Dylan Byers]
Maybe just ignore the Romney vice-presidential stuff till there's a decision, whatever Drudge (or the Times!) says. [Alex Pareene]
President Obama is soliciting donations in response to Mitt Romney's highly-publicized fund-raiser with Donald Trump, who took the occasion on Tuesday to reiterate his questions about the president's place of birth.
But in New York, of all places, the fringe conspiracy theory has gone a little bit mainstream: John Gambling, the host of a weekday news show on WOR710, who also hosts an hour-long show with Mayor Michael Bloomberg every Friday, said the questions about Obama's origin were worth listening to.(1)
Donald Trump went on Wolf Blitzer's show, attacked Blitzer and did his birther routine. [Zeke Miller]
"Romney doesn’t have to repudiate Trump, because a political association with the 'Celebrity Apprentice' chief, however tenuous, is its own punishment." [Peter Grier]
Romney doesn't have to disavow Trump, since no voter who is undecided is going to be swayed by anything he says. [David Graham]