As You’d Expect, New Hampshire Tightens

Republican Scott Brown is gaining on incumbent Dem Jeanne Shaheen in their New Hampshire Senate race.  The Empty Barn Jacket leads 46-44.  Last month’s 12-point Shaheen lead seemed a little too good to be true.

But Brown’s still underwater in his favorables/unfavorables at 36-38, while Shaheen’s are positive at 48-36.  And 60% of those polled said their votes weren’t solid.

 

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If They Gave Oscars to Defendants on the Stand

“His expression was grim, his voice cracked at just the right times, and he appeared in genuine pain — all while describing his wife.

As Bob McDonnell testified in his public corruption trial Thursday, it was easy to see why he was once regarded as one of the most talented Republican politicians in the country. He didn’t simply throw his wife, Maureen, under a bus to keep himself out of prison. He laid her down gently on the road, with a pillow and blanket.”

Air Strikes in Syria?

When asked about the possibility of air strikes against ISIS in Syria, national security adviser Ben Rhodes didn’t say no:

“We don’t rule anything out when it comes to the protection of Americans and the disruption of terrorist plotting against the United States. So we would not restrict ourselves by geographic boundaries when it comes to the core mission of U.S. foreign policy, which is the protection of our people.”

I believe that if we don’t go after ISIS aggressively now, in both Syria and Iraq, we’ll just have to pay the piper down the road, and the price will be much, much higher.