Makes for an Awkward Christmas Card

House Speaker John Boehner’s daughter, Lindsay Marie Boehner, is engaged to a Jamaican construction worker, Dominic Lakhan, who has been arrested for marijuana possession.  Boehner opposes marijuana legalization, even for medical purposes.  And he’s probably not thrilled to have a son-in-law with flowing dreadlocks in the family Christmas card that goes out to his conservative donors and constituents.

Counter-Intuitive in Colorado

Talking Points Memo has a story up* that seems counter-intuitive at first, arguing that the referendum in Colorado to legalize marijuana might hurt President Obama.  After all, when measures banning gay marriage have appeared on state ballots, it’s helped the GOP.  So the pot measure should bring out younger voters, who will vote both for the measure and for Obama, who won Colorado in 2008 by 9%.

But it looks as if the pot measure might help Gary Johnson, the libertarian candidate who supports legalization of marijuana.  Yesterday’s PPP poll (which leans Dem) showed Johnson getting 6% among likely voters in Colorado.  That poll showed Obama over Romney by 6% with just the two of them in the race, but only 4% with Johnson included.

Today’s Quinnipiac/CBS News/NYT Colorado poll, which didn’t include Johnson, shows Mitt up over Obama, 50 to 45%.

It will be a little weird if Colorado votes for both Mitt and pot.

* “Poll:  Colorado Pot Amendment Could Pass — And Hurt Obama,” Tom Kludt

Mitt, Stop and Turn Around

A Romney adviser told Buzzfeed and NBC that the campaign is going to go after President Obama’s “biography.”  The unnamed source said, “I mean, this is a guy who admitted to cocaine use, had a sweetheart deal with his house in Chicago, and was associated and worked with Rod Blagojevich to get Valerie Jarrett appointed to the Senate.”  Really?  This is how you’re going to unseat an incumbent president?  It is to laugh.

We’ve already seen John Sununu make references to Obama’s marijuana use in high school.  Even though Mitt spent his high school years assaulting gay students.

But the point is, you don’t kick a president out of office by talking about drug use in his youth or tossing around the names “Tony Reczko” or “Rod Blagojevich.”

The biography arguments were relevant when he ran against Hillary and McCain.  But once he won, none of that stuff mattered.

So Mitt you need to stop heading down this dead-end path, and turn around right now.

The only biography that matters now, Mittens, is yours because you’re the challenger.  And a really incompetent challenger at that.

Mittens, you empty suit, you’re not going to defeat the guy who scored a hit on bin Laden by whining about how he scored some weed as a teenager.   You sound like Eddie Haskell — and nobody liked Eddie Haskell.

For someone who’s wanted to be president as long as you have, you certainly haven’t come up with many winning arguments about why you deserve the job or what you’d do if you had it.  You seem to really like the idea of being president.

And if you didn’t pay any federal incomes taxes for a year or years, you need to withdraw.  How can you have $12 million to spend on an oceanfront house you’re going to tear down and spend many more millions rebuilding, and offer nothing, not a dime, for the defense of this country you claim to love so much?