Courts Challenge Obama’s Eligibility
Lisa is not really the one to ask when it comes to gift giving. I remember her giving me an oven toaster on my last birthday. I don’t remember telling her (or even telling myself) that I want to have an oven toaster. So obviously, she’s not the one to talk to about gifts so I don’t know why it slipped out of my mouth and ask her “Any father’s day gift idea?” She told me some weird things, from a bag of coffee (yes, a bag of coffee!) to free tickets to amusement park, until she finally said something good: “Why don’t you bake a carrot cake for him?” It was almost a good idea, if she only didn’t include that carrot thing. I don’t know how to bake but Lisa is good at it, so she helped me with it. We made a mango cake (because dad loves mangoes!), though she still insist on making a carrot cake.
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Both the Obama and Romney campaigns have taken the decision to scrap a number of campaign rallies this week as Hurricane Sandy approaches the East Coast of the United States. The late summer hurricane, nicknamed ‘Frankenstorm,’ is predicted to hit a high pressure ridge of air around Greenland as well as a wintry cold front moving in from the west.
Mr. Obama‘s press secretary, Jay Carney, said in a statement Saturday that the president had canceled a planned campaign rally in Virginia on Monday as well as an event in Colorado on Tuesday and would instead “return to the White House to continue to monitor Hurricane Sandy.”
Voting could also be affected on Nov. 6 as the hurricane is expected to linger, although it is too early to predict how much disruption the storm will bring to the country.
“I don’t think anybody really knows. Obviously we want unfettered access to the polls because we believe that the more people come out, the better we’re going to do, and so to the extent that it makes it harder, you know, that’s a source of concern. But I don’t know how all the politics will sort out,” Obama aide David Axelrod pointed out on CNN on Sunday.
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney canceled a rally which was due to take place in Virginia on Sunday. He is scheduled to campaign in Iowa, Ohio and Wisconsin on Monday and in Ohio and New Hampshire the following day.
Mr. Carney also added that Mr. Obama was “being regularly updated on the storm and ongoing preparations, and he has directed his team to continue to bring all available resources to bear as state and local partners continue to prepare for the storm.”
The latest Rasmussen daily Presidential Tracking Poll published on Tuesday shows that Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney leads Barack Obama by for percentage points. The data was collected through nightly phone interviews between Saturday, Oct. 20 and Monday, Oct. 22. The interviews were therefore conducted prior to the third and final presidential debate.
The latest data shows that Mr. Romney currently garners the support of 50 percent of voters, while President Obama is the favorite of 46 percent of those questioned. Mr. Obama was declared the winner of Monday’s debate according to several instant polls conducted following the 90-minute exchange.
The Rasmussen survey also shows that the former Massachusetts governor currently enjoys the support of 89 percent of Republican voters, while Mr. Obama attracts 82 percent of the Democratic vote.
Fifty percent (50%) of those questioned told the pollsters that they “at least somewhat” approved of Mr. Obama‘s job performance, while 26 percent indicated that they “strongly” approved of his achievements so far. Forty-nine percent (49%) stated that they “at least somewhat” disapproved of his performance, whereas 42 percent expressed a strong level of dissatisfaction.
A total of 1,500 likely voters were interviewed over a three-day period.
TIME reported on Sunday that both the Obama and the Romney campaigns had expressed concerns that CNN’s Candy Crowley would be overstepping the mark during Tuesday night’s debate and play a bigger role than is expected of her. According to a memorandum of understanding agreed between both the Obama and the Romney teams and CNN, Mrs. Crowley is expected to act as a moderator. However, the CNN anchor has not had to agree to the memorandum and has suggested she would like to ‘quiz’ both candidates when they take part in the second presidential debate.
According to TIME, questions will be taken from the audience and Messrs. Obama and Romney will each be given couple of minutes to give their answer. Although the incumbent president and the former Massachusetts governor expect Mrs. Crowley to intervene in order to facilitate the exchange, she is not supposed to do any more than that.
“In managing the two-minute comment periods, the moderator will not rephrase the question or open a new topic … The moderator will not ask follow-up questions or comment on either the questions asked by the audience or the answers of the candidates during the debate or otherwise intervene in the debate except to acknowledge the questioners from the audience or enforce the time limits, and invite candidate comments during the two-minute response period,” the memorandum signed shortly before the Oct. 3 first debate states. Back in 2008, NBC News’ Tom Brokaw came under fire for being too involved in the debate that opposed Mr. Obama and Arizona Sen. and Republican nominee John McCain.
Referring to the vice-presidential debate, Mrs. Crowley told Wolf Blitzer that she felt that a greater input from her would enable the electorate to find out even more about the two candidates.
“I’m always interested in the questions because you don’t want to – in a debate, you don’t want to go over plowed ground,” she told Mr. Blizter. In the meantime, Messrs. Obama and Romney are believed to be preparing for tomorrow night’s debate on the assumption that she will be quizzing them.
Two weeks ago, Mr. Obama gave a poor performance and was highly criticized for his disinterested demeanor and his propensity to nod each time his opponent dished out criticism at his administration.
On Tuesday, he will also want to show some fighting spirit if he wishes to regain the upper hand, although his below-par performance has not affected the level of support he has benefited from for a while now. Indeed, the additional support the former Massachusetts governor has garnered since the first presidential debate has come mainly from Independent voters.