“The decline has occurred entirely among women registered voters – from 57-39 percent favorable-unfavorable in April to a numerically negative 46-50 percent now. That’s Obama’s lowest score among women voters – a focus of recent political positioning – in ABC/Post polls since he took office. Unusually, his rating among men, 50-47 percent favorable-unfavorable, is numerically better than it is among women, albeit not by a significant margin.”
On the periphery of the convention center, the poor have been given the boot, according to the New York Daily News.
“Family homelessness shot up by nearly 40% in 2010, and another 20% in 2011, according to the U.S. Conference of Mayors.
“’They kicked me and my kids out like we were trash,’ said Ramsey, who found refuge at a church.”
"'I know it's tough (to be a Democrat) in Wyoming,' Malloy told them. 'But you've got to take home the message that all the Republicans care about is winning this election and what we care about is communities -- making things better for families.'"
Mr. Malloy has made the papges of the Providence Journal.
"He is a most fitting cheerleader for President Obama and the Democratic Party, since Connecticut is under the party's absolute control and Malloy has been able to implement the full Democratic playbook."
“But this year something's different. The Democrats have dropped all references to God from the document.
“Some ministers are definitely paying attention.
"’They're willing to roll the dice and say, “We can win without their votes, and we can win even if it means full-frontal and being offensive,'" he said.”
“South Carolina Democratic chairman Dick Harpootlian compared his state's Republican female governor, Nikki Haley, to Hitler's mistress, Eva Braun this morning at a breakfast in Charlotte, North Carolina.”
“The episode exposed tensions on Israel within the party, put Democrats on the defensive and created a public relations spectacle as Obama arrived in the convention city to claim his party's nomination for a second term.”
The New Haven Register reports, “Malloy said the GOP plan would slash education and entitlement programs ‘so Romney can give a tax cut of $265,000 to your average millionaire, and continue billions of dollars in subsidies for big oil.’”
“One of the things about public life, whether they’re Republican or Democrat, is that people do not appreciate people in public life the way they should. They beat their politicians up every day, and this is a huge problem. Not only do we get beat up, our children get beat up. It’s a tough business,” she said.
“In April I drove to work and I forgot to put my seat belt on, and I was pulled over by police. Of course, they had no idea who I was because I drive this really shitty car, and they didn’t believe that I was the governor’s wife in this shitty car. And I was driving myself, because of course, governor’s wives only get security when we’re with our husbands. We’re pretty second-class without them.”
“National news,” she said. “It’s just so bizarre. We choose to be in public life. We choose to run for office, so nobody should feel sorry for us. This is what we do.
“When people need to make the choice if they want to get into public office or not, they say, wow, do we really want to subject our children to this? Or our wives to this? Or our husbands? It’s a big decision because the media just won’t let up.”