10/16/2012 - 4:16am

He grew up in a socialist country, migrated to the US and became a billionaire, and now Thomas Peterffy is spending millions of his own dollars to run TV commercials against the American socialists.

Peterffy told CNN he expects to spend $5-$10 million on the ad buy, depending on its effectiveness. The spot will run on CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg, and test markets in Ohio, Wisconsin, and possibly Florida.

The one-minute spot, which began airing Wednesday and will continue through Election Day, has no mention of any specific politician or lawmaker. It's simply a plea for an end to what he sees as growing hostility to personal success - and to vote Republican.

"America's wealth comes from the efforts of people striving for success. Take away their incentive with badmouthing success and you take away the wealth that helps us take care of the needy," he says in the commercial.

10/16/2012 - 2:07am

Dick Morris says Republicans need to raise their expectations - it just could be 2010 all over again.

Now it's time for the Republican Party to not just focus on Florida, Ohio, Virginia, Nevada ... go to the next tier of states... Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, and maybe even New Jersey.

10/15/2012 - 8:05pm

The vice president hurt the Obama ticket with women argues Bay Buchanan, who says she hasn't talked to a woman who didn't find his rudeness upsetting.

There's nothing that is more upsetting to us than to see a man just constantly interrupt and be offensive and boorish in his behavior and have no respect for someone who's trying to have a legitimate debate...

10/15/2012 - 12:54pm

Joe Biden won on the issues during the VP debate last week says Frank Luntz. But all of his focus groups undecided voters were disturbed by the vice president's behavior.

Joe Biden did well on the substance... he could have gained points, but not a single person in any session switched... he was passionate, but he went too far.

10/15/2012 - 4:39am

Alex Castellanos explains the difference between the candidates on dealing with the economy in terms of a burning house.

The Obama strategy seems to be, rich people are in a nicer room than poor people, Hispanics are not in as nice a room as Anglos... and you back up and the house is burning down... Romney has a plan for growth, Democrats have a plan to redistribute what we already have, that's not enough...

10/15/2012 - 4:33am

Tom Brokaw says the president will have to answer to the American people for the exploding debt, referencing what Obama said in debate four years ago.

I looked at that debate we that talked about a moment ago, it was playing last night on C-SPAN... President Obama was saying, “Look, we've got a deficit of half a trillion dollars. I'm going to get that under control.” Well, this week, that deficit is $1.1 trillion and it happened on his watch. He is going to have to answer for that.

10/15/2012 - 1:37am

Great video of Liz Warren reciting her lines so many times that even she gets sick of it and answers a question about whether she supports unions fining members for not showing up to 'volunteer' for Warren. Good stuff starts around :45 in.

I don't know anything about it, but I will say this. I'm very proud of the union endorsment that I've received... I want to go to Washington not to work for millionaires and billionaires but to work for working families...

10/14/2012 - 1:24pm

Bay Buchanan echoes Alex Castellanos (see post below) when she says a soft underbelly to the president's support was exposed by the first debate.

That we could take away a woman's gap of 18 points and close it in 90 minutes...  it tells me, Americans are looking for something... if there's something better they're going to go there. What did Ryan say? I'm another thoughtful, very knowledgable.... he sent that same message of leadership that can make a difference in this country...

10/14/2012 - 12:21pm

Stephen Colbert tells David Gregory that he's very pleased as a performer that Mitt Romney has finally found his footing as a candidate.

I model conservative punditry. If he's not someone I can follow then I'm lost. And I have to say, up until Wednesday night I just thought, 'I don't know what I'm going to do for the next month' ... he was just a walking, shambling mound of... weakness.

Now he's got these long luscious coattails and everyone's jumping onboard.

10/14/2012 - 11:07am

Alex Castellanos is a very smart GOP consultant and TV analyst. Listen to his quick encapsulation of exactly what happened to the Obama campaign when Mitt Romney showed up to a debate.

President Obama hasn't really been trying to get elected again, he's been trying to stop Mitt Romney from getting elected. And, that cracked... Mitt Romney was not the guy that Barack Obama had been painting... Barack Obama now has no campaign for the future why he's indespensibly needed...

This is a man with two empty holsters, his campaign could collapse.

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