A Final Debate?, Romney Poolside, McDonnell’s Two-Step, Tax Plans, the Pink Turban (PM Note)

Feb 22, 2012 6:18pm

ABC’s Z. Byron Wolf (@zbyronwolf) and Sarah Parnass (@wordsofsarah) report:

Virginia Gov, a VP Contender, Flips on Abortion Ultrasound Billhttp://abcn.ws/yq5zTU

Obama Plan for Corporate Tax Rateshttp://abcn.ws/zJcHoJ

Romney Plan for Personal Tax Rateshttp://abcn.ws/ycNZrk

WATCH: The White House Loves Aggressive Journalism – Abroad: Jake Tapper asks White House Press Secretary Jay Carney about the White House’s use of the Espionage Act in prosecuting whistleblowers and how that affects journalism – http://abcn.ws/wEf1aQ

The Man in the Pink Turban – Picture of the day – Who was the gentleman in the pink turban behind President Obama? – http://abcn.ws/wOnUnW

Nine Months Later, GOP Nominee Past Due – It’s official: a baby can be born in less time than it takes to pick a Republican candidate to battle Barack Obama. In case you forgot what went down back in May 2011, here’s a debate-by-debate rundown of the most important and amusing debate moments from the past nine months. – http://abcn.ws/zw4nxG

Many Arizonans Already Voted – Amy Walter points out that a good chunk of Arizona primary voters have already made their choice – http://abcn.ws/yv3WIq

Spotted – Romney pre-debate relaxation poolside enjoying time with son Craig and daughter-in-law Mary as two grandkids played. (from Emily Friedman)

Pre-emptive Punning – Song Titles Appropriate for Pithy Punning After Tonight’s Debate – :

Sympathy for the Devil, Get behind me, Satan, Satan is my Motor (if only the debate were in Detroit), Devil with the Blue Dress, The Devil’s Been Busy, The Devil Went Down to Georgia, Devil’s Haircut… Sure we’re missing some.

Don’t Forget -This Cycle Debates Have Been Influential, but Clearly Not Decisivehttp://abcn.ws/xB7Wm8

Santorum’s Ghosts  - Ahead of tonight’s debate, some of Rick Santorum’s earlier comments about religion, birth control and women in combat have followed him all the way to Arizona. – http://abcn.ws/zM1b2M

The Immigration Question – in Arizona, the one place where Romney is among the most conservative Republicans, will be a focus – http://abcn.ws/zFroYB

About ⅔ of GOP Like Romney, Santorum - Gingrich, however, has hit a new low in terms of popularity. All three still fall behind the historical favorability of McCain and Obama at this point in their respective campaign timelines. http://abcn.ws/A44zlX

Stumping for the President - President Obama’s re-election campaign named 35 leaders who will tout his achievements across the country during the 2012 election cycle. Among them Eva Longoria and actor Kalpen Modi but not former President Bill Clinton or George Clooney. ABC News’ Devin Dwyer has the fulll list. – http://abcn.ws/zJhv9r

Corporate Tax Plan Comparison – Today Obama unveiled his plan to lower the corporate tax rate – something all the GOP candidates have also said they plan to do. http://abcn.ws/zJcHoJ

But Not Everyone Has Confidence That Obama’s Plan Will Workhttp://abcn.ws/weYl0u

Do Si Nos – An Indiana Republican state representative rips Girl Scouts, pegging them as a “radicalized organization” that backs abortion and promotes the “homosexual lifestyle.” His own daughters, of course, are in a carefully-selected, conservative troop. http://abcn.ws/yG8SeR

Obama Speaks at Ground Breaking for African American Smithsonian Museumhttp://abcn.ws/quPxwr

Hoekstra Scrubs Racially-Tinged Super Bowl Ad from Internethttp://abcn.ws/wWv6XW

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