What 14 Extra Cents on a Pizza Can Get You, A Democrat Calls Pro-Obama Ad ‘Disgusting,’ Talking Cabinet Jobs in a Cabinet Factory (PM NOTE)

Aug 9, 2012 6:24pm

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The Cost of Health Care Reform? – 14 Cents Extra for a Large Pepperoni Pizza – per Romney supporter “Papa John” Schnatter. Would people pay that?  Would 14 cents actually cover anyone at Papa Johns? –  Amy Bingham is on the case –  http://abcn.ws/MleWEi

Meta Moment of the Day – Pawlenty Talks Romney Cabinet in Cabinet Factory – http://abcn.ws/Nq8JmD (Shushannah Walshe)

Neither Side Pulls Back Misleading Ads – Two campaign ads have drawn fire for their questionable veracity this week, but no one’s backing away from the attacks they lodge. (Granted, only the Pro-Obama ad suggests – erroneously – that Mitt Romney is complicit in a woman’s death) – Mitt Romney’s ad is just a gross exaggeration of Obama’s policy – http://abcn.ws/NbP1Ab

‘Disgusting’ Pro-Obama Ad Criticized by Democrat – Lanny Davis, a former top adviser to President Bill Clinton, today issued a scathing rebuke to a controversial new Democratic super PAC ad that ties Mitt Romney to a woman’s death from cancer.  http://abcn.ws/NaWaAT  (Steve Portnoy)

Romney Aide Repeats Defense of Romneycare –  Mitt Romney secured the GOP presidential nomination in spite of the health care law he passed in Massachusetts. That legislation, which mandated people buy insurance, was the basis for the federal law that the candidate has pledged to move toward repealing on his first day as president. But now, to the chagrin of some conservatives, Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul has suggested twice in two days that if a steelworker laid off by a company managed by Bain Capital had lived in Massachusetts, his wife, who died without insurance, would have been covered…But as much as the news cycle has spun on the idea that Saul somehow slipped and lost the narrative thread, recent statements (and some from a bit further back) from Romney on health care policy and overhaul indicate that the former Massachusetts governor might be trying to take some air out the issue. (Greg Krieg)

Most Americans (Shock!) Don’t Know What a SuperPAC Is – A Short History – http://abcn.ws/S5vmOM

Trump to Have ‘Major Role’ at GOP Convention, Aide Claimshttp://abcn.ws/P89ohk  (Jennifer Wlach)

Move Over Super PACs, Minors Want to Contribute Too – Think politics are only for grownups? Don’t tell that to Julie Towbin, a feisty 17-year-old Floridian who is not afraid to put her money where her mouth is when it comes to political campaigns. A federal judge Monday ruled in favor of Tobin’s suit to block a state law that would prohibit minors from contributing more than $100 to a political campaign. http://abcn.ws/Nm6Nx7 (Jilian Fama)

D.C. Resident Expected High-Def TV, Got High-Caliber Gun Instead – Dinner party conversation can be difficult, but for Seth Horvitz, the high-caliber assault rifle he mistakenly received through Amazon.com was the perfect centerpiece.http://abcn.ws/MCPbLd (Kyle Blaine)

Obama Hits Romney on Wind, Water Policy in Colorado – President Obama today used the issues of wind energy and water purity to draw stark contrasts with Mitt Romney, and attempt to lure some of this state’s environmentally-conscious swing voters to his side.http://abcn.ws/Nm3ypp (Devin Dwyer)

Grads Lament ‘Obama That I Used to Know’ - He may still draw huge crowds of screaming fans, but after four years of high unemployment, two college graduates are lamenting that President Obama is not “the Obama that I used to know.”http://abcn.ws/QJJdNE (Amy Bingham)

Penn. Republican Jokes Obama Supporters ‘Mentally Retarded’ – Pennsylvania GOP official Jim Roddey is apologizing for making a joke calling President Obama supporters “mentally retarded.”http://abcn.ws/OYqOtj (Meghan Kiesel)

Ad Suggests Sheriff Joe Is Soft on Child Molesters – Here’s a political ad to make your skin crawl. Sheriff Joe Arpaio is famous for being tough on illegal immigrants, making inmates wear pink, and his ongoing special investigation into President Barack Obama’s birth certificate. http://abcn.ws/NqcPLy (Z. Byron Wolf)

Photo of the Day: Caption Contest – Mitt Romney and the height of the corn – http://abcn.ws/Nqb8Og (Jilian Fama)

Colbert Causes Wikipedia to Lock Down Potential VP Pages – Mitt Romney’s campaign might be asking supporters to download “Mitt’s VP” app to get the first notification of his running mate, but tea leaf readers were turning to Wikipedia for clues. http://abcn.ws/PHnBN4 (Jilian Fama)

‘Romney Girl’ Mocks Life in His World As ‘Taxless,’ ‘Fantastic’ – With Obama Girl’s crush on the president fading since her provocative 2008 YouTube video, another scantily clad YouTube lover has stepped up to fill the candidate-crush void, this time mocking Mitt Romney as “fantastic.” http://abcn.ws/MU6IzV (Amy Bingham)

Veep Beat: Pawlenty in Romney’s Neighborhood This Weekend – PAWLENTY ‘WE’LL KNOW SOON ENOUGH’: Campaigning for Mitt Romney in Michigan Wednesday, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty gave no clues about his status on the potential VP roster, telling a crowd in Jackson, Mich.,  “We’ll know soon enough,” ABC News’ Shushannah Walshe reported. “After a brief speech at the opening of a campaign office here, Tim Pawlenty was asked if he would return to Michigan ‘when you’re vice president.’http://abcn.ws/TjQPX0 (Arlette Saenz)

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