PM Note: Red Red Lines, Electoral States of America, How Obama Pulled Ahead

Sep 27, 2012 6:06pm

Meet ABC’s “The Electoral States of America” – Who is deciding the election? – http://abcn.ws/Q04CiP

Color Coded – While Bibi was talking red lines in New York, the candidates were in the purple state of Virginia, and George Soros was throwing some green on the field, but it was the return of the yellow flag-throwing NFL refs that led Jay Carney to declare, “It’s a great day for America.” http://abcn.ws/UwXH1H

Red Red Lines - Russell Goldman writes: Using a magic marker to literally draw a red line on a diagram of a bomb, Netanyahu said Iran was already 70 percent of the way towards developing a bomb. He said the international community must stop Iran before it could complete another 20 percent, a process of creating medium enriched uranium.

The final 10 percent could be completed in a few short weeks, he said. Once the uranium enrichment was completed, he said, Iran could easily assemble the necessary fuse in a secret location no bigger than a classroom. http://abcn.ws/SoFscW

Israeli PM Will Get Phone Call From Obama http://abcn.ws/V1w9EL  (Jon Garcia)

White House Defends Changing Rhetoric On Libya Attack http://abcn.ws/QIv1C5  (Mary Bruce)

Dueling Patriots – Campaign Face-off shifts to Virginia, from China to defense cuts - http://abcn.ws/Ux5EUO (Krieg)

 

How Obama Pulled Ahead – When the history of the 2012 presidential campaign is written (and things stay the way they are), one of the key story lines will be this:  The Obama campaign went a long way toward destroying Mitt Romney before the Republican nominee got out of the starting blocks. It was back during the conventions and the airwaves in the swing states were saturated. http://abcn.ws/QHYjkn  (Jonathan Karl)

Obama Ad Features 30 Seconds of Romney http://abcn.ws/OXIp9p  (Devin Dwyer)

Even Older and Blurrier – In a video made public today, but recorded sometime in the summer of 1985, Mitt Romney explains in frank terms how his then newly-minted private equity firm planned on making money. “Bain Capital is an investment partnership which was formed to invest in startup companies and ongoing companies, then to take an active hand in managing them and hopefully, five to eight years later, to harvest them at a significant profit,” Romney tells employees of Bain & Company, the consulting firm that spawned the new venture. The clip, which was given to Mother Jones by a former Bain employee, comes off a 1998 CD-ROM released to commemorate the parent company’s 25th anniversary. http://abcn.ws/QXgUsT

Obama Calls for ‘New Economic Patriotism’ http://abcn.ws/Os5wJnb  (Devin Dwyer)

Five Questions ‘This Week’: Jennifer Granholm http://abcn.ws/SoCsNQ  (Benjamin Bell)

Romney Calls GDP Growth ‘Unacceptable,’ Pledges to Halt Defense Cuts http://abcn.ws/Qzb17D  (Sunlen Miller)

Two Obama Economic Advisers on Today’s Revised Economic Growth Numbers – (one from today and one a flashback). It’s like revising your reaction to the GDP growth –  http://abcn.ws/S2Jm14  (Jake Tapper)

Todd Akin Backed by Senate Conservatives Fund http://abcn.ws/QICTUd  (Chris Good)

Montana Senate Race Features Talking Taxidermy http://abcn.ws/Q4630I  (Z. Byron Wolf)

Paul Ryan Receives First Intelligence Briefing; Romney Visits CIA Building http://abcn.ws/QyZ2a6  (Shushannah Walshe)

Todd Akin Gets GOP Backing Again After Refusing to Quit – After calling on Akin to withdraw from his Senate race against Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill in Missouri, in the wake of his now-infamous “legitimate rape” comment, the National Republican Senatorial Committee now supports his candidacy and has reopened the door to spending on his behalf. http://abcn.ws/Qe75G3  (Chris Good)

Paul Ryan Says President Obama’s Policies ‘Project Weakness’- At a rally this evening here in the Rocky Mountain State, Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan sharpened his criticism of President Obama’s leadership as commander-in-chief, telling this military-friendly crowd that the president’s policies “project weakness abroad.” http://abcn.ws/PHPyYv  (John Parkinson)

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