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President Obama has broken his promises, and Romney-Ryan is our only hope for prosperity writes Harvard historian and Newsweek columnist Niall Ferguson in next week’s issue available with bells n’ whistles on iPad today or in glorious print at the newsstand on Monday. AND if you’re by a telly you can catch Niall talking Obama, Biden, Romney, Ryan and all things 2012 on CBS Face the Nation w/ Bob Schieffer later this morning at 10.30am.
That’s the truth…
And this is where we are today. Amazing what a few years will do.
Michael Solomon cast the GOP primaries for us and found some striking similarities. Ian McKellen as Ron Paul?! Yes. Ed Helms as Rick Santorum? Of course! And Cuba Gooding Jr. could play a mean Juan Williams. See the rest.
Curious what it’s like reporting from the campaign trail? We tagged along with Lloyd Grove to find out. Check the vid for a little behind-the-scenes New Hampshire campaign life.
Photographer Charles Ommanney captured the pandemonium in New Hampshire last week as the GOP candidates raced across the state in search of votes. The result: Some really striking black and white photos. Here are two. Find the rest here.
Twilight on the Champs Élysées tonight. New Year’s Eve. The mists of time.
One-half of your nwk tumblr team is moderating a live chat during tonight’s GOP debate on CNBC. That means he’ll be approving comments and running polls while Howard Kurtz & Michelle Goldberg co-host a few hundred readers in a chat about 2012. Come, bring your armchair commentary! We want some of Tumblr Nation up in this business. The party starts at 8pm ET. You should be able to chat in the thingy above, but if not, visit the Beast. T-MINUS ONE HOUR.
GOP presidential candidate Gov. Buddy Roemer in a Reddit AMA answering the question, ”What’s your opinion of the Occupy Wall Street movement?”
Howard Kurtz & McKay Coppins will be hosting our live chat during tonight’s GOP debate (believe you can watch it on Bloomberg TV), and one of your nwk tumblr’s will be in there moderating comments, pulling in tweets, and running random polls. Perhaps you’d like to stop by? We’ll kick things off a little before 8:00pm ET as Rick Perry, Mitt Romney, Herman Cain, and our friend Michele Bachmann settle in amongst the other soon-to-be-also-rans to talk jobs, the economy, and because they can’t resist, Mormonism. As G. Andrew says on one of our Facebook pages, “I wonder who will get booed tonight? Orpans? Alzheimers patients? Kittens?” Stop by to find out!