Herman Cain in an interview with Time magazine
Using pizza as a weapon of fear mongering?
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Jon Stewart fact checks claims made by Herman Cain and gets him to apologize on camera.
And the only way you’ll see it is to watch the extended interview from last night’s The Daily Show. Click on the image to watch.
Is it worse to imagine a world without pizza or one in which Obama gets a second term?
It’s worse to imagine a world with Obama getting a second term than it is to imagine a world without pizza. Because with Obama in a second term, there will be no pizza. For anyone.
More cynically, political gridlock makes us yearn for a hero who can break through the stalemate and get things done. We all sometimes think of the president, whoever is in office, as an ineffectual figurehead who’s not doing enough to advance our own personal policy platforms, so we fantasize about someone who’s more hands-on and take-charge.
If that’s so, then presidents should beware. The public that lionizes you one day and can turn on you the next. It’s the flip side of the same coin that presidents who are regarded as larger-than-life heroes can also become larger-than-life monsters.
Last week, Joe Trippi Tweeted that he felt the Brad Pitt baseball movie ‘Moneyball’ was a better representation of Howard Dean’s 2004 presidential campaign than this coming weekend’s new release ‘The Ides of March.’ It was an interesting observation for a couple of reasons: Trippi was Dean’s campaign manager during the former Vermont governor’s failed election run in 2004 and — more important — ‘The Ides of March’ was partially inspired by the Dean campaign.