President Barack Obama’s campaign manager, Jim Messina, emailed supporters shortly before three this morning asking for volunteers and responding to Mitt Romney’s extremely narrow victory in the Iowa Caucus. Mr. Messina mocked Mr. Romney for spending “seven years” campaigning in Iowa, described the Republican party as leaderless and predicted the eventual nominee would be someone who has “embraced” the Tea Party. “GOP voters there couldn’t decisively get behind anyone,” Mr. Messina wrote.
In the final day of campaigning before the Iowa Caucus tomorrow, Mitt Romney compared President Barack Obama to the Kardashians, Michele Bachmann invoked Margaret Thatcher, Newt Gingrich lamented his fall from the front of the pack and Ron Paul plotted a path to the White House. Mr. Romney is currently leading in the latest Iowa polls followed by Mr. Paul. Mr. Santorum is ever so slightly ahead of Mr. Gingrich in third place.
Occupy Wall Street used donations to spend $140 on tobacco and $3,000 on “Halloween puppet supplies.”
Mayor Bloomberg is considering holding a parade for Iraq War vets.
Governor Cuomo is inviting New Yorkers to spend New Year’s Day with him.
This evening’s Thanksgiving Family Forum was all about traditional, conservative family values so Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann started by taking on the traditional woman’s role and serving glasses of water to teach of her male opponents in the Republican primaries. Before she sat down at the debate roundtable, Congresswoman Bachmann picked up a nearby jug of water and poured glasses for each of her rivals.