- - Sunday, April 22, 2012

Grade: C-

“The presidential campaign is in earnest and things are pretty much tied. Normally that is worse news for the incumbent, especially with challenger Mitt Romney emerging from a brutal nomination fight and a divided party. Mr. Obama’s approval numbers held steady in the high forties (47 percent average), matching his disapproval numbers. He had no serious gaffes this week, but the Secret Service and GSA spending scandals are keeping him off message. He has also made his point about the “Buffet Rule,” but that is getting a tad stale, don’t you think? But speaking of being stale and dry, did you hear the one about the former Massachusetts governor who …? They have each other and we have them both for several months.”

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