Obama blasts GOP field for ‘beating the drums of war’ over Iran By Jonathan Easley
President Obama shot back at his Republican critics over accusations he has shown a lack of resolve in protecting Israel from a potentially nuclear-armed Iran, condemning their “bluster” in “beating the drums of war.”
“Those folks don’t have a lot of responsibilities,” Obama said at his first press conference since October 2011. “They’re not commander-in-chief. When I see the casualness with which some of these candidates talk about war, I’m reminded of the decisions I have to make in sending these men and women into war.”
Well, it is forecast that in a few hours, Mitt Romney will be declared winner of Super Tuesday. What would really cap the evening off would be Santorum dropping out of the race and Rush Limbaugh‘s resigning. The GOP has shown us how ugly public politics can be. I am talking about what we, the public, get to see. Politics behind closed doors must be a bitch! Oops! Republicans will coalesce around Romney even though they are not inspired. And, Romney will get better at appearing in public. The question is, will he be able to best Barack Obama? Personally, I am ready to hear those last campaign speeches and then, the real voting. How about you?
Consumers and advertisers aren’t buying Rush Limbaugh’s apology to Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown law student he accused of being a “slut” and a “prostitute” for advocating that the government mandate that health insurance cover birth control. More brands announced Tuesday that they are pulling ads from Limbaugh’s show, bringing the number to almost 20. The Daily Beast’s John Avlon says it couldn’t come at a worse time for Rush, who is already facing the decline of talk radio ratings.
It’s voting day again, and GOP candidates are spread across the country, vying for last-minute votes in the 10 states holding primaries tonight. Tuesday’s biggest trophy, Ohio, is down to the wire, with most polls showing Mitt Romney with a slight lead over Rick Santorum. The same holds true for Tennessee, while Newt Gingrich is poised to pick up a much-needed win in his home state of Georgia. The Daily Beast’s Howard Kurtz on why it all comes down to Ohio. Plus, Ben Jacobs previews each of the 10 races.