Breakfast in America: April 20, 2012

It’s the end of the week! Here’s your daily link roundup:

  • Nate Silver examines favorability ratings and elections. Mitt Romney is running underwater, but Silver sees hope. He doesn’t mention it, but looking over the history it seems like the worst news for Romney is that only, at this stage, only one candidate with a favorability rating over 40 has ever lost (Ford). Obama is at 41.
  • The Keystone pipeline is back on the table. Nebraska’s government has approved a new route to avoid an environmentally sensitive area. Despite what you’ve heard from GOP talking points, President Obama only temporarily blocked the pipeline BECAUSE the Nebraska GOP balked at the route. I’d expect Obama to approve the pipeline now and cut off another Romney talking point.

 

1 comment for “Breakfast in America: April 20, 2012

  1. April 20, 2012 at 7:57 am

    Those Caro books are huge. I’ve thought about reading them, but then I just can’t muster enough enthusiasm about LBJ to get started. Maybe I’ll try again soon.

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