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Readers of US Weekly might have had some sticker shock when they saw a headline yesterday breaking the news that Ann Romney’s debate-night dress retails for $1,690.
But it turns out Michelle Obama’s debate ensemble cost twice as much.
The US Weekly piece went on to report this, but somehow the Obama outfit pricetag was not mentioned in the headline.
That headline read: “Ann Romney Wears $1,690 Oscar de la Renta Dress to Presidential Debate”
The announcement might have fit well with President Obama’s references during that debate to the Romney family’s enormous wealth. The president joked at one point that he doesn’t look at his own pension, because it’s not as big as Romney’s.
But both families, it turns out, can afford very nice clothes.
While Ann Romney was sporting a “short-sleeved crimped cotton silk dress by Oscar de la Renta,” that is not yet in stores, as US Weekly reported, the first lady was wearing a “hot pink” outfit of her own — that together cost $3,290.
“Obama, 48, styled a shift dress and cropped jacket from Michael Kors’ 2013 resort collection. The dress retails for $1,795 and the jacket is $1,495,” the magazine reported.
The pink dresses were in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month.
6. Mitt Romney had one of the best and most destructive lines I have ever heard in a debate: when he compared Obama talking to things his five sons would say when they were small children and tried to get him to believe their lies. This was wonderful. I’ve never seen a grown man humiliated this way before…being compared to small children and not being able to give any sort of retort because it was totally accurate.
As her sons beamed with pride with their wives at their sides, the future First Lady addressed the delegates at the Republican National Convention last night. She spoke of the man she has shared her life with, through the ups and downs. She spoke of Mitt Romney’s resolve, his commitment to success, the way he has impacted the lives of his fellow man.
Mrs. Romney was followed by Gov. Chris Christie, who spoke with his convictions, challenging the electorate that we need “Leadership” in Washington.
When the night was done, we flipped to MSNBC, and we knew they had hit the right tone, made the right impression. Why? Because Rachel Maddow, Laurence O’Donnell, Chris Matthews, and Ed Schultz HATED everything they heard. They were in an uproar over what was said, and was not said. It was simply amazing.
Mitt Romney may be tight-lipped about his vice presidential short list, warning that only he and longtime aide Beth Myers know who is on it, but a close examination of the campaign’s activity suggests four contenders have risen through the ranks: Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal.
New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte and Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell may be considered wild cards, and Romney has said he’s thoroughly vetting Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, though the first-term lawmaker’s status appears unchanged.
No, there is absolutely nothing wrong with Sasha and Malia Obama accompanying their parents on the campaign trail this summer. Megan McCain recently commented that her interest in politics, and in following the daily ebbs and flows of it, were sparked when her father John McCain “dragged”her through his Senate campaigns when she was 13.
But the Obama’s have been extremely careful to keep their children insulated from the prying eyes of the media. So much so that when the press reported on a trip with friends to Mexico, the stories were “scrubbed” after a reminder that the “girls were off-limits”.
There is no denying that the First Family paints a great portrait of la famiglia, and that it projects well on the narrative. One has to wonder if the visual of Ann Romney travelling with her husband as he campaigns, coupled with their 5 sons, Romney’s “Boys” as they’ve been dubbed, and the 16 grandchildren, is projecting an even better narrative.
In an interview with Sean Hannity, in Michigan, on the campaign bus, Ann Romney spoke freely about the people she greets each day, and how not a day passes without many telling her that they are “praying for her, her health, and for Mitt”. She says it is the power of prayer that gets her through the daily tasks of the tiresome days campaigning. The “power of Prayer”!!
Here is Laurence O’Donnell’s attack on Ann Romney and use of Horses as therapy for her MS:
And FOX News’ Neil Cavuto, himself suffering with MS, strikes back:
It has been apparent for quite awhile that the Obama campaign team will not be able to wage a campaign on the President’s record, something that was non-existent in 2008, and that is now a dismal failure. So David axelrod, in an obvious attempt to move the conversation away from Hilary Rosen’s “she never worked a day in her life” comments about Ann Romney, decided to pull out an old story line about Mitt Romney: tying the dog crate, with the family dog in it, to the top of the station wagon for a trip! Really. This is where we have come to!
But just like the orchestrated Hilary Rosen comment fiasco got the Mom’s motivated, the dog story has opened up a whole new storyline….. for Obama.
Nothing is worse than your OWN words challenging you, but, right from the pages of his book, Dreams of My Father, Obama recounts some of his “life experience” with his stepfather, Lolo Soetoro, which included eating dog meat!:
“With Lolo, I learned how to eat small green chill peppers raw with dinner (plenty of rice), and, away from the dinner table, I was introduced to dog meat (tough), snake meat (tougher), and roasted grasshopper (crunchy). Like many Indonesians, Lolo followed a brand of Islam that could make room for the remnants of more ancient animist and Hindu faiths. He explained that a man took on the powers of whatever he ate: One day soon, he promised, he would bring home a piece of tiger meat for us to share.” http://weaselzippers.us/2012/04/17/obama-i-used-to-eat-dog-meat-it-was-tough/
Now, I know some world travellers, and I know that different cultures see things differently. And since he was being raised in the Muslim home of his adopted Muslim father, this isn’t something that would be a news story, per se.
But since Mr. Axelrod wanted to highlight Romney’s National Lampoon Family Vacation story as a distraction, far be it for anyone to ignore. And so, the jokes on Twitter have grown. There is a Twitter thread for Obama dog recipes( https://twitter.com/#!/search/%23ObamaDogRecipes/ ), and a thread of GREAT photoshopped pictures ( http://thehayride.com/2012/04/the-obama-dog-eating-fark-thread/ ).
Even BO, the First Family’s dog, is included:
To his credit, Mitt Romney, when asked about this story line on Hannity, declined to enter that area, instead saying that his focus is on the economy and JOBS!!!