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July 19, 2012

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Happy, happy Thursday.

Each of these stories will probably end up full-blown posts today, but I'm passing them on now so you'll start your day with a smile.

First, the DNC is pulling its horse ads and expressing regret (though not an actual apology) for mocking Ann Romney's dressage horse, the one she trains with to help her MS. The DNC's horse preoccupation was petty and pointless and, in light of this decision, apparently hurting them more than it was helping. After Palin, Democrats got into the habit of attacking GOP women in politics, even when the woman in question isn't really in politics, but only married to a politician. Voters, though, they know the difference.

Second, TPM (I know) has highlights from Justice Scalia's interview last night on Piers Morgan. One thing of interest, Scalia says there's been no falling out with the Chief Justice.

Third, and most likely to put a big ol' grin on your face, the CBS News/New York Times poll of registered voters released last night is exceptionally good news for us. Sure, the top-line number is a statistical tie, Romney 47% to Obama 46%. But dig down and Obama is in deep doodoo. Among independents, Obama is deeply underwater, with only 28% saying they have a favorable impression versus 52% who say not favorable. Independents seem to slightly favor Romney, 32% to 31%. Among all voters, Obama's favorability went from a slightly bad 42%-45% in April to 36%-48%.

That's just astonishing. After a month of unanswered Obama attack ads, with the campaign uttering smear after smear, as Obama makes targeted panders on gay rights and immigration policy, Obama's favorability dropped six points!

On Monday, I wrote about the conservative voices claiming that Romney was blowing it by not "going on offense." I said they were having a crisis of confidence, that Obama's attacks were not working, and that Romney should stay the course. I'm feeling pretty good about that post now.

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