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President Obama’s Reelection Campaign to Focus on Mitt Romney, London Riots, and More in Chad’s Steaming Pile

Here are just a few things in Chad’s Pile that you will hear on Lubbock’s First News this morning. Give Chad your feedback on the steaming topics.

1. Obama vs. Romney (link)

Forget Rick Perry. President Obama and his campaign are focusing on Mitt Romney. According to Politico;

Barack Obama’s aides and advisers are preparing to center the president’s reelection campaign on a ferocious personal assault on Mitt Romney’s character and business background, a strategy grounded in the early-stage expectation that the former Massachusetts governor is the likely GOP nominee.

The dramatic and unabashedly negative turn is the product of political reality. Obama remains personally popular, but pluralities in recent polling disapprove of his handling of his job, and Americans fear the country is on the wrong track. His aides are increasingly resigned to running for reelection in a glum nation. And so the candidate who ran on “hope” in 2008 has little choice four years later but to run a slashing, personal campaign aimed at disqualifying his likeliest opponent.

Mitt Romney is still the frontrunner though Rick Perry will shake things up so it makes sense that Obama 2012 is targeting Romney right now. No matter what you think about Romney as a conservative, there is no doubt he is better than Obama.

2. London riots (link)

To be honest, I haven’t been keeping up much with the riots in London. I have noticed that the current rioting has been at the hands of the youth in London, black and white. The question is, how did this begin and is this because of race? Well, it looks like it sure started because of race.

What colour is Mark Duggan? Mark Duggan is the man who was shot dead by the police on Thursday in Tottenham. The Tottenham riots last night were sparked when people protested his death. This morning, I first heard of the riots on the radio, then on the television. I read articles on the internet. But oddly, no one would say what colour Mark Duggan was. No one would say the unsayable, that the rioters were, I suspect on the whole, black. Then, finally, Toby Young’s Telegraph blog post on the riots was published. Is Toby Young the only  journalist out there who will dare say that these riots are about race?

Still, one paper did carry a photo of Mr Duggan. When I saw the photo, it confirmed what I knew instinctively: black youths once again have set London alight.

Some of the black kids I used to teach will tell you that the riots are absolutely justified. A number of adults would agree with them. Everywhere I read that the protest was understandable because “people are very angry”.

Check out more of the story above.

3. Why does the liberal media hate women? (link)

Okay, they don’t hate all women. Just Republican women. Newsweek has come out with an article on Michele Bachmann and it’s not real flattering. According to FOX;

Rep. Michele Bachmann has declined to get into the scrum with Newsweek over its cover story of the presidential candidate called “The Queen of Rage,” accompanied by an unflattering photo of the Minnesota Republican, but others are calling the magazine out of bounds in its depiction.

The National Organization for Women President Terry O’Neill said that the cover of the magazine’s latest edition is “sexist” and referred to a simple test by the group’s founder Gloria Steinem to explain how they determined that conclusion — would the magazine do the same to a man.

I do give Newsweek credit for trying to stay relevant.

These and many more topics coming up on Wednesday’s edition of Lubbock’s First News with Chad Hasty. Tune in mornings 6-9am on News/Talk 790 KFYO, streaming online at kfyo.com, and now on your iPhone and Android device with the radioPup App.

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