POLL DU JOUR
give Mr. Ponzi a bad name — or a legitimate job,” Mr. Daniels says in his book. “If old Carlo were around today, he’d have made an ideal Social Security commissioner.”
52 percent of U.S. voters say that, regardless of whom they support, the Republican candidate will win the 2012 presidential election.
82 percent of Republicans, 51 percent of independents, 31 percent of Democrats, 73 percent of conservatives and 27 percent of liberals agree.
38 percent of voters overall say President Obama will win in 2012.
12 percent of Republicans, 36 percent of independents, 59 percent of Democrats, 20 percent of conservatives and 57 percent of liberals agree.
50 percent of voters overall would support Mr. Obama if the election were held today, 41 percent would support Rick Perry.
49 percent of voters would support Mr. Obama, 44 percent would support Sarah Palin.
46 percent would support Mr. Obama, 44 percent would support Mitt Romney.
Source: A McClatchy/Marist poll of 1,042 adults conducted Sept. 13 and 14.
George W. Bush administration, has joined CNN as a political contributor, on a team that already includes husband/wife pundits Mary Matalin and James Carville plus RedState founder Erick Erickson.
“It’s shaping up as a red-hot political year, and I’m eager to lend my perspective to it,” Mr. Fleischer observes.
Meanwhile, Ben Coes — a speechwriter for former President George H.W. Bush’s White House and former campaign manager for Mitt Romney’s 2002 run for Massachusetts governor — has taken to the political thriller. Coming to bookshelves this week from St. Martin’s Press is Mr. Coes’ new book “Coup D’Etat,” with a plot based on a nuclear showdown between India and Pakistan.
The novel “poses a troubling and timely question,” Mr. Coes allows. “What would happen if the U.S. decided to take control of Pakistan?”