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The "Obama Tapes"

zipher Wrote: Oct 03, 2012 5:21 PM
Which of the following statements has Mitt Romney made concerning Roe vs Wade? A.) "I believe that since Roe v. Wade has been the law for 20 years that we should sustain and support it. And I sustain and support that law and the right of a woman to make that choice." B.) "And that is why, as a pro-life Republican, I am in favor of having the Supreme Court overturn Roe v. Wade." C.) Both A. and B.

The Daily Caller's taped speech of Barack Obama praising his pastor, bellowing about racism and generally pandering to an audience of black pastors isn't really the "game changer" that many might have hoped (or thought) it would be.  Partisans on both sides may hope or fear it's big, but my sense is that normal people just aren't going to completely change their votes on the basis of it.  

Indirectly, though, it does do some bot-insignificant damage to the President and his partisans in the press.  Here's how:

1. The President - it presents Obama with an authenticity problem.  The...