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A new video released by the Karl Rove-linked super PAC American Crossroads is part of a strategy by conservatives to make the president look weak on defense in the run-up to the first debate.
The video shows images of the attacks on the American Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and says that Obama spent that day campaigning in Las Vegas. The ad goes on to show various lightweight Obama interview appearances on shows like “The View” and “Late Night With David Letterman.” “President Obama needs to learn, being president isn’t just about being on TV and protecting your job. It’s about leadership,” the video says.
As Craig Unger reported earlier today, this is part of what GOP strategists are calling the “Jimmy Carter Strategy or the October Surprise,” an effort to make Obama look weak on defense. Mitt Romney tried something similar in an Op-Ed today in the Wall Street Journal, writing that because of Obama, the U.S. is “at the mercy of events rather than shaping them.”
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Like little stars.
World's best pie apple. Essential for Tarte Tatin. Has five prominent ribs.
So pretty. So early. So ephemeral. Tastes like strawberry candy (slightly).
My personal fave. Ultra-crisp. Graham cracker flavor. Should be famous. Isn't.
High flavored with notes of blood orange and allspice. Very rare.
Jefferson's favorite. The best all-purpose American apple.
New Hampshire's native son has a grizzled appearance and a strangely addictive curry flavor. Very, very rare.
Makes the best hard cider in America. Soon to be famous.
Freak seedling found in an Oregon field in the '60s has pink flesh and a fragrant strawberry snap. Makes a killer rose cider.
Ben Franklin's favorite. Queen Victoria's favorite. Only apple native to NYC.
Really does taste like pineapple.