Do ya feel lucky?
The boy done good.
This is a bit of fun for fans of US politics – the respected Pew Research Center has a quick survey to place you on the Democrat-Republican spectrum. Guido scored as below:
Elsewhere Stateside Fox News has classified our own media-leftist-luvvie Owen Jones as a “creep” and “braying jackal”. Jones is lovin’ the attention…
UPDATE: Video ripped by our friends at The Commentator
Mitt Romney has picked Congressman Paul Ryan, an ideological proponent of tax and spending cuts, to be his vice-presidential running mate. Romney at a stroke has squared the restless Republican right-wing and tea partiers. The election moves from being a referendum on Obama – “are you better off now than you were 4 years ago” – to a choice about the kind of future America the voters want. A socialised European-style America or a low tax, free enterprise America.
Rep. Paul Ryan first came on to Guido’s radar in 2011 when as chairman of the House Budget Committee he launched this 3-minute video
He should kick Biden’s ass in the televised VP Debates…
That irritating Gotye song as you’ve never heard it before…
Mitt Romney’s London visit is not going well. After insulting the Olympics (a grave crime apparently) and forgetting Miliband’s name, Guido learns that tonight’s fundraiser is struggling to get the numbers.
The Republican candidate has been forced to cut prices from $25,000:
Subject: romney dinner…..reduced price for last minute guests has been negotiated
Good news: The Romney dinner in London on Thursday, July 26th is reaching an all time record for a one event fundraiser. In order to get us over the top, we have been allowed to invite a few last minute guests at 10,000 per ticket vs 25,000 per ticket.”
Lovely spinning there…
UPDATE: This is an invite to Romney’s reception tonight:
Guido hears the price has been cut to $1,000…
In a bid to prove his foreign policy credentials, Mitt Romney has solved one of the largest ever strains on the Special Relationship. No, he hasn’t declared the Falkands to be British, rather he has promised to restore the bust of Churchill to the Oval Office if he beats Obama. See it is an equal partnership really…
Arriving today for the Olympic opening ceremony and meetings with Cameron and Miliband, the Republican Presidential campaign has been briefing Jon Swaine:
“…advisers told The Daily Telegraph that he would abandon Mr Obama’s “Left-wing” coolness towards London. We are part of an Anglo-Saxon heritage, and he feels that the special relationship is special,” the adviser said of Mr Romney, adding: “The White House didn’t fully appreciate the shared history we have.”
Anglo-Saxon? Not the most subtle dog whistle…
PICTURE: Nick Robinson’s Tribute to Bob Crow | MediaGuido
7 Days To Budget, It’s Not Too Late To Tell George | MessageSpace
Weirdest Government Decision of the Year | Speccie
Ed Miliband Should Call for a EU Referendum | John Mann
LibDems: Baby Snatchers | Laura Perrins
Like Guido’s Facebook Page | Facebook
Oh Sh*t, say Tube Drivers | Daily Mash
Venezuela’s Mad Socialist Experiment Ending in Misery | Allister Heath
Economic Figures Still Grim | Nick Wood
In Praise of Bob Crow | Ed West
Anthony Crosland and Roy Jenkins Were Lovers | Telegraph
LibDem Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael:
“Chris Huhne was the man who had put the ‘t’ into ‘Cancun’.”