turning to our weekly daily roundup,
days to the election.
did the math. we'll trust them on it. you wouldn't know from comings and goings in early primary states. republican
introduced himself at a fundraiser in
. time for the party to look to the governors and midwest for their leaders.
we've laid a positive foundation to move wisconsin forward and people want to continue down that path. we need to do that nationally as well. our schools, we can hire and fire based on merit, we can pay based on performance. that means we can put the
best and the brightest
in our classrooms and we can afford to keep them there.
walker downplayed his presidential ambitions in interviews but he did manage to mention maybe half a dozen times during his 40-minute speech that he lived in plainfield, a tiny town in northeast iowa when he was a child. another stop, rand
, delivered his own prescription for
at a fundraiser in concord, new hampshire.
we need to have
, people with tattoos, without tattoos, with long hair, with short hair, with beards, without beards. we need to look more like america.
the tattoo vote could be decisive. rand
found himself in the middle of a feud with arizona
senator john mccain
hopeful texas center
who took on mccain tuesday explaining why he objects to sending the senate budget to conference with the house.
from arizona urged this body to trust the republicans. let me be clear, i don't trust the republicans. and i don't trust the democrats.
finally, a guy who is familiar with taking heat from his party, governor
. he will welcome the president back to his state tuesday for a tour of the
, which, of course, has reopened after hurricane sandy. that happened today. this morning on "today,"
asked christy if another appearance of that political odd couple could actually hurt him within his own party.
do you ever worry that another visit and more images of you two
the boardwalk will cook your personal political goose?
no. i think what people in my state want more than anything else is for me to do my job. the fact of the matter is, he's the
president of the united states
. he wants to come here and see the people of new jersey. i'm the governor. i'll be here to welcome him.
should be a
on the show. deputy
is here for more on this morning's first read. give usa sense, governor
delivering different visions for the
. what is -- what other competing visions to try to bring about this
has really become something of a hero among conservatives and in the conservative base. remember, he survived that recall vote after his controversial measures on collective bargaining rights and union rights. rand
, on the other hand, comes from a very different point of view, obviously, with his libertarian views. you have two folks really going in there and saying, rand
saying we need to widen the tent, include more people. you have
saying the problem is what democrats are trying to push is dependence on government. we as conservatives have a different message. more of a traditional, similar to the notes we heard in
another name less focused on
than an election sooner than that, which is
city of new york
. yesterday was day one of his sort of mayoral comeback as it were. i want to play a
. this is his first interview.
any other shoes to drop on this that maybe you want to get out yourself before somebody else does?
well, i can -- it is what it is. people may decide they want to come forward and say here is another e-mail that i got or another photo i got, but i'm certainly not going to do that.
that was obviously referring to whether or not there were tweets or pictures he should be concerned about. the "new
post" will have
focusing on this. how viable is the campaign.
everybody likes to talk about the aggressive new
tabloids. the fact of the matter is, the show he was on, the host was brian lair, wnyc. that's
, that's not exactly public fodder he's getting questions on that. most of the time politicians that want to get past the scandal hold one big interview, get past it and move on. you can't do that in new
because the media spotlight is so glaring. it's going to be difficult to move past the issue.
in case you missed it at home, here is what we heard from andrew congresswoman okay, the
governor of new york
, he said, among other things, we'll put it on the screen for you. if we vote on this guy, shame on us. if
wants to run for mayor, he can run for mayor. if he runs, he runs. if we elect him, shame on us. another graphic, weiner for mayor, a picture of the gorgeous bridge.
you wouldn't if you know anything about the new
skyline, because it was
this isn't the kind of stuff you expect from --
on the last point, i think it's very difficult for him when you're having trouble fielding a topnotch set of staffers, you know, you put this together healther skelter. this is what happens oftentimes. the other thing,
wound up walking back when he said, i don't know where the joke was in that. the shame on us doesn't sound like a punch line.
humor hasn't been getting through at least recently with cuomo. not that there's anything wrong with
. we're all good with
. up next democratic