Your large domestic news of a day is that Mitt Romney skeleton to reason a discussion call during 11:00 am ET currently with his closest supporters to plead his 2016 presidential intentions, MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt confirms. No one knows for certain what Romney will announce, though a camber entrance from Romney World is that a former Massachusetts administrator is going to give it another try. But here’s because Romney has to make adult his mind now: The belligerent underneath his feet is already commencement to crumble. Just yesterday, we schooled that Romney’s tip Iowa strategist in 2008 and 2012 — David Kochel — is set to be Jeb Bush’s debate manager. We also learned, around a AP, that some of Romney’s past donors are jumping aboard a Jeb Train. And get this: We can tell we that folks whom Romney has INVITED on this call are already formulation to work for Bush. (Remember, a lot of these people have been connected to a Bush World longer than to Romney.) So if Romney is going to do this, he needs to make a transparent matter ASAP (and don’t be astounded if it comes in a form of a PAC or other committee). It’s not too separate for what Jeb had to do a integrate of months ago: remonstrate doubtful politicos and donors that you’re indeed in a race.
From 2012 GOP hopeful to “even footing” during best
When it comes to Romney presumably losing former advisers and donors to rivals, keep this in mind: Romney is going from being a GOP’s general-election hopeful — with many of a celebration entirely behind him — to someone who’s creation a THIRD primary run. So you’re firm to have these kinds of defections. As political scientist Jonathan Bernstein puts it, “The best box for [Romney] during this indicate is that he’s on some-more or reduction even balance with several other candidates.” Now, we can positively win your party’s presidential assignment on even footing. But Romney also won’t be as clever right now as he was in a summer/fall of 2012 — it’s only a fact.
Measuring Romney vs. Jeb
By a way, here are Romney’s and Bush’s fav/unfav from a many recent (Jan. 2015) NBC/WSJ poll:
- Overall for Romney: 27% positive, 40% negative
- Overall for Bush: 19% positive, 32% negative
- Among Republicans for Romney: 52% positive, 15% negative
- Among Republicans for Bush: 37% positive, 15% negative
Bottom line: Both group are unpopular altogether (and have indeed mislaid belligerent given a prior polling); Romney is some-more renouned than Bush among Republicans; though Bush also has some-more room to grow.
Obama fires adult Democrats in Philly
Here’s Roll Call on President Obama’s disproportion to House Democrats during their shelter in Philadelphia final night: “A burning President Barack Obama addressed House Democrats Thursday night, creation a box that, while there’s some-more work to do in restoring a economy, Democrats can’t be bashful about what they’ve already accomplished.” From Obama’s remarks: “Obviously, we were all unhappy with a outcome of a final election, and there are a lot of reasons for it and I’m happy to take on some of a blame. But one thing I’m certain about is, when we’re bashful about what we caring about, when we’re defensive about what we’ve accomplished… We need to mount adult and go on offense, and not be defensive about what we trust in!” Obama also took a not-so-subtle puncture during Mitt Romney: “We’ve got a former presidential claimant on a other side who unexpected is only deeply endangered about poverty.” That stirred Romney to lapse a glow around Twitter: “Mr. Obama, consternation because my regard about poverty? The record series of bad in your term, and your record of disaster to remedy.”
During QA that was off-camera, we schooled that Obama told House Democrats that they can opinion opposite his trade deals, though don’t make a philharmonic out of it
Senate passes Keystone bill. What happens next?
After 3 weeks of work, a Senate yesterday upheld a check to approve a Keystone XL Pipeline, 62-36, NBC’s Frank Thorp reports. The check now goes to a House, that contingency pass a Senate chronicle if they devise to exam President Obama’s eagerness to halt a legislation — something a White House has indicated he would do. So what happens next? According to NBC’s Alex Moe, “discussions are underway” per what House Republicans will do next. Two options are available: One, they could simply pass a Senate version. Or two, they could try to go to conference, where they would negotiate a center belligerent between a House-passed and Senate-passed versions of a bill. The categorical disproportion between a House and Senate bills is a amendments that were combined on to a Senate bill. Important note: The 62 Senators who voted for a check is not adequate to overrule a halt (you need 67 votes, or two-thirds of a Senate). The House, that upheld a check to approve a tube 266-153-1 on Jan. 9, also did not have a 290 votes indispensable to overrule a veto.
NBC/WSJ poll: Nearly 4 in 10 would daunt kids from football
With Sunday’s Super Bowl approaching, it’s been a tough year for Roger Goodell and a NFL. Ray Rice. Adrian Peterson. Deflate-gate. But conjunction of these stories is a serious, long-term hazard to veteran football. What is a hazard – health and safety, generally as it relates to concussions. Well, new formula from a many new NBC/WSJ poll find that scarcely four-in-10 Americans — 37% — contend they would inspire their child to play another competition other than football due to concerns about concussions. By contrast, 60% of respondents contend they remonstrate and would behind their children if they wanted to play football. These commentary are radically unvaried from an NBC/WSJ check from a year ago, when 40% pronounced they’d inspire their children to play another sport, while 57% wouldn’t. In a new poll, a commission preferring their children play a opposite competition due to concerns about concussions is aloft among seniors (51%), those with post-graduate degrees (50%), liberals (49%), Democrats (47%), Obama electorate (46%), civic residents (40%), women (40%), and those who don’t have children underneath 18 vital in their domicile (38%). And it’s reduce among conservatives (28%), those ages 18-34 (28%), Republicans (30%), Romney electorate (30%), those with a high propagandize preparation or reduction (31%), group (32%), and those who do have children underneath 18 vital in their domicile (34%).
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