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Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: President Obama can’t show too much anger or passion in public because it could make him look like an angry black man and scare away skittish white folks. After last night’s vice presidential debate, some people said that Obama could never behave the way Joe Biden did Read More

Just how badly did the president do? Gallup found that 72 percent of the people who watched the debate thought Romney had won versus 20 percent who felt Obama was the victor — the highest differential the pollster has ever recorded.

Grantland’s Andy Greenwald isn’t sold on Jay Pharoah as SNL’s Obama: But I’m still not entirely sold on Jay Pharoah. The guy is a brilliant, otherworldly mimic, but I’m not sure he’s all the way there yet as a performer. Don’t get me wrong — I’m thrilled he’s got the podium with the seal on Read More

Y’all better vote for fucking Obama, OK? For better or for worse, all right? We have a black Muslim in the White House. Now that’s some amazing shit! It means there is hope in this country. And Obama is fighting for gay rights, so support the man, goddamnit. …Oh. (There’s gotta be a Madonna-song-title pun Read More

Undecideds have come in for a lot of guff in recent weeks, and perhaps understandably: this year’s presidential election might ultimately come down to the mercurial whims of a few thousand people who don’t really pay attention to or care all that much about this stuff. Both campaigns will carpet-bomb key states with lots of Read More

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