- Reports of campaign infighting/disarray
- Public dissemination of his "inelegant" remarks about 47 percent of the population
- Heated criticism from leading conservatives
- Abandonment by Republican candidates
- A downward turn in his campaign's fortunes
- Ominous signs in state and national polling
- The release of his 2011 tax return, which raised more questions than it answered; and, by his own admission, disqualifies him from being president
Meet the Press: Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D); Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH); Roundtable: Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed (D), Romney Campaign Adviser Bay Buchanan, Joe Scarborough (MSNBC), David Brooks (New York Times) and Democratic Strategist Dee Dee Myers.
Face the Nation: Former President Bill Clinton (D); Roundtable: David Corn (Mother Jones), Peggy Noonan (Wall Street Journal), Rick Stengel (TIME), Harvard University Professor David Gergen and John Dickerson (CBS News).
This Week: Obama Campaign Senior Adviser David Axelrod; RNC Chair Reince Priebus; Roundtable: Republican Strategist Nicolle Wallace, Former Obama Domestic Policy Adviser Melody Barnes, Conservative Commentator Ann Coulter, Jorge Ramos (Univision) and Former Clinton Labor Secretary Robert Reich.
Fox News Sunday: Obama Campaign Senior Adviser Robert Gibbs; Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R); Roundtable: Brit Hume (Fox News), Kasie Hunt (Associated Press), Bill Kristol (Weekly Standard) and Juan Williams (Fox News).
State of the Union: Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL); Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC); Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI); Pollsters Whit Ayres and Anna Greenberg; Susan Page (USA Today); Ron Brownstein (CNN); Reliable Sources: Peter Baker (New York Times); Lynn Sweet (Chicago Sun-Times); Jennifer Rubin (Washington Post); Radio Host Bill Press; Bob Woodward (Washington Post).
The Chris Matthews Show: Bob Woodward (Washington Post); Joe Klein (TIME); Katty Kay (BBC); Kelly O'Donnell (NBC News).
Fareed Zakaria GPS: Former President Bill Clinton (D); Author Salman Rushdie.
Up with Chris Hayes: Author Thomas Frank; Others TBD.
60 Minutes will feature: interviews with President Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney (preview).
On Comedy Central...
Jon Stewart—who will be debating Bill O'Reilly on October 6th—offered his uncensored appraisal of Mitt Romney's campaign.
Tuesday: King Abdullah II of Jordan
Wednesday: Actress Olivia Wilde
Thursday: NBA Player Amar'e Stoudemire
And Stephen Colbert examined Romney's efforts to reach out to Latinos.
Tuesday: Olympic Gold Medalist Claressa Shields
Wednesday: Author Jim Holt
Thursday: Creator of "Breaking Bad" Vince Gilligan
Christine O'Donnell contemplated reprising her role as Republican spoiler.
Christine O'Donnell's 2010 run for Senate in Delaware has become a cautionary Tea Party tale. Riding a wave of Tea Party anger, she defeated the more moderate Rep. Mike Castle in the GOP primary — who was believed to have the best shot at winning in the general election — only to then lose to Democrat Chris Coons.
But O'Donnell wants another run.
According to Delaware Online, O'Donnell is considering a rematch with Coons, now the state's junior senator, when he is up for reelection in 2014.
"I think I owe that to my supporters, to at least consider a run," O'Donnell said in an interview last week. "People sacrificed. Not only came out of their comfort zone — sacrificed to work hard in order to win the primary. And I think that I owe it to them to give it every consideration."
Rush Limbaugh blamed feminists for his shortcomings.
Rush Limbaugh on Thursday lashed out at feminists — who he called "feminazis" — over the news that male genitalia are shrinking.
The conservative radio host pointed to an Italian study which found that the average male penis was 10 percent smaller than 50 years ago. Researchers cited weight gain around the waist, smoking, stress and environmental pollutants as factors.
But Limbaugh wasn’t buying that explanation.
"I think it's feminism," he declared. "If it's tied to the last 50 years — the average size of [a male's] member is 10 percent smaller than 50 years — it has to be the feminazis, the chickification and everything else."
"Give 'em time and they'll blame Bush. But air pollution vs. feminazis? Ha!"
And, in other news...
Rick Perry spoke in tongues.
"Satan runs across the world with his doubt and with his untruths and what have you and one of the untruths out there that is driven is that people of faith should not be involved in the public arena. ... Somehow or another there's this, ya know, steel wall, this iron curtain or whatever you want to call it between the church and people of faith and this separation of church and state is just false on its face. We have a biblical responsibility to be involved in the public arena proclaiming God's truth."
Heaven Government help us.