Looking at the latest NBC/WSJ poll and there are some interesting small trends within that are worth examining. Let’s start with Presidential approval:

Ok there is only a 1 pt shift, nothing seemingly to write home about. How about commitment to the respective candidates:


Over the last month Romney voters are three to seven points more committed to their candidate, while Obama voters are one to three-points less committed. It’s noteworthy that the drop in commitment is much greater for the president among those actually registered to vote, still the primary season for the GOP just ended so perhaps Romney’s better numbers are not as big a deal. How about the view of congress. That shouldn’t be affected by who is the presidential candidate:

So a GOP controlled congress is one point less popular while a Democrat controlled congress is three points less popular. Interesting. Time to look at the race itself:

Romney remains unchanged at 43 while Obama drops two points from 49-47 leaving a 4 point spread in favor of the president.

So the numbers indicate a slight move away from the democrats and the president vs last month, not really dramatic news…until you look at the May polling sample:

Vs the April one

The May sample polls 3% less Republicans and 1% more democrats than April. A full 4% difference in the left’s favor and yet with an extra point of Democrats in the sample:

  • Obama’s approval is down a point
  • Preference for Democrat control of congress is down 2 points
  • Voters Definitely voting Obama is down 1-3 points
  • and Obama polls two points lower.

Meanwhile on the other side with a 3 point decline in the GOP sample

  • Preference for Republican control of congress is down 1 point
  • Voters Definitely voting Romney is Up 3-6 points
  • and Romney polls the same as before.

And you are telling me that the GOP is only now figuring out Romney Can win?

Top Republicans, long privately skeptical about their presidential prospects, are coming around to a surprising new view — that Mitt Romney may well win the White House this November.

Margin-of-error polling, fundraising parity last month, conservative consolidation around Romney and a still-sluggish economy has senior GOP officials increasingly bullish about a nominee many winced over during a difficult primary process.

Guys, I’ve been telling you for MONTHS that these people are scared. All their actions have suggested disaster for a long time. Cripes the whole Stacy McCain Brett Kimberlin business, Holder and Harvard and even the Dylan Ratigan and Tamron Hall shutting off the mike add up to just one thing.


Ride Right Through them, they’re demoralized as Hell!

I know you’re late to the party but I’m happy to have you aboard.

Looking at the commentary concerning Stacy McCain’s not so excellent adventure as his family continues to live on the run in fear of Convicted bomber, supported by liberal foundations, the most interesting thing about this story has been the great divide as mentioned by the title of this post at Goldfish and Clowns:

Silence Screams Louder Than Words

and notes some interesting omissions from those writing about this subject:

I mention this to discuss the stunning silence in which Brietbart’s minions and others have engaged in regard to this.

He has a large list of “Call outs” Including Breitbart, Hotair , Powerline, Right Wing News, The Daily Caller and RedState. Their silence it’s like watching the relatives at the start of the movie The Devi’s Disciple scurry away when their cousin is taken by the Brits.

One name that was on his list, Michelle Malkin, has come out in a big way this morning:

Over the past year, Aaron Walker (who blogged as “Aaron Worthing”), Patterico, Liberty Chick, and now Stacy McCain have been targeted by convicted Speedway bomber Brett Kimberlin because they dared to mention his criminal past or assisted others who did. The late Andrew Breitbart warned about Kimberlin and company.

I have spoken directly with both Patterico and Aaron about their ongoing battles.

The mainstream press, not just the conservative blogosphere, needs to hear and report their stories. emphasis mine

That last sentence is the big bottom line. Robert Stacy McCain is not just a blogger he is a reporter, he has chosen to cover a story and because he has and his family are in hiding for their own safety.

Run that through your head MSM. This is an American JOURNALIST forced into hiding IN AMERICA for covering a story and you don’t find that newsworthy?

I’d like to say I’m surprised at this but remembering Molly Norris (who is STILL in hiding) but the MSM’s silence doesn’t surprise me.

I’m much more surprised at the silence of other conservative bloggers but most of all Breitbart.com.

Does anyone doubt that Andrew would be screaming at the top of his lungs pushing this if he were alive?

Yeah there are a lot of other issues to write about, yeah the election IS the issue this year, but who would have thought that the site that bears Andrew’s name would be the least worthy of the words “Breitbart is here” upon them?

This doesn’t of course apply to Lee Stranhan who has gone ALL in with this video

Meanwhile Stacy McCain still carries on posting away, Smitty no stranger to danger continues to write

As I’ve said before, courage is the first virtue, without it, nothing else is possible.

Exit question. If we cringe before this loser, what will we do when Holder and DOJ decide to try to shut us up later?

Update: Day by Day gets it:

Update 2: It is worth noting that Back in November of 2010 Liberty Chick at Breitbart.com wrote a long piece of Kimberlin and his connections to the left:

Update 3:
Leave it to a Film Director to find the right way to put it:

Journalist Forced to Flee Home by Streisand-Funded Domestic Terrorist Bomber!

Juicy headline, eh? Guaranteed to bring in the page views. I can’t imagine I’m the only one who’s thought of this angle to the story.

There was a time when this kind of headline would have had reporters running for their typewriters, but nothing trumps the need for the MSM to fight for those who protect Obama.

Update 4: Hotair is now on board. Captain Ed:

Stacy has had to take his family out of their house in order to protect them, at least for a while. It’s no blogospheric secret that Stacy and I have had our differences, but I still count Stacy as a friend and hope he does the same, and no one should have to leave their home in fear simply for engaging in political debate. I hit his tip jar yesterday to help in some small way to defray his travel expenses, and I’d encourage everyone else to do the same.

What else can we do? First, read all of Michelle’s post to get a sense of what the story and its impact actually is. Write about it or don’t, depending on how much focus you believe the story deserves, but try to post something about what these bloggers are enduring — if not on a blog, then on Twitter, Facebook, or other social media channels. At some point, we all need our friends to have our backs. I’ve already been there, and believe me, it’s a lonely place until they arrive.

How long with the MSM continue to ignore this?

Update 5: Yid with Lid is on it along with PopeHat and Ace invokes Kitty Genovese.