As their husbands battle each other in a mad dash for the White House, the two contenders for first lady waged a heated contest of their own in the kitchen. On Tuesday, the incumbent claimed victory.

Michelle Obama has been declared the winner of the Family Circle Presidential Cookie Bake-Off. Her white and dark chocolate-chip cookies defeated the M&M cookies submitted by Republican rival Ann Romney.

Now as for their husbands, how do you think they will do in the debates tonight?



  1. Len says:

    Both couples should compete on “Dancing With The Stars”.

    Three dances: the limbo, a square dance, and a Viennese waltz.

    Best two out of three wins.

  2. NewformatSux says:

    Michelle’s cookies couldn’t be served at school under her plans for school lunches that the Feds have implemented. Kids are already complaining. If Romney made this an issue he could peel off some of the 18 year old crowd.

    • bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist says:

      Ha, ha. Whether true or not, excellent comment. I wonder if either lady even knows they were entered?

    • Dallas says:

      Obama’s 20th wedding anniversary today. He’s gonna say something sweet on national TV and win over the frigid repug women vote !

      .. before I answer that Jim, I’d like to wish Michele wonderful 20th . Also, unlike Romney’s Macy’s gift card to Ann on their anniversary, tonight I’m gonna give Michele flowers and have her ride my johnson to Barry White music..

      • NewformatSux says:

        Like Clinton said with regards to Bin Laden,”I tried. I tried and I failed.” That was even worse than the KissCam.

  3. NewformatSux says:

    You can now make over 35% return in 34 days by betting on Obama as president. Romney is surging, gaining 30% in a week.

    • NewformatSux says:

      Almost 36% return at Intrade. Hurry up and buy before it’s too late. Last week it dropped to a 25% return, and it might do it again!

  4. NewformatSux says:

    Your pic is outdated. Under instructions from Michelle Obama and the nanny state, the Cookie Monster no longer eats cookies.

  5. Guyver says:

    Obama is going to play the class warfare card.

    Romney is going to hold Obama accountable to all of his broken promises and missteps when it comes to making sound fiscal decisions.

    I’m expecting Romney to win the debate. That all said, I don’t think it will matter for the liberal fan boys.

    • bobbo, one true Liberal recognizing Obama is just too far Right says:

      Isn’t the whole point that the debates don’t matter to the fan bois of either side?

      Define “win.”

      I say Obama will win because he is fact oriented and I like facts.

      I say Rmoney will win because he has a loud dog whistle and he has been practicing zingers for a month and I like zingers.

      The real winner can only be revealed on the 5-6th follow up questions and then only with a supporting white board calculation, spread sheet, or electrodes on the gonads. IOW—there will be no winners. We all lose.

      The Great American Political process has become all Circus. You know what follows closely.

      Stupid Hoomans.

      • NewformatSux says:

        Only a small jump on intrade so far, but I expect Obama will drop into the low 60s, if not the high 50s on InTrade. So a 70% return is on the table.

  6. Ah_Yea says:

    The cookie monster is dead. The Celery eating no large soda skip the salt monster took over. (Thanks Michele!)

    Romney will destroy Obama. Like Guyver said, the Obamabots won’t see it but the people who matter will.

    • bobbo, one true Liberal recognizing Obama is just too far Right says:

      Spoken as you too disparage the taking 47%.

      what a maroon.

  7. Marc Perkel says:

    I think it would be funny if Romney ended up getting 47% of the popular vote. :)

  8. msbpodcast says:

    I can make a prediction about the elections right now and I’ll stake my disability check on it.

    When we wake up on the 7th, we’ll still be led (around by a nose ring,) by some millionaire or other with no horse in the survival race.

    And that horse is starting too look mighty tasty to us 99%ers.

  9. NewformatSux says:

    I wonder what Obama will do after Chavez loses on Sunday but rigs the vote in his favor. Will he stand with the protesters as with other countries in the Middle East or will he stand with the regime as in Iran. He called Chavez mi amigo, and tried to get the President of Honduras reinstated, so I think we know the answer.

  10. Jess Hurchist says:

    Read this just yesterday
    http://tinyurl.com/9kho76z

    • NewformatSux says:

      Obama to win reelection in a canter.
      Haven’t heard that phrasing before, but the folks at New Scientist need to realize there is a 35% return available to buy Obama on Intrade!

      • NewformatSux says:

        40% return. What happened to the Obama sure thing? Why are people in doubt all of a sudden that Obama will win?

        • bobbo, one true Liberal recognizing Obama is just too far Right says:

          Makes me wonder if the SUPER RICH are betting Obama down to get the suckers thinking Rmoney is the winner.

          there after all a whole bunch of suckers that think just like you do.

          • NewformatSux says:

            Some significant number of the people on there are probably arbitragers, running bot programs that buy them a guaranteed profit.
            For example if Obama is at 70 and Romney at 29, buy both.

  11. spsffan says:

    Ann Romney knows how to cook? I mean without ringing for the maid?

  12. bobbo, one true Liberal recognizing Obama is just too far Right says:

    NFS is getting as repetitive as Pedro in touting that Rmoney is ahead of Obama at Intrade as if that bit of crowd sourcing is a valid substitute for individual analysis and consideration.

    Finally up to my gils with NFS’s pestering, I went to Intrade:

    http://intrade.com/v4/home/

    Odds favor Obama by 7 to 3.

    NFS–is there nothing your Republican Mind Set does not F*ck Up?

    • NewformatSux says:

      Always disappointed when I fail to skip over your posts.

      My oh my, have you not been paying attention to my ‘repetitive’ posts? The posts are not repetitive as Obama’s odds keep changing. Do some analysis, which is of course hard for liberals who clearly can’t do math just looking at Obama’s budget claims. If Romney were ahead, you could get a 100%+ return betting on Obama. Instead you are getting a 40% return now. You used to be able to get only a 25% return, still a good deal for a 30 day investment.
      Romney has gone from 20% to 30%, a 50% return in a matter of days. 30% is a reasonable chance of victory, as George W Bush won reelection from that spot, granted it was after the polls closed and the leaked exit polls showed him trailing.
      Romney is gaining bigtime against Obama, which is good for bettors while it lasts, as now you can get a 40% return in 30 days. Really easy if you have a credit card on a foreign bank, otherwise you have to mail them a check or do a wire transfer, by which point Obama may have recovered to last week’s numbers of 80%, which is still a 25% return(You get paid at the 100% level, so that’s a 25% of 80%=20% increase for you math challenged liberals). The recovery is very likely if as you say some superrich people have rigged the market as there is only so much money they are willing to lose.

    • NewformatSux says:

      Shorter reply, odds used to favor Obama by 8 to 2, now it is just 7-3. He is imploding.

      • bobbo, one true Liberal recognizing Obama is just too far Right says:

        The chart at Intrade clearly shows you are wrong.

        All you have to do is: Look.

        Amusing.

        • bobbo, one true Liberal recognizing Obama is just too far Right says:

          https://data.intrade.com/graphing/jsp/closingPricesForm.jsp?contractId=743474&tradeURL=https://www.intrade.com

          I apologize. The detailed chart shows the maket declining from 8 to 7. I wouldn’t call the trend of the graph equating that to a collapse.

          But, you are close enough for me to apologize.

          I am tempted. Seems like easy money. I will follow this on Intrade. Should jump around after the debate tonight.

          Hmmmm… the intrade crowd much more rational than the voting public in general. That makes sense. With the 47% welfare losers all voting for Obama, you’d think the polls would be wildly more in favor of Obama wouldn’t you? But people with their own money to spend favor Obama more…

          Hey…. there is something going on here.

          • NewformatSux says:

            It’s really quite simple. The polls measure level of support, while the Intrade contract is either or. A 50.1-49.9 win is still a 100% win. Therefore being down by 5 or down by 50 makes little difference to Intrade.
            The only problem is it is hard to get money in fast, so the volume isn’t high. I can’t tell if this is temporary movement from 20 to 30 for Romney because of a few pro-Romney folks, or whether the previous drop which took longer was because of a few Obama folks.
            If you are looking, better to sign up now before the numbers move some more. You have to give ID and two utility bills, scan or fax is OK. I doubt they even check if they match the info you give, as you are approved right away. Then to deposit, you can wire money which takes a few days to clear. The only fee for wire is what your bank charges. Sending a check would probably not clear until after the election. After that they charge $5 a month, so it’s only worth it if you are planning to bet hundreds of dollars, unless you have a foreign credit card, which deposits right away.

  13. bobbo, one true Liberal recognizing Obama is just too far Right says:

    Just spent some google time re Intrade. Only 11,000 members. Seems extremely small. I’d think such a pari-mutual arrangement would be more popular?

    I am tempted. A fixed House take of 5.99 per month is very reasonable if you have any volume of betting at all.

    It might even be fun to play with it for awhile. On what issues do I feel confident about? Putting my money where my mouth is?

    …. but bottom line, I am psychologically ADVERSE to gambling. Not a bald opinion–I was tested. The negatives of losing far outweigh the pleasure/rush of winning… aka.. I’m not a loser gambler type.

    I don’t gamble, so I don’t know, but I would “bet” that if I went to Vegas and won a thousand a night and lost 100 on the last night that I would be more depressed than elated.

    In the end, whether gambling, or making considered bets as with Intrade, the reward is first emotional.

    Its good to know one’s self the best.

    YOU KNOW– I have often commented here I can’t believe the voters are so stupid that this is a close race, or it was before Rmoney and Lyin Ryan made their class warfare clear. Now if all the polls showed what Intrade shows–that the public is split 70/30–that would make me proud.

    Why not take this bet especially as it is confirmed by those other two prediction sites listed above.

    Why not?

    • NewformatSux says:

      Intrade doesn’t show the public is split 70-30.
      The number of members are low because it’s hard for them to get ‘impulse’ buyers. With a wire transfer, the cost goes up to at least $40. Or a check takes weeks.

    • NewformatSux says:

      No, no, you can’t play around. If you are in, it is best to just go with one contract, and then take out all your money after you win. Don’t try to double up your bets. Not that I ever did anything like that…

    • NewformatSux says:

      In that case, you should bet on Romney. Then you can either pocket your winnings or be happy Obama won. Or is it lose lose in that case? Then you should bet on Obama as you will already be down so the emotional downer from losing the bet would be limited as you are already feeling bad. My statement was directed at those crowing about the coming Obama victory. Bet now and get a 70% return!

  14. Dallas says:

    Obama is going to say something sweet about his 20th marriage anniversary today and win over all the repug women tonight.

    http://collegehumor.com/video/6830834/mitt-romney-style-gangnam-style-parody

    • bobbo, one true Liberal recognizing Obama is just too far Right says:

      I gotta admit, that Gangnam style dancing looks like it could be fun…. in a group…. sufficient beer.

    • jbenson2 says:

      Hah!
      This has been President Obama’s worst wedding anniversary ever.

  15. deowll says:

    On a personal note I’d like to ask Obama why didn’t any Democrats vote for your last two budgets and what are you going to do to change this?

    • Cap'nKangaroo says:

      I have been wanting to ask John Boehner and Eric Cantor why they refuse to bring up a 5 year Farm bill to a vote. The Senate passed theirs 64 to 35 (16 Republicans voting yea) on June 21.

      And yet the House Republican Leadership refuses to even offer a full 5 year bill. The House Agriculture Comm. advanced a full 5 year Farm bill on July 12 (35 to 11).

      And the House Leadership will not bring this up for a vote. Or the House Leadership could bypass a floor vote and send their Agri. Comm. bill straight to the Senate for conference. They have refused to do anything other than to talk about temporary measures.

    • bobbo, one true Liberal recognizing Obama is just too far Right says:

      Because his budget called for raising taxes on those making more than $250K and it was never going to pass over a Puke filibuster so why should any Dumbo vote for it to no effect only to be labeled “He wants to raise your taxes.”

      Are you this marginally smarter than the average dumb shit that this equation is so self destructive to the Republican base you don’t think of it as reasonable?

      I agree. But thems the cookie crumbs.

      • NewformatSux says:

        No filibuster on budget bills. The Senate can pass whatever they want, and are required by law to do so.

        • bobbo, one true Liberal recognizing Obama is just too far Right says:

          A quite illusory “fact” much like saying that if I cut your throat with a knife I have not killed you but rather you bled to death.

          That should make no sense at all until you read about “deeming resolutions” here:

          http://economist.com/blogs/freeexchange/2012/02/parliamentary-procedure

          Thanks for the correction. I am now armed to be more exact should I every express the very same reasoning later.

          See how direct contradiction make the other party better?

          It works both ways. Eg–post some freaking links.

  16. bobbo, one true Liberal recognizing Obama is just too far Right says:

    NewformatSux being helpful and a gentleman says:
    10/3/2012 at 1:22 pm

    It’s really quite simple. The polls measure level of support, while the Intrade contract is either or. A 50.1-49.9 win is still a 100% win. Therefore being down by 5 or down by 50 makes little difference to Intrade. /// Depends on the poll but I thought most simply asked who are you going to vote for? Very equivalent to Intrade. I think what you are saying can be true, but not often. Individual polled voters don’t respond with the “odds” of them voting one way or the other. The odds and the polls are created after individuals make yes/no///up/down decisions. Polls are much more manipulated as each poll is made to represent a larger mathmaticallly defined group. Intrade is more raw data.

    It does sound like fun. Rmoney is supposed to win the first debate as most challengers do. Seems like a good time to bet before the suckers get over their sugar highs.

    • NewformatSux says:

      By definition an equal number of people have ‘voted’ for Romney and Obama at Intrade. The only difference is the Obama ‘voters’ spent more money to do so, or at least are spending more now, so they are more confident of an Obama win.

  17. Captain Obvious says:

    Obviously the Presidential election is decided by electoral college votes. Romney is sitting 40-50 short right now.

  18. jbenson2 says:

    In San Jose, California last weekend, regular gas was selling for $4.05 a gallon.
    On Monday, it was $4.15.
    On Tuesday, it was $4.25.
    And this weekend?
    Analysts say it could reach a whopping $4.40.
    California gasoline prices might surge to levels higher than February’s $4.33-a-gallon.

    Bad timing for President “stop the pipelines” Obama.

  19. Admfubar says:

    and that’s the way the cookie crumbles…

  20. sargasso_c says:

    Avoiding it like I avoid all political debate. They set the terms of the discussion and the outcome is usually already decided. All we get to decide is who has the nicest hair.