For all the attention paid to women in this race, there's another gender gap — with white men.

The Republican ticket of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan campaigned in northeastern Florida on Friday, where thousands of men had descended on Daytona Beach for the annual motorcycle festival Biketoberfest.

A bunch of them were at Willie's Tropical Tattoo smoking cigarettes, drinking beer and listening to music.

Watch: Romney Sarasota Rally Speech

Sep 21, 2012
Alex Cook

Mitt Romney spoke to supporters in Sarasota on Thursday, claiming that President Obama has "waved the white flag of surrender" regarding changing Washington D.C. from the inside.  He also spoke of his plan for the future of the country, and stated that he wouldn't decrease the size of the nation's military if elected.

See excerpts from Romney's Sarasota speech in the video below.

Ask your average American about Florida, and you'll hear something like this: It's hot, it has Disney World, and lots of old people live there.

And since the weather and Mickey Mouse don't make good attack ads, both presidential campaigns are trying to scare the bejeezus out of Florida's senior population over Medicare.

Here's the above-the-fold headline on Sunday's Miami Herald: "Ryan could hurt Romney in Florida."

Jay Cost is a staff writer for The Weekly Standard.

Over the last six weeks, President Obama has launched a sustained advertising blitz focused primarily in nine swing states — Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. Everybody is wondering: has it moved the needle in his direction?

Opinions are mixed.

Writing in yesterday's Wall Street Journal, Karl Rove argued:

(UPDATED July 26) The ad described in the post below was pulled off of YouTube at the request of the International Olympic Committee, citing copyright violation, The Washington Post reported Thursday.

It was perhaps the highlight of his Tampa speech -- President Obama slammed GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney for being an "outsourcing pioneer."

Here's what Obama said:

We can reform our tax code in a way that’s fair and responsible, which by the way means, let’s stop giving tax breaks to businesses that ship jobs and factories overseas.

Let’s reward companies that create jobs in manufacturing right here in the United States of America.

Mr. Romney disagrees with this.

This media morality tale involves Sen. Marco Rubio, a rumor, and one day of media spin.

The day began with ABC News reporting that Sen. Marco Rubio was not being vetted by the Romney campaign.

“What I have learned is that he has not been asked to do even the first step. He has not been asked to fill out any questionnaires, he has not been asked to turn over any personal documents by the Romney vetting team.”

Romney on Rubio: He IS Being Vetted for V.P.

Jun 20, 2012

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Tuesday that his campaign is "thoroughly vetting" Marco Rubio as it searches for a running mate despite reports that the Florida senator is not being considered.

ABC News and The Washington Post cited unnamed advisers in reporting that Rubio, R-Fla., wasn't on the short list for the No. 2 spot on the GOP ticket.