"State [of Oregon] business recruiters courted Solyndra, but came in second to California. They danced with Evergreen Solar, a company that tapped Massachusetts for $58 million in subsidies before collapsing in August. And they dodged another bullet when SprectraWatt, a spinoff of Intel in Oregon, spurned the state's advances for New York, only to declare bankruptcy in August."Then a recent Gallup poll shows that President Obama's long history of referencing George W. Bush's presidential problems has been counterproductive: "Poll: 56% of surveyed think Barack Obama is worse President, or just as bad, as George W. Bush". Way to tie your wagon to a losing comparison.
Finally, many of those who have been telling us that it is too late for anyone to get in the Republican presidential primary race and that waiting this long is not serious, a big "tease", and merely for self-publicity haven't uttered a peep against Governor Chris Christie's apparent new look at getting into the race. This despite the fact that Christie said he was not ready to be president and had 0% chance of running. Talk about a tease.*
*Though the statement about not being ready to be president would hurt Governor Christie if he did get in, I would like to see him run (and Governor Palin too). Contested primaries are good tests of strengths and weaknesses. They are also helpful in verifying or debunking high hopes of wistful supporters.