Friday Morning Roundup

Read these, then get on with your weekend.

Is Rick Running? The Wall Street Journal
A Republican campaign veteran tells us that Texas Governor Rick Perry has decided to run for President, though the official word from Team Perry is still a definite maybe.
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Why Obama Is Likely to Lose in 2012
Karl Rove, The Wall Street Journal
President Barack Obama is likely to be defeated in 2012. The reason is that he faces four serious threats. The economy is very weak and unlikely to experience a robust recovery by Election Day. Key voter groups have soured on him. He’s defending unpopular policies. And he’s made bad strategic decisions.
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Touting Richmond as a capital of creativity
Richmond Times-Dispatch
More than a dozen community organizations and businesses joined forces to create i.e.* — a three-year initiative that aims to “transform this city from a Civil War attraction into a nationally renowned hotbed of creative talent.”
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Pottermore gives away JK Rowling’s marketing genius
The Guardian
Once again, JK Rowling and her marketing team have left the rest of the publishing world standing while she blazes a trail into the record books.
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Born On This Day
1893 – Roy O. Disney, American co-founder of the Walt Disney Company (d. 1971)
1895 – Jack Dempsey, American boxer (d. 1983)
1942 – Michele Lee, American actress
1945 – George Pataki, American politician
1947 – Mick Fleetwood, English drummer (Fleetwood Mac)
1961 – Ralph Reed, American political figure and religious leader

Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation.
The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak. (NIV)
Matthew 26:41

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