Morning Briefing: Romney Faces ‘Friendly Fire’

– Mitt Romney’s reaction to Tuesday’s embassy attack has been widely panned, even by his own supporters.

– A new Gallup poll shows U.S. satisfaction is at its highest in three years:
Percentage satisfied with the way things are going in the U.S.

– An allegedly non-partisan military coalition fighting against a DOJ lawsuit to expand early voting options for all voters was actually organized by a prominent GOP operative, MSNBC’s Lean Forward notes.

– At a Romney campain event Wednesday, Gov. John Kasich (R-OH) paid tribute to political wives who he said are “at home doing the laundry” while candidates do the governing:

– And finally, as Saturday Night Live begins its 38th season, Jay Pharoah will assume the role of President Barack Obama.