Obama’s poll numbers contain a ghastly message of doom.
American’s don’t like to give up on their president. We want the president to succeed in a general way because we know if he fails the nation is harmed to some extent. In many respects Barack Obama is on a path blazed by James Earl Carter over three decades ago. More Americans “liked” Carter than thought he was doing a good job as President. That | Read More »
Obama Campaign’s Misguided Tactics or: Why Romney’s Record Doesn’t Matter
Recent attacks on Mitt Romney’s time at Bain Capital and now his record as Massachusetts Governor reveal the desperation of the Obama Campaign. As is the case with virtually all elections this one will will turn not on the challenger’s record but on the incumbent’s. With President Obama languishing well below 50% in almost every poll, his people know they have to change the direction | Read More »
Mitt Romney is a Dork.
It hit me this evening in a blinding moment of cold medicine induced clarity. Mitt Romney is a hopeless dork. Newt Gingrich is famous for talking too much but no one, and I mean no one, can so firmly wedge their foot in their oral cavity in as few words as Mitt the Dork. How is it possible that Mr. Electable has said not one, | Read More »
Myth of the Great Candidate that said “No”
Currently it’s common to hear sorrowful wailing because the Republican Party is forced to choose one of the candidates running for president. If only XYZ had ran, THEN we’d have something to get excited about. This lack of interest from the Great Candidate(s) is then used as a corollary argument that Barack Obama is seen as unbeatable by the smart guys. I submit to you | Read More »
Mitt Romney: Born On Third Base
Conservatives generally have a hard time dealing with the limitations of capitalism and a free economy. There are and must be limitations for if not, John Dillinger would have been considered an entrepreneur instead of Public Enemy #1. As I’ve tried to understand my own antipathy for Mitt Romney I have slowly come to believe that my discomfort is due to the nagging suspicion that | Read More »
New Gallup numbers show Obama is weak.
The mass media continues to do a great job of studiously ignoring Barack Obama’s pervasive weakness in this year’s election. Aiding and abetting the media are establishment Republicans who with purple faces and wagging fingers assure us that only Mitt Romney is “electable”. To them I say “Hogwash”. The fact is that President Obama is in a historically weak position. Numbers released by Gallup yesterday | Read More »
I like Mrs. Romney. I was very impressed by her introduction of her husband Tuesday evening. She was smooth and charming without looking rehearsed or robotic. She differs greatly in this regard from her spouse. I watched Mitt Romney’s speech and while he was mainly saying the right things, it was a depressing experience. I want to like the guy, I really do, and don’t | Read More »
Turn out the lights, the party’s over.
Barring one more bizarre reversal of fortune this election cycle, Mitt Romney will be the presidential nominee of the Republican Party in 2012. The 2012 cycle should spawn a record setting number of books about a nominating contest. It has truly been one for the history books. I never believed it would happen but my eyes and ears contradict my heart and brain. With the | Read More »
One person stands between Mitt Romney and the nomination.
There is a single candidate that stands between Mitt Romney and the 2012 Republican Party nomination for president. That person is not Jon Huntsman. Huntsman made a severe tactical error early on by thumbing his nose at conservatives. It made no sense at the time and is now revealed as a monumentally arrogant blunder. That person is not Rick Perry. For all his many attributes, | Read More »
Romney is right (but mainly wrong) about an Individual Mandate
Mitt Romney has increasingly been making the claim that an Individual Mandate (IM) is a “conservative principle” and that many conservatives were for it before they were against it. The latter point is correct. An IM was not a hugely controversial issue among conservatives ten or fifteen years ago. It was advanced as a way to make the irresponsible pay their fair share instead of | Read More »