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    Competence and Trust

    Presidential elections are importantly about policies, but they are also about competence and trust. The shift in this election has occured in large part because the debates have given Mitt

    Those Middle Class Republicans

    I was stunned, absolutely stunned, by the latest week’s polling by Democrat-leaning Public Policy Polling  for the ultra-liberal Daily Kos and the activist public employee union, SEIU. The Romney “up

    Working with Congress

    If somebody from the Romney campaign is reading Red State, please consider the VP debate in this light: The American people want Washington to work together to solve our major

    Debating Lessons and Campaign Momentum

    I feel a bit of the pain that the Democrats felt after the first presidential debate. ” Why didn’t my guy talk about … ?”; “why didn’t he call the

    Obama’s “New Normal”

    With the debate-induced collapse of the “demonize Mitt Romney” strategy, Team Obama’s positioning is now “things are getting a little better and this is as good as anybody could do.”

    It’s Romney’s to Win (It Really Is !)

    This was written Wednesday afternoon, but is doubly true after the first debate. Those of us who obsess over a second Obama presidency need to stop offering unsolicited advice to

    Fair and Balanced Gaffes

    Definition of “gaffe” – when a politician tells the truth. Actually, there are several kinds of gaffes: 1. Joe Biden gaffes. Joe is a buffoon; everybody knows that Joe is

    Fair and Balanced Gaffes

    Definition of “gaffe” – when a politician tells the truth. Actually, there are several kinds of gaffes: 1. Joe Biden gaffes. Joe is a buffoon; everybody knows that Joe is

    Obama’s Foreign Policy Collapse

        Nothing is more central to the Obama foreign policy than his outreach to the Muslim world as reflected in his June 2009 Cairo speech. As is often the case,

    The Critical Debates

    With the unexpected “Clinton Bounce” from the Democratic convention, the good news is that there is no Clinton on the ballot, the merits of the case against Obama have not