Not the Behavior of a Winning Campaign
The media keeps showing its rear end. Let me just make that clear. If you are a competent reporter, I’m not sure how you cannot be embarrassed by the majority of those in your profession right now covering politics. From Mark Halperin, to Jake Tapper, to Chuck Todd, more journalists are actually now admitting just how pliable the media is when it comes to Barack | Read More »
Cayman Islands Based Gawker Media Attacks Mitt Romney for Cayman Island Assets
This is actually pretty hilarious. Gawker, the site that has spent lots of time also ridiculing Sarah Palin and Trig Palin and pretty much writing every other offensive thing you can think of, is now attacking Mitt Romney for having assets based in the Cayman Islands. The Romney camp is gleefully pointing out that Gawker, you may not know, is based in the Cayman Islands. | Read More »
Michelle Obama Poisons America’s Food Supply. Gives Kids Listeria.
Michelle Obama has poisoned the nation’s food supply and potentially given listeria to America’s children, according to press reports. Food inspectors have discovered listeria in packaged apple slices destined for McDonald’s, Burger King, and various grocery stores. It was Michelle Obama’s push for healthier eating that led fast food restaurants to begin including apple slices in their kids’ meals. Now, you and I may think | Read More »
More on the Winning Argument
In USA Today, Instapundit Glenn Reynolds quotes Iowahawk: “Paul Ryan represents Obama’s most horrifying nightmare: Math.” Let me break the math down for you. If Barack Obama gets his way and raises taxes on everyone making $250,000.00 a year or more, the amount of money he brings in will not close his own budget deficit. Nevermind the national debt — he won’t close this year’s | Read More »
Saturday on Twitter, my buddy Tom Crowe summed up what the two Presidential campaigns are all about: So #2012election comes down to GOP: “We trust you.” vs. Dems: “Trust us.” — Tom Crowe (@TomCrowe) August 11, 2012 This should not be a hard sell.
Greater Risk. Greater Reward.
I expected Mitt Romney to pick Bob McDonnell as his running mate. I’ve said repeatedly that my two choices were either Bobby Jindal or Paul Ryan, but I expected Bob McDonnell. I’m delighted I got who I wanted and not who I expected. Paul Ryan is a daring choice. I’ve talked to a lot of Republicans over the weekend and 48 hours after Paul Ryan | Read More »
Just under a month ago, I wrote Of all the people to not be beating up Mitt Romney for his present not quite stellar campaign, I find myself in that position. I’m genuinely not that worried. I am still not worried, but I am getting concerned. This election is trending away from Romney as the economy deteriorates and more Americans believe the economy is getting | Read More »
Paul Ryan: Where Things Stand
Paul Ryan is not a safe pick. In fact, it is a pick that suggests Mitt Romney knows he needs to shift momentum in the race. When the GOP is winning on all the major polling questions of debt, deficit, and economy and still losing overall — the polling can’t all be wrong, including Fox News — the Romney camp needs a new direction and | Read More »
Mitt to Announce Veep Tomorrow [UPDATED]
No offense, but I intend to be sleeping at 9am tomorrow when Mitt Romney makes his Vice Presidential announcement at the USS Wisconsin. The buzz tonight is that it is Paul Ryan (R-WI, HAFA 75%), but none of us will know until the morning. Greta Van Sustren, several people told me, put online that the Secret Service was at Paul Ryan’s home, though the post | Read More »
Housebreaking Romney: The Importance of Being Vocal
“The very same American press corps that calls both small government conservatives and white supremacists ‘far right,’ will call Mitt Romney a conservative whether he is or is not. ” Mitt Romney’s ardent supporters are fit to be tied today. Andrea Saul cited Romneycare approvingly, conservatives rightly piled on, and Romney supporters are defending the guy. “You’re hurting him,” cried one. “Thanks for making this | Read More »
The Moment All the Doubts About Romney Resurfaced on the Right
Priorities USA was damaging itself and Barack Obama over its mind numbingly insane ad painting Mitt Romney as a killer. Then the Romney campaign decided to sabotage itself with a mind numbingly bit of spin that may mark the day the Romney campaign died. Defending Romney and combatting the ad, Romney spokesman Andrea Saul . . . let’s go to the quotes “To that point, | Read More »
Mitt Romney is Too Far to the Right . . .
The casual consumer of news hears it all the time and not just from Democratic pundits. Reporters, pundits, and concern trolls in the media fret that Romney has had to move too far right. He’s just too conservative. These same people never stop to examine Barack Obama. Between the two, Barack Obama has repeatedly surrounded himself with people who actually don’t much care for the | Read More »
What’s in Romney’s Unreleased Tax Returns: He Overpaid His Taxes
Ben Domenech has been doing some pretty solid reporting in The Transom (you’ve subscribed, haven’t you?) about what might be in Mitt Romney’s taxes. He offers this morning the best and most informed theory. Why most informed? Well, he talked to people who were familiar with the veep vetting process for McCain in 2008. Here’s what he reports: So what about the years before 2009? | Read More »
These Hands: Mitt Romney Uses Barack Obama’s Re-Marx
Oh nooooooozzzeeeeee!!!! Mitt Romney must be a racist taking Barack Obama out of context. Why? Well, he’s using Barack Obama’s in context re-Marx from Virginia in a new web ad that I feel comfortable saying will be coming to a television screen near you soon enough. More of this please. Honestly, this is one of the first ads from the Romney camp I feel heads | Read More »
On Mitt Romney’s Taxes
I am a bit put off by the number of people on the right fighting amongst themselves over whether Mitt Romney should or should not release more tax records. As I said back in January, it was abundantly clear then that Barack Obama could just make Romney’s taxes an issue all the way to November. That the campaign hasn’t come up with a credible way | Read More »
Dear Mitt Romney: Attack!
Media Matters’ Spin Shows Just How Vulerable Barack Obama Is
Just how badly did Barack Obama hurt himself in Roanoke, Virginia on Friday? Well, consider that his campaign has desperately been trying to walk back his speech. Now even Media Matters is desperately trying to spin the President out of context to fix what he said. In Roanoke, the President said, There are a lot of wealthy, successful Americans who agree with me — because | Read More »
Wetting the Bed Over Mitt Romney
“It’s like the GOP consultant class learned all the wrong lessons from Bob Shrum.” Of all the people to not be beating up Mitt Romney for his present not quite stellar campaign, I find myself in that position. I’m genuinely not that worried. First of all, remember that most of his primary money is gone so he can’t spend on a fancy ad campaign right | Read More »
The [Insert Squishy Veep Choice] Campaign Spin We Could Expect
What if Condi Rice were the pick? It won’t happen, but what if Condi Rice were the pick? Well, some of us have heard all the same old tired excuses from sell out Republican leaders for so long, we can tell you now exactly what Team Romney and the GOP would say. These may sound familiar to you as they are frequently used to justify | Read More »
Condi Rice for Veep? Bull Shiitake Mushrooms
If you head over to Drudge you will find that there are rumors swirling that Condi Rice is at the top of the short list to be the Vice Presidential nominee. I don’t know who is hitting the crack rock tonight in the rumor mill, but bull shiitake mushrooms. Condelizza Rice is pro-abortion. She worked for George Bush for eight years. In those eight years | Read More »
Stephanie Cutter: A Liar Or A Fool
Stephanie Cutter of the Barack Obama campaign claims that MItt Romney is either a liar or a felon. There’s just one problem. Stephanie Cutter appears to be the liar or a fool. This all stems from when Mitt Romney left Bain Capital. Guy Benson lays it out over at Townhall. In short, it has been well documented that while Mitt Romney had some interest in | Read More »