Realistically, very few presidential debates have the kind of clear-cut winner that the first Romney-Obama debate did. It’s more productive to look at what each candidate came looking to accomplish. Romney: Romney came in tonight with three main goals. One, he wanted to repeat his strong showing from the first debate. He did that – he was vigorous, authoritative, and came across as the same | Read More »
Former White House counsel associate Scott Coffina accused U.S. Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar of violating the Hatch Act during a recent campaign trip to Colorado. The Colorado Observer broke the story of the possible Hatch Act violation today. Salazar, along with Sen. Udall, Sen. Bennet, and Gov. Hickenlooper participated in an RV tour of Colorado in support of President Obama’s reelection.
Wind turbrine Vestas announced 800 layoffs yesterday and A123, an battery manufacturer for electric cars, filed for bankruptcy today. Both have received hundreds of millions of dollars in corporate welfare in the form of tax credits, loan guarantees, and grants. They are not unique, they are merely the latest examples of what happens when the federal government tries to choose winners and losers in the marketplace.
With its false attack on mine workers who support Mitt Romney, the Obama regime has increased its reputation as a petty, thin skinned ineptocracy who would resort to political thuggery if they could figure out how to do it.
In today’s New York Times, Ross Douthat tries to understand why the Obama regime has lied so shamelessly and incoherently over the attacks on our Benghazi consulate. He overlooks the obvious: this regime always turns to the lie any time it is under stress and the atmospherics of admitting it had turned Libya over to al Qaeda for a short term political gain.
Barack Obama has a new ad out letting us all know just how tough the job is and explaining that even though he has accomplished less than nothing it is vital that he be reelected. In the process he accomplishes a new first in the category of presidents.
After Joe Biden’s surreal performance in the vice presidential debate Thursday night, the White House had to devote a substantial amount of time Friday making Biden’s exotic statements comport with even the White House’s tenuous relationship with the truth.
Many RedState readers have seen Dinesh D’Souza’s film 2016. Our sister publication, Human Events, is today launching a project to send copies of 2016 to undecided voters in swing states. But they need your financial support to make it happen. For each donation of $20.16, Human Events will send one copy of 2016 to a self-described “undecided” voter or household of voters in Ohio, Florida, | Read More »
I was too hard on Chuck Todd in my earlier post. I apologize to him for it. My point was not to brow beat Chuck Todd, but many people took it as such. I have to conclude I failed to convey the extent of my point because in focusing as I did on Chuck Todd and his remark, I overshadowed the substance of his remark. | Read More »
Thursday’s VP debate in Louisville – Muhammad Ali’s old home town – promises to be riveting TV, even if the absence of Sarah Palin means that, unlike in 2008, it’s unlikely that the VP debate will outdraw the presidential debates for ratings. On the Republican side, expectations are running high: Paul Ryan is a master of verbal combat, and hopes are high that he can | Read More »
I got a great laugh out of this Chuck Todd near meltdown on Meet the Depressed the other day. His voice quivered in moral outrage over Jack Welch suggesting something was up with the unemployment numbers last Friday. Chuck Todd proclaimed, “What we’re doing, we’re corroding trust in our government in a way, and one time responsible people are doing to control it. And the | Read More »
This is a must-read Sean Trende column on why Obama’s bandwagon strategy has demanded that he remain in the lead at every point in the campaign. I’ve been saying for months now that Obama’s fundraising in particular – and even moreso, his ability to deter Romney from raising money from business – was hugely dependent on convincing business interests that Obama’s regulators would still be | Read More »