Mitt Romney Should Raise These Questions
Mitt Romney is in a difficult position. On September 11, 2012, radical Islamists stormed the American Embassy in Cairo, tore down and burned the American flag, and hoisted a black flag associated with Al Qaeda. In Libya, radical Islamists did the same, but also set the embassy on fire, fired rockets, and killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and at least three other State Department employees. The | Read More »
Bill Clinton’s Bounce: How Media Conventional Wisdom Works
Polling is reflecting Bill Clinton’s bounce out of the Democratic National Convention. You wouldn’t know that if you listened to most of the media, but the bounce belonged not to Obama, but to Clinton. Fortunately for the GOP, Barack Obama is no Bill Clinton. It must privately grate on Barack Obama. The media narrative is all about Barack Obama. He’s going to win. He’s ahead. | Read More »
Sometimes a Cake Really Is A Cake. Sometimes a Polling Trend Really is Accurate.
The Romney campaign this morning put out a memo telling everyone to calm down, don’t worry, things are fine. Superficially, I agree. Bill Clinton helped Barack Obama more than Mitt Romney helped himself in the past few weeks. But the economic numbers are really not good and things on the horizon appear to be getting worse. Voters will start factoring in those variables in the | Read More »
Calling The Election Today
Is it just me or does there seem to be some organized spin out over the weekend to call the election for President Obama now? Check out the Politico for the best of these, but everyone is out doing it. Here’s the thing — I have a theory that polling is taking longer to respond to events because of the overwhelming flow of information these | Read More »
Politico: We hate politics! …Especially now, since it looks like we’re losing.
So, via Jammie Wearing Fools comes this refreshing article where members of the Media whine about how awful this Presidential campaign is, and how they hate everything about it. So why is it refreshing? Well, aside from Jeff Emanuel’s take on the subject, you should also look at sample articles written by the people who were quoted and/or referenced in it:
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Politico Fires a Shot Across Obama’s Bow with ‘Egotistical, Selfish, Dull’ Headline
Under the improbable headline “Media: Obama is egotistical, selfish, dull,” Politico‘s Dylan Byers noted Monday that over the Labor Day weekend, “major media outlets…lobb[ed] five high-profile bombs at the incumbent.” The article itself isn’t as noteworthy as the title, which is particularly eye-catching from a political publication whose left-leaning orientation is well known.
The examples Byers points to come from the New York Times, the Washington Post, HuffPo, the Wall Street Journal, and his own Politico. Let’s take a quick look at them – and at the laugher that a senior campaign official offered in response.
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Join Madison Project’s Code Red Ground Game for Victory
So what are you willing to do in order to save our Republic from Obama and his minions? Despite our historic electoral gains during the 2010 midterm elections, we left a number of seats on the table and squandered even bigger gains. Many Republican insiders blame our losses in some statewide races on the sub par performance of the selected candidates. While in some cases | Read More »
DNC Buzzword BINGO (print and play)
DOWNLOAD AND PRINT PDF HERE Since everyone knows that the word “I” or “me” will be spoken most during this week’s DNC convention (at least during Obama’s speech), you get that one for free. Now, let’s see how many Bingo’s you can get. For starters, try these combos: any vertical, any horizontal, four corners, large frame, and of course coverall. Cross-Posted: TobyToons.com
Obama’s Attempt to Ignore the Last 4 Years Includes Recycling 2008 Words, Phrases, and Promises
The lengths to which the Obama campaign is going to pretend that the last four years simply didn’t happen (or, in the words of Ezra Klein’s headline writer, to act as though Mitt “Romney’s policies are the incumbent,” rather than the sitting President of the United States) have been laughable in their extremity.
Part of the effort to recreate 2008 in the current election cycle, as a new ad from the RNC shows, is to simply recycle the same words, phrases, and promises then-candidate Obama made four years ago – before his Carteresque term as President.
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Ryan’s ‘Fading Obama Posters’ Line Spawns an Excellent Ad
Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan’s speech to the RNC Wednesday night was addressed in no small part to the segment of the population that supported President Obama in 2008, but who were turned off enough by the last four years to consider an alternative in the upcoming election. One of the most vivid lines in Ryan’s speech – and one which conveyed that message very | Read More »
Notes on Night One of the Convention
Maybe it’s the policy junkie in me, but I found much of last night’s Republican convention to be vapid and devoid of substance. There wasn’t a lot of discussion of specific conservative principles and how they contrast boldly to Obama’s policies. There wasn’t a lot of red meat missiles aimed at Obama either, even though his presidency has offered a plethora of opportunities. I’m not | Read More »
How did the party let itself get hijacked by abortion warriors?
Hold your fire. Did you think I was talking about Republicans? Oh, no. I’m talking about the Democrats. That party has been hijacked by the radical feminist fringe. In a way that mimics the imagined trend of the Tea party, the feminists are pushing losing candidates on the Democrats, and forcing them to pick up losing issues in the elections.
This goes from Barack Obama on down. In a jobs election, he’s talking abortion.
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Romney: America needs big bold answers
“I believe in America and in the American people. That I believe that this nation is unique and exceptional and that we have everything we need to continue to lead the world in prosperity and in peace.” – Mitt Romney Romney believes in America. He said it when he announced his presidential campaign and today he told Chris Wallace during an appearance Fox News Sunday | Read More »
The First Likely Voter Poll from Fox News Portends Mostly Good News
Earlier this afternoon Fox News posted their first likely voter poll of the campaign, which shows Mitt Romney leading Barack Obama 45%-44%. Many of us were wondering how the polling would look once the pollsters switch to a likely voter screen – a model which is almost always more favorable to Republicans than a poll of registered voters. This poll of 1,007 likely voters is | Read More »
A tale of two campaigns: contrasting Romney-Ryan’s access with Obama-Biden’s.
So, to review the bidding: when Romney picked Ryan, Establishment Democrats (and their liberal lackeys) cackled in response that the GOP would now have to hide from the entire state of Florida, thanks to Mediscare. No way that they were going to go all-in, there. Yeah, about that?