Mitt Romney Supports Gay Marriage. Except He Doesn’t. But His Team Will Profit From It.
The Politico has a story on Organizing for America’s use of Barack Obama’s campaign email list. They are using the emails very effectively with Barack Obama remaining the key voice in the emails. Contrast that with Team Romney post election. Mitt Romney’s campaign is handling its list differently. Romney’s digital firm, Targeted Victory, is simply selling the email list to any organization willing to pay. | Read More »
Conservatives Must Use Immigration Deform Like Obamacare in 2014
For quite some time, I’ve deemed the Senate a lost cause. In recent years, Democrats have shown a remarkable sense of discipline, getting every member – even those from red states – to vote for the most radical pieces of legislation. Moreover, roughly half the GOP conference is worthless and couldn’t care less about their constituents, and there is certainly no leadership from Mitch McConnell. | Read More »
Rick Santorum and the Type A voters
Speaking at the Faith and Freedom Coalition conference in Washington on Friday, Rick Santorum offered criticism of the campaign that bested him in the 2012 GOP primary, but wound up losing the general election: One after another, they talked about the business they had built. But not a single factory worker went out there. Not a single janitor, waitress or person who worked in that | Read More »
Mitt Romney: don’t waste your time. Just give *me* $50 million to work with.
Come, I will conceal nothing from you. I only read this: Romney Planning to Rejoin National Dialogue Months After Election Loss, He Will Host Event in Utah for 200 Friends and Campaign Supporters …the rest is behind a paywall. Still: you want to rejoin the National Dialogue, Mr. Romney? This is how you do it: you give me fifty million dollars and then you tell | Read More »
The Republicans Who Want to Raise Your Taxes
Remember 66 Canal Center Plaza? In November of last year I documented how much of the Romney Campaign’s third party operations were run out of 66 Canal Center Plaza. Suite 555 of Canal Center Plaza houses Black Rock Group, Crossroads Media, WWP Strategies, TargetPoint Consulting, and Americans for Job Security. A number of these groups either directly helped the Romney campaign or worked with the | Read More »
Guy Who Called Romney a Douche on TV Thinks Obama is a Racist
Roger Ailes says Barack Obama is lazy. The media has blown it into a big story with the facts not on the media’s side. Van Jones, who on live national television called Mitt Romney a douche, was outrageously outraged by Roger Ailes’s assertion on CNN and even hinted that it might be racist for Ailes to say so. The media is yet again willfully choosing | Read More »
Tech at Night: Thailand succeeding, Anonymous failing, Ben Howe asking a fair question about Google
I’m constantly pointing out how New Zealand is making it itself into a bit of an anti-American legal haven, but they’re not the only ones who have a history of that. Thailand has had issues, so many that the government had to declare a Year of IP Protection, with renewed enforcement to go with it. And as it turns out, they have a long way to go, but even US industry groups recognize the progress. That’s good to see.
I imagine they don’t harbor fugitives like Kim Dotcom, either. Who may or may not drink 10 liters of Coke every day, then blame the eeevil Americans for the consequences.
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FLS: Screw Up, Lose, and Spin
On January 2, 2009, I wrote about FLS Connect. FLS Connect received over $1 million from the National Republican Campaign Committee in 2008. It was also, back then, the third largest recipient of expenditures from the Republican National Committee, netting around $30 million. As I wrote then, “Rich Beeson is the Political Director of the RNC. Before going to the RNC (and after leaving the | Read More »
Ronald Reagan and What I Got Wrong
Every person who talks and writes about politics gets stuff wrong. I’ve gotten my fair share wrong. But what I think I got most wrong in Campaign 2012 was the damage Mitt Romney’s “47%” remark would do to him. It may seem obvious, but bear with me. Mitt Romney was talking off the cuff to a supposedly off the record group of donors and muddled | Read More »
We Need a More Populist Republican Party
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech discuss Mitt Romney’s claim that he lost to Obama because of gifts given to the 47%, Bobby Jindal’s response and the need for a more populist Republican Party.
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What Happened In Ohio?
This was a narrative/identity election not an ideological one and Romney lost the narrative and failed to motivate key undecideds and low energy Republicans while Obama motivated his base and managed to increase turnout in a few key segments. For more of my take on what happened and why I was wrong keep reading.
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From November 8, 2011: See, I Told You So
Yep, I’m going to label it that way. Only after the first debate did I start to think Romney could win (and frankly, given the way some of you people reacted when I said the polls weren’t rigged, I’d have kept my mouth shut if I thought otherwise), but for five years I have been saying roughly what is now happening would happen — Romney | Read More »
21 Thoughts and Observations on the Election
1) Obama won by running a divisive wedge issues-based campaign in the right locations, in conjunction with a killer ground game. He ran up huge margins with blacks in VA and OH. He played the amnesty card with Hispanics in CO, NV, and FL. He played the war on women card with white women in NH, WI, and IO. But wedge issues, such as immigration | Read More »
How Can the GOP Bring Hispanics into the Party’s Coalition?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Daniel Garza to discuss Mitt Romney’s failure with Hispanics, a common ground immigration policy Republicans could support, and how conservatives can appeal to Hispanics to bring them into the party’s coalition.
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To Beat the President
Even if you get pissed off, make it to the fourth paragraph below please. I have spent five years and a few months loudly saying Mitt Romney could not win the Presidency and a month and a half actually thinking he could through no act of his own, but rather the act of the President failing miserably in the first debate. I should have stuck | Read More »