Our Tampa odyssey began early the Saturday morning preceding the convention. We arrived in Tampa around lunch time, and the airport was abuzz with arriving delegates and greeters from Tampa, including a barber shop quartet which serenaded arriving visitors. My wife and I grabbed the keys to our rental car and headed west to Safety Harbor, a small Tampa suburb where the Tennessee delegation would | Read More »
, Ann Romney
, Barack Obama
, Chris Christie
, Clint Eastwood
, Condi Rice
, election 2012
, Karl Rove
, Lamar Alexander
, Marco Rubio
, mia love
, Mitt Romney
, Newt Gingrich
, Paul Ryan
, Rand Paul
, rick perry
, Rick Santorum
, Ron Paul
, Ron Ramsey
, Ronald Reagan
, Susanna Martinez
We need to win, right?
I agree. I agree with pretty much everything written on RedState about last night. Mark Rubio nailed it. Governor Romney nailed it. And even Clint Eastwood got people talking and watching and, in his own way, nailed it. Oh, and Paul Ryan nailed it the night before. RedState is a happy place today. And I agree. This is what we wanted. This is what we | Read More »
Romney to inspect Hurricane Isaac storm damage
After accepting the Republican nomination with a terrific speech Thursday night, former Governor Mitt Romney is flying to the New Orleans area Friday to inspect storm damage caused by Hurricane Isaac.
Romney will meet with Gov. Bobby Jindal and first responders and thank them for their work and see areas impacted by the storm. Romney found it important enough to make such a visit that he is skipping a previously scheduled rally with his vice-presidential running mate Paul Ryan in the battleground state of Virginia this afternoon.
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The World’s Central Bankers Meet at Jackson Hole
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss Mitt Romney’s speech at the Republican convention, the central bankers conference in Jackson Hole and what to expect from Ben Bernanke. We’re brought to you by Stephen Clouse and Associates and The Heritage Foundation’s Morning Bell. If you’d like to email us, you can do so at bjackson[at]coffeeandmarkets.com. We | Read More »
The Next President
What a difference a speech makes. As Ari Fleischer noted on CNN, the same media that was cool with the shallow vapidity of hope and change in 2008 is now demanding specifics from Mitt Romney. Last night in Tampa, he gave the one set of specifics he needed to give — a course correction.The Democrats are screaming that it is a return to the 1950’s, | Read More »
Andrew Malcolm on Condi Rice, Paul Ryan and What to Expect from Mitt Romney Tonight
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Andrew Malcolm to discuss the Republican convention so far, Paul Ryan’s speech, and Andrew’s guess for tonight’s mystery speaker.
Why Ron Fournier Proves Mitt Romney Must Beat The Liberal Media, Not Woo Them
When Republicans talk about the liberal press, they should not just remember John Harris at the Politico, but also Ron Fournier of National Journal. If you want to know what the subtle racism of the liberal media looks like, consider Ron Fournier’s latest epiphany on how Mitt Romney’s welfare attacks on Obama are racist.It takes one to know one I guess. On the day the | Read More »
Tech at Night: DiFi embraces rule by decree, Public Knowledge attacks federalism through the FCC
Why Mitt Romney must win the election: Dianne Feinstein is urging Barack Obama to defy the Congress, which refused to pass the Lieberman-Collins Cybersecurity Act, and rule by decree on the matter.
And I know it’s a lot of inside baseball, some of the details of which I’m not entirely up on, but the FCC has been making hay before the election, and it’s not even pretending to make sense. Much as I’ve previously noted the left-wing advocacy groups do, the FCC uses whatever argument it must for the immediate issue at hand. Consistency across issues is not required.
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, Cybersecurity Act
, Dianne Feinstein
, George Soros
, Kim Dotcom
, Mitt Romney
, New Zealand
, Public Knowledge
, Silk Road
, Tech at Night
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 »
A Twenty Year Old Score to Settle?
I’ve been talking to some of the older delegates who have been around for a while. They have a theory that only people who’ve been in politics at this level for a very long time could come up with.Back in 1992, John Sununu had been pushed out of the White House as Chief of Staff, but was still a committed partisan for George H. W. | Read More »
Peter Suderman on Mitt Romney’s Defense of Romneycare
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Peter Suderman to discuss Mitt Romney’s recent defense of Romneycare, what this may mean for the policy of a Romney presidency and how he will sell this in Tampa this week.
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The Beginning of the End
Today marks the beginning of the end of Campaign 2012. This week, here in Tampa, Republicans will go through a well scripted event designed to make Mitt Romney their nominee. Democrats will reciprocate next week in Charlotte, NC.The GOP’s convention almost became unscripted with a heavy handed move designed to ensure a coronation and shut out the grassroots from nomination fights. According to press reports, | Read More »
RNC Rules Changes Misquided and Harmful
[Santorum update below, 1pm EDT 8/27] [Second update 5:30pm EDT 8/27]: I made a mistake: I understood Ron Zahm to say Rick Santorum was in favor of the rules change, but Santorum has not made any indication one way or the other, and Zahm did not say he did. The error is 100% mine. ——————— I’m a delegate to the 2012 Republican National Convention. It | Read More »
Do Romney’s Lessons From Bain Prepare Him for Presidency?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss Mitt Romney’s op-ed about his lessons from Bain Capital, whether a good business man can be a good president and how Romney can sell his mistakes.
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Washington Post-ABC News poll finds Romney leads
The new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds Romney leads 47 to 46 percent among likely voters. Yes, that is well within the poll’s 4 percent margin of error, but like previous Post-ABC polls, this skewed poll greatly under sampled Republicans giving it a Democrat-leaning bias.
This poll’s sample was 31 percent Democrat, 22 percent Republican, and 39 percent Independent. We’ve been through this before. As mentioned in connection with a previous ABC News/Washington Post poll, based upon exit polling, the 2008 electorate was 39 percent Democrat, 32 percent Republican, and 29 percent Independent. In 2010, it was 35 percent Democrat, 35 percent Republican, and 29 percent Independent.
It’s still all about the economy.
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