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 »
These are the words of a man who should be (Vice) President
Last week Charles Krauthammer wrote a column that I consider one of his best in quite a while, titled “The case against re-election.” In it, he examined Obama’s failed programs and legislation and the potential campaign strategy for Mitt Romney. Krauthammer’s most important point focused on how important it is for Mitt Romney – and now Paul Ryan – to campaign against Obama on ideological | Read More »
Romney’s magnificent Ryan roll out continues
Romney’s magnificent Ryan roll out continues with the release of a new web video, “America’s Comeback Team.” The new video uses a number of quotes from Congressman Paul Ryan’s’ terrific speech during the formal announcement of his selection to be Romney’s running mate: “Over the years I have seen and heard from a lot from families, from a lot of those who are running small | 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’s prepared remarks.
[UPDATE] I just got sent this. If you missed the speech, that was a shame: nice balance of positive sentiments, and fully-deserved scorn for this current, quite feckless and incompetent administration. I’ll put up the video itself when it’s available; the text of it is below the fold, and is from here. One thing that won’t come through is that Ryan knows how to react | 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 »
Obama Campaign Fishing for Dirt on Potential Vice Presidential Picks
As the time draws near for Mitt Romney to announce his running mate [Note: Read this important essay from Dan McLaughlin on that pick], the Obama campaign is sending out emails requesting any and all dirt on prospective VP picks, which can be submitted via subject-specific contact pages on its website. Those receiving the send-us-your-dirt treatment include Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, New Jersey Governor Chris | Read More »
Collusion between Obama for America and Priorities USA on ‘their’ lying Soptic ads.
The Story So Far: two days ago, the Obama administration – using the fig-leaf/cutout of Super PAC Priorities USA – accused Mitt Romney of being a murderer because a company that Romney used to own closed down a steel mill (several years after Romney left that company) and that meant that the wife of the husband who lost his job at that steel mill (one | Read More »
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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 »
Ben Coes Talks Last Refuge and Mitt Romney
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by Ben Coes. We’ll discuss his book, The Last Refuge: A Dewey Andreas Novel, the threat to America posed by radical Islam, and his thoughts on Mitt Romney’s campaign. We’re brought to you as always byStephen Clouse and Associates. If you’d like to email | Read More »
Nine percent of Obama voters now support Romney
Gallup reports that 9 percent of 2008 Obama voters have switched and now support Romney, while only 5 percent of McCain voters support President Obama. Worse for Obama, only 86 percent of voters who say they voted for Obama in 2008 are backing Obama again this year, while 92 percent of McCain voters are supporting Republican candidate Mitt Romney. The new Gallup results are not | Read More »