WPA’s Weekly Political Brief

    As part of our continuing effort to keep our clients and friends up-to-date on the political environment as we head toward Election Day,2012, every Friday WPA compiles the key numbers from the week and provides analysis of key trends. In addition to the key political numbers, this week’s analysis includes: A look Paul Ryan’s image boost after he became the Republican VP nominee. The Presidential | Read More »

    The Strategic Failure of the Obama campaign

    We are one week into Mitt Romney’s selection of Paul Ryan. A number of polls are coming out telling a variety of stories about what it means. But one thing is clear: Barack Obama’s campaign has had several significant strategic failures this summer. And they failed to define Paul Ryan out of the gate with their Mediscare tactics. And they failed to define Mitt Romney | Read More »

    The Strategic Failure of the Obama campaign

    We are one week into Mitt Romney’s selection of Paul Ryan. A number of polls are coming out telling a variety of stories about what it means. But one thing is clear: Barack Obama’s campaign has had several significant strategic failures this summer. And they failed to define Paul Ryan out of the gate with their Mediscare tactics. And they failed to define Mitt Romney | Read More »

    Karen Harrington (R CAND, FL-23) invites Paul Ryan to campaign in her district.

    I happened to be on a conference call with FL-23 candidate Karen Harrington, who of course is the person facing DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz in the general election. So it’s going to be a tough race; after all, if there’s any seat that the Democrats would be personally embarrassed to lose, it’d be this one. But when I asked directly whether Karen Harrington would | Read More »

    Karen Harrington (R CAND, FL-23) invites Paul Ryan to campaign in her district.

    I happened to be on a conference call with FL-23 candidate Karen Harrington, who of course is the person facing DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz in the general election. So it’s going to be a tough race; after all, if there’s any seat that the Democrats would be personally embarrassed to lose, it’d be this one. But when I asked directly whether Karen Harrington would | Read More »

    Paul Ryan: Radical American

    If there’s anything we’ve come to expect from the Obama administration and his media lackeys, it’s demonizing those opposed to his agenda.  So it was no surprise when his campaign’s immediate response to Mitt Romney’s Vice Presidential pick of Paul Ryan was to label him “radical”.  In the same predictable fashion, Democrats cheered at another chance to play the radical card: “I haven’t been this | Read More »

    Paul Ryan: Radical American

    If there’s anything we’ve come to expect from the Obama administration and his media lackeys, it’s demonizing those opposed to his agenda.  So it was no surprise when his campaign’s immediate response to Mitt Romney’s Vice Presidential pick of Paul Ryan was to label him “radical”.  In the same predictable fashion, Democrats cheered at another chance to play the radical card: “I haven’t been this | Read More »

    The Wyden-Ryan Plan, Statesmanship, and the Politics of Medicare

    Senator Ron Wyden finds himself in a tough spot as he tries to extricate himself from his involvment in the Wyden-Ryan Medicare Reform Plan. Since Mitt Romney’s selection of Paul Ryan as his running mate, Romney has been touting Ryan’s work with Wyden as an example of Ryan’s willingness to reach out and compromise to find a solution to reforming Medicare. Unfortunately, Romney used the | Read More »

    The Politics and Policy of Mediscare

    Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech discuss the Democrats “Mediscare” strategy, how Paul Ryan’s plan would really impact those on Medicare, and what the political implications are of a Medicare discussion in this year’s election. We’re brought to you as always by Stephen Clouse and Associates. If you’d like to email us, | Read More »

    The Politics and Policy of Mediscare

    Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech discuss the Democrats “Mediscare” strategy, how Paul Ryan’s plan would really impact those on Medicare, and what the political implications are of a Medicare discussion in this year’s election. We’re brought to you as always by Stephen Clouse and Associates. If you’d like to email us, | Read More »

    Do Women Like Paul Ryan?

    One of the most immediate questions from the media was whether women voters would back Paul Ryan, given that he cares about the economy first and holds a decisive opinion on the matter of their uteri.  It’s a serious question.  The women’s vote is one both sides work hard to secure.  Fortunately, Mary Katharine Ham & Kelly Maher have posted a concise video that sums | Read More »

    Do Women Like Paul Ryan?

    One of the most immediate questions from the media was whether women voters would back Paul Ryan, given that he cares about the economy first and holds a decisive opinion on the matter of their uteri.  It’s a serious question.  The women’s vote is one both sides work hard to secure.  Fortunately, Mary Katharine Ham & Kelly Maher have posted a concise video that sums | Read More »

    GOP Consultants Palin on Paul Ryan

    Palin (verb w obj.) pay • lîn To pile on a Vice Presidential nominee and blame him/her for defeat so political consultants do not have to accept any responsibility. There have been a number of stories out over the past few days from Republican political consultants on background claiming the GOP is now screwed because Paul Ryan is the Vice Presidential nominee.There is an underlying | Read More »

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    GOP Consultants Palin on Paul Ryan

    Palin (verb w obj.) pay • lîn To pile on a Vice Presidential nominee and blame him/her for defeat so political consultants do not have to accept any responsibility. There have been a number of stories out over the past few days from Republican political consultants on background claiming the GOP is now screwed because Paul Ryan is the Vice Presidential nominee.There is an underlying | Read More »

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    The “Extreme” Ryan Budget

    In the coming days, we will invariably be subjected to a barrage of lies about the “extreme” Ryan budget.  As such, it’s worthwhile to reexamine the latest version of his budget, and view it in its proper context.  Here are some talking points for Soledad O’Brien the next time she wants to grill a Democrat on the Ryan budget: The budget won’t balance until 2040, | Read More »