Video: Juxtaposing Jimmy Carter, Barack Obama, and ‘Are You Better Off?’
A new spot from the RNC juxtaposes Jimmy Carter addressing America about the disastrous state of its economy with headlines from Barack Obama’s presidency. The ad is part of the “Are You Better Off?” campaign, and one would think that connecting Obama and Carter as much as possible can only be a good thing for the RNC this election.
National Debt To Reach $16 Trilllion During The DNC — But No Debt Clock Inside Their Arena
There will be something missing from the Time Warner Cable Arena during the Democratic National Convention (DNC) being held this week in Charlotte, NC. However, this “something” was prominently displayed at the Republican National Convention (RNC) inside the Tampa Bay Forum as an integral part of the convention messaging and set design. It was the real time running of the National Debt Clock, and as | Read More »
Thursday’s RNC Speeches: Clint Eastwood.
Executive summary: it was successful, but at the same time highly surreal.
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A Map to the Future
I can’t wait until next week. Now that the Republican National Convention has unfolded before us – now that real leaders have showed us the map to prosperity and told us about the journey their individual states have taken toward the goal of more and better – after the nominees showed us the plan and bid us come along for the ride, I just | Read More »
And so the 2012 Republican convention ends.
Good closing speeches – especially Romney’s – but this is the important thing that you need to take away from it:
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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 »
Survey results illustrate media taints convention coverage
Impact of the Convention The Convention has created large numbers of positive impressions of Romney but this effect is being somewhat offset by highly negative information elsewhere Convention Watchers: 67% more favorable rating 33% less favorable Nightly news watchers: 28% more favorable rating 72% less favorable Favorite Speech A plurality of likely voters in key swing states who have been paying attention to the convention | Read More »
Presidential Panacea – Humility
I learned a lot about a man this week, and what I learned about him brought back memories of another man I knew many years ago. On Tuesday evening, after New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie delivered his speech at the Republican National Convention, I heard a television political pundits talking about Mitt Romney’s facial reaction, or lack of such, when Governor Christie was praising | 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 »
There be dragons…
Wednesday greetings from that land mass between New Orleans and Mobile – otherwise known as Mississippi! Here in the North Eastern corner of the state we are all well, dry and able to watch the RNC coverage without interruption. Not everybody in my household is as committed to a Republican victory as I am. My ancient mother, who shares my life and my home, | Read More »
Priebus on Akin: “He Could Be Tied, We’re Not Going To Send Him A Penny”
In an interview for Revealing Politics today, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus was asked, among other things, if the party’s position on Akin would eventually change if Akin refused to step out of the race: . The question is: “If he stays in, is your position eventually going to change? Are you going to have to support him? The Chairman replies “No, no. No. He could | 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 »
Elizabeth Warren’s Occupiers to attack Tampa’s EMS during GOP convention?
“EMS” standing for “Emergency Medical Services,” of course. Anyway, that’s the claim – and let us not pretend that the Occupy Movement has not been fully converted into a front for the blackshirt anarchists, shall we? The following will be familiar to anyone who watched how the antiwar movement got hijacked by the exact same people: So people have to remember, this isn’t a bunch | Read More »
Democrats pass on chance to neutralize Cardinal Dolan appearance at RNC.
You’d think that somebody would have jumped on Timothy Cardinal Dolan’s offer, given that the cardinal’s agreement to offer a prayer at the RNC was a pretty big deal. Dolan runs the Archdiocese of New York, as well as the Conference of Catholic Bishops. If you need to know what that means, in practical terms, that’s actually easy to show: he’s the equivalent of this | Read More »
RedState Gathering: Reince Priebus, Sharon Day.
A couple of videos, bundled together: we had both RNC Co-chair Sharon Day and RNC Chair Reince Priebus speaking at the RedState Gathering. Both took a moment to speak to me later: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDg92HVHRqc Sharon Day http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4nzNaMJ0fo Reince Priebus By the way: I am not claiming that Reince was energized enough by the RedState Gathering to go out the next day to the Sunday morning talk | Read More »