Not a lot remains about which to philosophize. Two weeks remain, the debates have finished and Campaign 2012 is down to the brass tacks of game-day execution. Having read everyone’s polls until I’m sick of the concept, I can boil election 2012 down to the following if/then/else statement.
If turnout >= D+5, then Barack Obama is re-elected
Else, America is liberated.
Sometimes even when you lose, you win. After a debate that has been described by most in the media as a “narrow loss,” Mitt Romney gained ground in all of the major national polls. But, some of the state-by-state polls suggest that Romney still trails in the Electoral College. So what’s really going on? With just two weeks to go until the election, we look | Read More »
Romney came into last nights debate with a plan: to target the few remaining undecided voters and convert them. This was a chess move. He has demonstrated his willingness to attack in the first debate, spar in the second, and aikido in the third. My observations on last night’s debate: Romney knew his supporters will remain in his camp and there is very little he | Read More »
Governor Romney played it safe, but did enough to secure the win in the final debate at Lynn University. In playing it safe, however, Governor Romney did leave some notable issues on the table. For example, Romney had opportunities to attack the incumbent president’s position with respect to the tragic and preventable deaths in Libya and the faux video excuse propagated to the American people | Read More »
During the 2008 campaign candidate Barack Obama took a trip to Europe, ostensibly to show his foreign policy credentials and test drive his new approach to America’s role in the world. Foreign nationals of course cannot vote in American elections, but the world’s response – and Europe’s in particular – would show us whether or not Barack Obama was the man for the job. Or | Read More »
You claim you speak for us and stand for our interests…..SERIOUSLY?????? You claim you can’t imagine a woman voting for Mitt Romney. Well listen up Eva. You too, Scarlett. The rest of you A-Listers, class in now in session. Each time we go to fill up our cars, we realize that we’re paying more for gas than we were four years ago because oil production | Read More »
At some point during the pregnancy process the fetus is considered a life, (common sense no degree required on that logical thinking, but when this actually happens is at the heart of the disagreement on this issue). Because the fetus is in fact eventually at some point considered life, although many believe it is after being born, “I don’t”, it also, therefore, at some point, has a | Read More »
Originally published on 10/9/2012 In preparation for the upcoming presidential debate on foreign policy, let’s examine key areas of the president’s foreign policy as compared to Mitt Romney’s stated foreign policy goals. Iran The Obama administration continues to refuse to set “red lines” for Iran, apparently unmoved by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s recent speech to the United Nations. The sanctions | Read More »
After two weeks of positive polling for Romney in Colorado, which had him leading Obama in the Real Clear Politics Colorado average by 0.7%, Public Policy Polling (PPP), the polling firm for the Daily Kos, has come out with a new poll with Obama leading by 3.
I actually ended up doing one of these for both candidates. You can find the Obama speech at my blog, if you wish to read it. —————————————————————– Good evening Mr. Moderator, Mr. President and America. The President has spent four years appeasing one, single region in the world. And even in attempting to appease them, he has failed. By now, we all know that, in | Read More »
Young U.S. voters back President Obama by a slimmer margin than they did in the presidential election of 2008. At the same time, a surge in enthusiasm can be seen among young voters who support Republican challenger Mitt Romney. This is according to a poll conducted by the Institute of Politics at President Obama’s alma mater, Harvard University. Among likely voters under the age of | Read More »
I find it terribly entertaining to watch talking man-heads wax eloquent about what motivates female voters. I suppose they have stacks of data about how women select candidates. I’m even sure those data reflect that some women choose the “handsome” candidate. To my everlasting shame, my mother voted for Bill Clinton. Twice. Not because he was particularly gifted in foreign policy or economics, but | Read More »
In an effort to be as unbiased as possible in evaluating who won this evening’s debate, I have assigned weights to the major topics covered at Tuesday night’s second presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. In addition, a number based on a 1-10 scale has been assigned to each candidate for each topic. Romney clearly edged out the president on Tuesday on the | Read More »
To me, the Facebook IPO is a perfect metaphor for the Barack Obama Economy. It has the awesome sales-pitch. Everybody is excited and nobody had better dare talk it down. All the experts touted the cutting-edge science explaining why it was the best idea for the current situation. Then, we’ll let Christina Romer explain bluntly* what exactly happened next.
With the second of three debates between the Presidential candidates in the history books this morning, I can’t help but feel optimistic about Mitt Romney’s performance and – more importantly – his prospects for the big win in November. I’m becoming more confident every day that this President will be living in a different house come mid-January. Wahoo! Of course, thoughts of what Barack | Read More »