2012 Election Results: Lessons That Need to be Learned

It became apparent fairly early in the evening last night that the Republicans were going to get thumped.  As state results began to march across the map, with major battleground states turning blue, and Tea Party candidates losing, Republican hopes waned.  Their plan simply didn’t work.  The hundreds of millions of billionaires’ money didn’t work. […]

Here a War, There a War, Everywhere a War War

Buried in Mitt Romney’s speech in Virginia yesterday in which he toned his criticism of President Obama over the consulate attack in Libya was this little tidbit: “Romney criticized Obama for reductions in defense spending and the potential deep cuts if the White House and Congress can’t agree to a budget deal by the end […]

What (and Who) is Missing from RNC 2012

Is it me, or has the cast of characters really changed in the GOP at the convention this year?  Also, what about the subjects that have been the keystones of Republican focus for over a decade?  Listening to the speeches last night, I was more struck by what is not being said and who is […]

The Southern Strategy Lives

The Romney campaign has decided they aren’t moving the needle far enough and fast enough with economic issues, plus they can’t overcome the fact that people just don’t like Mitt Romney, so it’s time to pull out the old Republican tried and true–the president is near. “Having survived a summer of attacks but still trailing […]

Breaking News: Romney’s a White Guy!

Mitt Romney thinks he made a funny with his “no one’s ever asked to see my birth certificate” line in Michigan yesterday: “In an interview with CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley on Friday, Mitt Romney played down the remarks he made about President Obama’s origins, arguing that they amounted to a joke and not […]

‘Just Trust Me’

April: “With all the challenges the nation faces, this is not the time for President Obama’s hide and seek campaign…. Unlike President Obama, you don’t have to wait until after the election to find out what I believe in — or what my plans are.” Yesterday: “Advisers say the campaign has no plans to pivot […]

More Lies in O-hi-o

Has there ever been a more brazen, bald-faced, shameless, liar running for president than Mitt Romney? This guy makes Richard Nixon look like Abraham Lincoln. Yesterday in Ohio: “His [Obama's] campaign and his surrogates have made wild and reckless accusations that disgrace the office of the Presidency.” This on the same day that the Romney […]