Tagged: Election 2012


What Mitt Romney Meant

A new Economist piece sheds light on whether or not Romney’s 2012 rhetoric was as plastic as it seemed.


Vote Your Conscience

I will do my best to be brief. I am voting today. But I am not voting for President Obama. I urge everyone else not to vote for him as well. I will do my...


Intimate Ballots

The “joke” in the Dunham-for-Obama ad is the equivalence it posits between voting and sex.  But a more basic premise of the ad—one which I think is not challenged by either its irony or...


FDR On The Modern Republican Party

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook The whole segment with Stewart is great, but the clip of FDR is prime,...


The Campaign Is a Performance

I maintain that Barack Obama was terrible during last week’s debate and that many liberals — goaded on by a political media desperate for a new storyline and thrilled with the prospect that November’s election...


What Happened to Barack Obama?

Perhaps the most commonly asked question in the wake of last night’s debate is, What the hell was wrong with Barack Obama? Some ideas are more plausible than others. My sense is that, to...


The Romney Rebound

The first thing that should be said before any estimation of tonight’s debate is that, historically, presidential debates are not the “game-changers” all of the hype would lead one to believe. That doesn’t mean...


Have Romney’s Tax Returns Been Hacked?

[ORIGINAL] — So it is being reported, by various outlets, that a “group of hackers” has obtained, through something resembling Mission Impossible/Sneakers like antics, several of Mitt Romney’s prior tax returns.


Romney the prankster, Obama the politician

You knew it would get ugly, and now it has. Romney’s character is being called into question as his past as a youthful prankster and loud-mouthed homophobe is coming to light. Recalling an incident...


Under the banner of Romney

At some point, the question of Mitt Romney’s faith will come up and loom much larger than any of his business past. It will come up not just in circles of evangelical conservatives, but...


Can Romney Beat Obama?

Guest post by James Hanley Short answer; yes. After all, we don’t know what’s going to happen between now and election day. Longer answer; not likely, with detailed explanation below. For the record, although...


Is Ron Paul secretly working for the Mitt Romney campaign?

The shortest distance between two points is a straight line, and the likeliest explanation is usually the most straightforward and least complex. So when rumors started surfacing last month that Newt Gingrich’s Super PAC...