Virgil Goode Makes the Virginia Ballot

By: Tuesday September 4, 2012 2:42 pm

The most important political news of the day has nothing to do with the Democratic national convention. It is that Constitution Party nominee for President Virgil Goode Jr. has made the ballot in Virginia. Last month Goode turned in over 20,000 signatures to make the ballot, and today a sufficient number were certified as valid. [...]

An Exhausting, Annoying and Boring Election

By: Thursday July 5, 2012 1:21 pm

The American people are not particularly excited about this Presidential election. The one description most Americans agree fits this election is” exhausting,” followed not far behind by “annoying,” according to a new Pew Research poll. With the campaign currently dominated with a bizarre “how many angels can dance on the head off a pin” argument [...]

Obama Didn’t Lose Today

By: Thursday June 28, 2012 3:47 pm

Taking a moment to look at the political implications from today’s Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act I think the best that can be said is that President Obama didn’t lose. The Court did, for the most part, rule in his favor. He has bragging rights, and importantly, it doesn’t mean Obama completely [...]

The Economy Is All Romney Has

By: Thursday June 21, 2012 2:38 pm

When asked about 10 different issues and traits by Pew Research, voters gave President Obama the edge over Mitt Romney in every category except one: the economy. From Pew: This is an incredible chart. Normally you would think lopsided numbers like this would point to a blowout for Obama, but fortunately for Romney the economy [...]

Where the Campaign Ad Money Is Going

By: Friday May 18, 2012 12:52 pm

Campaigns will often talk a good game about expanding the map and how they can win a state that doesn’t look like a good prospect, but if you really want to know what states each side thinks the election will hinge on check to see if they put their money where their mouth is. First [...]

Obama Leads Romney by Eight in Virginia

By: Tuesday May 1, 2012 3:18 pm

It looks like President Obama has a good chance of winning Virgina again this election. He currently holds an eight point lead over Mitt Romney in the state, according to Public Policy Polling. Barack Obama continues to look like the favorite to win Virginia this fall. He has a 51-43 lead over Mitt Romney in [...]

Obama’s Job Rating Continues to Improve Slowly

By: Tuesday May 1, 2012 10:54 am

President Obama’s job approval rating has continued to trend slowly upward since autumn according to Gallup. Obama’s average job approval rating in April was 47% the highest since his temporary boost in May following the killing of Osama bin Laden. From Gallup: While 47% job approval rating is a serious improvement from his low of [...]

Obama and Romney Effectively Tied

By: Wednesday April 18, 2012 11:38 am

With the general election campaign now unofficially started a string of new national polls shows a close race between President Obama and Mitt Romney. A CBS News/NYT poll has the race completely tied. From CBS News: Mr. Obama and Romney each received support from 46 percent of registered voters when asked who they would vote [...]

What Does Obama Hope to Accomplish with Another Four Years?

By: Monday April 9, 2012 12:12 pm

This article in Politico about the Obama team struggling to find a simple campaign slogan for 2012 got me thinking again about what exactly President Obama’s reasons are for seeking another four years. From Politico: Everyone knows what Barack Obama’s campaign slogan was in 2008. No one seems to know what it will be for 2012. [...]

Romney’s Favorable Numbers Tanking

By: Thursday February 23, 2012 3:48 pm

There are two main trends right now helping to improve President Obama’s re-election prospects. One is that signs of a mildly improving economy helped boost Obama’s job approval numbers. Much like the recent economic indicators, Obama’s job numbers aren’t subjectively all that good, but they have significantly improved since last September. The other big trend [...]

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