Voters Say They Aren’t Better Off Now Than Four Years Ago

By: Monday August 20, 2012 10:25 am

When running against Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan asked the American people if they were better off than they were four years ago. The phrase perfectly summarized in the most basic terms how democracy often winds up working. When things are going well, you don’t break what is working, but when things are going bad, it [...]

Why Is Romney Trying to Turn Obama Into Carter?

By: Wednesday May 2, 2012 1:35 pm

Now that Mitt Romney is fully in general campaign mode, a theme he seems to be hitting recently is  trying to tie President Obama to former President Jimmy Carter.  Mitt has now made at least two comparisons of Obama to Carter with the apparent goal of linking them in people’s minds. Just a few days [...]

Obama Job Approval Is Historically Low for a President a Year Out from Re-election

By: Friday December 2, 2011 1:16 pm

President Obama’s average job approval rating in November, exactly one year from his possible re-election, was very low by historic standards. According to Gallup only one previous modern regularly elected president had a lower average job approval rating in the November of the third year of his term and that was Jimmy Carter. Obviously a [...]

Finally, A Moderate Republican Presidential Candidate Who Can Easily Win a Primary

By: Wednesday April 27, 2011 10:23 am

Ezra Klein, as one of President Barack Obama most stalwart “liberal” defenders, is out with a column today admitting that on most important issues, Obama’s position has been that of what until recently would have been considered a moderate Republican. From the column entitled Obama revealed: A moderate Republican: Perhaps this is just the logical [...]

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