All Federal Politics Is National

By: Monday September 8, 2014 11:46 am

Over the weekend there were a slew of new polls from NBC/Marist and CBS News/New York Time/YouGov covering every single senate race and they almost all fit a clear and simple pattern. In states that traditionally go Republican in Presidential elections the Republican Senate candidates hold the lead, while Democrats are ahead in the states [...]

Voters Feel Some 2012 Buyer’s Remorse

By: Monday July 28, 2014 9:45 am

President Obama’s job approval rating has been negative for months and it has gotten so bad a majority of voters now wish he lost his re-election. If the Presidential election was held again today 53 percent of voters say they would back Mitt Romney while only 44 percent would vote for Barack Obama according to [...]

Democracy Is Supposed to Be About Making Lives Better

By: Monday March 4, 2013 12:28 pm

Washington has been so obsessed with austerity for so long that many politicians seem to have actually convinced themselves that the country is full of masochists looking for a daddy to inflict that pain which feels so good. Politicians seem to have forget that democracy should be about making people’s lives better. Candidates should offer [...]

If Tagg Romney Is Your Best Hope You Are in Serious Trouble

By: Monday February 4, 2013 11:09 am

This story in the Boston Herald perfectly demonstrates why it was so fortuitous for Democrats that Scott Brown decided not to run in the Massachusetts special election to replace John Kerry. According to the Herald some “heavyweight Republicans” are urging Tagg Romney to run. Tagg Romney is considering a run in the special Senate election [...]

Mitt Romney’s Ten Biggest Mistakes

By: Thursday November 8, 2012 11:50 am

Now that the election is over and the bloated corpse of the Romney campaign lies dead in a field somewhere in Ohio, it is time for the autopsy. Having closely watched the campaign for over a year these are the ten biggest mistake I believe Mitt Romney made, in roughly chronological order. For me a [...]

Romney Makes Late Move to Expand the Map

By: Wednesday October 31, 2012 12:10 pm

Romney’s unorthodox attempt to expand the map with only a week left until the election seems like the textbook example of a political Hail Mary pass. It is unlikely to work but it theoretically could. Since Romney’s allies have the resources there is no reason not to take the chance even if the odds are long. As in football, if you down but have time for one last play you might as well try.

North Carolina Now Appears to Be Firmly in Romney’s Column

By: Friday October 19, 2012 1:06 pm

Once seen as a possible swing state, North Carolina appears increasingly to be a safe win by Mitt Romney this year. The Real Clear Politics polling average now has Romney winning by a  5.6 percent, a margin that is likely insurmountable with so few days left until the election. Things are going so well for [...]

Romney’s Small Lies Finally Catch Up to Him

By: Wednesday October 17, 2012 11:50 am

One thing I’ve found remarkable about Mitt Romney throughout the campaign is his habit of telling small, easily provable lies. Almost all politicians tell the big lies, the type of vague promises that they will probably not be able to deliver on, but Romney often tells the lies which can easily be proven false. He [...]

Romney the Acceptable

By: Tuesday October 16, 2012 4:31 pm

There has been a significant amount of fretting among Democrats in the past week about the state of the Presidential race. More than would seem justified given that polling averages show the race basically tied. It could be this is just a natural byproduct of the manic-depressive nature of modern politics, but I think this [...]

First Debate Significantly Improves Romney’s Image

By: Monday October 15, 2012 12:43 pm

While some of the immediate bump in the horse race polling Mitt Romney got after winning the first debate has faded, it appears the debate has had a lasting positive impact on his image. Thanks in large part to his strong debate performance, Romney’s favorable ratings are now among the highest they have been this [...]

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