The Five Leaders of the GOP

By: Wednesday April 3, 2013 11:42 am

Currently the top four choices by Republicans to carry the party banner in 2016 are Sen. Marco Rubio, Rep. Paul Ryan, Sen. Rand Paul, Gov. Chris Christie, and Former Gov. Jeb Bush. The following are findings from a new national Quinnipiac poll: There is no front-runner now for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, leaving a [...]

Early Impressions Are VP Debate Was Mostly a Draw

By: Friday October 12, 2012 10:21 am

The first impressions among voters is that last night’s Vice Presidential debate was mostly a draw. The CNN poll of voters found most Americans split on who performed better in the debate. From CNN: Forty-eight percent of voters who watched the vice presidential debate think that Rep. Paul Ryan won the showdown, according to a [...]

Romney is Losing His Edge With Seniors

By: Monday September 24, 2012 1:25 pm

In the last several weeks Romney has seen his support drop across the board, including with seniors who are his strongest age group. From Reuters: New polling by Reuters/Ipsos indicates that during the past two weeks – since just after the Democratic National Convention – support for Romney among Americans age 60 and older has [...]

Wisconsin Moving Out of Reach for Romney

By: Thursday September 20, 2012 1:34 pm

Earlier in the cycle the Republicans had high hopes for Wisconsin. It appears to be one of the only states where Mitt Romney stood a good chance of expanding the map to make up for potential loses in previously traditional Republicans states like Virginia. The naming of Wisconsin native Paul Ryan as VP was part [...]

What Happened to Romney’s Focus on the Economy?

By: Monday September 17, 2012 3:02 pm

Several months ago when the general election began in earnest the Romney campaign said they would keep a laser focus on the economy. The idea made sense. President Obama’s job approval rating on the economy is very bad and at the time, at least, Romney had an edge on which candidate voters thought would be [...]

Romney Needed a Decade of Tax Returns to Pick a VP

By: Thursday September 13, 2012 11:57 am

Apparently to truly know if someone is acceptable for the very important job of Vice President it requires examining their tax returns for the past decade. From the Daily Beast: As part of its vetting, the Romney campaign required at least some of the candidates on the short list—including the eventual winner of the GOP [...]

Obama Narrowly Edges Out Romney in August Fundraising

By: Monday September 10, 2012 10:44 am

Last month the Obama team managed to barely beat the Romney team in fundraising after trailing them for the last several months. In August, the Obama campaign and related Democratic committees brought in roughly $3 million more than the Republicans.

Obama Has the Edge Among All Personality Traits

By: Thursday August 30, 2012 4:22 pm

By basically every criteria imaginable the American people just seem to think President Obama is a better person than Mitt Romney. Not only has polling found that Obama is significantly more likeable than Romney, but also people think Obama is more honest, caring and a stronger leader. From Gallup: Romney’s numbers on honesty and trustworthiness [...]

Paul Ryan Blames Obama for Things Paul Ryan Did

By: Thursday August 30, 2012 10:34 am

Sadly distortions of the truth are all too common in our politics, and even outright lies are heard frequently, but last night Republican Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan did something truly remarkable with his shameless disregard for the truth. Ryan didn’t just tell several lies about President Obama’s record; more incredibly, he actually had the [...]

Little Paul Ryan, 12 Years Old, Has Nightmares about Central Planners, Whose Levees Are Saving New Orleans from Drowning

By: Thursday August 30, 2012 9:38 am

Paul Ryan’s speech to the Republican National Convention will be praised by unthinking pundits today for its success is revving up the GOP base — and you can only shake your head at what that takes these days. From early reactions, I suspect the speech will be a litmus test for how much of the [...]

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