What Exactly is this Politico Poll Supposed to Tell Us?

By: Monday May 19, 2014 10:39 am

According to a new Politico poll Democrats are in trouble… maybe. Frankly, it is a bit tough to tell if there is any really useful data from the survey. Politico decided to poll likely voters across the country in the “most competitive races.” It found in the House and Senate races they labeled “competitive” on [...]

What is the Case for Biden over Clinton?

By: Thursday February 27, 2014 2:55 pm

As a recent Politico feature makes clear Vice President Joe Biden is still seriously thinking about running for President in 2016. While I’m a strong supporter of primaries because I believe they give the party an chance to debate what they stand for, I fail to see what is either the policy or political case [...]

Dems Begin Triage Plans

By: Thursday January 30, 2014 10:14 am

With polls showing Republicans currently hold a small lead in the generic ballot some top Democrats have started focusing on just keeping the Senate instead of taking back the House as well. From Politico: With Democrats’ grasp on the Senate increasingly tenuous — and the House all but beyond reach — some top party donors [...]

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 [...]

Blame Game Starts in the Romney Campaign

By: Monday September 17, 2012 11:54 am

Politico has a long story this morning based on anonymous sources which basically puts the blame for the Romney campaign’s poor performance on top strategist Stuart Stevens. The whole article is worth a read. Here is just tiny part to get a sense of the tone: As mishaps have piled up, Stevens has taken the [...]

Conservatives Push for Paul Ryan as VP

By: Thursday August 9, 2012 12:09 pm

Only weeks, if not days, away from Mitt Romney announcing his pick for the running mate, several prominent conservatives are pushing very hard for Rep. Paul Ryan. Just today the Wall Street Journal editorial page and Rich Lowry of the National Review joined the chorus in  favor of Romney. From the Wall Street Journal’s “Why [...]

Get Ready for the Billion Dollar Flood of Outside GOP Money

By: Wednesday May 30, 2012 11:42 am

If different campaigns and Super PACs are to be believed, a billion dollars of outside money is going to be spent in this cycle just to help elect Republicans according to Politico. Republican super PACs and other outside groups shaped by a loose network of prominent conservatives – including Karl Rove, the Koch brothers and [...]

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. [...]

Rick Perry Giving Up

By: Thursday January 19, 2012 10:20 am

Rick Perry is going to end his campaign for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination. Perry will hold a press conference in North Charleston, South Carolina at 11 am where he is expect to publicly make his announcement. The AP and Politico both report that Perry will endorse Newt Gingrich after dropping out of the race. [...]

Is This the Beginning of the End for the Cain Campaign?

By: Monday October 31, 2011 10:38 am

Since Herman Cain shot to the front spot in the Republican presidential polling many political observers have been waiting for this politically inexperienced candidate to mess up. We’ve seen an expose on his previous career as a paid spokesman for conservative issues backed by the Koch family, and there has been intense scrutiny of his [...]

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