In early August, with our Republican analysis of the POLITICO-George Washington University Battleground Poll, we wrote “… this election will remain close until the final weeks of the campaign. There will be ups and downs for both campaigns throughout the next 13 weeks, but the basic dynamics that are driving this electorate and framing this election remain well in place.” Two conventions, and tens of millions of campaign dollars later, we continue [...]
Here’s one you may not “like.”
Imagine having a friend on Facebook who matches up your privately shared data to a public voting record — then flags you for more frequent campaign calls and contacts.
That’s exactly what the Democratic party is doing. The upcoming presidential campaigns are eager to get their hands on the treasure trove of voter data that 900 million users have voluntarily posted on Facebook. Enter Social Organizing, [...]
A University of Chicago professor is raising red flags about the still-underground campaign to bring Barack Obama’s presidential library to the campus where Obama was a senior law lecturer.
“I want to raise the alarm because I think a presidential museum will inevitably become our university’s highest-profile institution on a national basis,” Political Science Professor Charles Lipson said. “It will not be a disinterested, scholarly institution. It will be advancing a [...]
The all-consuming hunt for donors has led President Barack Obama’s campaign to England. And France. And China.
Obama is tapping the network of American citizens living outside the 50 states more than any other presidential campaign has before, with more than a dozen bundlers who have pledged to raise as much as $4.5 million.
The president’s overseas power centers include London, where high-powered execs like Warner Bros. Josh Berger and Anthony Gardner of [...]
Michael Barone is correct, Obama really needs to stop taking advice from wealthy, limousine liberals.
If you were looking for advice on how tell a story that would impact millions upon millions of people, would you go to a director whose last four films were “War Horse,” “The Adventures of Tintin,” Indiana Jones 4,” and “Munich?”
But Team Obama did, and what they got in return was a continuation of the ongoing Spielberg flop-streak:
WASHINGTON – More than a month after becoming his party’s presumptive presidential nominee, Republican Mitt Romney has not publicly identified most of the fundraisers helping him collect the millions of dollars he needs to win the White House, even as he promises them special access perks.
Romney is not required by law to disclose the identities of his fundraisers with the exception of those who work as federal lobbyists. Releasing the names [...]
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won the New Hampshire primary Tuesday night, adding to a first-place finish in last week’s Iowa caucuses and establishing himself as the man to beat for the Republican presidential nomination. Ron Paul finished second, with Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum trailing.
“Tonight we made history,” Romney told cheering supporters.
With his victory, Romney became the first Republican to sweep [...]
Monday, January 2, 2012
Ignorance Is Bliss
WASHINGTON — Americans have trouble dealing with science, and one place that’s especially obvious is in presidential campaigns, says Shawn Lawrence Otto, who tried, with limited success, to get the candidates to debate scientific questions in the 2008 presidential election.
Otto is the author of a new book, “Fool me twice: Fighting the assault on science in America,” which opens with a quote from Thomas Jefferson: “Whenever [...]
From Washington Times:
Well, is he?
Think about it: Mitt Romney and John F. Kerry are two Boston blue-blood multimillionaires, spending summers in their island estates and winters in their mountain mansions; both are recidivist flip-floppers with long records of often indefensible 180s; and each was going up against a supremely unpopular — the catch word is “beatable” — president.
Both are stiff, highly programmed and have problems connecting with voters.
Both failed to energize the electorate during [...]
New Romney Iowa ad: Smaller government, end of ‘Obamacare’
By Daniel Strauss – 12/26/11 11:20 AM ET
Mitt Romney is airing a new 30-second ad in Iowa in which he promises to shrink government and get rid of the Obama administration’s healthcare reform law.
The ad, “Conservative Agenda”, features Romney promising to streamline the federal government and highlighting the former Massachusetts governor’s background as a businessman. Spliced together with clips of him [...]
Ohio Presidential Straw Poll, 428 Ballots Cast
Winner Ron Paul! – 53.5%
Hermain Cain – 25.47%
Mitt Romney – 8.88%
Newt Gingrich – 5.37%
Rick Perry – 2.8%
John Huntsman – 2.1%
Rick Santorum – .93%
Mitch McConnell – .47%
Marco Rubio – .47%
The Swing State Straw Poll is tomorrow, October 22nd, at the Union at The Ohio State University, located at 1739 N. High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43210. When you arrive tomorrow, please visit the will-call table to check in and pick up [...]
The realities of governing as opposed to the unrealities of presidential campaigns may have made President Obama a much more human figure compared with the almost messiah-like status he had in the eyes of many supporters in 2008.
But that doesn’t mean there still isn’t the occasional moment reminiscent of a Bible story.
At a rally on the campus of North Carolina State in Raleigh, N.C. Wednesday [...]
President Obama took off on a road trip across the Midwest last week in a brand new government-owned bus to talk with ordinary people about getting the economy going again.
But Johnny Williams, an Alabama businessman who makes a living by leasing these kinds of buses to political figures, said the Obama tour was just a painful reminder of how the government is doing things that [...]
Reporting from Washington—
Sarah Palin‘s much-publicized “One Nation” bus tour got off to a chaotic and rumbling start Sunday in Washington, with no bus in sight and the potential presidential candidate only occasionally popping into view.
The former Alaska governor, who has indicated she is still contemplating a run for the White House in 2012, showed up at a motorcycle rally at the Pentagon, clad in black leather, [...]
It looks as if Mike Huckabee won’t be making a presidential run in 2012 after all. An article at the Process Story blog says they have been told Huckabee is “giving his former S.C. supporters the nod to seek work on other presidential campaigns. The word is that he’s told South Carolina staffers that they have his blessing for them to peddle their wares elsewhere.”
Huckabee is a [...]
Obama Visit To Create Traffic Nightmare: MyFoxNY.com
President Obama is returning Wednesday for his third visit in less than a month, bringing the increasingly familiar swirl of traffic – and buckraking – that surrounds presidential campaigns.
Obama will schmooze with fat cats at a high-dollar fund-raiser at the Waldorf-Astoria, mingle with guests at the home of Sharon Elghanayan, a psychotherapist who married former New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine last fall, and [...]
Rep. Ron Paul’s long-held advocacy of smaller government and less taxes has made him a tea party hero.
Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, whose outspoken libertarian views and folksy style made him a cult hero during two previous presidential campaigns, will announce on Tuesday that he’s going to try a third time.
Sources close to Paul, who is in his 12th term in the House, said he [...]
Watch this clip of Ross Perot from a 1992 US Presidential debate:
“That’s right at the top of my agenda. We’ve shipped millions of jobs overseas and we have a strange situation because we have a process in Washington where after you’ve served for a while you cash in and become a foreign lobbyist, make $30,000 a month; then take a leave, work on Presidential campaigns, [...]