Everybody seems to be so negative about campaign season. They hate the ads, they hate the mudslinging, they hate the lying, they hate the candidates. Not me – I LOVE campaign season. Why? Because it’s an opportunity to learn stuff that not only didn’t I know before, but that I’d never learn any other way. […]
I, like a lot of other aspiring wonks, watched The West Wing when I was younger. I watched Leo talk about a big block of cheese, I watched CJ stand up for women in Saudi Arabia, and I watched President Bartlet raise my standards for elected officials far higher than could ever be met outside […]
The strikingly beautiful young woman — she will turn 26 years old on July 2 — approaches the podium with its waiting forest of microphones. Her hair, reddish blonde and flowing well below her shoulders, is caught briefly in a gust of wind as she walks to the front of the press corps on the […]
Survey says: Obama is ahead and should win. Too bad politics this time may not have high drama, more likely the outcome will be: same old, same old, and that means living somewhere between gridlock and suspended animation. Oh, goody.
Here’s what I wrote last night: On the other side of the fence, those of us who genuinely care about freedom and fairness are more outraged than ever. Outrage is motivating, and by the way, polls show that at least half of Americans support equality for LGBT citizens. It’s about six months until Election Day – how […]
Finally, we know what Obama is pitching, sort of, thanks to his slogan, Forward, and slick new PR video. But who knows anything about Romney with his oily campaign slogan, “Believe in America”?” Couldn’t and didn’t and doesn’t Obama say the say thing?
So, it appears campaign season is under way in earnest. Mr. Obama officially kicked off the festivities in Virginia and Ohio yesterday, and we saw our first Mitt-scorcher on Denver TV a couple days ago. I’ve been thinking about the Obama administration’s performance to date for a few months, and perhaps now is as good […]
Mitt Romney, Man of the People® Tour mysteriously blows an opportunity to score points with the womenfolk
We know that the Romney campaign is ramping up its attempts to lure female voters, and we were optimistic about the entertainment prospects of these efforts when, a few days, Mitt garnered the much sought-after Gene Simmons endorsement (which, now that Wilt Chamberlain is dead, is pretty much the gold standard of playa cred). So we […]
I don’t know if this is some kind of bizarre ploy to lure the female vote or what, but personally I find would-be First Lady Ann Romney’s outing of her husband’s impotency to be wildly inappropriate, no matter what I think of his politics.
Last summer I did some thinking about Mr. Obama and the 2012 election. Specifically, would voting for him again be a good idea? I offered up several scenarios where I pondered ugly realities – long and short term – and concluded: In the end, I don’t live in Ohio, Pennsylvania or Florida so my vote […]
Romney looks to win the GOP nod. Romney looks to lose to Obama, unless all hell breaks loose, figuratively speaking. Romney splits the rightwing base. That makes Romney the sacrificial Rethug lamb of the season. But savvy fringe players can still make lemonade out of lemons, though no positive for governance.