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I’m not normally given to hyperbole, but it’s all over for the Republican party as we know it and hence all over for the United States of America as we know it. The Reagan period now looks like a blip. Only once has a Republican presidential candidate won the popular vote in 24 years.
In my final thought on Campaign 2012 (I hope), I contrast the character assassination of one side vs. the sober sunniness of the other. More in my Sunday column.
Come on, Mitt. Win this thing.
Yankeefan (pictured above shortly after disposing of Qaddafi) wants to know if I’m willing to bet on this election. When last we wagered, it was over the Supreme Court’s ruling on Obamacare: He predicted it would be upheld (6-3); I said it would be rejected (5-4). Basically it was a push. But I was happy [...]
In my Sunday column, I look at the enthusiasm levels of Democratic and Republican voters and conclude that Republicans have a real edge.
I’ve grown tired of the “Obama blew it” meme about the debate. This idea comes from 2 places: 1) Ultra-liberal policies are so awesome that any self-respecting college grad should be able to defend them; and b) by not showing up, Obama sealed Romney’s victory. The facts are otherwise. Obama was lackluster and mediocre, I [...]
I stole that line from someone on Twitter, can’t remember who. I’ll be livetweeting the proceedings later on tonight, Inshallah.
John Cook of Gawker (a snarky, lefty, massively pro-Obama website) is due a bit of praise for this temperate and reasonable analysis of the coverage of Mitt Romney. I noted about one year into my journalism career (19 years ago) that you can make someone look really bad if you simply transcribe him precisely rather [...]
I think it’s kind of genius that Mitt hasn’t talked up his considerable achievements in the field of random acts of kindness and altruism. The fact is, the media (eventually) get tired of reporting the same story over and over again, so you won’t to get the bad stuff out of the way fast. This [...]
So says this economist about tonight’s results. I find it odd that people apparently keep switching their votes between two very well-known quantities. What substantive information has emerged about either of them in the last couple of weeks? And yet Mitt went from plus 20 in South Carolina to losing by 12; then was losing [...]
Newt dis que savoir parler une langue etrangere, c’est un defaut. Selon moi, autrefois Newt etait rigolo. De nos jours, il dit n’importe quoi. Ce qu’il dit c’est deguelasse. Vas-t’en, Newt.