President ’12

The Final Round of Polls Say?

By Carroll Andrew Morse | November 5, 2012 |

…The final Gallup poll has tightened…the RCP average is now slightly in Obama’s favor…CNN has the race about tied too, but in a sample that was 41% Democratic, 30% Republican… Blogger Bob Krumm has some interesting speculation about what Presidential election projections from five national major pollsters/poll analysts could mean (scroll down to just below…

Romney Rally Compare & Contrast

By Justin Katz | November 2, 2012 |

This Twitter compare and contrast, from an Ohio Romney rally, is too stark not to mark with commentary. The first comes from AP reporter Steve Peoples, formerly a journalist on the political beat for the Providence Journal: Steady stream of people leaving Romney rally in the middle of his speech. Maybe it’s the cold, but…

Liveblogging/Livetweeting the Third Presidential Debate

By Carroll Andrew Morse | October 22, 2012 |

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Gallup’s First Fully Post-Vice-Presidential Debate Survey Says…

By Carroll Andrew Morse | October 19, 2012 |

Gallup‘s 7-day tracking polls now include only the time period after last week’s Vice-Presidential debate (October 12th to October 18th). According to their likely voter results, Mitt Romney has a 51-45 lead over Barack Obama, up from the 48-47 lead that Romney held in the results that ended with the day before the debate. Romney’s…

Obama Vows to Reform Medicare/Social Security….in 2008

By Marc Comtois | October 16, 2012 |

Andrew Kaczynski reminds us of the promises, promises then-Senator Obama made in the ’08 town hall debate (video at the link): On Budget: “I’m cutting more than I’m spending.” On Budget: I want to go through the budget line by line, eliminate programs that don’t work, and make programs that do work cost less. On…

Things We Read Today (25), Friday

By Justin Katz | October 12, 2012 |

Observing the VP debate from within; flight from a failing region; surprising beneficiaries of a government bailout; a fable. Continue reading on the Ocean State Current…

Veep Debate Aftermath

By Marc Comtois | October 12, 2012 |

Last night, for those who followed our live-tweeting of the Vice Presidential debate, Matt Allen tweeted out that Biden was killing Ryan. I countered that, no, in fact these debates are often much more about optics than what is being said (for good or bad). After the debate, Charles Krauthammer observed that those listening to…

Liveblogging/Livetweeting the 2012 Vice-Presidential Debate

By Carroll Andrew Morse | October 11, 2012 |

Patrick Laverty >> Amazing that you can be disrespectful, angry and condescending in a debate and still be thought of as having won. #SympathyVote Justin Katz >> After sleeping on it: That debate was bizarre. This cartoon captures it: http://ow.ly/eqi6b Justin Katz >> Suspect we’ll be seeing much more of this sort of thing http://youtu.be/_FEXI4taZW0…

Losers Make Excuses

By Marc Comtois | October 5, 2012 |

Yuval Levin explains why liberals and Obama supporters have coalesced around the narrative that Romney won the 1st debate because he lied (and had a secret cheat-hanky…and altitude). They can’t conceive of any other way the conservative strawman they created could’ve won. This is, first and foremost, an instance of something that a lot of…

Employment: October Surprise or October Miracle?

By Justin Katz | October 5, 2012 |

A lot of people who watch policy and politics relatively closely were very surprised, this morning, to hear that the unemployment rate had fallen to its lowest level during the Obama presidency — a level last seen in January 2009.  As James Pethokoukis notes, of the seasonally adjusted 873,000 jump in employment from August to…

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