Tag Archive: 2012 election

Suddenly, Romney Becomes the Best Bet

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About a week ago  I posted a column here entitled “Romney Isn’t There Yet,” in which I contended that as things then stood, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney seemed unlikely to win more than 248 of the 270 electoral votes required to take the presidency away from Barack Obama in the November 6 election. What…

Not Exactly the Fight of the Century

Burt hopes you’ll enjoy his take on the first Presidential Debate, and he hopes you’ll also enjoy Hollywood & Politics. As you all know, I hate pointing out that I was right. I’m sure the cynics among you are saying to yourself, “I bet it pains him about as much as winning the state lottery.”…

Romney Gets a Much-needed Boost in Florida and Virginia

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No question about it: Mitt Romney struck gold with his commanding performance in Wednesday’s first presidential debate. The Rasmussen polling firm reported Friday the results of new polls in the  crucial swing states of Florida and Virginia, and in each of them Romney got a boost. Romney now leads by 49 percent to 47 percent…

Betting on Romney Begins to Make Sense Again

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It is two hours since the first presidential debate ended, and guess what: The money boys suddenly are looking at Mitt Romney with respect. On Intrade, the Irish-based futures market that allows you to bet legally on political races, the value of contracts favoring Romney over President Obama began shooting up in value as the…

Good News For Romney From Massachusetts?!

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 The Democrats would like you to believe that it’s all over, that the trend is in President Obama’s favor and that if the election were held today he would win re-election against Mitt Romney, and that come Election Day he will win by an even bigger margin than he would today. They want the Republicans…

How Obama Has Kept His ‘Cult of Personality’

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In the immediate aftermath of the 2008 election, when Barack Obama had just been declared our next president, the media was understandably jubilant. They had suffered through eight long years of a president whose decisions, policies, and mere demeanor went so far against their deeply-held liberal sensibilities, that their coverage of him often reached the…

Romney Comes On Strong In Colorado

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My, my, my. Just when everybody was prepared to bury the Romney candidacy, look what happens. Colorado, a battleground state with 9 electoral votes that picked the winner in each of the past three elections, has swung into the Romney camp in the latest Rasmussen poll. Rasmussen hadn’t polled there since early August, when it…

What Romney’s Campaign Can Learn from Newt Gingrich

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Back during the Republican debates, I often thought to myself that Newt Romney (a monolithic character coined by Michele Bachmann as a method of criticizing her GOP rivals) would actually be a really good presidential candidate for the GOP. Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich’s best qualities seemed to fill the void of where the other…