Tag Archive: 2012 election

Will $4 a Gallon Gas Do the Trick?

I keep hearing people insist that Obama will win re-election in a cake walk. Frankly, I don’t believe it. According to the polls in September, 2008, he would have lost to John McCain, who ran as lousy a presidential campaign as Bob Dole and Michael Dukakis. So what has Obama done since then that would…

Notes From the War Zone

In every war, there are big moments and small ones. The same holds true in election years. The biggest event, the Super Bowl as it were, takes place on November 6, but along the way there are any number of incidents that help to determine the eventual outcome. For example, why would any American vote…

Why Rick Santorum Can’t Beat Obama

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I have respect for people who want a president who’s socially conservative. Many believe it’s important that the person who leads our country shares their same belief system of traditional family values. In the world of politics where disingenuous pledges and shameless pandering are second nature, voters are understandably skeptical of politicians and they thirst…

Obama Hands Republicans Video Gold in Sawyer Interview

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During a political campaign, the most effective tool a candidate can hand over to their opponents is a video clip reinforcing the key criticism opponents have assigned to them. In 2004, George W. Bush’s campaign got a lot of mileage out of airing a clip of opponent John Kerry stating that he voted for a…

They See Racists Everywhere …

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So I’m reading the op-eds in the Sunday New York Times and the headline catches my eye:  “What’s Race Got to Do With It?”  I roll my eyes and say to myself, Here we go again. The column is by Lee Siegel, an opinion writer of the liberal persuasion, whose main point is – and…

President Obama Deserves a Chance

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Recently, a visitor to Mr. Goldberg’s Facebook page articulated a strong desire for the Republicans to stop preventing President Obama from doing his job. He expressed annoyance with their refusal to accept a Democrat doing something good for the country, and he complained that “they won’t even give him a chance.” It’s an argument that…

Weekdays With Bernie: Republican Debate Analysis

Republican Presidential Debate

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Jesse Jackson is Not Smart

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Every time Jesse Jackson speaks, it sounds like he’s auditioning for a bad off Broadway play called An Escape from Reason. Jackson is a stammering mess; fundamentally unintelligent and rapidly losing the ability to draw upon the powers of smart improvisation that served him so well in the old days. He is more of a magic tonic salesman…