Tag Archive: campaign 2012

The October Surprise

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Looks like we just got the October Surprise.  The unemployment rate dropped below 8 percent.  It’s down to 7.8. Normally, that number would be considered terrible news for any incumbent seeking re-election.  But compared to 10, 9, or 8 percent … anything starting with a 7 looks good by comparison, especially this close to Election…

Civil War in the GOP Could Go Nuclear on Nov 7

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Are the polls rigged? It’s a question we’re hearing a lot lately – almost always by conservative Republicans. It’s no secret that a lot of the polls weight Democrats more heavily than Republicans.  In and of itself, that’s not necessarily a problem — unless the over-weighting is based on faulty assumptions about voter turnout. So…

Please Don’t Shoot the Messenger

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We hear it over and over again from conservatives explaining why Mitt Romney will win.  No president has won re-election with unemployment over 8 percent, they tell us, hoping the streak will continue this time around. There’s just one problem.  It’s not true. Franklin Roosevelt won re-election with unemployment not only over 8 percent, he…

Even If He Wins, Obama Will Lose

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The latest Wall Street Journal poll can’t be good news for Mitt Romney’s chances of sending Barack Obama packing. “With few voters still on the fence, President Barack Obama holds leads over Mitt Romney in new polls of Ohio, Florida and Virginia, three of the states likely to determine who wins the White House in…

Bad News for Barack Obama?

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Another day another poll.  This one from The Hill, the Washington paper for political junkies.  It was taken on September 2, just after the GOP convention in Tampa, of 1,000 likely voters. And the results don’t look good for Barack Obama. Fifty-two percent of likely voters say the nation is in “worse condition” now than…

Hope and Change, R.I.P.

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President Obama tells White House reporters that he’s running a serious campaign based only on issues, that nothing he’s done is “out of bounds.”  This raises a question:  Who are you going to believe — your eyes and ears or the President of the United States? In just the last month or so, the president’s…

His Silence Makes Him Complicit

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If you’ve been paying attention to Barack Obama’s campaign for re-election you may have noticed a recurring theme.  While he  hits the campaign trail, flashing his million-dollar smile and waving to the adoring crowds, his political hit men are engaged in one of the dirtiest campaigns in recent American history – a campaign where decency…

The Mystery Continues — A Tale of Two Polls

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This is a tale of two brand new polls.   If you think you’re confused now, wait till you read this. One poll, of registered voters, was conducted by the Wall Street Journal and NBC News.  It shows President Obama with a lead of six points over Mitt Romney, 49 to 43 percent nationwide.  Last month…