A year and a half ago when Mitt Romney officially tossed his hat in the presidential ring, questions about his investments arose immediately. Having faced similar questions in his previous run for president, Mitt now had the perfect answer: these investments weren’t his. His wealth was now in a blind trust controlled by someone else. … Continue Reading →
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Columbus, Ohio – A drive across the battleground state of Ohio last weekend revealed a fall political landscape in full bloom – from colorful local races to dark scars of a divisive presidency. “Lawless for Sheriff” read lawn signs across Pickaway County, Ohio, just south of the Ohio beltway. Of all public offices, Independent Jason … Continue Reading →
Mitt Romney taped a video endorsement ad for only one Senate candidate in this election. It was for Richard Mourdock, the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in Indiana who made the news this week when he declared he firmly believes women who become pregnant as a result of rape should be forced to carry … Continue Reading →
In these polarized times, not everyone agreed but by any reasonable metric President Obama clearly trounced Mitt Romney in their second debate last Tuesday. Mitt tried to pull the same tricks he used in the first debate but they didn’t work this time. Candy Crowley is no milquetoast like poor old Jim Lehrer. Ms. Crowley … Continue Reading →
When people tell you who they are, listen. And what the Romney family has told us is that they are singularly unsuited to do anything but take public tours at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. It starts with Mitt Romney, the candidate, but it’s more than that. I have the problems with Romney that one would expect … Continue Reading →
Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan make a lot of appealing promises about their tax plan. They claim they can cut everyone’s taxes, keep the middle class tax breaks and increase defense spending without cutting our Medicare or Social Security benefits or exploding the dreaded deficit they continuously claim is going to destroy America as we … Continue Reading →
This is a summary of the second debate between former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama in a real-time diary format.
Vice President Joe Biden channeled Raging Biden, but Rep. Paul Ryan held up, holding serve for Romney’s initial debate lead. Starting from foreign policy, leading to the economy, and on to Medicare/Medicaid, we seem to learn more about policy from the people who actually won’t be president. The vice presidential session felt like a real … Continue Reading →
Our big media pundits were quick to declare Mitt Romney the winner of the first presidential debate of 2012, based solely on style. They were so obsessed with how Mitt delivered his lines it took them almost an hour to talk about what he actually said. The snap polls backed up their assumptions in the … Continue Reading →
What’s the unemployment rate? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, it’s 7.8% and looking better by all accounts.