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November 9, 2012
Slate’s chart of presidents, based on the number of portrayals they’ve had in movies. Lincoln is obviously in first place, but strangely, Ulysses S. Grant is in third, likely thanks to the number of westerns that rely on Grant’s presence. Also, where is our James Buchanan biopic, anyway?

Slate’s chart of presidents, based on the number of portrayals they’ve had in movies. Lincoln is obviously in first place, but strangely, Ulysses S. Grant is in third, likely thanks to the number of westerns that rely on Grant’s presence. Also, where is our James Buchanan biopic, anyway?

0:15 // 1 year ago
June 17, 2012

Happy Father’s Day: How Obama and Romney are celebrating

  • obama President Obama spent the weekend in Chicago with friends and family, a trip they haven’t made together in a couple of years. They also attended the wedding of adviser Valerie Jarrett’s daughter. This morning, he hit the links at the Beverly Country Club.
  • romney Mitt Romney’s bus (or plane) tour starts this weekend in Ohio. Some of his family decided to all pitch in to help serve pancakes during the third day of the “Every Town Counts” tour. “Let’s wish a happy Father’s Day to my dad,” said Craig Romney.  source

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16:40 // 1 year ago
April 13, 2012

In which we defend Cory Booker’s honor

ivixxciii says: that does not qualify him to be a president. only a fireman, a courage award recipient, a nice guy.

» SFB says: We weren’t saying that this incident qualified him to be president. Rather, everything else he’s done would. He’s had an air of presidential speculation about him for years. In fact, Time Magazine wrote an article with just this premise back in 2009, before he saved any women from burning buildings. But, thus far, he’s been content with being mayor of Newark. Just because he saved a woman from a burning building doesn’t mean that this speculation is null and void. Either way, Cory Booker is awesome. — Ernie @ SFB

(Source: joshsternberg, via serendipitopia)

9:57 // 2 years ago
April 8, 2012
zainyk:

(via Yes, That Was Mitt Romney Bodyboarding In La Jolla, CA Yesterday | Mediaite)
I want to go back and find every snarky wing nut blog post about John Kerry and his windsurfing about now.

His son looks like the dude from Party Down. Unfortunately, we know Mitt’s not cool enough to actually hang with Adam Scott. Anyway, we hope that one of the presidential debates is actually an excuse for a session of bodyboarding basketball, so we can see the collective skills of both candidates at the same time.

zainyk:

(via Yes, That Was Mitt Romney Bodyboarding In La Jolla, CA Yesterday | Mediaite)

I want to go back and find every snarky wing nut blog post about John Kerry and his windsurfing about now.

His son looks like the dude from Party Down. Unfortunately, we know Mitt’s not cool enough to actually hang with Adam Scott. Anyway, we hope that one of the presidential debates is actually an excuse for a session of bodyboarding basketball, so we can see the collective skills of both candidates at the same time.

(via waitingonoblivion)

20:43 // 2 years ago
November 3, 2011
What’s your presidential candidate’s sign? Depends on who you’re looking at. In the case of Rick Perry, it’s a calm, confident and collected signature, befitting of a longtime governor. In Barack Obama’s case, it’s showy, with giant letters for emphasis. In other cases (Herman Cain, ex-candidate Tim Pawlenty), the candidates sign it like a doctor might — ironic, considering the actual doctor in the campaign, Ron Paul, has a clean signature himself. Check out the signatures that Buzzfeed gathered. They’re pretty interesting.

What’s your presidential candidate’s sign? Depends on who you’re looking at. In the case of Rick Perry, it’s a calm, confident and collected signature, befitting of a longtime governor. In Barack Obama’s case, it’s showy, with giant letters for emphasis. In other cases (Herman Cain, ex-candidate Tim Pawlenty), the candidates sign it like a doctor might — ironic, considering the actual doctor in the campaign, Ron Paul, has a clean signature himself. Check out the signatures that Buzzfeed gathered. They’re pretty interesting.

11:13 // 2 years ago
September 18, 2011
I think our family was really concerned about the lack of privacy. And that it’s not just for four years or eight years, but for the rest of your life. Mitch has given 12 years to public service. And, you know, now it was our turn to get him back.
Mitch Daniels’ wife, Cheri • Discussing why the Indiana governor’s family vetoed their father’s potential run for president in 2012. When Daniels made the decision back in May, the key tell sign for us was his open dismissal of questions related to foreign policy, a perceived weak point for the governor. But that point isn’t nearly as weak as his love of his family. “I’m not complaining about a thing. I’m the luckiest guy I know of,” he told CBS Sunday Morning. “And, you know, you can’t have everything in life. And sometimes you have to choose.” source (viafollow)
11:09 // 2 years ago
June 10, 2011
There is a fundamental strategic difference between the traditional consulting community and the kind of campaign I want to run. Now we’ll find out over the next year who’s right.
Newt Gingrich • Explaining why his staff left him en masse yesterday. He says that despite the setback, he plans to stay in the race. One of the reasons his staffers left was due to what they claimed was the overpowering nature of Newt’s wife, Callista, to which he said, “We make decisions as a couple, I think most couples would find that refreshing, not a problem.” We’re not voting for your wife, Newt. We’re voting for you. Newt’s apparent campaign implosion means that some key staffers are now available for Rick Perry should he choose to run, which it sounds like he’s leaning towards. Newt’s loss? Perry’s gain. source (viafollow)
11:57 // 2 years ago
June 5, 2011
That’s what I think connects with people, Herman being Herman. And you notice, Herman enjoys life — I can smile, I can have a sense of humor, I’m being Herman.
Herman Cain • Speaking about himself in first-person and third-person in the same sentence as part of a fawning New York Times piece on his rise as a 2012 GOP candidate. The crux of the piece: His voter recognition is still low, but the Republicans who know him absolutely adore him. He’s a dark-horse candidate, kids — the Howard Dean of this election cycle. Speaking of Howard Dean, did you hear this crap he said about Sarah Palin having a chance at beating Obama? *facepalm*  source (viafollow)
11:06 // 2 years ago
May 23, 2011
liberalsarecool:


Tim Pawlenty’s hometown newspaper, the St. Paul Pioneer Press,  ran the story of his presidential campaign announcement on the Obituary  page this morning, City  Pages reports.

Pawlenty’s campaign RIP.

In his defense, he did announce on a day when a pretty big tornado ripped through Minneapolis. (Come on, look at their front page.) There are many reasons to joke about Pawlenty’s campaign, but this isn’t one of them. Not fair.

liberalsarecool:

Tim Pawlenty’s hometown newspaper, the St. Paul Pioneer Press, ran the story of his presidential campaign announcement on the Obituary page this morning, City Pages reports.

Pawlenty’s campaign RIP.

In his defense, he did announce on a day when a pretty big tornado ripped through Minneapolis. (Come on, look at their front page.) There are many reasons to joke about Pawlenty’s campaign, but this isn’t one of them. Not fair.

(via think4yourself)

16:53 // 2 years ago
May 22, 2011

Herman Cain: National security’s off my agenda … until I’m elected

Herman Cain doesn’t want to talk national security. At least not until after he’s elected. “The right approach is that the day I’m elected, I would start on that plan. I think it is disingenuous to tell the American people what I would do,” he told Fox News Sunday this morning. OK … so, we understand that he might not be privy to the documents that Obama has at his disposal, but seriously? National security isn’t something you, as a presidential candidate, are allowed to ignore. This is one of the reasons people will want to vote for you. Waiting to explain your national security plan until after people have put you into office — forcing people to go in blind on one of the key things a president does — is a dangerous stance that will not fly with mainstream voters, Herman. source

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11:28 // 2 years ago