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July 4, 2012
Who had a better, more productive Fourth of July — Obama or Romney?

Who had a better, more productive Fourth of July — Obama or Romney?

21:01 // 2 years ago
May 27, 2012
Mitt Romney’s greatest refusals to apologize: “American Greatness” apparently also means just flat-out verbally refusing to say you’re sorry. We get it, Romney. You’re not going to $@#&ing apologize for anything, to the point where you’ll call your book “No Apology.”

Mitt Romney’s greatest refusals to apologize: “American Greatness” apparently also means just flat-out verbally refusing to say you’re sorry. We get it, Romney. You’re not going to $@#&ing apologize for anything, to the point where you’ll call your book “No Apology.”

13:34 // 2 years ago
December 28, 2011
We are just fed up with the two-party system. The Democratic Party, I think, has turned their backs on gay rights, marriage equality, their anti-war base, their anti-drug war sentiment. …Republicans are no longer the stewards of the pocketbook. Republicans are no longer good stewards of tax dollars.
Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson • Giving a mission statement of sorts as he makes it official — former Republican candidate and governor of New Mexico, Gary Johnson has leapt over to the Libertarian Party to mount a third-party candidacy for president. Johnson was a popular governor in New Mexico at the time of his departure, and boasts a platform that was markedly unorthodox for the present GOP field (save the occasional overlap with Ron Paul, who Johnson endorsed in 2008). Should he gain any traction, a Johnson candidacy could have a scale-tipping effect in 2012, as the recent polling surge by Ron Paul illustrates a decent spate of GOP voters are willing to look at a different brand of conservative this cycle. source (viafollow)
14:44 // 2 years ago
September 14, 2011
johnness:

Mitt Romney Is Presidential, Electable, HuffPost-Patch GOP Power Outsiders Say: I love this feature we do with primary/caucus state influentials. Our influentials like Romney’s chances against Obama and they think he’d make a good president. But you can see that big RINO accusation hovering at the middle everything.
If you look at what they said about Perry, the choice looks like what you thought it was: Too much TEXAN or too much RINO.

What do you guys think of when you think of Mitt?

johnness:

Mitt Romney Is Presidential, Electable, HuffPost-Patch GOP Power Outsiders Say: I love this feature we do with primary/caucus state influentials. Our influentials like Romney’s chances against Obama and they think he’d make a good president. But you can see that big RINO accusation hovering at the middle everything.

If you look at what they said about Perry, the choice looks like what you thought it was: Too much TEXAN or too much RINO.

What do you guys think of when you think of Mitt?

21:07 // 3 years ago
August 15, 2011

Missing from last week’s Iowa debates: A feisty Buddy Roemer

it’s because he’s got such a rad name. Roemer, the former Louisiana governor, is one of the many Republican presidential candidates. But he wasn’t invited to last week’s debate due to low polling numbers. Too bad, because his tweets during the debate make him seem like a real hoot. While we learned that Bachmann thinks submission is “respect,” Roemer tweeted “Submission to an atheist must mean whips and chains. Good statement Congresswoman Bachmann.” Ice burn. Next time this happens, Buddy, consider having a Super Bowl-style party with Fred Karger, a candidate in the very same situation. source

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21:26 // 3 years ago
July 6, 2011

Mitt Romney, fundraising machine; Newt Gingrich debt-saddled

  • $18.25 million the amount in donations that Mitt Romney received in the second quarter; the leading GOP candidate is pretty far ahead of the other guys
  • $1.2 million the amount in invoices that Newt Gingrich has; he’s paid them down by ten percent, but still has significant debt issues source

» Everyone else is kind of in the middle: With Tim Pawlenty, Jon Huntsman and Ron Paul hovering around the $4 million mark, and Herman Cain around $2.5 million, all pale in comparison to the Mittster, who is unemployed. Newt, who raised $2 million, was saddled with massive debt as a result of much of his senior campaign staff leaving; he has just $225,000 in the bank, which is extremely low. Newt, this presidential thing isn’t gonna work out.

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9:43 // 3 years ago
May 20, 2011
Pawlenty set to announce 2012 presidential bid
Tim “Michael Bay” Pawlenty reportedly plans to announce his presidential bid Monday. We hope he wins the nomination, because it would be an epic election season with T-Paw’s overproduced ads like this. It seems like he’s taking his own advice, and getting off the sideline. He’s going to need a lot of money to keep making ads like that, though — we can’t wait to see his 2012 election trailer that will undoubtedly go with the announcement. Robots? Explosions? Dramatic music? T-Paw has it in spades. In fact, we’d argue he’s a Republobot. (pic via Gage Skidmore's Flickr page) source
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Tim “Michael Bay” Pawlenty reportedly plans to announce his presidential bid Monday. We hope he wins the nomination, because it would be an epic election season with T-Paw’s overproduced ads like this. It seems like he’s taking his own advice, and getting off the sideline. He’s going to need a lot of money to keep making ads like that, though — we can’t wait to see his 2012 election trailer that will undoubtedly go with the announcement. Robots? Explosions? Dramatic music? T-Paw has it in spades. In fact, we’d argue he’s a Republobot. (pic via Gage Skidmore's Flickr page) source

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13:50 // 3 years ago
April 19, 2011
2012 election poll: Nobody’s really doing it for GOP voters yet
It really sucks to be a GOP voter right now. Despite wide frustration on the right side of the aisle over Barack Obama’s policies, nobody appears to be doing the trick for conservative voters, according to this poll by The Washington Post and ABC News. And it gets worse: In a general election, Obama would best the entire field. Only Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee really get within fighting distance. Tim Pawlenty and Newt Gingrich are 15 points behind. Sarah Palin is 17 points behind, by far the worst showing. source
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It really sucks to be a GOP voter right now. Despite wide frustration on the right side of the aisle over Barack Obama’s policies, nobody appears to be doing the trick for conservative voters, according to this poll by The Washington Post and ABC News. And it gets worse: In a general election, Obama would best the entire field. Only Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee really get within fighting distance. Tim Pawlenty and Newt Gingrich are 15 points behind. Sarah Palin is 17 points behind, by far the worst showing. source

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10:30 // 3 years ago
April 11, 2011

Mitt Romney announces presidential exploratory committee: Here’s the announcement, kids. Is he the guy to beat in the 2012 primaries?

15:59 // 3 years ago
November 23, 2010

Office Hours: On the 2012 horse race

zophiamcdougal asks: I am going to be 18 in May, Can you simplify what the media is saying about the 2012 elections?

» We say: Honestly, it’s too early. Back in 1994, Clinton was in the dumps. And in 2008, Obama was on a high. In two years, everything changed. At this point, keep an eye outside of the two major parties; things are weird enough right now that a third-party candidate could do very well. Our money’s on New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg finally going national. Ron Paul, while still considered by many to be outside the mainstream, has gained a lot of new fans in the last two years and could shake things up. And if you want to see who’s probably going to run against Obama, watch Fox News – many of the likely major GOP candidates are on there (particularly Mike Huckabee and obviously Sarah Palin). Ohio Gov.-elect John Kasich proved that time hosting on Fox News can help you out. The wildcard right now, though, is the hostile weirdness in the Senate, particularly Mitch McConnell claiming that the GOP needs to stonewall for the next two years. (Last one, guys! Thanks for the help in making our first Office Hours a success!)

1:27 // 3 years ago