What does 6 billion dollars buy you? Apparently in politics, it buys you an almost unchanged House, Senate, and President. In fairness, out of the 6 billion dollars spent, only – and I say only because in perspective it can be qualified as such – around 680 million was spent by super PACs on independent … Continue reading
Category Archives: Presidential Race 2012
Nobody likes a sore loser
What ever happened to bowing out gracefully? The night of the election, Mitt Romney looked the most presidential I had ever seen him, delivering a gracious concession speech and leaving the stage for the final time with his pride and honor still in tact. The President even proposed a meeting so that he and Romney … Continue reading
What’s Left of What’s Right: New Conservatism and the Future of the G.O.P.
The resounding defeat for the Republican Party in the presidential election beckons a pause from my usual focus on foreign policy. Instead I want to look at the future of the G.O.P. because the situation is critical. Mitt Romney lost by the greatest margin in a presidential election since, well, last election. The Republican Party … Continue reading
Election Postmortem: Where and Why did Romney Lose?
The 2012 Republican Primary season is remembered for its buffoonery: Rick Perry’s ‘oops’ moment, Newt Gingrich’ moon colony, Rick Santorum’s seemingly endless discussion of what should and should not be happening in the bedroom. Mitt Romney, from the beginning, was the only sober and serious candidate in the field (save brief and uninspired runs by … Continue reading
The Minority Report: Rectifying the GOP’s Struggles with Minorities
“When Newt dropped out of the race and Mitt Romney became the nominee, we decided to support Mitt Romney,” said a statement by Café Con Leche, a Republican organization that favors comprehensive immigration reform. “Numerous attempts to connect with the Romney campaign’s Hispanic outreach proved fruitless. In our one year of existence, we’ve also had … Continue reading
The 2012 Election: What Can We Learn?
The presidential election of 2012 could not have been more different from that of 2008 for me personally. For the Republican Party as a whole, however, things were very much unchanged. In 2008, I was a freshman in college, still acclimating to a new environment in which I had not found my niche. Coming from … Continue reading
An Election Day Word to our Generation…
I love Election Day. For me, it’s like if Christmas and the 4th of July had an apocalyptic baby. My Facebook and Twitter feeds were already blowing up by 7am today. Floods of statuses and tweets urging people to vote Obama, vote Romney, or to just vote in general. Emblazoned across the front page of my Washington … Continue reading
Reflections on the Impending End of the Endless Election
With her tearful statement, “I’m tired of Bronco Bamma and Mitt Romney,” four-year-old Abigael Evans became the voice of the nation. Like many of her compatriots, Abby has heard one too many reports on the 2012 presidential campaign and she’s reached her breaking point. Luckily for Abby and the rest of campaign weary America, in … Continue reading
The Moderate: “Our Hope is in the ‘Burbs”
Suburbia. A place of white picket fences and well-manicured lawns. A place where people go to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, settle down, raise a family, and live peacefully. Unless it’s election season. As we enter the final days of the 2012 Presidential campaign, both the Obama and Romney camps are focusing … Continue reading
What Would a Second Obama Term Look Like?
As the 2012 election draws to a close, the painfully inevitable process of media endorsements has brought the Romney and Obamaphiles out of the woodwork, like Kurt Gibson, hobbling to the plate in hopes that one lucky swing can sway some votes. Generally conservative endorsements of Mitt Romney incorporate criticism of President Obama for being … Continue reading
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