America / Economy / Politics / Presidency / Presidential Race 2012 / U.S. Domestic Policy

Mo’ Money Same Problems

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

Nobody likes a sore loser
America / Gov. Officials / Politics / Presidency / 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.
America / Constitution / Politics / Presidential Race 2012

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?
America / Politics / Presidential Race 2012

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
America / Culture / Politics / Presidential Race 2012 / U.S. Domestic Policy

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

Politics / Presidential Race 2012

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”
America / Politics / Presidential Race 2012

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?
Economy / Politics / Presidential Race 2012

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