Can Mitt Romney win Ohio?
America / Politics / Presidential Race 2012

Can Mitt Romney win Ohio?

Before Hurricane Sandy derailed the Presidential race, I examined the possibility of a Romney Electoral College victory without winning the crucial battleground state of Ohio. I concluded that there were paths to victory that did not include Ohio and reasonable expectations that those paths are viable within the current polling framework. But while an Ohio-less … Continue reading

When Politicians Talk About History
America / Politics / Presidential Race 2012

When Politicians Talk About History

Historians rightfully get a bit leery when they hear politicians talk about history. All too often, history becomes a convenient rhetorical device for promoting a political agenda. Both parties maintain an arsenal of historical narratives which they enjoy reciting to the public. Here are some common fallacies… Notion of Progress: “We are enlightened and our … Continue reading

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

An Unfriendly Election

“Don’t talk religion or politics,” is an old adage with which many people are familiar and usually embrace. We don’t ask someone that we’ve just met about his or her religious or political beliefs because, as one of my professors once said, these issues get to the essence of who we are. The creed to … Continue reading

Economy / Fiscal policy / Politics / Presidential Race 2012 / Tax

Does Romney’s Tax Math Add Up?

One of the most contentious points in the two presidential debates, and really the focal point of this campaign, has been Mitt Romney’s tax proposal.  Governor Romney’s proposal, a summary of which you can read here, is essentially to reduce income taxes for all Americans by 20%, eliminate interest, dividends, and capital gains taxes for … Continue reading

America / Politics / Presidential Race 2012

Put this in your binder- Romney is the better candidate for women

The latest Romneyism to set the political world awitter, “binders full of women,” has reiginited the battle for female voters, with President Obama and his campaign casting Governor Romney as an out-of-touch barbarian set on bringing women back to the 1950s. Romney uttered this now infamous phrase during the second presidential debate in response to a female … Continue reading

Foreign Policy / Presidential Race 2012 / Uncategorized

Will third time be a charm for Romney?

With the second presidential debate in the past, all the political junkies are gearing up for the third and final contest between President Obama and Governor Romney.  If you haven’t been keeping up with the debates until now, here is a brief summary to catch you up.  The first debate, domestic policy, was a clear … Continue reading