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

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