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

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

America / Culture / Politics

DNC 2012: The “Things You Shouldn’t Say Out Loud” Department

Watching the Democratic National Convention, I’ve been struck by one overarching thought: whatever you believe about the issues discussed, many of them are not things that should be said out loud, at least if you’re trying to attract votes. It’s obvious that the Democratic Party has taken this opportunity to speak to their base.  The … Continue reading

Economy / Fiscal policy / Foreign Policy / Gov. Officials / Politics / Presidency / U.S. Domestic Policy

Overseas Employment: Increasing Jobs at Home by Investing Abroad

Obama’s fundamentally flawed attacks on Bain Capital’s outsourcing history seem both hypocritical and highly ignorant of the global economy considering that major companies present in his own jobs council have been “pioneering” outsourcing themselves. GE, American Express, Intel, and UBS are all present on the President’s Council of Jobs and Competitiveness and all have increased … Continue reading

America / Politics

Why I Believe Neither Obama nor Romney Deserves the “Hispanic Vote”

As my esteemed colleague, Marlena Papavartis, and I have stated various times in our blogs: there is no single monolithic “Hispanic vote.” Political pundits and politicians, however, often fail to understand this basic concept. This past weekend was no different, with President Barack Obama telling Univision that he would attempt to “tackle immigration policy in … Continue reading