Tag Archive: 2012 election

Jan 23

‘MITT’ Documentary Shows a Side of Mitt Romney That, Maybe, Voters Were Looking For

Mitt Romney was accused of being a lot of things during the 2012 presidential election. Critics called him a bloodless financial technocrat , a ruthless financier, and an elitist. They made top 10 lists of why he was out of touch. Compared him to being a robot. And, throughout his political career, pinned him as a flip-flopper. …

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Nov 07

What the 2012 Election Tells Us About the American Electorate

President Barack Obama was re-elected to a second term in convincing fashion yesterday with wins in key battleground states across the country. As the dust settled, political analysts weighed in on the Obama campaign’s ability to get out the vote while examining Romney’s defeat– and it wasn’t necessarily the economy, Hurricane Sandy or the looming …

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Nov 05

Which Way Will the 2012 Election Swing?

Just over 24 hours from now polls will begin to close in several states on the East Coast as voters finish up casting their ballots in the 2012 general election. Along with deciding who will be the next U.S. president, there are elections for 33 Senate seats and all 435 seats in the House of …

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Oct 11

Vice Presidential Debate Primer: Biden, Ryan Go Head-to-Head

Two weeks ago following several awkward moments and miscues that sent the Romney campaign reeling, one might have thought the vice presidential debate would be an October afterthought. But after what was widely regarded as a lackluster performance by the President, the Obama campaign looks to Joe Biden to counter Paul Ryan on the stage tonight. …

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Oct 03

Steve Forbes: U.S. Debt Crushing Middle Class

On the campaign trail in Charlotte, North Carolina, Vice President Joe Biden commented that the middle class “has been buried the last four years“– not exactly choice words from a mouthpiece of the Obama administration. Republicans jumped at the gaffe and called it an admission that the incumbent president hasn’t offered the leadership necessary to …

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Oct 02

The New Normal: From Swing States to Crazy Economies

In aftermath of post-Civil War Reconstruction, Virginia, like much of the South, was a solid Democratic stronghold for almost 80 years. Then, in 1952, the state shifted and was reliably Republican for over 50 years until it was won by Barack Obama in 2008. Today, Virginia’s swing between red and blue represents what is a …

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Aug 16

How Obama and Romney Navigate Through Rough Campaign Waters

In recent weeks both the Obama and Romney campaigns have traded a number of blows, each accusing the other of conducting negative campaigns. None of this is really all that surprising, considering the fundamental divide between the two camps on issues such as economic policy and the role of government– or, whether it’s Romney trying …

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Jun 20

Willie Brown: Obama Could Put Hillary on the 2012 Ticket

Could Vice President Joseph Biden be out of a job come this summer? It’s possible, according to former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown. Known for his outspoken personality, Brown took the stage at a Commonwealth Club event back in May and emphatically told attendees that President Obama could add Hillary Clinton to the ticket, and …

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Apr 19

Power Players: The Influence of Michelle Obama and Ann Romney

Now it’s all but official, Mitt Romney can spend the summer as the presumptive Republican nominee galvanizing support in his run against President Obama. Aside from choosing a running mate, much of the media’s attention will also focus on Romney’s wife Ann, including the role she will play in the upcoming election. According to a …

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Dec 19

Monitor Breakfast: Democratic Pollster Stan Greenberg

While most of the media attention is focused on the Republican presidential nomination, especially with the Iowa caucuses rapidly approaching on January 3, 2012, Democratic pollsters are developing strategies to win over an electorate that has grown disenchanted with the current state of affairs in Washington. And they have their work cut out for them: …

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