The “convention bounce” factor indicates that the current Obama messaging can work if people hear it while the current Romney messaging doesn’t seem to connect. This should cause Republicans to seriously examine how they are running this campaign. Even a big cash advantage won’t make a difference if it is being used to promote a message that doesn’t work.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday September 11, 2012 8:04 am|
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday September 5, 2012 8:20 am|
The Republican national convention was basically a three day infomercial for Mitt Romney. While the event failed to have much impact on polling for the Presidential race, it did at least manage to modestly improve Americans’ opinions of Romney. His net favorability rating is still negative.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday September 4, 2012 4:52 pm|
As a major protest march against the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, wound its way past the Time Warner Cable Center on Sunday, September 2, two journalists were confronted by undercover cops or agents, who threatened to assault one journalist and actually laid hands on another journalist.
The two journalists, Kevin Gosztola, a Firedoglake.com writer, and Steve Horn, a Truthout contributor, who is credentialed to cover the DNC for WORT-FM in Madison, Wisconsin, took notice of four burly middle-aged white males taking photos of the undocumented immigrant contingent in the march. They were carrying “No Papers, No Fear” blue flags and had put stickers from the activist group, Code Pink, on their person to make it appear as though they were part of the protest. When the journalists noticed one of the men in an orange shirt was wearing a black earpiece, he two felt they were suspicious and decided to investigate further.
|By: DRM Capitol Group Editor Friday August 31, 2012 4:33 pm|
“USA!!! USA!!!” they chanted at us to drown out our own chants of “DREAM ACT AND FULL EQUALITY!” The gay priest was at the front of our little group, and a balding man with a red face and sunglasses got within a few inches of his face to scream. Balding Guy, a member of Gay Priest’s former congregation, grabbed the priest and pushed him back violently. The next thing I knew, a man in a cowboy hat and large, crooked, cigarette-stained teeth that he was baring bulled his way into our priest. Erika was behind him, and took a misfired punch in the face as Cigarette Teeth barreled forward, cursing, swinging and pushing. A few people were sent back into me, and for a minute there he stood in front of me in the open. I wasn’t sure if I should take a swing or not to slow the guy down for my friends.
|By: Pam Spaulding Monday June 18, 2012 7:20 am|
Members of today’s Republican Party, particularly the birther set, are obsessed with pushing the envelope in its utter hatred for the first black President, always ready to place his head in a noose or feature imagery like this, always with no one in particular claiming ownership for the creative project.