Of Twits, and the Brilliance of Romney’s Withdrawal Announcement

By: Saturday January 31, 2015 10:00 am

Theodore Worthington Ichabod Tumblington, known as “Twit” to his chums at The Club, is rather pleased with Mitt Romney for putting the Lessers in their place.

 

Mitt Romney Not Running For President

By: Friday January 30, 2015 1:00 pm

No, Mitt Romney isn't running for president, despite multiple reports to the contrary: http://t.co/jgQWeOpbn4 pic.twitter.com/Xwldlbz80u — Poynter (@Poynter) January 30, 2015 Put the brakes on the bland wagon. Today Mitt Romney announced he will not be a candidate for president in 2016 saying “After putting considerable thought into making another run for president, I’ve decided it [...]

Mitt Romney Finding Little Support For 2016 Run

By: Thursday January 15, 2015 8:00 am

Former Massachusetts Governor and presidential candidate Mitt Romney announced to supporters that he was exploring a run for president of the United States in the upcoming 2016 election. While it is not unprecedented for someone who lost the presidential race as the party’s nominee to gain the nomination again it is rare. The view is, [...]

All Federal Politics Is National, Not Local

By: Monday September 8, 2014 12:22 pm

Over the weekend there were a slew of new polls from NBC/Marist and CBS News/New York Time/YouGov covering every single senate race and they almost all fit a clear and simple pattern. In states that traditionally go Republican in Presidential elections the Republican Senate candidates hold the lead, while Democrats are ahead in the states President Obama carried in 2012.

Voters Feel Some 2012 Buyer’s Remorse

By: Monday July 28, 2014 7:49 am

President Obama’s job approval rating has been negative for months and it has gotten so bad a majority of voters now wish he lost his re-election. If the Presidential election was held again today 53 percent of voters say they would back Mitt Romney while only 44 percent would vote for Barack Obama

Timothy Geithner Goes to Wall Street to Cash In

By: Monday November 18, 2013 12:52 pm

Former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has, predictably, cashed in his favors to Wall Street by joining a financial services firm, Warburg Pincus. According to a press release from the private equity firm, Geithner will be President of the company and a Managing Director as well as a member of the Executive Management Group. In other words, Geithner will be well compensated at Warburg Pincus which has over $35 billion of assets under management.

NOM Pays for Hawaii Marriage Ads With Shadowy High-Roller Money

By: Monday October 28, 2013 7:35 am

Where is the money to run the t.v. ads coming from? A handful of mega-donors like New York hedge fund manager Sean Fieler and former Gov. of Massachusetts Mitt Romney, most likely. Relying on a few deep pockets is NOM’s M.O.

Late Night: Mitt Never Said That 47% Thing! Romney: ‘Actually, I Didn’t Say That’

By: Wednesday August 14, 2013 8:00 pm

My comedian friend Jimmy Dore got to do what journalists rarely do–but should–call out a politician on his BS. This is from his podcast. I animated it with goAnimate. It’s short, about a minute and a half.

Late Night: We Can All Be Video Monitors but Should We?

By: Wednesday July 24, 2013 8:10 pm

I went to Netroots Nation in San Jose this year. The most interesting panel I attended was on “tracking” where someone from one political campaign follows around a candidate at their various public events and records what they do and say. The various members of the panel spoke about how powerful some of these videos can be citing examples from early hits with George Allen’s “Macaca” to Romney’s ” the 47%” I knew this happened but I was unaware of just how sophisticated the process had become at the national level.

Mitt Romney Urges College Graduates To Have Sexytime “For Realsies”

By: Friday May 3, 2013 2:10 pm

First runner-up in last year’s So You Want To Be The President teevee show, Mitt Romney was invited to a small college so obscure that even Sarah Palin didn’t go there (Which colleges did you attend? All of them, Katie) where he told the soon to be unemployed now-adults that they should go out into the world and start fucking like Rush Limbaugh in a Dominican boys orphanage with a pocketful of Viagra.

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