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, [...]
|By: Jon Walker 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.
|By: Jon Walker 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
|By: DSWright 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.
|By: Laurel Ramseyer 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.
|By: spocko 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.
|By: spocko 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.
|By: TBogg 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.
|By: cocktailhag Thursday March 14, 2013 8:00 pm|
Many years ago, my friend Marcus delightedly brought over his latest purchase, along with the usual two six-packs: an early twentieth century etiquette book. As we got drunker, he kept finding ever more hilarious admonitions in its yellowed pages, reading them out loud in his thick German accent. “Don’t ever discuss personal topics in front of children or servants,” he recited, giggling and gesturing with his finger on his lips toward my friend Judy’s boyfriend, who was going through a rough spot in his career and was then cleaning Marcus’ and my apartments each week.
Poor Mitt Romney evidently spent too much time with the Book of Mormon and not enough with Amy Vanderbilt, and somehow missed this important lesson.
|By: Jon Walker Monday March 4, 2013 12:20 pm|
Washington has been so obsessed with austerity for so long that many politicians seem to have actually convince themselves that the country is full of masochists looking for a daddy to inflict that pain which feels so good. Politicians seem to have forget that democracy should be about making people’s lives better.
Candidates should offer plans on how to improve the country. The electorate normally votes for the candidate they think has the best ideas to improve their lives, the lives of their families and their communities.