It is probably too late for the Republican party to make Mitt Romney likeable. His unpopular image is set on the front, and he just seems to lack the personality traits needed to make himself appear likable. But you don’t necessarily need to like someone to think they could be a good leader; if you respect them that can be enough. Or so Chris Christie told us last night. The problem for Romney is that he’s done everything he can to avoid the hard truths.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday August 29, 2012 11:00 am|
|By: danps Saturday July 21, 2012 11:30 am|
I attended a local government meeting earlier this month in order to keep up with the latest on fracking in our town. Something else interesting happened as well. The meeting began with a budget review. Budget reviews are long and drawn out affairs even when they’re not, if you know what I mean. Fifteen minutes of going through line items, projected numbers, shortfalls, and so on can seem very long indeed if you aren’t turned on by bookkeeping.
That’s a shame, because those kinds of dry, eye glazing exercises are where the real action is at from a policy perspective.
|By: Jon Walker Monday November 15, 2010 9:36 am|
If Democrats actually want to win political fights, they need to pose a stark choice between their own position and that of the Republicans.
|By: Blue Texan Sunday September 26, 2010 11:30 am|
I’m not sure why Democrats are letting Republicans tout the Bush tax cuts as though they were so awesome for the country. If the Democrats were doing their job, “Bush tax cuts” would sound like “shit sandwich,” because they objectively weren’t.