Archive for: mitt romney

Romney’s Gamble

Romney’s Gamble

Mitt Romney’s selection of Paul Ryan as his Vice-Presidential candidate continues the trend of peculiar GOP VP selections in recent history. In 2000, George W. Bush tapped Dick Cheney to head up his Vice-Presidential Search Committee. After all signs were pointing to Missouri U.S. Senator John Danforth as the pick, […]

 
 

The “Four Years Ago” Folly

“Are you better off now than you were four years ago?” The question hit home with voters in 1980, and now Paul Ryan offers Reagan’s canard in response to DNC fervor. Josh Marshall thinks it’s a bad strategy: George W. Bush is still very unpopular and gets a high degree […]

 
 

Olympic Mania

Olympic Mania

The cameras are rolling, the snipers are on the rooftops, and the gymnastics teams have been stowed in the overhead compartments. It’s Olympics time! Mitt Romney attended the opening ceremony as he kicked off a tour of foreign countries. The trip is intended to make him look presidential, but so […]

 
 

Why the GOP Loses with Latinos

Why the GOP Loses with Latinos

Mitt Romney rarely scores a knockout. Usually, his victory (or concession) speeches feature words of caution about it being a long race and that slowly but surely he will garner the delegates necessary to win the GOP nomination. He may think that prospect is inevitable, but to everyone else it […]

 
 

Worst. Socialist. Ever.

Worst. Socialist. Ever.

  These past three years were supposed to be the best ever. Things hadn’t been going well for us socialists since the fall of the Berlin Wall, but Barack Obama was supposed to bring us back to greatness. If President Obama is indeed a socialist, I must declare him the […]

 
 

The “Liberal Media” Delusion

The “Liberal Media” Delusion

Greetings from across the pond. I may be abroad in the UK this semester, but even the Atlantic Ocean can’t separate me from the farce that is the GOP nomination saga. Which reminds me… In a recent WUPR column, Ben Cristol finds the media’s reproach of Mitt Romney rather suspicious. […]

 
 

Mitt Romney and the Media

Mitt Romney and the Media

Over winter break, I spent some time with my grandparents, both of whom are lifelong Democrats.  They bleed blue and have never voted for a Republican candidate.  Despite this, they are less than pleased with President Obama’s performance.  Furthermore, they question why their perceptions of the economy and the Obama […]