Submitted by Douglas Bloomfield on Thu, 08/30/2012 - 14:24
Anyone watching the Republican convention this week couldn't avoid feeling that for many speakers their appearance on the Tampa stage was more of an audition for their own future ambitions than an endorsement of Mitt Romney.
Call it a lack of confidence in Romney or just the usual naked ambition of politicians, but many speakers sounded like they were running for president themselves should Romney fail, or a cabinet post if he wins.
Submitted by Douglas Bloomfield on Mon, 08/27/2012 - 10:13
The National Jewish Democratic Council (NJDC) and the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) are partisan groups whose mission is to build Jewish support for their respective parties, and that's usually done by ripping into the other side.
Lately they've been trading insults over some endorsements and over who's getting video – but not in-person -- time at the conventions.
Submitted by Douglas Bloomfield on Wed, 08/22/2012 - 13:23
I was for it before I was against it.
Remember how that line was used so effective in the 2004 election to pummel Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry for having changed his positions on an issue?
Now it is Rep. Paul Ryan's turn. The Wisconsin congressman, who is running for vice president this year and hedging his bets by running also for reelection to his House seat, is the one being accused of flip-flopping.
Submitted by Douglas Bloomfield on Tue, 08/21/2012 - 20:17
Republicans' problems with women voters got a whole lot worse this week when a Republican congressman insisted he didn't do "anything morally or ethically wrong" when he referred to "legitimate rape." Under intense pressure, he later apologized for use of that phrase but held fast to his opposition to all abortions, even in the case of rape and incest.
Submitted by Douglas Bloomfield on Sun, 08/19/2012 - 22:54
Mitt Romney now says those who think he doesn't pay enough taxes should include his charitable giving - much to his own church and all of it already taken as tax deductions - because that would boost his effective tax rate from 13 percent to above 20 percent.
Does he really think his taxes are a charitable gift to the government? Is he that arrogant or does he just think we're that gullible?
Submitted by Douglas Bloomfield on Wed, 08/15/2012 - 22:24
Mitt Romney and his Super Pac backers spent tens of millions of dollars trashing all of his Republican opponents throughout the primaries and with devastating effect. Just ask Newt Gingrich who complained bitterly about the $15 million worth of Romney attack ads in Florida alone that knocked him out of the running.
Submitted by Douglas Bloomfield on Sun, 08/12/2012 - 20:56
In the process of vetting Paul Ryan and other possible vice presidential running mates, Mitt Romney asked them to submit "several years" of their tax returns, according to former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who didn't make the cut.
That's something Romney refuses to do for those vetting him for President – the voters.