Monthly Archives: October 2012

Nate Silver and the Voter Suppression Meme: Democrats’ Bridge to the Future

The question is whether Democrats are delusional or simply feigning belief in a re-run of 2008’s perfect storm (their side turning out in historic numbers and Republicans staying home) in order to lay groundwork for delegitimizing a Romney Presidency before … Continue reading

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L’etat c’est me!

Obama was in the mood to play Commander in Chief last night–and he wanted everybody to know it. One of his best lines, however, was in the negative, when he informed Romney–in case there was any confusion on this point–that … Continue reading

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The ‘Electoral Firewall’ is a Myth

Buoyed by the ‘data smart, narrative dumb’ projections of Nate Silver, Democrats are peddling the obsolete ‘electoral firewall’ metaphor, positing that Romney can’t win the election because Obama has locked up a handful of electoral tipping point states. Fact is, … Continue reading

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Obama’s War on Natural Gas

In a classic attempt at projection, a Foreign Policy blogger (David Roberts: “What the Frack?!”) feigns credulity about coal’s role in the 2012 election as a way to cast Romney, not Obama, as the one putting interests groups above evidence … Continue reading

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New Polls, Same Romney Momentum

Since the town hall was a push, it makes sense to reset things with a couple polls that took the electorate’s temperature going into last night: one from a Great Lakes swing state, and one national. Marquette Law School’s newest … Continue reading

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Did Romney Inadvertently Enable Obama’s Benghazi Cover-up?

Charles Krauthammer asks a good question on the Libya cover-up: “how could they have thought they would get away with it?” My guess – and it’s purely a guess – is once Romney ‘gaffed’ by issuing a quick judgmental reaction … Continue reading

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The Final Nine Minutes of Obama’s Re-Election Campaign

Dan Balz’s WaPo article labeling the next week as the campaign’s most important is a day late and a dollar short. The popular notion that there are potential game changers built into the next seven days of the campaign – … Continue reading

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