I was absolutely incredulous when I first heard the specifics of Mitt Romney’s (R – 1955) energy policy. In a nut shell, he pledges “North American” energy independence in just 8 years. How? Entirely via supply-side reforms of the fossil fuels industry. Note there is not a single mention of managing the demand side, even by way of something as simple and relatively unintrusive as improved CAFE standards. But with all of these shale oil and tar sands resources, surely we can drill our way to oil prosperity, right? I’m not so sure. (And I’m even going to ignore [...]Full Story... →
We’ve all seen the response from progressives and pundits to Mitt Romney’s comment that 47 percent of the electorate are victims who want handouts, don’t pay their fair share in taxes, and who won’t take responsibility for their lives. But what are the conservatives saying?
We thought we’d take a look.
As it turns out, very, very few conservatives that we can tell are defending Romney.
Here’s one surrogate’s attempt, explaining the comments as aimed at business people:
During an appearance on MSNBC, Ehrlich explained that the inarticulate comments as remarks “to a bunch of business people [...]Full Story... →
Another day, another bad poll result for Mitt Romney.
Today’s edition is the new NBC-Marist poll. The group surveyed 979 likely Ohio voters by phone from September 9-11. A poll of likely voters is typically more predictive and reliable than those merely targeting registered voters, many of whom do not turn out in November.
The results are devastating for Romney. Obama leads among likely voters 50-43.
But, more importantly, the results show that voters don’t have the same warm and fuzzy feelings for the Republican candidate. Only 40 percent of voters have a favorable [...]Full Story... →
Mitt Romney has jumped with both feet into a foreign policy fight with Barack Obama. A fight waged with false attacks, by the way, but hey, he’s not going to let his campaign be dictated by fact-checkers.
The most recent FoxNews poll shows that not only does Obama beat Romney, handily, on the question of who voters trust to handle foreign policy, Obama is leading by 22 points among independents on the question of foreign policy:
Voters don’t trust Mitt Romney on foreign policy, so why go there?
My theory is that this isn’t really about [...]Full Story... →
Let’s review. There were several major campaign themes the Romney campaign was relying on using as a resume to put in front of the American people in his bid to become President of the United States. The first was his business experience. Romney was supposed to understand the economy and how to get out of the worst recession since the Great Depression. The second was his experience as Governor of Massachusetts. Another seemingly well-timed resume item given the London Olympics was his stint as President & CEO of the Organizing Committee for the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic Games.
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Mitt Romney is busy attacking Barack Obama for a statement he made about who “built that” in the context of small businesses, suggesting the President was belittling the efforts of entrepreneurs. The truth is, the President’s words were edited to remove where the President talked about roads and bridges and other public investments that are essential to allowing American businesses to succeed:
If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody [...]Full Story... →
Our last post previewed tomorrow’s roll-out of Ohio Women for Mitt, an effort aimed at shoring up the candidate’s flagging support among Ohio’s female voters.
But here’s an interesting fact: one of Romney’s co-chairs, Longaberger Company CEO Tamala (“Tami”) Longaberger didn’t vote for Romney when she had the chance.
According to voter history data from the Muskingum County Board of Elections, Longaberger consistently votes in general elections — showing up at the polls every November dating back to 2005. And she votes in important primary elections, casting a ballot [...]Full Story... →
The Plain Dealer‘s Henry Gomez reported today via Twitter that the Romney campaign would be launching Ohio Women for Mitt tomorrow.
Recent polling of the race in Ohio, in particular the gender gap, quickly reveals why.
According to the latest Purple Strategies poll, Romney leads among Ohio men by 8%. But Obama is up by 12% among women. In other words, Romney faces a whopping twenty-point gender gap in Ohio.
Unfortunately for Romney, women make up 52% of the state’s electorate, so any gender gap is going to create huge problems for him on [...]Full Story... →
When I saw the photographs from Mitt Romney’s speech at the Annual NAACP Convention today I felt a sense of recognition. Those facial expressions…I had seen them somewhere before…but where…
That’s where! In my own home!
That’s what we look like when we listen to Mitt too.
Snap a photo of what you look like when you listen to Mitt Romney and post it to Facebook and Twitter. On Twitter use the hashtag #Listening2Mitt and if you want to let me know you did it so I can retweet you, add in [...]Full Story... →
A new poll from Public Policy Polling was released today, and it shows the Presidential race in Ohio is tightening.
President Obama now leads among Ohio voters by 3 points, defeating Mitt Romney 47-44. Obama’s approval numbers have dropped, but he’s not nearly as unpopular as his opponent. Obama’s negatives exceed his positives by 7 points. But a full 20 percent more Ohioans view Romney unfavorably than those who view him favorably, 54-34.
Women continue to be a key voting bloc, split on approval/disapproval of the President (47-47), but not rushing to Romney. 57 percent [...]Full Story... →
Today, the Toledo Blade is reporting that Governor Kasich’s office is involved in ongoing communications with the office of Florida Governor Rick Scott about how to coordinate their responses to the Supreme Court’s healthcare decision in a way designed to attack the President.
In his email to Mr. Nichols (Kasich’s Press Secretary), Mr. Wright (Scott’s Press Secretary) said that if the court overturns the health care law, Governor Scott will focus on the cost of the health care law and a lost opportunity to recover from the recession.
And, lo and behold, as if [...]Full Story... →