Tag: 2012 Election

A Couple Thoughts About the Census

A Couple Thoughts About the Census

| December 21, 2010 | 1 Reply

The Census Bureau released the results of the 2010 ennumeration and, from a political point of view, the GOP have to be pretty happy about the direction in which the population is moving. Seven states that voted Republican in the past three Presidential election picked up House seats and five that did not lost seats. […]

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Get to Know Herman Now and Avoid the Rush

Get to Know Herman Now and Avoid the Rush

| November 13, 2010 | 5 Replies

Apropos of the end of this Stacy McCain post, let me give you an extended introduction to Herman Cain. You may not have heard of him yet, but I am pretty confident that you’ll have seen and heard quite a bit from him at this time next year. Here’s a relatively short speech he gave […]

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Forgive Me If I Don’t Play the Handicapping Game

Forgive Me If I Don’t Play the Handicapping Game

| November 10, 2010 | Reply

National Journal has published its first ranking of the potential Republican 2012 Presidential field. It looks like they’ll be updating this regularly, so, if you’re into that sort of thing, be sure to keep the link handy. I don’t see a lot of sense in ranking the contenders right now. The primaries are about a […]

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The Pledge to America: 21 Pages of Meh

The Pledge to America: 21 Pages of Meh

| September 23, 2010 | 2 Replies

The Congressional Republicans have released their gameplan for 2011 and beyond in a document called the “Pledge to America”. It’s 21 pages of solidly written and occasionally  inspirational calls to remember the Constitution and the principles on which the nation was founded as well as a bushel basket full of promises they say they’ll keep […]

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Run ‘Stache Run: John Bolton for Veep?

Run ‘Stache Run: John Bolton for Veep?

| September 9, 2010 | Reply

I don’t know that he’d win, but if John Bolton made a serious run for the 2012 Republican nomination, it would make the race very interesting. Bolton, a sometimes controversial diplomat who served as ambassador to the U.N. from August 2005 through December 2006 for then-President George W. Bush, flirted with the idea of challenging […]

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Can We Just Send the Democratic Leadership Some Shipping Crates Now?

Can We Just Send the Democratic Leadership Some Shipping Crates Now?

| August 30, 2010 | 7 Replies

This is huge. Republicans lead by 51% to 41% among registered voters in Gallup weekly tracking of 2010 congressional voting preferences. The 10-percentage-point lead is the GOP’s largest so far this year and is its largest in Gallup’s history of tracking the midterm generic ballot for Congress… This marks the fifth week in a row […]

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UK Telegraph: Rahm Gone by Year’s End; Me: 2012 Just Got A Lot More Interesting

UK Telegraph: Rahm Gone by Year’s End; Me: 2012 Just Got A Lot More Interesting

| June 20, 2010 | 5 Replies

Well, wouldn’t this make for an interesting 2011 (via allahpundit’s Twitter feed)? Rahm Emanuel, the White House chief of staff, is expected to leave his job later this year after growing tired of the “idealism” of Barack Obama’s inner circle. Washington insiders say he will quit within six to eight months in frustration at their […]

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Our Man Mitch?

Our Man Mitch?

| June 13, 2010 | 2 Replies

I realize that we’re at least a year away from seriously thinking about 2012 Presidential candidates, but that hasn’t stopped the hard-core politicos from conjecturing wildly. Most of the action is on the Republican side of the coming race (which I think is a huge mistake, by the way) and I can think of an […]

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Remember When We Liked Mitt Romney?

Remember When We Liked Mitt Romney?

| April 19, 2010 | 39 Replies

Oh, Mitt. You are so finished. Today, a blogger for the website Rightosphere, Kavon Nikrad, writes that he asked Romney at a recent book signing to clarify what was meant by the “worst aspects,” and Romney told him that he would oppose a repeal of the individual mandate. Winning an election isn’t exactly rocket science. […]

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Good News: The GOP Front-Runner is Beating Obama in an Early 2012 Poll. Bad News: It’s Mike Huckabee

Good News: The GOP Front-Runner is Beating Obama in an Early 2012 Poll. Bad News: It’s Mike Huckabee

| January 22, 2010 | 1 Reply

I’m not sure how you get a more textbook “good news/bad news” situation than this story about a recent PPP poll looking ahead to 2012. First, the good news. For the first time in one of our monthly polls looking ahead to the 2012 Presidential election Barack Obama trails one of his hypothetical opponents, albeit […]

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