Tag Archives: 2012 Presidential Campaign

Thursday Throwback: What was the point of the Veepstakes chase?

NBC has an article about the efforts of various news organizations to find out who Mitt Romney’s running mate would be before he announced that it was going to be Paul Ryan. They also described Paul Ryan’s efforts to mislead news … Continue reading

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Thursday Throwback: Changing Election Laws

Several years ago, there was a brief discussion about whether Republicans might change the law, so that key swing states, the electoral votes would go to the winner of congressional districts. This is the current system for Maine and Nebraska. … Continue reading

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Senators and Vice-Presidents

Donald Trump’s selection of Mike Pence as his running mate shows an interesting difference between Republicans and Democrats. The Democrats will almost always pick Senators for Veep. Republicans are most apt to pick Governors, like Pence is now; leading members of the House … Continue reading

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August 6 2013 Politics Round-Up

First Read predicts that Cory Booker may become a liberal version of Ted Cruz. If you believe the polls, Newark Mayor Cory Booker is expected to cruise to victory in the Aug. 13 Democratic primary for the late Sen. Frank … Continue reading

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A True Conservative Would Not Have Beat Obama

At CPAC, Rick Perry suggested that the presidential elections can’t be used to gauge whether the public disagreed with conservative values, since the last two losing Republican nominees were not conservatives. Bloomberg media reported that Santorum and Gingrich came pretty close … Continue reading

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Rand Paul’s Presidential Ambitions

Rand Paul has gotten some positive reviews with his filibuster of John Brennan, his speech at CPAC, and subsequent victory in the straw poll. At Prez16, Christian Heinze suggested that Rand Paul is someone the Republicans want to see run … Continue reading

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Republicans After 2012

Rachel Maddow criticized Paul Ryan for acting as if he didn’t lose the 2012 election. And, even as they were “effectively running over Mr. Ryan’s budget,” as Maddow put it, the GOP’s plan was rejected. But now, Maddow noticed, Ryan … Continue reading

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