Tag Archives: 2012 presidential election

Can Mayors Be Presidential?

There’s some speculation that mayors might seek the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020. Those mentioned include Mitch Landrieu of New Orleans, and Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles. After his keynote speech in 2012, there were similar conversations about San Antonio … Continue reading

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Florida Voters

A weird thing about Florida. In the 2004, 2008 and 2012 elections, turnout in Florida was higher than in Texas, despite Texas having a much higher population. In 2012, 8,474,179 voters came out in Florida compared to 8,077,795 in Texas. New York … Continue reading

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Can Mitt Romney Run Again?

There’s some chatter about Mitt Romney for President again. He ‘s a man who wanted to be President, and he has had a terrific year. The Netflix documentary, various media appearances and the flap about statements regarding his black grandson … Continue reading

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Round-Up June 27 2013

The Forest Park Carousel has become a landmark. Kaite Roiphe argues that feminist literary critics are making a mistake by accusing male authors with flawed protagonists of sexism. Robinson writes of Salter’s main character in All That Is: “Cold and withholding, … Continue reading

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Political Commentary Master List

There’s a reason the banner for this blog includes Abraham Lincoln, as well as Spider-Man. Many of the posts have been on political issues, starting with one on why concerns about voter fraud are overrated, based on my experiences as a … Continue reading

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Who Won’t Be Romney’s Running Mate

In an earlier piece, I looked at the people who were most likely to be on the short-list for the Republican Vice-Presidential nomination in 2012. Now, it’s time to look at some people who I can be certain will not … Continue reading

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Mitt Romney and John Kerry

There probably isn’t much argument over whether Mitt Romney has conveniently changed his views on numerous political matters, but if anyone’s unconvinced, Salon had a great take on his five political lives, and numerous suspiciously timely changes of conscience. Unsurprisingly, the Daily … Continue reading

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