Tag Archives: Barack Obama

Obamacare: The Wrong Name For The GOP

What’s in a name?  That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet   I used to think that labeling the Affordable Care Act as “Obamacare” was a good idea for the GOP, particularly during the Presidential Election of 2012.  At that time, the goal for the Republicans was to […]

A Tale Of Two Inaugurals

I’ve often been perplexed when I hear people complain that there’s really no difference between Democrats and Republicans.  I’m not sure where that perspective comes from.  To my mind there are deep fundamental differences between Democrats and Republicans, and it colors virtually everything they do and say. If the suggestion is that they only differ […]

McCain v. Romney

McCain beats Romney? Stop the stupidity!

There is a very dangerous and stupid analysis floating around the Republican blogosphere that goes something like this:  John McCain got 2 million more votes that Mitt Romney.  How can this be?  Either Romney was a terrible candidate – unable to win even all of the McCain voters from 2008, or evangelical Christians refused to […]

2012 vs. 2008 turnout (estimate)

Did Romney lose on turnout? And other 2012 inside the numbers questions

I made a comment in my previous post that it was hard to imagine the 2012 turnout was much less than the 2008 turnout.  Votes are still being counted, but at this point it looks as though the turnout was lower than in 2008 by about 8 or 8.5%, which is pretty substantial.  Columnists are […]

The writing on the wall

Post-election columns and blogs usually adopt one of two themes: this is a major crisis, or here’s why it’s not so bad.  Let me briefly make the case why it’s not so bad, and then spend a bit more time on reality. Here’s why it’s not so bad: Mitt Romney did considerably better than John […]

Outside the bubble

One of the reasons independents may be turning away from the President in this election is that he hasn’t lived up to the image he created for himself in 2008. Why are independents independent?  To be sure, some independents fall into the category of the “low-information voter” skewered so viciously by Bill Maher and so […]

Horses and Bayonets

The dust hasn’t quite settled on the final Presidential Debate for 2012, but in the early aftermath, I’m pretty surprised by the analysis I have heard.  Following the two previous debates and the Vice Presidential debates, my own analysis pretty well matched what I was hearing in the media. The short version is this: I […]