A Muslim for Obama

Muslims for Obama

I have long argued that as muslims, we must avoid allowing ourselves to declare an allegiance in politics. The Democrats have never seen Muslims as anything other than yet another swing vote to be courted when convenient, and in the case of the Dubai Ports World affair actively fearmongered against the specter of Islam for political gain. There is also an antipathy towards spiritualism and faith among the activists of the left with which a devout muslim can never fully reconcile.However, … [Read more...]

VEEP! President Obama selects Paul Ryan as Mitt Romney’s running mate

romney-ryan-2012

In just a few hours, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan will likely be selected to be Mitt Romney's running mate for the 2012 presidential election on the Republican ticket (UPDATE: confirmed!). In almost every way, this represents a game-changing coup - for Barack Obama.The conventional wisdom is that running mates only deliver a percentage point in their home state. The best-case analysis (as per Nate Silver's statistical modeling) is that Ryan will increase Romney's likelihood of winning Wisconsin … [Read more...]

devastating Obama ad on Mitt Romney and outsourcing

This is probably the most effective ad I have ever seen:But frankly I wonder if it will really make any difference. The target is swing voters in swing states, who have been bombarded with spin from both sides. At this point, people have either made up their minds or are too confused to decide. I think the real tipping point in the polls won't happen until after the debates, which all happen in October.As far as policy substance goes, I found Ezra Klein's observations about Romney … [Read more...]


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