Five Surprising Responses to the First Presidential Debate


Romney was the clear winner of the first Presidential debate tonight.  He answered questions about his preparedness.  He achieved what he wanted to achieve.  He changed the narrative.  He demonstrated remarkable control of data and detail.  And he fought back effectively against the caricatures of him that have gained currency in American media and pop [Read More...]

The Shady Ethics of ‘The Obama Phone’

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UPDATE: The story gets even weirder.  See the update below. By now, most of my readers will have seen the infamous YouTube video of an Obama supporter explaining that all minorities should vote for President Obama because he gives out free phones: The story has taken several turns. Surely this woman is deceived, right?  Surely [Read More...]

Five Observations from Romney’s Convention Speech

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A hearty congratulations to everyone involved in the Romney campaign for the smashing success of the convention finale, and an equally hearty congratulations to all of those outside the campaign — like my friends at Evangelicals for Mitt — who believed that this was the man for our time.  They persevered through much, soldiered on, [Read More...]

Barack Obama, the Empty Stool

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Clint Eastwood’s metaphor was correct: the Barack Obama that was promised in 2008 never made an appearance. And now it’s time to give the seat to someone else. [Read more...]

Romney at the RNC: From the Audacity of Hype to the Tenacity of Hope

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Everyone is asking what Governor Romney should say when he addresses the Republican National Convention tonight in Tampa.  It’s going to be an important moment in which Romney can cut past the clutter and the cacophony of the election season and speak directly to the American electorate.  It’s especially important for the challenger, who has [Read More...]