Categories: "Elections & Electoral Politics" or "Democratic National Convention" or "Republican National Convention"

AP: Romney VP Pick to be Named on Saturday

The Associated Press is reporting that Mitt Romney will announce his running mate on Saturday morning in Virginia. Some, as Jim Antle mentions, are thinking Romney might try to make a "splash" with his pick. I disagree, and think that he will pick some… more »

Thelma and Louise Economics

Things didn't end all that well for Thelma and Louise, in the eponymous 1991 Ridley Scott film, as they drove off a cliff in a desperate effort to evade legal and moral responsibility for having transformed themselves from non-descript mediocrities into… more »

In Defense of Eric Fehrnstrom

Conservative media is, if you'll pardon the 21st-century pun, all atwitter following Romney advisor Eric Fehrnstrom's interview with MSNBC's Chuck Todd in which Fehrnstrom said that Governor Romney believes the Obamacare "individual mandate" is a penalt… more »

Thoughts on Wisconsin recall results

http://spectator.org/archives/2012/06/06/no-more-excuses more »

AARP opposing Voter ID

Another fight is brewing in Minnesota over that state's proposed Voter ID amendment to the state's constitution. The state chapter of the AARP (along with the ACLU) is opposing the measure, claiming it will keep some elderly people from voting. News re… more »

Americans not as stupid as Obama thinks

A CBS News/New York Times poll shows that two thirds of Americans believe that President Obama's recent "evolution" on gay marriage was a political stunt while one quarter thinks his change was “mostly because he thinks it is right.” Amusingly, an… more »

The First Gay Ex-President

Barack Obama got the best of the gay marriage debate – for the first 24 hours. But like the Democrats' "war on women" rhetoric, it is already backfiring on him, as anyone outside the president's far-left echo chamber might have warned him. The first… more »

Hunger Games Wisdom

Last weekend, Bill Clinton was the featured guest at two fundraisers which brought in a reported $2 million for President Obama's 2012 campaign. As the Daily Caller put it, "Clinton gives Obama $2 million worth of faint praise." Although the current… more »

Paul Ryan on polls, taxes, and America's future

This morning, in an interview on CNBC, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) was told by CNBC anchor that a recent poll shows Mitt Romney trailing Barack Obama among Catholics. Without hesitation, Ryan said "Leaders change polls. We don't fo… more »

American Crossroads: Operation Hot Mic

The people at American Crossroads have put out a fairly amusing ad which reminds us of the potential damage that a second Obama term could cause to American national security: http://youtu.be/-Czo5Vf8KZs more »
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