Tweet I’m still reading scattered posts castigating Mitt Romney for being a bad candidate or running a bad campaign. I understand the need to analyze failures to identify remediable errors, but we’re making a huge mistake focusing on the end of the campaign, rather than the beginning. One could say the beginning of the campaign [...]
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Tweet I do believe that vote fraud had an effect on this election, although I don’t know if it was big enough in swing states to change the outcome. Abe Greenwald’s theory makes a lot more sense when it comes to explaining how conservatives could have so completely misread the election outcome: Barack Obama ushered [...]
Tweet I’m sad today, but I’m realizing that this isn’t the first time: 1980: I voted for Carter (yes, I was that dumb); Reagan won. I was sad. 1984: I voted for Mondale (yes, I was that dumb); Reagan won. I was sad. 1988: I voted for Dukakis (yes, I was that dumb); George H.W. [...]
Tweet I feel stupid this morning. I don’t get what the American people did. The economy has barely improved since Obama took office, so they reelected him. Unemployment is at the same heights as when Obama took office, so they reelected him. Fuel prices are at an all time high under Obama, so they reelected [...]
Tweet That’s what someone I know said when he heard the election results. I agree. That’s all I have to say. In 2008, I regrouped. Now, I don’t know what to do.
Tweet If you want a minute by minute update, check out JoshuaPundit. Showing my complete lack of emotional stamina, I’ve retreated to chocolate and Jane Austen’s Persuasion. Oh, and the dog. I’ve been sticking close to her today.
Tweet Have at it, my friends. I will say that, in Marin, I saw three cars in a single parking lot that had Romney/Ryan bumper stickers.
Tweet In the endless parade of images that my liberal friends feel compelled to put on Facebook, this was my favorite for the day: I honestly cannot understand a mindset that says the world popularity is the metric Americans should use for electing their president. Certainly a president who is conversant with world affairs and [...]
Tweet Watcher’s Council members got out their crystal balls and decided to see if they could predict the election. I actually was going to participate in this one, but a power outage put the kybosh on that. In any event, my prediction boiled down to two very hopeful words: “Romney wins.”
Tweet If true, this is a very effective (and completely immoral) tactic: New York Times best-selling author Brad Thor, based in Chicago, tells TheBlaze that the Obama campaign may be planning to preemptively announce victory in the presidential election based on early voting numbers in an attempt to “demoralize Mitt Romney supporters.” Citing a “very [...]
Tweet One of the things that made Reagan such a winner in 1980 was the fact that he was a happy warrior. Voters had a real choice between Jimmy Carter’s dour malaise (“it’ll be this way forever”) and Reagan’s ebullient optimism in America (“morning in America”). This year, voters have that same choice. Please share [...]
Tweet Glenn Reynolds says that the 2012 election has the possibility to be a “ground glass” election for conservatives: Last week, I noticed this blog comment: “Romney was not my first, second, or third choice, but I will crawl over ground glass to vote for him.” A lot of Republicans — and, judging from polls, [...]
Tweet I honestly think this is Romney’s best ad: Incidentally, regarding Obama’s revenge remark, Jonah Goldberg had exactly the same thought I did: Revenge against whom? If you watch the clip itself, it’s not clear at all what Obama’s supporters are supposed to want revenge for. Obama mentions Romney’s name in the context of his [...]
Tweet On Monday, November 5, an ad will run in the Washington Times with the names of almost 500 retired military officers from all of the different forces who support Mitt Romney. I was lucky enough to get an advanced copy of the ad. The same email forwarding the ad asked that it be shared [...]
Tweet I’ve got a new post up at PJ Media: In the last few days before the election, many moderate Democrats are contemplating breaking up with Barack Obama. Parting with a political party or candidate can be every bit as wrenching as severing a personal relationship with a girlfriend or boyfriend. The problem whenever one [...]
Bill Whittle’s appeal to those who intend to stand on principle and vote for a third party or not vote at all
Tweet Bill Whittle explains very clearly why it’s a mistake in this election for those who dislike Obama to a protest vote for a third party, or not vote at all, in order to protest the fact that Republicans are so far from perfect. It’s a principled stand, certainly, but it is also one that [...]
Tweet I cannot vouch for the facts in this email I received, so please take that into consideration as you read it: From my personal experience at Bagram last year, when the “Commander-in-Thief” came over, the troops were handpicked, screened, and disarmed, including the Marines. All base roads, sidewalks, and access to flight lines, mess [...]
Tweet Sometimes, timing is everything. Steven Pinker, who is a Harvard psychology professor just published a long opinion piece in the New York Times explaining why there is a Red State/Blue State divide. As a predicate to his discussion, he began by dividing the mindsets that characterize conservatives and their Progressive counterparts: Conservative thinkers like [...]
Tweet We all know crazy people. I don’t mean the kind of crazy people who believe that cats rule the world and that Satan is living in the begonia. I mean the people with personality disorders who assiduously work to shape reality so that it matches their own warped and damaged inner world. Many of [...]
Tweet When it became obvious that Mitt was going to be the Republican nominee for President, I started doodling around with my strong sense that the November match-up would look very much like a contest between Ward Cleaver and Eddie Haskell, of Leave it to Beaver fame. In May, I put up a post, which [...]
Tweet What one can say with certainty about the last presidential debate is that it is not a game-changer — which is good for Romney, because the game is currently scoring in his favor. In that way, it was a nothing of a debate. Nevertheless, there were aspects of the debate that were fascinating. Fascinating [...]
Tweet I haven’t had a chance yet to watch the debate. I’d love to hear your opinions.
Tweet Romney’s main problem is a chronic one. While he intuitively understands what Bush Sr. used to call “the vision thing,” he can’t articulate it. He’ll spell out all the details, but he’s incapable of explaining to Americans that, if the government takes all their money, not only does it mean they don’t have it, [...]
Tweet I just got me a new computer, and I want to set it up, so I have only a couple of quick comments. Obama was much better in this debate, although no less dishonest. (More about that later.) Romney was almost as good in this debate, although he didn’t appear as good as he [...]
Tweet Except for all the gory stuff, I’d like to think that this will be how we’ll look back on the Democrat’s 2012 presidential run: