And now for the most interesting part of presidential campaigns - predicting the winners of the closely watched and eternally catered-to swing states. While states with long-standing political leanings like Massachusetts (Democrat), Texas (Republican), Illinois (Chicago), and Wyoming (Cheney and his neighbors) have already been written off by pundits, a host of other states' electoral votes are up for grabs in November. Here's my top five picks (with Pennsylvania and Florida close behind)....more
"Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country." -- Margaret Thatcher
Ms. Thatcher knew her game well.
Women gave the American political theater one heck of a thrashing over the last year. We've even managed to get the presidential candidates down on bended knees begging for our votes.
You've got to hand it to the candidates -- they try hard.
Lately, it's Gov. Mitt Romney who's making the inroads. ...more
It IS about the economy, Cory Booker and everyone else.
Recently, the Obama campaign went on the offensive, with the angle that Mitt Romney’s business success doesn’t necessarily translate into best practices for the government. The Obama camp released a series of Romney Economics videos focusing on the real people who lost their jobs –- and entire towns brought to a standstill -- when Romney’s private equity firm, Bain Capital, bought out and liquidated local businesses such as the Ampad paper factory in Marion, Indiana....more
Pundits and analysts are actively working over yesterday's statement by President Obama that "same-sex couples should be able to get married." It was calculated! It was a cynical attempt to recoup lost demographics he needs to get elected! He just wants to motivate a lackluster base!...more
Just moments after President Barack Obama made the Twittersphere explode over his announcement in support of marriage equality on ABC, the three-decade-old Log Cabin Republicans sent out this tweet:...more
Saying, "It is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married," President Barack Obama declared his support for legalizing same-sex marriage, the first time he has gone on record with this position. The announcement makes him the first sitting president to publicly support gay marriage....more
The 1998 film Sliding Doors showed Gwyneth Paltrow two versions of her life, one in which she caught a train and one in which she missed it, causing Americans everywhere to wonder about all of their roads not taken. Today, President Barack Obama's campaign released a website called Life of Julia, which depicts a woman throughout her life under either Obama or Mitt Romney's policies.
Never in a thousand dreams, would I have imagined myself a political blogger. I may occasionally dangle my participles and I don’t know what up is. I’m literally the farthest thing from a political pundit, and I’m just as shocked as my 7th-grade English teacher, to whom I still owe a report on Greek mythology. I’m just a mom who wants to hear from someone who makes sense, who gets me. Until very recently, when “My Friends Think I’m The Only Liberal They Know....more
Mitt Romney has spent the primary season making sure we know how important it is that our next president has executive experience. He's reminded us at every turn how much of his life he's spent at the helm of corporations, even seizing a couple of uncouth opportunities to tell us how many friends in high places his success in executive positions have earned him....more
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