Can The Tea Party Deliver On Election Day?

As “Reagan Democrats” abandon the Democratic party in favor of fiscally conservative Republicans in the coming election cycle, they will be making demands that the GOP move their way, towards “the center."  Unfortunately, that’s the mistaken path we took in the 90’s, which left us with RINO’s like George W. Bush and John McCain, and a disillusioned, uninspired voter base.  If any party needs to “move to the center," it’s the Democrats. The defection of Reagan Democrats left the party in the hands of the Radical Left.  ...more

Joanne, I never questioned your education.  I'm not surprised to find that you're a law ...more

Martha Coakley Will Win & I'd Vote For Her

Yes, I would vote for her if I was eligible to vote in Massachusetts.  And yes, I do expect she will win. I could be wrong - wouldn't be the first time (I wanted Joe Biden in the 2008 primary), but that's my prediction. Regular readers can guess why: I'm a reliable left of center voter except on a few issues (I vote against casinos and am very independent when Israel is involved, rarely going into the move all Israelis to Siberia territory but also reliably against settlement expansion)....more

But were you ever likely to vote for her and now you are not? Or were you never someone who ...more

On the Road to Election Day, Part XI: It's over? Now what do I do with myself?

First things first:The still unofficial totals, from the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections website as of midnight last night (and not yet updated):...more

Thanks so much, Kim.  I know I thought campaigning was hard work and that my ...more

Happy Election Day

Good Morning! I just got finished filling out my ballot, which spurred me to write this post, instead of running my pumpkin recycling ideas, but I can do that tomorrow... Today is election day. Although there are only two issues on our small town ballot, they are important ones; new elections for the school board, and a measure for our emergency response system. But, it doesn't really matter if there are only two, or twenty ballot measures, election day is a way to get your voice heard, and support our great country.   ...more

On the Road to Election Day, Part X: Sisters in Arms

Being a local candidate presents many unique challenges. ...more

On the Road to Election Day, Part IX: Support means never having to hear, "Fold my socks!"

Show me your support!I'll support you in anyway I can.How can I support you?You never support me.Can I please have your support?I hope I can count on your support....more

And are in sync.  Enviable indeed, and to have that from the get-go? Even more so.  ...more

On the Road to Election Day, Part VI: Prepare to be HATED

What happens when you love the idea of listening to people's complaints and working with others to solve them, but you don't get to interview for that job? Instead, you have to convince several thousand people that they should trust that you will listen to them and have a good enough brain to come up with and implement solutions.  And then, that persuasion effort involves walking up to strangers, extending your hand and possibly being told that you are hated just because you want to work in government. Would you still go after that job? ...more

Read this article that reinforces what my friend meant ...more

On the Road to Election Day, Part IV: If at first we don't succeed...

This video clip of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has gotten a lot of attention.  ...more

Ha - I was thinking about how there was a little thing you could do a
few months ago where ...more

Neda: A young woman's murder becomes the symbol of Iranian resistance

By now you might have seen the wrenching YouTube video: A young woman shot dead on the streets of Tehran as she and her father (some reports say he was one of her professors) watched a crowd of protestors on Saturday. You see her standing; you see her fall; you see the desparate effort to save her as blood spurts from her nose and mouth and streams down her beautiful, youthful face. ...more

Hi Jane,

Actually, I did not agree with the Pentagon's decision to ban photos of the ...more

Protests rock Iran as Ahmadinejad claims re-election landslide

The streets of Iran are now quiet after thousands of protestors took to the streets there for a second day after Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad claimed a landslide victory in last week's presidential election. The results, which put Ahmadinejad ahead of his rival, former prime minister Mir Hossein Mousavi by a margin of 67 to 34 percent, have sparked widespread charges of voting irregularities. Voter turnout was reportedly as high as 80 percent; analysts had thought a high turnout would benefit the opposition. ...more

Kim-Thanks for the update, which I assume was directed at my comment, but I'm not convinced ...more