Treating Women Like Single-Issue Voters Is a Disservice

Last month, when I read that Cosmopolitan was going to use their platform to get women more engaged in this election, I was hopeful that maybe, just maybe, this women's magazine would take a different approach than other media outlets and recognize that women aren't all of one mind. We're not single issue voters or a special interest group. We're the majority of voters, and care about all the issues.   ...more
How can the RNC ever win over the majority of women voters under 40 years of age, when abortion ...more

Red, White, and Blue: Patriotic Style at the RNC

Political conventions are about a lot of things: speeches, parties, and, yes, even style. So I went on a mission to find the best in patriotic style at the 2012 Republican Convention. Which one is your favorite? ...more

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Street Style: Day 1 at the Republican National Convention

The style quotient was high inside and outside the Republican National Convention on Day 1. From reporters in stylish galoshes to delegates in tailored leather blazers, storm conditions didn’t dampen (pun intended) the style of GOP convention attendees. ...more

Day 1 at the Republican National Convention

Tropical Storm Isaac forced the Republican National Convention to postpone much of Day One’s official events. However, there was plenty of activity, especially amongst the press. Armed with my trusty SONY DSLR, I captured some of activities. Copyright @KathrynFinney BlogHer Editor in Chief, Stacy Morrison, braves Tropical Storm Isaac on her way to the Tampa Convention Center ...more

Newt Gingrich: What Women Need, the GOP Can Deliver.

With Monday's official Republican National Convention events cancelled, the hallways of the Tampa Convention Center -- rather than center stage at the Tampa Bay Times Forum -- are the main event, with politicians, aides, and armies of journalists on the hunt for a story parading the hallways. ...more
@Liz Scherer...BS! What convention are YOU watching?more

RNC: "We Can Do Better" Loses Its Day, But The Message Still Fits

The threatening downpour of tropical storm Isaac may have silenced the GOP Convention's kick-off day, but the GOP message will not be diluted as a result. So said Russ Shreifer, a Romney for President Strategist, on an official conference call announcing the resulting changes into the daily line-ups. ...more
I approve of Ron Paul standing his ground and not giving the RNC control over his message or ...more

Lindsay Lohan, Michael Steele, & the RNC's New PR Mess

Whatever happened to GOLFING as a way to network? There is a report out today that Republican National Committee staffers and their chairman spend money in interesting places while on the road. From Jillian Bandes at ...more

I don't think so. Word around the water cooler is that it was a straight up BSDM joint for the ...more

The GOP's Man of Steele?

The GOP has taken its first steps back to relevancy since November 4th by electing itself a new chairman: former Maryland Lt. Governor Michael Steele. Steele replaces the disgraced Mike Duncan, whose mismanagement of the party left it light years behind the DNC in terms of technology and inclusiveness. It was a historic moment as Steele is the first black RNC member to be elected chair. ...more

David Ehrenstein, Chip Saltsman, and Puff the Magic Dragon Walk into a Bar

This was intended to be a short piece about how Chip Saltsman distributed a CD with the political parody "Barack the Magic Negro" set to the tune of "Puff the Magic Dragon," and how people were angry at him and Mike Duncan at the RNC got his days-of-the-week panties in a bunch, but I decided that to write something short and sweet was a) impossible for me to do and b) an insult to the intellectual integrity of this issue. ...more

Whether Saltsman is a racist, I wouldn't know.  You have to hang around with a person and ...more