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Archive for 'Vote 2012'

Post-election musings

Some not necessarily original thoughts on the 2012 presidential election:
–Demographics, demographics, demographics. As has been pointed out endlessly, the United States is becoming less white by the day. And while Republican candidates for president continue to win majorities of white voters, 2012 may have been the tipping point for when that was no longer enough. [...]

Election Day followup

Following up on my Election Day post:
–Besides winning in the Electoral College, Obama has also won the popular vote by 50 percent to 48 percent. However if he had won the first while losing the second, I can only assume (based on the 2000 election) that Republican partisans would have graciously accepted the result.
–The good [...]

Election Day [Update: Obama reelected]

All indications– based on clear-headed analysis of polling data rather than wishful thinking, imagined last-minute “trends” and conspiracy theories– are that Barack Obama will narrowly defeat Mitt Romney in today’s presidential election.
On the other hand, it’s close enough that I won’t be flabbergasted if Romney manages to eke out a victory. Nor will I be [...]

Celebrity endorsement watch

For Obama
Will Ferrell:

Cher and Kathy Griffin:

Chris Rock (explaining to white voters why Obama is really one of them):

For Romney
Clint Eastwood:

Chuck Norris:

Dennis Miller:

Am I missing anyone?

Update: Meat Loaf for Romney:

Further update: Kelsey Grammer campaigning for Romney and/or auditioning for the starring role in “The George Galloway Story.”

Mr. Burns endorses Mitt Romney

I’m not sure why he would have a photo of Theodore Roosevelt on the mantle, however.

The political question of the hour

As Jeffrey Goldberg puts it:
Why Exactly Is Chris Christie Subverting Mitt Romney?
Christie, New Jersey’s Republican governor, delivered the keynote speech at the GOP convention which nominated Mitt Romney. It was only last week, at a campaign event for Romney in Richmond, Virginia, that Christie said Obama is “like a man wandering around a dark [...]

Colin Powell endorses Obama again

Representing a “dying breed” (his words) of moderate Republicans, General Colin Powell endorses President Obama for reelection.

You may recall Powell’s endorsement of Obama four years ago, which I found most memorable and powerful for these words:
I’m also troubled by, not what Senator McCain says, but what members of the [Republican] party say. And it is [...]

Another Republican Senate candidate on rape and pregnancy

First there was Todd “legitimate rape” Aiken in Missouri. Now it’s Richard Mourdock, running for US Senate from Indiana.

I believe life begins at conception. The only exception I have for to have an abortion is in the case of the life of the mother. I struggled with myself for a long time but I came [...]

Lesley Gore approves this message

Deploying her great 1964 feminist anthem “You Don’t Own Me” in the cause of defeating Mitt Romney:

Obama vs. Romney: Round Three

Following up on Marc Goldberg’s excellent post, here’s a reality check from last night’s foreign policy debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney. Believe him or not (and I know some people think he is engaged in an elaborate deceit), but this is what Obama actually said:
“Now, it is absolutely true that we cannot just [...]