Tag Archive | "2012 presidential campaign"

“Poopy Heads” Decide Elections: Sore Losers 2012 Style

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

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There are always hurt feelings after big elections.  People on both sides are invested in their views and candidates, especially in our world of 24/7 media that whips us all into a frenzy so that we can hardly see straight …

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Election Pins and Needles: What’s Been Keeping You Awake?

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

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I’m too distracted to write anything coherent or pithy, but so many thoughts are running around in my head about the outcome of today’s election, so I thought I’d share: 1. My parents live in Pennsylvania — one of  the …

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High Anxiety on the Election Front

Monday, November 5, 2012

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Predictions are always a dangerous thing, especially in an election that has been as contentious as the one between President Obama and Mitt Romney. While there is a feeling in the air that we are in a “perfect storm” set-up …

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Can Romney Be President if He’s Afraid of Pop Culture?

Monday, October 29, 2012

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Ever since Bill Clinton famously donned some cool shades and riffed on his saxophone during his presidential campaign, the power of candidates using non-traditional campaign outlets has been clear. Want to woo young voters? Slow jam with Jimmy Fallon. Want …

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Your Voice, Your Vote: “Binders Full of Women” Will Make the Difference on Election Day

Friday, October 19, 2012

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“Binders full of women” have been the hot political topic of the week! Some observers have lamented that there are many more important things to be talking about –like job reports, unemployment, Libya. But when it comes to winning elections, …

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Ann Romney Wears the Political Pants

Friday, September 14, 2012

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  On the cover of TIME Magazine’s online convention daily coverage, Ann Romney was pictured in a lovely plum-colored blouse and a pair of jeans. Or, should I say, she’s wearing the pants. How apt. I’m convinced that Ann Romney

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Democratic Spirits Not Dampened by Rain or Change in Plans

Thursday, September 6, 2012

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When I asked some of the volunteers at the Democratic National Convention about Barack Obama’s acceptance speech being moved from the outdoor Bank of America Stadium to the more weather-friendly Charlotte Convention Center, I could see the disappointment on their …

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5 Things I Hated About Ann Romney’s Speech

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

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So, I’ve already weighed in on Ann Romney’s attempts to make her husband out to be all warm and fuzzy and the kind of guy you not only want to take home to the parents, but who will also work …

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Ann Romney and the GOP: Courting the Mom Vote

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

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Ann Romney was after the mom vote big time at the Republican Convention last night. Moms hold the country together. Moms sigh a lot. Moms worry a lot. She was a mom who worried a lot. But she trusted Mitt …

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Paul Ryan for Vice President: Where’s the Sarah Palin Treatment?

Monday, August 13, 2012

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What do new GOP VP candidate Paul Ryan and former GOP VP candidate Sarah Palin have in common? They’re both the parents of young, school-aged children. Ryan’s children — ages seven, eight and nine — are in that childhood sweet …

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Will Mitt Romney “Go Rogue” with His VP Pick?

Friday, August 10, 2012

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Mitt Romney doesn’t have it in him to “go rogue” when it comes to his vice presidential selection. In a way, I wish he did — it sure would make the rest of the campaign season more interesting. But no …

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Republicans Fear Election Zombies

Monday, July 16, 2012

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  Republicans see dead people. Well, they see dead people, and possibly zombies, when it comes to the visions of voter fraud that dance in their heads.  The GOP likes to conjure up images of the dearly departed to convince …

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