Tag Archives: Mitt Romney

Primary 2012 and the plight of the Republican party

In an ongoing losing effort to keep my paper files in order, I looked into a folder entitled “Republicans,” hoping to be able to throw some stuff out. Instead, I encountered some gems! 1) Gingrich et al. v. Romney, 2011-12 … Continue reading

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Beware those “independent” groups, once again!

In “Some Minnesota candidates and ‘independent’ expenditures” (Oct. 26), I had a few choice words for the well-heeled purveyors of “issues ads” that just happen to look like candidate endorsements: Why is it these right-wing PACs seem to have it … Continue reading

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Romney/Ryan phone banker sheet leaked

Boston Mass., November 3, 2012 In a development that all those connected with any political campaign will appreciate, a fired former volunteer at Romney headquarters has leaked a copy of instructions to those making phone calls on behalf of the … Continue reading

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Republican candidates comment on Sandy

Washington, 30 October 2012 The extensive damage from hurricane Sandy is the fault of East Coast residents, two Republican candidates for Senate said today, and therefore assistance from FEMA is not warranted. “Sandy wasn’t a legitimate hurricane,” Missouri candidate for … Continue reading

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Why do Americans love to forgive and forget?

Here’s what interests me today: Among the many traits that distinguish us from other peoples is our apparently short political memory. Why is this? I just read Frank Rich’s contribution to a New York Review of Books analysis, “The Election–II” … Continue reading

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“Pro-life”

I know many of us have been mulling this over for years: Why do “pro-life” people usually oppose not only abortion but also birth control, health care for the poor, and pre-natal care for pregnant women? And why do they … Continue reading

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Presidential debate #3

Writing this down in real time. Anything not attributed to a candidate is my own opinion. Romney sounds calm, confident, and collected–as a president should. Good opening statement including “We can’t kill our way out of this mess” (meaning ongoing … Continue reading

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Missionary / Military

Usually, I think candidates need to speak for themselves, as explained in “Three thoughts on campaigns after watching the VP debate” (Oct. 12). But when candidates bring in relatives to speak for them, as Mitt Romney explicitly did that the … Continue reading

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Thoughts on presidential debate #2

Much more interesting and lively than the first. Good job by moderator. Clear focus of policy differences. My comments and questions: Gas prices: do they really depend on US oil production? Do oil producers really respond to supply by lowering … Continue reading

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My view of the Oct. 3 presidential debate

It really wasn’t very good TV viewing I admit, I went off and took a shower after the first hour, then returned, but went to bed and missed the final wrap-ups. The candidates had started repeating themselves pretty early on. … Continue reading

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