A few weeks ago I wrote a column with the tongue-in-cheek title “The Debate the Ended the Election”. It addressed the wildly over-hyped first debate in which Mitt Romney looked “presidential” and President Obama looked tired. I highlighted the fact that the map still favored the president and, more importantly, that Mitt Romney was still a dangerous idiot (again here and here).
In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy the “dangerous” and “idiot” labels deserve further investigation.
Editor’s Note: This entire column might be tossed in the garbage by Hurricane Sandy. The storm could build support for the White House and federal relief efforts or it could leave voters with a sour taste in their mouth on Election Day. Additionally, the storm could delay Election Day entirely in many places. A disaster of this magnitude landing directly on a presidential election is unprecedented, so all predictions are wading into the deep here. Continue reading
President Obama has not been perfect these last three and a half years. He has not been the progressive stalwart many wanted. He has not used the Oval Office to champion the political left as his predecessor had done for the political right. Many thought they were voting for a new era of politics when the candidate was closer to a Democratic version of Ronald Reagan. Continue reading
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published for the International Middle East Media Center – www.IMEMC.org
In the third and final head-to-head debate of the United States presidential election the Republican and Democratic candidates each attempted to out-support the other in dealing with Israel.
Bush’s boys are back and they are ready to destroy the economy while sinking their teeth deep into another land war in Asia. So excited!
It is time to simply blow off steam and rant political. I just flipped channels and watched Jane Fonda tackle some Britney Spears lookalike in the film “Monster in Law”. Why did she tackle her? Because that dimwit could not comprehend the significance of Roe v. Wade (she thought it was a boxing match).
Are there legitimate arguments to make that voting is a waste of time? I’m willing to hear you out, but I must respectfully disagree. When I was young(er) I thought my vote did not matter. I was also a Republican. A lot has changed since then.
Remember, remember the 7th of November.
Your vote is not statistically insignificant, and it does matter to the outcome of the election.