Election 2012

NEWT GINGRICH On Mitt Romney: ‘I Would Have Probably Done Better’ Against Obama

By at December 21, 2012 | 12:20 am

NEWT GINGRICH On Mitt Romney: ‘I Would Have Probably Done Better’ Against Obama

Sam Stein, Jon Ward, 12/20/2012 -- WASHINGTON -- Newt Gingrich blames Mitt Romney for being a bad candidate. More than that, he blames the Republican party for fostering a corrosive culture that produced Romney as its candidate. The former House Speaker argued that the GOP has grown stale and introverted, putting itself on the wrong side of history on issues like ... Go To Article

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ELECTION ANALYSIS:: The Age of Obama? | RealClearPolitics

By at December 20, 2012 | 11:07 am

ELECTION ANALYSIS:: The Age of Obama? | RealClearPolitics

By Charles Kesler - December 20, 2012 -- Cheer up, conservatives. Election night was gruesome, but it produced neither a landslide for President Obama nor a wipeout of the Republicans. Judging by the numbers alone, the message was not so much “Forward!” as “Sideways!” The president’s 332 electoral votes (counting Florida, which fell eventually into his ... Go To Article

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ELECTION 2012:: The disappearing independent – POLITICO

By at December 20, 2012 | 10:12 am

ELECTION 2012:: The disappearing independent – POLITICO

By LOIS ROMANO | 12/20/12 4:44 AM EST -- As Republicans sift through the wreckage of the presidential election and Democrats brace for the 2014 midterms, there is one clear point of agreement between them: Independent voters no longer decide elections. In 2012, Mitt Romney became the first presidential candidate in recent history to decisively win the independent ... Go To Article

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CURL: Time to own the election, America – Washington Times

By at December 17, 2012 | 11:28 am

CURL: Time to own the election, America – Washington Times

By Joseph Curl Sunday, December 16, 2012 -- More than 121 million of us voted, and more than 62 million cast their ballots for the incumbent, President Obama. While some liberal political pundits like Rachel Maddow and Al Sharpton wrongly claim the president has a “mandate” (he doesn’t, he won just 51 percent of the vote and 48 percent of America voted against ... Go To Article

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REPUBLICANS Set Committee to Review What Went Wrong | WeeklyStandard

By at December 11, 2012 | 12:40 am

REPUBLICANS Set Committee to Review What Went Wrong | WeeklyStandard

DEC 10, 2012 • BY DANIEL HALPER -- The Republican National Committee announced the formation of a committee set to examine what the party did wrong in the last election. "Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus today launched an initiative to grow the Republican Party and improve future Republican campaigns," the RNC announced today. Eight ... Go To Article

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HENNINGER: Obama’s Ruinous Course – WSJ

By at December 6, 2012 | 12:55 am

HENNINGER: Obama’s Ruinous Course – WSJ

By DANIEL HENNINGER, WONDER LAND, December 5, 2012 -- Where in his career did Barack Obama ever learn the art of the political deal? Nowhere. A wise judge once wrote in dissent that the Constitution is not a suicide pact. Let us now extend that wisdom to presidential elections. Barack Obama says his election victory is a mandate to pursue the policy course he's ... Go To Article

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ELECTION 2012: How Romney Was Out-Organized by Obama

By at December 6, 2012 | 12:40 am

ELECTION 2012: How Romney Was Out-Organized by Obama

Cliff Kincaid  —   December 5, 2012 Jeremy Bird, the National Field Director of Obama for America (OFA), said on Tuesday that Obama’s winning coalition on November 6 was the result of “the strongest grassroots organization in the history of American presidential politics.” OFA had more than twice as many local offices as Republican Mitt Romney in the targeted ... Go To Article

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GOODWIN:: Emboldened Obama now even more reckless with America’s future – NYPOST

By at December 3, 2012 | 11:05 am

GOODWIN:: Emboldened Obama now even more reckless with America’s future – NYPOST

By MICHAEL GOODWIN -- People weren’t paying attention. Those are the people now surprised that President Obama is still stridently campaigning instead of doing the real work of governing. Even some who voted for him last month are puzzled as he threatens to take the nation off the fiscal cliff if Republicans don’t give him the tax hikes he demands now and puts ... Go To Article

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CAPRETTA & LEVIN:: The GOP’s Payroll Tax Opportunity | WeeklyStandard

By at December 3, 2012 | 12:45 am

CAPRETTA & LEVIN:: The GOP’s Payroll Tax Opportunity |  WeeklyStandard

BY JAMES C. CAPRETTA & YUVAL LEVIN -- Despite the outcome, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney did many things right during the course of this year’s campaign. Perhaps most notably, polls suggest that he was able to convince a plurality of Americans that the GOP’s plan for smaller government was better for promoting long-term economic growth than the ... Go To Article

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ELECTION 2012:: Top 10 GOP Newcomers – Human Events

By at December 3, 2012 | 12:35 am

ELECTION 2012:: Top 10 GOP Newcomers – Human Events

12/1/2012 06:00 AM -- 1. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz Newly elected Ted Cruz is a tea party favorite and handily defeated the establishment-favored Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst 57 percent to 43 percent in the GOP run-off primary. Cruz, whose father fled Cuba after Fidel Castro came to power, was Texas solicitor general from 2003 to 2008, winning cases involving a Ten Commandants ... Go To Article

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