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Obama’s Stunning Ohio Turnaround
September 25, 2012

The story of the 2012 campaign is Obama's success in the swing state he was thought to be weakest in: Ohio. How did he pull it off?

Romney’s Miserable Campaign Has One Last Chance
September 24, 2012

Mitt Romney has run a miserable campaign.  If the election were held tomorrow, he would lose—a stunning situation, given our continuing economic woes.  Absent a catastrophe at home or abroad that shifts public perceptions, he has only one opportunity to turn things around—the first presidential debate.  But if the past is any guide, the opening is wider than many now believe. In 2004, on the eve of the Republican convention, George W.

How to be a Real “Redistributionist”
September 20, 2012

Here are a few things Obama could do if he wanted to be a real (or more effective) “redistributionist.”

Mock on, Maureen Dowd: Why She’s Right About the Neo-cons
September 17, 2012

In the twilight years of the New Left, revolutionaries would regularly parse their adversaries’ statements for indications of “objective racism.” Even the slightest irregularity—calling someone’s thoughts “dark”—could unleash a volley of accusations.

The Tedious Accuracy of Jay Pharoah’s Obama Impersonation
September 16, 2012

Jay Pharaoh's Obama impersonation on Saturday Night Live is too realistic for its own good.

Mitt Romney’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Campaign
September 14, 2012

During the past two weeks, the dynamic of the 2012 presidential election has shifted, and President Obama has moved out to a modest but significant lead against Mitt Romney. No developments in the economy or the world can explain this shift. That leaves the campaigns themselves.

How President Romney Would Crush the Recovery
September 14, 2012

At Bain Capital, Mitt Romney was a turnaround artist. But as president, he'd slow down the country's economic recovery.

Nobody Likes Mitt
September 13, 2012

If Romney loses, it’ll be because voters don't like him. That doesn't mean they're being superficial.

Daily Breakdown: Fox News Poll Undermines Romney's Theory Of The Race
September 13, 2012

How do voters grade Obama's performance on the economy? Depends on what you think a "C" means.

Exploding the Reagan 1980 Comeback Myth
September 12, 2012

After an Obama bounce prompted a wave of articles about Romney’s dwindling chances, Romney’s pollster Neil Newhouse published a memo detailing the case for a comeback. Perhaps the most striking element of the memo was the complete absence of polling data, but his strained reconceptualization of the 1980 race was also highly unusual. Newhouse contended that Carter led by nearly 10 percentage points in late October and asserted that this year would see a rerun of that campaign.

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