TAMPA—This convention, and the campaign to come, are supposed to be about jobs and the economy, not about foreign policy. But foreign policy still figures in the convention and campaign and will probably rear its head in Mitt Romney’s acceptance speech. There are two kinds of foreign policy statements to watch out for in the months ahead: First, there are general philosophical statements about America’s role in the world; second, there are operational statements about what American should do about specific problems in the world.
The GOP Convention’s Anxiety of Akinism
August 28, 2012
Think Republicans are worried about Todd Akin? Consider how Tampa conventioneers are rejecting his latest copycat, Pennsylvania's Senate nominee.
Daily Breakdown: National Polls Show A Tight Race; Isaac Update
August 27, 2012
Isaac threatens the rest of the RNC with a landfall near New Orleans.
2012 is shaping up as an election in which the winner may earn victory not by virtue of winning the most votes, but on account of the Electoral College. If one candidate enjoys a popular vote edge of 2 percentage points or more, there’s virtually no chance that the other candidate will achieve a majority of the electoral votes.