The Affordable Care Act's enrollment comeback has confounded conservatives in many ways. The realization that there happens to be popular demand for something as self-evidently grotesque as Obamacare has given rise to a palpable cognitive dissonance on the right. A growing recognition among Republicans that they can't bank on organizing the midterm campaign around relentless Obamacare opposition has party elders looking at contingency plans (even if they haven't exactly gone back to the drawing board).
How "Mitt" remakes the campaign documentary.
A closer look at Double Down.
Rebranding himself as an anti-poverty crusader, Ryan forgets a few key things he did
Rebranding himself as an anti-poverty crusader, Ryan talks about the 2012 campaign as if Mitt were the only one who disparaged the poor
Debates, and other political performances, don't change elections. Political reporters know it. But their work depends on not admitting it.
President Obama was in Boston on Wednesday—not to watch a baseball game, but to send a message about health care reform: The idea really works. Given all the news about Obamacare lately, it’s a message the country very much needs to hear. The template for the Affordable Care Act is the reforms that Massachusetts officials enacted in 2006.
(The old Mitt Romney, that is.)
In an alternative universe—the one where the GOP hadn't gone totally nuts—it would be an easy choice.
According to a new academic study, reports Slate and a bunch of other places, a single trader was responsible for between $4 and $7 million in Intrade bets on Mitt Romney during the final two weeks of the 2012 election cycle.
Even with 2004's turnout, Mitt Romney still would have lost
Even with 2004's electorate, Mitt Romney still would have lost.