Category: 2012 Election

2012 Election

Just How Bad Would a Second Obama Term Be?

If you believe that 92 percent of people need to have most aspect of their lives managed by experts, then a second Obama term will make you happy. If, however, you believe in self-governance, that people are endowed by God and nature with the capacity and unalienable right to manage their own affairs, then a …

2012 Election

The Election’s Over, and the Republicans Got Creamed. Here’s What Went Wrong

November 7, 2012—When the AP called Florida for Obama only twenty minutes after polls closed there (8:00 EDT), any hopes of a Republican presidential victory were dashed. And before polls closed in the West, we knew that the GOP had lost the House as well as seven state legislatures. In short, the Grand Old Party …

2012 Election

BREAKING: Ed Martin Running for Attorney General in Missouri *UPDATE*

Ed Martin Jr. of St. Louis has redirected his fire to the Attorney General race, and this is great news for everyone except Chris Koster. Back when Ed Martin was talking about running for the Republican nod to take on Claire McCaskill, I had another thought.  Well, a bunch of people had another thought: Ed …

2012 Election

Are You Ready to Caucus?

What’s the difference between a caucus and a primary? Who’s allowed to attend a caucus? How do I find out my caucus location? When it the caucus? How long does it take? How to do I get ready? This Is Important Stuff These are just some of the questions I have about the Missouri Republican …

2012 Election

Who Won the New Hampshire Republican Debate?

  It depends on how you score. I see three scoring scenarios: Best conservative performance Best electability performance Best positional performance Conservative performance is pretty clear: whose answers appeal to conservatives?  (Does not mean conservatives believed the candidate meant what he said.) This is not Tea Party scoring, either. I’m not limiting my evaluation to …

2012 Election

BREAKING: Santorum Pulls Away with 13-Vote Lead

That’s with 88 percent of the counting complete. The bigger story: Romney’s underperforming his 2008 results in key counties.  Santorum outperforming Huckabee in 2008.  What does it all mean?  Conservatives and libertarians dominate the caucuses.  Romney is the choice of the Republican establishment. The cronies poured millions into his campaign even before he declared himself …

2012 Election

The Two Key Roles in Social Media Activism *Update*

Have you ever studied human networks? I’m not talking about online social networks alone, but any kind of human network. They’re amazing. Networks tend to determine who we date, who we marry, and where we work. Our lives are more influenced by networks than we can imagine. A network community can be defined as a …

2012 Election

Top 5 Moves for Herman Cain Supporters Right Now

Herman Cain is riding a wave of popularity because of his upset win in the Florida straw poll on Saturday.  He’s helped by Rick Perry’s free-fall and Mitt Romney’s establishmentarianism.  But Cain is a huge underdog. That’s okay because America loves an underdog. Here’s what must happen right now for Herman Cain to win: 1.  …

2012 Election, White House

What Rick Perry Can Learn From Clark Griswold

In 2001, I loaded my three boys, ages 13, 10, and 8 at the time, into the car and headed to downtown St. Louis. The Cubs were in town, and I planned to introduce my boys to the greatest rivalry in pro sports. We parked (for twenty dollars) and headed toward the stadium. There was …