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Is the Romney Campaign Serious About Winning?

Related articles The Romney Campaign today reminded me of the McCain Campaign of 2008. I’m pretty good at ignoring bogus, fraudulent polls like the one CNN released tonight. In that poll, CNN announced a massive 52-46 national lead for Obama. If true, the race would be all but over. CNN, of course, cooked the books on this one. Read more →

7 Warning Signs That Obama’s Imploding

Related articles Hurricane Isaac smiled on the Republicans in Tampa and delivered more misery to New Orleans and its surroundings. That was just one of the ominous signs that 2012 is shaping up to be a forgettable year for Democrats, especially for Barack Obama. Here’s seven more warning signs that Obama’s 6-year campaign is about to implode: Read more →

If We Don’t Flip Some Toss-Up States, Romney, Ryan, and the USA Are Screwed

Related articles Choosing Paul Ryan as his running mate was a great Romney move. Looking ahead, Romney sees movement conservatives working hard right up to the election—even if he or his advisors continues to say stupid things. That was necessary. SCROLL DOWN FOR TWO IMPORTANT EVENTS THIS WEEK But it wasn’t enough to win the election and unseat America’s first anti-American president. Read more →

Romney-Ryan Have a Vision They Can Talk About

Related articles Why did murder skyrocket in Chicago as soon as Rahm Emanuel became mayor? Why have Americans become nastier and meaner since Barack Obama became president? As Michael Dukakis told us, a fish rots from the head down. Obama surrounds himself with people who thrive on decay and death. Read more →

If the election were held today, there’d be a lot of crying and gnashing of teeth

Here’s a screen grab from RealClearPolitics.com’s presidential tracking poll: RCP aggregates dozens of polls to produce its RCP average. The method has been remarkably accurate, especially at the state level. **It’s time to focus on [preventing the unmitigated disaster of a second Obama term](https://hennessysview.com/2012/07/16/just-how-bad-would-a-second-obama-term-be).** In 112 days, Americans will vote on whether or not to continue our experiment in self-government. If the election were held today, that experiment would be aborted. Read more →

Mitt Romney Shut Down a Company Over a Young Woman

There are many stories about Mitt Romney’s evil-doings when he ran Bain Capital, a $1 billion company famous for buying troubled companies and making money off them. Some of the stories involve Bain laying off workers to make companies profitable, then selling them off. Some of the stories involve Bain and Romney chopping companies to bits and selling off the parts. This story is about Romney shutting down a thriving business over a woman. Read more →

Santorum Surging Because People Like Him

The latest Public Policy Poll shows Santorum surging—big time. **Santorum is most appealing to conservatives—from Evangelicals to Tea Partiers: ** Santorum is now completely dominating with several key segments of the electorate, especially the most right leaning parts of the party. With those describing themselves as ‘very conservative,’ he’s now winning a majority of voters at 53% to 20% for Gingrich and 15% for Romney. Santorum gets a majority with Tea Party voters as well at 51% to 24% for Gingrich and 12% for Romney. Read more →

Relate to This, Mitt

The liberal press cannot issue a story about the Republican presidential race that does not refer to Mitt Romney’s need (and inability) to “relate to” conservatives. Puke. Relate to this: if Mitt Romney’s a conservative, I’m a Hottentot. By “relate to,” the media and Romney’s handlers actually mean “hoodwink.” While Romney might secure the GOP nomination without conservative support, his campaign will go down in flames without conservative grassroots boots on the ground from Labor Day to Election Day. Read more →

The Bain of Newt’s Existence

Truth is, not all companies, not all business ideas, can make it on their own. It’s easy to say that a good idea will automatically lead to a successful business. But it’s a lie. Apple did not become Apple without investors. Sure, there are some examples of businesses that flourished without financial help. But not many. We’ll never know the wonderful ideas that died in their owner’s garage for lack of financing. Read more →

Where’s Bob Dole?

The middle of the road is fine until you have to get somewhere. I voted for Bob Dole in 1996. Yet his nomination drove me away from political activism for years. I got out of the Navy in the fall of 1994. I watched the GOP reclaim the House with my nephew, Scott. I expected the Republicans to nominate a solid conservative who deliver a knock-out blow to the Clinton era two years later. Read more →