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My Three Cents Worth—or Everyone Else has Analyzed the Election—why not me?

3016985275_3d8bb990ff_bI blame the Democrats’ debacle on many things, among them their smug confidence in the “ground game”.  In fact, the Republicans turned out more voters in significant states than the Dems, largely because they had more motivation and more passion.

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Is NYC Ready for a Democratic Mayor?

NYC City Hall_thum Much of the media coverage of the New York campaign presupposes that the winner of next month’s Democratic primary will be the city’s next mayor. The fact that the overwhelming majority of the nearly 5 million voters in the city are registered as Democrats is the basis for that conventional wisdom. But recent history suggests this conclusion may be more conventional than wisdom.

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I’m Just a Bill

I'm Just A Bill Neither side works with the other. They barely speak to each other! So the chances of working together to pass a bill are somewhere between fat chance and ‘Good night, sweet Prince.’

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If the Other Side is Crying Foul, It Must Be Working

OFA The Republican message machine learned that people are a lot more likely to listen and remember what you’re saying if what you’re saying connects to things they care about. Democratic messengers, on the other hand, always seemed to bring a knife to a gun fight.

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Freedom, Family, and Fairness — A Conservative Epiphany

California 405 Epiphanies come in many forms. Some are personal, like the one I had after being invited to a hot tub party in Southern California: “I better start going to the gym.”

My political epiphany occurred there, too. (No, not at the hot tub party. In California.)

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Ryan and Ayn

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Democrats attempting to paint Paul Ryan as a slavish devotee of novelist-philosopher Ayn Rand may see their efforts backfire. In the first place, while Ryan has praised Rand’s defense of the free market, he’s a former alter boy who has made it clear that he rejects Rand’s atheism and is closer to St. Thomas Aquinas when it comes to questions on the meaning of life. So identifying Ryan with Ayn may not be as easy as they think.

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DEMOCRATS! FORGET ZEBRAS!

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“When you hear hoofbeats behind you don’t expect zebras!”

In other words: the thing that almost never happens, probably won’t.

Forget those headlines about Romney’s failure to win a “knockout!” Or how he could lose the next four primaries. Or how Gingrich’s win in Georgia was what Gingrich “needed to stay alive.” Those are zebras. It’s going to be Romney.

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Election 2010: How to Read Polls, if You Must

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In Maryland’s gubernatorial race, a recent poll showed Republican Bob Ehrlich trailing Democrat Martin O’Malley. But the race might be closer than the poll lets on, as Paul Liben explains.

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