Election Day Lessons

2012 Electoral College Election Day is the eye of the political storm that allows for a brief moment to consider some lessons learned from the campaign in a less partisan fashion and recalibrate the conventional wisdom that defines a policy debate that is far from over. Here is my inside the beltway perspective. Continue reading Election Day Lessons

You’re not listening to me!

Official Photo - Mitt Romney for President The Romney Campaign’s problem is America is listening, but more and more people simply don’t like what they’re hearing. Continue reading You’re not listening to me!

Mitt Romney: Gordon Gekko or Thurston Howell?

Is Mitt Romney more like Gordon Gekko, the greedy anti-hero in the movie Wall Street, or Thurston Howell, the elitist millionaire in the TV show Gilligan’s Island? Is he a rapacious, heartless capitalist with no conscience, or a conceited man of privilege who doesn’t have a clue how the rest of us live but patronizingly believes he does?

The Obama campaign has chosen the Gekko frame to define Romney for the fall election and has staked its early advertising on it. But Howell may be an even better bet. Continue reading Mitt Romney: Gordon Gekko or Thurston Howell?

In 2012, Moderates Are the New Liberals

Somehow, the art and concept of compromise, a core value in the history of this nation; central to the adoption and approval of both the Declaration of Independence and our Constitution, is now considered unpatriotic. Continue reading In 2012, Moderates Are the New Liberals

Is Mitt Romney A Serial Liar?

At a nationally televised GOP debate in New Hampshire last month, broadcast to a Sunday morning audience on NBC’s Meet the Press, Mitt Romney looked straight into the living rooms of America and told a lie.

It wasn’t a major lie, perhaps more like a fib. Continue reading Is Mitt Romney A Serial Liar?