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Tag: Mitt Romney
  • Republicans: It’s Time to Change Your Strategy

    Even though President Obama’s economic speeches across the country this past week haven’t rippled outside the beltway and the politically savvy circles of America, there are plenty of lessons to be learned from the same old, same old rhetoric we’ve been hearing for the past five years. The result of last year’s election spectacle of …

  • Enough with the Bad Economics — Understanding Private Equity Firms

    Democrats have made it a key strategy in the upcoming election to denounce Mitt Romney’s career as the former head of the private equity firm Bain Capital (see the two campaign ads above to an example of what I mean). Over and over again he is slammed for “destroying” jobs, often by outsourcing them overseas. …

  • Romney = Farmville; Obama = Etsy?

    Super interesting data from a marketing firm, Engage, in DC: Like to sell stuff on eBay? You might be a Romney voter — and you’re probably very highly engaged politically. Like xckd and Tumblr? You’re totally in the Obama camp — but a bit less likely to exhibit political interests, at least if your Facebook …

  • Rand Paul Takes on Romney’s Foreign Policy

    With his endorsement of Mitt Romney for President still in recent memory, Sen. Rand Paul published an op-ed in the National Review taking Romney to task for his foreign policy.  The endorsement was a choice which caused many waves within the liberty movement, even after the Senator provided clarification in a Daily Paul radio interview (click here if you …

  • Bachmann Flares Up in Early NH Polling But Will It Keep?

    Recent news cycles have channeled the latest polls from New Hampshire to refer to Michelle Bachmann’s latest rise in the GOP field after her announcement during the June 13th debate in Manchester, NH. The latest poll conducted by Suffolk University and 7 News found her with 11%, behind Mitt Romney with 36% and above Ron Paul with 8%. This poll …

  • Romney: “I’m Not Going to Take my Effort and Focus on the Federal Reserve”

    Here Mitt Romney makes clear that he cannot be bothered with the Federal Reserve and doesn’t think the President should be either.  Instead, the executive branch, he says, should focus on getting America back to work.  That’s a scary thought.

  • Ron Paul’s CPAC Straw Poll Win

    Views are my own. They do not represent the views of any organization. Over the past three days, liberty lovers stormed the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) with messages of peace, prosperity and liberty. It was an honor to meet so many like-minded young people who are concerned about the future of our beloved country. …

  • Romney Wins NH GOP Straw Poll, Ron Paul Places 2nd

    New Hampshire Republican State Committee members voted in a presidential straw poll today, with 1st place being taken by Mitt Romney at 35%. Ron Paul placed 2nd with 11%, followed by Tim Pawlenty at 8%, and Sarah Palin at 7%. As James Ostrowski has said, “This result is impressive because, (1) Ron Paul is busy …

  • It’s Just a Scary Word

    Hearing Mitt Romney and the rest of the neocons ramble on about foreign policy is like watching an Adolph Hitler speech in 1939. Eloquent at face value, the scare tactics of a neoconservative foreign policy couldn’t contain more fallacies. But my favorite of this litany of spooky words is “Islamofascism.” The term, when left to …

  • Ron Paul Loses by 1 (Yes, ONE) Vote in SRLC Straw Poll

    Reporting outside the Hilton Conference center in the Big Easy: Just as the headline reads, Ron Paul lost the 2010 Presidential Straw Poll by one single vote to former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.  This one vote, however, really comes off as a big win for Congressman Paul–Evangelicals for Mitt spent tens of thousands trying to influence …