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Category: Election '12

January 28, 2015
Romney Campaign Drops Its "Jew Rule" for 2016

As his close friends and advisers tell it, Mitt Romney will put his LDS Church and his leadership role in it at the center any campaign for the White House in 2016. As hotel magnate and fellow Mormon Richard Marriott put it, "Our church tells us clearly that when we are in the service of […]

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January 18, 2015
For Romney, Income Inequality Talk No Longer Just for "Quiet Rooms"

Speaking to an RNC audience in San Diego on Friday, potential three-time GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney explained how version 3.0 would differ from the first two voters previously rejected. But when Governor Romney announced that he would put fighting poverty and income inequality at the center of a 2016 run, he wasn't just reversing […]

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January 16, 2015
Sorry, Mitt: The Presidency is Not Your "Destiny"

Across the political spectrum, pundits, press, money-men and media strategists seem genuinely puzzled by Mitt Romney's apparent decision to seek the presidency for a third time. Even some of his closest supporters and biggest donors think a third Bush since 1988 would be a breath of fresh air compared to the putrid stench of the […]

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January 14, 2015
October Gift to Charity Was a Sure Sign of 2016 Romney Run

"I want to be president." With that statement to his deepest-pocketed donors, Mitt Romney pretty much put an end to the phony Hamlet role he's been playing ever since Barack Obama beat his ass over two years ago. But despite Ann and Mitt's repeated declarations that "we're not doing that again," since October 13, 2014 […]

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January 13, 2015
How John McCain and Mitt Romney Show Their Support for France

On Sunday, an estimated one million people in Paris marched in solidarity in response to this week's terror attacks. They were joined by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, UK Prime Minister David Cameron, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and other world leaders. But while Attorney General Eric Holder and the American ambassador […]

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January 12, 2015
Democrats Saved the Economy. Republicans Tried to Kill It.

Four years ago, Republicans led by then -new House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) began taking credit for the economic progress made since the Bush recession began in December 2007. Just 19 days after the GOP had assumed control of the House, Cantor issued a statement declaring, "THERE ARE THE JOBS: Republicans Prevent Massive Tax […]

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November 24, 2014
Paul Ryan's Triple Scam on Tax Reform

This week, House Republicans selected Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as the next chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee. That lofty perch, the AP was quick to proclaim, gives Ryan "a high-profile platform if he decides to run for president in 2016 or beyond." But that's not the only perk for Mitt Romney's […]

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October 9, 2014
Mitt Romney Forgets Where He Lives and Votes--Again

Here are two pieces of friendly advice for Mitt Romney. If you really are going to run for President yet again, you better follow the examples of Hillary Clinton and your own father by releasing a lot more than two years of tax returns. And if you want to have any hope of shedding that […]

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October 1, 2014
Why Romney's Comeback Will Hit a Brick Wall

Mitt Romney's resurrection may now be the most hyped since Jesus Christ. Just days after conservative columnist Byron York announced "Romney 2016 is for real," the Washington Post, Vox and now the New York Times declared that "Mitt Romney isn't ready to call it quits." So, after Mitt Romney's repeated promises that "we're not doing […]

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September 23, 2014
When Romney Met Alinsky

Back in the spring of 2012, right-wingers began foaming at the mouth when the late Andrew Breitbart revealed that then Illinois State Senator Obama was part of panel discussion after a 1998 play about 1960's radical organizer Saul Alinsky. Now, the same conservatives are hyperventilating about the correspondence between the young Hillary Clinton and Alinsky, […]

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Jon Perr
Jon Perr is a technology marketing consultant and product strategist who writes about American politics and public policy.

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