Category Archives: Politics

It’s the message, stupid!

It’s the message, stupid!  How do you expect to attract voters when you vilify “takers” (the unemployed, elderly, veterans, disabled), glorify one percent of the population, call your political opponents “mendicants and moochers”,  threaten Latinos with the fallout from harsh … Continue reading

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Final Thoughts on the 2012 Presidential Election

The relentless campaigning is almost over. The negative ads are about to peter out and the aftertaste will eventually disappear. Sometime in the next few weeks we’ll find out who our next president is – probably. It could take until … Continue reading

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Final Evaluation – Election 2012: The end of an “undecided’s” path

This blog began as a personal, fun project to help me lay out my thoughts on the 2012 presidential campaign.  It turned into a lot of research and an understanding that no matter how much time you have on your … Continue reading

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Final presidential debate – Hooray, it’s almost over!

I missed a couple days of opportune time to review the candidates late season messaging. I am especially disappointed to have missed their final pandering – oops, I meant “debate” – to undecided and persuadable voters. But, I had an … Continue reading

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Obama Foreign Policy Summary

Another debate!  This one included a little foreign policy but not enough to be informative. Americans don’t give foreign policy enough respect!  The economy and jobs are important parts of domestic policy and affect our comfort and happiness.  Other elements … Continue reading

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Romney VMI Foreign Policy Speech

Mitt Romney gave a major foreign policy speech on Monday.  Foreign policy affects our safety and security, the deficit, the structure of the federal budget, our defense policy and ultimately even the environment.  It’s how we attain and maintain influence in the … Continue reading

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Did the presidential debate answer my questions? Part 2 – Obama

Time to examine the how the president would have survived my inquisition.  Too bad I couldn’t ask the questions directly!  (Of course, neither candidate answered much of the questions they were asked but both were very successful “pivoting” to what … Continue reading

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