Posts Tagged ‘candidate’

Media’s Obtuse Un-Self-Aware Donald Trump Obsession

Photo by Gage Skidmore via Flickr

For the past few weeks, Donald Trump has dominated the news commentary shows. A common melody intoned from the mouths of hosts and guests is that Donald Trump is, well, trumping media coverage of all the other Republican candidates. The obtuseness of the media in its coverage of Donald Trump is nothing short of remarkable. The…
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The Political Brain: That Corrupt, No Good, Son Of A…

I posted a Facebook status the other day that read: Have you ever noticed how “your” political candidate is squeaky clean and “the other guy’s” candidate is incompetent and corrupt? — Funny how it always works out that way. I think now might be a good time to take a deep breath and reassess our political…
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The Remarkably Sheltered Presidential Candidacy of Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney podium - photo by Gage Skidmore

Mitt Romney’s candidacy is remarkably sheltered for someone looking to become Commander-in-Chief. All politicians attempt to avoid putting themselves in situations where they will be asked uncomfortable or confrontational questions, especially from people they perceive as political foes. But usually presidential candidates recognize that it’s necessary to face the “tough” questions if they want to be…
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Don’t Vote for the Party or the Candidate, Vote for What is Right

Real Time with Bill Maher - Brooklyn, NYC - photo by Wally Gobetz

It might seem like a difficult choice sometimes to vote at all, particularly if you live by the idea of voting for what is right. I guess a more nuanced approach would be to say you should vote for the candidate who is closer to what you believe is right. The game might be rigged, but…
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Former GOP Presidential Candidate Jon Huntsman To Skip Republican Convention

Jon Huntsman Results Party - photo by WEBN-TV

Jon Huntsman announced he will not be attending the Republican convention later this summer. This would not be news except for the reason he gave for not attending. Huntsman said, “I will not be attending this year’s convention, nor any Republican convention in the future, until the party focuses on a bigger, bolder, more confident future for…
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