Posts Tagged ‘2010 National Election’

Republicans Are on Probation

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

Karl Rove, The Architect, has guided Republicans to office from the courthouse to the White House.  His weekly column in The Wall Street Journal offers an overview of this week’s midterm election.  Then numbers are fascinating.  More importantly he tells his follow Republicans it’s “Time To Deliver.”

Obama’s Untraceable Donations

Monday, October 11th, 2010

Think back two years when the Barack Obama presidential campaign allowed donors to use largely untraceable prepaid credit cards to contribute.  See this 2008 link to get the details. 

After reading the 2008 story you would wonder why President Obama would bring up anything related to campaign money as he did last week.  He even continues today as reported in The Washington Post.

The New York Times did a story on Friday saying “…White House officials acknowledged Friday that they had no specific evidence to indicate that the chamber had used money from foreign entities to finance political attach ads.”

How Big A Government?

Sunday, October 10th, 2010

If your not a Washington Post Sunday reader this piece may be of interest as November 2nd and the 2012 election approaches.

Pennsylvania 12

Friday, May 21st, 2010

The morning after Pennsylvania 12 it was suggested here in Political Tidbits that Republicans needed a new approach.  This was the one race on Tuesday pitting a Republican and Democrat against each other.  The GOP fell short. 

In a postmortem memo prepared by a National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) pollster he joined some pundits who say the high-profile Senate primary brought forth a surge of Democratic voters.  That may be.

This setback may be a blessing.  Expectations have been too high for a GOP takeover of the House in November.  It’s time for the reassessment that appears underway by the NRCC.  Any review should remember what House Speaker Tip O’Neill said, “all politics is local”.

Lessons from the rout in Pennsylvania 12 were addressed in a WSJ “Review & Outlook” commentary.  They addressed a greater concern that being if Republican National Chairman Michael Steele is up to the job.  It’s worth a read.

Democrats Are Losing Independents Support

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

Congress returns from a summer recess on Tuesday.  President Obama will address a joint session of Congress mid-week.  He must believe another speech or a more “prescriptive” health care plan will put his Democrats colleagues at ease.  Well, he may be too late.

Democrats should be terrified by the loss of support from Independents according to a politics column written by Charlie Cook for The National Journal.  The blame is squarely placed on President Obama. 

It is not too late for Republicans to give careful thought to the impact Independents can have on their success in 2010 & 2012.