Tag Archives: Mitt Romney

The Atlantic Says Bay State (Hearts) Charlie Baker

Snow kidding: The current issue of The Atlantic features this piece by Molly Ball. The Bluest Republican Why staunchly Democratic Massachusetts loves its new GOP governor “Mark Wahlberg is asking me for a pardon?,” Charlie Baker said as he folded … Continue reading

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Jill Stein to Run for President on Groan Party Ticket

Dr. Jill Stein, the woman who took the green out of the Green Party in 2002, wants another shot at the presidency of the United States. From her press release yesterday: Dr. Jill Stein Announces Formation of Exploratory Committee For … Continue reading

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Romney for President: InterMittion!

From our new Mitt-Mash desk The indefatigable Andrew Kaczynski posted this listicle on BuzzFeed yesterday. 31 Completely Normal Things Mitt Romney Did After Losing The Election The candidate’s daughter-in-law has run an active mommy blog for years and it’s full … Continue reading

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GOP = Got Our Pitch? (II)

As the hardworking staff recently noted, for reasons unknown we’ve been plunged lately into a Republican fundraising emailstrom. Representative samples include this missive from Karl Rove (subject line: TIGHT AS A TICK): Friend, President Obama’s approval ratings keep dropping, no reliable poll shows … Continue reading

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GOP = Got Our Pitch?

For reasons far beyond our ken, the hardworking staff has been peppered lately with emails from Republican hustlers looking to shake us down for campaign contributions. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-God’s Waiting Room) kicked off the right-wingding with the subject line … Continue reading

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Let the Whatever Billion Dollar Rumpus Begin! (McCutcheon v. FEC Edition)

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission decision letting big-bucks political donors go all in, here’s the bad news by the numbers. From the NBC News digest First Read: Political spending from outside groups — … Continue reading

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To Know Trump (BuzzFeed Buzzsaw Edition)

The Donald got blowtorched by BuzzFeed last week and, man, it was sweet. Nut graf: [Donald] Trump can no longer escape the fact that his political “career” — a long con that the blustery billionaire has perpetrated on the country … Continue reading

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Quote o’ the Day (How Obama Beat Romney Edition)

National political correspondent Jim Rutenberg has a killer piece in this Sunday’s New York Times Magazine about the digital whiz kids who steered Barack Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign. Nut graf: Previous campaigns would make decisions about how to direct their … Continue reading

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Did Romney Get Rooked?

Among the many mistakes Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign made was his “unusual in-house ad strategy,” described by Politico this way: Unlike other presidential campaigns, which typically outsource their ad reservations and placement to specialized firms with large teams that know … Continue reading

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(Alex) Beam Up The Mormons!

For all of you wondering where Boston Globe columnist Alex Beam has been for lo these many months, the answer came at the end of his Wednesday op-ed: Globe columnist Alex Beam is writing a book about Joseph Smith. A-hah! What … Continue reading

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