Tag Archives: Mitt Romney

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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Thank God It’s Over? Ha! You Wish

Exactly 24 hours after Barack Obama whipped the hapless Mitt Romney in the endless 2012 presidential election, the endless 2016 campaign kicked off with this ad (from Citizens Against Government Waste) on a cable news network the hardwatching staff forgot … Continue reading

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Campaign (2012) Outsider Wrap-Up: Scott Brown Hates The People’s Pledge; GOP Hates Mitt Romney

The hardworking staff has two thoughts for you splendid readers in the wake of the 2012 election. Scott Brown Will Forever Regret the People’s Pledge The Brown campaign thought it was so clever orchestrating the agreement with Elizabeth Warren to … Continue reading

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Unfortunate Ad o’ the Day (Mitt Romney’s Destiny Edition)

Front page of today’s Boston Herald:   Destiny: Sleepy’s?  Probably not an auspicious omen. Then again, the price is probably right.  

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Whistling Past The Graveyard? (Romney Defeats Obama! Edition)

Conservative chinstroker Michael Barone takes to the conservative Rasmussen Reports to make his presidential prediction. Going Out on a Limb: Romney Beats Obama, Handily Fundamentals usually prevail in American elections. That’s bad news for Barack Obama. True, Americans want to think … Continue reading

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Swing State Newspapers Turn On Barack Obama

From our Not Good News desk Two prominent swing state newspapers that endorsed Barack Obama in 2008 have swung Mitt Romney’s way in the past few days. First up: The Des Moines Register. From the LA Times: Des Moines Register … Continue reading

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