Presidential candidate Mitt Romney is missing an all important surrogate in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. New Jersey was among the hardest hit areas, during Hurricane Sandy, and Governor Christie has been especially grateful to the solid preparation and aide flowing from the Obama White House. As The Caucus reports: The overnight transformation of Mr. Christie from political slasher to disaster governor is a reflection of the magnitude of the devastation in New Jersey. Asked on Fox News whether Mr. Romney might tour damage of the state, Mr. Christie was dismissive. “I have no idea, nor am I the least bit concerned or interested. I have a job to do in New Jersey that is … Continue reading
The difficulty in picking up a narrative thread is that this is not so much a seamless tapestry of prevarications, as we had grown used to, but more like the aftermath of an explosion at a yarn factory… Continue reading
Most of the questions—and responses—in the three presidential debates had been asked—and answered—several times during the campaign. But there are critical questions that were not asked. Let’s begin with Foreign Policy. The entire foreign policy debate focused upon the Middle East. While that region of the world has importance to the United States, there are other parts of the world that the moderators and candidates overlooked. Here are some of the critical questions. ? The U.S. is on record as opposing dictatorships, yet supports Saudi Arabia, one of the most restrictive dictatorships in the world. Why? ? There continues to be murder and rape in the name of “ethnic cleansing” in the Darfur region of Somalia. What have you done … Continue reading
As Hurricane Sandy bears down on the East Coast tonight, President Obama has warned to “Take Storm Seriously”: Coastal areas are expecting “life-threatening” flooding and word is that Sandy “could disrupt life in the Northeast for days.” President Obama, who attended a briefing with officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency in Washington, called Hurricane Sandy “a big and serious storm.” He said federal officials were “making sure that we’ve got the best possible response to what is going to be a big and messy system.” “My main message to everybody involved is that we have to take this seriously,” the president said. Here in coastal Massachusetts, on the mouth of the Merrimack River where I live, we are expecting … Continue reading
While both candidates are working hard and heavy to court the woman’s vote, I personally believe that the candidate that will deliver more for women, including income equality, jobs, education, the right to choice, privacy and health care, is Barack Obama. Mitt Romney will turn back the clock on women’s issues, and we boomer women can’t afford to go back to the 50?s. Read more here…
by Walter Brasch On the Sunday before the final presidential debate, Mitt Romney and some of his senior staffers played a flag football game with members of the Press Corps on Delray Beach, Fla. Ashley Parker of the Associated Press, apparently mistaking fashion reporting for news, reported that Mitt Romney was “wearing black shorts, a black Adidas T-shirt and gray sneakers.” Romney’s team, composed of senior campaign staff whom Parker identified, was “clad in red T-shirts.” She didn’t report what the members of the press wore, their names, or how many were on a team, but did acknowledge she “also played, winning the coin toss for her team, but doing little else by way of yardage accrual.” Yardage … Continue reading
Last night during the debate when Mitt Romney bemoaned our lack of naval ships and said he had a “plan for more Navy ships,” President Obama reminded Romney “that modern warfare doesn’t require the type of equipment it did in the past,” by pointing out that we don’t have “horses and bayonets” either: “Horses and bayonets” was just one of the many reminders that Romeny is stuck “in a time warp on important issues.” With women’s issues, we’ve all seen clear examples that Romney – Ryan would fight tooth and nail to overturn Roe v Wade and send women back to the 50’s in many other ways as well.
The choice is clear — Obama… The Romney-Ryan ticket represents a constricted and backward-looking vision of America: the privatization of the public good. In contrast, the sort of public investment championed by Obama—and exemplified by both the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and the Affordable Care Act—takes to heart the old civil-rights motto “Lifting as we climb.” That effort cannot, by itself, reverse the rise of inequality that has been under way for at least three decades. But we’ve already seen the future that Romney represents, and it doesn’t work. The reëlection of Barack Obama is a matter of great urgency. Not only are we in broad agreement with his policy directions; we also see in him what is absent in … Continue reading