In 2012, Dems Gained 2 Seats, for 53-Seat Majority

US Senate 2012 winners (Class of 2006/2012/2018) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Senate_elections,_2012 In 2012 election, Democrats gained two Senate seats, for a total of 53 seats. Republicans lost two seats, for a total of 45 seats, despite the fact that more Democratic seats were up. Biggest surprises were primary loss in Indiana of Republican Senator Richard Lugar; Democrats gained back Massachusetts, … Continue reading In 2012, Dems Gained 2 Seats, for 53-Seat Majority

Why Romney Lost in 2012 — Same Reasons Kerry Lost in 2004

Living outside the US, I did not follow the 2012 presidential campaign as obsessively as I have followed previous elections. Well before Mitt Romney secured the GOP  nomination, it seemed obvious to me there was little drama to this election cycle, and little doubt about the outcome: the Republican was going to lose the presidency, … Continue reading Why Romney Lost in 2012 — Same Reasons Kerry Lost in 2004

Long-time Conservative Calls Romney ‘the Manchurian Candidate’

http://youtu.be/RQx3qWL43Qo May wonders never cease. Since I opened this blog in 2004, Ron Moore has appeared in the comments as a vociferous voice of conservatism and lifetime NRA member. But now Ron writes me that he can't think of any circumstances in which he'll vote for Mitt Romney. He says he will probably hold his … Continue reading Long-time Conservative Calls Romney ‘the Manchurian Candidate’