‘Mitt’: Behind the Scenes in Mitt Romney’s Campaign

"Mitt," a behind-the-scenes look at the Romney campaigns 2007-2012 and available on Netflix, is surprisingly charming. The film should be required viewing for politicos, and advisors to candidates, because it explores issues of image control, how much a candidate should stay on guard and how much he should let down his guard to reveal his... Continue Reading →

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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 ┬ánomination, 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 →

Republicans’ Buyers Remorse

George Will: "The Republicans have now nominated someone from the financial sector at a time when the financial sector is in extremely bad odor. Hardly a day goes by, the LIBOR scandal, TARP, that conditioned the country to believe that we're allowing the banks to keep profits private and socializing losses." Drill Deeper: 56 Republican... Continue Reading →

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