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

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 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’