By Carole on Aug 28, 2012
The storm shortened Republican National Convention gets down to business today but there may be a major surprise planned for this carefully scripted and otherwise pre-announced event. According to the newly released convention schedule, a speaker listed only as 'To Be Announced' will deliver his or her remarks to the delegates and a national television audience on Thursday night.
By Carole on Aug 22, 2012
Vice President Joe Biden gave another speech and therefore made another inappropriate comment. Appearing at a Minneapolis campaign event yesterday, Mr. Biden referred to Republican critics of Obama administration policies as "squealing pigs" and that's the sound byte that's getting all the media attention. Rude, crass and uncivil as it is; it's not the part of that speech journalists should be highlighting for voters.
By Carole on Aug 14, 2012
In less than two weeks Mitt Romney will accept his party's nomination at a Republican National Convention set to feature strong and experienced leaders making the case for fiscally sound policies and what's already being called America's Comeback. A week after that will be the Democrats' turn.
By Carole on Aug 11, 2012
If there was any doubt that the presidential campaign is starting fresh with today's announcement that Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) will be presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney's running mate, one need only look at the results of a poll taken days ago. According to that CNN/ORC International survey, 27% of Americans have a favorable view of Mr. Ryan, 19% view him unfavorably and a whopping 54% say they don't know enough about Ryan to form an opinion.
By Carole on Jul 27, 2012
President Barack Obama will turn 51 in just a few days and has sent an e-mail to his supporters requesting his preferred gift - their cash. "My upcoming birthday next week could be the last one I celebrate as President of the United States," the message reads, "but that's not up to me -- it's up to you." He then goes on to urge people to donate before the end-of-the-month reporting deadline.