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Spoiler alert! The details of Romney tax plan finally released (sort of)

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Just hours until the big debate and — at last! — we’re seeing a site touting details of Romney-Ryan tax plan. Clever, clever. But this is 2012 presidential politics, where things aren’t always what they seem. We won’t spoil the fun, or the work of campaign operatives who think this stuff up. We invite you [...] [Read More]
Categories: General

NY Gov. Cuomo will watch debate, won’t be in spin room

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will once again enter the national political bubble this evening when he watches tonight’s presidential debate at Hofstra University. The governor, a Democrat, said Obama needs to “win” tonight. It doesn’t seem he will be in the official “spin” room after the town hall style forum, but Cuomo said he [...] [Read More]

Romney surges among rural voters in swing states

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Via the Hagstrom Report, by ag reporter Jerry Hagstrom, we find a poll that actually could mean something. The Center for Rural Strategies commissioned Democratic polling firm Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research to poll rural voters in nine swing states, with help in poll design and interpretation by GOP polling firm North Star Opinion Research. Conducted [...] [Read More]

Can Obama bounce back? Past presidents often didn’t improve in second debate

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President Obama’s advisers are talking a lot about Ronald Reagan today. No, the Democratic president is not about to embrace the Gipper’s conservative Republican philosophy. Team Obama is hoping that the current president becomes the first incumbent president since Reagan in 1984 to come back from a weak debate performance with a strong rebound in Debate Two. [Read More]

Romney ahead: Debate wakeup poll for Obama

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Mitt Romney has moved four points ahead of President Obama, his best showing ever, in a new survey conducted by Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling for two liberal clients, the dailykos.com web site and Service Employees International Union. Romney is up 50-46 percent in the poll, conducted Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.  He benefits from a [...] [Read More]

Romney and Obama to moderator Candy Crowley: No folo-ups. Really

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As you watch Tuesday’s debate, here’s all you need to know about how lame presidential political campaigns have become: Lawyers for BOTH the Romney and Obama campaigns have a SIGNED AGREEMENT that moderator/CNN anchor Candy Crowley shouldn’t ask any folo-up questions. Really. Apparently, she’s supposed to just hold the microphone for the undecided voters at [...] [Read More]

SOTS Merrill says 2.02 million registered voters eligible to vote Nov. 6, including 130,586 registered since Januaryui

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Here’s the release from Secretary of the State Denise Merrill: “…Voters who want to register by mail must have their registration cards postmarked no later than Tuesday October 23rd and the final deadline to register to vote in-person at town or city offices is Tuesday October 30th.  Secretary Merrill is also reporting that the number […] [Read More]
Categories: 2012 election

Zingers?! Not us, says Mitt Romney campaign guru Stuart Stevens (VIDEO)

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Denver — Before the last presidential debate, the cable chatter was all about the zingers. Who’s going to have the best zingers. Let’s recall the great zingers from past debates. You remember. Then the debate came and there were…uh…no zingers. And in the case of President Obama, no zing. Well, after the Denver debate, Romney [...] [Read More]