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Entries by Death Race from 04/2012

The End of Empathy

| Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics

Folks just can't relate to stiff rich Mitt, the man who not only doesn't feel your pain but may secretly think that you brought it on yourself. But Obama is no champion empath either. We don't want familiarity and empathy, after all, and, come to think of it, we seldom have.

Mitt Romney Is the New Al Gore

| Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics

2012-04-11-Screenshot20120411at11.35.00AM.jpgMitt Romney's not the person you want to invite over for a beer. But if your house was on fire you'd probably be happy to have him as a neighbor.

The Secret Service Has Had Worse Weeks, And Other Facts Getting Lost in the Scandal

| Posted 04.19.2012 | Politics

To faithfully execute his office, the president needs to be able to go where he needs to go, and do what he needs to do, without distractions. It's in the nation's interest for the machinery of the presidency to run efficiently. If the Secret Service upstages the president, it makes his job -- whatever it is -- harder.

Don't Blame Hogan Gidley for Rick Santorum's Sweater Vest: An Exit Interview with Rick Santorum's Peacock Message Man

| Posted 04.20.2012 | Politics

The calls from reporters started coming in at 10 a.m. -- every 20 minutes or so at first, then increasing in pace, so that in the two hours it took him to get from Richmond to the campaign headquarters in Burke he'd received between 60 and 70 calls.