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David Paine

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Romney for VP

(6) Comments | Posted November 13, 2012 | 1:36 PM

Here's an idea: How about Mitt Romney for vice president?

It's not so far-fetched if you think about what just happened in California. We used the "top two" voting system this year for the first time in Congressional and state legislative races. Democrats, Republicans and others all ran against each...

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Obama Victory Exposes Flaws in Romney Strategy

(8) Comments | Posted November 6, 2012 | 10:49 PM

Updated: November 6, 2012, 11:36PM ET

President Obama won a second term because Mitt Romney and his aides never grasped the most important consideration when it comes to running for president:

"It's about the candidate, stupid."

People will now talk about how the Republicans lost because the platform they championed...

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Why Obama Wins Today: A Marketing POV

(3) Comments | Posted November 6, 2012 | 3:45 PM

President Obama will win a second term today. Why? Romney never gave us a reason to vote for him. He gave us a lot of reasons to vote against Obama, but never effectively made the case for himself.

I've been in public relations and marketing for more than 30 years...

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9/11 Anniversary: Service and Unity Ensure We'll Truly 'Never Forget'

(5) Comments | Posted September 11, 2012 | 8:20 AM

Eleven years ago, plus one day, our nation joined together and made a very solemn pledge: We said we'd "Never Forget."

At first these words appeared on simple, hand-painted signs hung near Ground Zero. They were later spoken by President George W. Bush, when he traveled to New York to...

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The Politicization of 9/11

(315) Comments | Posted September 10, 2009 | 7:52 PM

I finally understand what it really means when people say "no good deed goes unpunished."

About seven years ago, the 9/11 community came together to support the wonderful idea that the anniversary of the September 11, 2001, attacks on America ought to become a federally-observed, national day of service...

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