MSNBC routinely runs a banner at the bottom of their screen, with the headline "War on Women," and Democrats rarely miss an opportunity to talk about the "Republican war on women." I can't see the all-white male ticket happening this year.
When New Hampshire's freshman Republican senator Kelly Ayottte marched with Mitt Romney in last week's July 4th parade in Wolfeboro, it triggered speculation that he is taking Ayotte seriously as prospective running mate. And indeed, despite her slender political resume, he is.
The rhetoric on immigration this election cycle has been extreme, demonstrating a willingness to sacrifice common sense for fanatical politics. Even worse, the rhetoric has made immigration legislatively untouchable.
In less than two months, Mitt Romney will announce his choice for vice president. Based on a new white paper from the ACLU Liberty Watch 2012 campaign, that choice is likely to have abysmal views on civil liberties.
When Senator Marco Rubio embarked on a book signing tour, touting his memoir An American Son, throughout Florida and through several other swing state, he was confronted by groups of angry constituents.
Despite what Rubio, Scott and their buddies might think, students are watching, and one vote isn't going to change the facts. Despite the extension of low interest rates for federal student loans, we realize there is little reason to celebrate, but every reason to vote.
We are not going to vote for a candidate simply because he is Hispanic. We vote for politicians who take our interests into account.
Changing demographics and age replacement will eventually force the Republican Party to either modernize its appeal or collapse entirely, but the process over the next few years will be complex and perhaps even destabilizing.
Do folks like Marco Rubio, Michele Bachmann, war-on-terror architect John Yoo, and columnist Charles Krauthammer really believe the Constitution means one thing when a Republican is in the White House, and something entirely different when the President is a Democrat?
At Thursday's Monitor Breakfast in Washington, things got a little, well, Fast and Furious.
Good voters, bad voters... ...
Even in a worse case, if Romney doesn't get one extra Latino vote than the GOP norm, it will still be a significant percentage and number of Latino votes. If he does better with Latino voters in one or two of the swing states, this could pose more of a threat to Obama.
Why should Obama's declaration matter if Rubio's genuine objective is to improve the lives of many undocumented immigrants through more comprehensive immigration reforms?
Can any Romney supporter explain exactly what Mitt's position is on the Rubio/Obama "mini DREAM Act"? Having no position -- or every possible position at the same time -- is simply indefensible when you consider the job he's running for.
Friday's policy directive, halting the deportation of law abiding, undocumented youth who are in school, graduated or served in our armed forces, is squarely within his job description as Commander-in-Chief.
Marco Rubio's chances of becoming Mitt Romney's running mate just got a little worse.