Both substance and style are important, but the nonverbal often affects us at the subconscious level. So be sure you can separate the substance from the style, and you're on your way to becoming a savvy media consumer and prudent political participant.
Today, the George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM) released the 12th installment of its weekly Horse Race poll, which found that Gov. Mitt Romney bested President Barack Obama for the fourth week in a row.
WASHINGTON -- We interrupt this presidential campaign to bring you a disturbing special report from the future. It's called Lower Manhattan. And now ...
What has been the cumulative impact of these changes over the last month? Overall, Romney has improved roughly 2 percentage points with Xbox LIVE users, and those gains occurred almost entirely during the period between the first two debates.
When you're President of the United States, you can't Etch-a-Sketch. You can't hit reset. You can't ignore fact checkers. Too much is at stake.
The real sword of Damocles hanging over the White House right now is this Friday's release of the October unemployment figures. If the numbers are bad, it could give Romney the last-second momentum he needs. If the numbers are good, Obama could waltz to victory.
A tough friend of mine used to say, "Watch what people do, not what they say." I think it is also important to listen to what they say is just or fair. Personal determinations of what is "fair" tells a lot about a person -- and this applies to no one more than Mitt Romney right now.
Changing your position the way Governor Romney has done in the past few weeks is one thing. But a flat out lie is a whole other issue.
Leaving JFK today, I couldn't help think it was a miniature version of the America we'll have if Mitt Romney is elected president. Rational and efficient in terms of supply and demand, guaranteed to maximize profits, but fundamentally unfair.
As if the Republican Party's campaign to win the presidency by mounting systematic voter suppression efforts is not bad enough, that may not be the only poisoned arrow in their quiver.
Have no doubt -- Mitt Romney plans to take Planned Parenthood's funding away and he plans to do his best to let the Supreme Court and then the states overturn Roe v. Wade.
When Mitt Romney was elected governor of Massachusetts back in 2003, he inherited a fiscal calamity not unlike the one that faced Barack Obama in 2009...
Candidates that don't hedge, triangulate and talk in circles simply don't make it. What if we could trust that our candidates would tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth? As a nation could we really handle the truth?
Using historical data, we can identify what experience is most important in hiring a new president. While there are no perfectly objective ways to measure presidential quality, it is fair to say that historians' estimates will certainly succeed at separating the George Washingtons from the Franklin Pierces.
What Americans want is a president like George Washington. Mitt Romney, by contrast, has shown he's willing to win without honor. He doesn't seem to know Americans won't elect a candidate they believe lacks nobility.
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