Here's what the 2012 campaign has taught us thus far: Frontrunners suck.
We voters want to learn as much as possible about the two presidential candidates and what they really stand for, and we look to the presidential debates and their accompanying spin rooms to provide us with this information.
It's Mitt's latest phrase -- and Rick's latest song. ...
Giving Americans helpful information about future policies of the candidates in a presidential debate? Fancy that.
Presidential Debate Watch 2012 took place at 92YTribeca on October 3, 2012. The event featured Daily Show co-creator Lizz Winstead moderating a panel...
Romney's main pitch is that because of his business experience he will make an excellent president. And that because President Obama did not have business experience, he is not an excellent president. But there is a fallacy in this logic.
Though Governor Romney has used climate change as joke material, it is no laughing matter in Florida, a place that has been called "ground zero when it comes to sea level rise."
Romney had a bad night and conservatives lit into Obama, Obama had a bad night and liberals lit into... Obama!
You wouldn't associate a white middle-aged Mormon man with Paris? I wouldn't either, and I have to say that sending a guy who's not allowed to have premarital sex, not allowed to drink coffee or wine to Paris is truly a cruel and unusual punishment.
When all of us here at Lynn University look back on October 22, 2012, we will not remember Debate Day for the long hours we all worked or for the logistical challenges with which we were faced. Instead, we will remember it as the culmination of our entire campus' efforts to rise to the challenge.
If Republicans believe openly gay service is a threat to national security, shouldn't they fight to reinstate the ban? And if they were wrong in that belief, shouldn't they be forced to say so?
What should Obama do? Take a lesson from JFK in 1960. Be partisan. Define the differences between Democrats and Republicans.
Last week was "women's week" in the presidential debate. But Monday's face-off moves on to foreign policy, so the women in the binders and the equal pay issue will likely be tossed in the paper shredder along with last week's talking points.
But you know what else I noticed? President Obama uses the word "folks" extremely often, maybe too often. He used the word "folks" 17 times in total. Romney used it three times; moderator Candy Crawley used it five.
Wyclef Jean's charity, Yéle Haïti, is evidence that NGOs, like mortgage bankers, need regulation. While Haiti reconstruction will probably not be part of the conversation in Monday's debate, exposing Wyclef's NGO can hopefully offer a good peep show into the aid apparatus.
Judging by their relatively low level of interest in discussing America's longest war, the Obama and Romney campaigns seem to be calculating that the path to the White House in 2012 does not go through Afghanistan.