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Rope a Dope

Rope-a-Doping the GOP - An Update

Pat Choate | Posted 12.07.2013 | Politics
Pat Choate

Step three will come when an outraged tea party realizes that the president has outwitted them politically. They are likely to double down once more and try to impeach President Obama.

Can Democrats Use Rope-A-Dope?

Bob Burnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Burnett

It's time for Dems to go on offense, time for them to use Muhammad Ali's "rope-a-dope" tactic. Democrats need to deign weakness,a nd hope the opposition overplays its hand.

He Roped the Dopes

Bill Cunningham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Cunningham

Tonight, we saw a leader, unafraid to stand and deliver...not a political document, but a platform that all who care about real reform, can support and amend and work for.

What Schulberg Might Have Told Obama About Fighting

Bill Cunningham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Cunningham

Organizations that can't touch Obama in the ring are moving to a crowding, brawling, Frasier-like approach to the debate.

The Nightingale's Song: Why John McCain Should Not Be Underestimated

Ariel Gonzalez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ariel Gonzalez

John McCain is campaigning the way he boxed at Annapolis. In The Nightingale's Song, Robert Timberg writes that Midshipman McCain would compensate for...

No-drama Obama's Double Rope-a-Dope

Jerry Weissman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jerry Weissman

On October 30, 1974, Muhammad Ali, the deposed Heavyweight champion, attempted to regain his crown from the then-reigning champion, George Foreman, in...