I’m one of those guys who likes numbers just for the sake of numbers. I actually enjoy statistics and math and comparisons. So the day after an election, I’m the guy that looks at those interactive red/blue maps on news websites and clicks through to see which county voted the highest percentage for one candidate[...]
By bedtime this evening, all major news networks were in agreement in projecting Barack Obama as the winner of today’s national election for President. And that was without any agreements on Florida or Virgina, both of whom were leaning toward Obama. And Colorado, also leaning Obama, hadn’t been counted yet. I think FOX News was[...]
A year ago, voter polls in Texas showed Republican candidate Mitt Romney leading President Barack Obama by just two percent in Texas (source). Since then, Romney has pulled away. The most recent Texas voter poll shows Romney leading by 19% in Texas.
Last night’s debate between U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney seems to have resulted in a Romney “win”, even in the media that usually falls to the left of center. But the best headline I saw about it was from CNN: Romney wasn’t stellar, but Obama fell short. And of course the[...]
In the News: “Lousy candidate; highly qualified to be president,” said a top Romney official. “The candidate suit fits him unnaturally. He is naturally an executive.” (Source: Politico, Sept, 28, 2012)
In June 2011, with a huge field of Republican candidates for president, I asked “Do any of these people have an honest chance of winning?” Said another way in that same post: “Pick any one name off the Republicans’ current list, and imagine that one person running against Obama in the 2012 presidential race… and[...]
In June of last year, in a blog entry called Seriously? (2012 Election), I questioned whether any of the Republican candidates for U.S. President had any chance of beating incumbent president Barack Obama. At the time, there were dozens of candidates, from the outright silly, to the questionable, to the few known and somewhat stable[...]
Let’s admit it: some of us voted for Barack Obama in 2008 because he was black. And some of us voted against him for the same reason. Of course, there were other reasons — just as silly — that people voted either for Obama or for opponent John McCain (age, war experience, religion, etc.), while[...]