Monthly Archives: September 2011

Live Blogging the President’s Speech

We are watching on NBC’s local affiliate.  As always, feel free to join in. Interesting backdrop to the speech – apparently there is a “national security threat” that has attracted the president’s attention.  Cynics, of course, will find this more … Continue reading

The Real Winners And Losers In Last Night’s Debate

With the latest Gallup polling showing Obama’s support at its lowest among whites, Hispanics and blacks, last night’s Republican debate  took on added significance, particularly since it was the first to include purported front-runner Rick Perry.  Because the media has … Continue reading

What To Look For In Tonight’s Republican Debate

Two significant political events will take place during the next two days. The first is tonight’s debate at the Reagan Library featuring eight Republicans vying for their party’s presidential nomination.  The debate begins at 8 p.m. eastern time. The second … Continue reading

Palin Frames the 2012 Election For Republicans

The reason that political science forecast models are reasonably effective at predicting the popular vote months in advance of the actual election is that they are based on the fundamentals that largely determine how people vote.  As long-time readers will … Continue reading