Monthly Archives: August 2012

Romney’s Norman Rockwell moment

Mitt Romney’s vision of America is right out of Norman Rockwell and the 1950’s. It’s out of step with the complexity of today’s world. His best line last night was, “You know there’s something wrong with the kind of job he’s … Continue reading

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Ann Romney pitch to women: polished and poll-driven

Mitt Romney quoted Popeye Sunday on Fox News, saying, “I am what I am, and that’s all what I am.”  (As hinted at by Scott Lehigh in today’s Globe, we don’t know if that’s Mitt 1.0, 2.0 or 5.0.)  Ann Romney’s job … Continue reading

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Looking ahead to Red Sox 2013

Trudging up to Yawkey Way from the Kenmore Square T stop last Friday, I tasted bile in contemplating the horrors of the 2012 team, a performance that defies description by all but the Globe’s Dan Shaughnessey.  I consoled myself that it was a picture … Continue reading

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Senate hopeful Todd Akin’s gift of gaffe

A gaffe has been defined as when a politician accidentally tells the truth.  Not that the content of Rep. Todd Akin’s statement about rape is the truth, but that what he said is what he really thinks.  It’s obvious. And he’s not … Continue reading

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Murdoch, Bloomberg call for GOP to have courage on immigration

News Corp chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg came to Boston Tuesday to hail immigrants’ contributions to our economic vitality.  Touting the findings of a report by the Partnership for a New American Economy, the two … Continue reading

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Public opinion polls: take with grain of salt

Last week I was surveyed by the Gallup organization, confirming two things: first, that the venerable public opinion survey actually talks to real people, and second, that the results of questions they ask can’t possibly be a reliable reflection of, … Continue reading

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Paul Ryan a choice not an echo

Hang onto your Medicare.  It – and our whole relationship to government – could change radically under a Romney/Ryan administration. We could be in for an interesting ride. Strategically, Mitt Romney scored high in selecting Paul Ryan for his running … Continue reading

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