Tagged: US presidential race 2012

How Can the President Fight this Cascade of Lies?

How Can the President Fight this Cascade of Lies?

Listening to the speeches at the Republican National Convention in Tampa this week, we are getting a closeup of the most blatantly dishonest political campaign to which the American public has ever been subjected....

The Relentless Right is Pulling out all the Stops

The Relentless Right is Pulling out all the Stops

This is the Big One – the winner-take-all, no-holds-barred fight to the finish. The conservatives are betting the farm on this year’s presidential election, and they don’t care what they have to do to...

The Romneys of the World Have No Conscience

The Romneys of the World Have No Conscience

I’m sure Mitt Romney wonders why anyone would question his Swiss bank account and the millions he stashed in the Cayman Islands and Bermuda. As he reiterates: It’s all quite legal. And in his...

Who are Those “Anglo-Saxons,” Anyway?

Who are Those “Anglo-Saxons,” Anyway?

According to an English newspaper, a Mitt Romney “advisor” declared proudly that: We are part of an Anglo-Saxon heritage, and he feels that the special relationship is special. The White House didn’t fully appreciate...

The Cruel Dilemma Facing American Voters

The Cruel Dilemma Facing American Voters

Nobody that I can think of would want Mitt Romney as president, but there’s a possibly seductive argument for electing him. It’s the hope that the Republicans and their allies might let up on...

How Long Will Advertising Work its Magic?

How Long Will Advertising Work its Magic?

I spent some time writing ads, and to tell the truth I didn’t know much about the products I was supposed to be selling. I simply imagined the products as I would like them...

Nastiness Abounds in the Republican Debate

Nastiness Abounds in the Republican Debate

Last night’s Republican presidential debate was enlightening. But it was not because of anything the candidates proposed; they trotted out the same threadbare theories we’ve heard before. It was revealing because of the insights...