Election 2012

Dixville Notch: Tiny New Hampshire Polling Place Casts a Tie

 The tiny hamlet of Dixville Notch, New Hampshire, famously opens its polls at midnight on Election Day. For generations, the winner of the Notch polling also wins nationally. This year, ten votes were cast before polling closed. Five went for Romney-Ryan and five for Obama-Biden. Five to five, a flat footed tie. This will be …

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US Presidential Campaign, 2012 Drags to Its Inevitable Conclusion

 Or does it? The nation is supposed to vote, once and for all, on Tuesday, November 6th. Ohio, very much in play but looking just now like a Blue State-2012, has seen more than one-third of its registered voter pool cast its ballots already. Eighteen electoral votes come with Ohio, so this is a big …

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Back and Hard At It

 Yesterday was not so great. Car trouble, friends in hospitals, mostly an interrupted day from about 4:30 am to nearly midnight last night. Alas, woe is me, life made me hit a lick for an entire day at my exalted age. And, meanwhile, I voted. On Monday. I have exercised the franchise, cast my ballot …

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Debate, The Second

 Apparently, Mr. Obama does want to keep his job. Or, at least, he did last night. On points, Mr. Obama won the Town Hall Debate, according to people who score these things. He also won the polls conducted after Debate II, with about a 7 point edge. Except, Mr. Romney scored higher with voters on …

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How To Win the Debate and Lose the Election: See Biden, Joe

 He smirked, he squirmed, he satirized. Get by the visuals of a grey headed older gentleman (I am too old to be age-ist) pitted against a  P90X workout enthusiast and you still might have some issues with the performance of Mr. Joe Biden. From his assertions about the Libyan outrage (“We were not told more …

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Joe Biden and Paul Ryan

As we near the VP debate, we are reminded why there is only one VP debate. No one wants to hear it. VPs are like Offensive Lineman in football. That is, if they get to the end of the game without hearing their name called after introductions, the whole thing went well. The more you …

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