Monthly Archives: September 2012

The tea parties in our political future

By Ken Feltman President Obama’s comment in 2008 about small-town voters clinging to their guns and religion became a flash point for many everyday Americans. Remember Joe the Plumber? Rank-and-file Americans understood that Obama did not respect them or their … Continue reading

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Growling and roaring in the Romney campaign

By Ken Feltman Volunteers are like zoo animals: Without regular care and feeding, they are soon growling and roaring. Just about this time in 1996, the Republican faithful – the folks who knock on doors for the party’s presidential candidates … Continue reading

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Obama’s audacious strategy: Desperation or deliberation?

By Ken Feltman When a candidate attempts to reprise a past campaign or its slogan, the message almost always stresses “continuation.” The candidate asks for more time to complete unfinished work. President Obama’s case for continuation started by saying that … Continue reading

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Last hurrah for Nancy Pelosi?

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi would love to be majority leader again. But that is very unlikely to happen and is beyond her control. The Romney-Ryan campaign will need to implode before control of the House is in question this year. … Continue reading

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With friends like these …

By Ken Feltman Often, the best insight into a political figure’s weaknesses comes from his close supporters. The anxiety expressed by supporters of Mitt Romney reveals a weakness that Romney’s performance reinforces: Romney is slow to respond to questions, especially … Continue reading

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