Tag Archives: Independent voters

Chris Christie and Bridgegate: Just one email away from destruction

By Ken Feltman (also published at Politix.) Remember Watergate? Sen. Howard Baker (R-TN) asked the  most important question: “What did the President know and when did he know it?” The clues were in the Oval Office tapes, which were products of … Continue reading

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Should the GOP break the anti-tax pledge?

By Ken Feltman   Writing about people I know is never easy and, in effect, that is what Politico is asking when they ask me to write about whether Republicans should break their anti-tax pledge. Grover Norquist has had an enormous impact … Continue reading

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A tale of two uninspiring speeches

What President Obama offered the country on the final night of the Democratic convention was reminiscent of what Warren G. Harding offered almost a century ago: A return to normalcy after a long period of emergency. Ezra Klein, the Washington … Continue reading

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Of smoots and gaffes

by Ken Feltman But smoots aren’t just any kind of graffiti. They’re smoots! (Massachusetts Metropolitan District Commission, the government body in charge of the Harvard Bridge)  In October of 1958, Oliver Reed Smoot was an MIT freshman and a pledge of … Continue reading

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Romney the Unready

I have this horrible sinking feeling – Pennsylvania Republican official By Ken Feltman Key Republican activists, many in high places within the party and active in groups that support the party, are feeling queasy. For whatever reason, the Mitt Romney … Continue reading

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