Tag Archives: party

Democrats’ Down-Ballot Struggles

Michael Barone, DC ExaminerBarack Obama attended more than 200 fundraisers for his presidential campaign, but he refrained from raising money for congressional Democrats.That proved to be a wise move for him, as were his strategists' decisions to…

Inconvenient Truths for the GOP

E.J. Dionne, Washington PostDENVER — Human nature and politics being what they are, Republicans will underestimate the trouble they're in, and Democrats will be eager to overestimate the strength of their post-2012 position.Begin with the GOP: A…

Seven Reasons Why Romney Lost

Keith Koffler, White House Dossier1. A failure to BE a conservative.Every time Republicans nominate a candidate who doesn’t strongly back conservative ideals – George H.W. Bush in 1992, Bob Dole in 1996, and John McCain in 2008 &am…

Is Demography Destiny?

Thomas Sowell, Investor’s Business DailySome media pundits see in the growing proportion of non-white groups in the population a growing opposition to the Republican Party that will sooner or later make it virtually impossible for Republicans to win p…

The Demographic Excuse

Ross Douthat, New York TimesTHE Republican Party has lost the popular vote in five of the last six presidential elections. It just failed to unseat a president presiding over one of the longest stretches of mass unemployment since the Great Depression…

Can Republicans Connect With Hispanics?

Ryan Lizza, The New YorkerWhen historians look back on Mitt Romney’s bid for the Presidency, one trend will be clear: no Republican candidate ever ran a similar campaign again. For four decades, from Richard Nixon to Ronald Reagan through th…

Arianna Huffington: Sunday Roundup

This week, Obama won, Romney lost, rape turned out to be 2012′s most surprising campaign issue, and Karl Rove refused to believe the math — while his not-so-super Super PAC blamed its misspent $300 million on "very, very weak candidates." But it wasn’t the GOP’s candidates that were to blame; it was the party’s narrow and sclerotic messa

A New America Speaks

Eugene Robinson, Washington PostWASHINGTON — So much for voter suppression. So much for the enthusiasm gap. So much for the idea that smug, self-appointed arbiters of what is genuinely "American" were going to "take back" the coun…

A New America Speaks

Eugene Robinson, Washington PostWASHINGTON — So much for voter suppression. So much for the enthusiasm gap. So much for the idea that smug, self-appointed arbiters of what is genuinely "American" were going to "take back" the coun…

The Way Forward for the GOP

Charles Krauthammer, Washington PostThey lose and immediately the chorus begins. Republicans must change or die. A rump party of white America, it must adapt to evolving demographics or forever be the minority.The only part of this that is even partia…

GOP Says Pennsylvania Is in Play

William Douglas, McClatchyERIE, Pa. "” The Republican campaign bus roared into the party headquarters parking lot in the northwestern Pennsylvania town of Erie on a chilly afternoon for a rally that had all the trappings of a close …