Archive for September, 2012

Nate Silver: 2012 Shaping Up To Be Like 2008

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Obama, Polls, Romney

The latest polls that came out on Wednesday were literally some of the worst of Romney’s campaign. Nate Silver puts it bluntly… Unlike many recent days, when Mr. Obama’s national polls were slightly less euphoric than his swing state surveys, Wednesday’s national polls seemed to support the notion that Mr. Obama has a clear lead […]

September 27th, 2012 | Permalink| 15 Comments »

PEW: Obama Leads Romney 51% to 43%

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Obama, Polls, Republicans, Romney

First, ,a href=”http://www.people-press.org/2012/09/19/obama-ahead-with-stronger-support-better-image-and-lead-on-most-issues/”>let’s look at historical numbers going back to 1988… I was actually surprised to see that Obama and McCain were tied at this point in 2008, but the Katie Couric interview of Palin in 2008 didn’t happen until late September…and that’s when the tide started to shift. And then you had the financial […]

September 20th, 2012 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Gallup: Romney’s Comments Make 29% Of Indies Less Likely To Vote For Him

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Polls, Romney, Taxes

Well…the numbers show us that Dems and Repubs have pretty much made up their minds. But those Indies that Romney talked about in the video? Yeah, they’re still figuring it out. And Mitt’s comments obviously didn’t help his cause. The numbers from Gallup… So 29% are less likely, but 15% are more likely. That’s a […]

September 19th, 2012 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

The Full Mitt Romney Fundraiser Speech

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Romney, Video

The first clip blew up yesterday and now we have the full video. In two parts. From Mother Jones. First Video Second Video What will this do the Romney campaign? Three things. First, it reinforces the notion that Romney will do or say anything to get elected. And before you jump on me, there’s a […]

September 18th, 2012 | Permalink| 16 Comments »

VIDEO: Mitt Romney Repeats Misconception That 47% Of Americans Pay No Income Tax

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Romney, Taxes, Video

Oh Mitt… Want to know where he got that number from? The non-partisan Center of Budget and Policy Priorities breaks it down. First… The 51 percent and 46 percent figures are anomalies that reflect the unique circumstances of the past few years, when the economic downturn greatly swelled the number of Americans with low incomes. […]

September 17th, 2012 | Permalink| 35 Comments »

VIDEO: Could Liquid Metal Battery Make Solar Power Viable Power Solution?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Energy, Science, Video

CNN Money has the story… The main thing I like about this is the founder’s business strategy. He envisions partnering with existing metal companies to outsource production of the batteries. What this means is that the normal, prohibitive upfront costs of green energy production should be a moot point. And the costs and profits can […]

September 7th, 2012 | Permalink| No Comments »

32,000 Year Old Ice Age Flower Blooms

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Science

I can’t believe I missed this. Truly inspiring on a host of different levels. From Discover Mag: Deep in the frozen tundra of northeastern Siberia, a squirrel buried fruits some 32,000 years ago from a plant that bore white flowers. This winter a team of Russian scientists announced that they had unearthed the fruit and […]

September 7th, 2012 | Permalink| No Comments »

Video: Chuck Todd Fact Checks The Dem Convention

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Biden, clinton, Obama, Video

We all know that NBC’s senior political correspondent will keep them honest. Tweet

September 7th, 2012 | Permalink| No Comments »

Gallup: Obama Sees Modest Increase In Approval After Convention; Increases Lead Over Romney

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Obama, Polls, Republicans, Romney

I don’t expect this to last very long, especially after the job numbers. From Gallup: President Barack Obama and the Democratic Party look as if they are getting at least a preliminary bounce from their convention. Today’s (Friday, Sept. 7) Gallup Daily tracking update puts Obama’s job approval rating at 52%, the highest it has […]

September 7th, 2012 | Permalink| No Comments »

Transcript of Bill Clinton’s 2012 Democratic Convention Speech

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in clinton, Democrats

Don’t want to watch it? Read it! From the NY Times… PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON: Thank you very much. Thank you. Thank you. (Sustained cheers, applause.) Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Now, Mr. Mayor, fellow Democrats, we are here to nominate a president. (Cheers, applause.) And I’ve got one in mind. (Cheers, applause.) […]

September 6th, 2012 | Permalink| No Comments »