Archive for the 'Debates' Category

Bill Clinton mocks Mitt Romney for being too “Clintonesque”

By mw | Related entries in clinton, Debates, Elections, Independents, Obama, Romney

In an evenly divided country with a divided government there are worse things than a President without core ideological convictions who is willing to compromise and govern based on pragmatic politics and the polls. What is specifically worse, is a dogmatic President who does not. The polls are, after all, indicative of the will of the majority.

Based on their relative performance in the Democratic Convention, Bill Clinton is a more effective advocate for reelecting Barack Obama than is Barack Obama. But when Barack Obama campaigns with Bill Clinton he runs the risk of reminding voters that Mitt Romney is more likely to be a ”Clintonesque” President than Barack Obama has proven to be over the last four years.

October 11th, 2012 | Permalink| 8 Comments »

Of debates, expectations, and empty chairs

By mw | Related entries in Colorado, Debates, Elections, I Told You So, Obama, Romney

The New Yorker is as good a place as any to start a round-up of reactions to the first Obama – Romney debate… The reaction on the right was a predictable and consistent mixture of triumphalism and relief, best exemplified by the opening minutes of The Colbert Report. The response on the left was more interesting, spanning a wide range of rationalizations and emotions including: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance.

October 6th, 2012 | Permalink| 5 Comments »

On The CNN Debate: Rick Santorum’s Exit

By The Pajama Pundit | Related entries in Debates, News, Santorum

[credit: AP photo] So, there it is; Rick Santorum is toast. Let me explain why. During last night’s CNN debate, when talking about the No Child Left Behind Act, Santorum cracked this gem: I voted for that. It was against the principles I believed in, but when you’re part of the team, sometimes you take […]

February 23rd, 2012 | Permalink| No Comments »

Watch Monday’s Fox News/WSJ South Carolina Debate

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Debates, Republicans

Just in case you missed it… Part One Part Two Part Three Part Four Part Five Part Six Part Seven Part Eight Tweet

January 17th, 2012 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Watch the 2012 New Hampshire Debate

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Debates, New Hampshire, Republicans, Romney, Video

Mitt walked away with it. No question. Nobody was able to hurt him and since he’s up in New Hampshire and South Carolina…this nomination process could be over very quickly. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Tweet

January 8th, 2012 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

VIDEO: Watch The CNBC Republican Debate

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Debates, Republicans, Video

Just in case you haven’t seen it… Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 So besides Perry’s gaffe, what was the most memorable moment for you? Tweet

November 12th, 2011 | Permalink| 8 Comments »

VIDEO: Watch The Entire CNN Tea Party Republican Debate

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Debates, Republicans, tea party, Video

Presented here in 11 parts. Some of them weren’t embeddable, but I’ll link to them. By the way, forgive the stupid “Mox News” stuff. They’re the only ones who uploaded the entire debate to YouTube. Part 1 Part 2 Click here to watch Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Click here to watch […]

September 12th, 2011 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Did You See The Fox News Republican Debate Last Night?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Debates, Republicans, Video

No, neither did I…but I did watch it online thanks to the YouTubes… Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 Part 8 Part 9 Part 10 If Repubs want to win, they’ll take a hard look at Jon Huntsman. Romney has a decent shot too. Everybody else just […]

August 12th, 2011 | Permalink| 11 Comments »

“None of the Above” Kicks Butt In Nevada Senate Debate

By mw | Related entries in Debates, Senate

I did watch the entire debate in stunned, silent horror. Some saw a clear-cut outcome. For me, it was all I could do to write this open letter of sincere condolence to our unfortunate fellow citizens facing this decision in Nevada.

October 15th, 2010 | Permalink| 5 Comments »

Obama Talks With GOP

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Debates, Democrats, Obama, Republicans, Video

I know a lot of folks are talking about how Obama “schooled” Republicans today, but let’s get past that. Yes, if you watch the following Obama comes off extremely well. But can we focus on whether or not this type of dialogue is good for the country? I’d say yes, yes, a thousand times YES!, […]

January 30th, 2010 | Permalink| 12 Comments »