2012 Election Archives

Funny lede in Adam‘s story on arguments yesterday in the Supreme Court’s big affirmative action case: Three white lawyers argued before a mostly white Supreme Court on Wednesday about whether the University of Texas-Austin’s admissions process—designed to diversify its student body—discriminated against a white applicant. Besides the Court being almost entirely white, Adam notes that Read More

Yesterday was another good day in the polls for Mitt Romney — Real Clear Politics has Romney up about 0.7 viagra online points nationally — and Nate Silver thinks the post-debate surge doesn’t show any signs of waning. “So far, the evidence that Mr. Romney’s debate bounce is receding is a bit anecdotal,” he writes. Read More

Just how badly did the president do? Gallup found that 72 percent of the people who watched the debate thought Romney had won versus 20 percent who felt Obama was the victor — the highest differential the pollster has ever recorded.

Stories like this are part of a pattern. There’s a telling line that pops up in trend stories — those oft-mocked pieces you see in the New York Times Style section about how there’s a groundswell of well-heeled Upper East Siders taking their pets to doggie yoga or something — that let’s you know that Read More

Y’all better vote for fucking Obama, OK? For better or for worse, all right? We have a black Muslim in the White House. Now that’s some amazing shit! It means there is hope in this country. And Obama is fighting for gay rights, so support the man, goddamnit. …Oh. (There’s gotta be a Madonna-song-title pun Read More

My blogmate Monica has been banging this drum for a minute, but John Sides looks at some new research that contradicts a bunch of the ideas about the voting habits of working class whites.  Sides finds that the white working class is hardly a monolith, and says that studies show that they’re less motivated by Read More

Undecideds have come in for a lot of guff in recent weeks, and perhaps understandably: this year’s presidential election might ultimately come down to the mercurial whims of a few thousand people who don’t really pay attention to or care all that much about this stuff. Both campaigns will carpet-bomb key states with lots of Read More

They ridin’ round/they gettin’ it… American schools are still very segregated. Obama’s pulling ahead in Wisconsin, and Nate Silver thinks it may be worry time for Team Romney. “But if Mr. Obama is having days like this in the polls a week from now, then Mr. Romney is either going to be banking on an Read More

Shake that body, party that baaaawwwwwwdy: Does NPR have a liberal bias? Ira Glass importunes On The Media to find out. It’s very hard to get a voter ID back in my home state. A list of celebrity types who used to be part of the 47 percent. “The following podcast contains profanity, obscenity, vulgarity Read More

I mentioned in the previous post that Team Romney had been making a big mess of things over  the last few weeks, to the chagrin of Republicans who feel like he’s losing what was once a very winnable race. It’s still winnable for him; a four-point national lead ain’t insurmountable, but it becomes a tougher Read More

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