Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Obama Wins

Some lessons to be learned. On temporary hiatus as I process.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Obama Video on Same Sex

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Obama's Public Stance on Gay Marriage It's a pretty big deal to not just affirm same-sex marriage thru policy or statements, but it's quite another to come out and say, which is precisely what President Obama did. The question is whether this is going to do him more harm than good. Conservative Americans will have a hay-day considering this as an attack on the family. Bigger question is whether that angry will infact sway election results. Considering fewer and fewer Christians fight vehemently to oppose same-sex marriage, and the fact the highest divorce rates are in the states that have the toughest stance against same-sex marriage, well you get the feeling the left hand doesn't even know what left hand is doing. This is a huge public statement, no doubt. If Obama comes back into office we can assume America as a whole has turned 'the corner', sort of speak, on human rights (and to less government intervention fans out there, they should be happy to no?). If not, then we can assume this moment was one of the turning points.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Have we learned anything?

Since Rodney King and the initial acquittal of the police officers involved? Do we get along any better now? Or are we still dealing with the same deep s race issues seen two decades ago? Two decades, California changed forever when the riots hit. Surely things are getting better?

Friday, April 27, 2012

One Horse Race - Newt Takes the Boot

In case anybody noticed, Newt is out of the race. Barring a Ron Paul miracle (that would be interesting news) Mitt Romney is going to be 'the man' come November. Call me the realist, but 'the man' will lose in November too. Nothing really strikes me as 'enough' to pull out a victory. There needs to be a level of charisma to the individual, and one that also leverages good ideas. Yea, ardent Republicans will vote for Mitt, but here's the fact, it's not about the usual suspects.

American politics is fragmented, but it's not down the middle like many would think. There are probably close to equal parts, one Democrat, one Republican, but those parts aren't 50/50. It's more like 25/25, where 20/20 don't vote and the remaining 10% of voters are undecided. That swing will be key.

Im sure there's stats somewhere but I'm too lazy to find them. Post them below if you have some better numbers than my loose estimates.

But back to Mitt. There's little to compel young people to vote, lots to compel the so-called '1%' to get moving, but other than that, so far little to start a 'wave' of support required to win an election. Just my two cents.

Monday, January 30, 2012

How to Win Florida? Attack!

Romney is pitting to take Florida, and anybody who's anybody knows you need the Sunshine State if you want the White House. But HOW Romney is taking Florida despite setbacks is what's obvious and sad all rolled into one. A 20 point lead ( is largely being attributed to continuous spending in advertising (7 to 1 vs Gingrich) on ATTACK ADS. Even if you find this type of political rhetoric harmful, it's simple supply and demand in a sense--voters respond to attack ads and little else. Merits be damned, if you can scare people into a decision it seems you're a winner....

Friday, January 20, 2012

Newt? No!

Listen, I'll be posting more often, but in a bit of a lull. But..... Family values from a guy who had three wives? I would've even taken Bachmann over the guy that has no Democrat shaking in their election boots.