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Not really interested in your criticisms of the Ryan pick

Posted by  ▪  August 11, 2012

Whether the pick of Paul Ryan for Veep was a good pick or a bad pick or something in between is irrelevant at this point. Ryan was the pick. The left-wing writers and bloggers are all over it, portraying the

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Paul Ryan speech today (added, prototype for 1st ad)(added, actual 1st ad)

Posted by  ▪  August 11, 2012

Here is the full speech, via Darleen) who links to this video of Andrea Mitchell saying: I think you’re going to see that they are decided that this is a base election. This is not a pick for suburban moms,

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No longer on the donation sideline

Posted by  ▪  August 11, 2012

The choice of Paul Ryan, and the reaction, finally got me off the donation sideline. I just donated to the Romney-Ryan campaign.  And in case you were wondering, maxed out. For the first time in my adult life I was

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Romney-Ryan 2012

Posted by  ▪  August 11, 2012

It’s official, it’s going to be Paul Ryan. The Romney Veep App made the announcement earlier this morning, and every news source is reporting it. The decision was made on August 1. The left already is going crazy, but that

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No one is

Posted by  ▪  August 11, 2012

until November 7, and only if. From reader and frequent photographer Scott: Greetings once again from Raleigh, NC. I spotted this at a stoplight early this afternoon headed to a weekly appointment with my chiropractor who, by the way, insists that

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V.P. Announcement Saturday, 9 a.m.

Posted by  ▪  August 10, 2012

Romney will announce the Veep pick Saturday morning at 9 a.m. We’ll have coverage here. The Weekly Standard is calling it for Paul Ryan, which means it’s either Paul Ryan or the Romney campaign ran a really good feint. NRO

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Donation strategy in a political swarm

Posted by  ▪  August 10, 2012

From a reader: Sorry to bother you, Professor, but I got an e-mail from a Wisconsin Recall Fund (which I don’t remember donating to, but they probably bought my e-mail from a list since I made several donations to Scott

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If you have a mansion in Hyde Park, you didn’t build that

Posted by  ▪  August 10, 2012

No one gets rich on his own. No one. In Obama’s case, Tony built it. Romney helped a couple buy house? Big deal, so did Tony Rezko nytimes.com/2012/08/10/us/… — David Burge (@iowahawkblog) August 10, 2012

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Massachusetts voter mass mailing looking like pro-Elizabeth Warren set-up

Posted by  ▪  August 10, 2012

The lawsuit by Demos (an ACORN successor), which resulted in Massachusetts voluntarily taking the unprecedented step of mailing registration forms to almost 500,000 welfare recipients and other steps in welfare offices not required by law, is looking more and more

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Why are infographics so irresistible?

Posted by  ▪  August 10, 2012

If you were to look to the masses to see what stereotypes persist about different states, analyzing the auto-completes that come up in google searches is certainly a creative way to start. The blog No Upside mapped the auto-completes for each

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Do I live in the same country as these mysterious non-liberal Obama supporters?

Posted by  ▪  August 10, 2012

Paul Rahe (via Instapundit) compares the polling punditry to those who could not see the collapse of the Soviet Union coming because they were too focused on minutiae: When I read Nate Silver, Sean Trende, Charlie Cook, Jay Cost, and

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Update on Upstate NY Operation Counterweight races

Posted by  ▪  August 10, 2012

This is an update on the Upstate New York races covered last month as part of Operation Counterweight, and as before was prepared by a Cornell undergraduate student who prefers to remain anonymous. Included at the bottom of each race

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Problems, we’ve got a few

Posted by  ▪  August 10, 2012

Reader Manny has to suffer through NYC subway nanny state posters day in and day out, like this one which he sent a while back: It has been a while since I emailed but you still remain my favorite Blogger

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Contribute to the Allen West boxing fund

Posted by  ▪  August 9, 2012

After you have maxed out, of course, on contributing to the Allen West Congressional Black Caucus Chick-fil-A Fund. Via The Shark Tank, a SuperPAC to which West’s opponent’s father contributed a large sum of money is running an ad showing

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