May 2012

Worth Discussing

No More Mister Nice Guy

By Fred Barnes | The Weekly Standard
May 28, 2012

By the time he took office in 2009, President Obama had fashioned a reputation as an idealist committed to reforming the way business is done in Washington. But as president, he’s allowed this reputation to fritter away. And what’s left of it is now being destroyed by his harsh and misguided campaign for reelection.

Understanding the Gender Gap

By Jon McHenry | Resurgent Republic
May 24, 2012

The discussion of the "War on Women" between the Democratic and Republican camps in the last few months focuses in large part on perceptions of a gender gap for Republicans.  Recent elections have traditionally shown a gender gap on both sides of the aisle, with Republicans performing better among men and Democrats earning more

On the Trail: If Republicans fail to make inroads with minority voters, they may be doomed to run from behind

By Reid Wilson | National Journal
May 9, 2012

Demographics are destiny. This much, in American politics, is true. But we rarely appreciate the pace of the racial and ethnic change happening throughout the country. To step back and see the broader, long-term picture is to recognize that, while we're an evenly divided country now, we may be close to a tipping point after which the entire

Are You Better Off Now Than Four Years Ago? 25 Percent Say ‘Yes’

By Jim Geraghty | National Review Online
May 10, 2012

Resurgent Republic unveiled a new survey of registered voters. Voters say America is still in a recession by 72 to 24 percent. Agreement crosses partisan lines, with 84 percent of Republicans, 75 percent of independents, and 59 percent of Democrats saying the country is still in a recession.

3 in 4 Swing Voters Say the Economy is in a Recession

By Luke Frans | Resurgent Republic
May 11, 2012

Shot: "Sometimes people forget the magnitude of it...sometimes I forget." President Obama talking about the recession (5/10/12).