The Plum Line: 2012


Posted at 04:53 PM ET, 12/10/2012

No, Obama's campaign wasn't all that negative

Every presidential race is bemoaned as the nastiest and most negative ever.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  04:53 PM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2012 campaign, barack obama, Mitt Romney

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 12/05/2012

The election wasn't just about taxes and the deficit. It was also about jobs.

When it comes to government investment in job creation, the public sided in this election with the Democratic vision.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:16 PM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2012 election, barack obama, Mitt Romney, Stimulus

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 12/05/2012

Paul Ryan and conservatives have not gotten the message of this election

Conservatives claim they need to moderate their rhetoric to speak to the middle class. But they need to change their policies.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  11:32 AM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2012 presidential election, Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 12/04/2012

No, more Latino votes wouldn't have helped Romney win

A faulty explanation that doesn't account for the size of, and reasons for, Romney's loss.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  01:13 PM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2012 election, 2012 presidential electino, barack obama, Latinos, Mitt Romney

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 12/03/2012

Why Washington should kick the can down the road

Lawmakers should not allow more austerity amid such a weak recovery.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  12:23 PM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barack obama, congress, deficit reduction, Election 2012, fiscal cliff, john boehner

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 11/30/2012

GOP's problem isn't messaging. It's policy substance.

The party needs to rethink its ideas, not its delivery.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  11:25 AM ET, 11/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012, Immigration

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 10/02/2012

With Elizabeth Warren leading, GOP may have to stick with Todd Akin

Control of the Senate is at stake.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  12:55 PM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, Scott Brown, Todd Akin, Claire McCaskill, 2012, Missouri