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The Insiders: May, 2012

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 05/31/2012

Romney's lazy remarks to veterans

He fails to consider the reality of the world we live in, to say nothing of our federal deficit.

By Carter Eskew  |  01:40 PM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 05/31/2012

The end may be near

Democrats are poised to lose the war-chest race.

By Carter Eskew  |  10:34 AM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:17 AM ET, 05/31/2012

Look out, Romney, the Democrats are going to mug you!

To ward off an attack, the campaign needs to go slow, be sure-footed and over-plan everything.

By Ed Rogers  |  07:17 AM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:40 PM ET, 05/30/2012

Obama will not be outspent this election cycle

Labor unions are giving Democrats a big helping hand.

By Ed Rogers  |  06:40 PM ET, 05/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 05/30/2012

Large Republican donations could be decisive in 2012

Is this result what Justice Roberts had in mind when he wrote the Citizens United decision?

By Carter Eskew  |  04:33 PM ET, 05/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 05/30/2012

Big guns aiming at Obama camp

Firepower coming from Romney camp and Koch brothers.

By Carter Eskew  |  10:13 AM ET, 05/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:44 AM ET, 05/30/2012

The Democrats' advantage on environmental issues fizzles

The priority for voters is the economy.

By Ed Rogers  |  07:44 AM ET, 05/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:36 PM ET, 05/29/2012

Romney just needs to keep smiling

How to survive Donald Trump.

By Ed Rogers  |  04:36 PM ET, 05/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 05/29/2012

Take the money and run

Romney’s humiliating job following around Donald Trump.

By Carter Eskew  |  04:03 PM ET, 05/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 05/29/2012

Lessons of Monopoly

Make yourself a lot of money; drive others bankrupt.

By Carter Eskew  |  10:21 AM ET, 05/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:48 AM ET, 05/29/2012

Time for Democrats to decide: Is Obama an idol or a president?

Putting a halo on his head does not serve the president well.

By Ed Rogers  |  07:48 AM ET, 05/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 05/25/2012

My small offering on Memorial Day

Our veterans need more than flowers and thanks.

By Carter Eskew  |  10:50 AM ET, 05/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:51 AM ET, 05/25/2012

Campaign should not be black and white

Struggling white middle-class voters throw support to Romney.

By Ed Rogers  |  08:51 AM ET, 05/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 05/24/2012

The Biden model for VP is a good one

By Ed Rogers  |  04:05 PM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 05/24/2012

This week wasn't that bad for Obama

Florida and friars? Is that best you’ve got, Ed Rogers?

By Carter Eskew  |  12:51 PM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 05/24/2012

Friars, Florida and Facebook – Obama under siege

His mistakes — and others’ — are coming back to haunt his campaign.

By Ed Rogers  |  08:30 AM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:24 AM ET, 05/24/2012

Biden is a team player

He should be rewarded for his loyalty.

By Carter Eskew  |  07:24 AM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 05/23/2012

Eskew and Scarborough’s good idea for Obama

Embracing Simpson-Bowles is better than no plan at all.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:46 PM ET, 05/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 05/23/2012

Obama should push solution to economic woes

Take a page from Harry Truman’s playbook.

By Carter Eskew  |  01:49 PM ET, 05/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:09 AM ET, 05/23/2012

Latest ad against Obama comes at him from the side

The ad-makers apparently decided that a frontal assault wouldn't be successful.

By Carter Eskew  |  10:09 AM ET, 05/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:50 AM ET, 05/23/2012

Facebook fall is worse for Obama than the Arkansas primary fizzle

Gloom is following his campaign.

By Ed Rogers  |  07:50 AM ET, 05/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 05/22/2012

Obama isolates himself by attacking private investment

Mayors know who really brings jobs to town.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:58 PM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 05/22/2012

Obama’s case for efficient and compassionate government

Obama turns the Bain debate into something substantive.

By Carter Eskew  |  12:30 PM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:51 AM ET, 05/22/2012

Passing of the guard in Utah?

Can Hatch wage a modern campaign?

By Carter Eskew  |  08:51 AM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:48 AM ET, 05/22/2012

The Obama White House has been caught listening to lobbyists!

Obama’s naive campaign rhetoric becomes hypocrisy.

By Ed Rogers  |  07:48 AM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:41 PM ET, 05/21/2012

More bad news for Romney

Why isn’t he commanding poll questions on unemployment?

By Carter Eskew  |  05:41 PM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 05/21/2012

Obama’s advantage with the “working worried”

Americans have a lot more faith in him being there for them in their time of need. 

By Ed Rogers  |  04:26 PM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 05/21/2012

Presidential campaigns operate on two levels: tactical and strategic

The  Obama campaign has done a good job with the first.

By Carter Eskew  |  09:34 AM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:21 AM ET, 05/21/2012

5 examples of the left scrambling to help Obama

Obama supporters are scrambling in a suddenly close race.

By Ed Rogers  |  08:21 AM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 05/18/2012

Romney's self-revealing soundbite on Jeremiah Wright

Even he doesn’t believe a lot of things he says.

By Carter Eskew  |  09:15 AM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:20 AM ET, 05/18/2012

Jeremiah Wright and the big news of there being no news

In today’s world, the campaigns must always offer something fresh.

By Ed Rogers  |  08:20 AM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:04 PM ET, 05/17/2012

Is there a lesson to be learned from Mr. Saverin's flight?

Rather than just be angry, is there something to be learned here?

By Ed Rogers  |  05:04 PM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 05/17/2012

Where Romney can beat Obama

He must connect with voters’ real concerns.

By Carter Eskew  |  03:37 PM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:53 AM ET, 05/17/2012

Obama has settled on a plan of deception about Bain

Romney shouldn’t take the bait.

By Ed Rogers  |  08:53 AM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:35 AM ET, 05/17/2012

My new favorite Republican: Susana Martinez

My new favorite Republican offers hard truths for the GOP on immigration.

By Carter Eskew  |  07:35 AM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 05/16/2012

Check out how Democrats are responding to recent polls

The numbers are having quite an effect on the left.

By Ed Rogers  |  05:10 PM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 05/16/2012

American Crossroads ad is predictable yet effective

The super PAC has a spot that’s predictable but effective.

By Carter Eskew  |  01:51 PM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:33 AM ET, 05/16/2012

Obama's ego is his enemy

There is nothing wrong with confidence, but in his case a little humble appeal for renewed support is in order.

By Ed Rogers  |  08:33 AM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:35 AM ET, 05/16/2012

Controversial polling by the N.Y. Times and CBS

Did the N.Y. Times and CBS get it wrong?

By Carter Eskew  |  07:35 AM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 05/15/2012

Growing pessimism on the economy signals trouble for Obama

Still, it is not time for him to panic yet.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:07 PM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 05/15/2012

The statistic that should decide the election

The story of this election boils down to one statistic.

By Carter Eskew  |  01:42 PM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:17 AM ET, 05/15/2012

Romney's political problems with his Bain history will be managed, not solved

Romney will have to manage this ‘problem.’

By Ed Rogers  |  08:17 AM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/15/2012

Is Ann Romney hiding something?

Time for her to “Name That Tune.”

By Carter Eskew  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 05/14/2012

The more you protest, the more attention you draw

A strange start to the political week.

By Ed Rogers  |  02:42 PM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 05/14/2012

Campaign advertising still matters

Attack ad is helping Obama define Romney early on.

By Carter Eskew  |  12:39 PM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:37 AM ET, 05/14/2012

Dreading the aftermath

Winning will be the easiest thing the next president does

By Carter Eskew  |  09:37 AM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 05/11/2012

2012 campaign gets nastier faster

The 2012 campaign is turning much nastier faster than many expected.

By Ed Rogers  |  09:30 AM ET, 05/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:29 AM ET, 05/11/2012

Mormon Church softening on gay marriage

Why can’t the Republican Party?

By Carter Eskew  |  08:29 AM ET, 05/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 05/10/2012

Romney's boarding school days

Anyone remember ‘Lord of the Flies’?

By Carter Eskew  |  01:10 PM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:25 AM ET, 05/10/2012

Another politically charged issue: Immigration

An idea tailor-made for someone who wants to be VP. Or president.

By Carter Eskew  |  08:25 AM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:16 AM ET, 05/10/2012

A gay marriage political crisis, not ‘evolution’

Obama manipulated gay voters.

By Ed Rogers  |  07:16 AM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 05/09/2012

A politically wise call for Obama; Romney will now face pressure

Romney will now face pressure within the GOP.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:31 PM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 05/09/2012

Obama is on the right side

By Carter Eskew  |  03:25 PM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 05/09/2012

Official vs. popular-driven campaign messages

Distractions, and how the campaigns handle them, shape and inform voters’ views.

By Ed Rogers  |  02:27 PM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 05/09/2012

Lugar's speech: A too-familiar lament

A public servant’s too-familiar lament.

By Carter Eskew  |  01:37 PM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:33 AM ET, 05/09/2012

The danger of distractions in campaigns

What should Obama do about gay marriage?

By Carter Eskew  |  07:33 AM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:13 PM ET, 05/08/2012

The short-sighted GOP purists still remain

The short-sighted Republican purists remain

By Ed Rogers  |  11:13 PM ET, 05/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  republicans

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 05/08/2012

The debate over government spending led to gridlock

Neither party wins for moving beyond rhetoric

By Ed Rogers  |  02:57 PM ET, 05/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 05/08/2012

Stimulate and cut

The essential, two-step process to economic recovery.

By Carter Eskew  |  11:17 AM ET, 05/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:17 AM ET, 05/08/2012

Romney is stronger than everybody thinks

He’s in a dead heat with Obama.

By Ed Rogers  |  08:17 AM ET, 05/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:19 AM ET, 05/08/2012

A major step toward restoring our economy

Stimulus can mix with cuts and tax increases.

By Carter Eskew  |  07:19 AM ET, 05/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 05/07/2012

Europe's popular backlash against fiscal responsibility

What Romney can learn from the European fallout.

By Ed Rogers  |  02:52 PM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 05/07/2012

The growing battle between labor and capital heats up

Sunday’s electoral results have implications for the euro zone.

By Carter Eskew  |  12:12 PM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:24 AM ET, 05/07/2012

Obama's blahs

He lacks a persuasive message as his campaign kicks off.

By Ed Rogers  |  07:24 AM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/07/2012

Obama's real opponent is not Romney

If job growth continues to slow, Romney will win.

By Carter Eskew  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 05/04/2012

This week, Obama caught a few breaks

But six months from election day, he is in real danger.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:34 PM ET, 05/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:13 AM ET, 05/04/2012

2012 slogans: Forgettable or meaningful?

The struggle to create a good slogan.

By Carter Eskew  |  07:13 AM ET, 05/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 05/03/2012

The Obama administration needs to resolve the Chinese dissident controversy quickly

The administration needs to resolve the U.S.-Chinese dissident controversy quickly.

By Ed Rogers  |  01:54 PM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 05/03/2012

Possible controversies surrounding Chinese dissident

By Carter Eskew  |  01:46 PM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 05/03/2012

Catholic voters are crucial for November 2012

The news is mostly encouraging for Romney.

By Ed Rogers  |  11:01 AM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 05/03/2012

A special treat for political insiders

Biographies about Obama and LBJ

By Carter Eskew  |  10:17 AM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 05/02/2012

The permanent campaign is nothing new

By Carter Eskew  |  03:23 PM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 05/02/2012

Stop talking about Obama's fundraising, and start raising money

I’ve never heard anyone say, “I’m for the candidate who did the fewest number of fundraisers and has the least amount of money.” 

By Ed Rogers  |  03:01 PM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:14 AM ET, 05/02/2012

The permanent campaign has crowded out governing

Campaigning has trumped governing.

By Ed Rogers  |  08:14 AM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:05 AM ET, 05/02/2012

Diagnosing John Edwards

An insanity plea could help all politicians.

By Carter Eskew  |  07:05 AM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 05/01/2012

Obama dodges economic accountability by distracting voters

By Ed Rogers  |  02:34 PM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 05/01/2012

The real criticisms of the Republican Party

The accusations are worth a serious hearing.

By Carter Eskew  |  01:19 PM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:22 AM ET, 05/01/2012

Bring us your grievances and gripes, those yearning to blame Republicans and live for free

When there’s nothing to stand on, blame Republicans.

By Ed Rogers  |  08:22 AM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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