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The Insiders: July, 2012

Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 07/31/2012

Obama’s tip-of-the-iceberg strategy

Obama’s campaign may rewrite the rules of political communication.

By Carter Eskew  |  04:51 PM ET, 07/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 07/31/2012

World ends: Campaign staffer snaps at press corps

This has never happened before!

By Ed Rogers  |  02:54 PM ET, 07/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 07/31/2012

A small gesture worth noting

One senator apologizes to another. How rare and refreshing.

By Carter Eskew  |  11:18 AM ET, 07/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:55 AM ET, 07/31/2012

Where will Obama's votes come from?

He’s hit a ceiling.

By Ed Rogers  |  08:55 AM ET, 07/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:23 PM ET, 07/30/2012

How Romney will benefit from the convention

After a rough few months, it will allow him to start fresh.

By Ed Rogers  |  05:23 PM ET, 07/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 07/30/2012

Clinton’s plum speaking spot at the Democratic convention

He’ll go head to head against the NFL’s season opener.

By Carter Eskew  |  01:43 PM ET, 07/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 07/30/2012

Cutting campaigns some slack

How about some empathy for the teams’ round-the-clock work?

By Carter Eskew  |  09:42 AM ET, 07/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:23 AM ET, 07/30/2012

Get ready for Obama’s surrogates to play the Mormon card

Get ready for Obama’s surrogates to attack Romney’s religion.

By Ed Rogers  |  08:23 AM ET, 07/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 07/27/2012

The Romney word tour

After gaffes in London, Mitt had better take care in Israel and Poland.

By Carter Eskew  |  11:39 AM ET, 07/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:29 AM ET, 07/27/2012

In London, enthusiasm for Romney

Fundraiser shows he’s still some Londoners’ man.

By Ed Rogers  |  08:29 AM ET, 07/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 07/26/2012

Come home, Romney

His trip abroad isn’t going well.

By Carter Eskew  |  02:04 PM ET, 07/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 07/26/2012

Obama ad pointlessly insults foreign allies and competitors

It will only make governing harder.

By Ed Rogers  |  08:00 AM ET, 07/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:11 AM ET, 07/26/2012

One of the worst mistakes of Romney’s campaign

‘Anglo-Saxon’ comment is politically disastrous.

By Carter Eskew  |  07:11 AM ET, 07/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 07/25/2012

What the election comes down to

The new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll puts the race in perspective.

By Carter Eskew  |  04:46 PM ET, 07/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 07/25/2012

The president must admit mistakes

Testimony of Obama aides make the president’s position more untenable

By Ed Rogers  |  04:18 PM ET, 07/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 07/25/2012

About those national security leaks ...

After Feinstein’s ‘walk back,’ source is still a mystery

By Carter Eskew  |  09:54 AM ET, 07/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:10 AM ET, 07/25/2012

A leak trail that points to the White House

Why won’t he say who divulged national security secrets?

By Ed Rogers  |  08:10 AM ET, 07/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 07/24/2012

Is Obama’s new ad a sign of a shift in the race?

Is it a sign that the race has shifted?

By Carter Eskew  |  04:47 PM ET, 07/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 07/24/2012

Romney is right to make the trip

By Ed Rogers  |  02:38 PM ET, 07/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 07/24/2012

Obama is burdened by his own words

His failed economic plans will be fall fodder for Romney.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:48 AM ET, 07/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 07/24/2012

Romney's strategy: Let the election come to him

The candidate hasn’t done much that’s memorable.

By Carter Eskew  |  09:47 AM ET, 07/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 07/23/2012

Economy continues to send mixed signals

The up and down could work to Obama’s advantage.

By Carter Eskew  |  04:30 PM ET, 07/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 07/23/2012

Obama can't see his economic failures

Does he recognize the economic calamity on the horizon?

By Ed Rogers  |  02:39 PM ET, 07/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 07/23/2012

Challenges facing working women

Chatter about new Yahoo CEO puts issues front and center

By Carter Eskew  |  10:45 AM ET, 07/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:13 AM ET, 07/23/2012

Republican polls hold steady

Bad news for Obama.

By Ed Rogers  |  08:13 AM ET, 07/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 07/20/2012

Krauthammer's Tocquevillian vision of America

The columnist has twisted Obama’s philosophy on American success.

By Carter Eskew  |  09:54 AM ET, 07/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:21 AM ET, 07/20/2012

Foreign policy matters. It should matter more in our campaigns.

It should matter more in our campaigns.

By Ed Rogers  |  08:21 AM ET, 07/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 07/19/2012

Focus on the bad news; good news takes care of itself

The warning light for the Obama campaign.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:23 PM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 07/19/2012

New polling reveals a mixed picture

Some good and bad news for both candidates

By Carter Eskew  |  02:35 PM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 07/19/2012

Today, the epithet is socialist

Conservatives have got it all wrong on Obama’s views on capitalism.

By Carter Eskew  |  10:12 AM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:31 AM ET, 07/19/2012

Obama's White House jobs council fraud

Obama exposes his hostility toward the private sector.

By Ed Rogers  |  07:31 AM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 07/18/2012

Romney needs to quit talking about his taxes

His campaign needs to manage this situation better.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:24 PM ET, 07/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 07/18/2012

Romney’s not looking like a leader

He does not convey strong leadership in his tax answer.

By Carter Eskew  |  02:45 PM ET, 07/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 07/18/2012

Disclose already, Romney

Why isn’t he listening to campaign pros?

By Carter Eskew  |  09:56 AM ET, 07/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:50 AM ET, 07/18/2012

Vote for Obama — for a job or for a better life on the dole?

There’s little faith that he can improve the economy.

By Ed Rogers  |  07:50 AM ET, 07/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 07/17/2012

More opposition research to come

Opposition research is just beginning.

By Carter Eskew  |  02:30 PM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:13 AM ET, 07/17/2012

Obama must hide from more bad economic news

He’ll double down on the distractions.

By Ed Rogers  |  08:13 AM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:23 AM ET, 07/17/2012

Romney needs a game changer

And it has to be about more than tax cuts, less regulation and no Obamacare.

By Carter Eskew  |  07:23 AM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 07/16/2012

Obama could win in July but lose in October

Attacking Romney too intensely now could backfire later on the president.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:19 PM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 07/16/2012

The most effective political ad of 2012 so far

If I were in the Romney campaign, this ad would make me sick to my stomach

By Carter Eskew  |  01:55 PM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 07/16/2012

Romney's Bain strategy

His “characterize, counter, kill” response to Bain attacks isn’t working.

By Carter Eskew  |  09:42 AM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 07/16/2012

A new low for Obama: Threatening Romney 

By Ed Rogers  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 07/13/2012

For Romney, it's not lack of preparation, it's the facts

Why is Romney fumbling on the Bain and tax-return issues?

By Carter Eskew  |  10:20 AM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:52 AM ET, 07/13/2012

President Obama wants to inspire, not improve

He substitutes pablum for policy.

By Ed Rogers  |  07:52 AM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 07/12/2012

Obama’s ad and the L-Word

Why all the posturing and the pretend outrage?

By Ed Rogers  |  03:12 PM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 07/12/2012

Romney's ad fails badly

It attacks the president's greatest strength.

By Carter Eskew  |  02:55 PM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 07/12/2012

Obama's victories and shortfalls

He has the winning argument and policy, but he fails to sell them well.

By Carter Eskew  |  10:15 AM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:49 AM ET, 07/12/2012

Gridlock takes two

It takes two to produce gridlock.

By Ed Rogers  |  07:49 AM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 07/11/2012

Don’t wait, announce the VP

It’s just the short-term lift that Romney needs

By Ed Rogers  |  03:19 PM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 07/11/2012

Guidance for Romney campaign

Too soon in the political theater to name a running mate.

By Carter Eskew  |  12:35 PM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 07/11/2012

Corporations should exert their influence on challenges facing the U.S.

Think how the effort might stimulate economic growth and put our budget on a sustainable path.

By Carter Eskew  |  10:24 AM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:59 AM ET, 07/11/2012

Romney should pick his VP now

And Sen. Ayotte should be on the short list.

By Ed Rogers  |  07:59 AM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 07/10/2012

A Republican stunt on health care

The House loves taxpayer-funded health insurance. Just not for you.

By Carter Eskew  |  02:07 PM ET, 07/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:55 AM ET, 07/10/2012

What could break the Obama-Romney tie?

What could break the tie?

By Carter Eskew  |  08:55 AM ET, 07/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:10 AM ET, 07/10/2012

Obama to voters: Vote for me and keep your money for one year!

The bribe of tax cuts.

By Ed Rogers  |  08:10 AM ET, 07/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:44 PM ET, 07/09/2012

Obama's ‘long-term’ vision of economic relief

Obama is running out of things to say on the issue.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:44 PM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 07/09/2012

Good news, bad news for the president

A winning issue that still rings political theater.

By Carter Eskew  |  02:04 PM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 07/09/2012

The Washington, D.C., version of ‘The Great Gatsby’

By Carter Eskew  |  11:13 AM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:42 AM ET, 07/09/2012

Your family, your doctor and the IRS

How Romney could make hay with Obamacare.

By Ed Rogers  |  08:42 AM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 07/06/2012

The bad job numbers are Obama’s fault

His policies are destructive to the economy.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:30 AM ET, 07/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 07/06/2012

Economy is one shock away from another recession

Obama will have to figure out how to win with a stagnant economy.

By Carter Eskew  |  10:01 AM ET, 07/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 07/05/2012

It's the candidate, stupid!

Romney’s staff is not responsible for a campaign devoid of ideas

By Carter Eskew  |  02:35 PM ET, 07/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 07/05/2012

Romney's seismic shifts

His flip-flop on Obamacare is just the latest.

By Carter Eskew  |  10:51 AM ET, 07/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Disheveled and unsteady, Romney arrives at the Obamacare tax!

Can we move on now?

By Ed Rogers  |  07:19 AM ET, 07/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 07/04/2012

The Romney campaign needs to grow, not change

Why the calls for a shake-up? More of the same is not bad.

By Ed Rogers  |  07:45 AM ET, 07/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 07/03/2012

Obama’s Money Advantage, Part II

By Ed Rogers  |  10:08 AM ET, 07/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 07/03/2012

Why Romney’s still ahead on fundraising

There’s a hierarchy when it comes to political cash.

By Carter Eskew  |  08:32 AM ET, 07/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 07/02/2012

Obama has a lot more campaign money than Romney

Narrative of the president being outspent rings false.

By Ed Rogers  |  04:21 PM ET, 07/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 07/02/2012

Mitt Romney's bad surrogating

Obama is not the only one with unreliable friends.

By Carter Eskew  |  03:32 PM ET, 07/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 07/02/2012

Mitt Romney's version of capitalism

Will he even try to extend prosperity to more Americans?

By Carter Eskew  |  10:21 AM ET, 07/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:16 AM ET, 07/02/2012

The White House has a surrogate problem

Once again it blurs the line between governing and campaigning.

By Ed Rogers  |  08:16 AM ET, 07/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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