Thursday, November 1, 2012
Former was in Waukesha rallying Democratic support with just five days left before the election. In the waning moments of the campaign, both parties have targeted the Badger State in what could be a photo finish Nov. 6.
Former President Bill Clinton stumped deep in the heart of Republican territory in Wisconsin Thursday to talk dollars, cents, and arithmetic before a crowd of roughly 600 people in Waukesha. Clinton — dubbed the "Secretary of Explaining Things" minutes before by Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett — praised President Barack Obama’s plan to rebuild the economy, saying that it was based upon arithmetic. He couldn’t say the same for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s plan to restore the nation’s economy, which Clinton said would undermine the identity of the country. Clinton said there’s a reason Romney has been mum on explaining how his tax cuts add up. “There is no possible way to do this without cutting education, without cutting …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
When each of us step into that election booth on November 6, we must keep in mind that we are really electing the leader of the world and the vast majority of that world is depending on how we cast our ballot.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Wisconsin's Democratic insiders say President Barack Obama should focus on his successes of the past, while Republicans want challenger Mitt Romney to hit the president hard on the economy during their first tilt Wednesday night.
During their first debate Wednesday night, President Barack Obama should hang his hat on his big economic initiatives during his first term, while GOP challenger Mitt Romney should focus on the president's inability to help the economy. That's the consensus of political insiders in both parties in Patch's latest "Blue Wisconsin" and "Red Wisconsin" surveys. Twenty-nine percent of Democratic insiders say the president should focus on his initiatives from the last 3-1/2 years and make the case that big programs like Obamacare and the auto bailout are economic successes. "His policies benefit all people by enabling them to earn a living wage and have enough money to be able to spend, pay taxes and propel the economy forward," one Democratic …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
In Patch's latest survey of political insiders, Democrats are riding a wave of confidence as Obama leads in polls. GOP insiders say that's a result of faulty national and swing state polling — and the "liberal" media.
Heading into the final weeks before the presidential election, it appears the Democrats are feeling better than Republicans when it comes to whose going to win in November — at least according to Patch latest survey of political insiders. However, many of the GOP insiders say that Democratic confidence is built on a foundation made of sand. For them, the latest national and swing state polls showing President Barack Obama with a widening lead over Republican Mitt Romney have been faulty at best. Patch's GOP insiders also say Romney is not only fighting Obama in this election, but a liberal media that “exalts” the current president. Throughout the campaign, Patch has polled both Democrat and Republican influencers in its "Blue Wisconsin" …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
While campaigning for presumptive GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney in Wisconsin, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson said Wisconsin voters have proven they want elected leaders that do exactly as they say.
For U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, Wisconsin is a microcosm with a proven track record showing what United States voters desire in the November presidential election. Above anything else, Johnson claims, voters want candidates who campaignwith honesty and do exactly what they said they would when voted into office. “The voters by and large want you to govern as you campaigned. You need to campaign honestly and truthfully and when you get into office,” Johnson said. “Voters of Wisconsin - to their immense credit - showed their support to ensure Walker survived the recall. It sent a message across the nation to politicians that if you address the problems and tell the truth, the voters will support you.” Patch caught up with Johnson Tuesday while he…
Monday, March 26, 2012
Take a look at a longer video segment from presidential candidate Rick Santorum's speech he made in Racine County Sunday. Was the reporter being fair in his line of questions? And how do you feel about Santorum's angry response?
Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum is trying to distinguish himself as a true conservative in the campaign — in part by comparing opponent Mitt Romney's position on health care to President Barack Obama's health care reform law. But Santorum feels his words keep getting pulled out of context and distorted by the media, and that led to a confrontation between Santorum and New York Times reporter Jeff Zeleny at an event in Caledonia Sunday night. On Monday morning, a segment on the CBS News focused on Santorum's speech. "Pick any other Republican in the country; he is the worst Republican in the country to put up against Barack Obama," Santorum said. But when Zeleny questioned Santorum about the statements he made, the discussion …
Monday, August 29, 2011
A side-trip to human misery and economic loss.
- Dan Bell
Monday, August 29, 2011
In a recent scripted debate, all of the candidates for President were asked the question: Would you reject a revenue increase if there was a 10 to 1 ratio of decreases in spending to one in revenue? Every candidate at this debate raised his or her hand in agreement – agreeing to reject any revenue increase regardless of circumstance. This brief exchange in the debate reminded me of a short story I had once read called The Abilene Paradox: The Management of Agreement by Jerry P. Harvey, Ph.D. This short story may be that of a car trip – but I put it to you that Wisconsin and indeed this country, is in that same car and is making exactly that trip. It begins: Everyone is hot, miserable, tired, and grimy from the fine Texas dust that the wind…
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Congressman said to be discussing race with his family.
updated 2 p.m. Tuesday. U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan is strongly considering running for president, according to a report Tuesday from The Weekly Standard. After months of saying he wasn't interested in running, the report says Ryan is now on vacation in Colorado and discussing the possibility with his family. Click here for the Weekly Standard story. Responding to the report in an interview with WTMJ, a spokesperson for Ryan said the Congressman "has not changed his mind" about whether to enter the race. Meanwhile, Roll Call also reports that Ryan is considering a presidential run but cites a source who feels Ryan is still unlikely to seek his party's nomination. Ryan represents a large portion of southeastern Wisconsin, and has become one of the…