The bad news for Obama is that it hasn't gone away, and he is poised to join the unemployment line along with Harry Reid.
Presidential Election 2012
Monday, November 5, 2012
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Karie Torkilsen, the village clerk, expects that 1/4 of the residents in Caledonia will have already voted by tomorrow. Still she's bracing for the highest turnout on Tuesday -- 110 percent.
A steady stream of people have continued to make their way to the Caledonia Safety Building to do early in person absentee voting, which started on Oct. 22 and ends Friday. With both parties pushing voters to cast their absentee ballots early, they see that getting those ballots in early gives their respective parties an advantage and voters are listening. Karie Torkilsen, the village clerk, said she's anticipating that up to 25 percent of all registered voters will have already cast their ballot by Friday, the last day for early in person absentee voting. "I'm really happy with how things are going," Torkilsen said. "I think we've got a good system in place." In June, just over 80 percent of the 17,460 registered voters came to the polls …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Participate in our live blog this afternoon as Paul Ryan will be at Racine Memorial Hall today.
Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan is visit Racine on Wednesday afternoon, and Patch is blogging live from the event. Billed as a victory rally from the Romney-Ryan campaign, Ryan is slated to visit Memorial Hall at 2:15 p.m. with a mix of state and national GOP names. Stay with Patch for updates from the event — and post your comments as well about Ryan or the presidential campaign in general.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
"President Obama’s agenda will be decidedly negative for jobs and the economy. It is interesting that the Obama campaign keeps whining that Romney needs to give more specifics when they do not even have a reasonable general framework of a plan at all for
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Wisconsin governor says he wants Republican presidential candidate to talk directly to voters — with a feisty Paul Ryan firing up the crowd for him.
“Passion” is at the heart of the presidential campaign, Gov. Scott Walker believes, and he said Thursday Wisconsin Republicans have enough of it to carry the state for presidential candidate Mitt Romney. But, he said, Romney needs to show more of that passion — and one way to bring it out would be to campaign more with a pumped up U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan running at his side. Walker said he knows Romney to be a man of passion, and now, with just less than six weeks left in the campaign, he needs to get out and show it. “I love seeing Paul Ryan on the stump,” Walker said. “I want to see more of the enthusiasm I saw in Waukesha the day after he was announced, when I saw Mitt and Paul together — because I not only saw Paul pumped up, I saw Mitt …
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Thousands of people came to hear President Barack Obama speak at the Summerfest grounds on Saturday. His message to his supporters: "I'm not fighting to create Democratic jobs or Republican jobs. I'm fighting for American jobs."
President Barack Obama wants to continue leading the country out of the second worst recession in American history, he told his supporters Saturday. Thousands of people filled the BMO Harris Pavilion at the Summerfest grounds in Milwaukee and cheered on Obama as he spoke about saving the middle class in his second term. All they needed to do was vote for him in November, he told the enthusiastic crowd. "I'm not fighting to create Democratic jobs or Republican jobs. I'm fighting for American jobs," Obama said. When working-class families do well, the country does well, Obama said. Obama contrasted his position with that of Republican challenger Mitt Romney. He told the audience that Romney wouldn’t serve the needs of middle-class Americans…
Friday, September 7, 2012
The tour seeks “to educate Americans on the most harmful aspects of President Obama’s big-government agenda, and help put grassroots pressure on politicians to turn away from these destructive policies,” according to a press release.
Obama’s Failing Agenda Bus Tour, organized by Americans For Prosperity, will make a stop in Caledonia on Saturday for its only stop in Southeast Wisconsin. The tour kicks off today and will be a multi-state tour that includes 250 stops. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), Fox News Contributor and Editor-in-Chief of the Daily Caller Tucker Carlson, and radio host Tony Katz will be the featured speakers in Wisconsin. The tour seeks “to educate Americans on the most harmful aspects of President Obama’s big-government agenda, and help put grassroots pressure on politicians to turn away from these destructive policies,” according to a press release. Officials with Americans For Prosperity (AFP) have billed the event as an issue advocacy effort Americans …
Friday, August 17, 2012
This online free quiz takes an in-depth look at your stance on a range of issues, then compares them to candidates' responses.
The selection of U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan as Republican candidate Mitt Romney's running mate has put presidential race back on the front burner in Wisconsin. And based on the conversations we're seeing on Patch, there are a wide variety of issues that concern readers in Caledonia and elsewhere when it comes to who will end up in the White House. But do you really know which presidential candidate best matches your stance on those issues? A new website launched earlier this year to help voters match up with their ideal candidate, and it's quickly gaining popularity through social media channels. In fact, according to iSideWith.com's homepage, more than a million people have taken the free quiz to determine their ideal candidate since it …
Saturday, August 11, 2012
A Patch survey of Wisconsin Republican "insiders" say they see Ryan as a strong conservative.
A Patch poll conducted Saturday found that Wisconsin Republican insiders are enthusiastic about Mitt Romney’s decision to tap Rep. Paul Ryan as his vice presidential running mate. The overwhelming majority of respondents — 96 percent — to the "Red Wisconsin" Survey agreed that the selection of Ryan will "galvanize" support for Romney in the Badger State. "I absolutely love Romney making a bold decision like this," said one GOP influencer. "I believe I speak for the majority of conservatives when I say we have been waiting for Romney to make this sort of decision — a very specific one — for months... I am excited, and I believe Romney just showed he is all in. Game. Set. Match. " Added another respondent: "Paul Ryan is a great pick for …