September 23, 2012

Romney’s foreign policy blunders … Obama’s secret weapons … and who the 47 percent really are.

  • Sept. 23, 2012 Sept. 23, 2012 This week, Peter Galbraith says Mitt Romney is “not ready for prime time." Alan Abramowitz says President Obama can win re-election by focusing on turning out the base. Bill Press and columnist Clarence Page discuss Mitt Romney's disdain for 47 percent of us. And Jim Hightower gives his commentary on "those people."
  • Peter Galbraith Peter Galbraith Former ambassador Peter Galbraith assesses Mitt Romney’s foreign policy expertise. The verdict? “Not ready for prime time” and “nostalgic for another century.” He adds that Romney’s serial foreign policy gaffes calls into question his competence on domestic policy.
  • Alan Abramowitz Alan Abramowitz Emory University Professor Alan Abramowitz uses mathematical models to successfully predict presidential election outcomes. Today, he tells us President Obama must focus on turnout and getting "leaners" to register. He now predicts a 1.2 percentage point victory for the president.
  • Clarence Page Clarence Page Bill Press interviews Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Clarence Page about the 47 percent of us lazy moochers who populate Mitt Romney’s America.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower Common Sense Commentary on Mitt Romney, a multi-millionaire tax dodger, and his disdain for "those people."

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July 15, 2012

Who cares about swing voters? Why should taxes go up? Why did Barney Frank choose to get married now?

 

Alan Abramowitz

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Alan Abramowitz is a professor of political science at Emory University and well known for correctly predicting most of the presidential election outcomes. He has not yet made his 2012 prediction, but he does tell President Obama to forget the swing voters and concentrate instead on turning out his base.

http://polisci.emory.edu/home/people/abramowitz.html

 

Simon Johnson

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Economist Simon Johnson explains the current fiscal crisis as one caused by Republican refusal to pay for Social Security and Medicare. If America doesn’t have a more informed debate, he says, the chances of a true fiscal disaster go up. His solution – re-elect President Obama AND resist extending the Bush tax cuts to everyone.

http://baselinescenario.com/

 

Barney Frank

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Bill Press talks with retiring Congressman and newlywed Barney Frank on why he decided to marry his partner before leaving Congress, and on the nation’s fiscal crisis and congressional gridlock.

http://www.billpressshow.com/

http://frank.house.gov/