What Everyone Ought to Know About Swiss Bank Accounts
From the midweek edition of the Morning Jolt . . .
What You Ought to Know About Swiss Bank Accounts
With Mitt Romney’s old Swiss bank account the latest to be cast in the role of Emmanuel Goldstein by the Obama …
Are Meg's and Carly's Fates Still Joined?
When Republicans nominated two high-profile former CEOs who are women for statewide offices in California, I figured the fates of Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina were tied at the hip. Not only were their profiles and themes similar — fiscal …
Obi-Wan, With a Quick Observation on California and Kentucky
Obi-Wan checks in, briefly:
“So think about it. As we discussed, the Democrats had exactly two pieces of good news in September. First, there were some polls putting Barbara Boxer ahead by 6, 7 or 8 (L.A. Times/USC, PPIC, CNN/Time). …
Californians Will Hear More of Robert Davi's Ominous Narration
The NRSC’s $2 million coordinated ad buy with the Fiorina campaign begins with this one:
The NRSC chuckles, “this represents roughly $2 million more dollars than national Democrats have put behind their candidates in Ohio, New Hampshire, Indiana, Arkansas, North Carolina, …
'Too Ineffective for Even the Editors of the San Francisco Chronicle...'
Monday morning’s Jolt begins thus…
Feeling Boxed In By Their Options
Newspaper endorsements generally don’t move many votes – ask Creigh Deeds how endless love letters from the Washington Post helped him in last year’s …
Barbara Boxer’s Bad Week, Part Four of Five
We began the week by noticing that Sen. Barbara Boxer has repeatedly paid Rep. Maxine Waters’s daughter for a prominent spot on a “sample ballot” sent out to voters in the South Central Los Angeles district, …
Barbara Boxer’s Bad Week, Part Two of Five.
There’s something about usually safe incumbents that makes cutting corners and ethical shortcuts that much more tempting to them. I suppose those options are more alluring when you know the voters are never going to hold you accountable.
Carly Hits Boxer on California's Economy, but . . . No Floating Head This Time.
By the standards of Carly Fiorina’s web ads, this latest one on Barbara Boxer and California’s economy is fairly mundane.
The stats are pretty eye-opening: 40 percent unemployment in 16 cities, 23 counties with unemployment rates of 15 percent or higher.
But . . . …
And Then Barbara Boxer Exclaimed, 'You've Been Served!'
In his entertaining memoirs, Robert Reich remembered himself being beset by howling partisans and snide journalists. Unfortunately, video of the events he described showed nothing like the drama he described.
At a 1995 press conference, just after President Clinton and Reich …
Is Barbara Boxer Really 'Little Miss Attila'?
If Barbara Boxer didn’t like being called “ma’am,” I can only imagine how she’ll react to being called “Hun.”
And I don’t mean short for “honey”:
“Today, Barbara Boxer treats business much like the Huns treated …
Pollster to Fiorina: Boxer Can't Get Past 45 Percent
Here is what pollster the Tarrance Group is telling the Carly Fiorina campaign:
The race for the US Senate in California is an actual dead heat, with both Fiorina and Boxer standing right at forty-four percent (44%) of the vote. Six …
For Embattled Incumbents, Those Final Poll Numbers Are Often Painfully Accurate
Let’s look back at last cycle, focusing on Senate incumbents who were washed out with the wave . . .
NC: Elizabeth Dole’s totals in the last few polls: 46, 45, 46, 43.
Elizabeth Dole’s final result: 44.2 percent.
OR: Gordon Smith’…
She Leads, but Barbara Boxer Shouldn't Breathe Too Easily
At this point, Carly Fiorina looks like an underdog, but not by too much:
Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer’s bid for reelection in California against Republican challenger Carly Fiorina is once again a toss-up. The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide …
Team Carly Smells an Odor in the L.A. Times Poll
Martin Wilson, campaign manager of Carly Fiorina’s campaign for Senate in California, isn’t too worried about the Los Angeles Times poll.
The just-released poll by the Los Angeles Times is neither an accurate nor a reliable …
Barbara Boxer’s Bad Week, Part Five of Five
So far this week, we have examined Sen. Barbara Boxer’s purchasing of endorsements, the five-figure expenses tied to her jaunts to do “official business” at beach resorts, her 143 bounced checks for more than $40,000 in three years, …
Barbara Boxer’s Bad Week, Part Three of Five
In a way, you could say that California senator Barbara Boxer isn’t a hypocrite on spending: As a lawmaker, she spends considerably more than the country can afford, and in her past personal life, she spent considerably more …
Barbara Boxer’s Bad Week, Part One of Five.
Sen. Barbara Boxer is going to have a bad week.
Californians are already wary about reelecting their state’s junior senator, one of the chamber’s most liberal Democrats. But this week, Campaign Spot will dust off some of the …
A Little Late for a Registered-Voter Poll, Isn't It, Fellas?
CNN has some new poll numbers out in some key Senate races; earlier in the day, they touted them as being “surprising.”
They’re surprising because they’re different from other polls in these races. And they’re different, I …
A Hard Question for Californians
The Committee for Truth in Politics asks, “Can you name three things Barbara Boxer has done to improve the quality of your life?”
Ma’am, that’s a hard question.
(Inevitably, some Democrat will try to turn the question around; …
Rasmussen Brightens the Mornings of Boxer and Kasich
This morning, Rasmussen has Democratic incumbent Barbara Boxer leading Carly Fiorina by 5 in California’s Senate race and the GOP’s John Kasich leading incumbent Ted Strickland by 3 in Ohio’s governor’s race. They’re pretty much in line …