Democratic National Convention
Democrats Pick Cheesesteaks Over Artisan Quinoa for Convention
The Democrats have selected Philadelphia as their host city for their 2016 Democratic convention. It’s a fine city, helped by the fact that the mayor and police force are not in a metaphorical war with each other.
Unlike some of the …
The Democrats’ Convention City Is…
The fact that Democrats are no longer considering red-state cities like Phoenix, Arizona and Birmingham, Alabama is not a surprise. The remaining cities — Columbus, Ohio; New York and Philadelphia — are a bit surprising.
Columbus, Ohio is a potentially …
Romney Pollster: Ignore the ‘Sugar High’ of Democrat Convention
The Romney campaign just distributed this open memo from the campaign’s in-house pollster, Neil Newhouse:
TO: Interested Parties
FROM: Neil Newhouse, Romney for President Pollster
RE: State of the Race
DATE: September 10, 2012
Don’t get too worked up about …
The Democrats’ Platform, Quiet About the Budget
Looking over the Democratic party’s 2012 platform, I count 15 references to “budget.” Almost all of them are references to the budget passed by House Republicans, or boasts of spending more money.
The first use of the word “budget” is thus: “…
The $16 Trillion Debt Threshold Looms
Below, our old friend Mark Hemingway wonders if the August jobs report — scheduled to be released September 7, the day after the Democratic National Convention ends — will end up stepping on the message of the Obama-Biden campaign. Obama will …
Marion Barry, Obama Delegate
From the midweek edition of the Morning Jolt:
Obama Delegate Marion Barry: Brought to You by Those Tolerant Democrats
Washington-based Democratic consultant Chuck Thies points out the unpleasant truth for his party:
Last week, while delivering a speech after winning …
How About That 2016 Democratic Convention in Brooklyn?
New York City mayor Bill de Blasio, having stood so closely to the anti-police protests that the city’s police forces no longer trust him, now is calling for all protests to be suspended until after the slain officers’ funerals.
The Rice Withdrawal: The Best News for the GOP Since November
Susan Rice’s decision to withdraw from consideration as secretary of state is the best news for Republicans since Election Day.
First, a quick reminder of why the Rice nomination mattered to Republicans: Opposition to Rice would have been garden-variety …
‘The Government Is the Only Thing We All Belong To’
It was kind of the Democrats to begin their national convention with a statement that will be featured in Republican ads for weeks to come:
Isn’t . . . the nation itself, and our national identity, a better description of what binds …
The Hatch Act Isn’t Keeping Hillary From Charlotte
Over at ABC News, they write that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will not be speaking at this year’s convention because “federal statute and the State Department’s ethical guidelines prohibit Clinton from participating in political activities such as …
Do Convention-Skipping Lawmakers Matter? Yes.
So, what are we to make of the news that West Virginia senator Joe Manchin, Montana senator Jon Tester, Utah congressman Jim Matheson, West Virginia governor Ray Tomblin, West Virginia congressman Nick Rahall, New York congressmen Kathy Hochul and Bill …
Enjoy the Democratic Convention, Randall Terry!
Randall Terry, Operation Rescue founder and Democratic presidential candidate, has won one delegate to the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
What are the odds that A) Democrats find some way to bar him from the convention hall or B) he uses …