In Florida, 36 percent of Republicans support Mitt Romney, while 24 percent back Newt Gingrich and 16 percent support Rick Santorum, according to a new poll by Quinnipiac University. That said, 54 percent of voters say they might change their minds. Gingrich, the erstwhile frontrunner in the Sunshine State, now ties Romney in support among tea partiers, with 32 percent each. “The race is closer among white evangelical Christians,” according to the press release, “Romney gets 28 percent to Gingrich’s 26 percent, with 20 percent for Santorum.” Read more here.
The 90 minutes of “debate” between President Donald Trump and former vice president Joe Biden cannot be told as a cohesive story, or reduced to a few bottom lines. It was too fast and too disorganized. Almost anyone watching would have just picked up impressions along the way. I’ve grouped mine into piles ... Read More
This largely stitches together footage that was already public, but there are some new details as well, and it's also worth watching because it thoroughly explains the defense's narrative of the event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=av-L5FB6k3E One thing that's become slightly clearer since I previously ... Read More
Reactions to tonight's debate will likely be deeply polarized, as everything else is. There are a few things that are clear. One, this was probably the worst presidential debate in American history. There was a ton of cross-talk and shouting down, there were many bald-faced lies and obvious evasions, a former ... Read More
I know. A lot of folks are saying the debate was an ugly, insult-filled shouting match that barely got down to cases. Actually, I thought it was a highly entertaining exchange that helpfully spotlighted the candidates’ differences on issues. An ugly, angry exchange? Well, at least it looked like America. If you ... Read More
Over coffee this morning I read a fascinating interview with Martin Gurri, the former CIA analyst who first noticed the seismic impact of social media on world politics. The author of The Revolt of the Public and the Crisis of Authority in the New Millennium, Gurri studies the fracturing of discourse and the ... Read More