Posts tagged "2012 Presidential election"

How can a patriotic American be ready to secede from the United States?

How can a patriotic American be ready to secede from the United States?
I love my country. I voted for President Obama. Those two sentences are not mutually exclusive. In talking with supporters of both candidates over the last week, it seems like many who supported Mitt Romney went off the deep end after last week’s defeat. Thousands of Americans have signed petitions to secede from the nation. One... Read more »

What does Election 2012 say about the Republican Brand? Where does the Republican Party go?

What does Election 2012 say about the Republican Brand? Where does the Republican Party go?
Barack Obama was reelected last night with a convincing Electoral College victory over Republican Mitt Romney. As I sit here deconstructing what happened last night, I can’t help but believe that it was less Mitt Romney than the identity of the Republican party that lost. View it as Jeb Bush or Chris Christie versus Michele... Read more »

Regardless of who wins the Presidential election, we are all responsible to make our lives, and our country, better

Regardless of who wins the Presidential election, we are all responsible to make our lives, and our country, better
My wife, Amy, looked at me this morning and told me she is nervous.  She is nervous about President Obama losing the election tomorrow. We then spent time reminiscing.  Election Day four years ago we each proudly cast ballots for Barack Obama.  On Election Night, I was in Grant Park and Amy was at home... Read more »
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Two Reasons to Vote for Barack Obama

Two Reasons to Vote for Barack Obama
Last week, I provided two reasons to vote for Mitt Romney– which was really more like two reasons to vote against Barack Obama. As I said last week, it seems like more people are voting against Obama than voting for Romney. It doesn’t really matter for Mitt, as he will become the 45th President of... Read more »

“Don’t be a commie! Vote for Romney!”

“Don’t be a commie!  Vote for Romney!”
“Don’t be a commie/Vote for Romney” read the bumper sticker a lane over from me on southbound Lake Shore Drive Monday morning. “I’m going to hit this [expletive deleted]” immediately flashed through my mind, as I cut into he SUV’s lane of traffic. The plan forming in my head was to hit the gold Lexus... Read more »

A Thoughtful Rebuttal to “Two Reasons to Vote for Mitt” from an Independent Voter

 A Thoughtful Rebuttal to “Two Reasons to Vote for Mitt” from an Independent Voter
A good friend, Jeff Laurinaitis, emailed me his response to today’s “Two Reasons to Vote for Mitt” post. While many of the comments were excellent, I wanted to post Jeff’s email response to foster more discussion. What do you think? Is he right? Thank you Jeff for permitting me to post your words: While I... Read more »
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Two reasons to vote for Mitt Romney

Two reasons to vote for Mitt Romney
Is anyone actually voting for Mitt Romney? Certainly some people like his business acumen and would like to see the country run like a business. But of the people voting for Mitt Romney, what percentage is actually voting for him? Better stated, what percentage is voting against Barack Obama? 60%? 70%? Does it matter who... Read more »

Presidential Hangover: How President Obama’s debate performance got me plastered

Presidential Hangover: How President Obama’s debate performance got me plastered
As I slowly came to at about 5:30 in the morning, I felt like crap.  I’m in my living room (it is my living room, right?), watching a blue screen.  I put my foot on the floor to stop the room from spinning and hit an empty 16oz Old Style Cubs can.  Geez, it’s hot... Read more »

Is the presidential race already over? It is if Mitt Romney can’t do better than “I’m not Obama”

Is the presidential race already over?  It is if Mitt Romney can’t do better than “I’m not Obama”
For a couple weeks, headlines have screamed the presidential race is over. I started to think everyone had already voted even though I don’t remember going to the polls. But then again, maybe it is over. Unless Mitt Romney does something extraordinary– which we have yet to see from Romney in his five years of... Read more »
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