2012

First look at the BBC’s BBC mockumentary W1A

20 March 2014 0:05

So, OK, here’s the thing with W1A: it’s just as brilliant as 2012. So that’s all good. By which I mean the…

New, Improved, Human, Mitt Romney Still Faces Demographic Difficulties - Spectator Blogs

3 September 2012 11:17

Traditionally – that is, for the last 50 or so years – Labor Day is considered the “official” start of…

Romney’s Donald Trump problem

30 May 2012 14:09

When Obama brilliantly skewered Donald Trump at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner last year, you might’ve thought the billionaire would…

Will Obama Dump Biden for Hillary?

22 May 2012 13:39

Mike Tomasky enters the Veepstakes with a variation on a well-worn theme: Will Barack Obama replace Joe Biden with Hillary…

Mitt Romney’s Invisibility Strategy

17 May 2012 15:22

 Joe Klein complains that the Republican nominee is being beastly to the press.  Mitt Romney is clearly a candidate terrified…

Obama’s Evolution

10 May 2012 12:29

Yesterday, Barack Obama came out of the closet and acknowledged what we’d all suspected for a long, long time: he…

Washington’s Favourite Unimportant Parlour Game: The Veepstakes

2 May 2012 14:19

The American presidential campaign is in one of its few fallow periods just now. Which means it is time for…

Will the Real Mitt Romney Please Stand Up?

20 March 2012 15:26

Congratulations to YouTube user Hugh Atkin for this mash-up. Nicely done.

Illinois Votes; Mitt Romney Wins; Race Still Over

20 March 2012 12:05

The Illinois primary is today and looks like handing good news to Mitt Romney and poor news to reporters and…

Song of the South

14 March 2012 11:22

Consider these three propositions: 1. A Mormon, moderate conservative from Massachusetts won 30% of the vote in Alabama and Mississippi…

Mitt Romney: The Man From Nowhere

29 February 2012 0:59

In as much as it is possible to feel sympathy for a man seeking the American presidency while possessing a…

2012: Last Chance Republicanism?

28 February 2012 2:06

How large are the stakes in this year’s American presidential election? Pretty huge if you’re a Republican. Jon Chait has…

Mitt Romney: Man of the People

27 February 2012 10:54

One thing to be said about Mitt Romney: there’s an artless quality to his campaign and there are times when…

Your Latest Santorum: Education Indoctrinates Kids

24 February 2012 15:56

This is one reason – among many – why it is a bad idea to agree to be interviewed by…

Marco Rubio: Mormon!

23 February 2012 16:23

It’s still too soon for Veepstakes – that game is supposed to be played in July – and, anyway, there…

Did Mitt Romney Really Change His Mind on Abortion?

23 February 2012 15:40

Poor Mitt Romney. Once upon a time he aspired to run Massachussetts, a state which backs legal abortion; now he…

Rick Santorum’s Passion: A Religious Problem

21 February 2012 12:46

There are many, many reason that explain why Rick Santorum will not be the next President of the United States.…

Rick Santorum: As Electable As George Wallace

15 February 2012 18:57

On the other hand, Jonathan Chait makes an argument that, though “electability” is notionally Mitt Romney’s greatest strength, there’s reason…

Santorum’s Pill Problem

15 February 2012 12:24

The Republican presidential circus continues to offer great entertainment. For this, Mitt Romney is owed many thanks. His weakness as…

Santorum for America! Really?

8 February 2012 13:10

It figures that Rick Santorum would eventually have his turn in the sun in this crazed Presidential beauty contest. He’s…