Romney is perhaps best known for being a clown and a humanitarian, but long before his involvement in presidential politics, Romney was an LSD-fueled comedian. Here's a snippet
(No, not that Romney; the other one.) [more inside]
Last year, The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU's Law School released a report
) detailing new, more restrictive state laws that affect voting rights and are likely to impact the outcome of the 2012 elections. The restrictions "fall most heavily on young, minority, and low-income voters, as well as on voters with disabilities." On August 3rd, 2012, they updated their analysis
with a pdf
of passed and pending State government legislation. Their conclusion: after a century in which the United States "expanded the franchise and knocked down myriad barriers to full electoral participation... that momentum [has] abruptly shifted." [more inside]
Anatomy of a Stump Speech.
The NY Times has been killing it of late with interactive features. This one is particularly good -- an annotated breakdown of the text and video of Republican stump speeches by four candidates. "Revisionist history alert: Mr. Gingrich is recasting his tempestuous tenure as House speaker..."
2012 Presidential Candidates
- Comparing the 2012 Presidential Candidates on the issues
with profile, issue and trivia comparisons. [more inside]
Who would the world elect
for President of the United States?
"Ron Paul and the Sex Pistols!"
Never thought I’d hear the words “Ron Paul and the Sex Pistols” in the same phrase.
the first woman President. Pratibha Patil
, most recently Governer of of the western desert state of Rajasthan has just been elected The President of the Republic of India.
While outgoing President
APJ Abdul Kalam retains popularity he was unwilling
to continue for a second term, political considerations
led to a considerable struggle
for who would be India's next President. Primarily a figurehead, the new head of state, Ms Patil does not have her country's unanimous support
or approval diluting the landmark achievement for women in India.
Green and Libertarian Presidential Candidates to Demand Ohio Recount. David Cobb
and Michael Badnarik,
the 2004 presidential candidates for the Green and Libertarian parties, today announced their intentions to file a formal demand for a recount of the presidential ballots cast in Ohio.
Attention all Mefites: there is no need for discussion on the 2004 election anymore, as the results have already been revealed. George W. Bush will be re-elected in 2004 in a landslide, says God
... According to Pat Robertson... according to Fox News. Well. That's it then.
Gore is set to endorse Howard Dean tomorrow.
Does that mean it's already over for the other Democratic candidates? (Will you even get the opportunity to vote for a candidate in your state's primary? Heck, should we consider limiting the campaign period?)
Palm Beach Butterfly Ballot Reportedly Cost Gore
"The newspaper said the ballot confusion also hurt President George W. Bush; 1,631 people voted for both Bush and Buchanan, whose hole was directly under that of Bush"
Al Gore has decided on Sen. Joseph Lieberman (D-CT) as his VP nominee,
sez someone who ratted to the AP. I suppose there's a small chance they're just leaking this now to test public and media reaction before making a final fianl decision, but I doubt it.
He has more flair than Ralph Nader
and he advocates lowering the voting age to five. How could you object to Jello Biafra for President