September 17, 2013 |
An yone with a glancing familiarity with middle-school humor could tell you that a name like " C. Moore Bacon " is probably a pseudonym. A gentleman with that peculiar name appears on a recent letter from the Federal Election Commission to Romney Victory Inc., a joint fundraising organization led by 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney . The FEC suggested that the PAC should return Mr. Bacon's $50,000 contribution. Not, though, because he is possibly a figment of someone's rather juvenile...
August 16, 2013
The Post's characterization of Mitt Romney's 47 percent remark is a great example of how toothless and boring political reporting has become [" Gansler said rival relies on his race in Md. contest ," front page, Aug. 13]. The Post said, "In the 2012 presidential race, GOP nominee Mitt Romney had to defend his ‘47 percent' comments, which critics said disparaged nearly half the electorate. " No, "critics" didn't say that. Romney flatly disparaged nearly half the electorate.
August 10, 2013 |
AMES, Iowa — Rick Santorum blew a kiss Saturday to the state that lifted his 2012 White House bid into competition, and delivered a campaign-style speech to conservative activists brimming with criticism of moderate Republicans. "Don't agree with the establishment Republicans that we have to change our policies to be more like Democrats. But we do need to change our tactics to be more like Democrats," Santorum said in an address here at a summit hosted by the Family Leader, an evangelical conservative group.
August 2, 2013 |
Howell Raines, a former executive editor of the New York Times, is working on a novel set during the Civil War. Dan Balz's history of the 2012 campaign ends with an astonishing scene from a post-election interview with Mitt Romney. When the reporter brings up his infamous "47 percent" remark , Romney blurts, "Actually I didn't say that. " He then retrieves his iPad and leads Balz, line by line, through an excruciatingly delusional exegesis of the speech...
August 1, 2013 |
When last we worked at length on something about Henry Kissinger , he was a secretary of state on his knees in the White House, praying beside President Richard Nixon shortly before the latter's resignation 39 years ago next week. Now he's back, a third of the way into our colleague Dan Balz 's excellent new book, "Collision 2012 ," and he's leaning on New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to run for president during the summer of 2011. Christie demurred.
July 30, 2013
Regarding Dan Balz's July 28 front-page article " From doubts to conﬁdence to defeat ": If Mitt Romney's love of country and concern for America's future were what compelled him to run for president, why doesn't he focus on working with President Obama, who clearly shares those objectives? Ralph Sierra , Sterling