Writing Archive

Map of the Day: Mitt Romney (R-Detroit)

The Wall Street Journal’s most p0pular story today was about how Mitt Romney’s childhood home at 1860 Balmoral Dr., Detroit, Michigan is one of 10,000 houses that Mayor Dave Bing has pledged to knock down. Romney called it “sad” and blamed it on “liberal social policies” that have forced jobs out of the Motor [...]

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Romney Finds a Home in New Hampshire

My friend and former colleague Erin McPike reported last week that Mitt Romney is moving his official residence from Boston to his vacation home at Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire. The first thing that came to mind, of course, is that he’s positioning himself for the state’s first-in-the-nation primary in 2012.  Assuming he is [...]

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Carrying the Banner for the Three Types of Republicans

Over at The Next Right, my NMS colleague Jon Henke has a post tackling the daunting topic of “The Future of the Right” and identifies three different types of Republicans: Progressive Republicans, Goldwater Republicans and Bush Republicans.
Progressive Republicans (aka: Teddy Roosevelt Republicans) are “generally reliable on limited government, but willing to go off on Big [...]

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Mapping Strategies: How Candidates Use Maps to Imply Electability

One of the most fascinating use of maps I’ve seen this election cycle was when Rudy Giuliani’s camp constructed hypothetical Electoral College outcomes to push the narrative that he was the most electable candidate. They released four maps, with each one pairing one of the GOP candidates against Hillary Clinton, who in October 2007, [...]

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Super Tuesday Maps

It’s been a busy week, but with the dust settled from Super Tuesday, we now have a clear picture of who won.
On the Democratic side, Barack Obama took 14 states to Hillary Clinton’s eight, although Hillary prevailed in more populous states like California and New York. The result was a near-tie: Hillary won 50.2 [...]

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McCain Won Boston

Mitt Romney said in his speech tonight that he’s proud “the three places I have lived have all voted for us — Michigan, Massachusetts and Utah.”
Well check this out: Suffolk County (whose county seat is Boston) choose John McCain 46-45% over Romney. Looks like no love is lost on Beacon Hill.
Massachusetts Republican Electoral Map [...]

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The Show-Me State Comes Through

Missouri takes its politics seriously. Not only has it picked the correct presidential candidate since 1900 (besides 1956), but tonight both the Democratic and Republican contests are too close to call. As all eyes focus on Missouri, the state can be proud that it has one of the best Secretary of State web [...]

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Hillary’s Clinton Empire

Hillary Clinton wins the Empire State 57-39%, which is just about what I expected.  Barack Obama did pretty well in the City; his best borough was Brooklyn where he got 48%, and his worst was Staten Island, where he won 36%.
In the key suburban counties, Hillary took 52% in Westchester and 62% in Nassau.  All [...]

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Mormon Backlash down South?

Via Jonathan Martin.

Romney is lagging far behind McCain and Huck in the rural counties.
But he’s winning the suburbs and exurbs around Nashville and Atlanta. Places like Forsyth Co (GA) and Williamson Co (TN).
Why the difference?
As anybody from these states can tell you, these areas are demographically different than everywhere else.
They’re conservative and reliably Republican, but [...]

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The Times Looks at Three Key States

The Times’ examines New Jersey, Missouri and California.
On the Dem side, I expect Hillary Clinton to win New Jersey based on the backs of the Carmello Soprano vote; Hillary to win Missouri by a hair; and Hillary to take about 51 to 54 percent in California, but for the delegates to be split.
On the GOP [...]

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