Rick Perry Shunned Press On Road To Reelection

Texas Gov. Rick Perry beat Democratic challenger Bill White, the former mayor of Houston, for an historic and unprecedented third four-year term by a whopping 13 points, a margin that surprised even his own pollster. But what is really surprising is the way Perry won. Sure, he did all the traditional things well. He raised […]

Obama Reflects On Elections In ’60 Minutes’ Interview (VIDEO)

In his first one-on-one interview since his party suffered crushing losses in the 2010 midterm elections, President Obama reiterated his belief that his administration failed to effectively communicate with voters. When asked by CBS’s Steve Kroft whether the elections were a “reflection on your leadership,” the president instead focused on his belief that he did […]

Pat Toomey Open To Joining Senate Tea Party Caucus (VIDEO)

WASHINGTON — Pennsylvania’s new senator-elect, Republican Pat Toomey, said on Sunday that he is open to joining a Tea Party caucus when he arrives in Washington and has appreciated all the support the movement has given him. “I’d consider that,” said Toomey when asked by host Candy Crowley on CNN’s “State of the Union” whether […]

James Denselow: Bush’s Christian Legacy in Iraq

Over the last week in publicity trailing the release of his autobiography, former president George W Bush admitted that when it came to Iraq he felt a “sickening feeling”. Sadly for those looking for greater remorse he was only referring to the failure to discover weapons of mass destruction. But as a man of devout […]

Rep. Danny Davis Backed By Black Leaders In Chicago Mayoral Race

In a political about-face, a coalition of black leaders has rejected its two earlier stated finalists and thrown its support behind U.S. Rep. Danny Davis for mayor. The coalition — a group of African-American politicians, religious and community leaders — met late into the night Friday before unanimously selecting Davis over former U.S. Sen. Carol […]

Rand Paul: Tea Party Is ‘Co-Opting Washington’

Kentucky Republican Rand Paul vowed on Sunday to uphold the Tea Party’s core principles when he is sworn in as a United States Senator in January. Yet in an interview with ABC’s Christiane Amanpour, Paul struggled to specify exactly how he would implement bold spending cuts. When pressed on “This Week” about which programs the […]

Michael Melcher: Five Coaching Perspectives on the 2012 Elections

What should we think about the results of the 2012 elections? One option is to question our automatic ways of judging the results. I question my automatic assessments because I’ve grown tired of them. I spent enough time feeling depressed, frustrated and angry during the Bush years, during the impeachment period of the Clinton years, […]