Why Romney Lost

This is a very thoughtful article on Mitt Romney’s failure to connect with voters. This is by Nicole Gelinas who writes for the Manhattan Institute’s City Journal. — JH

Staying on message meant looking irrelevant, reminding voters of a certain someone.

7 November 2012

Governor Mitt Romney lost on Tuesday not because the [...]


Romney: The Great Deformer

 This article was sent to me by David Stockman, former Reagan Administration head of OMB, capitalist, investor, and writer. As readers know, he has been contributing articles to The Daily Capitalist over the years dealing with what he calls “The Great Deformation”, or the impact of the Fed and crony capitalism [...]


The Greatest Trick

“I believe in an America where millions of Americans believe in an America that’s the America millions of Americans believe in. That’s the America I love.”

-     US Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney.

 Never try to teach a pig to sing, advised Robert Heinlein. It wastes your time and it [...]


Should Mitt Pay More Taxes?

Mitt Romney made $21.7 million in 2010 according to his tax returns, and paid $3 million in federal taxes, about a 14% effective tax rate.  The bulk of his income ($12.6 million) was from capital gains on investments, plus taxable interest of $3.3 million and ordinary dividends of $4.9 million. His net worth is estimated to be [...]


Is Newt Unstable?


From his campaign rhetoric one might reasonably conclude that Newt Gingrich has only one oar in the water. In my experience those who cannot control their mouths are a bit unstable. I have known quite a few people like this. Many are bright some aren’t, but I believe they are all mildly mentally “off”. The most disquieting thing about Gingrich is that there [...]


Unknown Republican Presidential Candidate Ties Leaders In Iowa Poll

Iowans were asked this question in a Bloomberg Poll released yesterday:  ”If the Republican caucuses were today, and the following candidates were running, which one would be your first choice for president?” The results:

Cain, Gingrich, Romney, and some unknown candidate, Ron Paul, are virtually tied. Why haven’t we heard about this Ron Paul guy?



Romney Takes Lead

The latest WSJ/NBC Poll puts Romney ahead:

The Journal/NBC News polling team late last week went back to re-interview Republican primary voters who had taken the Journal/NBC poll earlier this month. The results of 102 interviews, while not scientifically conclusive, are instructive.

Among those recontacted, 32% now say they favor Mr. Romney for president, up [...]


The Latest Line On The Republican Presidential Race

Rick Perry stumbled badly in last night’s Republican presidential candidate debate in Michigan by having a serious memory lapse. His comment, “Oops.” It turns out he forgot the Department of Energy. See the clip.

Those clever Tyler Durdens at Zero Hedge did an interesting piece, “Flash To Crash” on this by juxtaposing the Intrade value of Perry [...]


The Preferred Version Of The Presidential Debate—Video

This is a great take off on the last presidential debate in Las Vegas. Really funny, especially Mitt. From the WeRockNetwork … 


Here is WeRockNetwork’s animation of Ron Paul vs. Obama.



Herman Keyne’s 9-9-9

Herman Cain Keyne is getting a lot of attention for his 9-9-9 tax plan. I think his plan is something he rushed out to get attention—it worked. One thing about Herman is that he knows how to sell. I wish Ron Paul would pay attention to this. I like Herman a lot, except for his [...]


Republican Candidates In A Nutshell

Michelle Bachmann: “I just love Mises. He’s just so cute. And a great beach read. Evolution is just a theory–equal time for Creationism.”

Tim Pawlenty: “I will restore America to its greatness as soon as I figure out how to do that. Maybe I’ll invade somebody.”

Rick Santorum: “No one in America will get an abortion [...]