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Countdown to Iowa – GMA
GOP Contenders Take Aim – CBS Early Show
John Avlon and Margaret Hoover discuss the GOP presidential canidates on the CBS Early Show. Discussions about Rick Perry, Paul Ryan, mobilizing the Republican base, and what options the Republicans have for the 2012 Elections.
John Avlon Hosts – OutFront – CNN
John Avlon talks about Republican’s efforts to repeal Heath Care and other political topics of the day as he hosts CNN’s Out Front on July 2, 2012.
The Obama Haters Book Club: The Canon Swells – The Daily Beast
Welcome to the Obama Haters Book Club—a parallel universe of fear mongering for fun and profit. Over the past four years, no less than 89 obsessively anti-Obama books have been published, as now catalogued by The Daily Beast. I’m not … Continue reading
The Changing Face of the U.S. Electorate – CNN.com
John King speaks with Margaret Hoover and John Avlon about how Pres. Obama was able to win despite losing white vote.
October’s Game Changers – CNN
Brooke speaks with CNN contributors John Avlon and Margaret Hoover about how unexpected events can impact close races.
Busting Campaign Myths with Margaret Hoover and Errol Louis – OutFront – CNN
CNN contributor John Avlon talks to NY1 anchor Errol Louis and Republican strategist Margaret Hoover about the top three campaign myths that voters should be aware of heading to the polls this November.
Romney’s Rorschach Test – CNN
‘Severe conservative’ or ‘Massachusetts moderate’, which one of these terms would you use to describe Mitt Romney? If you’re having a hard time picking just one of those two options, you might not be alone. CNN Contributor John Avlon speculates … Continue reading
Republican Politicians Must Stop Pandering to Conservative Populism – The Daily Beast
Republicans need to “stop being the Stupid Party.” That was a blunt postelection declaration of independence by Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal. “We’ve also had enough of this dumbed-down conservatism,” continued Jindal. “We need to stop being simplistic, we need to … Continue reading
The Final Insult: Mitt Romney’s Clueless Gift Gaffe – The Daily Beast
Mitt Romney made his final newsworthy post-election pronouncement, explaining to a conference call of big-dollar donors that he had fallen short because President Barack Obama had bribed liberal special interests with expensive gifts. Here’s what he said, according to The … Continue reading
They Failed to ‘Buy’ the US Election in 2012: Will Conservative Donors Ever Open Their Wallets Again? – The Telegraph
An unprecedented amount of money was spent in the 2012 election — some $6 billion in total. But the real slumbering scandal was how much of that was an infusion of cash from Super PACs – supposedly independent “political action … Continue reading
Obama’s Strong Support Among Cuban Americans Underlines Demographic Shift – The Daily Beast
The depth, if not dimensions, of President Obama’s reelection victory is slowly resonating, even in Republican circles. After all the partisan spinning, it is clear that the combination of the Obama campaign’s ground game and demographic evolutions in our nation … Continue reading
Welcome to the Twilight Zone – Newsweek – The Daily Beast
Partisan politics is starting to look like a cult, and after this presidential election, Republicans will need some serious deprogramming. The overheated anti-Obama echo chamber on the far right led to a fact-free fanaticism, inspiring otherwise educated folks to ignore … Continue reading
Battleground Blog: How the Swing Counties Swung – CNN.com
Over the last two months of the campaign, CNN focused on the swing districts of swing states as a way of looking at who would win the election. From Jefferson County Colorado and Loudon County Virginia on CNN’s OutFront’s Final … Continue reading
Nightmare Scenario—Ohio’s Provisional Ballots May Be 2012’s Hanging Chads – The Daily Beast
There was a traffic jam on the highway leading to the early voting station in Franklin County, Ohio, on Monday. Inside the former box store, lines snaked around the showroom floor with voters waiting more or less patiently for an … Continue reading
Independent and Centrist Voters Breaking with Precedent – CNN.com
The final polls are out and behind the national horserace is a fascinating dynamic – Mitt Romney is narrowly winning independent voters while President Obama is winning centrist voters by a nearly 20-point margin. For example, here in the must-win … Continue reading
Presidential Election Likely to Come Down to the Future vs. the Past – The Daily Beast
The fault lines in the 2012 election are the future versus the past—and not in an empty rhetorical “America is at a crossroads” sort of way. Something more fundamental and demographically measurable is at work. Consider this: President Obama’s largest … Continue reading
What’s Really at Stake in Election 2012 – CNN.com
The stakes in this election go far beyond just who takes the oath of office in January. Each of us is faced with choices that will have huge ramifications in our nation for decades — and the choice is not … Continue reading
Sex, Drugs, and Ballot Initiatives – The Daily Beast
Ballot initiatives are direct democracy—the cutting edge of politics—but they don’t get the respect they deserve despite the huge consequences that can come from giving citizens the rebellious ability to do an end run around their slow-moving state legislatures. With … Continue reading
Vote the Bums Out: the Eight Worst Members of Congress – The Daily Beast
This divided and dysfunctional Congress has earned its record low-approval rating. Luckily we have the remedy in our hands on Election Day: vote the bums out. Here is my brief list of the eight worst congresspeople in 2012 from both … Continue reading