Archive for January 2012
Candidate Code Names: Fun with Anagrams and the 2012 Republican Field
Would Barack Obama rather run against “Metro Minty,” “Ethnic Wronging,” or “Cranium Stork?”Read More
Could Heath Shuler or Brad Miller Buck History in North Carolina’s Gubernatorial Race?
Only four sitting North Carolina U.S. Representatives or U.S. Senators have won a gubernatorial election in state history, and only one in the last 100 years.Read More
Why is Mitt Romney Feeling Blue? Candidate Necktie Colors at the GOP Debates
Romney has worn a blue tie in 17 of 18 presidential debates; his opponents usually wear red and Gingrich has not worn a blue tie once.Read More
Bachmann Celebrates Reelection Bid Announcement with Second ‘Appearance’ on Jeopardy!
In addition to his wife and a few governmental officials, an additional 19 non-governmental guests sat in the First Lady’s box during the president’s State of the Union address Tuesday evening. Interestingly, 17 of these 19 individuals – some of…Read More
“My Message is Simple”: Obama’s SOTU Written at 8th Grade Level for Third Straight Year
Obama’s SOTU addresses have the lowest average Flesch-Kincaid score of any modern president; Obama owns three of the six lowest-scoring addresses since FDR.Read More
Romney Plays the Florida Card…in Spades
Romney makes more Sunshine State references in the NBC debate than Gingrich, Paul, and Santorum combined.Read More
Number of Presidential Candidates Tops 330 and Counting
Individuals still filing at a rate of nearly one per day; men file at a 10:1 rate over women.Read More
Gingrich Remains Go-To Candidate for Opening Question in GOP Debates
The former House Speaker has received the moderator’s first question in six of the last seven debates.Read More
What’s So Special About South Carolina?
The Palmetto State is one of nearly two-dozen states with a perfect record in picking eventual GOP presidential nominees since 1980.Read More