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An attack ad you’ll never see

Here's a Mitt Romney commercial that could topple the popular notion that President Obama cares more about vulnerable Americans than his challenger does.
Scream On
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 26, 2012

Elizabeth Warren's New Chapter: Showing Her Professorial Side


A book about middle-class bankruptcy, being published next week, includes a chapter co-authored by US Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren. Her contribution, interpreting newly available data,...
By David S. Bernstein  |  January 06, 2012

Newt's Place In The Market


With Newt Gingrich surging in the polls, I thought I'd reach back to something I wrote in June 2009. With Sarah Palin resigning as Alaska...
By David S. Bernstein  |  December 06, 2011

The GOP's Potential Cain Problem


I generally don't bother criticizing Andrew C. McCarthy, who as I have previously written is, for reasons beyond my ken, treated by movement conservatives as...
By David S. Bernstein  |  November 04, 2011

New In The Phoenix -- Donors Desert Mitt


In this week's issue of the Boston Phoenix -- in print tomorrow, online now -- I analyze Mitt Romney's contributions and find that three-quarters of...
By David S. Bernstein  |  November 02, 2011

10 Weeks To Manchester


New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner made it official this morning, setting the state's Presidential primary for January 10. That's one week after the...
By David S. Bernstein  |  November 02, 2011


King Is In


In the new issue of the Boston Phoenix -- in print and online today -- I write about the state of the Massachusetts Senate primary...
By David S. Bernstein  |  October 13, 2011

Romney Pounds The Aliens


Mitt Romney really cares a lot about illegal immigrants, when it gives him an opening against his chief political rival. He's pounding away at the...
By David S. Bernstein  |  October 10, 2011

Scotto's Hard-Knock Life?


On the Scott Brown - Elizabeth Warren dust-up, I'll point you to Glen Johnson's take over at the little paper/web site across town; I pretty...
By David S. Bernstein  |  October 07, 2011

Romney And The Gay-Tolerant GOP


There weren't a whole lot of big-money institutional Republican types disappointed by Sarah Palin's announcement that she will not seek the Presidency in 2012. But...
By David S. Bernstein  |  October 06, 2011

Q&A #4: Senate Debate Topics


"David" asks:  There's now a debate scheduled on 10/4 for the Democratic Senate candidates. As with most primaries, it seems like the candidates agree on...
By David S. Bernstein  |  September 23, 2011


Q&A #2: Huntsman In The Hunt?


"Jesse Wood" asks: What do you think this weeks New Hampshire polls mean for Jon Huntsman? Nothing, and everything. Nothing for winning the nomination, which...
By David S. Bernstein  |  September 23, 2011

Q&A #1: Time For Setti To Go?


Happy Ask Me Anything Friday!!! First up is "Rob," who goes straight to the big Massachusetts 2012 US Senate race: Have you heard any rumblings...
By David S. Bernstein  |  September 23, 2011

Perry-Romney, Mayweather-Ortiz


I did not actually see the Floyd Mayweather-Victor Ortiz fight Saturday, but I know a good political metaphor. According to reports, Mayweather was leading the...
By David S. Bernstein  |  September 19, 2011

It Was The Senate Candidate, In The Office, In Front Of The Leafy Window


Who done it? Presumably Doug Rubin, political consultant for both Steve Pagliuca (in '09) and Elizabeth Warren (now). An eagle-eyed sleuth claims to have solved the...
By David S. Bernstein  |  September 14, 2011

Off And Running


Here she goes: consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren will announce tomorrow her candidacy for US Senate, her campaign says. She will appear in Boston tomorrow morning,...
By David S. Bernstein  |  September 13, 2011


Warren's Wall Street Problem? Says Who?


This morning the Ballot Box blog of DC's The Hill ran a piece that made the rounds (and was repeated tonight practically verbatim by Melissa Harris-Perry on...
By David S. Bernstein  |  August 23, 2011

Mass Uniting's Super-Secret Origins?


OK, look, you all know a few things about me: I love everybody; I like 1990s hip-hop more than is reasonable; and I'm all for...
By David S. Bernstein  |  August 22, 2011

Warren Wows 'Em


A couple of weeks ago I wrote an article about the much-rumored Elizabeth Warren US Senate candidacy; in it, I reported that my "conversations with...
By David S. Bernstein  |  August 21, 2011

Keohan Joins King


James Coyne King has not received much attention in the Massachusetts Democratic primary for US Senate, to take on Scott Brown in 2012, and perhaps...
By David S. Bernstein  |  July 26, 2011

Romney Leaves A Lot On The Table


According to reports, Mitt Romney will report raising $18.25 million since officially launching his Presidential campaign in early April. This is way ahead of the...
By David S. Bernstein  |  July 06, 2011


Senate Candidates Scrape For Dough


Setti Warren will report raising $122,000 for the just-ended 2nd quarter, in just under two months since he launched his campaign. A spokesperson tells me...
By David S. Bernstein  |  July 01, 2011

Debate Nonsense


Man, you could just feel the stupid last night, at the GOP Presidential debate up in Manchester, New Hampshire. The idiocy, the closed-information-loop spiral of...
By David S. Bernstein  |  June 14, 2011

Mitt Throws A Bash


Mitt Romney threw a great political bash yesterday, in Stratham, New Hampshire, to "officially" launch his 2012 Presidential campaign. He and his team do this...
By David S. Bernstein  |  June 03, 2011

Q&A #4 -- Intrade Odds


"Joey" asks: On the InTrade exchange for the 2012 Republican Nomination for President, whose shares are currently undervalued/overvalued in your mind? Ecellent question. Rounding off, here...
By David S. Bernstein  |  June 01, 2011

Q&A #3: Senate Candidates


"Boston Tom" asks: Have we heard the last of the announced Democrats to challenge Scott Brown? If not, who is either (a) strongly considering a...
By David S. Bernstein  |  June 01, 2011


Klout-less Romney


This afternoon, to stir up some online enthusiasm over Thursday's big Presidential campaign launch event, Mitt Romney launched a little Twitter hashtag fun. It didn't...
By David S. Bernstein  |  May 31, 2011

Looking For GOP Women


As my regular readers know, I believe that the 2010 "Year of the Republican Woman" was a bust, and a huge missed opportunity for the...
By David S. Bernstein  |  May 17, 2011

What Huck Will Do


Mike Huckabee won't run for President this time around, which is no great surprise. My prediction: he will endorse Tim Pawlenty, either shortly before or shortly after...
By David S. Bernstein  |  May 15, 2011

Dancing On The Debt Ceiling


It strikes me as a big deal, in GOP 2012 politics terms, that Tim Pawlenty has come out firmly opposed to Congress raising the debt...
By David S. Bernstein  |  April 18, 2011