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The Big Hurt: One week ago in brief

Due to my strange publishing schedule, I'm writing this on November 5, the day before Mitt Romney will be elected to our highest office. I'm not at all worried about jinxing him, since he's a total lock and absolutely nothing could go wrong.

By DAVID THORPE  |  November 16, 2012

The big loser: Race relations

As I write this column, we are literally in the final stretches of the 2012 presidential election and it seems to be a dead heat.
Diverse City
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  November 09, 2012

Who are you voting for?

And could your vote be a waste ?
By KARL STEVENS  |  November 02, 2012

Stein or Supreme: What kind of voter am I?

I'm an Italian Bostonian from Korean Queens who's embarrassed by Caucasian corniness and loves soul food. Race isn't my big issue, though; I despise Glenn Beck and Tyler Perry equally, adore Chris Rock and Jerry Seinfeld, and loathe both Mitt Romney a
Scream On
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  November 02, 2012

Romney/Ryan Campaign Gear

Stock up on poll-boosting tools.
Big Fat Whale
By BRIAN MCFADDEN  |  September 14, 2012

Akin is the GOP

Republican Congressman and Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin is only guilty of saying what the Republican Party officially thinks.
And don't be fooled — Romney and Ryan are enemies of women
By EDITORIAL  |  August 24, 2012


Stealing the 2012 Election

Republicans share more with the Boy Scouts than homophobia. They, too, now live by the motto: Be prepared.
The Republicans are at it again
By EDITORIAL  |  August 03, 2012

Romney’s Shadow Years

With just six weeks to go before the Republican National Convention, Mitt Romney's campaign has bogged down over the seemingly insignificant minutia of how to precisely define the leave of absence he took from Bain Capital, while he ran the Winter Olymp
Mitt wants to make his departure for the Olympics a clean break from his business life — but it’s not that simple
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  July 20, 2012

Just Say No

The key to understanding American politics these days is recognizing that it's easier to oppose a candidate or policy than it is to promote one of your own.
Lefty activists at the Massachusetts Democratic Convention and Netroots Nation are finding it easier to fight the right wing than to champion their own
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  June 15, 2012

Rejected Romney Campaign Slogans

Lorem ipsum!
Big Fat Whale
By BRIAN MCFADDEN  |  April 20, 2012

Democrats are gleeful over Mitt Romney’s bruising primary path, but Romney is still the fight Barack Obama doesn’t want

Back in mid January, when the presidential primary season began and interest in the Republican candidates spread beyond the tight community of political junkies, Mitt Romney's previously untarnished reputation with the general public took a nasty turn.
Bland ambition
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  March 16, 2012

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Mitt's best week ever

The quadrennial farce known as the Ames Straw Poll has once again made its mark on the race for the Republican presidential nomination — by rewarding the candidate smart enough to avoid it.
Romney's presidential quest is looking better than ever - no thanks to his own campaign
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  August 19, 2011

Japan's Chernobyl

It may have receded from the headlines, but the crisis at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station continues.
Plus, what's Donald Trump all about?
By EDITORIAL  |  April 15, 2011

Reed on the Arizona shootings, the Tea Party, and why Bob Gates might stick around

Just days after the Arizona tragedy, the Phoenix sat down with Senator Jack Reed for a Q+A about the shooting, the Tea Party, and some troubling news out of Pakistan.
Ask the Senator
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  January 14, 2011

Romney Is Dropping Out -- Don't Count Out Huckabee In Future Primaries

    It's being reported that Mitt Romney is dropping his presidential bid. That leaves McCain, Huckabee, and Paul -- and Huckabee is an attractive enough...
By Importer  |  February 07, 2008

The General Consensus Is That Romney Didn't Get the Breakthrough He Needed At Last Night's Debate

   For what it's worth (which may not be much), the general pundit consensus is that Mitt Romney didn't get the breakthrough he needed at last...
By Importer  |  January 31, 2008

Preview of Tonight's GOP Debate -- and Tomorrow's Democratic Debate Too, For That Matter

    The Tote Board may have acquired a severe case of campaign fatigue because, for once, we agree with Bill Kristol. Tonight's GOP debate is...
By Importer  |  January 30, 2008

Giuliani Reportedly Set to Endorse McCain; The Romney Campaign is in Trouble

    With Rudy Giuliani reportedly set to endorse John McCain, the Romney candidacy is in trouble. Sure, he can continue to spend his millions and...
By Importer  |  January 30, 2008

Romney Wins GOP Michigan Primary

    If the trends continue, Mitt Romney will win the Michigan primary tonight by about eight points over John McCain, with Mike Huckabee a distant...
By Importer  |  January 16, 2008

Two Scenarios For A Last-Minute Iowa GOP Surge

   With Thursday looming, here's what could happen in the GOP race to tilt things one way or the other:     Romney: The constant negative...
By Importer  |  December 30, 2007

Concord Monitor: Romney Must Be Stopped

    As we've been writing all along, endorsements -- particulary newspaper ones -- scarcely matter any longer. But we're stumped to find many cases in...
By Importer  |  December 23, 2007

Tancredo Withdraws and Endorses Romney: Who Cares?

    Tom Tancredo has withdrawn from the GOP race and endorsed Mitt Romney.     Will it make a difference? Well, Tancredo had virtually no support....
By Importer  |  December 20, 2007

A Look Back at the Romney Speech

    A Tote Board look back at the Romney speech.
By Importer  |  December 10, 2007

Evaluating Romney's Speech

    The key isn't really how this pundit would evaluate the speech: It's how the GOP base views it. For views on that, Real Clear...
By Importer  |  December 07, 2007

Why Romney's Mormon Speech Won't Be Like JFK's

    Why Romney's Mormon speech won't be like JFK's.
By Importer  |  December 04, 2007

The Significance of the New Des Moines Register Poll That Has Obama and Huckabee Ahead

    This morning's latest numbers from the respected Des Moines Register poll, which voters in Iowa pay attention to:    Obama: 28     Clinton: 25    ...
By Importer  |  December 02, 2007

Rasmussen Now Gives Romney A 19-Point Lead in NH

    Mitt Romney may be in trouble in Iowa but the word hasn't gotten to NH yet. Rasmussen has Romney with a 19-point lead over...
By Importer  |  November 30, 2007

Rasmussen Iowa Poll Now Has Huckabee Ahead of Romney

    The latest Rasmussen poll now has Mike Huckabee ahead of Mitt Romney in Iowa 28%-25%. It's a stunning turnaround and if it holds --...
By Importer  |  November 28, 2007

Tote Board Column --11/20 -- "He Ain't Heavy"

    This week's Tote Board column wonders why none of the other candidates has spoken out forcefully to defend Mitt Romney against religious prejudice.
By Importer  |  November 20, 2007

The Latest CNN/WMUR New Hampshire GOP Poll: Romney, Predictably, In a Rout

    The latest CNN/WMUR GOP NH poll has it as follows:    Romney 33%    McCain 18%    Giuliani 16%    Paul 8%     Huckabee 5%    Thompson 4% 
By Importer  |  November 19, 2007