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Barack's Win, Bubba's Handiwork

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Friday, November 9, 2012

This won’t be a discussion about what happened to Republicans’ national aspirations in this election. With well 1,450+ days until Election Day 2016, there’s plenty of time for talk of how to put Humpty back together.

An Election-Night Viewing Guide

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Monday, November 5, 2012

Some would argue that there’s no mystery to the outcome of Tuesday’s election – not that it’s a scientific assumption.

One Week Remaining

by Tammy Frisbyvia Advancing a Free Society
Thursday, November 1, 2012

In this podcast, three political scientists affiliated with the Hoover Institution, David Brady, Tammy Frisby, and Andrew Reeves, assess the state of the presidential race and their forecasts for Election night.

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Crossroad: The Stakes in the 2012 Elections

by James W. Ceaservia Advancing a Free Society
Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Preeminent scholar of American politics and the presidency, James W. Ceaser, assess four scenarios for the national political situation on the day after the November election.

The Third Time's The Charm?

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Sunday, October 21, 2012

President Obama and Mitt Romney meet for a final time on Monday night – unless Romney prevails on Election Night, in which case there will be a fourth and decidedly frosty encounter at the White House

Talk of the Town (Hall)

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Monday, October 15, 2012

By my count, Mitt Romney slogged through a good dozen Republican primary debates that the media deemed “crucial”, “critical”, “pivotal” or “defining”.

Ryan and the (Gen) X Factor

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Contradictions surround the 2012 presidential race.

If Mitt Romney wins, he’s a Republican elected from a true-blue Democratic state. That just doesn’t happen.

In The First Debate, Incumbents Don't Always Have An "In"

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Monday, October 1, 2012

As a viewer, how best to prepare for Wednesday night’s presidential debate?

First, do yourself a favor and ignore the pre-debate spin.

How Romney Ran Afoul of the Fourth Estate

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Tuesday, September 25, 2012

That angry buzz in conservative circles these days: the idea of media bias affecting, if not downright rigging, the presidential election.

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