Paul Ryan Gives An Acceptance Speech That Most People Will End Up Forgetting

Paul Ryan did what he needed to do last night, but in the long run his speech will be lost to history.

Time Of Get Rid Of Political Conventions?

The political convention we know is a 19th Century relic. It’s time to modernize it and make it a lot shorter.

Who Is Thursday Night’s Mystery Convention Speaker?

“To Be Announced” has a prime speaking slot late in the Thursday program.

The Family Research Center, “Hate Groups,” And Tony Perkins’s Persecution Complex

Whether or not it’s proper to call the FRC a “hate group,” the persecution complex being displayed in the wake of Tuesday’s shooting is absurd.

Family Research Center Shooter Charged, Tony Perkins Blames FRC Critics

Entirely unsurprisingly, the shooting at the Family Research Center’s office in Washington, D.C. is already being politicized.

Time For Another Round Of Pointless “Will Obama Dump Biden?” Speculation

No, Barack Obama is not going to dump Joe Biden before the Democratic Convention.

So Much For The “Big Picture” Election

Yesterday it became clear that the Presidential campaign is headed into the mud.

Do Vice-Presidential Picks Really Matter That Much?

There’s little evidence that Vice-Presidential picks have as big an impact on elections as pundits seem to think.

Paul Ryan Polling Worse Than Sarah Palin?

If a new Gallup poll is any indication, Paul Ryan was not a great pick.

In Picking Paul Ryan, Has Romney Actually Helped Obama?

Mitt Romney has effectively rebooted his campaign by picking Paul Ryan, but he’s also handed the President a powerful weapon.

Paul Ryan: A Smart Pick, Or Just A Risky One?

Most of the early reaction on the right consider’s the selection of Paul Ryan a smart move on Mitt Romney’s part, but you could also say it’s just risky.

Paul Ryan as VP Choice: First Thoughts

He’s no Sarah Palin but Paul Ryan doesn’t make immediate sense as Romney’s running mate.

Mitt Romney To Announce Vice-Presidential Pick Saturday In Virginia, Signs Point To Paul Ryan

Is the the 2012 Republican Presidential ticket? We’ll find out Saturday morning.

Romney Falling Behind In New National Polls

The most recent round of national polling seems to show that the negative attacks on Romney are having an impact.

Romney Praises Israeli Health Care System

Since Israel’s system is far more “socialist” by American rhetorical standards, I am not sure what his point was.

Why Today’s GDP Numbers Should Scare You

There are signs that the economy is slowing down so quickly that we may inevitably drift into recession.

On Politicizing Tragedy

Once again, the usual suspects are exploiting tragedy for political purposes.

Sarah Palin Being Frozen Out Of Republican Convention?

Is the Romney camp snubbing Sarah Palin?

Has Romney Made His Veep Selection Already?

There are some indications that Mitt Romney may be ready to announce his running mate selection as early as this week.

OTB Caption Contest Winners

The Sky Diving for Schmucks Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

Do The Veepstakes Matter? Not Really

The Veepstakes doesn’t matter nearly as much as the media tells you it does.

On the Vetting (and Other Thoughts)

Vetting, media bias, and a passing swipe at the war on terror.

Presidential Race Still Incredibly Close, And Likely To Stay That Way

The margin between Barack Obama and Mitt Romeny is razor-thin, and it’s likely to stay that way for quite some time.

Dog Eating, Composite Girlfriends, And Other Memes That Won’t Win An Election

The argument that Barack Obama hasn’t been vetted is simply absurd.

Yes, The General Election Campaign Is Going To Suck

Get ready for a long, painful ordeal at the end of which we’re supposed to pick a President.

Have They No Decency?

Why have so few Republicans stood up to condemn Allen West?

What If Sarah Palin Had Run?

What would have happened if Sarah Palin had decided to run for the Republican nomination this year?

Romney Campaign Getting Started On The Veepstakes

With the nomination pretty much inevitable, it’s time to start thinking about Romney’s running mate.

Vetting A Running Mate In A Post-Palin World

The vetting process for a Vice-Presidential running mate will likely be very different with memories of the Sarah Palin debacle fresh in everyone’s mind.

Do Endorsements Matter?

Like most endorsements, Jeb Bush’s endorsement of Mitt Romney is unlikely to have a major impact on the race.

Bill Maher, Rush Limbaugh, and the Standards of Discourse

Sure, he routinely uses gender-specific slurs against conservative women. But he’s not a misogynist!

Attacking Obama’s “Radical Past” Won’t Work

Some Republicans seem intent on repeating the mistakes of 2008.

Santorum Admits He Cannot Win The Nomination Without A Brokered Convention

Rick Santorum’s campaign is starting to tilt at windmills.