Author: Angela Morabito

What’s Mitt So Afraid of?

Mitt has a problem.  He’s had his chance to run away with the GOP nomination – but the man that so many were eager to name the “GOP frontrunner” has won only one primary, the same number as his two major competitors, Gingrich and Santorum. One would think that Romney might have had more success in the primaries so far, given the clear weaknesses of his competition. The most distinctive things about Santorum are his religion and his sweater vests.  Newt has his own problems, named Jackie, Marianne, and Freddie Mac.  Romney gets to be the “frontrunner” by default, but because of his ambiguity, Republicans aren’t rallying around Mitt. Even after Mitt’s strong showing in the debate last Thursday, he remains a whopping nine points behind Gingrich in nationwide polls among Republican voters.  Unless he makes a strong showing in the Florida Primary, Mitt may have missed his chance to really take a stand on the issues that have plagued his public image and campaign. Just a disclaimer: I volunteer for the Gingrich campaign. Mitt has failed to gain traction due to his record as a flip-flopper.  In his defense, he is not nearly as extreme as the Democrats’ “Mitt v. Mitt” video makes him out to be.  The video uses quotes taken out of context to say that he supported Obamacare when, in fact, Politifact finds no evidence that he was ever in support...

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War on Education

You’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a thousand times: “American schools are falling behind our international peers.” We’re not “falling” – we’re already behind (a whopping 14th in the world for reading, worse for math and science) and we’re getting stuck.  This is not because American students are less capable than their peers in other nations; it’s because big government keeps lowering the standard at which students are asked to achieve. The top five “epicenters of the graduation crisis” are New York City, Los Angeles, Clark County Nevada, Chicago, and Miami-Dade.  It’s no coincidence that they’re all located in Blue States (and...

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Raising Our Standards

Contrary to what we were told in grade school, readers are not always leaders. We have a President who is a great reader – charismatic, confident, catchphrasey (Hope! Change! What are we hoping gets changed?  And how do you act on that hope to build a better future?  No good liberal media wonk dared ask these questions to the Dalai Bama). But somehow, we were all surprised when Obama’s many promises turned out to be 1) actually terrible ideas, 2) hollow, or 3) both.   We expected him to stand by his words…but, like so many politicians before him, he was speaking a speechwriter’s words, not his own.  We should not have trusted a man to run the country who didn’t trust the electorate enough to articulate his true values. During the last presidential election, we watched this America become that one friend we all have – the serial dater. Unlike our serial dating friend, however, America is required to go through the “dating” process once every four years. It’s a vicious (election) cycle:  She deserves a great guy (president), and could totally get one (there are good candidates out there…somewhere), but is so afraid and insecure after a difficult time (Dubya…who seemed cool at first and then totally betrayed her) that she goes for the first smooth talker she can find (Obama), who ends up hurting her in the...

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