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For Republicans, the Ice Age Cometh

Despairing Republican friends have been asking me what I think we should do to rebuild the GOP and begin our certain and inevitable comeback. My answer disappoints them: "Build an ark." I say this because I've made a career out of counting votes, and the numbers tell a clear story; the demographics of America

2021-06-23T20:26:17+00:00June 22nd, 2009|Time Magazine|0 Comments

The Sacrifice Gap

In his Inaugural address, Barack Obama summoned Americans to a "new era of responsibility" and challenged us to end the politics of "standing pat ... and putting off unpleasant decisions." It could have happened. If there was ever a President sitting on a high enough mountain of political capital to lead the country through

2021-06-23T20:26:25+00:00May 25th, 2009|Time Magazine|0 Comments

Hollywood Style GOTV

Alas, my GOTV calling pals at the VA Blue Ridge Lock n' Load gun club have not sent me any photos, but I did get this cool one from a hip Obama phoner working with the "30Barack" group. This is an Obama phone bank -- mostly targeting Nevada I'd suspect-- located inside a giant

2021-06-23T20:26:31+00:00November 4th, 2008|Swampland, Time Magazine|0 Comments

Mount Olympus

Just heard Obama Manager David Plouffe's view of the world at a groovy TIME magazine event. I'll post some thoughts on it a bit later. But for now, a quick review of last night's Hillary speech and a dire prediction about tomorrow's planned spectacular at Invesco field. Hillary gave the best speech of her

2021-06-23T20:26:36+00:00August 27th, 2008|Swampland, Time Magazine|0 Comments

So Where’s Murphy?

By William Kristol Go to Columnist Page » “Where’s Murphy?” “Murphy” is Mike Murphy, the 46-year-old G.O.P. strategist who masterminded John McCain’s 2000 primary race against George Bush, helping McCain come close to pulling off an amazing upset. Murphy was then chief strategist for Mitt Romney’s successful Massachusetts governor run in 2002. Murphy remained close

2021-06-25T18:32:28+00:00July 7th, 2008|The New York Times|0 Comments

Michael Bloomberg, the Niche Candidate

In an open letter to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, commentator Mike Murphy writes: "The problem is, you are a niche candidate. If you were ice cream, you wouldn't be chocolate or vanilla. You're French vanilla. Liberal on social issues, conservative on fiscal matters — it's a very, very attractive thing to be ...

2021-06-23T19:02:20+00:00January 22nd, 2008|NPR All Things Considered|1 Comment

A View from the Right

A former adviser to Romney, McCain, and others shares his outlook for the 2008 race Mike Murphy has worked as a campaign strategist for some of the biggest names in today's Republican Party, including Governors Jeb Bush and Arnold Schwarzenegger and two current Presidential candidates: Governor Mitt Romney and Senator John McCain. His allegiances

2021-06-23T20:14:32+00:00November 24th, 2007|HPR Online, Other Media|0 Comments
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