Posts tagged 2012
President Obama has broken his promises, and Romney-Ryan is our only hope for prosperity writes Harvard historian and Newsweek columnist Niall Ferguson in next week’s issue available with bells n’ whistles on iPad today or in glorious print at the newsstand on Monday. AND if you’re by a telly you can catch Niall talking Obama, Biden, Romney, Ryan and all things 2012 on CBS Face the Nation w/ Bob Schieffer later this morning at 10.30am.

President Obama has broken his promises, and Romney-Ryan is our only hope for prosperity writes Harvard historian and Newsweek columnist Niall Ferguson in next week’s issue available with bells n’ whistles on iPad today or in glorious print at the newsstand on Monday. AND if you’re by a telly you can catch Niall talking Obama, Biden, Romney, Ryan and all things 2012 on CBS Face the Nation w/ Bob Schieffer later this morning at 10.30am.

Watch Tonight’s GOP Debate On Your Tee Vee, Internet Chat On Your Computer Box

One-half of your nwk tumblr team is moderating a live chat during tonight’s GOP debate on CNBC. That means he’ll be approving comments and running polls while Howard Kurtz & Michelle Goldberg co-host a few hundred readers in a chat about 2012. Come, bring your armchair commentary! We want some of Tumblr Nation up in this business. The party starts at 8pm ET. You should be able to chat in the thingy above, but if not, visit the Beast. T-MINUS ONE HOUR.

I am the only candidate that’s been there. I went because I support their sentiment. Something is wrong with Wall Street. The big check beats the good idea. It’s the same thing that’s wrong with Washington, DC. I don’t take the big check, PAC money. Im free to lead, that’s what this campaign is about. I support the protesters PERIOD.
GOP presidential candidate Gov. Buddy Roemer in a Reddit AMA answering the question, ”What’s your opinion of the Occupy Wall Street movement?”

Perhaps you’ll join us?

Howard Kurtz & McKay Coppins will be hosting our live chat during tonight’s GOP debate (believe you can watch it on Bloomberg TV), and one of your nwk tumblr’s will be in there moderating comments, pulling in tweets, and running random polls. Perhaps you’d like to stop by? We’ll kick things off a little before 8:00pm ET as Rick Perry, Mitt Romney, Herman Cain, and our friend Michele Bachmann settle in amongst the other soon-to-be-also-rans to talk jobs, the economy, and because they can’t resist, Mormonism. As G. Andrew says on one of our Facebook pages, “I wonder who will get booed tonight? Orpans? Alzheimers patients? Kittens?” Stop by to find out!

Don’t use Twitter for those important messages

cnnmoneytech:

As Newt Gingrich just found out, when you have 1.3 million followers your just-unveiled campaign site may not be able to handle the traffic. - Matt

Actually, http://www.newt.org/donate?announcement seems to be working just fine. That’s the announcement page as delivered when clicking through from his website. The bit.ly link the campaign used is https://www.newt.org/donate?announcement, so HTTP secure seems to be the problem. With that, Newt’s campaign hits its first hiccup—~8 minutes in.

None of this is to say Brown would win in 2012, or that a Brown bid is the best option for the Republican Party. His candidacy would still be crippled (and perhaps killed) by apathy or even outright hostility among the GOP’s evangelical base, and it’s hard to imagine his mentor, Mitt Romney, simply stepping aside. But the alternatives are not particularly attractive: six years in the Senate or four years in the wilderness; familiarity breeding contempt or absence leading to obsolescence; a more crowded, talented field in 2016, either way. On the other hand, if Brown runs for the presidency in 2012 and loses—the likely outcome for anyone vying against an incumbent—he will immediately become the GOP’s “next in line.” He could run for governor, or, if he falls short in the Republican primaries, for vice president. Ultimately my point is that, despite the understandable urge to dismiss all this absurdly premature speculation, Scott Brown’s running for president in 2012 might wind up being the best available option for Scott Brown.