Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Obaminable Machine

As the Republican primary carries on, the Obama Campaign quietly prepares.

With the power of a "billion-dollar warchest" that totals at around $242 million, the machine quietly reserves ad air over key battleground states, trains hundreds of campaign leaders in the art of voter turnout, and hires the best in the business in new media marketing.

The U.S.S. Obaminal has all the appearances of a mighty warship. Armed with an airwave monopoly for the crucial months of October and November, high caliber advertisements designed to cripple the opponent and embellish the achievements of the Obama administration will be poised to sell the public on 4 more years.

Such spending is all for naught if no one buys of course. History is filled with expensive flops afterall. New Coke anyone?

How about that Titanic?

As always with reelection politics, the state of nation come election day will prove the most potent advertisement of all, be it for or against the incumbent. The crew of the Obaminable has the work cut out for them on icebergs to evade.

1) The Real Unemployment Rate

2) Gas Prices

3) Obamacare in the Courts

4) The Growth Rate

Such factors play into the most significant question of all in presidential politics: is the nation moving in the right direction?

No presidential campaign machine yet, no matter how exquisite, has proven to survive where the answer has been "no."

-David Morris

Monday, January 23, 2012

Gingrich Back in Center

Newt Gingrich has once again surged following his decisive victory in South Carolina. In a true upset, Newt Gingrich secured 40% of the vote when just a week ago, Romney looked set to secure the state by 10 points.

If anything can be attributed to this gain, Newt's debate performance may once again be touted as a chief cause. The momentum gained by his address to his populist rout against the mainstream media on his personal past, always a savvy political tactic given that conservatives have learned to distrust by eighty percent margins, and just so happens to be a tactic he alone seems willing to play.

With this upset victory, Gingrich proves himself more than a flavor-of-the-month "not Romney," and early polls indicate a strong lead for Gingrich going into Florida. Time will tell if this momentum holds true.

~David Morris~

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The Steady Fall of Economic Freedom

Announced last week, the Heritage Foundation regrettably downgraded the United States of America to 10th place.

To put in perspective, in 2007, a scant 5 years ago, the United States of America was rated as number 4 in the world, with a rating of 82 on a 100 point scale for freedom. Heritage has since noticed a steady decline however, now placing us at a mere 76.3, placing us below the likes of Ireland.

Much to do with democrat administration is cited as cause for this severe downgrade. In 2007, unemployment was 5.5%, the national debt stood at 8.8 trillion. Today, with an 2011 unemployment rate of 9.6% and a national debt that stands at 102% of GDP, the direction of the country is clearly on the wrong path.