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2012 Election

Gallup Poll Reveals 4 Reasons It Got The 2012 Election Wrong

Gallup Poll Reveals 4 Reasons It Got The 2012 Election Wrong

Source: Mark Blumenthal and Ariel Edwards-Levy / The Huffington Post WASHINGTON — Gallup, the polling firm that took a major hit last year for finding better results for GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney than other pollsters found, offered a detailed mea culpa on Tuesday, citing a confluence of small issues that tipped its results rightward. […]

Changing The Rules Of The Game: GOP Controlled States Want To Change Electoral College Rules (VIDEO)

Changing The Rules Of The Game: GOP Controlled States Want To Change Electoral College Rules (VIDEO)

Roland Martin, Reihan Salam and Erin Burnett discuss the GOP’s desire to change electoral college rules in an attempt to impact future presidential elections.

PolitiFact Awards ‘Lie Of The Year’ To Romney Jeep Ad

PolitiFact Awards ‘Lie Of The Year’ To Romney Jeep Ad

Source: Angie Drobnic Holan / PolitiFact.com It was a lie told in the critical state of Ohio in the final days of a close campaign — that Jeep was moving its U.S. production to China. It originated with a conservative blogger, who twisted an accurate news story into a falsehood. Then it picked up steam when the […]

John Sununu: Obama Won Because Of Voters Dependent On Government Programs

John Sununu: Obama Won Because Of Voters Dependent On Government Programs

Source: Carrie Healey / theGrio During a fundraising and awards dinner with two other Republican former governors, Sununu stated: “They aggressively got out the base of their base, the base of their base that’s dependent, to a great extent economically, on government policy and government programs,” reports the Concord Monitor. This post-election statement is eerily similar to […]

Petraeus In 2011 Fox News Interview: ‘I’m Not Running’ For President (AUDIO)

Petraeus In 2011 Fox News Interview: ‘I’m Not Running’ For President (AUDIO)

In a 2011 recording obtained by The Washington Post, Fox News’s K.T. McFarland, acting as Fox News president Roger Ailes’s proxy, talks to then-General David Petraeus about his presidential ambitions for 2012 and beyond, seeming to encourage the general to think twice about running for the White House.

Fox News Chief Urged Petraeus To Run For President

Fox News Chief Urged Petraeus To Run For President

Source: CBS News Fox News chairman Roger Ailes urged Gen. David Petraeus to run for president last year, according to a digital recording of a conversation between Petraeus and an Ailes emissary obtained by the Washington Post. The Post’s Bob Woodward reported that Petraeus, then the U.S. Commander in Afghanistan, was contacted by Kathleen T. McFarland, […]

$150 Million Bust: Sheldon Adelson Spent Far More On Campaign Than Previously Known

$150 Million Bust: Sheldon Adelson Spent Far More On Campaign Than Previously Known

Source: Peter H. Stone / The Huffington Post WASHINGTON — Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson vowed to spend as much as $100 million to defeat President Barack Obama and help the GOP take control of Congress. According to two GOP fundraisers with close ties to the Las Vegas billionaire, he made good on that promise — and then […]

THE NEW REPUBLIC: The Internal Polls That Made Mitt Romney Think He’d Win

THE NEW REPUBLIC: The Internal Polls That Made Mitt Romney Think He’d Win

Source: Noam Scheiber / The New Republic It’s no secret that the Romney campaign believed it was headed for victory on Election Day. A handful of outlets have reported that Team Romney’s internal polling showed North Carolina, Florida, and Virginia moving safely into his column and that it put him ahead in a few other swing states. When combined with Ohio, […]

LISTEN: Jim Greer, Former Florida GOP Head, Discusses Republican Use Voter Suppression Tactics

LISTEN: Jim Greer, Former Florida GOP Head, Discusses Republican Use Voter Suppression Tactics

Roland Martin talks with Jim Greer about the Republican Party’s use of voter suppression.

Priebus: It’s Time For A ‘Full Autopsy’ Of 2012 (VIDEO)

Priebus: It’s Time For A ‘Full Autopsy’ Of 2012 (VIDEO)

Source: Ashley Killough / CNN While many Republicans have already diagnosed their party’s problems after the presidential loss earlier this month, the chairman of the Republican National Committee is saying not so fast. “I don’t think you can draw any quick conclusions other than the fact that we lost and we know that,” Reince Priebus said Tuesday […]

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