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Obama bets on 50-state strategy to eke out ’12 win

CHICAGO (Reuters) – While Republican presidential candidates target early-voting states, President Barack Obama’s team is laying the groundwork for a 50-state campaign strategy it hopes will secure another White House win in 2012. From the traditional “swing” states of Florida and Ohio to a typically Republican-leaning state like Arizona, Democrat…

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal to endorse Rick Perry

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) will endorse Texas Gov. Rick Perry for president, CNN reported. Jindal will also be Perry’s guest at the Tea Party/CNN Republican presidential debate Monday night. Jindal is currently on his way to the debate site in Tampa, CNN’s sources said. Another Republican presidential candidate, Mitt…

Romney is wasting his and his donors’ money

Even though the conventional wisdom right now is that Tim Pawlenty is too much of a snooze to really win the Republican nomination, I'm still putting my money on him. Being an iron butt goes a long way in Republican politics, for one thing, but the reason that he'll beat…

Earnestness attack!

I’m sure you’ve all seen Tim Pawlenty’s jaw-droppingly silly ad, but if not, here it is: I found this ad fascinating, for one major reason. Right off the top, it invokes a bunch of cliches that we are used to getting from action film trailers. Which is the intention, of…

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