Category Archives: Campaign 2012

The President Won–Sort Of

The administration spent the last six months of the campaign in cover-up mode.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

On September 11, 2012, Barack Obama was 1 point ahead of Mitt Romney in the ABC and Washington Post polls. Read more →

A Tainted Campaign?

by Victor Davis Hanson

NRO’s The Corner

If it is proven that the IRS thwarted some groups from obtaining tax-exempt status in fear that their traditional or conservative messages might hurt the 2012 Obama campaign (especially if it did so under pressure from White House-affiliated operatives), Read more →

Sitting Out Obama

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

We recently saw lots of sit-down strikes and demonstrations — the various efforts in Wisconsin, the Occupy movements, and student efforts to oppose tuition hikes. None of them mattered much or changed anything. Read more →

Campaigning on Grievances

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

In 2008, a mostly unknown Barack Obama ran for president on an inclusive agenda of “hope and change.” That upbeat message was supposed to translate into millions of green jobs, fiscal sobriety, universal healthcare, a resetting of Bush foreign policy, and racial unity. Read more →

Class Warfare the Last Refuge of a Failed Presidency

by Bruce S. Thornton

FrontPage Media

Now that Mitt Romney will be Obama’s opponent in November, the Democrats are rolling out the false narrative they will use to demonize Romney and obscure four years of failed economic policies that have created the worst recovery from a recession since the Great Depression. Read more →

Freedom or Fairness in 2012?

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

This should prove to be an ideological election about the economy. Not all campaigns are so clear-cut. Sometimes moderate Republicans raise taxes (as George H. W. Bush did); at other times, pragmatic Democrats cut spending (as Bill Clinton did). Read more →

Obama a Creature of the Corrupt University

by Bruce S. Thornton

FrontPage Magazine

The November presidential election was the favorite topic at the Freedom Center’s West Coast Retreat last weekend. Amidst the prognostications and arguments about which Republican would or should get the nomination Read more →

‘Exceptional’ America

by Victor Davis Hanson

Defining Ideas

Accepting inevitable national decline is the new pastime of both the media and government elite. Some of the pessimism revolves around current federal financial insolvency. Read more →

Obama’s Virtual Rose Garden

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

When Barack Obama went into hibernation in December and vacationed in Hawaii, we noted that his poll numbers edged back up some. Read more →

Obama’s Surreal Campaign

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

As the election year heats up, we seem not to have noticed the surreal nature of the campaign. Read more →