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  • Former Boston University president John Silber dies at 86

    09/27/2012 8:21:18 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | September 27, 2012 | Mark Feeney
    William Bennett, a onetime student of Dr. Silber’s who served as US secretary of education under Ronald Reagan, praised his mentor’s pedagogic style in a 1986 Globe interview. “It wasn’t intimidating; it was quickening,” Bennett said. “Silber is frank and manly and direct. There isn’t enough of that these days. He believes human beings should be spoken to as if they were human beings, not as if they were flowers.”
  • Gallup Poll: Dukakis leads Bush by 17 points

    09/16/2012 1:19:44 PM PDT · by Signalman · 22 replies ^ | 7/27/1988 | AP
    Please click link to see newspaper article. "Democrat Michael Dukakis, riding a wave of positive publicity from the convention that nominated him for president last week, led Vice-President Bush by 17 points in a Gallup poll released last Tuesday".
  • Mitt Romney has “Dukakified” the Republicans; Update: Romney to keep the good parts of Obamacare

    09/10/2012 8:45:49 AM PDT · by Bratch · 79 replies
    Conservative4Palin ^ | September 09 2012 | Doug Brady
    I’ve argued many times that the politician Mitt Romney most closely resembles is John Kerry, primarily due to the Mittster’s legendary penchant for flip-flopping, a trait Kerry is also known for. I stand by my Kerry comparison, but Jonah Goldberg has an excellent point when he compares Romney to another Massachusetts politician: Michael Dukakis. Meanwhile, the Republicans seem to have become Dukakified. It was Michael Dukakis, the 1988 Democratic presidential nominee, who insisted that the election should be entirely about “competence, not ideology.” Romney has avoided saying that in so many words, but it’s certainly how he’s campaigning. After running to the right in...
  • Flashback: Dukakis Led Bush By 17 Points After 1988 DNC

    09/09/2012 9:13:44 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 27 replies
    Newsbuster ^ | September 09, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    The media are gushing and fawning over new poll numbers showing Barack Obama getting a bounce from the just ended Democratic National Convention putting him four points ahead of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. Before they get too cocky, they might want to recall that after his convention ended in 1988, Democratic presidential nominee Michael Dukakis led George H.W. Bush by seventeen points. The New York Times reported July 26, 1988: Read more:
  • Blast from the past: Dukakis to attack Romney’s gubernatorial record at DNC

    09/03/2012 9:51:11 PM PDT · by Justaham · 35 replies ^ | 9/4/12 | Jamie Weinstein
    Michael Dukakis fanatics at this year’s Democratic National Convention should start getting psyched: The 1988 Democratic presidential nominee is coming to town Tuesday. “We will be flying down [to Charlotte] tomorrow morning and will be there for the balance of the convention talking about [former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt] Romney’s pathetic economic record as governor of Massachusetts,” Dukakis emailed The Daily Caller on Monday. “Under Romney we were fourth from the bottom in job creation — 47th out of 50,” he continued. “If anybody thinks Romney knows how to turn the economy around, he is kidding himself. And when he left...
  • Romney: I’m ‘Very Proud’ of Romneycare

    08/26/2012 9:14:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 287 replies
    National Review ^ | August 26, 2012 | Eliana Johnson
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  • The Calculations That Led Romney to the Warpath

    01/28/2012 3:18:20 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 28, 2012 | JIM RUTENBERG and JEFF ZELENY
    MIAMI — Facing the unthinkable here just seven days ago — a second loss in a row to Newt Gingrich — Mitt Romney’s campaign team hatched a two-part plan to win in Florida: make Newt mad and Mitt meaner. [snip] If Mr. Romney does win here on Tuesday, it will have been through a blistering and unrelenting series of attacks. His campaign has pressed everything at its disposal into service to eviscerate Mr. Gingrich, painting him as an erratic, unreliable Washington insider in mailings and television advertisements, at two critical debates here (where his team made sure Mr. Romney had...
  • Jon Huntsman unveils daring new campaign slogan for New Hampshire voters

    01/10/2012 6:47:12 AM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 19 replies
    Huntsman ridiculing vanity
    Now rolling out for the voters of New Hampshire:
  • George Will On Romney: The Republicans Have Found Their Michael Dukakis

    10/23/2011 8:29:08 PM PDT · by Eagle Forgotten · 66 replies · 1+ views
    Mediaite ^ | October 23, 2011 | James Crugnale
    In a stinging comparison that is sure to leave a mark, on Sunday’s This Week With Christiane Amanpour, George Will said the rise of Herman Cain had a lot to do with Republicans coming to the realization that Mitt Romney is their Michael Dukakis. “A technocratic Massachusetts governor running on competence, not ideology,” Will observed.
  • Did President's Uncle Benefit From 1980's Dukakis Fake ID Policy for Illegals?

    08/30/2011 8:07:03 AM PDT · by kristinn · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, August 30, 2011 | Kerry Picket
    Boston radio talk show host Howie Carr brought up on his Monday's show that Onyango Obama, President Obama's long lost half uncle ("Uncle Omar") who was arrested by Framingham, Massachusetts police last week, charged with DUI, and found to have a warrant out on him by immigration authorities at ICE, has a valid social security number and a Massachusetts driver's license.SNIP...A number of commentators are mentioning that President Obama's uncle may have benefited from a policy from the days that go back to former Massachusetts Democratic Governor Michael Dukakis, whereby illegal immigrants were assigned identification numbers that looked similar to...
  • Is Pawlenty the Dukakis of 2012?

    05/15/2011 8:45:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 05/14/2011 | Jonathan Bernstein
    Why isn’t Tim Pawlenty pulling away from the GOP field? That’s the biggest mystery in GOP nomination politics right now. After all, the current field includes only Pawlenty and Mitt Romney as plausible nominees, and Romney remains highly suspect among many important Republican groups because of his past positions on a wide range of issues — most seriously, in my view, on abortion-related policy. And that’s on top of concerns that his religion will cause problems with some voters. Pawlenty, however, has no major liabilities. Oh, he used to accept scientific facts on climate change and market-based plans to deal...
  • Fine mess in Libya

    03/30/2011 10:57:42 AM PDT · by nkronos · 11 replies
    Kronosphere ^ | 03/30/2011 | Nicholas Kronos
    "This is another fine mess you've gotten us into," Barack Obama may be telling Nicolas Sarkozy as he reads the latest reports from Libya: "Hundreds of rebels fled Ras Lanuf Wednesday morning as pro-Kadhafi soldiers used tanks and heavy artillery to seize the port city. Some of them called on France to bomb their opponents and called on foreign powers to send them arms...." In response to the faltering fortunes of their rebel allies, the West has to consider supplying arms to them, as this ragtag group still wields clubs and rocks against the much better supplied government forces of...
  • Dukakis on Obama, Palin & what might have been-Still can't believe he let GOP walk all over him

    03/06/2011 10:49:47 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Salon's War Room ^ | March 6, 2011 | Howard Megdal
    It turns out that one of the first people to figure out that George H.W. Bush's famous "Read my lips: no new taxes" declaration would come back to haunt him in 1992 was Michael Dukakis -- who came to the realization in December 1988, just a month after losing the presidential election to Bush. "He really didn't believe it," he recalls. "He and I met in early December (after the election), at the vice president's house. He was nice enough to invite me down." During their campaign, Dukakis had brought up a contentious issue -- more vigorous enforcement by the...
  • Kitty Dukakis's visits to Hingham polls annoy some residents (True Dem Desperation)

    11/02/2010 5:09:56 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 3 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | November 2, 2010 | Jessica Bartlett
    Kitty Dukakis's visits to Hingham polls annoy some residents E-mail | Print | Comments () Posted by Jessica Bartlett November 2, 2010 05:17 PM By Jessica Bartlett, Town Correspondent Kitty Dukakis, the wife of former Massachusetts governor and presidential candidate Michael Dukakis, showed up to the Hingham polls today, but not to vote. Dukakis stood near the voting area of all three of the town's polling stations, greeting voters on their way in, a tactic that angered many sign holders and voters.
  • Barney Frank breaking out his secret weapon in final push

    10/31/2010 1:10:38 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 42 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 31, 2010 | ED MORRISSEY
    How desperate is Barney Frank in his battle with Sean Bielat? This desperate. Not only does Frank now have Michael Dukakis stumping for him in the district, he’s literally doubling down on Bush-blaming. Dukakis isn’t content to just blame W, he also goes after Poppy in this attempt to fire up the base. He even gets in a dig at the 2000 election, just to complete the picture of undying resentment, caught by Franklin & Hayes (which seems to be down, probably due to the traffic hit from our earlier headline link):
  • Why the hard Left of the Democratic Party could soon be running US security policy

    10/13/2010 5:45:20 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 5 replies
    London Telegraph Blogs (U.K.) ^ | October 13, 2010 | James Corum
    The National Security Advisor of the President of the United States is a really important job – for NATO and the West, not just for America. Whoever holds it has to ensure (among many other responsibilities) that the efforts of the the Pentagon and the State Department are coordinated towards a strategic end. Of all the posts in government, this one is supposed to be apolitical. Until last week, General Jim Jones, a retired marine with an extensive strategic resume, held the post for Obama. Now he has been replaced by a pure political hack: Thomas E Donilon. As my...
  • Old, Unelectable Democrats Have Lots of Advice for Barack Obama

    10/07/2010 3:59:21 AM PDT · by chickadee · 34 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 10/6/10 | David A. Graham
    Though his party is ailing as we enter the home stretch of the election, President Obama and his supporters can take heart, knowing that he's getting new strategies for electoral success from a fresh crop of advisers. For example: former vice president and failed presidential candidate Walter Mondale. You can't read the news these days without finding pearls of wisdom the Minnesota Democrat has dropped. Mondale is 82 and last won a major election under his own name in a 1970 Senate race. After a term as vice president, he ran for president in 1984 and lost every state save...
  • Taking Advice From Michael Dukakis On Elections Is Like...

    10/03/2010 1:30:30 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 9 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 10-3-10 | Jared H. McAndersen
    Earlier this week the Boston Globe posted an article about Michael Dukakis giving advice for the midterm elections to the Obama Administration. Sounding like the perfect premise for an NBC sitcom iOwnTheWorld did a contest where you fill in the blank.... Taking advice from Michael Dukakis on elections is like taking advice from _____ about ______ And I flippin' missed the deadline for it! So I'm just going to have to post what I've would've come up with here. Taking advice from Michael Dukakis on elections is like....... taking advice from cats about barking taking advice from highlighters about...
  • Michael Dukakis Drops By The White House To Give Advice For The Mid-Terms(This is not satire)

    09/28/2010 7:09:44 PM PDT · by Signalman · 28 replies · 2+ views
    HotAirPundit ^ | 9/28/2010 | unk.
    WASHINGTON -- Former Massachusetts Governor Michael S. Dukakis, the failed 1988 presidential nominee, recently visited the White House and delivered his strategy for the midterm elections: pound key precincts across the country with the message that Republicans want to implement the same policies that led to the Great Recession. Dukakis, who said in a telephone interview that he "popped in" to the White House while on a trip here several weeks ago, said he told aides to President Obama that Republicans "want to go back and do exactly what got us in this mess in the first place." "It seems...
  • Dukakis shared his strategy for midterm elections at the White House

    09/28/2010 5:06:56 PM PDT · by pissant · 37 replies · 1+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 9/28/10 | Michael Kranish
    Former Massachusetts Governor Michael S. Dukakis, the failed 1988 presidential nominee, recently visited the White House and delivered his strategy for the midterm elections: pound key precincts across the country with the message that Republicans want to implement the same policies that led to the Great Recession. Dukakis, who said in a telephone interview that he "popped in" to the White House while on a trip here several weeks ago, said he told aides to President Obama that Republicans "want to go back and do exactly what got us in this mess in the first place." "It seems to me...