In the first presidential contest of the Citizens United era, super PACs and their leading front man, Karl Rove, seem to have lost spectacularly.
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Joe Kildea is a media and rapid response consultant with Rational 360. Previously, Joe was Managing Editor at The Daily Caller. On the campaign trail, Joe was war room manager for Bush-Cheney ’04 and rapid response director for Rick Scott for Governor. In government, Joe served in the Bush administration in the White House Press Office. A proud Hoya, Joe holds a B.S.B.A. and J.D. from Georgetown and is a native Washingtonian.
When asked about the Democratic convention in Charlotte, NC, Mitt Romney called it a “celebration of failure.” Granted, he may be a little biased. Yet the spectacle coming out of the DNC this week is hard to ignore or even gloss over with well-intentioned words.
While the summer campaign season of the 2012 presidential election trudges on, the political class is furiously debating the merits of Gov. Romney’s tenure at Bain. The country is $16 trillion in debt, waging a global war on terror, and still desperately trying to climb out of a deep recession. Yet, the issue of the day as July ticks by, the political controversy du jour, is how the business experience of presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney affects his ability to be an effective president.
Attorney General Eric Holder says the Justice Department has a central role to play in tackling the problem of youth violence, but some education experts are skeptical of the federal government’s hand in the matter.
Republicans and Democrats have spent months laying the groundwork for this moment: both parties at seemingly irreconcilable differences and a government shutdown looming.
Tea Partiers and some of their congressional allies are warning that Republicans could see a 2006-style blowout in 2012 if they fail to deliver promised budget cuts, such as defunding the health care reform law.