As can be seen in the graph below, Romney’s base defense budget will increase by $355 billion (55%) from 2013 to 2022. But is that enough to protect the United States from an existential military threat from other nations? A case study my be illustrative. Source: http://goo.gl/Z1ryD Since Romney has characterized Russia as “our number … More The Xs and Os of the proposed Romney Military Budget
The first presidential debate showed us the real Romney which is not to say it’s the same Romney we saw in the primary debates or the Romney we saw as governor of Massachusetts or the Romney we’ve seen campaigning for the last five years. The problem is they’re all the real Romney. The personality characteristics that compel … More The Pleomorphic Candidate
I enthusiastically voted for Obama in 2008 but the sloth like economic recovery and the endless war in Afghanistan have tempered that enthusiasm to the point that I would have carefully considered a credible alternative in 2012. I watched with disappointment as the fringe members of the Republican Party separated the wheat from the chaff … More The camel’s back has been broken – an undecided decides.
The inevitable Republican presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, has an impressive record as a venture capitalist and is running neck and neck with President Obama in most polls. With Mr. Romney having a credible chance of becoming the next president of the United States it might be interesting to consider how experience as a successful venture … More If a venture capitalist ran America
I’m not exactly sure why I can’t seem to let go of this topic. Maybe it’s because I sat through another news cycle with Republican candidates vociferously maintaining that President Obama could somehow affect short term gasoline prices. Once again they cited how the policies of his “anti business” administration were limiting the production of … More Keystone XL, gasoline prices and politicians