Elections 2012

Astrophysicist Predicts President Obama Will Easily Win Re-Election

by Glynn Wilson An astrophysicist and an expert in statistics who accurately predicted the last two presidential elections — and the college football national champions — says President Barack Obama is a lock to win reelection in November. If the national polls were not enough, and the best electoral college projections, Romney must now somehow…

A Majority of Americans Predict President Obama Will Win the Debates

Despite both candidates’ efforts to downplay expectations, the majority of Americans, 57 percent, say they think Barack Obama will do a better job than Mitt Romney in the upcoming presidential debates. Only 33 percent say Romney will perform better, according to the latest Gallup poll on the subject. “Republicans are a little less positive that…

Another Democrat Plans Party Switch

State Senator Jerry Fielding to Join Republican Supermajority by Glynn Wilson Just as President Barack Obama is pulling away in the national polls in the presidential race, and the electoral college, and the Democrats are now almost certain to hold on to a majority in the U.S. Senate, the Alabama Democratic Party can’t seem to…

The American Public’s Trust of the News Media Hits Record Low

by Glynn Wilson The Americans public’s trust of the news media hit a new low this year. Sixty percent of the people say they have little or no trust in the mass media to report the news fully, accurately and fairly, according to the latest Gallup poll on the subject. The record distrust of the…

Republican Scare Tactics Work: Voters Approve Alabama Trust Fund Amendment

by Glynn Wilson Ignorance and scare tactics triumph again. In the absence of a drastic, last minute reversal of the numbers in the remaining counties, it appears the behind the scenes scare tactics by Republicans and their institutional allies worked and a majority of Alabama voters approved changing the state constitution to let them borrow…

Romney’s Odds of Becoming President Fall With Video Release

Europe’s largest oddsmakers lengthened the odds on Mitt Romney becoming President of the United States following the release of a video showing him telling an audience that 47 percent of all Americans “believe they are victims.” The former governor of Massachusetts has seen his odds of winning the November 6 election slip from 2-1 to…

Bill Moyers Interviews Craig Unger on Karl Rove

Bill Moyers interviews author Craig Unger about Rove’s behind-the-scenes maneuvering to once again affect the outcome of a presidential election. Boss Rove: Inside Karl Rove’s Secret Kingdom of Power, draws from my own work on Rove in the case of the political prosecution of former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman. Watch and learn.

President Obama Gets Public Opinion Bounce From Democratic Convention

Obama Now Leads Romney 50-45 Percent The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows President Obama with a significant bump in public support after the Democratic Convention. Obama now has the support of 50 percent of voters nationwide, while Romney earns the support of only 45 percent of voters. Only two percent of…

A Cooling Off Period: The Democrats Did It

But Down in Alabamaland, A Budget Collapse is in the Offing The Big Picture by Glynn Wilson Ahhh, finally a reprieve from the summer heat. The summer of 2012 has been the hottest and one of the dryest seasons on record in the U.S. But it was 60 degrees with low humidity when I woke…

Gallup Poll Shows Romney Received No Bump From Republican Convention

Romney Speech Evokes Lukewarm Reaction, the Lowest Ratings Since 1996 by Glynn Wilson The latest Gallup poll shows that Massachusetts Mormon Mitt Romney received no positive bump in public opinion from the Republican National Convention, an indication that his personality and message are not generating anywhere near enough enthusiasm to unseat incumbent President Barack Obama.…

The Newsroom Season Finale: A Greater Fool

Picasso’s Don Quixote “I’m a loafer by nature, I’m too lazy to go hunting for authors who say what I already know how to say without their help.” – The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha, Volume 1, Prologue, pg. 8 by Glynn Wilson I have a confession to make. I realize I’m a…

There’s No Waking Up If You’re Dead

A female ruby-throated hummingbird (archilochus colubris) by the back yard feeder The Big Picture by Glynn Wilson – Waking up pissed off is not the best way to start a Sunday morning. But perhaps that’s inevitable sometimes when you are stuck in the suburbs of a broken down county in a state in denial and…

President Obama Speaks to the Troops at Fort Bliss

Two years after his visit to Fort Bliss that marked the end of the combat mission in Iraq, President Barack Obama returned there Saturday to speak to the troops and discuss his commitment to standing by those who served as the nation winds down the Bush wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Now, when I was…