The Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision on National Federation of Independent Business et al vs. Sebeluis will boost the president’s fundraising efforts. Donors may react well to the idea that it legitimizes his signature accomplishment and boosts his ability to deliver on his 2nd term agenda. But it’ll only spur a moderate amount of Swing-State voters to go blue. Healthcare reform is of tertiary importance to them. Their vote hinges on the answer to the question: Which candidate will best generate jobs? Don’t expect the President’s Donkey to shift hyper gallop down the track.
The Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision on National Federation of Independent Business et al. v. Sebelius helps President Barack Obama’s campaign in a big way. Fundraisers, partisans, and surrogates will throw him a lot of love over the coming weeks. He gets to add a strong value proposition slide to his PowerPoint collection. But don’t expect undecided voters to do the same. Their vote doesn’t hinge on it. It pivots on jobs. Over the course of the last month, most of the major polls show that 55 percent of people rank the economy as their first priority, but only 14 percent do the same for healthcare. Big chunks of the public won’t be jumping the Obama bandwagon post-haste.
“Turkey’s secular-Islamic government provides NATO [with] a cultural and political bridge into the Arab world, and NATO installations in the country give the organization an efficient means to deal with instability in the region,” said Jamie Chandler, political scientist at Hunter College.
This fourth estate study is disconcerting. Both genders should be on equal footing when it comes to story sourcing. And not just on women’s issues but on all aspects of American politics. Biasing reporting toward men doesn’t provide the public with enough perspective to make informed decisions.
Conservatives are not going to get bullied by a more transparent campaign finance system. We had an open system prior to the 2009 Citizen’s United ruling, and I don’t recall any high-income success stories getting chased down the street by a scissor-clad mob looking to chop up their wallets.
“Jeb Bush is following a pattern we see with ambitious presidential candidates,” said Jamie Chandler, a political scientist at Hunter College, New York. “Just like Romney did in 2004, he’s raising his public profile and increasing his speech activity now for a potential run in four years.”
“Jeb Bush is following a pattern we see with ambitious presidential candidates,” said Jamie Chandler, a political scientist at Hunter College, New York “Just like Romney did in 2004, he’s raising his public profile and increasing his speech activity now for a potential run in four years.”
President Obama’s low fundraising is bad news for his campaign, but isn’t necessarily a sign that his chances are about to sink to the floor of the Mariana Trench. Mitt Romney raised the most money during the GOP primaries, but had to outspend Santorum 4-to-1.
California Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff’s proposed constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court’s Citizen’s United v. FEC ruling has no chance of becoming a reality. Since 1789, Congress has reviewed 11,373 proposals ranging from the 1912 Anti-Miscegenation Amendment, the 1973 Human Life Amendment, to the 2003 Federal Marriage Amendment, and the many times floated Balanced Budget Amendment. All died in committee, failed to get a 2/3s vote in both houses of Congress, or weren’t ratified by 3/4s of the states.
Republican Mayor Mia Love has a solid chance of beating Democratic incumbent Jim Matheson for Utah’s 4th district seat. The two are statistically tied in polls and the NRCC is pumping $1 million into a fall advertising campaign. Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan will hold a $2,500 a head fundraiser for Love in Park City later this week, and she is getting a large amount of press in the Beehive State. It’s great that she’s running, and says a lot about her success-driven character.