Category Archives: Romney & Ryan

Romney Has Best Gallup Tracking Poll Numbers Since 1968 – Washington Times

I don’t even want to think about this…

Mitt Romney continues to out-poll every winning presidential challenger since 1968.

The latest Gallup daily tracking poll of likely voters has Mr. Romney leading Barack Obama by seven points, 52% to 45%. Mr. Romney’s total is greater than Richard Nixon’s 44% at this point in the race in 1968, Jimmy Carter’s 49% in 1976, Ronald Reagan’s hard to believe 39% in 1980 (Carter was ahead with 45%), George H. W. Bush’s 50% in 1988, and Bill Clinton’s 40% in 1992. In 2000 and 2008 George W. Bush and Barack Obama both tracked at a within-error 51%.

The Gallup numbers have come under criticism from Obama supporters for their supposed inaccuracy, but the oldest established polling organization has done well in predicting the last three elections. In 2000, the final Gallup likely voter poll showed a neck and neck race, 47/45, which turned out to be a 50/50 outcome. In 2004 Gallup had the Bush/Kerry race at 49/47 and the result was 50/48. And in 2008 Gallup’s final likely voter poll had Mr. Obama at 53% which was right on the money. Whether Mr. Romney’s tracking numbers will hold over the next few weeks remains to be seen but right now he is on a better trajectory than any presidential challenger in the last 40+ years.

Maybe the Justice Department will want to investigate.

via TRR: Romney Has Best Gallup Tracking Poll Numbers Since 1968 – Washington Times.

Talking Bain Capital with a Union Democrat

My latest article appears at Here is a teaser…

“John,” I said, “have you worked in the venture capital industry?”

He just looked at me. And blinked.

“John, have you ever been invested into by a venture capital company?”

I think he shook his head — but I wasn’t sure.

“John, have you ever been an executive at a venture capital company and therefore charged with the duty to maximize the wealth of your fund by maximizing the value of your investees?”

His mouth opened, but nothing audible came out.

“Look,” I said, with a softened tone, “I’ve been in all three positions.” (This was only a slight lie, as I wasn’t invested into, but I represented two companies that were.) I continued, “No venture capital company on earth would ever succeed — would ever be sought out by hundreds of companies — by doing what you claim Romney did with Bain. It just doesn’t work that way.”

via Talking Bain Capital with a Union Democrat.