Mitt Romney http://wfae.org en Obama Loss In NC A Blow To Local Democrats http://wfae.org/post/obama-loss-nc-blow-local-democrats <p></p><p>President Barack Obama was re-elected to a second term last night in race that see-sawed back and forth late into the night. This time four years ago, it was still unclear which way North Carolina had gone in the presidential race. Not so today. Republican Mitt Romney won the state by 96,000 votes – dealing a blow to local Democrats.</p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 08:04:46 +0000 Julie Rose 15324 at http://wfae.org First Lady Gives Final Obama Campaign Push In Charlotte http://wfae.org/post/first-lady-gives-final-obama-campaign-push-charlotte <P>First Lady Michelle Obama rallied a few thousand supporters in a hangar at the Charlotte airport this afternoon. Mon, 05 Nov 2012 22:14:59 +0000 Julie Rose 15200 at http://wfae.org First Lady Gives Final Obama Campaign Push In Charlotte Romney Counting Chickens Before They Hatch? http://wfae.org/post/romney-counting-chickens-they-hatch <p>With the word last week that the Romney campaign was <a href="http://projects.newsobserver.com/under_the_dome/romney_campaign_begins_moving_staff_out_of_nc_confident_of_victory">feeling</a> “confident enough about North Carolina … to shift staff out of the state” on the same day as in-person early voting started, it might be wise for them to consider some past history and the first couple of days worth of early voting.</p> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 20:41:47 +0000 Michael Bitzer 14420 at http://wfae.org Romney Counting Chickens Before They Hatch? Dalton Comes Out Swinging; Obama Debate Performance Gets Thumbs Down http://wfae.org/post/dalton-comes-out-swinging-obama-debate-performance-gets-thumbs-down <p>It was a two-for debate night, with the candidates for chief executive of North Carolina and the nation having their first televised debates. Both debates were much more than the stereotyped “talking points” forums. They were both substantive, in general, and certainly set a tone for the final month of the general campaign.</p> Thu, 04 Oct 2012 14:21:57 +0000 Michael Bitzer 13154 at http://wfae.org Dalton Comes Out Swinging; Obama Debate Performance Gets Thumbs Down Assume Video Cameras Are Always Rolling http://wfae.org/post/assume-video-cameras-are-always-rolling <p style="margin-left:.5in;"><em>"There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right? There are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That that’s an entitlement, and that government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what. I mean, the president starts off with 48, 49 -- he starts off with a huge number. Fri, 21 Sep 2012 01:50:32 +0000 Michael Bitzer 5881 at http://wfae.org Assume Video Cameras Are Always Rolling Beware Of What Campaigns Label As 'Facts' http://wfae.org/post/beware-what-campaigns-label-facts <p>When the United States was in the midst of World War I, U.S. Sen. Hiram W. Johnson, an isolationist from California, is <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/notesandqueries/query/0,5753,-21510,00.html">credited</a> with coining the phrase “the first casualty when war comes is truth.”&nbsp; So it seems the same could be said for this year’s political campaigns.</p><p>This year’s campaign seems to be taking the “cut and paste” approach by both sides, and highlighting a minute piece of what a candidate says and creating a firestorm out of a dust-up.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 19:56:50 +0000 Michael Bitzer 5266 at http://wfae.org Beware Of What Campaigns Label As 'Facts'