Romney http://wfae.org en Democrats Continue Early-Voting Advantage, But Don't Assume Too Much http://wfae.org/post/democrats-continue-early-voting-advantage-dont-assume-too-much <p>With a week to go in North Carolina’s early voting, can we see any trends that might lead one to hypothesize that one presidential camp could be leading over the other, or is it a coin-toss still in terms of the numbers?</p> Mon, 29 Oct 2012 17:14:59 +0000 Michael Bitzer 14710 at http://wfae.org Democrats Continue Early-Voting Advantage, But Don't Assume Too Much Unlike Obama, Dalton Fails To Land A Punch In Debate http://wfae.org/post/unlike-obama-dalton-fails-land-punch-debate <p>We’ve had two debates for the chief executive for both the nation and the state, and while the Democratic candidates came out swinging in both, it was the president who obviously got his mojo back, and the lieutenant governor trying to make anything stick.&nbsp;</p><p>Since the widely-panned performance at the first debate, the need to stem the bleeding by President Obama — particularly among his own party faithful — built up a level of expectations that could have rivaled the level Mitt Romney faced going into the first confrontation.</p> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 13:58:07 +0000 Michael Bitzer 13988 at http://wfae.org Unlike Obama, Dalton Fails To Land A Punch In Debate Had Enough Presidential Ads? Prepare For Increase http://wfae.org/post/had-enough-presidential-ads-prepare-increase <P><BR>We know that North Carolina continues to be in the crosshairs of the presidential campaign; NBC News conducted an <A href="http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/09/10/13785741-ads-a-state-by-state-breakdown-of-whos-spending-where"><U>analysis of</U></A> both spent and booked advertising, on television and radio. Thu, 13 Sep 2012 16:46:28 +0000 Michael Bitzer 4954 at http://wfae.org Had Enough Presidential Ads? Prepare For Increase Romney Leads In New NC Poll http://wfae.org/post/romney-leads-new-nc-poll <DIV> <P>As the Democratic National Convention gets underway, a new poll has Mitt Romney with a f0ur point lead over President Obama in North Carolina.&nbsp;</P></DIV> <P>The poll conducted by Elon University in partnership with the Charlotte Observer and The Raleigh News and Observer says 47 percent of likely voters in North Carolina right now would vote for Romney.&nbsp; Forty-three percent favor Obama.&nbsp;&nbsp; Political analyst Charlie Cook says North Carolina is the only swing state where Romney has a measureable lead.</P> <P>"I think you will see the Obama campaign stay here in Nor Mon, 03 Sep 2012 21:48:24 +0000 Marshall Terry 4268 at http://wfae.org Romney VP Pick An Appeal To Conservatives http://wfae.org/post/romney-vp-pick-appeal-conservatives <p>In the game of politics, each team needs its captains. And now, we know who the captains are: for the Democrats, it&rsquo;s still Obama-Biden. And for the GOP, it&rsquo;s now Romney-Ryan.</p><p>The 2012 election shifted gears Saturday with Mitt Romney&rsquo;s surprise announcement that Congressman <a data-mce-="" href="http://www.propublica.org/article/paul-ryan-reading-guide-the-best-reporting-on-the-vp-candidate">Paul Ryan</a> is his vice presidential nominee.</p> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 15:05:31 +0000 Michael Bitzer 2623 at http://wfae.org Romney VP Pick An Appeal To Conservatives Romney, Ryan On The Campaign Trail In Mooresville http://wfae.org/post/romney-ryan-campaign-trail-mooresville <p>About 1,700 people packed into the NASCAR Technical Institute in Mooresville yesterday for what was billed as a victory rally for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and running mate Paul Ryan.<br><br>Tim Conway of Harrisburg waited outside with his 16-year-old daughter, hoping to get in. He said the choice of Ryan for a running mate makes for a perfect 1-2 punch. He likes that Ryan has experience as chairman of the House Budget Committee.<br> Mon, 13 Aug 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Marshall Terry 2844 at http://wfae.org Romney, Ryan On The Campaign Trail In Mooresville The Week In Politics: Taxes, Guns, Third-Party Spoiler http://wfae.org/post/week-politics-taxes-guns-third-party-spoiler <p>Leading up to the November election, most Fridays, Catawba College political scientist Michael Bitzer is joining WFAE’s Morning Edition host Duncan McFadyen to talk politics.<br> Fri, 27 Jul 2012 15:14:49 +0000 Duncan McFadyen 1343 at http://wfae.org The Week In Politics: Taxes, Guns, Third-Party Spoiler Romney Returns To Rally Charlotte Supporters http://wfae.org/post/romney-returns-rally-charlotte-supporters <p>http://66.225.205.104/JR20120512.mp3</p> Sat, 12 May 2012 22:31:54 +0000 Julie Rose 3631 at http://wfae.org Romney Returns To Rally Charlotte Supporters