Patchwork Nation

  • February 1, 2012   BY Dante Chinni  

    With a dominating win in Florida, the Romney campaign moves forward with a nice push of momentum into February. And now, well, who knows? The one certainty of the 2012 presidential campaign thus far is its uncertainty. It wasn’t long … Continue reading

  • January 31, 2012   BY Dante Chinni  

    Mitt Romney holds a campaign rally Monday in Dunedin, Fla. Photo by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images. The game of presidential see-saw the GOP has been playing in 2012 continues Tuesday night in Florida. A short 10 days ago former House speaker … Continue reading

  • January 18, 2012   BY Dante Chinni  

    Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman leaves a campaign stop at Crosby’s Bakery on Jan. 9 in Nashua, N.H.; Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images Nashua, N.H. | When you have been down a long time, as the U.S. economy has been, … Continue reading

  • January 11, 2012   BY Dante Chinni  

    Mitt Romney had a lot of advantages going into New Hampshire — from residency to voter demographics — and in the end it all showed up on Tuesday night. The former Massachusetts governor won nine of the state’s 10 counties. … Continue reading

  • January 10, 2012   BY Dante Chinni  

    If you were devising a state where GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney could do well in a vote, it would probably look a lot like New Hampshire. Romney was the governor of Massachusetts, which sits next door. He has a … Continue reading

  • January 4, 2012   BY Dante Chinni  

    Everyone will talk about who won in Iowa. But the real story out of the state is the sharp divide in the vote — and one that might be expected. We wrote earlier that the most likely result out of … Continue reading

  • January 3, 2012   BY Dante Chinni  

    Iowans listen to Texas Rep. Ron Paul last week during a town hall meeting at the Sioux Center Public Library. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images. Everyone likes to win, but sometimes it’s better to finish second. Up in the northwest … Continue reading

  • December 30, 2011   BY Lee Banville  

    Weather-beaten farm buildings stand along Highway 6 in Marengo, Iowa. Marengo is located in one of Iowa’s many “Emptying Nest” counties, where Republican presidential candidates are seeking support in next week’s all-important Iowa Caucuses; photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images As … Continue reading

  • December 27, 2011   BY Dante Chinni  

    President Obama speaks in the White House Rose Garden; file photo by Jim WatsonAFP/Getty Images. Barack Obama has not had an easy ride as president. He took office as the economy was collapsing on many fronts — spikes in home … Continue reading

  • December 12, 2011   BY Dante Chinni  

    Like a very, very long episode of the TV series 24, the White House website’s We Can’t Wait clock ticks down. The clock, which displays the amount of time left before the current payroll tax cut expires, is meant to … Continue reading