Elections that huge numbers of people don't vote in because they become alienated and isolated from the process which hyper focuses on pre-selected wedge issues designed to motivate a political base. But that's another issue.
The choice not to participate is still a choice.
I wish there was a choice on the ballot that says:
"None of the Above"
That would surely change (for the better?) the nature of political campaigns.
Candidates would have to start being honest.
It depends on how far ahead he is going into the convention, where the momentum is and ultimately who he gave the VP slot to.
If Romney makes a VP announcement before he officially has the nomination, it backfires. If he tries to sign up one of the other two, they announce it and he's hit.
I believe that it is illegal to promise/appoint a cabinet post in advance of the nomination. (I may be wrong about that.) Don't know if it's also illegal to announce a VP running mate in advance of the nomination.
That's a particularly childish and desperate distinction to try and make at this point.
No, it's an observation of fact. He claims a distinction which is not legitimate.
Him and 68 other Nobel laureates in economics since 1969, inlcuding Milton Friedman (if you happen to like him).
I personally do not have a high regard for the Nobel Prize in economics. So far 69 Nobel laureates have done absolutely NOTHING to alleviate poverty and hunger in the world.
The US is seeing the effects of the trillions in stimulus, but this is a temporary illusionary recovery.
It is also the slowest recovery in living memory.
The Keynsians always ignore the fact that every penny they spend is a penny that cannot be spent by those with an interest in ensuring that it is spent wisely. Keynsian stimuli at the moment are even more stupid because with sovereign debt at current levels, short term spending increases financed by borrowing will lead to increased costs for borrowing leaving less to spend than before.
Thanks to Republican obstructionism in Congress.