In the minutes after the October 16 debate at Hofstra University, TRNS’ Ellen Ratner spoke with communications expert and Hofstra journalism professor Robert Papper about his assessment of the “town hall meeting” style meeting between Obama and Romney.
In freer “town hall” style debate, Obama and Romney’s interactions with moderator prove memorable.
In the media frenzy following last night’s debate, the rush to anoint a winner among voters prompted one network to publicize an informal survey of website visitors as if it was a more methodical, scientific survey. When CNBC posted the above message on Twitter, the results showing Ryan with a large lead were wildly circulated [...]
Former Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman had some strong words for the viability of his party on the precipice of a hotly contested election. Speaking at the Brookings Institution Wednesday alongside Conservative columnist Brill Kristol and former House Representative Bart Gordon (R-Tenn.), the panel debated the shortcomings of the Obama administration and the struggles of the [...]
The speakers, crowds, and costumes of the Republican gathering’s Wednesday session.
Republican Party officials announced Tuesday that the second night of the party’s nominating convention in Tampa, Florida will be structured around the theme “We Built It.” Following President Obama’s remarks to supporters at a rally in Virginia last month that “if you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that,” the phrase has taken on a [...]
Mitt Romney’s vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan told a crowd in New Hampshire Monday that the Medicare issue is one the Republicans can win on in November. [audio:http://trns.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/20120820RyanWinMedicareDebate.mp3|titles=20120820RyanWinMedicareDebate]
Seeking to place blame for the negative tenor of the presidential campaign on his opponent, Mitt Romney told a crowd in Manchester, New Hampshire Monday that President Obama’s campaign has engaged in attacks at the expense of serious debate. [audio:http://trns.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/20120820RomneyWaitingForPositivity.mp3|titles=20120820RomneyWaitingForPositivity]
Americans for Inequality, a New Hampshire-based citizens’ advocacy group with a satirical edge, announced Monday that it will endorse Mitt Romney’s bid for President. Timed to coincide with Romney and his running mate Paul Ryan’s visit to the state Monday morning, the group released a press release that wielded comedy to voice displeasure with the [...]
At a campaign stop with his running mate Paul Ryan in New Hampshire Monday, Mitt Romney responded to an audience question by signaling that he would support auditing the Federal Reserve. [audio:http://trns.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/20120820RomneyAuditTheFed.mp3|titles=20120820RomneyAuditTheFed]