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Menzies House U.S. Politics Editor Michi Iljazi comments on the 2012 election results. Hello readers! It has been a few months since I have published a post and for those of you that are reading I want to thank you for your continued readership of my material and those from all the great contributors here at Menzies House. My last post of 2012 was my pre-election analysis and final predictions for the Presidential contest, and several of the hotly contested Senate races. I struggled with whether or not to make a prediction because sometimes (many times) predictions are incorrect, and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2013 at Menzies House
Questor, thanks for reading and thanks for the comment! A couple of things: 1- I actually did link to story about the massive crowds when I discussed enthusiasm 2- Newspaper endorsements aren't as influential but I did mention DMR's switch 3- I have talked about Romney leading Indies all throughout the post Oz, it's a prediction, not an endorsement and I am basing it off of polling showing Akin within the MoE in the race. McCaskill is extremely unpopular and Missouri is a state that will vote for Romney by a reasonable margin... my prediction is based on the best guess assumption that "top-ticket" Romney will carry Akin over the finish line. You are definitely entitled to your opinion though and I have no problem with anyone disagreeing with me. Thanks for reading though!
Toggle Commented Nov 5, 2012 on OBAMA/ROMNEY: FINAL PREDICTION at Menzies House
Menzies House U.S. Politics Editor Michi Iljazi gives his final analysis and predictions for the 2012 US Presidential election We are two days away from the 2012 Presidential election in the United States and I want to thank each and every one of you who have read and/or commented on my posts regarding the GOP nomination, the Vice-Presidential pick, the 2012 contest, and the debates. In the final post before the election, I am going to discuss the important swing states and give you all a final prediction for the outcome. I want to start by focusing on what everyone... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2012 at Menzies House
Menzies House U.S. Politics Editor Michi Iljazi gives his analysis of the final 2012 Presidential debate The Final Presidential debate has concluded and after watching all three I can safely tell you this: At no time did Obama have a better performance than what Mitt Romney did in the first debate, period. That being said, a few quick thoughts on this third and final debate of the 2012 election and what effect it could have as we reach the 14 days mark until the votes are counted for this Presidential contest. Obama Threw Plenty of Punches… But Had Nothing New... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2012 at Menzies House
Menzies House U.S. Politics Editor Michi Iljazi gives his post-game analysis of tonight's second Presidential Debate! Some quick thoughts on tonight’s second of three Presidential Debates and what it means going forward in the campaign. President Obama Showed Up… Finally After his dismal performance in the first debate, left-wingers were extremely nervous/upset/distraught/angry/bewildered as to where their candidate was in Denver and why he decided not to participate in the first Presidential debate with Governor Romney. Well, tonight was a completely different story as President Obama was squarely on offense bringing much to the debate stage that he left aside just... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2012 at Menzies House
Menzies House U.S. Politics Editor Michi Iljazi discusses the first Presidential Debate between Obama/Romney. Some quick thoughts on tonight’s first of three Presidential Debates and what it means going forward in the campaign. Romney Brought His A-Game Governor Romney was well prepared for tonight’s debate bringing three things that were essential to coming out on top in the first debate between the Presidential contenders. The first thing he brought was a rebuttal to the attacks on his policy views and proposals on issues ranging from Taxes to Medicare, to even Education. He did something extremely important in the first part... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2012 at Menzies House
Menzies House U.S. Politics Editor Michi Iljazi discusses the state of the 2012 US Presidential Election now that the conventions have wrapped up. The 2012 Election is less than 60 days away and both sides have now had their respective conventions and though the two sides have striking differences (as well as glaring similarities) the contours of this race have been somewhat stubborn ever since GOP Nominee Mitt Romney secured his party’s nomination in May of 2012. The respective candidates have not been able to have a defining moment yet in the campaign that has generated any kind of “breakaway”... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2012 at Menzies House
I was just having a conversation with a certain Mr. Andrews and I added this to my initial thoughts: I think Romney went against the grain and I think it's a gamble, but I believe that this pick signals that Romney wants this election to have a decisive outcome... either way.
Please read the piece I linked to in this post, in my Final Four, Paul Ryan was profiled if you're looking for info about him.
Menzies House U.S. Politics Editor Amir Iljazi on Mitt Romney's choice of Paul Ryan as VP Multiple sources (not including the Mitt VP App) have now confirmed that Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan will be selected as Mitt Romney’s running-mate in a formal appearance in Norfolk, VA at 9am EST this morning. I will be the first to admit that while I had Congressman Ryan in my Final Four Veepstakes Bracket, he was the fourth most likely of those I wrote about in that post. The reason he was ranked lowest of the four… he is by far the riskiest of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2012 at Menzies House
I will now admit I was likely WRONG on Rob Portman. Although we don't know who the VP is yet... there is no way that Romney would throw a headfake w/Paul Ryan for a safe choice like T-Paw or Portman. So if it isn't Ryan, then it has to be someone else with big-name recognition... Rubio or even Christie possibly.
Menzies House U.S. Politics Editor Amir Iljazi with all the news on the 2012 US Election Fox News' Carl Cameron has confirmed that Mitt Romney will announce his VP pick tomorrow at 9am EST in Norfolk, VA. The Weekly Standard is reporting that the campaign is making preparations for a Paul Ryan selection, but also one or two other candidates (my guess is Portman and Christie are the other two) Could be a huge headfake here, but all signs are pointing to Paul Ryan... but we'll know for sure tomorrow and I will be sure to update! UPDATE (12:11am)- NBC... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2012 at Menzies House
I also say Portman because he is qualified to be President, and that is the most important aspect when looking for a VP
Well, to be perfectly honest Nathan, during my time as US Politics Editor here at Menzies House I have done everything I can in my writings to be as fair and unbiased as possible. Shying away from endorsements, or the appearance of endorsements. The reasons for the Portman selection and all the other reasons in choosing who has advanced in the Veepstakes have been based on my analysis from a "political" standpoint, as opposed to an ideological one because I am not trying to write in that fashion. I understand that voters are looking for principled leaders who share their value system, but my posts are for everyone of any political persuasion and meant to elicit thought from a political perspective. I can't tell you why Romney SHOULD pick Portman other than the political advantages I listed. I hope that you're satisfied with my response and thank you to all who have commented I do appreciate the dialogue and thanks for reading too!
You're welcome John! Glad you enjoyed it, thank you for reading!
Menzies House U.S. Politics Editor Amir Iljazi makes the penultimate prediction in his multiple-posting series on the GOP's likely Vice-Presidential contenders. A little more than a year ago, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney announced what many already knew, that he was running for the GOP nomination for President in the 2012 election against President Barack Obama. Slightly more than a month ago, Mr. Romney did what many also already knew he would do… secure that nomination. The last few months have provided certain clues, names, and rationales for the individuals who may be asked to join Mr. Romney on the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2012 at Menzies House
Menzies House U.S. Politics Editor Amir Iljazi discusses the historic ruling on the Affordable Care Act and who the winners and losers were. The US Supreme Court finally rendered their opinion on President Obama’s historic Health Care Reform legislation. The outcome was a surprise, and the immediate effects seem to be a positive for several of those who had much at stake. Here are the winners and losers from the monumental decision. WINNERS President Obama Make no mistake ladies and gentlemen; this ruling was a major victory for President Obama on multiple fronts. The Affordable Care Act was his signature... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2012 at Menzies House
I'm a political genius... not a legal one :)
Toggle Commented Jun 28, 2012 on OBAMACARE PREDICTION- Amir Iljazi at Menzies House
Before a long analysis post, a quick prediction: The US Supreme Court will rule on ObamaCare in 10 minutes, my prediction: On a 5-4 vote, the court will throw out the "Induvidual Mandate"; but on a 6-3 vote, will uphold the rest of the law. I will be writing a post-ruling analysis to be published later today! Amir Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2012 at Menzies House
Thanks for reading Andrew, always appreciate it!
Menzies House U.S. Politics Editor Amir Iljazi discusses the results of the Wisconsin Recall election, and what it means for the Presidential race. The attempt to recall Governor Scott Walker can be summed up in one word: DISASTER. Though the Obama-friendly media outlets (Fox News and The Wall Street Journal being the exceptions) have done their best to try and spin this for President Obama and the Democrat Party, there is no doubt that there are some takeaways from the results last night which should have the White House concerned. Early 2011: Anti-Walker Protesters storm the Capitol in Madison, WI... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2012 at Menzies House
Oldskool, In my Round Three post, I had Christie go up against Portman... and I chose Portman due to the mismatch in style and wrote that I felt Romney would not want to pick someone with such a bombastic style who may generate "too much" attention and may distract. Thank you very much for your comments, as always I look forward to your input and am thankful you enjoy the posts!
Menzies House U.S. Politics Editor Amir Iljazi narrows down his Veepstakes Tournament for the 2012 GOP Presidential Ticket to the final two contenders. We are now just a couple of months away from the 2012 Republican National Convention taking place in Tampa, FL. This will be the site where Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney will accept the GOP Nomination for President of the United States after having officially clinched the nomination last week. Tampa will also be where his yet-to-be determined running mate will be introduced to the entire nation. I have narrowed down my list of finalists for the Vice-Presidential... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2012 at Menzies House
Menzies House U.S. Politics Editor Amir Iljazi updates his Veepstakes Tournament for the 2012 GOP Presidential Ticket After two rounds of very interesting matchups, we now continue the selection process for who will be Mitt Romney’s Vice President as the 2012 GOP Veepstakes Brackets enter Round Three of the “Elite Eight” contenders for the number two spot on the Romney Presidential ticket. The news in the GOP Primary this week is that Congressman Ron Paul will stop actively campaigning in the remaining primary states and even his son, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, has said what everyone else pretty much already... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2012 at Menzies House
Yes... it's all a conspiracy against Ron Paul