This year Jordan Carlos and I covered every rocky pothole of the road to the White House. It certainly was an educational experience! I'm not sure what Jordan learned (I think he tries to block a lot of it out), but this is what I learned.
THE REPUBLICAN PRIMARY
I learned that sometimes everyone loses. It's simple math.
Tags: Barack Obama, Democratic National Convention, Democrats, Indecision Delegates, Mitt Romney, Republican National Convention, Republicans
The onslaught of polling data can be confusing, so I've compiled the most important facts and figures to let you know where the election stands here on Super-est Tuesday.
* 51% of voters in Ohio and Florida have used the phrase "Not in THIS economy!" within the last two weeks. (Source: Gallop Polling Group International)
* 49% of likely voters in North Carolina believe Mitt Romney is "Ennh," while 51% believe Barack Obama is "Whuh? Bleh." (Source: Rassenhavermussenstein Polling Center)
* 67% of Democrats in New York say they have seen Barack Obama's sleigh traveling through the night sky on Christmas Eve. (Source: UAADC – Unbiased Americans for Any Democratic Candidate)
Tags: Barack Obama, Election Day 2012, Indecision Delegates, Mitt Romney, Polls
On Monday Jordan Carlos and I are flying to Tampa for the Republican National Convention, and I couldn't be more psyched. I love conventions–I went to the San Diego Comic Con and the Trek Expo in Tulsa this year. At this point, I'm an old hand at convs (that's what real pros call conventions!) so the RNC shouldn't pose a challenge. The first thing I do at a convention is get the daily schedule and circle all the events I want to catch. Now, minor glitch here, for some reason the RNC requires "credentials" to access certain areas. This sounds slightly unconstitutional, especially since Jordan and I do not have these "credentials."
But as someone who knows from convs, I know that the real excitement often happens outside the convention walls. In fact, just yesterday a friend of a friend of a guy I met on the subway slipped me an official-looking itinerary of events that don't involve boring speeches or delegates voting on whatever. So here's what I have circled for the RNC this year…
Tags: Indecision Delegates, Republican National Convention, Republicans, Tampa
Mitt Romney's website is, as a Mormon would say, pretty swell. But the other day I noticed that Romney's official campaign bio has several glaring omissions. As a Romney completist (I own all the Romney 2012 bobbleheads, buttons, beer coozies and limited-edition stemware) I decided to take a stab at writing a more thorough history of Mitt.
THE UNOFFICIAL BIOGRAPHY OF MITT ROMNEY, AS WRITTEN BY ME, JARED LOGAN
Tags: Ann Romney, George Romney, Health Care, Indecision Delegates, Massachusetts, Mitt Romney
This week I took to the streets to find out what people think of President Obama's campaign strategy as we head into the summer. I interviewed people from all walks of life: people who are my relatives, people who are not my relatives. People who watch Community and people who have never seen Community. I even talked to one woman who was over 50 years old (enjoy the diversity, millenials).
The first person I interviewed was Greg Simmons. Greg is my cousin. He's white, 26 years old, and works at a grocery store.
ME: Greg, recently the Obama campaign has gone negative. They've run ads showing workers who were laid off from companies bought by Bain Capital, which Mitt Romney once ran. Obama's gone on the record saying that being president is nothing like being CEO of a company because your job is not to maximize profit, your job is to give everyone a fair shot. Is the president right?
GREG: I don't like Obama because he's for gays and I'm not down with all that gay stuff.
ME: Thank you for your time, Greg.
The second person I interviewed was my mother's neighbor, Haley Lackman. Haley is 39 and works in HR at a company that makes windows.
Tags: Barack Obama, Democrats, Hilary Rosen, Indecision Delegates, Mitt Romney, Republicans