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  • Gov. Romney’s comments were divisive, insensitive, and insulting. It lacked the kind of depth you would expect from the presidential nominee of a major party. Photo: Associated Press

    Romney says Obama won by giving voters “gifts” from the government

    Gov. Romney’s comments were divisive, insensitive, and insulting. It lacked the kind of depth you would expect from the presidential nominee of a major party. Published 12:58 p.m. November 16, 2012 - Comments

     
  • President Obama won because of the country’s changing demographics and the failure of the Republican Party to adjust to those changes.

    GOP: The grand old white party

    President Obama won because of the country’s changing demographics and the failure of the Republican Party to adjust to those changes. Published 9:50 a.m. November 8, 2012 - Comments

     
  • Stephen Colbert is right. Maybe hurricanes do have a liberal bias.

    Hurricane Sandy: The October surprise that could re-elect President Obama

    Stephen Colbert is right. Maybe hurricanes do have a liberal bias. Published 6:07 p.m. November 1, 2012 - Comments

     
  • Democrats say President Barack Obama scored a knockout punch in the second presidential debate. Republicans call it a tie. But one thing is for sure, President Obama was clearly not “Uncle Fluffy” this time.

    Barry the comeback kid

    Democrats say President Barack Obama scored a knockout punch in the second presidential debate. Republicans call it a tie. But one thing is for sure, President Obama was clearly not “Uncle Fluffy” this time. Published 1:28 a.m. October 17, 2012 - Comments

     
  • Contrary to what you may have heard, the Electoral College is a very stable and reliable way of electing a President of the United States

    The Electoral College should not be eliminated

    Contrary to what you may have heard, the Electoral College is a very stable and reliable way of electing a President of the United States Published 10:24 a.m. October 7, 2012 - Comments

     
  • The 2012 presidential election may be like the 1980 election, but Mitt Romney is no Ronald Reagan. And perhaps President Obama is no Jimmy Carter either, which is not such a bad thing.

    Obama is no Jimmy Carter, Romney no Ronald Reagan

    The 2012 presidential election may be like the 1980 election, but Mitt Romney is no Ronald Reagan. And perhaps President Obama is no Jimmy Carter either, which is not such a bad thing. Published 1:41 p.m. September 16, 2012 - Comments

     
  • The best thing that can happen for the Republican Party tonight is a shootout  between the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants that will draw viewers away from the Democratic National Convention.

    Why Republicans should hope for a big NFL season opener

    The best thing that can happen for the Republican Party tonight is a shootout between the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants that will draw viewers away from the Democratic National Convention. Published 2:35 p.m. September 5, 2012 - Comments

     
  • Rep. Paul Ryan was effective, Gov. Susana Martinez was compelling, but on the second night at the Republican National Convention, Condoleezza Rice stole the show.

    Condoleezza Rice steals the show

    Rep. Paul Ryan was effective, Gov. Susana Martinez was compelling, but on the second night at the Republican National Convention, Condoleezza Rice stole the show. Published 9:22 a.m. August 30, 2012 - Comments

     
  • The GOP will nominate a Mormon from Massachusetts as their presidential candidate and a congressman from Wisconsin as his running-mate. It's a party in transition.

    The Republican Party may not be extreme after all

    The GOP will nominate a Mormon from Massachusetts as their presidential candidate and a congressman from Wisconsin as his running-mate. It's a party in transition. Published 10:29 p.m. August 28, 2012 - Comments

     
  • Gone are the days when the Republican Establishment could effectively dictate the direction of the party.

    Is there still a strong Republican Party Establishment?

    Gone are the days when the Republican Establishment could effectively dictate the direction of the party. Published 11:51 p.m. August 21, 2012 - Comments

     
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Ayobami Olugbemiga

Ayobami Olugbemiga is a Political Sales Team Leader at NCC Media where he develops Cable TV advertising schedules for political candidates and interest groups. An award-winning collegiate journalist, Ayobami received his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University ...

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Ayobami Olugbemiga is a Political Sales Team Leader at NCC Media where he develops Cable TV advertising schedules for political candidates and interest groups. An award-winning collegiate journalist, Ayobami received his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Political Management from George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management. 

In 2013, he was honored by the Society of Professional Journalists with a Mark of Excellence Award for Online Opinion and Commentary. Follow Ayobami on twitter at @ayobamiao

 

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