For the second time in a row, weather caused the Republican National Committee to cancel its first night. Some delegates believed that certain reporters wanted nothing more than the ultimate big story -- a wipeout hurricane in New Orleans seven years to the day after Hurricane Katrina swamped the Big Easy. And the big question on TV leading up to the convention was how the Republicans -- not the Democrat in the Oval Office --...
With the $1 in tax hikes vs. $10 in spending cut question, Governor Romney unfortunately fell into the 'this or that' question trap. He is experienced enough a debater to know better than that. The question makes the assumption that a 1% tax hike on $100 would net you $1 more in revenue. The problem is that it works off of the assumption of static numbers. A rise in taxes does not necessarily represent a rise in revenue. And THAT'S the point he should've gotten across.
TAMPA, Fla. -- What do you think of the media coverage? That's what I asked California Republican Party Chairman Tom Del Beccaro. "I'm weathering it," he quipped.
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