Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Cobb Democrats and Republicans are hosting debate watch parties tonight in Kennesaw, East Cobb and Smyrna.
Are you looking for local spots to watch the second debate between President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney? Cobb Democrats and Republicans are hosting watch parties in Kennesaw, East Cobb and Smyrna. The three Republican parties begin at 8:30 p.m. The two Democratic parties begin at 7 p.m. If you can't attend any of the scheduled gatherings, return to Patch to watch a live stream of the debate. You can also join a Georgia-wide discussion of the Obama-Romney rematch. After tonight, there's just one more debate before election day. While Republicans will return to El Nopal at 8 p.m. Oct. 22, the East Cobb Democratic Alliance will host its final debate watch party at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Delkwood Grill & Bar, 2769 …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Patch polled Georgia elected officials and activists in both parties to find out who they felt won the debate between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney.
A flash poll of influential members of Georgia’s GOP and Democratic parties found rare agreement on the question of who won Wednesday night’s presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. As a Democratic respondent put it, “Mitt is back in the race.” Patch tapped our panels of Democrats and Republicans who hold office, are former elected officials, candidates or party activists for twin polls that were conducted in the first hour after the debate ended. Patch received responses from 32 Republicans and 15 Democrats. The poll is not scientific. Of the GOP respondents, 87.5 percent said Romney won “by a wide margin” and 12.5 percent said he won by “a slim margin.” Democratic respondents were less emphatic about …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Take our Patch poll and tell us who you think won Wednesday night's debate.
President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney met on Wednesday night for the first of three scheduled debates. Patch not only streamed the debate live, but also carried a live blog that took place during the debate. Hundreds of Georgia readers followed Patch's online coverage of the event, and shared their thoughts and comments online. Replay Patch's live blog by clicking on the article above. And tell us who you believe won the debate, by voting in our Patch poll. If you're coming to us from a mobile device, you might not be able to see our live blog, but you can follow the conversation at this RSS feed.
Sunday, September 23, 2012
ISideWith.com tries to match your views with those of the candidates.
Sunday, September 23, 2012
If an online political quiz is accurate, more Georgians align with the viewpoints of Libertarian Gary Johnson than other candidates in the presidential election. According to a quiz on ISideWith.com, 52 percent of its participants from Georgia as of Sept. 17 have views that match those of Johnson; 48 percent matched President Barrack Obama and 44 percent matched Republican Mitt Romney. More than 3.1 million people nationwide have participated, according to the web site, which pitches the quiz as a way for voters to find a candidate for the November election. The quiz, which takes a few minutes to complete, asks participants questions about health care, the economy, immigration, social issues, foreign and domestic policy, science and the …
Friday, September 14, 2012
Patch polled elected officials and activists in both parties to find out how they felt about their recent conventions. Both sides felt their own party got a boost, but Democrats expressed stronger feelings about the momentum they say Obama got.
Patch tapped our panels of influential Democrats and Republicans for twin polls, which were conducted this week. The results are unscientific. Democrats and Republicans were polled separately, with people from each party asked to focus on their own presidential candidate's performance and their own party's convention. Patch received responses from 31 Democrats and 56 Republicans. Do you have a suggestion for future polls of influential Republicans and Democrats? Tell us in the comments area below this article.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Speaking from party's national convention, Georgia senator also says it's time for those who were initially were lukewarm on Romney to "get on board."
TAMPA, FL -- As Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney prepares to give the most important speech of his life Thursday night, U.S. Senate Johnny Isakson offered up a bit of advice to party's nominee: Focus on your strengths Isakson, who is in Tampa for the Republican National Convention, told Patch that Romney has had numerous successes in his career — as a businessman, former governor of Massachusetts and head of the Salt Lake City Olympics. And he shouldn't be shy about letting people know about those achievements, Isakson said. "He is a very accomplished man who has done very, very many things and has been successful," the senator said. "He’s been maligned a lot by many in the other party and many on the outside, but he’s the …
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Some say the Northeast Cobb high school newspaper article is offensive.
The April Fool's Day edition of the Sprayberry High School newspaper contains an article titled "Top Twenty Reasons Why Obama Should Not Get Re-Election" that has offended some people, reports CBS Atlanta. The article contains reasons President Barack Obama should not be re-elected, such as "He's black," "He's half-white," "He is a Nazi," and "His dog is ugly." The Cobb County School District released a statement after being contacted by CBS Atlanta that states, in part, "All of the items in that section are intended to be satirical." The following is a response to the article posted Thursday on the school website: "Recently, the Sprayberry newspaper The Stinger published an article trying to humorously comment on the President. In regards…
Friday, October 7, 2011
Is the former Godfather's Pizza executive presidential campaign seeking a win or a hardcover?
Herman Cain, the upstart newcomer in the 2012 Republican primary field, has elbowed his way to front-of-the-pack status with former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the result of several strong debate appearances, a commanding victory in the Florida GOP straw poll last month, and a stubborn reluctance by conservative voters to accept Romney, according to The Atlantic. Cain joined Gov. Nathan Deal and others in Brookhaven Oct. 2 to discuss his plans for America. While GOP officials did not publicly endorse Cain at his Sunday night book tour stop in Brookhaven, there was no doubt who attendees supported when he stepped up to the podium at the 57th Fighter Group inside the DeKalb-Peachtree Airport. The latest Washington Post/ABC News poll …