Matthew Dowd

By Matthew Dowd

Jul 29, 2012 12:02pm

Robert Gibbs: Mitt Romney ‘Embarrassed’ Himself at Olympics

This morning on “This Week,” Obama campaign senior adviser Robert Gibbs said that presumptive Republican nominee for president Mitt Romney “embarrassed” himself in London when he questioned the readiness of the city to host the Olympics. “Mitt Romney wondered aloud whether London was ready for the… Read More »

Matthew Dowd

By Matthew Dowd

Jun 18, 2012 1:41pm

Message to Republicans and Democrats: Stay Out of Divorce Court

Why does it seem that both the major political parties behave like two parents with children going through a bitter divorce? Divorce is never easy for anyone involved.  Even in the most agreeable circumstances, it’s an ordeal for either spouse or for the children.  Having… Read More »

Matthew Dowd

By Matthew Dowd

May 3, 2012 5:24pm

Romney Needs a Better Brand

Branding is as important in politics as it is for products in the commercial marketplace and our daily lives and relationships (but that’s a column for another day). This election will be contested around certain values and the economy. Right now, Mitt Romney has a… Read More »

Matthew Dowd

By Matthew Dowd

May 1, 2012 4:01pm

Politics as a Playground Game of Four Square

This past weekend I was horsing around with my daughter, playing in the parking lot with a green Buzz Lightyear “four square” ball, and it got me thinking about four square. Many of us became familiar with this playground activity as youngsters; it involves a… Read More »

Matthew Dowd

By Matthew Dowd

Apr 11, 2012 3:57pm

In a Roller-Coaster Election, the Amusement-Park Vote Matters

Do you want a road map to the general election for Mitt Romney and President Obama?  Think amusement parks and summer fun – and specifically think Disney World, Cedar Point, and Kings Dominion. There are many important geographic areas in this election, and many key… Read More »

Matthew Dowd

By Matthew Dowd

Feb 27, 2012 1:37pm

Romney and Santorum Push Michigan Toward Obama

Ten days ago, Michigan was a major battleground state for the general election, Mitt Romney was looking to reconnect with the middle class in his home state, and Rick Santorum was gaining momentum after three big wins and looking at maybe becoming the first Catholic nominated by the Republican… Read More »

Matthew Dowd

By Matthew Dowd

Nov 5, 2011 7:30pm

Tribal Politics: America Today

Does the truth really matter any more in our republic?  Is the search for truth just another martyr on the battlefield of today’s polarized political discourse?  The latest news about the allegations of sexual harassment against Herman Cain is very telling.  Not in its impact… Read More »

Matthew Dowd

By Matthew Dowd

Oct 17, 2011 6:00am

GOP 2012 Political Health Assessment

As the Republican candidates for president go from one debate in New Hampshire to another in Las Vegas, and along the way continue to bash President Obama’s health care reform, it’s a good time to do a candidate health diagnosis and see where things stand…. Read More »

By Jennifer Parker

Dec 8, 2008 6:10am

Obama Didn’t Buy the Presidency

Confirmation bias is  usually defined as when as humans we seek out information that confirms our held beliefs and ignore facts that run counter to those beliefs.  It affects how we make decisions at many levels.   As human beings we do this because we are… Read More »

By Ed O'Keefe

Oct 27, 2008 10:03am

Dowd: Top Five Reasons McCain Will Likely Lose

Opinion by Matthew Dowd, ABC News Political ContributorSo, we have a little over a week left in this campaign, and hundreds of thousands of people have already voted, and at this point it looks like Obama will win unless something catastrophic happens (probably has to… Read More »