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By ALLAN POWELL | July 5, 2012
What is newsworthy for mainline media must be a puzzle for those who depend on the media for vital information about public affairs. How is it possible for so many trained and equipped analysts and reporters to give such minimal attention to the serious flaws of a candidate for the presidency, while emphasizing his youthful pranks that took place over 40 years ago? All candidates for our highest political office need to be fairly and critically examined to assess their qualifications for office.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | April 22, 2012
Susanne Cramer voted for Barack Obama in the last presidential election, but now that Obama has “succumbed to the politicians of Washington,” the Chambersburg, Pa., woman is looking for change. Although Cramer is a Democrat, she wants Republican candidate Mitt Romney in the White House because she thinks Romney has the leadership needed to effectively lead the country. “I think he's his own man,” Cramer said. Cramer was among the people charged up about Romney's campaign after he was the main speaker at the Franklin County (Pa.)
NEWS
November 6, 2012
The following are up-to-date election results for the presidential race along with numbers by state from Maryland, West Virginia and Pennsylvania: President and vice president Nationwide Barack Obama and Joe Biden, D - Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, R - With 0 percent of the vote counted Maryland Barack Obama and Joe Biden, D - 427,934 (statewide); 4,329 (Washington County) Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, R - 206,685 (statewide); 4,647 (Washington County)
OPINION
July 23, 2012
“There has been a scam going around in Martinsburg, because West Virginia has been declared a disaster state because of the storm, couple weeks ago. It (has been going around) that FEMA was going to pay light bills in that area, and ... we now have found out that it's a scam. So would you please put that in the paper, telling people in Martinsburg and West Virginia not to fall for it?” - Falling Waters, W.Va. “You have to wonder what Mitt Romney is hiding. He doesn't want to release his tax returns, and just how many accounts does he have in offshore tax havens?
OPINION
December 5, 2012
“I want to thank the honest person who found my purple Kindle at the ... mall, and turned it in to the service desk. You don't know how much that means to me, that someone was that honest. Thank you very much, again.” - Hyattsville, Md. “Does anyone know of an initiative to show respect and appreciation for law enforcement personnel, by replacing a white porch or deck light with a blue bulb?” - Hedgesville, W.Va. “Regarding the Herald-Mail editorial of Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, the comment that $25 million is already sitting on the table: Where is it?
NEWS
By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | October 17, 2012
Reports of social security benefits increasing at the beginning of 2013 were shoved aside Tesday night in the second presidential debate between Preisdent Obama and challenger Mitt Romney, but that did not stop it from being a relevant topic to many area residents Wednesday. “Social Security is very important to a lot of people,” Al Hudak, 61, of Hagerstown, said. “It is an entitlement and a tough issue, but it's time that Congress step up and deal with it.” Social Security payments are expected to rise about 1.7 percent on average at the start of the new year.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | andrews@herald-mail.com | August 22, 2012
Washington County Republicans got a sample of two elections on Wednesday - this year'sU.S. Senate race and the 2014 Maryland governor's race. The guest speakers at their annual picnic were Daniel Bongino, who is trying to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen.Benjamin L. Cardin, and Blaine R. Young, who is seeking the Republican nomination for governor in two years. The Washington County Republican Club picnicked this year at the North American Rod & Gun Club near Hagerstown. The menu included hot dogs and hamburgers off the grill and freshly cooked corn.
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OPINION
By ART CALLAHAM | February 17, 2013
I recently received an e-mail containing the reposting of a blog written by Rabbi Steven Pruzansky, the spiritual leader of Congregation B'nai Yeshurun in Teaneck, N.J., and a well-known conservative blogger. The rabbi's comments from his blog (several of which I will quote in this column) are both enlightening and, in the end, alarming. Pruzansky writes: “The most charitable way of explaining the election results of 2012 is that Americans voted for the status quo - for the incumbent president and for a divided Congress.
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NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | December 11, 2012
Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum joined Franklin County, Pa., Republicans in reflecting on the Nov. 6 presidential election during a dinner Tuesday. Republicans are “not comfortable in our own skin,” Santorum said. “We needed someone who would energize our base as much as (Barack Obama) energized their base,” he said. Santorum, who represented Pennsylvania in the Senate from 1995 to 2007, ran for president this year, but bowed out of the race in April. When asked about running in 2016, he said he is “certainly not making any decisions at this point in time.” “There's only one thing I'd run for again,” Santorum said of any other political aspirations.
OPINION
December 11, 2012
Column about Romney's defeat was full of excuses To the editor: In response to George Michael's column about why Mitt Romney lost the election (Nov. 16) : Boo hoo! Michael listed everything he could think of as to why; any excuse will do. Even he knows Republicans know when to stop beating a dead horse. Michael tried to make Romney out as the poor picked-on candidate. Never mind he first shot himself in the foot when he chose Paul Ryan as a running mate. Selfish and self-absorbed, trying to force his agenda on the nation.
OPINION
December 5, 2012
“I'd just like to give a big thumbs up to the Homewood complex for renovating the old nursing home and making it into beautiful apartments. It's so nice to see good use of an old building. I wish the hospital administrators would have done the same thing.” - Williamsport “Do they think that we're so dumb that we don't go in the stores and see what the regular prices are, and then when they have a 50-percent-off, that we don't know just how much 50 percent is? Everybody have a Merry Christmas.” - Falling Waters, W.Va.
OPINION
By ALLAN POWELL | November 30, 2012
Perhaps in no election since that of 1932 has there been so much anxiety over the possible outcome of an election. Then, as now, there were huge social issues at stake with parallels between a Roosevelt-Hoover contest and an Obama-Romney encounter. In both elections, there was a clear choice between a flawed candidate, a flawed party and a flawed program, and a progressive agenda with a vision of hope for better times. Several events just before and after the election will disclose why there was so much angst on the part of progressives and why they feared the success of Mitt Romney.
OPINION
By ART CALLAHAM | November 18, 2012
Congratulations to all of the general election winners, and my condolences to those who came up short. I promised a “scorecard” on my votes and the predictions I made concerning this past election cycle. I'll probably add a little commentary along the way. What else would you expect? Not sure that I have “Hall of Fame” numbers, but it is what it is. Starting at the top of the ballot, I choose Mitt Romney during the primary election season as the Republican Party's nominee; however, I predicted Gov. Rick Perry as Romney's running mate, so I'm .500 in the Republican presidential primary season.
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