As you’ve likely noticed over the last year, the topics now venture well beyond the political, which will always be a central theme, because it’s in my bones due to the time in which I grew up. Even my new book, though it’s not political, deals with the politics of sex. The interaction between men and women and how we navigate the modern world of equality, which includes everything from our relationships to politics, from the web to the workplace, to understanding sexual harassment, as well as the psychology of cheating. Over at Huffington Post you can check out the post that has over 9.8k Facebook shares, which gives you a glimpse of my new book (also translated into Spanish at El HuffPost). This space has always been my creative laboratory, going back to 1996 when I started providing content on the web. This latest incarnation honors the path I now find myself navigating. We’ll just have to see where we go from here.
“Women are caught between feminism and the pornification of America, and men are, too. I spent my youth squatting on a pedestal. I’ve been a Relationship Consultant and one of the first editors online writing about sex and politics during the Monica Lewinsky craziness, so I know what women want, and how men think. Too many experts are giving old fashion advice that no longer applies. From dating and sex, to office romance, and sexual harassment, I know the language of relationships, including the psychology of cheating. I learned the truth in the trenches.” – Taylor Marsh
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This is where I tell you that national polls don’t mean much, then I cite national polls. It’s a snapshot in time moment.
The good news today for Pres. Obama in match-ups is because of the Republican circus, in Iowa and in the House, but also because of the end of the war in Iraq.
The bad news is that Mitt Romney is beating him with independents, which comes from PPP not Rasmussen, and is no surprise to anyone around here.
For the first time in PPP’s monthly national polling since July 2010 Mitt Romney’s taken a lead, albeit a small one, over Barack Obama. He’s up 47-45. Romney has two main things going for him. He leads the President 45-36 with independents. And he’s also benefiting from a much more unified party with 88% of Republicans committed to voting for him while only 83% of Democrats say they’ll vote for Obama.
It goes along with a National Journal assessment of a “third way” poll, which has independents growing more than the big two parties:
The group’s analysis found that, in the eight politically-pivotal states that register voters by party, a significant number have left the Democratic party since 2008, with many choosing to register as independents. Over 825,000 registered Democrats in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina and Pennsylvania have departed the party rolls since President Obama’s election in 2008, a much more significant share than the number of Republicans (378,000) who have done the same. Meanwhile, the number of registered independents has ticked upwards by 254,000.
Pres. Obama’s latest moves on indefinite detention and on Plan B haven’t helped him, nor did Democrats collapsing on the millionaire surtax. Contrary to what his die hard fans keep professing, who keep insulting people with real issues with Pres. Obama’s lack of fight on issues that matter to progressives, he’s going to need every single vote to win in 2012, even those pesky progressives. That’s especially if the Republicans choose someone like Mitt Romney, still the likely nominee, or the the long shot conservative candidate, Jon Huntsman.
So, whoever has kept Mitt Romney from doing interviews should be tarred and feathered. Or was the strategy to save Mitt for the moment until it was absolutely necessary, using the candidate as their ace in the hole? Newt Gingrich tripped that wire, if so.
Whatever it was, the interview with Chris Wallace, who has a reputation for distaste for Mr. Romney, was something nobody in the White House took lightly.
On Bain Capital, Mr. Romney gives the conservative argument for capitalism:
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