It was a terrible year for Tehran. With the 2009 election fast approaching, the mullahs tried to buy votes by giving away free produce. Rather than appease the masses, the giveaway sparked cries of "death to potatoes."
More than 1 million Florida residents already have cast a vote in the presidential election, which will be decided in one week. Given recent news, at least a few of those who voted for the incumbent must be wishing they could retrieve their ballots.
As Tallahassee’s pols, pundits and power brokers gathered around the TV Thursday night to reinforce opinions they’ve already formed about the job performances of President Obama and Congress, a far more uplifting show unfolded at Ruby Diamond Auditorium.
President Obama talked to students and other Floridians at the University of Miami on Thursday to reiterate a major item from his State of the Union address last month -- what he calls an “all-of-the-above” approach to energy.
"The success of a party means little except when the nation is using that party for a large and definite purpose," said Woodrow Wilson in his first inaugural. "No one can mistake the purpose for which the nation now seeks to use the Democratic Party."
Beginning in 2012, President Obama seems to have taken on a new job title: host and director of a reality TV show. He is the host of a Washington, D.C., based reality TV show whereby he is cast as the leader and uses sensationalism to attract audience viewership and to increase attention.