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September 26th, 2012
04:07 PM ET

GOP keeps social issues in the closet in 2012

The Obama campaign woke up to good news today with new polls in three swing states that has President Barack Obama exceeding 50% support among like voters. Obama also holds a lead of nine to 12 points over Republican opponent Mitt Romney.

Romney 'my heart aches' for those struggling

In his latest column for CNN.com, John Avlon discusses the absence of social issues from a party that stands for social conservatism, the GOP.

John Avlon is also a CNN contributor and member of the OutFront political strike team.

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Filed under: 2012 Election • Opinion • Political Strike Team • Politics
August 31st, 2012
01:48 PM ET

'On presidential policy Romney got an incomplete,' says John Avlon

Presidential candidate Mitt Romney formally accepted his party's nomination Thursday at the Republican National Convention.

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In his latest column for CNN.com, John Avlon gave Romney a letter grade of a C for what he called 'positive presidential vision' and an incomplete for presidential policy.

John Avlon is also a CNN contributor and member of the OutFront political strike team.

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'Mitt Romney's missing character narrative should be part of his convention speech,' says John Avlon
August 30th, 2012
01:14 PM ET

'Mitt Romney's missing character narrative should be part of his convention speech,' says John Avlon

Presidential candidate Mitt Romney is set to formally accept his party's nomination Thursday at the Republican National Convention. By all accounts, speakers such as his wife Ann Romney, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, and running mate Paul Ryan have met their party's expectations.

Romney to conclude GOP convention with defining speech

In his latest column for The Daily Beast, John Avlon notes what he calls Romney's 'missing character narrative.' Avlon says it is time for Romney to share intimate details of his life that helped shape his character so voters may get to know the 'real Romney.'

John Avlon is also a CNN contributor and member of the OutFront political strike team.

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John Avlon
August 21st, 2012
08:26 PM ET

Do Akin's comments damage the GOP's chances in November? OutFront Political Strike Team has the answer

We polled our OutFront Political Strike Team, our panel of thirty-one independent political journalists and analysts, and asked them whether the controversy over Rep. Todd Akin's "legitimate rape" comments will hurt the GOP's chances in November.

The answer? A mostly-resounding "YES." FULL POST


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John Avlon
August 14th, 2012
09:36 PM ET

Is this the most negative campaign in history? OutFront Political Strike Team's response may surprise you

We polled our OutFront Political Strike, our panel of thirty-one independent political journalists and analysts. We asked whether this presidential campaign season was the most negative in campaign history?


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