Wins & Fails
Grove, Lloyd, Newsweek
Byline: Lloyd Grove
Millions of miles. Billions of dollars. At last, campaign 2012 is over. A look back at the careers made and broken by an epic journey.
Hurricane Sandy established New Jersey's larger-than-life Republican governor as a truth-telling grown-up who's well positioned for a White House run.
Obama's "Secretary of 'Splainin' Stuff" enhanced his already-robust postpresidential popularity as No. 44's most effective surrogate. Now, if only he can do as good a job for Hillary!
Romney's candidacy threw a spotlight on the little understood Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and finally pulled the historically persecuted minority religion into the mainstream.
After Jim Lehrer's feeble performance in the first presidential debate, ABC's polite but firm senior foreign-affairs correspondent, moderating the Biden-Ryan clash, showed us how it's done.
Light up, and don't worry about the law. Voters from Washington and Colorado, um, blazed a trail by legalizing recreational use of marijuana. Local snack purveyors are psyched.
The paleoliberal mag's revelation of the "47 percent video" damaged Romney and earned MoJo the political world's most favorable attention of its 36-year existence. …