The second item involved a photo that ran in the newspaper at the college where I teach, which showed a group of black students burning a Mitt Romney mask on the night of the election.
In between landed election voting data that showed:
- a large black voter turnout within which more than 90 percent supported the president.
- a white vote of which nearly 60 percent went to Romney.
By Miguel R. Salazar.
Reprinted with permission from the author and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Mexico Institute
Barack Obama was elected president for a second time last night. In his victory speech he referenced the importance of national diversity and renewed his commitment to move immigration reform forward.
Much attention focuses on the presidential race and the debates between President Barack Obama and former Governor Mitt Romney.
But the battle for control of the U.S. Senate might have more significant implications for the next four years.
And don’t the campaign donors know it.
Finding an objective, politically neutral source for election news for people who want to try and understand “the other side’s” position — or for all those alleged “independents” — poses a real challenge.
The website Politix — a link to the site sits under the "Resources" section — wants to make a run at offering that.
The site named David Mark its editor, and it and Mark want a place where users can find reasoned political debate and objective information.
Chicago Tribune columnist Rex Huppke wrote a piece a few weeks back that pops back into my head almost every day.
The tongue-in-cheek column was a faux obituary written about the death of “Facts.” My favorite line among many good ones states, “Facts is survived by two brothers, Rumor and Innuendo, and a sister, Emphatic Assertion.”
He asked that in lieu of flowers, mourners make a donation to their favorite super Political Action Committee.
If nothing else, the Iowa straw poll reminded me that running for president equates to a bag of M&Ms: momentum and money.
That became more apparent Sunday when the former Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota dropped out of the party’s race: no “mo” and no dough.
About half way through the first presidential debate — seven Republicans in New Hampshire — I began scratching my head. Why are any of them running for president?
Almost every question posed to them drew an answer that involved eliminating the federal government.
The first debate among major challengers to President Barack Obama occurs June 13 in New Hampshire.
Obama might face a token challenge within his party, but the real battle comes with the Republicans.
The iCitizenFroum question of the day stated: “Barack Obama announces his re-election campaign. Are you ready for the 2012 presidential election to begin?”
We might not be, but President Barack Obama will be.