Did Romney kill his own campaign?

As Republicans try to explain their Election Day losses in terms of policy, tactics, and strategy, one factor is emerging as the essential difference between the Obama and Romney campaigns on November 6: the absolute failure of Romney’s get-out-the-vote effort, … Read the rest

Whites’ ‘waning influence’ among US electorate

President Barack Obama’s election victory exposed tectonic demographic shifts in American society that are reordering the U.S. political landscape.

The 2012 presidential election likely will be remembered as marking the end of long-standing coalitions, as voters regroup in cultural, ethnic … Read the rest

Romney stumbles on Libya

White House challenger Mitt Romney stumbled and missed his mark as he attacked Barack Obama’s handling of last month’s deadly attack on a US mission in Libya.

The Obama camp had been flailing for a month to explain its response … Read the rest

Blacks show blind loyalty to Barack

African Americans show blind loyalty to President Barack Obama.

Are black people supporting Obama mainly because he’s black? If race is just one factor in blacks’ support of Obama, does that make them racist? Can blacks’ support for Obama be … Read the rest

Chasing non-white votes

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says he would honor temporary work permits for young illegal immigrants who were allowed to stay in the U.S. because of a decision by President Barack Obama.

Romney told The Denver Post, in an interview … Read the rest

Could Romney’s older, white voters withstand Obama’s rising tide of black and Hispanic youths?

Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — One way to think about this year’s election is as a contest between the impact of a sour economy (advantage Romney) and the power of the nation’s shifting demographics (advantage Obama).… Read the rest

Ron Paul supporters stage a walkout from Republican convention

Dozens of delegates for White House also-ran Ron Paul walked out of the Republican National convention for a second straight day Wednesday, angered by rule changes they say squelch grass roots political rights.

It was a rowdy end to Texas … Read the rest