2012 Election

It's Not the End of the World, Yet

Andy Miah | Posted 19.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Andy Miah

However, that doesn't stop us from speculating over what it might mean, if it really was the end of the world. After all, we will be confronted with this at some point in the future, whether it is the Mayan predictions, global warming or some other global catastrophe.

PHOTO: Obama Accepts Romney's Concession

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 07.12.2012 | UK Politics

A new photograph from election night last month has been released - the first showing Barack Obama accepting Mitt Romney's concession. The photo, ...

CONSUMERS DON'T CARE!!! (And Other Lessons From the US Elections)

Ian Edwards | Posted 27.01.2013 | UK
Ian Edwards

Now the dust has settled on the US election and Obama is sitting back in the Oval office smoking a 'victory cigar' (actually, I'm pretty sure no president smokes real cigars anymore!) what are the lessons for advertisers?

White Guys Want Stuff Too!

Darian Meacham | Posted 08.01.2013 | UK Politics
Darian Meacham

We should be wary of how ultra-liberal (in the sense of laissez-faire) ideas can de-establish some of our most important traditions. This stuff matters.

Four More Years - Signed, Sealed and Delivered

Ashish Prashar | Posted 07.01.2013 | UK Politics
Ashish Prashar

My faith in Obama was justified. We won again - and I don't mean just Obama, the Democrats or the people who voted for him. I truly believe that every man, woman and child - no matter what colour their skin, ancestry, faith or sexual orientation - has won something from the re-election of Barack Obama as the President of the United States.

America's Unusual Polling Stations

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 07.11.2012 | UK Politics

America's a big country, and so it was that sometimes locals had to get creative in order to vote on Tuesday. In most cases, Americans could amble...

Obama: The 'Audacity to Hope' Take Two?

Sarah Aston | Posted 07.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Sarah Aston

America has voted, Obama's future has been decided, what America needs now is, to quote an old American favourite, 'a little less conversation, a little more action please.

Visions of the Past

Daniel M. Swain | Posted 06.01.2013 | UK Politics
Daniel M. Swain

Elections are framed as a clash of personalities, but whilst this adversarial dialogue is engaging, the US election is not a stage of Mortal Kombat. The US election is a complex discourse between different ideas. Sometimes the ideas aren't that different, sometimes they are. The most interesting difference between the policy platforms of the two major parties is the different origins they have.

Why the US Presidential Election Result Will Upset You - Whoever Wins

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 06.01.2013 | UK Politics
Dr Raj Persaud

The latest psychological research suggests the protracted campaign, adversarial debates, plotted strategy, choice of running mates, elaborately groomed wives, and carefully schemed policies, have a lot less to do with the final result, than the politicians or the media pundits, would have you believe.

Election Observation: Reinforcing the Democratic Process

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 06.01.2013 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

True democracy is never thrust onto a country; it is something it grows into. Institutions needs to be developed, an independent media fostered, legislation fine-tuned and citizens have to learn how to take part and wield their vote effectively.

Poverty in America. The Silent Scandal of 6 November 2012

Gareth Edmundson | Posted 05.01.2013 | UK Politics
Gareth Edmundson

The biggest economy in the world, the global wealth creator that is the United States of America is effectively living with country the size of Spain of people who are below the poverty line, living on a household income of $23,021 for a family of four.

Is Obama Lucky or Unlucky?

Gareth Edmundson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Gareth Edmundson

I know the case for 'Obama is lucky' has been getting more attention recently but I am not so sure the argument is conclusive.

Events, Dear Boy...

Dylan Sharpe | Posted 01.01.2013 | UK Politics
Dylan Sharpe

The biggest advantage for the incumbent in elections is holding the office. Yes, you have a record that your opponent can bash in every address and, inevitably, something will happen in the course of an election campaign that reflects poorly on your administration. But, as the incumbent you are able to look like you own the position - you aren't running for office. You are the office.

Hope and Change in Election 2012

Rajal Pitroda | Posted 31.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Rajal Pitroda

Four years ago, I was standing outside in the Los Angeles heat, knocking on doors in my West Hollywood neighborhood as a volunteer with Obama for America. Today, I sit in an apartment across from rainy Regents Park in London, my absentee ballot waiting to be mailed.

Obama's October Surprise

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 29.12.2012 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

Hunkered down just a mile from the White House I can't help but wonder with a little more than a week to go, before Election Day could "Frankenstorm" aka "Sandy" become Obama's "October Surprise" and possibly his Katrina Moment?

The Presidential Election and the Global Economy is in the Hands of Only 275,000 Voters in Ohio

Gareth Edmundson | Posted 29.12.2012 | UK Politics
Gareth Edmundson

Mark my words the 2012 Presidential Election is all going to come down to Ohio. Other swing states like Florida, Virginia and Colorado are going to be important but looking at the electoral map, all roads lead to the buckeye state and its 18 Electoral College votes. The candidates know it and Ohio knows it too.

Obama V. Romney - The Main Event

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 21.12.2012 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

Monday night's deciding debate will be the candidate's last chance to shine or collapse in front of an audience of 70 million plus Americans both at home and abroad.

The Right Tools for Jobs?

Christina Chang | Posted 10.12.2012 | UK
Christina Chang

Right now, jobs are what matter. A resounding win for Mitt Romney in the first Presidential debate was wiped out in the polls by unemployment in the US falling below 8 per cent; no wonder President Obama looked so relaxed.

Mitt Romney's Roots In Britain's 'Mormon Central'

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 09.10.2012 | UK Politics

When Mitt Romney visited the UK this summer, the Republican presidential candidate appeared shockingly out of touch with the UK - there was a reason '...

Obama's Bowed Head, Averted Eyes and Blue Tie

Professor Ian Robertson | Posted 04.12.2012 | UK Politics
Professor Ian Robertson

Three things stood out about Obama's appearance -- bowed head, averted eyes and blue tie. In contrast, Mitt Romney stood tall, dominated with his gaze and was the alpha male with the red tie. All three of these things increase testosterone, increase dopamine and increase aggression, motivation and mental sharpness.

Mainstream Mitt and the Race for the Middle

James Davis | Posted 04.12.2012 | UK Politics
James Davis

Obama missed more than one opportunity to go on the offensive and force his opponent to reveal the details of any of those unseen "plans" he kept referring to (I counted at least four). But I'm not so sure that Romney will emerge the ultimate winner of this debate. By showing how quickly he is willing to throw off the cloak of the Republican right in order to appeal to mainstream Americans, he may have served to alienate both groups.

What is Atheism+ and do we need it?

Tony Sobrado | Posted 03.12.2012 | UK Politics
Tony Sobrado

Much has been said in recent weeks following the unveiling of Atheism+, a form of social idealism enshrined in the philosophical precept of Atheism with its claws firmly wrapped around political philosophy. It is this uneasy marriage of the philosophy of Atheism with the apparent political philosophy of Atheism that has so far been met with appreciation but also bemusement and perplexity by both fellow Atheists and those engaged in mainstream politics.

Mitt Romney Uses the Jimmy Carr Tax Defence

Andrea Mann | Posted 25.11.2012 | UK Comedy
Andrea Mann

I don't know about you, dear reader, but I'm inclined to think that a man who pays only what is "legally due" is rather less qualified to become president. Because such a man appears to be solely looking after himself and lacking in both compassion for others and a sense of duty to society as a whole.

Hey Alabama, Mitt Romney Wants Your $24 Billion Back

Gareth Edmundson | Posted 20.11.2012 | UK Politics
Gareth Edmundson

Hello Republican voting Alabama, Mitt Romney wants your Federal money back. And that goes for all you other States in the Union that take more from the Federal Government than you give back.

Romney and Ryan: Can They Turn Things Around?

Leighton Vaughan Williams | Posted 16.11.2012 | UK Politics
Leighton Vaughan Williams

With less than eight weeks until election day, is it too late for Romney and Ryan to recover? It is a question which Republican sympathisers are starting to ask openly.